Current Affairs Quiz : April 13 2020

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

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

5.

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.

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