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Current Affairs Quiz: 6 March 2020

Current Affairs Quiz: 6 March 2020

6 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 new Chief Information Commissioner, new Finance Secretary and new bill to tackle COVID-19 among others. 

1. Who among the following has been appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner?
a) Devendra Yadav
b) Bimal Julka
c) Ashish Tripathi
d) NK Vaid

2. Who has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary?
a) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
b) Atanu Chakraborty
c) T V Somanathan
d) Tuhin Kant Pandey

3. The RBI has issued a withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000 for the account holders of which bank?
a) AXIS
b) HDFC
c) Yes Bank 
d) IndusInd Bank 

4. The union government has ordered closure of all primary schools till which date?
a) April 1st 
b) March 15th
c) March 31st 
d) March 21st 

5. Who among the following is expected to sign a bill to tackle the threat of COVID-19?
a) PM Narendra Modi 
b) US President Donald Trump
c) South Korean President Moon Jae-in
d) French President Emmanuel Macron

6. How many new planets were discovered recently by astronomers at the University of British Columbia?
a) 20
b) 25
c) 17
d) 10

7. Which international magazine has included Indira Gandhi in the ‘100 Woman of the Year’ list?
a) Outlook
b) TIME
c) Forbes
d) Mirror

8. What is the name of NASA’s rover for Mars Mission 2020?
a) Prospect 
b) Innovation
c) Call
d) Perseverance

9. When is International Women’s Day observed?
a) March 8th 
b) March 7th 
c) March 6th 
d) March 9th 

10. Which country has refused to provide passports to government employees under suspension over corruption charges?
a) Pakistan
b) Bangladesh
c) Sri Lanka
d) India

Answers

1. (b) Bimal Julka
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) to Bimal Julka. Bimal Julka is a 1979 batch retired IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

2. (a) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, a 1984 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary of India. He will succeed Rajiv Kumar, who retired from the position in February 2020.

3. (c) Yes Bank 
The Reserve Bank of India has capped the withdrawal limit of Yes Bank account holders to Rs 50,000. The bank will not be allowed to pay more than this amount to any account holder- savings, current or others. 

4. (c) March 31st 
The Union Government has ordered closure of all primary schools, including both private and government till March 31, 2020. The primary schools are till Class V. 

5. (b) US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new bill worth $8.3 billion to combat the spread of coronavirus in the nation and outside. The will provide funds to the federal public health agencies to conduct tests, potential treatment, get vaccines and help the local units to respond to the virus outbreak.

6. (c) 17
Seventeen planets were discovered recently by astronomers at the University of British Columbia. These planets have been discovered by the Kepler space telescope of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration. NASA’s four-year Kepler mission studied about two million stars by using the transit method.

7. (b) TIME
The TIME Magazine has included former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi and freedom fighter Amrit Kaur in the list of 100 powerful women of the world of the last century.

8. (d) Perseverance 
NASA has named the rover made for its Mars mission as ‘Perseverance’. NASA has scheduled a flight to Mars in July 2020.

9. (a) March 8th 
The International Women’s Day is observed across the world on 8th March. The day is observed to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide.

10. (d) India
India will no longer provide passport to government employees under suspension or who have been granted sanction of prosecution over corruption charges. The decision came after the Personnel Ministry in consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission reviewed the existing guidelines.


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