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

Daily Current Affairs 15th September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following country has been elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the United Nations’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा देश महिलाओं की स्थिति पर आयोग (CSW) , संयुक्त राष्ट्र की आर्थिक और सामाजिक परिषद का एक निकाय (ECOSOC) के सदस्य के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In a significant development, India has been elected as the member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India will be a member of the prestigious body for four years, 2021 to 2025.

Three countries including, India, China and Afghanistan had contested the elections to the United Nation’s Commission on Status of Women. While New Delhi and Kabul won the poll among the 54 members, China could not cross the half-way mark.

The CSW promotes women’s rights, highlights the reality of women’s lives throughout the world and helps in shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Q.2. Which General Insurance company has announced a bancassurance tie-up with Yes Bank?

किस जनरल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी ने येस बैंक के साथ गठजोड़ की घोषणा की है?

(a) TATA AIG / टाटा एआईजी

(b) HDFC ERGO / एचडीएफसी एर्गो

(c) Bajaj Allianz / बजाज आलियांज

(d) ICICI Lombard / ICICI लोम्बार्ड

(e) IFFCO Tokio / इफको टोकियो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ICICI Lombard General Insurance has entered into a bancassurance tie-up with private sector lender YES Bank.

“The partnership will provide the bank’s diverse customer base access to the insurer’s portfolio and make insurance more accessible to its customers across India. it aims to offer innovative insurance solutions to the bank’s customers across the country.

Q.3. TikTok is going to merge with which of the following US-based company?

TikTok निम्नलिखित में से किस यूएस-आधारित कंपनी के साथ विलय करने जा रहा है?

(a) Apple / एप्पल

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Adobe / एडोब

(d) IBM / आईबीएम

(e) Oracle / ओरेकल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Byte Dance a Chinese Company which owns a popular video-sharing app called TikTok in its recent merger deals choose Oracle a US-based firm. Byte Dance was instructed by Trump’s administration to either close its operation in the US or sell the company to a US-based company.

Recently TikTok was trapped in a controversy where India banned its operation and app use in the country. While the US forced the company to either stop its operation in the country or sell it to any US-based firm to continue its operation

Q.4. Who among the following has become the new Chairman of Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन विज्ञापन मानक परिषद (ASCI) का नया अध्यक्ष बन गया है?

(a) Subhash Kamath / सुभाष कामथ

(b) Anil Jain / अनिल जैन

(c) Preeti Sudan / प्रीति सूडान

(d) Paresh Rawal / परेश रावल

(e) Rajiv Mehrishi / राजीव मेहरिशी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Subhash Kamath has been elected as the chairman of the board of governors of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).

Kamath, who was serving as ASCI vice-chairman, will replace Rohit Gupta.

Advertising Standards Council of India

Founded: 1985

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के कार्यकारी निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vinkesh Gulati / विंकेश गुलाटी

(b) Sameer Kumar Khare / समीर कुमार खरे

(c) Murali Ramakrishna / मुरली रामकृष्ण

(d) Sanket Ray / संकेत रे

(e) S Krishnan / एस कृष्णन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sameer Kumar Khare has been appointed Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila.

Sameer Kumar Khare is a 1989-batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre and is currently the additional secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs. He has been appointed Executive Director of ADB for a tenure of three years.

About ADB

President: Masatsugu Asakawa.

Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines.

Founded: 19 December 1966.

Q.6. Name the person who has been appointed as the executive director of World Bank.

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसे विश्व बैंक का कार्यकारी निदेशक नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) T Krishnakumar / टी कृष्णकुमार

(b) Partha Pratim Sengupta / पार्थ प्रतिम सेनगुप्ता

(c) Rajesh Khullar / राजेश खुल्लर

(d) Padmaja Chunduru / पद्मजा चुंदरू

(e) Atul Kumar Goel / अतुल कुमार गोयल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The appointments committee of the cabinet has approved the appointment of Haryana IAS officer Rajesh Khullar as executive director, World Bank headquarters, in Washington DC.

