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Current Affairs Quiz: 30 June 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate, Chinese mobile app ban and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana extension among others. 

Jun 30, 2020 19:06 IST
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30 June 2020:The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate, Chinese mobile app ban and Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana extension among others. 

1.What is the name of India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate?
a)COVIN
b)Coril 
c)Coris
d)Covaxin

2.Under Unlock 2.0, the government has extended lockdown in containment zones till which date?
a)August 31st 
b)July 15th 
c)July 31st 
d)August 14th 

3.India has banned how many Chinese mobile apps to protect its sovereignty and integrity?
a)59
b)65
c)69
d)44

4.The centre has announced extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till which month?
a)August 2020
b)October 2020
c)November 2020
d)December 2020

5.Which nation has passed a controversial national security law?
a)Nepal
b)China
c)Pakistan
d)India

6.Which state has requested to Railways to allow bank, court employees to travel via locals trains?
a)Uttar Pradesh 
b)Maharashtra 
c)Karnataka
d)Delhi 

7.Separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit which political front?
a)Hurriyat Conference
b)National Conference 
c)Peoples Democratic Party
d)Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party

8.Iran has issued an arrest warrant for which among the following world leaders?
a)Donald Trump 
b)Vladimir Putin
c)Xi Jinping
d)King Salman

Answers

1.(d) Covaxin
The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) has given its approval to the Indian vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech’s COVID vaccine candidate- Covaxin. Covaxin is India’s first indigenous vaccine candidate. Bharat Biotech can now initiate phase-I and Phase-II human clinical trials for Covaxin. 

2.(c) July 31st
The Union Home Ministry announced Unlock 2.0 guidelines on June 29, 2020. The new guidelines include certain relaxations in areas outside containment zones and extension of the lockdown in containment zones till July 31, 2020. 

3.(a)59
India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, security of state and public order. The ban was imposed by the Ministry of Information Technology.

4.(c) November 2020
In a major move, PM Narendra Modi announced that the centre's free ration scheme- Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana will be extended till November end to support the poor and migrant labourers through India's upcoming festive season.

5.(b) China 
The Chinese Parliament on June 30, 2020 passed the controversial national security law for Hong Kong. The new security law will criminalize offenses such as secession, subversion against the central Chinese government, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces.

6.(b) Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government has requested the Railways to allow employees of high courts, public sector banks and various central government offices to travel by local trains. The final decision for the same will be taken by Railways.

7.(a)Hurriyat Conference
Syed Ali Shah Geelani has quit Hurriyat Conference, the biggest separatist political front in Kashmir. The 90-year-old had been the face of Kashmir's separatist politics for over three decades. Geelani has been blamed for the rise in militancy and bloodshed in Kashmir. 

8.(a)Donald Trump 
Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of top Iranian general in January, Qasem Soleimani. Iran has asked Interpol to issue a "red notice" for Trump and the other individuals involved in the killing of Soleimani. 

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