Current Affairs Summary with Quiz May 22 2021

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Content:

  1. Israel-Hamas ceasefire explained?
  2. Astronomers detect light 700 trillion times stronger than what eyes can see
  3. National Endangered Species Day
  4. Asia Cup 2021 postponed due to COVID-19
  5. Income Tax Dept to launch new e-filing portal on June 7
  6. China to approve 14th Dalai Lama's successor
  7. Sunderlal Bahuguna, Chipko Movement leader and environmentalist dies of COVID-19
  8. RBI approves transfer of Rs. 99,122 crores surplus to Government
  9. DIPCOVAN: DRDO develops COVID-19 antibody detection kit
  10. International Tea Day
  11. Quiz
  12. Answer

Israel-Hamas ceasefire explained?

What led to the ceasefire?

Unlike in 2014, when the last major fighting between Israel and Hamas occurred, the Israeli troops were wary of launching a ground invasion this time. In a ground attack, Israel could inflict more damage on Hamas, but the risk of losing Israeli soldiers would also be high. This time, the focus of Israel’s military campaign, which started on May 10, was on leaving maximum damage to Hamas’s militant infrastructure through airstrikes. In the first 10 days of the fighting, Israel carried out more than 1,800 airstrikes on Gaza, according to the UN. But one issue with offensives that are heavily focused on airpower is that they need a quick exit strategy. Airstrikes will leave disproportionate civilian casualties. And disproportionate airstrikes, which was Israel’s strategy, will have even greater damage, inviting international pressure. While Israel tried to sell the narrative that it’s a victim of terror (which has buyers), the fact remains that Israel is the only sovereign power in this conflict, which continues the occupation of Palestinian territories in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, international laws and norms.

So, when civilian casualties mounted in Gaza, even those countries that initially supported Israel’s “right to defend itself” started calling for a ceasefire. In the UNSC most countries backed an immediate ceasefire. The Biden administration, which was facing intense pressure from the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, issued a strong statement on Wednesday asking for “a significant de-escalation”. Israel was also facing internal pressure as its streets were gripped by riots between Jewish vigilantes and Arab mobs. Protests were spreading in the West Bank and rockets were coming from the Lebanon border. Amid intensifying pressure from many sides, the Israeli Security Cabinet unanimously accepted a “unilateral and mutual” ceasefire with Hamas on Thursday night. The militants immediately confirmed the truce.

Did Israel achieve its goals?

During the course of the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there were two ways to deal with Hamas — one, to conquer Hamas and the other to establish deterrence. The Prime Minister said his aim was “forceful deterrence”, but conquering was “an open possibility”. Israeli military leaders have claimed that they have killed 225 members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad — a contested claim as the Gaza Health Ministry says 232 Gazans were killed in Israeli strikes, including 66 children. Israel has also claimed that it has destroyed Hamas’s elaborate tunnel network and military and intelligence infrastructure. ‘We have set Hamas back by years,” said Mr. Netanyahu.

It’s true that Hamas has suffered far greater damage than what its rockets inflicted on Israel, where 12 people were killed, including one child and three foreign nationals. But it will be clearer only in the coming weeks, months or years whether the Israeli campaign has established deterrence. The facts on the ground tell us that despite the heavy losses Hamas suffered, it continued to fire rockets into Israel till the last moment. On the 11th day, Hamas fired some 300 rockets into Israel.

What was Hamas’s strategy?

As soon as the ceasefire was announced, Palestinians took to the streets “celebrating the resistance”. Senior Hamas officials called it “the euphoria of victory”. By launching the rocket attacks on May 10, hours after Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, Hamas was seen to be making a political point — it is the real defender of Jerusalem. In effect, Hamas was trying to tap the growing Palestinian resentment towards Israel’s high-handedness. The political messaging appeared to have gone down well with the Palestinians as Israel faced unprecedented protests and riots both in the occupied West Bank and Israeli cities when the Gaza attack was underway.

Militarily, Hamas, despite the heavy losses it suffered, demonstrated its growing rocket fire capabilities. Hamas launched at least 4,000 rockets in 11 days, more than the 3,383 rockets it fired during the 50 days of conflict in 2014. By launching barrages of rockets within minutes, it also managed to overwhelm Israel’s Iron Dome defence system. For example, in one day last week, Hamas launched more than 1,000 rockets. In 2014, its daily total never crossed 200. And Hamas rockets killed more civilians in Israel in 11 days this time than the total number of civilian deaths during the seven weeks of 2014, which is a matter of high concern for Israel.

