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Current Affairs Quiz , 24 Jun 2020

1) International Comparison Program, recently released by World Bank, compares

a) Purchase Power Parity
b) Poverty Line
c) Happiness index
d) None of the above

Answer: a
• The World Bank has released new Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) for reference year 2017, under International Comparison Program (ICP), that adjust for differences in the cost of living across economies of the World.

2) Ahom Kingdom from India’s past history is located in present day

a) Assam
b) West Bengal
c) Odisha
d) None of the above

Answer: a
• The founders of the Ahom kingdom had their own language and followed their own religion. Over the centuries, the Ahoms accepted the Hindu religion and the Assamese language.
• Assam Chief Minister has ordered the arrest of a Kolkata-based political commentator, Garga Chatterjee, who had described Chaolung Sukapha as a “Chinese invader”.

3) Gaia hypothesis, recently seen in news, is closely associated with

a) Ecological equilibrium
b) Democratic decentralisation
c) Judicial overreach
d) None of the above

Answer: a
• Gaia hypothesis put forth by James Lovelock is an ecological theory proposing that living creatures and the physical world are in a complex interacting system that maintains equilibrium.

4) Blazars are a type of Galaxy Powered by a

a) Supermassive stars
b) Blackholes
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) Neither (a) nor (b)

Answer: b
• Blazars, a type of galaxy powered by a ginormous black hole and among the brightest, most energetic objects in the sky, are not unfamiliar to science.

5) Government e-Market place aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement. It comes under the ministry of

a) Commerce and Industries
b) Finance
c) External affairs
d) None of the above

Answer: a
• It is a national public procurement platform of Ministry of Commerce and Industries.Government e-Marketplace (GeM) has brought in certain changes to promote ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

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