Current Affairs Quiz: April 19, 2020

Current Affairs 19 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government have asked officials to use the new ‘Assess Koro Na’ app for door-to-door survey in COVID-19 containment zones?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Delhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Delhi government has asked officials to use the new ‘Assess Koro Na’ app for door-to-door survey in COVID-19 containment zones to speed up decision-making by analysing real-time data, removing a major obstacle in the efforts to contain the virus.

  2. Which state government has launched a helpline to address mental health and psychological problems that may arise during the COVID-19 lockdown period?
    A)Bihar
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Telangana government has launched a helpline to address mental health and psychological problems that may arise during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

  3. How much compensation will be provided to postal employees in case they succumb to COVID-19?
    A)₹5 lakh
    B)₹20 lakh
    C)₹15 lakh
    D)₹10 lakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    All postal employees, including Gramin Dak Sevaks, will get Rs 10 lakh compensation in case they succumb to COVID-19.

  4. Recently RBI cancelled the license of which bank as it does not have adequate capital?
    A)Yes Bank
    B)Mapusa Urban Cooperative Bank
    C)Jila Sehkari Bank
    D)Mehsana Urban Cooperative Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of The Mapusa Urban Cooperative Bank (MUCB) as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects virtually stopping the banking operations of the second largest cooperative bank in the State.

  5. RBI exempted accounts with moratorium benefits from asset recognition norms for how many days?
    A)90
    B)100
    C)120
    D)80
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Virtually doubling the timeframe for recognising a loan as a non-performing asset (NPA), the Reserve Bank announced an “asset classification stand still” for March-May, giving one more benefit to borrowers hurt by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. How much amount of “fund of funds” would be set up for export-oriented Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)?
    A)₹25000 cr
    B)₹20000 cr
    C)₹15000 cr
    D)₹10000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Amid the economic uncertainty due to coronavirus, a “fund of funds” would be set up for export-oriented Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) soon announced by Union minister Nitin Gadkari.

  7. S&P Global Ratings slashed India growth forecast for the current fiscal to how much percent?
    A)1.9%
    B)1.6%
    C)1.5%
    D)1.8%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    S&P Global Ratings on Friday slashed India growth forecast for the current fiscal to 1.8 per cent, from 3.5 per cent estimated earlier, on account of the lockdown to contain Covid-19 pandemic.

  8. As per RBI, country’s foreign exchange reserves have risen to how much as of April 10,2020?
    A)USD 454.9 billion
    B)USD 502.5 billion
    C)USD 450.6 billion
    D)USD 476.5 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said the country’s foreign exchange reserves have risen by nearly USD 2 billion to USD 476.5 billion as of April 10.

  9. Which Company announced the acquisition of the United Kingdom’s most iconic sporting motorcycle ‘Norton’?
    A)Ford
    B)TVS
    C)Honda
    D)Maruti
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    TVS Motor Company announced the acquisition of the United Kingdom’s most iconic sporting motorcycle ‘Norton’ in an all-cash deal, for £16 million, by acquiring certain assets of Norton Motorcycles (UK) (in administration), through one of TVS Motor’s overseas arms.

  10. Recently Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology has developed a diagnostic test for Covid-19 which it claims can furnish results in less than half the time taken by the method currently being used in the country and for a fraction of its cost.It is situated in which state?
    A)Kerala
    B)Karnataka
    C)Assam
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kerala-based institute has developed a diagnostic test for Covid-19 which it claims can furnish results in less than half the time taken by the method currently being used in the country and for a fraction of its cost — ₹1,000.

  11. Recently which Earth-Size and Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data?
    A)Kepler 5464 d
    B)Artemis 6800 c
    C)Kepler 1231 b
    D)Kepler 1649 c
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star’s habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water.

  12. Which application was launched by the government for Transportation of Farm Produce to Mandis Amid Lockdown 2.0?
    A)Kisan Rath
    B)Kisan Agman
    C)Aage Bado
    D)Farmer Friendly
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture Minister launched transport aggregator mobile application known as Kisan Rath that will bring together 5 lakh trucks as well as 20,000 tractors on mobile platform for transporting agriculture produce to markets from farm gate.

  13. Which department has created an Integrated Geospatial Platform out of available geospatial datasets, standards-based services, and analytic tools to help decision making during the current COVID-19 outbreak?
    A)Department of Science and Technology
    B)Department of Personnel Training
    C)Department of Social Development
    D)Department of a Health Affairs
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has created an Integrated Geospatial Platform out of available geospatial datasets, standards-based services, and analytic tools to help decision making during the current COVID-19 outbreak and aid devising area-specific strategies to handle the socio-economic impact in the recovery phase.

  14. Recently Saharai Oran passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Singer
    B)Journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran tribal leader and former Odisha Minister Saharai Oram died at Barbil in Keonjhar district on Friday following a prolonged illness.He was 78.

  15. Who is the author of Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu?
    A)VA Krishna
    B)Narain Dutt
    C)NK Singh
    D)V Krishnaswamy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu, written by V. Krishnaswamy, that narrates the journey of India’s first and only woman silver medal-winning athlete at the Olympic Games.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. In which state,Mapusa Urban cooperative Bank is located?
    A)TamilNadu
    B)Punjab
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Goa
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of S&P global?
    A)Rome
    B)Mumbai
    C)NewYork
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C

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