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

Daily Current Affairs 20th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Government has launched scheme for 100 % solarisation of Konark sun temple & Konark town. In which state is this temple located?

सरकार ने कोणार्क सूर्य मंदिर और कोणार्क शहर के 100% सौरकरण के लिए योजना शुरू की है। यह मंदिर किस राज्य में स्थित है? 

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has taken up the Complete Solarisation of Konark sun temple and Konark town in Odisha.

Speaking about the Scheme, R K Singh, MoS(i/c) for Power and MNRE has said, “Government of India launched the Scheme with an objective to take forward the Prime Minister’s vision to develop the historical Sun temple town of Konark in Odisha as ‘Surya Nagri’, to convey a message of synergy between the modern use of solar energy and the ancient Sun Temple and the importance of promoting solar energy”.

Q.2. Who among the following has launched ‘National Abhyas App’ for JEE Main and NEET aspirants?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने JEE मेन और NEET के उम्मीदवारों के लिए राष्ट्रीय अभ्यास ऐप’ लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Ministry of Human Resource Development / मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्रालय

(b) Central Board of Secondary Education / केंद्रीय माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड

(c) National Testing Agency / राष्ट्रीय परीक्षण एजेंसी

(d) University Grants Commission / विश्वविद्यालय अनुदान आयोग

(e) Indian Institute of Technology / भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. An artificial intelligence-powered mobile app ‘National Test Abhyas’ developed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) was launched on 19th May. The objective of the mobile app is to enable candidates to take mock tests for upcoming exams such as JEE (Main), NEET 2020 under the NTA’s purview. The app has been launched to facilitate candidates’ access to high quality mock tests.

Q.3. What is the amount of special liquidity facility that has been extended by NABARD to co-operative banks and regional rural banks recently?

हाल ही में नाबार्ड द्वारा सहकारी बैंकों और क्षेत्रीय ग्रामीण बैंकों को दी गई विशेष तरलता सुविधा की राशि कितनी है?

(a) Rs 10,500 crore / 10,500 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 15,000 crore / 15,000 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 20,500 crore / 20,500 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 25,000 crore / 25,000 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 35,000 crore / 35,000 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), on 19th May, said it has extended ₹20,500-crore special liquidity facility to co-operative banks (₹15,200 crore) and Regional Rural Banks (₹5,300 crore) in various States.

This is against the ₹5,000 crore lent during the first quarter of the last year.

The special liquidity facility is with a view to augment the resources of the Cooperative banks and RRBs to enable them to extend credit to farmers for taking up pre-monsoon and kharif (summer sown crops) 2020 operations.

Q.4. Which country has approved the new political map which includes India’s Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory midst a border dispute with India?

किस देश ने भारत के सीमा विवाद के बीच अपने क्षेत्र के तहत भारत के लिपुलेख, कालापानी और लिंपियाधुरा को शामिल करने वाले नए राजनीतिक मानचित्र को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Bhutan / भूटान

(c) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Nepal’s Cabinet has endorsed a new political map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory, amidst a border dispute with India.

The move announced by Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali came weeks after he said that efforts were on to resolve the border issue with India through diplomatic initiatives.

Nepal’s ruling Nepal Communist Party lawmakers have also tabled a special resolution in Parliament demanding return of Nepal’s territory in Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh.

The Lipulekh pass is a far western point near Kalapani, a disputed border area between Nepal and India. Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as an integral part of their territory – India as part of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district and Nepal as part of Dharchula district.

Q.5. The Indian Army has proposed ‘Tour of duty’ to allow civilians, including young working professionals, to join the force for how many years as officers and in other ranks?

भारतीय सेना ने ‘टूर ऑफ़ ड्यूटीका प्रस्ताव किया है, जिसमें युवा काम करने वाले पेशेवरों सहित नागरिकों को अधिकारियों और अन्य रैंकों में कितने वर्षों तक सेना में शामिल होने की अनुमति दी जा सकती है?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 5

(d) 3

(e) 4

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Army is considering a proposal to allow civilians, including young working professionals, to join the force for three years as officers and in other ranks in areas like logistics and front-line formations.

The Army is also considering to take personnel from the paramilitary and central armed police forces for up to seven years, after which they would be allowed to return to their parent organisations.

