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Current Affairs English -March 2020

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Question 1
Ritesh Agarwal, who was named as the world’s second youngest billionaire, is the founder of which Indian start up company?
A
Zomato
B
OYO Hotels
C
Swiggy
D
Byjus
Question 2
Which state recently passed resolution to conduct a caste based census in the state?
A
Kerala
B
Bihar
C
West Bengal
D
Odisha
Question 3
The Diamond Princess cruise ship, which witnessed the largest coronavirus outbreak, is quarantined in which country?
A
Japan
B
South Korea
C
China
D
Australia
Question 4
The International Conference on Standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Medicines’ was held in which city?
A
Lucknow
B
Kanpur
C
Delhi
D
Varanasi
Question 5
As of 2020, how many languages in India are given the status of ‘Classical language’?
A
4
B
6
C
8
D
10
Question 6
What is the theme of the ‘National Science Day’ 2020?
A
Children in Science
B
Youth in Science
C
Women in Science
D
AI in Science
Question 7
The term ‘Delimitation’ which was in news recently, is associated with which process?
A
Fixing limits of Chairperson’s salary
B
Fixing limits of territorial constituencies
C
Fixing limits of Affordable housing
D
Fixing limits of Income tax
Question 8
Which state hiked the MLAs’ Local Area Development Fund to Rs.3 Crore per year?
A
Maharashtra
B
Punjab
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Odisha
Question 9
Which Public sector Enterprise is the implementing agency of ‘Renewable Energy Management Centre’ scheme?
A
PowerGrid Corporation
B
NHPC Limited
C
NTPC Limited
D
Solar Energy Corporation of India
Question 10
The Prime Minister recently launched 10000 FPOs all over the country. What does FPO stand for?
A
Farmer Priority Organisations
B
Farmer Produce Organisations
C
Farmer Productivity Organisations
D
Farmer Primary Organisations
Question 11
Environmental activist Afroz Shah, who was making news recently for co–participating with the Minister of Norway in River clean–up, is from which state?
A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Maharashtra
C
Bihar
D
Jharkhand
Question 12
Which state recently ordered the prohibition of online supply of food without hygiene rating from food business operators (FBOs)?
A
Kerala
B
Odisha
C
Punjab
D
Rajasthan
Question 13
Muhyiddin Yassin, recently sworn in as the new Prime Minister of which country?
A
Saudi Arabia
B
Iran
C
Malaysia
D
Qatar
Question 14
Which Indian University was the winner of the Khelo India University Games 2020?
A
Savitribai Phule Pune University
B
Panjab University
C
Madras University
D
Andhra University
Question 15
When is the ‘Zero Discrimination Day’ observed annually across the world?
A
March 1
B
March 2
C
March 3
D
March 4
Question 16
Which tri–state sanctuary has been declared as Eco–Sensitive Zone (ESZ) recently?
A
National Chambal Sanctuary
B
Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
C
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
D
Corbett National Park
Question 17
The Exhibition named “EKAM Fest” is organised by which Union Ministry?
A
Ministry of MSME
B
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
C
Ministry of Textiles
D
Ministry of Steel
Question 18
The chairman of the LuLu Group, M A Yusuff Ali became the first Indian to receive premium residency of which country?
A
United Arab Emirates
B
Qatar
C
Saudi Arabia
D
Oman
Question 19
Pekka Lundmark has been selected as the next President and CEO of global consumer Electronics Company?
A
Samsung
B
Nokia
C
Huawei
D
Motorola
Question 20
Which state government recently abolished the policy of granting service extension to its employees after retirement?
A
Odisha
B
Rajasthan
C
Punjab
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 21
The Reserve Bank of India is conducting one–year and three–year tenor LTRO to help banks to reduce their lending rates. What does LTRO stand for?
A
Long Term Reverse Operation
B
Liquidity Term Repo Operation
C
Liquidity Term Reverse Operation
D
Long Term Repo Operation
Question 22
What is the time limit within which the Lokpal shall dispose of a complaint of alleged corruption against public servants?
A
21 days
B
30 days
C
45 days
D
60 days
Question 23
Which country recently assumes presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of March 2020?
A
Nepal
B
Japan
C
China
D
India
Question 24
Which act is to be amended to provide more powers to the RBI for regulating cooperative banks?
A
Multi–State Co–operative Societies Act
B
The Co–operative Societies Act
C
The Banking Regulation Act
D
The Reserve Bank of India Act
Question 25
Which country became the first in the world to make public transport free?
