Current Affairs Quiz – 19 March 2020

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  1. The World Bank has announced an enhanced amount towards COVID-19 Response Fund. What is the new package?
    A) USD 16 billion
    B) USD 12 billion
    C) USD 10 billion
    D) USD 14 billion
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The World Bank Group has announced an additional funding of $2 billion to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing its commitment to $14 billion.Earlier, on 3rd March 2020, the World Bank had announced a financing package worth up to $12 billion, aimed at supporting countries in their response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The $2 billion in additional funds will come from International Finance Corporation (IFC), from its earlier contribution of $6 billion. 
  2. Who among the following has been appointed as the CEO of HSBC Holdings Plc?
    A) Samir Assaf
    B) Mark Tucker
    C) Noel Quinn
    D) John Flint
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    HSBC Holdings Plc has appointed Noel Quinn as the permanent CEO of the bank on 17 March 2020. Quinn had been serving as interim CEO since August 2019, after the unexpected resignation of John Flint from the post. 
  3. What is the GDP growth prediction for India for the Calendar year 2020 as per Standard and Poor’s (S&P)?
    A) 5.4%
    B) 5.2%
    C) 5.8%
    D) 5.6%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Global credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has lowered India’s  GDP forecasts for the calendar year 2020 to 5.2 percent from the earlier 5.7 percent, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak..
  4. Roger Mayweather who passed away recently was a former champion in
    A) Boxing
    B) Wrestling
    C) Weightlifting
    D) Football
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Roger Mayweather, a former two-time world champion and an accomplished boxing trainer has passed away. He was 58. Roger Mayweather was the uncle to boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. 
  5. Name the football club which has won the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 title?
    A) Bengaluru FC
    B) ATK FC
    C) Kerala Blasters FC
    D) Chennaiyin FC
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Football club ATK FC has won the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 title beating Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in finals held at the Fatorda, (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium) in Margao, Goa. With this win, ATK FC became the first team in Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) history to win the title for the third time, since the inaugural edition in 2014. 
  6. Who among these has been re-appointed as the MD & CEO of Bajaj Auto?
    A) Nitin Bajaj
    B) Sanjeev Bajaj
    C) Ajay Bajaj
    D) Rajiv Bajaj
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Auto Board has approved the re-appointment of Rajiv Bajaj as Managing Director and CEO of the company
  7. How much amount has been proposed by the government as budget for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the fiscal 2020-21?
    A) Rs. 1,05,310 crore
    B) Rs. 1,10,555 crore
    C) Rs. 1,01,428 crore
    D) Rs. 1,00,200 crore
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Government proposed Rs. 1,01,428 crore Budget for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the 2020-21 fiscal, making it the highest ever budget envisaged for the region
  8. Name the newly appointed Managing Director of Google Cloud India
    A) Bhaskar Pramanik
    B) Sandip Patel
    C) Rick Harshman
    D) Karan Bajwa
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former IBM India head Karan Bajwa has been appointed as Managing Director of Google Cloud in India

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