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

Daily Current Affairs 26th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state Government became first in India to Grant Industry Status to Sports?

भारत में खेल के क्षेत्र को उद्योग का दर्जा देने वाली कौन सी पहली राज्य सरकार बनी?

(a) Mizoram / मिजोरम 

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Meghalaya / मेघालय 

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The northeastern state of Mizoram has accorded ‘industry’ status to sports. On 23th May, the Cabinet cleared the Sports and Youth Service department’s proposal to recognise sports as an ‘industry’ in the state.

Aims: Main aim of the decision is to professionalise sports in the state. “Govt. need to sustain sports and games and make it more meaningful to players. Gone are the days where sports is just entertainment and enjoyment — it needs to be more than that so that players can earn a livelihood out of it.

Mizoram is known for its love for sports — especially football which is played competitively through the Mizoram Premier League, the state’s highest football league.

Q.2. GI tag received fruits ”Shahi Lichi” & “Zardalu Mango” are of which state?

जीआई टैग प्राप्त फल शाही लिची और जरदालू आम किस राज्य के हैं?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Bihar / बिहार

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bihar Postal Circle has made an agreement with Department of Horticulture, Government of Bihar for logistics of Shahi Lichi from Muzaffarpur and Zardalu Mango from Bhagalpur and its delivery to the door step of the people.

About Shahi Litchi: It is mostly grown in Muzaffarpur and its neighbouring districts of East Champaran, Vaishali, Samastipur and Begusarai. It was accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag in 2018.

About Zardalu Mango: It was accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag in 2017. It is a unique product from Bhagalpur district of Bihar and it is known for its light yellow skin and special aroma.

Q.3. Which union minister has inaugurated Chamba Tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana?

चारधाम परियोजन के तहत चंबा सुरंग का उद्घाटन किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने किया है?

(a) Rao Inderjit Singh / राव इन्द्रजीत सिंह

(b) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Jitendra Singh / जीतेन्द्र सिंह

(e) Nitin Jairam Gadkari / नितिन जैराम गडकरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari on 26th May inaugurated the breakthrough event of Chamba Tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana through video conference mode. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) achieved this major milestone by digging up a 440 m long Tunnel below the busy Chamba town on Rishikesh-Dharasu road Highway (NH 94).

BRO is a key stake holder in prestigious Chardham project and breakthrough of this tunnel has been achieved by Team Shivalik. Latest Austrian technology has been used in its construction. The tunnel will be through for traffic by October this year, almost three months before its scheduled date of completion.

Under prestigious Chardham Project costing around Rs 12,000 Crore with approximate length of 889 Km, BRO is constructing 250 Km of National Highways leading to holy shrine Gangotri and Badrinath

Q.4. Which of the following organization has onboarded its seven services to the “UMANG” application?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने अपनी सात सेवाओं को “UMANG” एप्लिकेशन पर जारी किया है?

(a) India Meteorological Department / भारत मौसम विज्ञान विभाग

(b) Ministry of Communications and Information Technology / संचार एवं सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय

(c) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) / भारतीय दूरसंचार नियामक प्राधिकरण (TRAI)

(d) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) / इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय (MeitY)

(e) Both a & b / a और b दोनों 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has onboarded its seven services to the “UMANG” application.

Current temperature, humidity, wind speed, direction for 150 cities are updated 8 times a day. Information on sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset are also available on the app.

Q.5. PFC has signed an MoU with NBPCL to fund projects worth ₹22,000 crores for 225 MW hydro-electric projects in which state?

किस राज्य में 225 मेगावाट जलविद्युत परियोजनाओं के लिए PFC ने NBPCL के साथ 22,000 करोड़ की लागत वाली परियोजनाओं के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the central PSU under Ministry of Power and India’s leading NBFC on 26th May entered into an agreement with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd. (NBPCL), a wholly-owned company of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, to fund projects worth Rs.22,000 crore for 225 MW hydro-electric projects & multipurpose projects in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

The funds will be deployed by NBPCL for setting up hydroelectric projects of 225 MW and power components of 12 major multipurpose projects in Madhya Pradesh.

Q.6. PMMSY aims to enhance fish production to 220 LMT with an investment of over Rs. 20,000 crores in next five years. Who is the Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying?

PMMSY का लक्ष्य अगले पांच वर्षों में 20,000 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक के निवेश के साथ मछली का उत्पादन 220 LMT तक पहुंचाना है। केंद्रीय मत्स्य पालन, पशुपालन और डेयरी मंत्री कौन हैं?

(a) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Rao Inderjit Singh / राव इन्द्रजीत सिंह

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(e) Giriraj Singh / गिरिराज सिंह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PMMSY aims to enhance fish production to 220 LMT with an investment of over Rs. 20,000 crores in next five years

The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) aims to enhance fish production to 220 lakh metric tons by 2024-25 from 137.58 lakh metric tons in 2018-19 at an average annual growth rate of about 9%.

The Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Shri Giriraj Singh on 26th May said the ambitious scheme will result in doubling export earnings to Rs.1,00,000 crores and generate about 55 lakhs direct and indirect employment opportunities in fisheries sector over a period of next five years. Dedicating the PMMSY to fishers, fish farmers, fish workers, fish vendors and other stakeholders associated with the fisheries sector.

