Current Affairs Quiz: March 21, 2020

Current Affairs 21 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state has launched a chatbot Cobot-19 to create awareness about coronavirus among the citizens?
    A)Goa
    B)Assam
    C)Maharashtra
    D)Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Goa Health Minister Vishwajit P Rane has launched a chatbot Cobot-19 to create awareness about coronavirus among the citizens.The Chatbot has been developed in association with Portea Medical and Verloop.

  2. In a bid to reduce panic among the citizens pertaining to COVID-19, the Central Government launched an official chatbot on which platform?
    A)Messenger
    B)Hike
    C)Telegram
    D)Whatsapp
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a bid to reduce panic among the citizens pertaining to COVID-19, the Central Government launched an official chatbot on popular instant messaging application WhatsApp.

  3. The Ministry of Railways has planned to electrify balance Broad Gauge (BG) routes of the Indian Railways by which year?
    A)2025
    B)2024
    C)2023
    D)2022
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Railways has planned to electrify balance Broad Gauge (BG) routes of the Indian Railways by December 2023.

  4. Which state/UT recently announces Rs 5L free health insurance for residents?
    A)J&K
    B)Assam
    C)Telangana
    D)Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a major relief to the people of Jammu & Kashmir, the Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of LG Girish Chander Murmu accorded sanction to roll out the Jammu & Kashmir Health Scheme to provide free of cost Universal Health Coverage to all residents of the Union Territory in convergence with Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY.

  5. How much amount was announced by Asian Development Bank as a initial response to Coronavirus?
    A)$5.5 billion
    B)$7.5 billion
    C)$5.0 billion
    D)$6.5 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a 6.5 billion dollar initial package to address the immediate needs of its developing member countries (DMCs) as they respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  6. Which Bank has tied up with Bharti AXA to roll out a complimentary insurance plan covering all medical conditions, including Covid-19?
    A)IDBI Bank
    B)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C)Federal Bank
    D)DBS Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    DBS Bank India said it has tied-up with Bharti AXA to roll out a complimentary insurance plan covering all medical conditions, including Covid-19.

  7. Recently RBI extended the validity of which company to set up, own and operate white label automated teller machines (ATMs)?
    A)Vakramgee Limited
    B)Mphasis Limited
    C)NCR Limited
    D)Biocon Limited
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the validity of authorisation issued to Vakrangee Ltd to set up, own and operate white label automated teller machines (ATMs) in India.

  8. Which Company donated $1 million to International Fact-Checking Network for coronavirus facts alliance?
    A)Telegram
    B)Hike
    C)Facebook
    D)Whatsapp
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    WhatsApp announced the global launch of the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and UNDP, besides a $1 million donation to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).`

  9. Recently Andrew Malcolm Ellis (37) announced his retirement from which sports?
    A)Baseball
    B)Football
    C)Hockey
    D)Cricket
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    New Zealand(NZ) all-rounder Andrew Malcolm Ellis (37) announced his retirement from cricket after 18 years of his career.

  10. Recently who resigned from the post of independent director of Crisil?
    A)MK Madhukar
    B)PS Padukone
    C)Arundhati Bhattacharya
    D)Indra Nooyi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Crisil said Arundhati Bhattacharya, the past chairman of State Bank of India, has submitted her resignation as independent director of the company effective April 15.

  11. Recently Kamal Nath resigned from the post of CM of which state?
    A)Bihar
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath tendered his resignation to Governor Lalji Tandon and stated that the recent turn of events in the state adds new chapter in the weakening of democratic principles.

  12. Recently Roger Mayweather passes away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Journalist
    C)sports
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Roger Mayweather, a two-time world champion turned trainer and uncle of unbeaten boxing great Floyd Mayweather, has died at the age of 58

  13. Recently Pradip Kumar Banerjee passes away.He was related To Which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)Actor
    C)Sports
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former India captain,coach and Technical Director Pradip Kumar Banerjee, breathed his last at a private hospital in Kolkata after a prolonged illness. He was 83.

  14. What is the theme of this year International Day of Happiness?
    A)Be happy
    B)Happiness for All,Together
    C)Happiness and World
    D)Happier Together
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Happiness is celebrated across the world every year on March 20. International Day of Happiness founded to promote happiness as a fundamental human right for all human beings.The theme of the International Day of Happiness 2020 is “Happier Together”. It focuses on what we have in common, rather than what divides us

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A)India
    B)Thailand
    C)Philippines
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of DBS Bank?
    A)Russia
    B)Netherlands
    C)Singapore
    D)Thailand
    View Answer
    Option C

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