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

Daily Current Affairs 14th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following country’s think tank joined hands with Indian think tank to foster cooperation in Indo-Pacific region??

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के थिंक टैंक ने भारत-प्रशांत क्षेत्र में सहयोग को बढ़ावा देने के लिए भारतीय थिंक टैंक के साथ हाथ मिलाया ??

(a) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) Taiwan / ताइवान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF), a leading think tank from Taiwan has signed a memorandum with India’s National Maritime Foundation (NMF) in order to foster cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region as part of Taiwan’s South bound policy.

“The signing of the memorandum marks the think tanks’ consensus on maintaining regional prosperity and peace, which could serve as a foundation for Taiwan-India relations.

Q.2. Which of the following country won the seats on U.N. rights council?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने यू.एन. अधिकार परिषद में सीटें जीतीं?

(a) UK and China / ब्रिटेन और चीन

(b) Russia and China / रूस और चीन

(c) USA and China / यू.एस.ए. और चीन

(d) Italy and China / इटली और चीन

(e) France and China / फ्रांस और चीन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human rights body on October 13 despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost. Russia and Cuba were running unopposed, but China and Saudi Arabia were in a five-way race in the only contested race for seats on the Human Rights Council.

In secret-ballot voting in the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on that race, Pakistan received 169 votes, Uzbekistan 164, Nepal 150, China 139 and Saudi Arabia just 90 votes.

Q.3. What is the name of joint exercise organized by The Agnibaaz division of Indian Army for both Indian Army and Maharashtra Police?

भारतीय सेना और महाराष्ट्र पुलिस दोनों के लिए भारतीय सेना के अग्निबज विभाग द्वारा आयोजित संयुक्त अभ्यास का नाम क्या है?

(a) Surya Kiran / सूर्य किरन

(b) Suraksha Kavach / सुरक्षा कवच

(c) Yudh Abhyas / युद्ध अभ्यास

(d) Mitra Shakti / मित्र शक्ति

(e) Sampriti / सम्पृति

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Agnibaaz Division which is a formation of Southern Command of the Indian Army organized a joint exercise for both Indian Army and Maharashtra Police at Lullanagar Pune on October 9, 2020. The Agnibaaz division has been headquartered at Pune and is also known as the 41 Artillery Division.

Aims: The primary aim of the exercise was to harmonize the drills and procedures of Indian Army and Police. This was done for activating the anti-terrorist Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) in order to counter any terrorist actions in Pune.

Q.4. On the 75th anniversary of which of the following organization Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release Rs. 75 commerative coin?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन की 75 वीं वर्षगांठ पर प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी रु.75 का कॉमेरेटिव सिक्का रिलीज़ करेंगे?

(a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

(b) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India / भारतीय खाद्य सुरक्षा और मानक प्राधिकरण

(c) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) / खाद्य और कृषि संगठन

(d) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) / भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद

(e) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination in order to mark the long-standing relation of India with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of FAO on October 16, 2020.

He would also be dedicating recently developed 17 biofortified varieties of 8 crops.

Q.5. What is India’s GDP growth projected by IMF for FY21?

FY21 के लिए IMF द्वारा अनुमानित भारत की GDP वृद्धि क्या है?

(a) 3.5%

(b) 4.7%

(c) 11.3%

(d) 10.3%

(e) 11.8%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 13th October projected India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to plunge in FY21 by 10.3%.

Revised down since its June forecast of 4.5% drop, reflecting a severe-than-anticipated contraction in economic activities in the first quarter as a result of the nationwide lockdown as well as the rapidly spreading pandemic.  IMF estimates the GDP of India to grow at 8.8 per cent in 2021-22.

Q.6. RBI has raised banks’ aggregate retail exposure limit to entities with turnover up to Rs 50 crore from Rs. 5 crore to ___?

RBI द्वारा उठाए गए छोटे व्यवसायों के लिए नए बैंक की कुल जोखिम सीमा क्या है?

(a) 7.5 Crore / 7.5 करोड़ रु

(b) 10 Crore / 10 करोड़ रु

(c) 12.5 Crore / 12.5 करोड़ रु

(d) 20 Crore / 20 करोड़ रु

(e) 11.5 Crore / 11.5 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised the banks’ maximum aggregate retail exposure limit to entities with turnover up to Rs 50 crore to Rs 7.5 crore. Earlier this limit was Rs 5 crore. The decision has been taken to increase credit flow to small businesses.

The risk weight of 75 per cent will apply to all fresh exposures and also to existing exposures where incremental exposure may be taken by the banks up to the revised limit of Rs 7.5 crore.

Q.7. On which date World Standards Day is celebrated every year?

हर साल विश्व मानक दिवस किस तारीख 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

Exp. Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

Theme 2020: “Protecting the planet with standards”

Q.8. Shobha Naidu who was a Padma Shree awardee has passed away recently. She was a ___.

शोभा नायडू जो पद्मश्री पुरस्कार से सम्मानित की गई थीं, हाल ही में उनका निधन हो गया है। वो एक ___थी।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Violinist / वायोलिन वादक

(c) Classical Vocalist / शास्त्रीय गायक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Kuchipudi dancer / कुचिपुड़ी नर्तकी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Renowned Kuchipudi dance exponent, Shobha Naidu, died in Hyderabad on 14th October.

Naidu was awarded the civilian honour of Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001. In 1991 she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award and before that she was awarded the title of ‘Nritya Choodamani’ by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha of Madras.

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