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Current Affairs 2020 For May 13 | Daily Updated Quiz On National & International Affairs

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Current Affairs 2020 Questions for May 13, 2020

1. The National Mission for Clean Ganga operating (NMCG) under Ministry of Jal Shakti launched "IDEAthon" titled "The future of River Management". Who is the current Jal Shakti Minister?

  • Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
  • Shripad Yesso Naik
  • Raj Kumar Singh
  • Jitendra Singh

2. Who has been awarded a commemorative war medal to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany by Russian President Vladimir Putin?

  • Edouard Philippe
  • Christine Lagarde
  • Kim Jong Un
  • David Sassoli

3. Which organisation reappointed environmentalist and actor-producer Dia Mirza's term as its National Goodwill Ambassador for another two years till the end of 2022?

  • UNEP
  • UNDP
  • UNESCO
  • UNODC

4. The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) approved the clinical trials of the drugs namely, phytopharmaceutical and favipiravir for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Who is the current Drug Controller General of India?

  • Preeti Sudan
  • Navin Verma
  • Gargi Kaul
  • VG Somani

5. What is India's rank among 117 nations in terms of budget transparency and accountability by Open Budget Survey?

  • 53rd
  • 51rd
  • 52rd
  • 54rd

6. World Tuna Day was observed on which date?

  • May 3
  • April 28
  • April 23
  • May 2

7. Which of the following countries has successfully isolated a key coronavirus antibody at its main biological research laboratory in a breakthrough development?

  • China
  • USA
  • Israel
  • Russia

8. Indian Government launched which mission on 10 May to provide assistance to Indian Ocean Region Nations amid the coronavirus crisis?

  • Mission Sagar
  • Mission Aakash
  • Mission Dosti
  • Mission Padosi

9. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) released its Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2020 on 29 April. Which country reported the highest displacement in the world, due to disasters, including cyclones and monsoon floods?

  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • India

10. India lost the top spot in the ICC Test rankings to which of the following countries?

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Pakistan
  • England

11. The International Fire Fighters Day is celebrated on which date?

  • May 1
  • May 2
  • May 4
  • May 3

12. Who has been nominated as a director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

  • Tarun Bajaj
  • Arun Kumar Singh
  • Harsh Vardhan Shringla
  • Taranjit Singh Sandhu

13. Which institute has fabricated an economical and energy-efficient wafer-scale photodetector using gold-silicon interface?

  • SreeChitraTirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation

14. Union Human Resource Development announced various modifications in the PMRF Scheme to boost research in the country. What is the full form of F in PMRF?

  • Felicitation
  • Fellowship
  • Foundation
  • Formation

15.The scientist from which institute has studied rivers in Ladakh Himalaya and found out the 35,000-year history of river erosion and identified hotspots of erosion and wide valleys that act as buffer zones?

  • Ashoka Trust for Ecology and the Environment Royal Enclave, Srirampura
  • ISRO
  • The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG)
  • None of the Above

16. In which of the following zones the e-commerce companies are allowed to sell only essential commodities?

  • Red
  • Green
  • Oranges
  • All of them

17.SIDBI to launch which of the following platforms to give MSMEs information about starting operations, getting finance or credit enhancement and other support services?

  • India SME Help Platform
  • India SME Services Platform
  • Indian SME Help Platform
  • Indian SME Care Platform

18. Data from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) stated that April Immediate Payment System (IMPS) numbers have reduced to a two-year low. When was NPCI founded?

  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2009

19. Which company will set up two Centres for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIITs) at Baramulla and Jammu?

  • HCL Technologies Limited
  • Tata Technologies
  • Reliance Industries
  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited

20. International Astronomy Day is celebrated on which date?

  • 29 April
  • 2 May
  • 3 May
  • 30 April

21. Govt announces to operate how many flights to repatriate stranded Indians abroad from May 7 to May 13?

  • 51
  • 54
  • 64
  • 67

22. According to 'Digital in India' report by the Internet & Mobile Association of India(IAMAI) & Nielsen shows that rural India has more internet users than urban India by how much per cent?

  • 50%
  • 10%
  • 5%
  • 20%

23. What is India's GDP growth for 2020-21 (FY21) predicted by Japanese brokerage firm Nomura Holdings?

  • -2%
  • -2%
  • -2%
  • -2%

24. Gorakhpur terracotta which bagged the Geographical Indication (GI) tag is from which of the following states?

  • Punjab
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Haryana

25. Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch a national e-commerce marketplace. What is its name?

  • India market
  • Bharatmarket
  • Apnamarket
  • Sabkamarket

26. The Union Minister of State (IC) for Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilisers reported that the Jan Aushadi Kendras are playing a vital role in the COVID-19 situation. Who is the current Union Minister of State (IC) for Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilisers?

