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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 27 July to 2 August 2020

The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as ICC Super League 2020, Mausam app, World Hepatitis Day  and BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting among others. 

Aug 2, 2020 17:17 IST
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27 July to 2 August 2020: Jagran Josh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease with Current Affairs Quizzes section. The week's updated quizzes cover topics such as ICC Super League 2020, Mausam app, World Hepatitis Day  and BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting among others. 

1.When will the ICC Super League 2020 begin?
a)September 19th 
b)July 30th 
c)August 30th 
d)November 15th 

2.Which Ministry has launched a mobile app called ‘Mausam’?
a)Environment Ministry
b)Earth Sciences Ministry 
c)Home Ministry 
d)Health Ministry 

3.India supported the construction of a 300-year-old Kali Temple in which nation?
a)Maldives
b)Sri Lanka
c)Nepal 
d)Bangladesh

4.Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal's ban has been reduced to 18 months. He was banned from the sport earlier for how long?
a)2 years
b)3 years
c)3.5 years
d)5 years

5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of which nation on July 30, 2020?
a)Maldives
b)Sri Lanka
c)Nepal
d)Mauritius

6. As per a new study, 1 in 3 children worldwide are threatened by high levels of which chemical element in their blood?
a)Iron
b)Lead
c)Sulphur
d)Chlorine

7. Which Indian wrestler has been appointed as a deputy director in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana?
a)Gita Phogat 
b)Babita Phogat 
c)Vinesh Phogat 
d)Sakshi Mallik 

8.Which renowned Indian writer’s 140th birth anniversary was observed on July 31, 2020?
a)Munshi Premchand
b)Rabindranath Tagore
c)Amrita Pritam
d)Sri Aurobindo

9. When is the World Hepatitis Day observed?
a)July 27th 
b)July 28th 
c)July 29th 
d)July 30th 

10.Who represented India at the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting?
a)Piyush Goyal
b)Prakash Javadekar 
c)Rajnath Singh
d)Harsh Vardhan

Answers

1.(b) July 30th 
The International Cricket Council officially launched the inaugural ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League on July 27, 2020. The Super League began on July 30, 2020 in Southampton with a series between world champions England and Ireland.

2. (b) Ministry of Earth Sciences
The Ministry of Earth Sciences launched the mobile App "Mausam” on July 27, 2020 for the India Meteorological Department on its Foundation Day celebrations. The users will be able to access weather forecasts, radar images and be warned of the impending weather events. 

3. (d) Bangladesh
A 300-year-old Kali temple has been reconstructed at Natore in Bangladesh with the support of India. The MoU for the reconstruction of the temple was signed in 2016.The Sree Sree Joykali Matar temple is among the oldest temples in Bangladesh. It was built approximately 300 years back in the early 18th century.

4.(b) 3 years 
Pakistani cricketer, Umar Akmal's ban has been halved to 18 months and will run from February 2020 to August 2021. The batsman was initially slapped with a three-year ban for failing to report corrupt approaches.

5.(d) Mauritius
Prime Minister Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court Building of Mauritius along with Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth through video conferencing on July 30, 2020.

6. (b) Lead 
According to a new study, one in three children worldwide are threatened by unacceptably high lead levels in the blood. The study notes that lead recycling is often done haphazardly in poor and middle-income countries where industrial pollution safeguards are poorly enforced or nonexistent.

7. (b) Babita Phogat 
Commonwealth Games medalist Babita Phogat and Kabaddi player Kavita Devi have been appointed as deputy directors in the Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Haryana. The announcement was through two separate orders issued on July 29 by the principal secretary of the Haryana Government's Sports and Youth Affairs Department.

8. (a) Munshi Premchand 
The Films Division is planning to mark the 140th birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand and the 40th death anniversary of Mohammed Rafi with a documentary tribute. The documentaries, ‘Premchand’ and ‘Rafi - We Remember You’ will be streamed on Films Division Website and YouTube channel for free.

9. (b) July 28th 
World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28. The day aims to boost national and international efforts on hepatitis and encourage actions and engagement by individuals and partners to enhance the awareness regarding the disease. 

10.(b) Prakash Javadekar 
The Environment Ministers of the five BRICS countries participated in the 6th BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting on July 30, 2020. The video conference was held under the Presidency of Russia. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar represented India at the meetin.

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