Current Affairs Quiz: April 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government has launched Annapurna, Supply Mitra portals for citizens’ food needs?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Delhi
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government has launched two portals for the convenience of the people of the state.

  2. Under which country presidency, 2nd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting was held?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Saudi Arabia
    C)India
    D)Iran
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the virtual session of the 2nd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Saudi Arabian Presidency, to discuss the global economic outlook amid evolving COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

  3. Which became the first Life Insurance company to announce Additional Benefits Related to COVID-19?
    A)Tata AIA Life Insurance
    B)Max Bupa
    C)idbi federal
    D)NICL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tata AIA Life Insurance announced additional benefits for its Policyholders and Agents.This is a first of its kind initiative in India.

  4. As per IMF,India’s GDP to grow at how much percent for 2020-21?
    A)1.5%
    B)1.9%
    C)1.3%
    D)1.6%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Amid projection of sharp contraction in the global economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India’s GDP (Gross Domestic Products) growth rate to 1.9 per cent in fiscal year 2020-21 starting April 1. However, it expects economy to bounce back strongly in fiscal 2021-22.

  5. Recently Barclays slashed India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 to how much percent?
    A)1.9%
    B)1.5%
    C)1.1%
    D)0%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    For the first time perhaps, India has a zero percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast. Barclays emerging markets research has cut India’s calendar year 2020 GDP forecast to 0.0 percent from 2.5 percent earlier.

  6. Which Company has launched “Video Builder” ,a free tool to create videos?
    A)Samsung
    B)Apple
    C)Google
    D)Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    As businesses struggle to shift from the traditional to the digital space given the current pandemic crisis, Google has released a new beta tool that lets you create short YouTube videos.

  7. Which Institute has developed ZERO-COV’, a cost-effective disinfectant chamber for common man?
    A)IIT Kanpur
    B)IIM Ahmedabad
    C)IISc Bengaluru
    D)NIT Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal’s professor Arun M Isloor and his research scholar Ibrahim Sayeed developed a disinfectant chamber from an old fridge. They named the disinfected chamber as ‘ZERO-COV.’

  8. Who have been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union Bank of India?
    A)J Packirisamy
    B)Mrutyunjay Mahapatra
    C)Manoharan Jain
    D)TN Mukherjee
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Andhra Bank Managing Director J Packirisamy and Syndicate Bank Chief Executive Officer Mrutyunjay Mahapatra have been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union Bank of India and the Canara Bank respectively.

  9. Who have been appointed as MD and CEO of Paytm General Insurance?
    A)Vineet Arora
    B)Sanjay Singh
    C)Vinay Dubey
    D)Sahil Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Digital payments major Paytm said it has named Vineet Arora as the managing director and chief executive officer of Paytm General Insurance Ltd.

  10. Who have been appointed as MD and CEO of Care Ratings?
    A)Taraknath Banerjee
    B)Vikas Chaturvedi
    C)Vineet Jain
    D)Ajay Mahajan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    CARE Ratings has appointed Ajay Mahajan as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (KMP) for a period of 5 years commencing from 15 April 2020 up to 14 April 2025 (both days inclusive) subject to approval of members of the Company.

  11. Who has won the 13th International Prize for Arabic Fiction?
    A)Abdelouahab Aissaoui
    B)Novak Disjous
    C)Addis Ababa
    D)Romit Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Spartan Court by Abdelouahab Aissaoui has won the 13th International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Aissaoui is the first Algerian to win the prize.

  12. Which Company has acquired Aleris Corpration?
    A)HUL
    B)L&T
    C)Bhel
    D)Hindalco
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Aditya Birla group’s flagship company Hindalco completed the buyout of Aleris Corp by its wholly owned subsidiary Novelis Inc at an enterprise value of $2.8 billion (Rs 21,295 crores).

  13. recently Zafar Sarfaraz passed away,He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Actor
    C)sports
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Pakistan first-class cricketer Zafar Sarfaraz has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19.He was 50.

  14. Recently Ranjit Chowdhury passed away,He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Actor
    C)Author
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Ranjit Chowdhry died in the US. He was 64. Son of actress Pearl Padamsee, Ranjit had worked in films, theatre and television.

  15. Recently Roger Chappot passed away,He was related to which sports?
    A)Hockey
    B)Cricket
    C)Baseball
    D)Football
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former ice hockey player Roger Chappot, who played more than 100 games for Switzerland’s national team including at the 1964 Winter Olympics, has died due to COVID-19. He was 79.

  16. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Action for Rivers?
    A)Asses Rivers and Conserve
    B)Rivers and Waterways
    C)River Action
    D)Women, Water, and Climate Change
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Day of Action for Rivers is celebrated on 14 March to raise awareness about the importance of rivers and climate change. The day aims to stress the importance of rivers and how it affects the lives of the people.The Theme for 2020 International Day for Action for Rivers focuses on ” Women, Water, and Climate Change“.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ Of Tata AIA Life Insurance?
    A)Lucknow
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of International Monetary Fund?
    A)Geneva
    B)NewYork
    C)Washington DC
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Barclays?
    A)NewYork
    B)Paris
    C)London
    D)Washington DC
    View Answer
    Option C

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