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1) The World Tuna Day is observed annually on which date to raise awareness about the importance of tuna ?
A) May 5
B) May 2
C) May 7
D) May 8
E) May 9
2) What is the theme of the World Press Freedom Day observed annually on May 3 ?
A) Journalism and Elections In Times of Disinformation
B) Elections and democracy
C) Media for Democracy
D) Supporting peace and reconciliation process
E) Journalism without Fear or Favour
3) World Laughter Day is observed on the first Sunday of May every year. The day was first celebrated in which year ?
4) The Coal Miners Day is observed annually on which date to honour the sacrifice of coal miners ?
A) May 8
B) May 5
C) May 9
D) May 11
E) May 4
5) A recent campaign ‘IDEAthon’ has been launched by the Central Government. The campaign focuses on which of the following areas ?
A) Farmer management
B) River management
C) Supply of Non-essential items
D) Economy revival
E) Industrial revival
6) PM Narendra Modi is all set to participate in Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) virtual summit on coronavirus. It is being organised at the initiative of which of the following countries ?
7) Who has been appointed as the Chief Risk officer of Yes Bank ?
A) Pratima Sheorey
B) Subhash Chander Kalia
C) Neeraj Dhawan
D) Rentala Chandrashekhar
E) Vasant Gujarathi
8) The International Firefighters Day is observed on _______ May to remember the firefighter’s who have died while serving the community.
9) Who has been appointed as the Director (operations) of NTPC ?
A) Vivek Kumar
B) A.K. Gautam
C) AK Gupta
D) Gurdeep Singh
E) Ramesh Babu
10) The International Dawn Chorus Day is being celebrated on which date in 2020 to encourage people to listen to the sound of birds ?
A) May 5
B) May 7
C) May 3
D) May 8
E) May 9
11) The 13th webinar of the Ministry of Tourism focused on which destination in the “Dekho Apna Desh” series ?
A) Dudhwa Tiger reserve
B) Sunderbans Tiger reserve
C) Sariska Tiger reserve
D) Palamau Tiger reserve
E) Periyar Tiger reserve
12) Who has released an e-book on “Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered” who is known for his immense contribution to the field of archaeology ?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Prahlad Patel
C) Nirmala Sithraman
D) Piyush Goyal
E) Nitin Gadkari
13) The International Spring Astronomy Day is celebrated on _______ and again on _____ to create awareness among people about the beautiful universe.
A) May 5, September 20
B) May 3, September 24
C) May 7, September 15
D) May 2, September 26
E) May 9, September 18
14) Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi who passed away due to breathing problems was a member of which government institution ?
A) Union Public Service Commission
B) National Commission of SC/STs
C) National Commission of Minorities
D) Election Commission
E) Lokpal of India
15) The CSIR has launched which app to help farmers connect to the supply chain and resolve agriculture related issues ?
A) Kisan Rath
B) Kisan Farm
C) Krishi Farm
D) Kisan Sabha
E) Krishi Sabha
16) RBI has cancelled the licence of which cooperative bank as a result of the bank’s weak financial position ?
A) Vasavi Coop Urban Bank
B) Ahmedabad Mercantile Co-Op Bank
C) CKP Cooperative Bank
D) Nutan Nagarik Sahakari Bank
E) Amanath Co-operative Bank
17) The government of which state has made the Arogya Setu app a must for those in hotspot areas ?
C) Uttar Pradesh
18) Peter Ebdon who retired recently after having a spinal surgery was related with which sport ?
19) Which country has banned the use of saliva used to shine the cricket ball via release of guidelines for gradual return of professional and recreational sport ?
A) South Africa
20) The Union Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has launched which multimedia guide to educate and strengthen public understanding of science and health ?
A) Covid Story
B) Covid Kahani
C) Covid Health
D) Covid Lekh
E) Covid Katha
21) Which bank has released a song amidst the ongoing national lockdown to keep hopes up amidst Covid-19 pandemic ?
22) The Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 have been rescheduled to which year due to the clash of dates with Tokyo Olympics ?
23) The World Championships 2021 which has been postponed to November-December will be held in which of the following stadiums ?
A) The Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
B) Carolina Marin Stadium, Spain
C) Old Trafford, United Kingdom
D) Santiago Bernabeu, Spain
E) Anfield Road, United Kingdom
24) Which country is all set to be the first one to Launch a Satellite for monitoring Arctic Climate this Year ?
E) North Korea
1) Answer: B
The United Nations (UN) established World Tuna Day on May 2 to raise awareness about the importance of tuna and to promote more sustainable fishing practices.
It is observed for the first time in 2017.
World Tuna Day is aimed at spreading the information about tuna and the possible drastic impact because of overfishing of tuna. Tuna fish is also very important in maintaining the food chain and ecosystem.
2) Answer: E
World Press Freedom Day popularly known as World Press Day is organised and promoted by the United Nations, observed annually on May 3.
It is a day of support for media which are targets for the restraint, or abolition, of press freedom. It is also a day of remembrance for those journalists who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story.
