Current Affairs Quiz: April 3, 2020

Current Affairs 3 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state government has launched mobile app PRAGYAAM to issue e-passes to everyone associated with delivery of essential services?
    A)Jharkhand
    B)Assam
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Jharkhand Government has launched a mobile app PRAGYAAM to issue e-passes to everyone associated with delivery of essential services during the national lockdown to combat COVID-19.

  2. Which state government launched Corona Watch application to track the movement history of patients?
    A)Assam
    B)Karnataka
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The State government launched a mobile application Corona Watch for people to track the movement history of patients, who tested positive, before their detection so that they can take precautions. The app will give the date and time of visit to spots by the patients.

  3. Which body has set up a portal for fact-checking issues related with the novel coronavirus pandemic?
    A)RBI
    B)NASSCOM
    C)PIB
    D)PTI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Press Information Bureau set up a portal for fact-checking issues related with the novel coronavirus pandemic, and it will receive messages by email and send its response in quick time.

  4. Recently which application has been developed to help the health authorities in contact tracing and tracking of quarantined COVID-19 patients?
    A)Namastey
    B)StayHome
    C)MahaKavach
    D)Circle
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    With a view to effectively combat the coronavirus pandemic, a digital application named ‘MahaKavach’ has been designed, which will help the health authorities in contact tracing and tracking of quarantined COVID-19 patients.

  5. Govt extended implementation of uniform stamp duty for capital market instruments to which date?
    A)July 1
    B)July 30
    C)May 31
    D)April 30
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has put off implementation of the uniform stamp duty on transfer of shares, debentures, futures, options, currency and other capital market instruments to July 1, 2020.

  6. The Finance Ministry slashed the interest rate on public provident fund (PPF) scheme to how much percent?
    A)7.5%
    B)7.3%
    C)7.1%
    D)7.2%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Interest rate on public provident fund (PPF) scheme has been lowered to 7.1 per cent for the upcoming June quarter of financial year 2020-21.This is the lowest interest rate offered on the popular small savings scheme since 1977. Till the March quarter of FY20, PPF accounts used to attract 7.9 per cent interest.

  7. How much amount was offered by World Bank How much amount was offered by World Bank for COVID-19 India emergency?
    A)USD 4 billion
    B)USD 3 billion
    C)USD 2 billion
    D)USD 1 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Bank has offered USD one billion to the Indian government for a proposed India COVID-19 emergency response and health systems preparedness project. The four-year project aims to develop the preparedness of India’s health care systems in the time of the pandemic.

  8. Which Company partnered with Bajaj Allianz for hospitalisation insurance policy for COVID-19?
    A)PhonePe
    B)Google pay
    C)Mobikwik
    D)Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Flipkart-owned PhonePe said it has launched a coronavirus hospitalisation insurance policy called ‘Corona Care’ in partnership with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance.

  9. Recently the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry extended the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 by how much year?
    A)2 year
    B)1 year
    C)3 year
    D)4 year
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Commerce and Industry Ministry announced changes in the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) of the Government of India. The present Policy which came into force on 1st April, 2015, is for 5 years and has validity upto 31 March, 2020

  10. Which organisation declared that World Economy Will Go Into Recession, Except India And China?
    A)UN
    B)IMF
    C)Moody
    D)World Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    According to a latest United Nations trade report, the world economy will go into recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the exception of India and China.

  11. Which country to host Asian Youth Games in 2021?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Nepal
    C)China
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic before it gripped Europe and the USA, China will host the third edition of the Asian Youth Games in Shantou in November next year, the Olympic Council of Asia said.

  12. Whose tenure was extended by RBI as CMD of Jammu and Kashmir Bank?
    A)SK Chaturvedi
    B)Krishnan S
    C)Mahesh Jain
    D)RK Chibber
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jammu & Kashmir Bank said RBI has extended the tenure of R K Chhibber as the CMD for a period of three months with effect from 10th April, 2020 or till the appointment of a successor, whichever is earlier.

  13. Who has been appointed as Executive Director of Canara Bank post merger of Syndicate Bank?
    A)Krishan S
    B)Rakesh Sharma
    C)K Ramachandran
    D)Srinivas Acharya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Syndicate Bank has been merged with Canara Bank with effect from April1.In March, Canara Bank had said Krishnan S will be appointed as executive director with effect from April 1, 2020 till October 31, 2020, or until further orders

  14. Who has taken charge as the new executive director of the Indian Bank?
    A)K Ramachandran
    B)Abhinav Sharma
    C)Rajesh Chaturvedi
    D)Hasmukh Adhia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Bank said K Ramachandran has taken charge as the new executive director of the bank with effect from April 1, 2020.

  15. Who has been appointed as new MD of Who has been appointed as new MD of Sundaram Home Finance?
    A)D Lakshminarayanan
    B)Karnak Sekhar
    C)TCA Ranganathan
    D)Atul Kumar Goel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sundaram Finance has announced the appointment of D Lakshminarayanan as the Managing Director of its wholly owned subsidiary, Sundaram Home Finance, effective April 1, 2020.

  16. Which Company announced the completion of merger of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSKCH)?
    A)Nestle
    B)Dabur
    C)Patanjali
    D)Hindustan Unilever Limited
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) announced the completion of merger of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSKCH) with itself, almost 15 months after the announcement of the mega deal.

  17. Recently which Gurbaani singer and Padma Shri awardee passed away in Amritsar?
    A)Guru Charan Singh
    B)Hazarika Das
    C)Kabir Singh
    D)Nirmal Singh Khalsa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, 67, a Padma Shri awardee and a former hazoori ragi (Gurbani exponent) at Golden Temple, passed away after a heart attack, a day after he was diagnosed with coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

  18. Recently Adam Schlesinger passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)singer
    C)Actor
    D)Journalist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Emmy winner Adam Schlesinger, best known as the co-founder of the 2000s pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne, has succumbed to coronavirus complications. He was 52.

  19. Recently,which famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist passed away?
    A)Michael Tremer
    B)Andrew Wilson
    C)William Reck
    D)Philip Andrerson
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Philip Anderson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who expanded the world’s understanding of magnetism and superconductivity, has died. He was 96.

  20. What is the theme of this year’s World Autism Awareness Day 2020?
    A)The transition of adulthood
    B)Light it Up Blue
    C)Empowering women and girls with autism
    D)Towards Autonamy and Determination
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is observed every year on 2 April in order to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world.The theme of World Autism Awareness Day 2020 is “The transition of adulthood”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Hindustan Unilever?
    A)Mumbai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Kolkata
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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

  3. Where is the HQ of Canara Bank?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Bengaluru
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B

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