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GK Questions 2020 For May 15 | Daily Updated Quiz On National & International Affairs

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GK 2020 Questions for May 15, 2020

1.The Joint Naval Annual Quality Conclave will be held in __________.

  • Visakhapatnam
  • Cochin
  • Mangalore
  • Thoothukudi

2. Who topped the Bloomberg Billionaires Index?

  • Mukesh Ambani
  • Joseph Tsai
  • Daniel Zhang
  • Jack Ma

3. Who of the following is the author of the book Rekha: The Untold Story?

  • Yasser Usman
  • Ram Kamal Mukherjee
  • K Vijay Kumar
  • Meena Iyer

4. Water has been discovered on which potentially habitable super-Earth?

  • K2-18d
  • K2-18c
  • K2-18a
  • K2-18b

5. As per Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY), how much amount will be provided to eligible farmers on attaining the age of 60?

  • ₹ 3000
  • ₹ 4000
  • ₹ 1000
  • ₹ 2000

6. Which of the following operation has been launched to crack down illegal trade in the mongoose hair?

  • Operation Mongoose
  • Operation Environment
  • Operation Clean Art
  • Operation Woodrose

7. 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

8. The FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup will now be held in which year due to COIVD-19 pandemic?

  • 2021
  • 2024
  • 2022
  • 2023

9. Which of the following Indian sportspersons announced that he/she will be hanging his/her boots from active sports in order to serve as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI)?

  • Mariyappan Thangavelu
  • Deepa Malik
  • Devendra Jhajharia
  • Varun Singh Bhati

10. Supreme Court orders to set up a high-powered committee to look into restoration of 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Who is head of this Committee?

  • Samant Goel
  • Anil Kumar Gupta
  • Ajay Kumar Bhalla
  • Rajiv Gauba

11. Government of India formed a high-level task force to research on coronavirus and develop a vaccine. The high-level task force will be co-chaired by Member, NITI Aayog, and Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of Indi Who is Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India?

  • Arun Bhardwaj
  • Shailja Vaidya
  • K Vijay Raghavan
  • Arabinda Mitra

12. Which of the following cities organized the BEE's International Workshop on Energy Efficient Cooling?

  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Nashik
  • Gurgaon
  • New Delhi

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

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

14. What is the name of Chandrayaan 2 lander from which Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) lost its contact when it was Km away from the surface of the moon?

  • Vikram Lander
  • Viking 2 Lander
  • Phoenix Lander
  • Mars Polar Lander

15. National Tribal Dance Festival will be held in which of the following cities?

  • Indore
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Kohima

16. The Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I is celebrated on which date?

  • 8 May
  • 7 May
  • 9 May
  • 6 May

17. Which Insurance Policy is basically launched to cover the hospitalisation expenses of the COVID-9 patients?

  • LIC Jeevan Saral
  • Jeevan Saral
  • Jeevan Anand
  • Arogya Sanjeevani Insurance Policy

18. Which of the following UTs announced that it will provide a tap water connection to all rural households by December 2022 under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)?

  • Puducherry
  • Delhi
  • Chandigarh
  • Jammu and Kashmir

19. Around 40 Indian business representatives logged on to a first-of-its-kind virtual roundtable organized by the Indian High Commission in London. Who is the prime minister of the UK?

  • Tony Blair
  • David Cameron
  • Boris Johnson
  • Theresa May

20. India has reduced the emissions intensity of its GDP by how much percentage?

  • 8%
  • 2%
  • 28%
  • 2%

21. Ministry of Finance stated that around 39 crore poor people received financial assistance of Rs.34,800 crore under PMGKP as of  May 2020. What is the full form of G in PMGKP?

  • GST
  • Government
  • Garib
  • Gaushala

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

  • New Delhi
  • Surat
  • Rajkot
  • Mumbai

23. Who was the mission director of the ISRO's mission, Chandrayaan-2?

  • K.Sivan
  • Muthayya Vanitha
  • Ritu Karidhal
  • Ramananda Das

 24. Which of the following states bans manufacture, sale and storage of brands of pan masala for a year?

  • Jharkhand
  • Bihar
  • UP
  • MP

 25. How many allowances have been approved by the government for JK, Ladakh employees?

  • ₹.4,800 Crores
  • ₹ 3,800 Crores
  • ₹.2,800 Crores
  • ₹ 800 Crores

26. Who was appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 2, 2020?

  • Manoj Ahuja
  • Divya Mittal
  • Anita Karwal
  • Dinesh Kumar

27. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had a detailed meeting with medical officials with Delhi Medical Superintendents of various hospitals in New Delhi. Who is the current Health Minister of Delhi?

