TALENT HUNT ANSWERS 29/05/2021

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1. Guillermo Lasso has taken oath as first right-wing President of which nation in 14 years?
a) Venezuela
b) Colombia
c) Peru
d) Ecuador

Answer (d) Ecuador 
Guillermo Lasso was sworn in on May 24, 2021 as Ecuador’s first right-wing president in 14 years. He won Ecuador’s Presidential Elections 2021 with over 52 percent of votes against Andres Arauz.

 2. Which nation recently honoured Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen with its top award in social sciences?
a) Denmark
b) France
c) Spain
d) Germany

Answer (c) Spain 
Indian economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was awarded Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences category on May 26, 2021. This was informed b the Spanish Prize Foundation.

3. Who has been conferred with Energy Frontier Award 2020?
a) Swapan Kumar Datta
b) Ratan Kumar Sinha
c) B Sesikeran
d) C.N.R. Rao

Answer (d) CNR. Rao
Bharat Ratna Professor CNR Rao was honoured with the International ENI Award 2020, also known as Energy Frontier Award 2020, for his research in renewable energy sources and energy storage. He has been working on hydrogen energy as the only source of energy for the benefit of all mankind.

4. Which drug maker has sought DCGI’s approval for clinical trials for monoclonal antibody therapy?
a) Zydus Cadila
b) Bharat Biotech
c) Novavax
d) J&J

Answer (a) Zydus Cadila
Zydus Cadila has announced on May 26, 2021, that the company will be seeking approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct clinical trials of its monoclonal antibody therapy ZRC-3308 (COVIMAB) that can neutralize COVID-19.

5. Which nation will begin vaccinating children aged above 12 years from June 7?
a) France
b) Germany
c) UK
d) US

Answer (b) Germany 
Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on May 28, 2021, that Germany will begin giving coronavirus vaccine doses to children aged above 12 years from June 7, 2021. The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 to 15-years-old on May 28, 2021.