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11, 12 February 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

11, 12 February 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for February 2020Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 11, 12 February 2020:
Who is named FIH Rising Star of 2019?
A. Lalremsiami
B. Julieta Jankunas
C. Zhong Jianqi
D. Frederique
Answer: A
Explanation: India's star striker Lalremsiami on 10th February became the first women's hockey player from the country to win the FIH Rising Star of the Year award.  The 19-year-old Lalremsiami from Mizoram joined Vivek Sagar Prasad, who became the first men's player from India to win the award earlier on the same day.  Lalremsiami left fellow nominees Julieta Jankunas of Argentina, Zhong Jianqi of China and Frederique of Netherlands behind to win the award.

Which company was named as the highest profitable PSU in Public Enterprises Survey 2018-19?
A. Air India
B. NTPC
C. BSNL
D. ONGC
Answer: D
Explanation: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation and NTPC were the top three profitable PSUs in 2018-19, whereas BSNL, Air India and MTNL incurred highest losses for a third consecutive year, according to a survey tabled in Parliament. Their total profit share was 15.3 percent, 9.68 percent and 6.73 percent respectively.Total income of all CPSEs during 2018-19 stood at Rs 24,40,748 crore compared to Rs 20,32,001 crore in 2017-18, showing a growth of 20.12 per cent. The contribution of CPSEs to the central exchequer by way of excise duty, customs duty, GST, corporate tax, interest on central government loans, dividend and other duties and taxes stood at Rs 3,68,803 crore in 2018-19 as against Rs 3,52,361 crore in 2017-18, showing an increase of 4.67 per cent.

Which state has approved Ground Water Act-2020 to improve ground water levels?
A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Rajasthan
C. Gujarat
D. Uttar Pradesh
Answer: D
Explanation: The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the Ground Water Act-2020 to improve the falling groundwater level. Under the act, penalty would be imposed on the individuals and institutions who pollute the groundwater.

Which party wins Delhi Assembly election 2020?
A. BJP
B. AAP
C. SAD
D. Congress
Answer: B
Explanation: Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) created history second time in a row with victory on 62 seats from total 70 seats in Delhi Assembly elections. Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi's Chief Minister on 16th February 2020 at the historic Ramlila Maidan.  Aam Aadmi Party won 62 out of the total 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Bangladesh wins Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020

Bangladesh beats India to win Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020 for first time. Rakibul hits the winning runs. Bangladesh stunned India by 3 wickets in the Under-19 World Cup final in Potchefstroom on Sunday. Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali steered his team towards victory by staying till the end. Replying to India’s meagre score of 177, Bangladesh were 163 for 7 after 41 overs when rain stopped play.

9, 10 February 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

9, 10 February 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for February 2020Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 9, 10 February 2020:
Armand Duplantis is associated with which spots?
A. Cricket
B. Hockey
C. Pole Vault
D. Cycling
Answer: C
Explanation: Swedish Armand Duplantis breaks the Pole Vault World Record with a jump of 20 feet 2.9 inches; At meet in Torun, Poland, Duplantis surpasses by a centimeter the previous record set in 2014 by Renaud Lavillenie of France. World silver medallist Armand Duplantis realised a lifetime dream when he broke the pole vault world record on 8th February by soaring 6.17 metres on his second attempt at a World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Torun in Poland. American-born Swede Duplantis broke Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie's record of 6.16m set in February 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. He broke the record on his sixth jump of the competition, having narrowly failed to clear the same height in Dusseldorf on Tuesday when he brushed the bar on his way down.

Which country wins Under-19 World Cup 2020?
A. India
B. England
C. Bangladesh
D. Pakistan
Answer: C
Explanation: Bangladesh stunned India by 3 wickets in the Under-19 World Cup final in Potchefstroom on 9th February 2020. Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali steered his team towards victory by staying till the end. Replying to India’s meagre score of 177, Bangladesh were 163 for 7 after 41 overs when rain stopped play. Bangladesh defeated the reigning champion and 4-time winner India in the final to gain the World Cup trophy for ICC U-19 Championship on 9th February 2020.

Which film has become the first non-English film to win the Oscar 2020 award for ‘Best Picture’?
A. Parasite
B. The Irishman
C. 1917
D. Jojo Rabbit
Answer: A
Explanation: Parasite has become the first non-English and South Korean film to win the Oscar 2020 award in the ‘Best Picture’ category. The film is directed by Bong Joon Ho.

