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Current Affairs Quiz: 3 March 2020

Current Affairs Quiz: 3 March 2020

3 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 Wildlife Day 2020, FIH rankings and UNSC Presidency among others. 

1. When was World Wildlife Day 2020 observed?
a) March 1st 
b) March 2nd
c) March 3rd 
d) February 29th 

2. Which university won the Khelo India University Games 2020?
a) Punjab University
b) Delhi University
c) Jawaharlal Nehru University
d) Banaras Hindu University

3. Which national sanctuary has recently been declared eco-sensitive zone?
a) National Chambal Sanctuary
b) Sundarvan Tiger Reserve
c) Bandhavgarh National Sanctuary
d) Kanha National Sanctuary

4. The Indian men’s hockey team was ranked at which position in the recently released FIH rankings?
a) First
b) Second
c) Third 
d) Fourth

5. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) recently lifted the one-year ban imposed on which Indian boxer?
a) Mukesh Singh
b) Ajay Verma
c) Devendra Malik
d) Sumit Sangwan

6. When was World Hearing Day 2020 observed?
a) March 2nd
b) March 3rd 
c) March 1st 
d) February 29th

7. Which nation has taken over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council?
a) Russia 
b) China 
c) Germany 
d) Malaysia

8. Which nation’s President has dissolved the parliament and called for general elections on April 25?
a) Malaysia
b) Maldives
c) Mauritius
d) Sri Lanka

Answers

1. (c) March 3rd 
The World Wildlife Day 2020 was observed across the globe on March 3, 2020. The theme of the day this year is ‘Sustaining all life on Earth’, which includes all animal and plant species and livelihoods of those living closest to nature.

2. (a) Punjab University
Punjab University emerged winner on the last day of Khelo India University Games 2020. Indian athlete Dutee Chand won her second gold medal at the Khelo India University Games. She also won the 200 meters race on March 01, 2020.

3. (a) National Chambal Sanctuary
The Government of India has declared the National Chambal Sanctuary as an eco-sensitive zone. Ganga dolphins and critically endangered crocodiles are found in this sanctuary. About 75 percent of the crocodiles of this species are found in this sanctuary.

4. (d) Fourth
The Indian men’s Hockey team has secured fourth rank in the recently released FIH rankings. It is highest-ever ranking of the Indian team. World Champion Belgium retained its top spot in the rankings list.

5. (d) Sumit Sangwan
Former Asian silver medalist boxer Sumit Sangwan proved before National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) that he had inadvertently consumed the banned substance. After that NADA decided to lift the one-year doping ban imposed on him.

6. (b) March 3rd 
The World Hearing Day 2020 was observed globally on March 3, 2020. The theme of the day this year is “Hearing for life, don’t let hearing loss limit you”. The day focuses on raising awareness regarding the need for timely care for those with hearing loss.

7. (b) China
China has taken over as the President of the United Nations Security Council for March 2020. The presidency of the council is rotated among its members every month as per the English alphabetical order. Belgium preceded China in February month. 

8. (d) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapksa has dissolved the Parliament and called for fresh elections on April 25, 2020. The term of the parliament was scheduled to end in August but general elections were called early as Mahinda Rajpaksa-led current government is a minority government and is expected to comeback with large majority. 


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