23 Apr

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Being a candidate preparing for Competitive Exams, you know it is essential to focus on Current GK. Questions asked from this section can help you score some really useful marks. In order to answer these questions, clarity regarding the exam pattern is a must. Otherwise, the effort required becomes multifold and can hamper your performance in other sections of the exam.

Vidya Guru, the Centre for Best Online Bank PO Coaching and SSC CGL Classes in Delhi, keeps publishing current affairs videos and quiz updates regularly to help ease some burden of competitive exam aspirants. The latest quiz comprising 30 select questions from events of April 2020 has been given below.

Current Affairs April 2020

Question 1. World Health Day (WHD) is observed annually on 7th April. The theme of WHD 2020 was
a. Support Nurses and Midwives
b. Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere
c. Understanding Mental Health
d. Depression: The Silent Killer

Answer: Support Nurses and Midwives

Question 2. India’s Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20) has now been extended till
a. March 2021
b. June 2021
c. March 2022
d. March 2023

Answer: March 2021

Question 3. The G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting was organized by
a. Japan
b. Saudi Arabia
c. Germany
d. Russia

Answer: Saudi Arabia

Question 4. Which of the following is not a mascot of the Hangzhou, China Asian Games 2022?
a. Chenchen
b. Congcong
c. Lianlian
d. None of these

Answer: None of these

Question 5. Which of the following is correct with respect to the latest monetary policy review by RBI?
a. Repo Rate: 4.40%
b. Reverse Repo Rate: 3.75%
c. MSF Rate & Bank Rate: 4.65%
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 6. Cash Reserve Ratio was reduced 100 basis points by RBI. At present, the CRR is
a. 4%
b. 4.5%
c. 3%
d. 3.5%

Answer: 3%

Question 7. Which of the following is incorrect with respect to Economic Freedom Index 2020?
a. India’s rank: 120th
b. Rank 1: Singapore
c. Published by: The Heritage Foundation
d. None of these

Answer: None of these

Question 8. How many minimum days must an NRI spend in India to qualify as an Indian tax resident?
a. 80
b. 100
c. 90
d. 120

Answer: 120

Question 9. What is the minimum income limit from Indian sources for an NRI to be considered an Indian tax resident?
a. Rs. 10 Lakh
b. Rs. 17 Lakh
c. Rs. 20 Lakh
d. Rs. 15 Lakh

Answer: Rs. 15 Lakh

Question 10. Name the Indian who has been appointed ambassador of FIFA-WHO campaign ‘Pass the Message to kick out Coronavirus’.
a. Virat Kohli
b. Sunil Chhetri
c. Rahul Dravid
d. Rohit Sharma

Answer: Sunil Chhetri

Question 11. World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is observed on 2nd April. The theme for WAAD 2020 was
a. Share the Power
b. The Transition to Adulthood
c. Remove the Stigma from Autism
d. Opening Doors to Inclusive Education

Answer: The Transition to Adulthood

Question 12. The scheme for 2% interest subvention to banks on short-term crop loans up to Rs. 3 lakh has been extended till
a. 30th September, 2020
b. 31st July, 2020
c. 31st May, 2020
d. 30th June, 2020

Answer: 31st May, 2020

Question 13. The scheme for 3% prompt repayment incentive to farmers on short-term crop loans up to Rs. 3 Lakh has been extended till
a. 30th September, 2020
b. 31st December, 2020
c. 31st May, 2020
d. 31st March, 2021

Answer: 31st May, 2020

Question 14. Which of the following initiatives was launched recently by the Civil Aviation ministry to supply medical supplies across the country?
a. Lifeline Udan
b. The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)
c. Swasthya Vahini
d. PM Udan

Answer: Lifeline Udan

Question 15. Small Financial Banks (SFBs) that were allowed by RBI to carry out simple financial activities without seeking its prior approval must have been in existence for
a. 2 Years
b. 3 Years
c. 5 Years
d. 4 Years

