Daily Current Affairs : 29th February and 1st March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 29th February and 1st March 2020

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Q.1.Which state government will reduce its government employees’ retirement age to 58 years from 60 years?

(a)Haryana

(b)Andhra Pradesh

(c)Punjab

(d)Karnataka

(e)Assam

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp.The retirement age of Punjab government employees will be reduced to 58 years from 60 years currently, a move intended to offer more employment opportunities to young people. The announcement in this regard was made by state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal while presenting a Rs 1.54 lakh crore budget for 2020-21 on 28th February.

Q.2.PM Modi has laid the foundation stone for the 296-kilometers long Bundelkhand Expressway in Chitrakoot. In which state will it be built?

(a)West Bengal

(b)Uttar Pradesh

(c)Madhya Pradesh

(d)Punjab

(e)Jharkhand

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for the 296-kilometres long Bundelkhand Expressway in UP’s Chitrakoot.

Q.3.Centre for Policy Research (CPR) hosted and organized the conclave ‘CPR Dialogues 2020: Policy Perspectives for 21st Century India’ in _________________.

(a)Bengaluru

(b)Bhopal

(c)Dehradun

(d)New Delhi

(e)Kolkata

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp.Hosted and organized by the Centre for Policy Research, CPR Dialogues is an annual public forum where leading policy practitioners, academics, and thought leaders address the most critical policy issues of our times. The second edition of CPR Dialogues will be held on March 2nd & 3rd 2020 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Q.4.Muhyiddin Yassin appointed as the new Prime Minister of ____________________.

(a)Myanmar

(b)Indonesia

(c)Malaysia

(d)Vietnam

(e)Bali

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp.Muhyiddin Yassin, a former deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, has been appointed as the country’s new Prime Minister by Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah. This follows a week of political stalemate in Malaysia after Mahathir Mohamad resigned earlier this week as Malaysia’s Prime Minister.

Q.5.Name the person who has conferred with the prestigious Swami Vivekananda Karmayogi Award.

(a)Deepak Gaur

(b)Anil Malhotra

(c)Sunderlal Bahuguna

(d)Jadav Payeng

(e)Ashok Tipnis

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp.Forest Man of India, Assam’s Jadav Payeng will be conferred with the prestigious Swami Vivekananda Karmayogi Award. Jadav Payeng will be awarded for his consistent efforts in creating a real man-made forest through massive reforestation. The award will be given to him on February 29 in New Delhi. The award is composed of a trophy, a recitation, and reward of Rs 1 lakh.

Q.6.________________ inaugurated the new Light Combat Helicopter Production Hangar at Helicopter Division in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Complex at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

(a)Narendra Modi

(b)M Venkaiah Naidu

(c)Ram Nath Kovind

(d)B S Yediyurappa

(e)Rajnath Singh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp.Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the new Light Combat Helicopter Production Hangar at Helicopter Division in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Complex at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Q.7.Rare Disease Day is observed every year on _______________.

(a)Last Saturday of February

(b)Last day of February

(c)Last Sunday of February

(d)First Day of February

(e)First day of March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp.Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.The first Rare Disease Day was celebrated in 2008 on 29 February, a ‘rare’ date that happens only once every four years. Ever since then, Rare Disease Day has taken place on the last day of February, a month known for having a ‘rare’ number of days.

Q.8.World Defence Day is observed on _________________.

(a)26th February

(b)27th February

(c)28th February

(d)29th February

(e)1st March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp.World Defence Day is celebrated on 1 March 2020. The day is observed to raise awareness of public protection from natural and technogenic disasters and rescue service work.

Q.9.Zero Discrimination Day is observed every year on _________________.

(a)28th February

(b)29th February

(c)1st March

(d)2nd March

(e)3rd March

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp.Zero Discrimination Day, which is observed on March 1 every year, is celebrated to end discrimination against girls and women and for equal rights, opportunities and treatment. The day also aims to protect women’s rights, remove discriminatory laws to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure equity and equality for all.

Q.10.What is the currency of Malaysia?

(a)Rupiah

(b)Dollar

(c)Peso

(d)Baht

(e)Ringgit

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp.Malaysia        Kuala Lumpur           Ringgit

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