Current Affairs Quiz : March 23 2020

1.

Where was the Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems held?

   A.) Kathmandu
   B.) Dhaka
   C.) New Delhi
   D.) Mumbai

Answer: Option 'C'

New Delhi

2.

The Global Recycling day is celebrated annually on March 18. What is the Theme for Global Recycling day 2020?

   A.) Theme: ‘Reduce the Plastic do recycle’
   B.) Theme: ‘Recycling Heroes’
   C.) Theme: ‘Recycling into the Future’
   D.) Theme: ‘Recycle & Reproduce’

Answer: Option 'B'

Theme: ‘Recycling Heroes’

3.

Ordnance Factory Board functions under ________.

   A.) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
   B.) Ministry of Home Affairs
   C.) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
   D.) Ministry of Defence

Answer: Option 'D'

Ministry of Defence

4.

Microsoft India partnered with ________ and announced an "Innovate for an Accessible India campaign" to empower persons with disabilities (PwDs).

   A.) IBM
   B.) TCS
   C.) NASSCOM Foundation
   D.) Qualcomm

Answer: Option 'C'

NASSCOM Foundation

5.

The Global Credit rating agency S&P has lowered India’s growth rate for the year 2020 from 5.7% to ______% due to coronavirus outbreak.

   A.) 5.3
   B.) 5.1
   C.) 5.2
   D.) 5.5

Answer: Option 'C'

5.2

The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings, the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings, has slashed India’s global economic growth forecast to 5.2 % in 2020 from 5.7 % predicted earlier, saying the global economy is entering a recession due to the spread of infection of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Earlier the Moody’s Investors Service has lowered India’s growth projection to 5.3% for 2020 from 5.4% because of Coronavirus.

6.

As per RBI’s new guidelines for Payment Aggregators (PAs), what is the minimum net worth required for entities to be set up as PAs (earlier it was 100 crore)?

   A.) 50 Crore
   B.) 25 Crore
   C.) 30 Crore
   D.) 15 Crore

Answer: Option 'D'

15 Crore

7.

Who chaired the Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems?

   A.) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
   B.) Arjun Munda
   C.) Harsh Vardhan
   D.) Prakash Javadekar

Answer: Option 'A'

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

8.

Indian Railways targeted to electrify all the Broad Gauge (BG) routes by _________.

   A.) December 2023
   B.) March 2021
   C.) January 2023
   D.) August 2022

Answer: Option 'A'

December 2023

9.

Name the person who Authored the book ‘My Encounters in Parliament’.

   A.) Hamid Ansari
   B.) D Raja
   C.) Bhalchandra Mungekar
   D.) Sitaram Yechury

Answer: Option 'C'

Bhalchandra Mungekar

10.

Who developed a new hand-sanitizer with natural flavours, active tea constituents, and alcohol content in the hand-sanitizer have been used as per the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO)?

   A.) Purell
   B.) CSIR-IHBT
   C.) AIIMS
   D.) IIT-Kharagpur

Answer: Option 'B'

CSIR-IHBT

11.

When was INS Vishwakarma commissioned?

   A.) 2000
   B.) 2010
   C.) 2002
   D.) 2015

Answer: Option 'D'

2015

12.

Who has written the book “Invincible – A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar”?

   A.) Tarun Vijay
   B.) Anil Baluni
   C.) Jairam Ramesh
   D.) Mahendra Singh Mahra

Answer: Option 'A'

Tarun Vijay

13.

The scientist of which university developed starch-based ‘hemostat’ material to stop rapid blood loss during accidents?

   A.) National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI)
   B.) Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST)
   C.) National Institute of Immunology (NII)
   D.) National Chemical Laboratory (NCL)

Answer: Option 'B'

Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST)

14.

The RBI has opened a six-month dollar-swap window infusion of Rs. ________ through LTRO (March 2020).

   A.) 1,00,000 Crore
   B.) 75,000 Crore
   C.) 50,000 Crore
   D.) 1,50,000 Crore

Answer: Option 'A'

1,00,000 Crore


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