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Current GK questions constitute a prominent section of most competitive exams. To prepare well for this section, you must keep yourself abreast of the latest national and international news events. But knowing which events are significant and which aren’t is of real essence from the perspective of SSC, Banking and Competitive Exam Preparation.

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April 2020 General Knowledge Quiz

Question 1. Name the scheme launched on Panchayati Raj Day (24th April) for mapping residential land ownership in rural sector.
a. Swamitva Yojana
b. Mission Antyodaya
c. Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
d. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Answer: Swamitva Yojana

Question 2. Earth Day is observed annually on 22nd April. The theme of the 2020 Earth Day was
a. People’s Day
b. Climate Action
c. Beat Plastic Pollution
d. People, Plant and Peace

Answer: Climate Action

Question 3. Which Govt. appointed committee has suggested the revamp of GDP data collection for states?
a. Dr. Y. V Reddy Committee
b. Ravindra H Dholakia Committee
c. K. C. Pant Committee
d. K. Brahmananda Reddy Committee

Answer: Ravindra H Dholakia Committee

Question 4. World Immunization Week (WIW) was observed from 24th April to 30th April. What was the theme for WIW 2020?
a. Vaccines Work for All
b. Get Immunized Now!
c. Are you up-to-date?
d. Protected Together

Answer: Vaccines Work for All

Question 5. What is the name of the superhero character launched by the Govt. to spread awareness about COVID-19 in kids?
a. Setu
b. Vaayu
c. Suraj
d. Pawan

Answer: Vaayu

Question 6. Name the transport aggregator app launched by the Govt. for farmers so as to facilitate transportation of food grains and agri-products.
a. Kisan Rath
b. Krishi Seva
c. Kisan Suvidha
d. Farm-o-pedia

Answer: Kisan Rath

Question 7. National list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India was released recently by the Ministry for Culture. Name the Union minister in charge of Ministry for Culture.
a. Inder Kumar Gujral
b. Raj Narain
c. Faggan Singh Kulaste
d. Prahlad Singh Patel

Answer: Prahlad Singh Patel

Question 8. Which state has become the 1st Coronavirus Free State in India?
a. Arunachal Pradesh
b. Manipur
c. Goa
d. Tripura

Answer: Goa

Question 9. RBI has increased the Ways and Means Advances (WMA) limit for Central Govt. during the 1st half of FY20-21 (April to September) to
a. Rs 2.5 Lakh Crore
b. Rs 2 Lakh Crore
c. Rs 3 Lakh Crore
d. Rs 2.2 Lakh Crore

Answer: Rs 2 Lakh Crore

Question 10. Name the initiative launched by the Government to convert kirana shops into sanitized retail stores for providing essential commodities.
a. Suraksha Stores
b. Swashthya Pahel Stores
c. Swachhatta Stores
d. Swachh Safe Stores

Answer: Suraksha Stores

Question 11. World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) is observed globally on 26th April. The theme for WIPD 2020 was
a. Innovate for a Green Future
b. A Global Passion
c. Innovation – Linking the World
d. Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity

Answer: Innovate for a Green Future

Question 12. As per IMF, India’s GDP growth forecast for FY2020-21 is
a. 1.4%
b. 1.8%
c. 1.7%
d. 1.9%

Answer: 1.9%

Question 13. Name the campaign that was launched by the HRD ministry on World Book & Copyright Day (23rd April).
a. Be a Bookworm
b. Read for a Brighter Future
c. Bharat Padhe Online
d. My Book My Friend

Answer: My Book My Friend

Question 14. Name the ambassador of the Twitter campaign launched recently by RBI for Digital Payment adoption.
a. Sachin Tendulkar
b. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
c. Aamir Khan
d. Amitabh Bachchan

Answer: Amitabh Bachchan

Question 15. On loans up to Rs. 10 lakh, the coverage of lender’s loss under Credit Guarantee Fund for Micro Units scheme has been increased to
a. 60%
b. 65%
c. 70 %
d. 75%

Answer: 75%

Question 16. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, belongs to which of the following countries?
a. Cameroon
b. Tanzania
c. Ethiopia
d. Morocco

Answer: Ethiopia

Question 17. RBI is going to provide special refinance facilities to NABARD, SIDBI and National Housing Bank worth
a. Rs. 35,000 Crores
b. Rs. 40,000 Crores
c. Rs. 45,000 Crores
d. Rs. 50,000 Crores

Answer: Rs. 50,000 Crores

Question 18. New Development Bank of BRICS group has provided an emergency assistance of USD 1 Billion to India. The headquarters of New Development Bank is situated in
a. Moscow, Russia
b. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
c. Pretoria, South Africa
d. Shanghai, China

Answer: Shanghai, China

Question 19. ACT (Access to COVID-19 Tools), an accelerator initiative for increasing access to health tools to combat Coronavirus, has been launched by
a. G-7
c. G-20

Answer: G-20

Question 20. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
a. World Art Day: 15th April
b. World Malaria Day: 25th April
c. World Creativity and Innovation Day: 21st April
d. All of the above

Answer: All of the above

Question 21. People’s Bank of China has acquired a 1.01% stake in
b. Axis Bank
c. Federal Bank
d. DCB Bank

Answer: HDFC

Question 22. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a loan of USD 1.5 billion to India for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Where is the headquarters of ADB located?
a. Manila, Philippines
b. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
c. Tokyo, Japan
d. Shanghai, China

Answer: Manila, Philippines

Question 23. Who has been conferred the Hero to Animals award by PETA?
a. Captain Amrinder Singh
b. Naveen Patnaik
c. Shivraj Singh Cahuhan
d. Yogi Aditya Nath

Answer: Naveen Patnaik

Question 24. The 2021 World Games (WG) have been postponed to 2022. WG 2022 will be organized in
a. Paris, France
b. Birmingham, Alabama, USA
c. Warsaw, Poland
d. Duisburg, Germany

Answer: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Question 25. India is going to acquire Harpoon Block II Missiles and MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes from which of the following countries?
a. UK
b. USA
c. Japan
d. Russia

Answer: USA

Question 26. UNICEF has partnered with which of the following organizations to launch ‘BreakTheChain’ campaign for fighting Coronavirus?
a. Steel Authority of India Ltd
b. State Bank Of India
c. NTPC Ltd.
d. Hindustan Unilever Limited

Answer: Hindustan Unilever Limited

Question 27. Name the state which stood 1st on Micro-Irrigation under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) in FY2019-20.
a. Rajasthan
b. Punjab
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Kerala

Answer: Tamil Nadu

Question 28. Funds under MPLADS have been suspended for 2020-21 and 2021-22. MPLADS stands for
a. Member of Public Local Area Development Scheme
b. Member of Public Large Area Development Scheme
c. Member of Parliament Land Area Development Scheme
d. Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

Answer: Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

Question 29. As per RBI’s guidelines, till 30th September 2020, Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) requirement for Banks has been reduced to
a. 80%
b. 85%
c. 75%
d. 65%

Answer: 80%

Question 30. Which of the following is not correct with respect to Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (FY2020-2021)?
a. Minimum Investment: 1 Gram of Gold
b. Tenor: 8 Yrs
c. Rate: 2.50% per annum
d. None of the above

Answer: None of the above

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