Current Affairs Quiz: 31 March 2020
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 ‘Stranded in India’ portal, G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial virtual meeting and UNCTAD report on world economy among others.
1.Which Ministry has launched ‘Stranded in India’ portal for foreign tourists?
a)Ministry of Tourism
b)Ministry of External Affairs
c)Ministry of Home Affairs
d)Ministry of Human Resource Development
2.Which University’s Department of Molecular & Human Genetics has claimed to have discovered a new technology to test COVID-19 virus?
d)University of Hyderabad
3.Which country has banned funeral ceremonies?
4.The government has extended the validity of vehicle permits till when?
5.Who represented India in the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial virtual meeting?
6.As per the latest UNCTAD report, the world economy will go into recession with the exception of which two countries?
d)Japan, South Korea
7.Which country has recommended the use of Bear bile as a cure of COVID-19?
8.Who has been reappointed as RBI Deputy Governor?
b)B. P. Kanungo
1.(a) Ministry of Tourism
The Union Tourism Ministry has launched ‘Stranded in India’ portal to provide all neccessary information and support to the foreign tourists stranded in various parts of India.
The Banaras Hindu University’s Department of Molecular & Human Genetics has claimed to have discovered a technology to test COVID-19 virus and give accurate results within 5-6 hours.
Spain has banned the holding of funeral ceremonies till April 11 to contain the spread of coronavirus. The ban includes vigils at home and states that no more than three people can attend the burial ceremonies.
4.(b) June 30th
The government has extended the validity of vehicle documents such as driving license, permits and registration till June 30, 2020 amid the lockdown imposed by Union Government to contain the spread of coronavirus.
5.(b) Piyush Goyal
Union Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal has represented India at the Extraordinary G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial virtual meeting, which was held on March 31, 2020. The Union Minister called for enhancing access to affordable medicines and facilitating easy movement of medical products and healthcare professionals across borders.
6.(b) China, India
As per the latest report released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the world economy will go into recession with the likely exception of India and China.
China has recommended the use of Bear Bile as a cure for COVID-19 virus. The Chinese government has listed a set of medicines that can potentially be used to treat coronavirus, which includes both traditional and western medicines.
8.(b) B. P. Kanungo
The government has appointed BP Kanungo as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of one year with effect from April 3, 2020.