What’s next?

Ceasefires can be fragile. In 2014, after the ceasefire was announced, Israel attempted to assassinate Hamas’s shadowy military commander Mohammed Deif, but failed. It was followed by more rocket attacks. This time, too, the truce is tenuous. Hamas says it accepted truce after Israel promised “to lift their hands off Sheikh Jarrah (where Palestinians face eviction from their houses) and Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Israeli side has denied any such promise and emphasised that the ceasefire was unconditional. Israel has already removed some restrictions it had imposed on Al-Aqsa, which it says was a temporary security measure and Hamas could take credit for the same. But Sheikh Jarrah is a more complicated matter. The Supreme Court of Israel is supposed to give a final ruling on the eviction of Palestinians in the neighbourhood. If Israel goes ahead with the eviction process, there could be more protests and violence. Israeli leaders say there won’t be lasting peace as long as Hamas has rockets. Hamas says there will be rockets as long as the occupation continues.


Astronomers detect light 700 trillion times stronger than what eyes can see, could change laws of physics

Astronomers at an observatory in the Tibetan Pleatue have detected the brightest light particle, gamma-ray photons up to 1.4 peta-electron volts (PeV) being emitted from the Milky Way galaxy. The charged particles are also referred to as cosmic rays and the results are posing a tough challenge for astronomers and physicists over the source of the light.

According to a paper published in the journal Nature, the light particle is 700 trillion times stronger than what can be seen by the human eye. "We need to locate and identify such objects to find the origin of Galactic cosmic rays," Zhen Cao, Particle Astrophysicist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences said.

Astronomers used the Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) that is made up of a cluster of detectors spanning more than 1 square kilometre on Haizi Mountain, 4410 meters above sea level in Sichuan province.

Cosmic rays were first discovered nearly 100 years ago, are charged particles including protons and other atomic nuclei, that have been accelerated nearly to the speed of light. "Their sources are poorly understood because interstellar magnetic fields bend them on their path to Earth. However, as cosmic rays rocket away from their sources, they also emit photons, usually about one-tenth as energetic as the cosmic rays themselves, that follow a straight path to Earth," a report in the Science Magazine said.

According to astronomers, the photon was likely emitted by an even more powerful particle, with 10 times as much energy, from a “hell-like” constellation in the Milky Way, about 1,470 light-years from Earth. "The extension of the cosmic-ray spectrum beyond 1 PeV indicates the existence of the so-called PeVatrons — cosmic-ray factories that accelerate particles to PeV energies," the authors said.
 
Zhen Cao and his team reported the detection of more than 530 photons at energies above 100 teraelectronvolts and up to 1.4 PeV from 12 ultrahigh-energy gamma-ray sources.
 
The team maintained that they are yet to identify the location of the light source. "Despite having several potential counterparts in their proximity, including pulsar wind nebulae, supernova remnants, and star-forming regions, the PeVatrons responsible for these ultrahigh-energy gamma-rays have not yet been firmly localised and identified, leaving open the origin of these extreme accelerators," the paper added.
 
Models have predicted strong magnetic fields from the pulsar in the Crab nebula, the site of an ancient supernova, the final explosion of a dying star, can boost particles to 0.1 PeV, but to reach 1 PeV, Cao says, "all the parameters need to be pushed to the extreme."

National Endangered Species Day 2021

National Endangered Species Day falls on May 21 this year. Annually celebrated on the third Friday of May, this is a global event that is aimed at the protection of the endangered species of our planet. 2021 marks the 16th National Endangered Species Day.

Established by the US Senate, the historic National Endangered Species Day came into being in 2006. On December 28, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was officially signed into law to facilitate the monumental effort of prevention of endangered species extinction. It has been reported that there are around 16000 species (including algae, fungi) whose existence is at a critical juncture.

In India, according to the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, hunting wild animals has been banned to eradicate the risk of endangered species extinction.

SIGNIFICANCE OF NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY:

Owing to the drastic effects of global warming, climate change, the wildlife habitat is getting significantly impacted. National Endangered Species Day takes into cognizance the plight of species that are currently on the verge of extinction; and strives to ensure their well-being.

