Top Current Affairs Quiz: 23 March 2020

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Q.1
When is Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia's birth anniversary observed?

A.23 March
B.28 May
C.14 June
D.12 August
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia's birth anniversary was observed on 23 March. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia for social empowerment and his service-oriented philosophy that continues to inspire the citizens of the country.
Q.2
World Down Syndrome Day is a congenital disorder that is caused by an extra ________ chromosome.

A.21st
B.22nd
C.23rd
D.24th
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
World Down Syndrome Day is a congenital disorder that is caused by an extra 21st chromosome.
Q.3
Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru mistook _______ for British police superintendent James Scott and assassinated the British police officer in 1928.

A.Stuart Scott
B.James Abbott
C.John Saunder
D.James Edward Alexander
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru mistook John Saunder for British police superintendent James Scott and assassinated John Saunders, a British police officer in 1928.
Q.4
When is World Down Syndrome Day observed?

A.2 March
B.21 March
C.2 April
D.21 April
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
World Down Syndrome Day was observed on 21 March every year. The observation of the day aims to raise public awareness and understanding of Down syndrome. The congenital disorder is caused by an extra 21st chromosome.
Q.5
Shaheedi Diwas pays tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who died on 23 March in _______.

A.1931
B.1940
C.1945
D.1956
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Shaheedi Diwas pays tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who died on 23 March 23 in 1931.
Q.6
The AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission will be operationalized within a period of _______.

A.3 years
B.5 years
C.7 years
D.10 years
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission. A total of 12,500 Ayush health and wellness centres throughout the country will be operationalized under the mission.
Q.7
When is Shaheedi Diwas observed?

A.14 February
B.25 February
C.23 March
D.30 March
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Shaheedi Diwas (Martyrs' Day) was observed in India on 23 March. The day is observed every year. On this day, the martyrs who laid out their lives for the country and its Independence are remembered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the Martyrs on this day.
Q.8
Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission. A total of ________ Ayush health and wellness centres throughout the country will be operationalized under the mission.

A.12,500
B.15,000
C.25,700
D.30,500
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission. A total of 12,500 Ayush health and wellness centres throughout the country will be operationalized under the mission.
Q.9
How many member states are there in the World Meteorological Organization?

A.171
B.174
C.185
D.193
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The World Meteorological Organization was established on 23 March 1950. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. WMO functions under the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). There are 193 members in the World Meteorological Organization.
Q.10
What is the estimated cost of the AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission?

A.Rs.1135.35 crore
B.Rs.3399.35 crore
C.Rs.6342.35 crore
D.Rs.7598.35 crore
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission. The proposal entails an expenditure of Rs.3399.35 crore. The cost includes a central share of Rs.2209.58 crore and Rs.1189.77 crore as state share.
Q.11
Where is the headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization?

A.Geneva
B.Vienna
C.Stockholm
D.New Delhi
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Meteorological Organization was established on 23 March 1950. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. WMO functions under the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Q.12
The Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the ________ health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission.

A.Fit India
B.ICMR
C.AYUSH
D.Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The Union Cabinet approved the inclusion of the AYUSH health and wellness centre component of Ayushman Bharat in National Ayush Mission. It is expected that it will provide enhanced accessibility to achieve universal health coverage for affordable treatment.
Q.13
When was the World Meteorological Organization established?

A.23 March 1950
B.23 March 1963
C.23 March 1974
D.23 March 1978
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Meteorological Organization was established on 23 March 1950. WMO functions under the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Q.14
Which country initiated the establishment of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)?

A.UK
B.Japan
C.India
D.US
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The proposal to establish Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) was initiated and approved by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13 August 2019. The supporting secretariat was set up in New Delhi, India. 
Q.15
What is the theme of the 2020 World Meteorological day?

A.Climate and Water
B.Water Crisis and Management
C.Freshwater: Life Source of Earth
D.Management to combat Water crisis
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Meteorological day is observed on 23 March. The day is celebrated by the World Meteorological Organization. The theme of the 2020 World Meteorological day is "Climate and Water." The theme focus on climate change for the year 2020 is "Count Every Drop, Every Drop Counts."
Q.16
When did India propose to set up Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)?

A.2015
B.2016
C.2017
D.2019
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
The proposal to establish CDRI was initiated and approved by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13 August 2019. The supporting secretariat was set up in New Delhi, India. The memorandum and regulations of the CDRI society was prepared by the National Disaster Management Authority. CDRI is a voluntary international grouping, linking governments, UN agencies, banks, private sector groups, and academia to develop the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks.
Q.17
When is the World Meteorological Day observed?

A.23 March
B.2 April
C.5 May
D.28 May
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The World Meteorological day is observed on 23 March. The day is celebrated by the World Meteorological Organization. The day marks the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization.
Q.18
2020 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) will be hosted in _______.

A.London
B.Glasgow
C.Mexico
D.Moscow
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow in November 2020.
Q.19
Which is the capital of Bihar?

A.Gaya
B.Bhubaneshwar
C.Patna
D.Nalanda
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Patna, also known as Pataliputra, is the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar in India. Patna is an ancient city that sprawls along the south bank of the Ganges River in Bihar, northeast India.
Q.20
Which country will host the COP26 in November 2020?

A.France
B.Germany
C.UK
D.North Korea
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow in November 2020. The United Kingdom (UK) was confirmed as the first co-chair of the governing council of India-led global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
Q.21
Who is the Chief Minister of Bihar?

