Daily Current Affairs : 8th & 9th March 2020 |Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  8 & 9 March 2020:

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Q.1.Which country was admitted as fifth observer to Indian Ocean Commission?

(a)Indonesia

(b)South Africa

(c)India

(d)Mauritius

(e)Sri Lanka

Answer & Explanation

Ans.1.(c)

Exp.India was admitted to the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC: Commission de l’Océan Indien, COI) on 7th March as an observer after it applied last month to be considered for observer status. The decision was taken at the meeting of the IOC Conference of ministers in Seychelles on 7th March making India the fifth observer. The other four observers China, Malta, European Union and International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF).

Q.2.Which country will host 5th BIMSTEC Summit in September 2020?

(a)Thailand

(b)Myanmar

(c)India

(d)Bhutan

(e)Sri Lanka

Answer & Explanation

Ans.2.(e)

Exp.BIMSTEC charter will be ready for adoption at its next biennial summit 2020 meeting scheduled to be held in Colombo this year (September). This was informed by BIMSTEC Secretary General Mohammad Shahidu Islam during his meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening.

Q.3.Moody’s cuts India growth forecast to ____________for 2020.

(a)4.3%

(b)4.6%

(c)4.9%

(d)5.0%

(e)5.3%

Answer & Explanation

Ans.3.(e)

Exp.Moody’s Investors Service on 9th March cut its growth forecast for India to 5.3 per cent for 2020 from 5.4 per cent estimated earlier, as it expects the coronavirus outbreak to dampen domestic demand globally.

Q.4.Who has been appointed to head Delimitation Commission set up for J&K, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland?

(a)Amita Pandove

(b)Jadav Payeng

(c)Prashant Kumar

(d)Ranjana Prakash Desai

(e)Sunil Gurbaxani

Answer & Explanation

Ans.4.(d)

Exp.The Central Government has set up a Delimitation Commission for the purpose of delimitation of Assembly and the Parliamentary constituencies Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland. The Commission will be headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice (retd.) Ranjana Prakash Desai and will have Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as its ex-officio member.

Q.5.Which country has won its record fifth ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title?

(a)England

(b)Australia

(c)India

(d)New Zealand

(e)South Africa

Answer & Explanation

Ans.5.(b)

Exp.Defending champions Australia cricket team won its record fifth ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title, outclassing India cricket team by 85 runs in the summit clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Q.6.Which Indian runner has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for Oxandrolone?

(a)Prachi

(b)Mandeep Kaur

(c)Sumit Sangwan

(d)Neeraj Phogat

(e)Ravi Kumar

Answer & Explanation

Ans.6.(a)

Exp.Indian runner (400m) Prachi has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for the presence of a steroid Oxandrolone, the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).

Q.7.Indian Coast Guards conducted SAREX-2020 in _______________.

(a)Visakhapatnam

(b)Goa

(c)Kochi

(d)Mangalore

(e)Port Blair

Answer & Explanation

Ans.7.(b)

Exp.Final exercise of the National Level Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX-2020) was conducted by the Indian Coast Guard in the sea at Vasco, South Goa district. The exercise was carried out on 7TH March and rehearsals for SAREX were conducted on March 4. It was observed by observers from 19 countries.

Q.8.The International Women’s Day is observed every year on_____________.

(a)4th March

(b)5th March

(c)6th March 

(d)7th March

(e)8th March

Answer & Explanation

Ans.8.(e)

Exp.The International Women’s Day is observed every year on March 8 to celebrate the women’s movement and struggle for equality.

Q.9.Who is the current Secretary General of BIMSTEC?

(a)Antonio Guterres

(b)Amjad Hussain B Sial

(c)Mohammad Shahidu Islam

(d)Jens Stoltenberg

(e)Mohammed Barkindo

Answer & Explanation

Ans.9.(c)

Exp.Secretary General: Mohammad Shahidu Islam

Q.10.When was Indian Ocean Commission created?

(a)1982

(b)1984

(c)1986

(d)1988

(e)1990

Answer & Explanation

Ans.10.(a)

Exp.The IOC was created in 1982 at Port Louis, Mauritius, and later institutionalised in 1984.

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