Current Affairs Quiz 9
1.When is National Technology Day observed?
Answer: a)May 11th
Explanation: National Technology Day is observed every year on May 11. It is observed to commemorate India’s technological advancements. The day’s theme this year is ‘ Focusing on Rebooting the economy through Science and Technology.’
2.The WHO and UN Postal Agency released a commemorative stamp on May 9th to mark the 40th anniversary of the eradication of which disease?
Answer: d)Small Pox
Explanation: The World Health Organisation and the UN Postal Agency released a commemorative stamp on May 9, 2020 to mark the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox. The smallpox eradication campaign was initiated by WHO in 1967. Finally in 1980, WHO declared the eradication of smallpox from the world.
3.The birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I was observed on May 9. Rana was the 13th King of which kingdom?
Explanation: Maharana Pratap Singh was the 13th king of Mewar (the present Rajasthan). He was born on May 9, 1540. Maharana is known for his bravery during the Battle of Haldighati, which he fought against the forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar and lost.
4. The AIIB has approved how much funds for India’s “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project”?
a)USD 800 million
b)USD 700 million
c)USD 500 million
d)USD 350 million
Answer: (c) USD 500 million
Explanation: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed an agreement with the Indian government on May 8, 2020 to provide funds worth USD 500 million to support India’s “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project”.
5.Which state government has launched the ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ app for the migrant workers?
Answer: b)Uttar Pradesh
Explanation: The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on May 8, 2020, launched the ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ app for the migrant workers of the state who have been returning from other states amid the lockdown.
6. Which state has banned pan masala containing Magnesium Carbonate for 1 year?
Explanation: The Jharkhand state government on May 8, 2020, issued an order banning the manufacture, storage, distribution, or sale of Pan Masala containing Magnesium Carbonate in the state for a period of one year.
7. Which institute has developed India’s first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19?
Explanation: The National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune has successfully developed India’s first indigenous antibody detection kit for novel coronavirus. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the antibody test will play a significant role in surveillance for COVID-19 infection.
8.Indian Railways will be re-opening passenger train services from which date?
Answer: (b)May 12th
Explanation: The Indian Railways has announced the gradual restart of special passenger train services from May 12, 2020. Initially, 15 pairs of trains will ply with passengers on board. Out of these, 14 trains will start from tomorrow and the 15th one will start from May 13th.