Daily Current Affairs : 12th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs   12th March 2020:

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Q.1.Name the State which celebrates ‘Hola Mohalla’ festival annually.

(a)Madhya Pradesh

(b)Punjab

(c)Andhra Pradesh

(d)Mizoram

(e)Chhattisgarh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp.Hola Mohalla is actually an annual fair that is organised in a large scale at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab on the day following the festival of Holi.

Q.2.Which city will host the four-day civil aviation business exhibition and air show, “Wings India 2020”?

(a)Bhopal

(b)Bengaluru

(c)Hyderabad

(d)Aizwal

(e)Chennai

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp.The four-day civil aviation business exhibition and air show, Wings India 2020 will kickstart from 12th March. The biennial event being organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India will be on till March 15 at the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad.

Q.3.Which city will host the national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga?

(a)Shimla

(b)Bengaluru

(c)Hyderabad

(d)Mumbai

(e)Leh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp.Leh, the capital of the Union territory of Ladakh will be the venue for the main event for International Yoga Day on June 21 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend it, AYUSH Ministry officials said on 11th March. PM Modi is expected to perform yoga asanas based on the Common Yoga Protocol.

Q.4.The International Day of Yoga was first observed on ________________.

(a)21 June 2012

(b)21 June 2013

(c)21 June 2014

(d)21 June 2015

(e)21 June 2016

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp.The observation of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Modi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2014. The International Day of Yoga was first observed on 21 June 2015. In 2019, the Yoga Day event was held in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Q.5.India banned all travelers from entering country till_______________.

(a)31st March

(b)5th April

(c)15th April

(d)1st May

(e)15th May

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp.All existing visas issued to nationals of any country except those issued to Diplomats, Officials, UN/International organizations, Employment, Project visas stand suspended till April 15, 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure of any foreigner for onward journey to India.

Q.6.Which Organization declared Covid-19 as a pandemic?

(a)ADB

(b)WHO

(c)UNICEF

(d)World Bank

(e)United Nations

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp.World Health Organization (WHO) has characterised the new coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva that he is alarmed by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it.

Q.7.Who is the current head of World Health Organization (WHO)?

(a)Antonio Guterres

(b)Robert Redfield

(c)Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

(d)Henrietta H Fore

(e)Audrey Azoulay

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp.WHO chief: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Q.8.Which company launched 18-week long Skill Development Programme “DigiPivot” for Women?

(a)Google India

(b)Facebook India

(c)IBM

(d)Twitter

(e)Amazon India

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp.Google India on 7th March introduced DigiPivot, a skilling programme designed for women who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid-career shifts to digital marketing. Developed in association with Avtar, a career portal service for women, and the Indian School of Business.

Q.9.Who has won the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award 2019?

(a)Sania Mirza

(b)Mithali Raj

(c)MC Mary Kom

(d)P T Usha

(e)Harmanpreet Kaur

Answer & Explanation
 Ans.9.(d)

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.Who has been given the additional charge of the DG Border Security Force (BSF)?

(a)Vivek Johri

(b)S S Deswal

(c)AP Maheshwari  

(d)Rajesh Ranjan

(e)Anup Kumar Singh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp.Director General Indo-Tibetan Border Police S S Deswal has been given the additional charge of the DG Border Security Force (BSF) after the repatriation of incumbent Vivek Johri to his parent cadre Madhya Pradesh.

Q.11.Who became the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh government’s anti-graft helpline?

(a)Hima Das

(b)M S Dhoni

(c)PV Sindhu

(d)Salman Khan

(e)Sunil Chhetri

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp.Badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu has been appointed the brand ambassador for Andhra Pradesh government’s anti-graft helpline. The ace shuttler featured along with Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy in a video released by the state government as a promo for its toll-free anti-graft number.

Q.12.Practise of holding ‘Hola Mohalla’ festival was initiated by Guru Gobind Singh. He was the _________ Sikh guru.

(a)6th 

(b)7th 

(c)8th 

(d)9th 

(e)10th 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp.Hola Mohalla is actually an annual fair that is organised in a large scale at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab on the day following the festival of Holi. Practise of holding a fair of this kind was initiated by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru. Purpose of the fair was to physically strengthen the Sikh community by holding military exercises and mock battles.

Q.13.Which organization allocated $ 200 million to support supply chains in fight against COVID-19?

(a)ADB

(b)WHO

(c)UNICEF

(d)World Bank

(e)United Nations

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp.The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will make available $200 million through its Supply Chain Finance Program for companies manufacturing and distributing medicines and other items needed to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Q.14.Which state government signed an $80 million loan agreement with World Bank to improve water management practices?

(a)Madhya Pradesh

(b)Haryana

(c)Andhra Pradesh

(d)Himachal Pradesh

(e)Karnataka

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(d)

Exp.The World Bank signed an $80 million loan agreement with the Government of India, Government of Himachal Pradesh on 11 March 2020.

Q.15.World Kidney Day is observed on __________________every year.

(a)Second Thursday of March

(b)First Thursday of March

(c)Second Tuesday of March

(d)First Tuesday of March

(e)Second Wednesday of March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp.On the second Thursday of March every year, World Kidney Day is celebrated across the globe. On this day, not only the problems associated with kidney diseases are discussed, but also measures that could help bring the number of people being affected are pondered upon. Theme 2020: ‘Kidney health for everyone everywhere – from prevention to detection and equitable access to care’.

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