Current Affairs Quiz 26
1.Which nation has decided to amend its Citizenship Act?
Explanation: Nepal’s parliamentary panel recently proposed an amendment in the nation’s Citizenship Act. Under the amendment, a foreign woman marrying a Nepali national will have to wait for 7 years to get naturalized citizenship.
2.Which state’s pollution control board has issued closure notice to Oil India Limited’s operations in Baghjan Oil Field?
Explanation: The Pollution Control Board Assam (PCBA) has issued a closure notice to Oil India Limited (OIL), directing the oil production company to close down all its production and drilling operations in Baghjan Oil Field.
3.Which state will launch ‘ Play little, Study little’ scheme for school students?
Explanation: The Tripura government has decided to launch a scheme called ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’ which means ‘Play little, Study little’, from June 25, 2020. Under the scheme, the students would be getting audio and video content on learning activities projects as well as fun and gaming activities through SMS or WhatsApp.
4.The centre has granted how much emergency fund to the Armed forces?
a)Rs 1000 crore
b)Rs 300 crore
c)Rs 500 crore
d)Rs 700 crore
Answer: c)Rs 500 crore
Explanation: The government has granted emergency funds up to Rs 500 crore per procurement project to the three armed services to buy weapons and military hardware in view of the escalating border standoff with China.
5.Which court allowed the Puri Rath Yatra to be conducted with certain restrictions?
Answer: c)Supreme Court
Explanation: The Supreme Court on June 22, 2020 indicated that it would allow Puri’s Rath Yatra, which is scheduled to start from tomorrow. The Apex court stated that it cannot micro-manage the rituals and left it to the wisdom of state, the Centre and temple management to deal with that issue.
6.Which nation’s radio stations have started giving weather bulletins of territories claimed by India?
Explanation: Nepal’s FM radio stations located close to India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh have started giving weather bulletins of disputed areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, which India considers as a part of its own territory.
7.When will NITI Aayog launch ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’ project?
Answer: a)June 24th
Explanation: NITI Aayog will be launching ‘Decarbonising Transport in India’ project on June 24, 2020 in collaboration with the International Transport Forum. The main aim of the project will be to develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system for India.
8.Which Indian has entered the Forbes list of world’s top 10 richest people?
Answer: c)Mukesh Ambani
Explanation: Mukesh Ambani with a recent soar in net worth has jumped into the exclusive club of the world’s top 10 richest people, as per Forbes Real-Time Billionaire list.