Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 28 September to 4 October 2020

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

General Knowledge is an important part of competitive exams that cannot be neglected. The easiest way to have a good GK is to keep up with the current affairs. Here we have compiled a short quiz on current affairs to help you test your gk. Let’s get started….

Current Affairs Quiz – Questions

Question 1: When is the National Wildlife Week celebrated in India?

Question 2: What is the name of the new version of the nuclear-capable missile which was test-fired by India on Oct 3, 2020?

Question 3: What is the name of the spacecraft launched by NASA, named after deceased India-born American astronaut Kalpana Chawla?

Question 4: Which state won the first prize Swachh Bharat Awards, 2020 under Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya category at state level?

Question 5: Who has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to Cambodia?

Question 6: Who has been appointed as head of the Dehradun-based Indian Military Academy?

Question 7: Which international day was observed on October 2?

Question 8: What is the name of the Venus Mission to be launched by ISRO in 2025?

Question 9: Who has become the ruling emir of Kuwait?

Question 10: Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood has been received which award from UNDP?

Question 11: What is the name of the Assam’s only women chief minister who died recently at an age of 84 years?

Question 12: Who has taken charge as new Chairman of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)?

Current Affairs Quiz – Answers

Award one mark for every correct answer and deduct nothing for wrong. How many do you get correct? Tell us in the comments.

Answer 1: National Wildlife Week is celebrated every year in India from 2-8 October. The week is being celebrated since 1954 to save the lives of Indian animals by exercising critical steps. This year the week is celebrated under the Theme: RoaR (Roar and Revive) – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships.

Answer 2: India successfully test-fired the new version of nuclear-capable “SHAURYA” missile in Balasore, Odisha, on 3rd October 2020. The 10-metre-long Shaurya missile has a strike range of about 800 kilometres.

Answer 3: On 2nd Oct 2020, NASA launched a commercial cargo spacecraft (Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft) named after India-born deceased NASA Astronaut Kalpana Chawla. The spacecraft was launched from
Wallops Flight Facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Answer 4: The Swachh Bharat Awards, 2020 were presented under three categories namely Gandagi Mukth Bharat, Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya and Samudayik Shouchalaya Abhiyan. Gujarat at the state level has won the first prize under Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya category.

Answer 5: Devyani Khobragade, an Indian Foreign Service officer, is appointed as India’s next ambassador to Cambodia.

Answer 6: Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Commander 14 Corps, is appointed head of the Dehradun-based Indian Military Academy succeeding Lt Gen Jaiveer Singh Negi.

Answer 7: On October 2, International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The United Nations General Assembly established the day in 2007. The objective of the day is to spread the message of non-violence by public awareness and education.

Answer 8: ISRO’s Venus Mission, SHUKRAYAAN is to be launched in 2025. On 30th September 2020, the French Space Agency CNES made an announcement about its participation in the mission.

Answer 9: Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has become the new ruling emir of Kuwait

Answer 10: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been honoured with the SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by UNDP.

Answer 11: Syeda Anwara Taimur, Congress leader and only woman chief minister (1980-81) of Assam, died at 84 years of age.

Answer 12: P. D. Vaghela has taken the charge as new Chairman of TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) for a 3 year term starting September 30, 2020.

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