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Current Affairs Quiz: 4 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as ICC Test team rankings, Lockdown 3.0, 'IDEAthon' and Arctic monitoring satellite launch among others. 

May 4, 2020 15:04 IST
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4 May 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 ICC Test team rankings, Lockdown 3.0, 'IDEAthon' and Arctic monitoring satellite launch among others. 

1.Which among the following days is celebrated twice a year?
a)World Freedom Day
b)International Human Space Flight Day 
c)International Astronomy Day
d)Zero Discrimination Day

2.India lost its top rank in ICC Test team rankings to which nation on May 1, 2020?
a)New Zealand 
b)Australia 
c)England 
d)South Africa

3.The National Mission for Clean Ganga launched ‘IDEAthon’ on May 2, 2020. The NMCG operates under which Ministry?
a)Environment Ministry
b)Science and Technology 
c)Health Ministry
d)Jal Shakti Ministry 

4.India ranks at which position in a scientific publication?
a)3rd 
b)2nd 
c)6th 
d)10th

5.The Saffron cultivated in which among the following regions has received the GI tag?
a)Mysuru Saffron 
b)Kashmir Saffron
c)Shimla Saffron
d)Gangtok Saffron 

6.The third phase of lockdown is scheduled to end on which date?
a)May 16th 
b)May 17th 
c)May 15th 
d)May 21st 

7.When was the World Press Freedom Day observed?
a)May 2nd 
b)May 3rd
c)May 4th 
d)May 1st 

8.Which country will launch its first Arktika-M satellite to monitor the Arctic climate by the end of 2020?
a)US
b)Japan
c)Russia 
d)China

Answers

1.(c) International Astronomy Day
The International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year, once on May 2 and the second time on September 26. The day aims to spread awareness about the world of astronomy. The first-ever  International Astronomy Day was celebrated in 1973. 

2.(b) Australia 
India has dropped down two places in the latest ICC Test Team Rankings, which were released on May 1, 2020. India slipped to the 3rd spot, while Australia has jumped up to the top rank. New Zealand ranks at the second position. 

3.(d) Jal Shakti Ministry 
The National Mission for Clean Ganga operating under Jal Shakti Ministry launched ‘IDEAthon’ on May 2, 2020. The initiative aims to focus on the “The Future of River Management” to explore how the COVID-19 crisis will change the river management strategies.

4.(a) 3rd 
The National Science and Technology Management Information (NSTMIS) recently surveyed Research and Development Statistics and Indicators 2019-20. As per its report, India ranks 3rd globally in the scientific publication, only behind China and the United States that were ranked second and first respectively. The gross expenditure on Research and Development in India has nearly tripled between 2008 and 2018. 

5.(b) Kashmir Saffron
The Kashmir Saffron recently received a Geographical Indication Tag. Three other products including Black rice of Manipur, Gorakhpur Terracotta and Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai also received the GI tag recently.

6.(b) May 17th 
The third phase of the lockdown came into effect starting from May 4, 2020. The lockdown has been extended for another two weeks until May 17, 2020 with considerable relaxations in non-containment zones. 

7.(b) May 3rd
The World Press Freedom Day was observed across the world on May 3, 2020, with the theme "Journalism without Fear or Favour." On the occasion, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the importance of the press in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and stated that the press provides the antidote: verified, scientific, fact-based news and analysis.

8.(c) Russia
Russia will be launching its first Arktika-M satellite to monitor the Arctic climate and environment later this year. The first Arktika-M spacecraft has been developed and is currently undergoing radio-electronic testing. The satellite is planned for launch towards the end of 2020.

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