Daily Current Affairs : 21st September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs : 21st September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Q.1. 8 Indian beaches have been recommended for which of the following eco-label given by ‘Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark’?

“पर्यावरण शिक्षा संस्थान, डेनमार्क” द्वारा दिए गए निम्नलिखित इको लेबल में से किसके लिए 8 भारतीय समुद्र तटों की सिफारिश की गई है?

(a) Green Flag / ग्रीन फ्लैग

(b) Yellow Flag / येल फ्लैग

(c) Blue Flag / ब्लू फ्लैग

(d) White Flag / वाइट फ्लैग

(e) Red Flag / रेड फ्लैग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, eight beaches of India have been recommended for the Blue flag certification. The selection of the beaches was made by an independent national jury composed of eminent environmentalists and scientists.

About Blue Flag certification- The Blue Flag certificate is an internationally recognized eco-label given by ‘Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark’. Blue Flag beaches are considered the benchmark for clean and hygienic beaches in the world.

This announcement was made by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Prakash Javadekar on 18 September during a virtual event.

List of eight beaches selected for Blue flag certification are

Shivrajpur in Gujarat

Ghoghla in Daman & Diu

Kasarkod in Karnataka

Padubidri beach in Karnataka

Kappad in Kerala

Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh

The golden beach of Odisha

Radhanagar beach in Andaman and Nicobar

Q.2. “Swachhta Pakhwara” has been observed by Indian Railways from __________ to ___________________.

भारतीय रेलवे द्वारा “स्वच्छता पखवारा” __________________ से ________________ तक मनाया गया है।

(a) 12th – 26th September 2020 / 12 – 26 सितंबर 2020

(b) 13th – 27th September 2020 / 13 – 27 सितंबर 2020

(c) 14th – 28th September 2020 / 14 – 28 सितंबर 2020

(d) 15th – 29th September 2020 / 15 – 29 सितंबर 2020

(e) 16th – 30th September 2020 / 16 – 30 सितंबर 2020

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. “Swachhta Pakhwara” is being observed all over Indian Railways. Swachhta Pakhwara’ is being observed all over Indian Railways from 16th to 30th September 2020. During the inaugural day of Pakhwara, Swachhta pledge was administered to Railway employees at all Zonal Railway HQs, Divisional Offices and other establishments.

Aim:  To create awareness for keeping the railway premises clean and safe including Covid-19 related precautions and webinars are also being organized.

Q.3. Who is the chairman of the Company Law Committee who has been recently given one-year extension by the government?

कंपनी कानून समिति के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं जिन्हें हाल ही में सरकार द्वारा एक साल का विस्तार दिया गया है?

(a) Rajesh Pant / राजेश पंत

(b) Ramesh Chand / रमेश चंद

(c) Shaktikanta Das / शक्तिकांता दास

(d) Rajesh Verma / राजेश वर्मा

(e) G K Pillai / जी के पिल्लई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. The ministry of corporate affairs has extended the tenure of the Company Law Committee by one year to September 2021. The committee, constituted in September 2019, is now chaired by corporate affairs secretary Rajesh Verma.

It was set up to suggest measures to de-clog and improve functioning of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and make recommendations on various issues pertaining to implementation of the Companies Act as well as the Limited Liability Partnership Act.

Q.4. Name the former RAW Head who has been appointed as the Chief of National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO).

पूर्व रॉ प्रमुख का नाम बताइए जिन्हें राष्ट्रीय तकनीकी अनुसंधान संगठन (NTRO) का प्रमुख नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) Anil Dhasmana / अनिल धस्माना

(b) Rajesh Khullar / राजेश खुल्लर

(c) Sameer Kumar Khare / समीर कुमार खरे

(d) Usha Padhee / उषा पाढे

(e) Vinay Tonse / विनय टोंस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Anil Dhasmana has been appointed as National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) for two years on 19th September.

NTRO is the country’s technical body which looks after geospatial intelligence and satellite imagery. The appointments have been made by a committee headed by PM Narendra Modi.

Q.5. Which women Navy officer is going to be posted on Indian warship to fly helicopters, in the first in the history of the Indian Navy?

भारतीय नौसेना के इतिहास में पहली बार हेलीकॉप्टर उड़ाने के लिए भारतीय युद्धपोत पर किस महिला नौसेना अधिकारी को तैनात किया जाने वाला है?

(a) Kumudini Tyagi / कुमुदिनी त्यागी

(b) Riti Singh / रीति सिंह

(c) Shivangi / शिवांगी

(d) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

(e) Both b & c / दोनों बी और सी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. In a first in the history of the Indian Navy, two women officers have been selected to join as ‘observers’ or airborne tacticians in the helicopter stream.

