Daily Current Affairs : 1st and 2nd August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  1st and 2nd August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following ministry has launched a programme under “Gramodyog Vikas Yojana” for artisans involved in manufacturing of agarbatti?

निम्न में से किस मंत्रालय ने अगरबत्ती निर्माण में शामिल कारीगरों के लिए “ग्रामोदय विकास योजना” के तहत एक कार्यक्रम शुरू किया है?

(a) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Corporate Affairs / कारपोरेट कार्य मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises / सूक्ष्म, लघु और मझौले उद्यम मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Health and Welfare / स्वास्थ्य और कल्याण मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मत्रांलय 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The government has approved a programme for the benefit of artisans involved in manufacturing of agarbatti and to develop village industry under the ‘Gramodyog Vikas Yojana’.

Initially four pilot projects will be started as part of the programme, including one in the North East.

The MSME Ministry said “this decision will help to boost the indigenous production of agarbatti and will pave way to generate rural employment”.

Q.2. How many states/UTs are now linked with ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme after inclusion of 4 more States/UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand?

4 और राज्यों / केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों (जम्मू और कश्मीर, मणिपुर, नागालैंड और उत्तराखंड) को शामिल करने के बाद कितने राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश अब वन नेशन वन राशन कार्डयोजना से जुड़ गए हैं?

(a) 18

(b) 20

(c) 22

(d) 24

(e) 26

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. While taking note of the requisite technical readiness of 4 more States/UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand, the Department of Food & Public Distribution has enabled the integration of these 4 States/UT with existing 20 States/UTs for the National Portability.

With this, now a total of 24 States/UTs are connected under One Nation One Ration Card from today 1 August, 2020.

Q.3. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar represented India at 6th BRICS Environment Minister meeting via video conferencing under the presidency of ____________________.

केंद्रीय पर्यावरण मंत्री प्रकाश जावड़ेकर ने ____________________ की अध्यक्षता वाले 6ठे ब्रिक्स पर्यावरण मंत्री की बैठक में वीडियो कॉन्फ्रेंसिंग के माध्यम से भारत का प्रतिनिधित्व किया।

(a) Japan / जापान 

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) China / चीन

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. On 30th July 2020, the Environment Ministers of 6th BRICS countries took part in the 6th BRICS Environment meeting. It was held online via video conferencing under the presidency of Russia. The meeting was preceded by the BRICS Working Group meeting.

Representing India at the meeting Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasized India’s concern towards attaining SDG (Sustainable Development Goal).

Q.4. Which country has started up Arab world’s first nuclear power plant?

किस देश ने अरब दुनिया का पहला परमाणु ऊर्जा संयंत्र शुरू किया है?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Lebanon / लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. The United Arab Emirates has launched operations at the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant, on the Gulf coast just east of Qatar.

Nuclear fission has begun in one of four reactors at the Barakah plant, which uses South Korean technology.

The plant was expected to open in 2017 but the start-up was repeatedly delayed because of various safety issues.

Q.5. Which of the following company along with Japanese utility JERA has inked loan agreement for $642 million with banks for new power plant in Bangladesh?

जापानी उपयोगिता JERA के साथ निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने बांग्लादेश में नए बिजली संयंत्र के लिए बैंकों के साथ $ 642 मिलियन के लिए ऋण समझौता किया है?

(a) Tata Power Company Ltd / टाटा पावर कंपनी लिमिटेड

(b) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(c) JSW Energy / JSW एनर्जी

(d) Adani Power / अदानी पावर

(e) Toshiba / तोशिबा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Reliance Power announced on 31st July that it has signed a loan agreement, along with Japanese utility JERA, for $642 million with a group of lenders for their 745-megawatt gas-based project in Bangladesh. 

The company decided to move the equipment from the unit to Bangladesh in an attempt to monetize the unit.

Q.6. Name the company who surpassed Saudi Aramco to become world’s most valuable company.

उस कंपनी का नाम बताइए जो सऊदी अरामको को पीछे छोड़ कर दुनिया की सबसे मूल्यवान कंपनी बन गई है।

(a) Google / गूगल

(b) Facebook / फेसबुक

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(e) Apple / एप्पल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Apple rode the company’s strong earnings report to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, surpassing the state oil giant Saudi Aramco on 31st July.

Apple market valuation of $1.84 trillion. Saudi Aramco, which had been the most valuable publicly listed company since its market debut last year, now trails at $1.76 trillion as of its last close.