The “game-changing” proposal to allow civilians to work for three years in the Army is being examined by top commanders. “If approved, it will be a voluntary engagement and there will be no dilution in selection criteria. Initially, 100 officers and 1,000 men are being considered for recruitment.

Q.6. How much fund has been contributed by the Government of India to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for the Welfare of Palestine Refugees in the Near East?

नियर ईस्ट में फिलिस्तीन शरणार्थियों के कल्याण के लिए भारत सरकार ने संयुक्त राष्ट्र राहत और निर्माण एजेंसी (UNRWA) में कितना योगदान दिया है?

(a) $2 million / $ 2 मिलियन

(b) $5 million / $ 5 मिलियन

(c) $7 million / $ 7 मिलियन

(d) $9 million / $ 9 मिलियन

(e) $10 million / $ 10 मिलियन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. The Government of India has contributed US$ 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services, including education, health care, relief and social services. The contribution was presented to UNRWA by the Representative of India to State of Palestine, H.E. Mr. Sunil Kumar.

Q.7. Who will take charge as Chairman of WHO Executive Board on 22 May?

22 मई को WHO के कार्यकारी बोर्ड के अध्यक्ष के रूप में कौन कार्यभार संभालेगा?

(a) Shripad Yesso Naik / श्रीपद येस्सो नाइक 

(b) Harsh Vardhan / हर्ष वर्धन

(c) K K Shailaja / के के शैलजा

(d) Ashwini Kumar Choubey / अश्विनी कुमार चौबे

(e) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is all set to take charge of World Health Organisation (WHO) Execuive Board. Dr Harsh Vardhan will, in all likeliness, take charge as Chairman WHO Executive Board on May 22.

Vardhan would succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

The proposal to appoint India’s nominee to the executive board was signed by the 194-nation World Health Assembly on 19th May.

Q.8. Who among the following has resigned from SoftBank board?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने सॉफ्टबैंक बोर्ड से इस्तीफा दे दिया है?

(a) Daniel Zhang / डैनियल झांग

(b) Elon Musk / एलोन मस्क

(c) Masayoshi Son / मासायोशी सोन

(d) Jeff Bezos / जेफ बेजोस

(e) Jack Ma / जैक मा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. SoftBank Group Corp said on 18th May that Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma will resign from its board, in the latest departure by a high-profile ally of CEO Masayoshi Son.

The departure of Ma, who retired as Alibaba’s executive chairman in September, comes as he pulls back from formal business roles to focus on philanthropy.

SoftBank will propose three new appointments to the board, including group Chief Financial Officer Yoshimoto Goto, at its annual general meeting on June 25. The number of board members will expand to 13.

Q.9. World Bee Day is celebrated on ______________ each year.

विश्व मधुमक्खी दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 14 May / 14 मई

(b) 16 May / 16 मई

(c) 19 May / 19 मई

(d) 20 May / 20 मई

(e) 21 May / 21 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Like every year World Bee Day 2020 was celebrated on May 20.

World Bee Day 2020 aimed at strengthening measures to protect bees and other pollinators like every year. According to United Nations guidelines, World Bee Day aims at significantly contributing to solving problems related to the global food supply chain and eliminate hunger in developing countries.

Q.10. What is the theme for World Bee Day 2020?

विश्व मधुमक्खी दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Bee Engaged

(b) Save the Bees

(c) For A Natural High: Smoke Some Bees!

(d) Beekeeping – A Hobby With A Sweet Taste!

(e) Ban Ignorance – Not Honey Bees

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Theme 2020: “Save the Bees”

Q.11. Writer, Producer and Director Ratnakar Matkari has recently died of COVID-19. From which state he belonged to?

लेखक, निर्माता और निर्देशक रत्नाकर मटकरी की हाल ही में COVID –19 से मृत्यु हो गई है। वह किस राज्य से थे?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. An 81-year-old Marathi writer and producer Ratnakar Matkari, suffering from novel coronavirus, who was taking medical treatment, has passed away on 18th May night, May 17 at a private hospital in Mumbai.  The national-award-winning writer, who was considered a pioneer of the children’s drama movement in Marathi was reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Q.12. Where is the Headquarters of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)? 

नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट (NABARD) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. Headquarters: Mumbai

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