Current Affairs Quiz: March 20, 2020

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  1. How hospitals have been empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana till 11th of this month?
    A)25085
    B)21867
    C)20980
    D)20820
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A total number of 20,820 hospitals have been empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana till 11th of this month.
  2. Recently Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed the Lok Sabha that financial benefit under the PM- Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana has been released to how many beneficiaries?
    A)10 cr
    B)7 cr
    C)6 cr
    D)8 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed the Lok Sabha that financial benefit under the PM- Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana has been released to 8 Crore 69 lakh 79 thousand 391 beneficiaries in the country.
  3. Recently Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced that Banihal to Katra railway link in Jammu and Kashmir will be completed by which year?
    A)2021
    B)2022
    C)2024
    D)2025
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced that Banihal to Katra railway link in Jammu and Kashmir will be completed by 2022.
  4. How much amount of budget was approved for Jammu and Kashmir for 2020-21?
    A)₹2 lakh cr
    B)₹3 lakh cr
    C)₹5 lakh cr
    D)₹ 1 lakh cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Lok Sabha approved over Rs 1-lakh crore Budget for Jammu and Kashmir for 2020-21 with emphasis on the development of newly carved-out Union Territory.
  5. How much amount of loans have been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts upto 10.03.2020?
    A)₹20466.94 cr
    B)₹21466.97 cr
    C)₹38678.54 cr
    D)₹24546.95 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rs 20,466.94 crores of loans have been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts upto 10.03.2020 since inception of the Scheme said by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs.
  6. Which payment bank recently announced that it will now start issuing Visa debit cards to its customers?
    A)India Post Payment Bank
    B)Paytm Payment Bank
    C)Fino Payments Bank
    D)Airtel Payment Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) announced that it will now start issuing Visa debit cards to its customers.
  7. Recently World Bank increases COVID-19 response funding to how much amount?
    A)USD 14 billion
    B)USD 20 billion
    C)USD 17 billion
    D)USD 25 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Bank has announced 14 billion US Dollars to assist companies and countries in their efforts to respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19. It has added 2 billion dollars to the initial package.
  8. Which has become the first fund house to implement the stewardship code in India from April 1,2020?
    A)ICICI Prudential
    B)PNB MetLife
    C)IDBI Fund
    D)SBI Fund Management
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    SBI Funds Management, a joint venture between India’s largest bank SBI and European asset manager Amundi, has become the first fund house to implement the stewardship code in India from April 1,2020
  9. Which bank recently acquired 6.82% stake in Zero Mass?
    A)BOB
    B)SBI
    C)IDBI
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    State Bank of India has entered into an agreement to acquire 6.825% stake in Zero Mass. As part of the deal, the Bank has sold its entire stake in A Little World to the Zero Mass. This is a no cash deal.
  10. Who was appointed as Managing Director of Google Cloud in India?
    A)Karan Bajwa
    B)Nick Koel
    C)Mukesh Singh
    D)Anurag Awasthi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Google said it has appointed former IBM executive, Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of Google Cloud in India.
  11. World-famous Sun Temple in Konark has been included under the country’s list of 19 monuments which will be developed as iconic sites by the Centre.It is located in which state?
    A)Odisha
    B)Karnataka
    C)Bihar
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World-famous Sun Temple in Konark has been included under the country’s list of 19 monuments which will be developed as iconic sites by the Centre. This was informed by Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.
  12. Recently Imtiaz Khan passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Bollywood actor and theatre personality, Imtiaz Khan has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was 77.
  13. Who presented a copy of the book — ‘Invincible – A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar’ — to President Ram Nath Kovind?
    A)Smriti Irani
    B)Amit Shah
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari presented a copy of the book — ‘Invincible – A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar’ — to President Ram Nath Kovind
  14. Recently Rikhi Ram Kaundal passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Journalist
    C)Politics
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Himachal Pradesh assembly deputy speaker Rikhi Ram Kaundal passed away early Tuesday morning due to cardiac arrest. He was 70.
  15. What is the theme of this year Global Recycling Day?
    A)Do Recyclable
    B)Recycling Heroes
    C)Recycling And Manufacturing
    D)Support Recycling
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Global Recycling Day observed on 18th March 2020, to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and the ways we can turn ‘waste’ into a valuable resource.The Global Recycling Foundation is pleased to announce the theme of Global Recycling Day 2020 as #RecyclingHeroes.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Google?
    A)California
    B)NewYork
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option A
  2. Where is the HQ of Paytm Payment Bank?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Gurgaon
    C)Noida
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

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