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

Daily Current Affairs 15th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Name the portal launched by central government and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for healthcare supply chain.
स्वास्थ्य देखभाल आपूर्ति श्रृंखला के लिए केंद्र सरकार और वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद (CISR) द्वारा शुरू किए गए पोर्टल का नाम बतायें।
(a) Aarogya Setu / आरोग्य सेतु 
(b) Aarogya Kisan / आरोग्य किसान 
(c) Aarogya Mitra / आरोग्य मित्र 
(d) Aarogya Path / आरोग्य पथ 
(e) Aarogya Jan / आरोग्य जन

Answer & Explanation
Exp. The central government digitally launched AarogyaPath on June 12, 2020. It is a web-based solution for the healthcare supply chain portal. It will provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies for manufacturers, customers, and suppliers.
As per the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the integrated public platform launched by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will help customers in tackling a number of issues such as limited access to suppliers, time-consuming processes to identify good quality products, dependence on limited suppliers, etc.

Q.2. Name the robot launched by the Central Railways for screening of passengers for COVID-19.
COVID-19 के लिए यात्रियों की स्क्रीनिंग के लिए मध्य रेलवे द्वारा लॉन्च किए गए रोबोट का नाम बताएं। 
(a) Captain Arjun / कैप्टेन अर्जुन
(b) Captain Bheema / कैप्टेन भीम
(c) Captain Lakshman / कैप्टेन लक्ष्मण
(d) Captain Ram / कैप्टेन राम
(e) Captain Drona / कैप्टेन द्रोण

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Central Railways has launched a robot named ‘Captain Arjun” for the screening of passengers for COVID-19 infection and surveillance on railway premises in Pune.
“Robotic Captain “ARJUN” is an innovative step by the Central Railway, Pune division to enhance the security and safety of passengers.”

Q.3. Indian Railways has created a new world record by successfully running first Double-Stack Container Train on OHE electrified territory in ___________________.
भारतीय रेलवे ने ___________________ में ओएचई विद्युतीकृत क्षेत्र पर पहली डबल-स्टैक कंटेनर ट्रेन को सफलतापूर्वक चलाकर एक नया विश्व रिकॉर्ड बनाया है। 
(a) Southern Railways / दक्षिणी रेलवे
(b) Northern Railways / उत्तर रेलवे
(c) Eastern Railways / पूर्वी रेलवे
(d) Central Railways / मध्य रेलवे
(e) Western Railways / पश्चिम रेलवे

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Indian Railways has created a new world benchmark by successfully running first Double-Stack Container Train in high-rise in Over Head Equipment electrified territory on Western Railway.
This tremendous achievement is a first of its kind in the entire world and will also boost the ambitious mission of Green India.
The Operations successfully commenced on 10th June from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat. The Ministry said, Railways has transported more than 178 million tonnes of commodities from 1st April to 10th of June this year.

Q.4. To which of the following country, Exim Bank has extended $216 million credit line?
निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के लिए एक्जिम बैंक ने $ 216 मिलियन क्रेडिट लाइन का विस्तार किया है? 
(a) Lesotho / लेसोथो
(b) Mali / माली
(c) Malawi / मलावी
(d) Kosovo / कोसोवो
(e) Botswana / बोत्सवाना

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on 12th June announced it has extended a line of credit (LOC) worth $215.68 million to the Malawi government for drinking water supply schemes and other development projects.
With the signing of this agreement, Exim Bank, so far, has extended five LOCs to Malawi, on behalf of the Indian government, taking the total value of LOCs extended to $395.68 million.

Q.5. Name the project for which Facebook, Google and Microsoft have join hands to fight online child sexual abuse.
उस परियोजना का नाम बताइए जिसके लिए Facebook, Google और Microsoft ने ऑनलाइन बाल यौन शोषण से लड़ने के लिए हाथ मिलाया है।
(a) Project Combat / प्रोजेक्ट कॉम्बैट
(b) Project Protect / प्रोजेक्ट प्रोटेक्ट
(c) Project Action / प्रोजेक्ट एक्शन
(d) Project Communicate / प्रोजेक्ट कम्यूनिकेट
(e) Project Shield / प्रोजेक्ट शील्ड

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Facebook joined Google, Microsoft and 15 other tech companies to announce the formation of “Project Protect”: A plan to combat online child sexual abuse – a renewed commitment and investment from the Technology Coalition expanding its scope and impact to protect kids online and guide its work for the next 15 years.
The new initiative, Project Protect, will focus on five key areas. They are: Tech innovation, Collective Action, Independent Research, Information and Knowledge Sharing, Transparency and Accountability.
Facebook said it has made its photo and video-matching technologies open source, which allows industry partners, developers and non-profits to more easily identify abusive content and share digital fingerprints of harmful content and allow hash-sharing systems to communicate with each other.

Q.6. What is the rank of India in Nature Index 2020 – an Index of Scientific Research?
नेचर इंडेक्स 2020 – वैज्ञानिक अनुसंधान का सूचकांक में भारत का रैंक क्या है? 
(a) 12
(b) 23
(c) 34
(d) 43
(e) 51

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Nature Research, has released the Nature Index 2020. The Nature Index provides a database of high-quality research output and collaboration at the institutional, national and regional level of institutions from different countries.
India has ranked twelfth, globally in science research output as per the recently-released Nature Index table 2020. The top five positions have gone to the United States of America, China, Germany, United Kingdom and Japan.
Globally the top-rated Indian institutions in this list are CSIR, a group of 39 institutions at the 160th position and IISc Bangalore at the 184th. 
Criteria for the Ranking, Sectors: Academic and Corporate., Subjects: Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences., Journal Group: Nature and Science.

