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Current Affairs Quiz: 29 June 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India's first Plasma Bank,Project Platina and lockdown extension among others. 

Jun 29, 2020 19:40 IST
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29 June 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 India's first Plasma Bank for COVID-19,Project Platina and lockdown extension among others. 

1.Which state has planned to launch India's first Plasma Bank for COVID-19?
a)Uttar Pradesh 
b)Kerala
c)Karnataka
d)Delhi 

2.Which state has launched 'Project Platina'- world’s largest convalescent plasma therapy trial?
a)Delhi 
b)Maharashtra 
c)Karnataka
d)Kerala

3.Who among the following has been given the additional charge of Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
a)Anandiben Patel 
b)Acharya Devvrat
c)Bhagat Singh Koshyari
d)Vajubhai Vala

4.Maharashtra has extended lockdown till when?
a)July 15th 
b)July 31st 
c)August 31st 
d)July 22nd 

5.Which state has decided to form a special security force to ensure industrial security?
a)Maharashtra 
b)Andhra Pradesh
c)Uttar Pradesh
d)Madhya Pradesh

6.Which nation’s President has signed an order to protect its monuments and memorials?
a)United States
b)United Kingdom
c)France
d)Russia

7.The centre has increased the budget of which state/ UT by four times?
a)Jammu and Kashmir 
b)Delhi 
c)Puducherry 
d)Ladakh

8.Which nation’s stock exchange building came under an armed attack on June 29, 2020?
a)India
b)US
c)Afghanistan
d)Pakistan

Answers

1.(d) Delhi 
Delhi government has decided to start a 'Plasma Bank' in the national capital for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Plasma Bank is expected to begin its operation in the next two days. It will be set-up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi. 

2.(b) Maharashtra 
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray on June 29, 2020 launched 'Project Platina' - world's largest convalescent plasma therapy trial to treat severe COVID-19 patients. The entire plasma therapy treatment will be free of cost for all patients of Maharashtra. All critical patients will receive two doses of 200 ml of convalescent plasma. 

3.(a)Anandiben Patel 
President Kovind has given Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel additional charge of Madhya Pradesh. She is taking over the post temporarily in the absence of MP Governor Lal Ji Tandon. The 85-year-old Lal Ji Tandon was admitted to Medanta Hospital on June 11 with breathing problems and fever. 

4.(b)July 31st 
Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown till July 31, 2020 to contain further spread of COVID-19. The announcement was made today in the afternoon. 

5.(c)Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a special security force to ensure industrial security. The dedicated force will ensure security of banks, airports, metro rail, courts, industrial establishments and other organizations in the state. 

6.(a)United States
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on June 26, 2020 aimed at protecting the nation’s monuments and statues from vandalism. 

7.(d)Ladakh
Union Minister Hardeep Puri announced on June 29, 2020 that the budget for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) has been increased by four times. He stated that the LAHDC Act has also been amended to prioritise the preservation of language and culture in Ladakh. 

8.(d) Pakistan 
A group of armed men attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi early morning on June 29, 2020. Three people have been killed including two security guards and a policeman and all four gunmen were also killed.

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