Current Affairs Quiz: March 22, 2020

Current Affairs 22 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state/UT set up a commission to examine the social and educational backwardness of various backward classes?
    A)J&K
    B)Assam
    C)Sikkim
    D)Manipur
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Jammu and Kashmir government set up a commission to examine the social and educational backwardness of various backward classes people, including dalits, in the Union Territory.

  2. Which state launches Police Station Visitor Survey System and e-Night Beat Checking System?
    A)Odisha
    B)Himachal Pradesh
    C)Telangana
    D)West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh State government launched Police Station Visitor Survey System and e-Night Beat Checking System for Himachal police in Shimla.These systems would help the Police Department in doing self-evaluation and improve the working of Police.

  3. Which becomes the first State in India to adopt an automated technological solution for the citizens to carry out a self-assessment test for COVID19?
    A)Bihar
    B)Telangana
    C)WestBengal
    D)Goa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Goa becomes the first State in India to adopt an automated technological solution for the citizens to carry out a self-assessment test for COVID19, besides, the App provides information on Self Quarantine, Helpline numbers to reach out to, and other such information

  4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a total outlay of how much amount?
    A)₹1450 cr
    B)₹1670 cr
    C)₹1500 cr
    D)₹1480 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a total outlay of Rs 1480 Crore, with a view to position the country as a global leader in Technical Textiles.The Mission would have a four year implementation period from FY 2020-21 to 2023-24.

  5. What is the rank of India in UN World Happiness Index?
    A)151st
    B)140th
    C)145th
    D)144th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Finland has been named the world’s happiest country for the third year in a row, maintaining the Nordic grip on the World Happiness Report’s top spots and India ranked 144.The rankings are based on polling which looks at six variables: GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption.

  6. Howmuch amount will be infused by RBI to boost liquidity?
    A)₹10000 cr
    B)₹20000 cr
    C)₹25000 cr
    D)₹30000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced additional purchase of government securities worth Rs 30,000 crore through open market operations (OMO) to boost liquidity and enhance investor confidence in the financial markets that remain under stress over COVID-19 related disruptions.

  7. Who will head the panel to review the fiscal consolidation road map of the both state and central governments?
    A)NK Singh
    B)V Narayanmurthy
    C)R Madhvan
    D)Rakesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Finance Commission has constituted an 8-member panel to review the fiscal consolidation road map of the both state and central governments.The panel will be headed by 15th Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh.

  8. Which organisation will start Swavalamban Express on June 5 this year for budding entrepreneurs?
    A)NABARD
    B)SIDBI
    C)RBI
    D)IRDA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) said it will start Swavalamban Express on June 5 this year for budding entrepreneurs.The Swavalamban Express train is a part of our umbrella mission Swavalamban which aims to induce entrepreneurship culture amongst youth.

  9. Recently which company launched a benefit policy to cover all those who test positive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and require hospitalisation?
    A)HDFC Life
    B)IDBI Health Insurance
    C)Max Bupa Health Insurance
    D)Star Health and Allied Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Star Health and Allied Insurance launched a benefit policy to cover all those who test positive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and require hospitalisation.

  10. Fitch Ratings slashes its growth forecast for India to how much percent?
    A)5.6%
    B)5.5%
    C)5.2%
    D)5.1%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Fitch Ratings slashes its growth forecast for India from 5.6% to 5.1% for 2020-21, as Covid-19 hit Indian manufacturers after supply chain disruptions in China.

  11. Who will head the panel that has been formed for COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force?
    A)Nirmala Sitharaman
    B)Anurag Thakur
    C)Smriti Irani
    D)Anurag Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the formation of a COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to deal with the situation arising out of novel coronavirus outbreak.

  12. Who becomes first Indian to complete volcanic Seven Summit, enters ‘Limca Book of Records‘?
    A)Satyam Chaturvedi
    B)Abhijeet Sharma
    C)Abhinav Singh
    D)Satyarup Siddhanta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta hails from Kolkata, West Bengal, 37 years old, entered ‘Limca Book of Records’ (LBR) for his extraordinary achievements, as the first Indian to climb the highest volcanoes of each of the 7 contints.

  13. Recently Kenny Rogers passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalist
    B)Actor
    C)author
    D)Musician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Country music icon, Kenny Rogers, who dominated the country charts and pop music era of the 1970s and 1980s, died. He was 81.

  14. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Forest?
    A)Save the Biodiversity
    B)Forest and Culture
    C)Efforts to Save forest
    D)Forest and Biodiversity
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The theme for 2020 is Forests and Biodiversity.

  15. What is the theme of this year’s World Down Syndrome Day?
    A)My voice My community
    B) What I bring to the workplace
    C)Down Syndrome
    D)We decide
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Down Syndrome Day is observed on 21 March to raise awareness globally about the disease Down syndrome.The 21st day of March (the 3rd month of the year) was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.The theme of World Down Syndrome Day 2020 is “We Decide”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. what is the currency of Finland?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of SIDBI?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Chennai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

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