Current Affairs Quiz 17th March 2020: Dark Sky Place, Dearness Allowance, Phool Dei

The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of General Awareness section in a competitive examination and needs your undivided attention. The questions which are asked in the exam are generally framed on National News, International News, State News, Sports, Awards, Summits, Schemes, Books & Authors, Ranks & Reports, Important Days, Economy, Defence, Science & Technology etc. To excel in this section of the competitive examinations you are required to cover the above areas.

To complement your preparation for General Awareness section of the upcoming exams like SBI Clerk Mains, RBI Assistant Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 17th March 2020 covering the following topics: Dark Sky Place, Dearness Allowance, Phool Dei.

Q1. World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated globally on-
(a) 17th March
(b) 15th March
(c) 13th March
(d) 16th March
(e) 14th March

Q2. Which of the following country has become the world’s first whole country recognised as a ‘Dark Sky Place’ by the International Dark-Sky Association’s (IDA)?
(a) Guam
(b) Palau
(c) Nauru
(d) Niue
(e) Tonga

Q3. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a _______________ percent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from January 1, 2020.
(a) 4%
(b) 1%
(c) 3%
(d) 5%
(e) 2%

Q4. India observes National Vaccination/Immunization Day every year on-
(a) 17th March
(b) 15th March
(c) 13th March
(d) 14th March
(e) 16th March

Q5. The Union Cabinet has approved the increase in dearness allowances (DA) for government employees and pensioners to _____________ percent.
(a) 24%
(b) 12%
(c) 21%
(d) 25%
(e) 32%

Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated globally on March 15 every year.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Niue has become the world’s first whole country recognised as a ‘Dark Sky Place’ by the International Dark-Sky Association’s (IDA), which has approved the island’s application for the protection of its sky, land and sea.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a four per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from January 1, 2020. This is over the existing rate of 17 per cent of the Basic Pay/Pension.

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. India observes National Vaccination Day every year on 16th March. The day is also known as National Immunization Day.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. The Union Cabinet has approved 4 percent increase in dearness allowances (DA) for government employees and pensioners to 21 percent. This will benefit over 1.13 crore people and come into effect retrospectively from 1st January 2020.

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