Current Affairs Quiz: May 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 May 2020 Quiz

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  1. How much amount of package was announced by government for agriculture and allied sectors aimed at strengthening infrastructure, logistics and capacity building at farm gate?
    A)₹1.85 lakh cr
    B)₹2.00 lakh cr
    C)₹1.90 lakh cr
    D)₹1.63 lakh cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government announced a Rs 1.63 lakh crore package for agriculture and allied sectors aimed at strengthening infrastructure, logistics and capacity building at farm gate.

  2. Which state education department in collaboration with Doordarshan started online classes and educational programs?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Jharkhand
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Assam
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    In Jharkhand, the State Education Department in collaboration with Doordarshan started online classes and educational programs to provide school education to students of the state through video and thematic lectures.

  3. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched the “GOAL (Going Online As Leaders)” programme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) in partnership with which company?
    A)Google
    B)Wechat
    C)Whatsapp
    D)Facebook
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched the “GOAL (Going Online As Leaders)” programme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) in partnership with Facebook at a Webinar in New Delhi .

  4. Which state police has inducted in service India’s first thermal detection headgear that will enhance the social distancing while still enabling the policemen to perform their duties?
    A)Delhi
    B)Maharashtra
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Assam
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Delhi Police has inducted in service India’s first thermal detection headgear that will enhance the social distancing while still enabling the policemen to perform their duties.

  5. Which became 1st European country to become coronavirus-free?
    A)France
    B)Slovenia
    C)Germany
    D)Spain
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Slovenia is the first country in Europe to declare an end to its coronavirus outbreak, its government declared, after a dramatic slowdown in new cases.

  6. How much amount was sanctioned by nabard for Punjab to ensure credit flow to farmers?
    A)₹1500 cr
    B)₹2000 cr
    C)₹2500 cr
    D)₹3000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for Punjab to ensure continuous credit flow to farmers, through state cooperative banks, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. As per RBI, Foreign exchange reserves surge by how much recently?
    A)$5.797 billion
    B)$4.235 billion
    C)$2.976 billion
    D)$1.954 billion
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The country’s foreign exchange reserves surged by $4.235 billion to $485.313 billion in the week to May 8 on account of rise in the foreign currency assets, according to the Reserve Bank of India.

  8. As per Asian Development Bank, Global economy could witness losses up to how much amount?
    A)$9.0 trillion
    B)$8.0 trillion
    C)$4.5 trillion
    D)$8.8 trillion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The global economy is expected to suffer $5.8-8.8 trillion in losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, said by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in a new report subsequent to its economic outlook released in early April.

  9. Who has been appointed as director general of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO)?
    A)Sanjiv Singh
    B)Mrityunjay Shah
    C)Vinay Tripathi
    D)Rajesh Goel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Realtors body National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) has appointed Rajesh Goel as director general (DG) of the association.

  10. Who been appointed as chairman of the city gas distributor Mahanagar Gas Ltd?
    A)Sanjay Sharma
    B)Vikas Chaturvedi
    C)Rakesh Sinha
    D)Manoj Jain
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Manoj Jain, chairman and managing director of national gas major GAIL, has been appointed as chairman of the city gas distributor Mahanagar Gas Ltd as well.

  11. Which Company has acquired animated graphics startup GIPHY?
    A)Blackberry
    B)Microsoft
    C)Google
    D)Facebook
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Facebook had acquired the animated graphics startup GIPHY and would integrate the company in its Instagram visual social network.

  12. Who commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference?
    A)Narendra Modi
    B)Rajnath Singh
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Nitin Gadkari
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. What is the capital of Slovenia?
    A)Ljubljana
    B)Slome
    C)Rusty
    D)Logate
    View Answer
    Option A

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