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February Current Affairs 2020 Online Test

Current Affairs English -February 2020

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Question 1
Which Indian think tank has been ranked among the top 30 think tanks globally, as per a recent report?
A
Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
B
NITI Aayog
C
Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
D
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Question 2
Khadi wrist watches have been recently launched by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, in association with which company?
A
Fossil
B
Titan
C
Timex
D
Casio
Question 3
‘SAMPRITI’ is a joint military training exercise between India and which country?
A
Bangladesh
B
China
C
Sri Lanka
D
Japan
Question 4
India recently observed ‘Martyrs’ Day’ on 30th January, to pay homage to which Indian leader?
A
Kamarajar
B
Jawaharlal Nehru
C
Mahatma Gandhi
D
B R Ambedkar
Question 5
As per the recent Economic Outlook Survey released by FICCI, what is the estimated median GDP growth forecast for 2019–20?
A
5.0%
B
5.1%
C
5.2%
D
5.3%
Question 6
What is the GDP growth rate of India, in 2018–19, as per the recent statement from the National Statistical Office (NSO), on January 31, 2020?
A
6.8%
B
6.4%
C
6.2%
D
6.1%
Question 7
Which global tech firm has launched a short–video making application called ‘Tangi’, which focusses on creativity?
A
Microsoft
B
Facebook
C
Google
D
Adobe
Question 8
When is the Anti–leprosy day for the year 2020, observed across the world?
A
January 26
B
January 27
C
January 28
D
January 29
Question 9
The European Union has how many countries in its bloc, after the exit of the United Kingdom?
A
26
B
27
C
28
D
29
Question 10
The India International Leather Fair (IILF), 2020 is being held in which city?
A
Coimbatore
B
Madurai
C
Chennai
D
Vellore
Question 11
The 250th flight operation under the RCS – UDAN scheme was recently commenced between Bhubaneswar and which Indian city?
A
Lucknow
B
Varanasi
C
Patna
D
Prayagraj
Question 12
What is the maximum insurance provided for bank deposits, as per the latest Union budget 2020–21?
A
₹ 5 Lakh
B
₹ 2.5 Lakh
C
₹ 2 Lakh
D
₹ 1 Lakh
Question 13
Pramod Agrawal was recently appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of which Public Sector Enterprise?
A
CIL
B
IOCL
C
BHEL
D
SAIL
Question 14
Which country has national emergency to tackle the attack of locust swarms?
A
India
B
Pakistan
C
Iran
D
Afghanistan
Question 15
In which Indian city, the Indian navy conducted its coastal security exercise, ‘Matla Abhiyaan’?
A
Cochin
B
Kolkata
C
Mumbai
D
Vishakhapatnam
Question 16
“Babenco: Tell Me When I Die”, which won the ‘Golden Conch Award for Best Documentary Film’ at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2020, is a film of which country?
A
South Korea
B
France
C
Brazil
D
Canada
Question 17
L&T MBDA Missile Systems (LTMMSL) has recently set up a missile integration facility at which state?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Karnataka
C
Maharashtra
D
Kerala
Question 18
Which Indian state has recently declared the disease caused by the novel coronavirus as a “state calamity”?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Kerala
C
Karnataka
D
Telangana
Question 19
The famous arts festival called ‘Kala Ghoda Arts Festival’ is celebrated annually in which Indian city?
A
Delhi
B
Mumbai
C
Kolkata
D
Bengaluru
Question 20
The third Defence Attaches conference, 2020 was recently held in which city?
A
Ahmedabad
B
Delhi
C
Kanpur
D
Lucknow
Question 21
Which country’s delegation of educational institutions recently visited India and signed agreements in the fields of higher education and research?
A
Canada
B
Norway
C
Germany
D
Japan
Question 22
Pranab Kumar Gogoi, who recently passed away, was a famous personality in which field?
A
Sports
B
Literature
C
Arts
D
Politics
Question 23
Which Indian city is set to play host to the 15th East Asia Summit conference, 2020?
A
Chennai
B
Hyderabad
C
Delhi
D
Ahmedabad
Question 24
The flagship biennial Defence exhibition of India ‘DefExpo’ is organised in which Indian city?
A
Delhi
B
Lucknow
C
Bengaluru
D
Hyderabad
Question 25
Which Asian country recently introduced a “sustainable development fee” for regional tourists including Indian visitors?
A
Thailand
B
Bhutan
C
Cambodia
D
Sri Lanka
Question 26
Which social–media platform recently announced that it will label the fake news and remove harmful data shared on its platform?
A
Youtube
B
Instagram
C
Twitter
D
Whatsapp
Question 27
What is the rank of India in the recently released International intellectual property index 2020?
A
36
B
40
C
42
D
44
Question 28
Which country recently launched the ‘International Religious Freedom Alliance’ for protecting religious freedom across the world?
A
Russia
B
USA
C
Japan
D
India
Question 29
The first India–Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave was recently held in which city?
