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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 15 June to 21 June 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, world’s top FDI recipients and UN Security Council elections among others.

Jun 21, 2020 09:21 IST
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15 June to 21 June 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 Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, world’s top FDI recipients and UN Security Council elections among others.

1.How much fund has been allocated for Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan?
a)Rs 50,000 crores
b)Rs 20,000 crore
c)Rs 25,000 crore
d)Rs 40,000 crore
 
2.India was placed at which position among the world’s top FDI recipients in 2019?
a)3rd
b)9th 
c)10th 
d)15th 

3.India won its non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council with how many votes?
a)187
b)189
c)192
d)184

4.India was ranked at which position on the annual World Competitiveness Index?
a)54th 
b)43rd
c)37th 
d)61st 

5.World's largest COVID makeshift hospital is being planned in which Indian state/ UT?
a)Maharashtra
b)Delhi 
c)Tamil Nadu 
d)Gujarat

6.The IAF has pushed a proposal before the centre to acquire 33 new fighter jets from which nation?
a)France
b)Russia
c)Germany 
d)US

7.Which multinational company has become a net debt-free company?
a)Tata Steel
b)Indian Oil Corporation
c)Reliance Industries
d)Aditya Birla Group

8.When is the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral meeting scheduled to take place?
a)June 22nd
b)June 21st
c)June 25th 
d)June 24th

9.The newly elected President of the 75th UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir belongs to which nation?
a)Russia
b)Armenia
c)Germany
d)Turkey

10.Indian runner Gomathi Marimuthu has been banned from the sport for how many years for doping?
a)5 years
b)3 years
c)4 years
d)2 years

Answers

1.(a) Rs 50,000 crores
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan on June 20, 2020. The campaign has been launched to provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers. A total of Rs 50,000 crores has been allocated for the initiative. 

2.(b) 9th 
India was the 9th largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2019, as per latest report of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report stated that India received USD 51 billion in foreign investment in 2019 and it will continue to attract investments.

3.(d) 184
India was elected as the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for a two-year term on June 17, 2020. India won 184 votes out of the total 192 valid votes polled in the 193-member UN General Assembly. 

4.(b) 43rd
India was ranked 43rd on the annual World Competitiveness Index, which was compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD). India’s rank continued to be low due to poor infrastructure and insufficient education investment.

5.(a)Delhi 
The state government of Delhi is planning to build the world’s largest makeshift COVID-19 facility for the treatment of COVID-19 positive patients. The 10,000-bed makeshift hospital will be as large as over 22 football fields.

6.(b)Russia 
The Indian Air Force has submitted a proposal to the central government to acquire 33 new fighter aircraft from Russia. The proposal comes amid India’s heightened tensions with China following the violent clash at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh.

7.(c)Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited has become a net-debt free company, as it raised over Rs 1,68,818 crore within just two months through investments by global tech investors - Rs 115,693.95 crore and Rights Issue - Rs 53,124.20 crore. 

8.(d) Russia
India has sent a tri-service military contingent to participate in the Russian Victory Day Parade on June 24, 2020. The annual Russian Victory Day parade commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. It was originally supposed to be held on Victory Day on May 9 but got delayed because of COVID-19.

9.(d) Turkey 
Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir has been elected as the President of the 75th UN General Assembly. Bozkir will take charge in September and will be serving for a period of one year. 

10.(c) 4 years
Asian Championship gold medalist Gomathi Marimuthu has been banned from running for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on June 12, 2020 for doping. She had won gold in the women's 800 m race at the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships held in Doha, Qatar.