Daily Current Affairs : 11th and 12th July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  11th and 12th July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Nadaun Police Station ranked as one of best Police Stations of India. In which state it is situated?

नदौन पुलिस स्टेशन को भारत के सर्वश्रेष्ठ पुलिस स्टेशनों में से एक के रूप में स्थान दिया गया है। यह किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Nadaun Police Station ranked as one of best Police Stations of India. Nadaun Police Station of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh has been ranked as one of the best Police Stations of the country. Certificate of Excellence was provided to this Police Station by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Q.2. India’s First State-Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’ has conducted by __________________________High Court.

भारत का पहला राज्य स्तरीय ‘ई-लोक अदालत’ __________________________ हाई कोर्ट द्वारा आयोजित किया गया।

(a) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Chhattisgarh has set a new milestone at the time of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on 11th July with the state high court organizing nation’s first state level e-Lok Adalat and disposing nearly 2270 cases by resolving cases through mutual agreement through video conferencing.

Q.3. Which of the following organization has signed an agreement with the Qatar-based Education Above All (EAA) Foundation for Projects worth $100 million for quality Primary Education for Out-of-School Children?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने कतर-आधारित “एजुकेशन एबव ऑल” (EAA) फाउंडेशन के साथ आउट-ऑफ-स्कूल बच्चों के लिए गुणवत्ता प्राथमिक शिक्षा के लिए $ 100 मिलियन की परियोजनाओं के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक 

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Qatar-based Education Above All (EAA) Foundation have signed an agreement to carry out $100 million in joint projects to put out-of-school and at-risk children into quality primary education.

“The two organizations will implement projects in up to 10 countries to ensure that at least 320,000 out-of-school children, including refugees and internally displaced children, realize their right to a quality primary education.”

The 10 countries initially selected for projects are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

Q.4. Which country’s Battalion has won the annual “United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Environment Award” for 2020?

किस देश की बटालियन ने 2020 के लिए वार्षिक “संयुक्त राष्ट्र लेबनान अंतरिम बल (UNIFIL) पर्यावरण पुरस्कार” जीता है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) China / चीन

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) India / भारत

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Indian battalion wins UNIFIL environment award. An Indian battalion stationed with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has won an environment award for a project that aims to decrease waste generation, reuse plastic, build green houses and compost pits.

Q.5. Which country’s 2018 tiger census has set a new Guinness Record as largest camera-trap wildlife survey?

किस देश की 2018 की बाघ जनगणना ने सबसे बड़ा कैमरा-ट्रैप वन्यजीव सर्वेक्षण के रूप में एक नया गिनीज रिकॉर्ड स्थापित किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) India / भारत

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. India’s tiger estimation for the year 2018 has entered the record books as it was awarded the Guinness World Record on 11th July for being the largest camera-trap wildlife survey.

In 2018, India had as many as 2,967 tigers in the wild, with more than half of them in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, according to that year’s tiger estimation report.

The paired camera traps were placed at 26,760 different locations across 139 study sites, which generated approximately 35 million photos, including 76,523 tiger and 51,337 leopard photos.

Q.6. In which country World’s Emptiest Airport- Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is situated?

विश्व का सबसे खाली हवाई अड्डा- मटाला राजपक्षे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा किस देश में स्थित है?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) India / भारत  

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Bhutan / भूटान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed that on the request of his Government the Indian Government has agreed to not form a joint venture company with Sri Lanka for running the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.

Q.7. Name the Tropical storm that has recently hit New Jersey.

न्यू जर्सी में हाल ही में आये उष्णकटिबंधीय तूफान का नाम बताइए।

(a) Wendy / वेंडी

(b) Cindy / सिंडी

(c) Fay / फे 

(d) Cristobal / क्रिस्टोबल

(e) Hanna / हान्ना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on 10th July amid heavy, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets, before weakening as it moved over New Jersey.

Q.8. Which country became the 2nd Country in Asia to conduct National Polls in the times of the COVID-19 global pandemic after which Lee Hsien Loong became the Prime Minister for second term?

COVID-19 वैश्विक महामारी के समय में राष्ट्रीय चुनाव कराने वाला एशिया का दूसरा देश कौन सा देश बना जिसके बाद ली ह्सियन लूंग दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए प्रधान मंत्री बने?

(a) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Singapore voted on 10th July to elect the country’s 14th Parliament, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and slowing economic growth.

In the election that had actually begun a day earlier — with voters abroad casting their ballots at the respective embassies in their country of residence — the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) romped home with 83 out of the 93 seats. With this win, Lee Hsien Loong will continue as the Prime Minister of Singapore.

