Current Affairs Quiz: April 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Recently Union HRD Ministry launched which campaign for crowd sourcing of ideas for improving online education ecosystem of India?
    A)Desh Bade Online
    B)India Moving Ahead
    C)Arogya Setu
    D)Bharat Padhe Online
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal launched a week long ‘Bharat Padhe Online’ campaign for crowd sourcing of ideas for improving online education ecosystem of India.

  2. How much amount was assured by Asian Development Bank to India for battling COVID-19?
    A)$3.0 billion
    B)$1.5 billion
    C)$2.0 billion
    D)$2.2 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa assured Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of 2.2 billion dollars (about Rs 16,820 crore) support to India in its fight against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

  3. Which Bank has launched DigiGen, a digital banking platform where customers can digitally open a savings account and fixed deposit instantly; any time, anywhere?
    A)Jana Small Finance Bank
    B)Paytm Payments Bank
    C)Airtel Payments Bank
    D)AU Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jana Small Finance Bank, a scheduled commercial bank, has launched DigiGen, a digital banking platform where customers can digitally open a savings account and fixed deposit instantly; any time, anywhere.

  4. As per RBI report, CPI inflation likely to ease from 4.8% in Q1 to how much percent in Q2?
    A)4.4%
    B)4.0%
    C)3.9%
    D)3.8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Consumer price index based inflation which stayed elevated in the last few months is expected to soften during the course of the financial year, the Reserve Bank of India said in its monetary policy report.

  5. Which Company has acquired the popular weather app Dark Sky?
    A)IBM
    B)Microsoft
    C)Google
    D)Apple
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Apple acquired the popular weather app Dark Sky for an undisclosed amount. Dark Sky said no changes will be made to its iOS app, which costs $3.99.

  6. Which Company acquired Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Limited (GPTL) for Rs 1,080 crore?
    A)NPCIL
    B)Adani Limited
    C)Reliance
    D)Indigrid
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IndiGrid will acquire Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Limited (GPTL) for Rs 1,080 crore and plans to add solar energy projects going forward.

  7. Which Company has launched a new braille keyboard named TalkBack?
    A)NewGen
    B)Microsoft
    C)Apple
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Google has launched a new braille keyboard named TalkBack to simplify smartphone typing for those who are suffering from visual impairment.

  8. Recently Nobuhiko Obayashi passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Photography
    C)Actor
    D)Film Director
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Nobuhiko Obayashi, one of Japan’s prolific filmmaker died due to lung cancer at the age of 82.

  9. Recently which famous Hindustani classical singer and Padma Shri awardee passed away in Gurgaon?
    A)Vikas Chaturvedi
    B)Shaukat Ali Khan
    C)Begum Akhtar
    D)Hiranand Chawla
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Renowned Hindustani classical singer and Padma Shri awardee Shanti Hiranand Chawla passed away at a Gurgaon hospital early. She was 87.

  10. Recently HazarilL Raghuvanshi passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Actor
    C)Politics
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister Hazarilal Raghuwanshi died following a prolonged illness. He was 93.

  11. When is World Homeopathy Day observed?
    A)April 8
    B)April 9
    C)April 11
    D)April 10
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The world homeopathy day is celebrated each year on April 10. This day is celebrated to honor the birth of the father of the Homeopathy system of medicines Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.

  12. When is National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD) observed?
    A)April 7
    B)April 10
    C)April 9
    D)April 11
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD) is observed annually on 11 April to raise awareness about the proper healthcare of women and maternity facilities to pregnant and lactating women.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the HQ of Jana Small Finance Bank?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

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