First Disha Police Station inaugurated in which state?
A. Punab
B. Kerala
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Rajasthan
Answer: C
Explanation: On February 8, 2020, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the first Disha Police Station. The police stations are first of their kind in the state and will deal with crimes against women. The Andhra Pradesh Government is to inaugurate 18 Disha Police Stations by the end of February 2020. Every police station is to add 26 to 47 police officers. In December 2019, the Andhra Pradesh Government passed the Disha Bill, 2019. The bill aims to complete investigation of cases related to crimes against women within 7 to 14 days. It also prescribes death penalty under Section 376 of IPC (Indian Penal Code). Also, the act punishes crimes against children with 10 to 14 years of imprisonment.

Which country wins Under-19 World Cup 2020?
A. India
B. England
C. Bangladesh
D. Pakistan
Answer: C
Explanation: Bangladesh stunned India by 3 wickets in the Under-19 World Cup final in Potchefstroom on 9th February 2020. Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali steered his team towards victory by staying till the end. Replying to India’s meagre score of 177, Bangladesh were 163 for 7 after 41 overs when rain stopped play........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

7, 8 February 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

7, 8 February 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for February 2020Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 7, 8 February 2020:
Jeff Weiner resigns as CEO of which company?
A. Facebook
B. Instagram
C. LinkedIn
D. Twitter
Answer: C
Explanation: LinkedIn Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Weiner is stepping down in the role. Jeff Weiner will become executive chairman after 11 years as CEO of the Microsoft-owned business. Ryan Roslansky, senior vice president of product, will become CEO as of June 1. Roslansky has been at LinkedIn for more than 10 years. He will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and join Microsoft’s senior leadership team. Weiner joined LinkedIn as CEO in 2008 and led it through its initial public offering of stock in 2011. Microsoft bought the company for USD 26 billion in 2016.

Which country has reported the highest number of novel coronavirus cases outside mainland China?
A. US
B. Philippines
C. India
D. Japan
Answer: D
Explanation: Japan currently has the highest number of novel coronavirus cases outside mainland China. The country reportedly has over 80 confirmed cases with 41 more cases being reported in its isolated cruise ship, Diamond Princess.

Pinelopi Koujianou resigns as Chief Economist of which Bank?
A. HDFC
B. Bank of America
C. World Bank
D. Citi Bank
Answer: C
Explanation: Chief Economist of the World Bank(WB) Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg announced her resignation. She will step down from her post on March 1, 2020, and will be teaching at Yale University in Connecticut, United States(US). WB research director Aart Kraay will be the interim WB chief economist until the appointment of a new permanent chief economist. Pinelopi took over as the chief economist of WB succeeding Paul Romer at the end of April 2018.

P Parameswaran who passes away recently was a ------ ?
A. Cricketer
B. Writer
C. Scientist
D. None of above
Answer: B
Explanation: Renowned thinker, writer and the founder-director of Bharatiya Vichara Kendram P Parameswaran has passed away in Ottapalam, Kerala. He was 91. Kendram P Parameswaran was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2018 and Padma Shri in 2004. P Parameswaran was one of the senior-most Pracharaks of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS and former leader of the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Budget 2020-21 Quiz, Questions and Answers

Budget 2020-21 Quiz, Questions and Answers:

As per Economic Survey released by Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian, the economic growth of the country for FY21 estimated as?
A. 4.5 – 5 %
B. 5 – 5.5 %
C. 5.5 – 6 %
D. 6 – 6.5 %
Answer: D
Explanation: The Economic Survey projects the country’s economic growth rate to be 6-6.5 % during the financial year 2020-21. At the same time, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth can be 5 % in the financial year 2019-20, which will be the slowest growth rate in the last 11 years.

Which of the following is NOT the main theme of Budget 2020?
A. Aspirational India
B. Caring Society
C. Housing for all
D. Economic Development for all
Answer: C
Explanation: The prominent theme of Budget 2020 was the ease of living with improved Governance, such as improved savings for an average household, benefits to MSMEs through enhanced threshold and composition limits thus converting the Indian society to aspire for a better standard of living coupled with greater economic. FM Sitharaman said this year's budget is woven around three prominent things- aspirational India, economic development (for all) and building a caring society that is humane and compassionate.

Which of the following government scheme removed the dependence of Kerosene Pump?
A. PM Kusum Yojana
B. PM Kishan Yojana
C. Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan
D. All of the above
Answer: A
Explanation: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar and other renewable power plants in the country. The scheme aims to add solar and other renewable capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022 with total central financial support of Rs. 34,422 Crore including service charges to the implementing agencies.

