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Current Affairs 2020 For April 29 | Daily Updated Quiz On National & International Affairs

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Current Affairs 2020 Questions for April 29, 2020

1. Which company has acquired 6.43 per cent stake in debt-trapped “Reliance Capital?”

  • Jio
  • Facebook
  • TATA
  • HDFC

2. Which company announced the acquisition of the UK's most iconic sporting motorcycle Norton for £16 million, by acquiring certain assets of Norton Motorcycles?

  • Tata Motors Limited
  • Maruti Suzuki India Limited
  • TVS Motor Company
  • Ashok Leyland

3. Which of the following country is seeking $400 mn debt swap facility from the Reserve Bank of India?

  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka

4.CBDT informed the Income-tax refunds are obtained over eight lakh small businesses worth over five thousand 204 crore rupees issued in the last ten days. When was CBDT formed?

  • 1948
  • 1944
  • 1954
  • 1964

5. Who among the following will head the expert group for post-COVID-19 revival in Punjab?

  • A.C. Rangarajan
  • Kaushik Basu
  • Bimal Jalan
  • Montek Singh Ahluwalia

6. Indian Premier League is delayed by how much time due to COVID-19?

  • 3 Months
  • Suspended indefinitely
  • 1 Months
  • 2 Months

7. Recently, Thuthukudi airport has been upgraded to level 3. Thuthukudi airport is in -------------.

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Karnataka

8. Which institute has developed a compact solid-state sensor that can detect the heavy metal ions in the water?

  • Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences
  • Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Assam
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangaluru
  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

9. According to the Jeevan Shakti Yojana in Madhya Pradesh, the government will pay ----------- per mask to the women for making masks at home.

  • ₹ 8
  • ₹10
  • ₹ 11
  • ₹ 15

10. Which institute is currently developing an inactivated virus vaccine for COVID-19?

  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

11. Recently, the government has declared the banking industry as a Public Utility Service (PUS) for a time period of -------------.

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 1 year

12. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) shifted its testing facility from Defence Research Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior to which of the following institute?

  • Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences
  • Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences, Delhi
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangaluru
  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

13. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed every year on?

  • 24 April
  • 25 April
  • 26 April
  • 27 April

14. Which institute is to develop plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials for the removal of toxic organic compounds from water by harvesting solar light?

  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad
  • Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Assam
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangaluru
  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

15. Recently, which of the following automobile company has acquired 3.36% share in Hinduja Leyland Finance?

  • Ashok Leyland
  • Tata Motors
  • Eicher Motors
  • Mahindra & Mahindra

16. Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has approved how many Indian firms for antibody rapid testing kits for testing COVID-19?

  • 57
  • 47
  • 67
  • 27

17. Which of the following company has launched a new add-on health cover called ‘BAGIC GOQii Co-pay Option?’

  • ICICI Lombard
  • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
  • HDFC ERGO
  • IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

18. Pusa Decontamination and Sanitizing Tunnel are developed by the Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Where is Indian Agricultural Research Institute Situated?

  • Bhopal
  • New Delhi
  • Amritsar
  • Chandigarh

19. Recently, Shilpa Medicare has launched a generic drug with a brand name ‘Dasashil’. This drug is used in the treatment of which disease?

  • Cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • HIV

20. India has received how many testing kits, including rapid antibody test kits, from two Chinese firms for better monitoring and surveillance?

  • 1 lakh
  • 5 lakh
  • 2 lakh
  • 3 lakh

21. What is the name of a renowned theatre artist who has passed away recently?

  • Usha Ganguly
  • Sunil Joshi
  • Ravinder Singh Dhillon
  • Alok Sharma

22. State-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) is to deliberate on model bid documents for the development and operation of underground mines. How much per cent of India's domestic coal production comes from CIL?

  • 80%
  • 20%
  • 25%
  • 65%

23. Which country has launched the first military satellite “Noor?”

  • Oman
  • Japan
  • Eritrea
  • Iran

24. Which institute developed Automatic Mist Based Sanitiser Dispensing Unit and UV Sanitisation Box & Hand-held UV device?

  • ICMR
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • IIT

25. Which National Park has become India’s first quarantine centre for animals after setting up isolation wards?

  • Manas
  • Bandipur
  • Anshi
  • Jim Corbett

26. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar addressed the "National Conference on Kharif crops 2020" through a video conference. Which of the following is not a Kharif crop?

  • Bajra
  • Barley
  • Maize
  • Cotton

27. Which state has become the first state in the country to carry out rapid testing for COVID-19?

  • Punjab
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • West Bengal

28. The Union Home Ministry has issued an advisory stating that which of the following app is "not safe" for private persons and entities?

