Daily Current Affairs : 24th June 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 24th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government and Reliance Jio TV have entered an agreement to educate 52 lakh students?

किस राज्य सरकार और रिलायंस जियो टीवी ने 52 लाख छात्रों को शिक्षित करने के लिए एक समझौता किया है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Haryana government and Reliance Jio TV have entered an agreement that is expected to benefit around 52 lakh school children in rural areas. This new agreement is done under the Chief Minister’s Distance Education Programme in order to expand education in rural areas without jeopardizing social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Benefit: The agreement will help students to watch all four channels of Eduset through television, laptop, desktop, tablet and smartphone.

Q.2. For which state, the centre has allocated Rs. 412.19 Crore under Jal Jeevan Mission in 2020-21?

किस राज्य के लिए, केंद्र ने 2020-21 में जल जीवन मिशन के तहत 412.19 करोड़ रुपये आवंटित किए हैं?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Central minister stated that in 2019-20 Telangana was allocated ₹ 259.14 Crore and only ₹ 105.52 Crore could be released by Government of India as State was unable to avail second instalment due to non-reporting of physical progress and non-submission of proper expenditure plan.

Central Government has increased the fund allocation to Telangana from ₹ 259.14 Crore to ₹ 412.19 Crore for the year 2020-21.

State target will provide 100% tap connections to all rural households in the year 2020-21 itself and become the first State to achieve the feat.

Q.3. Which city’s civic body has launched “Mission Zero” for 6 wards in city’s suburbs to curb Covid-19 cases?

किस शहर के नागरिक निकाय ने कोविद-19 मामलों पर अंकुश लगाने के लिए शहर के उपनगरों में 6 वार्डों के लिए “मिशन जीरो” लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Civic chief IS Chahal on 23rd June launched ‘Mission Zero’, as part of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) rapid action plan to curb rising Covid-19 cases in the suburbs. He also inaugurated 50 ambulances given to BMC as part of a public-private partnership.

Mission Zero is a 35-day action plan to increase surveillance in six suburban wards corresponding to areas of Mulund, Bhandup, Dahisar, Borivli, Kandivli, Malad and Dindoshi. It aims to reduce the growth rate of Covid-19 cases in these areas to around 1%- 1.7%, from the current 3%-3.7%.

Q.4. Which state government has announced “Indira Rasoi Yojna” for the poor?

किस राज्य सरकार ने गरीबों के लिए “इंदिरा रसोई योजना” की घोषणा की है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on 22nd June announced that his government will soon launch the Indira Rasoi Yojna for the poor to ensure that ‘‘no one sleeps hungry’‘ in the state.

Aims: Under this scheme, pure and nutritious food on concessional rates will be provided to the needy twice a day, State government will spend Rs 100 crore every year on the Indira Rasoi Yojna (Indira Kitchen Scheme).

Q.5. Who among the following has launched YUKTI 2.0 Platform for Innovators?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने इनोवेटर्स के लिए YUKTI 2.0 प्लेटफॉर्म लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Piyush Goyal / पियूष गोयल

(b) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank / रमेश पोखरियाल निशंक

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched a new programme, called Yukti 2.0, which is an online depository for innovative ideas aimed at fostering and promoting innovation among students and teachers. The portal, called Yukti 2.0, was initially promoted with the name Massive Indian Novelty Depository (MIND).

Benefit: Help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in our higher education institutions.

Q.6. Renaming of ‘Tonoshiro’ island to ‘Tonoshiro Senkaku’ has triggered tensions between China and ___________________.

“टोनोशीरो” द्वीप का नाम बदलकर “टोनोशीरो सेनकाकू” करने से चीन और _____________ के बीच तनाव बढ़ गया है।

(a) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(b) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(c) Japan / जापान

(d) Taiwan / ताइवान

(e) Mongolia / मंगोलिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A group of Islands without inhabitants located at the South China Sea has been a point of disagreement between Japan and China since 1972. The island is known by the name Senkakus in Japan, while in the People’s Republic of China the Islands are known by the name Diaoyu.

