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Daily Current Affairs 17th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has signed 12 MoUs with domestic and foreign companies for FDI worth over Rs 16,000 crores?

किस राज्य ने 16,000 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक की FDI के लिए घरेलू और विदेशी कंपनियों के साथ 12 समझौता ज्ञापनों पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Maharashtra signed 12 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with 12 domestic and foreign companies for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth over Rs 16,000 crores.

It is a part of the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 initiative. The MoU was signed by the global companies in the field of engineering, car and spare parts manufacturing, information technology, logistics, chemicals, and food processing.

Q.2. 500-yr-old submerged ancient temple has re-appeared from which river in Nayagarh district, Odisha?

500 साल पुराना जलमग्न प्राचीन मंदिर ओडिशा के नयागढ़ जिले में किस नदी से निकला है?

(a) Mahanadi / महानदी

(b) Brahmani / ब्राह्मणी

(c) Baitarani / बैतरनी

(d) Rushikulya / रुशिकुल्या

(e) Subarnarekha / सुबर्णरेखा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. An ancient temple, submerged in river Mahanadi (has re-appeared after 11 years in Nayagarh district. An archaeology survey team of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) stumbled upon ‘mastaka’ of the temple submerged in Mahanadi waters at Padmabati village under Bhapur tehsil. Project assistant Deepak Kumar Nayak, who had documented the site with help of a local heritage enthusiast Rabindra Kumar Rana, said the temple was dedicated to Gopinath Deba, a form of Lord Krishna.

The finding is the part of INTACH’s Mahanadi Valley Heritage Sites Documentation project.

Q.3. Which state government has launched ”Karmo Bhumi” job portal for IT professionals?

किस राज्य सरकार ने आईटी पेशेवरों के लिए “कर्मो भूमि” नौकरी पोर्टल शुरू किया है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The West Bengal government on 16th June launched a job portal for IT professionals who have returned to the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

The CM extended her best wishes to the professionals and said that they can use the portal ”Karmo Bhumi” to connect with companies based in the state.

“On behalf of GoWB, we launched Karmo Bhumi, web portal for IT professionals, returned & looking for job change due to COVID 19. Connect now to IT companies of Bengal through karmabhumi.nltr.org.

Q.4. Which of the following country has recently joined international and multi-stakeholder initiative Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as its founding member?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा देश हाल ही में संस्थापक सदस्य के रूप में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय और बहु-हितधारक पहल ग्लोबल पार्टनरशिप फॉर आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेंस (GPAI) में शामिल हुआ है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) China / चीन

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) India / भारत

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India joined international and multi-stakeholder initiative Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) as its founding member on June 15, 2020. By becoming the founding member of the initiative, India has joined the leading nations of the world including the UK, EU, US, Australia among others.

Aims: The global initiative aims to guide responsible development and use of Artificial Intelligence, grounded in human rights, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and economic growth. It will also provide support to the cutting- edge research and applied activities on AI-related priorities.

The other nations that have joined the partnership are France, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Q.5. What is the rank of India based on the total no. of 150 nuclear warheads India has, according to SIPRI’s Yearbook 2020?

SIPRI के इयर बुक 2020 के अनुसार, भारत के कुल 150 परमाणु वारहेड्स के आधार पर भारत की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 3

(b) 5

(c) 6

(d) 7

(e) 9

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India ranked 6th as nuclear weapons increased since 2019; US tops: SIPRI’s Yearbook 2020.

India and China have increased their nuclear arsenal over the last year, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The Swedish think-tank that researches on conflict, armaments and arms control also pointed out on Monday that China is significantly modernizing its nuclear arsenal.

China and Pakistan have more nuclear warheads as compared to India, according to the SIPRI Yearbook 2020. India has 150 nuclear warheads, while China and Pakistan have 320 and 160. The figures are until January. Last year, India had 130-140 warheads, while China had 290 and Pakistan 150-160.

In April 2020, SIPRI had identified India as the 3rd largest military spender in the world, behind the United States (US) and China.

