Current affairs quiz 30 july 2020

Q1. Ministry of Earth Sciences has launched the “MoES-KRCNet” under the Digital India initiative of Government of India. KRCNet stands for?
(a) Knowledge Reservation Centre Network
(b) Knowledge Resurrection Centre Network
(c) Knowledge Record Centre Network
(d) Knowledge Resource Centre Network
(e) Knowledge Regain Centre Network

Ans.(d)
Ministry of Earth Sciences has launched the “MoES-Knowledge Resource Centre Network (KRCNet)” under the Digital India initiative of Government of India.

Q2. Name the person who has won the Life Time Excellence Award in the MoES National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science.
(a) Ashok Sahni
(b) S.Suresh Babu
(c) M.A. Atmanand
(d) N.V. Chalapathi Rao
(e) Indra Sekhar Sen

Ans.(a)
Professor Ashok Sahni has won the Life Time Excellence Award in the MoES National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science.

Q3. Name the England cricketer who has become 7th bowler of the world to take 500 wickets in the Test cricket.
(a) Monty Panesar
(b) Stuart Broad
(c) Jonny Bairstow
(d) Ben Stokes
(e) Chris Woakes

Ans.(b)
England cricketer, Stuart Broad becomes 7th bowler of the world to take 500 wickets in the Test cricket.

Q4. The 5th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was held virtually. Who is the present President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?
(a) Masatsugu Asakawa
(b) Takehiko Nakao
(c) Haruhiko Kuroda
(d) Tadao Chino
(e) Jin Liqun

Ans.(e)
The 5th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was held virtually. President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is Jin Liqun.

Q5. Name the Bangalore based startup which has been selected by Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) to develop “Lyfas COVID score”.
(a) Innvolution Healthcare
(b) IndioLabs
(c) Acculi Labs
(d) IZiel Healthcare
(e) Kallows Labs Solutions

Ans.(c)
Acculi Labs, a Bangalore based startup has been selected by Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH), an initiative by the DST to develop “Lyfas COVID score”.

Q6.As per a new study, 1 in 3 children worldwide are threatened by high levels of which chemical element in their blood?
(a)Iron
(b)Lead
(c)Sulphur
(d)Chlorine

Ans.(b) Lead
According to a new study, one in three children worldwide are threatened by unacceptably high lead levels in the blood. The study notes that lead recycling is often done haphazardly in poor and middle-income countries where industrial pollution safeguards are poorly enforced or nonexistent.