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Current Affairs of 25th May;2020

JITHIN LAL, Published On:25-May-2020


                CURRENT AFFAIRS 

1.The World Steel Association released the World Steel Report. According to the report, the crude steel report of India declined by 65%.During April 2020, the steel output of India was 3.13 million tonnes.

The report also says that the global steel output declined by 13%.In April 2019, the global steel output was 157.67 million tonnes. In April 2020, the output declined to 137.09 million tonnes.China has reported a 1.7% fall in steel production. 

This is the first time China is facing an output decline. The US faced a decline of 32%.In April 2020, the output declined to 137.09 million tonnes.


2.The Indian Council of Medical Research recently revised its advisories on Hydroxychloroquine. The Council is considering replacing the drug with anti-HIV drugs. 

The HCQ drug was recommended for asymptomatic health care workers. However, the ineffectiveness and side effects of the drug are making the council look into alternatives.


3.The payroll data of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) was released.The data says that around 821,000 new members have joined ESIC social security scheme.

The data was released by the National Statistical Office (NSO). According to the data the subscribers to the scheme in 2018-19 were 14.9 million and it increased to 38.3 million in March 2020.The NSO report issues data of several social security schemes such as PFRDA, EPFO.




1. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has marked 1 crore treatments recently.  The nodal agency for the implementation of AB-PMJAY?

ANS: National Health Authority

2. The Mumbai based Textiles Committee of Ministry of Textiles was named as the 9th approved lab to test and certify PPE coveralls. Name the current textile minister of India.

ANS: Smriti Irani

3. The rank of India in the manufacturing of PPE body coveralls?


4.Veteran Indian personality Chuni Goswami, who recently passed away, was associated with which sports?


5.Which is the first state to bring its migrant labourers, after lock-down, through the Special Shramik Trains run by the Ministry of Railways?





1.Where is "Ninety East Ridge" situated?

     Indian Ocean

2.Which is the highest peak of Nagaland?


3.Very thin bend of himalaya is known as?

     Syntaxial bending

4.Dyarchy was introduced through which act?

     Government of India Act of 1919

5.The Indian legislature was made Bi-cameral for the first time by?

     Government of India Act of 1919

6.Which act introduced communal electorate in India?

     Indian council act of 1861

7.In which year did the parliament adopt Indian constitution?


8.Maithali & Santali was added by which amendment?

     92nd C.A 2003

9.Which amendment is known as the mini constitution of India?

     42nd amendment to the constitution of India

10.Lingraja temple built during the medieval period is located at?


11.Who discovered the RH factor?

     Landsteiner & Weiner

12.Name the only mammals that possess nucleated red blood corpuscles are?

     Camel & Lama

13.Ragur soil is best suitable for?


Source: The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express, Press Information Bureau website

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