Current Affairs Quiz: 12 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as CHAMPIONS Portal, International Day of the Nurse and FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana among others.

May 12, 2020 19:37 IST
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12 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 CHAMPIONS Portal, International Day of the Nurse and FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana among others.

1.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide how much financial assistance to India to respond to the COVID-19 crisis?
a)USD 2 million
b)USD 1.5 million
c)USD 3.6 million
d)USD 5 million

2.The Ministry of Finance released how much amount on May 11 to 14 states to battle COVID-19?
a)Rs. 5,910 crore 
b)Rs. 7,130 crore 
c)Rs. 4,567 crore 
d)Rs. 6,195 crore 

3.When is the last date for filing of nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020?
a)June 30th 
b)June 15th 
c)July 31st 
d)May 31st

4.Which Union Ministry has launched CHAMPIONS Portal?
a)MSME Ministry
b)Home Ministry
c)Health Ministry
d)Commerce 

5.Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi has taken charge as the Secretary in which Ministry?
a)New & Renewable Energy
b)MSME
c)Commerce
d)Woman and Child

6.Which among the following states will develop its own standard operating procedure for the tourists visiting the place?
a)Kerala
b)Assam
c)Sikkim
d)Goa

7.Which among the following states became the first one to launch an innovative Scheme “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana”?
a)Maharashtra 
b)Uttar Pradesh
c)Madhya Pradesh
d)Gujarat

8.When is the International Day of the Nurse observed?
a)May 11th 
b)May 12th 
c)May 13th 
d)May 14th 

Answers

1.(c) USD 3.6 million
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide $3.6 million to assist India in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2.(d) Rs. 6,195 crore 
The Finance Ministry on May 11, 2020 released Rs. 6,195 crore to 14 states to fight against the spread and the treatment of COVID-19. It is a second equated monthly installment of the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant.

3.(b) June 15th 
The Union Government has extended the last date for filing of nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 till June 15, 2020. The Ministry invites nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize every year. The last for receiving nominations for the prize for the year 2020 was April 30. However, due to COVID-induced lockdown, the date has now been extended till June 15. 

4.(a)MSME Ministry 
The Ministry of MSMEs launched the CHAMPIONS portal (www.Champions.gov.in) on May 12, 2020 to assist Indian MSMEs to become national and global champions. 

5.(a)New & Renewable Energy
Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (IAS) assumed charge as the new Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on May 11, 2020. Chaturvedi is a 1987 Batch IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre. He will be succeeding Anand Kumar, who has become the Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.

6.(d) Goa 
Goa CM Pramod Sawant announced on May 11, 2020 that the state will soon develop its own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the tourists visiting the place.

7.(c) Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh Government launched “FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana” on May 11, 2020. The scheme has been launched in 23 police stations as a pilot project. Under the scheme, a person need not go to the police station to dodge a complaint. The scheme will enable on spot FIR registrations. It will also deploy head constables to register the complaints from the people. 

8.(b)May 12th 
The International Day of the Nurse was observed on May 12, 2020. This year, the day commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing. The theme of the day this year is “Nursing the World to Health”.

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