Daily Current Affairs : 14th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 14th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Moira bananas, Harmal Chillies and sweet dish “Khaje” has got Geographical Indication (GI) tag?

किस राज्य के मोयरा केले, हरमल मिर्च और मीठे पकवान “खाजे” को भौगोलिक संकेत (GI) टैग मिला है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Goa / गोवा

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Goa’s traditional festive sweet dish ‘Khaje’, spicy Harmal Chilli and Myndoli Banana (Moira Banana) has obtained Geographical Indication (GI) tag in last three months, thus giving the local producers exclusive brand protection rights.

Earlier, the State’s popular ‘Cashew Feni’ and ‘Khola Red Chilli’, had obtained GI tag.

Q.2. Which state has bagged the 1st position in implementation of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme (AMRUT)?

किस राज्य ने कायाकल्प और शहरी परिवर्तन योजना के लिए अटल मिशन (AMRUT)  के कार्यान्वयन में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Assam / असम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Odisha continued to be the top performer in implementation of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme (AMRUT) by making significant strides in providing piped water supply to households in urban areas of the State.

Odisha is followed by Chandigarh, Telangana, Gujarat and Karnataka in the implementation of AMRUT.

Q.3. Which state government has launched ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme to Provide Soft Loans, Subsidies to Youth?

किस राज्य सरकार ने युवाओं को शीतल ऋण, सब्सिडी प्रदान करने के लिए कर्म साथी प्रकल्पयोजना शुरू की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. On the occasion of International Youth Day, the West Bengal government launched ‘Karma Sathi Prakalpa’ scheme under which one lakh unemployed youth would be provided soft loans and subsidies to make them self-reliant.

Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar

Capital: Kolkata

Chief minister: Mamata Banerjee

Q.4. Who among the following has launched Transparent Taxation platform to benefit honest taxpayers?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने ईमानदार करदाताओं को लाभ पहुंचाने के लिए पारदर्शी कराधान मंच शुरू किया है?

(a) Piyush Goyal / पियूष गोयल

(b) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 13th August launched the platform for ‘Transparent Taxation – Honoring the Honest’ aimed at easing compliance and expediting refunds, benefiting honest taxpayers.

Three main features of the platform are faceless assessment, faceless appeal and tax payers’ charter, PM Modi announced.

Q.5. How much amount has been announced by India to help Maldives in Greater Male Connectivity project (GMCP)?

भारत द्वारा ग्रेटर माले कनेक्टिविटी प्रोजेक्ट (GMCP) में मालदीव की सहायता के लिए कितनी राशि की घोषणा की गई है?

(a) $100 million / $ 100 मिलियन

(b) $120 million / $ 120 मिलियन

(c) $200 million / $ 200 मिलियन

(d) $400 million / $ 400 मिलियन

(e) $500 million / $ 500 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India announces USD 500 million help in Maldives Connectivity project.

Maldives has thanked India for its developmental assistance as budget support and greater Male connectivity project.

India support the implementation of GMCP in Maldives, through a financial package consisting of a grant of USD 100 million and a new Line of Credit of USD 400 million.

India has also decided to start air travel bubble between with Maldives to facilitate movement of people from both sides for employment, tourism, medical emergencies.

Q.6. Which country’s President has brokered a historic peace deal between Israel and UAE?

किस देश के राष्ट्रपति ने इजरायल और यूएई के बीच एक ऐतिहासिक शांति समझौते में मदद की है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

 (e) US / अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In a major breakthrough for peace in the Middle East, US President Donald Trump has brokered a historic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates for full normalisation of relations between the two countries.

Trump announced this through a joint statement from US, Israel and the UAE. The breakthrough happened over a phone call between the three leaders. “After 49 years, Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalise their diplomatic relations. This is the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab country in 25 years.

Q.7. Name the feature that has been announced by RBI governor to help avert cheque frauds.

