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

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

Q.1. Which state government has launched “Moksh Kalash yojana 2020” for special free bus service?

किस राज्य सरकार ने विशेष मुफ्त बस सेवा के लिए “मोक्ष कलश योजना 2020” शुरू की है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(e) Assam / असम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. The Ashok Gehlot led Rajasthan government has announced that the special free bus service, for people to go for immersion of ashes from Rajasthan to Uttarakhand (Haridwar).

As per the Gehlot government’s free bus service, two people will be able to accompany each urn and they will have to register on the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation portal, rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in.

Q.2. Name the Union Commerce and Industry Minister who has participated in G-20 Virtual Meeting of Trade & Investment Ministers.

केंद्रीय वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्री का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने व्यापार और निवेश मंत्रियों की जी -20 आभासी बैठक में भाग लिया है।

(a) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

(b) S Jaishankar / एस जयशंकर

(c) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) Piyush Goyal / पीयूष गोयल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. Union Commerce and Industry & Railways Minister Shri Piyush Goyal on 22 September 2020 took part in the virtual meeting of the G-20 Trade and Investment Ministers.

Making interventions during the meeting, he called upon G-20 to play a leadership role in crafting a pathway to recover from COVID19. India stands ready to engage constructively with all G-20 Members to push an agenda that is inclusive and development oriented.

Shri Goyal announced that India is not in a position to accept the concept of Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT).

Q.3. With which country India has begun joint security patrol along border in Kapilvastu?

कपिलवस्तु में किस देश के साथ भारत ने सीमा पर संयुक्त सुरक्षा गश्त शुरू की है?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Bhutan / भूटान

(c) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(a)

Exp. Security forces of Nepal and India have initiated a joint security patrol of the Nepal-India border in Kapilvastu district to control the spread of Covid-19 and check illegal cross-border activities.

The local administration said security along the sealed border has been heightened in light of possible illegal cross-border movement and smuggling. A joint security patrol of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force of Nepal and Seema Suraksha Bal of India has begun from 26th September. The central committee of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre recently decided that it will continue to seal the Nepal-India border until November 14.

Q.4. Which country has elected its new president Ishmael Toroama as negotiations on independence?

किस देश ने अपने नए राष्ट्रपति इश्माएल तोरोमा को स्वतंत्रता पर वार्ता के रूप में चुना है?

(a) Costa Rica / कोस्टा रिका

(b) Jamaica / जमैका

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Dominican Republic / डोमिनिकन रिपब्लिक

(e) Bougainville / बोगनविलीया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Former rebel military commander Ishmael Toroama has been elected as president of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea.

The general election was the first since Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to separate from Papua New Guinea at the end of last year.

Q.5. UNCTAD has projected India’s GDP at _________________ in 2020.

UNCTAD ने 2020 में भारत के GDP को _________________ पर अनुमानित किया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.5%

(c) -5.9%

(d) -7.5%

(e) -9.2%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has predicted that the GDP of India will contract by 5.9% in the year 2020.

For the year 2021, UNCTAD projects the Indian economy to grow by 3.9%. The projection was made in its Trade and Development Report 2020. Global economy will contract by an estimated 4.3 per cent this year.

Q.6. UNCTAD has projected India’s GDP at ______________ for 2021.

UNCTAD ने 2021 के लिए ______________ पर भारत के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) 0.9%

(b) 1.5%

(c) 2.3%

(d) 3.9%

(e) 4.1%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has predicted that the GDP of India will contract by 5.9% in the year 2020.

For the year 2021, UNCTAD projects the Indian economy to grow by 3.9%. The projection was made in its Trade and Development Report 2020. Global economy will contract by an estimated 4.3 per cent this year.

Q.7. Name the Flight Lieutenant who will be the first woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale.

उस फ्लाइट लेफ्टिनेंट का नाम बताइए जो राफेल उड़ाने वाली पहली महिला फाइटर पायलट होगी।

(a) Shivangi Singh / शिवांगी सिंह

(b) Anna Chandy / अन्ना चांडी

(c) Ashapurna Devi / आशापूर्णा देवी

(d) Aarti Saha / आरती साहा

(e) Madeline Swegle / मेडलिन स्वीगल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh will be the first woman pilot to fly Rafale, India’s most modern multi-role fighter aircraft.

It has been known for a while that the IAF is training a woman fighter pilot to fly the Rafale, which was inducted into the force at the Ambala base earlier this month, but her name has come to light only now. She has been undergoing conversion training — the course pilots undertake when they switch from flying one aircraft to another — since August.

Q.8. Who among the following has been named as the brand ambassador of Acer India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे एसर इंडिया के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में नामित किया गया है?

