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Current Affairs Quiz: 3 June 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as UNSC elections, UNSC non-permanent members and Group of 7 among others. 

Jun 3, 2020 20:10 IST
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3 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 UNSC elections, UNSC non-permanent members and Group of 7 among others. 

1.Former External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has been appointed as India's Next Ambassador to which nation?
a)Finland
b)Poland
c)Belgium 
d)Sweden

2.The Sports Ministry has extended the deadline for submitting applications for National Sports Awards till when?
a)August 1st 
b)June 22nd 
c)July 3rd 
d)June 30th 

3.Which nation’s candidature was approved unanimously for non-permanent membership of UNSC from the Asia Pacific category?
a)China 
b)India
c)Bangladesh 
d)Sri Lanka

4.UNSC has how many non-permanent members?
a)15
b)7
c)5
d)10

5.Which nation is the smallest ever nation to secure a UNSC seat?
a)St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
b)Estonia
c)Tunisia
d)Niger

6.Which among the following nations is not a part of G7?
a)Germany 
b)Russia 
c)Canada
d)Italy

7.Which year did G8 become G7 again?
a)2011
b)2013
c)2014
d)2015

8.PM Narendra Modi will be holding a high-level summit with the Prime Minister of which nation?
a)Japan
b)New Zealand
c)South Africa
d)Australia

Answers

1.(a) Finland 
The former spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, Raveesh Kumar has been appointed as India's next Ambassador to Finland. Kumar is a 1995-batch Indian Foreign Service officer. He served as the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs from July 2017 to April 2020.

2.(d) June 30
The sports ministry has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the national sports awards till June 22. The ministry has also allowed athletes to self-nominate themselves given the difficulties being faced by them to find recommenders in the wake of coronavirus.

3.(b) India
India is set to be re-elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council during the elections in June 2020. India’s candidature for the Asia Pacific seat in the non-permanent category was unanimously endorsed by the 55-member Asia Pacific grouping including Pakistan and China in 2019 for a two-year period, 2021-2022.

4.(d) 10
The UNSC has five permanent veto-wielding members including the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China and France. The council also has 10 non-permanent members and every year the UN General Assembly elects five non-permanent members for a two-year term.

5.(a) St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
Five nations including Vietnam, Niger, Estonia, Tunisia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines were elected to the UNSC earlier this month for a two-year term beginning January 2020. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the smallest-ever nation to secure a UNSC seat.

6.(b) Russia
The Group of Seven presently comprises the world’s most advanced economies including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy. Russia is not a part of the group.

7.(c) 2014
The G7 had become G8 in 1998 when Russia was formally inducted as a member. However, Russia’s act of moving its troops into eastern Ukraine and conquering Crimea in 2014 drew heavy criticism from the other G8 nations, which then decided to suspend Russia from the group, following which it became G7 again. 

8.(d) Australia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding an 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with Australian PM Scott Morrison on June 4, 2020. The Australian Prime Minister was scheduled to visit India this year but the visit could not take place. Hence, the two leaders decided to hold a virtual summit.

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