A
Thailand
B
Luxembourg
C
Canada
D
Brazil
Question 26
Which Engineering College of India has obtained the highest rank in the recent QS World Ranking?
A
IIT Kharagpur
B
IIT Madras
C
IIT Kanpur
D
IIT Mumbai
Question 27
Which state has recently issued orders to limit the retail price of bottled drinking water?
A
Kerala
B
Karnataka
C
Uttarakhand
D
Uttar Pradesh
Question 28
As per the recent amendment to the ‘Foreign direct investment policy on civil aviation’, what is the limit for NRIs to purchase equity stake in Air India?
A
26%
B
49%
C
75%
D
100%
Question 29
An integrated sports complex named after its former Chief Minister PA Sangma, is to come up in which Indian state?
A
Assam
B
Meghalaya
C
Tripura
D
Nagaland
Question 30
As per the recent ‘Direct Tax Vivaad Se Vishwas Bill 2020’, what is the time–limit within which the tax–payers can pay the due tax with waiver?
A
March 31, 2020
B
May 31, 2020
C
September 30, 2020
D
December 31, 2020
Question 31
What is the interest rate on deposits as announced by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for the current financial year (2019–20)?
A
8.2%
B
8.5%
C
8.65%
D
8.9%
Question 32
Which Indian institute has developed an AI–powered drone to counter unregulated unmanned drones?
A
DRDO Laboratory
B
IIT, Madras
C
CSIR
D
IISc
Question 33
Which is India’s fifth largest private sector bank, that is under crisis?
A
IndusInd Bank
B
YES Bank
C
IDFC First Bank
D
Bandhan Bank
Question 34
Who has been appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner of India after Sudhir Bhargava?
A
Gopala Swami
B
Kasturi Rangan
C
Bimal Julka
D
Bimal Jalan
Question 35
As per the recent study by the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), the ‘Endophytic Actinobacteria’ could reduce chemical inputs in which plant?
A
Coffee
B
Cotton
C
Tea
D
Sugar cane
Question 36
‘Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)’ is associated with research in which field?
A
Energy
B
Environment
C
Genetics
D
Agriculture
Question 37
In context of the recent Supreme Court ruling on the right of an organisation to receive foreign contributions, what does FCRA stand for?
A
Foreign Currency (Regulation) Act
B
Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act
C
Foreign Currency (Rights) Act
D
Foreign Contribution (Rights) Act
Question 38
Who is the Chairperson of the recently reconstituted National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR)?
A
Home Minister
B
Defence Minister
C
Environment Minister
D
Finance Minister
Question 39
What is the theme of the campaign conducted by the Indian Railways to celebrate International Women’s Day
A
He and She
B
We are with you
C
Each for Equal
D
Travel safely
Question 40
Agartala and Ghojadanga were recently designated as the authorised land immigration check posts. In which state, Ghojadanga is located?
A
Meghalaya
B
Assam
C
West Bengal
D
Nagaland
Question 41
Which state has recently launched a digital literacy programme titled ‘I am also digital’?
A
Bihar
B
Jharkhand
C
Kerala
D
Odisha
Question 42
Who is the chairperson of the high–level panel recently set up to prepare an investigation manual for Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO)?
A
Tapan Ray
B
U K Sinha
C
Injeti Srinivas
D
N K Singh
Question 43
Women Scientist Scheme C (KIRAN IPR) and Vigyan Jyoti are the schemes of which Union Ministry?
A
Ministry of Women and Child Development
B
Ministry of Science and Technology
C
Ministry of Human Resource Development
D
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Question 44
Which Indian sportsperson was named the ‘Changemaker of the year’ at the Business Line Changemaker Awards?
A
P V Sindhu
B
Mary Kom
C
Dutee Chand
D
Hima Dhas
Question 45
The tombs of Taramati and Premamati are located in which Indian State / UT?
A
Delhi
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Telangana
D
Maharashtra
Question 46
Ankita Raina is associated with which sports?
A
Table–Tennis
B
Squash
C
Tennis
D
Badminton
Question 47
Which state is to set up an exclusive department for Self Help Group called “Mission Shakti”?
A
West Bengal
B
Kerala
C
Odisha
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 48
‘NIGHA’, a mobile application to curb election malpractices, is an initiative of which Indian state?
A
Punjab
B
Rajasthan
C
Gujarat
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 49
World Economic Forum (WEF) released its new list of 115 Young Global Leaders. How many Indians are included in the list?
