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

Daily Current Affairs 1st September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who among the following has co-chaired the 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ consultations along with Vietnam’s Tran Tuan Anh?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने वियतनाम के ट्रान तुआन अन्ह के साथ 17 वें आसियान-भारत आर्थिक मंत्रियों के परामर्शों की सह-अध्यक्षता की है?

(a) Prakash Javadekar/ प्रकाश जावडेकर

(b) Piyush Goyal / पियूष गोयल

(c) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(d) S Jaishankar / एस जयशंकर

(e) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways Piyush Goyal and Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam Tran Tuan Anh co-chaired the 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers Consultations held virtually on 29th August.

The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to take collective actions in mitigating the economic impact of the pandemic and resolved to ensure macroeconomic and financial stability and resilient supply chain connectivity, particularly the unimpeded flow of essential goods and medicines in the region in compliance with the WTO rules.

Q.2. Which organization has decided to invest 650 million euros into Kanpur city metro rail line?

किस संगठन ने कानपुर शहर की मेट्रो रेल लाइन में 650 मिलियन यूरो का निवेश करने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) European Investment Bank / यूरोपीय निवेश 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.2.(a)

Exp. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has decided to invest 650 million euros into the construction of Kanpur’s first city metro line.

The agreement to this effect was signed in the virtual presence of Ambassador of the European Union to India Ugo Astuto.

The project aims at enabling some 3 million people in the city to benefit from green, safe, fast, and affordable public transport.

Q.3. Which of the following institute has developed World’s Largest Solar Tree?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संस्थान ने विश्व का सबसे बड़ा सौर वृक्ष विकसित किया है?

(a) CSIR-AMPRI

(b) CSIR-CBRI

(c) CSIR-CCMB

(d) CSIR-CMERI

(e) CSIR-CDRI

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The CSIR’s Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has claimed to have developed the world’s largest ‘solar tree’ which is installed at its residential complex in Durgapur in West Bengal and created a model which can be customized for use in agricultural activities. “The installed capacity of the Solar Tree is above 11.5 kWp. It has the annual capacity to generate 12,000-14,000 units of Clean and Green Power”.

Q.4. Which Airport has won the CII-GBC ‘National Energy Leader’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ award at the 21st National Awards for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’?

किस हवाई अड्डे ने “ऊर्जा प्रबंधन में उत्कृष्टता के लिए 21 वें राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार में CII-GBC “नेशनल एनर्जी लीडर” और “एक्सीलेंट एनर्जी एफ़्फ़िसिएंट यूनिट” पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai / छत्रपति शिवाजी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, मुंबई

(b) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad / राजीव गांधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, हैदराबाद 

(c) Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi / इंदिरा गांधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, नई दिल्ली

(d) Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru / केम्पेगौड़ा अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, बेंगलुरु

(e) Chennai International Airport, Chennai / चेन्नई अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. The GMR led Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad International Airport) won the ‘National Energy Leader’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ awards at the 21st National Awards for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’.

It was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC), during the 19th edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit”, Virtual Conference and Exposition on Energy Efficiency held from August 6 – 28 2020.

Q.5. With which bank, Vedanta has tied up for long-term syndicated loan of Rs 10,000 cr?

किस बैंक के साथ वेदांता ने 10,000 करोड़ रुपये के दीर्घकालिक सिंडिकेटेड ऋण के लिए समझौता किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Vedanta Ltd on 31st August announced it has tied up with State Bank of India as facility agent and SBICAP Trustee Company limited (SBICTCL) for a long-term syndicated loan facility worth Rs 10,000 crore.

A syndicated loan is offered by a group of lenders who work together to provide credit to a large borrower.

Q.6. For how much amount Defence Ministry has signed a deal with BEML, TPCL and L&T to procure Pinaka rocket launchers?

पिनाका रॉकेट लांचरों की खरीद के लिए रक्षा मंत्रालय ने BEML, TPCL और L & T के साथ कितनी राशि का समझौता किया है?

(a) ₹2580 crore / ₹2580 करोड़

(b) ₹3010 crore / ₹3010 करोड़

(c) ₹4260 crore / ₹4260 करोड़

(d) ₹5305 crore / ₹5305 करोड़

(e) ₹7350 crore / ₹7350 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. In a big boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Defence Ministry has signed contracts worth Rs 2580 crores with Indian companies to supply six Army regiments with Pinaka missiles.

The Acquisition Wing, Ministry of Defence signed contracts with Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML), Tata Power Company Ltd (TPCL), and Larsen & Toubro (L & T) on August 31.

These will be operationalised along the northern and eastern borders, and their induction is planned to be completed by 2024.

Q.7. According to State Bank of India’s research report – Ecowrap, India’s real GDP is likely to be _______________ in FY21.

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक की अनुसंधान रिपोर्ट – इकोरेप के अनुसार, भारत की वास्तविक जीडीपी वित्त वर्ष 21 में _______________ होने की संभावना है।

(a) -1.8%

(b) -2.7%

(c) -5.3%

(d) -8.5%

(e) -10.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. After the country’s economy contracted by a record 23.9 per cent in April-June quarter, real GDP for FY21 is expected to shrink by (-) 10.9 per cent, according to State Bank of India’s research report – Ecowrap. It had earlier estimated real gross domestic product (GDP) at (-) 6.8 per cent for the FY21.

Q.8. As per the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), India’s GDP was _______________ in April-June quarter.

राष्ट्रीय सांख्यिकी कार्यालय (NSO) द्वारा जारी आंकड़ों के अनुसार, अप्रैल-जून तिमाही में भारत की जीडीपी _______________ थी।

(a) -13.5%

(b) -14.7%

(c) -15.0%

(d) -21.5%

(e) -23.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e) 

Exp. Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the April-June quarter (Q1) slipped by a sharp 23.9 per cent.

The data released by NSO, which comes under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), is vital as it will provide the first benchmark on the state of India’s economy after the pandemic.

The June quarter GDP data is the worst contraction in the history of the Indian economy since Independence. According to the economists surveyed by Bloomberg, India’s GDP is estimated to have declined 18 per cent in the quarter ended June.

Q.9. National Nutrition Week is conducted every year from ____________________________.

राष्ट्रीय पोषण सप्ताह हर साल ____________________________ को आयोजित किया जाता है।

(a) 30th August – 5th September / 30 अगस्त – 5 सितंबर

(b) 31st August – 6th September / 31 अगस्त – 6 सितंबर

(c) 1st September – 7th September / 1 सितंबर – 7 सितंबर

(d) 2nd September – 8th September / 2 सितंबर – 8 सितंबर

(e) 3rd September – 9th September / 3 सितंबर – 9 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. National Nutrition Week was launched by Food and Nutrition Board in 1982. National Nutrition Week is conducted every year from September 1 to September 7 to provide knowledge among people about the importance of nutrition for better health.

Q.10. Where is the Headquarters of European Investment Bank (EIB)?

यूरोपीय निवेश बैंक (EIB) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल, कनाडा 

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड 

(c) Luxembourg, Luxembourg / लक्समबर्ग, लक्समबर्ग

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया 

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Headquarters location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg

President: Werner Hoyer

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