Daily Current Affairs : 1st July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 1st July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has launched ‘Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya’ campaign?

किस राज्य ने “हमारा घर-हमारा विद्यालय” अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In Madhya Pradesh, the school bell will be ringing in the houses of the state too from July 6. Children will read, perform yoga, write and listen to stories and make notes on them.

In order to maintain the academic regularity of students during the Corona crisis, the State Education Center has prepared a ‘Hamara Ghar-Hamara Vidyalaya’ means My Home-My school scheme, in which children will be taught at home in a school-like environment.

Q.2. In partnership with which Bank, Swiggy has launched digital wallet ‘Swiggy Money’?

किस बैंक की साझेदारी में स्विगी ने डिजिटल वॉलेट स्विगी मनीलॉन्च किया है?

(a) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bengaluru-based food tech unicorn Swiggy on 30th June announced the launch of its own digital wallet ‘Swiggy Money’ to enable a ‘single-click checkout experience’ on its platform.  

According to a statement release by the company, the full-fledged digital wallet in partnership with ICICI Bank will enable Swiggy customers to store money and be used for all food orders on Swiggy.

Q.3. Fitch Ratings has cut India’s growth forecast to ______________ for FY22.

फिच रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 2022 के लिए भारत के विकास का अनुमान घटाकर ______________ कर दिया है।

(a) 3%

(b) 4%

(c) 5%

(d) 7%

(e) 8%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Fitch Ratings on 39th June cut India’s growth forecast for 2021-22 fiscal to 8 per cent from 9.5 per cent projected last month. It, however, retained its projection of Indian economy contracting by (-5) per cent in the current fiscal (FY2020-21).

Indian economic growth stood at an estimated 4.2 per cent in 2019-20.

In its June update of Global Economic Outlook, Fitch projected Indian economy to grow 5.5 per cent in 2022-23.

Q.4. Which of the following organization has announced to give USD 750 million to support 15 crores viable MSMEs?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने 15 करोड़ व्यवहार्य MSME का समर्थन करने के लिए 750 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर देने की घोषणा की 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 World Bank on 1st June announced it will give a USD 750 million-budget support to 15 crore MSMEs to increase liquidity access for viable small businesses impacted by COVID-19. During the 2020 fiscal (July 2019-June 2020), World Bank has extended USD 5.13 billion loans to India– which is the highest in a decade. This includes USD 2.75 billion given in three months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.5. Which of the following IIT has launched world’s first online BSc degree in Programming and Data Science?

निम्नलिखित में से किस IIT ने प्रोग्रामिंग और डेटा साइंस में दुनिया की पहली ऑनलाइन B.Sc. डिग्री लॉन्च की है?

(a) IIT-New Delhi / IIT-नई दिल्ली

(b) IIT-Gandhinagar / IIT-गांधीनगर

(c) IIT-Madras / IIT- मद्रास

(d) IIT-Guwahati/ IIT-गुवाहाटी

(e) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on 30th June announced it has launched the “world’s first” online BSc degree course in Programming and Data Science.

The course will be open to anyone who has passed class 12 with English and Maths at class 10 level, and enrolled in any on-campus undergraduate course. Even the current batch of students who are completing their class 12 are eligible to apply. Graduates and working professionals can also take up this programme.

Q.6. With which of the following company NTPC Ltd and SDMC has signed MoU for Waste to Energy plant in Delhi?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ एनटीपीसी लिमिटेड और एसडीएमसी ने दिल्ली में “वेस्ट टू एनर्जी प्लांट” के लिए समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited / हिंदुस्तान पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड

(b) Oil India Limited / ऑयल इंडिया लिमिटेड

(c) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(d) Indian Oil Corporation / इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन

(e) Bharat Petroleum / भारत पेट्रोलियम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A MoU was signed on Waste to Energy plant at Okhla, Delhi, between Indian Oil, NTPC Ltd and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).

Aims: Under the MoU, IndianOil, SDMC and NTPC shall come together to develop a demonstration Waste-to-energy Plant at Okhla landfill site in Delhi, using Gasification technology. This Plant shall process 17500 tons per annum of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) produced from combustible components of Municipal Waste to generate syngas which shall in turn be used to generate electricity.

Q.7. Name the Chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC) who has stepped down recently.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) के अध्यक्ष का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने हाल ही में पद छोड़ दिया है।

(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. Shashank Manohar’s tenure as the International Cricket Council’s first independent chairman came to an end on 1st July.

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down after two, two-year tenures at its helm. The ICC Board met and agreed that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will assume the responsibilities of the Chairperson until a successor is elected.

Q.8. Name the CEO of Union Bank of India whose term has been extended by the Government by another two years.

यूनियन बैंक ऑफ इंडिया के सीईओ का नाम बताइए जिसका कार्यकाल सरकार ने दो साल और बढ़ा दिया है।

(a) Romesh Sobti / रोमेश सोबती

(b) Rajkiran Rai / राजकिरण राय

(c) Tushar Mehta / तुषार मेहता

(d) Uday Kotak / उदय कोटक

(e) Aditya Puri / आदित्य पूरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The government has extended Union Bank of India (UBI) CEO Rajkiran Rai’s term by another two years until his retirement on May 31 2022.

Rai had taken over a CEO of the Mumbai-based lender on July 1, 2017.

Q.9. National Doctor’s Day is celebrated in India on ___________________ every year.

भारत में हर साल ___________________ को राष्ट्रीय चिकित्सक दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 1 July / 1 जुलाई

(b) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

(c) 3 July / 3 जुलाई

(d) 4 July / 4 जुलाई

(e) 5 July / 5 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India celebrates National Doctor’s Day on July 1 each year, in honour of the birth and death anniversary of the great physician and the second Chief minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Q.10. National Postal Worker Day is observed every year on __________________.

राष्ट्रीय डाक कर्मचारी दिवस हर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 30 June / 30 जून

(b) 1 July / 1 जुलाई

(c) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

(d) 3 July / 3 जुलाई

(e) 4 July / 4 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. National Postal Worker Day is a unique opportunity to say ‘thank you’ not only to postmen but also to all delivery personnel, as online shopping has become a lifeline for many of us. On July 1, National Postal Worker Day is marked in recognition of postal workers across the world.

Men and women engaged in postal services bear the overhead sun and lashing rain to deliver letters and couriers on time through the year. Not only harsh weather, they have to carry weight as well.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट परिषद (ICC) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Dubai, United Arab Emirates / दुबई, संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Q.12. Who is the current President of World Bank?

विश्व बैंक के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(b) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

(c) Marcos Prado Troyjo / मार्कोस प्राडो त्रोय्जो

(d) David Malpass / डेविड मलपास

(e) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. President: David Malpass

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