Current Affairs Quiz : March 19 2020

1.

Mission Solar Charkha functions under ________.

   A.) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
   B.) Ministry of Science and Technology
   C.) Ministry of Human Resource Development
   D.)

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

Answer: Option 'D'

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

The Solar Charkha Mission was initiated by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME). The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) implemented the program.

2.

Puthussery Ramachandran who passed away recently (March 2020) is a ________.

   A.) Actor
   B.) Sportsperson
   C.) Poet
   D.) Environmentalist

Answer: Option 'C'

Poet

Dr Puthussery Ramachandran a Veteran Malayalam poet, a scholar of Dravidian linguistics and a teacher passed away due to age-related illness at the age of 91 years.

3.

The World Consumer Day is celebrated annually on March 15. What is the theme of World Consumer Day 2020?

   A.) ‘Trusted Smart Products’
   B.) ‘Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer’
   C.) ’Building a Digital World Consumers Can Trust’
   D.) ‘The Sustainable Consumer’

Answer: Option 'D'

The World Consumer Day 2020 was observed on March 15, 2020. The day is celebrated every year on March 15 to spread awareness about consumer rights and needs since 1983. It is an initiative by Consumer International which is a membership organisation for consumer groups around the world.
Theme of the year 2020: ‘The Sustainable Consumer.’

4.

_______ was nominated to Rajya Sabha on 16 March 2020.

   A.) Former CJI S. H. Kapadia
   B.) Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi
   C.) Former CJI Altamas Kabir
   D.) Former CJI P. Sathasivam

Answer: Option 'B'

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi was nominated to Rajya Sabha on 16 March 2020. He was nominated by President Ram Nath Kovind. His nomination to the upper house was made against the vacancy created due to the retirement of senior lawyer KTS Tulsi. There are 11 other nominated members in the Rajya Sabha.

5.

Name the Person Who Authored the book titled ‘An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar’ which is going to be published by Penguin Random House India in April 2020.

   A.) Sadguru Patil
   B.) Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
   C.) Shashi Tharoor
   D.) Both 1) and 2)

Answer: Option 'D'

Both 1) and 2)

A book titled “An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar” was written by senior journalists Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar. The book will be published by Penguin Random House India and to be released in April 2020.

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