Sarat Chandra IAS Academy

Current Affairs 18th April-20

Welcome to your Current Affairs 18th April-20

1) Consider the following statements about Krishi Rath:
1. It helps farmers to transport their agricultural produce to the mandis.
2. The farmer has to post the quantity of agricultural produce he wishes to transport.
Which of the above statements is /are correct?
2) Which of the following are eligible criteria for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana:
1. Applicants must be a citizen of India above the age of 18.
2. Applicants should belong to a BPL (Below Poverty Line) household.
3. No one in the applicant’s household should own an LPG connection.
3) Consider the following about Software Technology Parks of India (STPI)
1. It works under the education ministry
2. The STPI’s Governing Council’s Chairperson is the Union Home ministry
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
4) Consider the following statements about RT-LAMP:
1. It is a technique for the amplification of DNA
2. It is used in the detection of viruses
3. It means Reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
5) Tripoli is the capital of
6) Hydroxychloroquine, sometimes seen in news, is used to prevent or treat
7) Consider the following statements regarding Post-intensive care syndrome:
1. Post-intensive care syndrome can happen to any person who has been in the intensive care unit (ICU).
2. PICS comprise impairment in cognition, psychological health and physical function of a person.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
8) Consider the following statements:
1. Vertical transmission refers to the transmission of an infection from a pregnant woman to her child.
2. This is of grave concern not just because it can potentially cause a newborn to be very sick, but also because the mechanism of how and when this happens is not always very clear
3. It can only be antenatal
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
9) Consider the following statements regarding National Digital Library of India (NDLI).
1. National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of electronics and information.
2. The objective of the National Digital Library is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country.
3. National Digital Library has been designed to benefit differently abled users as well.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
10) Adriatic sea share borders with of the following Countries
1. Italy
2. Albania
3. Croatia
4. France

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