TALENT HUNT ANSWERS 07/08/2020

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1.How many months has the tenure of Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, Indian Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) been extended?
a. 12 months
b. 18 months
c. 20 months
d. 10 months

ANSWER: b. 18 month
term Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, SEBI was coming to an end at the end of September this year. The central government has extended Tyagi’s term till February 2022. The central government had earlier extended Tyagi’s term for six months in February this year when his first three-year term was nearing completion. Ajay Tyagi is a 1984 batch IAS officer (retired) of Himachal Pradesh cadre.

2.Which former politician and Nobel laureate of Ireland passed away recently?
a. John Hume
b. Leo Varadkar
c. Michelle Martin
d. Michael D Higgins

ANSWER: a. John Hume
Former Ireland politician and Nobel laureate John Hume died recently. He was 83 years old. John Hume was awarded the Nobel Prize in his country Northern Ireland for his pivotal role in negotiating with the rebels. The settlement ended violence in Northern Ireland. John Hume was born on 18 January 1937 in the city of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. John Hume was one of the founding members of the Social Democratic and Labor Party founded in 1970.

3.Recently who has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir?
a. Hardeep Singh Puri
b. GC Murmu
c. Manoj Sinha
d. Anil Baijal

ANSWER: c. Manoj Sinha
Former Union Minister Manoj Sinha has been appointed the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Manoj Sinha has been the Minister of State for Railways in the first term of the Modi government. Manoj Sinha has been given the responsibility of lieutenant governor of Jammu Kashmir in place of GC Murmu. Apart from political experience, Manoj Sinha has also had administrative experience. Manoj Sinha was born on 01 July 1959 in Mohanpura, Ghazipur.

4.How many days has the Lebanese government announced to impose emergency in the country due to the explosive attack in Beirut?
a. Two weeks
b. Three weeks
c. Four weeks
d. Five weeks

ANSWER: a. Two weeks
after the horrific explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, the government has declared a state of emergency for two weeks and during this time the army has been given wide powers. The explosion has damaged buildings in the city for miles away. The explosion occurred when Lebanon was badly engulfed in economic crisis. Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hasan has said that many people have been injured in the blast and heavy damage has been done.

5.Recently who became the batsman to hit the most sixes as a captain in international cricket?
a. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
b. Yuvraj Singh
c. Gautam Gambhir
d. Eoin Morgan

ANSWER: d. Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan has become the captain of most sixes in international cricket. Eoin Morgan has captained 213 sixes in international cricket and has broken the world record of 211 sixes by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni had surpassed 171 sixes of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and set a world record.