Daily Current Affairs : 28th and 29th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 28th and 29th March 2020

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Q.1. Name the current and 28th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS).

(a) Bipin Rawat

(b) Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria

(c) Manoj Mukund Naravane

(d) Karambir Singh

(e) Birender Singh Dhanoa

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. General Manoj Mukund Naravane is the current and 28th Chief of the Army Staff (COAS).

Q.2. Name the operation launched by the Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane to combat COVID-19.

(a) Operation Kavach

(b) Operation Sankalp

(c) Operation Milap

(d) Operation Smile

(e) Operation Namaste

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane on 27th March launched an initiative christened ‘Operation Namaste’ to extend all possible assistance to the government in containing the spread of coronavirus and insulate the 1.3 million strong force from the pandemic.

Q.3. The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said, it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn. Who is the current MD of IMF?

(a) Christine Lagarde

(b) David Malpass

(c) Ursula von der Leyen

(d) Kristalina Georgieva

(e) Antonio Guterres

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva said on 27th March, it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn.

Q.4. Where is the headquarter of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

(a) Manila

(b) Geneva

(c) Washington, D.C.

(d) Vienna

(e) New York

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. International Monetary Fund Headquartered at Washington, D.C.

Q.5. Which country’s minister, Mr. Thomas Schaefer has committed suicide after becoming deeply worried over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus?

(a) Italy

(b) Germany

(c) Spain

(d) France

(e) UK

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Mr Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on March 29.

Q.6. What is the currency of Germany?

(a) Dollar

(b) Pound

(c) Rouble

(d) Euro

(e) Franc

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Currency: Euro

Q.7. Reserve Bank of India has said that the merger of 10 state-run banks into four will come into force from _________________.

(a) 31 March

(b) 1 April

(c) 15 April

(d) 30 April

(e) 1 May

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Reserve Bank of India has said that the merger of 10 state-run banks into four will come into force from April 1. The branches of merging banks will operate as of the banks in which these have been amalgamated.

Q.8. Name the bank which will be merged with Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab National Bank.

(a) Union Bank of India

(b) United Bank of India

(c) Indian Bank

(d) Corporation Bank

(e) Central Bank of India

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India will be merged into Punjab National Bank.

Q.9. Name the bank which will be merged with Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank.

(a) Union Bank of India

(b) United Bank of India

(c) Indian Bank

(d) Canara Bank

(e) Central Bank of India

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. The branches of Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank will function as the branches of Union Bank of India from the beginning of next fiscal year 2020-21.

Q.10. With which country for the first time India has conducted joint patrols by P-8I aircraft from Reunion Island?

(a) Italy

(b) Germany

(c) Spain

(d) France

(e) UK

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. India and France, For the first time, have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island, signaling New Delhi’s intent to engage with friendly foreign partners in expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean, focusing on the stretch between the East African coastline and the Malacca straits. “The Indian Navy conducted a joint patrol with the French Navy last month from the Reunion Island. The patrol was conducted by a P-8I aircraft with French Navy personnel onboard,” two defence.

Q.11. Folk singer and actress Paravai Muniyamma passed away. She was from
________________.

(a) Kerala

(b) Telangana

(c) Karnataka

(d) Tamil Nadu

(e) Odisha

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Tamil Folk singer and actress Paravai Muniyamma died in Madurai on 29th March. The octogenarian had been suffering from age-related ailments for a few years now.

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