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

Daily Current Affairs 18th September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which State Government has launched loan disbursal programme “Arthika Spandana”?

किस राज्य सरकार ने ऋण वितरण कार्यक्रम “अर्थिका स्पंदना” शुरू किया है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa launched the “Arthika Spandana” programme on 16 September 2020, under which loans worth Rs. 39,300 crores would be disbursed through various cooperative institutions, for helping people during the times of COVID-19 and floods.

Of the total amount approved under the scheme, Rs. 15,300 crores would be disbursed to the agriculture sector while Rs. 24,000 crores would be earmarked for the non-agricultural sector.

Q.2. Who among the following has inaugurated the 4th Global Ayurveda Summit virtually?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने 4थे वैश्विक आयुर्वेद शिखर सम्मेलन का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) M Venkaiah Naidu / एम वेंकैया नायडू

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. The 4th edition of Global Ayurveda Summit was virtually inaugurated by Vice-President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu on the theme “Emerging Opportunities for Ayurveda during Pandemic”.

The objective of the summit is to showcase the Ayurveda immunity model to the global level as a solution named ‘Health as One’ and ‘Immunity through Ayurveda’.

Q.3. Name the person who has resigned as Union Minister in protest against the Centre’s ‘three farm Bills’.

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जिसने केंद्र के तीन फार्म विधेयकों के विरोध में केंद्रीय मंत्री के रूप में इस्तीफा दे दिया है।

(a) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Harsimrat Kaur Badal / हरसिमरत कौर बादल

(d) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi / मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी

(e) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has quit the Narendra Modi government in protest against the three farm Bills tabled by the Centre in parliament.

She is the only SAD representative in the Modi government. The Punjab party is the oldest BJP ally. “These bills have many provisions that go against farmers’ interests SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said.

Q.4. Which Union Minister has attended the Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers Meeting under the presidency of Saudi Arabia?

सऊदी अरब की अध्यक्षता में संयुक्त जी 20 वित्त और स्वास्थ्य मंत्रियों की बैठक में किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने भाग लिया?

(a) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

(b) Harsh Vardhan / हर्ष वर्धन

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Ashwini Kumar Choubey / अश्विनी कुमार चौबे

(e) Shripad Yesso Naik / श्रीपद येस्सो नाइक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare attended Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers Meeting through video conference. Saudi Arabia bestowed with the Presidency of G20 grouping hosted the session.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan extolled the virtues of investing in public health, an approach already underway in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi.

Q.5. Which airport has been awarded the world’s 1st 5-star Anti-COVID award?

किस हवाई अड्डे को दुनिया के प्रथम 5-स्टार एंटी-कोविद पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy / फिमिसिनो एयरपोर्ट, रोम, इटली

(b) Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar / हमाद इंटरनेशनल एयरपोर्ट, दोहा, कतर

(c) Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea / इंचियोन इंटरनेशनल एयरपोर्ट, सियोल, दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Centrair Airport, Nagoya, Japan / सेंटरैर एयरपोर्ट, नागोया, जापान

(e) Heathrow Airport, London, England / हीथ्रो एयरपोर्ट, लंदन, इंग्लैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. The Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) in Rome, Italy, has become the first airport in the world to be certified with “COVID-19 5-star airport rating” from Skytrax, a U.K.-based airport and airline review firm. FCO, also known as the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, is the busiest airport in Italy.

Fiumicino Airport earned the 5-star rating for the hygiene processes and other preventative measures in place to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.

Q.6. The centre has increased the FDI limit recently in defence sector from 49% to _____________ under automatic route.

केंद्र ने हाल ही में रक्षा क्षेत्र में FDI सीमा 49% से बढ़ाकर स्वचालित मार्ग के तहत _____________ कर दी है।

(a) 59%

(b) 67%

(c) 74%

(d) 83%

(e) 91%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. The Central government has increased the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector from 49 to 74 per cent under automatic route and beyond 74 per cent through the government route.

“Foreign investments in defence sector shall be subject to scrutiny on grounds of National Security. In line with collective vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, amendments will enhance self-reliance in defence production, while keeping national interests & security paramount.

Q.7. Who has been honoured with Asia Game Changer award 2020 for feeding millions in India amid COVID crisis?

कोविद संकट के बीच भारत में लाखों लोगों को खिलाने के लिए एशिया गेम चेंजर पुरस्कार 2020 से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Aditya Puri / आदित्य पुरी

(b) Shiv Sahay Singh / शिव सहाय सिंह

(c) Nitin Sethi / नितिन सेठी

(d) Vikash Khanna / विकाश खन्ना

(e) Sudha Painuli / सुधा पैणुली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna will be honoured with the prestigious 2020 Asia Game Changer Award for feeding millions across India amid the COVID-19 pandemic through a massive food distribution drive that he coordinated from thousands of miles away in his Manhattan home.

The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched by the Asia Society — a US-based non-profit organisation — in 2014, identify and honour true leaders who make a positive contribution to the future of Asia.

Q.8. Who is the author of the book titled, “Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction”?

“आज़ादी: फ्रीडम. फैसिज्म. फिक्शन ” नामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Monika Arora / मोनिका अरोड़ा

(b) Sonali Chitalkar / सोनाली चितलकर

(c) Prerna Malhotra / प्रेरणा मल्होत्रा

(d) Chetan Bhagat / चेतन भगत

(e) Arundhati Roy / अरुंधति रॉय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Arundhati Roy has launched a new book named “Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction”. This book is a collection of essays. Arundhati Roy in this book too, wrote against the government, as always.

In this series of penetrating essays on politics and literature, Arundhati Roy examines this question, challenging us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. Azadi, she warns, hangs in the balance for us all. Categories: Society & culture.

Q.9. World Water Monitoring Day is observed every year on _______________.

विश्व जल निगरानी दिवस _______________ को हर साल मनाया जाता है।

(a) 17 September / 17 सितंबर

(b) 18 September / 18 सितंबर

(c) 19 September / 19 सितंबर

(d) 20 September / 20 सितंबर

(e) 21 September / 21 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. The World Water Monitoring Day is observed globally on 18th September since 2003. This day is celebrated to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world. World Water Monitoring Day engages people of all ages in monitoring the condition of local rivers, streams, estuaries and other water bodies.

Q.10. What was the theme for World Water Monitoring Day 2020?

विश्व जल निगरानी दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Monitor Water

(b) Leaving no one behind

(c) Nature for Water

(d) Wastewater

(e) Solve Water

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. The World Water Monitoring Day is observed globally on 18th September since 2003. This day is celebrated to increase public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water resources around the world. World Water Monitoring Day engages people of all ages in monitoring the condition of local rivers, streams, estuaries and other water bodies.

Theme 2020: ‘Solve Water.’

Q.11. On which date World Bamboo Day is observed every year?

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

(a) 15 September / 15 सितंबर

(b) 16 September / 16 सितंबर

(c) 17 September / 17 सितंबर

(d) 18 September / 18 सितंबर

(e) 19 September / 19 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products.

Q.12. What was the theme for World Bamboo Day 2020?

विश्व बांस दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) BAMBOO for a better future

(b) KEEP BAMBOO STRONG

(c) Bamboo for sustainable development goals

(d) BAMBOO NOW

(e) BAMBOO: the green gold

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products.

Theme 2020: ‘BAMBOO NOW.’

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