Q.7. Name the defence minister of Ivory Coast who has been appointed as the new prime minister.

आइवरी कोस्ट के रक्षा मंत्री का नाम बताएं जिन्हें नए प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) Jean Castex / जीन कास्टेक्स

(b) Andrzej Duda / आंद्रेजेज डूडा

(c) Elyes Fakhfakh / एलिस फखफख

(d) Hamed Bakayoko / हमीद बकायोको

(e) Chan Santokhi / चैन संतोखी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. ABIDJAN Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has appointed Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko as prime minister after his predecessor died suddenly in July.

The death of former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly threw the ruling party into disarray ahead of October’s presidential election, as he had been handpicked to run as the candidate to succeed Ouattara.

Q.8. Which Former RBI Governor has been appointed as the Additional & Independent Director of Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd?

RBI के किस पूर्व गवर्नर को ग्रेट ईस्टर्न शिपिंग कंपनी लिमिटेड का अतिरिक्त और स्वतंत्र निदेशक नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Urjit Patel / उर्जित पटेल

(b) Raghuram Rajan / रघुराम राजन

(c) C. Rangarajan / सी रंगराजन

(d) Bimal Jalan / बिमल जालान

(e) Y. Venugopal Reddy / वाई वेणुगोपाल रेड्डी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd on 30th July said its board has appointed former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as an additional and independent director for a term of five years. 

Patel served as the 24th governor of the Reserve Bank of India from September 2016 to December 2018.

Q.9. Who is the Chairperson of Selection Committee constituted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for selecting awardees for the National Sports Awards 2020?

राष्ट्रीय खेल पुरस्कार 2020 के लिए पुरस्कार चयन के लिए युवा मामले और खेल मंत्रालय द्वारा गठित चयन समिति के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Sanjeev Ranjan / संजीव रंजन

(b) V Muraleedharan / वी मुरलीधरन

(c) Mukundakam Sharma / मुकंदकम शर्मा

(d) Siddhanta Das / सिद्धान्त दास

(e) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has constituted a Selection Committee for selecting awardees for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Award and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for the year 2020.

Retired Justice of Supreme Court Justice Mukundakam Sharma is the Chairperson of the Committee.  The Members include eminent names from the field of Indian Sports including Virender Sehwag, Sardar Singh, Monalisa Baruah Mehta, Deepa Malik, Venkatesan Devarajan, ETC.

Q.10. On which date National Mountain Climbing Day is observed every year?

हर साल राष्ट्रीय पर्वतारोहण दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 July / 29 जुलाई

(b) 30 July / 30 जुलाई

(c) 31 July / 31 जुलाई

(d) 1 August / 1 अगस्त

(e) 2 August / 2 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. International Mountain Climbing Day is celebrated on August 1 every year. The adventurous day was established in honor of Bobby Matthews and his friend Josh Madigan, who successfully climbed the 46 high peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains in 2015. On 1 August in order to honour Bobby Mathews, Josh Madigan.

Q.11. Yorkshire Day is celebrated every year on ___________________.

यॉर्कशायर दिवस हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 August / 1 अगस्त

(b) 2 August / 2 अगस्त

(c) 3 August / 3 अगस्त

(d) 4 August / 4 अगस्त

(e) 5 August / 5 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as “a protest movement against the local government re-organisation of 1974”.

Q.12. Actor Anil Murali has passed away recently. From which state he belonged to?

अभिनेता अनिल मुरली का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस राज्य से थे?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Kerala / केरल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. Malayalam actor Anil Murali, who made his mark through villain roles, passed away in Kochi on 30th July. He was 51.

The veteran star’s last film was ‘Forensic’ in which he shared screen space with Tovino Thomas.

Q.13. Amar Singh has passed away at 64 in Singapore. He was a ________________.

अमर सिंह का सिंगापुर में 64 साल की उम्र में निधन हो गया। वो एक ________________थे

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Writer / लेखक

(c) Journalist / पत्रकार

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh passed away in Singapore. Singh was ill for a very long time and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months now.

Q.14. What is the currency of Ivory Coast?

आइवरी कोस्ट की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Franc / फ्रैंक 

(d) Ruble / रूबल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Capital: Yamoussoukro

Currency: West African CFA franc

Q.15. Which minister is responsible for the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises?

सूक्ष्म, लघु और मध्यम उद्यम मंत्रालय के लिए कौन सा मंत्री जिम्मेदार है?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(e) Nitin Jairam Gadkari / नितिन जयराम गडकरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Nitin Jairam Gadkari.

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