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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 20 April to 26 April 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as “I am Badminton” campaign, World Heritage Day, Usha Ganguly and National Civil Services Day among others. 

Apr 26, 2020 14:41 IST
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20 April to 26 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 “I am Badminton” campaign, World Heritage Day, Usha Ganguly and National Civil Services Day among others. 

1.Which Indian shuttler has been named as the ambassador of BWF’s “I am Badminton” campaign?
a)Saina Nehwal 
b)Srikanth Kidambi 
c)Parupalli Kashyap
d)PV Sindhu 

2.Usha Ganguly, veteran theatre actor passed away on April 23 at the age of 75. She had written the script of which among the following Indian movies?
a)Raincoat
b)Chokher Bali
c)The Last Year 
d)Antarmahal 

3.What is the name of the world’s largest living sea turtle?
a)Green Sea Turtle
b)Loggerhead Sea Turtle
c)Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
d)Leather Back Sea Turtle

4.When was World Heritage Day observed?
a)April 19th 
b)April 17th 
c)April 18th 
d)April 16th 

5.Who has been appointed as the new Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind?
a)Ravi Sharma
b)Kapil Dev Tripathi
c)Sachin Shekhawat
d)Suryakant Misra

6.Which country’s president has decided to temporarily suspend immigration amid COVID-19 outbreak?
a)United King
b)United States
c)Canada
d)Australia

7.When is the National Civil Services Day observed?
a)April 20th 
b)April 22nd
c)April 21st 
d)April 19th 

8.What is the maximum punishment for attacking health workers, as per the new proposed amendment to  Epidemic Diseases Act, 1987 ?
a)7 years Jail Term
b)5 years Jail Term
c)10 years Jail Term
d)6 years Jail Term

9.When was the National Panchayati Raj Day observed?
a)April 24th 
b)April 23rd
c)April 22nd 
d)April 21st

10.The Prime Minister launched which among the following schemes on April 24, 2020?
a)Swamitva Scheme
b)Samasya Scheme
c)Panchayati Raj 
d)Sahyog scheme

Answers

1.(a)PV Sindhu 
World champion P V Sindhu was on April 22, 2020 named as the ambassador of Badminton World Federation’s “I am Badminton” campaign. The Campaign was launched to advocate for honest and clean play. Other ambassadors of the campaign include Valeska Knoblauch of Germany, Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong of China, Chan Ho Yuen of Hong Kong and Michelle Li of Canada.

2.(a)Raincoat
Theatre veteran Usha Ganguly passed away on April 23, 2020 after suffering from a cardiac arrest. She was 75. The founder of ‘Rangakarmee’ had worked on the script of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- Ajay Devgun starrer Raincoat in 2014, which was a Hindi film based on O Henry's The Gift of the Magi. The film was directed by Rituparno Ghosh.

3.(d)Leather Back Sea Turtle
The Leather back Turtles are the world’s largest living sea turtles. They are considered vulnerable under the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of threatened species. They are considered endangered in Thailand.

4. (c)April 18
The World Heritage Day was observed across the world on April 18, 2020. The day is observed to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity and the efforts required for its protection and conservation. The day is also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. The day was established in 1983 after approval from the General Assembly of UNESCO.

5. (b) Kapil Dev Tripathi
Kapil Dev Tripathi has been appointed as the new Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind. The appointment was made on contract basis by the appointments committee of the cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 20, 2020.

6.(b)United States
US President Donald Trump has decided to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States over coronavirus concerns. Trump stated that the decision has been taken to protect the jobs of the American citizens. 

7.(c)April 21st 
The National Civil Services Day is observed annually on April 21, 2020. The day is observed to celebrate all civil servants who dedicate their lives for the cause of citizens. 

8.(a)7 years Jail Term
The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance proposing new amendments to the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1987 to end violence against health workers. The new amendments include imprisonment ranging from 6 months to 7 years for those found guilty of attacking healthcare workers.

9.(a)April 24th 
The National Panchayati Raj Day 2020 was observed on April 24, 2020. The observance marks the day the 73rd Amendment of the Indian Constitution came into effect. The amendment had given constitutional status to the Panchayati Raj institutions.

10. (a)Swamitva Scheme
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swamitva Scheme on April 24, 2020 during his video conference with all the gram panchayat sarpanch. 

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