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

Daily Current Affairs 11th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched ‘Panchvati Yojana’ to develop 100 parks in the rural areas of state for elderly folks?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने बुजुर्ग लोगों के लिए राज्य के ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में 100 पार्क विकसित करने के लिए ‘पंचवटी योजना’ शुरू की है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on 9th June launched the “Panchavati Yojana” for senior citizens of rural areas in the state. Under this scheme, parks and gardens will be developed in all the development blocks with necessary facilities under the MNREGA scheme of Rural Development Department.

Aims:  “The main objective of the scheme is to provide parks and gardens along with entertainment to the senior citizens of the state. Keeping in mind the health needs of senior citizens, these parks and gardens will be developed on the flat land of minimum one bigha in MNREGA, Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) and 14th Finance Commission Convergence.

Q.2. India is planning to launch its first-ever Coal Trading Exchange. Who is the present Minister of Coal, Mines & Parliamentary Affairs?

भारत अपने पहले कोल ट्रेडिंग एक्सचेंज को लॉन्च करने की योजना बना रहा है। कोयला, खान और संसदीय मामलों के वर्तमान मंत्री कौन हैं?

(a) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi / मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी

(e) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Hon’ble Minister of Coal, Mines & Parliamentary Affairs: Shri Pralhad Joshi.

India is reportedly planning to open its first coal trading exchange on the basis of commodity or energy exchanges. Coal consumers and traders throughout the country welcomed the move but said the exchange should be started only when there are more buyers and sellers.

Reason: The country’s coal import reduced by 20 percent to 18.93 million tonnes (MT) in May 2020. The government is planning to bring the country’s coal imports to zero by 2023-24. All this while, the government had a monopoly on coal mining which is the reason why India imports call despite being the third-largest producer of coal in the world. The government wants to now allow liberalized entries in the coal sector.

Q.3. Fitch ratings agency has projected India’s GDP to grow at ____________ in FY 2021-22.

फिच रेटिंग एजेंसी ने वित्त वर्ष 2021-22 में भारत की जीडीपी को ____________ से बढ़ने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 4.6%

(b) 5.2%

(c) 6.2%

(d) 7.8%

(e) 9.5%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Fitch Ratings has exuded confidence that the Indian economy will bounce back from the prevailing contraction and slowdown largely on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and projected India’s GDP to grow at a healthy rate in the next fiscal year. 

The credit ratings agency has projected India’s GDP to grow at 9.5 per cent in FY 2021-22 after a contraction of 5% (means -5%) fiscal year 2020-21.

Q.4. Which university is the best university in India as per the National Indian Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020?

राष्ट्रीय भारतीय रैंकिंग फ्रेमवर्क (NIRF) रैंकिंग 2020 के अनुसार भारत में कौन सा विश्वविद्यालय सबसे अच्छा विश्वविद्यालय है?

(a) Banaras Hindu University / बनारस हिन्दू यूनिवर्सिटी

(b) IIM-Ahmedabad / IIM-अहमदाबाद

(c) IISc-Bangalore / IISc-बैंगलोर

(d) Jawaharlal National University / जवाहरलाल नेशनल यूनिवर्सिटी

(e) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has emerged as the best university in India followed by the Jawaharlal National University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), as per the National Indian Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020.

The annual ranking by the Ministry of Human Resource Development has put IITs, IISc among top-ranking institutes and are promoting these institutes as the hubs for ‘Study in India’.

Q.5. What is the rank of India among 200 countries on Covid-19 safety assessment according to a report conducted by the Deep Knowledge Group?

Deep Knowledge Group द्वारा की गई एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार कोविद -19 सुरक्षा मूल्यांकन में 200 देशों के बीच भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 42

(b) 53

(c) 56

(d) 66

(e) 74

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. India has been ranked 56th out of 200 countries in a comprehensive report on safety and risk assessment of nations tackling Covid-19. Switzerland is the safest country in the world for Covid-19, followed by Germany and Israel. South Sudan is the most dangerous.

Published on 4 June 2020, the study used 130 qualitative and quantitative parameters with over 11,400 data points to create an index analysing “health, societal and economic status of each region in terms of their absolute and relative stability, safety and risk”.

This risk analysis report was conducted by the Deep Knowledge Group, a consortium of commercial and non-profits owned by Deep Knowledge Ventures. It is an investment firm in Hong Kong and was founded in 2014.

Q.6. Which Indian institute was at the top among the only 3 Universities who made it to top 200 from India in the QS World University Rankings 2021?

कौन सा भारतीय संस्थान उन 3 विश्वविद्यालयों में शीर्ष पर है जिन्होंने QS वर्ल्ड यूनिवर्सिटी रैंकिंग 2021 में भारत से शीर्ष 200 में जगह बनाई है?

(a) IIT-New Delhi / IIT-नई दिल्ली

(b) IIM-Ahmedabad / IIM-अहमदाबाद

(c) IIT-Madras / IIT- मद्रास

(d) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

(e) IIT-Guwahati/ IIT-गुवाहाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Three premier institutes led by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (Rank 172), followed closely by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (Rank 185), and IIT Delhi (Rank 193) have featured in the top 200 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings.

