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Current Affairs Quiz: 30 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, GRID 2020 report and COVID-19 cess on petrol among others.

Apr 30, 2020 19:44 IST
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30 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 India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, GRID 2020 report and COVID-19 cess on petrol among others.

1.Who has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations?
a)Deepak Mittal 
b)Piyush Srivastava
c)TS Tirumurti
d)Jaideep Mazumdar

2.Which state has become the first in the northeastern region to develop a mobile COVID-19 sample collection kiosk?
a)Tripura 
b)Meghalaya 
c)Nagaland
d)Goa

3.Which Pakistani cricketer has been banned for 3 years for failing to report corrupt approaches?
a)Umar Akmal
b)Shadab Khan 
c)Asif Ali
d)Imad Wasim

4.Which among the following nations has banned Hezbollah and designated it a terrorist organisation?
a)France
b)Denmark
c)Switzerland
d)Germany

5.Which nation is looking to make travel exemptions for the Indian cricket team’s tour later this year?
a)South Africa
b)New Zealand
c)Australia
d)England 

6.According to the GRID 2020 report, how many people were displaced in 2019?
a)2 Million 
b)5 Million 
c)3 Million 
d)4 Million

7.Which state has imposed a COVID-19 cess on diesel and petrol?
a)Madhya Pradesh 
b)Nagaland 
c)Maharashtra 
d)Meghalaya 

8. USAID has announced how much additional grant to India to battle the COVID-19 pandemic?
a)$3 million
b)$2 million
c)$2.5 million
d)$3.5 million

Answers

1.(c) TS Tirumurti
TS Tirumurti appointed as India’s next Ambassador or Permanent Representative to the United Nations on April 29, 2020. Tirumurti is a 1985 batch IFS officer. He will be succeeding Sayyad Akbaruddin, who is due to retire shortly.

2.(a)Tripura
Tripura has developed a mobile COVID-19 sample collection kiosk to collect samples from suspected coronavirus cases without having any physical contact. A three-wheeler heavy-duty auto rikshaw has been transformed into a COVID-19 sample collection kiosk by the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC).

3.(a)Umar Akmal
Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal was banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on April 27, 2020 for three years. The ban has been imposed on the Pakistani batsmen for failing to report corrupt approaches ahead of the country's T20 premier league this year.

4.(d) Germany 
Germany has banned the Hezbollah organisation, designating it is a terrorist organisation. The Interior Ministry of the country made the announcement on April 30, 2020. The United States and Israel have been pushing Germany to ban the organisation.

5.(c) Australia
The Australian government is looking to make travel exemptions for the Indian team's tour Down Under later this year to save the Australian cricket board. Cricket Australia, which has laid off almost 80 percent of its employees, is under huge financial pressure in the wake of COVID-9 pandemic.

6.(b)5 Million
Over 5 million people faced displacements in India in 2019, which is the highest in the world as per the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2020). The report was released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. As per the report, 33.4 million people faced displacements in the world due to conflicts and disasters. 

7.(b) Nagaland 
Nagaland has imposed a COVID-19 cess on diesel and petrol, becoming the first state to introduce such a tax in India. Nagaland has imposed a Rs 5 per litre COVID-19 cess on diesel and Rs 6 per litre cess on petrol and other such liquid fuel. 

8.(a)$3 million
The United States has announced an additional grant worth $3 million to help India combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The US aid agency (USAID) had announced a grant worth $2.9 million to India on April 6, 2020 to support its efforts to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.

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