Current Affairs Quiz: May 14, 2020

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  1. Which city has launched Pranavayu programme to create awareness on the need to self examine the respiratory health?
    A)Bangalore
    B)Chennai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru Urban district in Karnataka has launched Pranavayu programme to create awareness on the need to self examine the respiratory health for Bengaloreans.

  2. Who headed the high powered committee on setting up of panel to consider pleas seeking 4G in J&K?
    A)Swati Chaturvedi
    B)AK Bhalla
    C)Nishi Vishnoi
    D)Sakshi Joshi
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court ordered setting up of a high-powered committee headed by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, the Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), to consider pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

  3. Which state has launched the first indigenous seam sealing machine, which helps in manufacturing PPE kits at half the price of the imported one?
    A)Telangana
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Gujarat
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched the first indigenous seam sealing machine, which helps in manufacturing PPE kits at half the price of the imported one in Rajkot.

  4. The government”s flagship social security scheme, Atal Pension Yojana (APY), has achieved the milestone of how many subscribers as it completes 5 years?
    A)2.23 cr
    B)2.50 cr
    C)3.00 cr
    D)3.21 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government”s flagship social security scheme, Atal Pension Yojana (APY), has achieved the milestone of 2.23 subscribers as it completes five years of its implementation.

  5. What is the rank of India on WEF’s global energy transition index?
    A)70th
    B)72nd
    C)75th
    D)74th
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has moved up two positions to rank 74th on a global ‘Energy Transition Index’ with improvements on all key parameters of economic growth, energy security and environmental sustainability.

  6. How much loan was provided by New Development Bank to India to fight COVID-19?
    A)USD 5 billion
    B)USD 3 billion
    C)USD 2 billion
    D)USD 1 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The New Development Bank of the BRICS countries has fully disbursed USD one billion emergency assistance loan to India to help it contain the spread of COVID-19 and reduce human, social and economic losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  7. Which state has tied up with Railway and Postal Department for door delivery and pick up of parcels to help people during the lockdown?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Odisha
    C)Telangana
    D)Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a first of its kind initiative in the country, the Railways and Postal department in Kerala have entered into a tie-up for door delivery and pick up of parcels to help people during the lockdown from Tuesday.

  8. Recently which Indian Paralympics silver medallist announced his/her retirement?
    A)Deepa Malik
    B)Sakshi Joshi
    C)Tripti Singh
    D)Abhinav Bindra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik announced that she has bid adieu to active sports in order to serve as the office bearer in the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) in accordance with the National Sports Code.

  9. which country won the inaugural $180,000 FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup?
    A)Russia
    B)Nepal
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    China won the inaugural $180,000 FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup following a 2-2 draw against USA.

  10. Recently Remy Di Gregorio has been banned for 4 years from which profession?
    A)Swimming
    B)Cricket
    C)Athlete
    D)Cycling
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    French cyclist Remy Di Gregorio has been banned for 4 years by the International Cycling Union (UCI) for using a form of banned blood-boosting hormone EPO (Erythropoietin).

  11. Who has been appointed as the new CBSE chairman?
    A)Manoj Ahuja
    B)Anurag Jain
    C)S Kishore
    D)Rakesh Ranjan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior IAS officer Manoj Ahuja has been appointed as the CBSE chairman and Anurag Jain, the vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.

  12. Who is set to serve his second term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
    A)VVS Laxman
    B)Rahul Dravid
    C)Adam Gilchrist
    D)Kumar Sangakkara
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is set to serve his second term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as the current activities have been postponed at the club.

  13. Recently Sohrai Khovar painting of which state got GI tag?
    A)Odisha
    B)Assam
    C)Telangana
    D)Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting and Telangana’s Telia Rumal were given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry headquartered in Chennai.

  14. which web portal was launched by MSME Ministry MSME Ministry to assist enterprises?
    A)FRIENDS
    B)LOCALS
    C)VEER
    D)CHAMPIONS
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    web portal ‘CHAMPIONS’ (champions.gov.in), a tech-driven control room-cum-management information system, was launched by the Ministry of Micro, Small Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India as part of its effort to support enterprises.

  15. Which ministry has partnered with tech startups Safejob and Seekify to use technology to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the local Kirana store level?
    A)Department of Finance
    B)Department of Food Prcessing
    C)Department of Animal Husbandry
    D)Department of Consumer Affairs
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Department of Consumer Affairs has partnered with tech startups Safejob and Seekify to use technology to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at the local Kirana store level. The Suraksha Store initiative is designed for the health and safety of the citizens during and after the lockdown, as per the companies’ joint release.

  16. Recently Shafique Ansari passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Singer
    C)Politics
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Crime Patrol actor Shafique Ansari died in Mumbai . He was 52. The actor was battling thoracic cancer for more than two years.

  17. Recently which US actor and comedian passed away due to natural causes?
    A)Anderson K
    B)John Smith
    C)Tony William
    D)Jerry Stiller
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died due to natural causes. He was 92.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Sweden?
    A)Krona
    B)Rupee
    C)Peso
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of International Cycling Union?
    A)Switzerland
    B)Finland
    C)India
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option A

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