Current Affairs Quiz: April 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state inaugurated the online delivery website ‘Cghaat’ to provide home delivery of fruits and vegetables during the extended lockdown phase?
    A)Delhi
    B)Maharashtra
    C)TamilNadu
    D)Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the online delivery website ‘Cghaat’ to provide home delivery of fruits and vegetables during the extended lockdown phase.

  2. How many ‘Suraksha Stores’ will be set up by government to provide daily essentials?
    A)5 lakh
    B)10 lakh
    C)15 lakh
    D)20 lakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ahead of extending restrictions on the mobility of goods and persons, the government plans to set up a chain of 20 lakh retail shops called ‘Suraksha Stores’ across India which will provide daily essentials to citizens while maintaining stringent safety norms.

  3. Recently,RBI reduced the reverse repo rate to how much percent in a bid to inject liquidity in financial markets?
    A)3.75%
    B)3.50%
    C)3.00%
    D)4.15%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the reverse repo rate by 25 basis points from four per cent to 3.75 per cent in a bid to inject liquidity in financial markets.

  4. Recently,RBI Recently,RBI announced third targeted long-term repo operation (TLTRO) for how much amount?
    A)₹25000 cr
    B)₹40000 cr
    C)₹35000 cr
    D)₹15000 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    To ensure adequate liquidity in the system, especially in the corporate bond market, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the third targeted long-term repo operation (TLTRO) on April 7 for Rs 25,000 crore.

  5. Which Bank has launched a Safety Grid campaign to encourage and reinforce social distancing while waiting at shops?
    A)ICICI Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank has launched a Safety Grid campaign to encourage and reinforce social distancing while waiting at shops.

  6. As per IMF,Asia is expected to witness how much percent growth in 2020?
    A)1.4%
    B)1.2%
    C)1.0%
    D)0%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Asia is expected to witness zero per cent growth in 2020 due COVID-19 pandemic, its worst growth performance in almost 60 years, but still the world’s largest and most populous continent is likely to fare better than other regions in terms of activity said by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  7. According to the research report by SBI, India’s GDP growth may slide to how much percent in current financial year?
    A)1.1%
    B)1.2%
    C)1.3%
    D)1.4%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to the research report by SBI, India’s GDP growth may slide to 1.1 per cent in the current financial year, on account of the impact of coronavirus outbreak on the economy.

  8. Reliance and which other company have came together to create a ‘super app’ that would include digital payments, social media, gaming along with flight and hotel booking options?
    A)TCS
    B)Microsoft
    C)Google
    D)Facebook
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Social media behemoth Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited are reportedly working together to develop a multi functional super-app.

  9. The 2022 Asian Para Games are scheduled to be held in which city?
    A)Bangkok
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Tokyo
    D)Hangzhou
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The mascot for the 4th Asian Para Games scheduled to be held here from October 9 in 2022 was unveiled.

  10. How much relief fund was announced by World Rugby to assist COVID-19 affected nations?
    A)$159 million
    B)$105 million
    C)$200 million
    D)$100 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Rugby has created a relief fund of approximately $100 million to assist unions around the world as they grapple with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

  11. Who has joined WWF (World Wide Fund) India as its ambassador for environment education programme?
    A)Vishwanathan Anand
    B)PV Sindhu
    C)Virat Kohli
    D)MS Dhoni
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand has joined WWF (World Wide Fund) India as its ambassador for environment education programme.

  12. Who has taken over additional charge of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited?
    A)Ajay Sharma
    B)Manohar Lal Singh
    C)Sanjay Singh
    D)PK Purwar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    BSNL chairman and managing director P K Purwar has taken over additional charge of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, a regulatory filing.

  13. Recently who resigned from the post of president of International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) in the wake of allegations of corruption and doping violations?
    A)Tamas Ajan
    B)Thomas bach
    C)Tedros Adenyum
    D)William Shawn
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) president Tamas Ajan resigned in the wake of allegations of corruption and doping violations.

  14. Who has been elected as brand ambassador of ‘CricKingdom’?
    A)Rohit Sharma
    B)Virat Kohli
    C)MS Dhoni
    D)Parthiv Patel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has become brand ambassador of ‘CricKingdom’, a cricket academy based in Dubai which will also facilitate coaching through its online platform after the global COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

  15. Which Institute has come up with a design of an autonomous ‘WardBot’ which can deliver medicines and food to COVID-19 patients?
    A)IIT Ropar
    B)IIM Ahmedabad
    C)IIT Kanpur
    D)BHU
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar in Punjab’s Rupnagar district has come up with a design of an autonomous ‘WardBot’ which can deliver medicines and food to COVID-19 patients in isolation wards without human intervention.

  16. Recently which application became world’s fastest app to reach 50 mn downloads?
    A)CoronaGO
    B)Bhim
    C)Covid19
    D)Arogya Setu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Centre’s mobile app, Aarogya Setu, developed for tracking COVID-19 patients, has become the world’s fastest app to reach 50 million downloads in just 13 days said by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

  17. What is the theme of this year’s World Voice Day?
    A)Share your voice
    B)Value of voice
    C)Be kind with your voice
    D)Focus on your voice
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Voice Day is a worldwide annual event that takes place on April 16 devoted to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice.The aim is to demonstrate the enormous importance of the voice in the daily lives of all peopleThe theme of 2020 World Voice Day is FOCUS ON YOUR VOICE.

  18. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Mathematics?
    A)Mathematics is everywhere
    B)Learning Mathematics
    C)Maths and 3P learning
    D)Teach and learn mathematics
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Every year, 14th March is observed as International Day of Mathematics. The International Day of Mathematics aims to showcase the fundamental role played by the mathematical sciences in the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in reinforcing the two UNESCO priorities: Africa and Gender Equality.The Theme of International Mathematics Day 2020 Mathematics is Everywhere.

  19. What is the theme of this year’s World Haemophilia Day?
    A)Sharing knowledge makes
    B)Hear their voices
    C)Outreach and identification
    D)Get Plus Involved
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hemophilia Day is an international awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. It is held annually on April 17, date of the birthday of Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia.This year theme for Hemophilia Day is “Get + Involved”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Rugby?
    A)Thailand
    B)China
    C)Ireland
    D)France
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of HDFC Bank?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of International Weightlifting Federation?
    A)Budapest
    B)Tokyo
    C)Berlin
    D)Madrid
    View Answer
    Option A

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