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Current Affairs Quiz: 20 July 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Ram Temple Construction, ICC saliva ban rule and James Webb Space Telescope among others. 

Jul 20, 2020 18:21 IST
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20 July 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 Ram Temple Construction, ICC saliva ban rule and James Webb Space Telescope among others. 

1.When will the construction of the Ram Temple begin in Ayodhya?
a)July last week
b)September first week
c)August last week
d)August first week

2.Which Union Territory’s administration has approved Rs 25 lakhs insurance cover for all local elected members?
a)J&K
b)Ladakh
c)Puducherry 
d)Chandigarh

3.Who became the first cricketer to violate ICC’s ‘saliva ban’ rule?
a)Jofra Archer
b)Dom Sibley
c)Stuart Broad
d)Chris Woakes 

4.Which international sports federation has approved a proposal to ensure gender representation in its Council?
a)WA
b)BWF
c)FIH
d)ISSF

5.Which nation has banned free internet services for social media?
a)India
b)Nepal
c)Bangladesh 
d)China

6.NASA has postponed the launch of James Webb Space Telescope till when?
a)December 2021
b)September 2021
c)October 2021
d)July 2022

7.When is the last day of the I-T Department’s e-campaign on Voluntary Compliance of Income Tax?
a)July 31st
b)August 31st 
c)September 15th 
d)October 1st 

8.Which nation’s Parliament has begun the process of banning same-sex marriage?
a)Japan 
b)South Korea
c)United Kingdom
d)Russia

Answers

1.(d) August first week
The construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya is scheduled to begin in the first week of August 2020. The Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is planning to conduct 'Bhoomi Pujan' or place worship of the construction area on either August 3rd or August 5th.

2.(a) J&K
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on July 18, 2020 announced a life insurance cover of Rs 25 lakhs for all elected members of urban local bodies and Panchayati raj institutions. This is significant as the locally elected members in J&K are under constant threat from terrorists.

3.(b) Dom Sibley
England’s Dom Sibley became the first cricketer to violate ICC’s ‘saliva ban’ rule during Day 4 of England’s second test series against West Indies at OId Trafford in Manchester. Dom Sibley accidentally applied saliva on the ball during the match. However, he immediately informed the umpires about it and they used disinfectant to disinfect the ball. 

4.(b) BWF
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has approved the proposal to ensure geographical and gender representation on the BWF Council. The newly approved changes to the constitution will ensure at least 30 percent representation of each gender on the Council.

5.(c) Bangladesh
The Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed the telecom companies to stop free internet services to its subscribers for accessing social media. The regulatory authority stated that it gives rise to unhealthy competition between the companies. 

6.(c) October 2021
NASA has rescheduled the launch of James Webb Space Telescope to October 31, 2021. The launch was earlier scheduled for March 2021. The space agency had confirmed last month that the March 2021 launch target was not possible due to the delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and other technical challenges. 

7.(a) July 31st
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched an e-campaign on Voluntary Compliance of Income Tax for the fiscal year 2018-19. The campaign will run for 11 days between July 20-July 31, 2020.

8.(d) Russia 
Russian Parliament has initiated the process of banning same-sex marriage. The Russian lawmakers had on July 14, 2020 submitted draft legislation that seeks to ban same-sex marriage.