Current Affairs Quiz: March 12, 2020

Current Affairs 12 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. The traditional ‘Fagli’ festival was celebrated in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Uttarakhand
    C)Himachal Pradesh
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The traditional ‘Fagli’ festival was celebrated in Yangpa village of Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh with great fervour.

  2. Which state has topped the list in domestic solar rooftop installations in 2020?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Assam
    D)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    To achieve renewable power generation goals, Gujarat has topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants across the country with about 50,915 systems being fixed on domestic rooftops in the State as on March 2, 2020.

  3. The Central government has constituted the Delimitation Commission for the purpose of delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland.Who will head this commission?
    A)Rajiv Singh
    B)Sanjiv Verma
    C)Ranjana Desai
    D)Varsha Mishra
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Central government has constituted the Delimitation Commission for the purpose of delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland.

  4. Which state ranked 1st in country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan as per the recent report shared by NITI Aayog?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Uttarakhand
    C)Andhra Pradesh
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan as per the recent report shared by NITI Aayog

  5. Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated an exhibition titled Jallianwala Bagh in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated an exhibition titled Jallianwala Bagh in New Delhi on the occasion of 130th Foundation Day of National Archives of India.

  6. Recently government has formed a committee under which ministry which also includes representatives of the Indian Railways to work out the modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’?
    A)Ministry of Finance
    B)Ministry of HRD
    C)Ministry of Agriculture
    D)Ministry of Railways
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government has formed a committee under the Ministry of Agriculture which also includes representatives of the Indian Railways to work out the modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to set up a ‘Kisan Rail’ through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode for a cold supply chain to transport perishable goods in her budget speech.

  7. What is the rank of India on the inclusive internet index 2020 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)?
    A)41st
    B)43rd
    C)44th
    D)46th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked 46th out of 100 countries on the inclusive internet index 2020 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

  8. According to the 1st edition of ‘Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) 2020’, released by the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme),which country tops the list with the highest bias against women?
    A)Pakistan
    B)India
    C)Bhutan
    D)SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to the 1st edition of ‘Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) 2020’, released by the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), about 90 % or 9 in 10 of the world’s population has some bias against women.

  9. In 2018-19, the FDI inflow stood at how much amount highest ever recorded for a fiscal year.?
    A)52 billion
    B)55 billion
    C)60 billion
    D)62 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow was over 318 billion US dollars between 2014 and September 2019 representing nearly 50 percent of the cumulative FDI in India since April 2000.

  10. Who won the I-League title?
    A)Mumbai Warriors
    B)Bengaluru FC
    C)Mohun Bagan
    D)Aizawl FC
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Mohun Bagan won the I-League title with four rounds still to go in the competition.

  11. Who will take over the post of Director General Defence Intelligence Agency and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence)?
    A)Rajiv Singh
    B)KJS Dhillon
    C)Karambir Singh
    D)Abhimanyu Pratap
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    After serving at strategic XV Corps of Army last year, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon will take over the post of Director General Defence Intelligence Agency and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Intelligence).

  12. Who won the inaugural BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award?
    A)PV Sindhu
    B)Harmanpreet Kaur
    C)Shefali Verma
    D)PT Usha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian badminton player PV Sindhu won the inaugural BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award following a public vote.The shortlist of five contenders also consisted of sprinter Dutee Chand, boxer Mary Kom, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and para-badminton player Manasi Joshi.

  13. the first phase of Jewar airport has been included in the world’s 100 strategic global infrastructure projects for the year 2020.It is situated in which state?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Jharkhand
    D)Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a major achievement for Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government, the first phase of Jewar airport has been included in the world’s 100 strategic global infrastructure projects for the year 2020.

  14. Who has won the seventh Dr MS Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-2019?
    A)DS Shinghal
    B)Taraknath Banerjee
    C)Narendra Sahu
    D)V Praveen Rao
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), has won the seventh Dr MS Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-2019

  15. Recently Anant Dixit passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Politics
    B)Journalist
    C)Author
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran Marathi journalist Anant Dixit died after a prolonged illness. He was 67.

  16. Who announced a new book titled “The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman”?
    A)Taruna Shinghal
    B)Tahira Khurrana
    C)Mahi Kashyap
    D)Kavya Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Writer-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap Khurrana announced that she is coming up with her new book, titled The 12 Commandments of Being A Woman.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of United Nation Development Programme?
    A)NewYork
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Paris
    D)Stockholm
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Sweden?
    A)Dollar
    B)Krona
    C)Rupee
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option B

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