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

Daily Current Affairs 16th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which Union Minister has launched Indian Gas Exchange (IGX): First Nationwide Online ‘Gas Trading Platform’?

किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने भारतीय गैस एक्सचेंज (IGX): पहला राष्ट्रव्यापी ऑनलाइन गैस ट्रेडिंग प्लेटफॉर्मलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(e) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX), first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform. IGX will be a delivery-based trading platform for delivery of natural Gas. The trade on the platform commenced in his auspicious presence.

Incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of the IEX – India’s energy market platform, IGX will enable market participants to trade in standardised gas contracts. The platform is fully automated with web-based interface to provide seamless trading experience to the customers.

Q.2. Name the device that kills surface and air microbes which has been launched by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in Hyderabad.

उस उपकरण का नाम बताइए जो सतह और वायु रोगाणुओं को मारता है जिसे हैदराबाद में गृह राज्य मंत्री जी किशन रेड्डी ने लॉन्च किया है।

(a) GermiKILL

(b) GermiKlean

(c) GermiWASH

(d) GermiBAN

(e) GermiSANITISE

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy launched GermiBAN at AIC ALEAP We-Hub, Hyderabad, on 14th June.

The device launched has UV C and other B, C, D components, the patenting technology that kills surface and air microbes at 99.9 per cent, useful for isolation wards, quarantine centres, hospitals for killing viruses like corona.

Q.3. India along with 12 Countries has led “Verified” initiative of which of the following organization to counter misinformation on COVID-19?

भारत ने 12 देशों के साथ COVID-19 पर गलत सूचना का सामना करने के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन की “वेरीफाईड” पहल का नेतृत्व किया है?

(a) United Nations / संयुक्त राष्ट्र

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

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

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. India, along with 12 other countries, has led an initiative here aimed at spreading fact-based content to counter misinformation on the coronavirus, with over 130 nations endorsing the global call to fight the “infodemic” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the initiative by Australia, Chile, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Senegal and South Africa, a total of 132 member states endorsed a cross-regional statement on “infodemic” or manipulated information.

United Nations launched ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.

Q.4. Martyapura Re Jamaraj, a short film has won an award in COVID-19 International film festival 2020. In which state the short film was produced?

मर्त्यपुर रे जमराज, एक लघु फिल्म ने COVID-19 अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव 2020 में एक पुरस्कार जीता है। किस राज्य में लघु फिल्म का निर्माण किया गया था?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Odisha / ओडिशा

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Martyapura Re Jamaraj (‘Yamaraj on earth’), a short film produced by a group from the Ankushpur village of Odisha’s Ganjam district has won a special jury award at the COVID-19 International Film Festival 2020.

The 13-minute short film in Odia seeks to spread awareness in rural areas on preventive measures to check the spread of the coronavirus through humour. The online festival of short films focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.5. Who among the following has become the first observant Sikh to graduate from US Military Academy?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन अमेरिकी सैन्य अकादमी से स्नातक होने वाला पहला पर्यवेक्षक सिख बन गया है?

(a) Shinogi K.C / शिनोगी के सी

(b) Anmol Narang / अनमोल नारंग

(c) Sangram Singh / संग्राम सिंह

(d) Dhiraj Singh Thakur / धीरज सिंह ठाकुर

(e) Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa / भाई निर्मल सिंह खालसा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Anmol Narang has made history by becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point, and the Second Lieutenant is hopeful that her efforts to represent her religion and community will encourage Americans to learn more about Sikhism.

US President Donald Trump on 13th June addressed the 1,107 graduates, including 23-year-old Narang, who gathered for the academy’s annual commencement.

Q.6. Which payments bank has launched ‘Suraksha Salary’ account for MSMEs?

किस भुगतान बैंक ने MSMEs के लिए “सुरक्षा सैलरी” खाता लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Paytm Payments Bank / पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक

(b) Fino Payments Bank / फिनो पेमेंट्स बैंक

(c) India Post Payments Bank / इंडिया पोस्ट पेमेंट्स बैंक

(d) Airtel Payments Bank / एयरटेल पेमेंट्स बैंक

(e) Jio Payments Bank / जिओ पेमेंट्स बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Airtel Payments Bank announced a salary account for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).

Through the ‘Suraksha Salary’ account, MSMEs and other organisations will be able to make cashless payments and also provide financial security blanket to their employees. The benefits under the account include Hospicash Insurance and Personal Accidental insurance cover, given the low penetration of insurance in India.

Q.7. According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report, India has received USD 51 billion and was world’s ______________ largest recipient of FDI in 2019.

