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

Daily Current Affairs 1st October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which Railway zone has launched ‘Operation My Saheli’ to enhance security of women passengers?

महिला यात्रियों की सुरक्षा बढ़ाने के लिए किस रेलवे जोन ने “ऑपरेशन मेरी सहेली” शुरू की है?

(a) Southern Railways / दक्षिणी रेलवे

(b) North Western Railways / उत्तर पश्चिम रेलवे

(c) Central Railways / मध्य रेलवे

(d) South Eastern Railways / दक्षिण पूर्व रेलवे

(e) Western Railways / पश्चिम रेलवे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. The South Eastern Railway has launched a project to boost the security of women passengers in trains during their entire journey, an official said. ‘Operation My Saheli (friend) gives security to women passengers from the originating point to the destination.

Initiated as a pilot project, it has been introduced in three trains Howrah-Yeshvantpur Duronto Special, Howrah- Ahmedabad Special and Howrah-Mumbai Special since September 18.

Q.2. Which company has launched “Make Small Strong” campaign in India to help support small businesses?

किस कंपनी ने छोटे व्यवसायों को समर्थन देने के लिए भारत में “मेक स्मॉल स्ट्रॉन्ग” अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(b) Tesla / टेस्ला

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Facebook / फेसबुक

(e) Google / गूगल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Google India on September 30, 2020 announced the launch of its nationwide campaign “Make Small Strong” in order to help support small businesses and drive demand through customer support.

‘‘Make Small Strong’ campaign is meant to “rally support from the citizens for small businesses. The citizens can help small businesses by buying locally, leaving reviews and ratings and by promoting their favourite retailers on social media. This would help to generate demand for these businesses.

Q.3. Which of the following organization has deferred implementation of provisions made under Basel III capital due to uncertainty related to COVID crisis?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने COVID संकट से संबंधित अनिश्चितता के कारण बेसल III पूंजी के तहत किए गए प्रावधानों को लागू करने को टाल दिया है?

(a) Securities and Exchange Board of India / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(b) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(c) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(d) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मंत्रालय

(e) National Housing Bank / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has deferred implementation of provisions made under Basel III capital due to uncertainty related to COVID crisis.

In this regard, RBI will repel the final tranche of the capital conservation buffer (CCB) and the implementation of net stable funding ratio (NSFR) by six months i.e. April 1, 2021.

The capital conservation buffer is an additional pool that banks build in normal times for its use during periods of stress. The RBI had asked banks to build up the capital conservation buffer to the required 2.5% in stages. The last stage of 0.625% was to start on Sept. 30, 2020. This has now been deferred to April 1, 2021. The RBI had earlier deferred the implementation by six months from March 31, 2020.

Q.4. Who has been appointed as brand ambassador of Bengal Peerless Housing Development Company Limited?

बंगाल पीयरलेस हाउसिंग डेवलपमेंट कंपनी लिमिटेड के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Sourav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(b) Aamir Khan / आमिर खान

(c) Viswanathan Anand / विश्वनाथन आनंद

(d) Rishabh Pant / ऋषभ पंत

(e) Both a & b / दोनों a और b

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Kolkata based Real Estate Developer, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Company Limited has appointed Former National Cricket Team Captain and Current President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly as its Brand Ambassador.

He will lead the campaign of Bengal Peerless’s Residential Project Avidipta II.

Q.5. Who has been appointed as the new president of FTII society and chairman of governing council of FTII?

FTII सोसाइटी के नए अध्यक्ष और FTII के गवर्निंग काउंसिल के चेयरमैन के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है? 

(a) Shekhar Kapur / शेखर कपूर

(b) Paresh Rawal / परेश रावल

(c) Aveek Sarkar / अवीक सरकार

(d) Hemant Khatri / हेमंत खत्री

(e) Vinkesh Gulati / विन्केश गुलाटी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 30th September appointed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur president of Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India Society and chairperson of the institute’s governing council.

He will succeed television producer-director BP Singh, best known as director of the popular TV series CID. Kapur’s tenure will last till March 3, 2023.

Q.6. World Vegetarian Day is observed every year on ___________________.

विश्व शाकाहारी दिवस ___________________ को हर साल मनाया जाता 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.(a)

Exp. October 1, to be the World Vegetarian Day. This special day is dedicated to promoting a vegetarian diet, as many people find it to be healthier and more eco-friendly compared to a non-vegetarian diet.

The main mission of the World Vegetarian Day is to “promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism”.

Q.7. International Day For Older Persons is observed every year on which date?

वृद्ध व्यक्तियों के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष किस तिथि को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

(b) 3 November / 3 नवम्बर

(c) 27 September / 27 सितंबर

(d) 1 October / 1 अक्टूबर

(e) 2 October / 2 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. The UN General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons on December 14, 1990. Focus and raise awareness about the well-being and needs of elderly people. According to experts, senior citizens have been the worst-hit by coronavirus as they are the most vulnerable.  Mental health issues and loneliness of elderly people need special attention.

Q.8. What was the theme for International Day For Older Persons 2020?

वृद्ध व्यक्तियों के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस 2020 का विषय क्या था?

(a) Leave No One Behind

(b) The Journey to Age Equality

(c) Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions

(d) Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?

(e) Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. The UN General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons on December 14, 1990. Focus and raise awareness about the well-being and needs of elderly people. According to experts, senior citizens have been the worst-hit by coronavirus as they are the most vulnerable.  Mental health issues and loneliness of elderly people need special attention.

Theme 2020: “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”.

Q.9. On which date International Coffee Day is celebrated annually?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कॉफी दिवस प्रतिवर्ष किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 29 September / 29 सितंबर

(b) 30 September / 30 सितंबर

(c) 1 October / 1 अक्टूबर

(d) 2 October / 2 अक्टूबर

(e) 3 October / 3 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. International Coffee Day is widely known yearly on October 1st to recognise and have fun the efforts of all these people who find themselves related to the espresso enterprise.

International Coffee Organisation (ICO) organised and launched First World Coffee Day in 2015 at Milan.

Q.10. RBI will repel the final tranche of the capital conservation buffer (CCB) and the implementation of NSFR by six months i.e. April 1, 2021. What does the ‘S’ in NSFR stands for?

RBI पूंजी संरक्षण बफर (CCB) की अंतिम किश्त और NSFR के कार्यान्वयन को छह महीने यानी 1 अप्रैल, 2021 तक रद्द कर देगा। NSFR में ’S’ का क्या अर्थ है?

(a) Statistics

(b) Security

(c) Stable

(d) Stock

(e) Settlement

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has deferred implementation of provisions made under Basel III capital due to uncertainty related to COVID crisis.

In this regard, RBI will repel the final tranche of the capital conservation buffer (CCB) and the implementation of net stable funding ratio (NSFR) by six months i.e. April 1, 2021.

The capital conservation buffer is an additional pool that banks build in normal times for its use during periods of stress. The RBI had asked banks to build up the capital conservation buffer to the required 2.5% in stages. The last stage of 0.625% was to start on Sept. 30, 2020. This has now been deferred to April 1, 2021. The RBI had earlier deferred the implementation by six months from March 31, 2020.

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