Current Affairs Quiz 5
1.The students belonging to which institute developed low-cost ventilator ‘Ruhdaar’?
Answer: (c) IIT Bombay
Explanation: The students belonging to IIT Bombay, Islamic University of Science and Technology, NIT Srinagar together invented a low-cost ventilator called “Ruhdaar”.The design was initiated by the first-year student of IIT Bombay from Kashmir. The cost of the production of one ventilator is Rs 10,000.
2.Which nation was the top military spender in 2019?
The United States was the top military spender in 2019, followed by China and then India. The United States spent 732 billion USD for military purposes in 2019, which was 5.3 percent higher than its military expenditure in 2018.
3.Which nation’s Finance Minister unveiled 100% state-backed ‘Bounce Back Loan Scheme’ for small businesses?
Answer: (d) United Kingdom
Explanation: The United Kingdom’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak unveiled a 100 percent state-backed ‘Bounce Back Loan Scheme’ for the small businesses to help them tide through the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
4. The US Presidential Elections are scheduled to be held on which day?
Answer: (a)November 3rd
Explanation: The US Presidential Elections are scheduled to be held on November 3, 2020. The US President Donald Trump has denied making any changes in the schedule of the US Presidential Elections 2020 amid COVID-19 outbreak.
5.The World Health Organisation recently showed parts of Ladakh as which nation’s territory?
Answer: (b) China
Explanation: The World Health Organization recently showed Ladakh’s Aksai chin as a part of Chinese territory in its map. The region has been shown as a dotted line and color code. The regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir were also shown as dotted lines. The dotted line signifies that the region is a disputed territory.
6. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched ‘Jagananna Vidya Deevena’ Scheme?
Answer: (b)Andhra Pradesh
Explanation: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched the ‘Jagananna Vidya Deevena’ Scheme on April 28, 2020, at Tedepalli, in Guntur District of the state. Under the scheme, Rs. 4000 crores have been released along with Rs. 1880 crore towards pending amount left by the earlier government.
7.US President Donald Trump has nominated which Indian American as US envoy to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development?
Answer: (a)Manisha Singh
Explanation: Indian-American diplomat Manisha Singh has been nominated as the next American envoy to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) by US President Donald Trump. Manisha Singh is currently serving as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department.
8.When was the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 observed?
Answer: (d) April 28th
Explanation: The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 was observed on April 28, 2020. The focus of the day this year is to focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.