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Current Affairs 2020 For May 20 | 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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Monthly Current Affairs in India - News format and Quiz

It is known that civil, finance & competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, IAS, Banking, Defence, Railway & other government (central & state level recruitment exams) emphasise on ascertaining aspirants' knowledge of recent current affairs. To develop a sound awareness of recent current affairs events, reading about monthly current affairs in the news or PDF format could help. Below, we have provided a daily current affairs quiz that is updated based on recent news.

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Current Affairs 2020 Questions for May 20, 2020

1. Government has extended the nationwide lockdown till which date?

  • May 31, 2020
  • June 15, 2020
  • June 1, 2020
  • May 30, 2020

2. World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed on which date every year?

  • 14 May
  • 15 May
  • 17 May
  • 16 May

3. The Worlds AIDS Vaccine Day is observed on which date across the world?

  • 15th May
  • 16th May
  • 18th May
  • 17th May

4. International Museum Day is celebrated across the world on every which date?

  • 18 May
  • 17 May
  • 16 May
  • 15 May

5. National Dengue Day is observed on which date?

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

6. Who is the author of the book "When Crime Pays - Money and Muscle in Indian Politics"?

  • Milan Vaishnav
  • Pankaj Mishra
  • Parthasarathi Shome
  • Vappala Balachandran

7. Who is the author of the book "Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage that Shook India"?

  • Teesta Setalvad
  • Bertil Falk
  • Sheela Reddy
  • Audrey Truschke

8. Who is the author of the book "The Wrong Turn: Love and Betrayal in the Time of Netaji"?

  • Aalap Roy
  • Aadishri Roy
  • Sujata Bose
  • Namita Roy Ghose

9. Name the author of the book titled 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' who was recently appointed as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

  • Salman Rushdie
  • Douglas Adams
  • Julian Barnes
  • Neil Gaiman

10. Who is the author of the book "Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond"?

  • Ashish Chatterjee
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • Anita Anand
  • William Dalrymple

11. Banks can no longer charge account holders for online transactions in the NEFT system from which month?

  • December 2020
  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • June 2020

12. Which bank has partnered with Government e-Marketplace for payment related issues?

  • State Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • HDFC
  • ICICI

13. ICICI Lombard has decided to sell insurance products with the help of which bank?

  • SBI
  • BoB
  • Corporation Bank
  • Karur Vysya Bank

14. Which Bank and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd have partnered together under a co-lending agreement to provide loans to MSME?

  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • State Bank of India
  • HDFC bank

15. The Reserve Bank has imposed a penalty of ₹ 35 lakh on which bank for violating norms on fraud classification and notification?

  • BOB Bank
  • PMC Bank
  • SBI Bank
  • Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank

16. This company will build 1GW electric vehicle battery plant.

  • Hindustan Petroleum
  • Bharat Petroleum
  • Indian Oil
  • Essar Energy

17. Which is the largest snacks company in India?

  • Parle
  • Haldiram
  • Bikaner Wala
  • PepsiCo

18. Samsung India inks with __________ and RBL Bank for mobile payments through Samsung Pay.

  • Citibank
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • Capital One

19. With which of the following company Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have signed a statement of intent to roll-out 'Build for Digital India'?

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • IBM
  • Microsoft

20. In which exchange we can exchange commodities?

  • NSE
  • BSE
  • NYSE
  • NMCE

21. CRISIL cuts India's GDP growth to __________ for FY20 on weak monsoon rains, muted corporate results.

  • 12.2%
  • 8.3%
  • 5.2%
  • 6.9 %

22. India's Current Account Deficit (CAD) is expected to remain at how much per cent of GDP?

  • 2.3 %
  • 2.4 %
  • 2.5 %
  • 2.6 %

23. The GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to __________.

  • 10%
  • 9%
  • 8%
  • 5%

24. Centre has approved a five-year project Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) with the cost of;

  • ₹ 5,000 crore
  • ₹ 6,000 crore
  • ₹ 8,000 crore
  • ₹10,000 crore

25. Which plan was agreed by the Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers during their meeting in France?

  • Environmental Protection by 2023
  • Climate Change by 2022
  • Two-pillar taxation for large tech companies to be adopted by 2020
  • Eradication of TB by 2025

26. Where did the Tourism Minister inaugurates first-ever architectural LED illumination?

  • Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
  • Qutub Minar, Delhi
  • Jama Masjid, Delhi
  • Purana Qila, Delhi

27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Garvi Gujarat Bhavan in __________.