A
Delhi
B
Lucknow
C
Cape Town
D
Nairobi
Question 30
What is the projected growth rate of India, during the next financial year 2020–21, as per the recent monetary policy of RBI?
A
6.5%
B
6%
C
5.5%
D
5%
Question 31
Which organisation is set to release Digital Payments Index (DPI), which will assess the digitalisation of payments in the country?
A
NITI Aayog
B
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
C
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
D
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
Question 32
Which city plays host to the 22nd India International Seafood Show, after a gap of 12 years?
A
Vishakhapatnam
B
Goa
C
Kochi
D
Kochi
Question 33
The cybersecurity project codenamed Dejfa, that was recently making news, belongs to which country?
A
Pakistan
B
Iran
C
Malaysia
D
China
Question 34
How many major ports of India are named after individuals?
A
Two
B
Three
C
Four
D
Five
Question 35
The term “SPICe” sometimes seen in news, is related to which of the following fields?
A
Science & Technology
B
Defence and Arms Production
C
Business & Economy
D
Environment Protection
Question 36
The term “Batterygate”, recently in news, is related to which of the following tech giants?
A
Google
B
Samsung
C
Apple
D
Microsoft
Question 37
Recently, Esperanza Base on the Antarctic Peninsula reached a temperature of 18.3°C, thus becoming the hottest on record for continental Antarctica. Esperanza Base is a research station of which country?
A
England
B
Argentina
C
Portugal
D
France
Question 38
Which Indian crop faces danger due to a fungus called Alternaria brassicae as per recent news?
A
Rice
B
Wheat
C
Mustard
D
Sugarcane
Question 39
Which state has recently launched an initiative to establish hotels to provide meals at subsidised price called ‘Kudumbashree’ hotels?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Telangana
C
Kerala
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 40
Which Metro rail service in India has become the second largest operational metro rail network in the country?
A
Delhi Metro
B
Kochi Metro
C
Hyderabad Metro
D
Chennai Metro
Question 41
Which country has reportedly auctioned licenses to hunt elephants, to tackle human–animal conflict?
A
Zimbabwe
B
Namibia
C
Botswana
D
Mozambique
Question 42
The book ‘A Child of Destiny’, which was recently released by the Indian Vice President, is an autobiography of which Indian educationist?
A
Devendra Singh
B
Amit Abraham
C
Girishwar Misra
D
K Ramakrishna Rao
Question 43
Municipal Performance Index (MPI), is an index recently launched by which organisation / Ministry?
A
National Development Council
B
Ministry of Home Affairs
C
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
D
NITI Aayog
Question 44
Which Union Ministry has recently launched the web portal for ‘Star rating of Coal mines’?
A
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
B
Ministry of Coal
C
Ministry of Mines
D
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Question 45
Recently, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act. When was the original act of 1989 amended?
A
2016
B
2017
C
2018
D
2019
Question 46
When is the World Pulses Day observed, across the world?
A
February 8
B
February 9
C
February 10
D
February 11
Question 47
As per the notification of the Ministry of health and family welfare, which component will be treated as ‘drugs’ from April 1, 2020?
A
Medical devices
B
AYUSH drugs
C
Alcohol
D
Raw materials for drugs
Question 48
What does ‘GSP’ stand for, in the context of India– US trade?
A
Globalised System of Preferences
B
Generalized System of Preferences
C
Globalised System of Partners
D
Generalized System of Partners
Question 49
PehleSafety’ is an Internet safety campaign of which major technological company?
A
Facebook
B
Microsoft
C
Google
D
Apple
Question 50
We Think Digital’ is a digital literacy program of which global technological company?
A
Google
B
Facebook
C
Apple
D
Amazon
Question 51
Where is the Headquarters of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) located?
A
New York
B
Geneva
C
Rome
D
Nairobi
Question 52
What is the capital package recently approved for infusion in three state–owned general insurance companies?
A
Rs. 1000 Cr
B
Rs. 2500 Cr
C
Rs. 3000 Cr
D
Rs. 5000 Cr
Question 53
Amit Panghal, who was seen in news recently, is a famous personality associated with which sports?
A
Archery
B
Boxing
C
Wrestling
D
Tennis
Question 54
‘Pyaar ka Paudha’ (a plant of love), is a campaign of which state, for promoting planting of trees?
A
Madhya Pradesh
B
Arunachal Pradesh
C
Sikkim
D
Bihar
Question 55
Rajiv Bansal has been appointed as chairman and managing director of which Indian airline?
A
IndiGo
B
Air India
C
Spice Jet
D
Vistara
Question 56
Rishi Sunak recently became the first Indian–origin Finance Minister of which country?
A
United States
B
United Kingdom
C
New Zealand
D
Japan
Question 57
As of 2020, which Indian Telecom operator is the second most valuable mobile operator in Asia?
A
Jio
B
Bharti Airtel
C
Vodafone Idea
D
BSNL
Question 58
What is the name of the 3rd corporate passenger train of India?
