1.    Which vaccine has been given an emergency nod for use in the 2-18 age group of children?

(a) Covaxin
(b) Covishield
(c) Sputnik
(d) None of the above

Explanation:
Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin (BBV152) has been recommended for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for 2-18- year-olds by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO).
Covaxin is the country’s first indigenous, whole-virion, inactivated vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV).

Source:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/expert-paanel-recommends-emergency-use-approval-for-covaxin-in-st2-to-18-age-group/article36959344.ece

2. With regard to the Retail Inflation, consider the following statements:

1. The Consumer Price Index or CPI is used to calculate the retail inflation in the country.
2. CIP for Industrial Workers is compiled by the Labour Bureau.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:

The Consumer Price Index  tracks the change in retail prices of goods and services which households purchase for their daily consumption. To measure inflation, we estimate how much CPI has increased in terms of percentage change over the same period the previous year. If prices have fallen, it is known as deflation (negative inflation).

Labour Bureau, an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of pretail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/retail-inflation-falls-to-435-industrntial-output-growth-up/article36964353.ece

3. With respect to Dengue fever, consider the following statements:

1. Dengue is a mosquito-borne bacterial infection.
2. Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation:
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has rapidly spread in all regions of WHO in recent years. Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and, to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. These mosquitoes are also vectors of chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika viruses. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by rainfall, temperature, relative humidity and unplanned rapid urbanization.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/death-toll-due-to-dengue-viral-fever-climbs-to-50-in-ups-firozabad-official/article36267654.ece

4. Recently the Prime Minister launched a national master plan for multimodal connectivity named?
(a) Bharatmala Project
(b) PM Gati Shakti
(c) Sagarmala Project
(d) None of the above
Explanation:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a national master plan for multimodal connectivity called ‘PM GatiShakti’, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The PMO said infrastructure development had faced many problems for decades, including a lack of coordination between departments leading to multiple agencies digging up roads for laying cables, pipelines, etc. “This not only caused great in conveLnaience but was also a wasteful expenditure… PM GatiShakti will address the past issues through institutionalising holistic planning for stakeholders for major
Source:  https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/veer-savarkar-was-an-icon-of-indian-history-will-remain-so-rajnath-singh/article36972307.ece