Current Affairs Quiz 8th April 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

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Q.1. With which country recently, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Department of Space, GoI has signed an MoU for Academic and Research Cooperation?

हाल ही में किस देश के साथ राष्ट्रीय वायुमंडलीय अनुसंधान प्रयोगशाला (NARL), अंतरिक्ष विभाग, भारत सरकार ने शैक्षणिक और अनुसंधान सहयोग के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) UK / ब्रिटेन

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The Union Cabinet recently apprised a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed between India and Japan. The MoU was signed between National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) that operates under Department of Space, GoI and the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere called the RISH that operates under Kyoto University of Japan.

According to the MoU signed, the NARL and RISH will continue their cooperation in the areas of technology, atmospheric sciences, collaborative scientific experiments and other related modelling studies.

Q.2. Nirmala Sitharaman has attended the 2nd Virtual G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Which country is the president of the 2nd G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting?

निर्मला सीतारमण ने द्वितीय वर्चुअल जी20 वित्त मंत्रियों और सेंट्रल बैंक गवर्नर्स मीटिंग में भाग लिया। द्वितीय जी20 वित्त मंत्रियों और सेंट्रल बैंक गवर्नर्स (FMCBG) की बैठक का अध्यक्ष कौन सा देश है?

(a) France / फ्रांस

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) Italy / इटली

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) England / इंग्लैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman participated virtually in the Second G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Italian Presidency to discuss policy responses to global challenges to restore strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth. The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors discussed Updates of the G20 Action Plan in response to COVID-19.

Q.3. Which country hosted the Meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on April 6, 2021?

6 अप्रैल, 2021 को किस देश ने ब्रिक्स वित्त मंत्रियों और केंद्रीय बैंक गवर्नरों की बैठक की मेजबानी की?

(a) Japan / जापान

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) Qatar / कतर

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) India / भारत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. India hosted a Meeting of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors virtually on April 6, 2021. The meeting was jointly Chaired by Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Shri. Shaktikanta Das. Participants included Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the BRICS countries.

As 2021 BRICS Chair, India’s approach is focused on strengthening intra-BRICS cooperation based on Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus.

Q.4. RBI has decided to open up which of the following Centralised Payment Systems (CPS) facility for payment system operators?

RBI ने भुगतान प्रणाली ऑपरेटरों के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस केंद्रीयकृत भुगतान प्रणाली (CPS) सुविधा को खोलने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) Cheque Truncation System (CTS) / चेक ट्रंकेशन सिस्टम (CTS)

(b) Express Cheque Clearing System (ECCS) / एक्सप्रेस चेक क्लियरिंग सिस्टम (ECCS)

(c) Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) / रियल टाइम ग्रॉस सेटलमेंट (RTGS)

(d) National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) / नेशनल इलेक्ट्रॉनिक फंड ट्रांसफर (NEFT)

(e) Both c & d / c और d दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. In a major move in the online payments segments, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to allow payment system operators to take direct membership of Centralised Payment Systems (CPS), such as RTGS and NEFT.

Membership in Centralised Payment Systems (CPS) RTGS and NEFT for entities other than banks are so far limited to banks, with a few exceptions, such as specialised entities like clearing corporations and select development financial institutions.

Q.5. RBI has enhanced maximum balance limit per account in Payments Banks to _______________.

RBI ने भुगतान बैंकों में प्रति खाते में अधिकतम शेष सीमा _______________ तक बढ़ा दी है।

(a) Rs 1 lakh / 1 लाख रु

(b) Rs 1.5 lakh / 1.5 लाख रु

(c) Rs 2 lakh / 2 लाख रु

(d) Rs 2.5 lakh / 2.5 लाख रु

(e) Rs 5 lakh / 5 लाख रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has enhanced the limit of maximum balance at end of the day maintained in Payments Bank from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh per individual customer.

The extant “Guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks” issued on November 27, 2014, allow payments banks to hold a maximum balance of ₹ 1 lakh per individual customer.

Q.6. RBI has increased Way and Means Advances (WMA) limits for the State Governments/UTs to _____________.

RBI ने राज्य सरकारों / संघ राज्य क्षेत्रों के लिए वे एंड मीन्स एडवांस (WMA) सीमा बढ़ाकर _____________ कर दी है।

(a) Rs. 32,225 crores / 32,225 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs. 47,010 crores / 47,010 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs. 51,560 crores / 51,560 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs. 54,245 crores / 54,245 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs. 55,758 crores / 55,758 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has increased the limit for Way and Means Advances (WMA) for the State Governments/UTs from Rs. 32,225 crore (fixed in February 2016) to Rs. 47,010 crore based on the recommendation of a committee headed by Shri Sudhir Shrivastava. This represents an increase of about 46%.

