Current Affairs MCQ Quiz with Answers and Notes | June 1, 2020

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Current Affairs MCQ Quiz with Answers and Notes | June 1, 2020

1. As at May 2020, the highest number of new cases ever recorded in Nigeria since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus is?

[A] 635
[B] 553
[C] 424
[D] 877

Correct Answer: B [553]

Notes: The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday, May 31, 2020 confirmed 553 new cases of COVID-19.

2. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, recently announced that ICT industry contributed ________ per cent to Nigeria’s GDP?

[A] 12.5%
[B] 13.5%
[C] 11.5%
[D] 14.07%

Correct Answer: D [14.07%]

Notes: The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Sunday, May 31, 2020 announced that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has contributed unprecedented 14.07 per cent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Mr Pantami said he was delighted to hear of the growth of ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020.

3. What is the full meaning of the acronym PPPRA?

[A] Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency
[B] Petroleum Products Pack Regulatory Agency
[C] Petroleum Product Pricing Regulator Agency
[D] Petroleum Products Prime Releasing Agency

Correct Answer: A[Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency]

Notes: The PPPRA has it as a function to determine the Pricing Policy of Petroleum Products, regulate the Supply and Distribution of Petroleum Products etc.

4. The Nigerian government on June 1, 2020 announced a 2 Naira reduction in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). With the new directive, one litre will now sell for between

[A] N123.30 to N125.30
[B] N123.50 to N124.70
[C] N121.50 to N123.50
[D] N120.40 to N121.60

Correct Answer: C [121.50 to N123.50]

Notes: The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) gave the new approval on June 1, 2020. The latest directive was contained in a circular to fuel marketers, stating that a 2 Naira band has been removed from the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

The PPPRA had on March 31 fixed a price band of N123.50 to N125 per litre.

5. The Nigerian government recently approved _______ as expected approval date for Domestic flight Resumption in the country?

[A] June 8, 2020
[B] June 16, 2020
[C] June 21, 2020
[D] June 28, 2020

Correct Answer: C [June 21, 2020]

Notes: The federal government through the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on June 1, 2020 directed Domestic flight operators to come up with protocols that will lead to the resumption of flights from June 21.

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