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46. 

PM launched the 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' employment scheme for migrant workers from how many states who returned to their home states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown?

A. 5
B. 6
C. 4
D. 7

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

PM launched the 'Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan' employment scheme for migrant workers from six states who returned to their home states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The Rs 50,000 crore employment scheme will be implemented on a mission mode in 125 days in 116 districts of six states - Bihar, MP, UP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha.

47. 

Following reports of relaxation in lockdown by various major economies around the world, on 19th June 2020, the WHO has warned that this could lead to a new and dangerous phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. Who is Director-General of WHO?

A. Tedros Adhanom
B. Guy Ryder
C. Bishar Abdirahman Hussein
D. Petteri Taalas

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Following reports of relaxation in lockdown by various major economies around the world, on 19th June 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that this could lead to a new and dangerous phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. As people and governments across the world are tired of lockdowns, the WHO reminded that the Covid-19 virus spread has accelerated.

48. 

The Reserve Bank of India on 19th June 2020 has extended the regulatory restrictions imposed on PMC Bank by how many months?

A. 9
B. 3
C. 12
D. 6

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Reserve Bank of India on 19th June 2020 has extended the regulatory restrictions imposed on the multi-state urban Cooperative Bank, Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited (PMC Bank) by another 6 months. As per the earlier notice dated March 21st, 2020, the regulatory restrictions were up to 22nd June 2020, which now has been extended up to 22nd December 2020.

49. 

Who inaugurated and flagged off India's first Infectious disease diagnostic lab for COVID-19 testing in rural and inaccessible areas of India?

A. Nirmala Sitharaman
B. D.V. Sadananda Gowda
C. Nitin Jairam Gadkari
D. Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated and flagged off India's first Infectious disease diagnostic lab (I-Lab) for COVID-19 testing in rural and inaccessible areas of India.

50. 

Who is the writer of the novel - A Burning?

A. Vikram Seth
B. Ravinder Singh
C. Megha Majumdar
D. Amish Tripathi

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Penguin Hamish Hamilton released the "A Burning", debut novel of Megha Majumdar. The 32-year-old New York's writer who was born and raised in Kolkata.