Weekly Current Affairs Quiz – 6 to 12 April 2020

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weekly current affairs quiz

Current affairs is important for government exams and here is the weekly GK quiz to test your knowledge. Give this quiz a try to test your Gk for competition and share your score with us in the comment section below.

Award yourself one mark for every correct answer and deduction no marks for wrong answers. Let’s start the quiz!

Question 1: What is the name of the week long campaign launched by Ministry of Human Resources Development to improve online education?

Question 2: How much loan has been assured by Asian Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to India to fight against the Coronavirus disease?

Question 3: What is the name of the therapy treatment recently approved by Indian Council of Medical Research as a potential treatment for COVID-19?

Question 4: Which two industries are recently exempted by
the Ministry of Home Affairs from Lock down?

Question 5: Which operation has been recently announced by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to be conducted in the COVID-19 hotspots of NCR?

Question 6: Revised version of which application is recently launched by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to fight COVID-19?

Question 7: For which package the GoI has sanctioned Rs. 15,000 crores?

Question 8: Which labs has been ordered by the Government of India to make COVID-19 testing free?

Question 9: In collaboration with which organization, the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation (TRIFED) of India has launched Digital Communication Strategy for the work safety of
Tribal Gatherers?

Question 10: What is the growth rate of India predicted by United Nations in its report on Economic and Social Survey of Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), 2020?

Question 11: Which two organizations in collaboration have developed a nasal passage gel to inactivate COVID19 ?

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Answer 1: The week long campaign called “Bharat Padhe Online Campaign” has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resources Development to improve online education in the country.

Answer 2: India has been assured a lon of 2.2 billion USD by the Asian Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to fight against COVID-19. The loan will be used for emergency assistance, alleviate poverty and budget support.

Answer 3: Plasma Therapy Treatment has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research as a potential treatment for coronavirus disease, COVID-19. In this treatment, the anti-bodies of person recovered will be entered in the body of critically-ill patients to boost their immunity.

Answer 4: On 11 April 2020, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, exempted aquaculture and fishing industries from Lock Down. These industries have to follow hygiene practices and social distancing as per the government directions.

Answer 5: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the Operation Shield to be conducted in the COVID-19 containment zones of NCR region. The meaning of SHIELD is Sealing, Home quarantine, isolation and tracing, essential supply, local sanitation and door-to-door checks.

Answer 6: The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, on April 11, 2020, has launched a revised version of “Swachhata” application, which now has features like sanitation during COVID-19, reporting quarantine and isolation violation, suspected cases and requesting food, medicine, shelter and waste pick up during COVID-19.

Answer 7: The Government of India has recently sanctioned Rs. 15,000 crores for Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness package to contain the COVID-19 spread in India.

Answer 8: The Supreme Court of India on April 8, 2020 ordered the private labs in India to make COVID-19 testing free. The private labs started testing after being approved by ICMR.

Answer 9: Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India has launched Digital Communication Strategy for the Tribal Gatherers, in collaboration with UNICEF to ensure their work safety. The strategy follows the social distancing norms and highlights the importance of physical distancing.

Answer 10: According to the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), 2020 report of the United Nations, the economic growth rate of India or GDP for the year 2020 is forecasted at 4.8%.

Answer 11: The IIT Madras & Department of Biosciences & Bioengineering in collaboration have developed a nasal passage gel to inactivate COVID19. The funding for this has been given by SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), a statutory body working under the Department of Science & Technology.

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