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46. 

Who elected unopposed as DDCA President?

A. Ritesh Kumar
B. Rohan Jaitley
C. Raman Arora
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Advocate Rohan Jaitley, the son of late Union Minister Arun Jaitley, has been elected unopposed as the President of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). He was the single candidate left for the post, as the lone candidate who had filed his nomination against him withdrew his candidature.

47. 

Who became the new chairman of Indian Banks' Association?

A. Dinesh Kumar Khaira
B. Rajkiran Rai
C. Rajnish Kumar
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Managing Director and CEO of Union Bank of India, Rajkiran Rai G has been elected as the Chairman of Indian Bank Association (IBA) for the term 2020-21. He succeeds Rajnish Kumar as the IBA Chairman after Kumar recently retired as SBI Chief.

48. 

Who launched "Earthshot Prize" to boost climate innovation?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Prince William
C. Donald Trump
D. Vladmire Putin

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Britain's Prince William and Naturalist David Attenborough have launched an "Earthshot Prize", with an aim to encourage change and support to repair the planet. The Earth shot Prize aims to "incentivize change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years," and "turn pessimism into optimism" by rewarding innovative solutions to environmental problems.

49. 

Who among the following were the new members of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?

A. Ashima Goyal
B. Shashanka Bhide
C. Jayanth Varma
D. All of the above

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The 6 member 25th Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of Reserve Bank of India(RBI) was held from October 7-9,2020 which was headed by RBI Governor Shaktikant Das. Notably for this meeting, the MPC got three new members replacing earlier ones (Ravindra Dholakia, Pami Dua and Chetan Ghate) as their four-year tenure ended in September 2020. They was appointed as the external members by the Central Government for a four years' term as the MPC members are not eligible for reappointment. The new member are : Dr Ashima Goyal, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) member, Shashanka Bhide, Senior Advisor, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)' professor Jayanth Varma, Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Ahmedabad (Gujarat). the other two MPC members are Dr. Mridul K. Saggar, and Dr. Michael Debabrata Patra.

50. 

Who has been named as second Indian-descent dean of Harvard Business School?

A. Srikant Datar
B. Ravish Verma
C. Nitin Nohria
D. None of these

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Srikant M Datar, an alumnus of Mumbai University and IIM Ahmedabad, has been named the new head of Harvard University's business school. Datar will succeed Nitin Nohria, another Indian American, and will be the second dean of Indian origin in Harvard University, with Rakesh Khurana, who heads Harvard College, one of the university's 10 graduate and professional schools.