Daily Current Affairs : 17th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state Government has launched Centralized e-commerce platform “YellowChain”?

किस राज्य सरकार ने सेंट्रलाइज्ड ई-कॉमर्स प्लेटफॉर्म “येलोचैन” लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(c) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(d) Manipur / मणिपुर

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Nagaland Government Rolls-Out Centralized e-commerce platform “YellowChain”.

On the occasion of Independence Day, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio has launched “Yellow Chain”- a centralized e-commerce platform, to promote local business and entrepreneurship in the State.

Q.2. In which city Swachh Bharat Mission Academy has been launched by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat?

जल शक्ति मंत्री गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत ने किस शहर में स्वच्छ भारत मिशन अकादमी शुरू की है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched Swachh Bharat Mission, SBM Academy in New Delhi. It is a part of the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat.

It is a phone-based academy that will provide free of charge training courses with high quality and standardized content.

It is an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) -based training course with modules on Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus programme and contains a 60-minute module spanning various topics under ODF as well as SLWM. The content of SBM Academy is in Hindi as of now.

Q.3. Supreme Court has held judgment on daughters’ right to property under which of the following act?

सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने निम्नलिखित में से किस अधिनियम के तहत बेटियों के संपत्ति के अधिकार पर निर्णय लिया है?

(a) Indian Succession (Amendment) Act, 2012 / भारतीय उत्तराधिकार (संशोधन) अधिनियम, 2012

(b) Hindu Succession Act, 1956 / हिंदू उत्तराधिकार अधिनियम, 1956

(c) Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 1956 / हिंदू उत्तराधिकार (संशोधन) अधिनियम, 1956

(d) Indian Succession Act, 1998 / भारतीय उत्तराधिकार अधिनियम, 1998

(e) Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005 / हिंदू उत्तराधिकार (संशोधन) अधिनियम, 2005

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Supreme Court held that daughters have coparcenary rights on the property of their parents even if the latter died before the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005 came into force. A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, said that a daughter is entitled to equal property rights under the amended Hindu Succession Act and that the law would have retrospective effects.

Q.4. Which country has launched 3 million pounds Innovation Challenge Fund in India to support scientists in academia and industry to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change?

किस देश ने COVID-19 महामारी और जलवायु परिवर्तन से निपटने के लिए शिक्षा और उद्योग में वैज्ञानिकों का समर्थन करने के लिए भारत में 3 मिलियन पाउंड का इनोवेशन चैलेंज फंड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Canada / कनाडा

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The UK government has launched a Pound 3 million innovation challenge fund in India to support scientists in academia and industry to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

“The fund invites tech innovators with connections to the AI-Data cluster in Karnataka and the future mobility cluster in Maharashtra to submit research and development proposals for tackling COVID-19 or which promote a greener planet.

Q.5. Which organization has launched 1-million-euro project “Nirmanshree” in Maharashtra, Odisha for skilling women in housing sector?

किस संगठन ने महाराष्ट्र, ओडिशा में आवास क्षेत्र में महिलाओं को कौशल प्रदान करने के लिए 1 मिलियन-यूरो परियोजना “निर्माश्री” शुरू की है?

(a) Association of Southeast Asian Nations / दक्षिण पूर्व एशियाई राष्ट्र संघ

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) European Union / यूरोपीय संघ

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

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. European Union has launched a 1-million-euro project in four districts of Maharashtra and Odisha.

The project is being implemented in Beed and Osmanabad districts of Maharashtra and the Dhenkanal and Jajpur districts 0f Odisha and is aimed at positively impacting two lakh families over the next three years.

The project aims at targeting 3,000 women-led households in these four districts and is being implemented with the housing-focussed not-for-profit Habitat for Humanity India.

Q.6. How much amount as dividend to Central Government has been approved by RBI’s Central Board headed by Shaktikanta Das?

शक्तिकांत दास की अध्यक्षता में RBI के केंद्रीय बोर्ड द्वारा केंद्र सरकार को लाभांश के रूप में कितनी राशि मंजूर की गई है?

