Daily Current Affairs : 20th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 20th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which city has won India’s Cleanest city title in Swachh Survekshan 2020 for fourth consecutive time?

किस शहर ने स्वच्छ सुर्वेक्षण 2020 में लगातार चौथी बार भारत का सबसे स्वच्छ शहर का खिताब जीता है?

(a) Indore / इंदौर

(b) Surat / सूरत

(c) Navi Mumbai / नवी मुंबई

(d) Varanasi / वाराणसी

(e) Mysore / मैसूर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Indore wins Swachh Survekshan 2020 for fourth consecutive time. The city bagged the position for the fourth consecutive time. The awards were presented by Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a function held virtually on 20th August.

India’s Cleanest cities:

1) Indore,MP

2) Surat,Gujarat

3) Navi Mumbai,Maharashtra

In less than 1 lakh population category:

1) Karad,Maharashtra

2) Saswad,Maharashtra

3) Lonavala,Maharashtra

States with over 100 cities

Top-Chhattisgarh

States with less than 100 cities.

Top-Jharkhand

Among the towns along the banks of river Ganga

Top- Varanasi

Q.2. Which state with over 100 cities has won India’s Cleanest state title in Swachh Survekshan 2020?

100 से अधिक शहरों वाले किस राज्य ने स्वच्छ सुर्वेक्षण 2020 में भारत का सबसे स्वच्छ राज्य का खिताब जीता है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Indore wins Swachh Survekshan 2020 for fourth consecutive time. The city bagged the position for the fourth consecutive time. The awards were presented by Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a function held virtually on 20th August.

India’s Cleanest cities:

1) Indore,MP

2) Surat,Gujarat

3) Navi Mumbai,Maharashtra

In less than 1 lakh population category:

1) Karad,Maharashtra

2) Saswad,Maharashtra

3) Lonavala,Maharashtra

States with over 100 cities

Top-Chhattisgarh

States with less than 100 cities.

Top-Jharkhand

Among the towns along the banks of river Ganga

Top- Varanasi

Q.3. Which state’s St Christopher School, Chessore has won the first ever Pallikutam award for innovation in education?

किस राज्य के सेंट क्रिस्टोफर स्कूल, चेस्सोर ने शिक्षा में नवाचार के लिए पहला पल्लीकुत्तम पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The first ever Pallikkutam National Award for Innovation in Education instituted by Rajagiri Media was won by St Christopher School, Chessore, Village, Nagaland. The Silver Award was won by DAV Public School, Haryana and the bronze award was won by CMI Christ School, Iritty in Kerala.

The award winners were chosen byan expert jury set up by theIndian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K). The award committee deeply appreciated the effort of all the school leaders and teachers who ensured that students continued to learn in spite of Covid-19 crisis.

Q.4. Who has attended the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament from Indian side?

संसद के स्पीकरों के 5 वें विश्व सम्मेलन में भारतीय पक्ष से किसने भाग लिया?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Om Birla / ओम बिरला  

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) M Venkaiah Naidu / एम वेंकैया नायडू

(e) Sonia Gandhi / सोनिया गाँधी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla attended the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament. The conference was organized by Parliament of Austria and Inter-Parliamentary Union, Geneva with the support of United Nations.

Theme: Parliamentary leadership for more effective multilateralism that delivers peace and sustainable development for the people and the planet.

Q.5. According to the report of National Commission on Population, in which year India’s Population to be more feminine (increased sex ratio)?

जनसंख्या पर राष्ट्रीय आयोग की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, किस वर्ष भारत की जनसंख्या अधिक स्त्रीलिंग (लिंगानुपात में वृद्धि) होगी ?

(a) 2023

(b) 2025

(c) 2028

(d) 2030

(e) 2036

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. National Commission on Population submitted its report on population projections for the period of 2011-36. The commission was set up by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The report says that the sex ratio of the country is to increase from 943 (2011) to 957 (2036). Sex Ratio is number of females per 1000 males.

Q.6. Luis Rodolfo Abinader has sworn in as 54th President of which of the following country?