RBI has extended the enhanced interim WMA limit of ₹ 51,560 crores (a 60 per cent increase in the current limits allowed by the Reserve Bank during the last fiscal to help states/UTs to tide over the difficulties faced by them during the pandemic) for a further period of six months i.e., from April 1, 2021, up to September 30, 2021.

Q.7. RBI has increased the Way and Means Advances (WMA) limits for the State Governments/UTs based on the recommendation of a committee headed by __________________.

RBI ने __________________ की अध्यक्षता वाली समिति की सिफारिश के आधार पर राज्य सरकारों / संघ शासित प्रदेशों के लिए वे एंड मीन्स एडवांस” (WMA) सीमा बढ़ा दी है।

(a) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

(b) Sanjeev Kumar / संजीव कुमार

(c) Naureen Hassan / नौरीन हसन

(d) GP Samanta / जीपी सामंत

(e) Sudhir Shrivastava / सुधीर श्रीवास्तव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has increased the limit for Way and Means Advances (WMA) for the State Governments/UTs from Rs. 32,225 crore (fixed in February 2016) to Rs. 47,010 crore based on the recommendation of a committee headed by Shri Sudhir Shrivastava. This represents an increase of about 46%.

RBI has extended the enhanced interim WMA limit of ₹ 51,560 crores (a 60 per cent increase in the current limits allowed by the Reserve Bank during the last fiscal to help states/UTs to tide over the difficulties faced by them during the pandemic) for a further period of six months i.e., from April 1, 2021, up to September 30, 2021.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the Chairman & MD of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)?

भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक (SIDBI) के अध्यक्ष और एमडी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anish Shah / अनीश शाह

(b) S Ramann / एस रमण

(c) Mahinder Giri / महेंदर गिरि

(d) Atish Chandra / आतिश चंद्र

(e) Saurabh Garg / सौरभ गर्ग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. The government has appointed S Ramann as Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). The appointment is for a period of three years from the date of his assuming the charge or until further orders.

Ramann, a 1991-batch Indian Audit & Accounts Service officer, is currently the CEO of National E-Governance Services Ltd, India’s first Information Utility.

Q.9. Who among the following has been shortlisted to receive 30th GD Birla Prize for Scientific Research?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे वैज्ञानिक अनुसंधान के लिए 30वां जीडी बिड़ला पुरस्कार प्राप्त करने के लिए चुना गया है?

(a) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन

(b) Sharankumar Limbale / शरणकुमार लिम्बाले

(c) Alfred Aho / अल्फ्रेड अहो

(d) Sumon Chakraborty / सुमोन चक्रवर्ती

(e) Both c & d / c और d दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Sumon Chakraborty is a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Kharagpur.

Professor Suman Chakraborty has been shortlisted for the 30th GD Birla Prize for Scientific Research for his outstanding contribution to the science of engineering and its applications in the development of technologies for affordable healthcare.

Q.10. Which country’s football federation has been suspended by FIFA due to claims of outside interference?

बाहरी हस्तक्षेप के दावों के कारण फीफा ने किस देश के फुटबॉल महासंघ को निलंबित कर दिया है?

(a) Chad / चैड

(b) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(c) China / चीन

(d) Burkina Faso / बुर्किना फासो

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. FIFA has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to claims of outside interference. The suspension will be lifted once the relevant government decisions have been repealed.

A group of football officials led by Ashfaq Hussain, which was elected by the Supreme Court in 2018 to run the PFF but was not recognised by FIFA, took over the headquarters recently and seized control from the FIFA Normalisation Committee headed by Haroon Malik.

Q.11. INS Sarvekshak has been deployed on a Joint Hydrographc Survey in which of the following country?

INS सर्वेक्षक को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश में एक संयुक्त हाइड्रोग्राफिक सर्वेक्षण पर तैनात किया गया है?

(a) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(b) US / अमेरिका

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) Singapore / सिंगापुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. The INS Sarvekshak is on a deployment to Mauritius for undertaking Hydrogrpahic surveys along with Mauritius. It will also provide training to the Mauritian personnel on advanced hydrographic equipment and practices during the deployment.

INS Sarvekshak has visited Port Louis and commenced the hydrographic survey of “Deep Sea Area off Port Louis”.

The Hydrographic surveys help in the measurement of ocean features that affect marine dredging, maritime navigation, offshore oil exploration and drilling and other related activities.

Q.12. What is the capital of Mauritius?

मॉरीशस की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Kigali / किगाली

(b) Kampala / काम्पाला

(c) Addis Ababa / ऐद्दिस अबाबा

(d) Antananarivo / अंतानानारिवो

(e) Port Louis / पोर्ट लुइस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Capital: Port Louis

Currency: Mauritian rupee

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