Daily Current Affairs :20th April 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th  April 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. How much funds have been released by the Centre to States & UTs under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS)?

(a) 2,700 crore

(b) 4,200 crore

(c) 5,400 crore

(d) 6,800 crore

(e) 7,300 crore

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Centre has released 7,300 crore rupees to the States and Union Territories under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to liquidate pending dues of last financial year but also the wage dues for the first fortnight of 2020-21.

Q.2. Moon Jae-in has won the Presidential general elections of which country amid COVID-19 pandemic?

(a) Vietnam

(b) Singapore

(c) South Korea

(d) Hong Kong

(e) Taiwan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. South Korea’s left-leaning ruling party won a landslide victory on 15th April general election, partial results showed, after the coronavirus pandemic turned the political tide in President Moon Jae-in’s favour. The country uses a mix of first-past-the-post seats and proportional representation, but even before all the individual constituencies were decided, Moon’s Democratic party had taken 163 seats in the 300-member National Assembly, an absolute majority.

Q.3. Who is the present Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar

(e) Ram Vilas Paswan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj: Narendra Singh Tomar. Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar conducted a detailed review of all flagship schemes of the Rural Development on 16th April.

Q.4. S&P has slashed India’s FY21 growth forecast to ___________.

(a) 0%

(b) 1.8%

(c) 1.9%

(d) 2.0%

(e) 2.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) slashed its FY21 growth estimate for India to 1.8% from 3.5% projected last month on concern that the covid-19 peak in India will come “somewhat later” than most other countries.

Q.5. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected the Indian economy to grow at ______________ in 2020-21.

(a) 0%

(b) 1.8%

(c) 1.9%

(d) 2.0%

(e) 2.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected the Indian economy to grow at 1.9% in 2020-21 while Barclays has estimated 0% growth for India in 2020.

Q.6. TVS Motor has acquired 122-year old iconic bike company Norton. Norton Motorcycles is the company of which of the following country?

(a) UK

(b) Russia

(c) USA

(d) Italy

(e) France

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. TVS Motor has clinched a $20 million (~Rs 153 Crore) deal to buy British brand Norton Motorcycles. The move now becomes the latest acquisition of a British auto manufacturer by an Indian entity, after Tata Motors acquired Jaguar Land Rover more than a decade earlier. As part of a distressed sale, India’s third-largest motorbike manufacturer completed an all-cash transaction for the acquisition. As announced on 17th April, TVS Motor will take control of the Leicestershire brand ‘Norton Motorcycles’ for 16 million pounds ($19.98 million) through one of its overseas subsidiaries.

Q.7. World Liver Day is observed every year on __________________.

(a) 15 April

(b) 16 April

(c) 17 April

(d) 18 April

(e) 19 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. World liver day is observed on every 19 April, to spread awareness about liver related disease. The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain. It is a key player in your body’s digestive system. Everything you eat or drink, including medicine, passes through the liver. You cannot survive without liver. It is an organ which can be easily damaged if you don’t take good care of it.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind?

(a) Rajeev Gauba

(b) Kapil Dev Tripathi

(c) Ajay Kumar Bhalla

(d) Harsh Vardhan Shringla

(e) Ravi Mittal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Kapil Dev Tripathi was on 20th April appointed as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind, according to a Personnel Ministry order. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Tripathi as Secretary to Kovind on contract basis, for a term co-terminus with the tenure of the President.

Q.9. Which company’s CEO Rudratej Singh has passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest?

(a) BMW India

(b) Mercedes-Benz India

(c) Audi India

(d) Volkswagen India

(e) Toyota India

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. BMW Group President and CEO Rudratej Singh passed away on 20th April morning due to a massive cardiac arrest. He was 46.

Q.10. What is the currency of South Korea?

(a) Boliviano

(b) Sol

(c) Peso

(d) Won

(e) Colón

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Currency: South Korean won

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