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

Daily Current Affairs 22 June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state is going to start ‘Play little, Study little’ (‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’) scheme for school students from June 25?

25 जून से स्कूली छात्रों के लिए कौन सा राज्य “प्ले लिटिल, स्टडी लिटिल” (‘एकटू खेलो, एकटू पढो’) योजना शुरू करने जा रहा है?

(a) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. With uncertainty prevailing over reopening of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Tripura government has decided to start a scheme called ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’ which means ‘Play little, Study little’, from June 25.

As per the scheme, the students would be getting audio and video contents on learning activities, projects along with fun and gaming activities via SMS or WhatsApp services.

Q.2. Which state Government has launched Job Guarantee Scheme “Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojna” for Urban Poor?

किस राज्य सरकार ने शहरी गरीबों के लिए नौकरी गारंटी योजना “मुख्यमंत्री श्रमिक योजना” शुरू की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(c) Jharkhand / झारखंड 

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Jharkhand is set to become the first state to launch an employment guarantee scheme for urban poor on the lines of the Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act.

The scheme called Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojna will guarantee 100 days of work in a financial year for urban unskilled labourers. The new scheme would have a provision to pay an unemployment allowance if the state fails to provide 100 days of work.

Q.3. In which state Raja Parba festival is celebrated?

राजा परबा त्योहार किस राज्य में मनाया जाता है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Kerala / केरल

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. Raja Parba festival celebrated in Odisha. It is a 3-days unique festival in which the onset of monsoon and the earth’s womanhood is celebrated by the state. It is believed that during this time the Mother Earth or Bhudevi undergoes menstruation. The fourth day is the day of the ‘purification bath’

Q.4. Nepalese FM radio stations have started giving weather bulletins of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura. These regions are parts of which state?

नेपाली FM रेडियो स्टेशनों ने लिपुलेख, कालापानी और लिंपियाधुरा का मौसम बुलेटिन देना शुरू कर दिया है। ये क्षेत्र किस राज्य के हिस्से हैं?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. After Nepal’s parliament endorsed the political map that shows the disputed areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as part of its territory earlier this month, some Nepalese FM radio stations close to India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh have started giving weather bulletins of these three areas.

These FM radio stations are located in Darchula district of Nepal and can be heard in the bordering areas of Dharchula, Baluakot, Jauljibi and Kalika towns on the Indian side in Pithoragarh, according to locals.

Q.5. To which of the following country, Exim Bank has extended USD 20.10 million line of credit (LOC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के लिए एक्जिम बैंक ने 20.10 मिलियन अमरीकी डॉलर का ऋण (LOC) दिया है?

(a) Guatemala / ग्वाटेमाला

(b) Belize / बेलीज

(c) Gabon / गैबॉन

(d) Honduras / होंडुरास

(e) Nicaragua / निकारागुआ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) on 20th June said it has extended a line of credit (LOC) of USD 20.10 million to the government of Nicaragua for reconstruction of Aldo Chavarria Hospital.

With signing of this agreement, Exim Bank, so far, has extended four LOCs to Nicaragua, on behalf of the Indian government, taking the total value to USD 87.63 million.

Projects covered under the LOCs include supply of equipment for building two substations, construction of transmission lines, building new substation, expansion of the existing substations and reconstruction of a hospital.

Post the signing of this LOC agreement, Exim Bank has now in place 261 LOCs, covering 62 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the CIS, with credit commitments of around USD 25.70 billion, available for financing exports from India.

Q.6. Which Indian IT company has joined Amazon’s The Climate Pledge to be the net zero carbon?

नेट-शून्य कार्बन बनने के लिए कौन सी भारतीय IT कंपनी अमेज़न की “द क्लाइमेट प्लेज” में शामिल हो गई है?

(a) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(b) Wipro / विप्रो

(c) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(d) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(e) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. Bengaluru-based IT major Infosys Ltd has joined The Climate Pledge, an initiative co-founded by e-commerce firm Amazon and environment firm Global Optimism, to make a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early.

The Climate Pledge calls on new signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Accord’s goal of 2050. Amazon plans to announce many more signatories throughout 2020.

Q.7. With which bank Hyundai Motor India has announced partnership to offer online car loans on its Click to Buy digital car buying platform?

किस बैंक के साथ हुंडई मोटर इंडिया ने अपने क्लिक टू बाई डिजिटल कार खरीदने के प्लेटफॉर्म पर ऑनलाइन कार ऋण की पेशकश करने के लिए साझेदारी की घोषणा की है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Hyundai Motor India has announced a partnership with HDFC Bank to offer online auto retail financing solutions to the customers on its Click to Buy digital car buying platform. A customer can purchase any Hyundai vehicle, including 2020 Creta, 2020 Verna, Venue, Elite i20, Grand i10 Nios and Santro, through the Click to Buy platform.

