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Static GK and Current Events Questions Answers: 11th May 2021

Tulika Tandon

Static GK is as important for various competitive exams as current events/ affairs. Go through each question based the syllabus of various exams listed below. 

  1. Which body has approved the emergency use of 2-DG as additive therapy for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients?
  1. Drug Controller General of India
  2. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  3. Indian Council of Medical Research
  4. World Health Organization

Ans. a

Explanation: The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the emergency use of 2-DG as additive therapy for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients. Read| Explained: What is DRDO's anti-COVID drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) and how it works?

  1. Who has developed the anti COVID19 drug 2-DG?
  1. Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences 
  2. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The anti-COVID-19 drug has been developed jointly by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of DRDO and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad. 

  1. Which of the following stands true for 2 deoxy 2 glucose drug?
  1. It is to be consumed orally with water
  2. It prevents the viral growth by halting the synthesis of the virus and energy production
  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: The 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) is to be consumed in its powdered form by dissolving it in water. It accumulates in the infected cells of the body and restrains viral growth by controlling its synthesis in the cells. 

  1. How many members are there in Facebook's Oversight Board when complete?
  1. 25
  2. 40
  3. 10
  4. 15

Ans. b

Explanation: The oversight board of Facebook has 40 members (when full) from around the world representing a diverse set of disciplines.

Read| What is Facebook's Oversight Board? Know about the purpose, composition and functions here

  1. What is the purpose of the Facebook Oversight Board?

i) To figure out which content to post and which to remove from Facebook or Twitter

ii) To give people a free platform to post whatever they like on Instagram

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. d

Explanation: This board has been set up as an independent body that would help Facebook figure out the content that can be permitted to be published or removed. 

  1. Which US President has been banned from Facebook?
  1. George Bush
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Barack Obama 
  4. Joe Biden 

Ans. b

Explanation: Former US President Donald Trump was banned from Facebook when it was found that he had broken Facebook's rules about praising violence after the January 6, 2021 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol.

  1. In which year did the Facebook Oversight Board become operational?
  1. 2019
  2. 2021
  3. 2020
  4. 2017

Ans. c

Explanation: The Facebook Oversight Board members were announced and the board became operational in the year 2020. 

  1. When is the World Red Cross Day observed?
  1. May 10
  2. May 8
  3. May 9
  4. May 7

Ans. b

Explanation: World Red Cross Day 2021 is celebrated on 8th May.

  1. Who was the founder of the Red Cross?
  1. Henry Dunant
  2. Louis Appia 
  3. Gustave Moynier
  4. Guillaume Henri Dufour

Ans. a

Explanation: The founder of the Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was Henry Dunant. Know all about Red Cross Day here

  1. What is the theme of Red Cross Day 2021
  1. Together we are #unstoppable!
  2. #love
  3. Memorable smiles from around the world
  4. Less known Red Cross stories

Ans. a

Explanation: The theme of the World Red Cross Day 2021 is Together we are #unstoppable!

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