Daily Current Affairs : 12th June 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 12th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched “Jagananna Chedodu” scheme?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने “जगनन्ना चेदोडु” योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has been implementing welfare schemes for the betterment of the poor, has embarked on another scheme. He launched the Jagananna Chedodu scheme on Wednesday. At the camp office, cash was deposited in beneficiaries’ bank accounts by pressing a computer button.

A total of 2.47 lakh beneficiaries will be credited with this scheme and Rs. 10,000 to Nayi Brahmins, Laundry men and Tailors as a financial aid.

Q.2. After an increase in the population of Asiatic Lions by 151 in Gujarat, the state now has __________________ Asiatic lions in the in Gir forest and other areas of Saurashtra.

गुजरात में एशियाई शेरों की आबादी में 151 की वृद्धि के बाद अब गिर के जंगल और सौराष्ट्र के अन्य क्षेत्रों में __________________ एशियाई शेर हैं।

(a) 354

(b) 458

(c) 523

(d) 674

(e) 712

Answer & Explanation

Exp. GUJARAT is now home to 674 Asiatic lions, the state forest department announced on Wednesday while declaring results of Poonam Avlokan, a lion population “observation” exercise undertaken the last full moon in place of the 15th lion census. The counting this time also covered two new districts of Surendranagar and Morbi where lions were found since the previous census five years ago, indicating reclaiming of new territory.

The figure is 151 more than the 523 Asiatic lions estimated in Gir forest and other areas of Saurashtra in 2015.

Q.3. Which state has banned online classes from LKG to V and warned against increasing fees?

किस राज्य ने LKG से V तक ऑनलाइन कक्षाओं पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया है और बढ़ती फीस के खिलाफ चेतावनी दी है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Karnataka bans online classes from LKG to V; warns against increasing fees.

Minister for primary and secondary education S Suresh Kumar on 10th June said that online classes cannot be held for the kids from LKG to class V.

He also said that the strict action will be taken against the schools charging extra fees in the name of online classes.

“Education department has decided after taking suggestions from senior educational experts, physiatrists, private schools association representatives that online classes for students from LKG to class V should not be held.

Q.4. NHAI under Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has become the first construction sector organisation to go ‘Fully Digital’. Which minister is responsible for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways?

सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय के तहत NHAI “पूरी तरह से डिजिटल” होने वाला पहला निर्माण क्षेत्र संगठन बन गया है। सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय के लिए कौन सा मंत्री जिम्मेदार है?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(e) Nitin Jairam Gadkari / नितिन जयराम गडकरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

As one of the biggest reform, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) under Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has gone ‘Fully Digital’, with the launch of unique cloud based and Artificial Intelligence powered Big Data Analytics platform – Data Lake and Project Management Software.

The entire project management work flow of NHAI is transformed from manual to online portal based, wherein the complete project execution operations including ‘workflow with time lines’ and ‘alert mechanism’ have been configured. All project documentation, contractual decisions and approvals are now being done through portal only.

Q.5. Forex reserves has crossed half-a-trillion (500M) mark for first time after it surged by _______________.

विदेशी मुद्रा भंडार _______________ से बढ़ने के बाद पहली बार आधा-ट्रिलियन (500M) अंक को पार कर गया है।

(a) $2.36 billion / 2.36 बिलियन डॉलर

(b) $3.44 billion / 3.44 बिलियन डॉलर

(c) $5.86 billion / 5.86 बिलियन डॉलर

(d) $8.22 billion / 8.22 बिलियन डॉलर

(e) $9.34 billion / 9.34 बिलियन डॉलर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The country’s foreign exchange reserves crossed the half-a-trillion mark for the first time after it surged by massive $8.22 billion in the week ended June 5, according to the latest data from the RBI.

The reserves rose to $501.70 billion in the reporting week helped by a whopping rise in foreign currency assets (FCA).

In the previous week ended May 29, the reserves had increased by $3.44 billion to $493.48 billion.

Q.6. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has pegged India’s economy growth rate at _______________ in fiscal year 2020-21.

आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन (OECD) ने वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 में भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था की विकास दर _______________ पर आंकी है।

(a) -1.1%

(b) -2.5%

(c) -3.7%

(d) -5.6%

(e) -6.3%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released its Economic Outlook and has forecasted Indian Economy to contract to 3.7% in the fiscal year 2020-21. It also stated that if there is a second COVID-19 outbreak in the country, then its growth will drop further to -7.3%.

Q.7. Which Indian Musician has recently received “the Medal of the Order of Australia”?

हाल ही में किस भारतीय संगीतकार को “दी मेडल ऑफ़ द आर्डर ऑफ़ ऑस्ट्रेलिया” मिला है?

(a) A R Rahman / ए आर रहमान

(b) Zakir Hussain / जाकिर हुसैन

(c) Shobha Sekhar / शोभा शेखर

(d) Shivkumar Sharma / शिवकुमार शर्मा

(e) Hariprasad Chaurasia / हरिप्रसाद चौरसिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Musician Shobha Sekhar, the founder of Kalakruthi a music organisation in Australia receives the Medal of the Order of Australia(OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 for her service to Indian music and dance.

she works as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. She started the Kalakruthi in 1994 affiliated with The Music Academy, Chennai and has been training many aspirants of Carnatic music. She had conducted several concerts in Australia and all around the world.

The medal of the order of Australia is awarded to the individuals contributing to their community or to Australia globally or domestically.

Q.8. World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year on _______________.

बाल श्रम के खिलाफ विश्व दिवस _______________ को हर साल मनाया जाता है।

(a)  10 june / 10 जून

(b) 11 june / 11 जून

(c) 12 june / 12 जून

(d) 13 june / 13 जून

(e) 14 june / 14 जून

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Day Against Child Labour is observed on June 12. The day is marked each year to highlight the barbaric practice of child labour.

According to figures available on the United Nations’ website, approximately 152 million children have been pushed into child labour. Out of the 152 million, around 72 million are involved in hazardous work.

The organisation aims to put an end to this practice by 2025.

Q.9. What is the theme for World Day Against Child Labour 2020?

बाल श्रम के खिलाफ विश्व दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams

(b) COVID-19 –  Generation safe and Healthy

(c) End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business!

(d) NO to child labour – YES to quality education!

(e) COVID-19 – Protect children from child labour now, more than ever

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: “COVID-19 – Protect children from child labour now, more than ever”.

Q.10. Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi has passed away recently. He was a ___________________.

आनंद मोहन जुत्शी गुलज़ार देहलवी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक ___________________ थे।

(a) Poet / कवि

(b) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi passed away 12th June, less than a week after recovering from the novel coronavirus. He was 93.

Dehlvi, a Kashmiri Pandit, was the editor of ‘Science ki Duniya’, the only science magazine published in Urdu by the government, which was launched in 1975.

Q.11. Name the former Planning Commission member who passed away recently in Coimbatore.

पूर्व योजना आयोग के सदस्य का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में कोयम्बटूर में निधन हो गया।

(a) A Vaidyanathan / ए वैद्यनाथन

(b) Pritam Singh / प्रीतम सिंह

(c) Arjun Charan Sethi / अर्जुन चरण सेठी

(d) Chiranjeevi Sarja / चिरंजीवी सर्जा

(e) Ved Prakash Marwah / वेद प्रकाश मारवाह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Dr A Vaidyanathan, a former member of the Government of India’s Planning Commission, passed away late night on 10th June in Coimbatore.

Dr Vaidyanathan chaired the Government of India Task Force on Revival of Cooperative Credit Institutions in 2004 and was a member of the K.N. Raj Committee on Taxation of Agricultural Income (1969-70).

Q.12. Where is the headquarters of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)?

भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण (NHAI) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है? 

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: New Delhi

Chairperson: Sanjeev Ranjan

Q.13. Where is the headquarters of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन (OECD) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Paris, France

Founded: 30 September 1961

Secretary-General: José Ángel Gurría

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