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

Daily Current Affairs  18th March 2020:

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Q.1.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved to rename Amin Village as Abhimanyupur. The Amin village is in which Indian state?

(a)Haryana

(b)Karnataka

(c)Madhya Pradesh

(d)Uttar Pradesh

(e)Punjab

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp.The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given its approval to a proposal of the Haryana Government to rename Amin village in Kurukshetra district to Abhimanyupur.

Q.2.President Barham Salih has appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the prime minister of _________________.

(a)Afghanistan

(b)Iran

(c)Iraq

(d)Saudi Arabia

(e)Israel

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp.Iraqi President Barham Salih on 17th March appointed Adnan al-Zurfi as the prime minister-designate who will form an interim government.

Q.3.Moody’s has cut India growth forecast for 2020 to __________.

(a)4.5%

(b)4.7%

(c)4.9%

(d)5.2%

(e)5.3%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp.Moody’s Investors Service on 17th March lowered India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 calendar year to 5.3 per cent, on coronavirus implications on the economy. Moody’s had in February projected a 5.4 per cent real GDP growth for India in 2020. This too was a downgrade from 6.6 per cent earlier forecast. The 5.3 per cent real GDP growth forecast for 2020 compares to 5.3 per cent growth estimate for 2019 and 7.4 per cent achieved in 2018.  Moody’s forecast a 5.8 per cent growth rate for India in 2021.

Q.4.S&P has lowered India’s growth forecast to___________ in 2020.

(a)4.5%

(b)4.7%

(c)4.9%

(d)5.2%

(e)5.3%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp.S&P Global Ratings on 18th March lowered India’s economic growth forecast to 5.2 per cent for 2020, saying the global economy is entering a recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. The agency had earlier projected a growth rate of 5.7 per cent during the 2020 calendar. “We lower our forecasts for China, India, and Japan for 2020 to 2.9 per cent, 5.2 per cent and -1.2 per cent (from 4.8 per cent, 5.7 per cent, and -0.4 per cent previously),” S&P said.

Q.5.Who has been appointed as MD of Google Cloud India?

(a)M V Gowtama

(b)Karan Bajwa

(c)Rakesh Kumar

(d)V Kalyana Rama

(e)Ravinder Singh Dhillon

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp.Google has turned to tech industry veteran Karan Bajwa to drive its cloud business in the country, appointing him managing director of Google Cloud India.

Q.6.Who has won the 2019 Road Safety Media Fellowship award?

(a)Prachi Salve

(b)Pradeep Dwivedi

(c)Shoma Choudhary

(d)Ravish Kumar

(e)Both a & b

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp.Prachi Salve of IndiaSpend and Pradeep Dwivedi of DainikJagran jointly won the top prize in the Road Safety Media Fellowship 2019. The award recognized their contribution towards reporting on road safety by the Centre for Media Studies (CMS).

Q.7.Jairam Kulkarni passed away at 88, He was___________.

(a)Poet

(b)Actor

(c)Singer

(d)Comedian

(e)Cricketer

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp.Veteran Marathi actor Jairam Kulkarni passed away on March 17 in Pune due to age-related issues. He was 88. The actor, known for films like Prem Deewane (1992), Zunz Tukhe Majhi (1992) and De Denandan (1987) will be cremated today at the Vaikunth Crematorium.

Q.8.Every year______________ is celebrated as the Ordnance Factory Day in India.

(a)14 March

(b)15 March

(c)16 March

(d)17 March

(e)18 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp.Every year, 18 March is celebrated as the Ordnance Factory Day in India. OFB is the world’s largest government-operated production organisation, and the oldest organisation run by the Government of India. It has a total workforce of about 80,000.

Q.9.What is the capital of Iraq?

(a)Baghdad

(b)Jakarta

(c)Tehran

(d)Manila

(e)Ankara

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp.Capital: Baghdad

Q.10. Moody’s has forecasted a ____________ growth rate for India in 2021.

(a)4.9%

(b)5.5%

(c)5.8%

(d)6.6%

(e)7.4%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp.Moody’s forecast a 5.8 per cent growth rate for India in 2021.

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