1. In which of the following countries the bull running festival is organised?
• Spain's best-known bull running festival in the northern town of Pamplona has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
• A running of the bulls is an event that involves running in front of a small group of cattle, typically six but sometimes ten or more, that have been let loose on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town's streets, usually as part of a summertime festival.
2. Which country has launched Noor satellite?
c. South Korea
• Iran claims to have launched its first military satellite-NOOR into orbit.
• If true, the mission would be Iran’s first successful rocket launch in some time after repeated failed attempts to put a vehicle into space.
• In the past, Earth-imaging satellites have spotted the country’s launch preparations, but there was no public heads-up about this particular mission.
• The satellite took off on top of a relatively unknown rocket called Ghased, or “Messenger,” from Iran’s Central Desert and reached an altitude of 425 kilometers, or 265 miles, above the Earth.
3. Mahinda Rajapaksa is the Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
a. Sri Lanka
4. Who has been appointed as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind?
a. Kapil Dev Tripathi
b. Kapil Thakur
c. Kapil Mahajan
d. Kapil Sharma
• Kapil Dev Tripathi was appointed Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointed of Mr Tripathi as Secretary to the President on contract basis, for a term co-terminus with the tenure of the President.
• Mr Tripathi, a 1980 batch IAS officer ( Retired) of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, is at present the Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).
5. Under which section of the Disaster Management Act has spitting been prohibited?
a. Section 51 (b)
b. Section 51 (a)
c. Section 51 (c)
d. Section 51 (d)
• The Government of India has announced Spitting in public act a punishable offence under the strict Disaster Management Act in its revised guidelines for lockdown issued to contain COVID-19. The announcement was made by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in its revised guidelines.
• The guidelines also mandated the wearing of face masks in public places.
• MHA has made spitting punishable with a fine under Section 51 (b) of the Disaster Management Act.
• Spitting in public has been already made an offence under municipal laws in various cities. This has been hardly taken seriously by the people in the country. Measures have been taken by the Municipal corporations of Delhi and several other states.
• Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand have already issued orders to ban tobacco products and spitting in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
• MHA imposed a strict ban on the sale of liquor, 'gutka', tobacco, etc. It strictly prohibited spitting in public places. The directives shall be implemented by district magistrates through fines and penal action given under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
• Anyone refusing to comply with the order of government orders under the Disaster Management Act will result in imprisonment up to one year or a fine, or both.