Current Affairs Quiz: 9 April 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as US Presidential Elections 2020, Forbes list of world’s top billionaires 2020 and America’s first astronauts among others.

Apr 9, 2020 19:35 IST
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9 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 US Presidential Elections 2020, Forbes list of world’s top billionaires 2020 and America’s first astronauts among others.

1.Who has become the Democratic nominee for the US Presidential Elections 2020?
a)Joe Biden
b)Bernie Sanders
c)Elizabeth Warren
d)Michael Bloomberg

2.Which state/UT has become the first one to extend the lockdown till April 30, 2020?
a)Delhi 
b)Maharashtra 
c)Tamil Nadu
d)Odisha

3.Who is the top-ranked Indian billionaire on the Forbes’s 2020 list of world’s top billionaires?
a)Sunil Mittal
b)Mukesh Ambani
c)Uday Kotak
d)Radhakishan Damani

4.Who has topped the Forbes list of World’s Billionaires in 2020?
a)Jeff Bezos
b)Bill Gates
c)Bernard Arnault
d)Mark Zuckerberg

5.Government has launched a learning platform for all frontline healthcare professionals to combat COVID-19. What is the platform called?
a)IGot
b)INext
c)IStudy
d)ILEAN

6.Which airlines has decided to rehire 16,500 employees laid off due to pandemic?
a)Air India
b)Air Canada
c)Air Asia
d)SpiceJet

7.When did NASA introduce America’s first astronauts?
a)April 8, 1960
b)April 9, 1961
c)April 9, 1959
d)April 7, 1958

8.The global chemical weapons watchdog blamed which nation for toxic attacks?
a)Turkey
b)Iran
c)Syria
d)North Korea

Answers

1.(a) Joe Biden
Former US Vice President, Joe Biden has become the Democratic nominee for the US Presidential Elections 2020, after Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out from the race on April 8, 2020. Biden will now take on Trump in the Elections. 

2.(d) Odisha
Odisha has become the first state to extend the lockdown till April 30, 2020. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik urged the centre also to extend the lockdown till then. The Odisha CM also requested the centre not to start air and rail services before April 30. 

3.(b) Mukesh Ambani
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani is the top-ranked Indian in the Forbes 2020 list of billionaires. The Reliance Industries Chairman was ranked 17th in the recent Forbes list of top billionaires in the world. 

4.(a) Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos is ranked at the top in the Forbes latest list of world’s top Billionaires of the year. The Amazon CEO has a net worth of about $124.7b as of April 9, 2020. 

5.(a) IGot
The Union Government has announced the launch of a learning platform for all frontline healthcare professionals to equip them to train themselves in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform -IGot- has been launched for doctors, nurses, paramedics, hygiene workers and others involved in healthcare to prepare them for the subsequent stages of the pandemic.

6.(b) Air Canada
Air Canada has said that it will rehire around 16,500 employees, who were laid off because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The step has been taken under a government relief package for businesses.

7.(c)April 9, 1959
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) introduced America’s first astronauts on April 9, 1959. The astronauts were all military test pilots, carefully selected from a group of 32 candidates to take part in America’s first manned space program, Project Mercury.

8.(c)Syria
The global chemical weapons watchdog has blamed Syria for carrying out toxic attacks. The watchdog blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air force for using nerve gas sarin and chlorine three times in 2017. These findings were found in the first report of a new investigative team set up by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to identify the culprits behind attacks in Syria's ongoing nine-year-long civil war.

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