Daily Current Affairs : 27th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  27th March 2020:

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Q.1. What is the current repo rate after reduction of 75 bps as per the seventh Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2019-20?

(a) 3.00%

(b) 4.00%

(c) 4.40%

(d) 4.65%

(e) 5.00%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. RBI reduced policy repo rate by 75 bps to 4.4%.

Q.2. What is the name of the coronavirus tracking app launched by Government of India?

(a) COVID-19 Tracker

(b) Test Yourself

(c) Corona Watch

(d) COVID Symptom Tracker

(e) Corona Kavach

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The Government of India has launched a coronavirus risk-tracking app called ‘Corona Kavach.’ Jointly developed by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the app uses a person’s location to assess whether they are in the high risk geographical zone or not.

Q.3. Which Indian actor partnered with Fit India and announced a 21-day weight loss program for free on an app?

(a) Hrithik Roshan

(b) Katrina Kaif

(c) Akshay Kumar

(d) Shilpa Shetty

(e) Aamir Khan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. In a first-of-its-kind step, the government’s flagship fitness movement, Fit India, has partnered with Bollywood actor and fitness icon Shilpa Shetty Kundra to provide her premium 21-Day Weight Loss Programme, including diet tips, free of cost on the Shilpa Shetty App (SS App), during the 21-day lockdown owing to Covid 19.

Q.4. What is the forecasted GDP growth rate of India for FY 21 as per CRISIL?

(a) 2.5%

(b) 3.5%

(c) 4.0%

(d) 4.5%

(e) 4.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. CRISIL has slashed its base-case gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for fiscal 2021 to 3.5 per cent from 5.2 per cent expected earlier.

Q.5. Moody’s Investor Service has cut India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 to ___________ from 5.3%.

(a) 2.5%

(b) 3.5%

(c) 4.0%

(d) 4.5%

(e) 4.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. Moody’s Investor Service has slashed its GDP growth forecast for India to 2.5% in 2020 – a sharp drop from an earlier projection of 5.3%, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown.

Q.6. World Theatre Day is annually celebrated on ______________.

(a) 24 March

(b) 25 March

(c) 26 March

(d) 27 March

(e) 28 March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. World Theatre Day is annually celebrated on March 27 as a mark of tribute to the theatre. The said art form is not only one of the oldest modes of entertainment but is also a way to put across social messages.

Q.7. Name the renowned Padma Vibhushan awardee, artist and architect who recently passed away at the age of 94.

(a) Satish Gujral

(b) Pradeep Kumar Banarjee

(c) Puthussery Ramachandran

(d) Nemai Ghosh

(e) Abdul Latif

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Artist and architect Satish Gujral, renowned for his versatility across different mediums, has passed away. He was 94. Gujral, who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, was an architect, painter, muralist, sculptor and graphic artist.

Q.8. Name the chief of Brahmakumaris Sansthan, the world’s largest spiritual organisation run by women, who passed away at the age of 104.

(a) Charulata Patel

(b) Vidushi Savita Devi

(c) Dadi Janki

(d) Nanammal

(e) Geetanjali

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Rajyogini Dadi Janki, the chief of Brahmakumaris Sansthan, the world”s largest spiritual organisation run by women, passed away at the age of 104 after prolonged illness.

Q.9. What is the current Reverse Repo Rate as per the seventh Bi-monthly Monetary Policy, 2019-20?
(a) 3.00%

(b) 4.00%

(c) 4.40%

(d) 4.65%

(e) 5.00%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Reverse Repo Rate: 4%

Q.10. What is the current Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) set for all banks by reducing 100 basis points?

(a) 3.00%

(b) 4.00%

(c) 4.40%

(d) 4.65%

(e) 5.00%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Cash reserve Ratio (CRR): 3%. Reduction of CRR for all banks by 100 basis points. Will release Rs 1,37,000 crore across banking system.

Q.11. World Theatre Day was initiated on the occasion of 9th World Congress of International Theatre Institute (ITI) in ______________.

(a) 1909

(b) 1935

(c) 1947

(d) 1961

(e) 1969

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. In the year 1961, it was proposed before the 9th World Congress of International Theatre Institute (ITI) that a day each year should be celebrated to mark the importance of theatre. The proposal was accepted and each year ITI centres and the theatre fraternity across the world celebrate the day.

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