Emphasizing the importance of conservation of the planet’s flora and fauna, the activities of the National Endangered Species Day have always been aimed towards educating about the ways of conservation, restoration of the ecosystem; and understanding biodiversity.

The endeavour is to ensure that awareness spreads to every nook and corner of the world so that the endangered species can be saved from the perils of extinction.

Observance of the National Endangered Species Day is a wonderful opportunity to be mindful of the vast, rich flora and fauna that Earth is endowed with. It is important to learn and broaden our knowledge about wildlife, the species under extinction threat as they form such an integral part of the food chain and human existence.

Through well-coordinated, awareness programs, activities, various wildlife communities, animal, nature lovers, conservationists share their research, talk about environmental issues, steps to save the endangered species, raise the overall quality of wildlife, maintain the ecological balance. Extinction invariably impacts the entire natural balance.

National Endangered Species Day attempts to remind us of our responsibilities towards mitigating the risks that the flora and fauna have been subjected to.

THEME

The theme for National Endangered Species Day 2021 is Wildlife Without Borders. The 2020 theme was: Sustaining all life on Earth. 2019 theme was: Life below water for people and planet.


Asia Cup 2021 postponed due to COVID-19

The Asia Cup T20 that was rescheduled to be held in June 2021 in Sri Lanka has now been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, informed Ashely de Silva, the Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive on May 19, 2021.

The 2020 edition of the Asia Cup has been rescheduled several times due to COVID-19. Initially, the Asia Cup tournament was supposed to be played in September 2020 then it was postponed to June 2021.

Originally, Pakistan was supposed to host the tournament in 2020 for which the country had the hosting rights, however, the hosting rights were exchanged with Sri Lanka due to security reasons after the postponement.

Silva further said that the tournament is now likely to be held only after the 2023 ICC 50-over World Cup. An official statement from the Asian Cricket Council is awaited.

Last, the Asia Cup was played in 2016 (in Bangladesh) and then in 2018 (the UAE) where India won both the editions of the tournament. India has won the Asia Cup title seven times and is deemed the most successful team to play at the Asia Cup, followed by Sri Lanka.

What is Asia Cup?

•The Asia Cup, established in 1983 by the Asian Cricket Council, is a men’s One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket tournament.

•The first Asia Cup was played in 1984 in the UAE. It is the only continental championship in Cricket. It is played every two years alternating between ODI and T20 formats.

•India has won seven titles of the Asia Cup, one T20 format and six ODI formats, and is deemed the most successful team in the Asia Cup.

•Asia Cup 2016 edition was first played in the T20 format.

Income Tax Dept to launch new e-filing portal on June 7: All you need to know

The Income Tax Department is set to launch the new e-filing portal (www.incometax.gov.in) on June 7, 2021, informed the Central Board of Direct Taxes on May 19, 2021. The new tax e-filing portal aims to provide a modern, seamless, and convenient experience to taxpayers of India.

Taxpayers and other external stakeholders would not be able to access the existing e-filing portal (www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in) for six days from June 1, 2021, to June 6, 2021, as the department will work on the launch and migration activities.

The Income Tax Department has requested all taxpayers and stakeholders to close all urgent tasks like upload or downloads or submissions by June 1, 2021, before the existing portal goes offline.

Further, the department has also directions that it will not fix any compliance dates during this period. It has also directed to conduct compliances or hearing of cases only after June 10, 2021. If any compliance cases were scheduled between this period, they will be preponed or postponed and rescheduled accordingly.

New e-filing portal: Key features

•The new e-filing portal for Income Tax Return (ITR) is another initiative by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to offer ease of compliance to taxpayers and stakeholders.

•The new e-filing portal has been integrated with the immediate processing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) to enable quick refunds to taxpayers.

•All uploads, pending actions, or interactions will be displayed on a single dashboard for the taxpayer to follow up.

•The new call centre has been set up to help taxpayers and answers all queries. Videos, tutorials, FAQs, and chatbot or a LIVE agent will be available to the taxpayers.

•Free of cost ITR preparation software will be available both online and offline with interactive questions to help novice taxpayers file ITR. Taxpayers will be assisted with pre-filling as well to minimize data entry efforts.

