Daily Current Affairs : 11th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 11th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched Indira Van Mitan Yojana?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने इंदिरा वन मितन योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on 9th August announced the launch of Indira Van Mitan Yojana on the occasion of World Tribal Day. 

Under this scheme, groups of youth will be formed in 10,000 villages of tribal area of the state and all forest-based economic activities will be conducted through these groups.  Through this scheme, groups will be empowered to manage trees, so that they can collect the forest produce from the trees of the forest areas and get economic benefits.

Q.2. Which country has announced world’s first Covid-19 vaccine?

किस देश ने दुनिया के पहले कोविद -19 वैक्सीन की घोषणा की है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) China / चीन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Russia has announced the world’s first vaccine for Covid-19 amid concerns it may not have fully tested its product.

Announcing regulatory approval for a test vaccine produced by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute after shortened trials, Vladimir Putin claimed testing had demonstrated the product was safe, worked effectively and formed long-term immunity.

Q.3. Walter Roger Martos Ruiz sworn in as the new Prime Minister of which country?

वॉल्टर रॉजर मार्टोस रुइज ने किस देश के नए प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली?

(a) Chile / चिली

(b) Equador / इक्वाडोर

(c) Bolivia / बोलीविया

(d) Peru / पेरू

(e) Venezuela / वेनेजुएला

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Walter Roger Martos Ruiz on 8th August was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Peru to replace Pedro Cateriano. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Government Palace in Lima.

Led by Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the act sees the presence of members of the outgoing Cabinet.

Q.4. Mohamed Ould Bilal has become the new Prime Minister of which country?

मोहम्मद औलद बिलाल किस देश के नए प्रधानमंत्री बन गए हैं?

(a) Togo / टोगो

(b) Chad / चैड

(c) Mauritania / मॉरिटानिया

(d) Burkina Faso / बुर्किना फासो

(e) Benin / बेनिन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mohamed Ould Bilal has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Mauritania. The appointment was made by the Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.

Mohamed Ould Bilal is a veteran public administrator and has served as the head of the country’s national water agency, a presidential aide and a cabinet minister.

Note: About Mauritania

Capital: Nouakchott.

Currency: Mauritanian ouguiya.

Q.5. Which organisation has launched an omni-channel loyalty platform named ‘nth Rewards’?

किस संगठन ने “nth रिवार्ड्सनाम से एक ओमनी-चैनल लॉयल्टी प्लेटफॉर्म लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) / लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक ऑफ इंडिया (SIDBI)

 (b) National Housing Bank (NHB) / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक (NHB)

(c) India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL) / इंडिया इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर फाइनेंस कंपनी लिमिटेड (IIFCL)

(d) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (RBI)

(e) National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) / भारत का राष्ट्रीय भुगतान निगम (NPCI)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched a loyalty platform named ‘nth Rewards’. Here nth represents “infinite possibilities”.

It is an analytics-enabled omnichannel multi-branded loyalty platform. It allows users to earn “nth” (infinite) loyalty points through various bank transactions. These rewards point can be redeemed for various purposes including online shopping.

Q.6. Dun & Bradstreet report has projected India’s GDP to _____________ in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

डुन एंड ब्रैडस्ट्रीट की रिपोर्ट ने कोविद -19 महामारी के कारण 2020 में भारत की जीडीपी को _____________ होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.5%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.5%

(e) -9.2%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Covid-19 pandemic is set to impact the India growth story and the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) could in fact shrink in 2020, as per a Dun & Bradstreet global report.

India could witness a negative growth of 4.5% in 2020 fiscal, but could grow at a healthy growth rate of 6.3% in 2021 fiscal, Country Risk & Global Outlook report by Dun & Bradstreet released on 11th August.

Q.7. What was the rank of Reliance in the Fortune’s top 100 global companies 2020?

फॉर्च्यून की शीर्ष 100 वैश्विक कंपनियों में रिलायंस की रैंक क्या थी?

(a) 9

(b) 27

(c) 53

(d) 78

(e) 96

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has jumped 10 places to break into the world’s top 100 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list.

The oil-to-telecom conglomerate is ranked 96th in the 2020 ranking released by Fortune on 11th August.

Reliance had broken into the top 100 in 2012 ranking when it was ranked 99th but slipped in subsequent years to rank 215th in 2016. Since then it has risen steadily, according to the ranking.

Q.8. Who has assumed charge as Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax?

किसने प्रधान आयकर आयुक्त का पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Pramod Chandra Modi / प्रमोद चंद्र मोदी

(b) Ajit Kumar / अजीत कुमार

(c) John Joseph / जॉन जोसेफ

(d) Patanjali Jha / पतंजलि झा

(e) Rajiv Gauba / राजीव गौबा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Senior Indian Revenue Service Officer Patanjali Jha has assumed charge as the Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai. He has worked in Mumbai in an earlier stint from May 1997 to April 2007.

Mr Jha has wide experience of different verticals in the Income Tax Department like Administration, Investigation, Assessment and TDS.

Q.9. Which Formula1 race driver has won F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020?

किस फॉर्मूला 1 रेस ड्राइवर ने 70 वीं वर्षगांठ F1 ग्रैंड प्रिक्स 2020 जीता है?

(a) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेटेल

(b) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

(e) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Red Bull’s driver Max Emilian Verstappen from Netherland had won F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, United Kingdom and became the first non-Mercedes driver to win a race in the 2020.

This race was officially called as Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020. Lewis Hamilton finished second and Valtteri Bottas finished third.

List of Winner 2020 F1 Race

Styrian Grand prix- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Britain)

Austrian Grand Prix- Valtteri Battas (Mercedes-finland)

Hungarian Grand Prix- Lewis Hamilton

British Grand Prix -Lewis Hamilton

Q.10. World Elephant Day is observed every year on ____________________.

विश्व हाथी दिवस हर साल ____________________  को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(b) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

(c) 13 August / 13 अगस्त

(d) 14 August / 14 अगस्त

(e) 15 August / 15 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year, World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12. It is an international event that is dedicated to preserve and protect world elephants. The idea of World Elephant Day was conceived by Canadian film makers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark in Thailand.

The first International Elephant Day was celebrated in 2012.

Q.11. What is the capital of Peru?

पेरू की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Santiago / सैंटियागो

(b) Quito / क्विटो

(c) Lima / लीमा

(d) Sucre / सूकर

(e) Caracas / काराकस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Lima

Currency:  Nuevo Sol

Q.12. Rahat Indori has passed away recently. He was a/an _____.
राहत इंदौरी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक _____ थे।
(a) Actor / अभिनेता
(b) Singer / गायक
(c) Poet / कवि
(d) Lawyer / वकील
(e) Social Activist / सामाजिक एक्टिविस्ट

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away at a hospital in Indore in Madhya Pradesh on 11th August, he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. A doctor at Sri Aurobindo Hospital said Indori suffered three heart attacks. He Was 70.

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