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Important News – India

1. Construction of how many houses have been approved under PMAY-U at 53rd Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee Meeting _________ 56,368.
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➢ These houses are proposed to be constructed under various verticals of PMAY-U Mission.
➢ A total of 11 States/UTs attended the meeting.
➢ The participating States/UTs were also directed to use the online mechanism (MIS) for proper implementation and monitoring of the Mission.

2. For which state the Government of India and the World Bank signed a $68 million project to enhance the governance of schools across state as well as to improve teaching practices and learning environments in select schools ________ Nagaland.
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➢ The “Nagaland: Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources Project” will improve classroom instruction; create opportunities for the professional development of teachers; and build technology systems to provide students and teachers with more access to blended and online learning as well as allow better monitoring of policies and programs.
➢ Such an integrated approach will complement conventional delivery models and help mitigate the challenges posed by COVID-19.

3. How many toy manufacturing clusters have been approved by the Central Government at a cost of Rs 2,300 crore __________ 8.
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➢ This decision has been taken on the lines of “National Action Plan for Indian Toy Story” that seeks to reduce import dependence of toys which was around $1.5 billion in FY2020 of which 90% of imports was from China and Taiwan.
➢ In this regard, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) will develop toy clusters under existing schemes such as the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (Sfurti) which is currently being implemented in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

4. The ‘3rd edition of the Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary with 10,000 terms has been published by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), it is an autonomous Institute under which ministry _________ Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
Note:

➢ The Dictionary has been published by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an

autonomous Institute under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
➢ The 3rd edition is the culmination of an innovative 4 year project that was initiated in November 2016 by ISLRTC).

5. Which scheme has completed two year of its implementation in February, 2021 ________ Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.
Note:
➢ PM-Kisan scheme was launched with an aim to ensure a life of dignity as well as prosperity for our hardworking farmers, who work day and night to keep our nation fed. The tenacity and passion of our farmers is inspiring.
➢ Over the last 7 years, the Government of India has taken many initiatives for transforming agriculture

6. Which campaign was launched by central government to ensure energy security in the country _________ Go Electric.
Note:

➢ 'Go Electric' logo was also unveiled on the occasion.
➢ Bureau of Energy Efficiency is mandated to undertake an awareness drive for promoting public charging, emobility and its ecosystem.

7. Recently Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the Atal Paryavaran Bhavan in which state/UT __________ Lakshadweep.
Note:

➢ 'Go Electric' logo was also unveiled on the occasion.
➢ Bureau of Energy Efficiency is mandated to undertake an awareness drive for promoting public charging, emobility and its ecosystem.
➢ BEE will extend technical support to the SDAs and other partners to ensure uniformity of information to implement the campaign.

8. Which stadium has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium _________ Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Note:

➢ President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the newly revamped Motera cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, which has been renamed the Narendra Modi Stadium.
➢ The ground, which was earlier named the Sardar Patel Stadium, and more popularly known as the Motera stadium, has been renamed after the Prime Minister, who was also formerly a president of the Gujarat Cricket Association.

9. The 18th Edition of BioAsia 2021 was conducted virtually from which city of India __________ Hyderabad.
Note:

➢ Organized by the Telangana Government, BioAsia is Asia’s Largest Life Sciences & healthcare forum. It is also a flagship event of the Telangana Government.
➢ It is the 18th edition in the annual series and was held virtually for the first time.
➢ The theme of the summit is ‘Move the Needle’.

10. Under whose chairmanship the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up 14-member committee to relook its information and security guidelines _________ Janakiram.
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➢ The economic situation owing to the pandemic has seen an exponential increase in cyber-attacks across the globe and in particular, the financial sector.
➢ This situation has necessitated regulators to re-look into their Cyber Security Guidelines applicable to all regulated entities in an effort to protect the financial systems.
➢ The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) had issued guidelines on cyber security in April 2017 as a part of its governance mechanism.

11. Which entity has partnered with Social Alpha, to set up the Swavalamban Divyangjan Assistive Tech Market Access (ATMA) fund, a Social Impact fund __________ SIDBI.
Note:

➢ It is a first of its kind inclusion fund that offers financial grants to Social Alpha-incubated startups that work in the Assistive Technology (AT) sector.
➢ The purpose of the partnership is to promote innovation and reduce the expenses for persons with disabilities to procure new technologies.

