Daily Current Affairs : 22nd July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  22 July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state/UT government has launched ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana’?

किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश सरकार ने “मुख्‍य मंत्री घर घर राशन योजना” शुरू की है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Delhi / दिल्ली

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on 21st July cleared a proposal to allow doorstep delivery of ration in the national capital. ‘Mukhya Mantri Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana’, will be launched in six to seven months and will be linked to Centre’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme.

On its implementation, ration will be delivered to the house of beneficiaries. They will not have to come to the ration shops.”

Q.2. Which state has launched ‘One-stop’ scheme to fast-track investments?

किस राज्य ने तेजी से निवेश करने के लिए “वन-स्टॉप” योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A “one-stop shop” scheme approved in Rajasthan is set to fast-track investments and help revive industries in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving as many as 98 types of clearances under one roof to the potential investors through the Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP).

The new scheme will expedite all the processes for investment proposals above ₹10 crore.

Q.3. With which of the following country India has signed an agreement to “Emergency Medical Services”?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ भारत ने “आपातकालीन चिकित्सा सेवाओं” के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Taiwan / ताइवान

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Maldives / मालदीव्स

(d) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(e) Malaysia / मलेशिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Maldivian Health Ministry and the Indian government have signed a MVR 8 million agreement to build an Emergency Medical Services Center in B. Dharavandhoo. The project is being funded under a MVR 106 million grant assistance released by India for small and medium projects in Maldives.

Q.4. Which country’s lawmakers have passed legislation urging China to de-escalate situation with India along LAC?

किस देश के सांसदों ने चीन को LAC पर भारत के साथ स्थिति को ठीक करने का आग्रह करते हुए कानून पारित किया है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) UK / ब्रिटेन

(c) Spain / स्पेन

(d) Italy / इटली

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The US House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan legislation, urging China to peacefully de-escalate the situation with India along the Line of Actual Control.

The legislation on 21st July came a day after the House unanimously passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), slamming China’s aggression against India in the Galwan Valley and its growing territorial assertiveness in and around disputed areas like the South China Sea.

Q.5. With which of the following organization CBIC has signed an MoU to facilitate smoother bilateral exchange of data?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन के साथ CBIC ने डेटा के सहज द्विपक्षीय आदान-प्रदान की सुविधा के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) / केन्द्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड

(b) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(c) National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog / नेशनल इंस्टीट्यूशन फॉर ट्रांसफॉर्मिंग इंडिया (NITI) अयोग

(d) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) / भारतीय दूरसंचार नियामक प्राधिकरण (TRAI)

(e) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) / इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय (MeitY)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on 21st July data exchange between the two organisations.

This MoU supersedes the MoU signed between CBDT and the erstwhile Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in the year 2015. Significant developments have taken place since the signing of earlier MoU in 2015 including introduction of GST, incorporation of GSTN and change in the nomenclature of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) to Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). Changed circumstances, including advancements in technology, are duly incorporated in the MoU signed.

Q.6. DBS Report has estimated India’s GDP growth at _______________ in FY21.

DBS रिपोर्ट ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में _______________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -2.3%

(b) -5.7%

(c) -4.6%

(d) -3.1%

(e) -6.0%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Singaporean brokerage DBS on 22nd July forecast deeper distress for the country which will lead to a 6 per cent growth contraction in FY21. In its earlier forecast, the brokerage had penciled in a minus 4.8 per cent growth for the current fiscal.

Note: India GDP projected F21

  • Moody-(-)4%
  • India Ratings & Research-(-)5.3%
  • ICRA-(-9.5%)
  • World Bank: (-3.2%)
  • ADB- (-)4%
  • IMF- (-)4.5%
  • OECD- (-)3.7%

Q.7. In which of the following person’s name, Employees’ Welfare Scheme has been launched in Rajya Sabha?

निम्नलिखित में से किस व्यक्ति के नाम पर राज्यसभा में कर्मचारी कल्याण योजना शुरू की गई है?

(a) Sushma Swaraj / सुषमा स्वराज

(b) Manohar Parrikar / मनोहर पर्रिकर

(c) Lalji Tandon / लालजी टंडन

(d) Arun Jaitley / अरुण जेटली

(e) Atal Bihari Vajpayee / अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has launched an employees’ welfare scheme in the name of late Arun Jaitley (“Shri Arun Jaitley Financial Assistance for Group C Employees” Scheme), which will be funded by the pension his family receives as he has been a member of the upper house.

The scheme seeks to benefit group “C” employees of the secretariat by awarding their children three scholarships for higher technical and professional education. the employees will be extended financial support in case of death and medical emergency.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the MD & CEO of Karur Vysya Bank?

करूर वैश्य बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Padmaja Chunduru / पद्मजा चुंदरू

(b) Ramesh Babu Boddu / रमेश बाबू बोद्दु

(c) Atul Kumar Goel / अतुल कुमार गोएल

(d) Atanu Kumar Das / अतानु कुमार दास

(e) Pallav Mahapatra / पल्लव महापात्रा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) on 21st July annouced its Board of Directors has co-opted Ramesh Babu Boddu as an Additional Director and appointed him Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for three years.

  • List of CEO Other Bank
  • Bank of Baroda: Sanjiv Chadha
  • Bank of India: Atanu Kumar Das
  • Central Bank of India: Pallav Mahapatra
  • Indian Bank: Padmaja Chunduru
  • UCO Bank: Atul Kumar Goel

Q.9. Name India’s anti-tank guided missile which has been successfully test-fired in Odisha.

भारत की एंटी-टैंक गाइडेड मिसाइल का नाम बताएं, जिसका ओडिशा में सफल परीक्षण किया गया है।

(a) Rudra / रुद्र

(b) Jasmine / जास्मीन

(c) Nag / नाग

(d) Dhruvastra / ध्रुवास्त्र

(e) Amogh / अमोघ

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The flight trials of India’s anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’ were successfully conducted at the Interim Test Range (ITR) in Odisha.

According to reports, the trials of the helicopter-launched Nag Missile (HELINA), which has now been named as ‘Dhruvastra’ anti-tank guided missile, were conducted in direct and top attack mode on July 15 and 16.

Q.10. Who has been awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity with a prize money of 1 million Euros?

1 मिलियन यूरो की पुरस्कार राशि के साथ मानवता के लिए गुलबेंकियन पुरस्कार से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Jadav Payeng / जादव पायेंग

(b) Greta Thunberg / ग्रेटा थनबर्ग

(c) Malala Yousafzai / मलाला यौसफ्जई

(d) Angela Merkel / एंजेला मर्केल

(e) Sunderlal Bahuguna / सुंदरलाल बहुगुणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Climate Activist Greta Thunberg was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. She was awarded with prize money of 1 million Euros.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg on 20th July announced that she would donate her 1 million euros ($1.15 million) prize to groups working to protect the environment and halt climate change.

Q.11. What is the currency of Maldives?

मालदीव की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Pound / पौंड

(c) Rufiyaa / रूफिया

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Malé

Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa

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