Current Affairs & Latest GK 1 to 15 May 2020 – This Video presents the Latest Current Affairs in MCQ format covering the Current Affairs during 1 to 15 May 2020. Topics covered in this video are related to science and technology, Space research, Awards and
honours, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, etc. The important details of the current affairs are also discussed in the video so that all possible questions can be prepared.
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Q1. According to the lockdown guidelines announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on May 1, 2020, in Orange Zones, taxis will be permitted to ply with a maximum of _____.
Q2. According to rules issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on May 2, 2020 on opening of shops during lockdown, sale of all items by e-commerce platforms will be permitted in:
I. Green Zone
II. Orange Zone
III. Red Zone
Q3. Indian Railways has decided to run ____ Special Trains to move persons including migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students stranded at different places due to lockdown.
Q4. The Centre had constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) in 2018 to address the dispute over sharing of river water among Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and _________.
Q5. According to Prasar Bharati, which of the following has created the world record of Highest Viewed Entertainment Programme globally?
Q6. Who has been appointed as the vigilance commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)?
Q7. What is India’s rank among 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index 2020 of Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF)?
Q8. Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on April 28,
2020 represented India in the first virtual ____ Climate Dialogue.
Q9. Which country will host the 2020 World Press Freedom Conference in October?
Q10. What was India’s defence expenditure in
2019 according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)?
Q11. Who is the Director-General of International Labour Organisation (ILO)?
Q12. Which of the following pairs of states observed their foundation day on May 1?
Q13. Which of the following is the microwave steriliser developed by Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune to disintegrate COVID-19?
Q14. ____ Institute of Himalayan Geology is based in Dehradun.
Q15. Jineth Bedoya Lima won the 2020 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. He is a journalist from which country?
Q16. After 5 more States/UTs joined the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ system on May 1, 2020,
what is the number of States and Union territories under this scheme?
Q17. Which of the following on April 27, 2020 said it has launched a free online self-certification course — Corona Warriors — to prepare frontline health workers in dealing with COVID-19 patients?
Q18. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya has been selected as the next Chairman of ________.
Q19. Which state has topped the list of states in providing employment to unskilled labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)?
Q20. ____ Foundation and NITI Aayog on May 5, 2020 launched a campaign ‘Surakshit Dada-Dadi & Nana-Nani Abhiyan’ focussed on ensuring wellbeing of senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q21. The ____ has published a step-by-step guide for law enforcement agencies to identify “fake news” and videos intended to spread panic through hatred and communal violence in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q22. Who was reappointed as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament recently?
Q23. Indian Naval Ship Kesari went on _____ to provide food and medical supplies to island nations including Maldives and Mauritius in May 2020.
Q24. Under the _____ mission, the government is operating 64 flights from May 7 to 13, 2020 to
bring home Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Q25. Indian Navy has launched Operation ____ to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas.
Q26. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on May 8, 2020 said that it had approved a loan of ____ to support India’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q27. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 80-km road link from Dharchula (Uttarakhand) to ____ on May 8, 2020.
Q28. Zalmay Khalilzad is the United States Special Representative for ___ Reconciliation.
Q29. Who is the Director General of UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM)?
Q30. Foundation day of which of the following started by Sir Jean Henry Dunant was observed on May 8, 2020?
Q31. World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN’s postal agency released a commemorative postage stamp on May 9, 2020 on the ___ anniversary of the eradication of smallpox.
Q32. Who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Iraq in May 2020?
Q33. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection tower named ____ for rapid and chemical-free disinfection of high infection-prone areas.
Q34. The Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT-K) signed MoU with ____ to manufacture
ventilators in May 2020.
Q35. ____ has developed the first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19 Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on May 10, 2020.
Q36. DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI) lab in Hyderabad has developed DRUVS for sanitising gadgets and paper, which is ________.
Q37. Which of the following announced the winners of the annual Pulitzer Prizes recently?
Q38. Channi Anand, Mukhtar Khan and Dar Yasin of Associated Press won 2020 Pulitzer Prize for:
Q39. The government appointed ____ as a Director on the central board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He replaced Atanu Chakraborty, who retired on April 30.
Q40. Udaya Bhaskar is the Director General of ____ Export Promotion Council of India.
Q41. On 12 May, 2020, PM Modi announced a financial relief package worth _____.
Q42. The Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and ___ Sons have signed an agreement for licensing of KNOW-HOW for rapid and accurate diagnosis of COVID-19.
Q43. Which of the following withdrew its membership from the Indian Steel Association (ISA)?
Q44. The ____ Cabinet on May 5, 2020 decided to levy “COVID Cess” on all types of liquor, which will come into force from May 6.
Q45. Which state was in news for leak of styrene vapour from LG Polymers Limited plant on May 7, 2020 that caused the death of 10 people?
Q46. Which state announced launch of ‘Nilamber-Pitamber Jal Samridhi Yojana’ (water scheme) in May 2020 to provide employment to returning migrant workers?
Q47. According to the lockdown guidelines announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on May 1, 2020, Green Zones will be districts with either zero confirmed cases till date; or, no confirmed case in the last ___ days.
Q48. The government released an e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal-India Rediscovered” on May 2, 2020. Which award was conferred on Prof. B. B. Lal by the government of India in 2000?
Q49. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on April 28, 2020 attended the ____ Foreign Ministers Meeting on Coronavirus through video conferencing.
Q50. _____ was on April 29, 2020 appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.