TALENT HUNT ANSWERS 26/05/2020

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1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently announced a relief package of how many crores for cyclone affected Odisha?
a. Seven hundred crore rupees
b. Five hundred crore rupees
c. Three hundred crore rupees
d. Four hundred crore rupees

ANSWER: b. Five hundred crore rupees
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made aerial tour of Odisha’s ‘Amfan’ cyclone affected areas. The Prime Minister announced a relief package of Rs 500 crore for Odisha. The Prime Minister has also announced to give Rs 2 lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs 50-50 thousand to the injured in the Amfan cyclone. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that after the formation of a full survey and rehabilitation plan, the government will help the Odisha government to get out of this crisis and arrange the rest.

2. Which Indian economist has been appointed by World Bank to the important post of climate change and disaster management in South Asia?
a. Abhas Jha
b. Vijayashankar Vyas
c. Brunette Gopinath
d. Arvind Subramanian

ANSWER: a. Abhas Jha, an
Indian-origin economist, Abhas Jha has been appointed to an important position in the World Bank in South Asia. Abhas Jha has been given the responsibility of climate change and disaster management. His appointment comes at a time when the ‘Amfan’ storm in India and Bangladesh has caused a lot of damage. Abhas Jha joined the World Bank in the year 2001. He has been the Executive Director in the Bank offices of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka. Abhas Jha has contributed to Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Central Asia, East Asia and the Pacific regions during this period.

3. India’s legend hockey player and how many times Olympic gold medalist Balbir Singh Sr. died on 25 May 2020 after a long illness?
a. Five
b. Seven
c. Four
d. three

ANSWER: c. Three
Balbir Singh Sr. were the only players from India who were members of the Olympic Gold Medal Winning Team three times. He was part of the Indian team that won gold in the Olympics in London (1948), Helsinki (1952) and Melbourne (1956). Balbir Singh Sr. was made the captain of India in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. In 1957, Balbir Singh was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. He was the manager of the 1975 World Cup winning team.

4. Which public sector bank has announced to provide loan assistance to all its creditors affected by Corona virus (Kovid-19)?
a. Punjab National Bank
b. State Bank of India
c. Dena Bank
d. Canara Bank

ANSWER: d. Canara Bank
Canara Bank will provide quick loans to borrowers affected by Corona virus through Canara Credit Support so that they can get liquidity support. With this, they will be able to pay their required dues, bills or rent. Under this scheme of Canara Bank, borrowers can take loans up to 10 percent of their working capital or up to Rs 150 crore. Canara Bank said that it has so far issued a loan of Rs 4,300 crore under agriculture, self-help groups and retail categories. Canara Bank said that since March 2020, it has now issued a loan of Rs 60,000 crore to corporates and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).

5. Recently which country has become the world’s second largest producer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) within a short span of two months?
a. Nepal
b. India
c. Bangladesh
d. Bhutan

ANSWER: b. India
India has become the second largest producer of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the world. Now India lags behind only China in this matter. India has achieved this feat in just two months. Doctors and nurses use PPE to treat people infected with corona. Many other professionals also use PPE to protect themselves from getting infected. India decided to use the challenge of Corona as an opportunity, due to which millions of PPE are being produced daily in India today.