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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Current Affairs Quiz - 26th May 2020

1. NASA has renamed its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), a next-generation space telescope set to launch in 2025, in honor of the US space agency's first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. What is the new name?

Nancy Grace Roman
Jim Bridenstine
Ed Weiler
Derrick Pitts
2. Dr Amruta Gadge from the Quantum Systems and Devices Laboratory has created a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) – considered to be the fifth state of matter, while working from home, during the coronavirus lockdown. Peter Kr├╝ger, professor of experimental physics at the University of Sussex, believes the fifth state of matter is “produced when the atoms in a gas become ionized.” This research is based on the prediction of Albert Einstein and Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose from mid-1920s which stated that quantum mechanics can be used as a force to clump a large number of particles to behave like a single particle, thus the research of fifth matter was introduced. What are the other four matters?
solid, liquid, ion and plasma
solid, liquid, gas and ion
solid, liquid, gas and plasma
solid, liquid, gas and Quantum
3. An Indian Army officer and woman peacekeeper, who has served with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and a Brazilian woman commander have been selected for the prestigious United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award (2019), with UN Chief Antonio Guterres describing them as "powerful role models." Major Suman Gawani and Brazilian Naval Officer Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo will receive the award during an online ceremony presided over by United Nations Secretary-General Guterres on May 29, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. This is the first time the UN Military Gender Advocate award has gone to an Indian peacekeeper. When was this award created?
4. Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust chairman on Tuesday, 26th May 2020, paid obeisance to deity Ram Lalla at the makeshift temple in Ayodhya and announced the construction of the Ram temple from today. After 27 years, on March 25, 2020, Lord Ram Lalla was moved out of the makeshift temple in Ayodhya and the idol was shifted in a palanquin to Manas Bhawan in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Ending a century-old dispute, the Supreme Court on November 9, 2019 paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple by a Trust at the disputed site at Ayodhya. While announcing its verdict, a 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had said, "The faith of the Hindus that Lord Ram was born at the demolished structure is undisputed.” Who is the current chairman of Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust?
K. Parasaran
Champat Rai
Jagadguru Shankracharya
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das
5. In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, India has to fight another battle against the swarms of locusts that have entered the western parts of India. They have already made their way into Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. India has witnessed several locust plagues and upsurges from 1812 to 1997, but there has not been any major locust upsurge since 2011. The insects are known to originate in Arabian Peninsula and invade India via Rajasthan-Pakistan border, just before the onset of the seasonal monsoon. The Locust Warning Organization (LWO) follows a relevant contingency plan in such cases. Which pesticide is used in Desert Locust control in India?
Calcium Arsonate
Malathion 96 percent ULV
Methomyl 24 percent L

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