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Current Affairs Quiz: 6 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new Nasscom CEO, Bullet Prakash, ‘Prana-Vayu’ ventilator and the Queen's special address among others.

Apr 6, 2020 20:02 IST
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6 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 new Nasscom CEO, Bullet Prakash, ‘Prana-Vayu’ ventilator and the Queen's special address among others.

1.Nasscom has appointed Pravin Rao as new Chairman of the group. Rao is the Chief Operating Officer of which among the following companies?
a)Infosys
b)Accenture
c)WIPRO
d)Deloitte

2.Popular comedy actor Bullet Prakash passed away suddenly on April 6, 2020. He was associated with which film industry?
a)Telugu
b)Malayalam 
c)Tamil
d)Kannada 

3.Which among the following IIT branches has developed low-cost ventilator ‘Prana-Vayu’?
a)IIT Madras
b)IIT Delhi
c)IIT Roorkee
d)IIT Bombay

4.Queen Elizabeth II addressed the citizens of the UK in a rare message on April 5, 2020. The Queen had similarly addressed the citizens for the first time in 1991 after which major incident?
a)First Gulf War
b)Death of Princess Diana
c)Queen Mother’s death
d)Invasion of Kuwait 

5.The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Governors and Members of Parliament have voluntarily agreed to how much salary cut for one year to deal with the COVID-19 crisis?
a)40 percent
b)50 percent
c)60 percent
d)30 percent

6.The Ukrainian authorities reported a major fire and spike in radiation levels in the restricted zone near Chernobyl. Which year did the Chernobyl nuclear accident take place?
a)1991
b)1986
c)1984
d)1988

7.Nadia, a four-year-old tiger tested positive for COVID-19 in this city’s Bronx zoo.
a)New York
b)Toronto 
c)Berlin 
d)Milan 

8.Which among the following NASA satellites will issue volcano and earthquake warnings?
a)CSAT
b)CIRES
c)STRIP
d)PUTS

Answers

1.(a) Infosys
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom)has appointed Infosys COO Pravin Rao as its new Chairman. Rao will succeed Keshav Murugesh, the Group CEO of WNS Global Services.

2.(d) Kannada
Popular Kannada comedy star Bullet Prakash passes away on April 6, 2020 at the age of 44 years. His early demise came as a shock to the entire industry. Prakash was a part of the second season of Big Boss. 

3.(c) IIT Roorkee
IIT Roorkee has developed a low-cost portable, close-loop ventilator ‘Prana-Vayu' for COVID-19 patients in collaboration with AIIMS Rishikesh. The ventilator is equipped with state-of-the-art features. Its manufacturing cost is estimated to be Rs 25,000. 

4.(a) First Gulf War
Queen Elizabeth II, in a rare speech on April 5, 2020, said that the UK will “succeed" in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This was the Queen’s 5th special message in her entire 68-year-old reign. The earlier four were given in 1991, 1997, 2002 and 2012. The first was made during the first Gulf War, the second one before the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, third at her mother’s death and fourth to mark her diamond jubilee. 

5.(d) 30 percent
The President, Vice President, Prime Minister and Governors and Members of Parliament have voluntarily decided to take a 30 percent salary cut for one year in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. 

6.(b) 1986
The Ukrainian authorities reported a major spike in radiation levels after a forest fire broke out in the restricted zone near Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, on April 4, 2020. The Chernobyl disaster had occurred on April 26, 1986, at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near Ukraine's Pripyat city.

7.(a) New York
Nadia, a four-year-old tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York tested positive for COVID-19 recently. This is the first confirmed case of human-to-animal transmission of the virus in the United States. 

8.(b) CIRES
NASA’s new satellite, CubeSat Imaging Radar for Earth Sciences (CIRES), will give early warning signals of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. This will help the concerned administrations to prepare ahead for disasters. 

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