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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 30 March to 5 April 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as Nirmal Singh Khalsa, Arogya Setu App, new RBI Deputy Governor and NASA's SunRISE mission among others. 

Apr 5, 2020 14:02 IST
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30 March to 5 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 Nirmal Singh Khalsa, Arogya Setu App, new RBI Deputy Governor and NASA's SunRISE mission among others. 

1.A noted Indian figure, Nirmal Singh Khalsa passed away due to coronavirus on April 2. He had received the Padma Shri for his contribution in which field?
a)Handicraft
b)Music 
c)Writing 
d)Social Work

2.Which among the following is India’s first comprehensive COVID-19 tracking application?
a)COVID tracker
b)Arogya Setu 
c)Saksham 
d)Vipasha

3.Which among the following insurance policies has been approved the Government to enable more people to get health cover?
a)Arogya Setu
b)Arogya Sanjeevani 
c)Samadhaan 
d)Shakti

4.Who has been reappointed as RBI Deputy Governor?
a)S. Vishwanathan
b)B. P. Kanungo
c)S. Mundra
d)R. Gandhi

5.What is NASA’s mission to study Giant Solar Particle Storms called?
a)Stormy 
b)SunRISE
c)Sincerity
d)Solidarity

6. Which fund has been set up for COVID-19 relief?
a)PM-Covid fund
b)PM-Cares fund
c)Covid se Suraksha
d)PM- Coronavirus

7.As per the latest UNCTAD report, the world economy will go into recession with the exception of which two countries?
a)US, China
b)China, India
c)India, Japan
d)Japan, South Korea

8.What are the new dates for Tokyo Olympics 2020?
a)May-June 2021
b)July-August 2021
c)April-May 2021
d)January-February 2021

9.Which Ministry has launched ‘Stranded in India’ portal for foreign tourists?
a)Ministry of Tourism
b)Ministry of External Affairs
c)Ministry of Home Affairs
d)Ministry of Human Resource Development

10.The Chief Executives of which two banks have been designated as ‘Officers on Special Duty’ in Punjab National Bank?
a)BOI, Canara
b)Syndicate, Andhra 
c)Allahabad, Indian Bank
d)OBC, UBI 

11.Which among the following tennis tournaments has been cancelled for the first time since World War II?
a)Australian Open
b)Wimbledon 
c)French Open 
d)US Open 

12.The Public Sector banks have announced a moratorium of how many months for loan payments?
a)5 months 
b)6 months
c)3 months
d)2 months

Answers

1. (b) Music
Gurbani maestro Nirmal Singh Khalsa passed away due to coronavirus in Amritsar on April 2, 2020. He was received Padma Shri in 2009 for his contribution in Gurbani music. He was detected COVID-19 positive just a day before his death. 

2. (b) Arogya Setu
Arogya Setu is India's first comprehensive COVID-19 tracking application. It was launched by the central government on April 2, 2020. It will help people get connected to medical services and will also inform regarding the risk of COVID-19 exposure. 

3. (b) Arogya Sanjeevani 
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has approved Arogya Sanjeevani Insurance Policy, which is a standard and uniform product that will enable more people to get health insurance coverage. It can be available by anyone above the age of 18 years and up to the age of 65 years. 

4.(b) B. P. Kanungo
The government has appointed BP Kanungo as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of one year with effect from April 3, 2020.

5.(b) SunRISE 
NASA has launched SunRISE mission to study the giant solar particle storms that impact the solar system. The mission will include six CubeSats, which will operate as a large radio telescope. 

6.(b) PM-CARES 
The centre has established PM-CARES Fund ( Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund), a public charitable trust, to provide relief to all those affected by COVID-19 pandemic. 

7. (b) China, India 
As per the latest report released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the world economy will go into recession with the likely exception of India and China. 

8.(b) July-August 2021
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23- August 8, 2021, while the Paralympics will be held from August 24- September 5, 2021. This was announced by the International Olympic Committee on March 30, 2020. 

9.(a) Ministry of Tourism
The Union Tourism Ministry has launched ‘Stranded in India’ portal to provide all neccessary information and support to the foreign tourists stranded in various parts of India. 

10. (d) OBC, UBI 
The Chief Executives of Oriental Bank of Commerce and the United Bank of India have been designated as ‘Officers on Special Duty’ in the Punjab National Bank. Mukesh Kumar Jain is the CEO of OBC bank, while Ashok Kumar Pradhan is the CEO of UBI. 

11. (b) Wimbledon 
The oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament, Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was scheduled to be held between 29 June and 12 July. 

12.(c) 3 months 
The Public Sector banks have announced a moratorium of three months for EMI loan payments in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

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