How much percentage is the Fiscal deficit target of the GDP in 2020-21?
A. 3.0%
B. 3.9%
C. 3.2%
D. 3.5%
Answer: D
Explanation: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget 2020 speech proposed reducing fiscal deficit by 30 basis points to 3.5% of GDP in 2020-21. Sitharaman invoked the escape clause to take a 50 basis points leeway in the fiscal deficit number for 2019-20, taking the revised estimate to 3.8% of the GDP. Moody's Investors Service said the Indian government will face challenges in achieving its fiscal deficit target for the year ending March 2021 amid persistent structural and cyclical headwinds to growth.

How much Budget has been allocated for agriculture and rural development?
A. 2 lakh crore
B. 4 lakh crore
C. 2.83 lakh crore
D. 5 lakh crore
Answer: C
Explanation: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the Budget 2020-21 on February 1, 2020. The Minister has allocated Rs 2.83 lakh crore rupees for the agriculture and rural development sector. The Government aims to liberalize farm markets, remove distortions in livestock and farm markets and increase agricultural investments. It also focuses to increase purchase of farm produce and related services. The Budget presents 16 action points in its budget to achieve the above aims in AGRICULTURE SECTOR.

Which ministry will launch Krishi UDAAN Yojana?
A. Ministry of agriculture
B. Ministry of corporate affairs
C. Ministry of civil aviation
D. Ministry of environment forest and climate change
Answer: C
Explanation: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2020-21 has announced to start Krishi Udan Yojana. This Krishi Udaan Scheme will assist farmers in transportation of their agricultural products. The main objective is to give farmers wings by improving their value realization. The central govt. has also announced to launch PM Modi One District One Product Scheme 2020. Central government is focusing on modernization of agriculture and farm produce and to realist the vision of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022. Krishi Udan Yojana is a part of the 16 point action plan for farmers. Ministry of Civil Aviation will launch this Krishi Udaan Scheme on international and national routes. This scheme is a part of the Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Yojana which was launched in FY 2016 as regional connectivity scheme. One District One Product Scheme will follow the similar lines of ODOP Scheme in UP.

When will the Income of Farmers be expected to get doubled?
A. 2020
B. 2025
C. 2040
D. 2022
Answer: D
Explanation: Central government is focusing on modernization of agriculture and farm produce and to realist the vision of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022. Krishi Udan Yojana is a part of the 16 point action plan for farmers.

Which of the following tax has been abolished?
A. Corporate Tax
B. Dividend Distribution Tax
C. Tax on Gold
D. Tax on Petroleum Products
Answer: B
Explanation: Budget 2020 abolished Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) on dividends declared by mutual funds. Instead, it made dividends taxable in the hands of investors at their slab rate. For instance, someone in the 30% slab rate would pay a tax at that rate while someone in the 20% slab would pay tax at 20% on mutual fund dividends (debt or equity). This will apply from FY 2020-21. This taxation of dividends is a radically different position from what currently exists. 

Which document will be issued instantly based on AADHAR details?
A. PAN Card
B. Passport
C. Driving licence
D. MNREGA card
Answer: A
Explanation: Presenting Union Budget 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Aadhaar-based verification of taxpayers is also being introduced. For ease and convenience of taxpayers, she said a system will be launched soon, for instant online allotment of PAN on the basis of Aadhaar, without the need for filling any application form. The income tax department will soon a new system which will allow taxpayers to get a new PAN (Permanent Account Number) card easily and instantly without having to fill a detailed application form. The facility will be available only for Aadhaar card holders.

Under the Union Budget 2020, the government has allocated how much amount for the education sector?
A. Rs 99300 crore
B. Rs 83500 crore
C. Rs 77900 crore
D. Rs 85300 crore
Answer: A
Explanation: The Government has allocated Rs 99300 crore for the education sector. Sitharaman said Rs 99,300 crore has been allocated for the education sector and Rs 3,000 crore for skill development for the next fiscal. Steps will be be taken to attract external commercial borrowing and FDI in the education sector, the finance minister said. She further said the government plans to start a programme for urban local bodies to provide opportunities for internship to young engineers.

What is the name of the annual joint military exercise that began recently in Meghalaya between India and Bangladesh?
A. GATI-IX
B. DRISHTI-IX
C. AROHAN-IX
D. SAMPRITI-IX
Answer: D
Explanation: The SAMPRITI-IX, an annual joint military exercise between India-Bangladesh, recently began in Umroi, Meghalaya. This exercise can play an important role in enhancing bilateral defence cooperation between India and Bangladesh.

