Current Affairs Quiz : April 12 2020

1.

What will be the drop in global trade as per Annual Trade Statistics and Outlook Report released by World Trade Organisation (WTO – Geneva, Switzerland) for the year 2020?

   A.) 13-32%
   B.) 35-49%
   C.) 50-74%
   D.) 8-12%

Answer: Option 'A'

13-32%

2.

Department of Science and Technology has funded which Start-up to develop Immunodiagnostic kits & Active Virosome (AV)-Vaccine for COVID-19.

   A.) Mylab
   B.) Bione
   C.) Seagull BioSolutions
   D.) Bharat Biotech

Answer: Option 'C'

Seagull BioSolutions

3.

What is the India’s Growth forecast for the FY21 as per American financial company Goldman sachs?

   A.) 1.6%
   B.) 2%
   C.) 2.5%
   D.) 3.1%

Answer: Option 'A'

1.6%

American multinational investment bank and financial services company, Goldman Sachs lowered India’s growth forecast for Financial Year (FY) 21 from 3.3% (estimated on March 22, 2020) to 1.6% due to the lockdown & social distancing measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic spread.

4.

Name the Indian Ministry which has launched the web portal named ‘YUKTI’ to record and monitor the effectiveness and initiatives of the ministry.

   A.) Ministry of Finance
   B.) Ministry of External Affairs
   C.) Ministry of Human Resource and Development
   D.) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Answer: Option 'C'

Ministry of Human Resource and Development

5.

How many people working in informal sector in India have risk of falling into poverty as per International Labour Organization (ILO) report?

   A.) 150 million
   B.) 100 million
   C.) 400 million
   D.) 250 million

Answer: Option 'C'

400 million

International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a report titled ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work- Updated estimates and analysis’ which has also stated that about 400 million people (almost 90%) working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus crisis.

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