The island group is at present administered by the administrative authority of Ishigaki city of Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. The islands are located in the southern part of Japan, the entire area under which the Senkaku Islands are located is known by the name Tonoshiro in Japan.

Q.7. Recently Which of the following country has decided to join UN Arms Trade Treaty to enhance ‘peace and stability’?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने “शांति और स्थिरता” बढ़ाने के लिए संयुक्त राष्ट्र शस्त्र व्यापार संधि में शामिल होने का फैसला किया है?

(a) China / चीन

(b) Sri Lanka / श्रीलंका

(c) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(d) India / भारत

(e) Thailand / थाईलैंड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. China has decided to join a global pact on regulations of arms sales showing its willingness to address the poorly regulated international arms trade after the United States pulled out last year. National People’s Congress, China’s top legislative body, voted to join the global treaty to regulate conventional arms sales at a time when the country has been cornered over its handling of pandemic and curbing of Hong Kong’s autonomy.

During a legislative session on June 20, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress agreed to join the treaty. The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) entered into force on December 24, 2014, which regulates the international trade in conventional arms – from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships.

Q.8. Moody’s Investors Service has projected India’s GDP growth at ______________ for 2020.

मूडीज इन्वेस्टर्स सर्विस ने वित्त वर्ष 2020 के लिए भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान ______________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -2.3%

(b) -5.7%

(c) -4.6%

(d) -3.1%

(e) -1.9%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Moody’s Investor Service further downgraded its growth forecast for India to -3.1% this calendar year compared to 0.2% in April.

The June 2020 update of its Global Macro Outlook, released on 22nd June, expected a marginally stronger rebound at 6.9% in 2021, as opposed to 6.2% in the April update.

Q.9. IMF has projected India’s GDP growth rate at __________ in FY21.

IMF ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में भारत की जीडीपी विकास दर का अनुमान __________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -1.9%

(b) -2.0%

(c) -2.5%

(d) -3.5%

(e) -4.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) steeply slashed India’s growth outlook for the current fiscal year (2020-21) to a minus (-) 4.5 per cent from 1.9 expansion estimated in April owing to an extended Covid-19 lockdown and slower economic revival. This will be the lowest in several decades.

Q.10. India Ratings and Research has projected India’s GDP growth in the Financial Year 2020-21 at _________________ due to coronavirus ‘disorder’.

इंडिया रेटिंग्स एंड रिसर्च ने कोरोनोवायरस डिसऑर्डर के कारण वित्तीय वर्ष 2020-21 में भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि को _________________ पर अनुमानित किया है।

(a) -5.3%

(b) -4.0%

(c) -3.5%

(d) -2.3%

(e) -1.6%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s real gross domestic product in Financial Year 2020-21 could contract 5.3 per cent, said India Ratings and Research on 24th June as it flagged the “disorder” caused to the economy by Covid-19 and the nationwide lockdown to contain the disease.

Q.11. Which Bank has launched KBL Micro Mitra for micro enterprises?

सूक्ष्म उद्यमों के लिए किस बैंक ने KBL माइक्रो मित्र लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(b) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(c) Karnataka Bank / कर्नाटक बैंक

(d) Saraswat Cooperative Bank / सारस्वत सहकारी बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Karnataka Bank has launched a new product KBL Micro Mitra, wherein financial assistance up to Rs.10 lakhs can be provided to the Micro manufacturing and service enterprises either for working capital or for investment purposes.

The facility comes with a simplified procedure and competitive rate of interest.

Q.12. Who is the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (IMF) के प्रबंध निदेशक कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Kristalina Georgieva / क्रिस्टालिना जॉर्जीवा

(e) António Guterres / एंटोनियो गुटेरेस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Managing Director: Kristalina Georgieva

Q.13. Who is the present Secretary General of United Nations (UN)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र (UN) के वर्तमान महासचिव कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Kristalina Georgieva / क्रिस्टालिना जॉर्जीवा

(e) António Guterres / एंटोनियो गुटेरेस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Secretary general: António Guterres

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