Daily Current Affairs : 25th May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 25th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state observed May 25 as Jhiram tribute day?

किस राज्य ने 25 मई को झीरम श्रद्धांजलि दिवस के रूप में मनाया?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. The Chhattisgarh government will observe May 25 as ‘Jhiram Shraddhanjali Diwas’ to pay tribute to Congress leaders who were killed in a Maoist attack in Bastar district on this day in 2013 as well as other victims of Naxal violence.

Q.2. Which state-owned company has signed an agreement to acquire 24% stake in Indian Railway Station Development Corp. Ltd (IRSDC)?

किस राज्य के स्वामित्व वाली कंपनी ने इंडियन रेलवे स्टेशन डेवलपमेंट कार्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (IRSDC) में 24% हिस्सेदारी हासिल करने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. / रेल विकास निगम लिमिटेड

(b) WAPCOS Limited / WAPCOS लिमिटेड

(c) Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation / भारतीय रेलवे खानपान और पर्यटन निगम

(d) Engineers India Limited / इंजीनियर्स इंडिया लिमिटेड

(e) RITES Limited / RITES लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e) 

Exp. State-owned RITES Ltd on 22nd May has signed an agreement to buy 24% stake in Indian Railway Station Development Corp. Ltd, (IRSDC), the company tasked with redeveloping railway stations across the country.

“During the lockdown RITES continued to focus on key business deals like exports to Africa, signing of IRSDC shareholders’ agreement etc.

Q.3. Which company has tied-up with Cholamandalam Investment & Finance to launch ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ offer?

किस कंपनी ने चोलामंडलम इन्वेस्टमेंट एंड फाइनेंस के साथ ‘बाय नाउ पे लेटर’ ऑफर लॉन्च किया है?

(a) TVS Motors / TVS मोटर्स

(b) Maruti Suzuki / मारुती सुजुकी 

(c) Honda Motors / हौंडा मोटर्स 

(d) Tata Motors / टाटा मोटर्स 

(e) Mahindra / महिंद्रा 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on 22nd May announced partnership with Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company Ltd to provide customised auto retail financing solutions to retail buyers.

The new solution ‘Buy-Now-Pay-Later Offer’ is aimed to provide customers with easy financing options, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI).

Under the partnership, the companies are also offering a two-month deferment of Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) to car customers who currently are under resource crunch amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.4. Who has been appointed by the World Bank to a key position on climate change and disaster management in South Asia?

विश्व बैंक द्वारा दक्षिण एशिया में जलवायु परिवर्तन और आपदा प्रबंधन में एक महत्वपूर्ण स्थान पर किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rishi Sunak / ऋषि सुनक

(b) Anshula Kant / अंशुला कान्त

(c) Abhas Jha / आभास झा

(d) Mohit Baghel / मोहित बघेल

(e) Bhavani Devi / भवानी देवी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Abhas Jha will help the South Asia region (SAR) Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change team to connect and collaborate across Global Practice boundaries.

He will also guide the World Bank to conceive and deliver innovative and high-quality development solutions to respond to client demands and strengthen disaster risk management and climate action in the region.

He will work with other Global Leads, Practice Managers, and Global Solutions Groups to incubate, pilot and scale-up innovative and high-quality development solutions, and to promote the generation and flow of global knowledge to serve the affected countries.

Q.5. Who is the chairman of the High-level panel formed to recommend reforms in India’s drug regulatory system?

भारत की दवा नियामक प्रणाली में सुधारों की सिफारिश करने के लिए गठित उच्चस्तरीय पैनल के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Shekhar C. Mande / शेखर सी मंडे

(b) Balram Bhargava / बलराम भार्गव 

(c) Rajesh Bhushan / राजेश भूषण 

(d) Neerabh Kumar Prasad / निरभ कुमार प्रसाद 

(e) D.B. Shekatkar / डी बी शेकाटकर 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. A high-level committee of experts has been formed by the government to recommend reforms in India’s drug regulatory system so that approval processes can be fast-tracked.

Faced with the ominous threat of the coronavirus infection, a number of steps such as fast-tracking the approval process for drugs, research and vaccine development were taken.

The committee chaired by Rajesh Bhushan, the OSD to the Union health minister, comprises top drug and vaccine entrepreneurs of India along with officers nominated from the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, ICMR along with public health expert from AIIMS.

Q.6. Who among the following became the world’s highest-paid female athlete ($37.4 million) according to the Forbes magazine?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन फोर्ब्स पत्रिका के अनुसार दुनिया की सबसे अधिक वेतन पाने वाली महिला एथलीट ($ 37.4 मिलियन) बन गई है?

(a) Sofia Kenin / सोफिया केनीन

(b) P V Sindhu / पी वी सिंधु

(c) Maria Sharapova / मारिया शारापोवा

(d) Naomi Osaka / नाओमी ओसाका

(e) Simone Biles / सिमोन बाइल्स

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world, topping American great Serena Williams.

According to the Forbes magazine, Osaka earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams, setting an all-time earnings record for a female athlete in a single year. Maria Sharapova previously held the record with $29.7 million in 2015.

Q.7. Tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world. Naomi Osaka belongs to which country?

टेनिस स्टार नाओमी ओसाका दुनिया में सबसे अधिक भुगतान पाने वाली महिला एथलीट बन गई हैं। नाओमी ओसाका किस देश से संबंधित हैं?

(a) Japan / जापान

(b) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(c) China / चीन

(d) Malaysia / मलेशिया

(e) Thailand / थाईलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in the world, topping American great Serena Williams.

According to the Forbes magazine, Osaka earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams, setting an all-time earnings record for a female athlete in a single year. Maria Sharapova previously held the record with $29.7 million in 2015.

Q.8. International Missing Children’s Day is observed every year on ___________________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय गुमशुदा बाल दिवस हर साल ___________________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 25 May / 25 मई

(b) 24 May / 24 मई

(c) 23 May / 23 मई

(d) 22 May / 22 मई

(e) 21 May / 21 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. International Missing Children’s Day is celebrated on May 25, 2020. International Missing Children’s Day is celebrated on May 25, the same day as the United States’ National Missing Children’s Day designated by Ronald Reagan in 1983.

A missing child is a child who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and fate is not known. A person may be missing due to their own decision, accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons.

Q.9. World Thyroid Day is observed every year on _______________________.

विश्व थायराइड दिवस हर साल ________________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 22 May / 22 मई

(b) 23 May / 23 मई

(c) 24 May / 24 मई

(d) 25 May / 25 मई

(e) 26 May / 26 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d) 

Exp. World Thyroid Day is celebrated on 25 May every year to raise awareness and reduce the prevalence of thyroid related disorders.

Q.10. Balbir Singh Sr, a three-time Olympic-medal winning legend has passed away. With which sport he was associated?

तीन बार के ओलंपिक पदक विजेता दिग्गज बलबीर सिंह सीनियर का निधन हो गया है। वह किस खेल से जुड़े थे?

(a) Cricket / क्रिकेट

(b) Football / फुटबॉल

(c) Hockey / हॉकी

(d) Chess / चेस

(e) Wrestling / रेसलिंग

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(C)

Exp. Balbir Singh Sr., a three-time Olympic-medal winning hockey legend passed away on May 25.

Balbir Singh Sr. was conferred with the Padma Shri award in 1957. The hockey legend was also the manager of India’s only world cup winning side in 1975.

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