Current Affairs Quiz: December 18, 2021

current affairs quiz 2021

Bank of Baroda (BoB) started “Bob World Wave” which is a?

[A] Global Debit Card
[B] AI Chatbot
[C] Wearable Device
[D] Investment Platform

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Correct Answer: C [Wearable]
Notes:
Bob , a leading public sector bank in India, has launched a solution called Bob World Wave for digital banking payments.
Bob Worldwave is a wearable device that allows users to monitor their Sp02, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. BoB has partnered with NPCI to offer a wearable payment solution.

‘Which organization has released the Global Groundwater Resources Status (SOLAW 2021) for food and agriculture?

[A] IMF
[B] World Bank
[C] FAO
[D] WEF

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Correct Answer: C [FAO]
Notes:
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released the SOLAW 2021 Global Groundwater Resources Report for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW 2021).
Land and Water Days will be hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 8 to 9 December 2021. The central theme of SOLAW 2021 is “Systems at Breaking Point”.

Which company developed the recently launched Supersonic Missile Assisted Torpedo System in India?

[A] DRDO
[B] NSIL
[C] ISRO
[D] BHEL

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Correct Answer: A [DRDO]
Notes:
India has launched a supersonic missile-assisted torpedo system developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
The next generation missile-based stand-off torpedo delivery system was launched from a ground mobile launcher on Wheeler Island in Odisha. Several DRDO labs were involved in the development of the missile system.

Which organization has released the “Tracking Universal Coverage – 2021 Global Monitoring Report”?

[A] WHO
[B] WTO
[C] FAO
[D] WEF

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Correct Answer: A [WHO]
Notes:
The World Health Organization recently released the “Tracking Universal Coverage – 2021 Global Monitoring Report”.
In line with Universal Health Coverage Day, the World Bank has released the “Global Monitoring Report on Healthcare Financial Protection 2021”. The report showed that the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially inhibit two decades of global progress toward universal health coverage.

Researchers at which institute developed the RT-PCR based kit to detect the Omicron variant?

[A] AIIMS
[B] IIT- Delhi
[C] NIV
[D] IISC

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Correct Answer: B [IIT-Delhi]
Notes:
Researchers at the Kusuma School of Biological Sciences in IIT Delhi have developed an RT-PCR based kit to detect the omiciron (B.1.1.529.1) variant of SARS-CoV-2.
This test is based on the detection of specific mutations that are not present in other variants of SARS-CoV-2 but are present in the Omicron variant. Globally, it takes more than 3 days to find the Omicron variant.

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