Current Affairs Quiz : April 4 2020

1.

In the first spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin, the flight made _______ orbit around the Earth over 108 minutes in the Vostok 3KA spacecraft.

   A.) half
   B.) 1
   C.) 2
   D.) 3

Answer: Option 'B'

1

2.

What will be the shrink in global growth rate for the year 2020 as per UN-DESA United Nations-Department of Economic and Social Affairs?

   A.) 0.5%
   B.) 1.5%
   C.) 1%
   D.) 2.5%

Answer: Option 'C'

1%

3.

Who established a 40 days period of Lent before the Easter festival?

   A.) Pope Gregory I
   B.) Pope Gregory III
   C.) Pope Johnpaul I
   D.) Pope Johnpaul II

Answer: Option 'A'

Pope Gregory I

The 40 days period of Lentis established by Pope Gregory 1 using the 40-day pattern that happened with Israelites in the desert, Moses, Elijah and Jesus' time in the wilderness. 

4.

The 26th session of Conference of Parties (CoP) was postponed to 2021. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) HQ located at?

   A.) New Delhi, India
   B.) London, UK
   C.) Bonn, Germany
   D.) Madrid, Spain

Answer: Option 'C'

Bonn, Germany

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was planned to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland in the United Kingdom (UK) has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.The date and location for the same is unspecified. Pre-COP and ‘Youth for the Climate’ event were also postponed supposed to be held in Italy. UNFCC HQ Bonn, Germany.

5.

Name the Public sector bank which has listed green bonds worth USD 100 million in India INX’s Global Securities Market Green Platform (GSM).

   A.) Bank of Maharashtra
   B.) State Bank of India
   C.) Indian Bank
   D.) Punjab National Bank

Answer: Option 'B'

State Bank of India

State Bank of India (SBI) has listed green bonds of USD 100 million (about Rs 750 crore) under its USD 10 billion global medium term note programme on India International Exchange Limited’s (INX) Global Securities Market Green Platform (GSM).

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