Current Affairs Quiz : April 8 2020

1.

As per ILO's report, around _______ will lose job in India due to COVID-19 crisis.

   A.) 100 billion
   B.)

143 billion

   C.) 195 billion
   D.) 226 billion

Answer: Option 'C'

United Nations' International Labour Organization (ILO) reported that the Indian economy is to face catastrophic consequences in the second quarter of 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The report highlighted that the economic breakdown will wipe out 195 million full-time jobs or 6.7% of working hours globally in the second quarter of the year 2020.

2.

________ is to support the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (DBB), IIT-Bombay conducts research to capture and inactivate novel coronavirus.

   A.) SERB
   B.) AICTE
   C.) ICMR
   D.) CSIR

Answer: Option 'A'

SERB

3.

Department of Science and Technology sets up Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) in Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE). SINE is umbrella organisation of which Indian institute?

   A.) IIT-Bombay
   B.) IIT-Roorkee
   C.) IIT-Delhi
   D.) IIT-Mandi

Answer: Option 'A'

IIT-Bombay

The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) of Department of Science and Technology (DST) has formulated Centre for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH) with an outlay of Rs.56 crore to source and support startups that address COVID-19 challenges by way of funding. The funding varies between Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 200 lakhs per startup. For this purpose, DST has nominated Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE),an umbrella organisation at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. SINE will be supported by Indian STEPs and Business Incubator Association (ISBA) in implementation of the program.

4.

Name the Organisation which has confirmed ‘Force Majeure’ was not applicable in case of COVID-19.

   A.) Life Insurance Council of India
   B.) Indian Council for Financial Reserach
   C.) Finance Council of India
   D.) Financial Stability and Development Council

Answer: Option 'A'

Life Insurance Council of India

5.

Which Ministry has launched Samadhan Challenge to search and develop new measures that can provide quick solutions to the Coronavirus epidemic and other such calamities?

   A.) Ministry of Home Affairs
   B.)

Ministry of Human Resources Development

   C.) Ministry of Research and Technology
   D.) Ministry of Science and Technology

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Human Resources Development

The Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) in collaboration with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Forge and InnovatioCuris launched "SAMADHAN", a mega online challenge, to test the ability of students to innovate.

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