Current Affairs Quiz: April 8, 2020

Current Affairs 8 April 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state finished on top at the all-India level for micro-irrigation coverage?
    A)Bihar
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Kerala
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    At a time when every segment of society is reeling under the impact of COVID-19, farmers have brought some cheer to Tamil Nadu. In the just-concluded financial year 2019-20, the State finished on top at the all-India level for micro-irrigation coverage.

  2. In which state, Indian Railways decided to set up fumigation tunnel to curb Coronavirus?
    A)Kerala
    B)Assam
    C)Haryana
    D)TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    To curb the spread of highly contagious coronavirus, Indian Railways set up a fumigation tunnel at Jagadhri Workshop near Yamuna Nagar in Haryana.

  3. Government decides to set up group to coordinate COVID-19 related response activities.Who will head the panel?
    A)Tina Soni
    B)Rahul Bhatnagar
    C)Kamal Kishore
    D)Amitabh Kant
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government notified the empowered group set up for coordination with private sector, NGOs and international organisations for COVID-19 related response activities.

  4. Which bank became the first entity to fund ventilator prototype by IIT Kanpur?
    A)Standard Chartered Bank
    B)Federal Bank
    C)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D)idbi Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Standard Chartered Bank has come forward as the first entity to support an indigenized, affordable, portable and invasive ventilator prototype being developed by IIT Kanpur and its incubated company Nocca Robotics along with the Indian Angel Network.

  5. Which payments bank partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer health insurance plans to provide cover and give financial protection against COVID-19?
    A)Airtel Payments Bank
    B)India Post Payments Bank
    C)Fino Payment Bank
    D)Paytm Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Airtel Payments Bank said it has partnered with Bharti AXA General Insurance to offer health insurance plans to provide cover and give financial protection against COVID-19.

  6. Recently, SBI house economists have pegged the growth forecast for January-March 2020-21 at how much percent?
    A)2.7%
    B)2.3%
    C)2.4%
    D)2.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    SBI house economists have pegged the growth forecast for January-March at 2.5 per cent and for 2020-21 at 2.6 per cent given the massive disruptions to businesses and the economy due to the COVID-19-driven lockdowns, which has upended at least 70 per cent of the economy

  7. Which Company tied up with Flipkart to deliver essential supplies to customers?
    A)Ola
    B)Uber
    C)Meru
    D)Grofers
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uber announced that it is tying up with e-commerce giant Flipkart to provide delivery of essential supplies to customers during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

  8. Which two countries were recently banned by Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) from participating in weightlifting events at the Tokyo Olympics?
    A)China and France
    B)Indonesia and Thailand
    C)Singapore and India
    D)Thailand and Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has imposed disciplinary sanctions on Thailand and Malaysia and banned both the countries to from participating in weightlifting events at the Tokyo Olympics.

  9. Recently,SC extended the tenure of chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, TDSAT by how many months?
    A)3
    B)1
    C)4
    D)6
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Supreme Court extended by three months the tenure of chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, TDSAT which is scheduled to end on 20th of this month.

  10. Who was appointed as new chairman of Nasscom?
    A)Navin Singh
    B)Kishore Sharma
    C)Tina Soni
    D)UB Pravin Rao
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IT services industry body Nasscom has appointed UB Pravin Rao, chief operating officer, Infosys, as the chairman for the current financial year.

  11. Recently who was Officially Inducted Into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame?
    A)Kobe Bryant
    B)Tin Duncan
    C)Kevin Garnett
    D)All of these
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has been unveiled and it’s a transcendent one, headlined by Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.

  12. The NASA has planned to launch which program that aims to land humans on the moon by 2024?
    A)Artemis
    B)Actrual
    C)Mom
    D)Lunar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    NASA is working on the Artemis program that aims to land humans on the moon by 2024. The space agency has put forward a plan showing what a US lunar presence may look like after the milestone.

  13. Which startup has developed a low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator recently?
    A)Zoonosis
    B)Zynads Ltd
    C)Aerobiosys Innovation
    D)Mylabs
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) incubated startup, Aerobiosys Innovations has developed a low-cost, portable, emergency-use ventilator.

  14. Name the low cost ventilatior that has been developed by Indian Railways recently?
    A)Covid
    B)Jeevan
    C)Desh
    D)Jal Jeevan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Railways has developed a low-cost ventilator, Jeevan, at its Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory that could save thousands of lives at a time the country is grappling with a shortage of the medical equipment in its fight against coronavirus.

  15. Recently which state launched a portal for disseminating credible information on coronavirus outbreak?
    A)Kerala
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Telangana
    D)Sikkim
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Sikkim government launched a portal for disseminating credible information on coronavirus outbreak.

  16. Recently Bullet Prakash passed away,He was related to which field?
    A)Singer
    B)Actor
    C)Journalist
    D)Photography
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Famous Kannada actor Bullet Prakash passed away in Bengaluru. He was 44.

  17. Recently Sasi Kalinga passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Virologist
    C)Journalist
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted film-theatre actor Sasi Kalinga, who immortalised a number of significant characters both on stage and silverscreen and known for his characteristic humorous expression, died. He was 59.

  18. Recently which famous actor passed away who was best known for playing the role of district attorney Mike Karr in the long-running soap opera “The Edge of Night“?
    A)John Wright
    B)Wilkinson S
    C)Daniel Richie
    D)Forest Compton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Forrest Compton, best known for playing the role of district attorney Mike Karr in the long-running soap opera “The Edge of Night“, has passed away due to coronavirus complications at the age of 94.

  19. What is the tagline of this year’s World Health Day?
    A)Stay Safe Stay Healthy
    B)Good Health adds life to years
    C)Universal Health Coverage
    D)Support Nurses and Midwives
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, to spread the awareness around maintaining good health and a balanced lifestyle.The tagline of World Health Day 2020 is ‘Support nurses and midwives’. To generate attention towards their contribution during the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Health Day will “highlight the current status of nursing around the world.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Bharti AXA General Insurance?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Uber?
    A)Paris
    B)Mumbai
    C)California
    D)NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of International Weightlifting Federation?
    A)Budapest
    B)Paris
    C)London
    D)Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option A

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