Daily Current Affairs : 26th and 27th September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 26th and 27th September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. India has provided 1.54 billion rupees to which country as post-earthquake assistance?

भारत ने भूकंप के बाद की सहायता के रूप में किस देश को 1.54 अरब रुपये प्रदान किए हैं?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Bhutan / भूटान

(c) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Myanmar / म्यांमार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. India has provided 1.54 billion Nepalese Rupees (INR nearly 96 crores) to Nepal as part of its commitment towards assistance and rehabilitation after the 2015 earthquake which saw the death of over 9,000 people in the country.

The financial support was provided as housing and school sector assistance and would further help in the renovation of educational institutions and houses for the people affected in the natural disaster.

Q.2. Which of the following organization has approved $300 million loan to develop Rajasthan’s towns?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने राजस्थान के शहरों को विकसित करने के लिए $ 300 मिलियन ऋण को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) International Finance Corporation / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वित्त निगम

(b) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

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

(e) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 300 million dollar (about ₹2,200 crore) loan to finance inclusive water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services in secondary towns of Rajasthan.

The project is expected to build citywide access for improved water supply services for about 5.7 lakh people and enhanced sanitation services for about 7.2 lakh people in at least 14 secondary towns. These localities have 20,000 to one lakh residents.

Q.3. With which country India has begun a 3-day naval exercise JIMEX in Arabian sea?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने अरब सागर में 3-दिवसीय नौसेना अभ्यास JIMEX शुरू किया है?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(e) Jordan / जॉर्डन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Indian and Japanese navies to begin their three-day-long maritime military exercise beginning from September 26. The naval exercise will take place in the North Arabian Sea. This is the fourth edition of Japan Maritime bilateral exercise (JIMEX).

The exercise is taking place in the backdrop of growing concerns over China’s military activity in the Indian Ocean Region as well as in the Indo-Pacific.

Q.4. With which country, India has recently signed an MoU on Intellectual Property cooperation?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने हाल ही में बौद्धिक संपदा सहयोग पर एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(d) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

(e) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Intellectual Property Cooperation with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Kingdom of Denmark.

Exchange of best practices, experiences and knowledge on IP awareness among public, authorities, businesses and research and educational institution of both countries. Collaboration in training programmes, exchange of experts, technical exchanges and outreach activities.

Q.5. Which organization has published “’Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks (2020-2023) to enhance the IT security system of UCBs?

किस संगठन ने शहरी सहकारी बैंकों के लिए “साइबर विजन फॉर साइबर सिक्योरिटी” (2020-2023) को यूसीबी की आईटी सुरक्षा प्रणाली को बढ़ाने के लिए प्रकाशित किया है?

(a) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(b) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(c) National Housing Bank (NHB) / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

(d) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(e) Export Import Bank of India (EXIM) / एक्सपोर्ट इम्पोर्ट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will implement the “Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks (2020-2023) to enhance the IT security system of Urban Co-operative banking to prevent, detect, respond to and recover from cyber-attacks.

The Technology Vision Document aims at enhancing the cybersecurity posture of the Urban Co-operative banking sector against evolving IT and cyber threat environment. RBI will achieve this objective using its five-pillared strategic approach ‘GUARD’.

Q.6. National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has projected India’s GDP at ______________ in FY21.

नेशनल काउंसिल ऑफ एप्लाइड इकोनॉमिक रिसर्च (NCAER) ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में ______________ पर भारत की जीडीपी का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -1.0%

(b) -2.5%

(c) -5.3%

(d) -9.9%

(e) -12.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has projected the economy to contract 12.6 per cent in the current financial year (FY21), with the remaining three quarters expected to witness a fall in gross domestic product (GDP).

It pegged the GDP fall at 12.7 per cent in the second quarter, 8.6 per cent in the third quarter and 6.2 per cent in the fourth quarter. GDP declined a record 23.9 per cent in the first quarter.

Q.7. Name the motor company which is going to shut sales and manufacturing operations in India.

उस मोटर कंपनी का नाम बताइए जो भारत में बिक्री और विनिर्माण कार्यों को बंद करने जा रही है।

(a) Ducati / डुकाटी

(b) Triumph Motorcycles / ट्राइंफ मोटरसाइकिल

(c) Kawasaki / कावासाकी

(d) Harley-Davidson / हार्ले-डेविडसन

(e) Yamaha / यामाहा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. Harley-Davidson Inc said on 25th September it would discontinue its sales and manufacturing operations in India, effectively abandoning the world’s biggest motorcycle market after a decade of unsuccessful efforts to gain a foothold.

The move involves $75 million in restructuring costs, some 70 redundancies and the closure of its Bawal plant, walking away from a market worth about 17 million bike and scooter sales a year.  It will retain only a scaled-down sales office in Gurgaon, south of New Delhi.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of CEAT Tyres?

CEAT टायर्स के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Viswanathan Anand / विश्वनाथन आनंद

(b) Aamir Khan / आमिर खान

(c) Akshay Kumar / अक्षय कुमार

(d) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

(e) Sunil Chhetri / सुनील छेत्री 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. RPG Group company Ceat Tyres on 25th September said it has roped in Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador, who will feature in its various campaigns across media platforms.

Amir Khan, who is one of the most versatile and talented actors in the Indian Film industry, has signed a two-year contract with Ceat Tyres Ltd to perform the role of its ambassador.

Q.9. What was the rank of India in World risk index (WRI) 2020?

विश्व जोखिम सूचकांक (WRI) 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 8th

(b) 48th

(c) 89th

(d) 117th

(e) 121st

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India is ‘poorly prepared’ to deal with ‘climate reality’, due to which it is vulnerable to extreme natural disasters. World Risk Report 2020 released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft and the University of Stuttgart in Germany.

Vanuatu (South Pacific Ocean) is the country with the highest disaster risk worldwide. It is followed by Tonga (South Pacific Ocean) and Dominica (Caribbean Sea). India has ranked 89th among 181 countries on the WRI 2020 and is fourth-most-at-risk in South Asia, after Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Q.10. Which country has topped the World risk index (WRI) 2020?

विश्व जोखिम सूचकांक (WRI) 2020 में किस देश ने टॉप किया है?

(a) Tonga / टोंगा

(b) Dominica / डोमिनिका

(c) Samoa / समोआ

(d) Vanuatu / वानुअतु

(e) Tuvalu / तुवालु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(d)

Exp. According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India is ‘poorly prepared’ to deal with ‘climate reality’, due to which it is vulnerable to extreme natural disasters. World Risk Report 2020 released by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bundnis Entwicklung Hilft and the University of Stuttgart in Germany.

Vanuatu (South Pacific Ocean) is the country with the highest disaster risk worldwide. It is followed by Tonga (South Pacific Ocean) and Dominica (Caribbean Sea). India has ranked 89th among 181 countries on the WRI 2020 and is fourth-most-at-risk in South Asia, after Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Q.11. World Environmental Health Day is observed globally on _________________ every year.

विश्व पर्यावरण स्वास्थ्य दिवस हर साल _________________ को विश्व स्तर पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 22 September / 22 सितंबर

(b) 23 September / 23 सितंबर

(c) 24 September / 24 सितंबर

(d) 25 September / 25 सितंबर

(e) 26 September / 26 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. World Environmental Health Day is being observed globally on 26th September. The day is celebrated to throw the light on important works being done on the environmental health around the world. It has been targeted towards preventing the disease and creating health-supportive environments.

Q.12. What was the theme for World Environmental Health Day 2020?

विश्व पर्यावरण स्वास्थ्य दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention

(b) Climate Change Challenges, Time for Global Environmental Health to Act in Unison

(c) Global food safety and sustainability

(d) Indoor and outdoor air quality

(e) Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. World Environmental Health Day is being observed globally today on 26th September. The day is celebrated to throw the light on important works being done on the environmental health around the world. It has been targeted towards preventing the disease and creating health-supportive environments.

Theme 2020: Environmental health, a key public health intervention in disease pandemic prevention.

Q.13. On which date International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed?

परमाणु हथियारों के कुल उन्मूलन के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 07 September / 07 सितंबर

(b) 12 September / 12 सितंबर

(c) 19 September / 19 सितंबर

(d) 26 September / 26 सितंबर

(e) 29 September / 29 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(d)

Exp. The United Nations observes 26 September every year as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. The day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a priority.

It provides an opportunity to educate the public and their leaders about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them.

Q.14. Antyodaya Divas is observed in India every year on ______________.

अंत्योदय दिवस भारत में हर साल ______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 27 August / 27 अगस्त

(b) 12 September / 12 सितंबर

(c) 25 September / 25 सितंबर

(d) 1 October / 1 अक्टूबर

(e) 9 October / 9 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. India observes Antyodaya Diwas on 25th September every year. This day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

The day was declared by the Modi Government on September 25, 2014. Antyodaya means uplifting the poorest of the poor.

Q.15. _______________________ is observed as International Daughters’ Day every year.

_______________________ को हर साल अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बेटियों के दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है।

(a) Fourth Sunday of September / सितंबर का चौथा रविवार

(b) Fourth Monday of September / सितंबर का चौथा सोमवार

(c) Fourth Tuesday of September / सितंबर का चौथा मंगलवार

(d) Fourth Wednesday of September / सितंबर का चौथा बुधवार

(e) Fourth Thursday of September / सितंबर का चौथा गुरुवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(a)

Exp. Every year, the fourth Sunday of September is observed as International Daughters’ Day. Everyone in the family celebrates the day by wishing and making their daughters feel special.

While each daughter may have a different personality — witty, adventurous, funny and more — they instantly know how to fill your hearts with warmth.

Q.16. Name the Formula1 race driver who has won Russian Grand Prix 2020.

उस फॉर्मूला 1 रेस ड्राइवर का नाम बताइए जिसने रूसी ग्रां प्री 2020 जीता है।

(a) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेटेल

(b) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(c) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(d) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

(e) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. Valtteri Bottas has won Russian Grand Prix 2020. Valtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi as Lewis Hamilton was left frustrated after a 10-second time penalty denied him the chance to equal Michael Schumacher’s record tally of 91 Formula One race wins.

Q.17. Jaswant Singh has passed away recently. He was a/an _________________.

जसवंत सिंह का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे

(a) Freedom Fighter / स्वतंत्रता सेनानी

(b) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(c) Theater Actor / थिएटर एक्टर

(d) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

(e) Journalist / पत्रकार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. Former defence minister Jaswant Singh passed away on 27th Septmeber. He was 82. In 2014, he was admitted to the Army (Research and Referral) Hospital in Delhi following a severe head injury at his residence.

Singh had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent candidate from Barmer district in Rajasthan after he did not get a BJP ticket.

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