Current Affairs Quiz: 11 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as National Technology Day, Pravasi Rahat Mitra app and India’s first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19 among others.

Created On: May 11, 2020 18:53 IST
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11 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 National Technology Day, Pravasi Rahat Mitra app and India’s first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19 among others.

1.When is National Technology Day observed?
a)May 11th 
b)May 12th 
c)May 10th 
d)May 9th 

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?
a)Measles
b)Polio 
c)Big Foot 
d)Small Pox

3.The birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I was observed on May 9. Rana was the 13th King of which kingdom?
a)Mewar
b)Amber
c)Kutch
d)Gogunda 

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

5.Which state government has launched the ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ app for the migrant workers?
a)Madhya Pradesh
b)Uttar Pradesh 
c)Rajasthan 
d)Gujarat 

6.Which state has banned pan masala containing Magnesium Carbonate for 1 year?
a)Maharashtra 
b)Telangana
c)Odisha
d)Jharkhand

7.Which institute has developed India’s first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19?
a)NIV
b)IIT Madras
c)IISc Bengaluru
d)DRDO

8.Indian Railways will be re-opening passenger train services from which date?
a)May 13th 
b)May 12th 
c)May 11th 
d)May 15th 

Answers

1. (a)May 11, 2020
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.(d) Small Pox
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.(a)Mewar
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.(c) USD 500 million
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.(b)Uttar Pradesh
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.(d) Jharkhand
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.(a)NIV
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.(b)May 12th 
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.

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