लुइस रोडोल्फो अबिनाडर ने निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के 54 वें राष्ट्रपति के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) Cuba / क्यूबा

(b) Jamaica / जमैका

(c) Panama / पनामा

(d) Dominican Republic / डोमिनिकन रिपब्लिक

(e) Costa Rica / कोस्टा रिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d) 

Exp. Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona has been sworn in as the 54th President of Dominican Republic. Luis Rodolfo Abinader is a businessman who has never held any other elected office. He succeeds Danilo Medina of Liberation Party.

Q.7. Which Life Insurance company has partnered with SBM Bank India for insurance distribution?

बीमा वितरण के लिए किस जीवन बीमा कंपनी ने SBM बैंक इंडिया के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) SBI Life Insurance Company / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(b) Oriental Insurance Company / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(c) Religare Health Insurance Company / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(d) Bharti AXA Life Insurance / भारती एक्सा लाइफ इंश्योरेंस

(e) Star Health and Allied Insurance Company / स्टार हेल्थ एंड एलाइड इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Bharti AXA Life Insurance on 18th August announced its bancassurance partnership with SBM Bank India.

Under this agreement, the insurer will offer its life insurance products, including protection, health, savings and investment plans, to customers of SBM Private Wealth, the retail banking arm of SBM Bank India.

The company offers digital payment and distribution solutions in India and Nepal.

Q.8. On which date Indian Akshay Urja Day is observed every year?

भारतीय अक्षय उर्जा दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 16 August / 16 अगस्त

(b) 17 August / 17 अगस्त

(c) 18 August / 18 अगस्त

(d) 19 August / 19 अगस्त

(e) 20 August / 20 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Indian Akshay Urja Day or Renewable Energy Day is observed on 20th August every year. Indian Akshay Urja is observed to mark the importance of renewable energy resources in India.

Indian Akshay Urja Day was established in 2004 to support renewable energy development programs and promote its use instead of traditional sources of energy.

Q.9. Sadbhavana Diwas is observed every year on 20th August to commemorate the birth anniversary of which of the following person?

सदभावना दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष 20 अगस्त को निम्नलिखित में से किस व्यक्ति की जयंती मनाने के लिए मनाया जाता है?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi / महात्मा गांधी

(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru / जवाहर लाल नेहरू

(c) Rajiv Gandhi / राजीव गांधी

(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri / लाल बहादुर शास्त्री

(e) Indira Gandhi / इंदिरा गांधी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. It is observed on 20 August every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Tributes are pouring from everywhere on his birth anniversary.

The day is observed to encourage national integration, peace, affection, and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions.

Sadbhavana Diwas 2020, 76th Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.

Q.10. World Mosquito Day is observed every year on ___________________.

विश्व मच्छर दिवस हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 18 August / 18 अगस्त

(b) 20 August / 20 अगस्त

(c) 21 August / 21 अगस्त

(d) 22 August / 22 अगस्त

(e) 24 August / 24 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. World Mosquito Day is observed on August 20 every year. The day marks the groundbreaking discovery of British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross.

Way back in 1897 he had identified the link between mosquitoes and malaria.

Q.11. Who is the author of the Book “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump”?

पुस्तक “डिसलॉयल: द ट्रू स्टोरी ऑफ द फॉर्मर पर्सनल अटॉर्नी टू प्रेसिडेंट डोनाल्ड जे ट्रम्प” के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Michael Cohen / माइकल कोहेन

(b) Salman Rushdie / सलमान रुश्दी

(c) Shobha De / शोभा डे

(d) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिड़ी

(e) Roger Stone / रॉजर स्टोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Michael Cohen’s memoir about President Donald Trump titled “Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump” published by Skyhorse Publishing is set to release on 8th September 2020.

Skyhorse describes “Disloyal” as a devastating business and political horror story of the century.

Q.12. What is the currency of Dominican Republic?

डोमिनिकन गणराज्य की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Rupiah / रूपया

(b) Dong / डोंग

(c) Baht / बाट

(d) Peso / पेसो

(e) Riel / रीएल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. About Dominican Republic:

Capital – Santo Domingo

Currency – Dominican Peso

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