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With joblessness on the rise due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of Govt. Job aspirants is expected to increase sharply. To ensure that your chances of selection don’t get impacted because of the increase in competition, you will have to up the ante for exam preparation. A strong performance on the Current Affairs section can go a long way in brightening the prospects of your selection in a Bank or SSC Examination.

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Current GK May 2020

Question 1. Iran has changed its currency from Rial to
a. Toman
b. Dinar
c. Tugrik
d. Kyat

Answer: Toman

Question 2. Which of the following pairs of GI (Geographical Indication) Tags is/are correctly matched?
a. Thanjavur Netti Works & Arambavur Wood Carvings: Tamil Nadu
b. Telia Rumal Cloth: Telangana
c. Sohrai Khovar Paintings: Jharkhand
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 3. 2% Interest subvention scheme has been launched for a period of 12 months on prompt repayment of Shishu MUDRA loans. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched with respect to MUDRA loans?
a. Shishu Loans: Upto Rs. 50,000
b. Kishor: From Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 5 Lakh
c. Tarun: From Rs. 5 Lakh to Rs. 10 Lakh
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 4. The Centre has launched a credit facility for street vendors, where a vendor can get a loan of up to
a. Rs. 9,000
b. Rs. 15,000
c. Rs. 10,000
d. Rs. 12,000

Answer: Rs. 10,000

Question 5. The Foreign Ministers meet of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was organized recently by
a. India
b. Russia
c. Japan
d. China

Answer: Russia

Question 6. Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon in May, 2020 (Buddha Purnima) was observed on
a. 11th May
b. 7th May
c.  May

Answer: 7th May

Question 7. Under the “One Class, One Channel” initiative, which of the following DTH channels have been launched by the Govt. to provide school education to children?
a. Swayam-Prabha
b. Shiksha Bharati
c. Aalami Sahara
d. Vision TV Shiksha

Answer: Swayam-Prabha

Question 8. GOAL Initiative has been launched by Facebook and Ministry of Tribal Affairs to digitally skill the Tribal Youth. GOAL stands for
a. Go Onto Another Level
b. Global Online Assessment of Learning
c. Going Online As Leaders
d. Give Opportunities to Achieve a Lot

Answer: Going Online As Leaders

Question 9. Name the mission launched by the Govt. to provide medical assistance to island nations in the Indian Ocean.
a. Vande Bharat Mission
b. Operation Samudra Setu
c. Mission Sagar
d. Mission Medicine

Answer: Mission Sagar

Question 10. The 2020 virtual summit of the Non-Aligned Movement was organized recently by
a. Indonesia
b. Azerbaijan
c. Nicaragua
d. Russia

Answer: Azerbaijan

Question 11. Bharat Market, a national E-Commerce marketplace, has been launched by
a. Reliance Industries
b. Amazon
c. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
d. Confederation of All India Traders

Answer: Confederation of All India Traders

Question 12. The book ‘Hop On: My Adventures on Boats, Trains and Planes’ has been authored by
a. William Faulkner
b. Ruskin Bond
c. JK Rowling
d. Jeet Thayil

Answer: Ruskin Bond

Question 13. Who has been appointed Chair of the World Health Organization’s executive board?
a. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
b. Dr. Tedros Adhanom
c. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi
d. Dr. Subramanian Swamy

Answer: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Question 14. Name the program that has been launched by the Govt. to spread Digital / Online education in the country.
c. Digi Vidya

Answer: PM eVIDYA

Question 15. Rupee – Dollar futures and options contracts were listed recently on
a. NSE-IFSC (NSE International Financial Service Centre)
b. INDIA INX (India International Exchange)
c. Both A and B
d. None of these

Answer: Both A and B

Question 16. The Govt. has reduced the TDS (Tax Deduction at Source) and TCS (Tax Collection at Source) rates by
a. 20%
b. 30%
c. 25%
d. 20%

Answer: 25%

Question 17. PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana) Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for middle income families (Rs. 6 to 18 Lakh per annum) has been extended till
a. June 30, 2021
b. March 31, 2021
c. September 30, 2021
d. December 31, 2021

Answer: March 31, 2021

Question 18. The Central Govt. has increased the limit of state borrowing from 3% to
a. 4% of GSDP
b. 6% of GSDP
c. 7% of GSDP
d. 5% of GSDP

Answer: 5% of GSDP

Question 19. The Govt. has amended the General Financial Rules 2017 to disallow global tenders for Govt. procurement up to
a. Rs. 250 Crore
b. Rs. 200 Crore
c. Rs. 300 Crore
d. Rs. 275 Crore

Answer: Rs. 200 Crore

Question 20. Operation “Samudra Setu” has been launched by the Navy to bring back Indian citizens stranded in
a. Sumatra
b. Mauritius
c. Maldives
d. Sri Lanka

Answer: Maldives

Question 21. Interest Equalization Scheme for providing pre and post shipment rupee export credit subsidy to exporters has been extended till
a. 31st May, 2021
b. 30th June, 2021
c. 30th April, 2021
d. 31st March, 2021

Answer: 31st March, 2021

Question 22. Operation Greens has been extended from TOP (Tomato, Onion, Potato) crops to
a. TOPPLE (Tomato, Onion, Potato, Pineapple, Lemon, Egg)
b. TIPS (To Insure Proper Supplements)
c. TOTAL (All Fruits and Vegetables)
d. TOPPER (Tomato, Onion, Potato, Pepper, Egg, Radish)

Answer: TOTAL (All Fruits and Vegetables)

Question 23. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, J&K and Haryana aim to provide potable tap water to all rural households by
a. February 2021
b. January 2021
c. December 2020
d. November 2020

Answer: December 2020

Question 24. Dibru Saikhowa National Park, which was in news regarding an Oil exploration project being carried out by Oil India Ltd, is located in which of the following states?
a. Assam
b. Manipur
c. Sikkim
d. Nainital

Answer: Assam

Question 25. Which of the following pairs is / are correctly matched?
a. International Day for Biological Diversity: 22nd May
b. Theme: Our solutions are in nature
c. Biodiversity Super Year: 2020
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 26. Under the new Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) policy, what will be the maximum number of public sector companies in a strategic sector?
a. Nine
b. Five
c. Four
d. Seven

Answer: Four

Question 27. Which of the following is / are correct with respect to RBI’s latest monetary policy review?
a. Repo Rate: 4.00%
b. Reverse Repo Rate: 3.35%
c. Bank Rate & Marginal Standing Facility Rate: 4.25%
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 28. “Order of Rising Sun – Gold & Silver Rays” has been conferred on Thangjam Dhabali Singh by
a. Japan
b. Sri Lanka
c. Austria
d. United States

Answer: Japan

Question 29. Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana has been extended till
a. 30th April, 2022
b. 31st March, 2023
c. 30th June, 2023
d. 30th September, 2022

Answer: 31st March, 2023

Question 30. India has become the world’s 2nd largest PPE kit manufacturer. Name the largest PPE kit manufacturer in the world
a. New Zealand
b. China
c. Germany
d. USA

Answer: China

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