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

Daily Current Affairs 12th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Name the Indian journalist who was one of 17 recipients of the Freedom of Speech Award presented by German public news outlet Deutsche Welle.

उस भारतीय पत्रकार का नाम बताइए जो जर्मन सार्वजनिक समाचार आउटलेट डॉयचे वेले द्वारा प्रस्तुत फ्रीडम ऑफ स्पीच अवार्ड के 17 प्राप्तकर्ताओं में से एक था।

(a) Karan Thapar / करन थापर

(b) Siddharth Varadarajan / सिद्धार्थ वरदराजन

(c) Rajdeep Sardesai / राजदीप सरदेसाई

(d) Arfa Khanum Sherwani / आरफा खानुम शेरवानी

(e) Prashant Bhushan / प्रशांत भूषण

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian journalist Siddharth Varadarajan was one of 17 recipients of the Freedom of Speech Award presented by German public news outlet Deutsche Welle on 3rd May, for showing “outstanding commitment to human rights and freedom of expression in the media”. The announcement came on World Press Freedom Day. “In 2020, in the midst of the corona crisis, DW has decided to honor 17 journalists from 14 countries,” the news organisation said. “They represent all journalists worldwide who have disappeared or been arrested or threatened because of their reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Q.2. How much fund has been released by the central government to 14 states as additional resources to fight virus’ impact?

केंद्र सरकार ने 14 राज्यों को वायरस के प्रभाव से लड़ने के लिए अतिरिक्त संसाधनों के रूप में कितना फंड जारी किया है?

(a) Rs 3,285 crore / 3,285 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 4,243 crore / 4,243 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 5,384 crore / 5,384 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 6,195 crore / 6,195 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 7,296 crore / 7,296 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The government on 11May released Rs 6,195.08 crore to 14 states as the second equated monthly instalment of the Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant as recommended by the Finance Commission. “This would provide them with additional resources during the coronavirus crisis,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement. The grant had been released for 14 states including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Sikkim and six North Eastern states, excluding Arunachal Pradesh. Kerala gets Rs 1,276 crore.

Q.3. Which state government has launched a scheme named ‘FIR Aapke Dwar’?

किस राज्य सरकार ने ‘एफआईआर आपके द्वार’ नामक योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Madhya Pradesh on 11th May launched “FIR Aapke Dwar”, an initiative that will see police officials going to homes of victims to register a First Information Report (FIR) than the other way round. The initiative was launched on a pilot basis across 23 police stations, including one station each in urban and rural areas of headquarters of 11 administrative divisions.

The only police station chosen despite being located outside the divisional headquarters was Datia, the home town and assembly constituency of Home Minister Narottam Mishra, who launched the scheme.

Q.4. International Nurses Day is observed every year on _______________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय नर्स दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 May / 11 मई

(b) 12 May / 12 मई

(c) 13 May / 13 मई

(d) 14 May / 14 मई

(e) 15 May / 15 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Nurses Day is annually observed on May 12. May 12 was chosen for celebrating this day as it is the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the foundational philosopher of modern nursing.

Q.5. What is the theme for International Nurses Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय नर्स दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective

(b) Nurses – A Voice to Lead – Health for All

(c) Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health

(d) A voice to lead: Health is a human right

(e) Nurses: A force for change – Improving health systems’ resilience

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health’.

Q.6. Which ministry has launched CHAMPIONS portal, a technology-driven Control Room-Cum-Management Information System, for addressing the grievances of smaller units in the country?

किस मंत्रालय ने देश में छोटी इकाइयों की शिकायतों को दूर करने के लिए प्रौद्योगिकी संचालित कंट्रोल रूम-कम-मैनेजमेंट इंफॉर्मेशन सिस्टम CHAMPIONS पोर्टल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Ministry of Human Resource and Development / मानव संसाधन और विकास मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मझौले उद्यम मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of External Affairs / विदेश मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Health and Welfare / स्वास्थ्य और कल्याण मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Railways / रेल मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched CHAMPIONS portal, a technology-driven Control Room-Cum-Management Information System, for addressing the grievances of smaller units in the country. Aim: ‘The system utilising modern ICT tools is aimed at assisting Indian MSMEs march into big league as National and Global CHAMPIONS,”. The Champions stand here for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the output and national strength. Accordingly, the name of the system is CHAMPIONS. “As the name suggests, the portal is basically for making the smaller units big by solving their grievances, encouraging, supporting, helping and handholding. It is a real one-stop-shop solution of ministry,” the statement added.

