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Current Affairs Quiz: 5 March 2020

Current Affairs Quiz: 5 March 2020

5 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 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Uttarakhand’s new summer capital and coronavirus outbreak among others.

1. Who launched the Student Health Card scheme in Jammu and Kashmir?
a) GC Murmu
b) RK Mathur
c) Rajnath Singh
d) Dr Harsh Vardhan

2. Which state/ UT has set up a task force to tackle the coronavirus outbreak?
a) Haryana
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Rajasthan
d) Delhi

3. Which place has been designated as the summer capital of the Uttarakhand?
a) Ranikhet
b) Almora
c) Binsar
d) Gairsain

4. Which country has launched the world’s first free nationwide public transport?
a) India
b) Canada
c) Luxembourg
d) Brazil

5. When is National Security Day celebrated in India every year?
a) 3rd March
b) 4th March
c) 5th March
d) 6th March

6. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Indian Ambassador to Turkey?
a) Vivek Mohan
b) Sumit Arora
c) Sanjay Kumar Panda
d) Devnayak Gandhi

7. Google’s second cloud region in India will soon be launched in which city?
a) Bengaluru
b) Chennai
c) Hyderabad
d) New Delhi

8. Which nation has become the first finalist in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020?
a) Australia
b) England
c) India
d) South Africa

9. Which Indian city will host the International Olympic Committee’s session in 2023?
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Bengaluru
d) Hyderabad

10. Which among the following cruise ships has been stranded off the coast of California over coronavirus fears?
a) Grand Princess
b) Princess Mary
c) Diamond Princess
d) Saint George

Answers

1. (a) GC Murmu
Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu launched the Student Health Card scheme in Jammu and Kashmir on March 5, 2020.

2. (d) Delhi
The Delhi Government has formed a task force under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to monitor and prevent coronavirus outbreak in the capital. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has risen to 30. 

3. (d) Gairsain
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat recently announced that Gairsain will be the summer capital of the state. The people in the state had been demanding to make Gairsain the capital of Uttarakhand for a long time.

4. (c) Luxembourg
Luxembourg is the first country in the world that has announced a free public transport system for all. The free public transport will include all fares for trams, trains and buses abolished as of February 29, 2020. The one exception is first-class train travel, which will cost British Pound 2.60 (Euro 3) per journey.

5.  (b) 4th March
The National Security Day is observed every year across India on 4th March. This day is celebrated to honor the contribution of Indian security forces including all security personnel, policemen, paramilitary forces, guards, commandos and army officers.

6. (c) Sanjay Kumar Panda
Sanjay Kumar Panda has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to Turkey. He is a 1991 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and is currently serving as Consulate General of India in San Francisco.

7. (d) New Delhi
Google on March 5, 2020 announced its plans of launching a Delhi Cloud Region. This will be the technology giant’s second cloud region in India, as it launched its first in the country in Mumbai in 2017. Google’s existing network includes 22 cloud regions across the globe with 8 in the Asia-Pacific region.

8. (c) India
India has entered the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, after its semi-final with England got rained out in Sydney. This is India’s maiden Women’s T20 World Cup final. The second semi-final will be played on March 5 between Australia and South Africa in Sydney. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in Melbourne on March 8, 2020 from 12.30 pm IST.

9. (b) Mumbai
Mumbai will host the International Olympic Committee’s session in 2023 after IOC’s Executive Board recommended the city’s name. The decision will be ratified during the 136th session of the IOC in Tokyo in July 2020.

10. (a) Grand Princess
The luxury cruise liner, Grand Princess with about 2,500 passengers and 1,150 crew members, has been stranded off the coast of California over fears of coronavirus outbreak after a passenger who had been aboard the same vessel during its previous voyage to Mexico died due to the virus.


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