Daily Current Affairs : 26th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 26th March 2020:

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Q.1. Bifurcation of Nagapattinam district will create a new district with Mayiladuthurai as its headquarters. Mayiladuthirai will be the 38th district in the state of ___________________.

(a) Kerala

(b) Telangana

(c) Karnataka

(d) Tamil Nadu

(e) Odisha

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on 24th March announced bifurcation of Nagapattinam district to create a new district with Mayiladuthurai as its headquarters. Mayiladuthirai will be the 38th district in the state.

Q.2. Nemai Ghosh, who had a long association with filmmaker Satyajit Ray, passed away. He was a _____________.

(a) Director

(b) Actor

(c) Photographer

(d) Musician

(e) Politician

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Veteran photographer Nemai Ghosh, who had a long association with filmmaker Satyajit Ray, passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on March 25.

Q.3. How much funds have been announced as relief package by Union Government under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana to help poor fight COVID-19?

(a) ₹1.0 lakh crore

(b) ₹1.2 lakh crores

(c) ₹1.5 lakh crores

(d) ₹1.7 lakh crores

(e) ₹1.9 lakh crores

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The Union government on 26th March announced a Rs. 1.7 lakh crore package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown, providing free food and cash transfers to support the poorest citizens who are most vulnerable during the crisis.

Q.4. How much medical insurance cover will be provided to 22 lakh health workers for the next three months by the central government?

(a) ₹10 lakh

(b) ₹20 lakh

(c) ₹30 lakh

(d) ₹40 lakh

(e) ₹50 lakh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The Centre would provide Rs. 50 lakhs medical insurance cover for the next three months for about 22 lakh health workers in government hospitals fighting the spread of the virus at personal risk, including ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, medical sanitary workers in government hospitals, paramedics, nurses and doctors.

Q.5. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the virtual G20 leaders’ Summit. He is the Prime Minister of which country?

(a) UAE

(b) Kuwait

(c) Saudi Arabia

(d) Oman

(e) Qatar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Chaired by Saudi Arabia, the Summit was held to discuss ways to move forward in coordinating global efforts to combat the Corona pandemic and to limit its humanitarian and economic impact. Saudi Arabia coordinated the video summit.   PM Modi said, that G-20 has an important global role to play in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.6. How much funds have been pledged by the G20 nations as a “united front” in the fight against coronavirus?

(a) $2 trillion

(b) $5 trillion

(c) $10 trillion

(d) $13 trillion

(e) $15 trillion

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. G20 nations pledged a “united front” on 26th March in the fight against coronavirus, saying they were injecting $5 trillion into the global economy to counter the pandemic amid forecasts of a deep recession.

Q.7. The Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital tested a humanoid robot to deliver medicines and food to the COVID-19 patients admitted there. Where is this hospital situated?

(a) Jodhpur

(b) Kota

(c) New Delhi

(d) Agra

(e) Jaipur

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. The Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Government Hospital in Jaipur is conducting a series of trials on a humanoid robot to check if could be pressed into service for delivering medicines and food to the COVID-19 patients admitted there, helping to keep the doctors and nursing staff at a safe distance to protect them against the dreaded coronavirus.

Q.8. The government has extended the deadlines for filing income tax return (ITR) for FY 2018-19 to ____________.

(a) 15th April, 2020

(b) 15th May, 2020

(c) 30th May, 2020

(d) 15th June, 2020

(e) 30th June, 2020

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Income Tax (3 month Extensions, From 31st March, 2020 to 30th June, 2020)

Q.9. The government has extended the deadline for settling tax disputes under Vivad se Vishwas scheme with no levy of additional ___________ charge for late payment made by 30th June, 2020. 
 (a) 5%

(b) 10%

(c) 15%

(d) 20%

(e) 25%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Vivad se Vishwas scheme extended with no levy of additional 10% charge for late payment made by 30th June, 2020

Q.10. Delayed payment interests of TDS made till June 30, 2020 for FY 18-19 has been reduced from 18% to _______.

(a) 10%

(b) 9%

(c) 8%

(d) 6%

(e) 5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. For delayed payments of TDS made till June 30, 2020 reduced interest rate of 9% from 18% annually will be charged for this period. There will be no late fee or penalty for delay during this period.

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