Current Affairs Quiz: May 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 May 2020 Quiz

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  1. Recently government started which services to cater to people having feature phone or landline via Arogya Setu?
    A)IVRS
    B)IMPS
    C)ICMR
    D)IRVS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Government has started Aarogya Setu IVRS services to cater to people having feature phone or landline.

  2. Which state government has launched an online portal scholarships.gov.in under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’?
    A)Odisha
    B)Tripura
    C)Assam
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has launched an online portal scholarships.gov.in under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’.

  3. Government think tank Niti Aayog in association with which organisation launched a campaign focussed on ensuring wellbeing of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A)Amazon
    B)Melinda Gates Foundation
    C)Sarthak Foundation
    D)Pirmal Foundation
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government think tank Niti Aayog in association with Piramal Foundation — the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group launched a campaign focussed on ensuring wellbeing of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Which state government launched programme Nigah’ to aware family members of migrant returnees?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Karnataka
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In Himachal pradesh, the state government is planning to launch a new programme Nigah, in order to sensitize and educate the family members of the people coming to the state from other parts of the country.

  5. Recently government started which mission to bring Indians stranded abroad amid Coronavirus?
    A)Samudra Setu
    B)Bharat Desh
    C)Vande Mata
    D)Vande Bharat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In one of the largest evacuation exercises named the Vande Bharat Mission, the government will operate 64 flights from May 7 till May 13 to bring home nearly 14,800 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

  6. Which Indian ship reached Maldives capital of Male as part of efforts to repatriate Indian nationals from foreign shores?
    A)INS Samudra
    B)INS Agni
    C)INS Vikramaditya
    D)INS Jalashwa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian navy ship INS Jalashwa reached Maldives capital of Male today as part of efforts to repatriate Indian nationals from foreign shores.

  7. According to a UN report titled ‘Lost at Home’ report, published by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF),over how many people were internally displaced in 2019?
    A)33 million
    B)35 million
    C)27 million
    D)56 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to a UN report titled ‘Lost at Home’ report, published by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), more than five million people were internally displaced in India due to natural disasters, conflict and violence in 2019, constituting the highest number of new internal displacements in the world during the period followed by the Philippines, Bangladesh and China.

  8. Which organisation signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to support critical research and development of a unique prototype material to be used in manufacturing washable and reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) surgical gowns and masks?
    A)LIC HFL
    B)IDBI Federal
    C)SBI Life
    D)PNB Housing Finance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    PNB Housing Finance Ltd (PNBHFL) signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to support critical research and development of a unique prototype material to be used in manufacturing washable and reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) surgical gowns and masks.

  9. Who took charge as Director General of Labour Bureau in the Ministry of Labour and Employment?
    A)Ravi Yadav
    B)Ashok Singhal
    C)Tarun Bajaj
    D)DPS Negi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Economic Services officer D P S Negi took charge as Director General of Labour Bureau in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  10. Who was appointed as a director on the central board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
    A)Rajesh Mishra
    B)Sanjiv Singh
    C)Atanu Chakraborty
    D)Tarun Bajaj
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj as a director on the central board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

  11. Recently Mustafa Al Kadhimi has been chosen as PM of which nation?
    A)Iraq
    B)Iran
    C)Israel
    D)Afghanistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mustafa Al Kadhimi has been chosen as Iraq’s new Prime Minister, ending months of political deadlock. Iraq’s Parliament voted to chose Mustafa Kadhimi as the nation’s new prime minister.

  12. Which state government has launched an app ‘CMAPP (Comprehensive Monitoring of Agriculture, Price, and Procurement)’, a mobile application to monitor the agriculture needs of farmers?
    A)Odisha
    B)Telangana
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched an app ‘CMAPP (Comprehensive Monitoring of Agriculture, Price, and Procurement)’, a mobile application to monitor the agriculture needs of farmers.

  13. Which state government launched ‘Ayush Kavach-Covid’ app to help people get health remedies which can be useful in fight against COVID-19?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Punjab
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched ‘Ayush Kavach-Covid’ app to help people get health remedies which can be useful in fight against COVID-19. The app has been developed by AYUSH ministry.

  14. Which state/UT inaugurated a newly developed android based mobile app named “CHDCOVID”?
    A)Uttarakhand
    B)Bihar
    C)Chandigarh
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Punjab Governor and Administrator of UT Chandigarh V.P Singh Badnore inaugurated a newly developed android based mobile app named “CHDCOVID”.

  15. recently Dalit Ezhilmalai passed away,He was related to which field?
    A)sports
    B)Actor
    C)Journalist
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Dalit Ezhilmalai, former Union Minister of State for Health in the Vajpayee Cabinet, died at his residence on the outskirts of Chennai. He was 74.

  16. when is World Atletics Day observed?
    A)May 7
    B)May 8
    C)May 6
    D)May 5
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Athletics Day is annually celebrated on May 7 to increase awareness about athletics and to encourage the youth to take up sports.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of PNB HFL?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the currency of Iraq?
    A)Dinar
    B)Riel
    C)Rufiyaa
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option A

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