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Current Affairs Quiz: 26 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as setting up of India's crude steel output, NASA’s WFIRST Hubble Telescope and lockdown extension among others.

May 26, 2020 20:22 IST
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26 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 India's crude steel output, NASA’s WFIRST Hubble Telescope and lockdown extension among others.

1.India produced how much crude steel in April 2020?
a)3.13 million tonnes
b)4.13 million tonnes
c)2.18 million tonnes
d)1.58 million tonnes

2. Which among the following is the only nation to report a marginal rise in crude steel output in April 2020?
a)Japan
b)US
c)China
d)South Korea

3.What is the new name of NASA’s WFIRST Hubble Telescope?
a)Nancy Grace Roman
b)James E. Webb
c)Thomas O Paine
d)Richard H Truly

4.Which nation has suspended the proposal for the construction of a new international cricket ground?
a)India
b)Sri Lanka
c)Australia 
d)England

5.Which state has decided to open temples from June 1?
a)Kerala 
b)Andhra Pradesh
c)Uttarakhand 
d)Karnataka

6.Which state has become the first Indian state to accord industrial status to sports?
a)Manipur
b)Assam
c)Jharkhand
d)Mizoram

7.Two districts of which have extended their lockdown till June 30, 2020?
a)Uttarakhand
b)Himachal Pradesh 
c)Maharashtra
d)Tamil Nadu 

8.Four Indian cosmonauts selected for Gaganyaan training have resumed their training in which country?
a)Germany
b)Japan
c)Russia 
d)US

Answers

1. (a) 3.13 million tonnes
India’s crude steel output declined by 65 percent to 3.13 million tonnes in April 2020, as per a report released by the World Steel Association on May 24, 2020. In comparison, the report stated that India had produced 9.02 million tonnes of steel in April 2019. 

2.(c) China 
China, the largest crude steel producer in the world, is the only nation that reported a marginal rise in crude steel output in April 2020. As per the World Steel Association, China produced 85.03 MT steel in April 2020, which is marginally higher than its steel output of 84.87 MT in April 2019.

3.(a)Nancy Grace Roman
NASA has renamed its next-generation space telescope- Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), after the space agency’s first chief astronomer Nancy Grace Roman. Nancy Grace Roman is considered as the mother of Hubble Space Telescope, which was launched 30 years ago.

4.(b)Sri Lanka 
The Sri Lankan Government has decided to suspend the proposal for the new international cricket ground, which was supposed to come up near Colombo. The project invited criticism with questions raised on whether it was the right project to invest in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis. 

5.(d) Karnataka
The Karnataka state government has decided to open temples in the state from June 1, 2020. It will become the first state to do. The standard operating procedures regarding the same will be issued soon. 

6.(d) Mizoram
Mizoram has become the first Indian state to accord sports an industry status. The move is aimed at further bolstering sports activities by attracting investment. 

7.(b) Himachal Pradesh
The Himachal Pradesh government recently allowed district magistrates to take the decision on extending the curfew in their arreas, following which the district magistrates of Hamirpur and Solan issued an order extending the curfew imposed in their areas for another month, till June 30, 2020. 

8.(c)Russia 
Four Indian cosmonauts, who have been selected for India’s first manned space mission Gaganyaan, have resumed their training in Russia. The training was put on hold due to the lockdown was announced after the outbreak of COVID-19. 

 

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