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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 12 October to 18 October 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as International Solar Alliance, IMF World Economic Outlook and Nobel Prize 2020 among others. 

Oct 18, 2020 13:41 IST
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12 October to 18 October 2020 :The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as International Solar Alliance, IMF World Economic Outlook and Nobel Prize 2020 among others. 

1.Which nation has been re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance?
a)Germany 
b)India
c)Russia 
d)Japan

2.Which country has become the first nation to get Blue Flag certification for 8 beaches in the very first attempt?
a)Malaysia
b)Australia
c)India
d)Sri Lanka

3.How many Rajya Sabha seats will go to polls on November 9, 2020?
a)12 
b)11
c)10
d)9

4. India’s per capita GDP is expected to slump by how much in 2020, as per latest IMF World Economic Outlook projections?
a)9.8 percent 
b)10.5 percent
c)11 percent
d)8.2 percent

5. Which nation has granted regulatory approval to its second COVID-19 vaccine?
a)China
b)Russia
c)US
d)India

6. Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson have won the Nobel Prize 2020 in which category?
a)Chemistry
b)Physics
c)Peace
d)Economic Sciences 

7.India will be delivering one of its kilo-class submarines, INS Sindhuvir to which nation?
a)Maldives
b)Myanmar
c)Malaysia
d)Mauritius

8.Which nation received the lowest votes among all nations that got elected to UNHRC this month?
a)Pakistan
b)Cuba
c)Ukraine
d)China

9.Who won the men’s singles title in French Open 2020?
a)Rafael Nadal
b)Novak Djokovic
c)Dominic Thiem
d)Roger Federer

10. What is the name of the World War II bomb that was detonated underwater in Poland?
a)Fat Man
b)Little Boy
c)Tall Boy
d)Small Man

Answers

1.(b) India
India has been re-elected as the President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). France was elected as the Co-President at the virtual meeting of ISA’s Third Assembly. Both nations have been elected for a period of two years.

2.(c) India 
India has become the first nation to be awarded Blue Flag certification for all the 8 recommended beaches in a single attempt. India is also the first nation in the "Asia-Pacific” region that has achieved this feat in just about 2 years.

3.(b) 11
The Election Commission of India announced the dates for elections to 11 Rajya Sabha seats on October 13, 2020. The date of polls will be November 9th and the counting of votes will take place on the same day at 5 pm. 

4. (b) 10.5 percent
India's per capita GDP is expected to slip to 10.5 percent to $1,877 in 2020, lowest in the last four years, as per the latest World Economic Outlook. Going by this projection, India is set to slip below Bangladesh in terms of per capita GDP in 2020.

5.(b) Russia
Russia on October 14, 2020 announced that it has granted regulatory approval to its second COVID-19 vaccine, EpiVacCorona. The vaccine approval comes after Russia approved the world's first COVID-19 vaccine-Sputnik V.

6.(d) Economic Sciences 
Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences has been awarded to Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.

7.(b) Myanmar
India will soon be transferring one of its kilo-class submarines, INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy. This will be a significant move, as it will be the first submarine of the Myanmar Navy. 

8.(d) China
China received 139 votes in the UN General Assembly voting and will be serving at the council along with Nepal, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. However, its number of votes have gone down, in comparison to its 180 votes in 2016. They were the lowest among all countries that got elected. 

9.(a) Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win the men’s single title of the 13th French Open. With this victory on October 11, 2020, Nadal is now equal to Roger Federer’s all-time record of winning 20 Grand Slams titles.

10. (c) Tallboy 
A large World War II bomb was detonated underwater by the Polish Navy on October 12, 2020 during a delicate operation. The bomb, nicknamed 'Tallboy' weighed about five tonne. It was dropped by the British Royal Air Force in an attack on a Nazi warship in 1945. 

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