12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Dhubri Phulbari bridge that would be India’s longest bridge is being built on which river _________ Brahmaputra.
Note:

➢ The 19.282 km four-lane bridge, expected to be completed by 2026-27, will connect Phulbari in Meghalaya and Dhubri in poll-bound Assam.
➢ The initiation of work on the bridge will be among a slew of projects that the BJP-led government in Assam has been pushing through ahead of elections to the 126-member Assembly.

13. The Union Government approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for how many sectors as per the announcement made by Finance Minister while presenting budget 2021-22 _________ 13.
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➢ She announced that the government aims to spend ₹1.97 lakh crore on various PLI schemes over the next 5 years, starting from this fiscal.
➢ She informed, to achieve double-digit growth, PLI schemes to create manufacturing global champions for an Atma Nirbhar Bharat have been announced for 13 sectors.

14. Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) is a scheme implemented under which Union Ministry _________ Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
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➢ Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) is a flagship scheme being implemented by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
➢ The Union Food Processing Industries Ministry cleared 20 projects worth Rs 363.4 crore for two schemes under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).

15. Which ministry has organized “Mushaira” on the theme of “Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat” ________ Ministry of Minority Affairs.
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➢ Renowned poets and poetess such as Shri Wasim Barelvi; Mrs Shabeena Adeeb; Shri Manzar Bhopali; Shri Popular Meeruthi; Mrs Saba Balrampuri; Ms Naseem Nikhat; Mrs Mumtaz Naseem; Col. V. P. Singh; Shri Alok Shrivastava; Sardar Surendra Singh Shajar; Shri Khursheed Haider; Shri Aqeel Nomani; Dr. Nayyar Jalalpuri; Shri Sikandar Hayat

Gadbad will enthral the audience in “Mushaira”, to be organised at Dr.Ambedkar International Centre, Janpath in New Delhi.

16. Drinking Water Survey, ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ is an initiative of which ministry __________ Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Note:
➢ It is a drinking water survey launched in 10 cities under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban).
➢ It will ascertain the equitable distribution of water, reuse of wastewater in target cities.
➢ It will cover 10 cities; Agra, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Churu, Kochi, Madurai, Patiala, Rohtak, Surat, and Tumkur.

17. Who has become the first Indian to be elected as chairperson of the Advisroy Committee of the Human Rights Council ___________ Ajay Malhotra.
Note:

➢ Ajay Malhotra becomes the first Indian Chairperson of the Advisory Committee at the Human Rights Council.
➢ Malhotra has previously served as ambassador to Russia, Kuwait, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York and Romania.

18. Which city has got recognition as 2020 Tree City of the World ___________ Hyderabad.
Note:

➢ The capital of Telangana is the only city of India to be recognised as the Tree City.
➢ Hyderabad has been chosen for this recognition for its commitment towards maintaining and growing the urban forest.

19. According to “National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM)” by which year a digital infrastructure will be created all over country _________ 2024.
Note:

➢ The Central government Tuesday launched National Urban Digital Mission' to create a digital infrastructure for cities in the country, a statement stated.
➢ Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the National Urban Digital Mission' (NUDM) at a virtual event.

Important News – State

1. India’s first Digital University has been launched in which state _________ Kerala.
Note:

➢ The state government of Kerala, on the line of its Digital Transformation Initiatives announced in Budget 2021, has launched India’s first Digital University, Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology (KUDSIT) in Technocity at Mangalapuram in Thiruvananthapuram by upgrading its two-decade old Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala (IIITM-K), a center of excellence in information technologies.

2. Which state will host the 2nd Edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) in 2021 __________ Karnataka.
Note:

➢ The KIUG 2021 will see the addition of 2 new native sports namely ‘Yogasana’ & ‘Mallakhamb’ in the medal events. The total number of medal events/sports will be 19.
➢ The games will be conducted in the U-25 age category in accordance with the World University Games norms.

3. Which state government has approved the implementation of mission ‘Lal Lakir’ to enable villagers living within the ‘Lal Lakir’ to monetise their property rights and for availing benefits provided by the government departments, institutions and banks _________ Punjab.
Note:

➢ Lal Lakir refers to land that is a part of the village habitation and is used for non-agriculture purposes only.
➢ Earlier, these properties can be sold through power of attorney (POA) and the sale deeds could not be registered.

