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February 4th Week Current Affairs 2020 Quiz English

Current Affairs English -22 February to 29 February -2020

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Question 1
The ‘Pandemic Bonds’ are issued by which multilateral development bank?
A
World Bank
B
AIIB
C
European Investment Bank
D
ADB
Question 2
The Shanidar Cave, a hotspot for Neanderthal remains, is located in which country?
A
Syria
B
Iraq
C
Tajikistan
D
Egypt
Question 3
Which country is supplier of majority of mined Cobalt, which is used in cathodes for lithium–ion batteries used in cell phones and Electric vehicles?
A
China
B
Kazhakiistan
C
Sudan
D
Democratic Republic of Congo
Question 4
What is the current (2020) number of telecom companies in India?
A
10
B
8
C
6
D
4
Question 5
Which country is world’s biggest palm oil importer?
A
India
B
China
C
Russia
D
Saudi Arabia
Question 6
Currently, which Economic Census is underway in India?
A
5th
B
6th
C
7th
D
8th
Question 7
As per the National Population Register, a person is “usual resident” who has resided in a local area for past how many months / years?
A
6 months
B
1 year
C
18 months
D
2 years
Question 8
Which country has highest rate of hepatitis C in the world and is expected to eradicate the disease in 2020?
A
Saudi Arabia
B
China
C
India
D
Egypt
Question 9
The cabinet of which state in India has cleared a bill to enact the “Time–Bound Clearance Act” which shall ensure time–bound clearance of industrial licenses for investment projects?
A
Rajasthan
B
Haryana
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Gujarat
Question 10
What is the rank of India in the ‘Global Flourishing index’ released by WHO Commission and UNICEF?
A
101
B
111
C
121
D
131
Question 11
Project Tej, which was in news recently, was launched by which Indian state?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Odisha
C
Telangana
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 12
As per the annual ‘Nature Ranking Index–2020”, which Indian institution is ranked in the first place in the country?
A
IISc
B
CSIR
C
TIFR
D
HBNI
Question 13
In which year, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were granted Indian statehood?
A
1972
B
1977
C
1982
D
1987
Question 14
What does CCPA stand for, in the context of Consumer Protection Act 2019?
A
Common Consumer Protection Agency
B
Central Consumer Protection Authority
C
Company Consumer Protection Authority
D
Centralised Consumer Protection Affairs
Question 15
Who was named as the Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year 2019?
A
Adi Godrej
B
Uday Kotak
C
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
D
Sridhar Vembu
Question 16
Which city was host to the ‘Symposium on Emerging Opportunities for Indian Textiles and Crafts’?
A
Varanasi
B
Lucknow
C
Delhi
D
Hyderabad
Question 17
Which Indian sportsperson won the ESPN’s Female Sportsperson of the Year award for the third consecutive year?
A
Mary Kom
B
P V Sindhu
C
Saina Nehwal
D
Sania Mirza
Question 18
Which portal of Indian Railways has won the Silver in National e–Governance Award for excellence in providing citizen–centric delivery?
A
Where is my train
B
Rail Suvidha
C
Rail Madad
D
Rail Saarthi
Question 19
Which city was host to NITI Aayog’s ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020’?
A
Delhi
B
Guwahati
C
Kolkata
D
Shillong
Question 20
Vellbergia bartholomaei, which was seen in news recently, belongs to which species?
A
Frog
B
Lizard
C
Spider
D
Snake
Question 21
Leo Varadkar, who recently tendered his resignation, was the Prime Minister of which country?
A
France
B
Ireland
C
The Netherlands
D
Greece
Question 22
Which state Government has ordered destruction of breeding centres of Thai Mangur fish?
A
Odisha
B
West Bengal
C
Assam
D
Maharashtra
Question 23
Atal Kisan – Majdoor canteens’ scheme is associated with which state?
A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Haryana
C
Uttarakhand
D
Madhya Pradesh
Question 24
Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission is implemented by which Union Ministry?
A
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
B
Ministry of Rural Development
C
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
D
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Question 25
‘Viewpoints’, which was recently in news, is an application of which major technological company?
A
Google
B
Amazon
C
Facebook
D
Apple
Question 26
Which State / UT was host to the ‘National Organic Food Festival’, held recently?
A
Lakshadweep
B
Assam
C
Maharashtra
D
Delhi
Question 27
India is set to provide grant to which country for upgradation of plantation schools, for Indian–origin estate workers?
A
Bangladesh
B
Sri Lanka
C
Nepal
D
Laos
Question 28
Thal Sena Bhawan’, which was seen in news recently, is to be built in which state/ UT?
A
Ladakh
B
Jammu and Kashmir
C
Chandigarh
D
Delhi
Question 29
India’s first floating jetty has been inaugurated in which State / UT?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Goa
C
Mumbai
D
Gujarat
Question 30
As of February, 2020, which country is India’s top trade partner?
A
Russia
B
Japan
C
USA
D
China
Question 31
What was overall rank of India in the Asian Wrestling Championships, 2020 held in New Delhi?
A
2nd
B
3rd
C
4th
D
5th
Question 32
Which city has recently hosted International Judicial Conference?
A
Delhi
B
Bhopal
C
Mumbai
D
Chandigarh
Question 33
Which city has recently hosted International Judicial Conference?
A
Delhi
B
Bhopal
C
Mumbai
D
Chandigarh
Question 34
Which state has recently ordered the destruction of ‘Thai Mangur’ fish breeding centers?
A
Maharashtra
B
Gujarat
C
Goa
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 35
What is the upper land–holding limit to become eligible for financial support under PM–KISAN scheme?
