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Current Affairs Quiz: 11 June 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such NIRF Rankings, Gaganyaan mission and Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections among others.

Jun 11, 2020 20:26 IST
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11 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 NIRF Rankings, Gaganyaan mission and Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections among others.

1.Which institution has topped the overall list of educational institutions in the NIRF India Rankings 2020?
a)IIT Delhi 
b)IIT Madras
c)IIT Bengaluru
d)IIT Bombay 

2.Which college topped the list of best colleges in India?
a)The Hindu
b)Lady Shri Ram
c)Miranda House
d)St. Stephen`s 

3.The first unmanned trial flight of Gaganyaan has been postponed to which year?
a)2021
b)2022
c)2023
d)2024

4. The Gaganyaan mission is scheduled for launch in which year?
a)2021
b)2022
c)2023
d)2024

5.When are Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections supposed to take place?
a)August 5th
b)July 15th 
c)June 30th 
d)September 25th 

6.Which country lifted ban on the export of Hydroxychloroquine API and formulations on June 10?
a)India
b)US
c)Japan
d)Australia

7.Which among the following states observed a Green Day on June 11, 2020?
a)Meghalaya
b)Mizoram
c)Manipur
d)Assam

8.Which among the following nations has decided to reopen all public schools under four stages?
a)Pakistan
b)India
c)Nepal
d)Sri Lanka

Answers

1.(b) IIT Madras
Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, released “India Rankings 2020” (NIRF) of Institutions of Higher Education in various categories on June 11, 2020. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras topped the overall list of educational institutions as well as the list of top Engineering institutes.

2.(c) Miranda House
Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, released “India Rankings 2020” (NIRF) of Institutions of Higher Education in various categories on June 11, 2020. Among colleges, Miranda Houses topped the list followed by Lady Shri Ram College for Women and the Hindu College.

3.(a) 2021
The first unmanned trial flight of ISRO’s ambitious Gaganyaan mission has been postponed to 2021. This could impact the overall timeline of the Gaganyaan mission, which aims to send humans to space by 2022.

4.(b) 2022
The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address in August 2018. The mission aims to take Indian astronauts to space on board 'Gaganyaan' by 2022. It will be the first human mission indigenously developed by ISRO.

5.(a) August 5th
The Sri Lankan Parliamentary elections have been scheduled for August 5, 2020. The date of the elections has been postponed twice previously due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The parliamentary elections were initially supposed to be held on April 25 but it had to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

6.(a) India
India lifted the ban imposed on the export of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) API as well as formulations on June 10, 2020. The Indian government had banned the export of the drug and its formulations in April after India approved its use for possible prevention against the COVID-19 virus. 

7.(b) Mizoram
Green Mizoram Day was observed throughout the state on June 11, 2020 with distribution and planting trees and taking the pledge to work for the improvement of environment and maintaining ecological balance. The state has been observing the day for the last 20 years since 1999.

8.(d) Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Government has decided to reopen all public schools under four stages starting from the end of June, as the country gradually attempts to return to normalcy with no community COVID infections reported for over a month.

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