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Exercise :: National - Latest Current Affairs

  • National - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The World Bank approved how much fund for MSMEs Emergency Response Program to support severely impacted MSMEs in India due to COVID-19 crisis?

A. USD 650 million
B. USD 550 million
C. USD 750 million
D. USD 450 million

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The World Bank approved a USD 750 million Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) Emergency Response Program to support severely impacted MSMEs in India due to COVID-19 crisis. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide the loan.

2. 

Which country cancelled the 2021 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is opting to lead a virtual summit?

A. Australia
B. New Zealand
C. Germany
D. Canadda

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

New Zealand cancelled the 2021 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum that was scheduled to be held in Auckland, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is opting to lead a virtual summit.

3. 

India and which country signed an agreement for formation of 50:50 Joint Venture Company of Liquefied Petroleum Gas business?

A. China
B. Bangladesh
C. Nepal
D. Bhutan

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

India and Bangladesh signed an agreement for formation of 50:50 Joint Venture Company of Liquefied Petroleum Gas business in Bangladesh. IOC Middle East FZE, Dubai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation and RR Holdings Ltd., Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, the holding company of Beximco LPG, Bangladesh.

4. 

Government announced that it will release commemorative stamp to honour which former Prime Minister after celebrating his 100th birth anniversary on June 28, 2020?

A. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
B. PV Narasimha Rao
C. Inder Kumar Gujral
D. H. D. Deve Gowda

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Government announced that it will release commemorative stamp to honour former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao after celebrating his 100th birth anniversary on June 28, 2020. He is regarded as the 'Father of Indian Economic Reforms'. He was born on June 28, 1921 in Warangal.

5. 

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has decided to ban how many apps due to their activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, security of state and public order?

A. 69
B. 39
C. 59
D. 49

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 has decided to ban 59 apps due to their activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. It should be noted that all of the blocked apps are Chinese including popular ones such as TikTok, Helo, WeChat, UC Browser, Shareit and CamScanner.