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71. 

The COVID-19 Technology Access Pool which was mooted by President of Costa Rica has been launched by the WHO on May 29, 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland. Who is President of Costa Rica?

A. Herman Van Rompuy
B. Carlos Alvarado
C. Donald Tusk
D. Andrej Plenkovic

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The COVID-19 Technology Access Pool or C-TAP which was mooted by President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica has been launched by the World Health Organization during an event co-hosted by WHO and Costa Rica on May 29, 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland.

72. 

Who is appointed as the new President of The Confederation of Indian Industry?

A. Uday Kotak
B. Rahul Bajaj
C. R. P. Goenka
D. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Confederation of Indian Industry announced its new office bearers for 2020-2021. Uday Kotak, Managing Director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank succeeds Vikram Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar System and vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor as the new President of CII.

73. 

The Expert Committees on Rationalisation/Closure/Merger of Film Media Units, submitted their report to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar. Who was the head of committees of rationalisation and professionalisation of film institutes?

A. Girish Bapat
B. Meenakshi Lekhi
C. Raj Kumar
D. Bimal Julka

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Expert Committees on Rationalisation/Closure/Merger of Film Media Units, and on Review of Autonomous Bodies under the aegis of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) submitted their report to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar during a meet in New Delhi. Both committees were headed by Bimal Julka for rationalisation and professionalisation of film institutes.

74. 

Who was announced as the winner of regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prize for her story "The Great Indian Tee and Snakes" - about love in an age of hatred and prejudice?

A. Kritika Pandey
B. Ashwin Sanghi
C. Jeet Thayil
D. Nayantara Sahgal

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Kritika Pandey, a 29-year-old Indian Writer from Ranchi, was announced as the winner of regional award for Asia in 2020 Commonwealth short story prize for her story "The Great Indian Tee and Snakes" - about love in an age of hatred and prejudice.

75. 

The last and vital Markbook pump house of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project, was inaugurated on May 29 2020 by the Chief Minister of Telangana. Who is CM of Telangana?

A. Ashwathnarayan C N
B. K Chandrasekhar Rao
C. Pinarayi Vijayan
D. Biplab Kumar Deb

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The last and vital Markbook pump house of the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project, was inaugurated on May 29 2020 by the Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao. It has a capacity to lift 2 TMCs of water per day.

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