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Current Affairs Quiz: 29 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Petersberg Climate Dialogue, BRICS Foreign Ministers’ video conference and extension of curfew among others.

Apr 29, 2020 19:37 IST
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29 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 Petersberg Climate Dialogue, BRICS Foreign Ministers’ video conference and extension of curfew among others.

1.Renowned Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29, 2020. The Bollywood actor was a part of which among the popular Hollywood films?
a)Jurassic World
b)Avengers
c)War of the Worlds
d)The Matrix

2.Which state has extended its curfew till May 17?
a)Punjab 
b)Madhya Pradesh 
c)Delhi 
d)Odisha

3.The BRICS nations have agreed to allocate how much amount to the New Development Bank (NDB)?
a)$ 15 billion
b)$ 20 billion
c)$ 10 billion
d)$ 25 billion

4.Which nation hosted the 11th session of “Petersberg Climate Dialogue”?
a)France
b)Australia 
c)Germany 
d)India 

5.Who represented India at the “Petersberg Climate Dialogue”?
a)Prakash Javadekar
b)Piyush Goyal
c)PM Narendra Modi 
d)Dr. Harsh Vardhan

6.Which nation has lost the hosting rights of the 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship?
a)China
b)India 
c)Japan
d)United States

7.Which state has issued an ordinance to cut salaries of its employees to mobilise funds to combat COVID-19?
a)Assam
b)Madhya Pradesh
c)Delhi
d)Kerala

8.Which nation chaired the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ video conference?
a)Brazil
b)China
c)India
d)Russia

Answers

1. (a)Jurassic World
Renowned Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on April 29, 2020. The actor was reportedly battling a rare cancer. He was one of India’s most prominent faces in the West. He had acted in Hollywood films including the A Mighty Heart, Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World, Life of Pi and Inferno. 

2.(a) Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced the extension of curfew in the state on April 29, 2020 for two more weeks till May 17, 2020. The state has allowed limited lifting of restrictions in non-containment zones between 7-11 am. 

3.(a)$ 15 billion
The BRICS nations have agreed to allocate $ 15 billion to the New Development Bank (NDB) so that it could set up a special loan instrument to support the revival of economies and help meet the emergency expenses incurred for responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

4.(c) Germany 
The 11th session of “Petersberg Climate Dialogue” was conducted on April 28, 2020. The dialogue was hosted by Germany and co-chaired by the United Kingdom. Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change Prakash Javadekar attended the virtual conference on behalf of India. 

5.(a)Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change Prakash Javadekar attended the 11th session of “Petersberg Climate Dialogue” on behalf of India on April 28, 2020. The dialogue was hosted by Germany and co-chaired by the United Kingdom.

6.(b)India 
India has lost the hosting rights of the 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) failed to pay the host fee to International Boxing Association (AIBA).

7.(c)Kerala
The Kerala Government on April 29, 2020 decided to issue an ordinance allowing it to cut salaries of its employees to mobilise funds for the state to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. 

8.(d)Russia
Russia, the current chair of BRICS, chaired the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ video conference on April 28, 2020. Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted the meeting, which was held to discuss the COVID-19 crisis, its impact on international relations and response of the BRICS nations. 

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