Daily Current Affairs : 18th and 19th July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  18th and 19th July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. By which year Arunachal Pradesh has planned to provide 100% tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mission?

अरुणाचल प्रदेश ने किस वर्ष तक जल जीवन मिशन के तहत 100% नल कनेक्शन देने की योजना बनाई है?

(a) 2021

(b) 2022

(c) 2023

(d) 2024

(e) 2025

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Arunachal Pradesh Government has decided to provide 100% tap water connections to all the households in the State by 2023 under Jal Jeevan Mission, the flagship programme of Government, which aims to provide safe drinking water to all.

Q.2. In how many States/UTs, One Nation One Ration Card scheme has been now enabled till June 2020?

जून 2020 तक कितने राज्यों / केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों में, वन नेशन वन राशन कार्ड योजना अब सक्षम हो गई है?

(a) 15

(b) 18

(c) 20

(d) 22

(e) 25

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. The One Nation One Ration Card facility was started as inter-State portability of ration cards in 4 States w.e.f. August 2019. Since then, a total of 20 States/UT have been integrated together into a seamless national portability cluster w.e.f. June 2020. Thus, this facility is currently enabled for NFSA card holders in 20 States/UTs.

These States/UTs are Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Sikkim, Mizoram, Telangana, Kerala, Punjab, Tripura, Bihar, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

All other States/UTs are targeted to be integrated before March 2021.

Q.3. Government has approved Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone. Who is the minister responsible for Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change?

सरकार ने भागीरथी ईको-सेंसिटिव जोन के जोनल मास्टर प्लान को मंजूरी दी है। पर्यावरण, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन मंत्रालय के लिए जिम्मेदार मंत्री कौन है?

(a) Piyush Goyal / पियूष गोयल

(b) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत

(c) S Jaishankar / एस जयशंकर

(d) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

(e) Prakash Javadekar/ प्रकाश जावडेकर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(e)

Exp. Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar informed that the Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone has been approved by the government. This will pave way for faster execution of the Chaardhaam Project and give a boost to conservation of the ecology and developmental activities.

In a review meeting of the Chaardhaam Road Project through video conferencing, the Minister said, the Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone notification was issued by the Environment Ministry in 2012. The Minister assured to extend all required cooperation for early completion of projects.

Q.4. ‘Smriti Van’ has been inaugurated on the occasion of Harela Festival. In which state Harela Festival is celebrated?

हरेला महोत्सव के अवसर पर स्मृति वनका उद्घाटन किया गया है। हरेला महोत्सव किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d) 

Exp. On the occasion of Harela festival in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on 16th July inaugurated ‘Smriti Van’ at Asthal village of Dehradun district in the memory of famous folk singer of the state late Jeet Singh Negi. 

Harela festival, which marks the onset of monsoon in Uttarakhand, is celebrated across hills three times every year. Harela means the day of green.

Q.5. With which country India has recently signed MoU to develop strategic petroleum reserve?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने हाल ही में रणनीतिक पेट्रोलियम रिजर्व विकसित करने के लिए समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Israel / इज़राइल 

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. India and the US have signed an MoU to develop a strategic petroleum reserve and the two countries are in advanced stage of discussion to store crude oil in America to increase India’s stockpile.

Pradhan co-chaired with his American counterpart Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette a virtual US-India Strategic Energy Partnership Ministerial.

Q.6. With which company CBSE has collaborated to integrate AI Curriculum in 200 Schools across India?

CBSE ने किस कंपनी के साथ भारत भर के 200 स्कूलों में AI पाठ्यक्रम को एकीकृत करने के लिए सहयोग किया है?

(a) IBM / आईबीएम

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Google / गूगल

(d) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(e) Intel / इंटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by the Union Government of India, announced the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the high school curriculum (Grade XI & XII) for the current academic year (2020 – 2021).

Developed in collaboration with IBM, the curriculum is part of CBSE’s Social Empowerment through Work Education and Action (SEWA) program and will be introduced in approximately 200 schools across 13 states in India (Delhi-NCR, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab).

Q.7. What is the rank of India in Global Manufacturing Risk Index according to Cushman & Wakefield Report?

कुशमैन एंड वेकफील्ड रिपोर्ट के अनुसार ग्लोबल मैन्युफैक्चरिंग रिस्क इंडेक्स में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 1

(b) 3

(c) 5

(d) 7

(e) 10

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. India ranks third in the list of most-suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in terms of cost competitiveness and operating conditions, according to property consultant Cushman & Wakefield. 

China and the U.S. retain the top two positions, while India has moved one place higher to rank third, the consultant said in its Global Manufacturing Risk Index report.

Q.8. What country has gained top position in Global Manufacturing Risk Index according to Cushman & Wakefield Report?

कुशमैन एंड वेकफील्ड रिपोर्ट के अनुसार ग्लोबल मैन्युफैक्चरिंग रिस्क इंडेक्स में किस देश ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. India ranks third in the list of most-suitable locations for global manufacturing among 48 countries in terms of cost competitiveness and operating conditions, according to property consultant Cushman & Wakefield. 

China and the U.S. retain the top two positions, while India has moved one place higher to rank third, the consultant said in its Global Manufacturing Risk Index report.

