Current Affairs Quiz: April 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which has become the first state in the country to geotag its 7,368 community kitchens and community shelters?
    A)Chhattisgarh
    B)Himachal Pradesh
    C)Jharkhand
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to geotag its 7,368 community kitchens and community shelters across 75 districts which produce 12 lakh food packets a day.

  2. Who will head the committee that has been formed by the centre for vaccine and drug testing for coronavirus disease?
    A)Mukesh Awasthi
    B)Vijay Namdev
    C)Satyendra Jadia
    D)Vinod Paul
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government has formed a high-level task force for vaccine and drug testing for coronavirus disease (Covid-19), as the death toll from the pandemic increased to 519 and the cases reached 16,116.

  3. In which state, revamped “strategic bridge” over Subansiri river in Upper Subansiri district, was inaugurated?
    A)Manipur
    B)Sikkim
    C)Arunachal Pradesh
    D)Assam
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated a revamped “strategic bridge” over Subansiri river in Upper Subansiri district, which will help supply of essential items to people of remote villages and army personnel deployed along the India-China border, amid the ongoing lockdown.

  4. Which state has rolled out “e-sanjeevani-opd” for free online medical consultation to sick people?
    A)Himachal Pradesh
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Uttarakhand
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh government has rolled out “e-sanjeevani-opd” for free online medical consultation to sick people.

  5. How much amount of emergency assistance was approved by New Development Bank to India to combat COVID-19 pandemic?
    A)$5 billion
    B)$4 billion
    C)$2 billion
    D)$1 billion
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    New Development Bank approved financial assistance of about five billion dollars to BRICS countries including Emergency Assistance of one billion dollar to India to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. RBI reduced the general category foreign portfolio investors’ (FPI) investment limit in central government securities to how much amount for FY2021?
    A)₹3.12 lakh cr
    B)₹2.50 lakh cr
    C)₹1.35 lakh cr
    D)₹2.34 lakh cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    RBI reduced the general category foreign portfolio investors’ (FPI) investment limit in central government securities to Rs 2.34 lakh crore for the entire fiscal year 2021 as compared to the existing limit of Rs 2.46 lakh crore. As a result, the limits have been brought down by almost $1.5 billion to just above $31 billion.

  7. How much amount was sanctioned by Finance Ministry for the devolution of states’ share in central taxes and duties for April?
    A)₹42668 cr
    B)₹41356 cr
    C)₹45000 cr
    D)₹46038 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Finance Ministry said it has sanctioned Rs 46,038 crore for the devolution of states’ share in central taxes and duties for April.

  8. According to a report, Housing finance companies are likely to see a slower credit growth of how much percent in current financial year?
    A)9-12%
    B)8-11%
    C)10-12%
    D)12-14%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Housing finance companies are likely to see a slower credit growth of 9-12 per cent in the current financial year as their disbursement may be impacted by the COVID-19 related disruptions, says a report.

  9. Who won the Chinese Virtual Grand Prix?
    A)Alex Albon
    B)Charles Leclarc
    C)Sebastian Vettel
    D)Lewis Hamilton
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ferrari Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc beat Red Bull’s Alex Albon to win the Virtual Chinese Grand Prix, his second successive win in the series.

  10. Who was re appointed as MD and CEO of CityUnion Bank?
    A)B Srinivasan
    B)Uday Kotak
    C)SatyamSingh
    D)N Kamakodi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India has given its approval for the re-appointment of N Kamakodi as MD & CEO of City Union Bank (CUB) for three years with effect from May 1, 2020.

  11. Who was appointed Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind?
    A)Kapil Dev Tripathi
    B)Uday Singh Rajput
    C)Vishal Chaturvedi
    D)NK Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kapil Dev Tripathi was appointed Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.

  12. Which Agency will launch astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a mission to the International Space Station on May 27?
    A)Tesla
    B)Cnrs
    C)ISRO
    D)SpaceX
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    NASA announced that SpaceX will launch astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a mission to the International Space Station on May 27 at 4:32 p.m. ET. Liftoff will be from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center — marking the first time a rocket will carry astronauts into orbit from the United States since NASA’s Space Shuttle program retired in 2011.

  13. Recently,former PM Laisenia Qarase of which country passed away?
    A)Ukraine
    B)Fiji
    C)Thailand
    D)SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Fiji Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, who was installed as leader following one coup attempt and overthrown by another, died aged 79.

  14. Who is the author of book How the Onion Got Its Layers”?
    A)Akanksha Rajput
    B)Kavya Tomar
    C)Anil Krishna
    D)Sudha Murty
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran author Sudha Murty’s first book in an audio format titled “How the Onion Got Its Layers” is released.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of New Development Bank?
    A)Shanghai
    B)Beijing
    C)Tokyo
    D)Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of City Union Bank?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Kerala
    C)Karnataka
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. What is the capital of Fiji?
    A)Tesle
    B)Bangkok
    C)Suva
    D)Hawai
    View Answer
    Option C

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