A
Kashi Vishwanath Express
B
Kashi Indore Express
C
Kashi Mahakal Express
D
Tejas Express
Question 59
Which state commenced operations of India’s first Inter–City Electric Bus service?
A
Karnataka
B
Maharashtra
C
Odisha
D
Telangana
Question 60
'Yodhavu' (Warrior), a mobile application for curbing drug menace, is an initiative of which state?
A
Karnataka
B
Kerala
C
Andhra Pradesh
D
Telangana
Question 61
The late External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was born in which city, where she was elected as MLA twice?
A
Ambala Cantt, Haryana
B
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
C
Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat
D
Ludhiana, Punjab
Question 62
What is the theme of Telangana’s biotechnology and life sciences forum ‘Bio Asia 2020’?
A
Better Bio–tech
B
Instrumental Life Sciences
C
Today for Tomorrow
D
Life Science for All
Question 63
Which city plays host to ‘GulFood 2020’, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition?
A
Riyadh
B
Abu Dhabi
C
Dubai
D
Doha
Question 64
Which global financial institution is set to grant $450 million loan to India for Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY)?
A
ADB
B
World Bank
C
AIIB
D
New Development Bank
Question 65
Which city plays host to the ‘3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety’?
A
Warsaw
B
Helsinki
C
Oslo
D
Stockholm
Question 66
Under the GST regime, e–Way Bill is mandatory of the value of inter–state movement of goods is more than __?
A
Rs. 250,000
B
Rs. 200,000
C
Rs. 100,000
D
Rs. 50,000
Question 67
A paramilitary Sufi group called Ahlu Sunna Waljama, which is recently in news, is fighting with radical Islamist group in Civil War of which country?
A
South Sudan
B
Syria
C
Somalia
D
Sudan
Question 68
The Far East Development Fund, which recently submitted an expression of interest (EoI) for the beleaguered Jet Airways, is based in which country?
A
Germany
B
Russia
C
England
D
France
Question 69
The ‘Pandemic Bonds’ are issued by which multilateral development bank?
A
World Bank
B
AIIB
C
European Investment Bank
D
ADB
Question 70
Which country is world’s biggest palm oil importer?
A
India
B
China
C
Russia
D
Saudi Arabia
Question 71
Currently, which Economic Census is underway in India?
A
5th
B
6th
C
7th
D
8th
Question 72
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 73
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
Gujarat
B
Madhya Pradesh
C
Haryana
D
Rajasthan
Question 74
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 75
As per the annual ‘Nature Ranking Index–2020”, which Indian institution is ranked in the first place in the country?
A
HBNI
B
TIFR
C
CSIR
D
IISc
Question 76
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 77
Which city was host to the ‘Symposium on Emerging Opportunities for Indian Textiles and Crafts’?
A
Varanasi
B
Lucknow
C
Delhi
D
Hyderabad
Question 78
Leo Varadkar, who recently tendered his resignation, was the Prime Minister of which country?
A
France
B
Ireland
C
The Netherlands
D
Greece
Question 79
Which state Government has ordered destruction of breeding centres of Thai Mangur fish?
A
Odisha
B
West Bengal
C
Assam
D
Maharashtra
Question 80
‘Viewpoints’, which was recently in news, is an application of which major technological company?
A
Google
B
Amazon
C
Facebook
D
Apple
Question 81
India’s first floating jetty has been inaugurated in which State / UT?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Goa
C
Mumbai
D
Gujarat
Question 82
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 83
As of February, 2020, which country is India’s top trade partner?
A
China
B
USA
C
Japan
D
Russia
Question 84
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 85
Which state has recently ordered the destruction of ‘Thai Mangur’ fish breeding centers?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Goa
C
Gujarat
D
Maharashtra
Question 86
NRI Sabha is an NGO controlled by which state government?
A
Rajasthan
B
Haryana
C
Punjab
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 87
The term “JavaScript sniffers” is associated with__?
A
Authorization Software
B
Malware
C
Encryption Software
D
Firewall
Question 88
What is Ethnologue?
A
Database of Languages
B
Database of Heritage Buildings
C
Database of local customs
D
Database of Tribes
Question 89
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 90
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 91
Antihydrogen is composed of _____?
A
Positron & Proton
B
Nuetron & Proton
C
Positron & Antiproton
D
Neutrino & Neutron
Question 92
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 93
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 94
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 95
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 96
Which city hosted the 4 day ‘International Conference on Banana’ organised by ICAR?
A
Gandhi Nagar
B
Tiruchirappalli
C
Cochin
D
Thiruvananthapuram
Question 97
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 98
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 99
Which aircraft carrier launched freighter services to assist shrimp farmers?
A
Alliance Air
B
IndiGo
C
SpiceJet
D
Vistara
Question 100
As of 2020, what is the Foreign Direct investment (FDI) limit, allowed in insurance intermediaries?
A
0%
B
26%
C
49%
D
100%
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