Daily Current Affairs : 21st and 22nd March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  21st and 22nd March 2020:

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Q.1.What was the rank of India in United Nations (UN) World Happiness Index?

(a)68

(b)84

(c)133

(d)144

(e)156

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp.The United Nations (UN) on 21st March released its World Happiness Report and India was at a dismal 144 rank of a total 156 nations surveyed.

Q.2.Which country topped the United Nations (UN) World Happiness Index?

(a)Switzerland

(b)Denmark

(c)Iceland

(d)Norway

(e)Finland

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp.On top of the charts is Finland rated as high as 7.809 points for the third consecutive year with Denmark (7.646) and Switzerland (7.560) at the no 2 and 3 spots, respectively. Followed by Iceland (7.504) and Norway (7.488), completing the top five positions in the ranking.

Q.3.Which authority has set up a 16-member committee to find ways to improve corporate governance systems of insurers, primarily on making key functions such as risk management and internal audits independent of each other?

(a)SEBI

(b)IRDAI

(c)RBI

(d)CBDT

(e)NABARD

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp.The country’s insurance regulator IRDAI has set up a 16-member committee to find ways to improve corporate governance systems of insurers, primarily on making key functions such as risk management and internal audits independent of each other.

Q.4.Who is the head of the panel on governance at insurers set up by IRDAI?

(a)DY Chandrachud

(b)N K Singh

(c)Pravin Kutumbe

(d)Bhalchandra Mungekar

(e)Karan Bajwa

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp.The committee will be headed by Pravin Kutumbe, member-finance and investment at IRDAI and has six other members from the insurance regulator besides members from the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India along with other industry participants. It has been asked to submit the report to IRDAI in three months.

Q.5.Who among the following Indian Umpires has been inducted into the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires?

(a)Janani Narayanan

(b)Vrinda Rathi

(c)Shivani Mishra

(d)G S Lakshmi

(e)Both a & b

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp.Indian umpires Janani Narayanan and Vrinda Rathi were inducted into the International Panel of ICC Development Umpires, taking the count of women match officials across different ICC panels up to 12.

Q.6.World Poetry Day is celebrated on ______________.

(a)18 March

(b)19 March

(c)20 March

(d)21 March

(e)22 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp.World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999, “with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard”.

Q.7.International Day of Forests is observed every year on _______________.

(a)18 March

(b)19 March

(c)20 March

(d)21 March

(e)22 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp.The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us the importance of nature. Forests work as one of the important chains of the ecosystem. To celebrate these natural sources of environment, March 21 is observed as International Day of Forests around the globe.

Q.8.World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated across the world every year on _________________.

(a)19 March

(b)20 March

(c)21 March

(d)22 March

(e)23 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp.It is an initiative taken around the world since 2012 and observed every year on 21st March. Down Syndrome International linked up with several national charities across the world to generate activities and events to spread awareness and provide support to the patients suffering from Down syndrome. It also makes people understand the reason behind the disease, symptoms and treatment.

Q.9.What is the theme for World Down Syndrome Day 2020?

(a)Happiness for all

(b)We Decide

(c)Keep Calm

(d)What I bring to the Workplace

(e)Leave No One Behind

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp.Theme 2020: We Decide.

Q.10.When is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination observed every year?

(a)19 March

(b)20 March

(c)21 March

(d)22 March

(e)23 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp.21 March as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to be commemorated annually. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws”. Proclaiming the Day in 1966 which signifies the struggle to end the policy of apartheid in South Africa, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

Q.11.What is the theme for International Day of Forests 2020?

(a)Forests and Biodiversity

(b)Forests and Sustainable Cities

(c)Forests and Education

(d)Forests and Energy

(e)Forests and Water

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp.Theme 2020: Forests and Biodiversity.

Q.12.Veteran Director-Actor Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanthan, popularly known as Visu passed away. He was from which state?

(a)Andhra Pradesh

(b)Tamil Nadu

(c)Kerala

(d)Telangana

(e)Karnataka

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp.Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanthan, popularly known as Visu in the Tamil film industry, passed away due to kidney failure on March 22. He was 74. The actor-director was a prominent figure in Kollywood in the 80s and 90s. He began his career working as an assistant under legendary filmmaker K Balachander. Visu’s first movie was Pattina Pravesam (1977). He got his first break with hit comedy movie Thillu Mullu, which starred Rajinikanth.

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