Which state has launched the Janasevaka scheme?
A. Telangana
B. Maharashtra
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Karnataka
Answer: D
Explanation: Karnataka has launched the doorstep delivery scheme- Janasevaka scheme to provide citizens with easy access to important government services such as the issuance of ration card, health card, senior citizen card, driver’s licence and marriage registration certificate.

5, 6 February 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

5, 6 February 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for February 2020Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 5, 6 February 2020:
Which state has launched the Janasevaka scheme?
A. Telangana
B. Maharashtra
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Karnataka
Answer: D
Explanation: Karnataka has launched the doorstep delivery scheme- Janasevaka scheme to provide citizens with easy access to important government services such as the issuance of ration card, health card, senior citizen card, driver’s licence and marriage registration certificate.

What is the name of the trust that will be set up for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya?
A. Shri Ram Mandir Seva Trust
B. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra
C. Shri Ram Sewa Samiti
D. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Kalyan Kshetra
Answer: B
Explanation: The Union Cabinet on February 5, 2020 approved the setting up of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notified the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust. The Trust is registered at the South Delhi residence of K. Parasaran, senior advocate who appeared in the Supreme Court on behalf of Mahant Suresh Das, a defendant in a law suit filed by the Sunni Waqf Board and others in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. Mr. Parasaran (92) is likely to head the Trust, though the composition was not officially announced.

Who inaugurates 11th edition of DefExpo 2020?
A. Rajnath Singh
B. Vipin raut
C. Amit Shah
D. Narendra Modi
Answer: D
Explanation: The 11th edition of the biennial mega defence exhibition, DefExpo 2020, kick starts on 5th February 2020 at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 5 day event. In addition to exhibiting products and technologies and live demonstrations by the Services, Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and industry will showcase the land, naval, air and internal security systems during the Defexpo 2020. There will be special focus on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’ In the exhibition which is also a sub theme and aligns with the concept of the future battlefield. Manufacturing for the aerospace and defence sector through application of newer technologies will also be focused upon. ........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

3, 4 February 2020 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

3, 4 February 2020 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for February 2020Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 3, 4 February 2020:
How much percentage is the Fiscal deficit target of the GDP in 2020-21?
A. 3.0%
B. 3.9%
C. 3.2%
D. 3.5%
Answer: D
Explanation: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget 2020 speech proposed reducing fiscal deficit by 30 basis points to 3.5% of GDP in 2020-21. Sitharaman invoked the escape clause to take a 50 basis points leeway in the fiscal deficit number for 2019-20, taking the revised estimate to 3.8% of the GDP. Moody's Investors Service said the Indian government will face challenges in achieving its fiscal deficit target for the year ending March 2021 amid persistent structural and cyclical headwinds to growth.

How much Budget has been allocated for agriculture and rural development?
A. 2 lakh crore
B. 4 lakh crore
C. 2.83 lakh crore
D. 5 lakh crore
Answer: C
Explanation: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman presented the Budget 2020-21 on February 1, 2020. The Minister has allocated Rs 2.83 lakh crore rupees for the agriculture and rural development sector. The Government aims to liberalize farm markets, remove distortions in livestock and farm markets and increase agricultural investments. It also focuses to increase purchase of farm produce and related services. The Budget presents 16 action points in its budget to achieve the above aims in AGRICULTURE SECTOR.

Which ministry will launch Krishi UDAAN Yojana?
A. Ministry of agriculture
B. Ministry of corporate affairs
C. Ministry of civil aviation
D. Ministry of environment forest and climate change
Answer: C
Explanation: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2020-21 has announced to start Krishi Udan Yojana. This Krishi Udaan Scheme will assist farmers in transportation of their agricultural products. The main objective is to give farmers wings by improving their value realization. The central govt. has also announced to launch PM Modi One District One Product Scheme 2020. Central government is focusing on modernization of agriculture and farm produce and to realist the vision of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022. Krishi Udan Yojana is a part of the 16 point action plan for farmers. Ministry of Civil Aviation will launch this Krishi Udaan Scheme on international and national routes. This scheme is a part of the Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Yojana which was launched in FY 2016 as regional connectivity scheme. One District One Product Scheme will follow the similar lines of ODOP Scheme in UP.

When will the Income of Farmers be expected to get doubled?
A. 2020
B. 2025
C. 2040
D. 2022
Answer: D
Explanation: Central government is focusing on modernization of agriculture and farm produce and to realist the vision of Doubling Farmers Income By 2022. Krishi Udan Yojana is a part of the 16 point action plan for farmers..........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK