Daily Current Affairs : 16th and 17th May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 15th and 16th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who among the following has launched ‘Goal’ programme for Digital Skilling of Tribal Youth?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने आदिवासी युवाओं के डिजिटल कौशल के लिए ‘Goal’ कार्यक्रम शुरू किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Arjun Munda / अर्जुन मुंडा

(d) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान

(e) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda launched the “GOAL (Going Online As Leaders)” programme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) in partnership with Facebook at a Webinar in New Delhi on 15th May.

Aims: The GOAL programme is designed to provide mentorship to tribal youth through digital mode. The digitally enabled program envisages to act as a catalyst to explore hidden talents of the tribal youth, which will help in their personal development as well as contribute to all-round upliftment of their society.

Q.2. Gujarat government has launched ‘Atmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojna’ to provide loans to small businessmen. Who is the present Chief Minister of Gujarat?

गुजरात सरकार ने छोटे व्यापारियों को ऋण प्रदान करने के लिए आत्मनिर्भर गुजरात सहाय योजनाशुरू की है। गुजरात के वर्तमान मुख्यमंत्री कौन हैं?

(a) Ashok Gehlot / अशोक गहलोत

(b) Bhupesh Baghel / भूपेश भगेल

(c) Shivraj Singh Chouhan / शिवराज सिंह चौहान

(d) Vijay Rupani / विजय रुपानी

(e) Jai Ram Thakur/ जय राम ठाकुर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on 14th May announced “Atmanirbhar Gujarat Sahay Yojana” wherein the urban and district cooperative banks and credit societies in the state will provide Rs 5,000 crore as loans to small entrepreneurs and businessmen here at an interest rate of two per cent.

The government is also giving a moratorium on payment of the principal amount and interest for the first six months on the loans that will have be repaid in three years.

Q.3. Which state government has announced two new schemes ‘Sneher Porosh’ & ‘Prochesta’?

किस राज्य सरकार ने दो नई योजनाओं स्नेहर पोरोशऔर प्रोचेस्टाकी घोषणा की है?

(a) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee launched two schemes ‘Sneher Porosh’ and to provide support for the migrant workers and ‘Prochesta’ to help the workers of the unorganised sector of Bengal to enable them to earn their living in the lockdown situation.

Prochesta Scheme: Prochesta Scheme is to provide daily wages to all the daily wage workers whose livelihood are disturbed because of the national lockdown.

Sneher Parash: Snehera Parash scheme is to provide support for the migrant workers of West Bengal who are stranded in different parts of the nation.

Q.4. Which country has named a street after Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary recently?

हाल ही में भारतीय कवि रवींद्रनाथ टैगोर के 159वीं जयंती पर उनके नाम पर किस देश ने एक सड़क का नाम रखा है?

(a) Israel / इज़राइल

(b) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(c) Lebanon /लेबनान

(d) Iran / ईरान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Israel has named a street in Tel Aviv after celebrated Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore as a tribute on his 159th birthday.

On May 7, the Israeli Embassy in India tweeted a photo of a signboard where the street was named Rehov Tagore; ‘rehov’ means street.

Q.5. With which bank Government of India and the Government of West Bengal has signed an agreement for USD 145 million to improve irrigation services in West Bengal?

किस बैंक के साथ भारत सरकार और पश्चिम बंगाल सरकार ने पश्चिम बंगाल में सिंचाई सेवाओं में सुधार के लिए 145 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर के समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The Government of India, the Government of West Bengal and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on 15th may signed a loan agreement for a US$145 million.

Aims: Project to improve irrigation services and flood management in the Damodar Valley Command Area (DVCA) in West Bengal.

Q.6. According to the finance minister, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence manufacturing under automatic route has increased from 49 per cent to ____________________.

वित्त मंत्री के अनुसार, स्वचालित मार्ग के तहत रक्षा निर्माण में प्रत्यक्ष विदेशी निवेश (एफडीआई) 49 प्रतिशत से बढ़कर ____________________ हो गया है।

(a) 56%

(b) 62%

(c) 74%

(d) 85%

(e) 90%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in defence manufacturing under automatic route is also being raised from 49 per cent to 74 per cent,” the Finance Minister said.

Industry leaders welcomed the move as former Vice Chief of Air Force and Missile Manufacturer Air Marshal SB Deo said the announcements will give a boost to domestic defence industry and help them realise their full potential.

Q.7. What is the amount allocated for the Defence Ministry approved “Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS)” to develop infrastructure for testing Domestic Defence Products?

रक्षा मंत्रालय द्वारा “डिफेंस टेस्टिंग इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर स्कीम (DTIS)” को घरेलू रक्षा उत्पादों के परीक्षण के लिए बुनियादी ढाँचा विकसित करने के लिए क्या राशि आवंटित की गई है?

