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Daily Current Affairs 21st May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which of the following state has started an initiative ‘SUKOON’ – COVID-19 Beat the Stress?

निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य ने “SUKOON COVID-19 बीट द स्ट्रेस पहल शुरू की है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Assam / असम

(c) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(d) Himachal Pradesh / हिमाचल प्रदेश

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Department of Information and Public Relations, J&K has started an initiative ‘SUKOON’ – COVID-19 Beat the Stress”.

Aims: The aim is to ensure that people stay mentally fit and cope with the fears related to COVID-19 with a sound mind. This initiative is in line with the growing concern that COVID-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown has resulted in tremendous stress among various sections of the society.

Q.2. Which state government has launched ‘Mee Annapurna’, an inclusive programe for the welfare of farmers and Bhoomiputras?

किस राज्य सरकार ने किसानों और भूमिपुत्रों के कल्याण के लिए एक समावेशी कार्यक्रम मी अन्नपूर्णालॉन्च किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mee Annapurna, an inclusive programe has been launched for the welfare of farmers and Bhoomiputras in Maharashtra. The initiative was announced by Integrated Risk Insurance, an IRDA Licensed insurance intermediary. Mee Annapurna will integrate three critical aspects of livelihood and comprehensive engagement. Elaborating on the scheme, Dr JH Rusat from Integrated Risk Insurance stated that the ‘Mee Annapurna’ programme involves three commandments – Expertise, Engagement and Entitlement.

Aims: Through the programme, Integrated Risk Insurance aims to re-invest a substantial amount of their income in building long-term sustainable program for continuity of income for the farmers and other individuals associated with agriculture and allied activities.

Q.3. Which state government has launched Didi Vehicle Service for rural women?

किस राज्य सरकार ने ग्रामीण महिलाओं के लिए दीदी वाहन सेवा शुरू की है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In the tribal-dominated Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, the women of Rural Livelihood Mission have started Didi Vehicle Service for rural women for the safe delivery. This vehicle service is completely free. The women of Rural Livelihood Mission have started this service for 29 villages of 10 Gram Panchayats of Petlavad development block of Jhabua.

Q.4. Who among the following has launched “ Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay scheme” for farmers in Chhattisgarh?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने छत्तीसगढ़ में किसानों के लिए “राजीव गांधी किसान न्याय योजना” शुरू की है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Anusuiya Uikey / अनुसुइया उइके

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Bhupesh Baghel / भूपेश भगेल

(e) Sonia Gandhi / सोनिया गाँधी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay scheme in Chhattisgarh through video conferencing on 21st May and said this was a true tribute to the former prime minister.

Benefit: The aim of the scheme is to help farmers earn more and bring more area in the state under cultivation, which currently stands at 20 per cent.

Q.5. What is the amount of the first installment handed over to Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after the launch of “Uttar Pradesh Startup Fund” to revive the State’s economy amid COVID-19 pandemic?

COVID-19 महामारी के बीच राज्य की अर्थव्यवस्था को पुनर्जीवित करने के लिए “उत्तर प्रदेश स्टार्टअप फंड” के शुभारंभ के बाद मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ द्वारा भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक (SIDBI) को सौंपी गई पहली किस्त की राशि क्या है?

(a) Rs 1 crore / 1 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 5 crore / 5 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 10 crore / 10 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 15 crore / 15 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 20 crore / 20 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 20th May launched the “Uttar Pradesh Startup Fund” to revive the State’s economy amid COVID-19 pandemic and handed over the first installment of Rs 15 crore to Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).

Aims: He providing employment to migrant workers and labourers would not only solve their problems but the entire country will get the benefit of their skills through Uttar Pradesh. Under the new start-up policy, the government would motivate more youth to begin start-ups.

Q.6. For how many years Government has extended the ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana’?

कितने वर्षों के लिए सरकार ने  ‘प्रधानमंत्री वय वंदना योजनाको बढ़ाया है?

(a) 1

(b) 2

(c) 3

(d) 4

(e) 5

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday extended the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY), a social security scheme for senior citizens, for three years till March, 2023.

