Daily Current Affairs : 22nd and 23rd August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 22nd and 23rd August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Name the app launched by Nitin Gadkari which stresses on greener national highways.

नितिन गडकरी द्वारा लॉन्च किए गए ऐप का नाम बताएं जो हरियाली राष्ट्रीय राजमार्गों पर जोर देता है।

(a) Harit Path app / हरित पथ ऐप

(b) Greener Road app / ग्रीनर रोड ऐप

(c) Harit Rajmarg app / हरित राजमार्ग ऐप

(d) Green roadways app / ग्रीन रोडवेज ऐप

(e) Greenify app / ग्रीनिफाई ऐप

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union minister Nitin Gadkari on 22nd August stressed the need for utilising modern and green technologies in highways construction besides reducing the cost of road building by at least 25 per cent.

The road transport minister also launched a mobile app ‘Harit Path’ to monitor the plantation along the national highways. The app has been developed by NHAI to monitor location, growth, species details, maintenance activities, targets and achievements of each of its field units for each and every plant under all plantation projects.

Q.2. Which state government has signed an MoU with Reliance Retail, Jio and Allana Group to help Women SHGs market their products?

किस राज्य सरकार ने महिला SHGs को अपने उत्पादों को बाजार में लाने में मदद करने के लिए रिलायंस रिटेल, जियो और अल्लाना समूह के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Andhra Pradesh (AP) government has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Reliance Retail, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Allana Group to empower women and help women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the state to market their products.

Reliance Retail will support the micro-grocery women retailers through the ‘JioMart Kirana’ stores, which will be digitally equipped and act as online stores.

Q.3. Which state’s Police has launched “Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ campaign proves to be boon for senior citizens amid corona pandemic?

कोरोना महामारी के बीच वरिष्ठ नागरिकों के लिए किस राज्य की पुलिस ने “एक संकल्प – बुजर्गो के नामअभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In Madhya Pradesh, a unique campaign ‘Ek Sankalp – Bujurgo ke naam’ i.e. ‘a commitment for elders’ is being run by the Chhatarpur Police in the midst of corona infection in the state. Renowned social worker Anna Hazare has also praised this campaign being run specifically for the elderly and helpless people.

This unique campaign is proving to be a boon for the elderly people living alone in homes during the global pandemic COVID-19. In this campaign, the police are taking care of the elderly people from the food to their health.

Q.4. With which country, Uttar Pradesh has signed an MoUto resolve Bundelkhand water crisis?

बुंदेलखंड जल संकट के समाधान के लिए उत्तर प्रदेश ने किस देश के साथ एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Uttar Pradesh and Israel governments on Thursday signed a ‘plan of cooperation’ to resolve water crisis in Bundelkhand region.

The India –Israel – Bundelkhand Water Project comprises three key components including water conservation, water efficient transportation and advanced water practices for agriculture. For this project, 28 districts across the country, including two in Uttar Pradesh.

Q.5. Which of the following country has recently reported first West Nile virus death in 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने हाल ही में 2020 में पहली बार वेस्ट नील वायरस से मौत की सूचना दी है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) Italy / इटली

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Spain has reported this year’s first death due to the West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection, officials said.

A total of 35 people has so far been infected in the biggest West Nile outbreak ever detected in the country’s southern region of Andalusia.

Q.6. Which Indian carmaker has announced its partnership with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) to incubate mobility startups?

किस भारतीय कार निर्माता ने गतिशीलता प्रबंधन स्टार्टअप शुरू करने के लिए भारतीय प्रबंधन संस्थान, बैंगलोर (IIMB) के साथ अपनी साझेदारी की घोषणा की है?

(a) Tata Motors / टाटा मोटर्स

(b) Maruti Suzuki India / मारुति सुजुकी इंडिया

(c) Mahindra & Mahindra / महिंद्रा एंड महिंद्रा

(d) Larsen & Turbo / लार्सन एंड टर्बो

(e) Hyundai / हुंडई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Maruti Suzuki partners with IIM Bangalore to incubate mobility startups. India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India announced its partnership with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). Maruti Suzuki India said this partnership will help startups working in technology-based innovations that can be applied in the mobility sector. The first-of-its kind initiative by an automobile manufacturing company will help early-stage startups become large scale businesses.

Q.7. Which banking and financial service company has launched green deposit programme for corporate clients?

किस बैंकिंग और वित्तीय सेवा कंपनी ने कॉर्पोरेट ग्राहकों के लिए ग्रीन डिपॉजिट प्रोग्राम शुरू किया है?

(a) HSBC India / एचएसबीसी इंडिया

(b) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(c) Standard Chartered India / स्टैंडर्ड चार्टर्ड इंडिया

(d) Citibank India / सिटी बैंक इंडिया

(e) DBS India / डीबीएस इंडिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. HSBC India on 21st August launched a “green deposit programme”, exclusively for corporate clients, under which deposits will be used by the bank to finance green initiatives and environment friendly projects. The deposit scheme will come in the form of a term deposit, which typically attracts higher interests as compared to savings deposits.

This deposit scheme of the bank will offer its corporate clients stable and pre-agreed returns, and offer the same protection as a normal bank deposit does.

Q.8. Which company has partnered with Nepal’s Sastodeal, opening new market for MSMEs?

