Correct Answer : Option (A) - 272
Note : NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Russian space agency Roscosmos' Oleg Skripochka return to earth from the International Space Station after more than 200 days in space.Meir and Skripochka returned after 205 days in space, and Morgan after 272 days in space. All three served as Expedition 60-61-62 crew members onboard the International Space Station.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Kisan Rath
Note : Agriculture Ministry launched Kisan Rath Mobile App. The main aim of the app is to facilitate transportation of food grains, and the National Informatics Centre develops it. The central government to ensure farmers and traders can find transport for Agriculture and Horticulture produce.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Washington D.C
Note : IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva confirmed the world economy was already sluggish before the coronavirus outbreak now bound to suffer a "severe recession" in 2020.Addressing the Development Committee Meeting during the annual Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, the IMF Managing Director said a massive global contraction in the first half of this year was inevitable. Headquarters of IMF is in Washington, D.C. U.S.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - IIT Ropar
Note : IIT Ropar designs 'WardBot' to deliver food, medicines to COVID-19 patients in isolation wards without human intervention.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - Feifei
Note : 'Feifei', the mascot for the 4th Asian Para Games at Hangzhou, China in October 2022, unveiled.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - May 3
Note : Home Ministry extended regular and e-visas of all foreigners who are stranded in India due to the coronavirus lockdown till May 3 on a gratis basis. The Home Ministry also said the visa granted to those foreigners, except diplomats and UN officials, who are supposed to come to India, will remain suspended till May 3.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Note : Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, has developed a diagnostic test kit that can confirm COVID-19 in 2 hours at a low cost. The method is expected to be the world's first few methods.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - 25 basis points
Note : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the second set of measures to preserve financial stability and help put money in the hands of the needy and disadvantaged during the extended lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis. RBI has approved to conduct a second set of targeted long-term repo operations (TLTRO 2.0) for an initial aggregate amount of Rs.50,000 crore. Reverse repo rate has been reduced by 25 basis points (bps) from 4.0% to 3.75% with immediate effect. Liquidity Coverage Ratio requirement for scheduled commercial banks has been brought down from 100% to 80% with immediate effect. It aims to improve the liquidity position for individual institutions.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - M S Sahoo
Note : Government-appointed committee of experts, headed by IBBI (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India) Chairperson M S Sahoo, recommends setting up National Institute of Valuers.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Assam
Note : Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Assam is to develop plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials for the removal of toxic organic compounds from water by harvesting solar light. Plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials are metal-like materials with free electrons on the surface that oscillate collectively when hit by light.