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Current Affairs Quiz: 25 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as setting up of Migration Commission, credit support initiative and Pulitzer Prize winner among others. 

May 25, 2020 18:00 IST
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25 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 setting up of Migration Commission, credit support initiative and Pulitzer Prize winner among others. 

1.Indian economist Abhas Jha has been appointed as which international organisation’s Practice Manager for Climate Change in South Asia?
a)World Bank 
b)United Nations
c)WHO 
d)UNICEF

2.Which court has ordered the seizure of LG Polymers plant and asked the company’s directors not to leave the country?
a)Andhra Pradesh HC
b)Delhi HC
c)Supreme Court
d)Telangana HC

3.Which state has set up a Migration Commission?
a)Uttar Pradesh 
b)Rajasthan
c)Madhya Pradesh
d)Bihar

4.The Supreme Court has allowed which airlines to fly with middle seats filled for 10 days?
a)Vistara
b)Indigo 
c)Air India 
d)Air Asia

5.Which company has elevated Mohit Gupta as its co-founder?
a)Swiggy 
b)Zomato 
c)Big Basket 
d)Myntra 

6.Which among the following public sector banks has announced credit support to all its borrowers?
a)State Bank of India 
b)Canara Bank 
c)Punjab National Bank 
d)Bank of India

7.Pulitzer winning Indian-origin physician Siddhartha Mukherjee has been appointed to which US state’s commission on economic recovery?
a)California
b)Michigan 
c)Ohio
d)New York

8.Indian- American Siddhartha Mukherjee had won the Pulitzer Prize in which year?
a)2012
b)2008
c)2011
d)2014

Answers

1.(a) World Bank 
Indian economist Abhas Jha has been appointed by the World Bank to a key position on climate change and disaster management in the South Asia region. The announcement was made by the World Bank on May 22, 2020.

2.(a) Andhra Pradesh HC
The Andhra Pradesh High Court has ordered the seizure of the LG Polymers plant in Visakhapatnam and barred entry of all into the plant except the committees appointed by the state government. The court has also asked the company’s directors not to leave the country without the court’s permission.

3.(a) Uttar Pradesh 
The Uttar Pradesh Government announced on May 24, 2020 that it will be setting up a Migration Commission for the welfare of migrants. The Migrant Commission will map details of migrants to identify their skills and provide required training to ensure job and social security. 

4.(c) Air India
The Supreme Court on May 25, 2020 allowed the national carrier Air India to operate its scheduled flights with the middle seats filled for the next ten days. The SC allowed this exception while observing that the government should be more worried about the health of its citizens rather than the health of commercial airlines.

5.(b) Zomato
Mohit Gupta, CEO of Zomato’s food delivery business, has been elevated as the company’s co-founder. Mohit Gupta has reportedly played an instrumental role in strengthening the company over the last two years.

6.(b) Canara Bank
Canara Bank, one of the largest public sector banks owned by the Indian government, has announced credit support for all its borrowers, who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank will provide quick and hassle-free loans to all its borrowers to help them overcome temporary liquidity mismatches. 

7.(d) New York
Pulitzer winning Indian-American physician, Siddhartha Mukherjee has been appointed as a member of New York’s commission that will focus on jumpstarting the state’s economy, which has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Another Indian-origin higher education leader, Satish Tripathi has also been named as a member of the commission by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

8.(c) 2011
Pulitzer winning Indian-American physician, Siddhartha Mukherjee has been appointed as a member of New York’s commission that has been set up to help revive the state’s economy. Mukherjee had won the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his book 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.'

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