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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as latest ILO report on poverty, UP complete seal off and new internet-controlled robot among others. 

Apr 8, 2020 18:56 IST
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8 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 latest ILO report on poverty, UP complete seal off and new internet-controlled robot among others. 

1.Which among the following districts is not among the 15 UP districts that will be sealed started from midnight on April 8, 2020?
a)Ghaziabad
b)Agra
c)Meerut
d)Aligarh

2.An engineering student belonging to which state has developed an internet-controlled robot to deal with patients?
a)Jharkhand
b)Odisha
c)Chhattisgarh
d)Bihar

3.Which among the following is the Indian-American firm that has pledged to donate 3.4 Hydroxychloroquine tablets?
a)Lupin Ltd
b)Amneal Pharmaceuticals 
c)Cipla
d)Sun Pharmaceutical 

4.SIDBI has offered how much amount as emergency working capital to the MSMEs manufacturing essential items?
a)Rs 1 crore
b)Rs 50 lakh
c)Rs 5 crore
d)Rs 25 lakh

5.Who among the following has donated $1 billion to fight COVID-19?
a)Sundar Pichai 
b)Mark Zuckerberg
c)Jack Dorsey
d)Kevin Systrom

6.How many people are projected to enter into poverty in India in 2020, as per the latest ILO report?
a)400 million
b)500 million
c)300 million
d)200 million

7.Which state has decided to launch a YouTube channel to encourage children to learn during the lockdown period?
a)Maharashtra 
b)Karnataka
c)Kerala
d)Telangana

8.Which state will be providing Rs 2000 to all of its natives stranded outside?
a)Assam
b)Meghalaya
c)Delhi
d)Manipur

Answers

1.(d) Aligarh
The UP government has decided to completely seal off 15 districts to prevent community spread of COVID-19. The districts include Lucknow, Agra, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Firozabad, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Shamli, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Basti, Maharajganj and Sitapur. 

2.(c) Chhattisgarh
A final year engineering student from Chhatisgarh has built an internet-controlled robot to attend patients in the place of doctors. The student, Yogesh Sahu, developed the robot with the help of two of his friends to assist the doctors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

3.(b) Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Indian-American Pharma firm, Amneal Pharmaceuticals will be providing tablets of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate to the states that are COVID-19 hotspots in the United States including New York.

4.(a) Rs 1 crore
SIDBI has offered an emergency working capital up to Rs 1 crore to the MSMEs that are involved in making essential items such as sanitizer and masks. 

5.(c) Jack Dorsey
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has pledged $1 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which is the highest single donation to the global COVID relief fund. The amount that represents 28 percent of Dorsey’s wealth. It will go to his charity fund, Start Small LLC.

6.(a) 400 million
The International Labour Organisation released its report titled “COVID-19 and world of work” on April 8, 2020. The report reveals that about 400 million people will be entering poverty in India. 

7.(b) Karnataka
Karnataka’s education department has decided to launch a YouTube channel for children during the lockdown. The channel will aim to invoke passion for learning and creativity among children. 

8.(d) Manipur
Manipur CM N Biren Singh announced recently that the state will provide Rs 2000 to all Manipuris stranded outside the state due to lockdown. The amount will be transferred into the bank account of the select people. 

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