4. The 47th Khajuraho Dance Festival was celebrated in which state _________ Madhya Pradesh.
Note:

➢ Khajuraho Temples come alive with splendour, beams, and the hustle-bustle of art lovers at the Festival.
➢ The first-day event is dedicated to Bharatanatyam performance by Geeta Chandran and her troupe and Kathak performance by Deepak Maharaj.

5. The 17th India International Mega Trade Fair & Home Decor Exhibition 2021 was organized in which state _________ Odisha.
Note:

➢ It was organized by the Odisha Chapter of the Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI).
➢ Partner Country for the 2021 Fair – Bangladesh & focus countries are Afghanistan & Iran.
➢ Bihar is the Partner State for the Fair.
➢ It was inaugurated by the Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena.

6. Which state government has launched “Free Gift Milk to girl students” initiative _________ Sikkim.
Note:

➢ Sikkim Chief Minister P. S. Tamang launched the ‘Free Gift Milk to Girl Students of Sikkim’ initiative at Gangtok last week.
➢ The initiative will benefit round 1,500 students who would be provided 200 mls of milk every day.

7. Which state has hosted 13th edition of annual cultural festival Utsavam 2021 ________ Kerala.
Note:

➢ Organized by Kerala Tourism along with Kerala Folklore Academy, Bharat Bhavan, and District Tourism Promotion Councils.
➢ The festival brings alive Kerala’s rich and diverse folk and ritualistic art traditions in 30 venues across the state, the 7-day annual cultural festival ‘Utsavam 2021’ started on a colourful note on February 20.

8. Asia’s biggest cattle park was inaugurated in which state of India ________ Tamil Nadu.
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➢ It was constructed at a cost of Rs 1,023 crore. It is the state’s 5th veterinary college.
➢ In addition to this he also inaugurated a veterinary medical college and Thalaivasal revenue taluk office.
➢ On the occasion, he also announced that a frozen semen station will be set up in Karumandurai, Salem at the cost of Rs 100 crore.

9. Karlapat wildlife sanctuary, which was in news recently, is located in which state __________ Odisha.
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➢ Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kalahandi district of Odisha.
➢ Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary is about 15 km from Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi district. The sanctuary covers an area of 175 square kilometres.

10. Which Indian state assembly played the National Anthem after almost 60 years _________ Nagaland.
Note:

➢ The move is historic for a state that has been ravaged by decades of secessionist violence and protracted peace talks that still hang fire.
➢ Nagaland attained statehood on December 1, 1963, and was the 16th state of the Union.

11. Where is the Asia’s largest Advanced Institute for Integrated Research on Livestock and Animal Sciences (Cattle Park) was inaugurated recently __________ Salem, Tamil Nadu.
Note:

➢ He made this announcement after inaugurating the Asia’s biggest cattle park - Advanced Institute for Integrated Research on Livestock and Animal Sciences (AIIRLAS) - spread over 1,600 acres and constructed at the cost of Rs 1,023 crore on Koot Road near Thalaivasal in Salem district

Important News – World

1. With which country India has signed a landmark Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) _________ Mauritius.
Note:

➢ This agreement is India's first-such agreement with an African country.
➢ The CECPA will encourage Indian entrepreneurs to invest both in Mauritius and across the region, thus helping the ambition of the country to become a strategic regional economic hub and a centre of excellence.

2. Which global entity has signed an MoU with Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO), New Delhi for promoting research in the domestic power sector _________ The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
Note:

➢ The entities will work towards addressing the challenges of the Power Sector.
➢ The aim of the MoU is to enhance the interaction between the industry-research bodies for knowledge sharing and capacity building through collaboration and to encourage research on issues related to the Indian power sector.

3. Which country hosted a workshop on COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward’ _________ India.
Note:
➢ Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles and Sri Lanka participated in the workshop.
➢ All countries including Pakistan supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposals at the workshop.

4. Recently which country has officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement ___________ USA.
Note:

➢ Though technically the US remained outside the Agreement only for over three months after its formal exit from the deal in November last year, the country under Donald Trump administration kept itself away from the international accord in terms of federal climate action for four years even as sub-national players were doing their bit for a cleaner future.

