Current Affairs Quiz: April 23, 2020

Current Affairs 23 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government joined hands with UNICEF to keep over 16 lakh children engaged in a meaningful way during the lockdown?
    A)Odisha
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Goa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Odisha government along with UNICEF released a calendar-based fun-filled list of activities for children to keep over 16 lakh children engaged in a meaningful way during the lockdown.

  2. Which state government launched Homeline, an initiative for doorstep delivery of essentials?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Karnataka
    C)Telangana
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Homeline, an initiative for doorstep delivery of essentials across Bengaluru city limits during the lockdown and claimed to be India’s first integrated voice and message platform to provide citizens services, was launched by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa .

  3. What is the rank of India in World Press Freedom Index releasedby Reporters Without Border?
    A)140
    B)141
    C)142
    D)143
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis.

  4. According to a survey by Gartner, Inc,which is world’s most digitally dexterous country?
    A)USA
    B)India
    C)UK
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to a survey by Gartner, Inc, sixty-seven per cent of digital workers in India said emerging technologies such as machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) are increasing their effectiveness at work.

  5. Recently which country legalised cannabis farming for medicinal use?
    A)India
    B)Australia
    C)Thailand
    D)Lebanon
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Lebanese parliament legalized cannabis farming for medicinal use, a potentially lucrative export for an economy in dire need of foreign currency as it grapples with a paralyzing financial crisis.Although growing the plant is illegal in Lebanon, cannabis has long been farmed openly in the fertile Bekaa Valley.

  6. Which payment bank has partnered with Mastercard for the issuance of virtual and physical debit cards?
    A)Paytm Payments Bank
    B)Airtel Payments Bank
    C)India Post Payments Bank
    D)Fino Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has partnered with Mastercard for the issuance of virtual and physical debit cards.

  7. Which Company bought 9.99% stake in Jio for Rs 43574 cr?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Apple
    C)Facebook
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Facebook announced an investment of USD 5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore) to buy a 10 per cent stake in the firm that houses billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s telecom arm Jio as the social media giant looks to expand presence in its largest market in terms of subscriber base.

  8. Who was appointed as CEO of Huawei Telecommunications India?
    A)Lee Sui Weing
    B)Jay Chen
    C)David Li
    D)Micheal Pompo
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Huawei Telecommunications India said it has appointed David Li as its Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Jay Chen who has been promoted to handle Asia Pacific level business role.

  9. Recently which city municipal corporation developed Saiyam” mobile App to track home quarantine people on a real-time basis?
    A)Pune
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    To track home quarantine people on a real-time basis, Pune Municipal Corporation has developed a mobile application named ‘Saiyam’. The mobile application has GPS tracking so that whenever quarantined citizens leave their homes, city administration gets alerted and the local ward or the local police station gets informed, who then visit the family.

  10. Which application was launched by ministry of health and family welfare for citizen engagement on COVID-19?
    A)COVID Raksha
    B)COVID Kavach
    C)Arogya Setu
    D)COVID India Seva
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The ministry of health and family welfare has launched an application ‘COVID India Seva’ to help people in Covid-19 pandemic situation. The application is launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the union health minister on twitter.

  11. Who launched a mobile app ‘Jharkhand Bazaar’ to help people get essential commodities?
    A)Shivraj Singh Chauhan
    B)Bhupesh Bhegal
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Hemant Soren
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren launched a mobile app ‘Jharkhand Bazaar’ which will help the people of the state get their essential commodities during the lockdown period to control the spread of COVID-19.

  12. What is the theme of this year’s Earth Day?
    A)Save Earth
    B)Biodiversity and Climate
    C)Climate Action
    D)Climate Change
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    April 22nd, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environmental movement.It was celebrated for the first time in 1970.Earth Day is celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNICEF?
    A)Rome
    B)Paris
    C)NewYork
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Lebanon?
    A)Euro
    B)peso
    C)Pound
    D)Dollar
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Huawei?
    A)Tokyo
    B)Beijing
    C)Bangkok
    D)Shenzhen
    View Answer
    Option D

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