17th May, 2020 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 17th May, 2020
1. As per 'The Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Amendment Ordinance, 2020, the temporary release of the prisoners has been allowed beyond the maximum period of how many weeks in a calendar year?
[A] 8
[B] 12
[C] 16
[D] 20
[E] 24
2. A team of researchers at which of the following Universities has declared Puhahonu as "Earth's biggest and hottest shield volcano" in a study published online in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters?
[A] Chaminade University of Honolulu
[B] Brigham Young University
[C] University of Dayton
[D] University of Hawai at Manoa
[E] Miami University
3. How many gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) were released in the Ghaghara river by the Bahraich forest division of Uttar Pradesh in the first week of May 2020?
[A] 20
[B] 30
[C] 40
[D] 50
[E] 60
4. In May 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced raising the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector under the automatic route from 49% to how much per cent?
[A] 55
[B] 61
[C] 69
[D] 74
[E] 83
5. Which of the following has/have tied up with Vins Bioproducts Ltd to develop antibody fragment-based immunotherapy for treatment for Covid-19 pandemic?
[A] University of Hyderabad
[B] CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
[C] IIT Madras
[D] Both 1 and 2
[E] All 1, 2 and 3

Which of the following has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched a digital program delivering online learning content focused on improving digital skills for students in secondary schools and universities?

[A] Ericsson
[B] Nokia
[C] Huawei
[D] Motorola
[E] Samsung
7. The fourth phase of nationwide lockdown has been extended till which date?
[A] 25 May
[B] 31 May
[C] 4 June
[D] 15 June
[E] 30 June
8. In May 2020, under the MNREGA scheme, an additional how many rupees (in crores) will be allocated for employment generation in the rural parts of the country?
[A] 10,000
[B] 20,000
[C] 30,000
[D] 40,000
[E] 50,000
9. In May 2020, to which country has India provided 30,000 Pathodetect COVID-19 Qualitative RT PCR Test Kits?
[A] Bhutan
[B] Myanmar
[C] Nepal
[D] Bangladesh
[E] Maldives
10. In which state, in a first of its kind of initiative, Charan Paduka campaign has been started for the migrant labourers passing through the state?
[A] Bihar
[B] Madhya Pradesh
[C] Haryana
[D] Uttar Pradesh
[E] Gujarat