Current Affairs 12th May

Current Affairs 12th May

Daily Current Affairs: Manipur Job Station current affairs include all topics around the world. Our current affairs have been set up to let you practice and revise your knowledge and prepare yourself for various upcoming competitive exams.

1.Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s PSA detention has been extended for how many months?

a)Three months
b)Two months 
c)Six months
d)Four months

2.The central trade unions have sought how much monthly cash support from the centre for needy households?

a)Rs 5000
b)Rs 3000
c)Rs 6000
d)Rs 7500

3.Which state government has extended the lockdown till May 29?

a)Punjab 
b)Telangana 
c)Odisha
d)Maharashtra

4.Which country has claimed to develop the first potential vaccine candidate that neutralised the virus in human cells?

a)Germany 
b)Japan
c)Italy 
d)Israel

5.Which state government has launched ‘Ayush Kavach’ app?

a)Maharashtra
b)Jharkhand
c)Rajasthan
d)Uttar Pradesh

6.When is the last date for filing annual GST return for fiscal year 2018-2019?

a)September 30th 
b)June 30th
c)July 31st 
d)August 1st 

7.What is the name of Iran’s new currency?

a)Roman
b)Sian
c)Toman 
d)Bron

8.Which among the following cities witnessed a horrific toxic gas tragedy on May 7, 2020?

a)Patna 
b)Visakhapatnam 
c)Jamshedpur 
d)Bhubaneswar

9.What is the toll-free number to access Aarogya Setu IVRS service?

a)1921
b)1891
c)1000
d)1782

10.Which among the following countries assured to give foreign firms equal access to government support policies?

a)India
b)China
c)US
d)France

Answers (with explanation)

1.(a)Three months 
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s preventive detention under Public Safety Act was extended for another three months before it was due to expire on May 5, 2020. The detention of two other leaders-Ali Mohammed Sagar and Sartaj Madani- has also been extended for 3 months.

2.(d) Rs 7500
The central trade unions have urged the government to transfer Rs 7500 per month to all the needy, non-income tax paying, households for a period of at least three months.

3.(b)Telangana
The Telangana Chief Minister on May 5, 2020 announced that lockdown will be extended in the state till May 29. K Chandrashekhar Rao informed that the night curfew from 7 pm-7 am will continue in the state during the period.

4.(c) Italy 
Italian researchers claimed to have developed a potential coronavirus vaccine that neutralised the virus in human cells for the first time. An Italian firm, Takis, is developing the vaccine.

5.(d) Uttar Pradesh
The Uttar Pradesh state government launched the Ayush Kavach app on May 5, 2020. The Ayush Kavach app aims to help people boost their immunity against the coronavirus by providing relevant tips and facts from Ayurveda.

6.(a)September 30th 
The central government has extended the time limit for filing the annual GST returns for the fiscal year 2018-2019 till September 30, 2020.

7.(c) Toman 
The Iranian lawmakers voted on May 4, 2020 to change Iran’s national currency from ‘rial’ to ‘toman’. The lawmakers approved an amendment to Iran’s Monetary and Banking Act of Iran to make the change. Iran’s existing currency will continue to remain valid alongside “toman” for two years, during which the old coins and bills will be gradually collected to replace them with new ones.

8.(b) Visakhapatnam 
The LG polymers plant located in Visakhapatnam witnessed a horrific gas tragedy early morning on May 7, 2020. Toxic styrene gas leaked from one of the unit’s chambers around 3.00 a.m. The toxic fumes spread in nearby villages, which resulted in many people falling unconscious on the roads after they rushed out of their homes in panic.

9.(a)1921
The Aarogya Setu IVRS service is a toll-free service, which can be used by citizens by giving a missed call to 1921. The users will get a call back requesting for inputs regarding their health. 

10.(b)China 
The Chinese government has assured that the foreign firms will get equal access to government support policies, including those on land and tax cuts. The nation’s commerce ministry made the announcement in response to concerns raised by the American Chamber of Commerce in China regarding hurdles to a truly level playing field for the US firms in China

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