A
1 Hectare
B
2 Hectare
C
3 Hectare
D
No limit
Question 36
The recently set up Sanjiv Puri Expert Group is looking into which domain?
A
Unorganized Sector
B
Farm Exports
C
Manufacturing Industries
D
Service Sector
Question 37
The recently discovered C. gretathunbergae is a species of__?
A
Fish
B
Snake
C
Snail
D
Frog
Question 38
NRI Sabha is an NGO controlled by which state government?
A
Rajasthan
B
Haryana
C
Punjab
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 39
The term “JavaScript sniffers” is associated with__?
A
Authorization Software
B
Malware
C
Encryption Software
D
Firewall1
Question 40
What is Ethnologue?
A
Database of Languages
B
Database of Heritage Buildings
C
Database of local customs
D
Database of local customs
Question 41
The Consumer Protection Act 2019, which is to come into force from April, 2020, makes provisions related to “class action suits”. This suit can be invoked to__?
A
Sue many producers of same product
B
Recall an entire batch of faulty products
C
Sue entire management team of the producers of faulty products
D
Claim damages for an entire group of consumers of faulty product
Question 42
After initially dropping shooting and archery from Commonwealth Games, 2022, it has been recently decided that these two sports will be included and will be organized and funded in India as a part of Birmingham Commonwealth Games, 2022. What is the venue of these two sports in India?
A
Delhi
B
Chandigarh
C
Bengaluru
D
Hyderabad
Question 43
In which city, India’s Central Vista project, that was recently in news, is coming up?
A
Delhi
B
Mumbai
C
Hyderabad
D
Bengaluru
Question 44
Which of the following African countries has been recently listed in the FATF’s grey list?
A
Gabon
B
Algeria
C
Kenya
D
Mauritius
Question 45
For the 1st time, which of the following supranational banks has listed Masala Bonds in the Global Securities Market?
A
World Bank
B
Asian Development Bank
C
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
D
African Development Bank
Question 46
What is the current number of members in the BIMSTEC grouping?
A
5
B
6
C
7
D
8
Question 47
In which year, the MoU to establish the ‘BIMSTEC grid interconnection’ was signed between the members of BIMSTEC countries?
A
2016
B
2017
C
2018
D
2019
Question 48
The proposed ‘Santusht’ app is for the beneficiaries of which scheme?
A
National Saving Certificates Scheme
B
Employees State Insurance (ESI) scheme
C
PMKISAN
D
None of the above
Question 49
Antihydrogen is composed of _____?
A
Positron & Proton
B
Nuetron & Proton
C
Positron & Antiproton
D
Neutrino & Neutron
Question 50
As of 2020, the largest cricket stadium of the world is located in which country?
A
Australia
B
India
C
South Africa
D
New Zealand
Question 51
Which country organised a training course on ‘Vessel Search Technique’ for Indian Coast Guard and Customs personnel at Chennai?
A
Japan
B
Australia
C
Oman
D
Qatar
Question 52
Which city hosted the 4 day ‘International Conference on Banana’ organised by ICAR?
A
Gandhi Nagar
B
Tiruchirappalli
C
Cochin
D
Thiruvananthapuram
Question 53
Which Indian PSU is set to acquire the government’s entire stake in THDC India and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO)?
A
NTPC Limited
B
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
C
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
D
NHPC Limited
Question 54
5G Hackathon’ was recently launched by which Union Ministry/ organisation?
A
NITI Aayog
B
Ministry of Science and Technology
C
Ministry of Communication
D
Ministry of Human Resource and Development
Question 55
Which is the only Indian company to feature in the Fortune’s ‘Top 20 Big Companies to Work For’ list in 2020?
A
Infosys
B
Tata Consultancy Services
C
Zoho
D
Zomato
Question 56
The two species of birds ‘Red Throated Thrush and Plumbeous Water Redstart’ were recently found in which State / UT?
A
Arunachal Pradesh
B
Uttarakhand
C
Ladakh
D
Lakshadweep
Question 57
Which city was the venue of “Microsoft Future Decoded – CEO Summit”?
A
Delhi
B
Mumbai
C
Chennai
D
Gurugram
Question 58
Abhay Kumar Singh has been appointed as the Chairman & Managing Director of which Indian PSU?
A
NTPC Limited
B
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
C
NHPC Limited
D
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
Question 59
The 1st anniversary of the launch of which welfare scheme was observed on February 24?
A
PM Kisan Maan–Dhan Yojana (PM–KMY)
B
PM Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM–KISAN)
C
PM Shram Yogi Maan–Dhan (PM–SYM)
D
PM Laghu Vyapari Maan–Dhan Yojana
Question 60
Which aircraft carrier launched freighter services to assist shrimp farmers?
A
Alliance Air
B
IndiGo
C
SpiceJet
D
Vistara
Question 61
Bob Iger, who recently tendered his resignation, was the CEO of which global firm for 15 years?
A
Walt Disney Company
B
Netflix
C
Warner Bros
D
Pixar
Question 62
As of 2020, what is the Foreign Direct investment (FDI) limit, allowed in insurance intermediaries?
A
0%
B
26%
C
49%
D
100%
Question 63
As per the new agreement signed by the Container Corporation of India (Concor) and RZD Logistics JSC (Russian Railways), cargos are to be transported through which country?
A
Pakistan
B
Afghanistan
C
Iran
D
Uzbekistan
Question 64
Suella Braverman, an Indian origin minister recently sworn in as the Attorney General of which country?
A
United States
B
United Kingdom
C
New Zealand
D
Finland
Question 65
Which country is the 1st to develop an antibody test to identify the novel coronavirus (COVID–19)?
A
China
B
United States
C
Singapore
D
South Korea
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