•All key functions of the website portal will be made available on the Mobile app subsequently with 24x7 access.

•The new e-filing portal will subsequently be enabled with several payment options comprising UPI, Credit Cars, Net Banking, and RTGS/ NEFT from any bank account to any bank account.


China to approve 14th Dalai Lama's successor

China stated on May 21, 2021, that any successor of the 14th Dalai Lama should have to be approved by it, ruling out recognition to any heir nominated by the Dalai Lama or by his followers.

An official white paper published by the Chinese government on Tibet stated that the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and other grand Living Buddhas has been subjected to approval by the central government since the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

The document also states that Tibet is an inseparable part of China since ancient times.

Chinese White Paper: What does it say?

•The white paper released by the Chinese government is titled 'Tibet Since 1951: Liberation, Development and Prosperity."

•The document reads that in 1793, the Qing government restored order in Tibet and promulgated the Imperially Approved Ordinance for Better Governance of Tibet, improving systems by which the central government-administered Tibet after dispelling Gurkha invaders. 

Reincarnation of Dalai Lama to follow drawing lots from the golden urn

•The paper states that the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and other grand Living Buddhas has to follow the procedure of "drawing lots from the golden urn" and the selected candidate would be subject to approval by the central government of China.

•The paper states by 2020, a total of 92 reincarnated Living Buddhas had been identified and approved through traditional religious rituals and historical conventions for temples in Tibet.

•It further states that the traditional religious activities are carried out regularly per the law and examination on scriptures and subsequent promotion in academic degrees are also held in monasteries regularly.

Demand for Tibet's independence product of imperialist aggression against China

•The white paper explicitly termed the demand for Tibet's independence as a product of imperialist aggression against China.

•It said that the UK-led imperialist powers began to cultivate the idea of Tibet independence in the middle of the 19th century to intentionally undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

•The paper further slammed Dalai Lama and his followers for promoting "Tibetan independence". It stated that the 14th Dalai Lama and his supporters have continued to try to promote "Tibetan independence" by provoking incidents to jeopardise peace and stability in Tibet.

•It stated that the reactionaries of Tibet's ruling class fled to India after the failure of their armed rebellion in 1959 and they then subsequently began to campaign for "Tibetan independence" by force.

•It read that no country or government in the world has ever acknowledged the "independence of Tibet."

Rejects allegations of curbs on Religion 

•The white paper stated that the Tibetan province has over 1,700 sites for Tibetan Buddhist activities with 46,000 monks and nuns, four mosques for 12,000 native Muslims and a Catholic church with over 700 followers. 

•The paper also rejected criticism over Tibetan language being undermined to promote the official Chinese language and stated that the Tibetan spoken and written language is widely used in Tibet.

•It stated that the study and use of the Tibetan language are protected by law and that Tibet now has 16 periodicals and 12 newspapers in the Tibetan language and has also published over 40 million copies of 7,185 Tibetan-language books.

What happened in Tibet

•A crackdown by Chinese authorities following an uprising by the local population in Tibet in 1959, forced the 14th Dalai Lama to seek refuge in India, where he has been ever since. 

•India granted the Buddhist leader and the Tibetan government-in-exile political asylum and they have been based in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh ever since. This has been one of the major cause of tension between India and China. 

•The Dalai Lama is now 85 years old now and hence, talks his regarding his successor have gained prominence in the last couple of years. 

Role of United States

The US Congress had recently passed the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 (TPSA), which made it an official US policy that the decisions regarding the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama should be within the exclusive authority of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.

However, the Chinese officials have been pushing that institution of reincarnation of the Dalai Lama has been in existence for several hundred years and that the 14th (present) Dalai Lama himself was found and recognised following religious rituals and historic conventions and his succession was approved by China's central government.

•The white paper also assured that Tibet is economically thriving and prospering in the new era and it has a system of regional ethnic autonomy.

•It further stated that there has been a major jump in the average life expectancy in Tibet, as it has reached 71.1 years in 2019 from 35.5 years in 1951.

•It also said the number of Tibetans in the legislature has increased.

Sunderlal Bahuguna, Chipko Movement leader and environmentalist dies of COVID-19

Sunderlal Bahuguna, the 94-year-old Chipko movement leader and a noted environmentalist, passed away due to COVID-19 on May 21, 2021, at AIIMS hospital in Rishikesh.

