Current Affairs Quiz: March 14, 2020

Current Affairs 14 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Recently Health Ministry releases which comic for COVID-19 awareness among kids?
    A)Bal Vikas
    B)Kids wins
    C)Kids Fight back Corona
    D)Kids, Vaayu and Corona: Who wins the fight?
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Health Ministry released a comic developed by PGIMER and Panjab University on Coronavirus to make the children aware and make them understand how to prevent infection.

  2. Recently The central government released a list of helpline numbers for all the states and Union Territories (UTs) to assist the people amid which scare?
    A)Swine Flu
    B)Nipah
    C)Coronavirus
    D)Ebola
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The central government released a list of helpline numbers for all the states and Union Territories (UTs) to assist the people amid the coronavirus scare.

  3. The Union Home Ministry has constituted how many special committees to specifically deal with issues and approvals related to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)?
    A)3
    B)2
    C)4
    D)5
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Home Ministry has constituted two special committees to specifically deal with issues and approvals related to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) that render a variety of internal security duties in the country, including border guarding.

  4. Which state government has approved the implementation of “happy hour” for autorickshaws?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government has approved the implementation of “happy hour” for autorickshaws, slashing the fare prices by 15 per cent between 12 pm and 4 pm as recommended by Khatua panel.

  5. As per parliamentary committee headed by BJP member Ramesh Bidhuri,how many states have become kerosene free?
    A)7
    B)6
    C)3
    D)5
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    A parliamentary committee headed by BJP member Ramesh Bidhuri has said only three States and five Union Territories have become kerosene-free, though the government in September last met the target of eight crore LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.

  6. Union Government plans to have at least one Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanAushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendra in each block of the country by end of which year?
    A)2020
    B)2021
    C)2022
    D)2024
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Government plans to have at least one Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanAushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendra in each block of the country by end of 2020.

  7. Which country tops the list in global Animal Protection Index 2020, created by international animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection?
    A)Netherlands
    B)Sweden
    C)USA
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India is one of the better-performing countries in the global Animal Protection Index 2020, created by international animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection.

  8. How much amount will be given by Asian Development Bank to support strained supply chains in fight against COVID-19?
    A)$300 million
    B)$150 million
    C)$100 million
    D)$200 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it will make available 200 million dollars for companies manufacturing and distributing medicines and other items needed to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

  9. How much amount will be provided by World Bank to improve water management in HP?
    A)USD80 million
    B)USD 100 million
    C)USD 200 million
    D)USD 300 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Bank will provide USD 80 million (about Rs 600 crore) loan to improve water management practices and increase agricultural productivity in selected gram panchayats or village councils in Himachal Pradesh.

  10. which company announced the launch of iSelect+ Term Plan to provide enhanced protection cover at an affordable premium?
    A)IDBI federal Insurance Company
    B)ICICI Lombard Insurance Company
    C)National Insurance Company Limited
    D)Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Limited announced the launch of iSelect+ Term Plan to provide enhanced protection cover at an affordable premium.

  11. India Post launches free Digital Locker Service in which city?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    For the first time in India, the Department of Posts is introducing a free digital parcel locker service in Kolkata, West Bengal. It will enable customers collect their consignment from specified post offices at their convenience. in Sector 5 of Salt Lake City and another in New Town.

  12. The World’s first Digital Solutions Exchange Cloud launched in India.Name it?
    A)MYCAMS
    B)WAZIRX
    C)GOKADDAL
    D)AMOKIFY
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    GOKADDAL, world’s first Digital Solutions Exchange in the cloud has been launched in India.www.gokaddal.com is a one of its kind solutions aggregator, marketplace and cloud delivery platform with focus on four A’s: Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Augmentative Technologies.

  13. Who was named as brand ambassador of IDFC FIRST Bank?
    A)Amitabh Bachchan
    B)Disha Patani
    C)Shahrukh Khan
    D)Priyanka Chopra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    IDFC FIRST Bank has announced the signing of iconic Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, as its first-ever brand ambassador.

  14. Who will join Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSE) as its new MD and CEO?
    A)Versha Mishra
    B)Taruna Gupta
    C)Avnish Sharan
    D)Latika Kundu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSE), the third national stock exchange in India announced that the exchange industry veteran, experienced in setting new ventures Ms. Latika S. Kundu, who has been approved by SEBI, will be joining MSE as its MD & CEO on March 12, 2020. Ms.Kundu will be the first woman MD & CEO of MSE.

  15. Who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021?
    A)Fabian Gomez
    B)Robert Allenby
    C)Tiger Woods
    D)Angel Cabrera
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    American golfer Tiger Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2021.Woods, winner of 15 major titles, will be inducted in the male competitor category.Woods was among 10 finalists named in March as candidates for 2021.

  16. Who has made a world record by making a mosaic portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj?
    A)Sudarshan Patnaik
    B)Vikas Pratap Singh
    C)Aviral Gupta
    D)Nitin Dinesh Kamble
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A Mumbai-based animation artist Nitin Dinesh Kamble has made a world record by making a mosaic portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the occasion of his birth anniversary as per the Hindu calendar in Mumbai’s Andheri.

  17. Recently Santu Mukhopadhyay passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Author
    C)Actor
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran Bengali actor Santu Mukhopadhyay who was known for his works in films such as ‘Sansar Simante’ and ‘Bhalobasa Bhalobasa’ died at his south Kolkata residence. He was 69.

  18. What is the theme of this year’s World Kidney Day?
    A)Kidney health for everyone everywhere – from prevention to detection and equitable access to care
    B)Kidneys And Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower
    C)Kidney Health and Precautionary measures
    D)Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Kidney Day (WKD) is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March. It is the global awareness campaign to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys to our health and to reduce the impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. 1 in 10 people is affected by kidney disease globally.This year’s theme is ‘Kidney health for everyone everywhere – from prevention to detection and equitable access to care’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Sweden?
    A)Ekeron
    B)Stockholm
    C)Solna
    D)Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. When was Asian Development Bank founded?
    A)1949
    B)1955
    C)1966
    D)1970
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A)Geneva
    B)Washington DC
    C)NewYork
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option B

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