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

Daily Current Affairs 14th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s CM has launched ‘ HOPE’, a portal for unemployed youth to get jobs?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने बेरोजगार युवाओं को नौकरी पाने के लिए एक पोर्टल ‘HOPE’ लॉन्च किया है

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on 13th May launched a portal aimed at creating employment avenues for the trained youth as well as offering them skill development opportunities to increase their employability.

The portal, ‘HOPE’ – Helping Out People Everywhere, has already begun collecting data on the youths staying in the state as well as migrant youths who have returned recently from outside.

Q.2. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)?

भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण (एएसआई) के नए महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(b) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) got a new Director General with the appointment of IAS officer V. Vidyavathi on 12th mAY.

Ms. Vidyavathi is a 1991 batch Karnataka cadre officer, according to the order of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on 12 May. She will be serving in the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

Q.3. Which of the following state’s Arumbavur wood carvings has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य की अरुंबावुर लकड़ी की नक्काशी को भौगोलिक संकेत रजिस्ट्री द्वारा भौगोलिक संकेत (जीआई) टैग दिया गया है?

(a) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Arumbavur wood carvings has been given Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry.

Arumbavur wood carvings: The wooden sculpture made in the village of Veppanthattai in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu is world famous. These wood carvings are made out of wooden logs of Indian siris (Poo Vaagai, Albizia lebbeck), mango (Mangifera indica), lingam tree (Mavilangam), Indian ash tree (Othiyan – Odina wodier), rosewood, neem tree (Vembu – Azadirachta indica).

The most famous of all kinds of monasteries like Lord Vinayaka, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Krishna, Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathi can be seen in Arumbavur Wood Carvings.

Q.4. Which city’s Netti Works has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry?

भौगोलिक संकेत रजिस्ट्री द्वारा किस शहर के नेति वर्क्स को भौगोलिक संकेत (GI) टैग दिया गया है?

(a) Coimbatore / कोयंबटूर

 (b) Mysore / मैसूर

(c) Thanjavur / तंजावुर

(d) Madurai / मदुरै

(e) Vellore / वेल्लोर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Thanjavur Netti Works has been given Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry.

Thanjavur Netti Works: This art work is done by using pith, which is obtained from netti, a hydrophyte plant called as Aeschynomene aspera that adorned the palace of Rajaraja Chola. The raw material is taken from the stem of the Netti plant in the Pudukottai lake (Pudukullam & Kallaperumbur lake), which are then dried in the sun and then applied to the sculpture. The soil found in Thanjavur is favourable for the growth of the plant.

Netti sculptures are designed with small needles, small needles, blades, scissors and knives. The sculptures that give us the shape we wanted are in the glass ark of various houses with glittering beauty and adorn the reception.

Q.5. What is the rank of India in World Economic Forum (WEF)’s global Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2020?

विश्व आर्थिक मंच (WEF) के वैश्विक ऊर्जा संक्रमण सूचकांक (ETI) 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 65

(b) 74

(c) 115

(d) 131

(e) 142

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India has moved up two places to rank 74th on a global energy transition index, which has ranked 115 economies on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability.

Q.6. Which country ranked first in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s global Energy Transition Index (ETI) 2020?

विश्व आर्थिक मंच (WEF) के वैश्विक ऊर्जा संक्रमण सूचकांक (ETI) 2020 में किस देश को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sweden remains on the top on this annual list compiled by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) and is followed by Switzerland and Norway in the top three, as per its latest report released on 12th May.

Among major economies, the UK is ranked 7th, Singapore 13th, Germany 17th, Japan 18th and the US 27th.

Within Asia, Malaysia is ranked highest at 31st, Sri Lanka is 60th, Bangladesh 90th and Nepal 93rd.

Q.7. In which city India Post has paid a tribute to migrant workers by releasing a special postal cover dedicated to them?

किस शहर में इंडिया पोस्ट ने प्रवासी श्रमिकों को समर्पित एक विशेष डाक कवर जारी करके उन्हें श्रद्धांजलि दी है?

(a) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(b) Chennai / चेन्नई

(c) Mumbai / मुंबई

(d) Ahmedabad / अहमदाबाद

(e) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India Post on May 13 paid a tribute to migrant workers by releasing a special postal cover dedicated to them in Mumbai, a press release by the Press Information Bureau has said.

Migrant workers from across India have been making their way back to their home states by opting for any mode of transport available after the announcement and extension of national lockdown by the government. Reports suggest that a number of workers, devoid of any transport, have also taken to walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their hometowns.