किस कंपनी ने नेपाल के सस्टोडिल के साथ साझेदारी की है, जो एमएसएमई के लिए नया बाजार खोलेगी?

(a) Google / गूगल

(b) Twitter / ट्विटर

(c) Amazon / अमेज़ॅन

(d) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(e) Flipkart / फ्लिपकार्ट

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Flipkart has partnered with Nepal’s leading e-commerce firm Sastodeal to sell products from various verticals like baby care & kids, women’s ethnic wear and sports & fitness among others in the neighbouring country.

The Bengaluru headquartered firm said this will be a first-of-its kind partnership with an overseas firm to sell Make in India products.

Q.9. Which of the following general insurance company is going to acquire Bharti AXA General Insurance?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी सामान्य बीमा कंपनी भारती एक्सा जनरल इंश्योरेंस का अधिग्रहण करने जा रही है?

(a) TATA AIG / टाटा एआईजी

(b) HDFC ERGO / एचडीएफसी एर्गो

(c) Bajaj Allianz / बजाज आलियांज

(d) ICICI Lombard / ICICI लोम्बार्ड

(e) IFFCO Tokio / इफको टोकियो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bharti AXA’s non-life insurance business will merge with ICICI Lombard’s general insurance business through a scheme of arrangement.

Bharti Enterprises currently owns 51 per cent stake in Bharti AXA General Insurance, while French insurer AXA has 49 per cent.

Q.10. Name the Former Finance Secretary who has been appointed as New Election Commissioner.

पूर्व वित्त सचिव का नाम बताइए जिन्हें नए चुनाव आयुक्त के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) Ajay Bhushan Pandey / अजय भूषण पांडे

(b) Ashok Lavasa / अशोक लवासा

(c) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(d) Ajay Narayan Jha / अजय नारायण झा

(e) Yoginder K Alagh / योगिंदर के अलघ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The central government on 22nd August appointed retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar as the new Election Commissioner.

Rajiv Kumar will take charge the day Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa leaves office on August 31. Rajiv Kumar will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025. He is likely to preside over the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as the managing director of State Bank of India?

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक के प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ashwani Bhatia / अश्वनी भाटिया

(b) Rajnish Kumar / रजनीश कुमार

(c) Praveen Kumar Gupta / प्रवीण कुमार गुप्ता

(d) Ashwini Kumar Tewari / अश्विनी कुमार तिवारी

(e) Rajeev Kumar / राजीव कुमार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The central government on 22nd August has appointed Ashwani Bhatia as the managing director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Ashwani Bhatia has been appointed as the managing director up to the date of his superannuation that is May 31, 2022.

Q.12. Who among the following has received 2020 Leadership Awards from USISPF?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे USISPF से 2020 लीडरशिप अवार्ड मिला है?

(a) Shantanu Narayen / शांतनु नारायण

(b) Anand Mahindra / आनंद महिंद्रा

(c) Ajaypal Singh Banga / अजयपाल सिंह बंगा

(d) Satya Nadella / सत्य नडेला

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A top US-based India-centric business advocacy group will honour Mahindra group Chairman Anand Mahindra and Adobe Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen with its 2020 Leadership Awards in recognition of their exemplary vision towards promoting US-India bilateral ties.

Anand Mahindra & Shantanu Narayen displayed tremendous leadership and ambition in strengthening the US-India bilateral economic partnership according to John Chambers, Chairman of the USISPF Board.

Q.13. Who has won the Sixth World Snooker Championship 2020?

छठी विश्व स्नूकर चैम्पियनशिप 2020 किसने जीती है?

(a) Judd Trump / जुड ट्रम्प

(b) Mark Williams / मार्क विलियम्स

(c) Stuart Bingham / स्टुअर्ट बिंगहैम

(d) Mark Selby / मार्क सेल्बी

(e) Ronnie O’Sullivan / रॉनी ओ’सुल्लीवन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ronnie O’Sullivan wins sixth world title. Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his sixth World Championship title with a dominant 18-8 victory over Kyren Wilson at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Q.14. Who is the author of the Book named ‘One Arranged Murder’?

वन अरेंजर्ड मर्डरनामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Neha Dwivedi / नेहा द्विवेदी

(b) Khushwant Singh / खुशवंत सिंह

(c) S Hussain Zaidi / एस हुसैन जैदी

(d) Chetan Bhagat / चेतन भगत

(e) Girish Kuber / गिरीश कुबेर

Answer & Explanation

Exp.In the past, the author had resorted to a similar practice to promote his 2018 book, Girl in Room 105.

Author Chetan Bhagat recently announced his upcoming book, One Arranged Murder, and now he has released its cinematic trailer. Published by Westland Publications, it is slated to release on September 28, 2020.

Q.15. World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated every year on ______________.

विश्व वरिष्ठ नागरिक दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ को मनाया जाता है

(a) 19 August / 19 अगस्त

(b) 20 August / 20 अगस्त

(c) 21 August / 21 अगस्त

(d) 22 August / 22 अगस्त

(e) 23 August / 23 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Senior Citizen’s Day is annually observed on August 21.

It aims to ensure the well-being of older adults and to raise awareness about the issues that affect their lives. The day also reminds us to acknowledge and appreciate their contributions to society.

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