However, all three—along with 11 others—have dropped in their rankings over the past 12 months. In total, 21 Indian higher education institutions have found their place among the world’s top 1,000.

Q.7. Which of the following Institute has ranked first in the QS World University Rankings 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संस्थान ने QS वर्ल्ड यूनिवर्सिटी रैंकिंग 2021 में पहला स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Stanford University / स्टैनफोर्ड विश्वविद्यालय

(b) California Institute of Technology / कैलिफोर्निया इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ टेक्नोलॉजी

(c) Massachusetts Institute for Technology / मैसाचुसेट्स इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर टेक्नोलॉजी

(d) Harvard University / हार्वर्ड यूनिवर्सिटी

(e) University of Oxford / ऑक्सफोर्ड विश्वविद्यालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Three premier institutes led by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (Rank 172), followed closely by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (Rank 185), and IIT Delhi (Rank 193) have featured in the top 200 QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings.

However, all three—along with 11 others—have dropped in their rankings over the past 12 months. In total, 21 Indian higher education institutions have found their place among the world’s top 1,000.

Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) USA continues to be at number one spot for the ninth consecutive year. Stanford University, Harvard University, and California Institute of Technology are at 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rank respectively.

Q.8. Which company has partnered with Mastercard to launch “Cardless ATM powered by Mastercard” in India, making India the 2nd nation to have contact-free ATM cash withdrawals?

किस कंपनी ने भारत में “मास्टरकार्ड द्वारा संचालित कार्डलेस एटीएम” को लॉन्च करने के लिए मास्टरकार्ड के साथ साझेदारी की है, जिससे भारत संपर्क मुक्त एटीएम नकद निकासी करने वाला दूसरा देश बन गया है?

(a) Razorpay / रेजरपे

(b) Empays Payment Systems / एमपेस पेमेंट सिस्टम्स

(c) Instamojo / इंस्टामोज़ो

(d) BillDesk / बिलडेस्क

(e) Cashfree Payment Gateway / कैशफ्री पेमेंट गेटवे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. In order to eliminate the use of physical card or touch an ATM PIN pad, amid the spread of coronavirus from contaminated surfaces, Empays Payment Systems has joined hands with Mastercard to launch “Cardless ATM powered by Mastercard” in India based on the standards of EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa). With this, India will be the first country outside the United States (US) where this product will be launched.

Q.9. Who became the first person to walk in space and reach ocean’s deepest point?

अंतरिक्ष में चलने और महासागर के सबसे गहरे बिंदु तक पहुंचने वाला पहला व्यक्ति कौन बना?

(a) David Leestma / डेविड लेस्तेमा

(b) Sally Ride / सैली राइड

(c) Anna Fisher / अन्ना फिशर

(d) Kathy Sullivan / कैथी सुलिवन

(e) Steven Hawley / स्टीवन हॉले

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d) 

Exp. Former NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first woman to reach Challenger Deep, the deepest point in the ocean. Sullivan was also the first American woman to complete a spacewalk over 36 years ago. Now, she’s the first human to have done both.

Sullivan was a part of a roughly 5-hour expedition this week that went 10,925 meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. She was joined by pilot Victor Vescovo of Caladan Oceanic, a private company dedicated to the advancement of marine technology.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the chairman of a reconstituted committee set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to look into the welfare of freedom fighters? 

स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों के कल्याण को देखने के लिए गृह मंत्रालय (MHA) द्वारा पुनर्गठित एक समिति के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Kapil Dev Tripathi / कपिल देव त्रिपाठी

(b) G Kishan Reddy / जी किशन रेड्डी

(c) Ravi Mittal / रवि मित्तल

(d) P K Purwar / पीके पुरवार

(e) Harsh Vardhan Shringla / हर्षवर्धन श्रृंगला

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has reconstituted a committee to look into the welfare of freedom fighters, with the minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy as the chairman and nine “eminent freedom fighters” from across the country as its members.

The ministry has a separate division to serve freedom fighters who are alive and their families. It disburses pension to about 30,000 freedom fighters and their families.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of Gargo International?

गार्गो इंटरनेशनल के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(b) Yami Gautam / यामी गौतम

(c) Rishabh Pant / ऋषभ पंत

(d) Tamannaah bhatia / तमन्नाह भाटिया

(e) Vicky Kaushal / विक्की कौशल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. The Gargo International, the delhi based lubricant company under the RG group appoints Sonu Sood as the brand ambassador in January 2020 & praised him now for his support works for the migrants and went live with their TVC starring Sonu Sood.

Q.12. High Jumper Alexander Shustov has received a four-year ban for anti-doping violations. From which country he is?

हाई जम्पर अलेक्जेंडर शस्टोव को डोपिंग रोधी उल्लंघनों के लिए चार साल का प्रतिबंध मिला है। वह किस देश से है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Italy / इटली

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Russian high jumper Alexander Shustov, the 2010 European champion, has received a four-year ban for anti-doping violations. 

Shustov, who retired from competition in 2017, has been suspended until 2024 for “use or attempted use of a banned substance or prohibited method”.

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