Daily Current Affairs : 19th and 20th February 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 19th and 20th February 2020

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Q.1.Who inaugurated the Indian Pavilion at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2020?

(a)          Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

(b)         Narendra Modi

(c)          Prahlad Singh Patel

(d)         Hardeep Singh Puri

(e)          Narendra Singh Tomar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar inaugurated the India Pavilion at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2020.

Q.2. India will switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from ___________.

(a)          March 1, 2020

(b)         April 1, 2020

(c)          May 1, 2020

(d)         June 1, 2020

(e)          July 1, 2020

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. India will switch to the world’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1 as it leapfrogs straight to Euro-VI emission compliant fuels from Euro-IV grades now – a feat achieved in just three years and not seen in any of the large economies around the globe.

Q.3.In which state Ganga Kayak Festival has been organized?

(a)          Uttarakhand

(b)         Andhra Pradesh

(c)          Odisha

(d)         Mizoram

(e)          Himachal Pradesh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3. (a)

Exp. The eighth edition of Ganga Kayak Festival was inaugurated by MLA Vinod Kandari in Devprayag, Uttarakhand on 17th February til 19th February.

Q.4.With which country India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the commencement of a bus service between Mandalay and Imphal.

(a)          Nepal

(b)         Bangladesh

(c)          Myanmar

(d)         China

(e)          Bhutan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (c)

Exp. India and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the commencement of a bus service between the two countries from April 2020. The information was provided by Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh.

Q.5. India and ___________to develop New Framework for Integrated Ocean Management and Research.

(a)          Hong Kong

(b)         Vietnam

(c)          Thailand

(d)         Norway

(e)          Cambodia

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. India and Norway have decided to strengthen partnership on blue economy. India’s Minister for Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan, and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, Sveinung Rotevatn, opened the India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development

Q.6.Which language is the 3rd most spoken language in the world after English and Mandarin?

(a)          Bangla

(b)         Spanish

(c)          Arabic

(d)         Hindi

(e)          Russian

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Hindi is the 3rd most spoken language of the world in 2019 with 615 million speakers. The 22nd edition of the world language database Ethnologue stated English at the top of the list with 1,132 million speakers. Chines Mandarin is at the second position with 1,117 million speakers.

Q.7.Which bank has joined hands with Mastercard and SAP Concur for spending management services for the corporate sector?

(a)          Axis Bank

(b)         Punjab National Bank

(c)          HDFC Bank

(d)         ICICI Bank

(e)          Yes Bank

Answer & Explanation
 Ans.7.(c)

Exp. HDFC Bank, Mastercard and SAP Concur have joined hands for spending management services for the corporate sector.

Q.8. Which state government has signed an MoU with State Bank of India (SBI) to facilitate approval of loans to entrepreneurs in the MSME sector?

(a)          Haryana

(b)         Gujarat

(c)          Telangana

(d)         Karnataka

(e)          Odisha

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. The Gujarat government on 18th February signed an MoU with State Bank of India (SBI) to facilitate approval of loans to entrepreneurs in the MSME sector with ease and within a short time-frame.

Q.9. Who has been selected as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner by a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

(a)          Sanjay Kothari

(b)         Bimal Julka

(c)          Rajiv Kumar

(d)         KV Chowdhary

(e)          Ajay Narayan Jha

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9. (a)

Exp. Sanjay Kothari, the Secretary to the President, has been selected as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner by a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Q.10. Who has been selected as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission?

(a)          Sanjay Kothari

(b)         Bimal Julka

(c)          Rajiv Kumar

(d)         KV Chowdhary

(e)          Ajay Narayan Jha

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. The committee has also chosen former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka, currently serving as an Information Commissioner, as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.

Q.11.Which country will host AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022?

(a)          China

(b)         Malaysia

(c)          Japan

(d)         India

(e)          Thailand

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. The Women’s Committee of the Asian Football Confederation on 18th February awarded the hosting rights of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 to India with the aim of promoting women’s football.

Q.12. Which country will host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020?

(a)          South Africa

(b)         Australia

(c)          New Zealand

(d)         India

(e)          England

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. The stage is set for the future stars of women’s football as the match schedule and host cities for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 were unveiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

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Q.13.World Day of Social Justice is observed on____________________.

(a)          17th  February

(b)         18th  February

(c)          19th  February

(d)         20th  February

(e)          21st  February

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. This is the day to raise voice against social injustice and to remove barriers regarding gender, race, inequality, religious discrimination, etc. It also highlights the social injustice done throughout the world and to look into the solutions and improvements.

Q.14.Who has released the reference annuals books ‘Bharat 2020’ & ‘India 2020’?

(a)          Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

(b)         Narendra Modi

(c)          Prakash Javadekar

(d)         Hardeep Singh Puri

(e)          Narendra Singh Tomar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar released the Reference Annual, India 2020 and Bharat 2020 in New Delhi. E-version of the year books were also released on this occasion.

Q.15. Veteran actor Kishori Ballal passed away. From which state he belongs to?

(a)          Telangana

(b)         Andhra Pradesh

(c)          Assam

(d)         Tamil Nadu

(e)          Karnataka

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal, who had acted in over 75 movies and left an indelible mark with her role in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Swades, died on 18th February at the age of 82.

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