Singapore became the 2nd Country in Asia to conduct National Polls in the times of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Earlier on 15th April 2020, South Korea became the first Asian Country by conducting its 21st Legislative Elections.

Q.9. Who is the head of the committee revamped by SEBI that advises the capital markets regulator on matters related to regulation and development of mutual fund industry?

सेबी द्वारा पुनरीक्षित समिति के प्रमुख कौन हैं जो म्यूचुअल फंड उद्योग के विनियमन और विकास से संबंधित मामलों पर पूंजी बाजार नियामक को सलाह देता है?

(a) Amartya Sen / अमर्त्य सेन

(b) Nachiket Mor / नचिकेत मोर

(c) R Gandhi / आर गांधी

(d) Tapan Ray / तपन रे

(e) Usha Thorat / उषा थोराट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has revamped its committee that advises the capital markets regulator on matters related to regulation and development of mutual fund industry. The 20-member advisory committee on mutual funds is headed Usha Thorat, former deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Earlier in 2013, the panel had 15 members and was headed by Janki Ballabh, former Chairman of SBI.

Q.10. Who is the head of the panel set up by WHO to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic?

COVID-19 महामारी से निपटने की समीक्षा करने के लिए WHO द्वारा गठित पैनल का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf / एलेन जॉनसन सर्लिफ़

(b) Helen Clark / हेलेन क्लार्क

(c) Jair Bolsonaro / जायर बोल्सनारो

(d) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

(e) Both B & c / बी और सी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced it is setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments worldwide.

The announcement on 9th July follows strong criticism by US President Donald Trump’s administration, which accused the WHO of being “China-centric”, and US formal notification on 7th July that it was withdrawing from the United Nations’s agency in a year’s time.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel.

Q.11. Who has been named as the new officiating president of Hockey India?

हॉकी इंडिया के नए कार्यवाहक अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Gyanendro Ningombam / ज्ञानेंद्रो निंगोबम

(b) Narinder Batra / नरिंदर बत्रा

(c) Thierry Weil / थियरी वेइल

(d) Paul Léautey / पॉल लेओटी

(e) Mushtaque Ahmad / मुश्ताक अहमद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Former chief executive officer (CEO) of Manipur Hockey, Gyanendro Ningombam, has been named as the new officiating president of Hockey India by its Executive Board on 10th July.

Following the resignation of Mohd Mushtaaque Ahmad as the president of the Hockey India in July citing personal and family commitments.

Q.12. Who is the author of the book titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’?

हिज होलीनेस दी फोर्टीन्थ दलाई लामा: एन इलस्ट्रेटेड बायोग्राफीनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Tenzin Gyatso / तेनजिन ग्यात्सो

(b) Howard Cutler / हॉवर्ड कटलर

(c) Tenzin Geyche Tethong / तेनजिन गीशे टेथॉन्ग

(d) Desmond Tutu / डेसमंड टूटू

(e) Thubten Gyatso / थूबटेन ग्यात्सो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. A book titled ‘His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography’ is authored by one of the Dalai Lama’s closest aides and advisor of over 40 year, Tenzin Geyche Tethong. The biography is a memorable portrait of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The book is to be released in October 2020 and is published by Roli Books. 

On the 85th birth anniversary of the Dalai Lama, the cover of the book was announced by the publisher.

Q.13. National fish farmers Day is celebrated every year in India on ______________________.

राष्ट्रीय मछली किसान दिवस भारत में हर साल ______________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 7 July / 7 जुलाई

(b) 8 July / 8 जुलाई

(c) 9 July / 9 जुलाई

(d) 10 July / 10 जुलाई

(e) 11 July / 11 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Government of India back in 2001 declared 10th July to be celebrated every year as ‘National Fish Farmers Day’. The initiative of celebrating the Day was first taken by Mumbai’s Central Institute of Fisheries Education.

Q.14. World Population Day is observed every year on ___________________.

विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस हर साल___________________को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 July / 11 जुलाई

(b) 12 July / 12 जुलाई

(c) 13 July / 13 जुलाई

(d) 14 July / 14 जुलाई

(e) 15 July / 15 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a) 

Exp. World Population Day, which seeks to raise awareness of Global Population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nation development Programme in 1989. 

It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987.

World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning,

Q.15. What is the theme for World Population Day 2020?

विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Family Planning is a Human Right

(b) Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations

(c) Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies

(d) Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

(e) Investing in Young People

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. This year theme of World Population Day 2020: Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls.

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