Current Affairs Quiz 6
1.When will the Maharashtra legislative council elections be conducted?
Answer: (b) May 21st
Explanation: The Maharashtra legislative council elections will be conducted on May 21, 2020. The dates were announced after approval from the Election Commission of India. Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari had requested the Election Commission earlier on April 30 to announce the election date for the nine vacant seats in Maharashtra’s Legislative Council.
2.Which among the following brands will soon start making sanitizers?
Answer: (a)Asian Paints
Explanation: Asian Paints, India’s largest paint maker, announced on May 1, 2020, that it will start making hand and surface sanitizers under Viroprotek brand. The sanitizers will be made available in the market from next week onwards.
3.Who was appointed as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development on May 1, 2020?
Answer: (a)Ajay Tirkey
Explanation: Ajay Tirkey has assumed charge as the Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre. He succeeds in Rabindra Panwar who retired on April 30, 2020.
4.Who has been named as the new Economic Affairs Secretary?
Answer: (d) Tarun Bajaj
Explanation: Tarun Bajaj has assumed charge as the new Economic Affairs Secretary on May 1, 2020. He has assumed charge at a time when the economy is under severe stress due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He has succeeded Atanu Chakraborty, who retired on April 30, 2020.
5.Who was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal during the 2020 New Zealand Cricket Awards announcement?
Answer: (c)Ross Taylor
Explanation: Ross Taylor was awarded the prestigious Sir Richard Hadlee Medal during the 2020 New Zealand Cricket Awards on May 1, 2020. The awards were conferred in a virtual ceremony. This is the third time that Taylor is being honored with New Zealand cricket’s top awards in the last 10 years.
6.Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami passed away on April 30, 2020. He had captained the Indian football team to victory in which among the following tournaments?
a)1962 Commonwealth Games
b)1978 Asian Games
c)1974 Asian Games
d)1962 Asian Games
Answer: (d) 1962 Asian Games
Explanation: Legendary Indian footballer Chuni Goswami, who had captained the 1962 Asian Games gold-winning team, passed away on April 30, 2020 after suffering from a cardiac arrest.
7. Who was named the men’s ODI Player of the Year in the New Zealand Cricket awards ceremony 2020?
Answer: (c) Kane Williamson
Explanation: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was named the men’s ODI player of the Year. Williamson also had a hugely successful year, as he scored a total of 578 runs at an average of 82 including two centuries during the ICC World Cup 2019, in which he was named player of the tournament.
8.All districts of Delhi will fall under which among the following zones?
d)None of the Above
Explanation: All districts of Delhi have been identified as red zones, which means that largely the current restrictions will continue to remain even after May 3, 2020.