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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 29 June to 5 July 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as new pandemic potential virus candidate, India's COVID vaccine and Padma Awards 2021 among others. 

Jul 5, 2020 16:26 IST
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29 June to 5 July 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 new pandemic potential virus candidate, India's COVID vaccine and Padma Awards 2021 among others. 

1.Which new pandemic potential virus candidate has been detected in China?
a)S8
b)G4
c)C5
d)A7

2.Who among the following has been given the additional charge of Governor of Madhya Pradesh?
a)Anandiben Patel 
b)Acharya Devvrat
c)Bhagat Singh Koshyari
d)Vajubhai Vala

3. What is the name of India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate?
a)COVIN
b)Coril 
c)Coris
d)Covaxin

4.India is planning to acquire the more lethal version of which bomb?
a)Axil-1300
b)Akash
c)HCA-3
d)Spice-2000

5. India has banned how many Chinese mobile apps to protect its sovereignty and integrity?
a)59
b)65
c)69
d)44

6.The centre has announced extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till which month?
a)August 2020
b)October 2020
c)November 2020
d)December 2020

7.Which two Bollywood actors have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?
a)Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra
b)Dia Mirza, Parineeti Chopra
c)Anil Kapoor, Tabu 
d)Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan

8. Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit which political front?
a)Hurriyat Conference
b)National Conference 
c)Peoples Democratic Party
d)Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party

9.Iran has issued an arrest warrant for which among the following world leaders?
a)Donald Trump 
b)Vladimir Putin
c)Xi Jinping
d)King Salman

10. Which nation held a referendum to get public opinion on its new constitutional amendments?
a)Nepal
b)UK
c)Russia
d)France

11.Which among the following South Asian nations has placed its bid for the 2027 Asian Cup?
a)India
b)Pakistan 
c)Nepal 
d)China 

12.When is the last date for submitting nominations for Padma Awards 2021?
a)October 30th 
b)August 15th 
c)September 15th 
d)September 30th

Answers

1.(b)G4
Chinese researchers have detected a new strain of flu virus -”G4” in China that has the potential to turn into another pandemic. The new flu virus has emerged recently and it is carried by pigs but has the potential to infect humans.

2. (a)Anandiben Patel 
President Kovind has given Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel additional charge of Madhya Pradesh. She is taking over the post temporarily in the absence of MP Governor Lal Ji Tandon. The 85-year-old Lal Ji Tandon was admitted to Medanta Hospital on June 11 with breathing problems and fever. 

3. (d) Covaxin
The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) has given its approval to the Indian vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech’s COVID vaccine candidate- Covaxin. Covaxin is India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate. Bharat Biotech can now initiate phase-I and Phase-II human clinical trials for Covaxin. 

4.(d) Spice-2000
The Indian government is planning to acquire the more lethal and capable version of Spice-2000 Bombs to further strengthen its military capability to hit ground targets. The Spice-2000 Bombs were used to destroy the large Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot town in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

5. (a)59
India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, security of state and public order. The ban was imposed by the Ministry of Information Technology.

6. (c) November 2020
In a major move, PM Narendra Modi announced that the centre's free ration scheme- Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana will be extended till November end to support the poor and migrant labourers through India's upcoming festive season.

7.(d) Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan
Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt are among the 819 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. If they accept the invitation they will have voting rights for this year’s Oscar’s awards.

8. (a)Hurriyat Conference
Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit Hurriyat Conference, the biggest separatist political front in Kashmir. The 90-year-old had been the face of Kashmir's separatist politics for over three decades. Geelani has been blamed for the rise in militancy and bloodshed in Kashmir. 

9. (a)Donald Trump 
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of top Iranian general in January, Qasem Soleimani. Iran has asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" for Trump and the other individuals involved in the killing of Soleimani. 

10. (c) Russia
Russians on July 1, 2020 approved the constitutional changes proposed by the Vladimir Putin-led Russian Government, which will allow Putin to possibly remain in power for another 16 years till 2036. 

11.(a) India
India has placed its bid for the hosting rights of the 2027 Asian Cup. India will be competing with four other nations for the hosting rights, announced the Asian Football Federation (AFC). The four other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament include Iran, Uzbekistan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

12.(c) September 15th 
The nominations for Padma Awards-2021 will be open till September 15, 2020, as per the latest Home Ministry announcement, The Ministry stated that online nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards had begun from May 1st onwards. They will be announced on the occasion of Republic Day next year.

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