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71. 

Who has been appointed as UNEP regional ambassador?

A. Khushi Chindaliya
B. Anushka Sharma
C. Mithali Raj
D. Harmanpreet Kaur

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

A 17-year-old girl, Khushi Chindaliya has been appointed as Regional Ambassador for India by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)- Tunza Eco-Generation. In her new role, Khusi will raise awareness about climate change and the importance of environmental conservation and the need to safeguard environmental treasures. She will work with the TEG on various environmental awareness programmes till February 2021.

72. 

Who has been elected as president of Bougainville?

A. Leo Dion
B. Tommy Tomscoll
C. Ishmael Toroama
D. None of these

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Former rebel military commander, Ishmael Toroama has been elected as president of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. This was the first general election since Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to separate from Papua New Guinea in November 2019. Bougainville is a mineral-rich and lush group of islands in the South Pacific.

73. 

Who chairs 'AarogyaManthan' 2.0?

A. Smriti Irani
B. Harsh Vardan
C. Amit Shah
D. Narendra Singh Tomar

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare chaired 'AarogyaManthan' 2.0 celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan AarogyaYojana (AB-PMJAY). During the event, he also presented awards to the winners of the Ayushman Bharat PMJAY Start-up Grand Challenge to support the implementation of PM-JAY.

74. 

Recently who has been appointed as an advisor to IMF?

A. Simanchala Dash
B. Rakesh Mohan
C. Geeta Gopinath
D. Urjit Patel

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The government has approved the proposal to appoint Simanchala Dash as an advisor to Executive Director, International Monetary Fund in Washington.

75. 

Who has been named in UN's 2020 list of Young Leaders?

A. Rahul Gandhi
B. AKhilesh Yadav
C. Udit Singhal
D. Gautam Gambhir

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Indian teenager Udit Singhal has been named in the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He has been named in the 2020 list of young leaders who promote sustainable development goals.

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