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Current Affairs Quiz: 23 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as BWF’s “I am Badminton” campaign, Usha Ganguly's death, PM Modi's third video conference and coronavirus in cats among others. 

Apr 23, 2020 15:44 IST
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23 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 BWF’s “I am Badminton” campaign, Usha Ganguly's death, PM Modi's third video conference and coronavirus in cats among others. 

1.Which Indian shuttler has been named as the ambassador of BWF’s “I am Badminton” campaign?
a)Saina Nehwal 
b)Srikanth Kidambi 
c)Parupalli Kashyap
d)PV Sindhu 

2.Usha Ganguly, veteran theatre actor passed away on April 23 at the age of 75. She had written the script of which among the following Indian movies?
a)Raincoat
b)Chokher Bali
c)The Last Year 
d)Antarmahal 

3.When will PM Narendra Modi hold his third video conference with the Chief Ministers on coronavirus lockdown?
a)April 25th 
b)April 27th 
c)April 26th 
d)April 29th 

4.Two cats tested positive for coronavirus in which city of the United States?
a)Oklahoma
b)Los Angeles
c)Chicago
d)New York

5.Who has been appointed as the new head of the National Shipping Board?
a)Malini Shankar 
b)Amitabh Kumar
c)Satinder Pal Singh
d)Capt Piyush Sinha

6.Who among the following reported that the air pollution in India has reached 20-year low?
a)NASA
b)ISRO
c)DRDO
d)CPCB

7.How many samples will be tested together in COVID-19 pooled testing in India, as per ICMR directions?
a)10
b)6
c)5
d)3

8.The government has placed the hike in Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief on hold till when?
a)March 2021
b)July 2021
c)June 2020
d)October 2020

Answers

1.(a)PV Sindhu 
World champion P V Sindhu was on April 22, 2020 named as the ambassador of Badminton World Federation’s “I am Badminton” campaign. The Campaign was launched to advocate for honest and clean play. Other ambassadors of the campaign include Valeska Knoblauch of Germany, Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong of China, Chan Ho Yuen of Hong Kong and Michelle Li of Canada.

2.(a)Raincoat
Theatre veteran Usha Ganguly passed away on April 23, 2020 after suffering from a cardiac arrest. She was 75. The founder of ‘Rangakarmee’ had worked on the script of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- Ajay Devgun starrer Raincoat in 2014, which was a Hindi film based on O Henry's The Gift of the Magi. The film was directed by Rituparno Ghosh.

3.(b)April 27th 
PM Narendra Modi will be conducting his third video conference with all the Chief Ministers on April 27, 2020. PM Modi is expected to discuss the way ahead in the nation’s fight against coronavirus pandemic.

4.(c)New York
Two cats have tested positive for coronavirus in New York, becoming the first pets to have contracted COVID-19 infection in the United States. The cats have reportedly got the infection from their owners. 

5.(a)Malini Shankar 
The former Director-General of Shipping Malini Shankar has been appointed by the government as the new head of the National Shipping Board, the highest advisory body on matters related to Indian shipping. 

6.(a) NASA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on April 22, 2020 that the air pollution in India has reached a 20-year low. 

7.(b)5
The Indian Council of Medical Research has instructed that not more than 5 samples will be pooled together for testing to improve the efficacy of pooled testing. The council also announced on April 22, 2020 that pooled testing will only be conducted in areas where the COVID-19 prevalence is less than 5 percent. 

8.(c)July 2021
The Central Government has frozen the hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) to Government Employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners till July 2021 amid the COVID-19 crisis. The government employees and pensioners will continue to receive DA/ DR at the current rate of 17 percent of the basic pay/pension.

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