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Current Affairs Quiz: 2 June 2021

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The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as HND/BSc dichotomy bill and new hybrid variant of COVID-19 among others.

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1. The Bill seeking to end discrimination between First Degree (BSc) graduates from universities and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders from polytechnics in Nigeria was passed by the Senate on?

[A] May 12, 2021
[B] May 19, 2021
[C] May 26, 2021
[D] June 2, 2021

Correct Answer: [D]June 2, 2021

Note:

The Senate, on Wednesday, May 2, 2021, read for the third time and passed a Bill that seeks to end discrimination between First Degree (BSc) graduates from universities and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders from polytechnics in the country.

The passage of the Bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Joint Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters; and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, during plenary.

2. Which one of the following Nigerian Senators sponsored the Bill abolishing HND/BSc dichotomy?

[A] Abdullahi Adamu
[B] Akon Etim Eyakenyi
[C] Senator Patrick Ayo Akinyelure
[D] Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe

Correct Answer: [C]Senator Patrick Ayo Akinyelure

Note:

The Bill was sponsored by Senator Patrick Ayo Akinyelure representing Ondo Central district in Ondo State. The seeks to resolve the lingering controversy, discrimination and wage and entry level disparity against HND holder in the public and private sectors of the economy.

3. Which one of the following nations has reported a new hybrid variant of COVID-19?

[A] Japan
[B] Vietnam
[C] China
[D] Hong Kong

Correct Answer: [B] Vietnam

Note:

Vietnamese authorities on May 29, 2021 announced that they have discovered a very dangerous variant of COVID-19 that has combined mutations first found in India and the UK and is spreading very quickly by air.

4. The 7th COVID-19 vaccine to receive Emergency Use Listing after a systematic and rigorous assessment is?

[A] Sinovac-CoronaVac
[B] Pfizer/BioNTech
[C] Astra Zeneca EU
[D] Moderna

Correct Answer: [A] Sinovac-CoronaVac

Note:

WHO on June 1, 2021 validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing. The vaccine is produced by the Beijing-based pharmaceutical company Sinovac.

WHO has already listed the Pfizer/BioNTech, Astrazeneca-SK Bio, Serum Institute of India, Astra Zeneca EU, Janssen, Moderna and Sinopharm vaccines for emergency use.

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