Daily Current Affairs : 26th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 26th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has topped the list of providing MUDRA loan scheme to women beneficiaries?
किस राज्य ने महिला लाभार्थियों को मुद्रा ऋण योजना प्रदान करने में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?
(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू
(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक
(c) Gujarat / गुजरात
(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश
(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Exp. According to the data Tamil Nadu topped the list in availing loans to women. It was followed by West Bengal and Karnataka. The loans provided by other states are as follows
Tamil Nadu: Rs 58,227 crores.
West Bengal: Rs 55,232 crores
Karnataka: Rs 47,714 crores
Bihar: Rs 44,879
Maharashtra: Rs 42,000 crores
All the above states have received 52% of MUDRA loans for women. The loans were availed to activities allied to agriculture, services, trading,
processing, manufacturing, etc.
Q.2. Which state is conducting ‘Thumbi Mahotsavam 2020’, the first-ever state Dragonfly Festival?
‘थुंबी महोत्सवम 2020’, पहला राज्य ड्रैगनफली फेस्टिवल किस राज्य में आयोजित किया जा रहा है?
(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु
(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक
(c) Kerala / केरल
(d) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश
(e) Odisha / ओडिशा
Answer & Explanation
Exp. WWF-India Kerala State Office is joining hands with the Society for donate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam for the first-ever state
Dragonfly Festival in Kerala, christened ‘Thumbi Maholsavam 2020’. This is part of the National Dragonfly Festival organised by WWF India,
Bombay Natural History Society and Indian Dragonfly Society in association with National Biodiversity Board, UN Environmental Programme, UN
Development Programme and IUCN-CEC.
Q.3. WHO has recently declared Africa free of which of the following disease?
WHO ने हाल ही में अफ्रीका को निम्नलिखित में से किस बीमारी से मुक्त घोषित किया है?
(a) West Nile Fever / वेस्ट नाइल बुखार
(b) COVID-19 / कोविद-19
(c) Giardiasis / गियार्डियासिस
(d) Leishmaniasis / कालाज़ार
(e) Wild Polio / वाइल्ड पोलियो
Answer & Explanation
Exp. World Health Organisation declared Africa polio-free. The disease is now found only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last African country to be declared free from wild polio. More than 95% of Africa population have now been immunised. This was the major condition set by the Regional Certification Commission to declare Africa polio free.
Q.4. Which Bank has introduced the use of satellite data to assess credit worthiness of farmers?
किस बैंक ने किसानों की ऋण योग्यता का आकलन करने के लिए उपग्रह डेटा का उपयोग शुरू किया है?
(a) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक
(b) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक
(c) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक
(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक
(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक
Answer & Explanation
Exp. ICICI Bank has introduced the use of satellite data to assess credit worthiness of its customers employed in the farm sector. The bank will be using imagery sent by Earth observation satellites to measure an array of parameters related to the land, irrigation and crop patterns. The satellite data with demographic and financial details, provides strong information on the land asset of the farmers.
Q.5. Which organization has launched credit guarantee programme for NBFC-MFIs?
किस संगठन ने NBFC-MFIs के लिए ऋण गारंटी कार्यक्रम शुरू किया है?
(a) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक
(b) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)/ भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास 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
Exp. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) on Monday said it has introduced a dedicated debt and credit guarantee product to ensure unhindered flow of credit in rural areas hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The product-  tructured Finance and Partial Guarantee Programme to NBFC-MFIs -entails providing partial guarantee on pooled loans extended to small and mid-sized micro finance institutions (MFIs). The Structured Finance and Partial Guarantee Program for NBFC-MFIs includes offering partial guarantee on pooled loans offered to small and mid- sized MFIs. It will help in facilitating Rs 2,500 crore funding in the initial phase which is expected to be scaled up in the future. The program is targeting to cover over 1 million households across 28 States and 650 districts.
Q.6. Who is the head of the NITI Aayog Task Force that recommended linking of sugarcane prices to sugar rate?
NITI Aayog टास्क फोर्स का प्रमुख कौन है, जिसने गन्ना मूल्य को चीनी दर से जोड़ने की सिफारिश की?
