Daily Current Affairs :25th and 26th April 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 25th and 26th April 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who among the following has launched e-Gram swaraj Portal & mobile app on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day?

(a) Narendra Singh Tomar

(b) Amit Shah

(c) Narendra Modi

(d) Ram Nath Kovind

(e) Thawar Chand Gehlot

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. PM Narendra Modi on 25th April launched e-Gram Swaraj a web portal for accelerating the pace of development in India’s villages. Benefit: The eGram Swaraj app will provide panchayats a single interface to complete development projects. The app will help in accelerating projects in villages from planning to completion.

Q.2. Which scheme has been launched by PM Modi on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day in addition to e-Gram swaraj Portal & mobile app?

(a) Swaraja Yojana

(b) Swamitva Yojana

(c) Sahara Yojana

(d) Swayam Yojana

(e) Swawlamban Yojana

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. PM Narendra Modi on 25th April launched e-Gram Swaraj & Swamitva Yojana, two web portals for accelerating the pace of development in India’s villages. Swamitva Yojana will use drones in mapping of properties in villages. This will help in reducing disputes over property. The portal will help in making it easier for villagers to avail loans from banks.

Q.3. Over ___________Farmers and Traders have registered on Kisan Rath mobile app till date.

(a) 1.0 Lakh

(b) 1.5 Lakh

(c) 2.0 Lakh

(d) 2.5 Lakh

(e) 3.0 Lakh

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare had launched “Kisan Rath” App on 17 April to facilitate Farmers and Traders in identifying right mode of transportation for movement of farm produce ranging from food grain (cereal, coarse cereal, pulses etc), Fruits & Vegetables, oil seeds, spices, fiber crops, flowers, bamboo, log & minor forest produce, coconuts etc. Till date, total of 80,474 farmers and 70,581 traders are registered on this App.

Q.4. Name the state which became first in India with in-house virtual courts facility.

(a) Telangana

(b) Andhra Pradesh

(c) Karnataka

(d) Uttar Pradesh

(e) West Bengal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Amid the country-wide corona-triggered lockdown, Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to have the requisite infrastructure in all its courts for hearing cases through video conferencing, the Allahabad High Court said in a statement on 23rd April. The Allahabad High Court took a number of initiatives to facilitate court proceedings through video conferencing and recently a software has been installed in the high court and district courts of the state, said high court’s Registrar (Protocol) Ashish Srivastav.

Q.5. Which security force has launched ‘e-office’ app for movement of files and documents?

(a) Central Reserve Police Force

(b) Border Security Force

(c) Indo-Tibetan Border Police

(d) Central Industrial Security Force

(e) Central Armed Police Forces

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. An e-office application, that enables movement of files and documents without physical touch, has been launched for usage in the 1.62 lakh personnel-strong Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to prevent coronavirus infection on 24th April. The application called ‘e-karyalay’ (electronic office) has been designed by the in-house technical team of the force. Aims: “This is an application, which mimics each and every function of traditional file movement in CISF. To handle various securities related concerns and to pace with the existing standard, it embodies the digital signature features.”

Q.6. International Delegates Day is observed every year on _________________.

(a) 22 April

(b) 23 April

(c) 24 April

(d) 25 April

(e) 26 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. International Delegate’s Day is observed on 25 April. The day aims to raise awareness of the role of the representatives and delegates of the Member States to the United Nations. On 25 April 1945, delegates from 50 countries came together for the first time in San Francisco. The conference happened after the devastation of the second world war. The delegates aimed to set up an organization that would restore world peace and imposes rules on the post-war world order.

Q.7. World Malaria Day is observed globally on ______________ every year.

(a) 22 April

(b) 23 April

(c) 24 April

(d) 25 April

(e) 26 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. World Malaria Day is observed globally on 25 April every year.

Q.8. ______________ is observed every year as World Intellectual Property Day.

(a) 22 April

(b) 23 April

(c) 24 April

(d) 25 April

(e) 26 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. April 26 is observed as World Intellectual Property Day. This day is celebrated to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in promoting creativity and innovation. As per reports, World Intellectual Property Day 2020 places creativity at the centre of attempts to build a green world. And it also said that people often wonder why. It is said that today’s decisions help in shaping tomorrow’s future. And because the Earth is our home, one needs to take care of it.

