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Daily Current Affairs 11th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Goldman Sachs has slashed India’s GDP growth forecast for 2020-21 to _________________.

 गोल्डमैन सैक्स ने 2020-21 के लिए भारत के जीडीपी विकास पूर्वानुमान को घटाकर _________________ कर दिया है।

(a) -0.8%

(b) -0.3%

(c) -0.1%

(d) -0.5%

(e) -0.4%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. American multinational financial services company Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has predicted India’s GDP (Gross domestic product) growth for 2020-21 (FY21) at -0.4% following the expansion of the lockdown.

In April 2020, it had expected GDP growth to slip to 1.6 % in FY21. However, it was earlier 2.7 % in the general opinion.

Note: India GDP projected F21

World Bank:1.5% to 2.8%

ADB– 4%

UN- 4.8

IMF- 1.9%

Q.2. Which Indian Cricketer has appointed as the brand ambassador for edtech company ELSA Corp?

किस भारतीय क्रिकेटर को edtech कंपनी ELSA कॉर्प के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ambati Rayudu / अम्बाती रायुडु

(b) Ajinkya Rahane / अजिंक्या रहाने

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Hardik Pandya / हार्दिक पंड्या

(e) Rishabh Pant / ऋषभ पंत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. India has announced the appointment of Ajinkya Rahane, the Vice-Captain of the Indian Cricket Test Team, as its brand ambassador for India, Middle East, ANZ, and SAARC.

The comapny’s product ELSA Speak is a mobile app which uses speech recognition technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to help language learners improve their English pronunciation.

Q.3. Which US based private equity firm has agreed to acquire 74% stake in SeQuent Scientific Limited, the largest pure-play animal healthcare company in India, for $210 million (Rs.1587 crore)?

किस अमेरिकी निजी इक्विटी फर्म ने भारत में सबसे बड़ी एकल खिलाड़ी पशु स्वास्थ्य सेवा कंपनी, सीक्वन्ट साइंटिफिक लिमिटेड में 74% हिस्सेदारी हासिल करने के लिए $ 210 मिलियन (1587 करोड़ रु) की सहमति दी है?

(a) The Blackstone Group / दी ब्लैकस्टोन ग्रुप

(b) Kohlberg Kravis Roberts / कोहलबर्ग क्रविस रॉबर्ट्स

(c) The Carlyle Group / दी कार्लाइल ग्रुप

(d) TPG Capital / TPG कैपिटल

(e) Apollo Global Management / अपोलो ग्लोबल मैनेजमेंट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The US based private equity firm The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire 74% stake in SeQuent Scientific Limited, the largest pure-play animal healthcare company in India, for $210 million (Rs.1587 crore).

Carlyle will buy 56.15% (94 million shares) stake held by promters including founders Arun Kumar and KR Ravishankar, and 26% stake (64 million) from public through open offer.

Q.4. Which day is observed every year as National Technology Day in India?

किस दिन को भारत में हर साल राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 7 May / 7 मई

(b) 8 May / 8 मई

(c) 9 May / 9 मई

(d) 10 May / 10 मई

(e) 11 May / 11 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Every year, May 11 is observed as National Technology Day. This day marks the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998 and India’s technological advancements in space. Pokhran nuclear tests were a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at the Pokhran Test Range. It is also celebrated to honour technological advancements and their successful commercialisation which takes the fruits of research to reach people at large.

Q.5. The number of tigers in the Sunderbans reserve forest has increased to 96 from the previous estimate of 88. In which state Sunderbans national park and tiger reserve is located?

सुंदरबन आरक्षित वन में बाघों की संख्या 88 के पिछले अनुमान से बढ़कर 96 हो गई है। सुंदरबन राष्ट्रीय उद्यान और बाघ आरक्षित क्षेत्र किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. The number of tigers in the Sunderbans reserve forest in West Bengal has increased to 96 from the previous estimate of 88, an official said on 7th May. The state forest department arrived at the current figure on the basis of a census conducted between November 2019 and January 2020.

Q.6. Which country has won the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup?

किस देश ने FIDE Chess.com ऑनलाइन नेशंस कप जीता है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. Top-seed and favourite China were crowned champions at the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup on 10th May by virtue of superior points tally despite their final match against the USA ending in 2-2 draw.

Q.7. What is the rank of India in the FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup?

FIDE Chess.com ऑनलाइन नेशंस कप में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 2nd

(b) 3rd

(c) 4th

(d) 5th

(e) 6th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. India which had Viswanathan Anand, Vidit S Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, B Adhiban, Koneru Humpy and D Harika in its ranks, finished a poor fifth in the six-team event FIDE Chess.com Online Nations Cup.

Q.8. India has raised FY21 Gross Borrowing Target from the budgeted Rs 7.8 lakh crore to ___________________.

भारत ने वित्त वर्ष के सकल उधार लक्ष्य को 7.8 लाख करोड़ रुपये से बढ़ाकर ___________________ कर दिया है।

(a) Rs 10 lakh crore / 10 लाख करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 12 lakh crore / 12 लाख करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 15 lakh crore / 15 लाख करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 18 lakh crore / 18 लाख करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 20 lakh crore / 20 लाख करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. The Indian government has raised its gross borrowing programme for the current financial year sharply as it seeks more funds to deal with the economic fallout of Covid-19.

