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Exercise :: Economy - Latest Current Affairs

  • Economy - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which stock market overtakes Japan to become world's 3rd largest according to Bloomberg?

A. Toronto Stock Exchange, Canada
B. London Stock Exchange, United Kingdom
C. Hang Seng Index, Hong Kong
D. Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Stock market of Hong Kong has surpassed Japan to become the world's third most valuable market. Now Hong Kong's stock market is behind the US and China. Hong Kong's market value stood at $5.78 trillion, surpassing Japan's market value at $5.76 trillion tally for the first time since 2015. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index has increased by 17 percent this year. Topix Index of Japan advanced at 8.3 percent in this period.

2. 

Indian Government granted Rs __________ to build maternity hospital in Nepal's Siraha district.

A. 25.40 million Nepali Rupees
B. 20.70 million Nepali Rupees
C. 26.90 million Nepali Rupees
D. 28.60 million Nepali Rupees

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Chandra Narayan Yadav Memorial Maternity Hospital built on an Indian grant of Nepalese Rupees 26.90 million, was inaugurated by Ambassador of India to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri. The hospital has been built under the Government of India's Small Development Projects Scheme. The hospital is being run by the Chandra Narayan Yadav Memorial Trust under the principle of no profit/no loss basis. The 25-bedded maternity hospital will provide maternity and health care services to the people of 50 village development committees (VDC) in and around the district of Siraha. The hospital is equipped with ultrasound facilities, a blood bank, an emergency room, ICU, CCU, major OT, a minor OT, and other basic facilities.

3. 

Union government retained the interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF) at ___________ % for the first quarter of the current financial year 2019-2020.

A. 9%
B. 5%
C. 8%
D. 12%

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Union government retained the interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF), Contributory Provident Fund and other related schemes at 8% for the first quarter of the current financial year 2019-2020. The interest rate on these funds was at 8% in the January-March quarter of 2018-19 and government kept it unchanged for April to June for 2019-20. The Department of Economic Affairs, in a notification, the mentioned interest rate will be applicable on provident funds of central government employees, railways and defence forces.

4. 

IMF Cuts India's GDP Growth Forecast is __________.

A. 7.3%
B. 7.4%
C. 7.2%
D. 7.5%

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its economic growth forecasts for India by 20 basis points (bps) each from its January predictions to 7.3% for FY20 and 7.5% for the next fiscal. Citing persistent risks from the trade war, it lowered 2019 global growth forecast by 20 basis points to 3.3%, the weakest since 2009 when the subprime crisis had flared up.

5. 

What is the GDP growth rate of India as per the report of World Bank?

A. 7.1%
B. 7.3%
C. 7.5%
D. 7.8%

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

As per the World Bank, India's GDP growth is expected to accelerate moderately to 7.5% in Fiscal Year 19-20, driven by continued investment strengthening, particularly private-improved export performance and resilient consumption. The real GDP growth is estimated at 7.2% in FY18/19, the World Bank said in its latest report on South Asia ahead of the spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.