Current Affairs Quiz : June 17 2020 | IndianStudyHub

1.

Name the app which is India’s first indigenous wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the COVID-19 affected patients (launched by Jitendra Singh).

   A.) COVID PUSH
   B.) COVID BEEP
   C.) COVID PULL
   D.) COVID HIT

Answer: Option 'B'

COVID BEEP

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical college, Hyderabad in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Hyderabad, and Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECL) have developed India’s first indigenous wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the COVID-19 affected patients namely “COVID BEEP” app. It is an acronym for Continuous Oxygenation & Vital Information Detection Biomed ECIL ESIC Pod. It has been virtually launched by Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh along with Minister of State for Home Affairs, Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, Dean ESIC Medical College, Prof. Srinivas M.

2.

The central government has formed a committee headed by Rajnath Singh for the implementation of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for MSME. What is the amount that was allocated under ECLGS scheme by GoI?

   A.) 1 Lakh crore
   B.) 3 Lakh crore
   C.) 5 Lakh crore
   D.) 50,000 crore

Answer: Option 'B'

3 Lakh crore

3.

Which company has won the world’s largest solar contract worth $6 billion recently?

   A.) Vestas India
   B.) Adani Green Energy Limited
   C.) Suzlon Energy Limited
   D.) Orient Green Power Ltd

Answer: Option 'B'

Adani Green Energy Limited

Gautam Adani led Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has won one of world’s largest solar contract from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to develop 8 GW of solar projects along with a commitment to establish 2 GW of additional solar cell and module manufacturing capacity at cost of ₹45,000 crore or $6 bilion, creating 4 lakh direct and indirect jobs.

4.

Which state/UT government has renamed Environment ministry as ‘Environment and Climate change’ ministry in June 2020?

   A.) Maharashtra
   B.) Haryana
   C.) Uttarakhand
   D.) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option 'A'

Maharashtra

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 05, 2020), the Maharashtra cabinet chaired by its Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Bal Thackeray has approved a proposal to rename the state’s Environment Ministry as ‘Environment and Climate Change Ministry’ with the aim to play an active role in climate change mitigation.

5.

Who is the 1st Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020?

   A.) Gulzar
   B.) Prasoon Joshi
   C.) Javed Ahktar
   D.) Kaifi Azmi

Answer: Option 'C'

Javed Ahktar
Javed Ahktar, renowned poet, lyricist and writer became the first Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious principles up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values.

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