Daily Current Affairs : 23rd July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  23rd July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has signed MoU with AMUL to help Women Self Help Groups boost milk cooperatives?

किस राज्य ने दूध सहकारी समितियों को बढ़ावा देने के लिए महिला स्व सहायता समूहों की सहायता के लिए AMUL के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Andhra Pradesh Government has signed an MoU with the milk cooperative giant AMUL (Anand Milk Union Limited) to provide fillip to the empowerment of women self-help groups and by encouraging the milk cooperatives in government sector.

Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan

Chief minister: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

Capitals: Visakhapatnam (executive capital), Kurnool (judicial capital, Amaravati (legislative capital.)

Q.2. Who among the following will launch “Vriksharopan Abhiyan” Scheme?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन “वृक्षारोपण अभियान” योजना लॉन्च करेगा?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Home Minister Amit Shah will launch “Vriksharopan Abhiyan”. The minister is to launch the scheme through video conference in more than 130 locations spread in 38 districts. The scheme will focus on creating green spaces by planting tree saplings in mined out areas.

The scheme is to be launched in the presence of Union Minister of Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi. Mr Amit Shah will also lay foundation stone to six eco parks and tourism sites.

Q.3. With which of the following country China has signed an agreement to construct 700MW Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ चीन ने 700MW आज़ाद पट्टन हाइडल पावर प्रोजेक्ट बनाने का समझौता किया है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) India / भारत

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for construction of Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project in Sudhoti district of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). The project is being developed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), at an estimated cost of $1.5 billion.

The 700.7 MW Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project is located at River Jhelum and is expected to be completed in 2026.

Q.4. Which of the following country has ranked among the 10 worst countries for working people according to the “International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index 2020- The World’s Worst Countries for Workers”?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने “अंतर्राष्ट्रीय व्यापार संघ परिसंघ (ITUC) ग्लोबल राइट्स इंडेक्स 2020- वर्कर्स के लिए दुनिया के सबसे खराब देश” के अनुसार काम करने वाले लोगों के लिए 10 सबसे खराब देशों में स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Sri Lanka / श्रीलंका

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) India / भारत

(e) Thailand / थाईलैंड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India is among the 10 worst countries for working people, according to the seventh edition of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index that ranks 144 countries on the degree of respect for workers’ rights.

The others include Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Honduras, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

The Middle East and North Africa is the worst region in the world for working people for seven years running due to the ongoing insecurity and conflict in Palestine, Syria, Yemen and Libya coupled with the most regressive region for workers’ representation and union rights.

Q.5. FamPay has launched India’s first numberless card for teenagers with which bank?

FamPay ने किस बैंक के साथ किशोरों के लिए भारत का पहला नंबरलेस कार्ड लॉन्च किया है?

(a) IDFC Bank / आईडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. FamPay is India’s first neo bank for teenagers that allows them to make UPI and P2P transactions through their own unique UPI ID without the need to set up a bank account has recently launched India’s first numberless card – FamCard. This card has been launched in partnership with IDFC Bank and is accepted across the RuPay payment network of merchants.

The venture claims that FamCard is just like a debit card, but teens now have the added advantage of a card to make contactless payments independently.

Q.6. Who among the following has launched “Pravasi Rojgar App”?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने “प्रवासी रोज़गार ऐप” लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(b) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(c) Rishabh Pant / ऋषभ पंत

(d) Harsh Vardhan / हर्ष वर्धन

(e) Piyush Goyal / पियूष गोयल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Actor Sonu Sood, who catapulted to the national spotlight for his work in helping migrants reach their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has come out with a free of cost online platform called ‘Pravasi Rojgar’, which will provide all the necessary information and right linkages to find jobs.

Q.7. Who has been nominated as the Vice-Chairman of International Union of Railways?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय रेलवे संघ के उपाध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Kannan CS Warrier / कन्नन सीएस वॉरियर

(b) Barry Jarman / बैरी जरमन

(c) Prakash Chandra Kandpal / प्रकाश चंद्र कांडपाल

(d) Arun Kumar / अरुण कुमार

(e) Vidya Rajaram / विद्या राजाराम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India will be represented on the high table of global rail transport policy making as Arun Kumar, Director General of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), has been nominated to be the vice-chairman of the Security Platform of the Paris-based Union Internationale Des Chemins/International Union of Railways (UIC).

The UIC is the global platform for railway systems working on inter-operability, developing common technical standards for railways across the world and strengthening what is called “rail diplomacy”.

