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Current Affairs 2020 For May 19 | Daily Updated Quiz On National & International Affairs

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Staying up-to-date with current affairs 2020 is absolutely essential for anybody looking to take competitive exams this year. Many school/college exams, entrance exams, and interviews require you to be well-versed with current affairs today. However, remembering daily current affairs by reading about it alone is often not enough. Our daily current affairs 2020 questions and answers will thus help you test your knowledge about May current affairs and ensure that you are well-versed with the happenings of the world.

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Current Affairs 2020 Questions for May 19, 2020

1. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) developed an online Dashboard-National Migrant Information System to capture the information regarding the movement of migrants. When was NDMA founded?

  • 2002
  • 2015
  • 1995
  • 2005

2. Galileo was an Italian astronomer who has -------------.

  • developed the telescope
  • discovered four satellites of Jupiter
  • discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement
  • All of the above

3. According to the United Nations (UN) World Economic Situation and Prospects(WESP) mid-year report the world economy will shrink by how much per cent in 2020?

  • 2.2%
  • 3.2%
  • 1.2%
  • 4.2%

4. The Government of India (GoI) and which of the following banks signed a $750 million of $1 billion proposed for Accelerating India's COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme?

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
  • World Bank
  • IMF

5. Habeas Corpus Act of 1679

  • states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him
  • provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail
  • safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king's orders
  • All of the above

6. According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 released by FAO, the forest loss rate in 2015-2020 has declined to how many million hectares(MHA), down from 12 MHA in 2010-2015?

  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 6

7. According to a report "Updated Assessment of the Potential Economic Impact of COVID-19" released by Asian Development Bank (ADB), the global economy is expected to lose how much money?

  • Between $ 2.8 trillion to $ 4.8 trillion
  • Between $ 5.8 trillion to $ 8.8 trillion
  • Between $ 1.8 trillion to $ 3.8 trillion
  • Between $ 6.8 trillion to $ 9.8 trillion

8. Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because of ------------.

  • the infrared light kills bacteria in the body
  • resistance power increases
  • the pigment cells in the skin get stimulated and produce a healthy tan
  • the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

9. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare stated that India's foodgrain production has been estimated to touch a record of how much million tonnes (MT) in the 2019-20 crop year?

  • 495.67
  • 395.67
  • 295.67
  • 195.67

10. Which of the following institutes has developed new generation Iron-Manganese based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans jointly with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences?

  • Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences
  • The Institute of Nano Science and Technology
  • International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials
  • The Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

11. Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

  • USA
  • Fiji
  • India
  • UK

12. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for the development of marine and inland fisheries will be given how much fund under Atma Nirbhar project?

  • ₹10,000 crore
  • ₹40,000 crore
  • ₹20,000 crore
  • ₹30,000 crore

13. Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as ---------.

  • Letter of Credit (L/C)
  • laissezfaire
  • inflation
  • None of the above

14. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the launch of the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of how many ₹?

  • ₹400 crore
  • ₹800 crore
  • ₹600 crore
  • ₹200 crore

15. Which of the following states celebrated its 45th State Day on 16 May 2020?

  • Sikkim
  • West Bengal
  • Tripura
  • Assam

16. First Afghan War took place in ---------.

  • 1839
  • 1843
  • 1833
  • 1848

17. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a guideline for RT-PCR based pooled sampling for migrants, returnees from abroad, and green zones. What is the full form of P in RT-PCR?

  • Polyamide
  • Polymerase
  • Polymer
  • Polyester

18. Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by ------------.

  • Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
  • Second World Nations
  • Third World Nations
  • Fourth World Nations

19. International Day of Light is observed on which date?

  • 14 May
  • 16 May
  • 15 May
  • 13 May

20. Which of the following state Governments (govt) launched 'Matir Smristi' scheme to utilise 50,000 acres of barren land in 6 districts for income-generating activities like horticulture and pisciculture involving the locals?

  • Jharkhand
  • West Bengal
  • Telangana
  • Andhra Pradesh

21. The Government of India (GoI), West Bengal state government, and which bank signed a loan agreement for a $145 million project?

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
  • World Bank
  • IMF

22. First China War was fought between ----------.

  • China and Britain
  • China and France
  • China and Egypt
  • China and Greek

23. What was the theme of 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting held on 14 May?

  • Delivering a Rapid Commonwealth COVID-19 Solution
  • Finding a Swift Commonwealth COVID-19 response
  • Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response
  • Finding a Rapid Commonwealth COVID-19 Solution

24. Dumping is ------------.

  • selling of goods abroad at a price well below the production cost at the home market price
  • the process by which the supply of a manufacture's product remains low in the domestic market, which batches him a better price
  • prohibited by regulations of GATT
  • All of the above

25. According to analysis by the environmental website, Carbon Brief, India's Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by how much tonnes in the fiscal year ending March, which is the first annual decline in four decades?

