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Current Affairs MCQs of 20 April 2022
Q.1 East Timor, which was seen in the news, was recognised by the UN in which year?
Q.2 Al-Aqsa Mosque, sometimes seen in the news, is located in which city?
Q.3 Who is the first officer from the Corps of Engineers to become Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of India?
a. LG Bipin Rawat
b. LG M M Naravane
c. LG Manoj Pande
d. LG Bikram Singh
Q.4 ‘Mugger’, which was seen in the news, is the name of which species?
Q.5 Where is the ‘WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM)’ located in India?
Q.6 India’s first portable solar rooftop system has been inaugurated in which city?
Q.7 The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) had organised the 8th National Level Pollution Response Exercise, ‘NATPOLREX-VIII’, in which place?
c. Andhra Pradesh
Q.8 In April 2022, the Indian Air Force used which of its aircraft to successfully undertake live test-firing of a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile?
a. MK. III
b. Hawk 132
d. Su30 MkI
Q.9 Who is the author of the book “The Boy Who Wrote a Constitution”?
a. Akhileshwar Pathak
b. Amita Dhanda
c. Rajesh Talwar
d. M. P. Singh
Q.10 The Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19 has been extended for 180 days from April 19, 2022. The scheme was launched under which central sector scheme?
a. Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan
b. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
c. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
d. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package
Q.1 c) East Timor, also known as Timor Leste, which has recently held its presidential election, was officially recognised by the United Nations in the year 2002.
Q.2 b) In a recent violence occurred during the Jewish festival of Passover which coincided with the Muslims observing Ramzan, over 17 Palestinians wounded.
The incident occurred at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Earlier, at least 152 Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli riot police. The clashes follow high tensions over weeks between the Palestinians and Israelis, after attacks in Israel and deaths of Palestinian civilians during raids in the West Bank.
Q.4 b) Muggers or marsh crocodiles (Crocodylus palustris) are freshwater crocodiles. They are found all over south Asia and South-eastern Iran. In India, they are found more in middle Ganges Basin and Chambal Basins.Recently, over 350 mugger crocodiles in Rajasthan’s Jawai dam, are struggling to survive due to extreme and early heat in the months of March and April. The Indian Railways has been delivering water to Western Rajasthan as several water bodies dried up. Jawai River is a tributary of Luni River.
Q.6 b) The first portable solar rooftop system in India has been inaugurated at Swaminarayan Akshardham temple complex in Gandhinagar, in Gujarat.
Q.7 b) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) kicked-off 8th edition of two-day National Level Pollution Response Exercise, ‘NATPOLREX-VIII’, on April 19, 2022 off Mormugao harbour, Goa.
Q.8 d) The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully carried out live test-firing of a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi fighter jet, Su30 MkI, on the Eastern seaboard on April 19, 2022.
Q.10 d) The ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP), insurance scheme for Health Care Workers Fighting COVID-19’ has been extended for a further period of 180 days. This will be effective from April 19, 2022.