Q.7. Which minister is responsible for the road transport, highways and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ministry?

सड़क परिवहन, राजमार्ग और सूक्ष्म लघु और मध्यम उद्यम (MSME) 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

Q.8. Who among the following became the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन फेड कप हार्ट अवार्ड जीतने वाला पहला भारतीय बना?

(a) Saina Nehwal / साइना नेहवाल

(b) Srikanth Kidambi / श्रीकांत किदांबी

(c) Sania Mirza / सानिया मिर्जा

(d) B. Sai Praneeth / बी साई प्रणीत

(e) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tennis star Sania Mirza on 11th May became the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award for her successful return to the court post motherhood. Sania won the award for Asia/Oceania zone after securing a whopping 10,000 plus votes out of the total 16,985 cast for this year’s three regional Group I nominees. The Fed Cup Heart Award winners were determined via online voting by fans which went on for a week starting from May 1. Sania’s vote share of over 60 per cent of the total votes is a testimony to the global popularity of the Indian star at the Fed Cup competition.

The winners from each category received USD 2000 as prize money, which the 33-year-old Hyderabadi decided to donate to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.9. Hari Vasudevan has passed away. He was a _______________.

हरि वासुदेवन का निधन हो गया है। वो एक _______________ थे

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Folk Singer / लोक गायक

(c) Social Activist / सामाजिक एक्टिविस्ट

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Historian Hari Vasudevan, best known for his expertise on European and Russian politics and history, passed away on 10th May.

The 68-year-old had tested positive for the coronavirus two days after being admitted to the facility on 4 May. Soon after, he was put on ventilator on account of developing respiratory distress.

Q.10. What is the amount of the special economic package (which is nearly 10% of the GDP) announced by PM Modi to support ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’?

पीएम मोदी द्वारा ‘आत्मनिर्भर भारत अभियान’ का समर्थन करने के लिए घोषित विशेष आर्थिक पैकेज (जो कि जीडीपी का लगभग 10% है) की राशि कितनी है?

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

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

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

(d) Rs 25 lakh crore / 25 लाख करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 30 lakh crore / 30 लाख करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM announced a special economic package on 12 May. This will play an important role in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. The announcements made by the govt over COVID, decisions of RBI & today’s package totals to Rs 20 Lakh Crores.

These reforms will focus on strengthening the infrastructure, economy and buisness in India. Aatma Nirbharta will help India to excell in the competition of global supply change and the new economic package is made keeping in mind to increase the efficiency and improve quality of all sectors.

Q.11. What is the name of the Counselling Helpline launched by HRD Minister for Central University of Odisha?

ओडिशा के केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय के लिए मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्री द्वारा शुरू की गई काउंसलिंग हेल्पलाइन का नाम क्या है?

(a) Bharosa / भरोसा

(b) Sahara / सहारा

(c) Saarthi / सारथि

(d) Paramarsh / परामर्श

(e) Utkal / उत्कल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak has launched a dedicated counselling helpline for the students of Central University of Odisha. The helpline will assist students who are suffering from mental distress and need counselling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bharosa Helpline was launched by the HRD Minister through a video conference.

Q.12. Which city’s airport was voted by customers as the best regional airport in India & Central Asia for the third time in four years at the 2020 World Airport Awards?

2020 के विश्व हवाई अड्डे के पुरस्कारों में किस शहर के हवाई अड्डे को चार साल में तीसरी बार भारत और मध्य एशिया के सर्वश्रेष्ठ क्षेत्रीय हवाई अड्डे के रूप में ग्राहकों द्वारा वोट दिया गया?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(e) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bangaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport said on 11th May it was voted by customers as the best regional airport in India & Central Asia for the third time in four years at the 2020 World Airport Awards. For an 11-year old airport, it’s a remarkable achievement.

“This award reaffirms our commitment to provide a world-class experience for our travelers at BLR Airport with a slew of pioneering technology and sustainability initiatives.

According to the statement, the World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry, voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey.

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