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Current Affairs Practice Paper on February 2020

Current Affairs Practice Paper on February 2020

Current Affairs Practice Paper on February 2020

PASSAGE 1

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has awarded the hosting rights of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 to India for the first time since 1979.The decision was taken at the AFC Women’s Football Committee meeting. In February, the AFC Women’s Football Committee had recommended India to host the​​ tourney. In​​ a letter to the AIFF, Dato Windsor John, General Secretary, AFC wrote: “The Committee awarded the hosting rights of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 Finals to the AIFF.”The tournament will likely be held in the second half of the year. In the 1979 edition, India had finished as the runner-up. AIFF president, Praful Patel said: “I need to thank the Asian Football Confederation for finding us suitable to host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022. “The tournament will galvanise the aspiring women players and bring in a holistic social revolution as far as women’s football in the country is​​ concerned. “The​​ tournament will feature 12 teams, expanded from the previous slot of eight teams. India qualify directly as host. The event will also serve as the final qualification tournament for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World​​ Cup. The​​ tournament comes as the latest boost to AIFF as India are slated to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup next​​ year. India​​ had also hosted the AFC U-16 Championships in 2016 and the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. “The tournament will play a huge role in further popularising women’s football in India. The Women’s Asian Cup 2022 comes on the back of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020, and will help us sustain, and build on the momentum gained,” AIFF general secretary, Kushal Das said.

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  • In regard to the passage above, what is the full form of AIFF?

  • All India FIFA Federation

  • All India Football Federation

  • All India Football Forum

  • All India FIFA Forum

  • Currently,​​ who​​ is the captain​​ of India’s​​ women football team?

  • Which of the following​​ has signed an exclusive multiyear deal with Indian women’s football team goalkeeper, Aditi Chauhan, to manage all her commercial interests.

  • ​​ IOS Sports and Entertainments

  • HECT India

  • Baseline Ventures

  • Libero Sports India Private Limited

  • Where does​​ India women's national football team​​ stand in the FIFA Ranking currently?

  • ​​ 5th

  • 154th

  • 55th

  • 19th

  • Who won the​​ FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2018 (Current​​ Champion)?

  • Spain

  • North Korea

  • United States

  • Germany

PASSAGE 2:​​ 

As the country marks the National Science Day on Friday, many leading Indian scientists have stressed on the need for the right kind of support, equality, and gender-fair policies in the field of research. National Science Day is celebrated each year commemorating Indian physicist C V Raman’s discovery in 1928.Noting that a career in science is a demanding and tough option, Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida said there are additional barriers, often unintentional and unconscious ones, which are put up​​ along the career path of women in science. Gagandeep Kang, Professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College in Tamil Nadu believes that there is a lot of work to be done to build an understanding of the process and outputs of science -- a spirit of inquiry, and a deep trust in science and scientists. “As scientists, some are doing reasonably well in many fields, but there are many areas where both quality people and skills are limited or lacking,” said Kang, who was awarded the prestigious Infosys Prize in Life Sciences in 2016.Kang feels India does not have sufficient researchers working across various disciplines. “That means we are unable to grow up to global standards, and there are few areas that I am aware of where an Indian group is among the world leaders,” she added.

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  • When do we celebrate the National Science Day every year?

  • 6th​​ January

  • 19th​​ May

  • 28th​​ February

  • 21st​​ March

 

  • What was the theme for National Science Day 2020?

  • Science and Technology for a sustainable future

  • Women in Science

  • Science for Nation Building

  • Fostering Scientific temper

 

  • Dr. C V Raman won the Nobel Prize for

  • Peace

  • Economics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

 

  • In which of the following categories, an Indian has never won the Nobel Prize?

  • Peace

  • Physics

  • Economics

  • None of the above

 

  • Which country has on the most number of Nobel Prizes?