A
2
B
5
C
10
D
14
Question 50
Which global organisation has launched the, “COVID Action Platform” to convene the business community to support for COVID–19?
A
United Nations
B
International Monetary Fund
C
World Economic Forum
D
World Bank
Question 51
Which is the venue of the main national event for the sixth International Day of Yoga, 2020?
A
Guwahati
B
Delhi
C
Leh
D
Ranchi
Question 52
World Bank signed an $80 million loan agreement with which Indian state to increase agricultural productivity in its Gram Panchayats?
A
Karnataka
B
Odisha
C
Himachal Pradesh
D
Madhya Pradesh
Question 53
The World Athletics Council imposed a USD 10 million fine on the Athletics Federation of which country, for doping scandals?
A
China
B
Russia
C
USA
D
Australia
Question 54
Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri–MAC), which was seen in news, is associated with which organisation?
A
Central Bureau of Investigation
B
National Crime Records Bureau
C
National Investigation Agency
D
Narcotics Control Bureau
Question 55
Which is the first Indian airline to partner with a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for setting up warehousing facility?
A
IndiGo
B
SpiceJet
C
Vistara
D
Jet Airways
Question 56
Union Cabinet approved the RoDTEP scheme, which is set to replace MEIS (Merchandise Export Incentive Scheme). What does R stand for, in the new RoDTEP scheme?
A
Reduction
B
Remission
C
Reception
D
Remuneration
Question 57
The government has invoked Epidemic Disease Act to make the health advisories enforceable. When was the act enacted?
A
1897
B
1921
C
1947
D
1987
Question 58
India has appealed against the closure of Ambedkar House memorial. It is located in which country?
A
France
B
United Kingdom
C
Russia
D
Japan
Question 59
Chameli Devi Jain Award is an annual award presented to outstanding performers of which field?
A
Politics
B
Sports
C
Journalism
D
Social Service
Question 60
Which state cabinet recently passed an ordinance which seeks to recover losses caused by damage to public property from rioters?
A
Maharashtra
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Chhattisgarh
D
Gujarat
Question 61
Sahitya Akademi award winner Puthussery Ramachandran, who passed away recently, was a poet and scholar in which language?
A
Tamil
B
Malayalam
C
Kannada
D
Telugu
Question 62
According to the Gender Social Norms Index report, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), how many countries have achieved gender equality?
A
Two
B
Three
C
Five
D
Zero
Question 63
An important personality in Ambedkar’s historic conversion to Buddhism passed away recently. What is his name?
A
Potturi Venkateswar
B
H R Bhardwaj
C
Santu Mukherjee
D
Sadanand Fulzele
Question 64
Which European country recently imposed a record 1.1 billion euro fine on Apple Company for its anti–competitive behaviour?
A
Germany
B
France
C
Italy
D
Spain
Question 65
Which country is set to create a $4 billion anti–crisis fund to protect its economy from COVID–19 outbreak?
A
India
B
Russia
C
United States of America
D
Pakistan
Question 66
What is the share of Indian companies in Defence Ministry’s contracts for procurement of defence equipment in 2019–20?
A
25.03 %
B
50.03 %
C
75.03 %
D
90.03 %
Question 67
The Central bank of which country slashed its benchmark interest rate to almost zero and announced to buy USD 700 billion in bonds?
A
China
B
India
C
United States
D
Japan
Question 68
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose birth centenary was celebrated recently, was the Founder President of which country?
A
Nepal
B
Bangladesh
C
Thailand
D
Afghanistan
Question 69
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose birth centenary was celebrated recently, was the Founder President of which country?
A
Nepal
B
Bangladesh
C
Thailand
D
Afghanistan
Question 70
Which technological firm along with NASSCOM Foundation launched the ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign?
A
Google
B
Microsoft
C
Amazon
D
Apple
Question 71
World Cities Summit’ is a global biennial conference hosted by which country?
A
United Kingdom
B
Japan
C
Singapore
D
United Arab Emirates
Question 72
The football coach Francisco Garcia, who has recently passed away after contracting coronavirus, belonged to which country?
A
Thailand
B
South Korea
C
United States
D
Spain
Question 73
Which state announced a ₹20,000 crore economic package to deal with the coronavirus outbreak?
A
Maharashtra
B
Kerala
C
Uttar Pradesh
D
Telangana
Question 74
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the procurement of 83 Tejas fighter aircrafts, manufactured by which organisation?
