Current Affairs Quiz: May 13, 2020

Current Affairs 13 May 2020 Quiz

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  1. The country’s first ever ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’ Yojana was launched by which state government?
    A)Telangana
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Assam
    D)Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra launched country’s first ever ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’ in Bhopal.

  2. Which country named a street after Rabindranath Tagore to honour him on his 159th anniversary?
    A)Israel
    B)Iran
    C)Afghanistan
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Israel has named a street in Tel Aviv after celebrated Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore as a tribute on his 159th birthday.

  3. Which Company has launched the standard health insurance policy – Arogya Sanjeevani Health Insurance Policy?
    A)SBI General Insurance
    B)IDBI Federal
    C)Max Bupa
    D)Niacl
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    SBI General Insurance launched the standard health insurance policy – Arogya Sanjeevani Health Insurance Policy SBI General Insurance. The policy provides hospitalisation cover anywhere in India with sums insured ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakhs.

  4. Which Company has introduced Own-Online’ digital sales platform?
    A)Maruti
    B)Mahindra
    C)Ford
    D)Honda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Mahindra has launched ‘Own-Online’, a digital sales platform that enables customers to purchase any of its vehicles without the need for physically visiting a dealership.

  5. Recently FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup has been rescheduled to next year.It will be played in which country?
    A)NewZealand
    B)Brazil
    C)Australia
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The postponed FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India was on Tuesday rescheduled to next year from February 17 to March 7 after the world body made a “thorough assessment” of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. Who has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)?
    A)Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi
    B)Anand Kumar
    C)Swati Singh
    D)Rishi Kanwal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).

  7. Which Indian journalist was one of 17 recipients of the Freedom of Speech Award presented by German public news outlet Deutsche Welle, for showing “outstanding commitment to human rights and freedom of expression in the media”?
    A)Sudhir Chaudhary
    B)Alfa Tariq
    C)Ravish Kumar
    D)Siddharth Varadarajan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian journalist Siddharth Varadarajan was one of 17 recipients of the Freedom of Speech Award presented by German public news outlet Deutsche Welle, for showing “outstanding commitment to human rights and freedom of expression in the media”. The announcement came on World Press Freedom Day.

  8. Recently CSIR-NAL has developed BiPAP Non Invasive Ventilator for Covid 19.Name it?
    A)Swasth Vayu
    B)Antriksh
    C)Suraksha
    D)Swasth Nigrani
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    CSIR – National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Bangalore, a constituent of lab of CSIR has developed a Non Invasive BiPAP Ventilator in a record time of 36 days to treat COVID-19 patients.

  9. Which organisation lab has developed automated UV systems to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers & currency notes?
    A)BEL
    B)BHEL
    C)HAL
    D)DRDO
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hyderabad based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) lab has developed automated Ultraviolet systems to sanitise electronic gadgets, papers and currency notes.

  10. What is the name of the helpline of Central University of Odisha Launched by Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’?
    A)Videsh
    B)Suraksha
    C)Uttam
    D)Bharosa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    To relieve the distress of student community during the troubled time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched Central University of Odisha Helpline “Bharosa” and its Helpline Number 08046801010 through a virtual platform today in New Delhi.

  11. The National Institute of Virology has achieved success in developing the nation’s first indigenous COVID-19 antibody test kit.Name it?
    A)ELLI
    B)SWARN
    C)ELISA
    D)SURAKSHA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a major development, the National Institute of Virology (NIV) situated in Pune, Maharashtra has achieved success in developing the nation’s first indigenous COVID-19 antibody test kit.

  12. Recently Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers passed away.Name him/her?
    A)Little Smith
    B)Taylor Swift
    C)Small Wonder
    D)Little Richard
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Little Richard, a founding father of rock & roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died. He was 87.

  13. Recently champion Manmeet Singh Walia passed away.He was related to which sports?
    A)Table Tennis
    B)cricket
    C)football
    D)basketball
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former national table tennis champion Manmeet Singh Walia, who was suffering from rare ALS disease for nearly two years, has died in Montreal, Canada. He was 58.

  14. What is the theme of this year International Nurses Day?
    A)Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health
    B)A voice to lead:Health is a human right
    C)A voice to lead-Health for All
    D)Nurses-Safety and Health
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

  15. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. International Nurses Day 2020 is special as this is the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who is revered as the founder of modern nursingThis year the theme of the day is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Israel?
    A)Rupee
    B)Riel
    C)dinar
    D)shekel
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ Of SBI General Insurance?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is HQ of FIFA?
    A)Switzerland
    B)Thailand
    C)italy
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option A

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