Important Weekly Current Affairs Quiz from 22-31 March 2020

1) Name the Indian state which passed the ''Recovery of Damage to Public Properties Ordinance 2020'to recover the losses due to damage during violent protests.?

Ans:- Uttar Pradesh

2) Who has been selected as Managing Director (MD) of Google Cloud in India?

Ans:- Karan Bajwa

3) Which institute has developed a new hand-sanitizer as a preventive measure against Coronavirus?


4) A Meeting on Research in Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems was held in which of the following cities?

Ans:- Delhi

5) The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Which of the following companies have collaborated to carry out joint research in industrial and infrastructure cybersecurity?

Ans:- L&T Technology

6) The book titled as "Invincible - A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar", is authored by whom?

Ans:- Tarun Vijay

7) Which institute has developed a pest-resistant variety of cotton against whiteflies?

Ans:- NBRI Lucknow

8) Which states/UTs has started online registration for 'Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme'?

Ans:- Delhi

9) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has set up a branch to hear cases of the southern states in which city?

Ans:- Chennai

10) Banihal to Katra railway link will be completed by which year?

Ans:- 2022

11) Which Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha on 19 March 2020?

Ans:- Ranjan Gogoi

12) The Centre has proposed Rs. 1, 01,428 crore budget, highest ever budget anticipation,for which state/UT?

Ans:- Jammu Kashmir

13) Roger Mayweather, who recently died, belongs to which game?

Ans:- Boxing

14) Which state has cancelled reservation in promotion for state government employees?

Ans:- Uttarakhand

15) According to MHRD, the initiative ARPIT has been successfully implemented in the past two years.In which year ARPIT was launched?

Ans:- 2018

16) Indian Railway Ministry has planned to electrify all broad gauge routes by which year?

Ans:- 2023

17) Who will head the 8-member panel Singh to review fiscal consolidation road map of the both state and central governments?

Ans:- N K Singh

18) Who was named in the International Panel of ICC (International Cricket Council) Development Umpires?

Ans:- Vrinda Rathi  & Janani Narayanan

19) Pilot shopping festival will be celebrated in which city?

Ans:- Bengaluru

20) Which state has assigned status of cleanliness workers to Sanitary personnel?

Ans:- Tamil Nadu

21) What is the name of the first manned flight that will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) by SpaceX?

Ans:- Crew Dragon

22) 'Messiah Modi: A Tale of Great Expectations'has been written by which journalist?

Ans:- Tavleen Singh

23) The World Water Day is celebrated on which dates?

Ans:- 22nd March

24) Which bank has teamed-up with Bharti AXA to launch a complimentary insurance plan which will cover all medical conditions, including Covid-19?

Ans:- DBS Bank India

25) Who has been selected for Abel Prize for Mathematics by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters?

Ans:- Israeli-American Hillel Furstenberg and Russian-born Gregory Margulis 

26) Which state has announced to provide one-month free food grains to poor people along with Rs 1,000 as compensation to daily wage workers who have been affected due to the outbreak of the deadly virus?

Ans:- Uttarpradesh (UP)

27) Reserve bank of India extended the regulatory restrictions on Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) Bank by how much time?

Ans:- 3 Months

28) The insurance regulator, IRDAI has set up a 16-member committee to find ways to improve its current guidelines on corporate governance systems of insurers, in a bid to further strengthen the guidelines. Who is the chairman of this committee?

Ans:- Pravin Kutumbe

29) Credit ratings agency CRISIL has pulled down the growth forecast for India's GDP for the financial year 2020-21 by 50 basis points (bp) to how much percent?

Ans:- 5.2%

30) Which organization has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19?

Ans:- Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR)

31) Shaheedi Diwas was observed in India on which date?

Ans:- 23rd March

32) Which state's police has become the first one to be equipped with taser guns?

Ans:- Gujarat

33) Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia's birth anniversary was observed on which date?

Ans:- 23rd March

34) Gahirmatha marine sanctuary recently seen in news is in which state?

Ans:- Odisha

35) The Board of Approval on Special Economic Zones has approved how many cases of de-notification between April 1, 2008 & February 29, 2020?

Ans:- 101

36) The Carissa kopilii, which is recently declared under threat, is found in which India state?

Ans:- Assam

37) The Border Roads Organisation has opened a 360 feet long bailey suspension bridge for traffic over Teesta River in which Indian state?

Ans:- Sikkim

38) Which organization has launched a website for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic?


39) India and France, for the first time, have conducted joint patrols from the Reunion Island. The island is in which ocean?

Ans:- Indian Ocean

40) Government of India has issued orders to cap the retail prices of hand sanitizers at what amount per bottle of 200 ml?

Ans:- Rs. 100

41) The Defence Ministry has acquired land from which two states for defence corridors to increase defence production?

Ans:- UP and Tamilnadu

42) Flying car-maker PAL-V (Personal Air Land Vehicle) of the Netherlands will set up a manufacturing plant in which Indian state?

Ans:- Gujarat

43) Economic Freedom Index has been released by which organization?

Ans:- Heritage Foundation

44) Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court?

Ans:- Bhushan P Dharmadhikari

45) Who became the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh?

Ans:- Shivraj Singh Chouhan

46) International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed on which date?

Ans:- 24th March

47) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has set up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in which city?

Ans:- Mumbai

48) Legacy of Learning is the first novel of which writer?

Ans:- Savita Chhabra

49) Which state will provide free ration to construction workers amid the coronavirus outbreak?

Ans:- Uttarpradesh

50) Which bank has decided to provide 0.25% of its annual profit for 2020-21 to fight the coronavirus outbreak in India?

Ans:- SBI

51) Who has been appointed as the CEO & MD of IndusInd Bank?

Ans:- Sumant Kathpalia

52) Mo Jeeban (My Life) Programme has been launched by which state?

Ans:- Odisha

53) The Hindu New Year 2077 began on which date?

Ans: 25th March

54) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has extended the last date for filing GST returns to which date?

Ans:- 30th June

55) Mayiladuthurai has become the 38th district of which state?

Ans:- Tamil Nadu

56) Who has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh?

Ans:- Iqbal Singh Bains

57) Which one is most promising drug to cure the novel coronavirus?

Ans:- Remdesivir , Chloroquine , Lopinavir

58) The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited is developing a 1st of its kind "Form Based Codes" with the support from which foundation?

Ans:- Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

59) GoI has allotted what amount for quick set up health infrastructure to deal with the pandemic coronavirus?

Ans:- 15000 crore

60) Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd, has developed the first made-in-India test kit for COVID-19.The lab is in which city?

Ans:- Pune


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