1.Which of the following Arabian countries has abolished the death penalty for crimes committed by minors?
A. Saudi Arab
B. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
2.Sana Mir of which country announced her retirement from international cricket?
C. South Africa
3.What amount of liquidity facility has been announced by the Reserve Bank of India for mutual funds?
A. 30,000 crores
B. 40,000 crores
C. 50,000 crores
D. 60,000 crores
4.Renowned personality Ronojoy Roy popularly known as ‘Ronny’ Roy passed away recently, he was a veteran _______.
D. Photo journalist
5.Who among the following has been elected as the Central Vigilance Commissioner?
A. Sanjay Kothari
B. Varun Singh Bhati
C. Devendra Jhajharia
D. Mansi Naina Joshi
After ending the practice of flogging, Saudi Arabia has now ended the death penalty for crimes committed by minors. The death penalty was abolished for those convicted of crimes committed while they were minors. Instead, the individual will receive a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in a juvenile detention facility. Observers are of the opinion that these steps are being taken to blunt the human rights criticism faced by Saudi Arabia at the international level and also an attempt by the Kingdom to carry out reforms as per the vision 2030 projected by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
Former Pakistan women’s skipper Sana Mir announced her retirement from international cricket, ending a 15 year long illustrious career. Mir featured in 226 international matches for Pakistan, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017. The right-handed batter made her ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Karachi in December 2005, while her last ODI was against Bangladesh in Lahore in November 2019. Mir rose to number-one on ICC Women’s Rankings for ODI bowlers in October 2018. She is one of the nine women cricketers to have taken 100 wickets and scored 1,000 runs in ODIs.
The Reserve Bank of India announced a special liquidity facility for mutual funds worth Rs 50,000 crore on April 27, 2020. According to RBI, the heightened volatility in capital markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed liquidity strains on mutual funds (MFs). The liquidity strains on mutual funds have only intensified in the wake of redemption pressures related to the closure of some debt MFs and potential contagious effects therefrom. The stress is, however, confined to the high-risk debt mutual fund segment at this stage, while the larger industry remains liquid.
Veteran sports photojournalist Ronojoy ”Ronny” Roy (57 years) passes away following a cardiac arrest. Popularly known as ”Ronny”, he was associated with Bengali daily Aajkaal since 1990s and covered the ICC World Cup in England last year. Having started from the entertainment section, Roy switched to sports and became a well-known face in the Maidan establishing a good rapport with both players and officials of all disciplines.
Retired bureaucrat Sanjay Kothari was sworn in as the next Central Vigilance Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind at an official oath-taking ceremony. Mr Kothari acted as the secretary to the President of India. He was replaced by Mr Kapil Dev Tripathi on April 20, 2020. Mr Tripathi is a 1980 batch IAS officer. He was appointed as CVC in February, 2020. Mr Sanjay Kothari was recommended by a high-level selection panel. The panel was headed by Prime Minister. The CVC is appointed by President based on the recommendation of the committee. The committee consists of Leader of Opposition, Minister of Home Affairs.
Role of CVC
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