Daily Current Affairs : 14th and 15th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  14th and 15th March 2020:

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Q.1.Which Ministry has launched its new website to meet the requirements of stakeholders about new schemes and projects particularly?

(a)Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

(b)Ministry of Power

(c)Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(d)Ministry of Labour and Employment

(e)Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp.The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy R K Singh has launched its new website to meet requirements of stakeholders about new schemes and projects particularly. The key feature of the website includes optimized user interface and enables ease of access from various devices including mobile phones. The website has additional portals such as ‘Akshay Urja Portal’ and ‘India Renewable Idea Exchange’ (IRIX).

Q.2.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lowered the single borrower limit for urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to ______________ of tier I capital.

(a)5%

(b)10%

(c)15%

(d)20%

(e)25%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 13th March lowered the single borrower and group exposure limit for urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to 15% and 25% of tier I capital, respectively, to reduce concentration risks arising out of such large loans. Existing norms allowed 15% for single borrowers and 40% to group exposures of a bank’s total capital, including tier I and tier II capital.

Q.3.Who has been appointed as the officiating Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) by the Central government?

(a)Bansi Lal Bhat

(b)S C Dharmadhikari

(c)S J Mukhopadhaya

(d)S Muralidhar

(e)KG Balakrishnan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp.The Central government has appointed Justice (retd) Bansi Lal Bhat as the officiating Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). As per the notification issued by the Ministry of the Corporate Affairs, Government of India, Justice Bhat will act as the officiating Chairperson of NCLAT for a period of three months with effect from March 15 or until a regular Chairperson is appointed, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Q.4.Who has been appointed as Chief Executive and Managing Director of YES Bank?

(a)Sanjiv Chadha

(b)Sunil Mehta

(c)Prashant Kumar

(d)Atanu Kumar Das

(e)A S Rajeev 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp.RBI superseded YES Bank board, the government, notifying the YES Bank Reconstruction Scheme 2020, dissolved the office of administrator, appointing new board members of the private lender. Prashant Kumar, former chief financial officer and deputy managing director of State Bank of India. He has also been appointed as Chief Executive and Managing Director of the private lender. Kumar was earlier appointed as the YES Bank administrator.

Q.5.Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman of YES Bank?

(a)Sanjiv Chadha

(b)Sunil Mehta

(c)Prashant Kumar

(d)Atanu Kumar Das

(e)A S Rajeev

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp.Sunil Mehta, former non-executive chairman of Punjab National Bank, has been appointed as non-executive chairman of YES Bank.

Q.6.Who has won the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson, 2019?

(a)Arfa Khanum Sherwani

(b)Rohini Mohan

(c)Barkha Dutt

(d)Sagarika Ghose

(e)Both a & b

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp.The Wire‘s senior editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani and freelance journalist Rohini Mohan have jointly won the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson, 2019. The award is given annually to an outstanding woman mediaperson.

Q.7.Which team has won the Ranji Trophy Title 2019-20?

(a)Mumbai

(b)Karnataka

(c)Vidarbha

(d)Bengal

(e)Saurashtra

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp.Saurashtra won their maiden Ranji Trophy title on the back of their first innings lead against Bengal in the final played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. It is their first-ever win in the history of India’s premier domestic competition.

Q.8.Which Football Team has won the record third ISL Title by beating Chennaiyin FC by 3-1 in finals?

(a)FC Goa

(b)Kerala Blasters FC

(c)Bengaluru FC

(d)ATK

(e)Mohun Bagan A.C.

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp.ATK claimed an unprecedented third Indian Super League (ISL) title triumph with a 3-1 victory over arch-rival Chennaiyin FC in a summit showdown that was played behind closed doors in Margao on 14th March.

Q.9.International Pi (π) day is observed on_____________________.

(a)13th March

(b)14th March

(c)15th March

(d)16th March

(e)17th March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp.International Pi (π) day is observed on 14 March. The day was chosen as 3, 1, and 4, which are the first three significant digits of π. Pi is one of the most well-known mathematical constants. It is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is represented by the lower-case Greek letter π.

Q.10.World Consumer Rights Day is observed on _____________________.

(a)13th March

(b)14th March

(c)15th March

(d)16th March

(e)17th March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp.Every year March 15 is celebrated as World Consumer Rights Day to spread awareness about a consumer’s rights and needs. It is an annual occasion, observed on a global level to protect the rights of consumers and to ensure that the consumer’ are not subjected to market abuse or social injustice that may undermine their rights.

Q.11.What is the theme for World Consumer Rights Day 2020?

(a)The Sustainable Consumer

(b)Trusted Smart Products

(c)Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer

(d)Consumer Justice Now!

(e)None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp.Theme 2O2O: “The Sustainable Consumer”.

Q.12.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lowered the group exposure limit for urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to ____________ of tier I capital.

(a)15%

(b)20%

(c)25%

(d)30%

(e)35%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 13th March lowered the single borrower and group exposure limit for urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to 15% and 25% of tier I capital, respectively, to reduce concentration risks arising out of such large loans. Existing norms allowed 15% for single borrowers and 40% to group exposures of a bank’s total capital, including tier I and tier II capital.

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