Bahuguna was admitted to the hospital on May 8 after a fluctuation in his oxygen levels was noted. According to the reports by AIIMS, Rishikesh, Bahuguna was exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus infection 10 days prior to his hospital admission. He took his last breath at 12.05 pm on May 21, 2021.

President Ram Nath Kovind condoled Bahuguna’s death stating that his death marks the end of a glorious chapter in the field of conservation. The Rashtrapati Bhavan said that Bahuguna, a ‘Padma Vibhushan’ awardee, was a Gandhian to the core.

About Sunderlal Bahuguna

Sunderlal Bahunga, born in Tehri, Uttarakhand, was a noted environmentalist and the Chipko Movement leader.

From an early age, he began organizing social activities like anti-liquor drive, spreading messages of non-violence, adopted Gandhian principles, and took note of damage done to the eco-system of the Himalayas.

The Chipko Movement started in 1974 in an effort to stop afforestation in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Chipko, meaning to hug, was a significant move by the local women of the village who then started hugging the trees to save trees from being cut.

Sunderlal helped the Chipko movement gain prominence and gaining support which later resulted in then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi issuing a 15-year ban on cutting green tress. 

He was also an activist in the Anti-Tehri Dam Movement during the 1980s.

He fought hard and long for preserving forests in the Himalayas.

He was Padma Vibhushan awardee, first in 1981 which he refused, and later in 2009 for environment conservation.


RBI approves transfer of Rs. 99,122 crores surplus to Government

The Reserve Bank of India on May 21, 2021, decided to transfer a surplus of Rs. 99,122 crores to the Central Government.

The decision of approving the transfer was taken at the 589th meeting of the RBI’s Central Board of Directors.

According to the official statement, with the change in RBI’s accounting year to April to March (earlier July to June), the board of directors discussed the working of the apex bank during the transition period of nine months (July 2020 to March 2021).

The board approved the annual report and accounts of the Reserve Bank for the transition period.

Transfer of Rs. 99,122 crores to Center:

• The official statement by RBI informed that during the RBI’s Central Board of Directors meeting, the transfer of Rs. 99,122 crores as the surplus to the Central Government was approved for the accounting period of nine months ended March 31, 2021 (July 2020 to March 2021).

• The Reserve Bank of India, as the manager of the government finances, pays a dividend every year from its surplus profit. In 2020, the bank had transferred 44% of its surplus to the Union Government at Rs. 57, 128 crores.

Board of Directors review policy measures by RBI:

The Central Board of Directors in the meeting reviewed the ongoing economic situation, global and domestic challenges as well as the recent policy measures taken by the Reserve Bank of India to mitigate the adverse impact of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

Deputy Governors Michael Debabrata Patra, Mahesh Kumar Jain, T Rabi Sankar, M Rajeshwar Rao, and other directors Satish K. Marathe, N Chandrasekaran, Revathy Iyer, S Gurumurthy, and Sachin Chaturvedi attended the meeting.

Secretary at the Department of Financial Services, Debasish Panda, and Secretary at the Department of Economic Affairs, Ajay Seth, were also present in the meeting.


DIPCOVAN: DRDO develops COVID-19 antibody detection kit

The Defence Research and Development Organisation has developed an antibody detection kit for the early screening of COVID-19.

The Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, a lab of DRDO, in association with Delhi based firm Vanguard Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, has developed DIPCOVAN, the DIPS-VDx COVID 19 IGg Antibody Microwell ELISA for sero surveillance.

As per the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the three batches of the product were validated for the last one year. The COVID-19 antibody detection kit has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research in April 2021.

The antibody detection kit has been developed indigenously by scientists. Extensive validation on over 1000 patients was also done at various COVID hospitals in Delhi.

Significance:

• The kit can detect the spike as well as the nucleocapsid (S and N) proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a high sensitivity of 97% and specificity of 99%.

• DIPCOVAN aims for the qualitative detection of IgG antibodies in human serum or plasma, targeting the SARS-CoV-2 related antigens.

• The detection kit also offers a significantly faster turn-around time as it requires only 75 minutes to conduct the test without any form of cross-reactivity with other diseases.

• The antibody detection kit will be useful for understanding COVID-19 epidemiology as well as assessing the individual’s previous SARS-CoV-2 exposure.

