Daily Current Affairs :28th April 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 28th April 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has launched Jeevan Shakti Yojana under which women in urban areas can earn by making masks at home?

(a) Assam

(b) Tripura

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Karnataka

(e) Rajasthan

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan launched the Jeevan Shakti Yojana on 25th April. Benefit: Under this scheme, women in urban areas can earn by making masks at home. The government will pay them Rs 11 per mask.

Q.2. Which of the following minister will participate in BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting on response to COVID-19 pandemic?

(a) Nirmala Sitharaman

(b) S Jaishankar

(c) Narendra Singh Tomar

(d) Rajnath Singh

(e) Piyush Goyal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar joins his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa for a meeting on 28 April. The foreign ministers of BRICS member countries will hold an extraordinary video conference to discuss ways to jointly combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Q.3. Which of the following central university has launched a “unique” COVID-19 information portal?

(a) University of Delhi (DU)

(b) Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB)

(c) North Eastern Hill University (NEHU)

(d) Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar (MGCUB)

(e) Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) has launched a “unique” COVID-19 information portal at CUPB City Campus, on which most of the “authentic information and sources are available for the references, research, and common understanding of the phenomenon.”

Q.4. Which organization has launched the “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator or the ACT Accelerator”?

(a) World Bank

(b) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(c) United Nations

(d) World Health Organization

(e) United Nations Children’s Fund

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with Global Fund, UNTAID, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), etc. and launched the “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator or the ACT Accelerator.” Benefit: The process will help “speed up and harmonize” the development, production, and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19.

Q.5. Which Indian-American has been nominated by US President Donald Trump as Unites States Envoy to OECD?

(a) Malini Shankar

(b) Rishi Sunak

(c) Nupur Kulshreshtha

(d) Manisha Singh

(e) Taranjit Singh Bagga

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. US President Donald Trump has nominated senior Indian-American diplomat Manisha Singh as America’s next envoy to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Manisha Singh is currently Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department. Headquartered in Paris, France, the OECD is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 36 member countries to stimulate economic progress and world trade.

Q.6. Which of the following organization has approved USD 1.5 billion loan to India to fight COVID-19?

(a) International Finance Corporation

(b) Asian Development Bank

(c) International Monetary fund

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

(e) World bank

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank on 28th April said it has approved USD 1.5 billion (about Rs 11,400 crore) loan to India to help fund its fight against coronavirus pandemic. The loan has been sanctioned with a view to support immediate priorities such as disease containment and prevention, as well as social protection for the poor and economically vulnerable sections.

Q.7. Which bank has acquired 6.43% stake in Reliance Capital for Rs. 252 Crores?

(a) IndusInd Bank

(b) Axis Bank

(c) Citibank

(d) HDFC Bank

(e) IDFC First Bank

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Mortgage lender HDFC on 26th April said it has acquired 6.43 per cent stake in debt-trapped Reliance Capital by invoking pledged shares. These shares were acquired pursuant to invocation of pledge by security trustee on behalf of the corporation, which was pledged against a loan given by the lender in its normal course of business, HDFC Ltd said in a regulatory filing. Following this, the company acquired 25.27 crore shares of Rs 10 each, it said, adding that the total value of these shares are Rs 252 crore.

Q.8. CRISIL has reduced India’s FY21 economic growth rate at _______from 3.5%.

(a) 1.1%

(b) 1.8%

(c) 1.9%

(d) 2.0%

(e) 2.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Domestic rating agency CRISIL on 27th April cut its projections for India’s economic growth rate to 1.8 per cent, from 3.5 per cent it had earlier predicted for 2020-21. Its parent Standard & Poor’s has (S&P) forecast the world economy to contract 2.4 per cent, against its earlier estimates of 0.4 per cent growth. CRISIL had a gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate of 6 per cent for 2020-21 (FY21), which was revised to 3.5 per cent in late March.

Q.9. Which telecom operator has signed $1-billion deal with Nokia to get 5G ready?

(a) Vodafone

(b) BSNL

(c) Airtel

(d) Jio

(e) Idea

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Telecom operator Bharti Airtel has secured a multi-year contract worth $1 billion with Finnish network equipment maker Nokia to enhance its network capacity. The deal will see Nokia deploy 300,000 new radio units across the country by 2022, boosting network capacity and preparing the ground for the move to next-generation 5G.

Q.10. Name the middle distance runner who has been handed 4-year ban for dope flunk.

(a) Mandeep Kaur

(b) Sini Jose

(c) Jauna Murmu

(d) Priyanka Panwar

(e) Jhuma Khatun

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Middle distance runner Jhuma Khatun has been banned for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit of the world governing body for testing positive for a banned substance — steroid — in a nearly two-year-old doping case which the NDTL (National Dope Testing Laboratory) had failed to detect. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) then decided to test the sample of Khatun at its Montreal Laboratory in Canada and it returned positive for dehydrochloromethyl testosterone. Khatun results from June 29, 2018 to November 21, 2018 will now be annulled.

Q.11. World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated every year on _______________.

(a) 24 April

(b) 25 April

(c) 26 April

(d) 27 April

(e) 28 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated on April 28 and aims at promoting the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases at the workplace.

Q.12. What is the theme for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020?

(a) Safety and Health and the Future of Work

(b) Stop The Pandemic

(c) OSH vulnerability of young workers

(d) Workplace Stress: A collective challenge

(e) Join in building a culture of prevention on OSH

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. Theme 2020: Stop The Pandemic

Q.13. Devanand Konwar has passed away recently. He was a ______________.

(a) Politician

(b) Freedom Fighter

(c) Theater Actor

(d) Cricketer

(e) Painter

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Former Governor, Veteran Congress Leader Devanand Konwar Passes Away in Guwahati. Devanand Konwar was governor of Bihar from July 24, 2009 to March 8, 2013 and of Tripura between March 25, 2013 and June 29, 2014. He had also served as governor (additional charge) of West Bengal from December 2009 to January 2010.

Q.14. Which country will host the 12th BRICS summit in 2020?

(a) Brazil

(b) Russia

(c) India

(d) China

(e) South Africa

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. The foreign ministers of BRICS member countries will hold an extraordinary video conference to discuss ways to jointly combat the coronavirus pandemic. The event will be chaired by Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister. The Ministerial video conference will be hosted by Russia, who is the current rotating head of the BRICS.

Q.15. Where is the Headquarters of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)?

(a) Paris, France

(b) Geneva, Switzerland

(c) Manila, Philippines

(d) London, United Kingdom

(e) Washington, D.C., United States

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Paris, France

Q.16. What is the tagline of HDFC Bank?

(a) A Tradition of Trust

(b) With You, Right Through

(c) India’s International Bank

(d) Relationship Beyond Banking

(e) A Friend You Can Bank Upon

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Tagline– With You, Right Through.

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