Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 20 to 26 April 2020

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Current Affairs Quiz

Question 1: Which government hospital has become the first to launch plasma therapy in India for treatment of COVID19?

Question 2: Which international Day was observed on April 26?

Question 3: What is ‘ball tempering’ which ICC is considering to legalize?

Question 4: Who has been appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) ?

Question 5: Which industry has been declared as public utility service till October 21 by the Government of India?

Question 6: What is the name of the NASA’s longest living space telescope that has recently completed 30 years?

Question 7: The Finance Commission has advised state governments to use clause of which act to fight COVID-19?

Question 8: Which day was observed in April 25?

Question 9: What is the name of Iran’s first military satellite launched recently?

Question 10: Which country has become the first Arab country to legalize cultivation of Marijuana?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: The King George Medical University in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh has became the first government hospital in the country to launch plasma therapy for treating COVID-19

Answer 2: The International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day was observed on April 26, this day was proclaimed by United Nations and was first observed on 1986 nuclear disaster’s 30th anniversary in 2016. The day is observed to increase awareness about the risks of nuclear energy in general.

Answer 3: The ICC is considering ‘ball tampering’, i.e. legalizing the use of an artificial substance under the supervision of umpires to polish cricket balls as use of saliva risks the COVID19 spread.

Answer 4: Retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari has been appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) on April 25, 2020. He was working as the secretary to the President of India.

Answer 5: Banking industry has been declared as public utility service by Government of India till October 21. This order has been issued under the provisions of Industrial Disputes Act.

Answer 6: NASA celebrated its 30 years of launch of Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 2020, this is one of the longest living Space Telescopes in the world.

Answer 7: On April 24, 2020, the state governments were advised by the Finance Commission to use the clauses of FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility) act for raising additional resources to fight COVID-19.

Answer 8: On April 25, the World Malaria Day, is observed every year, this year it was observed under the theme: Zero Malaria Starts with me. The day is observed to spread awareness and provide education of the disease.

Answer 9: Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps, IRGC, amidst COID-19 has launched country’s first military satellite called “Noor” . The satellite is to orbit at 425 km.

Answer 10: On April 23, 2020, Lebanon became the first Arab country to legalize cultivation of marijuana. This has been done by the Lebanese Parliament to boost the export of marijuana.

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