Current Affairs Quiz – 22 March 2020

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  1. What is the rank of India in the list of United Nations’ World Happiness Report for 2020?
    A) 132
    B) 144
    C) 156
    D) 128
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The United Nations (UN) has released the eighth edition of the annual World Happiness Report on 20 March 2020 to rank 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. India has been ranked at 144 position among 156 nations with a score of 3.573 points on a scale of 10. 
  2. The emergency loan facility ‘COVID 19 Emergency Credit Line (CECL)’ has been launched by which bank for its existing loan customers?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    State Bank of India has launched an emergency loan facility for its existing loan customers whose business has been hit due to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19). The loan facility has been named COVID 19 Emergency Credit Line (CECL). It has been launched to meet the temporary liquidity mismatch arising out of covid-19. The interest rate under this facility will be 7.25% per annum.
  3. When is the World Water Day observed?
    A) 19 March
    B) 20 March
    C) 21 March
    D) 22 March
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year to raise awareness about the vital importance of water to safeguarding human security and maintaining the health of the planet’s ecosystems. The theme of 2020 World Water Day is ‘Water and Climate Change’.
  4. Who has been appointed as the head of the COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force formed by the government to deal with the economic challenges arising due to COVID-19 outbreak?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Nirmala Sitharaman
    C) Bimal Jalan
    D) Rajiv Kumar
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Keeping in mind the economic challenges arising out of the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to constitute COVID-19 Economic Response Task Force. The task force will be led by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, to deal with the situation arising out of novel coronavirus outbreak. 
  5. World Puppetry Day is observed annually on ________
    A) March 21
    B) March 20
    C) March 19
    D) March 22
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Puppetry Day: March 21
  6. CRISIL has downgraded the GDP of India for the financial year 2020-21 amid COVID-19 pandemic. What is the new GDP rate?
    A) 5.3%
    B) 5.5%
    C) 5.7%
    D) 5.2%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Credit ratings agency CRISIL has pulled down the growth forecast for India’s GDP for the financial year 2020-21 by 50 basis points (bp) to 5.2 percent from its previous forecast of 5.7%.
  7. Recently which Indian mountaineer has been nominated to Limca Book of World Records for being the youngest mountaineer in the world and the first from India to climb both the Seven Summits as well as Seven Volcanic Summits of each continent?
    A) Shivangi Pathak
    B) Satyarup Siddhanta
    C) Aparna Kumar
    D) Ratnesh Pandey
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    An Indian mountaineer, Satyarup Siddhanta has entered the coveted Limca Book of World Records for his extra-ordinary achievement of being the first Indian to climb the highest volcanoes of each of the 7 continents. The Bengaluru-based 37-years-old techie mountaineer holds a world record for being the youngest in the world to summit the highest mountains (7 Summits) of each continent, including the Mt. Everest in Nepal, and highest Volcanoes (Volcanic 7 summits) of each continent. 
  8. What was the profession of Kenny Rogers who died recently?
    A) Journalist
    B) Scientist
    C) Singer
    D) Sportsperson
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Noted American singer-songwriter and Country music icon, Kenny Rogers, has passed away. He was 81.
  9. Who is the author of the book ‘Messiah Modi: A Tale of Great Expectations’?
    A) Swati Chaturvedi
    B) Madhu Kishwar
    C) Coomi Kapoor
    D) Tavleen Singh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tavleen Singh, one of India’s most influential columnists and political reporter and writer has come out with her new work titled “Messiah Modi: A Tale of Great Expectations”.
  10. IRDAI has formed a 16-member committee to improve guidelines on corporate governance systems of insurers. Who is the head of this committee?
    A) Pravin Kutumbe
    B) Pournima Gupte
    C) Sujay Banarji
    D) T.L.Alamelu
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The insurance regulator, Insurance Regulation and Development Authority (IRDAI), has set up a 16-member committee to find ways to improve its current guidelines on corporate governance systems of insurers, in a bid to further strengthen the guidelines. The committee will be Chaired by Shri Pravin Kutumbe, member-finance and investment at IRDAI. 
  11. Which among these day is observed as World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People?
    A) March 21
    B) March 20
    C) March 22
    D) March 19
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People: March 20
  12. Which among the following country is the top ranking nation in the 2020 UN World Happiness Index?
    A) Sweden
    B) Norway
    C) Finland
    D) Singapore
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Finland has been named as the happiest country in the world for the third year in a row while Afghanistan is the lowest ranking country. Top 5 Nations are Finland (7.809), Denmark (7.646), Switzerland (7.560), Iceland (7.504), Norway (7.488)

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