Current Affairs Quiz: March 10, 2020

Current Affairs 10 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Indian Coast Guard conducted 9th edition of rescue exercise ‘SAREX-2020’ in which state?
    A)Goa
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttarakhand
    D)Assam
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Final exercise of the National level Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX-2020) was conducted by the Indian Coast Guard in the sea at Vasco, South Goa district.

  2. Agartala of Tripura state and Ghojadanga of which state approved as authorised land immigration check posts?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Manipur
    C)WestBengal
    D)Assam
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Tripura capital Agartala and West Bengal’s Ghojadanga have been designated by the government as authorised land immigration check posts to enter or exit India.

  3. Who will be the chairperson of newly reconstructed The National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR)?
    A)Amit Shah
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Rajnath Singh
    D)Yogi Adityanath
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has reconstituted the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) with Union Home Minister Amit Shah as its chairperson and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, among others, as its members.

  4. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) and the World Bank organized a discussion on the ‘The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce‘, in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Agartala
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) and the World Bank organized a discussion on the ‘The Future of Work: Women in India’s Workforce‘, in New Delhi.

  5. Which state inaugurated the “Poshan Pakhwada 2020” organised by the Department of Women’s Empowerment and Child Development on the occasion of the International Women’s Day?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Uttarakhand
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Assam
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the “Poshan Pakhwada 2020” organised by the Department of Women’s Empowerment and Child Development on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.

  6. Who launched a women helpline number–01126565285– for women and students with science and technology background?
    A)Amit Shah
    B)Harsh Vardhan
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Narendra Modi
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Union Science and Technology Minister, Harsh Vardhan launched a women helpline number–01126565285– for women and students with science and technology background

  7. Which state tops the list of the states in terms of the number of participants in Poshan Abhiyan?
    A)TamilNadu
    B)Karnataka
    C)Assam
    D)Bihar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Government is implementing the flagship programme Poshan Abhiyan for improving the nutritional status of Indian citizens

  8. According to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2020, India’s UHNWI Population To Grow By how much percent in 5 years?
    A)73%
    B)74%
    C)78%
    D)77%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2020, Despite rising geopolitical tensions, slow growth forecasts and uncertainty remaining the norm in 2019, about 51 per cent of the ultra-wealthy Indians experienced an increase in their fortune.

  9. Recently which country joins Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) as its 5th observer?
    A)Nepal
    B)Bhutan
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has joined as an observer of the Indian Ocean Commission — the inter-governmental organisation that coordinates maritime governance in the south-western Indian Ocean — a move that will bolster Delhi’s Indo-Pacific vision.

  10. Which organisation recently released the report on girls named A New Era for Girls: Taking stock of 25 years of progress?
    A)Transparency International
    B)UNESCO
    C)NASSCOM
    D)UNICEF
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The UNICEF, Plan International and UN Women report, A New Era for Girls: Taking stock of 25 years of progress, finds that while girls’ lives are better today than they were 25 years ago, the gains are uneven across regions and countries. This is particularly true for adolescent girls.

  11. The government has approved the proposals of software firm TCS and realty major DLF to set up special economic zones (SEZs) for IT sector in which states?
    A)Haryana and UP
    B)Bihar and Jharkhand
    C)Jharkhand and Haryana
    D)Haryana and Punjab
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has approved the proposals of software firm TCS and realty major DLF to set up special economic zones (SEZs) for IT sector in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

  12. Who became the first player in the history of T20 cricket to feature in 500 matches?
    A)Lasith Malinga
    B)Virat Kohli
    C)Steve Smith
    D)Kieron Pollard
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard became the first player in the history of T20 cricket to feature in 500 matches when he took the field against Sri Lanka for the first T20I.

  13. Recently who became Indian Coast Guard’s first woman DIG?
    A)Ritika Jain
    B)Shweta Shukla
    C)Akanksha Parihar
    D)Nupur Kulshrestha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nupur Kulshrestha was promoted as DIG of Indian Coast Guard.

  14. Which country won the Women’s T20 World Cup title?
    A)India
    B)Australia
    C)England
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Australia displayed an all-round performance to defeat India by 85 runs to win its fifth Women’s T20 World Cup title at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

  15. Who became the youngest player ever (female or male) to play the World Cup finals across both 20-over and 50-over formats.?
    A)Smriti Mandhana
    B)Harmanpreet Kaur
    C)Shafali Verma
    D)AjinkyaRajput
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    16-year-old Shafali Verma scripted history as she became the youngest player ever (female or male) to play the World Cup finals across both 20-over and 50-over formats.

  16. Which body launched “100 per cent cricket“, a 12-month campaign dedicated towards the promotion of women’s cricket?
    A)ICC
    B)PCB
    C)BCCI
    D)Wales and Eng Board
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched “100 per cent cricket“, a 12-month campaign dedicated towards the promotion of women’s cricket.

  17. Who is the only Indian player to feature in the Women’s T20 World Cup team of the tournament announced byInternational Cricket Council?
    A)Smriti Mandhana
    B)Harmanpreet Kaur
    C)Shafali Verma
    D)Poonam Yadav
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Poonam Yadav is the only Indian player to feature in the Women’s T20 World Cup team of the tournament announced byInternational Cricket Council.

  18. The 2020 BNB Paribas Open which was scheduled to be held in which country got postponed due to coronavirus outbreak?
    A)Thailand
    B)Maldives
    C)USA
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Due to the public health emergency after a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) locally, the 2020 BNP Paribas Open “will not take place at this time” and will be held later said by said Tournament Director Tommy Haas

  19. What name has been given to Nasa’s next Mars rover?
    A)Anonymous
    B)Red Fortune
    C)Perseverance
    D)Planet 50
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The American space agency has a new name for the rover it will be sending to the Red Planet this summer.

  20. Recently Hans Raj Bhardwaj passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Politics
    C)Journalist
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj passed away. He was 82.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Whereis the HQ of World Bank?
    A)London
    B)NewYork
    C)Washington DC
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Indian Ocean Commission?
    A)Singapore
    B)Netherlands
    C)Mauritius
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of UNICEF?
    A)Geneva
    B)NewYork
    C)London
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

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