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CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ IN ENGLISH => 13-February-2020 to 13-February-2020
  • 1. 2 Billion Kilometres to Safety campaign was launched by
    • A) UNHCR
    • B) UNRWA
    • C) OHCHR
    • D) Human Rights Council
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    Answer A
    A new global campaign “2 Billion Kilometres to Safety campaign” calling on people all over the world to cover the distance travelled by refugees each year was launched by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

  • 2. Hampi, the World Heritage Site is a Group of Monuments at Hampi was located in which river bank?
    • A) Sharavati River
    • B) Tungabadra River
    • C) Kabini River
    • D) Kaveri River
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    Answer B
    The Supreme Court confirmed the Karnataka government authorities’ decision to demolish the commercial buildings around the Hampi, a World Heritage site. Hampi is referred as the “Group of Monuments at Hampi” – is the 14th century capital of one of the greatest empires of medieval India called the Vijayanagar Empire.

  • 3. Upgraded version of the ChemCam is SuperCam was used in which of the following mission?
    • A) NASA’s Solar Orbiter Mission
    • B) ESA’s Horizon 2000 Mission
    • C) ESA’s Earth Explorer 1 mission
    • D) NASA’s third attempt to Mars
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    Answer D
    A new laser-toting robot named as SuperCam aboard the Mars 2020 rover. SuperCam is one of the seven instruments aboard the Mars 2020 rover which is going to be launched this summer by NASA.

  • 4. Recently, scientists have obtained a climate record from an ice core of which glacier?



    • A) Khumbu Glacier
    • B) Chorabari Glacier
    • C) Dasuopu Glacier
    • D) Namik Glacier
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    Answer C
    Human activity may have contaminated the Dasuopu Glacier, highest peaks in the central Himalayas hundreds of years before a person ever set foot there. Dasuopu Glacier, at 7,200 metres above sea level, is the highest-altitude site in the world where scientists have obtained a climate record from an ice core. It is located on Shishapangma, one of the world's 14 tallest mountains, which are all located in the Himalayas.

  • 5. As per the recent of Agriculture Ministry, which of the following states recorded with highest and lowest winter rainfall?
    • A) Mizoram and Manipur
    • B) Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
    • C) Nagaland and Assam
    • D) Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
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    Answer B
    Mizoram recorded the highest departure, at 296% above normal between December 2019 and January 2020. Normal rainfall in Mizoram during this period is 10.8 mm, whereas the actual rainfall received was 42.8 mm. The lowest departure was recorded by Arunachal Pradesh, whose actual rainfall (58.5 mm) was 24% more than the normal of 47.2 mm.

  • 6. February 13 is observed as World Radio Day. What is the theme for the year 2020?
    • A) Radio and Sports
    • B) Radio and Diversity
    • C) Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace
    • D) Radio is You
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    Answer B
    The day is being celebrated by UNESCO of United Nations. This year the day is celebrated under the theme “Radio and Diversity”.