Current Affairs Quiz: May 16, 2020

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  1. How much amount of package was announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman to boost housing sector?
    A)₹80000 cr
    B)₹60000 cr
    C)₹50000 cr
    D)₹70000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman announced a Rs 70,000-crore boost to housing sector by extending the subsidy scheme for affordable housing for the middle income group.The credit-linked subsidy scheme for the middle income group with an annual income of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 18 lakh was operationalised from May 2017 and extended up to March 2020.

  2. Which state government launched “Matir Smristi “ scheme?
    A)Telangana
    B)Assam
    C)WestBengal
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The West Bengal government launched a scheme to utilise 50,000 acres of barren land in six districts for income-generating activities like horticulture and pisciculture.The state government had been working on the ‘Matir Smristi’ scheme, which will benefit around 2.5 lakh people in rural Bengal.

  3. Which state government announced Aatmanirbhar Sahay Yojana?
    A)Gujarat
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Sikkim
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced Aatmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojana. The scheme for small shop keepers and self-employed hit by the lockdown.

  4. The 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meet held via Video Conference was held in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video conference in New Delhi.

  5. How much amount has been committed by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist Indian government’s fight against COVID-19?
    A)$3.1 million
    B)$4.0 million
    C)$2.5 million
    D)$3.6 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has committed $3.6 million to assist Indian government’s fight against COVID-19.The fund is to support prevention, preparedness and response activities in India

  6. With which Bank, MoneyGram Payment Systems has tied up to offer a cost-effective direct-to-bank account credit option for customers in India?
    A)SBI
    B)IDBI bank
    C)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D)Federal Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    MoneyGram Payment Systems has tied up with Federal Bank to offer a cost-effective direct-to-bank account credit option for customers in India

  7. Recently,RBI extended the interest subsidy scheme for exporters till which date?
    A)May 30,2021
    B)April 1,2021
    C)March 1,2021
    D)March 31,2021
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank said a scheme providing interest subsidy for post and pre-shipment export credit has been extended by a year till March 31, 2021, a move which would provide relief to exporters.

  8. How much amount was allocated by PM Cares Fund to for Fight against COVID-19?
    A)₹4500 cr
    B)₹3000 cr
    C)₹2500 cr
    D)₹3100 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund Trust decided to allocate Rs. 3100 Crore for fight against COVID-19.

  9. How much amount was approved by World Bank to support India’s fight against Covid-19?
    A)USD 4 billion
    B)USD 3 billion
    C)USD 1 billion
    D)USD 2 billion
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Bank approved USD 1 billion ‘Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Program‘ to support the country’s efforts for providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the pandemic.

  10. Which country developed iFeel-You’ bracelet for social distancing?
    A)Brazil
    B)India
    C)USA
    D)Italy
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Genoa-based Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) has come up with iFeel-You, an intelligent bracelet which will help users respect social distancing rules.

  11. Recently India got its first automated COVID-19 testing machine.Name it?
    A)COBAS 6800
    B)COBAS 5500
    C)COBAL 6000
    D)MI 4000
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the first automated COVID-19 testing machine ‘COBAS 6800’, procured by the government at the NCDC. Amid the spiking of cases of COVID-19 and the need for large-scale testing ‘COBAS 6800’ is an automated testing machine which has the capacity to test over 1200 samples in just 24 hours.

  12. Recently Roberto Azevedo decided to step down from the post of Chief of which organisation?
    A)WHO
    B)UNO
    C)ILO
    D)WTO
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) said its chief Roberto Azevedo will step down on August 31, a year before his term ends, on personal grounds. India is one of the founder members of this multi-lateral body, which frames rules for global exports and imports.

  13. Who was awarded the coveted Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani Memorial Rolling trophy for the year 2020?
    A)Akshay Kumar
    B)Nilesh Shah
    C)Vikas Singh
    D)Sachin Jain
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Lieutenant commander Akshay Kumar of Anti-Submarine Warfare School of Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi was awarded the coveted Vice Admiral GM Hiranandani Memorial Rolling trophy for the year 2020.

  14. Recently Sai Gundewar passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Journalist
    C)Sports
    D)Actor
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Actor Sai Gundewar, 42, who rose to prominence through MTV’s splitsvilla, passed away due to brain cancer in the US.

  15. Recently Bhabani Charan Pattnaik passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Freedom Fighter
    C)Virologist
    D)Actor
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Pattnaik died at the age of 98.

  16. Recently Debesh Roy passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Author
    C)Journalist
    D)Sports
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran Bengali author Debesh Roy, who was conferred the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Teesta Parer Brittanto’, died at a private hospital. He was 84.

  17. Recently Padma Bhushan recipient and National Professor Anisuzzaman passed away.He belongs to which nation?
    A)Bangladesh
    B)India
    C)Pakistan
    D)Bhutan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Padma Bhushan recipient and Bangladesh’s National Professor Anisuzzaman died at a military hospital in Dhaka. He was 83.

  18. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Families?
    A)Family and Health
    B)Families and Climate Action
    C)Families and inclusive society
    D)Families in Development
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Every year, May 15 is celebrated as the International Day of Families. The day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with the aim to highlight the importance attached to families by the international community. The theme for International Families day 2020 is Families in Development

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Trade Organisation?
    A)NewYork
    B)Paris
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Federal Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Kochi
    C)Chennai
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A)NewYork
    B)Washington DC
    C)Mumbai
    D)Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option B

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