PMVVY scheme, implemented through the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), is intended to give an assured minimum pension to senior citizens (60 years and above) based on an assured return on the purchase price/subscription amount. The assured rate of return for fiscal 2020-21 has been pegged at 7.4 per cent per annum and thereafter to be reset every year, an official release said after the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, decided to extend the scheme for a further period of three years up to March 31, 2023.

Q.7. Which country’s Senate has passed a law to ban approximately 800 Chinese companies listing on exchanges?

किस देश की सीनेट ने एक्सचेंजों पर सूचीबद्ध लगभग 800 चीनी कंपनियों पर प्रतिबंध लगाने के लिए एक कानून पारित किया है?

(a) UK / ब्रिटेन

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) Italy / इटली

(e) France / फ्रांस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The US Senate has passed a legislation that could ban Chinese companies from listing shares on American exchanges. The legislation may also ban Chinese companies (Approx 800 companies) from raising funds from American investors.

The bill, moved by Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy, on Wednesday would require companies to certify that “they are not owned or controlled by a foreign government”

Q.8. Which Bank has become the first Indian lender to allow video KYC?

कौन सा बैंक वीडियो केवाईसी की अनुमति देने वाला पहला भारतीय ऋणदाता बन गया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kotak Mahindra Bank on 18th May has introduced video-KYC facility for customers opening savings account on Kotak 811 – the banks digital banking platform. The private lender is the first Indian bank to offer video based “zero-contact” onboarding service.

The initiative is presently being launched on a pilot basis for savings accounts, Kotak Mahindra said in a press release. “The video KYC process to onboard new customers will be extended to other products in a phased manner.

Q.9. Which e-commerce company has tied up with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance for digital motor cover?

डिजिटल मोटर कवर के लिए बजाज आलियांज जनरल इंश्योरेंस के साथ किस ई-कॉमर्स कंपनी ने करार किया है?

(a) Flipkart / फिल्प्कार्ट

(b) Alibaba / अलीबाबा

(c) eBay / ईबे

(d) Amazon / अमेज़न

(e) Walmart / वॉलमार्ट

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Flipkart and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company have partnered to offer a digital motor insurance policy to customers of the e-commerce major.

“Consumers can buy this motor-insurance policy using their Flipkart app. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance also offers mobile insurance on Flipkart.

Q.10. Carmen Reinhart has been appointed as the new chief economist & vice president of which of the following organisation?

कारमेन रेनहार्ट को निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन के नए मुख्य अर्थशास्त्री और उपाध्यक्ष के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(b) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन

(c) United Nations / संयुक्त राष्ट्र

(d) International Monetary Fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The World Bank on 20th May named former Bear Stearns executive Carmen Reinhart as its new vice president and chief economist, tapping an expert on financial crises who also serves on the advisory board of the New York Federal Reserve.

Reinhart has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches international economics at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has also worked at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, International Monetary Fund and the University of Maryland.

Q.11. Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as which country’s new prime minister?

मोकेसी मेजरो ने किस देश के नए प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली?

(a) Eswatini / एसावातिनी

(b) Lesotho / लेसोथो

(c) Botswana / बोत्सवाना

(d) Comoros / कोमोरोस

(e) Djibouti / जिबूती

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as Lesotho’s prime minister following the resignation of his embattled predecessor, Thomas Thabane.

Thomas Thabane’s decision to step down on Tuesday came amid mounting pressure over a case in which he and his current wife are suspected of involvement in the 2017 murder of his estranged wife.

Q.12. Who has been appointed the chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)?

राष्ट्रीय कृषि और ग्रामीण विकास बैंक (NABARD) का अध्यक्ष किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) K. K. Venugopal / के के वेणुगोपाल

(b) Govinda Rajulu Chintala / गोविंदा राजुलू चिंताला

(c) BSV Prakash Kumar / बीएसवी प्रकाश कुमार

(d) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

(e) Hirdesh Kumar / हिरदेश कुमार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Govinda Rajulu Chintala has been appointed the chairman of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Govinda Rajulu Chintala, at present, is working as the chief general manager (CGM) of the bank. He will hold the post till his superannuation on July 31, 2022.

