- Question 1: What are the names of Indian Navy ships (INS) which will commence the first phase of the evacuation operations of Indians stranded abroad?
Explanation:Indian Navy has sent two India Naval Ships (INS) viz. Jalashwaand Magaron May 5, 2020, to Maldives capital Male to commence the first phase of the evacuation operations of Indians stranded abroad from May 8, 2020.
- Question 2: ___ has tied up with IIT Delhi to develop reusable PPE kits?
Explanation: Punjab National Bank Housing Finance Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi to support the research and development of a unique prototype material to be used in the manufacture of washable and reusable Personal Protective Equipment(PPE)
- Question 3: Who has been reappointed as chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee?
- Question 4: Name the portal which has been launched to fast-track approval to COVID-19 related drone operations?
Explanation: The Ministry of Civil Aviation(MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) launched Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones(GARUD)
- Question 5: Youssef Hossam is related to which sport?
Explanation: Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has banned Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam (21) for life after being involved in a number of match-fixing and corruption cases.
- Question 6: Who is the author of the book - Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil War Hero?
Explanation: The book titled as ‘Vijyant at Kargil: The Life of a Kargil Hero’ authored by Vijyant’s father Colonel VN Thapar and writer Neha Dwivedi, a martyr’s daughter. Its e-book will be released on May 15.
- Question 7: International No Diet Day is observed on...?
Explanation:International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual event observed on May 6 to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting.
- Question 8: Which state has launched project CMAPP - to monitor farming needs?
Explanation:Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy has launched a mobile application - CMAPP
Comprehensive Monitoring of Agriculture, Price, and Procurement with the aim to monitor the agriculture needs of the farmers in the state.
- Question 9: Which state has launched a new program - Nigah - to sensitize and educate the family members of the people coming to the state from other parts of the country?
Explanation:The programme will deploy ASHA(Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, health and Anganwadi workers to create general awareness in maintaining social distancing during home quarantine, to save themselves from any possible infection.
- Question 10: Name the campaign which has been started to bring Indians stranded abroad?
Explanation: In one of the largest evacuation exercises named the Vande Bharat Mission, the government will operate 64 flights from today till May 13 to bring home nearly 14,800 Indian nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.
- Question 11: Covid 19 started in..