Daily Current Affairs : 15th July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  15th July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which organization has announced to organise ‘Digital Choupal’ on its 39th foundation day?

किस संगठन ने अपने 39 वें स्थापना दिवस पर डिजिटल चौपाल’ आयोजित करने की घोषणा की है?

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

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

Exp. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) announced it conduct its first ‘Digital Choupal’ via video conferencing with participants of various projects initiated by it, to share their experiences about the projects they are involved in.

Nabard is organising Digital Choupal on July 13 to mark its 39th foundation day.

Nabard shall conduct its first ‘Digital Choupal’, a video conference with project holders of seven projects, at Rajnandgaon, Chamba, Chitradurga, Nashik, Nuapada and Baghpat, joining in with their experience from the projects they have been involved in, and their outlook on taking it forward.

Q.2. Which of the following organization has announced its partnership with FICCI for #Reimagine Campaign?

#Reimagine कैंपेन के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने FICCI के साथ अपनी साझेदारी की घोषणा की है?

(a) United Nations Children’s Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र बाल निधि 

(b) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. UNICEF INDIA announced its partnership with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI), Socio-Economic Development Foundation (SEDF)to jointly develop UNICEF’s#Reimagine Campaign to support the most vulnerable populations and children during the COVID-19 response and its after-math in India.

FICCI SEDF will reach out to its membership base to garner support for the campaign and leverage its resources like cash and core assets to mobilize funds that can be utilized to help generate support for the most vulnerable population affected due to COVID disruption. The partnership will also help avoid potential long-term damage to business operations and employment pipelines, and their most important resource, their personnel, their children and their families

Q.3. Which of the following company has bought 7.7% stake in Jio Platforms Ltd for ₹33,737 crore?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने 33,737 करोड़ में Jio Platforms Ltd में 7.7% हिस्सेदारी खरीदी है?

(a) Google / गूगल

(b) Facebook / फेसबुक

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(e) Apple / एप्पल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Google has agreed to invest ₹33,737 crore to buy a 7.7% stake in Reliance Industries’ technology venture, adding to a slew of investments since April that has crossed ₹1.52 lakh crore.

 Reliance has sold 32.84% stake in Jio Platforms Ltd – the unit that houses India’s youngest but largest telecom firm Jio Infocomm and apps. In total, Jio has raised ₹1,52,055.45 crore.

Q.4. How much amount has been allocated to computerise Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) under the refinance scheme launched by NABARD?

How much amount has been allocated to computerise Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) under the refinance scheme launched by NABARD?

(a) Rs 3000 crores / 3000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 4000 crores / 4000 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 4920 crores / 4920 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 5000 crores / 5000 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 6300 crores / 6300 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched a refinance scheme for financial institutions and banks. It has allocated Rs 5,000 crores for the scheme.

Aims: Under the scheme, the Primary Agricultural Credit Societies are to be turned into multi-service centres. The fund allocated under the scheme is to be made available to financial institutions and banks to lend to the beneficiaries in 2,150 water shed development projects.

Q.5. Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has been appointed as the new vice-president of which organization?

चुनाव आयुक्त अशोक लवासा को किस संगठन का नया उपाध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has been appointed the vice-president of private sector operations and public-private partnerships by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a statement issued by bank in Manila.

The ADB statement announcing his appointment said: “He will succeed Diwakar Gupta, whose term will end on 31 August. Mr. Lavasa has a long and distinguished career in the Indian civil service… He has extensive experience in public–private partnerships and infrastructure development at the State and federal levels, with deep knowledge on public policy and the role of private sector.”

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the Interim CEO of BCCI?

बीसीसीआई के अंतरिम सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Hemang Amin / हेमांग अमिन

(b) Ashok Kumar / अशोक कुमार

(c) Anjum Chopra / अंजुम चोपड़ा

(d) D K Jain / डी के जैन

(e) Mahim Verma / महिम वर्मा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. “Hemang Amin has been given the interim charge of CEO of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed IPL chief operating officer Hemang Amin as the interim chief executive officer (CEO).

Q.7. Mukesh Ambani has become now the world’s ________________ richest person, after surpassing Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

सर्गेई ब्रिन और लैरी पेज को पीछे छोड़कर मुकेश अंबानी अब दुनिया के ________________ सबसे अमीर व्यक्ति बन गए हैं।

(a) 9th

(b) 8th

(c) 7th

(d) 6th

(e) 5th

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s richest man surged past Silicon Valley tech titan Elon Musk as well as Alphabet co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to become the world’s sixth-richest person.

The chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, whose wealth surpassed Warren Buffett’s last week, is now worth $72.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Top 3:

Jeff Bezos (US)-USD 184B

Bill Gates (US)-USD 115B

Bernard Arnault (France)-USD 94.5B

Q.8. Name the Legendary Hockey Player who has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award of Mohun Bagan Football Club.

उस दिग्गज हॉकी खिलाड़ी का नाम बताइए जिसे मोहन बागान फुटबॉल क्लब के लाइफटाइम अचीवमेंट अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया है।

(a) Dhyan Chand / ध्यान चंद

(b) Roop Singh / रूप सिंह

(c) Ashok Kumar / अशोक कुमार

(d) Udham Singh / उधम सिंह

(e) Balbir Singh Dosanjh / बलबीर सिंह दोसंझ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The 70 years old Legendary Hockey Player Ashok Kumar, key player of the 1975 World Cup winning Indian Hockey team was honoured with the Lifetime achievement award by the city football club – Mohun Bagan Athletic Club on its foundation day over the virtual ceremony.

Q.9. Bastille Day is observed every year in France on ___________________.

बैस्टिल दिवस हर साल___________________ को फ्रांस में मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 July / 14 जुलाई

(b) 15 July / 15 जुलाई

(c) 16 July / 16 जुलाई

(d) 17 July / 17 जुलाई

(e) 18 July / 18 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year on July 14, the French Government celebrates Bastille Day. It is also called the French National Day. The day commemorates the storming of Bastille in 1789. The storming of Bastille is considered as symbol of French Revolution.

Q.10. World Youth Skills day is celebrated every year on ________________.

विश्व युवा कौशल दिवस हर साल ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 July / 11 जुलाई

(b) 12 July / 12 जुलाई

(c) 13 July / 13 जुलाई

(d) 14 July / 14 जुलाई

(e) 15 July / 15 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year, World Youth Skills Day is celebrated on July 15. The day is celebrated to recognize the importance of equipping young people with skills of employment, entrepreneurship and decent work.

Q.11. What is the theme for World Youth Skills Day 2020?

विश्व युवा कौशल दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Improving the image of TVET

(b) Skills for the Future of Work

(c) Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment

(d) Youth skills for work and life

(e) Skills for a resilient youth

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: Skills for a resilient youth

Q.12. Who is the Head of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र बाल कोष (यूनिसेफ) के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Head: Henrietta H. Fore

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