Current Affairs Quiz: May 20, 2020

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  1. Which state launched Charan Paduka campaign for migrant labourers?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Assam
    C)Chhattisgarh
    D)Madhya Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Madhya Pradesh, in a first of its kind of initiative, Charan Paduka campaign has been started for the migrant labourers passing through the state.

  2. Who will head the panel that has proposed land pooling to corporatise agri, merging MNREGA with skilling programme?
    A)Thawar Chand Gehlot
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Rajnath Singh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    A LAND pooling model enabling corporatisation of agriculture, opening up EPF and ESIC for the unorganised sector, merging the MNREGA with skill development programmes to create a wage subsidy programme —- these are some of the proposals that have been drafted by a Group of Ministers (GOM) on employment and skill development.

  3. Which state to provide potable piped water to all rural households by 2022?
    A)UP
    B)Assam
    C)Punjab
    D)Meghalaya
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the state will provide 100 per cent potable piped water connections to all rural households by 2022.

  4. Recently which organisation paid a tribute to migrant workers by releasing a special postal cover dedicated to them?
    A)indiaPost
    B)NASSCOM
    C)Niti Aayog
    D)IPPB
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India Post, Mumbai, paid a tribute to migrant workers by releasing a special postal cover dedicated to them.

  5. Recently which bank has launched a special business vertical dedicated for gold loans?
    A)Canara Bank
    B)Bob
    C)idbi Bank
    D)SBI
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru-based Canara Bank, the fourth-largest public sector lender, has launched a special business vertical dedicated for gold loans.

  6. How much amount was disbursed by NABARD to cooperative banks and regional rural banks (RRBs) for on-lending to farmers?
    A)₹35686 cr
    B)₹22500 cr
    C)₹15600 cr
    D)₹20500 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) said it has disbursed Rs 20,500 crore to cooperative banks and regional rural banks (RRBs) for on-lending to farmers.

  7. As per American brokerage Goldman Sachs, Indian economy to contract by how much percent in FY21?
    A)2%
    B)3%
    C)4%
    D)5%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    American brokerage Goldman Sachs expects the Indian economy to contract by 5 per cent in FY21, making it the worst performance by the country ever.

  8. The Bundesliga of which country became the world’s first major sports event to resume after COVID-19 lock down?
    A)Hungary
    B)France
    C)Germany
    D)Russia
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Bundesliga of Germany becomes the world’s first major sports event to resume after COVID-19 lock down.

  9. Benjamin Netanyahu has again been re sworn as PM of which country?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Israel
    C)Iran
    D)China
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to be sworn in as PM for the fifth time amid the coronavirus epidemic.

  10. Who has been honoured with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian hydrography?
    A)Vinay Badhwar
    B)Rakesh Sinha
    C)Lokesh Anand
    D)SS Ahuja
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, the National Hydrographer to the government of India, has been honoured with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian hydrography and across the wider Indian Ocean region.

  11. Recently which company picked 1.34% stake in Jio platforms for Rs 6,598.38 cr?
    A)General Atlantic
    B)Mphasis
    C)Tesla
    D)Micron Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Reliance Industries announced the sale of 1.34 per cent stake in its digital unit to global equity firm General Atlantic for Rs 6,598.38 crore, the fourth deal in less than four weeks that will inject a combined Rs 67,194.75 crore in the oil-to-telecom conglomerate to help it pare debt.

  12. Recently which ship was commissioned into Indian Navy at Port Blair by Lieutenant General PS Rajeshwar?
    A)INLCU L57
    B)INLCU S45
    C)INLCU N12
    D)INLCU M55
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Lieutenant General PS Rajeshwar, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command, commissioned INLCU L57 into the Indian Navy at Port Blair.

  13. Recently which famous Bengali fiction translator passed away?
    A)Gopa Majumdar
    B)Santosh Gupta
    C)Suresh Kundu
    D)Shruti Chakraborty
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Renowned Bengali fiction translator Gopa Majumdar, best known for her English translations of Satyajit Ray’s famous detective series ‘Feluda’, passed away following a cardiac arrest. She was 64.

  14. Who is the author of book “Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City”?
    A)Fang Fang
    B)Lee Weing
    C)Xi Zinping
    D)Su Lee
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The book called “Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City” authored by Chinese literary writer Fang Fang has been released recently.

  15. What is the theme of this year’s International Museum Day?
    A)Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.
    B)Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics
    C)Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums
    D)Museums and World Exploration
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Museum Day 2020 will be celebrated on May 18 this year. The event highlights a specific theme which changes every year to reflect the basis of the international museum community’s preoccupations. The International Museum Day is celebrated each year with a different theme.The theme for International Museum Day 2020 is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Canara Bank?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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

  3. Where is the HQ of GoldmanSachs?
    A)NewYork
    B)London
    C)Mumbai
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

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