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Current Affairs Quiz: 30 July 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Rajasthan Assembly Session, COVID quarantine and lockdown extension among others. 

Jul 30, 2020 18:49 IST
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30 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 Rajasthan Assembly Session, COVID quarantine and lockdown extension among others. 

1.Which state government has reduced price VAT on diesel to 16.75 percent?
a)Madhya Pradesh
b)Karnataka
c)Goa
d)Delhi

2.The Rajasthan Assembly Session will begin from which date?
a)August 1st 
b)August 14th 
c)August 21st 
d)August 31st 

3.Which nation has extended its coronavirus quarantine period from 7 to 10 days for symptomatic cases?
a)France
b)Germany 
c)UK
d)China

4.Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal's ban has been reduced to 18 months. He was banned from the sport earlier for how long?
a)2 years
b)3 years
c)3.5 years
d)5 years

5.As per a new study, 1 in 3 children worldwide are threatened by high levels of which chemical element in their blood?
a)Iron
b)Lead
c)Sulphur
d)Chlorine

6.Maharashtra has announced lockdown extension till when?
a)August 6th 
b)August 14th 
c)August 31st 
d)August 30th 

7.Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of which nation on July 30, 2020?
a)Maldives
b)Sri Lanka
c)Nepal
d)Mauritius

8.Which nation’s Congressional Committee has passed a bill to promote legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.?
a)US
b)France
c)UK
d)South Africa

Answers

1.(d) Delhi 
The Delhi government has reduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel to 16.75 percent from 30 percent. The move will reduce the price of diesel in Delhi from Rs 82 to Rs 73.64, a reduction of Rs 8.36 per litre.

2.(b) August 14th 
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra issue an order on July 29, 2020 to convene the assembly session from August 14, amid ongoing political crisis in the state due to differences in the ruling Congress government. 

3.(c) UK
The United Kingdom has extended coronavirus quarantine period from 7 to 10 days for those who test positive for COVID or display some obvious symptoms, in line with the guidelines issued by WHO. 

4.(b) 3 years 
Pakistani cricketer, Umar Akmal's ban has been halved to 18 months and will run from February 2020 to August 2021. The batsman was initially slapped with a three-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches. 

5.(b) Lead 
According to a new study, one in three children worldwide are threatened by unacceptably high lead levels in the blood. The study notes that lead recycling is often done haphazardly in poor and middle-income countries where industrial pollution safeguards are poorly enforced or nonexistent.

6.(c) August 31st
Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown in the state till August 31, 2020 in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. Under the state’s ‘Mission Begin Again’, malls, market complexes without theatres, restaurants and food courts located outside the containment zones have been allowed to operate between 9 am and 7 pm from August 5, 2020.

7.(d) Mauritius
Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court Building of Mauritius along with Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth through video conferencing on July 30, 2020.

8.(a) US
A key congressional committee of the United States on July 29 passed a bill written by the Civil rights icon John Lewis. The bill aims at promoting the legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.