Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 23 to 29 March 2020

weekly current affairs quiz

Boost your general knowledge with this current affairs quiz. Try this weekly quiz to test your your GK and check the correct answers only when you complete answering all the questions.

Current Affairs Quiz

Question 1: Which scheme has been announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the poor amid coronavirus lockdown?

Question 2: Which company has set up India’s first 100-bed COVID-19 dedicated hospital?

Question 3: Sameer Aggarwal has been promoted as CEO of which company?

Question 4: Which act has been invoked by US President Donald Trump in order to direct General Motors to manufacture ventilators needed to fight COVID-19?

Question 5: With which country GoI has recently signed 3 mega rail infrastructure projects ?

Question 6: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman instructed the state governments to use ____________ to fight against COVID-19.

Question 7: Which Operation has been launched by Indian Army to control the spread of Coronavirus in the country?

Question 8: Which drug has been announced as a Schedule H1 drug by
the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana to alleviate the financial pain faced by farmers, migrant workers, urban and rural poor people amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Answer 2: India’s first 100-bed COVID-19 dedicated hospital has been set up by Reliance Industries at Mumbai. The 100-beds facility is at Seven Hills hospital equipped with all modern facilities.

Answer 3: Walmart India has promoted Sameer Aggarwal as CEO. He joined the firm in April 2018 as EVP, chief strategy & administrative officer and in December 2018 was promoted to Chief Business Officer.

Answer 4: US President Donald Trump has invoked the Defence Production Act in order to direct General Motors to manufacture ventilators needed by the country to fight COVID-19.

Answer 5: The GoI and Japanese Government’s funding agency, JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency), have signed an agreement for three mega rail infrastructure projects, estimated as Rs 15,295 crores.

Answer 6: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman has instructed all the state governments to use DMF (District Mineral Foundation) funds to help state fight against COVID-19 outbreak.

Answer 7: Indian Army launched “Operation Namaste” on March 27, 2020 to contain the coronavirus spread in the country. This is an initiative of the Government of India to fight against COVID-19.

Answer 8: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on March 27, 2020, has declared the Hydroxycholoroquine as a Schedule H1 drug. GoI has restricted the sale and distribution of the drug, as it is declared as an essential drug for treating COVID-19 patients.

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