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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as five-star garbage-free cities, alternate Prime Minister and world’s first trillionaire among others.

May 19, 2020 17:56 IST
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19 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 five-star garbage-free cities, alternate Prime Minister and world’s first trillionaire among others.

1.Which state government has divided its areas into Red and non-red zones?
a)Delhi
b)Gujarat
c)Maharashtra 
d)Tamil Nadu

2.The central government has declared how many cities as five-star garbage-free cities?
a)Six
b)Seven
c)Five
d)Three

3.Which among the following world leaders is taking hydroxychloroquine to boost his immunity against COVID-19?
a)Donald Trump
b)Kim Jong-un
c)Narendra Modi
d)Vladimir Putin

4.Which among the following nations has unveiled a new tariff regime?
a)Japan
b)US
c)UK
d)Australia

5.The United States issued a statement condemning which nation’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly?
a)South Korea
b)Israel
c)North Korea
d)Taiwan

6.Benny Gantz was sworn in as the alternate Prime Minister of which nation?
a)Israel
b)Germany 
c)South Korea
d)Ireland

7.Who could be the world’s first trillionaire by 2026, as per a new report?
a)Jack Ma
b)Mark Zuckerberg
c)Mukesh Ambani 
d)Jeff Bezos

8.General Atlantic will invest Rd 6600 crore in Reliance Jio to pick up how much stake?
a)2.45 percent
b)1.34 percent
c)3.90 percent
d)7.76 percent 

Answers

1.(c) Maharashtra 
Maharashtra Government has divided the state into Red and Non-Red zones, moving away from the Centre’s directive to mark the state into Red, Orange and Green zones. The state has marked the all the municipal corporations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Solapur, Aurangabad, Malegaon, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Akola and Amravati as Red Zones and the rest will fall under non-red zone category.

2.(a)Six
The central government has declared six cities as five-star garbage-free cities. The cities include Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Mysore, Indore and Navi Mumbai. Besides this, 65 cities were given 3 stars and 70 cities were rated with one star.

3.(a)Donald Trump 
US President Donald Trump recently declared that he is taking the antimalarial drug-hydroxychloroquine to help fend off the coronavirus infection. The drug is generally prescribed for the frontline healthcare workers treating the virus. It is not a proven shield against COVID-19.

4.(c) UK 
The United Kingdom on May 19, 2020 unveiled a new post-Brexit tariff regime to replace the European Union's external tariff. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will continue a 10% tariff on cars but will cut levies on many supply chain imports.

5.(d) Taiwan 
The United States has condemned Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly. The US Secretary of State, Michael R Pompeo accused WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of choosing not to invite Taiwan under pressure from the People’s Republic of China in a press statement issued on May 18, 2020. 

6.(a)Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu-led government was sworn into office in Israel on May 17, 2020 ending almost a year and half of divisive politics that saw three deadlocked elections. Benny Gantz, Netanyahu’s rival-turned partner, took his oath of office as the alternate prime minister and future prime minister.

7.(d) Jeff Bezos
According to a report, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos could potentially become the world's first trillionaire by 2026. The study done by Comparisun, a company which helps organisations compare different business products stated that the net worth of Bezos has grown by 34 percent on average over the last five years.

8.(b) 1.34 percent
General Atlantic, a US investment firm, has decided to invest around Rs 6600 crore in Jio Platforms for a 1.34% stake. This deal will take the total investment in Jio Platforms to a combined total of ₹67,194.75 crore from the four investments. 

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