Current Affairs Quiz 25
1. World’s largest COVID makeshift hospital is being planned in which Indian state/ UT?
Explanation: The Delhi government is planning to build a 10,000-bed makeshift hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients under a sprawling tent in South Delhi. This would be the world’s largest COVID-19 facility, as it will be as large as over 22 football fields.
2.Which nation won the African seat in the UNSC Elections 2020?
Explanation: Kenya defeated Djibouti to win the last African seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on June 18, 2020 after the UN General Assembly (UNGA) failed to choose between the two candidates during the first round.
3.The IAF has pushed a proposal before the centre to acquire 33 new fighter jets from which nation?
Explanation: The Indian Air Force has submitted a proposal to the central government to acquire 33 new fighter aircraft from Russia. The proposal comes amid India’s heightened tensions with China following the violent clash at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh.
4.Which nation’s President has approved a Constitution Amendment Bill seeking to update the country’s political map with territories claimed by India?
Explanation: Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on June 18, 2020 approved the Constitution Amendment Bill that seeks to update the nation’s political map by including areas claimed by India. The bill was passed earlier in the day by Nepal’s upper house of the Parliament, National Assembly with unanimous support. All 57 members of the house voted in favour of the bill.
5.Which multinational company has become a net debt-free company?
b)Indian Oil Corporation
d)Aditya Birla Group
Answer: c)Reliance Industries
Explanation: Reliance Industries Limited has raised over Rs 1,68,818 crore within just two months through investments by global tech investors – Rs 115,693.95 crore and Rights Issue – Rs 53,124.20 crore. With these investments, RIL has become a “net debt-free” company.
6.Who launched India’s first mobile COVID testing laboratory?
a)Dr Harsh Vardhan
d)PM Narendra Modi
Answer: a)Dr Harsh Vardhan
Explanation: The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on June 17 launched India’s first mobile laboratory for the testing of COVID-19 in rural and inaccessible areas of India.
7.The All India Football Federation has nominated former Indian caption IM Vijayan’s name for which award?
c)Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Answer: b)Padma Bhushan
Explanation: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to recommend former Indian caption IM Vijayan for the Padma Shri award, which is the country’s fourth-highest civilian award.The 51-year-old is one of the most skillful footballers that the country has ever seen.
8.Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has planned how much loan to India?
a)USD 500 million
b)USD 600 million
c)USD 750 million
d)USD 660 million
Answer: c)USD 750 million
Explanation: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the loan of USD 750 million (Rs 5,688 crore) to India. The loan has been sanctioned to assist the Indian government to strengthen its response to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on millions of people.