Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 27 April to 3 May 2020

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weekly current affairs quiz

Current affairs is an important section of competitive exams, which makes it crucial for you to stay update on important news. Government job aspirants must stay updated on current affairs via newspaper or different sources, or follow weekly current affairs in Opennaukri.

So, here we have weekly current affairs quiz for you, give it a try and test your GK for competition.

Current Affairs Quiz Questions

Question 1: What spice grown in Kashmir has received the GI Tag recently?

Question 2: Which 5 states/UTs are recently added under “One Nation One Ration Card” scheme?

Question 3: What is the name of the application developed by CSIR to connect farmers with supply chain and freight transportation.

Question 4: Who has been announced to be India’s new representative of UN?

Question 5: What is the name of the programme launched by Department of Science and Technology to increase awareness about COVID-19?

Question 6: Which National Award Winning 67-years old Bollywood actor died of leukemia recently?

Question 7: Which variety of rice of Manipur has received the GI Tag?

Question 8: What is the name of the organization that has recently been classified as terrorist Organization by Germany?

Question 9: How many  new names of tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region has been announced by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) ?

Question 10: What is the name of the robotic device developed by
CSIR laboratory to help frontline health care workers ?

Question 11: Which national film award winning actor died at an age of 53 years died due to colon infection?

Question 12: Trials of which drug has been started by CSIR against COVID-19?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: The Saffron cultivated in the Kashmir valley has received Geographical Indication (GI) Tag. Saffron which is cultivated in Kashmir has natural deep red color, and is long and thick in appearance. Also, this saffron has high aroma and is processed without addition of any chemicals.

Answer 2: The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, on May 1, 2020, has approved the integration of 5 states and Union Territories under “One Nation One Ration Card”, which are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Himanchal Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and
Bihar.

Answer 3: On 1st May 2020, the Kisan Sabha Application was launched by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI). The application will connect farmers to supply chain and freight transportation, in order to help increase their profit.

Answer 4: Indian External Affairs Ministry has announced that T S Trimurti, 1985 Indian Foreign Officer, will succeed Syed Akbaruddin as the permanent representative of the United Nations. He was serving as the Secretary to Economic relations.

Answer 5: Programme YASH (Year of Awareness on Science and Health) was launched by Department of Science and Technology to encourage public engagement and increase awareness on COVID-19.

Answer 6: On April 30, the Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor died of Leukemia. He was recipient of National Film Award and died at an age of 67 years.

Answer 7: Black rice of Manipur, which is also called the Chak-Hao, has received the Geographical Indication tag on April 30, 2020.

Answer 8: On 30th April 2020, Germany classified the organization Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. It was also reported that more than 1,000 people in Germany belong to the Hezbollah extremist wing.

Answer 9: 169 names of tropical cyclones in the India Ocean Region has been announced by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The names are contributed by 13 countries which include India, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Iran, Myanmar, UAE, Thailand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Yemen.

Answer 10: On 29th April 2020, the robotic device called HCARD, Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device, was launched by CSIR laboratory located in Durgapur to help frontline health care workers. The robot will helps these healthcare workers in maintaining the social distance from COVID-19 infected patients.

Answer 11: Acclaimed bollywood actor Irrfan Khan died in Mumbai on April 29, at the age of 53, after being hospitalized for a colon infection. He was fighting cancer since March 2018.

Answer 12: Anti-leprosy drug trials have been started by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) against COVID-19. The drug trial are approved by Drug Controller General of India. The drug trial is to be conduct with the help of a heat killed bacteria, Mycobacterium MW, and one particular strain of this bacteria is to be tried on several COVID-19 patients.

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