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Daily Current Affairs 2nd October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Name the global virtual summit of overseas and resident Indian Researchers and Academicians inaugurated by PM Modi on 2nd October.

2 अक्टूबर को पीएम मोदी द्वारा उद्घाटन किए गए विदेशी और निवासी भारतीय शोधकर्ताओं और शिक्षाविदों के वैश्विक आभासी शिखर का नाम बतायें।

(a) AABHAS / आभास

(b) VAIBHAV / वैभव

(c) SHIKSHA / शिक्षा

(d) VIKAS / विकास

(e) SHIKHAR / शिखर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. The VAIBHAV Summit is a global virtual summit of overseas and resident Indian Researchers and Academicians, and is being organized from 2nd October to 31st October 2020.

The aim of the summit is to bring Indian origin luminaries in academic institutes and R&D organizations across the world and resident counterparts on a single platform to debate upon collaboration mechanisms to strengthen academic and S&T base in India for global development.

Over 1500 panelists from 40 countries, 200 leading Indian R&D and academic institutions will virtually deliberate in 18 different areas and 80 topics in more than 200 deliberation sessions. Concluding session is planned on 31st October 2020, on the occasion of Sardar Patel Jayanti.

Q.2. India is going to build 100-bedded Cancer Hospital and a 22,000-seater Cricket Stadium in which of the following country?

भारत निम्नलिखित में से किस देश में 100-बेड का कैंसर अस्पताल और 22,000 – सीटर क्रिकेट स्टेडियम बनाने जा रहा है?

(a) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(b) Maldives / मालदीव

(c) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. India will build a 100-bedded cancer hospital and a 22,000-seater cricket stadium in Maldives, under the USD 800 million Line of Credit (LoC) that was extended to the country last year.

“A modern cricket stadium using the latest technology and a capacity to seat 22,000 spectators will also come up in Hulhumale under the USD 800 million LoC.

In March 2019, the Exim Bank had extended a USD 800 million LoC to the Maldives for developmental projects in the island nation.

Q.3. What is the range of BrahMos surface-to-surface Supersonic cruise missile that has been successfully test fired recently by DRDO?

ब्रह्मोस सतह से सतह सुपरसोनिक क्रूज मिसाइल की रेंज क्या है जिसे हाल ही में DRDO द्वारा सफलतापूर्वक परीक्षण किया गया है?

(a) 100 KM

(b) 200 KM

(c) 300 KM

(d) 400 KM

(e) 500 KM

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. DRDO Successfully Test Fires Extended Range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile With Range Of Over 400 KM.

India on 30 September successfully test-fired extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which is capable of hitting targets situated over 400 kilometres away.

Q.4. Crown prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has sworn in as the new ruling emir of which of the following country?

क्राउन प्रिंस शेख नवाफ अल अहमद अल सबाह ने निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के नए शासक के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) Qatar / कतर

(b) Oman / ओमान

(c) Kuwait / कुवैत

(d) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(e) Bahrain / बहरीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Kuwait on 1st September swore in its new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and prepared to receive the body of his half-brother, the late ruler Sheikh Sabah who died in the US at the age of 91.

Sheikh Nawaf was sworn in at the National Assembly in Kuwait City. Sheikh Nawaf was visibly emotional as he addressed the National Assembly a day after the death of the emir, an acclaimed diplomat and mediator who ruled for 14 years.

Q.5. Which organization has approved USD 241 million for Mumbai metro rail project?

मुंबई मेट्रो रेल परियोजना के लिए किस संगठन ने 241 मिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर की मंजूरी दी 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
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved US $241 million loan for Mumbai metro and US $500 million for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.

The two loans were approved by the NDB Board, the Shanghai-based bank set up by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) announced.

Q.6. Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti is celebrated on ___________________.

लाल बहादुर शास्त्री जयंती ___________________ को मनाई जाती है।

(a) 1 October / 1 अक्टूबर

(b) 2 October / 2 अक्टूबर

(c) 3 October / 3 अक्टूबर

(d) 4 October / 4 अक्टूबर

(e) 5 October / 5 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. Celebrated with Gandhi Jayanti, Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti commemorate the birth of the second prime minister of India. He was born on October 2, 1904, in Mughalsarai.

Known as a mass leader who contributed to the freedom and independence of the country, his slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan resonated with millions of Indians in 1962 when the country fought against China.

Q.7. On which date International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year?

प्रति वर्ष किस दिन अंतर्राष्ट्रीय गैर-हिंसा दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 2 October / 2 अक्टूबर

(b) 3 October / 3 अक्टूबर

(c) 4 October / 4 अक्टूबर

(d) 5 October / 5 अक्टूबर

(e) 6 October / 6 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday in India celebrated on 2nd October. This day is celebrated in the honor of the birthday of the Father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji.

Internationally this day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence as Gandhiji was the preacher of non-violence. He is a symbol of peace and truth.

Q.8. Who has received SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम (UNDP) द्वारा एसडीजी विशेष मानवतावादी कार्रवाई पुरस्कार किसे प्राप्त हुआ है?

(a) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(b) Udit Singhal / उदित सिंघल

(c) Vikas Khanna / विकास खन्ना

(d) Aditya Puri / आदित्य पुरी

(e) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Actor Sonu Sood who is often dubbed as the “messiah of migrants” for his philanthropic work during coronavirus induced lockdown, has been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The ‘Dabangg’ actor has received the award for selflessly extending a helping hand and sending lakhs of migrants, stranded students across geographies abroad, back to their homes.

Besides that, he has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities to the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.9. How much loan amount has been recently approved for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Project by New Development Bank (NDB)?

न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक (NDB) द्वारा हाल ही में दिल्ली-गाजियाबाद-मेरठ RRTS प्रोजेक्ट के लिए कितनी ऋण राशि स्वीकृत की गई है?

(a) $100 million / $ 100 मिलियन

(b) $120 million / $ 120 मिलियन

(c) $200 million / $ 200 मिलियन

(d) $400 million / $ 400 मिलियन

(e) $500 million / $ 500 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved US $241 million loan for Mumbai metro and US $500 million for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.

The two loans were approved by the NDB Board, the Shanghai-based bank set up by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) announced.

Q.10. Who is the current president of the New Development Bank (NDB)?

न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक (NDB) के वर्तमान अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(b) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

(c) Marcos Prado Troyjo / मार्कोस प्राडो त्रोय्जो

(d) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(e) Mukhisa Kituyi / मुखिषा कितुयी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. President: Marcos Prado Troyjo

Q.11. What is the currency of Maldives?

मालदीव की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Pound / पौंड

(c) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp: Capital: Malé

Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa

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