Current Affairs Quiz: 24 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ‘Khongjom Day’, English Language Day and China's Mars mission among others. 

Apr 24, 2020 19:35 IST
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24 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 ‘Khongjom Day’, English Language Day and China's Mars mission among others. 

1.Which state observed the ‘Khongjom Day’ on April 23, 2020?
a)Assam
b)Manipur
c)Mizoram
d)Meghalaya

2.When was the English Language Day observed?
a)April 24th 
b)April 22nd 
c)April 23rd
d)April 21st 

3.What is the name of China’s first Mars exploration mission?
a)Tianwen
b)Chiang XI
c)Mario 2
d)Tangwei 

4.When was the National Panchayati Raj Day observed?
a)April 24th 
b)April 23rd
c)April 22nd 
d)April 21st

5.A professor from which among the following universities has developed software that can detect COVID-19 within 5 seconds using X-ray?
a)IIT-Madras
b)IIT-Delhi
c)IIT-Kanpur
d)IIT-Roorkee

6.Which country is seeking $400 mn debt swap facility from the Reserve Bank of India?
a)Nepal
b)Bangladesh
c)Sri Lanka 
d)Maldives

7.Shashank Manohar’s term as the Chairman of this organisation is likely to get extended by a few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
a)ICC 
b)BCCI
c)IOA
d)BWF

8.The Prime Minister launched which among the following schemes on April 24, 2020?
a)Swamitva Scheme
b)Samasya Scheme
c)Panchayati Raj 
d)Sahyog scheme

Answers

1. (b) Manipur
Manipur observed the ‘Khongjom Day’ on April 23, 2020. The day is observed to pay tribute to the warriors who fought in the 1891 Anglo-Manipur war, which was an armed conflict between the Kingdom of Manipur and the British Government. The war took place between March 31 and April 27 and ended with the victory of the Britishers. 

2. (c) April 23rd
The English Language Day is celebrated on April 23, 2020. English Language Day was established by UN's Department of Public Information in 2010. The day aims to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. The date April 23 is traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. 

3. (a)Tianwen
China named its first Mars exploration mission as ‘Tianwen-1’ on April 24, 2020, the day it marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of its first-ever satellite ‘Dong Fang Hong-1’ in 1970. Tianwen-1 means heavenly questions or questions to heaven.

4. (a)April 24th 
The National Panchayati Raj Day 2020 was observed on April 24, 2020. The observance marks the day the 73rd Amendment of the Indian Constitution came into effect. The amendment had given constitutional status to the Panchayati Raj institutions.

5. (d) IIT-Roorkee 
A professor from IIT-Roorkee has developed software that can reportedly detect COVID-19 within 5 seconds through an X-ray scan. The software can help in an accurate preliminary screening of suspected COVID-19 patients. The technology awaits official approval from ICMR. 

6. (b)Sri Lanka 
Sri Lanka is seeking to enter into a currency swap agreement worth USD 400 million with the Reserve Bank of India to boost the foreign reserves and ensure the financial stability of the country which is badly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. (a)ICC
The Chairman of the International Cricket Council, Shashank Manohar, who is expected to step down in June, might get a few months’ term extension. Manohar’s term was expected to end in June.

8. (a)Swamitva Scheme
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swamitva Scheme on April 24, 2020 during his video conference with all the gram panchayat sarpanch.

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