  • New Delhi
  • Surat
  • Rajkot
  • Mumbai

28. Khadi and Village Industries Commission has launched a 'Terracotta Grinder' in which city?

  • Kanpur
  • Varanasi
  • Lucknow
  • Nagpur

29. The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) was inaugurated at __________.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Kanpur
  • Noida
  • Kolkata

30. Where did the Election Commission of India host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies?

  • Pune
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Delhi

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Current Affair 2020 Answer

1. Government has extended the nationwide lockdown till which date?

Answer- May 31, 2020

2. World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed on which date every year?

Answer- 17 May

3. The Worlds AIDS Vaccine Day is observed on which date across the world?

Answer- 18th May

4. International Museum Day is celebrated across the world on every which date?

Answer- 18 May

5. National Dengue Day is observed on which date?

Answer- 16th May

6. Who is the author of the book "When Crime Pays - Money and Muscle in Indian Politics"?

Answer- Milan Vaishnav

7. Who is the author of the book "Mr and Mrs Jinnah: The Marriage that Shook India"?

Answer- Sheela Reddy

8. Who is the author of the book "The Wrong Turn: Love and Betrayal in the Time of Netaji"?

Answer- Namita Roy Ghose

9. Name the author of the book titled 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' who was recently appointed as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

Answer- Neil Gaiman

10. Who is the author of the book "Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond"?

Answer- William Dalrymple

11. Banks can no longer charge account holders for online transactions in the NEFT system from which month?

Answer- January 2020

12. Which bank has partnered with Government e-Marketplace for payment related issues?

Answer- Central Bank of India

13. ICICI Lombard has decided to sell insurance products with the help of which bank?

Answer- Karur Vysya Bank

14. Which Bank and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd have partnered together under a co-lending agreement to provide loans to MSME?

Answer- United Bank of India

15. The Reserve Bank has imposed a penalty of Rs 35 lakh on which bank for violating norms on fraud classification and notification?

Answer- Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank

16. This company will build 1GW electric vehicle battery plant.

Answer- Indian Oil

17. Which is the largest snacks company in India?

Answer- Haldiram

18. Samsung India inks with __________ and RBL Bank for mobile payments through Samsung Pay.

Answer- MasterCard

19. With which of the following company Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have signed a statement of intent to roll-out 'Build for Digital India'?

Answer- Google

20. In which exchange we can exchange commodities?

Answer- NMCE

21. CRISIL cuts India's GDP growth to __________ for FY20 on weak monsoon rains, muted corporate results.

Answer- 6.9 %

22. India's Current Account Deficit (CAD) is expected to remain at how much per cent of GDP?

Answer- 2.3 %

23. The GST Council has decided to reduce GST Rate on Electrical Vehicles from 12% to __________.

Answer- 5%

24. Centre has approved a five-year project Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) with the cost of;

Answer- ₹8,000 crore

25. Which plan was agreed by the Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers during their meeting in France?

Answer- Two-pillar taxation for large tech companies to be adopted by 2020

26. Where did the Tourism Minister inaugurate first-ever architectural LED illumination?

Answer- Qutub Minar, Delhi

27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Garvi Gujarat Bhavan in __________.

Answer- New Delhi

28. Khadi and Village Industries Commission has launched a 'Terracotta Grinder' in which city?

Answer- Varanasi

29. The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) was inaugurated at __________.

Answer- Noida

30. Where did the Election Commission of India host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies?

Answer- Bengaluru

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