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Quiz from Current Affairs 19 April 2020 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of April 19, 2020

  1. Which digital directory was launched containing information of all COVID-19 related services and helplines released by official sources recently?
    A)Covid Gyan
    B)Covid Setu
    C)Covid DIc
    D)Covid FYI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Covid FYI” is a one-stop digital directory containing information of all COVID-19 related services and helplines released by official sources.

  2. How much amount was released by the centre to the States and Union Territories under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to liquidate pending dues of last financial year but also the wage dues for the first fortnight of 2020-21?
    A)₹7300 cr
    B)₹7000 cr
    C)₹8100 cr
    D)₹8400 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Centre has released 7,300 crore rupees to the States and Union Territories under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to liquidate pending dues of last financial year but also the wage dues for the first fortnight of 2020-21.

  3. Which state government has exclusively partnered with healthcare startup MedCords to provide 24×7 online consultation and medicine delivery?
    A)Rajasthan
    B)WestBengal
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rajasthan government has exclusively partnered with healthcare startup MedCords to provide 24×7 online consultation and medicine delivery to the people of Rajasthan as the State battles to control cases of Coronavirus.

  4. Recently which bank launched Selfe Fixed Deposits and Selfe savings accounts?
    A)Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B)Paytm Payments Bank
    C)Airtel Payment Bank
    D)Fino Payment Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Small finance bank, Equitas Small Finance Bank, has said that new customers can ‘self-onboard’ to open a savings account or invest in a fixed deposit with no physical contact or branch visits during the on-going coronavirus lockdown.

  5. Which Bank has integrated its AI powered multi-channel chatbot, ‘iPal’, with the world’s two most popular voice assistant apps–Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant?
    A)IndusInd Bank
    B)SBI
    C)ICICI Bank
    D)IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank has announced that it has integrated its AI powered multi-channel chatbot, ‘iPal’, with the world’s two most popular voice assistant apps–Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant– to enable its retail banking customers to undertake an array of banking services with just a simple voice command.

  6. Recently the Government increased loss coverage for micro loan defaults under CGFMU scheme to how much percent?
    A)90%
    B)80%
    C)50%
    D)75%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The finance ministry has increased coverage of a lender’s loss in case of loan default under the Credit Guarantee Fund for Micro Units (CGFMU) scheme to 75%, from 50% earlier.

  7. Fitch Solutions has slashed India’s economic growth forecast for the financial year 2020-21 to how much percent?
    A)1.5%
    B)1.7%
    C)1.8%
    D)1.4%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Fitch Solutions cut India’s economic growth forecast for the financial year 2020-21 to 1.8 per cent saying private consumption is likely to contract due to large-scale loss of income in the face of worsening domestic outbreak of COVID-19.

  8. Which Company announced the launch of its third party fact checking system in Bangladesh to discourage the spread of fake news in the country?
    A)Apple
    B)Google
    C)Facebook
    D)Whatsapp
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Facebook announced the launch of its third party fact checking system in Bangladesh to discourage the spread of fake news in the country.

  9. Which portal was launched by government to train doctors, health care workers to combat Covid-19?
    A)iGOT
    B)iSetu
    C)iCovid
    D)iDesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has launched a special digital platform iGOT for training and capacity building of healthcare staff including doctors, nurses, paramedics, hygiene workers and technicians, stepping up efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

  10. Which Indian force recently developed air evacuation pod for COVID-19 patients?
    A)Border Security Force
    B)Indian Army
    C)Indian Airforce
    D)Indian Navy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy’s Naval Aircraft Yard has developed a smart evacuation pod for evacuation of COVID-19 patients safely from remote areas such as islands and ships.

  11. Recently union government created an online data pool for combating and containing Covid-19.Name it?
    A)CovidHeroes
    B)Covidwarriors
    C)CovidSena
    D)CovidSetu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Government has created an online data pool on https://covidwarriors.gov.in of doctors including AYUSH doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, volunteers from NYKs, NCC NSS, PMGKVY, ex Servicemen etc for use by the ground level administration at state, district or municipal levels.

  12. Recently Samir Goswami passes away.He was related to which field?
    A)Singer
    B)Politics
    C)Actor
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran journalist Samir Goswami, a much-liked figure in Kolkata sports journalism fraternity, breathed his last after suffering from cardiac arrest.He was 65.

  13. Recently an American Oscar-winning illustrator, animator, film director and producer passed away.Name him/her?
    A)Donald Russel
    B)Williams Smith
    C)Pary Arker
    D)Gene Deitch
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Gene Deitch, an American Oscar-winning illustrator, animator, film director and producer has died. He was 95.

  14. Recently BMW India CEO passed away,Name him?
    A)Tej Bahadur
    B)Rudratej Singh
    C)Swati Tripathi
    D)Manoj Sharma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    BMW Group President and CEO Rudratej Singh passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Equitas Small Finance Bank?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Kolkata
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. What is the tagline of ICICI Bank?
    A)A tradition of trust
    B)Aao Sochein Bada
    C)We understand your world
    D)Hum hai na
    View Answer
    Option D

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