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

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

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Q.1. Which state will host 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games in 2021?

2021 में खेलो इंडिया यूथ गेम्स के चौथे संस्करण की मेजबानी कौन सा राज्य करेगा?

(a) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा  

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Haryana will host the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the state’s chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and union sports minister Kiren Rijiju announced on 25th July. The Games will be held in Panchkula. The announcement was made via video conference.


1st Edition (2018): Delhi

2nd Edition (2019): Pune, Maharashtra

3rd Edition (2020): Guwahati, Assam

Q.2. Name the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare who represented India at SCO Health Ministers Digital Meet.

SCO स्वास्थ्य मंत्रियों की डिजिटल मीट में भारत का प्रतिनिधित्व करने वाले केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्री का नाम बताइए।

(a) Shripad Yesso Naik / श्रीपद येस्सो नाइक 

(b) Harsh Vardhan / हर्ष वर्धन

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Ashwini Kumar Choubey / अश्विनी कुमार चौबे

(e) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, virtually participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Minister’s Digital Meet on 24th July. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Mikhail Murashko, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation.

The Ministers discussed the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, as it was the key topic of discussion.

Q.3. Which country has launched its first ever military satellite ANASIS II?

किस देश ने अपना पहला सैन्य उपग्रह ANASIS II लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) Taiwan / ताइवान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. South Korea recently launched its first ever military satellite to defend itself against nuclear armed North Korea. The satellite has been named “ANASIS II”.

The launch of ANASIS II has made South Korea the 10 country in the world to have its own military communication satellite. The satellite will help to increase South Korean military independent operational capabilities.

Q.4. With which organization India has signed agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation?

किस संगठन के साथ भारत ने वैज्ञानिक और तकनीकी सहयोग पर समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) European Union / यूरोपीय संघ

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India and European Union have renewed its Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for the next five years (2020-2025). This has been done by exchange of Note Verbale between two sides. The Agreement was initially signed in on 23 November 2001 and renewed two times in past in 2007 and 2015.

The cooperation has been focused on water, green transport, e-mobility, clean energy, circular economy, bio-economy, health, and ICT.

Q.5. HDFC Bank has projected India’s GDP at ________________ in the FY 21.

HDFC बैंक ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में ________________ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.7%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.5%

(e) -9.2%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. HDFC Bank forecast a deeper contraction of -7.5% for growth in the current fiscal, down from -4.8% it expected in May, as Covid-19 cases surged in non-metro areas, forcing states and local governments to re-impose lockdowns in July.

Note: India GDP projected FY21

RBI- (-) 1.5%

SBI- (-) 6.8%

CRISIL: (-) 5%

Fitch: (-) 5%

S&P- (-) 5%

Q.6. Which payment service has joined hands with Acko to offer general insurance for two- as well as four-wheelers?

किस भुगतान सेवा ने दो-चार पहिया वाहनों के लिए सामान्य बीमा की पेशकश करने के लिए एको के साथ हाथ मिलाया है?

(a) Amazon Pay / अमेज़न पे

(b) PhonePe / फोनपे

(c) Google Pay / गूगल पे

(d) Paytm / पेटीएम

(e) Mobikwik / मोबिक्विक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Amazon Pay, the payments arm of e-commerce giant Amazon India, has partnered Acko General Insurance Ltd to offer insurance for two- as well as four-wheelers.

Customers can get a quote for their cars or two-wheelers on Amazon Pay by providing basic details. They can also select from a list of add-ons such as zero-depreciation, engine protection and more.

Q.7. Indian Railways will RFID tag all wagons by ______________ December.

भारतीय रेलवे ______________ दिसंबर तक सभी वैगनों को RFID टैग करेगा।

(a) 2022

(b) 2023

(c) 2024

(d) 2025

(e) 2027

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Railways to RFID Tag all wagons by 2022 December. Around 23,000 wagons have been covered under the RFID project. The Project is still in progress amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The RFID devices will be easier for the railways to know the exact position of all the wagons, locomotives, and coaches.

Q.8. Which organization and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have agreed to partner to boost Green Recovery from COVID-19?

