Daily Current Affairs : 16th July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  16th July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Poba Reserve Forest in Dhemaji will be upgraded to Wildlife Sanctuary. In which state Poba Reserve Forest is situated?

धेमाजी में पोबा रिजर्व फॉरेस्ट को वन्यजीव अभयारण्य में अपग्रेड किया जाएगा। पोबा रिजर्व फॉरेस्ट किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced that the Poba Reserve Forest in Dhemaji district would be upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary. Poba Reserve Forest, declared in 1924 with an area of 10,522 hectares, is home to large number of flora and fauna.

Q.2. Name the Indian Railways’ 1st cable-stayed rail bridge that will connect Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir.

भारतीय रेलवे के प्रथम केबल-स्टेड हुए रेल पुल का नाम बताइए, जो जम्मू और कश्मीर में कटरा और रियासी को जोड़ेगा।

(a) Noorabad Bridge / नूराबाद पुल

(b) Punalur Suspension Bridge / पुनालुर सस्पेंशन ब्रिज

(c) Anji Khad bridge / अंजी खड्ड पुल

(d) Pamban Bridge / पम्बन ब्रिज

(e) Coronation Bridge / कोरोनेशन ब्रिज

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A big milestone for a better and more connected India! The country’s “first cable-stayed” Indian Railways bridge – the magnificent Anji Khad Bridge will soon connect Katra and Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir. According to details shared by the Railway Ministry, the country’s first cable-stayed railway bridge is being developed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, which is a Government of India undertaking. The cable-stayed railway bridge is a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project.

The Anji Khad Bridge has a single pylon, standing at a height of 331 metres above the river bed. The total length of the Anji Khad Bridge is 473.25 metres.

Q.3. By which year Indian Railways has targeted to become ‘Green Railway’?

किस वर्ष तक भारतीय रेलवे ने ग्रीन रेलवेबनने का लक्ष्य रखा है?

(a) 2022

(b) 2023

(c) 2025

(d) 2028

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Ministry of Railways is on a mission mode with the goal of transforming Indian Railways into Green Railways by 2030 and has taken a number of major initiatives towards mitigation of global warming and combating climate change. Railway Electrification, improving the energy efficiency of locomotives and trains and fixed installations, green certification for installations/stations, fitting bio-toilets in coaches and switching to renewable sources of energy are parts of its strategy of achieving net-zero carbon emission.

Q.4. Which port is being developed as India’s first trans-shipment hub?

किस बंदरगाह को भारत के पहले ट्रांस-शिपमेंट हब के रूप में विकसित किया जा रहा है?

(a) Kandla Port, Gujarat / कांडला पोर्ट, गुजरात

(b) Visakhapatnam Port, Andhra Pradesh / विशाखापत्तनम पोर्ट, आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Cochin Port, Kerala / कोचीन पोर्ट, केरल

(d) Mormugao Port, Goa / मोरमुगाओ पोर्ट, गोवा

(e) Chennai Port, Tamil Nadu / चेन्नई पोर्ट, तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) Shri Mansukh Mandaviya has reviewed the development activities of Vallarpadam Terminal of Cochin Port. It is envisaged as first trans-shipment port of India.

It successfully fulfills all the criteria which are needed to develop it as trans-shipment hub which include:

It is best positioned Indian port with regard to proximity to International sea routes;

It is located at least average nautical distance from all Indian feeder ports; It entails a connectivity which has multiple weekly feeder connections to all ports on West & East etc.

Q.5. Which Airport has got India’s 1st and only Completely Contactless Car Parking?

किस हवाई अड्डे को भारत की पहली और केवल पूरी तरह से संपर्क रहित कार पार्किंग मिली है?

