Weekly Current Affairs Quiz from 11 to 17 May 2020

weekly current affairs quiz

Current affairs is one of the most important section in competitive exams that help you score good. Current affairs is basically GK for competition. To have a good GK, you must stay updated on current affairs.

Weekly Current Affairs Quiz

Let’s check how good your GK is, give a try to this weekly current affairs quiz to know. Award yourself one mark for every correct answer and deduct nothing if your answer is wrong.

Question 1: What is the name of the central online repository for migrant workers developed by the National Disaster Management Authority ?

Question 2: How many years has been completed by the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana since its launch?

Question 3: What day was celebrated by Sikkim on May 16?

Question 4: To accelerate what program the World Bank has approved 1 billion USD aid to India?

Question 5: Which day was celebrated by UNESCO on May 16?

Question 6: What percentage of his salary will be donated by
President Ram Nath Kovind for a year to help India fight Covid-19?

Question 7: What is the new malware against which the
Computer Emergency Response of Team (CERT) of India has issued warning?

Question 8: The GoI has approved GI Tag to which paintings of Jharkhand and Telangana?

Question 9: What is the growth rate of India for 2020 predicted by
United Nations in its World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020?

Question 10: What is the name of India’s first automated COVID-19 testing machine?

Current Affairs Quiz Answers

Check your weekly GK quiz answers only when you have answered all, this will help you know your General Knowledge skills and help improve where needed.

Answer 1: the National Disaster Management Authority launched the National Migrant Information System. It is a central online repository for the migrant workers. The online portal will help in inter-state communication to facilitate smooth movement of migrant workers.

Answer 2: The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana completed 4 years since its launch and implementation in May 2016. The scheme has helped over 8 crore families so far. Under the scheme approx. Rs 8,432 crores have been transferred via Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Answer 3: The Sikkim Government celebrated its 45th Statehood Day on May 16. Every year the state celebrates its State Day on May 16 as the state came into existence on this day in 1975.

Answer 4: The World Bank has approved 1 billion USD aid to India for acceleration of “India’s COVID-19 Special Protection Response Programme”. This fund is to provide social assistance to poor, vulnerable households and severely impacted.

Answer 5: International Day of Light is celebrated by UNESCO on May 16 every year. The day is celebrated to mark the first successful operation of LASER that took place in the year 1960. The first successful LASER operation in the world was performed by an engineer and physicist Theodore Maiman.

Answer 6: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has announced that he will donate 30% of his salary for a year to help GoI in the fight against COVID-19.

Answer 7: Warning has been issued by the Computer Emergency Response of Team (CERT) of India against a new malware called “EventBot”. The malware is a Trojan that steals personal financial information from phones of Android phone users.

Answer 8: The Government of India (GoI) has provided GI Tag to Telia Rumal painting of Telangana and Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand for which applications were made by Consortium of Puttapaka Handloom Cluster of Telangana and Sohra Kala Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti of Jharkhand, respectively.

Answer 9: The United Nations’ recently released World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2020 says that the growth rate of India in the year 2018 was 6.8%, it was 4.1% in 2019 and it will reduce to 1.2% in the year 2020. The report also predicted world economy to shrink by 3.2% this year. Also the GDP growth in developed countries will reduce to -0.5% in 2020.

Answer 10: The COBAS 6800 RT PCR machine is dedicated by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to the nation. The machine is placed in
National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi as it needs Basic Safety Level 2 testing facilities. The COBAS 6800 machine is capable of providing test results of 1,200 samples in just 24 hours.

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