According to the government, five migrant workers from different sectors were called to release the postal cover.

Q.8. How much amount has been allocated by PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund Trust for fight against COVID-19?

COVID-19 के खिलाफ लड़ाई के लिए PM CARES (प्रधान मंत्री नागरिक सहायता और आपातकालीन स्थिति में राहत) फंड ट्रस्ट द्वारा कितनी राशि आवंटित की गई है?

(a) Rs 1000 crores / 1000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 2000 crores / 2000 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 2500 crores / 2500 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 3000 crores / 3000 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 3100 crores / 3100 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund Trust today decided to allocate Rs. 3100 Crore for fight against COVID-19. Out of Rs 3100 crore, a sum of approximately Rs.2000 crore will be earmarked for the purchase of ventilators, Rs. 1000 crores will be used for care of migrant labourers and Rs.100 crores will be given to support vaccine development.  

The trust formed on 27th March 2020 is headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister (ex-Officio) and other ex-officio Members of the trust are Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister. While announcing this package, the Prime Minister has thanked all the donors for their generosity in contributing to the PM CARES Fund which will support India’s fight against COVID-19.

Q.9. In which city Geographical Indications Registry is situated?

भौगोलिक संकेत रजिस्ट्री किस शहर में स्थित है?

(a) Lucknow / लखनऊ

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद  

(d) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Geographical Indications Registry is set up for administration of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 with the object to provide registration and better protection of geographical indications relating to goods. The GI Registry is situated at Chennai.

Q.10. The United Nations has slashed India’s projected growth rate to ______________ in 2020.

संयुक्त राष्ट्र ने 2020 में भारत की अनुमानित विकास दर को ______________ तक घटा दिया है।

(a) 0 %

(b) 0.5 %

(c) 1 %

(d) 1.2 %

(e) 1.5 %

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The UN slashed India’s projected growth rate to 1.2 per cent in 2020 and forecast that the global economy will contract sharply by 3.2 per cent as the Covid-19 pandemic paralyses the world, sharply restricting economic activities, increasing uncertainties and unleashing a recession unseen.

The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2020 released on 13th May by the UN said that global gross domestic product is forecast to shrink by 3.2 per cent in 2020, with only a gradual recovery of lost output projected for 2021.

Q.11. How much funds have been allocated by the Prime Minister under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana scheme for welfare of poor?

गरीबों के कल्याण के लिए प्रधानमंत्री गरीब कल्याण योजना के तहत प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा कितनी धनराशि आवंटित की गई है?

(a) ₹1.3lakh crore / ₹1.3 लाख करोड़ 

(b) ₹1.7 lakh crore / ₹1.7 लाख करोड़

(c) ₹2.1 lakh crore / ₹2.1 लाख करोड़

(d) ₹3.5 lakh crore / ₹3.5 लाख करोड़

(e) ₹4.2 lakh crore / ₹4.2 लाख करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PM has provided a Rs 1.70 lakh crore PM Garib Kalyan Yojana scheme for welfare of poor.

Q.12. Due date of all IT Return filings has been extended for the fiscal 2020-21 from July 31 to _________________________.

वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 के लिए 31 जुलाई से _________________________ तक सभी आईटी रिटर्न फाइलिंग की तारीख बढ़ा दी गई है।

(a) August 31 / 31 अगस्त 

(b) September 30 / 30 सितम्बर

(c) October 31 / 31 अक्टूबर

(d) November 30 / 30 नवम्बर

(e) December 31 / 31 दिसम्बर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Due date of all IT Return filings extended from July 31 to November 30 for the fiscal 2020-21.

Q.13. What is the amount of the special liquidity infusion through a Partial credit guarantee Scheme 2.0 for Liabilities of Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFCs)/Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)/Housing Finance Companies (HFCs)?

गैर-बैंकिंग वित्तीय कंपनी (NBFC) / माइक्रो फाइनेंस इंस्टीट्यूशंस (MFI) / हाउसिंग फाइनेंस कंपनियों (HFC) की देयताओं के लिए आंशिक क्रेडिट गारंटी स्कीम 2.0 के माध्यम से विशेष तरलता जलसेक की मात्रा क्या है?

(a) Rs 45000 crores / 45000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 10000 crores / 10000 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 90000 crores / 90000 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 30000 crores / 30000 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 55000 crores / 55000 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Government announces Rs 45,000 crore liquidity infusion through a Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme 2.0 for NBFCs/MFIs/HFCs.

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