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Current Affairs 2020 For May 22 | 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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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 22, 2020

1. Which of the following institutes had invited applications for COVID-19 Research Consortium to urgently develop safe and effective Biomedical solutions against SARS CoV-2?

  • Biotechnology and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
  • The Indian Council of Medical Research
  • The Indian Institute of Technology
  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation

2. Which country successfully launched a military satellite (their first satellite) on 22 April 2020?

  • India
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Israel

3. Central government departments asked to include "transgender" as a separate category of gender for recruitment in civil services and other posts. Who is the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions?

  • Amit Shah
  • Narendra Modi
  • Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Prakash Javadekar

4. World Haemophilia Day was observed on which date?

  • 17 April
  • 12 April
  • 13 April
  • 16 April

5. Which movie won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017?

  • City of Joy
  • Bhakta Vidur
  • Santa Banta Pvt Ltd
  • Lipstick Under My Burkha

6. Which UK college has offered to teach its students 'Hinglish', to students for jobs in India?

  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Portsmouth College
  • Highbury College
  • Durham University

7. This Stock Exchange launched a mobile application and web-based platform for retail investors to buy government securities (G-Secs).

  • Bangalore Stock Exchange
  • National Stock Exchange
  • Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Ahmedabad Stock Exchange

8. Who won the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship?

  • S. S. P. Chawrasia
  • Aman Raj
  • Chiragh Kumar
  • Udayan Mane

9. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to reduce the policy repo rate, what is the rate now?

  • 5.15%
  • 5.40%
  • 5.55%
  • 5.40%

10. Under the Smart Cities Mission PCMC has set up a COVID-19 War Room at Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) to track and monitor the COVID-19 situation in the city. In which of the following state Pimpri-Chinchwad located?

  • Punjab
  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh

11. 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

12. US Senate has unanimously approved how much dollars in fresh relief for the economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus pandemic?

  • 484 billion dollars
  • 384 billion dollars
  • 284 billion dollars
  • 584 billion dollars

13. The Economic Advisory Council of the Fifteenth Finance Commission (XIV-FC) has been scheduled to meet on 23-24 April 2020. Who is the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission?

  • Omkar Goswami
  • N.K. Singh
  • Sajjid Z Chinoy
  • Krishnamurthy Subramanian

14. Mobile phones, televisions, refrigerators, laptops and stationery items will be allowed to be sold through e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal from which date?

  • April 20
  • April 17
  • April 25
  • April 29

15. Which among the following is not a subsidiary of RBI?

  • National Housing Bank
  • NABARD
  • Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited
  • SIDBI

16. Which of the following movies won the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Picture?

  • La La Land
  • Arrival
  • Moonlight
  • Lion

17. Which IIT institute will start 'Vastu Shastra' classes for architecture students?

  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Indore

18. Who won the FIH Men's Player of the Year award?

  • Rupinder Pal Singh
  • Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran
  • Akashdeep Singh
  • Manpreet Singh

19. Union Cabinet approved the Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in which of the following city?

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bhopal
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi

20. Which of the following banks has signed an MoU with the Indian Army for customized services?

  • Indian bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • State Bank of India

21. Which state became the first state to have video conferencing infrastructure in all its courts?

  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh

22. 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

23. Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank through video-conference. Where is the Headquarters of NDB?

  • Shanghai
  • Delhi
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Volgograd

24. Union Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) held a detailed review of the National online education platform SWAYAM and the 32 DTH Television Education Channels SWAYAM PRABHA in New Delhi on 20 April. Who is Union Minister for Human Resource Development?

  • V. Sadananda Gowda
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'
  • Thaawar Chand Gehlot
  • Prakash Javadekar

25. Industries operating in rural areas (i.e. outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities) allowed to resume production from which date?

