Current Affairs Quiz: March 19, 2020

Current Affairs 19 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. The government has set an ambitious target to achieve sales of how many hybrid and electric vehicles by end of 2020?
    A)40 lakh
    B)50 lakh
    C)60 lakh
    D)70 lakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has set an ambitious target to achieve sales of around 70 lakh hybrid and electric vehicles by the end of this year said by Heavy Industries Minister, Prakash Javadekar.
  2. Which state gave his nod to rename Amin village to Abhimanyupur after Mahabharta warrior Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu?
    A)TamilNadu
    B)Haryana
    C)Assam
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave his nod to rename Amin village to Abhimanyupur after Mahabharta warrior Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu.
  3. Which ministry has issued a 24×7 helpline to answer queries regarding visa and travel restrictions as well as to facilitate foreigners in India in availing of consular service?
    A)Ministry of Corporate Affairs
    B)Ministry of Home Affairs
    C)Ministry of HRD
    D)Ministry of Defence
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Home Affairs Ministry has issued a 24×7 helpline to answer queries regarding visa and travel restrictions as well as to facilitate foreigners in India in availing of consular service.
  4. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the 100th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Jatir Pita Bangabandhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of which country?
    A)Bangladesh
    B)Thailand
    C)SriLanka
    D)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the 100th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Jatir Pita Bangabandhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Bangladesh through video message.
  5. How much amount will be provided by India for constructing three school buildings in Nepal?
    A)120 million
    B)115 million
    C)110 million
    D)107 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India pledged to provide a grant of Nepalese Rupees 107 million to Nepal for the construction of three school buildings and help in creating better facilities for the students.
  6. Which organisation will regulate activities of payment aggregators (PAs)?
    A)SIDBI
    B)NPCI
    C)NASSCOM
    D)RBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank said it will regulate activities of payment aggregators (PAs) given the important functions of these intermediaries in the online payments space.
  7. Which becomes the third State to launch star rating for industries?
    A)Jharkhand
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jharkhand announces an ambitious Star Rating Program, which ranks industries based on their emission levels.
  8. In which state, India’s first flying car factory to come up?
    A)Telangana
    B)Karnataka
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Flying car-maker PAL-V of The Netherlands will set up a manufacturing plant in Gujarat and has set a target of commencing production by 2021.
  9. Which Company in collaboration with NASSCOM Foundation launched the Innovate for Accessible India campaign?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Google
    C)TCS
    D)Wipro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation launched the Innovate for Accessible India campaign aimed at empowering people with disabilities with the technology and tools required for better integration into society and access to equal opportunities.
  10. How much amount was announced by Facebook at helping small businesses which are most affected by the coronavirus?
    A)USD 100 million
    B)USD 200 million
    C)USD 300 million
    D)USD 400 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    With the widespread impact of the COVID-19, Facebook has announced its efforts at helping small businesses which are most affected by the crisis.
  11. Which Company becomes the first member of India’s gas trading platform?
    A)Satyam Powers
    B)Adani Power
    C)Indian Oil Corporation
    D)Manikaran Power
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The gas trading platform of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has found its first member in Manikaran Power Ltd (MPL). Called the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX), it will be India’s first gas trading platform.
  12. S&P Global Ratings lowered India’s economic growth forecast to how much percent?
    A)5.0%
    B)5.5%
    C)5.1%
    D)5.2%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    S&P Global Ratings lowered India’s economic growth forecast to 5.2 per cent for 2020, saying the global economy is entering a recession amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  13. Who lifted the Indian Super League (ISL) trophy for the record 3rd time?
    A)Mumbaikar FC
    B)Bengaluru FC
    C)Chennaiyan FC
    D)ATK FC
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    ATK FC lifted the Indian Super League (ISL) trophy for the record 3rd time following a 3-1 win against Chennaiyin FC in the final held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao.
  14. Adnan al-Zurfi was appointed as new PM of which country?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Israel
    C)Iran
    D)Iraq
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the country’s new prime minister-designate in an effort to resolve a months-long political crisis.
  15. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) for one year?
    A)Ashwani Lohani
    B)Ramesh Singh
    C)Shubhendu Mishra
    D)Jaguri Dev
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Chairman and Managing Director of Air India Ashwani Lohani has been appointed as the Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) for one year.
  16. Who was appointed as new CEO of HSBC.?
    A)Noel Quinn
    B)John Flint
    C)William Rover
    D)Aster Alvin
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Asia-focused banking giant HSBC appointed Noel Quinn as its chief executive, ending months of speculation as the coronavirus crisis causes global upheaval and hits banks hard.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of HSBC?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Paris
    C)NewYork
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option D
  2. What is the currency of Iraq?
    A)Riyal
    B)Rupee
    C)Dinar
    D)Rial
    View Answer
    Option C
  3. Where is the capital of Nepal?
    A)Lalitpur
    B)Kathmandu
    C)Bangkok
    D)Pokhara
    View Answer
    Option B

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