Current Affairs Quiz 14
1. Domestic flight operations will resume from which date?
Answer: a)May 25th
Explanation: Domestic flights will resume operations from May 25, 2020 in a calibrated manner. This was announced by Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on May 20, 2020.
2.The centre has allowed 200 non-AC trains to run daily from which date?
Answer: b)June 1st
Explanation: The Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal announced that the Indian Railways will run around 200 non-AC trains daily from June 1, 2020. The online booking for the same will begin soon. The trains will be in addition to the Shramik Special Trains.
3. Who will soon take charge as the Chairman of WHO’s Executive Board?
b)PM Narendra Modi
Answer: a)Harsh Vardhan
Explanation: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will be appointed as the Chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on May 22, 2020. Harsh Vardhan is expected to succeed Japan’s Dr. Hiroki Nakatani, who is the current Chairman of the 34-member board.
4.The competent authority will have to pay how much fine for failing to issue the J&K domicile certificates within the specified 7-day period?
c)Rs 10, 000
Answer: b)Rs 50,000
Explanation: The Jammu and Kashmir administration issued a notification on May 18, 2020 defining the rules for the issuance of domicile certificates in the Union territory. The ‘J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules 2020’ include a penalty clause, as per which the appellate authority can recover Rs 50,000 from the salary of the competent authority if there is any delay in issuing of the certificates beyond the specified time of 7 days.
5.Mee Annapurna, an inclusive programe has been launched for the welfare of farmers in which state?
Explanation: Mee Annapurna, an inclusive programe has been launched for the welfare of farmers and Bhoomiputras in Maharashtra. The initiative was announced by Integrated Risk Insurance, an IRDA Licensed insurance intermediary.
6.India has provided how much aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency?
a)USD 1 million
b)USD 1.5 million
c)USD 3 million
d)USD 2 million
Answer: d)USD 2 million
Explanation: India on May 19, 2020 provided 2 million USD relief aid to the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) to help in the welfare of Palestine refugees. The fund is to be used in core programs including education and health for the refugees.
7.NABARD has released how much amount to the regional rural banks and co-operative banks for lending to the farmers?
a)Rs 15000 crore
b)Rs 10000 crore
c)Rs 36500 crore
d)Rs 20,500 crore
Answer: d)Rs 20,500 crore
Explanation: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released Rs. 20,500 crore to regional rural banks and co-operative banks for lending to the farmers. The amount is a part of the Rs. 25,000 crore, which was a refinance facility provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to NABARD.
8.Which nation has included disputed territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura in its new map?
Explanation: Nepal’s new political map shows Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura under Nepal’s territory. The new map was approved by Nepal’s Cabinet recently. The endorsement comes amid Nepal’s border dispute with India.