Daily Current Affairs : 10th & 11th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  10 & 11 March 2020:

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Q.1.________________ inaugurated the National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs in New Delhi.

(a)Harsimrat Kaur Badal

(b)Smriti Irani

(c)Narendra Modi

(d)Om Birla

(e)Rajnath Singh

Answer & Explanation

Ans.1.(b)

Exp.Union Minister for Women and Child Development Mrs Smriti Zubin Irani has stressed the need to train more female forensic investigators and cyber-crime experts. Speaking after inaugurating a National Conference on Women in Police and CAPFs organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, the BPR&D here, she advised to make a SoP for “One Stop Centre for Women”.

Q.2.Which state ranked 1st in country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan?

(a)Madhya Pradesh

(b)Karnataka

(c)Andhra Pradesh

(d)Mizoram

(e)Uttarakhand

Answer & Explanation

Ans.2.(c)

Exp.Government is implementing Poshan Abhiyan earlier known as National Nutrition Mission, since 18th December, 2017 to address the problem of malnutrition in the country. State of Andhra Pradesh ranked 1st in the country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan as per the recent report shared by NITI Aayog.

Q.3.Which state topped in domestic solar rooftop installations?

(a)Himachal Pradesh

(b)Karnataka

(c)Andhra Pradesh

(d)Maharashtra

(e)Gujarat

Answer & Explanation

Ans.3.(e)

Exp.Gujarat has topped the list in the installations of solar rooftop plants across the country with about 50,915 systems being fixed on domestic rooftops in the State as on March 2, 2020. Maharashtra follows with 5,513 installations as on the same date.

Q.4.The traditional ‘Fagli’ festival was celebrated in Yangpa village of Kinnaur district in the state of________________.

(a)Himachal Pradesh

(b)Karnataka

(c)Andhra Pradesh

(d)Maharashtra

(e)Gujarat

Answer & Explanation

Ans.4.(a)

Exp.The traditional ‘Fagli’ festival was celebrated in Yangpa village of Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on 9th March with great fervour. The festival is organised to observe the “victory of good over evil”.

Q.5.Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as President for a second term of which country?

(a)Kyrgyzstan

(b)Kazakhstan

(c)Tajikistan

(d)Afghanistan

(e)Uzbekistan

Answer & Explanation

Ans.5.(d)

Exp.Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second term on 10th March as his rival Abdullah Abdullah held a parallel inauguration that could plunge the country deeper into crisis ahead of peace talks with the Taliban.

Q.6.Which Bank removed minimum average balance in savings accounts?

(a)Yes bank

(b)Bank of Baroda

(c)State Bank of India

(d)ICICI Bank

(e)Central Bank of India

Answer & Explanation

Ans.6.(c)

Exp.SBI on 11th March announced it will not ask customers to maintain a minimum balance in savings accounts. The state-owned bank rationalised interest rate on savings bank accounts to a flat 3 per cent annum. It also waived off SMS charges. SBI customers till now had to maintain an average monthly balance of Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 in metro, semi urban and rural areas. The bank used to levy a penalty of Rs 5 to Rs 15 plus taxes for not maintaining the minimum balance.

Q.7.Who became Indian Coast Guard’s first woman DIG?

(a)Shalija Dhami

(b)Hina Jaiswal

(c)Anjali Singh

(d)Nupur Kulshrestha

(e)Mohana Singh

Answer & Explanation

Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Nupur Kulshrestha becomes the first woman to be promoted as DIG of Indian Coast Guard.

Q.8.Who has been given additional charge of deputy managing director and chief financial officer (CFO) of the bank.

(a)Sudhanshu Pandey

(b)Rajnish Kumar

(c)Romesh Sobti  

(d)Pallav Mahapatra

(e)Chalasani Venkat Nageswar

Answer & Explanation

Ans.8.(e)

Exp.State Bank of India on 9th March said Chalasani Venkat Nageswar has been given additional charge of deputy managing director and chief financial officer (CFO) of the bank.

Q.9.Who has won BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year Award 2019?

(a)PV Sindhu

(b)Hima Das

(c)Dutee Chand

(d)Rani Rampal

(e)Harmanpreet Kaur

 

Answer & Explanation

Ans.9.(a)

Exp.Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu won the Sportswoman of the Year Award and veteran athlete PT Usha received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sindhu has five World Championship medals and is the first Indian singles badminton player to win an Olympic silver medal.

Q.10.Which country was world’s second-largest arms importer in 2015-19 according to a report of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)?

(a)Saudi Arabia

(b)India

(c)Egypt

(d)Russia

(e)China

Answer & Explanation

Ans.10.(b)

Exp.India remained the world’s second largest arms importer during the period 2015-19, with Russia being the largest supplier though Moscow’s share of the Indian weapons market declined from 72% to 56%, a leading think tank that tracks arms transfers said in its annual report on 9th March.

Q.11.Who has won the seventh Dr MS Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-2019?

(a)R Sai Kumar

(b)Rattan Lal

(c)N Shobha Rani

(d)K M Quinn

(e)V Praveen Rao

Answer & Explanation

Ans.11.(e)

Exp.V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), has won the seventh Dr MS Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-2019. The Selection Committee has decided to select Praveen Rao for the award recognising his contributions in the fields of agricultural research, teaching, extension and administration. The award will be conferred on him in June.

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