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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Current Affairs Quiz for 23rd May 2020

1. The International Day for Biological Diversity raises awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues. This year's theme is "Our solutions are in nature," which, as the United Nations explains, "emphasizes hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature." Which day it is celebrated each year?

May 20
May 21
May 22
May 23
2. A team of researchers from Australia’s Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities have claimed that they have 'recorded the ‘fastest internet speed ever' from a single optical chip. The team logged a data speed of 44.2 terabits per second (Tbps). At this speed, users will be able to download nearly 1000 HD movies in a split second. The team’s findings was published in the prestigious Nature Communications journal. For achieving this incredible speed, the researchers used a new device that replaces 80 lasers with one single piece of equipment. By what name this equipment is known as?
3. The United States has deported a terrorist Mohammad Ibrahim Zubair to India. The terrorist, who pleaded guilty in a US court for his terror crimes, was brought on a special flight on May 19 and is at a quarantine center in Amritsar, Punjab. To which terrorist organiation Zubair belongs?
al Qaeda
Hakkani Group
4. The Department of Telecom on Friday selected a public sector firm as auctioneer for conducting the next round of spectrum sale. It may take around two months for the firm to design and develop software for e-auction of spectrum that may lead to the start of bidding for airwaves in the second half of September or early October. The public sector enterprise executed coal auctions in early 2015 that were held after the Supreme Court cancelled allocation of coal mines in September 2014. It is also holding auctions for various central and state government departments. What is the name of this public sector firm?
5. Ninety-seven people were killed and two passengers miraculously survived a deadly crash after a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 travellers on board plunged into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on 22 May 2020. Flight PK-8303 crashed on Friday afternoon, minutes before its landing in Karachi. From which city the flight was coming?

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