TALENT HUNT ANSWERS 12/06/2021

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1. What is the duration of the term of the United Nations Secretary-General?

a) 5 years

b) 6 years

c) 4 years

d) 3 years

Answer (a) 5 years Antonio Guterres took over as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations on January 1, 2017 for a term of five years. The UN Security Council voted on June 8, 2021 to grant him a second five-year term in the office.

2. Which nation’s railways is working to become the world’s largest green railway network?

a) India

b) Russia

c) Canada

d) UK

Answer  (a) India Indian Railways is moving towards becoming the world’s largest green railway network by setting an ambitious goal of achieving “net-zero carbon emission” by 2030. The pledge comes at a crucial time when the world is facing the global issue of environmental degradation and climate change.

3. Who will Novak Djokovic face in the semi-finals of the French Open?

a) Alexander Zverev

b) Stefanos Tsitsipas

c) Rafael Nadal

d) Roger Federer

Answer (c) Rafael Nadal World number one Novak Djokovic will face off with defending champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of Men’s singles in the ongoing French Open on June 11, 2021. This will be the 58th time when Djokovic and Nadal lock horns and it will be their ninth face-off in Paris.

4. Which state’s cabinet has approved the setting up of the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing unit?

a) Delhi

b) Kerala

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Tamil Nadu

Answer (b) Kerala The Kerala Cabinet has given a go-ahead for the setting up of a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing unit at the Life Science Park at Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram. IAS officer S Chithra has been appointed as the director of the vaccine manufacturing project.

5. Ace filmmaker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away on June 10th. He had directed which among the following Hindi films?

a) Kaalakaandi

b) Blackmail

c) Brij Mohan Amar Rahe

d) Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa

Answer (d) Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa Legendary filmmaker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away early in the morning on June 10, 2021. He was 77. He was suffering from kidney-related ailments. He had won the National Award five times. One of his famous Hindi feature films was ‘Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa’, a Hindi dark comedy that released in 2013 starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the title role, followed by Ananya Chatterjee and Pankaj Tripathi.