Current Affairs Quiz: 2 March 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as New Delhi’s first confirmed COVID-19 case,  Suposhit Maa Abhiyan and Restaurant on Wheels among others. 

Mar 2, 2020 19:31 IST
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2 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 New Delhi’s first confirmed COVID-19 case,  Suposhit Maa Abhiyan and Restaurant on Wheels among others. 

1. Which among the following Indian cities reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 2, 2020?
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Bengaluru 
d) Bhopal

2. This former Indian hockey player and Olympic bronze medalist passed away on February 28, 2020.
a) Balbir Singh Kullar
b) Deepak Jhajhar 
c) Santosh Singh Bhullar
d) Jyotiramunde 

3. What is the name of the campaign launched by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for the nutrition of pregnant women?
a) Matri Vandan Yojana
b) Suposhit Maa Abhiyan
c) Janani Suraksha Yojana
d) Swasth Ma Abhiyan

4. When is the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Morarji Desai celebrated?
a) February 29th
b) March 1st
c) March 2nd
d) February 28th

5. Indian Railways launched its first "Restaurant on Wheels" for railway passengers and common people at which station?
a) Surat
b) Amritsar
c) Asansol 
d) Darbhanga

6. Which country will host World Productivity Congress 2020?
a) India
b) Germany
c) Nepal
d) Russia

7. When was Zero Discrimination Day 2020 observed?
a) February 29th 
b) March 1st 
c) February 27th 
d) February 28th 

8. Which nation has blocked its border for nearly 10000 migrants from Turkey?
a) Georgia
b) Armenia
c) Greece
d) Bulgaria

9. The legislative assembly of which among the following states has become paperless?
a) Andhra Pradesh 
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Jharkhand 
d) Uttar Pradesh

10. Rajeev Suri has announced his resignation as the CEO and President of which multinational telecommunications and information technology company?
a) Nokia 
b) Motorola 
c) Samsung 
d) Sony

Answers

1. (a) New Delhi 
The first case of novel coronavirus was reported in New Delhi on March 2, 2020. The Union Ministry of Health confirmed the news, saying that the patient has travel history from Italy. Another confirmed case was reported in Telangana. 

2. (a) Balbir Singh Kullar
Olympic bronze medalist, Balbir Singh Kullar passed away on February 28, 2020 at the age of 77 years. He was a former Indian hockey player and was a part of the Indian team that won bronze in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico. 

3. (b) Suposhit Maa Abhiyan
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla recently launched the 'Suposhit Maa Abhiyan' from Kota, Rajasthan. The main objective of this campaign is to maintain the health of pregnant women and newborns. According to the scheme, 1000 pregnant women will be given nutritious food kits for nine months.

4. (a) February 29th
Morarji Desai was born on February 29, 1896 and participated in the Indian freedom struggle. He went to jail three times. He was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on March 24, 1977. Morarji Desai died on April 10, 1995.

5. (c ) Asansol
Indian Railways started its first railway restaurant "Restaurant on Wheels" at Asansol railway station in West Bengal for the use of its passengers and common people. This restaurant has been developed by renovating two old coaches.

6. (a) India
The World Productivity Congress will be organized in India this year by the World Confederation of Productivity Science. This is the second time that the Congress is being held in the country. It was first held in India in 1974.

7. (b) March 1st
The Zero Discrimination Day 2020 was observed across the globe on March 1, 2020. The day aims to challenge the discrimination and inequality faced by women and girls and protect their rights. 

8. (c) Greece
Greece blocked its border with Turkey on March 1, 2020, stopping almost 10,000 migrants from entering the nation. Over 73 migrants have been arrested for trying to cross illegally. 

9. (b) Arunachal Pradesh
The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has gone paperless in line with PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative. The budget session of the state assembly began on March 2, 2020. The session is scheduled to conclude on March 10, 2020. 

10. (a) Nokia 
Rajeev Suri will be resigning as the President and CEO of Nokia on August 31, 2020. He will though continue to serve as the advisor to the Nokia board till January 1, 2021. 

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