Current Affairs Quiz : April 12 2020

1.

The 2-time Olympic finalist Donato Sabia (died in Apr 2020) was born in which country?

   A.) Russia
   B.) Spain
   C.) United Kingdom
   D.) Italy

Answer: Option 'D'

Italy

2.

What is the name of mobile doctor booth that was developed by West Central Railway’s Coach Rehabilitation Workshop (CRWS)?

   A.) SAMATHAN
   B.) SHAGUN
   C.) SAMRAT
   D.) CHARAK

Answer: Option 'D'

CHARAK

3.

What will be the drop in global trade as per Annual Trade Statistics and Outlook Report released by World Trade Organisation (WTO – Geneva, Switzerland) for the year 2020?

   A.) 13-32%
   B.) 35-49%
   C.) 50-74%
   D.) 8-12%

Answer: Option 'A'

13-32%

4.

American John Prine (Grammy Awardee) who died recently (in April 2020) is _________.

   A.) Rap Singer
   B.) Jazz Singer
   C.) Folk Singer
   D.) Classical Singer

Answer: Option 'C'

Folk Singer

American folk singer, songwriter(social & protest element), 2-time Grammy award winner (1991 & 2005) & Grammy lifetime achievement award winner (2020) John Prine passed away at 73, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee due to coronavirus complications. He was born on October 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois, United States.
 

5.

Name the private sector bank which has extended the bancassurance with Max Life Insurance for 5 more years & Dedicated FY21 as “Year of the Customer”.

   A.) YES Bank
   B.) IDBI Bank
   C.) HDFC Bank
   D.) ICICI Bank

Answer: Option 'A'

YES Bank

6.

What is the India’s GDP growth for FY 20-21 as per UN’s report titled “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 2020: Towards sustainable economies”?

   A.) 4.8%
   B.) 4%
   C.) 2.5%
   D.) 3.6%

Answer: Option 'A'

4.8%

In accordance with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) report titled, “Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) 2020: Towards sustainable economies” India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for FY 20-21 is likely to be declined to 4.8% due to terrible economic impacts caused by COVID-19. On the other hand, Economic growth for the country could stand at 5.1% for fiscal year 2021-22.

7.

Name the person who heads the 7-member committee (Formed by UGC of MHRD) that look after the examination & academic calendar of students that affected due to Covid-19.

   A.) Omprakash Mishra
   B.) R.C. Kuhad
   C.) Anil Pradhan
   D.) Kiran Bir Sethi

Answer: Option 'B'

R.C. Kuhad

8.

What is the India’s Growth forecast for the FY21 as per American financial company Goldman sachs?

   A.) 1.6%
   B.) 2%
   C.) 2.5%
   D.) 3.1%

Answer: Option 'A'

1.6%

American multinational investment bank and financial services company, Goldman Sachs lowered India’s growth forecast for Financial Year (FY) 21 from 3.3% (estimated on March 22, 2020) to 1.6% due to the lockdown & social distancing measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic spread.

9.

Department of Science and Technology has funded which Start-up to develop Immunodiagnostic kits & Active Virosome (AV)-Vaccine for COVID-19.

   A.) Mylab
   B.) Bione
   C.) Seagull BioSolutions
   D.) Bharat Biotech

Answer: Option 'C'

Seagull BioSolutions

10.

Find the person who has been appointed as MD & CEO of IFFCO Tokio General Insurance (1st women MD&CEO of the company).

   A.) Chitra Ramakrishna
   B.) Anamika Roy Rashtrawar
   C.) Mallika Srinivasan
   D.) Roshni Nadar

Answer: Option 'B'

Anamika Roy Rashtrawar

Anamika Roy Rashtrawar was appointed as MD (Managing Director) and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of IFFCO Tokio General Insurance. She was the successor of Warendra Sinha.She was the first woman MD and CEO of a large private sector IFFCO Tokio general insurance company.

11.

Which American Author & reporter has written the book named ‘The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump’?

   A.) Mary Jordan
   B.) Martha Gellhorn
   C.) Jimmy Breslin
   D.) Both 1) and 2)

Answer: Option 'A'

Mary Jordan

12.

How many people working in informal sector in India have risk of falling into poverty as per International Labour Organization (ILO) report?

   A.) 150 million
   B.) 100 million
   C.) 400 million
   D.) 250 million

Answer: Option 'C'

400 million

International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a report titled ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work- Updated estimates and analysis’ which has also stated that about 400 million people (almost 90%) working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to the coronavirus crisis.

13.

Which organisation organizes ‘Break the CORONA chain’ campaign on ground zero of various Indian states?

   A.) Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED)
   B.) Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)
   C.) Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
   D.) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Answer: Option 'B'

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)

14.

As per “South Asia Economic Focus: The cursed blessing of public banks report”, Indian economy will grow at 1.5 – 2.8% for FY21. Name the organisation which released the report.

   A.) World Economic Forum (WEF)
   B.) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
   C.) World Bank (WB)
   D.) World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Answer: Option 'C'

World Bank (WB)

15.

Name the Indian Ministry which has launched the web portal named ‘YUKTI’ to record and monitor the effectiveness and initiatives of the ministry.

   A.) Ministry of Finance
   B.) Ministry of External Affairs
   C.) Ministry of Human Resource and Development
   D.) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Answer: Option 'C'

Ministry of Human Resource and Development


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