Q.9. What is the theme for World Intellectual Property Day 2020?

(a) Reach for Gold: IP and Sports

(b) Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity

(c) Innovate for a Green Future

(d) Innovation – Improving Lives

(e) Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Theme 2020: ‘Innovate for a Green Future.’

Q.10. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed every year on _______________.

(a) 22 April

(b) 23 April

(c) 24 April

(d) 25 April

(e) 26 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed on 26 April. The day aims to raise awareness of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster and the risks of nuclear energy in general. The day was first observed in 2016, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster. Gas masks in Pripyat, a ghost town in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Q.11. World Immunization Week 2020 is celebrated from ___________________.

(a) 1 to 7 April

(b) 7 to 13 April

(c) 13 to 19 April

(d) 19 to 24 April

(e) 24 to 30 April

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24 to 30 April) – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

Q.12. What is the theme for World Malaria Day 2020?

(a) Ready to beat malaria

(b) Zero Malaria starts with me

(c) End Malaria for Good

(d) Counting malaria out

(e) LETS Close the Gap

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(b)

Exp. The theme of World Malaria Day 2020 is “Zero Malaria starts with me”.

Q.13. Which country’s Former All-round Cricketer Graeme Watson passed away recently?

(a) Australia

(b) England

(c) South Africa

(d) New Zealand

(e) Ireland

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(a)

Exp. Former Australian all-rounder Graeme Watson passes away. Watson was the first Australian cricketer to represent three Sheffield Shield teams. One of Australia’s enigmatic sportsmen during the 1960s and 1970s, Graeme Watson passed away on April 24 after an extended battle with cancer.

Q.14. Name the first military satellite which was launched into orbit by Iran.

(a) Noor

(b) Ghadr

(c) Babur

(d) Fateh

(e) Nasir

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. Iran successfully launched its first military satellite, Noor, using the new Qased Space Launch Vehicle (SLV). With the launch of the Qased, Iran has unveiled its parallel space program run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s Corps (IRGC) for the first time.

Q.15. Which organization has approved Rs 585 cr for Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project (HPSRTP)?

(a) International Finance Corporation

(b) Asian Development Bank

(c) International Monetary fund

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

(e) World bank

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(e)

Exp. World Bank approves Rs 585 cr for Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project. The World Bank has approved 82 million US dollars (585 crore rupees) for the Himachal Pradesh State Roads Transformation Project (HPSRTP) for upgradation of major roads and modernization of the Public Works Department in the state.

Q.16. With which digital payments and financial services platform, Vodafone Idea has tied up to launch ‘Recharge Saathi’ programme?

(a) PhonePe

(b) Paytm

(c) Freecharge

(d) Mobikwik

(e) PayPal

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp. Vodafone Idea and Paytm, a digital payments and financial services platform, have launched ‘Recharge Saathi’ programme which helps individuals and small businesses to earn an additional income. The programme will enable any Paytm customers (following a registration) to start selling Vodafone and Idea recharges on Paytm app.

Q.17. Who has taken oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner?

(a) Bimal Julka

(b) Sanjay Kothari

(c) Kapil Dev Tripathi

(d) Ajay Bhushan Pandey

(e) Pravin Kutumbe

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. Retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari took oath as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 25th April. Mr Kothari, a 1978 batch (retired) IAS officer of Haryana cadre, was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at the event which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and others senior officials.

Q.18. Who has been appointed as the new head of the National Shipping Board?

(a) Sanjay Mitra

(b) Nupur Kulshrestha

(c) Arundhati Bhattacharya

(d) Malini Shankar

(e) Debasis Panda

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(d)

Exp. The government has approved reconstitution of the National Shipping Board to be headed by former Director General of Shipping Malini Shankar, an official said. The National Shipping Board (NSB) is the highest advisory body on matters related to Indian shipping including the development there of and on such other matters arising out of the Merchant Shipping Act. The shipping ministry has approved reconstitution of the 16-member NSB, which will be headed by former Director General of Shipping Malini Shankar, as per a communication from the ministry to the DG Shipping.

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