  • FreeConference app
  • Google Hangouts app
  • Zoom videoconferencing app
  • Skype app

29. Which institute has developed a diagnostic test kit that can confirm COVID-19 in 2 hours at a low cost?

  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

30. What is the name of mobile application which aims to effectively track home-quarantines citizens and ensure they are actually staying in the home developed by Pune Municipal Corporation under Smart Cities Mission (SCM)?

  • Savdhan
  • Saiyam
  • Saksham
  • Satark

31.RBI announces extension of Ways & Means Advances limit from  ₹  1.2 lakh crore to how much for the remaining part of the first half of the financial year 2020-21?

  • ₹ 1.5 lakh crore
  • ₹ 1.8 lakh crore
  • ₹ 2.5 lakh crore
  • ₹ 2 lakh crore

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Current Affairs 2020 Answers:

1. Which company has acquired 6.43 per cent stake in debt-trapped “Reliance Capital?”

Answer- HDFC

2. Which company announced the acquisition of the UK's most iconic sporting motorcycle Norton for £16 million, by acquiring certain assets of Norton Motorcycles?

Answer- TVS Motor Company

3. Which of the following country is seeking $400 mn debt swap facility from the Reserve Bank of India?

Answer- Sri Lanka

4.CBDT informed the Income-tax refunds are obtained over eight lakh small businesses worth over five thousand 204 crore rupees issued in the last ten days. When was CBDT formed?

Answer- 1944

5. Who among the following will head the expert group for post-COVID-19 revival in Punjab?

Answer- Montek Singh Ahluwalia

6. Indian Premier League is delayed by how much time due to COVID-19?

Answer- Suspended indefinitely

7. Recently, Thuthukudi airport has been upgraded to level 3. Thuthukudi airport is in -------------.

Answer- Tamil Nadu

8. Which institute has developed a compact solid-state sensor that can detect the heavy metal ions in water?

Answer- Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences

9. According to the Jeevan Shakti Yojana in Madhya Pradesh, the government will pay ----------- per mask to the women for making masks at home.

Answer- ₹ 11

10. Which institute is currently developing an inactivated virus vaccine for COVID-19?

Answer- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)

11. Recently, the government has declared the banking industry as a Public Utility Service (PUS) for a time period of -------------.

Answer- 6 months

12. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) shifted its testing facility from Defence Research Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwalior to which of the following institute?

Answer- Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences, Delhi

13. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed every year on?

Answer- 26 April

14. Which institute is to develop plasmonic semiconductor nanomaterials for the removal of toxic organic compounds from water by harvesting solar light?

Answer- Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Assam

15. Recently, which of the following automobile company has acquired 3.36% share in Hinduja Leyland Finance?

Answer- Ashok Leyland

16. Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has approved how many Indian firms for antibody rapid testing kits for testing COVID-19?

Answer- 67

17. Which of the following company has launched a new add-on health cover called ‘BAGIC GOQii Co-pay Option?’

Answer- Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

18. Pusa Decontamination and Sanitizing Tunnel are developed by the Division of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Where is Indian Agricultural Research Institute Situated?

Answer- New Delhi

19. Recently, Shilpa Medicare has launched a generic drug with a brand name ‘Dasashil’. This drug is used in the treatment of?

Answer- Cancer

20. India has received how many testing kits, including rapid antibody test kits, from two Chinese firms for better monitoring and surveillance?

Answer- 5 lakh

21. What is the name of a renowned theatre artist who has passed away recently?

Answer- Usha Ganguly

22. State-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) is to deliberate on model bid documents for the development and operation of underground mines. How much per cent of India's domestic coal production comes from CIL?

Answer- 80%

23. Which country has launched the first military satellite “Noor?”

Answer- Iran

24. Which institute developed Automatic Mist Based Sanitiser Dispensing Unit and UV Sanitisation Box & Hand-held UV device?

Answer- DRDO

25. Which National Park has become India’s first quarantine centre for animals after setting up isolation wards?

Answer- Jim Corbett

26. The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar addressed the "National Conference on Kharif crops 2020" through a video conference. Which of the following is not a Kharif crop?

Answer- Barley

27. Which state has become the first state in the country to carry out rapid testing for COVID-19?

Answer- Rajasthan

28. The Union Home Ministry has issued an advisory stating that which of the following app is "not safe" for private persons and entities?

Answer- Zoom videoconferencing app

29. Which institute has developed a diagnostic test kit that can confirm COVID-19 in 2 hours at a low cost?

Answer- Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum 

30. What is the name of mobile application which aims to effectively track home-quarantines citizens and ensure they are actually staying in the home developed by Pune Municipal Corporation under Smart Cities Mission (SCM)?

Answer- Saiyam

31.RBI announces extension of Ways & Means Advances limit from  ₹1.2 lakh crore to how much for the remaining part of the first half of the financial year 2020-21?

Answer-  ₹2 lakh Crore

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