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Current Affairs Quiz: 20 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as world’s largest living sea turtle, World Heritage Day and first state to geo-tag community kitchens among others. 

Apr 20, 2020 19:55 IST
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20 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 world’s largest living sea turtle, World Heritage Day and first state to geo-tag community kitchens among others. 

1.The Government has formed a high-level task force to enable COVID-19 vaccine development. Who among the following will co-chair the task force?
a)Joint Secretary, Health Ministry
b)Union Health Minister
c)Prime Minister
d)Principal Scientific Adviser

2.Which state has become the first in the country to geo-tag community kitchens?
a)Uttar Pradesh 
b)Maharashtra
c)Madhya Pradesh 
d)Telangana

3.Researchers used which among the following to develop efficient low-cost electro-catalysts?
a)Frog saliva
b)Fish Gills
c)Rat Dropping 
d)Cow Dung 

4.Facebook has launched third-party fact-checking in which nation?
a)India 
b)Bangladesh
c)Pakistan 
d)Sri Lanka

5.The largest number nests of rare leather back sea turtles were spotted in which among the following nations after almost 20 years?
a)Indonesia
b)Thailand
c)Australia
d)New Zealand

6.What is the name of the world’s largest living sea turtle?
a)Green Sea Turtle
b)Loggerhead Sea Turtle
c)Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
d)Leather Back Sea Turtle

7.Who wants to send a team of experts to China to probe Coronavirus outbreak?
a)US President
b)UN Secretary General
c)WHO Director General 
d)Japan’s PM

8.When was World Heritage Day observed?
a)April 19th 
b)April 17th 
c)April 18th 
d)April 16th 

Answers

1.(d) Principal Scientific Adviser
The Government formed a high-level task force for COVID-19 related research in the fields of science and for vaccine development on April 19, 2020. The task-force will be co-chaired by NITI Aayog member and Principal Scientific Adviser to the government.

2.(a)Uttar Pradesh 
Uttar Pradesh became the first state on April 19, 2020 to geo-tag community kitchens. The state geo-tagged around 7,368 community kitchens and community shelters located across 75 districts. The kitchens produce 12 lakh food packets per day.

3.(b)Fish Gills
The scientists at Mohali’s Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST)have recently come up with an efficient, low-cost electro-catalyst from fish gills, which can help develop environmental-friendly energy conversion devices such as fuel cell, biofuel cell and metal−air battery.

4.(b) Bangladesh 
Facebook launched its third-party fact-checking system in Bangladesh on April 19, 2020 to discourage the spread of fake news in the country. Facebook will now review rate stories including photos and videos in the country, in partnership with Boom Fact check.

5.(b) Thailand
The largest number nests of rare Leather back sea turtles were found on the deserted beaches of Thailand recently amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Around 11 turtle nests were found and this is the largest number of nests that the rare turtles have built in 20 years. The turtles lay their eggs in quiet and dark areas.

6.(d)Leather Back Sea Turtle
The Leather back Turtles are the world’s largest living sea turtles. They are considered vulnerable under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of threatened species. They are considered endangered in Thailand.

7.(a) US President
US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to send a team of experts to China to investigate the COVID-19 outbreak. Trump said this a day after he warned China of consequences if it was knowingly responsible for the spread of COVID-19 that has killed more than 1,65,000 people globally, including over 41,000 in America.
 
8. (c)April 18
The World Heritage Day was observed across the world on April 18, 2020. The day is observed to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity and the efforts required for its protection and conservation. The day is also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The day was established in 1983 after approval from the General Assembly of UNESCO.

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