Current Affairs Quiz: 10 June 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such Ramon Magsaysay awards 2020, SAUNI Yojana and COVID-19 impact on global economy among others.  

Created On: Jun 10, 2020 17:15 IST
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10 June 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 Ramon Magsaysay awards 2020, SAUNI Yojana and COVID-19 impact on global economy among others.  

1.A massive fire erupted in an oil well located in which among the following states?
a)Tripura
b)Assam 
c)Tamil Nadu 
d)Andhra Pradesh

2.Which Indian weightlifter has been cleared of doping charges by the International Weightlifting Federation?
a)Mirabai Chanu 
b)Sanjita Chanu 
c)Santoshi Matsa
d)Sakina Khatun

3.Which among the following awards has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19?
a)Ramon Magsaysay awards
b)Nobel Prize 
c)National Awards
d)Academy Awards

4.The Phase-2 of SAUNI Yojana is targetted to be completed before August 15 in which among the following states?
a)Rajasthan 
b)Punjab 
c)Gujarat
d)Madhya Pradesh 

5.The Supreme Court has given states/ UTs how many days to transport stranded migrants back to their native places?
a)20 days
b)15 days
c)10 days 
d)3 days

6.According to the World Bank, the global economy will shrink by how much in 2020?
a)5.2 percent
b)6.4 percent
c)7.1 percent 
d)4.8 percent

7.Who launched COVID BEEP- India’s first wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients?
a)PM Narendra
b)Piyush Goyal 
c)Smriti Irani
d)Dr. Jitendra Singh

8.Which planet’s moon is drifting away faster than expected?
a)Earth
b)Jupiter
c)Saturn
d)Neptune

Answers

1.(b) Assam 
A massive fire erupted at a leaking natural-gas oil well in Assam’s Tinsukia district on June 8, 2020. The oil well, part of Baghjan oil fields, is owned by Oil India Limited (OIL). The oil well has reportedly been leaking gas since the last 14 days after it suffered damage following a blowout on May 27.

2.(b) Sanjita Chanu 
Indian weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu has been cleared of doping charge by the International Weightlifting Federation due to “non-conformities” in the handling of her sample. The IWF took the decision based on the recommendation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). 

3.(a)Ramon Magsaysay awards
Ramon Magsaysay awards, known as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Manila-based foundation issued a statement on June 9, 2020 saying that it has no choice but to cancel the 2020 awards with COVID-19 almost immobilizing the world. 

4.(c) Gujarat 
The Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on June 10, 2020 that the Phase-2 of the Saurashtra-Narmada Avataran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana will be completed before August 15. The SAUNI Yojana aims to fill 115 water reservoirs of arid Saurashtra and Kutch region with water from the Narmada river, to meet the region’s drinking and irrigation requirements.

5.(b)15 days
The Supreme Court on June 9, 2020 directed the centre and state governments to identify and transport stranded migrant workers back to their home towns within 15 days. The court also directed the Indian Railways to provide the required Shramik trains within 24 hours. 

6.(a) 5.2 percent 
The Global Economy is predicted to shrink by 5.2 percent in 2020, which is the deepest plunge since the Second World War, according to the forecasts of the World Bank. The severe contraction in the global economy is a result of the massive shutdown measures evoked across the world to contain the coronavirus pandemic. 

7.(d) Dr. Jitendra Singh
Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region launched COVID BEEP on June 7, 2020. It is India’s first cost-effective, indigenous, wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for COVID-19 patients.

8.(c)Saturn
Saturn’s moon Titan has been moving away faster than previously understood, about 4 inches (11 centimeters) every year, as per data discovered from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Earth’s moon has also been drifting away a tiny bit more each year similar to other moons of other planets.

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