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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 03 February to 09 February 2020

Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease with Current Affairs Quizzes section.

Feb 9, 2020 14:00 IST
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03 February to 09 February 2020: Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease with Current Affairs Quizzes section. The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as new International Gandhi Award, Kirk Douglas, Kishore Kumar Samman, Monetary Policy 2019-20 and DefExpo 2020 among others.

1. What is the name of winner who recently won the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy (IGAL) in the individual category?
a) Dr. N S Dharamshaktu
b) Yohei Sasakawa
c) Damodar Ganesh Bapat
d) Satya Nadella

2. Who among the following recently won the IGAL in the institution category?
a) World Health Organization
b) Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation
c) National Leprosy Eradication Trust
d) Leprosy Mission Trust India

3. Which country witnessed most number of Coronavirus cases outside China?
a) US
b) Philippines
c) India
d) Japan

4. Military forces of which country recently killed Al-Qaeda’s Yemen leader Qasim al-Rimi?
a) Russia
b) US
c) Germany
d) Japan

5. According to the sixth Reserve Bank bi-monthly Monetary Policy 2019-20, how much retail inflation hiked in December 2019?
a) 6.2 percent
b) 7.4 percent
c) 8.6 percent
d) 5.9 percent

6. What is the name of winner of ‘Kishore Kumar Samman’ recently conferred by Madhya Pradesh Government?
a) Waheeda Rehman
b) Hema Malini
c) Asha Parekh 
d) Jaya Prada

7. Kindly choose the correct movie name of recently died hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.
a) Spartacus
b) The Vikings
c) The American President
d) The Bad and the Beautiful

8. Which year has been set as the target for installing 100 GigaWatt solar power by Government of India?
a) March 2023
b) December 2022
c) December 2021
d) October 2021

9. How much donation World Health Organisation called to fight novel coronavirus?
a) USD 675m
b) USD 785m
c) USD 950m
d) USD 730m

10. Indian and Russian companies signed how many MoUs at DefExpo 2020?
a) 12
b) 10
c) 9
d) 11

Answers
1. (a) Dr. N S Dharamshaktu

Dr. NS Dharmashaktu won the International Gandhi Award for Leprosy for his exemplary work towards fighting leprosy. He won this prize in the individual category.

2. (d) Leprosy Mission Trust India
Leprosy Mission Trust was conferred the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy by President Ram Nath Kovind. Leprosy Mission Trust won this award in institutional category for its untiring efforts to help leprosy patients.

3. (d) Japan
Japan witnessed highest number of Coronavirus patients outside China. About 80 people have been confirmed with Coronavirus and several other people were found infected in an isolated cruise ship.

4. (b) US
Qasim al-Rimi, Al-Qaeda’s Yemen leader, recently killed by the US Army in a massive anti-terrorism operation. He was the founder of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

5. (b) 7.4 percent
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mentioned in its Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy 2019-20 that the retail inflation increased to 7.4% in December 2019. Earlier, it was recorded 5.5% in November 2019.

6. (a) Waheeda Rehman
Veteran Bollywood actress Waheeda Rehman recently awarded Kishore Kumar Samman by the Madhya Pradesh Government. 

7. (c) The American President
Kirk Douglas, the legendary Hollywood actor, recently passed away in Beverly Hills, USA. He was 103. Kirk was famous for various movies like Spartacus, Champion and the Vikings etc.

8. (b) December 2022
The Government of India has set a target of installing 60 GigaWatt wind power capacity and 100 GigaWatt solar power across the country by Dec 2022. Various schemes will be launched to achieve this target.

9. (a) USD 675m
WHO has requested global community to raise funds to fight the Coronavirus. According to the WHO, USD 675 m are required to curb Coronavirus. 

10. (d) 11
Eleven MoUs were signed between Indian and Russian companies at DefExpo 2020 on February 6, 2020. There were various famous companies that signed the MoUs like BHEL, INVERSIA, Bharat Dynamics Limited and UVZ.
 

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