Current Affairs Quiz – 18 March 2020

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  1. What is the GDP growth prediction for India for the Calendar Year 2020 as per the Moody’s Investors Service?
    A) 5.9%
    B) 5.5%
    C) 5.1%
    D) 5.3%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Moody’s Investors Service has predicted India’s GDP growth rate for Calendar Year 2020 at 5.3% and for Calendar Year 2021 at 5.8%.
  2. Who among these has been nominated by the President of India to Rajya Sabha in Law field?
    A) Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud
    B) Dipak Misra
    C) Ranjan Gogoi
    D) Ashok Bhushan
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The President of India has nominated former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha. He has been nominated in the Law field. In total there are 245 members of Rajya Sabha of which 12 are nominated by the President in various fields and 233 members are elected by the Vidhan Sabha members. 
  3. Who has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power Finance Corporation (PFC)?
    A) Ravinder Singh Dhillon
    B) Sanjiv Puri
    C) Rajeev Sharma
    D) Sumant Bhargavan
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Ravinder Singh Dhillon has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Power Finance Corporation (PFC). The appointment has been made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  4. The new ROPAX service has recently been launched in which state of India?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Gujarat
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C), Mansukh Mandaviya launched the Roll on-Roll off cum Passenger Ferry Service, also called ‘ROPAX’, between Bhaucha Dhakka, Mumbai to Mandwa, Alibag on 15 March 2020. The vessel has been built in Greece. It can carry 200 cars and 1,000 passengers, and is capable of plying even during monsoon. The distance between Mumbai to Mandwa is 110 kilometres and takes 3 to 4 hours by road.  The waterway service will reduce this distance to about 18 kilometre, taking just an hour.
  5. In India, when is the Ordnance Factories’ Day observed?
    A) 16 March
    B) 17 March
    C) 18 March
    D) 15 March
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    Option C
    Explanation: Ordnance Factories’ Day in India: 18 March
  6. Which state has launched the mass handwashing campaign ‘break the chain’ to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus across the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Karnataka
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Kerala
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Kerala government has launched a mass handwashing campaign named ‘break the chain’ in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus across the state. The campaign aims to educate people about the importance of public and personal hygiene. 
  7. The Aegon Life Insurance has recently partnered with which e-commerce company for the digital sale of insurance policy?
    A) Flipkart
    B) Amazon
    C) Paytm
    D) Myntra
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    E-commerce major Flipkart has partnered with Aegon Life Insurance to sell paperless life insurance policies on its platform. All the existing Flipkart customers, aged between 18 and 65 years, can buy an instant digital policy with a sum assured of upto 10 lakh from March 2020. The new life insurance policies will be available with sums assured ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. The premiums will be starting from Rs 129 for Rs 1 lakh sum insured.
  8. The renowned pet Puthussery Ramachandran died at the age of 91. He was known for his writing in which language?
    A) Odia
    B) Malayalam
    C) Kannada
    D) Telugu
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Veteran poet and Malayalam scholar Puthussery Ramachandran passed away due to age-related ailments. He was 91. Ramachandran was was among the forerunners who revolutionalised Malayalam literature during the Indian freedom struggle. 
  9. Name the technology giant which has partnered with NASSCOM Foundation to launch the Innovate for Accessible India campaign to empower people with disabilities?
    A) Facebook India
    B) Google India
    C) Microsoft India
    D) Amazon India
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Microsoft India and NASSCOM Foundation have launched the Innovate for Accessible India campaign to empower people with disabilities. The campaign aims at empowering people with disabilities with the technology and tools required for better integration into society and access to equal opportunities. 
  10. What was the profession of Imtiaz Khan who passed away recently?
    A) Politician
    B) Sportsperson
    C) Journalist
    D) Actor
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Veteran actor and filmmaker Imtiaz Khan has passed away at the age of 77. He was the brother of late actor Amjad Khan and was married to popular fil and television actress Krutika Desai. 
  11. Jairam Kulkarni was a well known actor of which film industry?
    A) Marathi
    B) Hindi
    C) Gujarati
    D) Bengali
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran Marathi actor Jairam Kulkarni passed away at the age of 88.
  12. The veteran journalist Patil Puttappa was a member of Rajya Sabha from which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Karnataka
    C) Odisha
    D) Kerala
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran journalist and former Rajya Sabha member and activist based in Hubli, Patil Puttappa passed away due to age-related ailments. He was 99.
  13. How many members in the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the President of India presently?
    A) 12
    B) 15
    C) 10
    D)  8
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In total there are 245 members of Rajya Sabha of which 12 are nominated by the President in various fields and 233 members are elected by the Vidhan Sabha members.
  14. What is the total number of members in the Rajya Sabha at the present time?
    A) 230
    B) 215
    C) 220
    D) 245
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In total there are 245 members of Rajya Sabha of which 12 are nominated by the President in various fields and 233 members are elected by the Vidhan Sabha members.
  15. Mansukh Mandaviya has launched the ROPEX (Roll on-Roll off cum Passenger Ferry) Service. The Ropex vessel has been built in which country?
    A) Israel
    B) Greece
    C) United States
    D) Japan
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C), Mansukh Mandaviya launched the Roll on-Roll off cum Passenger Ferry Service, also called ‘ROPAX’, between Bhaucha Dhakka, Mumbai to Mandwa, Alibag on 15 March 2020. ROPAX service is a ‘Water Transport Service Project’, under Eastern Waterfront Development. The vessel has been built in Greece. It can carry 200 cars and 1,000 passengers, and is capable of plying even during monsoon. 
  16. Which country is the first to close its stock market on account of coranavirus?
    A) Philippines
    B) Italy
    C) United States
    D) China
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    Option A
    Explanation: The Philippines has become the first country to close its financial market over coronavirus fears.
     

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