Current Affairs Quiz – 17 March 2020

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  1. What is the rank of India in the ‘Women On Board 2020’ report, released by MyHiringClub.com and Sarkari-Naukri.info, to rank the presence of women member on board of a company?
    A) 12
    B) 20
    C) 15
    D) 9
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The global recruitment tendering platform MyHiringClub.com and Sarkari-Naukri.info has conducted a study titled ‘Women On Board 2020’, which reveals the presence of women member on board of a company. According to the study, India ranked 12th worldwide in women member presence on board.
  2. How much amount has been pledged by India towards the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for SAARC nations proposed by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) USD 50 million
    B) USD 10 million
    C) USD 20 million
    D) USD 30 million
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has led an initiative to create a COVID-19 Emergency Fund for SAARC nations, amid rising cases of the disease in the region. PM Modi has also pledged US$ 10 million to start the fund.
  3. The world’s first ever flying car is going to be developed in which of these states of India?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The world’s first commercial flying car named ‘PAL-V Liberty’ will be developed in Gujarat, India. Dutch company PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) will develop this car.
  4. Name the winner of women’s single title at 2020 All England Badminton Championship
    A) Chen Yufei
    B) Akane Yamaguchi
    C) Tai Tzu-ying
    D) Nozomi Okuhara
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    In badminton, Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying beat Chinese world number one Chen Yufei 21-19, 21-15 to win the women’s single title at the All England badminton Championship on March 15, 2020 in Birmingham. This is the third All England badminton Championship title for Tai Tzu-ying. The 25-year-old previously won the All England titles in 2017 and 2018.
  5. Which of these companies has become the first member of India’s first gas trading platform, Indian Gas Exchange (IGX)?
    A) JSW Power Trading Company Ltd
    B) Manikaran Power Ltd
    C) Tata Power Company Limited
    D) Global Energy Trading
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Manikaran Power Ltd (MPL) has become the first member of India’s first gas trading platform which is known as Indian Gas Exchange (IGX). IGX is a part of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX).
  6. Who is the author of the biography on former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, titled  “An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar”?
    A) Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
    B) Madhu Trehan and Anuranjan Jha
    C) Sagarika Ghose and Siddharth Varadarajan
    D) Nidhi Razdan and Arun Shourie
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    A book on the life and times of bureaucrat-turned-politician and former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, is set to hit stands in April 2020. The book titled “An Extraordinary Life: A biography of Manohar Parrikar” has been written by veteran journalists Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar. It is being published by publishing house Penguin Random House India.
  7. Achanta Sharath Kamal is an Indian player, related with which sports?
    A) Squash
    B) Badminton
    C) Table Tennis
    D) Billiards
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Ace Indian table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal has won the 2020 ITTF Challenge Series Plus Oman Open in Muscat on 15 March 2020. The 37-year-old Tamil Nadu veteran beat top-seeded Marcos Freitas of Portugal 4-2 in the final.
  8. Which state has recently launched two schemes CMAST and CMAT for the welfare of the sportspersons and artistes of the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) West Bengal
    D) Manipur
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced two new schemes for the welfare of the sportspersons and artistes of the state. The two schemes are: ‘Chief Minister’s Akhannaba Sanaroisingi Tengbang’ (CMAST) – for the welfare of  sportspersons and coaches of the state. ‘Chief Ministergi Artiste Singgi Tengbang’ (CMAT) – for welfare of the artistes of the state. These schemes are the biggest schemes, the state government had ever launched and will be effective from April 2020.
  9. When is the National Vaccination Day observed in India?
    A) 16 March
    B) 12 March
    C) 14 March
    D) 15 March
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In India, the National Vaccination Day (also known as National Immunisation Day (IMD)) is observed on 16 March ever year, to raise the awareness for the eradication of polio from the planet.
  10. Which country has topped the ranking of ‘Women On Board 2020’ released by the global recruitment tendering platform MyHiringClub.com and Sarkari-Naukri.info?
    A) Germany
    B) Norway
    C) Switzerland
    D) Denmark
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Norway has topped the list with 40.72 percent women on board followed by Sweden with 30.84 percent and Finland 29.91 percent respectively.
  11. Phool Dei is the annual traditional festival celebrated in which state to mark the onset of spring season?
    A) Kerala
    B) Sikkim
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Uttarakhand
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Traditional Phool Dei festival of Uttarakhand Begins to mark onset of Spring Season
  12. Who has claimed the men’s single title of 2020 All England Badminton Championship?
    A) Shi Yuqi
    B) Kento Momota
    C) Viktor Axelsen
    D) Chen Long
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In the men’s event, Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen won his maiden All England Championship title, beating Taiwanese top seed Chou Tien-chen 21-13, 21-14.

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