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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 8 June to 14 June 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as 2020 World Food Prize, Solar Eclipse 2020, Uttarakhand’s new summer capital and COVID virus-free nation among others. 

Jun 14, 2020 16:41 IST
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8 June to 14 June 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 2020 World Food Prize, Solar Eclipse 2020, Uttarakhand’s new summer capital and COVID virus-free nation among others. 

1.Who won the 2020 World Food Prize?
a)Dr. Rattan Lal
b)Ram Rajasekharan 
c)Arunachala Sreenivasan
d)Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy

2.When will Solar Eclipse 2020 take place?
a)June 15th 
b)June 22nd 
c)June 21st 
d)June 27th

3. Which place has been declared as Uttarakhand’s new summer capital?
a)Rishikesh 
b)Kashipur
c)Ramnagar
d)Bhararisen

4.Which state topped India’s State Food Safety Index among larger states?
a)Madhya Pradesh
b)Gujarat
c)Maharashtra 
d)Telangana

5.Which state has made Bande Utkala Janani its state song?
a)Odisha 
b)Tripura
c)Manipur
d)Jharkhand

6.Which institution has topped the overall list of educational institutions in the NIRF India Rankings 2020?
a)IIT Delhi 
b)IIT Madras
c)IIT Bengaluru
d)IIT Bombay 

7. Which nation has declared itself COVID virus-free?
a)Australia
b)South Korea
c)Sweden
d)New Zealand

8.Which Indian weightlifter has been cleared of doping charges by the International Weightlifting Federation?
a)Mirabai Chanu 
b)Sanjita Chanu 
c)Santoshi Matsa
d)Sakina Khatun
 
9. According to the World Bank, the global economy will shrink by how much in 2020?
a)5.2 percent
b)6.4 percent
c)7.1 percent 
d)4.8 percent

10.Which among the following international organisations has completed 75 years in 2020?
a)WHO
b)World Bank
c)UN
d)NATO

Answers

1.(a)Dr. Rattan Lal
Indian-American Soil Scientist Dr. Rattan Lal has won the 2020 World Food Prize on June 11 for mainstreaming and developing a soil centric approach in order to increase food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.

2. (c) June 21st 
Annual solar eclipse will be visible on June 21, 2020. The solar eclipse takes place when the moon passes from between the earth and the sun. The eclipse will occur on the longest day of the year, for almost 6 hours and will be visible from many parts of Northern India.

3. (d) Bhararisen
Bhararisen (Garisain) in the Chamoli district has been declared as Uttarakhand’s new summer capital. The landmark decision makes Uttarakhand the second state in India after Jammu and Kashmir to have two capitals.

4. (b) Gujarat
Gujarat has topped India’s food safety index among larger states, while Goa topped the index among the small states, as per the information shared by FSSAI on June 7, 2020. Gujarat was followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra among the larger states in food safety and Goa was followed by Manipur and Meghalaya among the smaller states.

5.(a)Odisha
The Odisha Cabinet on June 7, 2020 according to Odisha state song status to Bande Utkala Janani. The move comes a week after the Odisha CM urged all the people of the state to sing the song to express gratitude to the COVID warriors.

6.(b) IIT Madras
Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, released “India Rankings 2020” (NIRF) of Institutions of Higher Education in various categories on June 11, 2020. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras topped the overall list of educational institutions as well as the list of top Engineering institutes.

7. (d) New Zealand
New Zealand has declared itself COVID-free after the recovery of its last coronavirus patient. With this, the nation will be lifting all restrictions imposed to contain the virus including social distancing and restrictions on public gatherings.

8.(b) Sanjita Chanu 
Indian weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu has been cleared of doping charge by the International Weightlifting Federation due to “non-conformities” in the handling of her sample. The IWF took the decision based on the recommendation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

9. (a) 5.2 percent 
The Global Economy is predicted to shrink by 5.2 percent in 2020, which is the deepest plunge since the Second World War, according to the forecasts of the World Bank. The severe contraction in the global economy is a result of the massive shutdown measures evoked across the world to contain the coronavirus pandemic. 

10.(c) UN
The UN General Assembly session this year commemorates 75 years of the existence of the United Nations. It would have seen high participation from leaders from 193 Member States to mark the anniversary had there been no COVID-19 crisis. 

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