Current Affairs Quiz : March 20 2020

1.

When was an agreement between India and the Government of Brunei Darussalam to allow the exchange of information, including banking and ownership information, between the two countries for tax purposes?

   A.) 2015
   B.) 2017
   C.) 2019
   D.) 2016

Answer: Option 'C'

2019

Ministry of Finance appraised the Government of India about the Agreement between India and the Government of Brunei Darussalam. The Agreement was signed on 28 February 2019 in New Delhi. The Agreement will enable the exchange of information, including banking and ownership information, between the two countries for tax purposes.

2.

A team of scientist of Astronomy Department of University of Geneva along with team of scientist of other countries detected liquid iron rain on the highly heated exoplanet named __________.

   A.) WASP-76b
   B.) WASP-62d
   C.) WASP-52d
   D.) WASP-56b

Answer: Option 'A'

WASP-76b

A team of Scientists from the Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva (Switzerland) along with the teams in Portugal, Italy and Spain, have detected liquid iron rain on the highly heated exoplanet WASP-76b.

3.

Ministry of Finance reported that more than ________ of loans had been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts up to 10 March 2020.

   A.) Rs.14,832.71 crores
   B.) Rs.17.656.36 crores
   C.) Rs.20,466.94 crores
   D.) Rs.25,931.82 crores

Answer: Option 'C'

Rs.20,466.94 crores

Ministry of Finance reported that more than Rs.20,466.94 crores of loans had been sanctioned under Stand Up India Scheme to over 91,000 accounts up to 10 March 2020. The information was shared by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs.

4.

To which country, India is assured to provide grant of 66.75 million (in Indian rupees) to construct 3 schools (March 2020).

   A.) Bangladesh
   B.) Bhutan
   C.) Myanmar
   D.) Nepal

Answer: Option 'D'

India assured to provide a grant of Nepalese Rupees(NPR) 107 million (approximately 6.67 crores or 66.7million) to construct 3 schools in Nepal & to create better facilities for students.

5.

International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) functions under ________.

   A.) Ministry of Earth Science
   B.) Ministry of Science and Technology
   C.) Ministry of Coal
   D.) Ministry of Steel & Power

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Science and Technology

International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) was established in 1997. It functions under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, GoI. It is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana. 

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