Daily Current Affairs : 13th October 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 13th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has become the first state to have completely digital, hi-tech classrooms in all public schools?

कौन सा राज्य सभी पब्लिक स्कूलों में पूरी तरह से डिजिटल, हाईटेक क्लासरूम बनाने वाला पहला राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has declared the state public education sector completely digital as Kerala has become the first state in the country to have high-tech classrooms in all its public schools.

The MoU was signed by IIT-G Director T G Sitharam and C-DAC Director General Hemant Darbari during a virtual event in the presence of Union ministers. The agreement is for a period of five years.

Q.2. PM Modi has released the autobiography titled ‘Deh Vechwa Karani’ of which of the following person?

पीएम मोदी ने निम्नलिखित में से किस व्यक्ति की आत्मकथा “देह वीचवा करणीजारी की है?

(a) Balasaheb Vikhe Patil / बालासाहेब विखे पाटिल

(b) Bhai Taru Singh / भाई तारू सिंह

(c) Vijaya Raje Scindia / विजया राजे सिंधिया

(d) Balasaheb Thackeray / बालासाहेब ठाकरे

(e) Manohar Parrikar / मनोहर पर्रिकर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi released the autobiography of Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil titled ‘Deh Vechwa Karani’ today through video conferencing. He renamed Pravara Rural Education Society as ‘Loknete Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society’.

Eknathrao alias Balasaheb Vikhe Patil was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Kopargaon and Ahmednagar (South) constituency of Maharashtra and was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He later joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was a minister in the NDA.

He Started Asia’s first Co-operative sugar factory at Loni in Maharashtra. He was awarded the prestigious civilian award Padma Bhushan on 31 March 2010 for his outstanding work in the field of Social Work.

Q.3. Name the $65 million-dollar prize (the Nobel of Environmental Prizes) officially launched by Prince William to solve some of the climate crisis’ most urgent challenges.

जलवायु संकट के कुछ सबसे जरूरी चुनौतियों को हल करने के लिए प्रिंस विलियम द्वारा आधिकारिक रूप से लॉन्च किए गए $ 65 मिलियन डॉलर पुरस्कार (पर्यावरण पुरस्कारों का नोबेल) का नाम बताएं।

(a) Gruber Prize / ग्रुबर पुरस्कार

(b) Earthshot Prize / अर्थशॉट पुरस्कार

(c) Marconi Prize / मार्कोनी पुरस्कार

(d) Turing Award / ट्यूरिंग अवार्ड

(e) Global energy Prize / वैश्विक ऊर्जा पुरस्कार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Britain’s Prince William officially announced the launch of a $65 million-dollar prize to solve some of the climate crisis’ most urgent challenges. Prince William’s original announcement of the Earthshot prize at the end of 2019, including the prize amount.

Starting in 2021, the Earthshot will award five prizes worth $1.3 million every year for the next decade. The prize’s five “earthshot” categories cover protecting and restoring nature, improving air quality, reviving oceans, reducing waste and addressing climate change.

Q.4. India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed how much amount of loan agreement to develop Rajasthan’s secondary towns?

भारत और एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) ने राजस्थान के द्वितीयक शहरों को विकसित करने के लिए कितने ऋण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) $ 109 million / $ 109 मिलियन

(b) $ 150 million / $ 150 मिलियन

(c) $ 220 million / $ 220 मिलियन

(d) $ 300 million / $ 300 मिलियन

(e) $ 370 million / $ 370 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB)  today signed a $300 million loan to finance inclusive and sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in 14 secondary towns of the state of Rajasthan.

Aims: Project aims to provide better quality and more sustainable water supply and sanitation (WSS) services in the project towns that will improve quality of life in these towns, including for the poor and vulnerable after signing the loan agreement.

Q.5. Exim Bank has extended $400 million soft loan to which country for connectivity project?

एक्जिम बैंक ने कनेक्टिविटी परियोजना के लिए किस देश को $ 400 मिलियन सॉफ्ट लोन दिया है?

(a) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(e) Maldives / मालदीव

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. India has extended a USD 400 million (about Rs 2,932 crore) soft loan to Maldives through the Exim Bank to finance a connectivity project in the nation of islands on 12th October.

The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on behalf of the Government of India has extended a Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 400 million for undertaking Greater Male’s connectivity project in Maldives. With the signing of the above agreement, Exim Bank has till date extended three LoCs worth a cumulative USD 1.2 billion to Maldives, on behalf of India.

Q.6. Government of India has supported Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 310 million through which organization to the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe?

भारत सरकार ने ज़िम्बाब्वे गणराज्य की सरकार को किस संगठन के माध्यम से 310 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर की लाइन ऑफ क्रेडिट (LoC) का समर्थन किया है?

(a) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(b) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(c) National Housing Bank (NHB) / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

(d) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(e) Export Import Bank of India (EXIM) / एक्सपोर्ट इम्पोर्ट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has entered into an agreement with the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, for making available to the latter, Government of India supported Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 310 million (USD Three Hundred and Ten million only) for the purpose of financing repowering of Hwange Thermal Power Station in the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The Agreement under the LoC is effective from September 30, 2020. Under the LoC, the terminal utilization period is 60 months after the scheduled completion date of the project.

Q.7. International Day for Disaster Reduction is celebrated every year on __________________.

आपदा न्यूनीकरण के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है। 

(a) 11 October / 11 अक्टूबर

(b) 12 October / 12 अक्टूबर

(c) 13 October / 13 अक्टूबर

(d) 14 October / 14 अक्टूबर

(e) 15 October / 15 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

Theme 2020: Disaster risk governance’

Q.8. What is the rank of India in Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2020?

ऑक्सफेम की प्रतिबद्धता कम करने की असमानता (CRI) सूचकांक 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 18th

(b) 45th

(c) 87th

(d) 129th

(e) 131st

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. India has been ranked 129 among 158 countries in the 2020 Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index. The third edition of the index focuses on Fighting Inequality in the time of COVID-19.

The index is released by the international charitable organisation ‘Oxfam International’ in partnership with Development Finance International and with inputs from independent experts. The 2020 CRI index has been topped by Norway. South Sudan is the lowest ranking country in the index at 158th position.

Q.9. Which professional basketball team has won the 17th National Basketball Association (NBA) Championship 2020?

किस पेशेवर बास्केटबॉल टीम ने 17 वीं राष्ट्रीय बास्केटबॉल एसोसिएशन (NBA) चैम्पियनशिप 2020 जीत ली है?

(a) Miami Heat / मियामी हीट

(b) Los Angeles Lakers / लॉस एंजिल्स लेकर्स

(c) Oklahoma City Thunder / ओक्लाहोमा सिटी थंडर

(d) Dallas Mavericks / डलास मावेरिक्स

(e) Yankees / यांकी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp: The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat to win the National Basketball Association (NBA) Championship 2020.

This is the 17th NBA title win for LA Lakers and also there first since 2010, after late Kobe Bryant’s fifth and final title a decade ago.

 

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