TALENT HUNT ANSWER KEY 01/10/2020

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1.A district in which state has issued an alert over Congo fever?
a)Madhya Pradesh
b)Maharashtra
c)Karnataka
d)Uttar Pradesh 

Answer (b) Maharashtra
Maharashtra’s Palghar district issued a ‘Congo fever’ alert on September 29, 2020 after the virus was found in some of the neighbouring districts in Gujarat. 

 

2.India signed an agreement with which nation to support the decarbonisation and energy transition agenda?
a)Australia
b)New Zealand
c)Maldives
d)Sri Lanka

Answer (b) New Zealand 
India’s NITI Aayog and Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi have signed an SOI (Statement of Intent) to support the decarbonisation and energy transition agenda for accommodating cleaner and more energy. The signing took place on September 28, 2020.

 

3.Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad-al Sabah passed away on September 29, 2020. He was the ruler of which nation?
a)UAE
b)Saudi Arabia
c)Qatar
d)Kuwait

Answer (d) Kuwait
The ruler of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad-al Sabah passed away on September 29, 2020. He was admitted to the hospital in the United States where he breathed his last. He was flown to the US in July 2020 for further treatment after he underwent successful surgery for the unspecified medical issues.

 

4.General Atlantic is set to invest Rs. 36.75 billion for how much stake in Reliance Retail?
a)0.84 percent
b)1.02 percent
c)0.54 percent
d)0.76 percent 

Answer (a) 0.84 percent 
India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. informed on September 30, 2020, that a private equity firm General Atlantic is all set to invest Rs. 36.75 billion in Reliance Retail Ventures, for a 0.84% stake in its retail arm. 

 

 5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a virtual summit with which nation’s Prime Minister in December 2020?
a)Nepal
b)Maldives
c)Bangladesh
d)Japan

Answer (c) Bangladesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a virtual bilateral summit with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina in December 2020. The bilateral relations of the two neighbouring nations were reviewed during the sixth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC), which was co-chaired by Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.