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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 13 April to 19 April 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as WWF India's Ambassador, Asian Boxing Championships 2020 and the world’s highest downloaded app among others. 

Apr 19, 2020 13:27 IST
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13 April to 19 April 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 WWF India's Ambassador, Asian Boxing Championships 2020 and the world’s highest downloaded app among others. 

1. Who has been appointed as the Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund India?
a)Deepika Padukone
b)Alia Bhatt
c)Virat Kohli 
d)Viswanathan Anand 

2. Who among the following was born on April 14, 1891?
a)Subhas Chandra Bose
b)Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
c)Jawaharlal Nehru 
d)R. Ambedkar

3. When did the Jallianwala Bagh massacre take place?
a)April 13, 1919
b)April 11, 1919
c)April 12, 1919
d)April 12, 1920

4. Which app has become the world’s highest downloaded app in just 13 days?
a)Zoom 
b)Big Basket
c)Sahyog 
d)Aarogya Setu

5. Government’s pan-India Agriculture trading portal e-NAM completed how many years of implementation on April 14, 2020?
a)Three
b)Four
c)Five 
d)Two

6. IMF has predicted how much growth rate for India in 2020?
a)2.3 percent
b)1.9 percent
c)3.3 percent
d)1.1 percent

7. The RBI has reduced Reverse Repo Rate by how many basis points?
a)10 basis points
b)25 basis points
c)15 basis points 
d)20 basis points

8. Which nation will host Asian Boxing Championships 2020?
a)India
b)China
c)Malaysia
d)Japan

9. Who is the Director General of the World Health Organisation?
a)Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
b)Kristalina Georgieva
c)David Malpass
d)Ursula von der Leyen

10. Which nation has approved the sale of Harpoon missiles and torpedoes to India?
a)France
b)US
c)Germany 
d)Russia

11.RMS Titanic sank into the North Atlantic Ocean on which day?
a)April 15, 1912
b)April 13, 1912
c)April 15, 1913
d)April 13, 1910

12. When was the International Day of Human Space Flight 2020 observed?
a)April 11th 
b)April 12th 
c)April 13th 
d)April 10th 

Answers

1.(d) Viswanathan Anand 
Chess Legend and five-time World champion, Viswanathan Anand has been appointed as the new Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India’s Environment Education programme. He will support wildlife conservation and educate children across the country on issues related to the environment. 

2. (d) B.R. Ambedkar
Indian social reformer B.R. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891. Dr. Ambedkar is known for campaigning against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits). Ambedkar Jayanti is observed across the world to commemorate his birth anniversary. 

3. (a)April 13, 1919
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre had taken place on April 13, 1919 when General Dyer had ordered British troops to open fire on an unarmed crowd of people who had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar to peacefully protest against the Rowlatt Act. 

4. (d) Aarogya Setu
Aarogya Setu has become the world’s fastest app to reach 50 million users, within just 13 days. The app will send out alerts even if the user comes in close proximity with the COVID-19 positive case even unknowingly.

5. (b) Four 
The Union Government’s pan-India Agriculture trading portal e-NAM completed four years of implementation on April 14, 2020. The portal was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 21 mandis on April 14, 2016. 

6. (b) 1.9 percent 
The International Monetary Fund has predicted India’s Growth Rate to be 1.9 percent in 2020 from 5.8 per cent in January. The international body has predicted 1.2 percent growth rate for China in 2020. Only India and China will register positive growth in 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic, as per IMF data. 

7. (b) 25 basis points
The Reserve Bank of India has reduced the fixed Reverse Repo Rate by 25 basis points from 4 percent to 3.75 percent with immediate effect, Policy Repo rate is however unchanged.

8. (a)India
India is set to host the 2020 Asian Boxing Championships, which be held between November-December 2020. The formal announcement will be made by the Asian Boxing Confederation once the COVID-19 situation improves a bit.

9.(a) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The Director General of the World Health Organisation is Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He is an Ethiopian microbiologist and internationally recognized malaria researcher. He is serving as the Director-General of WHO since 2017.

10. (b) US
The United States on April 13, 2020 approved the sale of Harpoon Block II air-launched missile and torpedoes to India. The lightweight torpedoes and anti-ship missiles will be worth USD 155 million and will be integrated with the P-81 aircraft.

11. (c)April 15, 1912
RMS Titanic sank, which was carrying around 2000 passengers and crew, sank at 2.20 am on April 15, 1912. The British ocean liner had hit an iceberg about two and half hours before it sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada.

12. (b) April 12th 
The International Day of Human Space Flight 2020 was observed on April 12, 2020. The day is observed to commemorate the beginning of space era for humankind. The marks the date if the first human space flight, which was carried out by Yuri Gagarin, the first human being to journey into outer space.

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