उस सुविधा का नाम बताइए जिसे RBI के गवर्नर ने औसत धोखाधड़ी जाँच में मदद करने के लिए घोषित किया है।

(a) nth Pay

(b) Razor Pay

(c) Cheque Pay

(d) Positive Pay

(e) Eazy Pay

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to introduce a mechanism of ‘Positive Pay’ feature for all cheques of value Rs 50,000 and above.

This feature helps to avert cheque frauds. The limit of Rs 50,000 will cover approximately 20 per cent of transactions by volume and 80 per cent by value.

Q.8. RBI has mandated system-based asset classification for urban co-operative banks (UCBs) with assets of ___________________ or more.

RBI ने ___________________ या अधिक की संपत्ति वाले शहरी सहकारी बैंकों (UCB) के लिए सिस्टम-आधारित परिसंपत्ति वर्गीकरण को अनिवार्य किया है।

(a) ₹500 crore / ₹500 करोड़

(b) ₹1000 crore / ₹ 1000 करोड़

(c) ₹2000 crore / ₹ 2000 करोड़

(d) ₹2500 crore / ₹ 2500 करोड़

(e) ₹3000 crore / ₹ 3,000 करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 12th August asked urban co-operative banks (UCBs) with assets of ₹2,000 crore or more to implement system-based asset classification from 30 June 2021.

System-based asset classification refers to asset classification (downgrading as well as upgrading) carried out by computerized systems of a bank in an automated manner.

“In order to improve the efficiency, transparency and integrity of the asset classification process, it has been decided to implement system-based asset classification in urban co-operative banks (UCBs),

Q.9. Who has assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO)?

महानिदेशक नौसेना संचालन (DGNO) के रूप में किसने पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) Dinesh K Tripathi / दिनेश के त्रिपाठी

(b) Bipin Rawat / बिपिन रावत

(c) Karambir Singh / करमबीर सिंह

(d) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(e) Manoj Mukund Naravane / मनोज मुकुंद नरवाने

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi assumed charge as Director General Naval Operations (DGNO) on 13th August, said the Indian Navy. The Flag Officer commanded the eastern fleet from January 15, 2018, to March 30, 2019.

On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral in June 2019, Tripathi was appointed the Commandant of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala, the Navy noted.

Q.10. Which actor is the most highly paid actor according to the “The Highest-Paid Actors Of 2020” list released by Forbes?

फोर्ब्स द्वारा जारी की गई “द हाइस्ट-पेड एक्टर्स ऑफ़ 2020” सूची के अनुसार कौन सा अभिनेता सबसे अधिक भुगतान किया जाने वाला अभिनेता है?

(a) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(b) Dwayne Johnson / ड्वेन जॉनसन

(c) Shah Rukh Khan / शाहरुख खान

(d) Ryan Reynolds / रयान रेनॉल्ड्स

(e) Will Smith / विल स्मिथ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Dwayne Johnson is the most highly paid actor in Hollywood and standing at first place with $87.5 million earnings in 2020. followed by Ryan Reynolds with $71.5 million.

Akshay Kumar Bollywood star has become first Indian actor who is listed in the top 10 highest-paid actors of 2020 and he accounted for $48.5 million earnings in 2020.

In the Forbes list, he gets 6th place and he earned most of earning from product endorsements. the Forbes takes data between 1st June 2019 and 1st June 2020.

Q.11. On which date World Organ Donation Day is celebrated every year?

हर साल विश्व अंग दान दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(b) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

(c) 13 August / 13 अगस्त

(d) 14 August / 14 अगस्त

(e) 15 August / 15 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year on 13th August, world organ donation day is celebrated to create awareness about organ donation and encourage people to donate their organs so that the gap between organ demand and supply can be reduced and more patients with organ failure can benefit from these organs.

Q.12. Who is the current Governor of Odisha?

ओडिशा के वर्तमान राज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Ganeshi Lal / गणेशी लाल

(b) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

(c) Bhagat Singh Koshyari / भगत सिंह कोश्यारी

(d) Najma Heptulla / नजमा हेपतुल्ला

(e) Ganeshi Lal / गणेशी लाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp: Governor:  Ganeshi Lal

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