  • 10 metric tonnes
  • 20 metric tonnes
  • 30 metric tonnes
  • 40 metric tonnes

26. What was the name of Head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), who has announced his resignation, a year before his term expires?

  • Harry White
  • Roberto Azevedo
  • Alan W. Wolff
  • Karl Brauner

27. Which of the following institutes has developed two products, 3D-printed hands-free object & 3D-printed antimicrobial face-shield, to help in the fight against the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangaluru
  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

28. For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are ----------.

  • 26 m x 14 m
  • 28 m x 15 m
  • 27 m x 16 m
  • 28 m x 16 m

29. What is the name of e-Governance platform developed by MHRD to provide quality education to students across all Universities & Higher Education Institutions?

  • SAFAL
  • SAHARA
  • SARTHAK
  • SAMARTH

30. Which State/UT police has launched India's first 'Thermal Corona Combat Headgear' to ensure the safety of frontline warriors and enforce social distancing?

  • Punjab Police
  • Delhi Police
  • Haryana Police
  • Maharashtra Police

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Current Affair 2020 Answer

1. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) developed an online Dashboard-National Migrant Information System to capture the information regarding the movement of migrants. When was NDMA founded?

Answer- 2005

2. Galileo was an Italian astronomer who has -------------.

Answer- All of the above

3. According to the United Nations(UN), World Economic Situation and Prospects(WESP) mid-year report the world economy will shrink by how much per cent in 2020?

Answer- 3.2%

4. The Government of India (GoI) and which of the following banks signed a $750 million of $1 billion proposed for Accelerating India's COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme?

Answer- World Bank

5. Habeas Corpus Act of 1679

Answer- All of the above

6. According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment(FRA), 2020 released by FAO, the forest loss rate in 2015-2020 has declined to how many million hectares(MHA), down from 12 MHA in 2010-2015?

Answer- 10

7. According to a report "Updated Assessment of the Potential Economic Impact of COVID-19" released by Asian Development Bank (ADB), the global economy is expected to lose how much money?

Answer- Between $ 5.8 trillion to $ 8.8 trillion

8. Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because of ------------.

Answer- the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

9. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare stated that India's foodgrain production has been estimated to touch a record of how much million tonnes (MT) in the 2019-20 crop year?

Answer- 295.67

10. Which of the following institutes has developed new generation Iron-Manganese based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans jointly with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences?

Answer- International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials

11. Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

Answer- Fiji

12. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for the development of marine and inland fisheries will be given how much fund under Atma Nirbhar project?

Answer- ₹20,000 crore

13. Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as ---------.

Answer- Letter of Credit (L/C)

14. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the launch of the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of how much cost?

Answer- ₹400 crore

15. Which of the following states celebrated its 45th State Day on 16 May 2020?

Answer- Sikkim

16. First Afghan War took place in ---------.

Answer- 1839

17. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a guideline for RT-PCR based pooled sampling for migrants, returnees from abroad, and green zones. What is the full form of P in RT-PCR?

Answer- Polymerase

18. Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by ------------.

Answer- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

19. International Day of Light is observed on which date?

Answer- 16 May

20. Which of the following state Governments (govt) launched 'Matir Smristi' scheme to utilise 50,000 acres of barren land in 6 districts for income-generating activities like horticulture and pisciculture involving the locals?

Answer- West Bengal

21. The Government of India (GoI), West Bengal state government, and which bank signed a loan agreement for a $145 million project?

Answer- Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

22. First China War was fought between ----------.

Answer- China and Britain

23. What was the theme of 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting held on 14 May?

Answer- Delivering a co-ordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response

24. Dumping is ------------.

Answer- All of the above

25. According to an analysis by the environmental website, Carbon Brief, India's Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by how much tonnes in the fiscal year ending March, which is the first annual decline in four decades?

Answer- 30 metric tonnes

26. What was the name of Head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), who has announced his resignation, a year before his term expires?

Answer- Roberto Azevedo

27. Which of the following institutes has developed two products, 3D-printed hands-free object & 3D-printed antimicrobial face-shield, to help in the fight against the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Answer- National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research

28. For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are ----------.

Answer- 28 m x 15 m

29. What is the name of e-Governance platform developed by MHRD to provide quality education to students across all Universities & Higher Education Institutions?

Answer- SAMARTH

30. Which State/UT police has launched India's first 'Thermal Corona Combat Headgear' to ensure the safety of frontline warriors and enforce social distancing?

Answer- Delhi Police

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