Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 31 August to 6 September 2020

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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

Students preparing for competitions should work on their general knowledge as it is an important part of such exams. Even in this age of internet and ability to get answers on taps, General Knowledge is important, to score well in competitive exams and make your way to reach your dream job.

Here we bring you a small weekly current affairs quiz to help test your general knowledge and improve it at the same time.

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Current Affairs Quiz

Question 1: A recent ruling from The Supreme Court of India allows women to serve as ______ officers in Indian Army’s 10 combat support arms and services.

Question 2: What is the name of the 24×7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline to be launched by the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot?

Question 3: Technology giant Google has recently partnered with ____________ Water Development Board for flood forecasting. 

Question 4: How many Chinese apps have been banned by the Government of India amid tension over recent Chinese provocation in Ladakh?

Question 5: ___________ has reprinted the controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed to mark the start of the trial against alleged accomplices to 2005 attack. 

Question 6: What is the name of AI-powered voice chatbot introduced by
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance?

Question 7: As per the recent National Statistical Office (NSO) data, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India is contracted by _______ in the first quarter of 2020.

Question 8: What is the trilateral Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI)?

Question 9: Which day is observed in India on September 5?

Question 10: What is ‘Halo’ which was detected by the Hubble Telescope of the NASA?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: The Supreme Court of India in a recent ruling has declared that women are allowed to serve as permanently commissioned (PC) officers in Indian Army’s 10 combat support arms and services. Now, women officers can serve until the age of retirement and will not be forced to switch to alternative careers after 14 years of service.

Answer 2: Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot is to launch a 24×7 Toll-Free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline called “KIRAN” on September 7, 2020. The helpline number is developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The helpline number is 1800-500-0019.

Answer 3: Google has recently partnered with the Bangladesh Water Development Board for flood forecasting. The aim is to introduce flood warning services in Bangladesh. The system at present covers over 40 million people in the country and the objective is to expand its coverage to the entire nation. 

Answer 4: The government of India has banned 118 Chinese apps amid tension over recent Chinese provocation in Ladakh. The app ban is in the interest of the country’s sovereignty and integrity, defence and security. The 118 apps include PUBG mobile which is the world’s top five smartphone games that has more than 734 million downloads.

Answer 5: French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo has reprinted the controversial cartoons depicting the ‘Prophet Mohammed’ to signify the start of the trial against alleged accomplices to a targeted massacre by Islamist gunmen in 2015.

Answer 6: ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has introduced a voice chatbot service called ‘LiGo’ on ‘Google Assistant’ to help its policyholders get queries answered by voice commands.

Answer 7: The recent National Statistical Office (NSO) data, has revealed that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India is contracted by 23.9% in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2020. Since the year 1996, when India started reporting quarterly data, this is the sharpest contraction.

Answer 8: India, Australia and Japan have started discussions on launching a trilateral Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) for reducing the dependency on China, necessitated by aggressive political and military behaviour of Beijing.  This action is taken to attract foreign direct investment to make Indo-Pacific into an “economic powerhouse.”

Answer 9: Teacher’s Day is observed on 5th September in India to celebrate the birth anniversary of first Vice President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Answer 10: NASA’s Hubble Telescope has recently has signalled the presence of a giant halo of gas surrounding the Andromeda galaxy, which is the closest neighbour to Milky Way. Halo is a huge scattering of gas that is found surrounding the celestial bodies. 

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