Current Affairs Quiz : May 01 2020


American John Prine (Grammy Awardee) who died recently (in April 2020) is _________.

   A.) Rap Singer
   B.) Folk Singer
   C.) Classical Singer
   D.) Pop Singer

Answer: Option 'B'

Folk Singer


Name the Country which has become world leader in International patent fillings at WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

   A.) Germany
   B.) China
   C.) United States
   D.) India

Answer: Option 'B'



The Appointments committee of cabinet has approved the extension of service for chairman of the Mumbai based Bank Board Bureau (BBB) by 2 years. Who is the Present BBB chairman (part-time)?

   A.) Pradip P Shah
   B.) Arundhati Bhattacharya
   C.) Bhanu Pratap Sharma
   D.) Vedika Bhandarkar

Answer: Option 'C'

Bhanu Pratap Sharma

According to the Department of Financial Services, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension of tenure of all members and the current part-time chairman of the Bank Board Bureau(BBB) by 2 years, which is coming to an end on April 11,2020. Bhanu Pratap Sharma,the former Secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training, will continue to hold the post of part-chairman of the board.


When was the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) established?

   A.) 1947
   B.) 1968
   C.) 1954
   D.) 1976

Answer: Option 'B'

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) is a research institute for the study of Geology of the Himalaya under the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, GoI. It was established in 1968. It is located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.


Name the 1st English player since 2005 to be named as Wisden’s leading male cricketer of the world 2020.

   A.) Jos Butler
   B.) Eoin Morgan
   C.) Jonny Bairstow
   D.) Ben stokes

Answer: Option 'D'

Ben stokes

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2020 edition, named Ben Stokes of England and Ellyse Perry of Australia as the Leading male and female cricketer of the World 2020 respectively.


Name the person who authored the book titled ‘The Wizenard Series: Season One’created by Kobe Bryant.

   A.) Wesley King
   B.) Ralph Ellison
   C.) Harper Lee
   D.) William Faulkner

Answer: Option 'A'

Wesley King

The book ‘The Wizenard Series: Season One’ is created by American Basket baller Kobe Bryant & authored by Wesley King tops the New York Times’ middle-grade hardcover list, which is to be released on April 19, 2020. It is published by Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios(April 1, 2020).


Name the Ministry which released the revised version of Swachhata App to answer queries related to Covid-19.

   A.) Ministry of Human Resource and Development
   B.) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
   C.) Ministry of Home Affairs
   D.) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs


Hyderabad based Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) has signed an agreement with Australia’s Griffith University to develop vaccine for Covid-19. IIL is subsidiary of which Institute?

   A.) Central Boardof Exciseand Customs (CBEC)
   B.) National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
   C.) Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)
   D.) Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR)

Answer: Option 'B'

National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)

Hyderabad- based Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL), a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has inked agreement with Australia’s Griffith University to develop a Live Attenuated SARS CoV-2 Vaccine or COVID- 19 vaccine using the latest codon de-optimisation technology.


_______ Smart City launched GIS dashboard to monitor COVID-19 hot-spots.

   A.) Agra
   B.) Bengaluru
   C.) Mumbai
   D.) Pune

Answer: Option 'A'



The 2-time Olympic finalist Donato Sabia (died in Apr 2020) was born in which country?

   A.) Russia
   B.) Spain
   C.) United Kingdom
   D.) Italy

Answer: Option 'D'

Donato Sabia, twice Olympics 800 meters finalist and the former European Indoor Champion, passed away at the age of 56 in Potenza, Italy due to Coronavirus. He was born on September 11, 1963 in Potenzo, Italy.

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