When is ‘Memorial Day for All Victims of Chemical War’ celebrated every year?
[A] November 28
[B] November 30
[C] December 2
[D] December 4
Correct Answer: B [November 30]
The United Nations observes November 30 as ‘Memorial Day for All Victims of the Chemical War’.
It is a day to pay tribute to those killed in the chemical war. The day also highlights the pledge taken by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to eliminate the threat of chemical weapons.
In which Indian state / UT is the Alipore Zoological Garden located?
[A] Madhya Pradesh
[C] West Bengal
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [West Bengal]
The Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata has introduced a month-long adoption to create public awareness about animals. The zoo also had practically a year-long adoption process.
According to zoo officials, the adoption fee has been reduced and people are being encouraged to adopt popular birds and animals such as deer, tiger and chimpanzee.
Central Electronics Limited (CEL), which is to be withdrawn, is a CPSE, will be under which Ministry under?
[A] Ministry of Science and Technology
[B] Ministry of Electronics and IT
[C] Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
[D] Ministry of Power
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Science and Technology]
The Central Government has approved the strategic sale of shares of Central Electronics Limited (CEL) following a competitive bidding process. CEL is a CPSE affiliated with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Nandal Finance & Leasing’s highest bid for 100% equity shareholding sale of GoI by CEL has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)’s Alternative System (AM). The bid was worth over Rs 210 crore.
Alexia Puttellus, winner of the Women’s Ballon d’Or award 2021, is from which country?
Correct Answer: B [Spain]
Spanish footballer Alexia Putelles has been awarded the 2021 Ballon d’Or Feminine at the 2021 Ballon d’Or France Football Awards.
FC Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putel is the third woman to win the award after Ada Hegerberg and Megan Rapino. Lionel Messi of Argentina has won the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time. Barcelona’s 19 – year – old Pedri won the Copa Trophy for best player under 21.
Professor Rafiqul Islam. The recently deceased person was a scholar and cultural activist of which country?
Correct Answer: B [Bangladesh]
National Professor Rafiqul Islam is a Bangladeshi scholar and cultural activist. He recently passed away at the age of 87.
The linguist took an active part in the language movement in 1952 and in 2018 was appointed National Professor by the Government. He received the Independence Award, the Ekushe Padak and the Bangla Academy Literary Award. He also received the International Mother Tongue Award.
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