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Daily Current Affairs 9th April 2020

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Q.1. Which Indian state became the first state to extend the lockdown to April 30?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Odisha

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Telangana

(e) Tamil Nadu

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Odisha, the state that took the lead in announcing a lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, has also become the first to extend it till April 30.

Q.2. Kristalina Georgieva has said that world is facing ‘worst economic fallout since Great Depression’. She is the head of which of the following organization?

(a) World Bank

(b) European Central Bank

(c) Asian Development Bank

(d) United Nations

(e) International Monetary Fund

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The global coronavirus pandemic is causing an economic crisis unlike any in the past century and will require a massive response to ensure recovery, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on 8th April. She warned that “global growth will turn sharply negative in 2020,” with 170 of the International Monetary Fund’s 180 members experiencing a decline in per capita income.

Q.3. Which of the following person has topped 34th Forbes billionaires list 2020?

(a) Bill Gates

(b) Warren Buffet

(c) Jeff Bezos

(d) Larry Ellison

(e) Bernard Arnault

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. In COVID-19 times, Jeff Bezos has maintained his top slot as world’s richest man with a net worth of $113 billion, followed by Bill Gates at $98 billion, according to the latest Forbes 34th annual worlds billionaires list. Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of luxury magnate LVMH (LVMHF), moved up the list as the third-wealthiest person with $76 billion fortune. At $67.5 billion, Warren Buffett’s fortune landed at fourth place. Oracle Founder and CTO Larry Ellison is at fifth position with a net worth of $59 billion.

Q.4. SAARC Development Fund allocated ______________ for COVID-19 projects.

(a) $2 million

(b) $5 million

(c) $7 million

(d) $9 million

(e) $10 million 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Development Fund (SDF) has allocated $5 million for Covid-19 related projects in its member states. “The objective of the US$ 5 million allocations is to provide fund support to the Member States in their efforts and to protect the people of the SAARC Member States by mitigating the financial losses and severe socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.5. Which company has got the approval of Competition Commission of India (CCI) to buy 80.1% stake in the power grid business of Swiss power major ABB Limited?

(a) Toshiba

(b) Mitsubishi Electric

(c) JSW Energy

(d) Hitachi

(e) Daikin

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved acquisition of 80.1% stake by Hitachi in the power grid business of Swiss power major ABB Limited. Hitachi and ABB had signed the acquisition agreement in year 2018. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2020, Hitachi had stated earlier.

Q.6. Which of the following company has inked pact to acquire 100% stake in GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd?

(a) Tata Power Company Ltd

(b) Mitsubishi Electric

(c) JSW Energy

(d) Toshiba

(e) Adani Power

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. JSW Energy Ltd has signed a share-purchase agreement with GMR Energy Ltd to acquire 100% stake in the latter’s subsidiary GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd, which owns and operates a 1,050 MW thermal power plant in Odisha, JSW Energy informed the stock exchanges. The transaction, the discussions of which had started in October, is valued at ₹5,321 crore, subject to working capital and other adjustments, and is expected to be completed in three months.

Q.7. Where is the Headquarters of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

(a) Paris, France

(b) Geneva, Switzerland

(c) Manila, Philippines

(d) London, United Kingdom

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Headquarters: Washington, D.C., US

Q.8. Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of Bharti AXA Life Insurance?

(a) Parag Raja

(b) Sanjeev Srinivasan

(c) M R Kumar

(d) Sanjeev Nautiyal

(e) Vibha Padalkar

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Bharti AXA Life Insurance, a private life insurer, has a new Managing Director and CEO in Parag Raja. Prior to this appointment, Raja was the Chief Distribution Officer at Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance (ABSLI).

Q.9. Which cricketer has been named Wisden’s leading Men’s cricketer in the world?

(a) Virat Kohli

(b) Steven Smith

(c) Hashim Amla

(d) Rohit Sharma

(e) Ben Stokes

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Ben Stokes has ended Virat Kohli’s three-year reign as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world after playing a starring role in England’s World Cup win last year. He is the first England player to receive the honour since Andrew Flintoff in 2005. Stokes in January had won the ICC player of the year award.

Q.10. Which cricketer has been named Wisden’s leading Women’s cricketer in the world?

(a) Ellyse Perry

(b) Smriti Mandhana

(c) Sarah Taylor

(d) Meg Lanning

(e) Harmanpreet Kaur

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Australia’s Ellyse Perry reclaimed the leading women’s cricketer in the world title from Smriti Mandhana.

Q.11. Jeff Bezos having net worth of $113 billion, is the founder and CEO of which of the following companies?

(a) Microsoft

(b) Oracle

(c) eBay

(d) Amazon

(e) Walmart

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Jeff Bezos (Amazon Founder and CEO, net worth of $113 billion)

Q.12. Who is the present governor of Odisha?

(a) Biswabhusan Harichandan

(b) Jagdish Mukhi

(c) Ganeshi Lal

(d) B. D. Mishra

(e) Anusuiya Uikey

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Governor of Odisha: Ganeshi Lal.

Q.13. Where is the Headquarters of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)?

(a) Dhaka, Bangladesh

(b) Kathmandu, Nepal

(c) New Delhi, India

(d) Beijing, China

(e) Jakarta, Indonesia

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. Headquarters: Kathmandu, Nepal

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