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Current Affairs Quiz: 8 May 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as  World Thalassemia Day,  Reliance Jio Investment and suspension of major labour laws among others. 

May 8, 2020 19:06 IST
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8 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  World Thalassemia Day,  Reliance Jio Investment and suspension of major labour laws among others. 

1.Dia Mirza's term as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador till when?
a)2022
b)2023
c)2021
d)2024

2.What is the name of Iran’s existing currency?
a)Sian
b)Rial
c)Shekel
d)Yen

3.Which bank has hiked home loan rates linked to repo rate by up to 30 basis points?
a)PNB
b)SBI
c)BOI
d)Canara Bank

4.US firm Vista Equity Partners will be investing Rs 11,367 cr in which Indian company?
a)Reliance Jio
b)Bharti Airtel
c)Vodaphone-Idea
d)BSNL

5.Which state has suspended major labour laws till 1000 days to attract investment?
a)Madhya Pradesh
b)Uttar Pradesh
c)Maharashtra
d)Delhi

6.When is World Thalassemia Day observed?
a)May 8th 
b)May 7th 
c)May 9th 
d)May 6th 

7.When does the UN mark “Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War?
a)May 6-7
b)April 29-30
c)May 8-9
d)May 1-2

8.Telangana has imposed how much fine for not wearing masks in public places?
a)Rs 5000
b)Rs 3000
c)Rs 2000
d)Rs 1000

Answers

1.(a)2022
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza’s term as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador has been extended till 2022. Mirza is also a United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Advocate.

2.(b) Rial
Iranian lawmakers voted on May 4, 2020 to change Iran’s national currency from ‘rial’ to ‘toman’. Under the amended law, the existing currency of Iran will continue to remain valid alongside "toman" for two years, during which the old coins and bills will be gradually collected to replace them with new ones.

3.(b) SBI
The State Bank of India, which is the country's largest lender, has increased its home loan rates linked to repo rate up to 30 basis points amid market indications of rising credit risk amid coronavirus pandemic. 

4.(a) Reliance Jio
Vista Equity Partners, a US-based firm will soon invest Rs 11,367 crore into Reliance Jio Platforms for a 2.32 percent stake. This will make Vista the largest investor in Jio Platforms, only behind Reliance Industries and Facebook. 

5.(b) Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended most of its labour laws for three years to attract investment and help both existing and new industrial units. 

6.(a) May 8th 
The World Thalassemia Day is observed on May 8. The day aims to create awareness about Thalassemia and avoid the disease from transmitting to other people. 

7.(c) May 8-9
The United Nations marks the Time of Remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during the Second World War every year on May 8-9. The day tribute to all the victims of the Second World War. This is also marked as the historic event, as it paved the way for the establishment of the United Nations.

8.(d) Rs 1000
The Telangana government has issued an order imposing a fine worth Rs 1000 for not wearing masks in public places. The order has been passed to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

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