Answer: 3 Years

Question 16. Which of the following is correct with respect to the COVID-19 relief package announced by the Central Government?
a. Pre-payment of 1st installment of Rs. 2,000 under PM Kisan Yojana
b. Collateral-free loans for Women Self Help Groups up to Rs. 20 Lakh under Deen Dayal National Livelihood Mission
c. Daily MGNREGA wage increased to Rs. 202
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 17. What is the deadline for completion of insolvency resolution processes under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code?
a. 180 Days
b. 330 Days
c. 365 Days
d. 300 Days

Answer: 330 Days

Question 18. Which of the following countries has recently assured India of uninterrupted LPG supply?
a. Iraq
b. Russia
c. United States of America
d. Saudi Arabia

Answer: Saudi Arabia

Question 19. RBI has increased the Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) limit in corporate bonds up to
a. 11%
b. 10%
c. 15%
d. 13%

Answer: 15%

Question 20. As per RBI guidelines, banks must intimate the re-appointment of MDs and CEOs in advance by
a. 3 months
b. 6 months
c. 9 months
d. 12 months

Answer: 6 months

Question 21. Which of the following statements is incorrect in the context of 1.7 Lakh Crore Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package announced by the Govt. for relief against the Coronavirus pandemic?
a. Rs. 50 lakh insurance cover for doctors, paramedics, nurses, ASHA & sanitation workers
b. A one-time ex-gratia of Rs. 1000 to elderly pensioners, widows and disabled
c. Transfer of Rs. 500 monthly (for 3 months) to women Jan Dhan account holders
d. None of the above

Answer: None of the above

Question 22. 100% tax exemption is allowed under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 on donations to PM CARES fund. PM CARES stands for
a. Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relaxation in Emergency Situations
b. Prime Minister’s Citizen Assurance and Relief in Emergency State
c. Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations
d. Prime Minister’s Citizen Assurance and Relaxation in Emergency State

Answer: Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations

Question 23. Who is the author of the book ‘Backstage: The Story behind India’s High Growth Years’?
a. Arvind Subramanian
b. Montek Singh Ahluwalia
c. Raghuram Rajan
d. Manmohan Singh

Answer: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Question 24. Mumbai Central Railway Station has been renamed to
a. Nana Shankarsheth Mumbai Central Railway Station
b. Datta Samant Mumbai Central Railway Station
c. Chhatrapati Shivaji Mumbai Central Railway Station
d. Ram Mandir Mumbai Central Railway Station

Answer: Nana Shankarsheth Mumbai Central Railway Station

Question 25. Jesus trilogy: ‘The Childhood of Jesus’, ‘The Schooldays of Jesus’ and ‘The Death of Jesus’ has been authored by
a. John Maxwell Coetzee
b. Gregory David Roberts
c. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
d. Francois Gautier

Answer: John Maxwell Coetzee

Question 26. Which production unit of the Indian Railways recently set a Limca Book of records for locomotive manufacturing?
a. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Asansol, West Bengal
b. Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
c. Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Tamil Nadu.
d. Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab.

Answer: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Asansol, West Bengal

Question 27. Where will the Asian Youth Games 2021 (3rd edition) be held?
a. Tokyo, Japan
b. Jakarta, Indonesia
c. Shantou, China
d. Seoul, South Korea

Answer: Shantou, China

Question 28. RBI has extended the overdraft limit to states and union territories from 14 working days to
a. 30 working days
b. 29 working days
c. 21 working days
d. 18 working days

Answer: 21 working days

Question 29. Name the committee that recently suggested increasing RBI’s WMA (ways and means advances) limit to states.
a. BP Kanungo Committee
b. Sudhir Shrivastava Committee
c. Amitabh Kant Committee
d. NK Singh Committee

Answer: Sudhir Shrivastava Committee

Question 30. Name the new Chairman of NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies).
a. Keshav R. Murugesh
b. Rishad Premji
c. UB Pravin Rao
d. Raman Roy

Answer: UB Pravin Rao

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