Daily Current Affairs :23rd April 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 23rd  April 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched “Apthamitra” helpline and app to fight COVID-19?

(a) Telangana

(b) Andhra Pradesh

(c) Karnataka

(d) Assam

(e) Odisha

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Karnataka government on 22nd April launched “Apthamitra” helpline with an exclusive toll free number and a mobile app. Aims: Providing required medical advice and guidance for those in need.

Q.2. Fitch Ratings has projected India’s growth to ___________ in FY21 from estimated 4.9%.

(a) 0.5%

(b) 0.8%

(c) 1.1%

(d) 1.8%

(e) 1.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Fitch Ratings on 23rd April slashed India’s economic growth projections to 0.8 per cent in the current 2020-21 fiscal saying an unparalleled global recession was underway due to disruptions caused by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns. In its Global Economic Outlook, Fitch Ratings said India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth will slip to 0.8 per cent for the year April 2020 to March 2021 (FY21) as compared to an estimated 4.9 per cent growth in the previous fiscal. Growth is, however, expected to rebound to 6.7 per cent in 2021-22.

Q.3. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has projected India’s GDP likely to grow between ___________________ in FY21.

(a) -0.9% and 1.5%

(b) -0.5% and 1.7%

(c) -0.2% and 1.9%

(d) 1.5% and 2.8%

(e) 1.9% and 2.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. India’s gross domestic product may be in for an unprecedented contraction in FY21 as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown continues to batter most of the domestic industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has said. In a report that suggests ways to pick up the pieces of India’s manufacturing engine once the current crisis ends, CII on 23rd April said GDP growth will remain between -0.9 per cent and 1.5 per cent in 2020-21.

Q.4. Who has been appointed as the President of International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA)?

(a) Ashwani Lohani

(b) Venu Madhav

(c) Atul Sobti

(d) Rakesh Sharma

(e) Sanjiv Puri

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The Geneva-based International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), which represents the manufacturing industry of powered two-wheelers at the global level, has elected Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto as its President for a two-year mandate. Sharma was elected from its member organisation, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the company said in a statement on 22nd April.

Q.5. Who has been named as one of the ambassadors for ‘I am badminton’ campaign of Badminton World Federation (BWF)?

(a) Saina Nehwal

(b) Srikanth Kidambi

(c) Sania Mirza

(d) B. Sai Praneeth

(e) PV Sindhu

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on 22nd April named Indian shuttler PV Sindhu as one of the ambassadors for its ‘I am badminton’ awareness campaign. The campaign provides a platform for which players are able to express their love and respect for badminton by advocating and committing to clean and honest play.

Q.6. World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated by UNESCO every year on___________________.

(a) 20 April

(b) 21 April

(c) 22 April

(d) 23 April

(e) 24 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. World Book Day is celebrated by UNESCO every year on April 23. The date was selected by UNESCO to pay tribute to great literary figures like William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes, and Vladimir Nabokov and may more. The date, April 23,was finalized in the year 1995 in the UNESCO General Conference, held in Paris, to honor authors and book worldwide.

Q.7. The English Language Day is observed every year on _______________.

(a) 19 April

(b) 20 April

(c) 21 April

(d) 22 April

(e) 23 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. 23rd April: English Language Day

Q.8. English language day is celebrated on the both birthday and death day of which of the following English writer?

(a) Miguel Cervantes

(b) Charles Dickens

(c) William Shakespeare

(d) Anne Hathaway

(e) Leonardo da Vinci

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. The English Language Day coincides with both birthday and death day of William Shakespeare and World Book Day. The English language is one of the most popular languages used across the world. The day prospects the development, history, culture and achievements associated with the language.

Q.9. International Girls in ICT Day 2020 is observed this year on _______________.

(a) 20 April

(b) 21 April

(c) 22 April

(d) 23 April

(e) 24 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. International Girls in ICT Day is an ITU initiative and global movement to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. In 2020, International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 23 April. International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April every year.

Q.10. Which city has been chosen as the World Book Capital for 2020?

(a) Paris, France

(b) Geneva, Switzerland

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

(d) London, United Kingdom

(e) New York, United States

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. This year Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is chosen to be the World Book Capital for 2020.

Q.11. What is the theme for World Book Day 2020?

(a) Reading in all its forms

(b) Development of the book industry infrastructure

(c) Inclusiveness and digital accessibility

(d) Empowerment of children through reading

(e) All of the above

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. There are four themes for World Book Day 2020.

(1) Reading in all its forms

(2) Development of the book industry infrastructure

(3) Inclusiveness and digital accessibility

(4) Empowerment of children through reading

Q.12. Who is the Director-General of UNESCO?

(a) Audrey Azoulay

(b) Tedros Adhanom

(c) Henrietta H Fore

(d) Rafael Grossi

(e) António Guterres

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Director-General: Audrey Azoulay

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