The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2020, “Journalism without Fear or Favour”.
3) Answer: B
World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year. This year the World Laughter Day will be observed on May 3, 2020.
In 1998, the first celebration took place in Mumbai, India. It was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.
4) Answer: E
Every year on 4 May, Coal Miners Day is observed to honour the coal miners.
This day shows appreciation for the sacrifices, honour the accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hardworking individuals experience.
Coal miners are some of the great unsung heroes of Industrial and modern civilization, who spend every day digging tunnelling and extracting coal from the mines.
5) Answer: B
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) organized an IDEAthon on “The future of River Management’ to explore how the COVID-19 crisis can shape River Management strategies for the future.
The IDEAthon led to a very interactive discussion on various aspects of river management. The attendees also took part in parallel polls which were being run during the IDEAthon. Multiple questions were also received from the attendees.
It introduced ‘Ganga Quest’ (an online quiz at gangaquest.com) as one of the initiatives to engage people with knowledge on River Ganga which has evoked a huge response, in the wake of the lockdown, with more than 600,000 students and others joining now.
6) Answer: E
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would participate in the virtual summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to enhance coordination of the member states in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
PM Modi would take part in the NAM virtual summit which is being organised at the initiative of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev in his capacity as the current chair of the movement.
The online session will conclude with a political declaration of the movement “uniting against Covid-19” as well as identified measures for enhanced coordination among NAM members in their battle against the coronavirus.
The NAM represents the biggest grouping of countries outside the United Nations, comprising 120 developing countries from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
7) Answer: C
Yes Bank has appointed Neeraj Dhawan as its Chief Risk Officer with immediate effect.
He has 29 years of experience in the financial services and banking industry.
He will assume charge in place of Ashish Agarwal, the current chief risk officer, who will be transitioning to a new role in the bank.
8) Answer: C
International Firefighters’ Day or IFFD is observed annually on May 4 to remember those firefighter’s who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.
Firefighters are some of the most courageous and fearless people who dedicate their lives for the protection of people and property.They rescue people from burning buildings and vehicles and are well trained to put out a fire.
9) Answer: E
NTPC has appointed Ramesh Babu V as Director (Operations).
He joined NTPC as Executive Trainee in 1987 and has more than 32 years’ experience in managing large Power Stations in the areas of operations & maintenance, renovation & modernisation of old units as well as in the domains of efficiency & systems improvement of thermal plants.
As Director (Operations), Babu will be responsible for the overall planning of safe, reliable and efficient operations of all power generating stations of the NTPC Group while ensuring fuel security and environmental compliance of these power stations.
10) Answer: C
The annual International Dawn Chorus Day is held on the first Sunday in May. The day is dedicated to listen to the sounds of birds, when birds sing at the start of a new day, at around 4:30. It is a magical reminder that the natural world lives its life all around us, every day, whether we listen or not. In 2020, this day is being celebrated on 03 May 2020. The day encourages people to rise early to listen to bird songs.
The first ever International Dawn Chorus Day was held in Birmingham, England in 1984, by the Urban Wildlife Trust (now The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country).
11) Answer: C
The 13th session of the Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho ApnaDesh webinar titled, ‘Destination- Sariska Tiger reserve’ was a presentation and virtual tour of wildlife adventure, safari experience for the traveller within the Sariska Tiger Reserve’ in Alwar district, Rajasthan.
The first webinar “City of cities- Delhi’s Personal Diary” was launched on April 14. It was on the history of Delhi that unfolded the long heritage of the city.
12) Answer: B
On the occasion of the centenary year of the great archaeologist Professor B. B. Lal, Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel released an e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered” in New Delhi.
Prof Lal was born on 02nd may 1921 in village Baidora, District Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The book is a centenary special edition which has been prepared by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Prof B B Lal Centenary Celebration Committee. The book is a tribute from the Ministry of culture for his immense contribution to the field of archaeology.
Prof. B. B. Lal was conferred upon Padma Bhushan in the year of 2000. He was the Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from 1968 to 1972 and has served as Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla.
13) Answer: D
International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year one in autumn and another in spring.
The Spring Astronomy Day is celebrated on May 2. The world will celebrate the next Astronomy Day on September 26.
In 1973, Doug Berger, president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, had organised the celebration of first Astronomy Day. The idea behind observing the day is to create awareness and educate people about the beautiful universe.
14) Answer: E
Judicial Member, Lokpal of India, Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi passed away after having breathing problems.
He started practice of law at Patna High Court and was elevated as an Additional Judge Patna High Court on 9th October, 2006 and took oath as Permanent Judge of the High Court on 21st November, 2007. He was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court on 7th July, 2018.
15) Answer: D
The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), a CSIR lab, has come up with an app called Kisan Sabha to resolve the problems related to the agricultural supply chain. The App was remotely launched by Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra. The primary objective of Kisan Sabha is to connect farmers to the supply chain and freight transportation management system.
Kisan Sabha acts as a single stop for every entity related to agriculture, be they farmers who need a better price for the crops or mandi dealers who want to connect to more farmers or truckers who invariably go empty from the mandis.
