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Question 01.Which portal is launched by Central Bureau of Narcotics to simplify the licensing and EXIM authorizations?
- Ice Gate 2.0 Portal
- Unified Portal of Central Bureau of Narcotics
- Adarsh Seva Portal
- Nav Nirman Portal
Question 02.What is “Colistin”, which is in the news recently?
- Antibiotic drug
- Ayurvedic Medicine
- Covid variant
Question 03.Which space agency has released the image of Crab Nebula?
- European Space Agency
Question 04.Where is Zojila tunnel being constructed?
- Himachal Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Jammu and Kashmir
Question 05.Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) is the information database of which international organisation?
- World Bank
- Bank for International Settlement
- International Atomic Energy Agency
- Central Bureau of Indirect Taxes and Excise
Answer 01. [Option 2: Unified Portal of Central Bureau of Narcotics]
The Unified Portal of Central Bureau of Narcotics has been launched by the Central Bureau of Narcotics with an objective to simplify the licensing and ExIM authorizations issued by the Bureau. The portal was launched by the Revenue Secretary Shri Sanjay Malhotra.
The unified portal would enhance the efficiency, transparency and accountability in department users, with two-fold objectives: cater the need of pharma and chemical industry; ensure availability of the “essential narcotic drugs” and medicines.
Answer 02. [Option 1: Antibiotic drug]
Colistin is an antibiotic drug which is used to treat bacterial infections caused by susceptible Gram negative bacteria. Generally, it is used as a last resort when all other drugs do not respond. It is also called as polymyxin E
Recently, researchers in Los Angeles of USA have found bacteria that resist this drug in the US county’s wastewaters.
Answer 03. [Option 4: NASA]
Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula found in the Taurus constellation, which is located 6500 light-years from Earth.
Its image which was captured using Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft was released by NASA. Using the IXPE, Scientists have mapped the iconic Crab Nebula’s magnetic field in greater detail than ever before.
Answer 04. [Option 4: Jammu and Kashmir]
The Zojila Tunnel, which would be Asia’s longest tunnel once completed, is being constructed in Jammu & Kashmir to establish all weather connectivity for Ladakh. 19 tunnels are being constructed in Jammu and Kashmir at a cost of Rs.25000 crore, of which the major one is the Zojila Tunnel.
With the construction of this 14.15 km tunnel, there will be all-weather connectivity for Ladakh, which will cut down travel time to cross the Zojila Pass from three hours to 20 minutes.
Answer 05. [Option 3: International Atomic Energy Agency]
Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) is International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) information system of incidents of unauthorized activates and illicit trafficking involving radioactive materials outside the purview of regulatory control.
As per the recently released annual fact sheet of ITDB a total of 146 incidents of illegal or unauthorized activities involving nuclear and other radioactive material were reported in the year 2022.