(a) Dilip Shanghvi / दिलीप शांघवी
(b) Nachiket Mor / नचिकेत मोर
(c) R Gandhi / आर गांधी
(d) Tapan Ray / तपन रे
(e) Ramesh Chand / रमेश चंद
Answer & Explanation
Exp. The final report of the NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog Task Force headed by Ramesh Chand, Niti Aayog Member(Agriculture), “Sugarcane and Sugar Industry” recommended linking of Sugarcane prices to sugar rate to maintain the financial state and stability of the industry and to clear the arrears of the sugarcane farmers. This report of the task force was finalized in March 2020 and published on August 20.
Q.7. Who has been appointed as the Group President of Reliance Industries Ltd?
रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज लिमिटेड के समूह अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?
(a) P Praveen Siddharth / पी प्रवीण सिद्धार्थ
(b) Sanjiv Singh / संजीव सिंह
(c) Vivek Kumar / विवेक कुमार
(d) P K Mishra / पी के मिश्रा
(e) K K Aggarwal / के के अग्रवाल
Answer & Explanation
Exp. Former Indian Oil Corp (IOC) chairman Sanjiv Singh has joined Reliance Industries Ltd as Group President for billionaire Mukesh Ambani- run firms oil-to-chemicals business. RIL & business consists of the group’s twin oil refineries at Jamnagar in Gujarat, petrochemical plants, 51 per cent of fuel retail and aviation fuel venture, and bulk wholesale marketing businesses.
Q.8. Who has been appointed as MD and CEO of SBI Mutual Fund?
एसबीआई म्यूचुअल फंड के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?
(a) Vinay Tonse / विनय तोंसे
(b) Tarun Bajaj / तरुण बजाज
(c) N Sivaraman / एन सिवारमण
(d) Varun Sridhar / वरुण श्रीधर
(e) Subramanian Sundar / सुब्रमनियन सुन्दर
Answer & Explanation
Exp. The country’s largest fund house — SBI Mutual Fund (MF) — has appointed Vinay Tonse (pictured) its managing director and chief executive officer, after Ashwani Bhatia moved to State Bank of India (SBI) to takeover the reins of the bank. Tonse was serving as chief general manager of the Chennai circle in SBI and was heading SBI’s business & operations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Q.9. Which bowler has become the first fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets?
कौन सा गेंदबाज 600 टेस्ट विकेट लेने वाला पहला तेज गेंदबाज बन गया है?
(a) Stuart Broad / स्टुअर्ट ब्रॉड
(b) Trent Boult / ट्रेंट बाउल्ट
(c) James Anderson / जेम्स एंडरसन
(d) Pat Cummins / पैट कमिंस
(e) Mitchell Starc / मिशेल स्टार्क
Answer & Explanation
Exp. England James Anderson has become the first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets. The 38-year-old achieved the milestone by having Azhar Ali caught at first slip on the fifth day of the final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. Anderson, who made his Test debut in 2003 against Zimbabwe. He is fourth on the all-time list of Test wicket-takers, behind spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.
Q.10. Women’s Equality Day is observed every year on ___________________.
महिलाओं का समानता दिवस हर साल ___________________ को मनाया जाता है।
(a) 23 August / 23 अगस्त
(b) 24 August / 24 अगस्त
(c) 25 August / 25 अगस्त
(d) 26 August / 26 अगस्त
(e) 27 August / 27 अगस्त
Answer & Explanation
Exp. It is observed on 26 August to mark women’s advancements toward equality with men. On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted. Several women organizations celebrate this day all over the country and work hard to provide equal opportunities to women in education and employment.
Q.11. Who is the present governor of Kerala?
केरल के वर्तमान गवर्नर कौन है?
(a) Pinarayi Vijayan / पिनारयी विजयन
(b) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन
(c) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी
(d) Arif Mohammad Khan / आरिफ मोहम्मद खान
(e) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय
Answer & Explanation
Exp: Capital: Thiruvananthapuram.
Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan.
Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.
Q.12. Where is the Headquarter of World Health Organization (WHO)?
विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?
(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस
(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड
(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर
(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम
(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका
Answer & Explanation
Exp. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

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