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Current Affairs Quiz: 30 March 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as COVID-19 relief fund, RBI’s Mega Bank Merger, Tokyo Olympics new dates and development of ‘multi-patient ventilators’ among others. 

Mar 30, 2020 20:16 IST
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30 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 COVID-19 relief fund, RBI’s Mega Bank Merger, Tokyo Olympics new dates and development of ‘multi-patient ventilators’ among others. 

1. Which fund has been set up for COVID-19 relief?
a)PM-Covid fund
b)PM-Cares fund
c)Covid se Suraksha
d)PM- Coronavirus

2.RBI’s Mega Bank Consolidation Plan will be implemented from which date?
a)March 31st
b)March 30th 
c)April 1st 
d)April 2nd

3.The Asian Development Bank has pledged to invest how much amount in the Indian infrastructure sector?
a)$100 million 
b)$50 million 
c)$80 million 
d)$70 million 

4.Which country has assured India continous supply of LPG?
a)Qatar
b)UAE
c)Saudi Arabia
d)Oman

5.The Government has set up how many empowered groups for COVID-19 response?
a)11
b)8
c)9
d)7

6.What are the new dates for Tokyo Olympics 2020?
a)May-June 2021
b)July-August 2021
c)April-May 2021
d)January-February 2021

7.Which among the following organisation is developing ‘multi-patient ventilators’?
a)Reliance
b)Tata Group
c)DRDO
d)HAL

8. Who has launched a 24x7 National Teleconsultation Centre for COVID-19 queries?
a)Human Resource Development Ministry 
b)Ministry of Home Affairs 
c)Ministry of External Affairs
d)Family and Health Welfare Ministry

Answers

1.(b) PM-CARES 
The centre has established PM-CARES Fund ( Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund), a public charitable trust, to provide relief to all those affected by COVID-19 pandemic. 

2.(c) April 1st 
The Reserve Bank of India will implement the merger plan of 10 state-run banks into 4 larger banks from April 1, 2020. Overall ten public sector banks will be merged into four banks. 

3.(a) $100 million 
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on March 30, 2020 announced an investment worth $100 million in Indian infrastructure sector through government-promoted National Investment and Infrastructure Fund's (NIIF).

4.(c) Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has assured India that it will ensure continous supply of LPG to support domestic demand of the cooking gas in the nation. This was shared by Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas.

5.(a)11 
The Union Government has set up 11 empowered groups for COVID-19 to ensure comprehensive and integrated response to COVID-19. They will each comprise a senior representative from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Secretariat.

6.(b) July-August 2021
The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23- August 8, 2021, while the Paralympics will be held from August 24- September 5, 2021. This was announced by the International Olympic Committee on March 30, 2020. 

7.(c) DRDO
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is currently working to create 'multi-patient ventilators' to support critical COVID-19 patients. 

8.(d) Family and Health Welfare Ministry
The Family and Health Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the 24x7 National Teleconsultation centre on March 30, 2020. The department has released a single IVRS number 91-9115444155 to connect to the multiple telephones established in the centre. 

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