Current Affairs MCQ Quiz with Answers and Notes | May 29, 2020

Current Affairs MCQ Quiz with Answers and Notes | May 29, 2020

Here is our May 29, 2020 National and International News and Current Affairs Quiz. We have made it interactive so you can assess how much you follow the headlines.

1. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria on May 29, 2020 reduced Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), to?

[A] 11.5%
[B] 15.5%
[C] 10.5%
[D] 12.5%

Correct Answer: D [12.5%]

Notes: The MPR is the instrument used by the Central Bank of Nigeria through the MPC to control interest/lending rates.

CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele made this known at its second MPC meeting held under COVID-19 protocols. He added that other monetary policy parameters remained unchanged.

Emefiele, said the MPC resolved to retain the Liquidity Ratio at 30 per cent, Cash Reserve Requirement (CRR) at 27.5 per cent and the asymmetric corridor at +200/-500 basis points around the MPR.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari on May 28, 2020 approved the appointment of __________ as the Director-General of Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRC)?

[A] Dr. Umaru Sanusi
[B] Dr. Ya’u Usman Idris
[C] Dr. Paul Obaseki
[D] Dr. Akin Ajimobi

Correct Answer: B [Dr. Ya’u Usman Idris]

Notes: Minister of State for Petroleum (HMSP) Timipre Sylva announced the appointment of Dr. Idris in a statement signed by Garba Deen Muhammad, Group General Manager and SA Media to the Minister.

3. The World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020 was celebrated on?

A] May 19, 2020
[B] May 20, 2020
[C] May 21, 2020
[D] May 28, 2020

Correct Answer: D [May 28, 2020]

Notes: The date May 28 was chosen to observe the day because on an average the menstrual cycle for most women is 28 days and the menstruation period for most women is for five days. Hence, the date was kept as 28/5 (28 May). The main idea behind marking this day is to change the social stigma associated with menstruation.

4. What is the World Menstrual Hygiene Day theme for 2020?

[A] ‘Periods in Pandemic’
[B] ‘It’s time for Action’
[C] ‘Fo more limits’
[D] ‘Friendly Sanitation’

Correct Answer: A [‘Periods in Pandemic’]

Notes: World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020 theme is ‘Periods in Pandemic’. The idea behind choosing this theme is to highlight how the challenges faced by women during menstruation have worsened due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

5. One of the following world leaders was not among the joint-convenors of the UN virtual meeting of May 28, 2020 in which President Buhari was hosted?

[A] Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau
[B] Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness
[C] UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
[D] French President, Emmanuel Macron

Correct Answer: D [French President, Emmanuel Macron]

Notes: President Muhammadu Buhari was on Thursday, May 28, 2020 hosted by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who were all joint-conveners of the event. A key discussion centered on financing during and after COVID-19.

6. Which one of the following states as at May 29, 2020 has ZERO confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 in Nigeria?

[A] Ebonyi
[B] Cross River
[C] Kogi
[D] Plateau

Correct Answer: B [Cross River]

Notes: Starting from February 27, 2020 when Nigeria recorded its first case of coronavirus till Friday, May 29, 2020, Cross River State is the only states in Nigeria declared free from coronavirus pandemic. Kogi State recorded zero case(s) as well up until May 28, 2020 when NCDC reported 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

7. Which one of these Presidents recently signed executive order targeting social media companies?

[A] Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari
[B] Russian President, Vladimir Putin
[C] US President, Donald Trump
[D] French President, Emmanuel Macron

Correct Answer: C [US President, Donald Trump]

Notes: President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 29, 2020 signed an executive order targeting social media companies, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.”

Speaking from the Oval Office ahead of signing the order, Trump said the move was to “defend free speech from one of the gravest dangers it has faced in American history.”

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