Q.8. Who among the following has been appointed as honorary adviser to BRICS CCI?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे ब्रिक्स CCI के मानद सलाहकार के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Ritesh Agarwal / रितेश अग्रवाल

(b) Sameer Nigam / समीर निगम

(c) Sahil Seth / साहिल सेठ

(d) Pravin Jadhav / प्रवीण जाधव

(e) Imtaiyazur Rahman / इम्तैयाजुर रहमान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sahil Seth has been appointed an honorary adviser to the steering committee for the BRICS Chamber of Commerce (CCI) young leaders for the period of 2020-2023. He is a deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Customs.

The role of an honorary advisor is on a voluntary basis and there are no financials involved which makes it a no/remuneration appointment.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new Chairman of Bajaj Finance?

बजाज फाइनेंस के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rahul Bajaj / राहुल बजाज

(b) Sanjiv Bajaj / संजीव बजाज

(c) Shefali Bajaj / शेफाली बजाज

(d) Rajiv Bajaj / राजीव बजाज

(e) Rishabh Bajaj / ऋषभ बजाज

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bajaj Finance Ltd’s Non-Executive Chairman Rahul Bajaj has decided to demit office as Chairman of the Board with effect from July 31. The non-banking finance company, in a regulatory filing, said this move is a part of succession planning.

BFL’s Board of Directors, at its meeting on 21st July, approved the appointment Sanjiv Bajaj, currently Vice Chairman, as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company with effect from August 1.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as CMD of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)?

राष्ट्रीय खनिज विकास निगम (NMDC) के CMD के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) SN Rajeswari / एस एन राजेश्वरी

(b) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(c) Dewang Mehta / देवांग मेहता

(d) Sumit Deb / सुमित देब

(e) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sumit Deb appointed as new CMD of NMDC. Sumit Deb has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC). Deb is presently serving as Director (Personnel) in the NMDC.

His tenure as the CMD of NMDC would be applicable till 28 February, 2023.

Q.11. Who has been appointed Chair of Technical Advisory Committee of National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)?

राष्ट्रीय वित्तीय रिपोर्टिंग प्राधिकरण (NFRA) की तकनीकी सलाहकार समिति 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) R. Narayanaswamy / आर नारायणस्वामी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Professor R. Narayanaswamy, faculty of the Finance & Accounting area, IIM Bangalore, has been appointed Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), the independent accounting and auditing regulator set up by the Government of India under the Companies Act, 2013.T

Purpose: The members of the committee will support and provide insights to the Executive body of the NFRA on the issues related to the drafts of the accounting and auditing standards.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as MD & CEO of SBI General Insurance?

SBI जनरल इंश्योरेंस के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Neeraj Dhawan / नीरज धवन

(b) Rana Kapoor / राणा कपूर

(c) Pinaki Ghose / पिनाकी घोस

(d) Ravneet Gill / रवनीत गिल

(e) Prakash Chandra Kandpal / प्रकाश चंद्र कांडपाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Non-life insurer SBI General Insurance on 22nd July announced the appointment of Prakash Chandra Kandpal as its new managing director and chief executive officer, effective July 20. He has been with SBI General Insurance as the deputy CEO since June 2019.

The insurer’s former managing director and CEO, Pushan Mahapatra, has been appointed as director (strategic investments & digital initiatives). He will continue to be the whole-time director of SBI General Insurance.

Q.13. With which of the following company Defence Ministry has signed a contract for procurement of 1,512 Mine Plough for T-90 tanks?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ रक्षा मंत्रालय ने टी -90 टैंकों के लिए 1,512 माइन प्लाऊ की खरीद का अनुबंध किया है? 

(a) Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) / भारत अर्थ मूवर्स लिमिटेड (BEML)

(b) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) / भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड (BEL)

(c) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड (BHEL)

(d) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड (HAL)

(e) Bharat Dynamics Ltd / भारत डायनेमिक्स लि

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Defence Ministry signed contract with BEML for procurement of 1,512 Mine Plough for T-90 tanks. The contract was signed at an approximate cost of Rs.557 crore. The contract has Buy and Make (Indian) categorization with a minimum of 50% indigenous content in making a portion of the contract. 

Under this contract, the mine ploughs will be fitted on T-90 Tanks of the Indian Armoured Corps, which will facilitate individual mobility to Tanks while negotiating the minefield.

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