Current Affairs Quiz: March 29, 2020

Current Affairs 29 March 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which Institute launched Project Isaac” for students during Corona lockdown?
    A)IIT Kanpur
    B)IISc Bengaluru
    C)IIT Gandhinagar
    D)IIT Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) has launched Project Isaac to engage its students in creative projects to enhance their critical skills while they are confined to their homes because of Corona virus.

  2. Recently,Indian Army launched which operation to help govt fight against COVID-19?
    A)Agni
    B)Safe Hands
    C)Yuva
    D)Namaste
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Launching Operation Namaste to combat the spread of COVID-19, Army Chief General MM Naravane said it was his force’s duty to help the government in its fight against the pandemic

  3. Recently Indian Railways functioned how many helpline numbers to answer inquiries, provide assistance and also take suggestions during the 21-day lockdown due to COVID-19?
    A)3
    B)2
    C)4
    D)5
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Railways has made functional two 24 hour helplines — 138 and 139 — to answer inquiries, provide assistance and also take suggestions during the 21-day lockdown due to COVID-19.

  4. Which state to set up the largest COVID-19 hospital in the country?
    A)Bihar
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Odisha
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Odisha Govt to setup largest COVID-19 hospital in the country that has a 1000 bed capacity. The Odisha govt also planning to set up a Covid-19 testing laboratory at a hospital here to ease the burden on the states only other facility at Bhubaneswar.

  5. Recently,with which country India conducted joint patrols for the first time?
    A)Israel
    B)USA
    C)France
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India and France, For the first time, have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island, signalling New Delhi’s intent to engage with friendly foreign partners in expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean, focusing on the stretch between the East African coastline and the Malacca straits.

  6. Recently,which country decided to join World Health Organisation’s “Solidarity trial” aimed at rapid global search for drugs to treat COVID-19 after staying away fir many weeks?
    A)Italy
    B)Israel
    C)India
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India is all set to join World Health Organisation’s “Solidarity trial” aimed at rapid global search for drugs to treat COVID-19. The country has stayed away so far from this multi-country trial “due to its small sample size and because our contribution would have looked minuscule.

  7. As per ICRA,at what percent GDP likely to grow in 2020-21?
    A)2.8%
    B)2.5%
    C)2.1%
    D)2.0%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Despite the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) massive actions to spur the economy, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to contract by 4.5 per cent in the April-June 2020 quarter and will rise by only 2 per cent in 2020-21 on the coronavirus impact, according to domestic rating agency Icra.

  8. As per SBI Ecowrap report, India’s GDP growth rate may fall sharply to how much percent in 2020-21?
    A)3.1%
    B)3.0%
    C)2.6%
    D)2.5%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The country’s economic growth is likely to fall sharply to 2.6 per cent in 2020-21 due to lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  9. Which Company to soon unveiled a 5-minute coronavirus test?
    A)Apollo Labs
    B)Cipla
    C)Sun Pharma
    D)Abbott Laboratories
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Abbott Laboratories is unveiling a coronavirus test that can tell if someone is infected in as little as 5 minutes, and is so small and portable, it can be used in almost any health-care setting.

  10. Which Actress has partnered with government’s flagship fitness movement “Fit India Movement”?
    A)Dia Mirza
    B)Priyanka Chopra
    C)Shilpa Shetty
    D)Disha Patani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a first-of-its-kind step, the government’s flagship fitness movement, Fit India, has partnered with Bollywood actor and fitness icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra to provide her premium 21-Day Weight Loss Programme, including diet tips, free of cost on the Shilpa Shetty App (SS App), during the 21-day lockdown owing to Covid 19.

  11. Who was reappointed as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor?
    A)Aviral Acharya
    B)MK Singh
    C)BP Kanugo
    D)Naresh Vishwanathan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    BP Kaunungo was reappointed as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor.

  12. Which Company concluded the acquisition of Centre’s entire stake in two hydropower generating firms, THDC India and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), at Rs 11,500 crore?
    A)NTPC
    B)BHEL
    C)BEL
    D)PGCIL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Power generating firm NTPC concluded the acquisition of Centre’s entire stake in two hydropower generating firms, THDC India and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), at Rs 11,500 crore.

  13. Recently A Ramachandran passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Actor
    C)Scientist
    D)Author
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted fisheries scientist and Vice-Chancellor of Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) A Ramachandran died of cardiac arrest. He was 61.

  14. Recently,which famous chef who ran the successful ‘Bombay Canteen’ passed away due to Coronavirus?
    A)Floyd Cardoz
    B)Hussain Baksh
    C)William Peters
    D)Steve Charles
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Renowned chef Floyd Cardoz, who ran the successful ‘Bombay Canteen’, ‘O Pedro’ and ‘Bombay Sweet Shop’ in Mumbai and was the magician behind New York’s ‘Tabla’, passed away due to complications from the coronavirus.

  15. Recently Beni Prasad Verma passed away,He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Politics
    C)Sports
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Union Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Beni Prasad Verma passed away. He was 79.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of France?
    A)Riyal
    B)Krone
    C)Peso
    D)Euro
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of World Health Organisation?
    A)Rome
    B)Geneva
    C)NewYork
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of ICRA Ratings Limited?
    A)Gurugram
    B)Noida
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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