TALENT HUNT ANSWER 15/10/2020

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1.India’s per capita GDP is expected to slump by how much in 2020, as per latest IMF World Economic Outlook projections?
a)9.8 percent
b)10.5 percent
c)11 percent
d)8.2 percent

Answer (b) 10.5 percent
India’s per capita GDP is expected to slip to 10.5 percent to $1,877 in 2020, lowest in the last four years, as per the latest World Economic Outlook. Going by this projection, India is set to slip below Bangladesh in terms of per capita GDP in 2020.

 2.What is the latest IMF forecast for global growth in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic?
a)-4.4 percent
b)-4.8 percent
c)-5.1 percent
d)-3.7 percent

Answer (a) – 4.4 percent
The International Monetary Fund has revised its forecast for global growth to negative 4.4 percent this year, which is less severe contraction than the negative 5.2 percent it had forecasted in June 2020.

 3.Centre has extended how much subsidy on transportation of fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail Trains?
a)20 percent
b)30 percent
c)50 percent
d)60 percent

Answer (c) 50 percent
The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries has decided to extend 50% subsidy on the transportation of notified fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail Trains.

 4.Who was released from preventive detention after over one year on October 13, 2020?
a)Mehbooba Mufti
b)Omar Abdullah
c)Farooq Abdullah
d)None of the Above

Answer (a) Mehbooba Mufti
Former J&K Chief Minister and PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti was released from preventive detention on October 13, 2020, after over one year of preventive detention.

 5.Which among the following planets has snow-capped mountains?
a)Pluto
b)Mars
c)Jupiter
d)Uranus

Answer (a) Pluto
An international team led by CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) scientists recently discovered that the snowcaps on the mountains of Pluto are very much different from the snowcaps on the mountains of Earth.