Current Affairs Quiz: May 7, 2020

Current Affairs 7 May 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government launched the Ayush Kavach app that will provide health-related tips and information about ayurvedic medicines to people during the coronavirus crisis?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Assam
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the Ayush Kavach app that will provide health-related tips and information about ayurvedic medicines to people during the coronavirus crisis.

  2. In which state, India’s first Covid-19 test bus was launched?
    A)Bihar
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Odisha
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    With the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic throwing up challenges everyday, India’s first test bus for the disease was flagged off on Maharashtra Day.

  3. Which state launched Birsa Harit Gram Yojana (BHGY), Neelambar Pitambar JAL Sammridhi Yojana (NPJSY) and Veer Sahid Poto Ho Khel Vikas Scheme (VSPHKVS) to add jobs in the rural economy?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Bihar
    C)Jharkhand
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Faced with the possibility of a steep increase in unemployment in rural areas following the expected return of a large number of stranded migrant workers from other States, the Jharkhand government announced three labour intensive programmes Birsa Harit Gram Yojana (BHGY), Neelambar Pitambar JAL Sammridhi Yojana (NPJSY) and Veer Sahid Poto Ho Khel Vikas Scheme (VSPHKVS) to add jobs in the rural economy.

  4. Recently Indian Navy launched which operation to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas?
    A)Samudra Setu
    B)Thrissur
    C)Arogya Setu
    D)Suraksha Setu
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu – meaning Sea Bridge, as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.

  5. Who headed the panel formed by IRDAI to draft standard professional indemnity policy for insurance intermediaries?
    A)Surbhi Goel
    B)Kasturi Sengupta
    C)Umesh Rathod
    D)Yegnapriya Bharat
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Regulator Irdai has set up a panel to frame standard professional indemnity policy for insurance intermediaries that can be issued by all the insurers. The development came after Irdai witnessed several instances where policies taken by insurance intermediaries did not comply with the regulatory provisions.

  6. DBS Bank has projected India’s GDP for FY21 to how much percent?
    A)1.5%
    B)1.4%
    C)1.1%
    D)1%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    With the lockdown now in place for two months, Singapore-based DBS Bank has cut India’s FY21 GDP forecast to 1 per cent vis-a-vis 1.5 per cent projected on April 9.

  7. Who was appointed as new managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Max Bupa Health Insurance?
    A)RK Chaturvedi
    B)Ashish Mehta
    C)TN Malhotra
    D)Krishnan Ramachandran
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Max Bupa Health Insurance said it has appointed Krishnan Ramachandran as its new managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO).

  8. Who has been reappointed as chairperson of the Parliament’s public accounts committee (PAC)?
    A)Harish Mehta
    B)Manoharan Singh
    C)Om Birla
    D)Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been reappointed as chairperson of the Parliament’s public accounts committee (PAC) by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

  9. Which Indian American was nominated as a representative to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank’s lending arm?
    A)Ashok Micheal Pinto
    B)Abhilash Joseph
    C)Tanu Dhusia
    D)Thomas Pinto
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American lawyer Ashok Michael Pinto as a representative to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank’s lending arm.

  10. Who has received the Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology for the year 2020 instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India?
    A)Amit Dubey
    B)Vikas Chaturvedi
    C)Saurabh Lodha
    D)Anurag Singh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Professor Saurabh Lodha from Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, has received the Young Career Award in Nano Science and Technology for the year 2020 instituted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

  11. Who shared the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for forest sector’ for 3-PG (Physiological Principles Predicting Growth), a model to predict forest growth in a changing climate?
    A)Joseph J Landsberg
    B)Richard H Waring
    C)Nicholas C Coops
    D)All of these
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Joseph J Landsberg, Richard H Waring and Nicholas C Coops, share the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for forest sector’ for 3-PG (Physiological Principles Predicting Growth), a model to predict forest growth in a changing climate.

  12. Who was awarded the commemorative World War II medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany by Russia?
    A)Kim Jong Un
    B)Lee Ching
    C)Xi Zinping
    D)Sheikh Hasina
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kim Jong Un a commemorative war medal marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.

  13. Recently which state government launched an exit app for people from other states who are stranded in the state due to the lockdown and want to return to their native place?
    A)Bihar
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)WestBengal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The West Bengal government launched an exit app for people from other states who are stranded in the state due to the lockdown and want to return to their native place.

  14. What is the theme of this year’s World Aasthma Day?
    A)Enough Asthma Deaths
    B)Hold your breath
    C)Stop for Asthma
    D)Prevention of Asthma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Asthma Day celebrated every year on the first Tuesday in the month of May to raise awareness, care and support for those affected by asthma. The annual observance is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). This year, the World Asthma Day will be observed on May 5, 2020.The theme for World Asthma Day 2020 is Enough Asthma Deaths.

  15. What is the theme of this year’s International Midwife Day?
    A)Midwives Education
    B)Midwives Celebrate the Rights
    C)Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights
    D)Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite ‘ our time is NOW
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Midwife Day is celebrated on the 5th of May every year, to appreciate the work of midwives .The theme for ICM 2020 is Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite ‘ our time is NOW!

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IRDAI?
    A)Ahmedabad
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of DBS Bank?
    A)Japan
    B)Singapore
    C)Thailand
    D)HongKong
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Max Bupa Health Insurance?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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