Q.9. Who among the following has been appointed as Private Secretary to President?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे राष्ट्रपति के निजी सचिव के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) P Praveen Siddharth / पी प्रवीण सिद्धार्थ

(b) Nripendra Misra / नृपेन्द्र मिश्रा

(c) Vivek Kumar / विवेक कुमार

(d) P K Mishra / पी के मिश्रा

(e) K K Aggarwal / के के अग्रवाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Senior IRS officer P Praveen Siddharth has been appointed as Private Secretary to the President of India Ramnath Kovind vice Vikram Singh whose tenure was curtailed at President Secretariat. Siddharth is serving as OSD in President Secretariat. His tenure will be co-terminus with the term of the President of India.

Further, Vikram Singh has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping vice K K Aggarwal for a period ending 02.11.2022 (extant 5 years tenure).

Q.10. Ossouka Raponda has been appointed as the first woman prime minister of which of the following country?

ओस्सुका रापोंडा को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश की पहली महिला प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Guatemala / ग्वाटेमाला

(b) Belize / बेलीज

(c) Gabon / गैबॉन

(d) Honduras / होंडुरास

(e) Malawi / मलावी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, appointed the country’s first woman prime minister, Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda on 16th July. 

Oussouka Raponda was promoted from her role as defense minister and takes over from Julien Nkoghe Bekale, who held the role from January 2019. Bekale stepped down from his role earlier in the day. 

Capital: Libreville

Currency: Central African CFA franc

Q.11. Who has been reappointed as the MD & CEO of Federal Bank by RBI?

RBI द्वारा फेडरल बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Subramanian Sundar / सुब्रमनियन सुन्दर

(b) Arun Singhal / अरुण सिंघल

(c) Shyam Srinivasan / श्याम श्रीनिवासन

(d) Imtaiyazur Rahman / इम्तैयाजुर रहमान

(e) Prashant Kumar / प्रशांत कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has approved the reappointment of Shyam Srinivasan as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Bank with effect from September 23 till September 22, 2021. The bank received the approval from the apex bank on July 16.

Q.12. Who among the following has received 2020 TIFF Tribute Actor Award?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 2020 का TIFF श्रद्धांजलि अभिनेता पुरस्कार प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Scarlett Johansson / स्कारलेट जोहानसन

(b) Leonardo DiCaprio / लियोनार्डो डिकैप्रियो

(c) Johnny Depp / जॉनी डेप

(d) Tom Cruise / टॉम क्रूज

(e) Kate Winslet / केट विंसलेट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet will receive the 2020 TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the Toronto Film Festival.

Winslet will be feted during a virtual ceremony. “Kate’s brilliant and compelling onscreen presence continues to captivate, entertain and inspire audiences and actors alike,” Joana Vicente, executive director and co-head of the Toronto festival, said in a statement.

Q.13. Arjuna awardee player Ramesh Tikaram has passed away of COVID-19. With which sport he was associated with?

अर्जुन अवार्डी खिलाड़ी रमेश टीकाराम का COVID -19 से निधन हो गया है। वह किस खेल से जुड़े थे?

(a) Badminton / बैडमिंटन 

(b) Cricket / क्रिकेट

(c) Chess / चेस

(d) Football / फुटबॉल

(e) Table Tennis / टेबल टेनिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Arjuna awardee and ace para-badminton player Ramesh Tikaram died of coronavirus in a hospital here on 17th July, Para-Badminton India president N C Sudhir said.

Q.14. C.S. Seshadri has passed away recently. He was a ___________________.

सी एस शेषाद्री का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वो एक ___________________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Mathematician / गणितज्ञ

(c) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(d) Musician / संगीतकार

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. C.S. Seshadri, one of the leaders of Indian mathematics in the post-Independence era, passed away late on July 17 in Chennai. He was 88.

A leader in the field of algebraic geometry, he made breakthroughs that lie at the base of many branches of this profound discipline.

Q.15. Rajat Mukherjee has passed away recently. He was a _________________.

रजत मुखर्जी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वो एक _________________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Stuntman / स्टंटमैन

(c) Musician / संगीतकार

(d) Director / निर्देशक

(e) Producer / निर्माता

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(d)

Exp. Bollywood director Rajat Mukherjee passed away on 19th July in Jaipur due to kidney-related issues. The filmmaker, known for directing films like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya…, Love in Nepal, Road among others, was suffering from an illness for a long time, revealed actor Manoj Bajpayee. He was in his late 50s.

Q.16. Nelson Mandela Day is observed across the world on _________________.

नेल्सन मंडेला दिवस दुनिया भर में _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 16 July / 16 जुलाई

(b) 17 July / 17 जुलाई

(c) 18 July / 18 जुलाई

(d) 19 July / 19 जुलाई

(e) 20 July / 20 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(c)

Exp. South Africa’s first black president, Nobel Prize winner and anti-Apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela’s birth anniversary, on 18 July, is observed as Nelson Mandela International Day across the world.

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) had dedicated his life fighting for human rights and he believed that everyone has the potential to make a difference in their communities for the world to be a better place. Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change.

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