Daily Current Affairs : 18th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 18th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief minister has announced ‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme for school students?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने स्कूली छात्रों के लिए पढई तुहार पैरायोजना की घोषणा की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on 15th August announced to launch a special scheme under which school students will be able to learn in their respective localities in view of the suspension of classes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

‘Padhai Tuhar Para’ scheme to teach children with the help of community in their localities and villages.

Q.2. In which state Indian Railways’ North East Frontier Railway zone has constructed the world’s tallest pier bridge?

किस राज्य में भारतीय रेलवे के नॉर्थ ईस्ट फ्रंटियर रेलवे ज़ोन ने दुनिया का सबसे लंबा घाट पुल का निर्माण किया है?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(b) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(c) Manipur / मणिपुर

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Railways in its effort to provide connectivity to various parts of the specially in the remote areas is taking multiple steps where transportation is still a major problem for the people living in those areas.

In one such step Indian Railways’ North East Frontier Railway zone has constructed the world’s tallest pier bridge in the North-Eastern state of Manipur.

The bridge which is being constructed across river Ijai near Noney is an engineering marvel because the tallest pier height will be of 141 meter. It will surpass the existing record of 139 meter of Mala – Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.

Q.3. Gwalior-Chambal Expressway to be named after which of the following person?

ग्वालियर-चंबल एक्सप्रेसवे का नाम निम्न में से किस व्यक्ति के नाम पर रखा गया है?

(a) Sushma Swaraj / सुषमा स्वराज

(b) Manohar Parrikar / मनोहर पर्रिकर

(c) Lalji Tandon / लालजी टंडन

(d) Arun Jaitley / अरुण जेटली

(e) Atal Bihari Vajpayee / अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Gwalior-Chambal Expressway will be named Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway. While paying tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death anniversary.

He continues to inspire us to work for the public, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

Q.4. Which of the following organization has approved $1 billion loan for construction of Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने दिल्ली-मेरठ क्षेत्रीय रैपिड ट्रांजिट सिस्टम (RRTS) के निर्माण के लिए $ 1 बिलियन ऋण को मंजूरी दी 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. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $1 billion loan to support construction of the modern, high-speed Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.

Financing for the project will be implemented in four tranches between August 2020 and May 2025. The Government of India will provide $1.89 billion and co-financiers are expected to provide $1 billion of the total project cost of $3.94 billion

The 82-kilometer Delhi–Meerut regional rapid transit system (RRTS) network is the first of three priority rail corridors in the country’s integrated transport network under the NCR Regional Plan 2021.

Q.5. Who has been appointed the head of the five-member inquiry panel formed by Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) to inquire the Kozhikode plane crash?

कोझीकोडे विमान दुर्घटना की जांच के लिए विमान दुर्घटना जांच बोर्ड (AAIB) द्वारा गठित पांच सदस्यीय जांच पैनल का प्रमुख किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Shekhar C. Mande / शेखर सी मंडे

(b) Balram Bhargava / बलराम भार्गव 

(c) Rajesh Bhushan / राजेश भूषण 

(d) S S Chahar / एस एस चाहर

(e) Neerabh Kumar Prasad / निरभ कुमार प्रसाद

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) said it has formed a five-member panel to inquire into the circumstances of a plane crash in Kerala’s Kozhikode airport last week in which 18 people were killed.

The investigator-in-charge will complete its inquiry and submit the report to AAIB, India, preferably within five months from the date of the issue of this order.”

Captain S S Chahar, a former DGCA-designated examiner for pilots of B737NG aircraft, will be the investigator-in-charge to inquire into the circumstances of the August 7 accident.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of Border Security Force (BSF)?

सीमा सुरक्षा बल (BSF) के नए महानिदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rakesh Asthana / राकेश अस्थाना

(b) K F Rustamji / के एफ रुस्तमजी

(c) Surjeet Singh Deswal / सुरजीत सिंह देशवाल

(d) Udayan Banerjee / उदयन बनर्जी

(e) Rajesh Ranjan / राजेश रंजन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana has been appointed as the chief of the Border Security Force (BSF) and V S K Kaumudi will be Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry.

