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Current Affairs Quiz , 20 Jul 2020
- July 22, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) Malabar naval exercise, recently heard in news, doesn’t include
d) None of the above
• In April 2007, the Malabar exercise was held in the Western Pacific Ocean along with Japan for the first time. In 2015, realizing its security benefits, Japan officially joined the bilateral exercise grouping, turning it into a formal tripartite naval exercise despite Chinese reactions.
• India’s Ministry of Defence recently discussed the issue of adding Australia to the trilateral Malabar naval exercise with Japan and the United States in the Bay of Bengal later this year.
2) Closestpictures ever taken of the Sun captured by the Solar Orbiter that was launched in February this year was released. It was launched by
c) Both (a) and (b)
• The European Space Agency has released the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun captured by the Solar Orbiter that was launched in February this year.
3) Godhan Nyay Yojana, aimed at helping the poor, is launched by
a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Madhya Pradesh
• Govt to procure cow dung at Rs 2/- per kg from livestock owners.Repurposing procured cow dung into Vermicompost and other eco-friendly items.Selling vermicompost at Rs 8/- per kg to the farmers to promote organic farming.
4) Vertically transmitted infection, recently heard in news, refers to transfer of disease
a) From mother to foetus
b) From animals to humans
c) From insects to animals
d) Both (b) and (c)
• A vertically transmitted infection is an infection caused by pathogens (such as bacteria and viruses) that use mother-to-child transmission, that is, transmission directly from the mother to an embryo, fetus, or baby during pregnancy or childbirth.
5) International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, in honor of the Convention Against Torture is observed on
a) 26th June
b) 22nd June
c) 26th July
d) 22nd July
• 26 June is now recognized as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, in honor of the Convention.The alleged torture of a father-son duo in Sattankulam town in Tamil Nadu has once again given rise to the demand for a separate law against torture.