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Current Affairs Quiz: 24 March 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new Chinese virus, new Income Tax filing deadline and World Tuberculosis Day among others. 

Mar 24, 2020 19:37 IST
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20 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 Chinese virus, new Income Tax filing deadline and World Tuberculosis Day among others. 

1.What is the name of the new virus that has appeared in China amid COVID-19 outbreak?
a)Adenoviruses
b)Hantavirus 
c)Megavirus
d)Epstein–Barr virus

2.Which political leader was released from preventive detention on March 24, 2020?
a)Omar Abdullah
b)Farooq Abdullah
c)Mehbooba Mufti
d)Salman Khurshid

3.When is the new deadline for Income Tax filing?
a)30th April
b)30th May 
c)30th June 
d)31st July

4.When is the last date for linking Aadhaar and Pan card?
a)30th June 
b)31st July
c)30th April
d)30th May 

5.The Delhi Government has decided to give how much compensatory amount to the labourers in the capital during the lockdown?
a)Rs 1000
b)Rs 2000
c)Rs 5000
d)Rs 3000

6.When is World Tuberculosis Day observed every year across the globe?
a)21st March
b)22nd March
c)23rd March
d)24th March    

7.Which state has decided to provide ration for next three months in advance to the people in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic?
a)Bihar 
b)Delhi 
c)Uttarakhand
d)Manipur

8.Which of the following institutions of India has decided to organise India’s first Hyperloop Pod competition?
a)IIT Delhi
b)IIT Madras
c)IIT Kanpur
d)IIT Nasik

9.The RBI will purchase bonds worth how much to bring the Indian economy back on track?
a)Rs. 5000 cr
b)Rs. 10000 cr
c)Rs. 20000 cr
d)Rs. 30000 cr

10.The central government recently launched 'MyGov Corona Helpdesk' on which social media platform?
a)WhatsApp
b)Facebook
c)Twitter
d)Instagram

Answers

1. (b) Hantavirus 
Hantavirus surfaced in China on March 23, 2020 when a man was tested positive for it. He died later. The virus is transmitted through contact with rodents and their urine, saliva or feces. 

2. (a) Omar Abdullah 
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM, Omar Abdullah was released from preventive detention on March 24, 2020. His detention imposed under the Public Safety Act was revoked by the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

3. (c) 30th June
The Union Finance Ministry has extended the last date for filing income from March 31 to June 30, 2020.

4. (a) 30th June 
The deadline for linking Pan card with Aadhaar has been extended from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. 

5. (c) Rs 5000
The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal announced on March 24, 2020 that Rs 5000 will be given as compensatory amount to the lower working class in the national capital amid the complete lockdown.  

6. (d) 24 March   
The World Tuberculosis day is observed on March 24 every year around the world. Dr. Robert Koch announced on March 24, 1882 that he had detected Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

7. (c) Uttarakhand 
The Uttarakhand Government has decided to supply ration for next three months in advance to the people through the public distribution system in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
 
8. (b) IIT Madras
Hyperloop Pod competition will be organized at IIT Madras in July 2020. It is being organized with the aim of promoting hyperloop Pod as a transport in the country. The competition is held globally which is funded by Space X.

9. (d) Rs. 30000 cr
The Reserve Bank of India recently announced that it will purchase Government bonds worth more than Rs. 30,000 cr amid Coronavirus crisis. The central bank will purchase these bonds in two installments.

10. (a) WhatsApp
The central government has launched an official chatbot on WhatsApp to reduce the rumors among people about the Coronavirus. It is called 'MyGov Corona Helpdesk'.

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