1.Which vaccine manufacturer has sought emergency use authorisation of its COVID-19 vaccine?
Answer (c) Pfizer
Pfizer has sought emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in the US and it is looking to start the process of bringing limited first short as early as December 2020.
2.Which two nations signed a landmark defence deal on November 17 to counter China’s growing influence in the South China Sea?
d)Japan, South Korea
Answer (b) Japan, Australia
Japan and Australia signed a landmark defence deal on November 17, 2020 in an attempt to counter China’s growing influence in the South China and Indo Pacific region.
3.Which country has been given the hosting rights for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022?
Answer (a) India
India has been handed the hosting rights for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022. The decision was taken after FIFA Council canceled the U-17 Women’s World Cup 2021, which was scheduled to take place in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
4.England’s cricket team will tour which nation for the first time in 16 years in 2021?
Answer (b) Pakistan
The England team will make their first visit to Pakistan in 2021, for the first time in 16 years. Pakistan will be hosting host England for two T20Is in Karachi on October 14 and 15, 2021 ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in India. England had last toured Pakistan in 2005 when they had played five ODIs and three Tests.
5.What is the minimum age limit to play international cricket, as per the new ICC policy?
Answer (a) 15 years
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has set a minimum age limit of 15 years for a player to play international cricket under its new policy announced on November 19, 2020.