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Current Affairs Quiz: 21 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as International Tea Day, Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary and Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana among others.

May 21, 2020 18:25 IST
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21 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 International Tea Day, Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary and Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana among others.

1.When is International Tea Day observed?
a)May 20th 
b)May 21st 
c)May 19th 
d)May 18th 

2.Which nation’s Senate has passed a bill to delist Chinese firms from stock exchanges?
a)UK
b)US
c)Germany
d)Canada

3.Oil India Limited has received environmental clearance for its exploration project beneath which national park?
a)Kaziranga National Park
b)Jim Corbett National Park
c)Ranthambore National Park
d)Dibru-Saikhowa National Park 

4.When was Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary observed?
a)May 20th 
b)May 19th 
c)May 18th 
d)May 21st 

5.Andaman’s rare palm ‘Pinanga andamanensis’ has been replanted in which state to prevent its extinction?
a)Goa
b)Tamil Nadu 
c)Odisha
d)Kerala

6.Cabinet has approved extension of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana till when?
a)March 2023
b)February 2022
c)December 2021
e)May 2023

7.The Ministry of Defence has approved procurement of how many items from local suppliers?
a)20
b)23
c)26
d)30

8.Union Cabinet has approved how much additional funding for the eligible MSMEs?
a)Rs 2 lakh
b)Rs 5 lakh
c)Rs 3 lakh
d)Rs 1 lakh

Answers

1.(b) May 21st 
International Tea Day is observed annually on May 21. The day aims to aise awareness of the long history and the deep cultural and economic significance of tea around the world.

2.(b) US
The US Senate passed legislation on May 20, 2020 that seeks to delist Chinese firms from US securities exchanges unless they follow US standards of audits and regulations. 

3.(d) Dibru-Saikhowa National Park 
The Oil India Limited (OIL) has received environmental clearance from MoEFCC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) for its major exploration project beneath the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park of Assam . The company has received permission to  extend drilling and testing of hydrocarbons in the area. The park is the only region in India that supports feral horses.

4.(d) May 21st
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 29th death anniversary was observed on May 21, 2020. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991. He had become India's youngest Prime Minister at the age of 40.

5.(d) Kerala
Andaman’s rare palm called Pinanga andamanensis, which is a critically endangered species, has been replanted at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) in Kerala to prevent its extinction. There are only 600 specimens of the species at present. The plant is tiny and generally grows in evergreen forests.

6.(a)March 2023
The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) for three more years beyond March 31, 2020 till March 31, 2023. The move is aimed at ensuring old age income security for Senior Citizens.

7.(c) 26
Ministry of Defence has approved the procurement of 26 defence items from local suppliers under ‘Make in India’ initiative. Some of the defence items include electronic motor, cable assemblies, dual switch amplifier, sealing ring, weldox and hardox plate and modulator. 

8.(c) Rs 3 lakh 
The Union Cabinet has approved additional funding up to Rs 3 lakh crore to eligible MSMEs and interested MUDRA borrowers through the introduction of the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS).

 

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