(a) Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi / इंदिरा गांधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, नई दिल्ली

(b) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai / छत्रपति शिवाजी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, मुंबई

(c) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad / राजीव गांधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, हैदराबाद

(d) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru / केम्पेगौड़ा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, बेंगलुरु

(e) Chennai International Airport, Chennai / चेन्नई अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) that operates the city airport announced it is offering fully contact-less airport car parking service. “Apart from offering an end-to-end contact-less boarding experience for safe travel, GHIAL has also scaled up its NETC (National Electronic Toll Collection) FASTag Car Parking in collaboration with NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India).

With this development, the Hyderabad international airport now offers the country’s first and only fully contact-less airport car parking experience for passengers and visitors.

Q.6. Which country’s Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh has resigned recently?

हाल ही में किस देश के प्रधानमंत्री एलिस फखफख ने इस्तीफा दिया है?

(a) Syria / सीरिया

(b) Turkey / तुर्की

(c) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(d) Tunisia / ट्यूनीशिया

(e) Libya / लीबिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tunisia’s prime minister resigned on 15th July amid suspicions of conflict of interest because of his stake in a waste processing company that won government contracts worth 15 million euro.

The revelations about Elyes Fakhfakh’s holdings in the company led to weeks of political tensions at a time when the North African country is in deep economic and social crisis worsened by the virus pandemic and ensuing lockdown.

Q.7. Which country has elected Indian-origin ‘Chan’ Santokhi as President?

किस देश ने भारतीय मूल के चानसंतोखी को राष्ट्रपति चुना है?

(a) Guyana / गुयाना 

(b) Suriname / सूरीनाम

(c) Burundi / बुरुंडी

(d) Uruguay / उरुग्वे

(e) Belize / बेलीज

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Suriname, a small country in South America with a significant Hindu population, elected a new president Monday, ending the dictatorial rule of Desi Bouterse.

Chan Santokhi, an Indian-origin former police chief, won a landslide victory in the general elections conducted in the country in May. Santokhi, who was also the leader of Opposition, replaced Bouterse, who is facing murder charges and has also been convicted of drugs smuggling abroad.

Q.8. Who among the following will receive the USIBC Global Leadership Award 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन USIBC ग्लोबल लीडरशिप अवार्ड 2020 प्राप्त करेगा?

(a) N Chandrasekaran / एन चंद्रशेखरन

(b) Jim Taiclet / जिम टैक्लेट

(c) Sundar Pichai / सुंदर पिचाई

(d) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

(e) Both b & c / बी और सी दोनों

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tata group Chairman N Chandrasekaran and Lockheed Martin CEO Jim Taiclet will receive the USIBC Global Leadership Award this year, business advocacy group USIBC said on 14th July.

“Every year, the USIBC Global Leadership Awards are conferred upon executives in recognition of outstanding leadership and for promoting Indo-US trade and business,” Washington-based US-India Business Council (USIBC).

Q.9. In which country FIFA 2022 World Cup will be held?

फीफा 2022 विश्व कप किस देश में आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) India / भारत

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Canada / कनाडा

(e) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Federation Internationale de Football Association announced that the 2022 World Cup is to be held in Qatar.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the first world cup to be held in Arab World and also the first in a muslim-majority country. The World Cup would be the last to involve 32 teams as the teams are to be increased to 48 in 2026 tournament.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of SportsAdda?

SportsAdda के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Brett Lee / ब्रेट ली 

(b) Steven Smith / स्टीवन स्मिथ

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(e) Ben Stokes / बेन स्टोक्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Australian fast bowler and cricket legend Brett Lee has been signed by SportsAdda as its brand ambassador. SportsAdda is an Indian news and information platform that provides all updates, insights and statistics for cricket, football, and kabaddi.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of FIFA located?

फीफा का मुख्यालय कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा 

(b) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड 

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया 

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी  

Answer & Explanation

Exp. President: Gianni Infantino

Headquarters: Zürich, Switzerland

Q.12. What is the currency of Tunisia?

ट्यूनीशिया की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Euro / यूरो

(c) Pound / पौंड

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Currencies: Tunisian dinar, Dinar

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