Sub Lt Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lt Riti Singh will be the first women airborne combatants in the Indian Navy who will operate helicopters onboard warships.

They will be the first women officers who will be deployed on Navy warships as part of the ship’s crew. The entry of women was earlier restricted to fixed-wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore.

Q.6. World Peace Day (International Day of Peace) is observed every year on ____________________.

विश्व शांति दिवस (अंतर्राष्ट्रीय शांति दिवस) हर साल ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 17 September / 17 सितंबर

(b) 18 September / 18 सितंबर

(c) 19 September / 19 सितंबर

(d) 20 September / 20 सितंबर

(e) 21 September / 21 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Being the country of Mahatma Gandhi, India has a huge legacy of contributing to world peace. In a world troubled with conflict, a day dedicated to peace reminds us of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Ahimsa or non-violence.

International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21. It is a United Nations-designated day, established in 1981.

Q.7. What was the theme for World Peace Day 2020?

विश्व शांति दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Climate Action for Peace

(b) Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

(c) Shaping Peace Together

(d) The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

(e) The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(c)

Exp. Being the country of Mahatma Gandhi, India has a huge legacy of contributing to world peace. In a world troubled with conflict, a day dedicated to peace reminds us of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Ahimsa or non-violence.

International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21. It is a United Nations-designated day, established in 1981.

Theme 2020: “Shaping Peace Together.”

Q.8. World Alzheimer’s Day is observed every year on ___________________.

विश्व अल्जाइमर दिवस ___________________ को हर साल मनाया जाता है।

(a) 20 September / 20 सितंबर

(b) 21 September / 21 सितंबर

(c) 22 September / 22 सितंबर

(d) 23 September / 23 सितंबर

(e) 24 September / 24 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. September 21st every year is World Alzheimer’s Day around the world. This is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness and challenge the common stigma that surrounds Alzheimer related dementia.

From previous studies, an average of 2 out of 3 people globally have little or no understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementia in their countries.

Q.9. Which Popular sitcom has won the most awards in a single season by a comedy series (including Outstanding Comedy Series) in the 72nd Emmys Awards 2020?

किस लोकप्रिय सिटकॉम ने 72 वें एम्मीस अवार्ड्स 2020 में एक कॉमेडी सीरीज़ (उत्कृष्ट कॉमेडी सीरीज़ सहित) द्वारा एक सीज़न में सबसे अधिक पुरस्कार जीते हैं?

(a) Schitt’s Creek / शिट’स क्रीक

(b) Succession / सक्सेशन

(c) Watchmen / वॉचमेन

(d) Euphoria / यूफोरिया

(e) Drag Race / ड्रैग रेस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. 72nd Emmys Awards 2020. Popular sitcom Schitt’s Creek wons most awards in a single season by a comedy series. He took home seven Primetime awards and nine Emmys in the comedy categories. The family saga series Succession took home five awards that also include best drama series at the 72nd Emmy Awards. Thus, a new record is set.

Euphoria’s Zendaya became the youngest winner for best lead actress in the drama series category.

A mini FRIENDS reunion also took place with the show’s three female leads – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.

Q.10. Which actress became the youngest winner for best lead actress in the drama series category in the 72nd Emmys Awards 2020?

72 वें एमीज़ अवार्ड्स 2020 में ड्रामा सीरीज़ श्रेणी में सर्वश्रेष्ठ लीड एक्ट्रेस के लिए कौन सी अभिनेत्री सबसे कम उम्र की विजेता बनी?

(a) Catherine O’Hara / कैथरीन ओ’हारा

(b) Zendaya / ज़ेंडया

(c) Regina King / रेजिना किंग

(d) Jean Smart / जीन स्मार्ट

(e) Angela Bassett / एंजेला बैसेट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. 72nd Emmys Awards 2020. Popular sitcom Schitt’s Creek wons most awards in a single season by a comedy series. He took home seven Primetime awards and nine Emmys in the comedy categories. The family saga series Succession took home five awards that also include best drama series at the 72nd Emmy Awards. Thus, a new record is set.

Euphoria’s Zendaya became the youngest winner for best lead actress in the drama series category.

A mini FRIENDS reunion also took place with the show’s three female leads – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)?

राष्ट्रीय तकनीकी अनुसंधान संगठन (NTRO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Chennai / चेन्नई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Pune / पुणे

(d) Kolkata / कोलकाता

(e) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.(b)

Exp. Headquarters: New Delhi

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