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Current Affairs Quiz: 14 July 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Chahbahar Rail Project, USD 10 billion investment in India and Poland’s President Elections 2020 among others. 

Jul 14, 2020 19:45 IST
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14 July 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 Chahbahar Rail Project, USD 10 billion investment in India and Poland’s President Elections 2020 among others. 

1.Which among the following tech giants has announced USD 10 billion worth investment in India?
a)Microsoft 
b)Facebook
c)Apple 
d)Google

2.Which nation has dropped India from Chahbahar Rail Project?
a)Afghanistan
b)China
c)Iran 
d)Pakistan

3.Which nation allowed commercial farming of endangered species in June 2020?
a)China
b)Singapore
c)The Philippines 
d)Myanmar

4.The Government is planning to increase public health expenditure to how much percent of the total GDP by 2025?
a)1.5 percent
b)2.5 percent
c)2 percent
d)3 percent

5.Which nation has called on China to comply with the 2016 arbitral ruling on the South China Sea?
a)Vietnam
b)Indonesia
c)Malaysia
d)The Philippines

6.Which nation’s GDP plunged by record 41.2 percent in the last three months?
a)India 
b)Singapore
c)China
d)UK

7.Who has been removed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan?
a)Vasundhara Raje
b)Ashok Gehlot 
c)Sachin Pilot 
d)Milind Deora

8.Who narrowly beat his opponent to retain his post as Poland’s President?
a)Andrzej Duda
b)Rafal Trzaskowski
c)Jadwiga Emilewicz
d)Piotr Gliński

Answers

1.(d) Google
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on July 13, 2020 announced an investment worth Rs. 75,000 crore , which is approximately $10 billion, in India over the next 5-7 years through the ‘Google for India Digitization Fund’.

2.(c)Iran
India has been dropped out from the construction of a railway line from Chahbahar port to Zahedan, along the border with Afghanistan, as the Iranian government has decided to proceed with the construction on its own. The agreement to build the railway line was signed by Iran and India four years ago.

3.(d) Myanmar
The Myanmar government had passed a law in June 2020 allowing private zoos to breed 90 wildlife species out of which more than 20 are endangered. The list of endangered wildlife animals allowed for commercial farming includes Tiger, Pangolin, Ayeyarwady Dolphin and Siamese crocodile. 

4.(b) 2.5 percent
The Union Health Ministry has called for increased expenditure on public health. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted during a meeting with the 15th Finance Commission that the government aims to gradually increase the public health expenditure to 2.5 percent of the nation's GDP by 2025.

5.(d) The Philippines
The Philippines has called on China to comply with 2016 arbitral ruling that had ruled that China has no 'historic rights over the waters of the South China Sea'. The move comes as China continues its aggressive action to show its dominance in the region. 

6.(b) Singapore
Singapore’s economy has slumped into recession with a record plunge in GDP by almost 41.2 percent in the last three months. This is largely due to the extended lockdown imposed to contain COVID-19 spread in the nation. 

7.(c)Sachin Pilot 
Sachin Pilot was removed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan on July 14, 2020. The announcement was made by senior Congress leader and the party's national spokesperson, Randeep Singh Surjewala. Sachin Pilot has also been removed as the Rajasthan Congress Committee Chief. 

8.(a) Andrzej Duda
Polish President Andrzej Duda narrowly beat his opponent Rafal Trzaskowski in the Presidential Elections held on July 12, 2020. The votes were counted on July 13. Andrzej Duda won 51.2 percent of the votes, while Trzaskowski won 48.97 percent. The total voter turnout was 68.18 percent.