A
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
B
Bharat Electronics Limited
C
Bharat Electronics Limited
D
Ordnance Factory Board
Question 75
Which social media platform launched ‘Coronavirus Information Hub’ in partnership with WHO, UNICEF and UNDP?
A
Twitter
B
WhatsApp
C
Instagram
D
Telegram
Question 76
Which financial institution is set to launch ‘Swavalamban Express’ Train to promote entrepreneurship?
A
SIDBI
B
EXIM
C
NHB
D
NABARD
Question 77
The Government of India launched the ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ to contain the spread of misinformation on coronavirus on which social media platform?
A
Facebook
B
Twitter
C
WhatsApp
D
Instagram
Question 78
According to the World Happiness Report 2020, which is the happiest country in the world?
A
United States
B
Norway
C
Finland
D
Switzerland
Question 79
When is the International Day of Happiness celebrated all over the world?
A
March 20
B
March 21
C
March 22
D
March 23
Question 80
What is the theme of the ‘International Day of Forests 2020’
A
Forests and Biodiversity
B
Forests and Humans
C
Sustainable Forests
D
Forests save us
Question 81
Which state government approved distilleries to manufacture and supply sanitisers temporarily, amidst the coronavirus outbreak?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Maharashtra
C
Punjab
D
Kerala
Question 82
The Border Roads Organisation opened a 360 feet long suspension bridge over which river?
A
Teesta
B
Dibang
C
Manas
D
Lohit
Question 83
Which space agency is set to send astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time in May 2020?
A
European Space Agency
B
SpaceX
C
ISRO
D
NASA
Question 84
What is the theme of the ‘World Water Day’ observed annually across the world?
A
Sustainable Water
B
Water & Climate Change
C
Clean Water for All
D
Water and Women
Question 85
Which Indian city has deployed drones to sanitize its region against the coronavirus outbreak by sprinkling chemicals?
A
Chennai
B
Cochin
C
Indore
D
Nagpur
Question 86
SDMC recently launched a website for information related to the COVID–19 pandemic. It is a Disaster Management agency of which bloc?
A
BIMSTEC
B
SAARC
C
ASEAN
D
OPEC
Question 87
Which is the first country to withdraw from Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears?
A
Italy
B
Canada
C
Germany
D
India
Question 88
What is the theme of the World Tuberculosis Day, 2020?
A
Health for All
B
Leaving no one behind
C
Let’s win it
D
It’s Time
Question 89
Sumant Kathpalia was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of which bank?
A
ICICI Bank
B
HDFC Bank
C
IndusInd Bank
D
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Question 90
Which Indian author won the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award of PEN America?
A
Ruchika Tomar
B
Madhuri Vijay
C
Arundhati Roy
D
Jhumpa Lahiri
Question 91
The first COVID–19 dedicated hospital of India is set up in which city?
A
Chennai
B
Theni
C
Pune
D
Mumbai
Question 92
A ₹148 crore project of Electric Vehicle Park and ₹500 crore project of Data Centre Park are the recent initiatives of which state/UT?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
West Bengal
C
Puducherry
D
New Delhi
Question 93
Mo Jeeban (My Life)’ is an initiative of which Indian state to advice people to stay indoors amid the COVID–19 pandemic?
A
West Bengal
B
Odisha
C
Telangana
D
Bihar
Question 94
‘Clara’, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot, which helps to self–check COVID–19, is introduced by which country?
A
United States
B
Italy
C
Russia
D
China
Question 95
The 2024 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in which city?
A
Los Angeles
B
London
C
Paris
D
Beijing
Question 96
Sameer Aggarwal has been appointed as the Chief Executive officer of the Indian arm of which company?
A
Amazon
B
Walmart
C
Apple
D
Samsung
Question 97
What is the current Cash Reserve Ratio, as per the recent announcement from the Reserve Bank of India?
A
3%
B
3.5%
C
3.75%
D
4%
Question 98
In the relief package announced by the centre, the women self–help groups (SHGs) will be given collateral–free loans up to Rs 20 lakh under which scheme?
A
Deen Dayal National Livelihood Mission
B
MUDRA Scheme
C
Gram Swaraj Yojana
D
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
Question 99
Which country has launched a military communication satellite called Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite?
A
France
B
Israel
C
United States
D
South Korea
Question 100
As per the recent report of SBI Research’s Ecowrap, what will be the economic growth of India in 2020–21?
A
3.6%
B
3.2%
C
3.0%
D
2.6 %
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