Current Affairs Quiz : April 13 2020

1.

When is Odia New Year is celebrated?

   A.) 11 April
   B.) 12 April
   C.) 13 April
   D.) 14 April

Answer: Option 'C'

Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti is celebrated as the Odia New Year on 13 April. Pana Sankranti begins on 13 April every year. The day is named after "Pana", a drink offering. The day is celebrated with great joy, social, cultural and religious performances.

2.

BRO opened the _______ which connects Ladakh with the rest of the world, after 4 months. It was closed in December 2019.

   A.) Srinagar-Leh highway
   B.) Leh-Manali Highway
   C.) Jammu-Manali Highway
   D.) Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Answer: Option 'A'

Srinagar-Leh highway

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) opened the strategic Srinagar-Leh highway on 11 April. The highway connects Ladakh with the rest of the world. Earlier, few oil tankers and other essential commodities were allowed to move towards Leh/Ladakh from Zojila pass.

3.

Who ordered open fire on the people gathered Jallianwala Bagh to condemn the arrest and deportation of two national leaders, Satya Pal, Saifuddin Kitchlew and the Rowlatt Act?

   A.) Colonel Reginald Dyer
   B.) Colonel John Grekwood
   C.) Colonel Peter Fredrick
   D.) Colonel Sanders

Answer: Option 'A'

Colonel Reginald Dyer

On 13 April 1919, the British Indian Army troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Indians in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab. The civilians had assembled for a peaceful protest to condemn the arrest and deportation of two national leaders, Satya Pal, Saifuddin Kitchlew and the Rowlatt Act. General Dyer took a strike force of 50 rifles and 40 khukri-wielding Gurkhas into the enclosed ground, Jallianwala Bagh. Without warning, he ordered open fire on the crowd that resulted in the death of several hundreds of people, and many were wounded.

4.

KVIC has bagged an order to supply 7.5 lakh pieces of Khadi Masks to ________.

   A.) Uttar Pradesh
   B.) J&K
   C.) Karnataka
   D.) Maharashtra

Answer: Option 'B'

J&K

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has bagged an order to supply 7.5 lakh pieces of Khadi Masks to Jammu & Kashmir Government. Under the project, around 5 lakh masks will be supplied to Jammu district, 1,40,000 masks to Pulwama district, one lakh to Udhampur district and 10,000 to Kupwara district. Once prepared, it will be supplied to assist the Development Commissioners of these districts by 20 April.

5.

When did the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre happen?

   A.) 11 April 1919
   B.) 11 April 1923
   C.) 13 April 1919
   D.) 13 April 1923

Answer: Option 'C'

13 April 1919

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, or the Amritsar slaughter, happened on 13 April 1919. On this day, the British Indian Army troops under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired rifles into a crowd of Indians in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab.

6.

What is the name of herbal dewormer developed by National Innovation Foundation India (NIF) by livestock owners?

   A.) Livestockworms
   B.) Livewet
   C.) Wormivet
   D.) Vetworm

Answer: Option 'C'

Wormivet

7.

Border Road Organisation (BRO) functions under ________.

   A.) Ministry of Home Affairs
   B.) Ministry of Commerce and Trade
   C.) Ministry of Defence
   D.) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Answer: Option 'C'

Ministry of Defence

Border Road Organisation (BRO) was established on 7 May 1960. BRO is responsible to develop and maintain road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighboring countries. It functions under the Ministry of Defence.

8.

Which state celebrates Pana Sankranti?

   A.) Uttar Pradesh
   B.) Madhya Pradesh
   C.) Odisha
   D.) Bihar

Answer: Option 'C'

Odisha

Maha Bishuba Pana Sankranti is celebrated as the Odia New Year on 13 April. Pana Sankranti begins on 13 April every year. The day is named after "Pana", a drink offering. The day is celebrated with great joy, social, cultural and religious performances in Odisha.

9.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated that over ________ vaccines are under various stages of development. But no vaccines have reached the final stage.

   A.) 10
   B.) 20
   C.) 40
   D.) 89

Answer: Option 'C'

40

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated that over 40 vaccines are under various stages of development. But no vaccines have reached the final stage.

10.

When was the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) launched?

   A.) 2016
   B.) 2017
   C.) 2019
   D.) 2018

Answer: Option 'A'

2016

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 1 May 2016 to distribute 50 million LPG connections to women of BPL families. A budgetary allocation of ₹800 billion was made for the scheme.

11.

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) functions under ________.

   A.) Ministry of Human Resource Development
   B.) Ministry of Science & Technology
   C.) Ministry of Education & Research
   D.) Ministry of Labour and Employment

Answer: Option 'D'

Ministry of Labour and Employment


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