Current Affairs Quiz : April 1 2020

1.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package scheme, GoI is to provide insurance, to a person who meets with an accident, that covers ________ for 90 days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers.

   A.) Rs.20 lakhs
   B.) Rs.25 lakhs
   C.) Rs.40 lakhs
   D.) Rs.50 lakhs

Answer: Option 'D'

Rs.50 lakhs

2.

How many member countries are there under the International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

   A.) 88
   B.) 123
   C.) 142
   D.) 189

Answer: Option 'D'

189

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world while periodically depending on the World Bank for its resources.

3.

What is the India’s GDP growth for the FY21 as per S&P Global Ratings (revised on March 31, 2020)?

   A.) 2.6%
   B.) 4.5%
   C.) 2.5%
   D.) 3.5%

Answer: Option 'D'

3.5%

4.

Which is the State Bird of Nagaland?

   A.) Mrs. Hume's pheasant
   B.) Blyth's tragopan
   C.) Siamese fireback
   D.) Sclater's monal

Answer: Option 'B'

Blyth's tragopan

5.

Who is the MD of IMF?

   A.) Kristalina Georgieva
   B.) David Malpass
   C.) Robert Zoellick
   D.) Jim Yong Kim

Answer: Option 'A'

Kristalina Georgieva

6.

Name the Indian Ministry which introduced “Companies Fresh Start Scheme, 2020” and revised the “LLP Settlement Scheme, 2020”.

   A.) Ministry of Commerce
   B.) Ministry of Science and Technology
   C.) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
   D.) Ministry of Information and Broadcast

Answer: Option 'C'

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

7.

Which state launched the Self Declaration COVID-19 (the State's Name) App?

   A.) Sikkim
   B.) Assam
   C.) Mizoram
   D.) Nagaland

Answer: Option 'D'

Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio launched the Self Declaration COVID-19 Nagaland App at Kohima on 28 March.

8.

With which General Insurance Company in partnership with BharatPe launched “‘COVID-19 protection insurance cover’ for shopkeepers?

   A.) Bharti Axa
   B.) ICICI Lombard
   C.) Cholamandalam MS
   D.) HDFC Ergo

Answer: Option 'B'

ICICI Lombard

9.

The Government has extended crop loan interest upto ______ for farmers till May 31, 2020.

   A.) 1 Lakh
   B.) 5 Lakh
   C.) 3 Lakh
   D.) 2 Lakh

Answer: Option 'C'

3 Lakh

The government has extended the benefit of 2% interest subvention (IS) to banks and 3% prompt repaymentincentive (PRI) to all farmers up to May 31, 2020 for all crop loans up to 3 lakh which have become due or are becoming due between March 1 and May 31, 2020. The decision has been taken due to the national lockdown situation to prevent Covid-19 infection.

10.

Name the Company which acquires 5.45% of stake in Indian airline SpiceJet.

   A.) SBI trustee Company
   B.) ICIC trustee Company
   C.) HDFC trustee Company
   D.) S&P trustee Company

Answer: Option 'C'

HDFC trustee Company

11.

Which company launched a new dedicated app and website for users across the US to provide accurate and credible information to users about the COVID-19 pandemic?

   A.) IBM
   B.) Microsoft
   C.) Oneplus
   D.) Apple

Answer: Option 'D'

Apple

12.

Who is the governor of Nagaland?

   A.) Yanthungo Patton
   B.) Neiphiu Rio
   C.) Ashwani Kumar
   D.) R.N. Ravi

Answer: Option 'D'

R.N. Ravi

13.

Who launched the Prime Ministers' Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund?

   A.) President Ram Nath Kovind
   B.) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
   C.) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
   D.) Home Minister Amit Shah

Answer: Option 'B'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Prime Ministers' Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund on 28 March to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister will be the Chairman of the trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.

14.

Name the Indian ministry which has launched the portal named “Stranded in India”.

   A.) Ministry of Tourism
   B.) Ministry of Health and Family welfare
   C.) Ministry of Science and Technology
   D.) Ministry of Home Affairs

Answer: Option 'A'

Ministry of Tourism

15.

Who is the Indian delegation in Virtual G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting held through video conference?

   A.) Harsh Vardhan
   B.) RS Prasad
   C.) Nirmala Sitharaman
   D.) Piyush Goyal

Answer: Option 'D'

Piyush Goyal

16.

Who is the Chairman of the Prime Ministers' Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund?

   A.) President Ram Nath Kovind
   B.) Prime Minister Narendra Modi
   C.) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
   D.) Home Minister Amit Shah

Answer: Option 'B'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Prime Ministers' Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) fund on 28 March to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister will be the Chairman of the trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.

17.

What is the amount that was granted as loan by Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Aavas financiers to improve women’s access to housing in India?

   A.) $100 million
   B.) $40 million
   C.) $20 million
   D.) $100 million

Answer: Option 'A'

$100 million

18.

What is the enhanced Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) limit in Corporate bond as per RBI for FY 21?

   A.) 15%
   B.) 8%
   C.) 12%
   D.) 10%

Answer: Option 'A'

15%

19.

Which country tested the convalescent plasma methodology treatment for COVID-19?

   A.) US
   B.) Russia
   C.) India
   D.) China

Answer: Option 'D'

A study suggested that the convalescent plasma could be a possible treatment methodology. Convalescent plasma refers to the plasma extracted from those who are recovering from coronavirus (COVID-19). The study was conducted at the infectious disease department, Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital in Shenzhen, China.

20.

When was the International Monetary Fund (IMF) established?

   A.) 1950
   B.) 1945
   C.) 1955
   D.) 1960

Answer: Option 'B'

1945


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