(a) Rs 19,078 crore / 19,078 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 25,164 crore / 25,164 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 34,061 crore / 34,061 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 42,068 crore / 42,068 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 57,128 crore / 57,128 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Reserve Bank of India on 13th August approved dividend of ₹57,128 crore to government. The decision was taken when the Central Board of the RBI met on 13th August under the chairmanship of Governor Shaktikanta Das through video conference.

The Board decided to maintain the Contingency Risk Buffer at 5.5%.

Q.7. Which bank has launched Digital Apnayen campaign to encourage digital banking?

किस बैंक ने डिजिटल बैंकिंग को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए डिजिटल अपनाएँ अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Union Bank of India / यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(e) Allahabad Bank / इलाहाबाद बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. State-owned Punjab National Bank on 15th August launched a campaign to encourage customers to use digital banking channels.

Under the campaign ‘DIGITAL APNAYEN’, the bank will contribute Rs 5 towards the PM CARES Fund on behalf of each customer conducting the first financial transaction to activate their RuPay Debit card either on point of sale (PoS) or e-commerce platform.

Q.8. Which of the following company has launched seller driven “Itna Aasan Hai” campaign?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने “इना आसान है” अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Google / गूगल

(b) Facebook / फेसबुक

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(e) Apple / एप्पल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Amazon India has launched its seller driven campaign ‘Itna Aasan hai’. With this, it underlined the enrolling process, which is according to the company, is lot simpler and hassle free and Amazon has made it easier for anyone who wants to move their business online.

The three-ad campaign is conceptualised keeping the intent of the campaign in mind: to communicate to existing and prospective sellers who are not on the platform, how easy and simple it is to sell on Amazon.

Q.9. Who has been recently appointed as the new CEO of GoAir?

हाल ही में गो एयर के नए सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Vinay Dube / विनय दूबे

(b) Indu Bhushan / इंदु भूषण

(c) Mahesh Sinha / महेश सिन्हा

(d) Kaushik Khona / कौशिक खोना

(e) Shahzan Mujeeb / शहजान मुजीब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. GoAir on 15th August Announced it has appointed Kaushik Khona as its chief executive officer (CEO).”The Nominations & Remuneration Committee and the Board met and have appointed Kaushik Khona as CEO with immediate effect,” GoAir said.

Khona will replace, industry veteran Vinay Dube who took charge as CEO in February.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador by the e-mobility start-up ebikeGo?

ई-मोबिलिटी स्टार्ट-अप ebikeGo द्वारा किसे ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Yuvraj Singh / युवराज सिंह

(b) Salman Khan / सलमान खान

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(e) Harbhajan Singh / हरभजन सिंह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Amritsar based e-mobility start-up eBikeGO announced the appointment of Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh as its brand ambassador.

The cricketer has come on board for one year to help promote the company as it looks to scale-up by increasing geographical footprint, adding new customer segments, and targeting new business use cases to widen the appeal for electric mobility.

Q.11. Nishikant Kamat has passed away recently. He was a/an ______________.

निशिकांत कामत का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक ______________ थे।

(a) Director / निर्देशक 

(b) Choreographer / कोरियोग्राफर

(c) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(d) Poet / कवि

(e) Musician / संगीतकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Director-actor Nishikant Kamat passed away on 17th August in Hyderabad’s AIG Hospital, after a battle with liver cirrhosis. He was 50.

Nishikant Kamat made his directorial debut in 2005 with Marathi movie Dombivali Fast, which won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi. He made his silver screen debut in 2004 with the Hindi movie Hava Aney Dey. In 2008, Kamat helmed his first Bollywood film Mumbai Meri Jaan and directed Hindi films like Force, Drishyam, Rocky Handsome and Madaari etc.

Q.12. Where is the headquarters of European Union situated?

यूरोपीय संघ का मुख्यालय कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Brussels, Belgium / ब्रुसेल्स, बेल्जियम

(b) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी  

Answer & Explanation

Exp: Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

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