Current affairs quiz 24 july 2020

Q1.India will work together with which nation to develop 30-second COVID-19 tests?
a)US
b)Japan
c)Israel
d)UK

Ans (c)
India and Israel have decided to work together to develop a set of COVID-19 tests that will bring the entire testing process down to 30 seconds, it will also be widely available
and will help the open economies.

Q2.Who has been appointed as honorary adviser to steering committee for BRICS Chamber of Commerce?
a)Kaushik Basu
b)Raghuram Ranjan
c)Sahil Seth
d)Jayati Ghosh

Ans (c)
Sahil Seth has been appointed as the honorary adviser to the steering committee of the BRICS Chamber of Commerce (CCI) young leaders for the period of 2020-2023.

Q3.Which nation has banned over 100 textbooks for containing ‘objectionable content?
a)Pakistan
b)Afghanistan
c)China
d)Nepal

Ans (a)
Pakistan’s Punjab government has banned over 100 textbooks for having “blasphemous and objectionable content” such as not showing Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as part of the
country.

Q4.After UAE, China, which nation will launch a Mars probe later this month?
a)Russia
b)India
c)Japan
d)US

Ans (d)
The United States is planning to launch its Mars Rover next week, becoming the third nation to launch a space probe to Mars in July after the UAE and China. NASA will be
launching its Mars Perseverance rover next week. All three missions are planning to reach Mars orbit by February 2021.

Q5. Which country signed agreement with India to set up Geydoshu Mas Plant (fish processing plants) at islands named Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo?
a) Thailand
b) Hong Kong
c) Bangladesh
d) Maldives

Ans (d)
India and Maldives inked an agreement to set up Geydoshu Mas Plant (Neighborhood Fish Processing Plants) at two islands in the Addu city of Maldives namely Maradhoo and
Hulhudhoo.

Q6. Name the indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile which has been successfully test fired by India recently.
(a) Akash
(b) Trishul
(c) Dhruvastra
(d) Dhanush

Ans (c)
India has successfully conducted flight tests of its indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’.

Q7. Name the Climate activist from Sweden who has been named winner of the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.
(a) Malala Yousafzai
(b) Malena Ernman
(c) Svante Thunberg
(d) Greta Thunberg

Ans (d)
Climate activist from Sweden, Greta Thunberg has been named winner of the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.

Read More : Current affairs quiz 23 july 2020