1.Who has been selected as the first woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale aircraft?
ANSWER: (a) Shivangi Singh
Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh from Varanasi is all set to become a first woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale aircraft. She is currently undergoing conversion training to fly the Rafale jet and will soon be joining the Ambala based No. 17 squadron, which is also known as ‘Golden Arrows’.
2.Which state has launched the ‘My Family My Responsibility’ campaign?
ANSWER: (c) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra state government had launched the ‘My Family My Responsibility’ campaign on September 15 to reach out to every family residing in Mumbai. Under the campaign, around 55,268 teams were formed to reach out to each household. Till now, over 2.24 crore people have been checked already under the campaign, which includes around 69.94 lakh households.
3.Which nation will soon register a second COVID-19 vaccine?
ANSWER: (a) Russia
Russia will soon register a second COVID-19 vaccine, informed Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 23, 2020. The national consumer health watchdog stated on September 22 that another vaccine, developed by the Vector research centre, which is dubbed as EpiVacCorona would be registered by October 15.
4.Which company’s vaccine candidate has become the fourth one in the United States to enter phase 3 trials?
a)Eli Lilly and Company
c)Johnson & Johnson
ANSWER: (c)Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine entered Phase 3 trials in the United States on September 23, 2020. This is the fourth COVID vaccine candidate to enter the last stage of trials in the US, after Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
5.Which nation will co-host Global Climate Summit in December along with the United Nations?
ANSWER: (b) UK
United Nations and Britain will co-host a global climate summit on December 12, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement. The summit will see the involvement of many governments, leaders, private sector and civil society to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans.