Current Affairs Quiz – 20 March 2020

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  1. What is the rank of India in the number of investigations concerning alleged bribery of domestic officials by foreign firms, according to the 10th Annual Global Enforcement Report of TRACE International?
    A) Fifth
    B) Third
    C) Second
    D) First
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India has been ranked at the second place in terms of the number of investigations concerning alleged bribery of domestic officials by foreign firms as per the 10th Annual Global Enforcement Report of TRACE International.
  2. Which country will host the 7th World Cities Summit in 2020?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Singapore
    C) India
    D) Japan
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 7th World Cities Summit will be held from 5 to 9 July 2020 in Singapore. The theme of the Summit will be ‘Livable and Sustainable Cities: Adapting to a Disrupted World’. The biennial event is organised by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and the Urban Redevelopment Authority since 2008.
  3. World Sparrow Day is observed every year on which day?
    A) March 19
    B) March 17
    C) March 18
    D) March 20
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Sparrow Day is celebrated every year on March 20, 2020 to raise awareness about the House Sparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations.
  4. Who is the author of the book ‘Invincible – A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar’?
    A) Anil Baluni
    B) Jairam Ramesh
    C) Tarun Vijay
    D) Mahendra Singh Mahra
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari presented a copy of the book titled ‘Invincible – A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar’ to President Ram Nath Kovind on 17 March 2020, to mark the first death anniversary of former Goa CM, Manohar Parrikar. The book has been authored by former MP and BJP leader Tarun Vijay.
  5. The International Day of Happiness is observed every year on________
    A) 20 March
    B) 19 March
    C) 18 March
    D) 17 March
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Every year the International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20 to promote happiness as a fundamental human right for all human beings across the world. The 2020 International Day of Happiness campaign theme is ‘Happiness For All, Together’”.
  6. The train Swavalamban Express has been launched by which organisation for budding entrepreneurs, to induce entrepreneurship culture amongst the youth?
    A) EXIM
    B) SIDBI
    C) NHB
    D) NABARD
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) will start Swavalamban Express this year for budding entrepreneurs on June 05, 2020.
  7. When is the Global Recycling Day observed?
    A) 17 March
    B) 19 March
    C) 20 March
    D) 18 March
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Global Recycling Day is observed every year on 18 March to recognise the importance of recycling as a resource, not waste. The theme for 2020 is #RecyclingHeroes, which aims to recognise the unsung heroes in the recycling industry.
  8. Name the Indian state that has launched the Chatbot named Cobot-19 to create awareness among people about Coronavirus?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Andhra Pradesh
    C) Goa
    D) Karnataka
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Government of Goa has launched a Chatbot named Cobot-19 to create awareness among people about Coronavirus. Cobot-19 will act as a one-stop source of information for citizens of Goa on COVID-19 and its various aspects. The Chatbot has been developed in association with Portea Medical and Verloop. 
  9. Who among these has been appointed as the new Prime Minister-designate of Iraq?
    A) Barham Salih
    B) Adnan al-Zurfi
    C) Adel Abdul Mahdi
    D) Haider al-Abadi
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The President of Iraq, Barham Salih has appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the new Prime Minister-designate of the country on 17 March 2020.
  10. World Frog Day is held annually on___________
    A) 20 March
    B) Third Friday of March
    C) 19 March
    D) Third Thursday of March
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Frog Day: 20 March
  11. Name the author of the book titled “My Encounters in Parliament”?
    A) Ramdas Athawale
    B) Jogendra Kawade
    C) Narendra Jadhav
    D) Bhalchandra Mungekar
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Former Vice-President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari launched the book titled “My Encounters in Parliament” on 17 March 2020. The book has been authored by Indian economist, educationist, Social worker and Rajya Sabha member Bhalchandra Mungekar.
  12. Which country has topped the list of countries in terms of the number of investigations concerning alleged bribery of domestic officials by foreign firms as per the 10th Annual Global Enforcement Report of TRACE International?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Germany
    C) China
    D) Brazil
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    Option D
    Explanation: Brazil has topped the report

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