  • Manish Sisodia
  • Imran Hussain
  • Satyendra Kumar Jain
  • Gopal Rai

28. Which of the following cities is organizing the 'International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems'?

  • Lucknow
  • New Delhi
  • Kochi
  • Mumbai

29. DGCA launches which portal to fast-track approval to COVID-9 related drone operations?

  • Jatayu
  • GARUD
  • Drone Udaan
  • Sampati

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

  • Kanpur
  • Varanasi
  • Lucknow
  • Nagpur

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GK 2020 Answers

1. The Joint Naval Annual Quality Conclave will be held in __________.

Answer: Visakhapatnam

2. Who topped the Bloomberg Billionaires Index?

Answer: Jack Ma

3. Who of the following is the author of the book Rekha: The Untold Story?

Answer: Yasser Usman

4. Water has been discovered on which potentially habitable super-Earth?

Answer: K2-18b

5. As per Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY), how much amount will be provided to eligible farmers on attaining the age of 60?

Answer: ₹ 3000

6. Which of the following operation has been launched to crack down illegal trade in the mongoose hair?

Answer: Operation Clean Art

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

Answer: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka

8. The FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup will now be held in which year due to COIVD-19 pandemic?

Answer: 2021

9. Which of the following Indian sportspersons announced that he/she will be hanging his/her boots from active sports in order to serve as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI)?

Answer: Deepa Malik

10. Supreme Court orders to set up a high-powered committee to look into restoration of 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Who is head of this Committee?

Answer- Ajay Kumar Bhalla

11. Government of India formed a high-level task force to research on coronavirus and develop a vaccine. The high-level task force will be co-chaired by Member, NITI Aayog, and Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of Indi Who is Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India?

Answer- K Vijay Raghavan

12. Which of the following cities organized the BEE's International Workshop on Energy Efficient Cooling?

Answer- New Delhi

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

Answer- Qutub Minar, Delhi

14. What is the name of Chandrayaan 2 lander from which Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) lost its contact when it was Km away from the surface of the moon?

Answer- Vikram Lander

15. National Tribal Dance Festival will be held in which of the following cities?

Answer- Raipur

16. The Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I is celebrated on which date?

Answer- 9 May

17. Which Insurance Policy is basically launched to cover the hospitalisation expenses of the COVID-9 patients?

Answer- Arogya Sanjeevani Insurance Policy

18. Which of the following UTs announced that it will provide a tap water connection to all rural households by December 2022 under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)?

Answer- Jammu and Kashmir

19. Around 40 Indian business representatives logged on to a first-of-its-kind virtual roundtable organized by the Indian High Commission in London. Who is the prime minister of the UK?

Answer- Boris Johnson

20. India has reduced the emissions intensity of its GDP by how much percentage?

Answer- 2%

21. Ministry of Finance stated that around 39 crore poor people received financial assistance of Rs. 34,800 crore under PMGKP as of  May 2020. What is the full form of G in PMGKP?

Answer- Garib

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

Answer- New Delhi

23. Who was the mission director of the ISRO's mission, Chandrayaan-2?

Answer- Ritu Karidhal

24. Which of the following states bans manufacture, sale and storage of brands of pan masala for a year?

Answer- Jharkhand

25. How many allowances have been approved by the government for JK, Ladakh employees?

Answer- ₹ 4,800 crores

26. Who was appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on May 2, 2020?

Answer- Manoj Ahuja

27. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had a detailed meeting with medical officials with Delhi Medical Superintendents of various hospitals in New Delhi. Who is the current Health Minister of Delhi?

Answer- Satyendra Kumar Jain

28. Which of the following cities is organizing the 'International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems'?

Answer- New Delhi

29. DGCA launches which portal to fast-track approval to COVID-9 related drone operations?

Answer- GARUD

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

Answer- Varanasi

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