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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Arogya Setu app, G20 Finance Ministerial Meeting 2020 and Ministry of Tourism's new webinar series among others.

Apr 16, 2020 19:11 IST
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16 April 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 Arogya Setu app, G20 Finance Ministerial Meeting 2020 and Ministry of Tourism's new webinar series among others.

1.The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an advisory calling which among the following apps as “unsafe”?
a)Zoom
b)TeamViewer
c)Skype
d)Houseparty

2.Which app has become the world’s highest downloaded app in just 13 days?
a)Zoom 
b)Big Basket
c)Sahyog 
d)Aarogya Setu

3.When was the second G20 Finance Ministerial Meeting 2020 held?
a)April 14th 
b)April 15th 
c)April 16th 
d)April 11th 

4.RMS Titanic sank into the North Atlantic Ocean on which day?
a)April 15, 1912
b)April 13, 1912
c)April 15, 1913
d)April 13, 1910

5.Which among the following events have been re-scheduled for August 29, 2020?
a)IPL
b)French Open
c)Wimbledon
d)Tour de France

6.The Ministry of Tourism has launched a new webinar series. What is it called?
a)Dekho Apna Desh
b)Padharo Apno Desh 
c)Desh Mera
d)Hindustan Mera Desh

7.The US state department has accused which nation of secretly carrying out low-level underground nuclear test explosions?
a)Iran 
b)North Korea
c)Israel
d)China

8.The Health Ministry has collaborated with which organisation to engage national polio surveillance network for India’s COVID-19 response?
a)WHO
b)UNICEF
c)UNHRC
d)UN Peace Corps

Answers

1.(a)Zoom
The Union Home Ministry has issued an advisory stating that the Zoom videoconferencing app is “not safe” for private persons and entities. 

2.(d) Aarogya Setu
Aarogya Setu has become the world’s fastest app to reach 50 million users, within just 13 days. The app will send out alerts even if the user comes in close proximity with the COVID-19 positive case even unknowingly.

3.(b)April 15th 
The second G20 Finance Ministerial Meeting was conducted on April 15, 2020. The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Minister shared the policy measures being implemented by the Government of India and RBI during the meeting. 

4.(c)April 15, 1912
RMS Titanic sank, which was carrying around 2000 passengers and crew, sank at 2.20 am on April 15, 1912. The British ocean liner had hit an iceberg about two and half hours before it sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. 

5.(d) Tour de France 
Tour de France, the world's biggest cycling competition, has been rescheduled and will now be held from August 29, 2020 and conclude on September 30, 2020. The International Cycling Union announced the new dates on April 15. The race was earlier scheduled to start from June 27 to July 29 in Nice but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

6.(a)Dekho Apna Desh
The Ministry of Tourism launched a new webinar series ‘ Dekho Apna Desh’ on April 14, 2020. The webinar series aims to provide information about many destinations and cultures from across India. 

7.(d) China
The US State Department said in a report on April 15, 2020 that China may have secretly set off low-level underground nuclear test explosions despite claiming to observe an international pact banning such blasts.

8.(a)WHO
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has collaborated with the World Health Organization to enable the systematic engagement of WHO’s national polio surveillance network, and other field staff, for India’s COVID-19 response. This would help tap into the best practices and resources that had helped India defeat polio. 

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