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Current Affairs English -May 2020

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Question 1
The Cauvery Water Management Authority was constituted to address dispute over water sharing among how many states?
A
Four
B
Three
C
Two
D
One
Question 2
As of 2020, which state has provided employment to highest number of labourers, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Rajasthan
C
Chhattisgarh
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 3
The Task Force on NIP recently submitted their report to the Union Finance Minister. What does ‘I’ stand for, in NIP?
A
Investment
B
Industrial
C
Infrastructure
D
Independent
Question 4
According to the Open Budget Survey conducted by the International Budget Partnership (IBP), what is the rank of India, in terms of budget transparency and accountability?
A
53
B
68
C
82
D
102
Question 5
“Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai” has been granted the Geographical Indication tag. In which district Kovilpatti is located?
A
Tirunelveli
B
Thoothukudi
C
Tenkasi
D
Ramanathapuram
Question 6
What is the name of the programme on health and risk communication focussing on COVID–19, launched by National Council for Science and Technology Communication?
A
YATRA
B
YASH
C
YAGNA
D
VARUN
Question 7
Which country announced to provide $3 million assistance to India, through its ‘Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL)’ project?
A
United Kingdom
B
United States of America
C
Germany
D
Japan
Question 8
Which state was formed along with Maharashtra, as a result of the Bombay Reorganization Act, which came into effect on May 1, 1960?
A
Madhya Pradesh
B
Gujarat
C
Karnataka
D
Goa
Question 9
According to the recent survey conducted by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, which state recorded the highest unemployment rate in April 2020?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Telangana
C
Bihar
D
Punjab
Question 10
Which is the 1st state to bring its migrant labourers, after lockdown, through the Special Shramik Trains run by Ministry of Railways?
A
Jharkhand
B
Kerala
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Rajasthan
Question 11
As on May 2020, how many states have been integrated with the ‘One nation, One ration card’ scheme?
A
5
B
8
C
10
D
17
Question 12
During the era of industrialisation, the workers of which country revolted against the exploitative industrialists, which led to the celebration of May Day?
A
Germany
B
France
C
Russia
D
United States
Question 13
Which special day is celebrated on May 2, and is also celebrated twice a year during autumn and spring?
A
International Space awareness Day
B
International Astronomy Day
C
International Earth Day
D
International Nature Day
Question 14
What is the new official name of the NASA’s Mars Helicopter?
A
Intelligence
B
Ingenuity
C
Brilliance
D
Endeavor
Question 15
The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), under Ministry of AYUSH organised a programme called AYURAKSHA, in collaboration with the Police Department of which state/UT?
A
Karnataka
B
UP
C
Delhi
D
MP
Question 16
Kashmir saffron has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. Which country is the largest producer of saffron in the world?
A
India
B
Saudi Arabia
C
Iran
D
Taiwan
Question 17
‘World Tuna Day’ is observed on May 3, 2020. Tuna belongs to which species?
A
Bird
B
Fish
C
Insect
D
Reptile
Question 18
Indian Professor Thalappil Pradeep has been selected for 25th Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020. The Nikkei Asia Prize was created and presented by a media corporation, based in which country?
A
Thailand
B
Singapore
C
Japan
D
Vietnam
Question 19
The first instance of African swine fever has been reported in which Indian state?
A
Bihar
B
Jharkhand
C
Manipur
D
Assam
Question 20
Which plant species was removed from the ‘Tree’ category, through the amendment made in the Indian Forest Act, 1927?
A
Rubber Fig
B
Prosopis juliflora
C
Bamboo
D
Plantain tree
Question 21
Which steel company has withdrawn its membership from the apex steel industry body, Indian Steel Association (ISA)?
A
JSW Steel
B
Tata Steel
C
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel
D
Jindal Steel Ltd
Question 22
Which country has successfully isolated the ‘monoclonal neutralising antibody’, which is considered as an important step in treatment of COVID–19?
A
United States
B
China
C
Israel
D
Italy
Question 23
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been awarded a commemorative World War II medal by which country?
A
Germany
B
Russia
C
Japan
D
South Korea
Question 24
Which country is set to launch a remote–sensing satellite named Arktika–M, to monitor Arctic climate and environment?
A
United States
B
China
C
Germany
D
Russia
Question 25
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of the CKP Cooperative Bank Ltd. Where is the bank headquartered at?
