Daily Current Affairs : 18th February 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 18th February 2020

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Q.1. Which airport became the first single-use plastic-free airport of India?

(a)Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore

(b)Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

(c)Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

(d) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

(e)Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. The GMR-led Delhi International Airport Ltd has announced that Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport has become free of single-use plastic usage.

Q.2. Who has become India’s second-richest person with a networth of $17.8 billion?

(a)Uday Kotak

(b)Shiv Nadar

(c)Radhakishan Damani

(d)Gautam Adani

(e)Lakshmi Mittal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Radhakishan Damani, founder of retailer Avenue Supermarts, has become India’s second-richest person with a networth of $17.8 billion, next only to his Altamount Road neighbour Mukesh Ambani, who heads the leader-board for the uber-rich not just in the country but in the Asian continent.

Q.3.In which city BioAsia 2020, Asia’s largest Biotechnology and Life Sciences Forum is being held?

(a)Bengaluru

(b)Lucknow

(c)Hyderabad

(d)Ladakh

(e)New Delhi

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3. (c)

Exp. Telangana hosts the three-day Bio Asia 2020, Asia’s largest Biotechnology and Life Sciences Forum with the theme of ‘Today for Tomorrow’ from February 17 to 19 February in Hyderabad.

Q.4.What is the theme of BioAsia 2020?

(a)Righ time, Right now

(b)Today for Tomorrow

(c)Life Sciences 4.0

(d)Disrupt the Disruption

(e)New era of Life sciences

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (b)

Exp. Telangana hosts the three-day Bio Asia 2020, Asia’s largest Biotechnology and Life Sciences Forum with the theme of ‘Today for Tomorrow’ from February 17 to 19 February in Hyderabad.

Q.5.Which city will host the 2020 Global Investors Summit for the first time?

(a)Bengaluru

(b)Leh

(c)Hyderabad

(d)Ladakh

(e)Srinagar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Srinagar is to host a three-day Global Investors’ Summit 2020 for the first time. The objective of the summit is to invite investments to the newly formed Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir.

Q.6.The 15th Finance Commission decided to set up an eight-member high level expert group to increase farm productivity and boost exports. Who will be the head of this panel?

(a)Ajay Tyagi

(b)Sujit Prasad

(c)Rajiv Kumar

(d)Atanu Chakraborty

(e)Sanjiv Puri

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. The 15th Finance Commission on 17th February decided to set up an eight-member high level expert group headed by ITC chairman Sanjiv Puri to recommend strategies and measures to increase farm productivity and boost exports.

Q.7.Who has won “Laureus Best Sporting Moment” at the Laureus World Sports Awards (LWSA) 2020 for ‘Carried on the shoulders of a nation’?

(a)Lewis Hamilton

(b)Lionel Messi

(c)Sachin Tendulkar

(d)Simone Biles

(e)Both a & b

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Laureus Best Sporting Moment    :Carried on the shoulders of a nation’ – Sachin Tendulkar

Q.8. Who has won “Laureus World Sportsman of the Year:” at the Laureus World Sports Awards (LWSA) 2020?

(a)Lewis Hamilton

(b)Lionel Messi

(c)Sachin Tendulkar

(d)Simone Biles

(e)Both a & b

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Laureus World Sportsman of the Year     :Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi

Q.9.Which city is hosting Asian Wrestling Championship?

(a)Bengaluru

(b)Lucknow

(c)Hyderabad

(d)Ladakh

(e)New Delhi

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9. (e)

Exp. Asian Wrestling Championship begin in New Delhi on 18th February. It will be held at the KD Jadhav Hall of Indira Gandhi Stadium till 23rd February.

Q.10. Which country will host Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021?

(a)South Africa

(b)Australia

(c)New Zealand

(d)India

(e)England

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. India would be hosting the 2021 Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup (U17), making it the second big-ticket event awarded to the country for the second time on the trot.

Q.11. Which country will host Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021?

(a)South Africa

(b)Australia

(c)New Zealand

(d)India

(e)England

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. South Africa to host women’s edition of Hockey Junior World Cup in 2021.

Q.12. Amit Dahiya has been banned for four years by Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NADA. With which sports is he associated?

(a)Wrestling

(b)Javelin Throw

(c)Fencing

(d)Swimming

(e)Shooting

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NADA, Haryana’s Amit Dahiya has been banned for four years for evading dope sample collection by sending a proxy during the National Javelin Throw Open Championships last year.

Q.13.The central government has renamed the “Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)” as ____________________.

(a)Arun Jaitely Institute for Defence Studies

(b)Sushma Swaraj Institute for Defence Studies

(c)Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Defence Studies

(d)Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies

(e)Atal Vihari Bajpayee Institute for Defence Studies

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. The central government has renamed Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), a government think tank, as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in order to “honour the commitment and legacy” of the late defence minister.

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