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  • Miscellaneous - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

What was the theme of 2020 International Day of UN Peacekeepers?

A. Men in Peacekeeping - A key to Peace
B. Women in Peacekeeping - A Path to Peace
C. Women in Peacekeeping - A key to Peace
D. Men in Peacekeeping - A Path to Peace

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The first UN Peacekeeping mission was established on 29th May 1948 to commemorate this day General Assembly of the United Nations designated May 29th as International Day of United National Peacekeepers in its resolution 57/129 on December 11, 2002 to acknowledge the women and men who serve as military, police and civilians in the UN Peacekeeping. In 2003 the first International Day of UN peacekeepers was observed. The theme of 2020 International Day of UN Peacekeepers is "Women in Peacekeeping - A key to Peace".

2. 

Who has launched the e-booklet on Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances achievements for the period 30 May 2019 to 30 May 2020?

A. Harsh Vardhan
B. Ram Vilas Paswan
C. Nitin Gadkari
D. Jitendra Singh

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr.Jitendra Singh has launched the e-booklet on Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances achievements for the period 30 May 2019 to 30 May 2020.

3. 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired which Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council via video conferencing, which was the first meet since the coronavirus outbreak?

A. 20nd
B. 21nd
C. 22nd
D. 23nd

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council via video conferencing, which was the first meet since the coronavirus outbreak. The meet was held to review the various measures to maintain financial stability in the context of COVID-19.

4. 

BSE and National Stock Exchange announced that they will reduce the annual listing fee by how much percent for MSMEs, as a part of their attempts to lower the compliance costs for companies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

A. 15%
B. 35%
C. 20%
D. 25%

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

BSE ( formerly known as The Bombay Stock Exchange)and National Stock Exchange announced that they will reduce the annual listing fee by 25% for Small and Medium Enterprises companies, it is as a part of their attempts to lower the compliance costs for companies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These steps will help to revive the SMEs & encourage thousands of SMEs to go for listing.

5. 

Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI stated that in order to succeed against the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of parallel efforts are being taken. Who is Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI?

A. Jitendra Patel
B. Santosh Kumar
C. Vinod Paul
D. K. Vijay Raghavan

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

GoI stated that in order to succeed against the COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of parallel efforts are being taken. The information was passed by Dr. Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog, and Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI. The first attempt is the indigenous efforts. Secondly, the Phyto-pharmaceuticals and extracts from medicinal plants are being tested. In the third method, new drug discovery includes a 'Hackathon' for computational drug discovery is being undertaken.