Daily Current Affairs : 19th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 19th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched the Electronics Manufacturing Policy to bring in Rs 40,000 crores of investment in five years?

किस राज्य सरकार ने पाँच वर्षों में 40,000 करोड़ रुपये के निवेश को लाने के लिए इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स विनिर्माण नीति शुरू की है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Gujarat / गुजरात

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश  

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Uttar Pradesh Government launched the Electronics Manufacturing Policy. It aims to bring in Rs 40,000 crores of investment in five years. The policy aims to develop Bundelkhand and Purvanchal regions.

The policy aims to make Uttar Pradesh a global electronics hub.

Q.2. With which City’s Police, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has signed an MoU for providing Dhanwantari Rath: Ayurveda services at doorsteps of city’s Police Families?

किस शहर की पुलिस के साथ, अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान (AIIA) ने शहर के पुलिस परिवारों के घर पर “धनवंतरी रथ” आयुर्वेद सेवाएं प्रदान करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) Delhi / दिल्ली

(c) Lucknow / लखनऊ

(d) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(e) Bangalore / बैंगलोर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A MoU was signed between the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and the Delhi Police on 18th August for extending ayurvedic mode of preventive and promotive health services in the residential colonies of the force. Supported by the AYUSH ministry, these services will be provided by AIIA through a mobile unit named ”Dhanwantari Rath” and Police Wellness Centres.

Q.3. Which state’s Manduadih Railway Station renaming as ‘Banaras Railway station’ has been approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)?

किस राज्य के मंडुआडीह रेलवे स्टेशन का नाम बदलकर बनारस रेलवे स्टेशनरखने की मंजूरी गृह मंत्रालय (MHA) ने दी है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the Uttar Pradesh government’s request to change the name of Manduadih Railway Station to “Banaras”, according to a senior government official. A NOC (No Objection Certificate) was given to the U.P government in March.

Q.4. Cabinet has approved the National Recruitment Agency that will conduct Common Eligibility Test for central govt jobs and PSBs. For how many years the score for Common Eligibility Test will be valid?

कैबिनेट ने राष्ट्रीय भर्ती एजेंसी को मंजूरी दे दी है जो केंद्रीय सरकार की नौकरियों और PSB के लिए सामान्य पात्रता परीक्षा आयोजित करेगी। कॉमन एलिजिबिलिटी टेस्ट का स्कोर कितने वर्षों के लिए मान्य होगा?

(a) 1 year / 1 साल

(b) 2 years / 2 साल

(c) 3 years / 3 साल

(d) 4 years / 4 साल

(e) 5 years / 5 साल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Cabinet on 19th August approved a proposal to set up National Recruitment Agency that will conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET) for selection to non-gazetted posts in the central government and public sector banks.

This decision will benefit job seeking youth of the country. There will be single entrance examination for all non-gazetted posts — Group B and C posts.

The score will be valid for three years during which candidate can apply for jobs in different sectors depending upon his/her aptitude and preferences. There will be no bar on the number of attempts.

Q.5. Which country’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned after military mutiny?

सैन्य विद्रोह के बाद किस देश के राष्ट्रपति इब्राहिम बाउबकर कीता ने इस्तीफा दे दिया है?

(a) Nigeria / नाइजीरिया

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Sudan / सूडान

(e) Yemen / यमन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on 18th August and dissolved parliament hours after mutinying soldiers detained him at gunpoint, plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency and mass protests deeper into crisis.

Looking tired and wearing a surgical mask, Keita resigned in a brief address broadcast on state television hours after troops seized him along with Prime Minister Boubou Cisse and other top officials.

Q.6. With which country UAE has agreed for a peace agreement namely “Abraham Accord” to establish full diplomatic ties?

किस देश के साथ यूएई ने पूर्ण राजनयिक संबंध स्थापित करने के लिए “अब्राहम समझौते” नामक एक शांति समझौते के लिए सहमति व्यक्त की है?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Lebanon /लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates, have agreed for the Israel–United Arab Emirates peace agreement, or the Abraham Accord to establish full diplomatic ties.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the first Gulf Arab state and only the third Arab nation after Egypt and Jordan to have active diplomatic ties to Israel.

Q.7. Which of the following organization has launched India Healthcare Week from August 17-21, 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने 17-21 अगस्त, 2020 को भारत हेल्थकेयर सप्ताह का आयोजन किया है?

(a) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) / फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडियन चैंबर्स ऑफ कॉमर्स एंड इंडस्ट्री (FICCI)

(b) National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) / नेशनल एसोसिएशन ऑफ सॉफ्टवेयर एंड सर्विस कंपनीज (NASSCOM)

(c) Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) / भारतीय हरित भवन परिषद (IGBC)

(d) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) / भारतीय उद्योग परिसंघ (CII)

(e) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) / ऊर्जा और संसाधन संस्थान (TERI)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CII is organising a public health conference on August 17 – 18, via a digital platform, as part of the India Healthcare Week from August 17 – 21.

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences will inaugurate the conference on August 17. Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS and Chairman, CII Public Health Council would also speak at the inaugural session.

