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

Daily Current Affairs  16th July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has celebrated Educational Development Day to mark the 117th birthday Anniversary of Ex CM K Kamaraj on 15th July?

किस राज्य ने 15 जुलाई को पूर्व सीएम के कामराज की 117 वीं जयंती को चिह्नित करने के लिए शैक्षिक विकास दिवस मनाया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri K.Kamaraj ji’s 117th birth anniversary has been observed as Tamil Nadu’s Educational Development Day. it aims to remind people about his contribution to boost the school education facilities of Tamil Nadu state. he was known as “King Maker”.

In the year 2006, The Tamil Nadu state Govt brought a development and celebration bill that highlighted 15th july as “Educational Development Day” in order to remember Perunthalaivar Kamarajar’s contributions.

Q.2. Which state’s Police has launched ‘CybHER’ Campaign to tackle cybercrime against women, children?

किस राज्य की पुलिस ने महिलाओं, बच्चों के खिलाफ साइबर अपराध से निपटने के लिए ‘CybHER अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Telangana Police on 15th July launched a month-long virtual awareness campaign ‘CybHER’ in the wake of cybercrime against the women and children in the state.

Swati Lakra, Additional DGP Incharge of Women Safety including ‘SHE Teams’ and ‘Bharosa’ for Telangana, “Women Safety Wing, Telangana Police has launched ‘CybHER’ campaign, to make cyberspace safe for women and children.”

Q.3. India has formed bilateral “air travel bubbles” with which of the following country?

भारत ने निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ द्विपक्षीय “हवाई यात्रा बुलबुले” का गठन किया है?

(a) US / अमेरिका

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Germany / जर्मनी

(d) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India ‘Air bubbles’ formed with US, France & Germany. Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that India is to resume operation of international commercial flights with France and US.

The Government of India has signed agreements with US, UK, France and countries in UAE. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has planned to bring down the air travel charges by 25%.

About: Under the agreements signed with the countries, United Airlines and Delta are to operation from the US. The Air France is to operate from France. No UK based airlines are to operate to India. Rather, Air India will fly to UK. Lufthansa of Germany will operate from Germany.

Q.4. With which country India has signed agreements on Cyber Security?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने साइबर सुरक्षा पर समझौतों पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Lebanon /लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India and Israel signed agreements to expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The agreement was signed between Director General of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD) and India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla.

The agreement lays down cooperation in capacity building and mutual exchange of best practices in the field.

Q.5. By which year Government has aimed to increase public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP?

किस वर्ष तक सरकार ने सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य व्यय को जीडीपी के 2.5% तक बढ़ाने का लक्ष्य रखा है?

(a) 2022

(b) 2023

(c) 2024

(d) 2025

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Health Ministry has pushed for an increased expenditure on public health. In a meeting with the 15th Finance Commission, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, on 15th July highlighted that the government aims at gradually increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 per cent of the nation’s GDP by the year 2025.

The Minister asserted that the outlay for primary health expenditure will also be made nearly two third of the total public health expenditure in the country. Reiterating the government’s target of the National Health Policy 2017, Dr. Vardhan emphasized on the importance of increasing the state’s health sector spending to nearly 8 per cent of their total budget.

Q.6. ICRA has sharply cut the India’s GDP growth forecast for FY21 at ________________________.

ICRA ने वित्त वर्ष 21 के लिए ________________________ पर भारत के GDP विकास के अनुमान में तेजी से कटौती की है।

(a) -3.5% 

(b) -4.0%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.3%

(e) -9.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Credit rating agency Icra on 17th July sharply revised its forecast on the contraction in the Indian economy to 9.5 per cent for 2020-21 from its earlier assessment of (-)5%.

Note: India GDP projected F21


World Bank: (-3.2%)

ADB- (-)4%

UN- 1.2%

IMF- (-)4.5%

OECD- (-)3.7%

Q.7. Which of the following platforms has launched Shop with Facebook Pay support?

निम्नलिखित में से किस प्लेटफॉर्म ने फेसबुक पे सपोर्ट के साथ शॉप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) WhatsApp / (a) व्हाट्सएप

(b) Twitter / ट्विटर

(c) Amazon / अमेज़ॅन

(d) Instagram / इंस्टाग्राम

(e) Flipkart / फ्लिपकार्ट

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Instagram on 16th July launched its shopping feature to enable users to discover and make purchases on its platform. The Shop feature gives users an option to pay via Facebook’s payment app.

“We’re introducing Instagram Shop, a new destination in Explore that makes it easier to shop from brands and creators. Shop lets users get personalised recommendations, buy products from different brands and preview exclusive launches, all in one place.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of HCL Technologies?

