Since January 2020 when the World Health Organization announced the identification of a new virus and declared its outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, COVID-19 has dominated not only our daily lives but also the news headlines. The outbreak of the virus has upended our lives in unimaginable ways. Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, you must have received a torrent of news about the virus and its effects. But are you really familiar with the facts?
With Disha Publications’ latest Quiz designed with multiple-choice, you have a chance to test your knowledge. Questions for the quiz are primarily based on Do’s and Don’ts, myth-buster, and any other information related to COVID-19. This quiz is conducted to not only spread awareness and disseminate the right information about COVID-19 but also to prepare you for any upcoming competitive exam that focuses on current affairs. So, take the Disha Publications quiz to test if you have got all the right information about COVID-19 and thereafter prepare yourself for your upcoming exam.

1. The Consortium for Affordable and Rapid Diagnostic (CARD) to scale up India’s capacity to make Corona virus testing kit has been launched by which of these?
(a) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
(b) Department of Science & Technology
(c) NITI Aayog
(d) Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

2. A new low-cost and low-tech required test for SARS CoV-2 has been developed by researchers at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, which is named as:
(a) Rapid antibody test (b) RT-nPCR test
(c) RT-qPCR test (d) NAAT test

3. Which of these come under the six stages of vaccine development according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) :
1. Exploratory and pre-clinical
2. Regulatory Review and approval
3. Biologics license application
4. Manufacturing and quality control
Choose the correct option:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 1,3 and 4 only
(c) 1,2 and 4 only (d) 1,2,3,4

4. If so many people in a community become immune to an infectious disease that it stops the disease from spreading, this phenomenon is known as :
(a) Community immunity (b) Immune group
(c) Herd community (d) Herd immunity

5. (1) Quarantine is restricting activities or separating people who are not ill themselves but may have been exposed to COVID-19.
(2) Isolation means separating people who are ill with symptoms of COVID-19 and may be infectious to prevent the spread of the disease.
Choose the correct option:
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) None

6. Recently ‘CAPTAIN ARJUN’ has been launched for intensifying screening and surveillance. What is it and who has launched it?
(a) Robot launched by Indian Railways
(b) Drone launched by DRDO
(c) Robot launched by AIIMS
(d) Humanoid launched by ISRO

7. COVID-19 is also known as?
(a) SARS-CoV (b) SARS-CoV-2
(c) MERS-CoV (d) None

8. Arsenic Album 30 has been advised to be used by which of the following?
(a) Department of Biotechnology
(b) Ministry of AYUSH
(c) Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
(d) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9. Recently the terms Green, Orange and Red containment zones are seen in News frequently, are related to which of these?
(a) Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests
(b) Disaster Management
(c) Refugee relief camps in India
(d) Corona virus

10. Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab is an initiative of which of these?
(a) Ministry of AYUSH along with Tata Medical Centre
(b) Department of Biotechnology along with Andhra Pradesh Med-Tech Zone
(c) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with CSIR
(d) Ministry of AYUSH along with MoHFW

11. (1) Disaster Management Act is invoked by state governments and Epidemic Diseases Act is invoked by Union government.
(2) Disaster Management Act was passed in year 1987 and Epidemic Diseases Act was passed in 2005.
Choose the correct option:
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 & 2 (d) None

12. The outbreak of SARS CoV was seen in which year?
(a) 1995 (b) 2000
(c) 2003 (d) 2015

13. The recent nationwide lockdown was imposed under which of these?
(a) Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
(b) Section 144 of IPC
(c) Disaster Management Act, 2005
(d) Article 352 of Indian Constitution

14. A formulation which is nanotechnology assisted and developed by Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) as a water-based disinfectant is named as:
(a) Air-Venti (b) ARoGYA

15. Assertion (A) : The government has advised 14days quarantine and self isolation for those who came from abroad.
Reason (R) : The infected person from COVID-19 takes 14 days to recover.
Choose the correct option.
(a) Both A and R are correct and R is correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is correct and R is incorrect.
(d) Both A and R are incorrect.

16. (1) Recently Union government has announced a package of `20 lakh crores in which `4 lakh crores collateral free loans is proposed for MSMEs.
(2) This package is approximately 10 % of Union budget.
Choose the correct option:
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) None

17. Vande Bharat Mission is related to:
(a) Running of high speed trains in the country
(b) Repatriation exercise to bring back Indians from other countries
(c) Destroying the camps of militants in PoK
(d) Military exercise of Indian Army

18. SWADES scheme is related to:
(a) Registration of skilled workers returning under Vande Bharat Mission
(b) Reviving the Indian economy
(c) Promotion of Swadeshi
(d) Employment under MGNREGA

19. In India COVID-19 testing guidelines are issued by?
(a) AIIMS (b) ICMR
(c) State governments (d) Ministry of AYUSH

20. At least how much percentage of alcohol-based sanitizer is recommended against Corona virus?
(a) 40% (b) 50%
(c) 60% (d) 80%

21. What is NavRakshak?
(a) PPE Suit (b) Disinfectant spray
(c) Immunity booster (d) Low cost ventilator

22. (1) Recently Union Government has launched country’s first mobile testing lab.
(2) It conducts RT-PCR tests, Elisa test only.
(3) This lab is launched under Central Government’s health scheme (CGHS).
(4) It is deployed only in tribal areas.
Choose the correct option:
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4 only (d) 1,2,3 and 4

Answer Key & Solutions
1. (c) 2. (b) 3. (c)
4. (d) Herd immunity : It is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, through vaccination or previous infections .It provides a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune .
5. (c)
6. (a) An Artificial Intelligence enabled robot “CAPTAIN ARJUN” has been launched by the Indian Railways’ Central Railway zone. It has been launched to intensify the screening of passengers and surveillance to keep a watch on anti-social elements.
7. (b)
8. (b) The AYUSH ministry recommended that homeopathic medicine Arsenicum album 30 could be taken empty stomach daily for three days as a prophylactic medicine against the infection of corona virus.
9. (d)
10. (b) India’s first infectious disease diagnostic lab is a part of government Aatmnirbhar Bharat. This labrotary was built in a record time of eight days from the date of receipt of Automotive Chassis, from Bharat Benz.It is built with the support of Department of Bio-Technology.
11. (d)
12. (c) Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV). The outbreak of SARS CoV was seen in year 2003, in the Guangdong province of southern China.
13. (c) The Ministry of Home Affairs published the official notification and invoked the lockdown under Section 6 of the Disaster Management Act.
14. (d) 15. (c) 16. (d) 17. (b) 18. (a) 19. (b) 20. (c)
21. (a) NavRakshak: It is a PPE kit with innovative breathable fabric material. It provides comfort to healthcare workers working against COVID-19 pandemic wearing multi-layered coverall PPEtreating patients within the hot and humid condition .
22. (b)

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