My id is: General Knowledge Quiz | 1 June 2020

GK Quiz 1 June 2020

2020-06-01 | 5 minutes

1. Which of the following country is not a part of the G-7 group?

  1. India
  2. Canada
  3. Japan
  4. Italy

Ans. A


G-7 is an intergovernmental organization that was formed in 1975 as an informal forum to discuss global issues. The members of G-7 group are Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, US and UK.

Russia joined the group in 1997 and the group was called G-8 for several years. Russia was expelled in 2014 from the group after the Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine.

The group does not have a fixed headquarters and the decisions taken by the group are non-binding.

Recently, US President Donald Trump has proposed to include India, Russia, South Korea and Australia in the group.

Hence, the correct answer is A.


2. Recently, US House of Representatives approved a law for sanctions on Chinese officials for oppression of which of the following communities?

  1. Buddhists
  2. Uighurs
  3. Jews
  4. Jains

Ans. B


The US House of Representatives has approved a law regarding sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for the oppression of Uighurs in Xinjiang province of China.  

The bill has been sent to President for his assent. The UN estimates that more than a million Muslims have been in detained camps.

The bill also asks US companies or individuals operating in the region to ensure that their products do not include parts using forced labour.

Uighurs are Turkic ethnic group that primarily practice Islam. Most Uighurs are Muslim.

Hence, the correct answer is B.


3. Which of the following is true about the NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Mission?

  1. SpaceX is the first private company to send human beings into space.
  2. Crew Dragon spacecraft carried two NASA astronauts.
  3. Demo-2 Mission is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 2 and 3
  2. 1 and 3
  3. 1 and 2
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Ans.  D


NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission has been successfully launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Crew Dragon Spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts. SpaceX has become the first private company to send humans to space. This launch is significant as for the first time American astronauts have been launched into orbit from US soil since 2011.

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is a part of NASA’s commercial crew program. The aim of this program is reduce the cost and dependency on Russia as all astronauts are flown to the International Space Station in Russia’s Soyuz Capsule.

(Source: NASA)

Hence, the correct answer is D.


4. Which of the following is true about Cham Temple Complex of Vietnam?

  1. ASI unearthed a 9th century Shiva Lingam during restoration work of the temple.
  2. It is part of Mai Sun which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Ans. C


The Cham Temple Complex of Vietnam is a part of Mai Sun which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Quang Nam Province of Vietnam.

Recently, the 9th century Shiva Lingam has been unearthed from the Vietnam’s Cham Temple by the Archaeological Survey of India during the restoration work of the temple.

The temple was built during the reign of King Indravarman II in collaboration with Dong Dong Buddhist monastery.

Hence, the correct answer is C.


5. PM SVANIDHI Scheme, launched recently by the Central Government, is related to-

  1. Small Business and Cottage Industries
  2. Street Vendors
  3. Farmers
  4. Self Help Groups

Ans. B


Recently, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the PM SVANIDHI scheme- Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi Scheme. It is a micro-credit facility scheme for street vendors under which they can avail a working capital loan of Rs.10,000 which can be repaid in monthly installments over a year.

If an individual repays the loan timely and early, then an interest subsidy at the rate of 7% will be credited to his bank account directly on six monthly basis. Also, that individual will become eligible for higher amount of loan.

Scheduled Commercial Banks, Regional Rural Banks, Small Finance Banks, Cooperative Banks, NBFCs, Micro Finance institutions and Self Help Group banks can provide loan under this scheme.

(Source: News on AIR)

Hence, the correct answer is B.