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

Daily Current Affairs 15th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which private sector bank has tied up with MoneyGram Payment Systems for direct-to-bank account credit service for customers in India?

किस निजी क्षेत्र के बैंक ने भारत में ग्राहकों के लिए डायरेक्टटूबैंक अकाउंट क्रेडिट सेवा के लिए मनीग्राम भुगतान प्रणाली के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. MoneyGram Payment Systems has tied up with Federal Bank to offer a cost-effective direct-to-bank account credit option for customers in India.

“Through this partnership, millions will be able to receive deposits directly in their bank accounts without leaving the confines of their homes, which is imperative in the current situation. Private sector Federal Bank has an over 15 per cent share of the country’s remittance market and expects that the tie-up with MoneyGram will give the business a further boost.

Q.2. Who has been awarded the “Vice Admiral G.M. Hiranandani Memorial Rolling Trophy” for the year 2020?

वर्ष 2020 के लिए “वाइस एडमिरल जी.एम. हीरानंदानी मेमोरियल रोलिंग ट्रॉफीसे किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) A.K. Chawla / ए.के. चावला 

(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. Lieutenant Commander Akshay Kumar of the Anti-Submarine Warfare School of the Southern Naval Command in Kochi was awarded the Vice Admiral G.M. Hiranandani Memorial Rolling Trophy for the year 2020 by Vice Admiral A.K. Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the SNC, at a ceremony held at the Maritime Warfare Centre (Kochi) on 13th May.

This trophy was instituted in 2013 for the officer performing best in tactics during the year-long warfare specialisation course.

Q.3. Which state government has launched ‘Matir Smristi’ scheme to utilise 50,000-acre barren land in 6 districts for income generating activities like horticulture and pisciculture?

किस राज्य सरकार ने बागवानी और मछलीपालन जैसी आय सृजन गतिविधियों के लिए 6 जिलों में 50,000 एकड़ बंजर भूमि का उपयोग करने के लिए “मातिर स्मृतीयोजना शुरू की है?

(a) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The West Bengal government on 13th may launched a scheme to utilise 50,000 acres of barren land in six districts for income-generating activities like horticulture and pisciculture.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government had been working on the ‘Matir Smristi’ scheme, which will benefit around 2.5 lakh people in rural Bengal.

“There is at least 50,000 acre of barren land in Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Jhargram, West Burdwan and West Midnapore districts, which cannot produce anything naturally nor can the farmers cultivate on the strip. WB Govt. have decided to use this for horticulture and pisciculture involving the locals.

Q.4. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has participated in the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting through Video Conference. What is the constituency of Dr. Harsh Vardhan?

केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री डॉ हर्षवर्धन ने वीडियो कॉन्फ्रेंस के माध्यम से 32 वें राष्ट्रमंडल स्वास्थ्य मंत्रियों की बैठक में भाग लिया है। डॉ हर्षवर्धन का निर्वाचन क्षेत्र क्या है?

(a) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh / वाराणसी, उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Nagpur, Maharashtra / नागपुर, महाराष्ट्र

(c) Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi / चांदनी चौक, पुरानी दिल्ली

(d) Bathinda, Punjab / बठिंडा, पंजाब

(e) Deogarh, Odisha / देवगढ़, ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Constituency of Harsh Vardhan– Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Q.5. Name the e-Governance platform developed by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under NMEICT Scheme.

NMEICT योजना के तहत उच्च शिक्षा विभाग, मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय (MHRD) द्वारा विकसित गवर्नेंस प्लेटफॉर्म का नाम बताइए। 

(a) SANKALP / संकल्प

(b) SAMARTH / समर्थ 

(c) SHIKSHA / शिक्षा 

(d) SANSKAR / संस्कार 

(e) SAATHI / साथी 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has developed an e-Governance platform, SAMARTH Enterprises Resource Planning (ERP), under the National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme (NMEICT).

Aim: The aim of the e-Governance platform, SAMARTH, is to provide quality education to students across all Universities & Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The objective of this initiative is to automate the processes of the Institute.

Q.6. International Day of Families is celebrated every year on______________.

परिवारों का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है। 

(a) 11 May / 11 मई

(b) 12 May / 12 मई

(c) 13 May / 13 मई

(d) 14 May / 14 मई

(e) 15 May / 15 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year, May 15 is celebrated as the International Day of Families, with an aim to celebrate and spread awareness about the benefits of the family systems to the masses. The day aims to call attention to everything about and which revolves around families, society’s basic unit.

Q.7. What was the theme for International Day of Families 2020?

2020 के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13

(b) Families and inclusive societies

(c) Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25

(d) Families, education and well-being

(e) Families, healthy lives and sustainable future

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”.

Q.8. _____________________________ is celebrated as National Endangered Species Day across the globe every year.

_____________________________ को हर साल दुनिया भर में राष्ट्रीय लुप्तप्राय प्रजाति दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है। 

(a) Third Monday of May / मई का तीसरा सोमवार

(b) Third Tuesday of May / मई का तीसरा मंगलवार

(c) Third Wednesday of May /   मई का तीसरा बुधवार

(d) Third Thursday of May / मई का तीसरा गुरुवार

(e) Third Friday of May / मई का तीसरा शुक्रवार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The third Friday of May is celebrated as National Endangered Species Day across the globe to raise awareness about endangered species and wildlife. National Endangered Species Day gives us the opportunity to increase our knowledge about wildlife and endangered species and take key steps to save them.

Q.9. Name the Director-General of World Trade Organization who has announced his resignation later this year.

विश्व व्यापार संगठन के महानिदेशक का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने इस वर्ष के अंत में अपने इस्तीफे की घोषणा की है। 

(a) Muhyiddin Yassin / मुहीदीन यासिन

(b) José Ángel Gurría / जोस एंजेल गुरिया

(c) Mohammed Barkindo / मोहम्मद बरकिंडो

(d) Roberto Azevêdo / रॉबर्टो अज़ेवाडो

(e) Lim Jock Hoi / लिम जॉक होई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on 14th May announced plans to step down later this year, one year before his term’s expiration.

In a statement to the WTO’s members, he said he’ll resign Aug. 31, three years into his second four-year term.

Q.10. Where is the Headquarters of World Trade Organization (WTO)?

विश्व व्यापार संगठन (WTO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

Q.11. Which bank has approved USD 1 billion loan to support India’s fight against COVID-19 taking the total to USD 2 billion?

किस बैंक ने COVID-19 के खिलाफ भारत की लड़ाई का समर्थन करने के लिए 1 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर को मंजूरी दी है जिसके परिणामस्वरूप कुल राशि 2 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर हो गयी 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. The World Bank on 15th May approved a USD 1 billion loan to support India’s efforts for providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This takes the total commitment from the World Bank towards emergency COVID-19 response in India to USD 2 billion. A USD 1 billion support was announced in April towards immediate support to India’s health sector.

Q.12. Where is the Headquarters of Commonwealth of Nations?

राष्ट्रमंडल का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

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