Current Affairs Quiz – 25 March 2020

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  1. Romesh Sobti has recently retired as the MD & CEO of which bank?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) IndusInd Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The long term managing director (MD) and chief executive (CEO) of the private sector lender IndusInd Bank, Romesh Sobti, retired on 23 March 2020 as he turned 70. Sobti took over the position of MD and CEO of the bank on February 1, 2008, serving the position for 12 years. 
  2. Name the first ever country in the world which has stepped back from participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 crisis?
    A) New Zealand
    B) Canada
    C) South Korea
    D) India
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Paralympic Committee (CPC) has announced that the Team Canada will not participate in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo, due to concerns about the outbreak of the coronavirus. With this, Canada became the first major country to withdraw from the event. 
  3. Delhi government has launched a scheme ‘Branding Delhi’ to introduce the city as the tourism brand of India. How much amount has been proposed for the scheme?
    A) Rs 100 crore
    B) Rs 75 crore
    C) Rs 50 crore
    D) Rs 25 crore
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Delhi government has announced a new scheme titled “Branding Delhi”, to introduce the national capital as a tourism brand to domestic and foreign tourists and create news jobs in the sector. The Rs 100-crore scheme will re-brand Delhi tourism and the city will be introduced as a tourism brand in the country and abroad to domestic and foreign tourists. 
  4. When do we observe the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade?
    A) 24 March
    B) 23 March
    C) 25 March
    D) 22 March
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The United Nations’ (UN) observes the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on 25 March every year. The day aims to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system and also raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. 2020 Theme: “Confronting Slavery’s Legacy of Racism Together”
  5. Which bank has launched the pre-paid card ‘Enkasu’ to reduce the usage of cash?
    A) City Union Bank
    B) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Karur Vysya Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    In line with the digital initiative of the Government of India, Karur Vysya Bank has launched a pre-paid card named ‘Enkasu’ in Karur, to reduce the usage of cash in the district. The bank has launched the Enkasu card under its Quit Cash Movement, to do away with the need for cash and it will be beneficial to both merchants and customers alike.
  6. Name the winner of 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award?
    A) Chris Abani
    B) Ruchika Tomar
    C) Akhil Sharma
    D) Susan Pawar
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    An Indian-origin American author Ruchika Tomar is the winner of the prestigious 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for her debut novel ‘A Prayer for Travelers’.The PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel honours a debut novel of exceptional merit by an American author who has not previously published a full-length book of fiction. 
  7. What is the new deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar?
    A) December 31
    B) March 31
    C) June 30
    D) September 30
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has announced that the deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar has been extended to June 30, 2020. Earlier this deadline was March 31, 2020.
  8. The government of India has waived the charges that were earlier imposed on cash withdrawal from any other bank ATMs and non-maintenance of minimum balance amount in bank savings accounts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The waiver will be in force for a  period of_______
    A) 6 months
    B) 2 months
    C) 1 month
    D) 3 months
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    On 24 March 2020, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that no charges would be levied on cash withdrawal from any other bank ATMs, for debit card holders for a period of three months. The government has also waived penalties for non-maintenance of minimum balance amount in bank savings accounts.
  9. Which country has been named as the first co-chair of the India-led global climate change initiative ‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)’?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Australia
    C) Singapore
    D) United States
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    United Kingdom has been confirmed as the first co-chair of the Governing Council on the India-led global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) was launched by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019.
  10. ‘Pass the message to kick out coronavirus’ is a global campaign launched by which sports governing body to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) International Cricket Council
    B) FIFA
    C) World Athletics
    D) AIBA
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri is among 28 past and present global football stars, who all have been chosen for football world governing body FIFA’s campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign titled ‘Pass the message to kick out coronavirus’ has been launched jointly by the FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat the coronavirus. 
  11. Which among the following states has launched the ‘Behavioural Change for Safety of the Women’ scheme to bring behavioral change in the society regarding women?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Delhi
    D) Maharashtra
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal has announced a new scheme ‘Behavioural Change for Safety of the Women’ for awareness campaign to trigger behavioral change in the society and make Delhi safer for women. The scheme has been launched with an outlay of Rs 20 crore in 2020-21. The government has also proposed Mukhyamantri Divyangjan Punravas Sewa Yojana, with an outlay of Rs 10 crore, to provide immediate treatment in cases of accident, stroke or any other ailment, and accident causing permanent or partial disabilities.
  12. The Government of India has targeted to eliminate the Tuberculosis (TB) by which year?
    A) 2025
    B) 2023
    C) 2022
    D) 2030
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian government is committed to eliminate the prevalence of Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025
  13. International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is held annually on________
    A) March 24
    B) March 22
    C) March 23
    D) March 25
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members: March 25
  14. Under SBI’s CSR activity, what percent of its annual profit of FY21 will be provided by the lender towards the cause of COVID-19 pandemic?
    A) 1%
    B) 0.25%
    C) 0.50%
    D) 0.75%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has announced to provide 0.25 percent of its annual profit for 2020-21 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in India.
  15. Who has been appointed as the new MD & CEO of the IndusInd Bank?
    A) V. G. Mathew
    B) N. Kamakodi
    C) Sumant Kathpalia
    D) S. Krishna Iyer
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    IndusInd Bank has appointed Sumant Kathpalia as the new Managing Director and CEO with effect from 24 March 2020 for a period of three years.
  16. What is the new deadline for filing for Income Tax Return?
    A) August 31
    B) July 31
    C) March 31
    D) June 30
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The deadline for filing for Income Tax Return has been extended to June 30, 2020. Each year the deadline to file IT return is March 31. For delayed payments of Income Tax, the interest rate has been reduced from 12 percent to 9 percent.

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