TALENT HUNT ANSWERS 12/05/2020

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1. Which of the following state government has launched a new app called ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ to provide relief to migrants and to connect migrants with government schemes and jobs?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Bihar
c. Punjab
d. Karnataka

ANSWER: a.
According to the Uttar Pradesh Government of Uttar Pradesh , the purpose of launching this app is to provide benefits to these workers under various schemes. Along with this, with the help of the app, it will be easy to monitor the health of the workers. The exchange of information by various departments of the government will help in planning and programs for employment and livelihood of these migrant citizens. The main feature of this app is that it can work online as well as offline.

2. National Technology Day is celebrated on which of the following days?
a. 10 January
b. 15 March
c. 13 June
d. 11 May

ANSWER: d. 11 May
This day marks the development of science in India and development in technology. On this day, along with nation pride, the nation also remembers the achievements of its scientists. The Ministry of Science and Technology celebrates National Technology Day every year on this day. Various programs are organized in his department by the Ministry of Technology and Science. This day is considered a symbol of efforts made in technical creativity, scientific inquiry, integration of industry and science.

3.Moodies Investors Service has recently reduced India’s economic growth forecast for the current financial year to what percentage?
a. Five percent
b. Zero percent
c. Three percent
d. Two percent

ANSWER: b.
According to zero percent Moody’s, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) will remain low. Due to Corona virus, the crisis of the country’s economy is increasing. Moody’s in its new forecast said that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth could be zero in FY 2020-21. This means that the country’s GDP position will be zero in this financial year. The agency has, however, forecast the growth rate to reach 6.6 percent in FY 2021-22. Moody’s had lowered its GDP growth forecast to 0.2 per cent in the calendar year 2020 at the end of last month.

4. Recently which state government has banned 11 brands of pan masala for 12 months?
a. Punjab 
b. Bihar
c. Jharkhand
d. Karnataka

ANSWER: c. Jharkhand
Government of Jharkhand has imposed a complete ban on Pan Masala on 08 May 2020. The government of Jharkhand has taken this decision after finding magnesium carbonate in various brands of betel spices. In this regard, an order has been issued by Dr. Nitin Kulkarni, Health Secretary cum State Food Safety Commissioner. Last year (2019-20), 41 samples of these paan spices were tested in the state. Investigations have found dangerous magnesium carbonate chemicals in most of the pan spices. Magnesium carbonate causes a variety of diseases including heart disease.

5. China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) recently approved a loan of Rs 3,800 crore to which country to deal with the corona virus?
a. India
b. China
c. Russia
d. America

ANSWER: a. India has
suffered a major setback to the economy of many countries amidst the havoc of the Corona virus worldwide. AIIB said that this loan is for the Government of India to improve the public health system, prevent something like this from happening again in future and to limit transmission. The project also supports the purchase of medical equipment, disease detection capabilities and research.