HCL टेक्नोलॉजीज के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Shiv Nadar / शिव नादर

(b) Arjun Malhotra / अर्जुन मल्होत्रा

(c) Roshni Nadar Malhotra / रोशनी नादर मल्होत्रा

(d) C Vijayakumar / सी विजयकुमार

(e) Rajesh Gopinathan / राजेश गोपीनाथन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the new Chairman of HCL Technologies, the company announced in a regulatory filing on 17th July. The 38-year-old succeeds her father Shiv Nadar.

Earlier, she was the Executive Director and the CEO of HCL Enterprise. Roshni is the only child of HCL’s founder, Shiv Nadar. In 2019, she was ranked 54th on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. According to IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019), Roshni Nadar is the richest woman in India.

Q.9. Who among the following has won International Press Freedom Awards 2020 announced by the Committee to Protect Journalists?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने “कमेटी टू प्रोटेक्ट जर्नलिस्ट” द्वारा घोषित “इंटरनेशनल प्रेस फ्रीडम अवार्ड्स 2020” जीता है?

(a) Shahidul Alam / शाहिदुल आलम

(b) Mohammad Mosaed / मोहम्मद मोजेद

(c) Dapo Olorunyomi / दापो ओ्लोरुन्योमी

(d) Svetlana Prokopyeva / स्वेतलाना प्रोकोपेयेवा

(e) All of the above / उपरोक्त सभी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Committee to Protect Journalists has announced that the recipients of the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards include Shahidul Alam from Bangladesh, Mohammad Mosaed from Iran, Dapo Olorunyomi from Nigeria and Svetlana Prokopyeva from Russia.

All four journalists have faced arrests or criminal prosecution in reprisal for their reporting.

About Award: “Like brave and committed journalists everywhere, CPJ’s honorees set out to report the news without fear or favor for the benefit of their communities, their country, and the world.

Q.10. World Day for International Justice (International Criminal Justice Day) is observed every year on ____________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय न्याय के लिए विश्व दिवस (अंतर्राष्ट्रीय आपराधिक न्याय दिवस) हर साल ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 13 July / 13 जुलाई

(b) 14 July / 14 जुलाई

(c) 15 July / 15 जुलाई

(d) 16 July / 16 जुलाई

(e) 17 July / 17 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Day for International Justice 2020: It is also known as International Criminal Justice Day or International Justice Day. The day unites all those who wish to support justice, promote the rights of the victims, also help in preventing crime that threatens the peace, security, and well-being of the world.

17 July is celebrated as World Day for International Justice because this day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998.

Q.11. Which of the following football team has won the La Liga 2020 title?

निम्नलिखित में से किस फुटबॉल टीम ने ला लीगा 2020 का खिताब जीता है?

(a) Real Madrid / रियल मैड्रिड

(b) Barcelona / बार्सिलोना

(c) Atlético Madrid / एटलेटिको मैड्रिड

(d) Athletic Bilbao / एथलेटिक बिलबाओ

(e) Valencia / वालेंसिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Real Madrid sealed its record 34th league title with a 2-1 win over Villarreal at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on 16th July. The victory left Madrid seven points in front of second-place Barcelona with one round to go. Barcelona lost 2-1 to Osasuna at the Camp Nou Stadium.

French coach and football legend Zinedine Zidane has steered Real Madrid to a record 34th Spanish league title, an 11th overall trophy win under his leadership.

Q.12. 2022 Youth Olympic Games has been postponed by IOC to ______________.

2022 के युवा ओलंपिक खेलों को IOC ने ______________ तक स्थगित कर दिया है।

(a) 2023

(b) 2024

(c) 2025

(d) 2026

(e) 2027

Answer & Explanation

Exp. IOC postpones 2022 Youth Olympic Games to 2026. The postponement of Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Dakar, Senegal in 2022 allows the IOC, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the International Federations (IFs) to plan their activities in a better way.

The reason for postponing the YOG in 2022 is because of the numerous operational challenges, which the IOC, NOC and IFs are facing due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, 2020 to 2021.

Q.13. What is the currency of Israel?

इज़राइल की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Ruble / रूबल

(d) New shekel / नई शेकेल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Israeli new shekel also known as simply the Israeli shekel is the currency of Israel.

Q.14. Who is the minister responsible for Ministry of Civil Aviation & Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्रालय & आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय के लिए जिम्मेदार मंत्री कौन है?

(a) Hardeep Singh Puri / हरदीप सिंह पूरी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेन्द्र सिंह शेखावत

Answer & Explanation
(e) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान


Exp. Hardeep Singh Puri is the current Civil Aviation Minister of India and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

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