Under the partnership, the customers will be offered customised car financing solutions from HDFC Bank on the Click to Buy online car buying platform. The customers can now get loans without physically visiting any branch of HDFC Bank.

Q.8. What is the rank of Reliance Industries (RIL) in the rankings of most valuable firm globally by market capitalization?

बाजार पूंजीकरण में वैश्विक रूप से सबसे मूल्यवान फर्म की रैंकिंग में रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज (RIL) का स्थान क्या है?

(a) 42

(b) 57

(c) 83

(d) 104

(e) 149

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b) 

Exp. Reliance Industries (RIL) became the first Indian company to be valued at $150 billion.

The oil-to-telecom conglomerate now stands at 57th position in the overall market capitalisation (market-cap) ranking of listed companies globally. It ranked at 104th position as on March 24, 2020, and at the 70th position at the beginning of the current calendar year 2020, Bloomberg data show.

RIL, the only Indian company, is currently featuring in the top 100 list of most valued global companies. Saudi Aramco – leads the biggest companies globally with a market-cap of $ 1,764.50 billion as on June 16, 2020.

Market-cap ranking

Rank 1: SAUDI ARAMCO ($ 1,764.50 billion)

Rank 2: APPLE INC ($ 1515.8 billion)

Rank 57th:  Reliance Industries ($150 billion)

Rank 104:  Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tank 149: HDFC

Q.9. Which of the following company is at the first rank in the list of most valued global companies by market capitalization?  

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सी कंपनी बाजार पूंजीकरण में सबसे मूल्यवान वैश्विक कंपनियों की सूची में पहले पायदान पर है?

(a) BP Global Investments Ltd / बीपी ग्लोबल इनवेस्टमेंट्स लिमिटेड

(b) Saudi Aramco / सऊदी अरामको

(c) Alphabet Inc. / अल्फाबेट इंक

(d) Tiger Midco LLC / टाइगर मिडको एलएलसी

(e) Apple Inc. / एप्पल इंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Reliance Industries (RIL) became the first Indian company to be valued at $150 billion.

The oil-to-telecom conglomerate now stands at 57th position in the overall market capitalisation (market-cap) ranking of listed companies globally. It ranked at 104th position as on March 24, 2020, and at the 70th position at the beginning of the current calendar year 2020, Bloomberg data show.

RIL, the only Indian company, is currently featuring in the top 100 list of most valued global companies. Saudi Aramco – leads the biggest companies globally with a market-cap of $ 1,764.50 billion as on June 16, 2020.

Market-cap ranking

Rank 1: SAUDI ARAMCO ($ 1,764.50 billion)

Rank 2: APPLE INC ($ 1515.8 billion)

Rank 57th:  Reliance Industries ($150 billion)

Rank 104:  Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tank 149: HDFC

Q.10. Padma Shri awardee Vidyaben has passed away recently. She was a ______________________.

पद्म श्री से सम्मानित विद्याबेन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक __________________________थी।

(a) Painter / चित्रकार

(b) Folk Singer / लोक गायक

(c) Social Worker / समाज सेवक

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(c)

Exp. Social worker and National Award winner Vidyaben Shah passed away on Friday at her residence in the national capital. She was 98.

Vidyaben was the first non-official to head the New Delhi Municipal Council in the 1970s and was also the president of the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) between 1976 to 1979 and then from 1985 to 1994.

She established the first Bal Bhavan in Rajkot in the 1940s and as a university student, she participated in the Quit India Movement. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1992 and received the National Award for outstanding services in the field of child welfare in 1986.

Q.11. Rajinder Goel has passed away recently. He was a _______________.

राजिंदर गोयल का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वो एक _______________ थे

(a) TV Anchor / टीवी एंकर

(b) Singer /गायक

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Former left-arm spin legend Rajinder Goel, whose record Ranji Trophy wicket haul of 637 scalps still stands, passed away in Rohtak due to age-related illness on 21st June. He was 77.

Q.12. What is the capital of Nicaragua?

निकारागुआ की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Caracas / कराकस

(b) San José‎ / सैन जोस

(c) Managua / मानागुआ

(d) Tegucigalpa / ‎ तेगूसिगल्पा

(e) ‎Havana‎ / हवाना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Capital: Managua

Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba

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