In a circular issued on 8th May, the government said that the gross borrowing target for the year has been raised to Rs 12 lakh crore from the budgeted Rs 7.8 lakh crore.

The increase in borrowings has been done in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India and has been necessitated on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Q.9. Who has assumed charge as the new Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy?

नए और नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा मंत्रालय के नए सचिव के रूप में किसने पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Ajay Tirkey / अजय तिर्की

(b) Giridhar Aramane / गिरिधर अरमाने

(c) Subhash Chandra Garg / सुभाष चन्द्र गर्ग

(d) Ajay Kumar Bhalla / अजय कुमार भल्ला

(e) Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi / इंदु शेखर चतुर्वेदी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (IAS) on 11th May assumed charge as new Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.   Shri Chaturvedi is a 1987 Batch IAS officer and belongs to Jharkhand cadre and succeeded Shri Anand Kumar in the Ministry who earlier took charge Secretary, Ministry of Culture.

After formally taking over, Shri Chaturvedi met senior officers of the Ministry and took stock of the work and issues before the Ministry.

Prior to this appointment, Shri. Chaturvedi was serving as Additional Chief Secretary and Additional Secretary (Climate Change Department) of the Ministry of Climate Change Department, Environment & Forest, Government of Jharkhand.

Q.10. Who is the author of the first biopic on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life, titled ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family’?

प्रिंस हैरी और मेघन मार्कल के जीवन पर पहली बायोपिक ‘फाइंडिंग फ्रीडम: हैरी एंड मेघन एंड द मेकिंग ऑफ ए मॉडर्न रॉयल फैमिली’ के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Carolyn Durand / कैरोलिन डूरंड

(b) Omid Scobie / ओमिड स्कॉबी

(c) Paul Mendez / पॉल मेंडेज़

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. The first biopic on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life, titled ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family’ has been topping the pre-order charts. The book would be published on August 11, 2020.

‘Finding Freedom’ is a biopic, written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. The book promises to dismantle the rumours revolving around Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. It promises to bring the true story of Harry and Meghan forward.

Q.11. Name the mission launched by India to assist island nations in Eastern Indian Ocean.

पूर्वी हिंद महासागर में द्वीप देशों की सहायता के लिए भारत द्वारा शुरू किए गए मिशन का नाम बताइए।

(a) Mission Bandar / मिशन बंदर

(b) Mission Vijay / मिशन विजय

(c) Mission Samudra Setu / मिशन समुद्र सेतु

(d) Mission Sagar / मिशन सागर

(e) Mission Raahat / मिशन राहत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. India launched Mission Sagar on 10th may as part of the government’s outreach initiative towards five Island nations in the Indian Ocean amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a statement said, “Indian Naval Ship Kesari has departed for Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar and Comoros, to provide Food Items, COVID related Medicines including HCQ Tablets and Special Ayurvedic Medicines with Medical Assistance Teams embarked.”

Q.12. Who among the following has announced retirement from athletics in order to serve as the president of Paralympic Committee of India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने भारत की पैरालंपिक समिति के अध्यक्ष के रूप में सेवा करने के लिए एथलेटिक्स से सेवानिवृत्ति की घोषणा की है?

(a) Dipa Karmakar /  दीपा करमाकर

(b) Sakshi Malik / साक्षी मलिक

(c) Deepa malik / दीपा मलिक

(d) Anjali Bhagwat / अंजलि भगवत

(e) Arunima Sinha / अरुणिमा सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Deepa Malik, India’s lone woman Paralympics silver medallist, announced on 11th May that she will be hanging her boots from active sports in order to serve as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) in accordance with the National Sports Code.

The 49-year-old took to Twitter and clarified that she was declaring her retirement from the sport for her affiliation with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS).

Q.13. Which institute was the only Indian institute in top 50 of Financial Times’ Executive Education Ranking?

फाइनेंशियल टाइम्स की कार्यकारी शिक्षा रैंकिंग के शीर्ष 50 में एकमात्र भारतीय संस्थान कौन सा था?

(a) IIFT-New Delhi / IIFT-नई दिल्ली

(b) IIM-Bangalore / IIM-बैंगलोर

(c) IIT-Madras / IIT- मद्रास

(d) IIM-Ahmedabad / IIM-अहमदाबाद

(e) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. IIM-Bangalore only Indian institute in top 50 of FT Executive Education Ranking

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore is the only Indian institute to secure rank in the top 50 of Financial Times’ Executive Education Ranking.

Q.14. What was the rank of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore in Financial Times’ Executive Education Ranking?

फाइनेंशियल टाइम्स की कार्यकारी शिक्षा रैंकिंग में भारतीय प्रबंधन संस्थान (IIM) बैंगलोर का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 23rd

(b) 32nd

(c) 45th

(d) 49th

(e) 50th

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore is the only Indian institute to secure rank in the top 50 of Financial Times’ Executive Education Ranking. The institute is at 45th spot globally. The FT Rankings have released two indexes in executive education — open programmes and custom programmes. IESE Business School, University of Navarra has secured the number one rank in overall category (including both open and custom courses).

IIM-B has been ranked at 55th spot in the executive education open programme and 52nd in the custom category. While IIM-B has improved its performance in the customised category from 57th spot last year to 52nd this year.

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