Current Affairs Quiz: May 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 May 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was sanctioned by centre under the MGNREGA in the current financial year?
    A)₹33300 cr
    B)₹32000 cr
    C)₹34500 cr
    D)₹37500 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has sanctioned Rs 33,300 crore under the MGNREGA in the current financial year so far to liquidate all outstanding dues of previous years and to meet wage expenditure till June said by Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

  2. Which state government launched Jagananna Vidya Deevena’,scheme?
    A)Odisha
    B)Bihar
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Telangana
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy launched ‘Jagananna Vidya Deevena’, a fee reimbursement scheme that would benefit 14 lakh college students in the State.

  3. Which state government launched Jeevan Amrit Yojana’ scheme to boost immunity system of citizens?
    A)Bihar
    B)Assam
    C)Karnataka
    D)Madhya Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched Jeevan Amrit Yojana, a unique scheme to boost immunity system of citizens of the state.

  4. Which Indian minister participated in BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting on coronavirus through video conferencing.?
    A)S Jaishankar
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Rajnath Singh
    D)Nitin Gadkari
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar participated in BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting on coronavirus through video conferencing.

  5. Which country hosted the eleventh session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue through video conference?
    A)India
    B)Germany
    C)China
    D)Russia
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The eleventh session of Petersberg Climate Dialogue witnessed India along with 30 other countries deliberating over ways and means to tackle the challenge of reinvigorating economies and societies after COVID-19. It was hosted by Germany, and it was co-hosted by the United Kingdom (UK).

  6. Which organisation recently launched Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator”?
    A)G7
    B)UN
    C)G20
    D)WHO
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Saudi G20 Presidency has welcome the launch of “Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator”, a landmark, global and timely collaboration for the accelerated development, production and equitable access to new COVID-19 tools.

  7. How much loan was given by Asian Development Bank for power sector in rural Maharashtra?
    A)USD 370 million
    B)USD 365 million
    C)USD 350 million
    D)USD 346 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it has approved a USD 346 million (around Rs 2,616 crore) loan to Indian government to provide reliable power connection in rural areas of Maharashtra.

  8. The government has established International Financial Services Centres Authority to regulate all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs).It will be headquartered in which city?
    A)Gandhinagar
    B)Surat
    C)Ahmedabad
    D)Hyderabad
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has established International Financial Services Centres Authority to regulate all financial services in International Financial Services Centres (IFSCs) in Gandhinagar.

  9. Moody’s Investors Service slashed India growth forecast for calendar year 2020 to how much percent?
    A)0.2%
    B)0.5%
    C)0.8%
    D)1.1%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Moody’s Investors Service slashed India growth forecast for calendar year 2020 to 0.2 per cent, from 2.5 per cent projected in March. For 2021, the rating agency expects India’s growth to rebound to 6.2 per cent.

  10. Which Company launched Hydrogen Fuel bus and car project for Leh and New Delhi?
    A)BHEL
    B)NTPC
    C)BEL
    D)NASSCOM
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power producer and a central PSU under Ministry of Power, has invited Global Expression of Interest (EoI) to provide 10 Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) based electric buses and an equal number of Hydrogen Fuel Cell based electric cars in Leh and Delhi. The EoI has been issued by NTPC’s wholly owned subsidiary, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited.

  11. Who has been appointed as interim MD and CEO of PNB Housing Finance?
    A)Neeraj Vyas
    B)Surendra Agarwal
    C)Vikas Chaturvedi
    D)Anurag Thakur
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    PNB Housing Finance said it has appointed Neeraj Vyas as its interim Managing Director and CEO.

  12. Recently who was sworn in as vigilance commissioner?
    A)Anil Dubey
    B)Sanjay Gupta
    C)Amit Agarwal
    D)Suresh N Patel
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Andhra Bank’s former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Suresh N. Patel was sworn in as vigilance commissioner, taking the watchdog to its full strength of three.

  13. Who has been appointed as the head coach of USA men’s national cricket team?
    A)Kapil Dev
    B)Ajay Jadeja
    C)Dhanraj Singh
    D)J ArunKumar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    J Arun Kumar, the former Karnataka captain and coach, has been appointed as the head coach of USA men’s national cricket team.

  14. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)?
    A)Rajiv Kumar
    B)Anil Singh
    C)Rakesh Dubey
    D)Ramesh Mishra
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar was y appointed as the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), the government’s headhunter for top level posts in public sector undertakings for a period of three years.

  15. Recently Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute has developed Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device, HCARD.It is based in which city?
    A)Durgapur
    B)Shillong
    C)Dispur
    D)Ranchi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Durgapur-based CSIR lab, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute has developed Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device, HCARD which can help frontline health care workers in maintaining physical distance from those infected by corona virus.

  16. Which bank bought 29% stake in Max Life Insurance for Rs 1,592 crore?
    A)Axis Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)ICICI Bank
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender Axis Bank said it would acquire an additional 29 per cent stake in Max Life Insurance for an estimated price of Rs 1,592 crore, raising its total holding in the life insurer to 30 per cent after the completion of the deal.Max Financial Services will hold the remaining 70 per cent in the joint venture.

  17. Recently Rishi Kapoor passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Journalist
    C)Singer
    D)Politics
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bollywood’s heartthrob of the 70s’ and acclaimed National Award winning actor Rishi Kapoor passed away at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. He was 67.

  18. Recently Troy Sneed passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Singer
    B)Actor
    C)Virologist
    D)Photography
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus at the age of 52.

  19. Recently Michael Robinson passed away,He was related to which sports?
    A)Basketball
    B)Tennis
    C)Football
    D)Cricket
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland striker Michael Robinson has died at the age of 61.

  20. The biography Sayajirao Gaekwad III: The Maharaja of Baroda’ is based on which personality?
    A)Raghvendra Shetty
    B)Vinod Gupta
    C)Rupa Bharadwaj
    D)Uma Balasubramaniam
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Uma Balasubramaniam’s latest historical epic biography titled, ‘Sayajirao Gaekwad III: The Maharaja of Baroda’ captures the life of a great ruler.The book was published by Rupa Publications

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of NTPC?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A)Philippines
    B)Germany
    C)HongKong
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option A

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