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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 June 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as UNSC Elections 2020, India’s first mobile COVID testing lab and world's largest COVID makeshift hospital among others. 

Jun 19, 2020 20:17 IST
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19 June 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 UNSC Elections 2020, India’s first mobile COVID testing lab and world's largest COVID makeshift hospital among others. 

1.World's largest COVID makeshift hospital is being planned in which Indian state/ UT?
a)Maharashtra
b)Delhi 
c)Tamil Nadu 
d)Gujarat

2.Which nation won the African seat in the UNSC Elections 2020?
a)Kenya
b)Djibouti
c)Zambia 
d)Egypt 

3.The IAF has pushed a proposal before the centre to acquire 33 new fighter jets from which nation?
a)France
b)Russia
c)Germany 
d)US

4.Which nation’s President has approved a Constitution Amendment Bill seeking to update the country’s political map with territories claimed by India?
a)China 
b)Pakistan 
c)Bhutan 
d)Nepal

5.Which multinational company has become a net debt-free company?
a)Tata Steel
b)Indian Oil Corporation
c)Reliance Industries
d)Aditya Birla Group

6.Who launched India’s first mobile COVID testing laboratory?
a)Dr Harsh Vardhan 
b)Amit Shah
c)JP Nadda
d)PM Narendra Modi

7.The All India Football Federation has nominated former Indian caption IM Vijayan’s name for which award?
a)Padma Shri
b)Padma Bhushan
c)Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
d)Dronacharya Award

8.Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has planned how much loan to India?
a)USD 500 million
b)USD 600 million 
c)USD 750 million 
d)USD 660 million 

Answers

1.(a)Delhi 
The Delhi government is planning to build a 10,000-bed makeshift hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients under a sprawling tent in South Delhi. This would be the world’s largest COVID-19 facility, as it will be as large as over 22 football fields.

2.(a)Kenya 
Kenya defeated Djibouti to win the last African seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on June 18, 2020 after the UN General Assembly (UNGA) failed to choose between the two candidates during the first round.

3.(b)Russia 
The Indian Air Force has submitted a proposal to the central government to acquire 33 new fighter aircraft from Russia. The proposal comes amid India’s heightened tensions with China following the violent clash at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh.

4.(d) Nepal
Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on June 18, 2020 approved the Constitution Amendment Bill that seeks to update the nation's political map by including areas claimed by India. The bill was passed earlier in the day by Nepal's upper house of the Parliament, National Assembly with unanimous support. All 57 members of the house voted in favour of the bill.

5.(c)Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited has raised over Rs 1,68,818 crore within just two months through investments by global tech investors - Rs 115,693.95 crore and Rights Issue - Rs 53,124.20 crore. With these investments, RIL has become a "net debt-free" company.

6.(a)Dr Harsh Vardhan 
The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on June 17 launched India’s first mobile laboratory for the testing of COVID-19 in rural and inaccessible areas of India.

7.(b)Padma Shri
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to recommend former Indian caption IM Vijayan for the Padma Shri award, which is the country’s fourth-highest civilian award.The 51-year-old is one of the most skillful footballers that the country has ever seen.

8.(c) USD 750 million 
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved the loan of USD 750 million (Rs 5,688 crore) to India. The loan has been sanctioned to assist the Indian government to strengthen its response to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on millions of people.

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