A 1988 batch IAS officer, Khullar is currently posted as principal secretary to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. He will join the World Bank in first week of November.

The World Bank after receiving Khullar’s nomination from the Union ministry of finance will hold an election to select him for appointment by October. His tenure will be for three years from the date of assumption of charge or till he retires in August 2023.

About World Bank

President: David Malpass.

Headquarters: Washington D.C., United States.

Founded: July 1944.

Q.7. Who has been elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party (Japan’s next prime minister)?

जापान की सत्तारूढ़ पार्टी (जापान के अगले प्रधानमंत्री) के नए प्रमुख के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Shinzo Abe / शिन्ज़ो अबे

(b) Yoshihide Suga / योशीहाइड सुगा

(c) Naruhito / नरुहितो

(d) Yoshihiko Noda / योशिहिको नोदा

(e) Tarō Asō / टारो असो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on 14th September, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country’s next prime minister.

Suga received 377 votes in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party election to pick a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced last month that he would resign due to health problems. The other two contenders received a combined 157 votes.

Capital: Tokyo

Currency: Japanese yen

Q.8. ADB has forecasted India’s GDP growth at _______________ in FY21.

ADB ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में _______________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -5.1%

(b) -6.5%

(c) -7.8%

(d) -9.0%

(e) -11.3%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ADB expects India’s FY21 GDP growth to contract by 9 as the coronavirus pandemic weighs heavily on economic activity and consumer sentiment in the country.

In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 update, ADB projected a strong recovery for the Indian economy in 2021-22, with gross domestic product (GDP) growing by 8 percent as mobility and business activities resume more widely.

Q.9. International Day of Democracy is celebrated on ___________________ every year.

लोकतंत्र का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 11 September / 11 सितंबर

(b) 12 September / 12 सितंबर

(c) 13 September / 13 सितंबर

(d) 14 September / 14 सितंबर

(e) 15 September / 15 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 every year to raise awareness about democracy. This day helps people around the world to learn and review democracy in the world.

On November 8, 2007, the UN General Assembly announced 15 September as International Day of Democracy and since then it is celebrated annually. The day helps people to come out, celebrate, and promote democracy across the globe.

Q.10. On which date Engineer’s Day is celebrated in India every year?

भारत में हर साल किस तारीख को अभियंता दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 14 September / 14 सितंबर

(b) 15 September / 15 सितंबर

(c) 16 September / 16 सितंबर

(d) 17 September / 17 सितंबर

(e) 18 September / 18 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, popularly called ‘Sir MV’ was one of India’s finest engineers. The birth anniversary of M Visvesvaraya, on September 15, is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India every year.

In 1955, M Visvesvaraya was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna for his immense contribution to the development of the country.

Q.11. Name the author who has announced a book ‘My Life in Design’.

उस लेखक का नाम बताइए जिसने माई लाइफ इन डिज़ाइनपुस्तक की घोषणा की है।

(a) Preeti Shenoy / प्रीति शेनॉय

(b) Chetan Bhagat / चेतन भगत

(c) Durjoy Dutta / दुर्जोय दत्ता

(d) Gauri Khan / गौरी खान

(e) Khuswant Singh / खुशवंत सिंह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Interior designer, Gauri Khan has authored her first book titled “My Life In Design”, which will be published by Penguin Random House India in 2021.

It is a coffee-table book, in which Gauri has written about her journey as a designer.

Q.12. Where is the Headquarters of Asian Development Bank?

एशियाई विकास बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Beijing, China / बीजिंग, चीन

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) Mandaluyong, Philippines / मांडलुयांग, फिलीपींस

(e) Shanghai, China / शंघाई, चीन

Answer & Explanation

Exp: Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines

Q.13. Who is the current President of World Bank?

विश्व बैंक के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(b) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

(c) Marcos Prado Troyjo / मार्कोस प्राडो त्रोय्जो

(d) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(e) David Malpass / डेविड मलपास

Answer & Explanation

Exp: President: David Malpass

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