(a) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(b) Yami Gautam / यामी गौतम

(c) Rishabh Pant / ऋषभ पंत

(d) Tamannaah bhatia / तमन्नाह भाटिया

(e) Vicky Kaushal / विक्की कौशल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Personal computers brand Acer India has roped in actor Sonu Sood as its brand ambassador.

The actor will be seen endorsing the brand’s innovative range of products across media platforms for a campaign to talk about Acer’s commitment to improving people’s lives through technology.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank by RBI?

RBI द्वारा पंजाब और महाराष्ट्र सहकारी (PMC) बैंक के नए प्रशासक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(b) Sanjiv Singh / संजीव सिंह

(c) AK Dixit / ए के दीक्षित

(d) Vinay Tonse / विनय तोंसे

(e) Ashwani Bhatia / अश्वनी भाटिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed former Union Bank of India general manager AK Dixit as the new administrator of crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co operative (PMC) Bank with effect from September 23. The present administrator Jai Bhagwan Bhoria has stepped down on September 22 due to health reasons.

 

Mumbai-based PMC Bank has been placed under directions of the RBI since September 23, 2019 after the central bank superseded the troubled lender’s board and appointed Jai Bhagwan Bhoria as the administrator of the bank. The directive is presently valid till December 22, 2020.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as UNEP regional ambassador for India?

भारत के लिए UNEP क्षेत्रीय राजदूत के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Yerry Mina / यरी मीना

(b) Viswanathan Anand / विश्वनाथन आनंद

(c) Manushi Chhillar / मानुषी छिल्लर

(d) Khushi Chindaliya / ख़ुशी चिंदलिया

(e) Ashok Michael Pinto / अशोक माइकल पिंटो

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. A 17-year-old girl, Khushi Chindaliya has been appointed as Regional Ambassador for India by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)- Tunza Eco-Generation.

In her new role, Khusi will raise awareness about climate change and the importance of environmental conservation and the need to safeguard environmental treasures.

She will work with the TEG on various environmental awareness programmes till February 2021.

Q.11. Who has been named as the laureate of the 2020 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize?

2020 यूनेस्को / गिलर्मो कैनो वर्ल्ड प्रेस फ्रीडम प्राइज़ के विजेता के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Marianna Vardinoyannis / मरियाना वर्दीनोयनिस

(b) Morissana Kouyate / मोरिसाना कोइते

(c) Jineth Bedoya Lima / जिन्थ बेदोया लीमा

(d) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld / मैरीके लुकास रिजनेवेल्ड

(e) Sudha Painuli / सुधा पैनुली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Colombian investigative journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has been named as the laureate of the 2020 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on the recommendation of an independent international jury of media professionals.

Jineth Bedoya Lima’s reporting has focused on the armed conflict and peace process in Colombia and on sexual violence against women.

Q.12. World Maritime Day is observed every year on _____________________.

विश्व समुद्री दिवस हर साल _____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) Last week of September on Monday / सितंबर का अंतिम सप्ताह सोमवार को

(b) Last week of September on Tuesday / सितंबर का अंतिम सप्ताह मंगलवार को

(c) Last week of September on Wednesday / सितंबर का अंतिम सप्ताह बुधवार को

(d) Last week of September on Thursday / सितंबर का अंतिम सप्ताह गुरुवार को

(e) Last week of September on Friday / सितंबर का अंतिम सप्ताह शुक्रवार को

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. World Maritime Day is observed on the last week of September on Thursday annually. The event’s date varies by year and country, this year World Maritime Day will be celebrated on September 24, 2020.

World Maritime Day is celebrated every year to focus on the importance of safety, maritime security, and marine environment and to emphasise a particular aspect of the International Maritime Organisation’s work.

Q.13. What was the theme for World Maritime Day that was celebrated on September 24, 2020?

विश्व समुद्री दिवस के लिए विषय क्या था, जिसे 24 सितंबर 2020 को मनाया गया?

(a) Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

(b) IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future

(c) Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet

(d) Shipping: indispensable to the world

(e) Connecting Ships, Ports and People

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. World Maritime Day is observed on the last week of September on Thursday annually. The event’s date varies by year and country, this year World Maritime Day will be celebrated on September 24, 2020.

World Maritime Day is celebrated every year to focus on the importance of safety, maritime security, and marine environment and to emphasise a particular aspect of the International Maritime Organisation’s work.

Theme 2020: “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”

Q.14. Former cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones has passed away. From which country he belonged?

पूर्व क्रिकेटर और प्रसिद्ध कमेंटेटर डीन जोन्स का निधन हो गया है। वह किस देश से थे?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones passed away on 24th September following a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 59.

A batsman during his playing days, Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1994 before venturing into commentary.

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