Shaji KV and P V S Suryakumar have been appointed deputy managing directors in the NABARD. Shaji is general manager of Canara Bank.

Suryakumar, at present CGM in the NABARD, will hold the post till his superannuation on July 31, 2023.

Q.13. Who is appointed as the new president of Indian Steel Association?

इंडियन स्टील एसोसिएशन के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajiv Mehrishi / राजीव मह्रिषी

(b) Sunil Arora / सुनील अरोरा

(c) Braj Raj Sharma / ब्रज राज शर्मा

(d) Dilip Oommen / दिलीप उम्मेन

(e) Arvind Saxena / अरविन्द सक्सेना

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Steel Association announced that Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India Mr. Dilip Oommen has taken over as President of the Indian Steel Association.

He was unanimously appointed as President for the next two years. This was decided in the Extra Ordinary Board Meeting of ISA, which was on May 19, 2020.

Q.14. First International Tea Day has been celebrated on ________________ in 2020.

2020 में ________________ को पहला अंतर्राष्ट्रीय चाय दिवस मनाया गया है।

(a) 13 May / 13 मई

(b) 15 May / 15 मई

(c) 17 May / 17 मई 

(d) 19 May / 19 मई

(e) 21 May / 21 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The world will join hands to celebrate its first Tea Day on May 21, 2020. The day is observed primarily with a view to increasing consumption of tea.

Not only has the UN recognised the medicinal property of tea, but it has also considered the beverage as an important ingredient of its Sustainable Development Goal programme. It hoped tea will play a pivotal role in eradicating hunger and poverty across the world.

Q.15. National Anti-Terrorism Day is celebrated every year on ___________________.

राष्ट्रीय आतंकवाद विरोधी दिवस हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 18 May / 18 मई

(b) 19 May / 19 मई

(c) 20 May / 20 मई

(d) 21 May / 21 मई

(e) 22 May / 22 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. National Anti Terrorism Day 2020 will be celebrated on May 21 which also marks the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. He served the nation as the prime minister from the year 1984 to 1989.Rajiv Gandhi was campaigning for the Congress as the party leader for the national elections when he was assassinated in Sriperumbudur region of Tamil Nadu, in May 1991.

Anti-Terrorism Day is observed annually to spread the message of peace and humanity and to promote unity among people.

Q.16. World Metrology Day is celebrated annually on ___________________.

विश्व मेट्रोलोजी दिवस प्रतिवर्ष ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 10 May / 10 मई

(b) 15 May / 15 मई

(c) 20 May / 20 मई

(d) 21 May / 21 मई

(e) 22 May / 22 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Metrology Day is celebrated annually on May 20. The day is the celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875, by representatives of seventeen nations.

Many are aware that the Convention sets the framework for global collaboration in the field of science and especially in measurement and its industrial, commercial and societal applications.

Q.17. What is the theme for World Metrology Day 2020?

विश्व मेट्रोलोजी दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) The International System of Units – Fundamentally better

(b) Measurements for global trade

(c) Constant evolution of the International System of Units

(d) Measurements for transport

(e) Measurements in a Dynamic World

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: Measurements for global trade.

Q.18. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed on ___________________.

संवाद और विकास के लिए सांस्कृतिक विविधता के लिए विश्व दिवस ___________________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 22 May / 22 मई

(b) 21 May / 21 मई

(c) 20 May / 20 मई

(d) 19 May / 19 मई

(e) 18 May / 18 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 21st May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better.

One way to celebrate is through the campaign ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’, which encourages people and organizations from around the world to take concrete action to support diversity.

Q.19. Recently National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) has provisionally suspended two powerlifters – Savita Kumari and Ankit Shishodia for violating anti-doping rules. Where is the headquarter of NADA?

हाल ही में नेशनल एंटी डोपिंग एजेंसी (NADA) ने एंटी-डोपिंग नियमों के उल्लंघन के लिए दो पावरलिफ्टर्स – सविता कुमारी और अंकित शिशोदिया को अनंतिम रूप से निलंबित कर दिया है। नाडा का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: New Delhi, India

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