Daily Current Affairs : 12th and 13th September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 12th and 13th September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following monument/ religious place has got the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Registration?

निम्नलिखित में से किस स्मारक / धार्मिक स्थान को विदेशी अंशदान विनियमन अधिनियम (FCRA) पंजीकरण मिला है?

(a) Golden Temple / स्वर्ण मंदिर

(b) Qutub Minar / कुतुब मीनार

(c) Lotus Temple / लोटस टेम्पल

(d) Akshardham Mandir / अक्षरधाम मंदिर

(e) India Gate / इंडिया गेट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. The Union Home Ministry recently granted Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration to Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, or the Golden Temple, in Amritsar. It will now enable the Golden Temple to receive foreign donations.

The foreign contribution can be used by the Sikh shrine for providing financial and medical assistance to the needy. It can also be used to organise langar which is a free community kitchen.

Q.2. Govt has put a national security clause in defence FDI. The new policy has raised the FDI through automatic approval in the defence sector to _____________________.

रक्षा FDI में सरकार ने राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा खंड रखा है। नई नीति ने रक्षा क्षेत्र में स्वत: अनुमोदन के माध्यम से FDI को _____________________ तक बढ़ा दिया है।

(a) 49%

(b) 55%

(c) 62%

(d) 74%

(e) 81%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. The new policy raising the cap of foreign direct investment through automatic approval in the defence sector from 49 per cent to 74 per cent now has a ‘National Security’ clause as a condition. The policy was approved by the Union Cabinet on 10th September.

The government has been focusing on the defence sector to act as an engine for boosting manufacturing in the country, and is aiming to achieve a turnover of Rs 1.75 lakh crore, including exports worth Rs 35,000 crore, by 2025.

Q.3. ADB and ENGIE group has signed a ₹466-crore long-term loan for developing solar project in which state?

ADB और ENGIE समूह ने किस राज्य में सौर परियोजना के विकास के लिए 466 करोड़ दीर्घावधि ऋण पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ENGIE group signed a long-term loan of up to 4.66 billion Indian rupees (about $65.5 million) to construct and operate a 200-megawatt alternating current solar photovoltaic-based power plant at Raghanesda Solar Park in India’s western state of Gujarat.

“The project will enable the ENGIE group to expand its renewable energy capacity in India and send positive signals to global investors to continue supporting the growth of renewable energy in India.

Q.4. Who has been appointed as the panellist of WHO’s independent panel for pandemic preparedness and response?

महामारी की तैयारियों और प्रतिक्रिया के लिए WHO के स्वतंत्र पैनल के पैनलिस्ट के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajiv Mehrishi / राजीव मह्रिषी

(b) Poonam Khatri / पूनम खत्री

(c) Paresh Rawal / परेश रावल

(d) Preeti Sudan / प्रीती सूडान

(e) Sanyukta Samaddar / संयुक्ता समद्दार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. World Health Organisation’s independent panel for pandemic preparedness and response appointed former health secretary Preeti Sudan as one of its 11 panellists from across the world. The decision by the panel’s two heads, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clarke and former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, received a rather muted response in India.

The global panel will evaluate international response to the Covid-19 pandemic and submit a report by May 2021 to the World Health Assembly.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the UNICEF’s celebrity advocate in India?

भारत में यूनिसेफ के सेलिब्रिटी अधिवक्ता के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(b) Ayushmann Khurrana / आयुष्मान खुराना

(c) Armaan Malik / अरमान मलिक

(d) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(e) Vicky Kaushal / विक्की कौशल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. UNICEF (United Nations International Children Education Fund) appointed Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate for promoting and supporting its work around ending violence against children.

The actor will work towards ending violence against children especially in the current scenario when COVID-19 risk has blanketed the whole world.

Q.6. Which tennis pair has won the US Open Women’s doubles title 2020?

किस टेनिस जोड़ी ने यूएस ओपन महिला युगल खिताब 2020 जीता है?

(a) Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan / निकोल मेलिचर और जू यिफान

(b) Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka / एलीस मर्टेंस और आर्यना सबालेंका

(c) Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva / लौरा सीगामुंड और वेरा ज्वोनारेवा

(d) Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic / तैमिया बाबोस और क्रिस्टीना म्लादेनोविक

(e) Victoria Azarenka and Sofia Kenin / विक्टोरिया अजारेंका और सोफिया केनिन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Siegemund and Zvonareva Won the title in their first event together, beating Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final, 6–4, 6–4.

