Current Affairs Quiz: March 18, 2020

Current Affairs 18 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state has launched a mass hand washing campaign named ‘break the chain’?
    A)Kerala
    B)Manipur
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus across the state, the Kerala government has launched a mass hand washing campaign named ‘break the chain’.

  2. Which battalion inked a deal with a disability support NGO in order to train its troops?
    A)RAW
    B)BSF
    C)ITBP
    D)CRPF
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The CRPF inked a deal with a disability support NGO in order to train its troops, who lost their limbs in operations, in various skills including cyber operations, artificial intelligence and para-sports.

  3. Which becomes 1st nation to shut financial markets over COVID-19 fears?
    A)China
    B)Philippines
    C)India
    D)Italy
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Philippines halted stock, bond and currency trading until further notice, becoming the first country to shut financial markets in response to the widening coronavirus pandemic.The closures take effect on March 17, 2020, according to statements from the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Bankers Association of the Philippines

  4. Which Company has been awarded for registration of ISO 27001?
    A)Niacl
    B)PNB Housing Finance Limited
    C)IDBI Federal
    D)LIC Housing Finance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    PNB Housing Finance Limited, one of the leading housing finance companies has been awarded for registration of ISO 27001

  5. Recently Moody’s Investors Service lowered India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020to how much percent?
    A)5.6%
    B)5.5%
    C)5.4%
    D)5.3%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Moody’s Investors Service lowered India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 calendar year to 5.3 per cent from 5.4 per cent, on coronavirus implications on the economy.

  6. Recently which company partners with Aegon Life Insurance to sell quick-access life insurance policies?
    A)Flipkart
    B)Amazon
    C)Myntra
    D)EBay
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    E-commerce marketplace Flipkart and Aegon Life Insurance joined hands to sell comprehensive insurance solutions for customers looking for instant digital policies with a sum assured of up to Rs 10 lakh.

  7. Recently which ferry service was launched between Mumbai and Mandwa?
    A)Topez
    B)Fedex
    C)Ro ro
    D)Ropax
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    A roll on-roll off cum passenger ferry service, also called ‘Ropax’, between Mumbai and Mandwa near Alibaug, was launched in the presence of Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and Maharashtra port and maritime board officials.

  8. Who was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation (PFC)?
    A)Ravinder Singh Dhillon
    B)Avnish Bhatt
    C)Shailendra Kumar
    D)Shivam Dubey
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the appointment of Ravinder Singh Dhillon as Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post on or after June 1 till the date of his superannuation on May 31, 2023, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

  9. Who was appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir?
    A)Avnish Chaturvedi
    B)Shivam Shinghal
    C)Srikant Dixit
    D)Hirdesh Kumar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Election Commission of India appointed Hirdesh Kumar as the new Chief Electoral Officer of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  10. Rohini Mohan and whom have been jointly given this year’s Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding woman journalist?
    A)Rana Aayud
    B)Rubina Singh
    C)Rubina Sheikh
    D)Araf Khanum Sherwani
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Arfa Khanum Sherwani of The Wire and Bengaluru-based freelancer Rohini Mohan have been jointly given this year’s Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding woman journalist.

  11. Prachi Selve and whom have been jointly awarded the top prize for their contribution towards reporting on road safety by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS)?
    A)Pradeep Dwivedi
    B)Akanksha Saini
    C)Sanjay Singh
    D)ravish Kumar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prachi Salve of IndiaSpend and Pradeep Dwivedi of Dainik Jagran have been jointly awarded the top prize for their contribution towards reporting on road safety by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS).

  12. Recently Puthussery Ramachandran passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Sports
    C)Actor
    D)Journalist
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted poet, litterateur and linguist Puthussery Ramachandran passed away. He was 91.

  13. Recently Patil Puttappa passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)sports
    B)author
    C)Journalist
    D)Actor
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha member Patil Puttappa breathed his last at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) hospital in Hubli. He was 99.

  14. Recently Francisco Garcia has passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia has passed away aged 21 after contracting coronavirus.

  15. Recently Jairam Kulkarni passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)journalism
    B)Sports
    C)Poet
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted Marathi actor Jairam Kulkarni died in Pune morning due to old-age related ailments. He was 88.

  16. Recently,who launched his debut novel ‘Aham’?
    A)Ram Gopal Verma
    B)Anurag Kashyap
    C)Saurabh Thakur
    D)Anurag Singh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Filmmaker Saurabh Thakur launched his debut novel ‘Aham’,a bold step for the fantasy fiction genre in India. The book has been published by Locksley Hall Publishing.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Spain?
    A)Rupee
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Philippines?
    A)Euro
    B)peso
    C)Dollar
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option B

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