Current Affairs Quiz: March 26, 2020

Current Affairs 26 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. In a sigh of relief to patients suffering from coronavirus, the National Health Authority has decided to introduce a package under which scheme?
    A)PMFCS
    B)PMGDY
    C)AB-PMFBY
    D)AB-PMJAY
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a sigh of relief to patients suffering from coronavirus, the National Health Authority has decided to introduce a package for its treatment under the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Scheme (AB-PMJA) insurance programme.

  2. Which Institute to host India’s first Global Hyperloop Pod Competition?
    A)IIT Bombay
    B)IISc Bengaluru
    C)IIT Madras
    D)IIT Kanpur
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras is organising India’s first Global Hyperloop Pod Competition to increase awareness and enthusiasm about Hyperloop in India.

  3. The exercise Native Fury was held between USA and which other country?
    A)Russia
    B)UAE
    C)India
    D)China
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held a major US Marines and UAE Emirati forces exercise Native Fury at Abu Dhabi.

  4. Recently the central government waived off ATM withdrawal charges for how many months?
    A)3
    B)2
    C)4
    D)5
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures amid as the country battles through coronavirus. Finance Minister announced that ATM withdrawal fee has been waived for three months.

  5. Which bank decided to commit 0.25% of FY20 annual profit to help fight COVID-19?
    A)SBI
    B)PNB
    C)ICICI
    D)HDFC
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The country’s biggest lender State Bank of India said it will provide 0.25 per cent of its annual profit for 2019-20 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in India. The announcement came hours after the government notified spending by companies to deal with the coronavirus outbreak as corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity under the companies law.

  6. How much amount of credit line was given by RBI to Yes Bank to resume operations?
    A)₹65000 cr
    B)₹40000 cr
    C)₹50000 cr
    D)₹60000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended a credit line of Rs 60,000 crore to YES Bank to ensure that the bank is able to meet its obligations to depositors as it resumed its full-service operations on Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the development.

  7. As per RBI,banks credit to registered NBFCs (other than MFIs) and HFCs for on-lending will be allowed up to an overall limit of how much percent how much percent of individual bank’s total priority sector lending?
    A)5%
    B)6%
    C)7%
    D)4%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank said bank credit to registered NBFCs towards agriculture, MSEs and housing sector up to prescribed limits will be treated as priority sector loans during the next fiscal starting April.

  8. How much amount was extended by Nabard towards building rural infrastructure in the ongoing fiscal year?
    A)₹67460 cr
    B)₹35757 cr
    C)₹45646 cr
    D)₹42313 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has extended financial support up to Rs 42,313 crore towards building rural infrastructure in the ongoing fiscal year

  9. Recently the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved how much amount for recapitalisation plan for regional rural banks (RRB)?
    A)₹1130 cr
    B)₹1200 cr
    C)₹1400 cr
    D)₹1340 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a Rs 1,340-crore recapitalisation plan for regional rural banks (RRB).The recapitalization of RRBs will improve their Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio.

  10. Recently the Central government banned which drug with immediate effect in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak?
    A)Hydroxychloroquine
    B)Hydroxyapatite
    C)Hydroxyl
    D)Nitrous Oxide
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre has banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine with immediate effect in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak.

  11. Which Indian sports personality has been chosen for FIFA awareness campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A)Sunil Chhetri
    B)PV Sindhu
    C)Viraat Kohli
    D)MS Dhoni
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Talismanic India football captain Sunil Chhetri has been picked by FIFA along with 28 past and present stars for world governing body’s awareness campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

  12. Who has been appointed as CEO of Walmart India?
    A)Sakshi Joshi
    B)Sameer Agarwal
    C)Dirk Van Den Berghe
    D)Abhinav Srinivasan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sameer Aggarwal has been appointed as CEO of Walmart India. He will report to Dirk Van Den Berghe, Executive Vice-President and Regional CEO of Asia and Global Sourcing, Walmart.

  13. Which novel has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel?
    A)Save the World-Covid
    B)A hit to Lie
    C)Everyone Everybody
    D)A Prayer for Travellers
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ruchika Tomar’s “A Prayer for Travelers” has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best debut novel, an honor previously given to Marilynne Robinson, Tommy Orange and Yiyun Li among others.

  14. Recently Nemai Ghosh passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Journalism
    B)Singer
    C)Photography
    D)Actor
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran photographer Nemai Ghosh, who had a long association with directing great Satyajit Ray, passed away at a city hospital. He was 86.

  15. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade?
    A)Honour and Justice
    B)The Power to arts of Justice
    C)Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality
    D)Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is on March 25 each year.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of UAE?
    A)Rial
    B)Dinar
    C)Dirham
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Yes Bank?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option C

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

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