Asthana is at present working as the Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) here.

He has been appointed the Director General (DG) of Border Security Force from the date of joining the post and up to July 31, 2021.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Meghalaya?

मेघालय के नए राज्यपाल के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Baby Rani Maurya / बेबी रानी मौर्य

(b) Tathagata Roy / तथागत रॉय

(c) Anandiben Patel / आनंदीबेन पटेल 

(d) Phagu Chauhan / फागू चौहान

(e) Satya Pal Malik / सत्य पाल मलिक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik has been moved to Meghalaya, his third move in two years, and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been given additional charge of Goa.

Satya Pal Malik was appointed Goa governor in October last year. He was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir when its special status under Article 370 was scrapped and it was divided into two union territories.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the new Governor (additional charge) of Goa?

गोवा के नए राज्यपाल (अतिरिक्त प्रभार) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन

(b) Bhagat Singh Koshyari / भगत सिंह कोश्यारी

(c) Anil Baijal / अनिल बैजल

(d) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

(e) Girish Chandra Murmu / गिरीश चन्द्र मुर्मू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik has been moved to Meghalaya, his third move in two years, and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been given additional charge of Goa.

Satya Pal Malik was appointed Goa governor in October last year. He was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir when its special status under Article 370 was scrapped and it was divided into two union territories.

Q.9. On which date every year World Photography Day is celebrated?

हर साल विश्व फोटोग्राफी दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 18 August / 18 अगस्त

(b) 19 August / 19 अगस्त

(c) 20 August / 20 अगस्त

(d) 21 August / 21 अगस्त

(e) 22 August / 22 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Photography Day is celebrated on the 19th of August every year.

Their main goal is to unite and motivate people to share experiences, create something new and look for original photo themes.

Q.10. World Humanitarian Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

विश्व मानवतावादी दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 15 August / 15 अगस्त

(b) 16 August / 16 अगस्त

(c) 17 August / 17 अगस्त

(d) 18 August / 18 अगस्त

(e) 19 August / 19 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

Q.11. Which Formula1 racing driver has won the Spanish Grand Prix 2020?

किस फॉर्मूला 1 रेसिंग ड्राइवर ने स्पेनिश ग्रांड प्रिक्स 2020 जीता है?

(a) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(b) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

(c) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

(d) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेट्टेल

(e) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेरक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Lewis Hamilton produced a dominant display to win the Spanish Grand Prix and extend his lead at the top of the Formula One standings. The British driver Lewis Hamilton also claimed his 88th Formula One career victory with his podium finish at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen finished second while second Mercedes’ driver Valtteri Bottas finished Third.

Q.12. For how much amount Dream11 has won the IPL 2020 title sponsorship rights?

ड्रीम 11 ने आईपीएल 2020 का खिताब प्रायोजन अधिकार कितनी राशि में जीता है?

(a) ₹ 104 crore / ₹ 104 करोड़

(b) ₹ 111 crore / ₹ 111 करोड़

(c) ₹ 158 crore / ₹ 158 करोड़

(d) ₹ 222 crore / ₹ 222 करोड़

(e) ₹ 256 crore / ₹ 256 करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Fantasy sports platform Dream11 on Tuesday signed a ₹222-crore deal with BCCI for title sponsorship rights for the upcoming season of IPL.

This, after Chinese phonemaker Vivo backed out of Indian Premier League 2020, which is set to begin from 19 September in UAE.

Q.13. Pandit Jasraj who passed away recently was a ________________.

पंडित जसराज जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, वह  ________________ थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Violinist / वायोलिन वादक

(c) Classical Vocalist / शास्त्रीय गायक 

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Kathak dancer / कथक नर्तक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Pandit Jasraj, the celebrated classical vocalist who originally trained as a tabla player to accompany singers, died following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey on 17th August.

The 90-year-old leaves behind a rich legacy of nearly eight decades as a singer and teacher. He was one of the last of a generation of voices that included Kishori Amonkar, who died in 2017.

Q.14. Where is the Headquarters of Asian Development Bank?

एशियाई विकास बैंक 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: Mandaluyong, Philippines

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