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

Daily Current Affairs 19th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched Charan Paduka campaign to provide shoes or slippers for the migrant labourers passing through the state?

किस राज्य सरकार ने राज्य से गुजरने वाले प्रवासी मजदूरों को जूते या चप्पल प्रदान करने के लिए चरण पादुका अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In Madhya Pradesh, in a first of its kind of initiative, Charan Paduka (चरण पादुका) campaign has been started for the migrant labourers passing through the state. Under this campaign, the migrant labourers going barefoot are being providing shoes and slippers to reduce their pain.

The most notable thing is that this campaign is being conducted by the police at most places.

The Charan Paduka campaign started from the Rau Police Station of Indore. Police station in-charge Dinesh Verma said that this initiative is getting full support of public.

Q.2. Name the cyclone over central parts of South Bay of Bengal which has recently affected the state of Odisha, West Bengal etc.

बंगाल की दक्षिण खाड़ी के मध्य भागों में विकसित चक्रवात का नाम बताइए जिसने हाल ही में ओडिशा राज्य, पश्चिम बंगाल आदि को प्रभावित किया है।

(a) Amphan / अम्फान 

(b) Gati / गति 

(c) Vyom / व्योम 

(d) Prabhanjan / प्रभंजन 

(e) Ambud/ अम्बुद 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Cyclone storm Amphan over central parts of South Bay of Bengal intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on 18th May.

With the cyclonic storm intensifying in the last few hours, there is likelihood of heavy rainfall coupled with high-velocity winds in coastal districts of Odisha and parts of West Bengal.

A cyclone alert for West Bengal and north Odisha coasts has been issued by the IMD. Cycle Amphan is expected to cross the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh on May 20.

Q.3. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum of Denmark has discovered a new species of a parasitic fungus. The fungus has been named after which company?

कोपेनहेगन विश्वविद्यालय के डेनमार्क प्राकृतिक इतिहास संग्रहालय के शोधकर्ताओं ने एक परजीवी कवक की नई प्रजाति की खोज की है। कवक का नाम किस कंपनी के नाम पर रखा गया है?

(a) Facebook / फेसबुक 

(b) Twitter / ट्विटर 

(c) Google / गूगल 

(d) Amazon / अमेज़न 

(e) Apple / एप्पल 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum of Denmark discover new species of parasitic fungus via Twitter. The newly discovered fungus was named “Troglomyces twitteri”, after Twitter.

The discovery was made by the biologist and associate professor Ana Sofia Reboleira of the National Natural History Museum.

Q.4. Government has accepted and implemented three important recommendations of Committee of Experts (CoE) relating to border Infrastructure. Who is the Chairman of this committee?

सरकार ने सीमा अवसंरचना से संबंधित विशेषज्ञों की समिति (सीओई) की तीन महत्वपूर्ण सिफारिशों को स्वीकार और कार्यान्वित किया है। इस समिति के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Ranjana Prakash Desai / रंजना प्रकाश देसाई

(b) D B Shekatkar / डी बी शेकाटकर

(c) Sanjiv Puri / संजीव पूरी

(d) Sujit Prasad / सुजीत प्रसाद

(e) Biplab Sharma / बिप्लब शर्मा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Government has accepted and implemented three important recommendations of Committee of Experts (CoE) under the Chairmanship of Lt General D B Shekatkar (Retd) relating to border Infrastructure. These were related to speeding up road construction, leading to socio economic development in the border areas.

On the matter related to creating border infrastructure, the Government has implemented recommendation of CoE to outsource road construction work beyond optimal capacity of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). It has been made mandatory to adopt Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) mode for execution of all works costing more than Rs 100 crore.

Q.5. Where did 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) held virtually on May 18 to 19?

18 से 19 मई को 73 वीं विश्व स्वास्थ्य सभा (WHA) का आयोजन कहाँ हुआ?

(a) Rome, Italy / रोम, इटली

(b) Atlanta, Georgia, United States/ अटलांटा, जॉर्जिया, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(c) Manila, Philippines / मनीला, फिलीपींस

(d) New Delhi, India / नई दिल्ली, भारत

(e) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The two-day 2020 assembly will be held virtually – it usually happens in Geneva – because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis around the world.

This year’s assembly, the 73rd WHA, will be dedicated almost entirely to strengthening global coordination against the Covid-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 4.7 million people and killed 315,000.

The World Health Assembly is the key decision-making body of the World Health Organization, attended by representatives of the United Nation’s 194 member states.

Q.6. Which country has announced USD 2 billion in coronavirus help at WHO assembly?

किस देश ने WHO विधानसभा में कोरोनोवायरस सहायता में 2 बिलियन अमरीकी डालर की घोषणा की है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. China will provide USD 2 billion over two years to fight the coronavirus pandemic, President Xi Jinping said on 18th May, rallying around the World Health Organization and its efforts even as the Trump administration has slashed funding for the UN health agency.

The European Union’s 27-member bloc and other countries, meanwhile, called for an independent evaluation of WHO’s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic “to review experience gained and lessons learned”.

Q.7. Which of the following former Indian Cricketer-led ICC Cricket Committee has recommended the ban on usage of saliva?

निम्नलिखित में से किस पूर्व भारतीय क्रिकेटर के नेतृत्व वाली आईसीसी क्रिकेट समिति ने लार के उपयोग पर प्रतिबंध लगाने की सिफारिश की है?

(a) Sachin Tendulkar / सचिन तेंदुलकर

(b) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(c) Sunil Gavaskar / सुनील गावस्कर

(d) Anil Kumble / अनिल कुम्बले

(e) Kapil Dev / कपिल देव

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Cricket is set to do away with one of its oldest practices — the use of saliva to shine the ball — as an Anil Kumble-led ICC committee on 18th May recommended banning it owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the ICC Cricket Committee saw no health hazard in continuing with the use of sweat.

During a meeting over a video conference, the committee also pushed for bringing back two non-neutral umpires (both from the host nation) for all internationals matches, as DRS ensures more accurate decision making. This was also recommended to curb travel.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as director general (DG) of the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO)?

राष्ट्रीय रियल एस्टेट डेवलपमेंट काउंसिल (NAREDCO) के महानिदेशक (DG) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anamika Roy Rashtrawar / अनामिका रॉय राश्ट्रवर

(b) R Madhavan / आर माधवन

(c) Vineet Arora / विनीत अरोड़ा

(d) Rajesh Goel / राजेश गोएल

(e) Uttam Tibrewal / उत्तम टिबरेवाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Realtors body National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) has appointed Rajesh Goel as director general (DG) of the association.

Earlier, Rajesh Goel was serving as the chairman and managing director, Hindustan Prefab Ltd, NAREDCO. Rajesh Goel is a professional with over 37 years of experience in leading PSUs under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, superannuated in November 2019 as the chairman and managing director of Hindustan Prefab Ltd.

NAREDCO and CREDAI are the two major associations of real estate developers across the country.

Q.9. How many cities have been rated 5-Star in the Star rating of garbage free cities for the assessment year 2019-2020 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय द्वारा आकलन वर्ष 2019-2020 के लिए कचरा मुक्त शहरों की स्टार रेटिंग में कितने शहरों को 5-स्टार दर्जा दिया गया है?

(a) 3

(b) 5

(c) 6

(d) 9

(e) 11

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Shri Hardeep S, Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, has informed that for the assessment year 2019-2020, a total of six cities have been certified as 5-Star (Ambikapur, Rajkot, Surat, Mysuru, Indore and Navi Mumbai), 65 cities as 3-Star and 70 cities as 1-Star.  While announcing the results of the Star Rating of Garbage Free Cities on 19th May.

Q.10. Where is the headquarter of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO)?

राष्ट्रीय रियल एस्टेट विकास परिषद (NAREDCO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: New Delhi

Q.11. Who is the CEO of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) के सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Shashank Manohar / शशांक मनोहर

(b) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(c) Jay Shah / जय शाह

(d) Manu Sawhney / मनु साव्हने

(e) Mahim Verma / महिम वर्मा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. CEO: Manu Sawhney

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