व्यापार और विकास पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र सम्मेलन (UNCTAD) की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, भारत को 51 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर प्राप्त हुए हैं और 2019 में FDI के मामले में दुनिया का ________________ सबसे बड़ा प्राप्तकर्ता है।

(a) 5th / 5 वाँ

(b) 6th / 6 ठा

(c) 7th / 7 वाँ

(d) 8th / 8 वाँ

(e) 9th / 9 वाँ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. India received USD 51 billion in foreign investment in 2019 and was the world’s 9th largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2019, according to a report by the UN’s trade body.

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report on 15th that a lower but positive economic growth in India in the post-COVID19 pandemic period and India’s large market will continue to attract market-seeking investments to the country.

The World Investment Report 2020 by the UNCTAD said that India was the 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019, with 51 billion dollars of inflows during the year, an increase from the 42 billion dollars of FDI received in 2018, when India ranked 12 among the top 20 host economies in the world.

Q.8. What was the rank of India in Institute for Management Development (IMD)’s World Competitiveness Index 2020?

इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर मैनेजमेंट डेवलपमेंट (IMD) की विश्व प्रतिस्पर्धात्मकता सूचकांक 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 12

(b) 43

(c) 56

(d) 72

(e) 168

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. India continues to remain ranked 43rd on an annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD) with some traditional weaknesses like poor infrastructure and insufficient education investment keeping its ranking low.

Singapore has retained its top position on the 63-nation list.

India’s 45th in 2017 before improving to 44th in 2018 and then to 43rd in 2019. While its overall position has remained unchanged in the 2020 list.

Rank Country

1 Singapore

2 Denmark

3 Switzerland

4 Netherlands

5 Hong Kong

43 India

Q.9. Which country has topped the Institute for Management Development (IMD)’s World Competitiveness Index 2020?

किस देश ने इंस्टीट्यूट फॉर मैनेजमेंट डेवलपमेंट (IMD) की विश्व प्रतिस्पर्धात्मकता सूचकांक 2020 में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Iceland / आइसलैंड

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. India continues to remain ranked 43rd on an annual World Competitiveness Index compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD) with some traditional weaknesses like poor infrastructure and insufficient education investment keeping its ranking low.

Singapore has retained its top position on the 63-nation list.

India’s 45th in 2017 before improving to 44th in 2018 and then to 43rd in 2019. While its overall position has remained unchanged in the 2020 list.

Rank Country

1 Singapore

2 Denmark

3 Switzerland

4 Netherlands

5 Hong Kong

43 India

Q.10. Pentala Harikrishna was in news recently. With which sport he is associated?

पेंताला हरिकृष्णा हाल ही में खबरों में थे। वह किस खेल से जुड़े हैं?

(a) Cricket / क्रिकेट

(b) Badminton / बैडमिंटन

(c) Chess / चेस

(d) Football / फुटबॉल

(e) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Harikrishna was placed joint second at the end of the opening day of the Sharjah World Stars online chess tournament. He scored four points from five rounds to share the second spot along with Rustam Kasmidzhanov of Uzbekistan.

Top seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan was leading the tournament with four points. Harikrishna’s only defeat came against him.

Q.11. Which country’s Mamedyarov Shakhriyar has won Sharjah World Stars online chess tournament?

किस देश के मामेदिरोव शाखरीयर ने शारजाह वर्ल्ड स्टार्स ऑनलाइन शतरंज टूर्नामेंट जीता है?

(a) Azerbaijan / अज़रबैजान

(b) Georgia / जॉर्जिया

(c) Uzbekistan / उज्बेकिस्तान

(d) Armenia / अर्मेनिआ

(e) Turkmenistan / तुर्कमेनिस्तान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Harikrishna was placed joint second at the end of the opening day of the Sharjah World Stars online chess tournament. He scored four points from five rounds to share the second spot along with Rustam Kasmidzhanov of Uzbekistan.

Top seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan was leading the tournament with four points. Harikrishna’s only defeat came against him.

Q.12. Name the Attorney General of India who has got 1-year extension recently.

भारत के अटॉर्नी जनरल का नाम बताइए जिन्हें हाल ही में 1 साल का विस्तार मिला है।

(a) Harish Salve / हरीश साल्वे

(b) Tushar Mehta / तुषार मेहता

(c) Prashant Bhushan / प्रशांत भूषण

(d) Rajiv Mehrishi / राजीव मह्रिषी

(e) K. K. Venugopal / के के वेणुगोपाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Attorney General K K Venugopal has agreed for extension of one more year as a top law officer of the country. Venugopal, a leading lawyer of the country, was appointed as Attorney General and had succeeded Mukul Rohatgi on June 30, 2017.

Q.13. What is the capital of Azerbaijan?

अज़रबैजान की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Kigali / किगाली

(b) Kampala / काम्पाला

(c) Addis Ababa / ऐद्दिस अबाबा

(d) Baku / बाकू

(e) Port Louis / पोर्ट लुइस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. Capital: Baku

Currency: Azerbaijani manat

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