DIPCOVAN: Key Highlights

• In May 2021, the antibody detection kit received regulatory approval from the Drugs Controller General of India and the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, Health Ministry to manufacture the product for sale and distribution.

• The product is expected to be launched by vanguard Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. Commercially by the first week of June 2021.

• At the time of the launch, readily available stocks will be 100 kits (approx. 10,000 tests) with a production capacity of around 500 kits per month after the launch.

• The antibody detection kit is expected to be available at about Rs. 75 per test.

Anti-Covid drug by DRDO:

The Defence Research and Development Organisation had also launched an anti-COVID drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). The drug is developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences of DRDO in partnership with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. The first batch of the anti-COVID drug was launched by the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.


International Tea Day

Every year, on May 21, the United Nations observes International Tea Day. The resolution to celebrate International Tea Day was adopted in 2019 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

History

International Tea Day is being celebrated since 2005 in major tea producing countries of the world namely Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Malaysia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania. It aims to draw the attention of citizens, governments about the impact of the global tea trade.

Objective

The main goal of the day is to promote sustainable production of tea and increase awareness in fighting poverty and hunger.

Intergovernmental Group on Tea

The Intergovernmental Group of Tea operating under Food and Agriculture Organization proposed the concept of International Tea Day in 2015.

Sustainable Development Goals

The tea production helps to achieve the following goals

  • Goal 1: Reduce Poverty
  • Goal 2: Fight Hunger
  • Goal 5: Empowerment of Women
  • Goal 15: Sustainable use of Terrestrial Ecosystems

Significance

Tea Production is sensitive to climate changes. Tea can be produced only in agro-ecological conditions. There are very limited countries that produce tea.
Therefore, the tea producing countries must integrate the climate challenges along with their tea production. This is the main objective of celebrating International Tea Day.

India

India is the second-largest tea producing country after China. Also, India is the largest consumer of tea in the world. India consumes around 30% of global tea output.

Motto

The International Tea Day is celebrated on the motto, “Harnessing Benefits for all From Field to Cup”. This is not the theme of the day. This is the motto under which the day is celebrated every year.


Quiz

When is National Endangered Species Day celebrated?

  • May 21
  • First Friday of May
  • Second Friday of May
  • Third Friday of May
  • May 22

Which act prohibits the hunting of wild animals in India?

  • Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972
  • Hunting Act 2004
  • The Endangered Species Act of 1973
  • The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act, 2002
  • Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980

What is the theme for National Endangered Species Day 2021?

  • Life below water for people and the planet
  • Sustaining all life on Earth
  • Wildlife Without Borders
  • Protecting what we should
  • Save Them

Which country mediated the Israel-Hamas ceasefire?

  • Saudi Arabia
  • India
  • USA
  • China
  • Egypt

Which was the proposed location for The Asia Cup T20?

  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia

Which among the following is the new e-filing portal?

  • www.incometax.gov.in
  • www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in
  • www.itdfiling.gov.in
  • www.e-filing.gov.in
  • None of the above

Sunderlal Bahuguna a noted _____ passed away due to COVID-19 on May 21, 2021.

  • Teacher
  • Physicist
  • Environmentalist
  • Politician
  • Doctor

DRDO develops a COVID-19 antibody detection kit, What is it called?

  • COVIKIT
  • Bharat Kit
  • SARS-CoV-2 Detection Kit
  • DIPCOVAN 
  • None of this

Which is the largest consumer and second-largest producer of Tea in the world?

  • India
  • China
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Myanmar

Answers

When is National Endangered Species Day celebrated?

  • Third Friday of May

Which act prohibits the hunting of wild animals in India?

  • Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972

What is the theme for National Endangered Species Day 2021?

  • Wildlife Without Borders

Which country mediated the Israel-Hamas ceasefire?

  • Egypt

Which was the proposed location for The Asia Cup T20?

  • Sri Lanka

Which among the following is the new e-filing portal?

  • www.incometax.gov.in

Sunderlal Bahuguna a noted _____ passed away due to COVID-19 on May 21, 2021.

  • Environmentalist

DRDO develops a COVID-19 antibody detection kit, What is it called?

  • DIPCOVAN 

Which is the largest consumer and second-largest producer of Tea in the world?

  • India

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