Current Affairs Quiz: April 1, 2020

Current Affairs 1 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which application was launched by government for coronavirus risk-tracking?
    A)Corona Shakti
    B)Corona Cover
    C)Corona Agni
    D)Corona Kavach
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Government of India has launched a coronavirus risk-tracking app called ‘Corona Kavach.’ Jointly developed by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  2. The central government set up how many empowered groups for ensuring a comprehensive and integrated response to COVID-19?
    A)9
    B)8
    C)11
    D)10
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The central government set up 11 empowered groups for ensuring a comprehensive and integrated response to COVID-19.

  3. Recently which state has developed a mobile application to track and monitor the people who are quarantined for COVID-19?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Uttarakhand
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Maharashtra
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh government has developed a mobile application to track and monitor the people who are quarantined for COVID-19.

  4. Which state has set up Mobile Hand-wash facilities for the benefit of Slum Dwellers amidts lockdown in the state?
    A)Andhra Pradesh
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Jharkhand
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh State government has set up Mobile Hand-wash facilities for the benefit of Slum Dwellers amidts lockdown in the state.

  5. Recently United Bank of India and OBC merged itself with which bank?
    A)Bank of Baroda
    B)Syndicate Bank
    C)Canara Bank
    D)PNB
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Punjab National Bank (PNB) has unveiled a new logo as it merges with United Bank of India and OBC with effect from April 1.

  6. How much amount will be invested by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Indian infrastructure sector via NIIF?
    A)USD 100 million
    B)USD 200 million
    C)USD 300 million
    D)USD 400 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Multilateral institution Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced a USD 100 million funding for the Indian infrastructure sector through the government-promoted NIIF.

  7. Fitch Solutions slashed India GDP growth forecast to how much percent for FY21?
    A)4.2%
    B)4.3%
    C)4.6%
    D)4.4%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Fitch Solutions slashed its estimate for India’s GDP growth in the fiscal starting April 1 to 4.6 per cent from 5.4 per cent due to weaker private consumption and contraction in investment amid coronavirus outbreak, costing economies around the globe.

  8. Domestic credit rating agency India Ratings (Ind-Ra) cut India FY21 growth to how muchpercent?
    A)3.6%
    B)3.5%
    C)3.4%
    D)3.0%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Domestic credit rating agency India Ratings (Ind-Ra) cut its FY21 growth forecast to 3.6 per cent amid coronavirus-related worries.

  9. Recently which country assured India of uninterrupted LPG supply?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Saudi Arabia
    C)Iran
    D)Israel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s oil minister said that he had discussed global oil market developments with Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and Aramco’s Chief Executive Amin Nasser as well as uninterrupted LPG supplies to India.

  10. Who has been awarded the Hindu Prize 2019 in the fiction section?
    A)Mirza Waheed
    B)Sulaiman Rehman
    C)Santanu Das
    D)Abhinav Sharma
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 2019 edition of The Hindu Prize has been awarded to Mirza Waheed’s Tell Her Everything in the fiction section and Santanu Das for India, Empire, and First World War Culture: Writings, Images and Songs in the non-fiction section.

  11. Recently which institute developed mobile app for tracking COVID-19 quarantine patients?
    A)IIT Bombay
    B)IIT Kanpur
    C)IIISC Bengaluru
    D)IIM Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A team at IIT Bombay along with some professional and experienced alumni claimed to have built a mobile app named ‘CORONTINE.

  12. Which organisation won NASA award for planned lunar space station?
    A)HighSpace
    B)Tesla
    C)Trever
    D)SpaceX
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    NASA picked a new space capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ferry cargo and supplies to the agency’s planned lunar space station, a crucial building block to its plans to build a permanent post on the moon and mount future missions to Mars.

  13. Recently Mark Blum passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Photographer
    B)Author
    C)Actor
    D)Sports
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Actor Mark Blum, best known for featuring in movies such as Desperately Seeking Susan and Crocodile Dundee, has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 69.

  14. Recently which Tamil Folk singer and actress passed away who shot to fame with her performance in actor Vikram’s ‘Dhool’?
    A)Samantha Akkenni
    B)Tisha Krishnan
    C)Pooja Devariya
    D)Paravai Muniyamma
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted Tamil folk singer and actress Paravai Muniyamma, who shot to fame with her performance in actor Vikram’s ‘Dhool’, passed away in Madurai. She was 83.

  15. Recently squash player Azam Khan passed away.He belonged to which country?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Israel
    C)Afghanistan
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Pakistani squash great Azam Khan has died of coronavirus in London. He was 95.

  16. Recently Ken Shimura passed away.He belonged to which profession?
    A)Journalism
    B)Comedian
    C)Actor
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Days after being hospitalised for coronavirus, veteran Japanese comedian Ken Shimura died of pneumonia caused by the virus. He was 70.

  17. Recently Thomas Schaefer,Finance minister of which country passed away?
    A)Zimbabwe
    B)USA
    C)Germany
    D)France
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Punjab National Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A)USA
    B)Italy
    C)Philippines
    D)HongKong
    View Answer
    Option C

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