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?
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
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
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
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
c. 70 %
Question 16. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, belongs to which of the following countries?
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
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
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?
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.
c. Tamil Nadu
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
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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