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Current Affairs Quiz: 18 March 2020

Current Affairs Quiz: 18 March 2020

18 March 2020: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as World Bank’s COVID-19 response fund, G20 leader’s virtual summit and oldest Iranian surviver of coronavirus among others. 

1. The Union Government is using which superhero to clear queries related to COVID-19 virus?
a)Dhruv
b)Vaayu
c)Shaktimaan
d)Parmanu

2. The World Bank has increased its COVID-19 response fund to how much amount?
a)USD 14 billion
b)USD 15 billion
c)USD 17 billion
d)USD 20 billion

3. What is the age of the oldest Iranian survivor of COVID-19 virus?
a)91
b)104
c)103
d)99

4. Which nation will chair the first virtual summit of G20 nations?
a)Saudi Arabia
b)Qatar
c)China
d)India

5. A parliamentary panel has reported annual post-harvest losses of Rs 61,000 crore in which sector?
a)Horticulture
b)Animal Husbandry 
c)Fisheries
d)Handicraft 

6. Which nation’s monarch has cancelled appointments for the next few months?
a)Denmark
b)Switzerland 
c)Thailand
d)United Kingdom

7. Which indigenous Light Combat Aircraft made a successful maiden flight for Final Operational Clearance on March 17, 2020?
a)Tejas
b)Akash
c)Naag
d)Prahar

8. Which company has launched the campaign ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation?
a)Facebook India
b)Google India
c)Microsoft India
d)Indian Oil

9. Who has recently been nominated as Prime Minister of Iraq by President Barham Salih?
a)Mohammad Mosaddek
b)Adnan Jurfi
c)Akbar Hashmi Rafsanjani
d)Hussain Dehqan

10. Who among the following has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Uganda?
a)Sachin Bansal
b)Ajay Kumar
c)Rohit Srivastava
d)BK Vasistha

Answers

1. (b) Vaayu
The Government is using Superhero Vaayu to clear all queries related to Coronavirus and share healthy tips with kids on how to defeat COVID-19 pandemic. 

2. (a) USD 14 billion
The World Bank has increased its COVID-19 response funding USD 14 billion from earlier 12 billion. The fund is aimed at supporting countries in their efforts to respond to the rapid spread of COVID-19 pandemic. 

3. (c) 103
Iran recently recorded the recovery of 103-year-old woman from coronavirus infection. The woman was hospitalised in Semnan for a week and then was discharged following full recovery. She is the oldest survivor of the deadly virus in Iran. The second oldest person to survive the virus was a 91-year-old man from Kerman, southeast of Iran. The elderly are known to be the most at risk from the virus. 

4. (a) Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has called for a virtual summit of the G20 nations, a first for the Group. The nation is the current chair and it aims to bring together leaders of the G20 economies to discuss the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

5. (c)Fisheries
A parliamentary panel has reported annual post-harvest losses of Rs 61,000 crore in the fisheries sector. The panel observed that the losses stood at Rs 15000 crore for marine fisheries and the combined losses for marine and inland fisheries stood at Rs 61000 crore. 

6. (d) United Kingdom
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled all her appointments scheduled for the next few months. The Queen is set to leave the Buckingham Palace and spend time indoors in Windsor for the coming months. Her Majesty has taken this step in consultation with her medical experts and the UK government. She will though continue her audiences with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

7. (a) Tejas
The indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas made its first successful flight for final operational clearance (FOC). The FOC-Standard Tejas has advanced features like air-to-air refilling and Beyond Visual Range Missile System.

8. (c) Microsoft India
The ‘Innovate for Accessible India’ campaign is an initiative launched by Microsoft India in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation for the empowerment of differently-abled people in India. Several special kinds of technical assistance programs will be provided so that the disabled people have better experience in their lives.

9. (b) Adnan Zurfi
The President of Iraq Barham Salih recently named Adnan Zurfi, former governor of the holy Shia city of Najaf. Adnan Zurfi has 30 days to set up his cabinet.

10. (b) Ajay Kumar
AK Ajay Kumar has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Uganda. Currently he is working on the post of Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He will soon take over this assignment.


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