Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 27 April to 3 May 2020
The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Petersberg Climate Dialogue and GRID 2020 report among others.
27 April to 3 May 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 India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Petersberg Climate Dialogue and GRID 2020 report among others.
1.Who has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations?
2.Who represented India at the “Petersberg Climate Dialogue”?
c)PM Narendra Modi
d)Dr. Harsh Vardhan
3.According to the GRID 2020 report, how many people were displaced in 2019?
4.Which nation was the top military spender in 2019?
5.Which state’s Chief Minister has launched 'Jagananna Vidya Deevena' Scheme?
6.Which among the following space telescopes celebrated 30 years of its launch on April 24, 2020?
7.Which nation has lost the hosting rights of the 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship?
8.Which Pakistani cricketer has been banned for 3 years for failing to report corrupt approaches?
9.Which nation is looking to make travel exemptions for the Indian cricket team’s tour later this year?
10.The US Presidential Elections are scheduled to be held on which day?
11.US President Donald Trump has nominated which Indian American as US envoy to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development?
12.The BRICS nations have agreed to allocate how much amount to the New Development Bank (NDB)?
a)$ 15 billion
b)$ 20 billion
c)$ 10 billion
d)$ 25 billion
1.(c) TS Tirumurti
TS Tirumurti appointed as India’s next Ambassador or Permanent Representative to the United Nations on April 29, 2020. Tirumurti is a 1985 batch IFS officer. He will be succeeding Sayyad Akbaruddin, who is due to retire shortly.
2. (a)Prakash Javadekar
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change Prakash Javadekar attended the 11th session of “Petersberg Climate Dialogue” on behalf of India on April 28, 2020. The dialogue was hosted by Germany and co-chaired by the United Kingdom.
3. (b)5 Million
Over 5 million people faced displacements in India in 2019, which is the highest in the world as per the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2020). The report was released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. As per the report, 33.4 million people faced displacements in the world due to conflicts and disasters.
4. (c) US
The United States was the top military spender in 2019, followed by China and then India. The United States spent 732 billion USD for military purposes in 2019, which was 5.3 percent higher than its military expenditure in 2018.
5. (b)Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched the 'Jagananna Vidya Deevena' Scheme on April 28, 2020 at Tedepalli, in Guntur District of the state. Under the scheme, Rs. 4000 crores have been released along with Rs. 1880 crore towards pending amount left by the earlier government.
6. (d) Hubble
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrated 30 years of its launch on April 24, 2020. Hubble is one of the longest living Space Telescopes in the world. The Hubble Telescope had first detected the evidence of existence of black holes in the centre of the galaxy.
India has lost the hosting rights of the 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) failed to pay the host fee to International Boxing Association (AIBA).
8. (a)Umar Akmal
Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal was banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on April 27, 2020 for three years. The ban has been imposed on the Pakistani batsmen for failing to report corrupt approaches ahead of the country's T20 premier league this year.
9. (c) Australia
The Australian government is looking to make travel exemptions for the Indian team's tour Down Under later this year to save the Australian cricket board. Cricket Australia, which has laid off almost 80 percent of its employees, is under huge financial pressure in the wake of COVID-9 pandemic.
10. (a)November 3rd
The US Presidential Elections are scheduled to be held on November 3, 2020. The US President Donald Trump has denied making any changes in the schedule of the US Presidential Elections 2020 amid COVID-19 outbreak.
11. (a)Manisha Singh
Indian-American diplomat Manisha Singh has been nominated as the next American envoy to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) by US President Donald Trump. Manisha Singh is currently serving as the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department.
12. (a)$ 15 billion
The BRICS nations have agreed to allocate $ 15 billion to the New Development Bank (NDB) so that it could set up a special loan instrument to support the revival of economies and help meet the emergency expenses incurred for responding to the coronavirus pandemic.