Q.6. Which of the following organization has recently approved USD 750 million loan to India for Covid-19 response?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने हाल ही में कोविद -19 की प्रतिक्रिया के लिए भारत को 750 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर का ऋण स्वीकृत किया है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

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

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on 17th June said it has approved a USD 750 million (around Rs 5,714 crore) loan to India to help the government strengthen its battle against the adverse impact of Covid-19 on poor and vulnerable households.

AiM: “Cofinanced with the Asian Development Bank, the budgetary support will go toward bolstering economic aid for businesses, including for the informal sector, expanding social safety nets for the needy, and strengthening the country’s health care systems

Q.7. Which business consulting firm has been appointed as the auditor of PM CARES fund by the Trustees of PM CARES?

पीएम CARES के ट्रस्टियों द्वारा किस बिजनेस कंसल्टिंग फर्म को PM CARES फंड के ऑडिटर के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) The Parthenon Group / दी पार्थेनन ग्रुप

(b) SARC & Associates / SARC एंड एसोसिएट्स

(c) McKinsey & Company / मैकिन्से एंड कंपनी

(d) The Boston Consulting Group / दी बोस्टन कंसल्टिंग ग्रुप

(e) Gartner / गार्टनर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Trustees of the PM CARES Fund have appointed SARC & Associates as auditor of the fund. Its website pmcares.gov.in says trustees of the fund, which is called Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund, appointed “SARC & Associates, Chartered Accountants, New Delhi, as the auditors” for three years.

The firm, headed by Sunil Kumar Gupta, was appointed auditors of the PM’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) in 2019.

Q.8. Who is the chairman of the advisory panel on corporate insolvency resolution and liquidation process, reconstituted by IBBI?

IBBI द्वारा पुनर्गठित कॉर्पोरेट इनसॉल्वेंसी रिज़ॉल्यूशन और परिसमापन प्रक्रिया पर सलाहकार पैनल के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Zubair Iqbal / जुबैर इकबाल

(b) Sanjeev Srinivasan / संजीव श्रीनिवासन

(c) T V Mohandas Pai / टी वी मोहनदास पाई

(d) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

(e) Uday Kotak / उदय कोटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The insolvency regulator IBBI has reconstituted the Advisory Committee on Corporate Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation process. This panel, which would be chaired by Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank, comprises of 13 members besides the Chairman.

This Advisory Committee will advise and provide professional support— on a request from the IBBI or on its own volition—on any matter relating to the Corporate Insolvency resolution and liquidation dealt with by the Board under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.

Most members will have a term of three years—up to June 11, 2023.

Q.9. World day to combat desertification and drought is observed every year on ___________________________.

मरुस्थलीकरण और सूखे से निपटने के लिए विश्व दिवस ___________________________ को हर साल मनाया जाता है।

(a) 10 june / 10 जून

(b) 12 june / 12 जून

(c) 14 june / 14 जून

(d) 17 june / 17 जून

(e) 18 june / 18 जून

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on 17th June to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

Q.10. What is the theme for World day to combat desertification and drought 2020?

मरुस्थलीकरण और सूखे का मुकाबला करने के लिए विश्व दिवस 2020 का विषय क्या है?

(a) 25 YEARS – Let’s grow the future together

(b) Food. Feed. Fibre. – the links between consumption and land

(c) Land has true value – invest in it

(d) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People

(e) Attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 2020 Theme: Food. Feed. Fibre. – the links between consumption and land

Q.11. International Day of Family Remittances is celebrated annually on _____________________.

परिवार के प्रेषण का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस _____________________ को प्रतिवर्ष मनाया जाता है।

(a) 12 june / 12 जून

(b) 13 june / 13 जून

(c) 14 june / 14 जून

(d) 15 june / 15 जून

(e) 16 june / 16 जून

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Day of Family Remittances 2020 aka IDFR is celebrated each year on June 16 across the world. The day is organised by the United Nations and is universally accepted. This day is celebrated to recognise the efforts of migrants who help to improve the lives of their family members back home. It is also created to observe the hope that they have created for the future to come

Q.12. 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

Exp. Headquarters: Beijing, China

Q.13. Who is the President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक (AIIB) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Jin Liqun / जिन लिकुन

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. President: Jin Liqun

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