  • United States

  • Germany

  • United Kingdom

  • Russia

PASSAGE 3:

Just days before the Oscars, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho had referred to the Oscars as “very local” awards. It seems to have done the trick. Or, perhaps, it was Mr. Bong’s other famous quote — “once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more​​ amazing films” — that made them​​ look beyond the home turf, and English language, to write history. Mr. Bong’s searing​​ vision​​ — became the first non-English feature film to win the Best Film Oscar at the 92nd Academy awards. Ten foreign language films are said to have been nominated previously for Best Picture but none of them could make it to the final post. These include Ingmar Bergman’s Cries and Whispers in 1973 and Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000. The acting Oscars went as expected. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor for playing a failing clown who finds fame through violence in the dark comic-book tale​​ Joker. Renee​​ Zellweger was named Best Actress for her performance as an ageing Judy Garland in the musical biopic Judy. Mr. Tarantino’s sentimental ode to​​ Tinsel town, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, brought the first acting Oscar for Brad Pitt, who played a supporting role as a laid-back stunt man.Laura Dern took the Supporting Actress Oscar, her first​​ Oscar​​ Award, for playing a ruthless divorce lawyer in Marriage Story.

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  • Which movie won the Best Film Oscar at the 92nd Academy awards?

  • Parasite

  • The Shape of Water

  • Green book

  • Little women

 

  • Which movie​​ won the Best Movie​​ Award for​​ National FILMFARE Awards 2020?

  • Uri

  • Mission Mangal

  • Gully Boy

  • Chhichhore

 

  • Who among the following has won an Oscar for​​ Best Costume Design for Gandhi?

  • Bhanu Athaiya

  • Resul Pookutty

  • Sandeep Khosla

  • Sabyasachi​​ Mukherjee

 

  • A​​ Mehboob Khan directed movie (1957) got nominated for​​ Oscar​​ Award and the name of the movie is:

  • Shakti

  • Mother India

  • Abhimaan

  • Aan

 

  • Oscar Awards is presented by which of the following organisation?

  • Oscar Awards Federation

  • the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • the Academy of Oscar Awards

  • The academy of Technical and Artistic recognition in Films

 

PASSAGE 4:

Delhi topped the list of most polluted capital cities in the world in 2019, according to a new report which also revealed that 21 of the world's 30 most polluted cities are in India. According to the Report​​ of​​ 2019 compiled by IQAir Air Visual, Ghaziabad is the most polluted city in the world, followed by Hotan in China, Gujranwala and Faisalabad in Pakistan and then Delhi in the fifth place. The 21 Indian cities which are in world's 30 most polluted cities, in the order of their ranking, are, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Greater Noida, Bandhwari, Lucknow, Bulandshahr, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Jind, Faridabad, Coraut, Bhiwadi, Patna, Palwal, Muzaffarpur, Hisar, Kutail, Jodhpur and Moradabad.​​ However, the report also mentions that Indian cities have shown improvement from last​​ year. “Whilst​​ cities​​ in India, on average, exceed the World Health Organisation (WHO) target for annual PM 2.5 exposure by 500 per cent, national air pollution decreased by 20 per cent from 2018 to 2019 with 98 per cent of the cities experiencing improvement," the report said.

Source

  • Which Report is being talked about in the passage above?

  • World Air Quality Report 2019

  • International Air Index Report 2019

  • International Pollution Index Report 2019

  • Global Heat Increase Report 2018

 

  • As per this report, India stands at what rank​​ in the world's most polluted countries?

  • 2nd

  • 5th

  • 9th

  • 6th

 

  • Which country tops the list as per this report in​​ the world's most polluted countries?

  • Pakistan

  • Mongolia

  • Afghanistan

  • Bangladesh

 

  • National Air Pollution Board of India

  • Central Pollution Control Board

  • Pollution Board of India

  • National Pollution Vigilance Board of India

 

  • Anil Madhav Dave

  • ​​ Ravishankar Prasad

  • Prakash Javdekar

  • Piyush Goel

 

ANSWERS

 

Passage 1:

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Passage 2:

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Passage 3:

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Passage 4:

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