5. Which country hosted the Meeting of BRICS Finance and Central Bank Deputies __________ India.
Note:

➢ Tarun Bajaj, Secretary Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and Dr. Michael Patra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India.
➢ Other participants included BRICS Finance and Central Bank Deputies of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.
➢ India assumed the BRICS Chairship in 2021, at a time when BRICS is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

6. Which country becomes the top trade partner of India in 2020 surpassing USA _________ China.
Note:

➢ Two-way trade between the longstanding economic and strategic rivals stood at $77.7 billion last year, according to provisional data from India’s commerce ministry.
➢ Although that was lower than the previous year’s $85.5 billion total, it was enough to make China the largest commercial partner displacing the U.S. — bilateral trade with whom came in at $75.9 billion amid muted demand for goods in the middle of a pandemic.

7. Which became the first country to receive a batch of free anti-coronavirus vaccine doses through the COVAX initiative ____________ Ghana.
Note:
➢ The World Health Organization (WHO), which leads COVAX together with Gavi the Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, said the shipment of 600,000 AstraZeneca doses was the first step in immunizing the West African nation of 30 million.

8. The Parliament of which country passed the landmark legislation called the “News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code” which mandates the global digital platforms to pay for publishing the Australian news content on their respective platforms _________ Australia.
Note:

➢ The law easily passed after Facebook and Google, the main targets of the legislation, reached agreements to pay Australian news organisations to avoid being subjected to tough mandatory bargaining rules under the regulation.
➢ The legislation mainly targets Facebook and Google.
➢ The law easily passed the tech giants (Facebook and Google) signed agreements with the government to pay Australian news organisations.

9. Which organization has released its report titled “The State of School Feeding Worldwide” __________ UNWFP.
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➢ As per the report, the COVID-19 pandemic risks have reversed the efforts that were made worldwide in a decade to provide nutritious food to the most vulnerable children across the globe.
➢ The report highlights that, one in two school children that would count as around 388 million children worldwide received the school meals when the pandemic was at its peak. This accounts for the highest number in history.
➢ When the pandemic was at its peak around April 2020, 199 countries had closed their schools. Because of which, 370 million children were suddenly deprived of nutritious meal of the day.

10. Which country has been named as the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) __________ Australia.
Note:

➢ The IOC's future host commission recommended that the body enters "targeted dialogue" with Brisbane bid organisers and the Australian Olympic Committee.
➢ The state of Queensland had hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Brisbane was praised for its high percentage of existing venues, a good masterplan, experience in organising major events and its favourable weather.

11. Which country space agency successfully landed its 5th rover “Perseverance” on Mars __________ USA.
Note:

➢ It touched down the surface of Mars after successfully overcoming a risky landing phase known as the seven minutes of terror.
➢ The six-wheeled vehicle will now spend at least the next two years drilling into the local rocks, looking for evidence of past life.

Honor & Awards

1. Who has been conferred with best actor male award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards 2021 _________ Akshay Kumar.
Note:

➢ The award season 2021 continues as Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards honoured the best in film, television, music and the new addition, OTT
➢ Akshay Kumar was declared best actor (male) in the horror-comedy Laxmii, which was a remake of hit Tamil film Kanchana (2011).

2. Who has been conferred with best actor female award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival awards 2021 _________ Deepika Padukone.
Note:

➢ The award season 2021 continues as Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards honoured the best in film, television, music and the new addition, OTT
➢ Deepika won the best actor (female) award for her performance in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak that told the story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal.

3. Who has been chosen for CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award 2021 for in recognition of his commitment to sustainability in the energy and the environment ________ Narendra Modi.
Note:

➢ CERAWeek by IHS Markit--the world's preeminent energy conference--will be held virtually March 1-5. 2021 marks the 39th edition of the conference and is the first time that it will be an all-virtual event.
➢ Prime Minister Modi will participate in a special plenary with Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit and conference chair on March 5.

4. Which organization has been conferred with the Genome Valley Excellence Award for the year 2021 during the BioAsia 2021 ________ Bharat Biotech.
Note:

➢ A prestigious award, it is an integral part of BioAsia, the biotechnology and Life Sciences conference Telangana government organises every year.
➢ Bharat Biotech is being presented the Genome Valley Excellence Award for 2021 for its “breakthrough, pioneering research, development and commercialisation of vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin.

Sports News

1. Rajeev Ram held from which country who has won Australian open mixed double event Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic __________ USA.
Note:

➢ The sixth seeds dominated from start to finish and did not drop serve in the match as they cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory in 59 minutes at the Rod Laver Arena, bringing the surprise run of the hometown pair to an end.
➢ It marks Krejcikova's third straight mixed doubles title at Melbourne Park after she triumphed with Ram in 2019 and Nikola Mektic last year, capping a successful fortnight for the Czech, who also reached the women's doubles final with compatriot Katerina Siniakova, losing to Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka.