(a) Rs 300 crore / 300 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 400 crore / 400 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 500 crore / 500 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 600 crore / 600 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 700 crore / 700 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 15th may approved a Rs 400 crore-scheme to develop infrastructure to help domestic military firms carry out testing of indigenously developed military hardware.

Aims: The Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) is aimed at boosting domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing. The scheme would run for a duration of five years and aims to set up six to eight new testing facilities in partnership with private industry.

Q.8. _____________________________ is celebrated as Armed Forces Day every year.

____________________________ को हर साल सशस्त्र सेना दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है।

(a) Third Saturday of May / मई का तीसरा शनिवार 

(b) Third Sunday of May / मई का तीसरा रविवार 

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

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

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

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Armed Forces Day 2020 is marked on May 16. The day is celebrated on the third Saturday of May.

First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was established in 1949. The creation of a single-day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense due to its recent unification under the Department of Defense.

Q.9. International Day of Living Together in Peace is celebrated every year on ___________________.

शांति में एक साथ रहने का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 May / 14 मई

(b) 15 May / 15 मई

(c) 16 May / 16 मई

(d) 17 May / 17 मई

(e) 18 May / 18 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. The UN General-Assembly, in its resolution 72/130, declared 16 May the International Day of Living Together in Peace, as a means of regularly mobilizing the efforts of the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.

16 May 2018 was the first time that the International Day of Living Together in Peace was observed.

Q.10. The International Day of Light is celebrated on ______________ each year.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रकाश दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 May / 14 मई

(b) 15 May / 15 मई

(c) 16 May / 16 मई

(d) 17 May / 17 मई

(e) 18 May / 18 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The International Day of Light is celebrated on 16 May each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.

This day is a call to strengthen scientific cooperation and harness its potential to foster peace and sustainable development.

Q.11. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed every year on _________________.

विश्व दूरसंचार और सूचना सोसायटी दिवस हर साल _________________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 May / 14 मई

(b) 15 May / 15 मई

(c) 16 May / 16 मई

(d) 17 May / 17 मई

(e) 18 May / 18 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. May 17 is celebrated as the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, as it marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.

In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society officially asked the United Nations General Assembly to declare May 17 as World Information Society Day to focus on the significance of (Information and communication technology) ICT.

Q.12. What is the theme for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020?

विश्व दूरसंचार और सूचना सोसायटी दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All

(b) ICT entrepreneurship for social impact

(c) Bridging the standardization gap

(d) Big Data for Big Impact

(e) Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Theme 2020: “Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

Q.13. World Hypertension Day is observed annually on _______________.

विश्व उच्च रक्तचाप दिवस _______________ को प्रतिवर्ष मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 May / 14 मई

(b) 15 May / 15 मई

(c) 16 May / 16 मई

(d) 17 May / 17 मई

(e) 18 May / 18 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. World Hypertension League (WHL) annually on 17 May to spread awareness about hypertension disease, its prevention, detection and control. The main risk factor to develop the cardiovascular disease is high blood pressure.

Q.14. What is the theme for World Hypertension Day 2020?

विश्व उच्च रक्तचाप दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer

(b) Know Your Blood Pressure

(c) Healthy Lifestyle – Healthy Blood Pressure

(d) Good health adds life to years

(e) Know your Numbers and Target your Blood Pressure

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Theme 2020: “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer.”

Q.15. Debesh Roy has passed away. He was a / an __________________.

देवेश रॉय का निधन हो गया है। वह एक __________________ थे।

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Folk Singer / लोक गायक

(c) Social Activist / सामाजिक एक्टिविस्ट

(d) Author / लेखक

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Veteran Bengali author Debesh Roy, who was conferred the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Teesta Parer Brittanto’, died at a private hospital here on 14th may. He was 84.

Q.16. What percent stake of Reliance’s Jio platforms has been bought by General Atlantic for Rs 6,598.38 crore?

रिलायंस के जियो प्लेटफार्मों की कितनी प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी जनरल अटलांटिक ने 6,598.38 करोड़ रुपये में खरीदी है?

(a) 1.15 %

(b) 1.34 %

(c) 2.32 %

(d) 5.16 %

 (e) 9.99 %

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Reliance Industries on Sunday announced the sale of 1.34 per cent stake in its digital unit to global equity firm General Atlantic for Rs 6,598.38 crore, the fourth deal in less than four weeks that will inject a combined Rs 67,194.75 crore in the oil-to-telecom conglomerate to help it pare debt.

“This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 trillion and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 trillion. General Atlantic’s investment will translate into a 1.34 per cent equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis.

Facebook-9.99 % (Rs. 43,574 crore.)

Silver Lake- 1.15 % (Rs 5,665.75 crore)

S-based Vista Equity Partners-  2.32% (Rs 11,367 crore.)

Q.17. Where is the Headquarters of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक (AIIB) 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
Ans.17.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Beijing, China

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