TALENT HUNT ANSWER 24/07/20

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1.Who has won the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity?
a)Severn Cullis
b)Alexandria Villasenor
c)Kehkashan Basu
d)Greta Thunberg

ANSWER:- (d) Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg, a 17-year-old environment activist from Sweden, was named the winner of the first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. She is a founder of a school strike for climate and is known as one of the most influential environmental activists.

2.July 23rd is the birth anniversary of which two renowned Indian freedom fighters?
a)Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bal Gangadhar Tilak
b)Bhagat Singh, B. R. Ambedkar
c)Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaqulla Khan
d)Sukhdev Thapar, Shivaram Rajguru

ANSWER:- (a) Chandra Shekhar Azad, Bal Gangadhar Tilak
July 23rd marks the birth anniversaries of two great freedom fighters of India —Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad. Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak had said the famous line “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it.”

3.PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of which state’s water supply project on July 23?
a)Mizoram
b)Manipur
c)Meghalaya
d)Arunachal Pradesh

ANSWER:- (b) Manipur
PM Narendra Modi on July 23, 2020 laid the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project through video conferencing. The project aims to ensure freshwater household tap connections) in at least 1,185 habitations with 1, 42,749 households.

4.What is the name of China’s ambitious Mars Rover Mission?
a)Tiang-1
b)Tianwen-1
c)Zing-VI
d)Xiango-II

ANSWER:- (b) Tianwen-1
China launched its first ambitious Mars Rover Mission- ‘Tianwen-1’ on July 23, 2020 aboard Long March 5 rocket from Hainan Island’s Wenchang Satellite Launch Center. Tianwen-1 includes a Mars orbiter, a lander and a rover.

5.IAF is planning to procure HAMMER missiles from which nation?
a)Russia
b)Germany
c)US
d)France

ANSWER:- (d) France
The Indian Air Force has decided to procure HAMMER missiles from France to further boost its combat capabilities. The order is currently being processed by the government under the emergency financial powers given to the armed forces amid the India-China border standoff.