Daily Current Affairs : 24th and 25th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  24th and 25th March 2020:

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Q.1. Which state’s Police became first in India to introduce taser guns?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Maharashtra

(c) Gujarat

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) Punjab

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The Gujarat Police is now equipped with taser guns as a part of their modernization drive to ensure public safety and security, as per a statement from the office of the Director General of Police in Gujarat, Shivanand Jha.

Q.2. The Heritage Foundation published its 26th annual edition of Economic Freedom Index 2020 to measure the level of economic freedom in 186 countries. Which country has topped the index?

(a) Hong Kong

(b) Finland

(c) Iceland

(d) Norway

(e) Singapore

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The Heritage Foundation published its 26th annual edition of Economic Freedom Index 2020 to measure the level of economic freedom in 186 countries. Singapore (89.4) tops the index for the 1st time. Hong Kong (89.1) for the 1st time secured 2nd rank since the 1st publication in 1995.

Q.3. The Heritage Foundation published its 26th annual edition of Economic Freedom Index 2020 to measure the level of economic freedom in 186 countries. What is the rank of India?

(a) 76

(b) 80

(c) 84

(d) 120

(e) 144

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The Heritage Foundation published its 26th annual edition of Economic Freedom Index 2020 to measure the level of economic freedom in 186 countries. India (56.5) ranks in 120th position & Singapore (89.4) tops the index for the 1st time. Hong Kong (89.1) for the 1st time secured 2nd rank since the 1st publication in 1995.

Q.4. S&P cuts India GDP growth forecast for FY21 to __________.

(a) 4.0%

(b) 4.5%

(c) 4.8%

(d) 5.0%

(e) 5.2%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. S&P Global Ratings on 24th March cut its estimate for India’s GDP growth in the fiscal starting April 1 to 5.2 per cent from its earlier estimate of 6.5 per cent, as it saw the outbreak of coronavirus costing economies around the globe. The total and permanent income loss for Asia-Pacific from COVID-19 at approximately $620 billion.

Q.5. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee president agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by about one year until 2021. Who is the president of IOC?

(a) David Malpass

(b) Thomas Bach

(c) Tedros Adhanom

(d) Audrey Azoulay

(e) Antonio Guterres

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach agreed to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by about one year.

Q.6. Which Footballer has been chosen for FIFA campaign against COVID-19?

(a) Subrata Pal

(b) Bhaichung Bhutia

(c) Sunil Chhetri

(d) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

(e) Jeje Lalpekhlua

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. India football captain Sunil Chhetri has been picked by FIFA along with 28 past and present stars for world governing body’s awareness campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.7. World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on _______________.

(a) 20 March

(b) 21 March

(c) 22 March

(d) 23 March

(e) 24 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Every year, World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated on March 24. The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people about the disease. World Tuberculosis Day is observed all around the world to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis.

Q.8. Which country’s advocacy groups filed $20 trillion lawsuit against Chinese government?

(a) USA

(b) South Korea

(c) India

(d) UK

(e) Saudi Arabia

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Freedom Watch, a Washington-based advocacy group, and Buzz Photos, a Texas company that specializes in high school sports photography, have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese government demanding $20 trillion in compensation for the damages caused by the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.

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

(a) Take Action

(b) Stronger Together

(c) Defeat it Together

(d) It’s Time

(e) Time to Act

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Theme 2020- “It’s Time”

Q.10. Who among the following has won Abel Prize Laureates 2020?

(a) Gregory Margulis

(b) Hillel Furstenberg

(c) Karen Uhlenbeck

(d) Both a & b

(e) Both b & c

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The Abel Prize 2020 has been awarded to Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis “for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics”.

Q.11. Who among the following has been appointed Chief Justice of Bombay High Court?

(a) AK Mittal

(b) Sanjay Karol

(c) Bhushan Dharmadhikari

(d) Raghvendra Singh

(e) Govind Mathur

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Justice Bhushan P Dharmadhikari was on 22nd March sworn-in as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Justice Dharmadhikari was appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the High Court last month. This decision was taken in view of former Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog’s retirement.

Q.12. Who announced the waiver of minimum bank charges for savings bank accounts and free of charge cash withdrawal from any other bank ATM allowed for debit card holders for 3 months to help citizens deal with a countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak?

(a) Nirmala Sitharaman

(b) Shaktikanta Das

(c) Narendra Modi

(d) Amit Shah

(e) Ram Nath Kovind

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Union finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 25th March announced the waiver of minimum bank charges for savings bank accounts to help citizens deal with a countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak that has affected almost 500 people across the country. Among a clutch of measures, she also announced free of charge cash withdrawal from any other bank ATM allowed for debit card holders for three months.

Q.13. For how many days India will be in lockdown from 25 March 2020?

(a) 7 Days

(b) 10 Days

(c) 14 Days

(d) 21 Days

(e) 28 Days

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announced three-week nationwide lockdown from 25th March. All shops selling essentials — such as grocery, milk, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, as well as chemists, ATMs, banks, gas, petrol pumps etc – to remain open during 21 days lockdown.

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