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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 March 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Tejas Fighter jet procurement, Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 and COVID-19 update in India among others. 

Mar 19, 2020 19:42 IST
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18 March 2020: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Tejas Fighter jet procurement, Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 and COVID-19 update in India among others. 

1.The DAC has approved procurement of how many Tejas fighter aircraft?
a)91
b)83
c)78
d)67

2.According to Union Transport Minister, how much reduction has been reported in accidental deaths after implementation of the new Motor Vehicles act, 2019?
a)15 percent
b)5 percent 
c)10 percent 
d)8 percent 

3.The NCC cadets with ‘A’ category will get how many bonus marks in CAPF exams?
a)5 percent 
b)3 percent 
c)7 percent 
d)2 percent 

4.Which among the following states/UTs has started online registration for ‘Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme’?
a)Delhi
b)Uttar Pradesh
c)Bihar
d)Haryana

5.The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has set up a branch to hear cases of the southern states in which city?
a)Kochi
b)Coimbatore
c)Chennai
d)Madurai

6.Who among the following was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Tourism Development Corporation by Andhra Pradesh state government?
a)Brijesh Dasgupta
b)Suresh Mahto
c)Sarabjeet Singh
d)Ashwani Lohani

7.Which state government has removed quota in promotion for SC/ST employees?
a)Uttarakhand
b)Bihar
c)Punjab
d)Rajasthan

8.Which nation’s leader called ‘Coronavirus’ its biggest challenge since World War II?
a)France
b)Germany 
c)Italy 
d)Spain

9.Indian Navy has set up a quarantine facility in which city?
a)Kochi
b)Mumbai 
c)Vishakhapatnam
d)Chennai 

10.Which among the following nations for the first time reported no new domestic cases of COVID-19 on March 19?
a)Iran 
b)China
c)South Korea
d)Italy

Answers

1.(b) 83
The Defence Acquisition Council has approved the proposal to procure 83 indigenously-made Tejas fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The move is expected to give a huge boost to India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign.

2.(c) 10 percent 
According to the Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, there has been a 10 percent reduction in accidental deaths since the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles act, 2019. 

3.(d) 2 percent 
The NCC cadet with ‘A’ certificate will get 2 percent of maximum marks as bonus marks in the direct recruitment examinations of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). 

4. (a) Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has recently started the ‘Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme’ for lawyers. The state will initiate the online registration for the scheme from March 21. The budget for the plan has been fixed at about 50 crores.

5. (c) Chennai
A bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has been set up in Chennai. This bench will look into the cases of southern states.

6. (d) Ashwani Lohani
The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed Ashwani Lohani, the former chairman and managing director (CMD) of Air India as chairman of the state's Tourism Development Corporation. 

7. (a) Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand government has removed reservation in promotions for SC/ST employees in state government jobs. Apart from this, the state government has also removed the ban on promotions.

8.(b) Germany 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Coronavirus the nation’s biggest since the Second World War.

9.(c) Vishakhapatnam 
The Indian Navy has set up it quarantine facility in Vishakhapatnam for the Indian nationals being evacuated from coronavirus-affected nations. 

10.(b) China 
China reported no new domestic case of COVID-19 virus on March 19, 2020. This is the first time since the virus broke out in Wuhan, China in December 2019. 

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