Daily Current Affairs : 3rd April 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 3rd April 2020

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Q.1.Name the official app which has been launched by the government of India to track COVID-19 patients in the country.

(a) Corona Kavach

(b) Aarogya Setu

(c) COVA

(d) COVID Tracker

(e) Corona Watch

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The government has officially launched its app to track Covid-19 patients in the country. The Aarogya Setu app is available on both Android and iOS devices. Launched under the banner of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), the app seems to have replaced the Corona Kavach app that MeiTY had brought out earlier.

Q.2. Fitch Ratings has slashed India’s GDP growth forecast to 30-year low of ____________ for FY21.

(a) 2.0%

(b) 2.5%

(c) 3.6%

(d) 3.9%

(e) 4.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Fitch Ratings on 3rd April said it has slashed India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to a 30-year low of 2 per cent, from 5.1 per cent projected earlier, as economic recession gripped global economy following the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic

Q.3. Which of the following banks has listed green bonds of USD 100 million (about Rs 750 crore) on BSE’s India INX debt listing platform?

(a) Reserve Bank of India

(b) World Bank

(c) Sate Bank of India

(d) Asian Development Bank

(e) Punjab National Bank

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. BSE’s India International Exchange (India INX) on 2nd April said state-owned SBI has listed green bonds of USD 100 million (about Rs 750 crore) on its debt listing platform. The bank has listed green bonds of USD 100 million under its USD 10 billion global medium term note programme on India INX’s Global Securities Market Green Platform (GSM).

Q.4. Who is the current MD and CEO of India INX?

(a) BSV Prakash Kumar

(b) Dinabandhu Mohapatra

(c) K Venkataramanan

(d) V Balasubramaniam

(e) R Subramaniakumar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. India INX MD and CEO: V Balasubramaniam.

Q.5. Name the NCLT acting President whose tenure has been extended by the government for 3 months.

(a) V Balasubramaniam

(b) BSV Prakash Kumar

(c) K Venkataramanan

(d) Dinabandhu Mohapatra

(e) R Subramaniakumar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. The government has extended the tenure of acting President of National Company Law Tribunal BSV Prakash Kumar for another three months. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has informed the NCLT about the decision to extend the tenure to another three months or till the joining of new President.

Q.6. Who among the following has officially been confirmed as the world’s oldest living man by Guinness World Records?

(a) Chitetsu Watanabe

(b) Jiroemon Kimura

(c) Kane Tanaka

(d) Robert Weighton

(e) Gertrude Weaver

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Born on March 29, 1908, Robert Weighton has officially been confirmed as the new title holder by Guinness World Records (GWR), it was announced 1st April. He scoops the title after Chitetsu Watanabe, from Japan, passed away on February 23.

Q.7. Name the person who was one of the men behind the DLS method used in weather-affected limited-overs matches and has passed away recently at the age of 78.

(a) Tony Lewis

(b) Frank Duckworth

(c) Steven Stern

(d) Lewis Caroll

(e) Kendrick Duckworth

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Tony Lewis, one of the men behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method used in weather-affected limited-overs matches, has died aged 78.

Q.8. When was DLS method adopted officially by the ICC (International Cricket Council)?

(a) 1995

(b) 1996

(c) 1997

(d) 1998

(e) 1999

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. The Duckworth-Lewis method was introduced in 1997 and adopted officially by the ICC (International Cricket Council) in 1999.

Q.9. What is the age of Robert Weighton who has been named world’s oldest living man recently?

(a) 110

(b) 112

(c) 116

(d) 120

(e) 123

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Robert Weighton named world’s oldest man, aged 112.

Q.10. In how many languages Aarogya Setu (COVID-19 tracking app launched by Indian Govt.) is available?

(a) 5

(b) 7

(c) 9

(d) 11

(e) 15

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. Aarogya Setu is available in 11 languages, including English, Hindi, Bangla and Marathi. The app lets users check whether they have been in contact with infected people by using location and bluetooth data from smartphones

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