A
Chennai
B
Chandigarh
C
Mumbai
D
Varanasi
Question 26
GARUD (Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones) portal, which was seen in news recently, was launched by which Union Ministry?
A
Ministry of Defence
B
Ministry of Home Affairs
C
Ministry of Civil Aviation
D
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Question 27
‘Toman’ is the newly proposed currency of which country?
A
Venezuela
B
Iran
C
Bolivia
D
Marshall Islands
Question 28
‘Long March 5B’ rocket is the flagship launch vehicle of which country?
A
United States
B
China
C
Israel
D
Russia
Question 29
Who has been reappointed as the chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee?
A
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
B
Mallikarjun Kharge
C
Anurag Thakur
D
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Question 30
Who are the beneficiaries of YSR Matsyakara Bharosa scheme of Andhra Pradesh government?
A
Fishermen Families
B
School-going children of fishermen
C
Women in Fishermen families
D
Individual Fishermen
Question 31
Jharkhand banned the manufacture, sale and storage of 11 brands of pan masala for a year, to curb which harmful chemical present in them?
A
Magnesium carbonate
B
Magnesium chloride
C
Magnesium oxide
D
Sodium carbonate
Question 32
The Union Defence Ministry has signed a contract with which power firm of India for infrastructure modernisation of airfields?
A
PowerGrid Corporation
B
TATA Power
C
JSW Energy
D
Adani Power
Question 33
Which Indian state supplies the majority of jute bags used in packaging, across the country?
A
Assam
B
West Bengal
C
Kerala
D
Odisha
Question 34
Which state–owned institution has approved the project for developing ‘Human monoclonal antibodies (hmAbs)’ that can neutralize the SARS–CoV–2 virus?
A
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, CSIR
B
S.N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
C
Agharkar Research Institute
D
Institute of Nano Science and Technology
Question 35
CSIR’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) has partnered with which Indian company to commercialise their FELUDA test kit?
A
Tech Mahindra
B
Tata Sons
C
Larsen & Toubro
D
Wipro
Question 36
World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN’s postal agency have released a commemorative postage stamp on the anniversary of the eradication of which disease?
A
Malaria
B
Cholera
C
Smallpox
D
Measles
Question 37
‘Amar Sona Bangla’, the national anthem of Bangladesh, was written by which Indian poet, whose birth anniversary is celebrated on May 5?
A
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
B
Rabindranath Tagore
C
Aurobindo Ghosh
D
Munshi Premchand
Question 38
As per the recent report of the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which areas of the country comprised of the highest number of Internet users?
A
Metropolitan Areas
B
Urban Areas
C
Semi–urban Areas
D
Rural Areas
Question 39
Project CARD, that was seen in news recently, is associated with the launching of which product?
A
Face Masks for Doctors
B
Temporary AADHAR card
C
COVID–19 Testing kit
D
Temporary PDS card
Question 40
Which state government has raised the retirement age of government employees to 59 from 58?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Odisha
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Kerala
Question 41
The provisions of which act is relaxed by the states to increase the working hours of labourers?
A
Companies Act
B
Factories Act
C
Epidemic Diseases Act
D
Trade Unions Act
Question 42
‘Mission Sagar’ the outreach initiative launched by India covers how many countries?
A
Two
B
Four
C
Five
D
Seven
Question 43
Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) is an organisation under which Union Ministry?
A
Ministry of Defence
B
Ministry of Home Affairs
C
Ministry of Law and Justice
D
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Question 44
Where is the headquarters of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) located?
A
Paris
B
Madrid
C
New York
D
Geneva
Question 45
‘Pranavayu’ is a respiratory health awareness programme launched in which Indian city?
A
Delhi
B
Bengaluru
C
Chennai
D
Hyderabad
Question 46
Which Indian state has launched the new initiative ‘FIR Aapke Dwar Yojana’?
A
Maharashtra
B
Madhya Pradesh
C
Punjab
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 47
How many markets are to be integrated with e–NAM platform before May 15, as per the target of Agriculture Ministry?
A
8000
B
4000
C
2000
D
1000
Question 48
What is the theme of the International Nurses Day 2020?
A
Nursing the World to Health
B
Honour the Nurses
C
Nurses are Warriors
D
Nursing the Globe
Question 49
What is “Airlens Minus Corona”, that was seen in news recently?