  • May 3
  • April 20
  • April 25
  • April 27

26. India's first company that provides lifetime credit of up to Rs.5 lakh Instantly to its customers is;

  • Bajaj Finserv
  • Indiabulls
  • KreditBee
  • MoneyTap

27. Which movie has won the Best Animation award at the 88th Academy Awards - 2017?

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • The Red Turtle
  • Moana
  • Zootopia

28. Which of the following educational institutes was declared the best in the overall India Rankings 2017?

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka

29. What is the rank of India in the web-borne threats as per the report of Kaspersky Lab?

  • 8
  • 20
  • 18
  • 12

30. The world's largest neuromorphic supercomputer which was switched on for the first time is:

  • Stampede
  • JuQueen
  • SpiNNaker
  • Vulcan

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Current Affair 2020 Answer

1. Which of the following institutes had invited applications for COVID-19 Research Consortium to urgently develop safe and effective Biomedical solutions against SARS CoV-2?

Answer- Biotechnology and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council

2. Which country successfully launched a military satellite (their first satellite) on 22 April 2020?

Answer- Iran

3. Central government departments asked to include "transgender" as a separate category of gender for recruitment in civil services and other posts. Who is the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions?

Answer- Narendra Modi

4. World Haemophilia Day was observed on which date?

Answer- 17 April

5. Which movie won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017?

Answer- Lipstick Under My Burkha

6. Which UK college has offered to teach its students 'Hinglish', to students for jobs in India?

Answer- Portsmouth College

7. This Stock Exchange launched a mobile application and web-based platform for retail investors to buy government securities (G-Secs).

Answer- Option B

8. Who won the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship?

Answer- Udayan Mane

9. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to reduce the policy repo rate, what is the rate now?

Answer- 5.15%

10. Under the Smart Cities Mission PCMC has set up a COVID-19 War Room at Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) to track and monitor the COVID-19 situation in the city. In which of the following state Pimpri-Chinchwad located?

Answer- Maharashtra

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

Answer- Mission Sagar

12. US Senate has unanimously approved how much dollars in fresh relief for the economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus pandemic?

Answer- 484 billion dollars

13. The Economic Advisory Council of the Fifteenth Finance Commission (XIV-FC) has been scheduled to meet on 23-24 April 2020. Who is the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission?

Answer- N.K. Singh

14. Mobile phones, televisions, refrigerators, laptops and stationery items will be allowed to be sold through e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal from which date?

Answer- April 20

15. Which among the following is not a subsidiary of RBI?

Answer- SIDBI

16. Which of the following movies won the 89th Academy Awards for the Best Picture?

Answer- Moonlight

17. Which IIT institute will start 'Vastu Shastra' classes for architecture students?

Answer- IIT Kharagpur

18. Who won the FIH Men's Player of the Year award?

Answer- Manpreet Singh

19. Union Cabinet approved the Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in which of the following city?

Answer- New Delhi

20. Which of the following banks has signed an MoU with the Indian Army for customized services?

Answer- Bank of Baroda

21. Which state became the first state to have video conferencing infrastructure in all its courts?

Answer- Uttar Pradesh

22. 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

23. Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the 5th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of New Development Bank through video-conference. Where is the Headquarters of NDB?

Answer- Shanghai

24. Union Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD) held a detailed review of the National online education platform SWAYAM and the 32 DTH Television Education Channels SWAYAM PRABHA in New Delhi on 20 April. Who is Union Minister for Human Resource Development?

Answer- Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'

25. Industries operating in rural areas (i.e. outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities) allowed to resume production from which date?

Answer- April 20

26. India's first company that provides lifetime credit of up to Rs.5 lakh Instantly to its customers is;

Answer- Indiabulls

27. Which movie has won the Best Animation award at the 88th Academy Awards - 2017?

Answer- Zootopia

28. Which of the following educational institutes was declared the best in the overall India Rankings 2017?

Answer- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka

29. What is the rank of India in the web-borne threats as per the report of Kaspersky Lab?

Answer: 12

30. The world's largest neuromorphic supercomputer which was switched on for the first time is:

Answer- SpiNNaker

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