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

Daily Current Affairs  23rd March 2020:

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Q.1. Who among the following took oath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh?

(a) Lalji Tandon

(b) Jyotiraditya Scindia

(c) Shivraj Singh Chouhan

(d) Arun Singh

(e) Jagat Prakash Nadda

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The BJP Legislative Party meeting was held on 23rd March at 6 pm at the party headquarters in Bhopal. Following which party leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan took oath as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Q.2. Which country has recently pledged 5 Million US dollars to COVID-19 SAARC emergency fund?

(a) Afghanistan

(b) Bangladesh

(c) Nepal

(d) Japan

(e) Sri Lanka

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged 5 Million US dollars to the COVID-19 emergency fund, set up by Prime minister Narendra Modi during his video conferencing with SAARC leaders to tackle COVID-19.

Q.3. Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan pledged ____________ to SAARC COVID-19 Fund.

(a) $1.0 million

(b) $1.5 million

(c) $3.5 million

(d) $5 million

(e) $10 million

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Bangladesh and Nepal pledged to contribute $1.5 million and $1 million respectively to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund proposed by PM Narendra Modi with an initial offer of $10 million from India to help combat the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic in the region. India first announced to provide $10 million to the fund and subsequently Nepal and Afghanistan promised $1 million each and the Maldives and Bhutan committed $200,000 and 100,000 respectively.

Q.4. UBS cuts India’s FY21 real GDP growth forecast from 5.1% to __________.

(a) 4.0%

(b) 4.2%

(c) 4.5%

(d) 4.8%

(e) 5.0%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. With over 400 positive Covid-19 cases in India resulting in lockdowns on 23rd March led UBS Securities to sharply cut India’s growth forecast for the next financial year starting April 1, to 4 per cent from the 5.1 per cent estimated earlier.

Q.5. PM of Japan said that the 2020 Games may not open as scheduled on July 24, as the coronavirus marches across the globe causing unprecedented chaos. Who is the current PM of Japan?

(a) Moon Jae-in

(b) Shinzo Abe

(c) Chung Sye-kyun

(d) Joko Widodo

(e) Muhyiddin Yassin

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. The comments from Shinzo Abe were his first acknowledgement that the 2020 Games may not open as scheduled on July 24, as the coronavirus marches across the globe causing unprecedented chaos.

Q.6. India celebrates Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day on ______________.

(a) 19 March

(b) 20 March

(c) 21 March

(d) 22 March

(e) 23 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Every year, on March 23, India celebrates Shaheed Diwas or Martyr’s Day in memory of three freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev who sacrificed their lives for the goal of attaining independence for the country. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were hanged till death on March 23, 1931, in Lahore jail during British rule.

Q.7. World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

(a) 19 March

(b) 20 March

(c) 21 March

(d) 22 March

(e) 23 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on 23 March to commemorate the entry into force in 1950 of the convention that created the World Meteorological Organization. The day also highlights the contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society.

Q.8. World Water 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.(d)

Exp. World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water.

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

(a) The Sun, the Earth and the weather

(b) The ocean, our climate and weather

(c) Understanding Clouds

(d) Climate and Water

(e) Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Theme 2020- Climate and Water

Q.10. What is the theme for World Water Day 2020?

(a) Water and Climate Change

(b) Water and Jobs

(c) Nature for Water

(d) Water and Energy

(e) Wastewater

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Theme 2020- ‘Water and Climate Change’

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