COVID-19 से ग्रीन रिकवरी को बढ़ावा देने के लिए किस संगठन और ग्रीन क्लाइमेट फंड (GCF) ने सहमति व्यक्त की है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have agreed to partner toward a “green recovery” for members confronting the harsh economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Aims: Under Strategy 2030, ADB will ensure that 75% of its committed projects will support climate change mitigation and adaptation by 2030. Climate finance from ADB’s own resources will reach $80 billion cumulatively from 2019 to 2030. In 2019, ADB committed more than $6.5 billion in climate financing. Concessional financing from partners will also be crucial for helping ADB’s members meet their climate goals. GCF has approved total funding of $473 million for 10 ADB projects

Q.9. RBI has released a report of Committee for Analysis of QR Code. Who is the head of this committee?

RBI ने QR कोड के विश्लेषण के लिए समिति की एक रिपोर्ट जारी की है। इस समिति का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) D K Jain / डी के जैन

(b) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

(c) Deepak B Phatak / दीपक बी फटक

(d) B.P. Katakey / बी.पी. कटके

(e) Imtaiyazur Rahman / इम्तैयाजुर रहमान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has today placed on its website the ‘Report of the Committee for Analysis of QR (Quick Response) Code’. The Committee was constituted by RBI on December 23, 2019 under the Chairmanship of Prof. Deepak.B. Phatak (Professor Emeritus, IIT-Bombay) to review the prevalent system of QR Codes in India for facilitating digital payments and submit recommendations.

The report has recommended making QR codes more interoperable. QR code is used to pay utility bills, fuel, grocery, food, travel, and several other categories.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)?

इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक (IOB) के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Atul Kumar Goel / अतुल कुमार गोयल

(b) Padmaja Chunduru / पद्मजा चुंदरू

(c) Pallav Mahapatra / पल्लव महापात्रा

(d) Sanjiv Chadha / संजीव चड्ढा

(e) Partha Pratim Sengupta / पार्थ प्रतिम सेनगुप्ता

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Government has taken decision to appoint Partha Pratim Sengupta as Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB). he will take place of Karnam Sekar who got retired from post on 30rd June 2020. Mr Partha Pratim Sengupta will continue to serve as MD and CEO till 31st December 2022.

List of CEO Other Bank 

Bank of Baroda: Sanjiv Chadha

Bank of India: Atanu Kumar Das

Central Bank of India: Pallav Mahapatra

Indian Bank: Padmaja Chunduru

UCO Bank: Atul Kumar Goel

Q.11. Who is the author of the book titled “The Endgame”?

“द एंडगेम” नामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Neha Dwivedi / नेहा द्विवेदी

(b) Khushwant Singh / खुशवंत सिंह

(c) S Hussain Zaidi / एस हुसैन जैदी

(d) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिरी

(e) Girish Kuber / गिरीश कुबेर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Crime writer, S Hussain Zaidi has penned a new novel “The Endgame” which talks of politics, betrayal, and unimaginable terror. The book has been published by HarperCollins India.

Q.12. 21st Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated on _________________ 2020.

21 वीं कारगिल विजय दिवस _________________ 2020 को मनाया गया।

(a) 22 July / 22 जुलाई

(b) 23 July / 23 जुलाई

(c) 24 July / 24 जुलाई

(d) 25 July / 25 जुलाई

(e) 26 July / 26 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on 26 July. On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan.

The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in loss of life on both the sides.

Q.13. Where will be VIVO IPL 2020 organized?

VIVO IPL 2020 का आयोजन कहां होगा?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) India / भारत

(e) UAE / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The BCCI is yet to finalize the exact schedule and format for the 13th edition of IPL. The IPL Governing Council (GC) meeting will be called by the BCCI. As soon as the ICC announces the postponement of the T20 World Cup. The IPL GC headed by Brijesh Patel will decide the exact schedule and format of IPL 2020. The viewpoint of the official broadcasters Star India will also be sought. Once that is done, the IPL GC will inform the franchise and other stakeholders about the schedules and format for the IPL 2020.

Q.14. Where is the headquarters of European Union situated?

यूरोपीय संघ का मुख्यालय कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Brussels, Belgium / ब्रुसेल्स, बेल्जियम

(b) Zürich, Switzerland / ज़्यूरिख़, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी  

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium

Q.15. Who is the President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

एशियाई विकास बैंक (ADB) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Masatsugu Asakawa / मसत्सुगु असकवा

(c) Jin Liqun / जिन लिकुन

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Mandaluyong, Philippines

President: Masatsugu Asakawa

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