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Current Affairs Quiz: 1 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Maharashtra legislative council elections, new Economic Affairs Secretary and New Zealand Cricket Awards 2020 among others. 

May 1, 2020 20:29 IST
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1 May 2020: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Maharashtra legislative council elections, new Economic Affairs Secretary and New Zealand Cricket Awards 2020 among others. 

1.When will the Maharashtra legislative council elections be conducted?
a)May 23rd
b)May 21st 
c)May 22nd
d)June 1st 

2.Which among the following brands will soon start making sanitizers?
a)Asian Paints
b)Cisco
c)Samsung
d)Royal Stag

3.Who was appointed as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Child Development on May 1, 2020?
a)Ajay Tirkey 
b)Rabindra Panwar
c)Tarun Bajaj
d)Atanu Chakraborty

4.Who has been named as the new Economic Affairs Secretary?
a)Ajay Tirkey 
b)Rabindra Panwar
c)Atanu Chakraborty
d)Tarun Bajaj

5.Who was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal during the 2020 New Zealand Cricket Awards announcement?
a)Kane Williamson 
b)Tim Southee
c)Ross Taylor
d)Martin Guptill

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

7.Who was named the men’s ODI Player of the Year in the New Zealand Cricket awards ceremony 2020?
a)Ross Taylor 
b)Henry Nicholls
c)Kane Williamson 
d)Colin Munro

8.All districts of Delhi will fall under which among the following zones?
a)Red 
b)Orange 
c)Green
d)None of the Above

Answers

1.(b) May 21st 
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.(a)Asian Paints
Asian Paints, India’s largest paint maker, announced on May 1, 2020 that it will start making hand and surface sanitisers under Viroprotek brand. The sanitizers will be made available in the market from next week onwards.

3.(a)Ajay Tirkey 
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 Rabindra Panwar who retired on April 30, 2020. 

4.(d) Tarun Bajaj
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.(c)Ross Taylor
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.(d) 1962 Asian Games
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.(c) Kane Williamson 
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.(a)Red 
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. 

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