A.Lalu Prasad Yadav
B.Prashant Kishor
C.Tejashwi Yadav
D.Nitish Kumar
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
Nitish Kumar is an Indian politician. He is the present Chief Minister of Bihar, a state in India, since 2015 and has served in that role on five previous occasions. He has also served as a minister in the Union Government of India. Kumar is a member of the Janata Dal political party.
Q.22
Which country confirmed as 1st co-chair in India-Led Climate Change Initiative Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)?

A.US
B.UK
C.Russia
D.Japan
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The United Kingdom (UK) was confirmed as the first co-chair of the governing council of India-led global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). Governing Council of CDRI is the highest policy-making body of the society. The council is co-chaired by India and a representative of another national government nominated by rotation every two years.
Q.23
Who is the governor of Bihar?

A.Phagu Chauhan
B.Nitish Kumar
C.Anusuiya Uikey
D.Anandiben Patel
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Phagu Chauhan is an Indian politician serving as the 29th and current Governor of Bihar. He is a former member of 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from Ghosi, a seat he won from a record six times.
Q.24
Where was UNESCO's 30th General Conference held?

A.Vienna
B.Davos
C.Paris
D.Stockholm
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The observation of World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO's 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999. The aim is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increase the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.
Q.25
When was Bihar carved from Bengal?

A.1912
B.1915
C.1919
D.1922
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
Bihar was carved from Bengal in the year 1912. On 22 March 1912, the people came together and created a culture of their own. The State government hosts program to mark the day.
Q.26
When is the World Poetry Day observed?

A.5 March
B.21 March
C.30 March
D.4 April
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
World Poetry Day was observed on 21 March. The day recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind. The day reminds and encourages the oral tradition of poetry recitals.
Q.27
When is the Bihar Diwas observed?

A.20 March
B.21 March
C.22 March
D.23 March
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
Bihar State observed the Statehood day on 22 March. Bihar Diwas celebrates the birth of Bihar as an independent state. The day aims to celebrate freedom and show gratitude for the beautiful land of Bihar.
Q.28
When did UNGA host the World Conference against Racism and Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance?

A.1985
B.1992
C.2001
D.2010
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
In 2001, UNGA held the World Conference against Racism and Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance. In 2011, world leaders adopted a political declaration with strong determination to make the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, and the protection of the victims at the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.
Q.29
When was the first World Water Day observed?

A.1984
B.1993
C.2000
D.2006
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
World Water Day was first observed on 22 March 1993. The day focuses on the importance of freshwater. World Water Day aims to take action to tackle the global water crisis. The day focuses on supporting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG-6): water and sanitation for all by 2030.
Q.30
When did the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid pass laws?

A.1960
B.1968
C.1970
D.1974
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination marks the day when the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid pass laws in 1960.
Q.31
When was the observation of the World Water Day initiated?

A.1985
B.1992
C.2001
D.2008
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The observation of the World Water Day was initiated in the year 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro. United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution to observe 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water.
Q.32
In which year did the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent?

A.2010
B.2011
C.2012
D.2013
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Correct Ans:Option D
Explanation:
On 23 December 2013, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2024. The theme of observation is "People of African descent: recognition, justice, and development.
Q.33
What is the theme for the 2020 World Water Day?

A.Fresh Water and Climate Change
B.Water and Climate Change
C.Freshwater- The lacking resource
D.Fresh Water for the Needy World
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
World Water Day is observed on 22 March every year. The day aims to create awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. The theme for the 2020 World Water Day is 'Water and Climate Change.' The theme explores how the two issues are inextricably linked.
Q.34
What is the theme of the International Decade for People of African Descent?

A.African descent: Despite Racism and Criticism
B.People of African descent: recognition, justice, and development
C.African Nations purpose and Upliftment
D.Gender equality, justice in African descent
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
On 23 December 2013, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2024. The theme of observation is "People of African descent: recognition, justice, and development.
Q.35
When is the World Water Day observed?

A.22 March
B.12 April
C.15 May
D.3 June
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
World Water Day is observed on 22 March every year. The day aims to create awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. 
Q.36
When did the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent?

A.1 January 2006 to 31 December 2015
B.1 January 2010 to 31 December 2019
C.1 January 2015 to 31 December 2024
D.1 January 2018 to 31 December 2027
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
On 23 December 2013, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2024.
Q.37
The Scheme to Promote Medical Device Parks will be implemented by a _______.

A.State Implementing Agency
B.Medical Implementing Agency
C.Science Implementing Agency
D.Medicine & Device Implementing Agency
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Correct Ans:Option A
Explanation:
The Scheme to Promote Medical Device Parks will be implemented by a State Implementing Agency (SIA).
Q.38
When was the UNESCO's 30th General Conference held?

A.1991
B.1994
C.1999
D.2004
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
The observation of World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO's 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999. The aim is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increase the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.
Q.39
Which scheme aims to promote domestic manufacturing of medical devices?

A.Infrastructure Facility & Manufacturing Scheme
B.Production Linked Incentive scheme
C.Device Manufacturing Subsidy Scheme
D.Medical Device Sector support scheme
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Correct Ans:Option B
Explanation:
The Union Cabinet approved a scheme to promote medical device parks for financing common infrastructure facilities. The Cabinet also approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to promote domestic manufacturing of medical devices. 
Q.40
When is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination observed?

A.3 March
B.10 March
C.21 March
D.26 March
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Correct Ans:Option C
Explanation:
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on 21 March. The day aims to promote equality and reminds people of the negative consequences of racial discrimination. It encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.

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