12 Apr, 2020

  • COVID-19 and Immunity - FAQ (Science & Technology) (Spike Glycoprotein; Envelop Protein; Membrane Protein; Nucleocapsid Protein; Spike binds with ACE2 Receptor)
  • Holdings in Gold Backed Exchange Traded Funds at an all time high (Economy) (Gold based Exchange Traded Fund)
  • State must evolve norms to help labourers return: Gadkari (Economy) (Classification of MSME, UK Sinha Committee)
  • To ease lockdown, what are the options - FAQ (Disaster Management and Governance) (Steps to open National Lockdown, Alternatives)
  • Return of the Native - Leatherback Turtle - Magazine
  • Easy Like Sunday Morning - Quiz - Magazine
  • Summary for Prelims
  • Question for the Day

Prelims Quiz


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    COVID-19 and immunity 

    COVID-19, which has affected over 1.5 million globally and killed more than 100,000 people, is not different from how influenza viruses, or even the coronaviruses responsible for the common cold, attack the body. Therefore, the immune system has a predictable response. It is the degree to which this response is tolerated by the body that determines mortality rates

    • How does the immune system respond to a coronavirus attack?
    • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Holdings in gold-backed exchange traded funds at all-time high in March  

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has sparked fears of global economic recession leading to huge selloffs of the shares. During such times of uncertainty, the normal tendency of the investors is to invest in safe instruments such as Gold.

    Accordingly, according to the World Gold Council, gold-backed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) attracted around $ 23 billion in the first quarter of 2020.This is higher ever investment in gold ETFs in a single quarter since 2016.

    • What is an Exchange Traded Fund or ETF?
    • What are Gold-based Exchange Traded Funds?
    • about World Gold Council

    States must evolve norms to help labourers return

    The Union Minister for Micro, Medium and Small-scale Enterprises (MSME) has highlighted that the return of migrant labour from cities to rural areas would pose challenges for lockdown plan. However, he stated that the State governments should evolve guidelines to allow their return

    • Definition of MSMEs
    • Importance of MSMEs:
    • Important Aspects of MSMEs

    To ease lockdown, What are the options - FAQ 

    It has been more than two weeks since the national lockdown was imposed over the country to prevent the spread of Covid-19, otherwise Without lockdown, India would have seen over 8 lakh cases by April 15

    • How may we safely emerge from the lockdown?
    • Follow a phase wise exit

    Leatherback turtle

    Habitat of this species has been threatened by increasing human activities on the Beaches and the Coastal areas

    • Conservation status

    Sunday Quiz – magazine

    • Important historic facts

    Najeem Sakib 1 year ago

    I think today (12 April 2020)question 3 answer should be different

    saranraj 1 year ago

    Kindly check question number 3


    Aman Raj Sinha 1 year ago

    Question 3 Answer should be option 1 (i.e., 1 & 2), as Gold based Exchanged Traded Funds are traded on the stock market

    Shreya Sunakshi 1 year ago

    Question 3 will have option as the answer. Kindly correct me if I'm wrong. 

    Abhishek . 1 year ago

    Questions 3 answer A Hona chahiya 

    Shabir Ahmad Bhat 1 year ago

    Q3 ans 1


    AKASH KUMAR 1 year ago

    Question no-3

    Answer should be- A

    Snehil 1 year ago

    Please check question 3. The correct answer should be (a) 1 and 2.

    Vikas Mishra 1 year ago

    Q3 has wrong option


    Aarif Hasan Ansari 1 year ago

    Please verify the answer of Question 3