  • Mansukh Mandaviya
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  • Mahendra Nath Pandey
  • Giriraj Singh

27. The Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) recommended a complete ban on the use of which antibiotics on crops with immediate effect?

  • Doxycycline and Trimethoprim
  • Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim
  • Streptomycin and Tetracycline
  • Clindamycin and Azithromycin

28. International Guide Dog Day was celebrated on which date?

  • 26 April 2020
  • 27 April 2020
  • 30 April 2020
  • 29 April 2020

29. India lost the top spot in the ICC Test rankings to which of the following countries?

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Pakistan
  • England

30.Govt. raises MSP (Minimum Support Price) for MFP (Minor Forest Produce) of how many items to benefit livelihoods of tribal gatherers in view of circumstance arising out of COVID 19?

  • 59 items
  • 49 items
  • 79 items
  • 69 items

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Current Affair 2020 Answer

1. The National Mission for Clean Ganga operating (NMCG) under Ministry of Jal Shakti launched "IDEAthon" titled "The future of River Management". Who is the current Jal Shakti Minister?

Answer: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

2. Who has been awarded a commemorative war medal to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany by Russian President Vladimir Putin?

Answer: Kim Jong Un

3. Which organisation reappointed environmentalist and actor-producer Dia Mirza's term as its National Goodwill Ambassador for another two years till the end of 2022?

Answer: UNEP

4. The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) approved the clinical trials of the drugs namely, phytopharmaceutical and favipiravir for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Who is the current Drug Controller General of India?

Answer: VG Somani

5. What is India's rank among 117 nations in terms of budget transparency and accountability by Open Budget Survey?

Answer: 53rd

6. World Tuna Day was observed on which date?

Answer: May 2

7. Which of the following countries has successfully isolated a key coronavirus antibody at its main biological research laboratory in a breakthrough development?

Answer: Israel

8. Indian Government launched which mission on 10 May to provide assistance to Indian Ocean Region Nations amid the coronavirus crisis?

Answer: Mission Sagar

9. Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) released its Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2020 on 29 April. Which country reported the highest displacement in the world, due to disasters, including cyclones and monsoon floods?

Answer: India

10. India lost the top spot in the ICC Test rankings to which of the following countries?

Answer: England

11. The International Fire Fighters Day is celebrated on which date?

Answer: May 4

12. Who has been nominated as a director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

Answer: Tarun Bajaj

13. Which institute has fabricated an economical and energy-efficient wafer-scale photodetector using gold-silicon interface?

Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

14. Union Human Resource Development announced various modifications in the PMRF Scheme to boost research in the country. What is the full form of F in PMRF?

Answer: Fellowship

15.The scientist from which institute has studied rivers in Ladakh Himalaya and found out the 35,000-year history of river erosion and identified hotspots of erosion and wide valleys that act as buffer zones?

Answer: The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG)

16. In which of the following zones the e-commerce companies are allowed to sell only essential commodities?

Answer: Red

17.SIDBI to launch which of the following platforms to give MSMEs information about starting operations, getting finance or credit enhancement and other support services?

Answer: India SME Services Platform

18. Data from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) stated that April Immediate Payment System (IMPS) numbers have reduced to a two-year low. When was NPCI founded?

Answer: 2008 

19. Which company will set up two Centres for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIITs) at Baramulla and Jammu?

Answer: Tata Technologies

20. International Astronomy Day is celebrated on which date?

Answer: 2 May

21. Govt announces to operate how many flights to repatriate stranded Indians abroad from May 7 to May 13?

Answer: 64

22. According to 'Digital in India' report by the Internet & Mobile Association of India(IAMAI) & Nielsen shows that rural India has more internet users than urban India by how much per cent?

Answer: 10%

23. What is India's GDP growth for 2020-21 (FY21) predicted by Japanese brokerage firm Nomura Holdings?

Answer: -2%

24. Gorakhpur terracotta which bagged the Geographical Indication (GI) tag is from which of the following states?

Answer: Uttar Pradesh

25. Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced to launch a national e-commerce marketplace. What is its name?

Answer: Bharatmarket

26. The Union Minister of State (IC) for Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilisers reported that the Jan Aushadi Kendras are playing a vital role in the COVID-19 situation. Who is the current Union Minister of State (IC) for Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilisers?

Answer: Mansukh Mandaviya

27. The Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) recommended a complete ban on the use of which antibiotics on crops with immediate effect?

Answer: Streptomycin and Tetracycline

28. International Guide Dog Day was celebrated on which date?

Answer: 29 April 2020

29. India lost the top spot in the ICC Test rankings to which of the following countries?

Answer: Australia

30.Govt. raises MSP (Minimum Support Price) for MFP (Minor Forest Produce) of how many items to benefit livelihoods of tribal gatherers in view of circumstance arising out of COVID 19?

Answer: 49 items

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