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Current Affairs Quiz: 3 July 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as COVID-19 vaccine, ‘Balram’ scheme, Reliance Jio investments among others. 

Jul 3, 2020 18:10 IST
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3 July 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 COVID-19 vaccine, ‘Balram’ scheme, Reliance Jio investments among others. 

1.India stands at which position in the world in terms of foreign exchange reserves?
a)10th 
b)9th 
c)6th 
d)5th 

2.When is ICMR planning to launch the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine for public use?
a)August 15th 
b)September 20th 
c)October 2nd 
d)July 31st 

3.Which state has curtailed its monsoon session to one day?
a)Delhi
b)Uttar Pradesh 
c)Goa 
d)Kerala

4.India is planning to procure 21 MiG-29 fighter jets from which nation under its latest defence deal?
a)France
b)Germany 
c)US 
d)Russia

5.Which state has announced SOPs for Char Dham Yatra?
a)Uttarakhand
b)Himachal Pradesh 
c)Jammu and Kashmir
d)Delhi 

6.Which state has launched ‘Balram’ scheme to provide credit to 7 lakh landless farmers?
a)Jharkhand
b)Odisha
c)Chhatisgarh 
d)Madhya Pradesh

7.Which nation’s President has ordered against the use of his photograph for the poll campaign?
a)India
b)Sri Lanka
c)Maldives
d)US

8.Intel Capital has bought how much equity stake in Reliance Jio?
a)0.39 percent 
b)0.89 percent 
c)1.02 percent 
d)2.35 percent 

Answers

1.(d) 5th 
India’s foreign exchange reserves, which currently stand at more than USD 500 billion, are the fifth largest in the world after China, Japan, Switzerland and Russia, as per the International Monetary Fund. 

2.(a)August 15th 
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to launch the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15, 2020 after successful completion of all clinical trials. ICMR has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited to develop a path-breaking COVID-19 vaccine -”Covaxin”.

3.(c) Goa 
The Goa state government has decided to curtail the upcoming monsoon session of the Goa Legislative Assembly to one day instead of two weeks as scheduled earlier in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. 

4.(d) Russia
The Union Defence Ministry on July 2, 2020 approvement the procurement of 33 frontline fighter jets, missile systems and other military hardware worth Rd 38,900 crore to boost the combat capability of the Indian Armed Forces. Under the new defence deals, 21 MiG-29 fighter jets will be procured from Russia, while 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft will be bought from State-run HAL.

5.(a)Uttarakhand 
The Uttarakhand Government has issued SOPS for its state residents who are planning to undertake the Char Dham Yatra, which is a pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines. The state had permitted its residents to go on the holy pilgrimage from July 1, 2020 with certain restrictions. 

6.(b)Odisha
The Odisha state government has launched ‘Balram’ scheme to provide agricultural credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to landless farmers who are facing hardships due to the coronavirus outbreak.

7.(b) Sri Lanka 
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has prohibited the use of his photographs by candidates while campaigning for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for August 5, 2020. 

8.(a) 0.39 percent 
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Jio Platform announced on July 3 that Intel Capital, which is an investment arm of global tech and semiconductor major intel corporation, has invested Rs. 1,894 crore in Jio Platforms to buy 0.39% equity stake. 

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