App also works for people in the agriculture services sector such as dealers of fertilizers/pesticides, who can reach out to more farmers for their services. It would also prove to be useful for those associated with cold stores or godowns.
16) Answer: C
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cancelled the licence of Mumbai-based CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd. The licence of CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd has been cancelled with effect from the close of business on April 30, 2020, as the bank’s financial position had worsened.
In its order, the central bank has maintained that the CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd was not in a position to pay its present and future depositors due to its financial instability.
The RBI stated, The CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd., Mumbai, is prohibited from conducting the business of ‘banking’ which includes acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits.
17) Answer: C
Uttar Pradesh government has made it compulsory to download Arogya Setu app for those living in hotspot areas of the state. State government has issued instructions regarding opening of offices, and resuming work in industrial areas.
Special instructions have been issued for surveillance management in hotspot areas and containment zones.
Now Arogya setu Apo is a must for everyone in the Hotspot area. If anyone is facing any problem in download and use of the app then teams comprising members of administration, Medical Services and Police personnel will help them.
18) Answer: E
Former World Snooker champion Peter Ebdon has retired from the sport to avoid having to endure daunting spinal surgery.
The 49-year-old, who has been plagued by neck, back, shoulder and arm pain, won the 2002 world title, beating Stephen Hendry in an 18-17 final thriller. He was also a two-time runner-up.
Won the 2002 world championship, beating Stephen Hendry in a 18-17 final thriller, reached the 1996 and 2006 finals(runner-up), 2006 Maplin Electronics UK Championship, UK Championship runner-up in 1995.
Became the 1st to make 4 century breaks in five frames, in the European Open qualifying competition at Blackpool on 6 Sep 1992 & is one of 9 players to win both the World and the UK Championships.
19) Answer: C
Australia banned saliva and sweat to shine the cricket ball as the federal government released guidelines for the gradual return of professional and recreational sport in the coronavirus pandemic, cricket website ESPNCricinfo reported.
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) made the guidelines with the help of medical experts, sporting bodies, and federal and state governments.
Under the AIS framework, restrictions on sport are currently outlined as being at “Level A” restricting all training except that of the individual kind.
But soon there will be a shift to “Level B” and it will allow net sessions in which batters will be able to face bowlers. However, bowlers will be limited for the session. Level B will also allow for unrestricted fielding sessions.
20) Answer: E
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched ‘COVID Katha’, a multimedia guide on the Covid-19 disease.
While releasing COVID Katha, Vardhan stated: that it was an extremely useful and exemplary science communication solution for the people at large in the present scenario. It is freely accessible on smartphones, desktop computers as well as other electronic devices.“
This creative communication channel may help numerous Corona Warriors and have far reaching efforts of building mass awareness on current health and social crisis,” the minister stated.
It is designed to educate on the objective interpretation of scientific aspects. This resource will strengthen public understanding of science and health in the special context of COVID-19,” Vardhan stated.
21) Answer: C
To keep up hopes up amidst the ongoing national lockdown and coronavirus pandemic, HDFC Bank released a collaborative song titled #HumHaarNahiMaanenge (We will not lose).
Composed by Oscar and Grammy Award-winning musician AR Rahman, with lyrics by Prasoon Joshi, the song is “a tribute to the indomitable spirit of India and millions of Indians who are standing together to fight the Covid-19 pandemic”.
The song was conceptualised as a clarion call to spread hope, positivity and motivation. The powerful, emotional track reminds people that we are in this together and we will get through it together, HDFC Bank stated.
22) Answer: E
The 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games was postponed to 2023 because of clash of dates with Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8 this year but the quadrennial event was postponed by a year last month owing to the pandemic, which has so far claimed over 2 lakh lives globally.
The Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board have decided to explore rescheduling options for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games, the CGF stated in a statement.
23) Answer: B
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced that the World Championships in 2021 is being moved from August to later in the year. The prestigious tournament is now scheduled to be held from November 29 to December 5 at the Carolina Marin Stadium in Huelva, Spain.
The World Championships was scheduled to be held in August but it has now been postponed due to the delay in the Tokyo Olympics. The Games were postponed to 2021 due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has had a massive impact on the global sporting calendar.
The new schedule will allow players to have a clear focus for 2021 in which they will have dual objectives of both the Olympic Games and World Championships, according to the BWF.
‘World Championships in Huelva will be a special occasion’
24) Answer: B
Russia will launch its first Arktika-M satellite for monitoring the Arctic climate and environment at the end of the year, General Director of the Lavochkin aerospace company Vladimir Kolmykov stated.
As of now, the number one Arktika-M spacecraft has been developed and is undergoing radio-electronic testing. The launch is planned for the end of 2020″, Kolmykov stated, adding that the second Arktika-M satellite is still under development and will be launched in 2023.
In February, a space industry source stated that the launch of the first Arktika-M satellite from the Baikonur space centre was planned for 9 December 2020. According to the source, the satellite will be launched using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat booster.