Current Affairs Quiz: March 13, 2020

Current Affairs 13 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government has launched ‘Namaste over Handshake’ campaign in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19?
    A)Karnataka
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government of Karnataka has launched ‘Namaste over Handshake’ campaign in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19. With this campaign, the government advises people to keep a safe distance from one another.

  2. which will be the venue for the main event for International Yoga Day on June 21?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Leh
    C)Dehradun
    D)Surat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Leh, the capital of the Union territory of Ladakh will be the venue for the main event for International Yoga Day on June 21

  3. Centre would make it mandatory for sanitary napkin companies to provide bio-degradable disposal bags from which year?
    A)2021
    B)2022
    C)2023
    D)2024
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Centre would make it mandatory for sanitary napkin companies to provide bio-degradable disposal bags from January 2021.

  4. Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated the week long Exhibition-cum-Fair “EKAM Fest” in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated the week long Exhibition-cum-Fair “EKAM Fest” organised by National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) under M/o Social Justice & Empowerment at State Emporia Complex, New Delhi.

  5. which organisation officially declares COVID-19 as a pandemic?
    A)NASSCOM
    B)WHO
    C)UNESCO
    D) UNICEF
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    WHO officially announced during a press conference today that the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is a pandemic after the disease caused by the new coronavirus spread to more than 100 countries and led to tens of thousands of cases within a few months.

  6. The “Joy Bangla” will be the national slogan of which country ?
    A)SriLanka
    B)Iran
    C)Bangladesh
    D)Israel
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The High Court of Bangladesh has ordered that ‘Joy Bangla’ will be the national slogan of Bangladesh.

  7. recently which bank waived off the requirement for maintaining minimum balance in SB accounts?
    A)BOB
    B)SBI
    C)PNB
    D)IDBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The country’s largest lender SBI rationalised interest rate on all savings bank (SB) accounts to a flat 3 per cent, a move affecting 44.51 crore account holders.

  8. Recently PhonePe inks partnership with which bank for UPI transactions?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)Federal Bank
    C)ICIC Bank
    D)HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    PhonePe, which earlier partnered with Yes Bank, is now working with private sector lender ICICI Bank for UPI transactions.

  9. What is the rank of India in KPMG’s 2020 global technology industry innovation survey?
    A)1st
    B)4th
    C)2nd
    D)5th
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India surged back to tie the second position with China in KPMG’s 2020 global technology industry innovation survey which includes responses from more than 800 global leaders in the technology industry.

  10. According to the “Trends in international arms transfers 2019″ report,what is the rank of India in arm exporters list?
    A)16th
    B)11th
    C)20th
    D)23rd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    According to the “Trends in international arms transfers 2019″ report, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) listed the world’s top five arms importers during the five-year period as Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China. Together, the five accounted for 36% of all arms imports.
  11. which company introduced DigiPivot, a skilling programme designed for women?
    A)TCS
    B)Google
    C)Amazon
    D)Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Google India introduced DigiPivot, a skilling programme designed for women who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid-career shifts to digital marketing.

  12. who has been appointed the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh government’s anti-graft helpline?
    A)mS Dhoni
    B)Shefali Verma
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)PV Sindhu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Badminton world champion PV Sindhu has been appointed the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh government’s anti-graft helpline.

  13. Who has been given the additional charge of the DG Border Security Force (BSF)?
    A)SS Deswal
    B)Vivek Johri
    C)Rajiv Khanna
    D)DK Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Director General Indo-Tibetan Border Police S S Deswal has been given the additional charge of the DG Border Security Force (BSF) after the repatriation of incumbent Vivek Johri to his parent cadre Madhya Pradesh

  14. who has been named the “Greatest Leader of All Time” in a poll conducted by ‘BBC World Histories Magazine’?
    A)Maharaja Vikramaditya
    B)Maharaja Vikram Chaudhary
    C)maharaja Ramjit Singh
    D)Maharaja Niket
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th century ruler of the Sikh Empire in India, has beaten competition from around the world to be named the “Greatest Leader of All Time” in a poll conducted by ‘BBC World Histories Magazine’.

  15. who was awarded the was awarded the “Best Citizens of India Gold medal Award” for services to people suffering from ENT diseases?
    A)Kavya Tomar
    B)Naresh Sinha
    C)Vishal Bhardwaj
    D)Jaimanti Bakshi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Dr Jaimanti Bakshi, Professor and Unit Head II, Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck surgery at PGIMER was awarded the “Best Citizens of India Gold medal Award”.She was awarded for “her individual achievements and her contribution towards the national development through her tremendous services to the people suffering from many ENT diseases and head and neck cancer.

  16. Recently who has successfully scaled Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain peak in Australia?
    A)Bhawna Dehariya
    B)Bhavesh Agarwal
    C)Kritika Pant
    D)Akanksha Saini
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya has successfully scaled Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain peak in Australia. Dehariya, who last year scaled Mount Everest, successfully summit the 2,228-metres Mount Kosciuszko

  17. Recently who was among the list in World Economic Forum (WEF) in its new list of 115 Young Global Leaders?
    A)Mahesh Singh
    B)Reitesh Agarwal
    C)Indra Nooyi
    D)Gaurav Gupta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Byju Classes’ founder Byju Raveendran and Zomato’s co-founder Gaurav Gupta are among the five Indians named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its new list of 115 Young Global Leaders.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Health Organisation?
    A)NewYork
    B)London
    C)Geneva
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of PhonePe?
    A)Pune
    B)Bengaluru
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

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

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