Q.7. Which of the following college has got 1st rank in NIRF Pharmacy Colleges Ranking 2020?
निम्नलिखित में से किस कॉलेज को NIRF फार्मेसी कॉलेज रैंकिंग 2020 में पहली रैंक मिली है? 
(a) Jamia Hamdard, Delhi / जामिया हमदर्द, दिल्ली 
(b) Panjab University / पंजाब यूनिवर्सिटी
(c) NIPER, Mohali / NIPER, मोहाली
(d) University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh / यूनिवर्सिटी इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ फार्मास्यूटिकल साइंसेज, चंडीगढ़
(e) Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai / इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ केमिकल टेक्नोलॉजी, मुंबई

Answer & Explanation
Exp. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology determined by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to rank Indian institutes of higher education in the country. The NIRF Pharmacy Colleges Ranking 2020 has been announced by the HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal on June 11, 2020.
NIRF has released the ranking of 75 pharmaceutical colleges in India. As per the NIRF ranking 2020 for pharmacy colleges, Jamia Hamdard in Delhi bagged the rank 1, followed by Panjab University and NIPER, Mohali in second and third position.
The parameters for NIRF Ranking 2020: Teaching, Learning, & Resources (TLR), Research Productivity, Impact and IPR (RPII), Graduation Outcomes (G0), Outreach & Inclusivity (OI), Perception (PR)

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the CEO of UTI Mutual Fund?
यूटीआई म्यूचुअल फंड के सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है? 
(a) Ritesh Agarwal / रितेश अग्रवाल
(b) Sameer Nigam / समीर निगम
(c) Sangram Singh / संग्राम सिंह
(d) Pravin Jadhav / प्रवीण जाधव
(e) Imtaiyazur Rahman / इम्तैयाजुर रहमान

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Rahman was appointed as the acting CEO two years ago. The Board of UTI Mutual Fund has confirmed him as Chief Executive Officer of UTI Asset Management Committee.
Rehman was the internal candidate for the position which fell vacant after Leo Puri completed his five-year term in August, 2018. He joined the UTI Group in 1998 and is with the AMC since 2003.

Q.9. World Wind Day is observed every year on __________________.
विश्व पवन दिवस हर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है। 
(a) 12 june / 12 जून
(b) 13 june / 13 जून
(c) 14 june / 14 जून
(d) 15 june / 15 जून
(e) 16 june / 16 जून

Answer & Explanation
Exp. World Wind Day, also known as Global Wind Day, is observed every year on June 15. The event is celebrated to spread awareness about wind energy, the various uses of wind energy, and the ways and possibilities as to how wind energy can help change the world.

Q.10. On which day World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed?
विश्व बुजुर्ग दुरुपयोग दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है? 
(a) 10 june / 10 जून
(b) 12 june / 12 जून
(c) 15 june / 15 जून
(d) 16 june / 16 जून
(e) 5 june / 5 जून

Answer & Explanation
Exp. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an initiative launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organisation at the United Nations. The day is observed on June 15. The principal goal of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is to provide our communities around the globe with an opportunity to get a better knowledge of abuse and neglect of older people.

Q.11. What is the theme for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020?
विश्व बुजुर्ग दुर्व्यवहार जागरूकता दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है? 
(a) Access to Justice: Legal, Social and Economic Services for Older Victims of Sexual, Physical and Financial Crimes
(b) Moving from Awareness to Action through a Human Rights based approach
(c) Lifting Up Voices
(d) Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue
(e) Falling Between the Cracks: Abuse and Violence against Older Women

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Theme 2020: “Lifting Up Voices”.

Q.12. National Nature Photography Day is celebrated on _______________.
राष्ट्रीय प्रकृति फोटोग्राफी दिवस _______________ को मनाया जाता है। 
(a) 11 june / 11 जून
(b) 12 june / 12 जून
(c) 13 june / 13 जून
(d) 14 june / 14 जून
(e) 15 june / 15 जून

Answer & Explanation
Exp. National Nature Photography Day 2020 will be celebrated on June 15. Here are some breathtaking images that you must see and share ahead to admire Earth. Nature is so inspiring and unique, it makes people want to capture every moment, as we might not be able to see or experience it again.

Q.13. Name the world’s oldest first-class cricketer who passed away recently at age of 100.
दुनिया के सबसे पुराने प्रथम श्रेणी क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में 100 वर्ष की आयु में निधन हो गया।
(a) Sachin Chaturvedi / सचिन चतुर्वेदी 
(b) Anbazhagan / अन्बज्हगन 
(c) A Vaidyanathan / ए वैद्यनाथन 
(d) Vasant Raiji / वसंत राय जी
(e) Pritam Singh / प्रीतम सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Exp. It’s a sad day for the cricketing world as it lost its oldest living first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji. Raiji completed a century in his real life as he passed away at the age of 100.
Raiji was born in Baroda and went on to play for the city as well as Bombay in the Ranji Trophy as an opener. In total, he played 9 first-class games, scoring 277 runs at an average of 23.08.

Q.14. Former Hockey Coach Sreedhar Shenoy has passed away. From which state he belonged to?
हॉकी के पूर्व कोच श्रीधर शेनॉय का निधन हो गया है। वह किस राज्य से थे? 
(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू 
(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक 
(c) Gujarat / गुजरात 
(d) Kerela / केरल 
(e) Punjab / पंजाब 

Answer & Explanation
Exp. Shenoy is a hockey coach from Kerala who earned the nickname ‘Dronacharya of Kerala hockey’ thanks to his relentless work with children at the grassroots level. The 72-year-old passed away on 14th June due to stomach ailments but has left a lasting legacy on many generations of hockey players from the state.

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