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Daily Current Affairs 6th April 2020

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Q.1. Name the operation which was conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF) to airlift 6.2 tons of essentials medicines and hospital consumables to Maldives.

(a) Operation Namaste

(b) Operation Vijay

(c) Operation Sanjeevani

(d) Operation Raahat

(e) Operation Vanilla

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifts around 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines and hospital consumables onboard C-130 aircraft from India to Male. Since there has been lockdown in India due to COVID-19, Medicines including influenza vaccines, anti-viral drugs such as Lopinavir and Ritonavir (these two medicines are being used in other countries to treat COVID-19) have gone to the Maldives. IAF launched `Operation Sanjeevani’ and with the help of the Indian Army medicines were lifted from different airports across the country including — New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Madurai and then were flown to the Maldives.

Q.2. Three time Grammy awardee singer Bill Withers passed away. He belonged to which country?

(a) Australia

(b) UK

(c) Spain

(d) Italy

(e) USA

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Bill Withers, Grammy-winning American writer and singer of ‘Lean on Me,’ dies at 81. Bill Withers, a three-time Grammy Award winner who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean On Me, “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” died March 30 in Los Angeles.

Q.3. The National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on __________.

(a) April 2

(b) April 3

(c) April 4

(d) April 5

(e) April 6

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on 5th April to illustrate the awareness in supporting intercontinental commerce and the global economy as the most well-organized, safe and sound, environmentally responsive approach of transporting goods from one corner to another corner of the world. The National Maritime Day was first celebrated on April 5, 1964. The saga of India shipping first started on April 5, 1919, when the SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd travelled from Mumbai to the United Kingdom (London).

Q.4. Which day is celebrated as International Day of Conscience?

(a) April 2

(b) April 3

(c) April 4

(d) April 5

(e) April 6

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. In July 2019, during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the United Nations adopted a draft resolution submitted by the Kingdom of Bahrain and declared April 5 as the International Day of Conscience.

Q.5. International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is celebrated every year on _____________.

(a) April 2

(b) April 3

(c) April 4

(d) April 5

(e) April 6

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. April 6 is the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which recognizes the power of sport in promoting peace and erasing cultural barriers worldwide. Sport is a positive way of achieving goodwill, healthy competition and cooperation across all cultures.

Q.6. The 2021 World games have been postponed to 2022. In which city the World games 2021 was scheduled to be held?

(a) Paris, France

(b) Geneva, Switzerland

(c) Manila, Philippines

(d) Birmingham, Alabama, United States

(e) Washington D.C., United States

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. The 2021 World Games have been pushed back by a year to avoid clashing with the Tokyo Olympics which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Games organisers said on 3rd April. The World Games, which are held every four years and feature 32 sports that are not part of the Olympic program, were scheduled to take place in Birmingham, Alabama, from 15–25 July next year but have now been postponed to 7-17 July, 2022.

Q.7. FIFA has postponed the U-17 Women’s World Cup due to COVID-19 pandemic. In which country it was planned to be held?

(a) India

(b) Qatar

(c) United States

(d) Canada

(e) Brazil

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on 4th April postponed by the football’s world governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The women’s age group showpiece was to be held at five venues in the country from November 2-2021.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the chairperson of Nasscom?

(a) Rekha Menon

(b) Pravin Rao

(c) Nandan Nilekani

(d) Keshav Murugesh

(e) Dewang Mehta

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Industry body Nasscom on 6th April appointed Infosys’ chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao as chairman for 2020-21, succeeding WNS Global Services Group CEO Keshav Murugesh.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the vice-chairperson of Nasscom?

(a) Rekha Menon

(b) Pravin Rao

(c) Nandan Nilekani

(d) Keshav Murugesh

(e) Dewang Mehta

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Nasscom appointed Rekha Menon, chairman and senior MD of Accenture in India as the vice-chairperson.

Q.10. The coin of how much denominations has been announced by the centre which will come in 12-edged polygon (dodecagon) shape?

(a) Re 1

(b) Rs 2

(c) Rs 5

(d) Rs 10

(e) Rs 20

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. It’s been 10 years since the 10-rupee coin has been issued, now the centre has announced today, a coin of of Rs. 20 denominations which will come in 12-edged polygon (dodecagon) shape.

Q.11. By how much percent, Cabinet has reduced the salaries of MPs for a year because of the emerging situation arising due to the rapid spread of coronavirus?

(a) 10 %

(b) 15 %

(c) 20 %

(d) 25 %

(e) 30 %

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. In This emerging situation arising due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, the cabinet promulgated an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of Members of Parliament (MPs) by 30 per cent for one year.

Q.12. MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) Fund has been temporarily suspended for 2 years. What was the amount of MPLAD fund for these 2 years?

(a) Rs 3000 crores

(b) Rs 7900 crores

(c) Rs 11092 crores

(d) Rs 11500 crores

(e) Rs 12300 crores

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. The Cabinet approved the temporary suspension of the MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) Fund during 2020-21 & 2021-22. The consolidated amount of MPLAD Funds for 2 years – Rs 7900 crores – will go to Consolidated Fund of India.

Q.13.Who among the following has announced the reduction of salaries of MPs by 30% for a year and suspension of MPLAD funds for 2 years?

(a) Narendra modi

(b) Ram Nath Kovind

(c) Prakash Javadekar

(d) Venkaiah Naidu

(e) Amit Shah

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. The Cabinet also approved the temporary suspension of the MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) Fund during 2020-21 & 2021-22. The consolidated amount of MPLAD Funds for 2 years – Rs 7900 crores – will go to Consolidated Fund of India, declared Prakash Javadekar in the press briefing.

Q.14.Where is the headquarter of FIFA?

(a) Paris, France

(b) Zurich, Switzerland

(c) Manila, Philippines

(d) Dubai, United Arab Emirates

(e) Washington D.C., United States

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Headquarter: Zürich, Switzerland

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