Friday, May 22, 2020

22 May 2020 Current Affairs Quiz

1. Tourism is vital for the New Zealand economy and is worth around 6 per cent of GDP, according to government figures. One in eight Kiwis works in the sector, which brought in $16.2bn (£8bn) in 2019. In May 2020, New Zealand Prime Minister floats idea of four-day week to boost economy post-lockdown and help employees achieve a better work-life balance, as New Zealand resumes business following an eight-week coronavirus shutdown. What is the name of New Zealand PM?

Jacinda Ardern
Bill English
Kelvin Davis
Andrew Little
2. To provide relief to migrant labour, Indian Railways run special trains from any District in the Country. District Collectors are required to prepare lists of stranded labour & destination and apply to Railways through the State nodal officer for operation of the special train. By what name Railways is operating these trains?
Majdoor Special
Aatmnirbhar Special
Vande Bharat
Shramik Special
3. Generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer Beximco Pharmaceuticals has launched the first generic version of antiviral drug remdesivir, originally developed by Gilead Sciences. Recently, Gilead secured emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for remdesivir to treat Covid-19. Beximco Pharmaceuticals is the first company in the world to introduce a generic of the drug, under the brand name Bemsivir, to treat the viral disease. Beximco Pharmaceuticals is a company based in which country?
4. The country's largest power producer and upstream oil major have decided to come together and set up a joint venture company to foray into renewable energy business. The two entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday (22 May) to give shape to their new initiative. As per the MoU, these two entities will explore the setting up of offshore wind and other renewable energy (RE) projects in India and overseas. They will also explore opportunities in the fields of sustainability, storage, e-mobility and ESG (environmental, social and governance) compliant projects. Can you name these entities setting up joint venture for Renewable Energy Business ?
NTPC and Bharat Petroleum
Powergrid and ONGC
5. The Open Skies Treaty allows each state-party to carry out short-notice, unarmed, reconnaissance flights over the others' territories to collect data on military forces and activities. India is not a member of this treaty that came into force on January 1, 2002. Most of the participating countries are in North America Europe and Central Asia. USA has announced on 22nd May 2020 that it will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, a major accord that permits unarmed aerial surveillance flights over participating countries, citing repeated Russian violations of its terms. How many countries are part of this treaty?

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