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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 6 April to 12 April 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as Forbes’s list of world’s top billionaires, Hydroxychloroquine export, Operation Shield and world’s first human space flight among others.

Apr 12, 2020 14:11 IST
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6 April to 12 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 Forbes’s list of world’s top billionaires, Hydroxychloroquine export, Operation Shield and world’s first human space flight among others.

1.Who is the top-ranked Indian billionaire on the Forbes’s 2020 list of world’s top billionaires?
a)Sunil Mittal
b)Mukesh Ambani
c)Uday Kotak
d)Radhakishan Damani

2.Which nation lifted the temporary ban imposed on the export of essential drugs-Hydroxychloroquine, Paracetamol?
a)US
b)Japan
c)China
d)India

3.Which state government launched ‘Operation Shield’ to combat COVID-19?
a)Maharashtra 
b)Uttar Pradesh
c)Odisha
d)Delhi 

4.When was the World Health Organisation established?
a)April 6th 
b)April 7th 
c)April 5th 
d)April 8th 

5.ICMR has drafted a proposal to explore which therapy to treat critical COVID-19 cases?
a)Plasma Therapy
b)Eclectic Therapy
c)Forensic Therapy
d)Jungian Therapy

6.When was the world’s first human space flight launched?
a)April 12, 1961
b)April 13, 1959
c)April 12, 1969
d)April 11, 1960

7.The Ukrainian authorities reported a major fire and spike in radiation levels in the restricted zone near Chernobyl. Which year did the Chernobyl nuclear accident take place?
a)1991
b)1986
c)1984
d)1988

8.Who has become the Democratic nominee for the US Presidential Elections 2020?
a)Joe Biden
b)Bernie Sanders
c)Elizabeth Warren
d)Michael Bloomberg

9. Nasscom has appointed Pravin Rao as new Chairman of the group. Pravin Rao is the Chief Operating Officer of which among the following companies?
a)Infosys
b)Accenture
c)WIPRO
d)Deloitte

10.SIDBI has offered how much amount as emergency working capital to the MSMEs manufacturing essential items?
a)Rs 1 crore
b)Rs 50 lakh
c)Rs 5 crore
d)Rs 25 lakh

Answers

1.(b) Mukesh Ambani
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani is the top-ranked Indian in the Forbes 2020 list of billionaires. The Reliance Industries Chairman was ranked 17th in the recent Forbes list of top billionaires in the world. 

2. (d) India
India has lifted the restriction imposed on the export of anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and paracetamol. India will now allow the export of these drugs in appropriate quantities to neighbouring nations that are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. (d) Delhi 
Delhi Government on April 9, 2020 launched ‘Operation Shield’ to combat and control the spread of COVID-19 virus in the 21 hotspot areas. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made the announcement.

4. (b) April 7th 
The World Health Organisation was established on April 7, 1948, as a specialised agency of the United Nations to ensure international public health. The World Health Day is observed annually on April 7 to commemorate the day and draw the world’s attention to the issue of global health and its importance. 

5. (a) Plasma Therapy
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has finalised the protocol to conduct convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of severely ill COVID-19 patients on April 10, 2020.

6. (a) April 12, 1961
The world’s first-ever human space flight was launched on April 12, 1961. The International Day of Human Space Flight is observed to commemorate the day every year.

7. (b) 1986
The Ukrainian authorities reported a major spike in radiation levels after a forest fire broke out in the restricted zone near Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, on April 4, 2020. The Chernobyl disaster had occurred on April 26, 1986, at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near Ukraine's Pripyat city.

8. (a) Joe Biden
Former US Vice President, Joe Biden has become the Democratic nominee for the US Presidential Elections 2020, after Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out from the race on April 8, 2020. Biden will now take on Trump in the Elections. 

9.(a) Infosys
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom)has appointed Infosys COO Pravin Rao as its new Chairman. Rao will succeed Keshav Murugesh, the Group CEO of WNS Global Services.

10. (a) Rs 1 crore
SIDBI has offered an emergency working capital up to Rs 1 crore to the MSMEs that are involved in making essential items such as sanitizer and masks.

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