Correct Answer : Option (A) - $3.5 million
Note : The Government of Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan have pledged to contribute $1.5 million, $1 million and $1 million respectively to the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Corona Emergency Fund proposed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on March 15, 2020 with an initial grant of $10 million from India to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - SBI
Note : SBI to provide 0.25% of its annual profit for 2020-21 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in India.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - 5.2%
Note : S&P Global Ratings cuts estimate for India's GDP growth in the fiscal starting April 1 to 5.2% from its earlier estimate of 6.5%.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - SAARC
Note : The South Asia Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Disaster Management Centre has launched a website for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. SAARC has launched the website, www.covid19-sdmc.org., in aid to the pandemic.The website will show the number of coronavirus cases in the member states and update the numbers regularly.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - Odisha
Note : Gahirmatha marine sanctuary and Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganjam district are main Olive Ridley Nesting sites in Odisha. Of these sites, Gahirmatha marine sanctuary is largest rookery (mass nesting site) of Olive Ridley turtles. Olive Ridley is listed as Vulnerable under IUCN Red List.
Correct Answer : Option (A) - October
Note : Amid the growing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, the Indian government announced the postponement of the country's 1st summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), 'RAISE 2020- Responsible Artificial intelligence (AI) for Social Empowerment' to October 5-6, 2020.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - ICMR
Note : The national task force for COVID-19, constituted by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 for a high-risk population. ICMR directed that the hydroxy-chloroquine should be given to high-risk population asymptomatic healthcare workers. The medication can be used to treat the suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 and asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases.
Correct Answer : Option (B) - March 21
Note : International Nowruz Day celebrated on March 21.
Correct Answer : Option (C) - Hillel Furstenberg
Note : Israeli-American Hillel Furstenberg and Russian-born Gregory Margulis selected for Abel Prize for Mathematics by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Correct Answer : Option (D) - DBS Bank India
Note : DBS Bank India has teamed-up with Bharti AXA to launch a complimentary insurance plan which will cover all medical conditions, including Covid-19.