A
Air purifier
B
Disinfectant Robot
C
Special Mask
D
Sanitiser
Question 50
Sero–survey, that is proposed to be conducted by ICMR, involves the predominant testing of which sample?
A
Nasal swab
B
Throat swab
C
Blood
D
Urine
Question 51
The TVS group and the Sundaram Medical Foundation collaborated with which institution to develop a respiratory device called ‘The Sundaram Ventago’?
A
AIIMS
B
IISC
C
IIT–Madras
D
IIT–Guwahati
Question 52
Which official index of India recently declined sharply to 16.5% in the month of March, 2020?
A
Consumer Price Index
B
Index of Industrial Production
C
Wholesale Price Index
D
Net national Income
Question 53
Which is the venue of the FIFA U–17 Women’s World Cup that has been rescheduled for Feb–March 2021?
A
Brazil
B
India
C
Japan
D
China
Question 54
National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), that has ‘SwasthVayu’ ventilator, is an aerospace laboratory of which organisation?
A
DRDO
B
CSIR
C
ISRO
D
HAL
Question 55
Which bureaucrat has been appointed as the new chief of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)?
A
V. Vidyavathi
B
P K Sharma
C
I V Subba Rao
D
Nripendra Misra
Question 56
What is the rank of India in the recently released global ‘Energy Transition Index’ (ETI) of the World Economic Forum?
A
52
B
68
C
74
D
82
Question 57
Which city is the venue of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit 2020?
A
St. Petersburg
B
Moscow
C
Beijing
D
Delhi
Question 58
As per the recent study of CMIE, what is the number of Indian workers in the age group of 20–39, who lost their jobs in April 2020?
A
50 lakhs
B
1 Crore
C
2 Crore
D
6 Crore
Question 59
Which state has commenced training for primary schoolteachers via its KITE Victers channel?
A
Karnataka
B
Kerala
C
Jammu &Kashmir
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 60
HOPE’ – Helping Out People Everywhere, portal is an initiative of which Indian state?
A
Odisha
B
Uttarakhand
C
Punjab
D
Kerala
Question 61
Which Union Ministry has successfully patented the affordable personal protective equipment (PPE)?
A
Ministry of Science and Technology
B
Ministry of Defence
C
Ministry of Textiles
D
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Question 62
Which global organisation has approved USD 1 billion ‘Accelerating India’s COVID–19 Social Protection Response Program’?
A
World Bank
B
IMF
C
ADB
D
New Development Bank
Question 63
Which global organisation signed a USD 145 million agreement with the Government of India & West Bengal?
A
World Bank
B
Asian Development Bank
C
Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank
D
International Monetary Fund
Question 64
Operation Greens is a scheme under which Union Ministry?
A
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
B
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
C
Ministry of MSME
D
Rural Development
Question 65
‘Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25’ is the theme of which special day, celebrated by United Nations?
A
International Day of Families
B
International Day of Growth and Development
C
International Migrants Day
D
International Day of Migrant Families
Question 66
Which state is set to implement sensor–based service delivery monitoring system for rural drinking water under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)?
A
Punjab
B
UP
C
Gujarat
D
MP
Question 67
In the NMIS online dashboard recently developed by the National Disaster Management Authority, what does ‘M’ stand for?
A
Maintenance
B
Migrant
C
Ministry
D
Movement
Question 68
When the International Day of Light celebrated every year by the UNESCO?
A
May 15
B
May 16
C
May 17
D
May 18
Question 69
What is the theme of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day celebrated on May 17, 2020?
A
Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
B
Information and Communication embracing the world
C
ICTs deployed during the pandemic
D
ICTs: Vital for inclusive development
Question 70
The 36th amendment of Indian constitution made which territory as a full state of India?
A
Manipur
B
Sikkim
C
Assam
D
Mizoram
Question 71
Which country recently sworn in its new government led by the PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz?
A
Iran
B
Oman
C
Israel
D
Iraq
Question 72
Which recently discovered micro–organism has been named after Twitter?
A
Bacteria
B
Virus
C
Fungus
D
Protozoa
Question 73
Bundesliga, the first tournament to resume after the COVID–19 pandemic, is associated with which sports?
A
Basketball
B
Football
C
Hockey
D
Wrestling
Question 74
Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana’ is an initiative of which Indian state
A
Manipur
B
Chhattisgarh
C
Assam
D
Mizoram
Question 75
What is the name of the super cyclone that has recently developed in the Bay of Bengal?
