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Q.1 Who is to continue as India's non-playing Davis Cup captain?

A. Rohit Rajpal
B. Leander Paes
C. Zeeshan Ali
D. Mahesh Bhupati


Correct Ans : Option A 

Explanation:
Rohit Rajpal will continue to be the non-playing Davis Cup captain.

Q2. Which state has become the first one in India to regulate cultivation of crops?

A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Telangana
C. Odisha
D. Tamil Nadu

Correct Ans: Option B 

Explanation:
Telangana has become the first state to regulate the cultivation of crops. It willtwill be done by advising the farmers about what to  grow as a part of its pilot project. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao issued a statement on May 12, 2020 saying that the state will limit growing of paddy to 50 lakh acres.

Q3. Which country is the largest borrower of Asian Development Bank, as of 2020?

A. Bangladesh
B. India
C. UAE
D. Pakistan

Correct Ans : Option  B 

Explanation:
India is the largest borrower of Asian Development Bank and the fourth largest shareholder of ADB. The institution has approved nearly $30 billion to India.Recently, the Asian Development Bank has announced a $1.5 billion Covid-19 package for India to help funding the country’s response to tackle Covid-19. This is a part of the Covid Support program of ADB, under which the lender has provided nearly $20 bn to the Asian countries to revamp their economies.

Q4. Where is the headquarters of IEA located?

A. London
B. Paris
C. Vienna
D. Geneva

Correct Ans : Option B

Explanation:
According to the recent statement from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the 40-day long lockdown has resulted in a 30% fall in the country’s energy demand. It also added that with each additional week of lockdown, annual energy demand gets reduced by 0.6%.

Q5. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted permission for holding elections to the Legislative Council (MLCs) in which state/UT, amid the Covd-19 pandemic?

A. AndhraPradesh
B. Maharashtra
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Uttar Pradesh

Correct Ans : Option B 

Explanation:
The Election Commission of India (ECI) recently permitted for holding elections to the Legislative Council (MLCs) in Maharashtra.

Q6. Which ministry lunched   “Psycho-Social Impact of Pandemic & Lockdown and How to Cope With”..

A. Home Ministry
B. Health Ministry
C. HRD Ministry
D. Loubar Ministry

Correct Ans : Option B

Explanation:
    Union HRD (Human Resource Development) Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank e-Launched print as well as e-editions of the set of 7 titles on “Psycho-Social Impact of pandemic & lockdown and how to Cope With” under the covid-19 studies series published by National Book Trust (NBT), India. These books will guide to mental well-being of people at large .

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