Latest Current Affairs Questions 2020 – Most IMp Current Affairs questions

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1. What remains unchanged as per the 6th  bimonthly monetary policy statement ?

  1. Repo rate
  2. Reverse repo rate
  3. Liquidity rate
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option A

Explanation :- The Reserve Bank of India – RBI has released the 6th  bi monthly monetary policy statement for the year 2019 to 2020. the 6th  bi monthly monetary policy statement was released on 6th February 2020. The Monetary Policy Committee – MPC was led by Governor Shaktikanta Das.  The Monetary Policy Committee – MPC was conducted from 4th February 2020 -6 February 2020. The Central Bank of India has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.15% similarly the reverse repo rate was decided by central bank to keep unchanged at 4.90%.  Reserve Bank of India is to maintain an accommodative policy stance in order to ensure that inflation remains within the target as set by the bank.

2. To whom has Britain appointed  as the High Commissioner to India ?

  1. Dominic Asquith
  2. Philip Barton
  3. Dominic Barton
  4. Philip Asquith

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-Career diplomat of Britain-  Philip Barton has been appointed as the High Commissioner to India. The appointed has been made by the British government. Philip Barton will succeed Dominic Asquith. Philip Barton appointment will be effective from Spring 2020. Philip Barton is a career diplomat at Britain. His educational qualification includes  economics and politics subjects as studies at Warwick University. He also holds a Post Graduate degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Later on he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office – FCO in the year 1986.He has also served as the British High Commissioner at Pakistan from the year 2014 to 2016.  Till today, he has served as the Acting Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee. Philip Barton was the Director General, Consular and Security at FCO from April 2017 to January 2020.

3. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a how many day visit to India ?

  1. 2 day
  2. 3 day
  3. 4 day
  4. 5 day

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a 3 day visit to India. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a State visit to India from 8th February 2020 to 11th February 2020. Mahinda Rajapaksa visit comes at the invitation of Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi. Mahinda Rajapaksa is with a high level delegation. On 8th February 2020, he will hold delegation level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.After his official engagements in the country , the Sri Lankan Prime Minister will be travelling to Tirupati, Sarnath, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, before he gets back to Colombo.A series of high level visits have happened between both countries i.e India and Sri Lanka. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s 1st destinationwas to visit India after he assumed his position as the President immediately after his election victory.

4. MPEDA proposed how much amount to project to upgrade fishing harbours ?

  1. Rs 2500 cr.
  2. Rs 3500 cr.
  3. Rs 4500 cr.
  4. Rs 5500 cr.

Correct Answer :- Option A 

Explanation :- MPEDA proposed Rs 2500 cr. to project to upgrade fishing harbours. The Marine Products Export Development Authority – MPEDA along with the Central government will be taking up the up gradation and modernization of  around 25 fishing harbours in India. The estimated outlay of the project is Rs.2500 cr. The main aim of the project is to upgrade fishing harbours was to increase the value addition of marine products which was around 5% in India compared with 50% addition of marine products in South East Asian countries.

5. Where has Prime Minister attended celebrations of the signing of Bodo Peace Accord ?

  1. Mizoram
  2. Nagaland
  3. Assam
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option C

Explanation :-Prime Minister attended celebrations of the signing of Bodo Peace Accord at Assam. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended the celebrations on the signing of the Bodo Peace Accord at Kokrajhar in Assam. the Bodo Peace Accord was conducted on 7th February 2020. This is Prime Minister Modi’s 1st  visit to the North Eastern state after the signing of Bodo accord. the signing of Bodo accord was done on  27th January 2020. PM Narendra Modi said that the Government had adopted a new approach in order to deal with various issues plaguing the North East region of the country.The Bodo tribals are an ethno linguistic group . These groups are present in North Eastern state that is in Assam. The people of the Bodo tribe are a part of the Bodo Kachari family. The Bodo tribal people speak the Bodo language. The Bodo tribal people are active in the Bodoland Territorial Council .The Bodo tribal people are also active in districts of Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Udalguri of Assam.

6. Where has Scientists registered the hottest temperature ever in the continents ?

  1. Africa
  2. Antarctica
  3. Asia
  4. None of the above

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-Scientists registered the hottest temperature ever at Antarctica. Scientists from Argentina meteorological agency had said that Antarctica has recorded the hottest temperature so far. the hottest temperature at Antarctica was recorded on 6th February 2020 at a remote station on the continent’s northern tip. The temperature was recorded at nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit -18.3 Celsius. The temperature has been recorded  at Argentina’s Esperanza research station. The temperature surpassed the previous record of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit -17.5 Celsius.the previous record of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit was set on 24th  March 2015 at Argentina’s Esperanza research station.Many other studies at Antarctica had shown that Antarctica’s massive glaciers are melting rapidly now due to global warming issue. Moreover warm ocean waters are melting the gigantic Thwaites Glacier. The Thwaites Glacier liesin West Antarctica. It was noted that only these glaciers have the ability to raise global sea levels for more than 10 feet.

7. DoT approved the merger of Tata group with which telecom company ?

  1. Reliance Jio
  2. Bharti Airtel
  3. Vodafone
  4. BSNL

Correct Answer :- Option B

Explanation :-DoT has approved the merger of Tata group with Bharti Airtel. The Department of Telecommunications – DoT has approved the merger of the consumer mobile operations of the Tata group with Bharti Airtel. The final approval had came from over 2 years after these companies had announced their plan to merge their businesses.In the year 2017, the Tata group had announced that it is going to sell its customers the consumer mobile business to Bharti Airtel.

8. Which countries are the members of India Central Asia Business council ?

  1. Kazakhstan
  2. Tajikistan
  3. Turkmenistan
  4. All of the above

Correct Answer :- Option D

Explanation :-The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry – FICCI had launched the India Central Asia Business Council in partnership with 5 of the epic industry bodies of Central Asian countries. TheseCentral Asian countries include Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

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