A
Fani
B
Amphan
C
Maha
D
Nisarga
Question 76
Which country’s cabinet has approved their new political map that included Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura?
A
Thailand
B
Afghanistan
C
Nepal
D
China
Question 77
Which Indian state has launched the ‘Charan Paduka’ campaign to assist migrant labourers?
A
Punjab
B
Chhattisgarh
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Uttarakhand
Question 78
Who has been conferred with the 2019 Alexander Dalrymple Award for his contribution to Indian hydrography?
A
R K S Bhaduaria
B
Vinay Badhwar
C
Ashok Kumar
D
Krishnaswamy Natarajan
Question 79
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania which were recently making news, are the countries of which continent?
A
Africa
B
Europe
C
South America
D
Australia
Question 80
Where is the headquarters of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA) located?
A
Geneva
B
Paris
C
Jerusalem
D
Amman
Question 81
What is the name of the mobile application launched by the HRD Ministry, which provides mock tests for exams like JEE and NEET?
A
National Mock Test App
B
National Test Abhyas
C
National Test Kendra
D
National Pariksha Kendra
Question 82
What is the name of first agri–futures index of India, to be launched by the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX)?
A
AGRIDEX
B
AGROINDEX
C
NCAGRINDEX
D
AGRIFUTURE
Question 83
The Central Government has announced a scheme to completely solarise which famous temple?
A
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu
B
Thanjavur Peruvudaiyar Temple, Tamil Nadu
C
Puri Jagannath Temple, Odisha
D
Konark Sun Temple, Odisha
Question 84
The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS), that was recently in news is associated with providing credit for which sector?
A
Agriculture
B
Automobile
C
MSME
D
Service
Question 85
Which Indian state has partnered with SIDBI and launched a start–up fund for providing employment to the migrant workers?
A
MP
B
UP
C
Punjab
D
Bihar
Question 86
India recently signed an addendum with which country to operationalise 5 new ports of call, to enhance trade and connectivity?
A
Japan
B
South Korea
C
Sri Lanka
D
Bangladesh
Question 87
Google, along with which Technology Company has released their collaborative application programming interface (API) for contact tracing?
A
Apple
B
Amazon
C
Microsoft
D
Facebook
Question 88
Google, along with which Technology Company has released their collaborative application programming interface (API) for contact tracing?
Question 89
The death anniversary of which former Indian Prime Minister is observed as ‘Anti–terrorism Day’?
A
Rajiv Gandhi
B
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
C
Indira Gandhi
D
Morarji Desai
Question 90
Which country recently announced its decision to withdraw from Open Skies treaty?
A
North Korea
B
China
C
Israel
D
United States
Question 91
When is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrated every year?
A
May 20
B
May 21
C
May 24
D
May 26
Question 92
India recently signed an addendum with which country to operationalise 5 new ports of call, to enhance trade and connectivity?
Question 93
Which year has marked the first official observance of the International Tea Day?
A
2017
B
2018
C
2019
D
2020
Question 94
As per the announcement of the Reserve Bank of India in May 2020, what is the updated repo rate?
A
4.75 %
B
4.5 %
C
4.2 %
D
4.0 %
Question 95
What is the theme of the ‘International Day for Biological Diversity, 2020’?
A
Biological Diversity for SDGs
B
Our solutions are in Nature
C
Strategic Plan on Biodiversity
D
Ecosystem Restoration Ahead
Question 96
Ministry of Electronics & IT has integrated the India Meteorological Department services on which app?
A
Shashakt
B
Shakti
C
UMANG
D
MyGov
Question 97
Which Indian state has launched a revival package for MSMEs called ‘ReSTART’?
A
Odisha
B
Kerala
C
Rajasthan
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 98
As per the recent statement of Bombay High Court amid the COVID–19 pandemic, which right is a part of the right to life?
A
Right to healthcare
B
Right to a decent burial
C
Right to social security
D
Right to communicate
Question 99
Khudol that was listed in the UN’s top 10 global initiatives to fight against COVID–19, is being implemented in which state?
A
MP
B
UP
C
Manipur
D
Bihar
Question 100
Which state government has tied up with the Indian Postal Department for logistics and doorstep delivery of Litchi and Mango fruits?
A
Madhya Pradesh
B
Bihar
C
Himachal Pradesh
D
Uttar Pradesh
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