CII’s India Healthcare Week aims to redefine the Indian healthcare ecosystem.

Q.8. With which IIT, Flipkart has signed an MOU to help students get real world industry exposure?

किस आईआईटी के साथ, फ्लिपकार्ट ने छात्रों को वास्तविक दुनिया के उद्योग के प्रदर्शन में मदद करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IIT-Mandi / IIT- मंडी

(b) IIT-Kanpur / IIT- कानपूर

(c) IIT-Madras / IIT- मद्रास

(d) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

(e) IIT-Patna / IIT-पटना

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ecommerce major, Flipkart has announced an MoU with IIT Patna, India’s leading science, engineering and technology institute.

The MoU is a step to strengthen Flipkart’s academic collaboration which it has been inculcating for past 5 years now. The MoU with IIT Patna will help create industry focused applied research in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML).

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the MD and Head of National Distribution of DBS Bank India?

डीबीएस बैंक इंडिया के राष्ट्रीय वितरण के प्रमुख और एमडी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anamika Roy Rashtrawar / अनामिका रॉय राष्ट्रवार

(b) Prashant Joshi / प्रशांत जोशी

(c) Shiva Kirti Singh / शिव कृति सिंह

(d) Parag Raja / पराग राजा

(e) Sukhbir Singh / सुखबीर सिंह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. DBS Bank India on Monday announced the appointment of Prashant Joshi as Managing Director and Head of National Distribution.

Joshi was earlier Chief Operating Officer, IndoStar Capital Finance. He has nearly three decades of experience in the banking sector across consumer, SME and corporate banking with leading banks and financial institutions.

Q.10. Which General Insurance company has launched ‘Shagun – Gift an insurance’ policy?

किस जनरल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी ने शगुन – गिफ्ट एन इंश्योरेंस” पॉलीसी शुरू की है?

(a) SBI General Insurance Company / SBI जनरल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(b) Oriental Insurance Company / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(c) Religare Health Insurance Company / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(d) Star Health and Allied Insurance Company / स्टार हेल्थ एंड एलाइड इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(e) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company / बजाज आलियांज जनरल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SBI General Insurance, one of the leading general insurance companies in India, announced the launch of first-of-its-kind offering, ‘Shagun – Gift an Insurance”, a unique gift of Personal Accident policy.

Shagun covers personal accident insurance which provides complete financial protection to the insured person against uncertainties such as accidental death and partial or total disabilities, and permanent as well as temporary disabilities resulting from an accident.

Q.11. Reliance Retail has acquired majority stake in which healthcare startup for ₹620 crores?

किस हेल्थकेयर स्टार्टअप में रिलायंस रिटेल ने 620 करोड़ की बहुमत हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण किया है?

(a) Netmeds / नेटमेड्स

(b) MedPlus / मेडप्लस

(c) MedCords / मेडकॉर्ड्स

(d) Pharmeasy / फार्मइजी

(e) Medlife / मेडलाइफ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Reliance Industries Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) has acquired majority equity stake in Chennai-based Vitalic Health Pvt. Ltd. and its subsidiaries (collectively known as ‘Netmeds’) for approximately ₹620 crores in cash.

The investment represents 60% holding in the equity share capital of Vitalic Health and 100% direct equity ownership of its subsidiaries including Tresara Health Private Limited, Netmeds Market Place Limited and Dadha Pharma Distribution Pvt Limited.

Q.12. According to a NASSCOM report, Data & AI have potential to add how much amount to Indian economy by 2020?

NASSCOM की एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, डेटा और AI का भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था में 2020 तक कितनी राशि जोड़ने की क्षमता है?

(a) $ 100 billion / $ 100 बिलियन

(b) $ 200 billion / $ 200 बिलियन

(c) $ 300 billion / $ 300 बिलियन

(d) $ 400 billion / $ 400 बिलियन

(e) $ 500 billion / $ 500 बिलियन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Driving utilisation of data and artificial intelligence (AI) could play a crucial role in realising India’s 2025 vision of inclusive development and deliver over $500 billion in value to the economy, says a Nasscom report.

This segment could account for 10 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2025, according to the industry body.

Q.13. Name the Indian cricketer who has been appointed as Oakley’s Brand Ambassador in India.

उस भारतीय क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए, जिसे भारत में ओकले का ब्रांड एंबेसडर नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) M S Dhoni / एम एस धोनी

(b) Sachin Tendulkar / सचिन तेंदूलकर

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(e) Jasprit Bumrah / जसप्रीत बुम्राह  

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sports eyewear brand Oakley has appointed Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as its brand ambassador. With this partnership, Sharma will sport the brand’s performance eyewear on and off the pitch.

“Rohit Sharma is a world-class performer, an inspiration for the younger generation and an icon.

Q.14. What is the capital of Mali?

माली की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Amsterdam / एम्स्टर्डम

(b) Luanda‎ / लुआंडा

(c) Windhoek / विंडहोक

(d) Maputo‎ / मापुटो

(e) Bamako / बमाको

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Bamako

Currency: West African CFA franc

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