2. Jasmine Harrison held from which country who has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean __________ England.
Note:
➢ The 21-year-old from Thirsk, North Yorkshire in the UK, achieved the feat by finishing top in the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, organized by Atlantic Campaigns.
➢ Harrison, who is a swim instructor and bartender by profession, travelled 3,000 miles (4,828km) across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes.

3. Which state will host the Indian Women’s League (IWL) _________ Odisha.
Note:

➢ The dates will be announced later.
➢ Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian football has been trying to restart on-field sporting action.
➢ It all started with the I-League qualifiers, followed by the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League. ISL and ILeague are currently being played.

4. Name the Indian Boxer who won the silver medal at the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria _________ Deepak Kumar.
Note:

➢ He lost the final against Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov in the men's flyweight.

➢ The result may not be in favour of DeepakKumar but the Indian boxer surely won the hearts with his attacking game.

5. Who won the won the gold medal at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament _________ Vinesh Phogat.
Note:

➢ She defeated 2017 world champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya.
➢ Up against the world number seven Belarusian, it was not an easy bout for the world number three Indian as the two grapplers kept testing each other with consistent attacks in the sea-saw battle in which Vinesh prevailed.

Books and Authors

1. Who has authored the book titled “Agriculture Acts 2020” ___________ A.K. Rajan.
Note:

➢ The book is about the three controversial Central farm laws, which resulted in a months-long massive protest by farmers in New Delhi.
➢ It has shown how the laws hit at the federal structure of India.

2. Who has authored the book titled, ‘#METOO’ __________ Karan Puri.
Note:

➢ Author’s 1st fiction novel is ‘Shit Happens – A desi boy in America’.
➢ This book was a best seller and also as mentioned in India Today Top 20 books in 2012.
➢ The book highlights the strength of human beings who have lived through the trauma of sexual violence.

3. Who is the author of the book titled ‘India: A Scamster Born Every Minute’ ___________ Snigdha Poonam.
Note:

➢ Penguin Random House India acquired the book from the leading international literary agency, The Wylie Agency. It will be released under Penguin’s Viking imprint in 2022.
➢ The book provides insight about the subculture of scams, cons and frauds in India.
➢ It proposes to navigate the sociocultural landscape of India and maps the evolution of corruption in India.

4. Who has authored the novel titled ‘Bride of the Forest: The Untold Story of Yayati’s Daughter’ ________ Madhavi S Mahadevan.
Note:

➢ The book is published by Speaking Tiger Publishing Private Limited.
➢ The book features the stories of the little known women in the epis who suffered various systemic atrocities of that period.
➢ The book is about a girl, Drishadvati, whose fertility was bartered in exchange for rare horses.

5. Who released the book “Rashtra Pratham-82 Varsha ki swarnim Gathas” _________ Amit shah.
Note:

➢ Home Minister Amit Shah today released a book 'Rashtra Pratham - 82 varshon ki Swarnim Gatha' in New Delhi.
➢ The book chronicles the glorious history of CRPF since its raising in 1939 and it has detailed and thoroughly researched account of CRPF's journey, challenges, successes, and sacrifices.

Science and Defence

1. Scientist from which IIT developed washable adhesive and related products ________ IIT Kanpur.
Note:

➢ The mat is a low-cost one and remains washable and usable over many cycles.
➢ The adhesive associated makes use of nanoscopic pyramidal bumps on its surface to attract dust particles towards it, thereby cleaning the sole of our shoes when we step on it.
➢ When the adhesive gets completely covered with particulate matter, it is washed in a way that we wash our clothes.

2. Amazonia-1 is a satellite of which country that was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) through its PSLV-C51 along with 18 payloads __________ Brazil.
Note:

➢ It was launched as per the tentative scheduled at 10:24 AM.
➢ The 637-kg Amazonia-1 is the first Brazilian satellite to be launched from India.
➢ Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

3. Which country successfully test fired anti-tank guided missile “Helena” and “Dhruvastra” recently ________ India.
Note:

➢ Helena is the Army version and Dhruvastra is the Air Force version of the ALH.
➢ The missile systems have been designed and developed indigenously by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).


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