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Top Ten Questions:

  • In which field did Stirling Moss made his mark?

  • What is KaiOS?

  • What is Harpoon Block II?

  • Who is Chief Election Commissioner of India?

  • With which institute is Cougar Emergency Fund associated?

  • In which field did Mort Drucker make mark?

  • Who was  known as “Peacock of the Fairways”?

  • Who was Ashok Desai?

  • Which building houses a number of Ministries of GoI like HRD, Law & Justice, Information & Broadcasting?




  • Pedro Sanchez is Spanish Prime Minister. On 13 April 2020 Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, started to ease tough lockdown restrictions that have kept people confined to their homes for more than a month and put a brake on economic activity.

  • Stirling Moss was the winner of 16 Grand Prix. A four-time championship runner-up, and also third overall on three occasions. On 12 April 2020 Stirling Moss, 90, succumbed to a chest infection.

  • KaiOS is a mobile operating system. Developed by US-based KaiOS Technologies, it is based on Linux,

  • On 13 April 2020 Trump Administration notified the Congress of its determination to sell Harpoon Block II air launched missiles and lightweight torpedoes worth USD155 million to India. 

  • Sunil Arora is the Chief Election Commissioner. On 13 April 2020  CEC Sunil Arora and the two Election Commissioners (ECs) voluntarily decided to take a 30 per cent cut in their basic salaries for next one year to fund fight against COVID-19.

  • Cougar Emergency Fund of University of Houston,provides assistance to currently-enrolled students who have an extraordinary financial need. On 13 April 2020 University of Houston, which houses many students from India, re-launched its emergency fund- Cougar Emergency Fund to assist students facing unexpected financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Legendary caricaturist Mort Drucker, whose distinctive caricatures of celebrities appeared in the pages of Mad Magazine for more than five decades, died on 12 April 2020 at the age of 91.

  • Doug Sanders was known as the “Peacock of the Fairways”. Sanders, who missed one of the most heartbreaking potential winning putts in British Open history, died on 13 April 2020.

  • Ashok Desai was former Attorney General of India and senior advocate. Ashok Desai passed away on 13 April 2020.. A Padma Bhushan awardee, Desai held office from July 9, 1996, to May 6, 1998.

  • Shastri Bhavan building houses a number of Ministries of Government of India like Human Resources Development, Law & Justice, Information & Broadcasting. On 13 April 2020 Union Ministers and senior officials resumed working from offices in the Bhavan.


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