This is the first time since the 2006 US Open that an unseeded team won the US Open Women’s Doubles title also won by Zvonareva.

This was Zvonareva’s third Grand Slam title in women’s doubles, fifth Grand Slam title overall, her first Grand Slam title since the 2012 Australian Open women’s doubles, and her first U.S. Open title since 2006.

Q.7. Which tennis pair has won the US Open men’s doubles title 2020?

किस टेनिस जोड़ी ने यूएस ओपन पुरुष युगल 2020 का खिताब जीता है?

(a) Mate Pavic & Bruno Soares / मेट पाविक और ब्रूनो सोरेस

(b) Wesley Koolhof & Nikola Mektic / वेस्ले कूलहोफ़ और निकोला मेक्टिक

(c) Oliver Marach & Jamie Murray / ओलिवर माराच और जेमी मरे

(d) Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah / जुआन सेबेस्टियन कबाल और रॉबर्ट फराह

(e) Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău / जीन-जूलियन रोजर और होरिया टेकाऊ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Mate Pavić and Bruno Soares defeated no. 8 seeds Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektić in the final, 7–5, 6–3 to win the Men’s Doubles tennis title at the 2020 US Open.

This is the first time since the 2000 US Open that an unseeded team won the US Open Men’s Doubles title.

With this win, Pavić won his second Grand Slam men’s doubles title after having won the 2018 Australian Open, and Soares won his third Grand Slam men’s doubles title after having won the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 US Open.

Q.8. Who among the following has won the Women U.S. Open title?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने अमेरिकी ओपन खिताब जीता है?

(a) Sofia Kenin / सोफिया केनीन

(b) Victoria Azarenka / विक्टोरिया अजारेंका

(c) Maria Sharapova / मारिया शारापोवा

(d) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

(e) Simone Biles / सिमोन बाइल्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Naomi Osaka ended Victoria Azarenka’s dream run to claim her second U.S. Open title in three years with a 1-6 6-3 6-3 comeback win on 12th September which cemented her status as the sport’s leading light both on and off the court.

Naomi Osaka won the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open.

Q.9. Name the Arya Samaj Leader and Haryana MLA who has passed away recently.

आर्य समाज नेता और हरियाणा के विधायक का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया है।

(a) Kesavananda Bharati / केशवानंद भारती

(b) Swami Agnivesh / स्वामी अग्निवेश

(c) Anil Jain / अनिल जैन

(d) Govind Swarup / गोविंद स्वरूप

(e) Jaya Prakash Reddy / जया प्रकाश रेड्डी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Former Haryana MLA and Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh, who was hospitalised due to liver cirrhosis and was in a critical condition, died at a hospital in New Delhi.

Agnivesh founded a political party, Arya Sabha, that was based on the principles of the Arya Samaj in 1970. He was also an advocate for the dialogue between religions.

Q.10. Aditya Paudwal has passed away recently. He was a/an ______________.

आदित्य पौडवाल का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक ______________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Music composer / संगीतकार

(c) Lyricist / गीतकार

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Veteran playback singer Anuradha Paudwal’s son, music composer Aditya Paudwal passed away in a Mumbai hospital on 11th September. He was 35.

It had to do something with his lungs and finally, his kidneys failed. Last four days he was in the ICU and this morning he passed away. Aditya Paudwal was a music arranger and producer. He had recently worked on Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray.

Q.11. Which state’s CM has launched ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to tackle coronavirus?

कोरोनावायरस से निपटने के लिए किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने मेरा परिवार, मेरी जिम्मेदारीअभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on 13th September announced that the government is launching ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to tackle coronavirus.

According to the guidelines released by BMC, the authorities will reach out to every family door-to-door to check temperature and oxygen levels. It asked people to maintain two-metre distance, sanitise hands regularly and wear mask.

Q.12. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has passed away. He was a/an ____________________.

रघुवंश प्रसाद सिंह का निधन हो गया है। वह एक____________ थे

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Violinist / वायोलिन वादक

(c) Classical Vocalist / शास्त्रीय गायक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Kathak dancer / कथक नर्तक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Former union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died at AIIMS, Delhi on 13th September.

Raghuvansh Singh played a pioneering role in the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) during the UPA government.

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