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Current Affairs Quiz: 18 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Maharashtra Legislative Council elections, Resolution on COVID 19 Response and Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana among others.

May 18, 2020 20:13 IST
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18 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 Maharashtra Legislative Council elections, Resolution on COVID 19 Response and Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana among others.

1.What is the name of the cylone that is likely to hit the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20?
a)Mary
b)Amphan
c)Fani 
d)Nancy

2.National Award-winning director Ratnakar Matkari passed away on May 17, 2020 after testing positive for coronavirus. He was a renowned theatre personality belonging to which among the following states?
a)Karnataka
b)Maharashtra 
c)Tamil Nadu
d)Andhra Pradesh

3.Which among the following states has decided to provide video-calling facility, TV sets to COVID-19 patients?
a)Uttar Pradesh
b)Delhi 
c)Madhya Pradesh
d)Maharashtra

4.US private equity firm, General Atlantic has decided to invest Rs 6600 crore in which among the following Indian companies?
a)Flipkart 
b)Big Basket
c)Reliance Jio 
d)Vodafone-Idea

5.When did Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray take oath as a member of the Legislative Council?
a)May 16th 
b)May 17th 
c)May 15th 
d)May 18th 

6.Which among the following two countries are not signatories of the EU-backed “Resolution on COVID 19 Response” that seeks independent inquiry into coronavirus origin?
a)US, China
b)UK, Australia
c)Russia, India
d)China, Japan

7.World’s first major football league resumed its season post-COVID-19 lockdown in which among the following countries?
a)France
b)Italy
c)Spain
d)Germany 

8.Which state government will launch Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana on May 21?
a)Jharkhand 
b)Chhattisgarh
c)Rajasthan
d)Punjab

Answers

1.(b) Amphan
The Home Ministry stated that cyclone ‘Amphan’ will likely turn into a super cyclonic storm by the evening of May 18 and will hit the coasts of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier informed that the storm has turned extremely severe over the Bay of Bengal. 

2.(b) Maharashtra
Renowned Marathi theatre personality, Ratnakar Matkari passed away in Mumbai on May 17, 2020 at the age of 81 years. He had tested positive for coronavirus four days before and was undergoing treatment. Matkari had won the National Award for Best Director for his film ‘investment’ in the Regional Category section.

3. (c) Madhya Pradesh
The Madhya Pradesh authorities have decided to provide video-calling facilities and TV sets to the COVID19 patients. The initiative has been first initiated in Indore. If it is successful, the facilities will be provided in the wards of corona infected patients in all major hospitals of the state. The move is to help the patients and protect them from depression and boredom. 

4.(c) Reliance Jio
General Atlantic, a US investment firm, has decided to invest around Rs 6600 crore in Jio Platforms for a 1.34% stake. This is the fourth biggest investment in Reliance Jio in the past month, after Vista Equity Partners, private equity firm Silver Lake and Facebook. 

5.(d) May 18th 
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray took oath as a member of the Legislative Council on May 18, 2020. Along with Maharashtra CM, eight others were also sworn into the council including Council Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe (Shiv Sena), four BJP candidates, two NCP candidates and one Congress Candidate.

6.(a)US, China
Coalition of 116 nations including India have provided their support to Australia’s push for an independent inquiry into the origin of the COVID-19 virus. The European Union will be putting forward the’ Resolution on COVID 19 Response' at the World Health Assembly. The United States and China are not signatories to the resolution but they have issued no-objection in the matter.

7.(d) Germany
Germany’s Bundesliga is the world’s first major sports competition and Europe’s first major football league to resume its season post nationwide lockdown imposed to contain coronavirus pandemic. The football league kickstarted its remaining matches of the 2019-20 season from May 16, 2020.

8.(b)Chhattisgarh
The Chhattisgarh state government will launch its Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana on May 21. The day will mark the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The scheme aims at stimulating the rural economy of the state which has been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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