Q.7. In which of the following country India has helped to set up a military war game centre named ‘INDIA’?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश में भारत ने ‘INDIA’ नाम से एक सैन्य युद्ध खेल केंद्र स्थापित करने में मदद की है?

(a) Tanzania / तंज़ानिया

(b) Rwanda / रवांडा

(c) Uganda / यूगांडा 

(d) Kenya / केन्या 

(e) Ethiopia / इथियोपिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Association in Uganda, with help of the Indian Military training team, set up a military war game centre in Jinja district. On 25th May, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni inaugurated the war game centre conceptualised by Indian military team for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF).

The war game centre is named ‘INDIA’ and is a type of strategy game that simulates warfare realistically, as opposed to abstract strategy games such as chess.

Q.8. According to the SBI’s research report, Ecowrap – India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is likely to be _______________ for FY20.

SBI की शोध रिपोर्ट, Ecowrap के अनुसार – भारत का सकल घरेलू उत्पाद (GDP) वृद्धि FY20 के लिए _______________ होने की संभावना है।

(a) 4.2%

(b) 2.3%

(c) 1.1%

(d) 2.0%

(e) 3.4%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. According to the SBI’s research report — Ecowrap – the gross domestic product (GDP) growth is likely to be 4.2% for FY20.

In the third quarter of FY20, GDP growth slipped to a nearly seven-year low of 4.7%. In Q1 and Q2 of FY20, GDP growth was 5.1% and 5.6%, respectively.

Q.9. According to the SBI’s research report, Ecowrap – India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is likely to be _____________for FY21.

SBI की शोध रिपोर्ट, Ecowrap के अनुसार – भारत के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद (GDP) की वृद्धि FY21 में ______________होने की संभावना है।

(a) 0%

(b) -6.8%

(c) -4.2%

(d) -1.6%

(e) -2.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. According to the SBI’s research report — Ecowrap – the gross domestic product (GDP) growth is likely to be 4.2% for FY20 and (-) 6.8% for FY21.

In the third quarter of FY20, GDP growth slipped to a nearly seven-year low of 4.7%. In Q1 and Q2 of FY20, GDP growth was 5.1% and 5.6%, respectively.

It estimates FY21 GDP growth to be around (-) 6.8% and gross value added (GVA) growth would be nearly (-) 3.1%.

Q.10. Which of the following company has partnered with Avaloq, a Switzerland based wealth management software provider, to provide end-to-end wealth management capabilities through digital platforms?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने डिजिटल प्लेटफॉर्म के माध्यम से एंड-टू-एंड वेल्थ मैनेजमेंट क्षमताओं को प्रदान करने के लिए स्विट्जरलैंड स्थित धन प्रबंधन सॉफ्टवेयर प्रदाता एवलोक के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Toshiba / तोशिबा

(b) Google / गूगल

(c) Tesla / टेस्ला

(d) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(e) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Infosys said it partnered with Avaloq, a wealth management software and digital technology provider headquartered in Switzerland, to provide end-to-end wealth management capabilities through digital platforms.

Infosys will be a strategic implementation partner for Avaloq’s wealth management suite of solutions to help clients modernize and transform their legacy systems into digital advisory platforms.

Q.11. Which of the following has made a ”breathable” PPE kit ”NavRakshak”?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने सांस लेने योग्य ” PPE किट ” NavRakshak ” बनाई है?

(a) Defence Research and Development Laboratory / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(b) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद 

(c) Indian Council of Medical Research / भारतीय चिकित्सा अनुसंधान परिषद

(d) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

(e) Indian Navy / भारतीय जल सेना

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Navy’s indigenously-made PPE kit, ”NavRakshak”, made for enhancing comforts of the health workers under Indian conditions, is helping fight the war against Covid-19 in a better and effective manner.

It was made by a doctor who can understand the agony of his fraternity wearing a multi-layered coverall PPE while treating patients for up to 12 hours in hot and humid conditions.

The ”NavRakshak” with an innovative ”breathable” fabric material, has brought new hopes to the medical world and healthcare professionals from whose perspective it has been designed.

Q.12. Name the Indian-American alumnus & IBM scientist who has been named Inventor of the Year.

उस भारतीय-अमेरिकी पूर्व छात्र और आईबीएम वैज्ञानिक का नाम बताएं, जिसे इन्वेंटर ऑफ द ईयर नामित किया गया है।

(a) Balram Bhargava / बलराम भार्गव

(b) Hema Divakar / हेमा दिवाकर

(c) Rajiv Joshi / राजीव जोशी

(d) Abhas Jha / आभास झा

(e) Ajay Lodha / अजय लोढ़ा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prolific Indian-American inventor Rajiv Joshi has bagged the prestigious Inventor of the Year award in recognition of his pioneering work in advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence capabilities.

Reason: Dr Joshi, who is a master inventor with more than 250 patented inventions in the US, works at the IBM Thomson Watson Research Center in New York.

Q.13. Which of the following actor has launched his new grooming brand FRSH?

निम्नलिखित में से किस अभिनेता ने अपना नया ग्रूमिंग ब्रांड FRSH लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Shilpa Shetty / शिल्पा शेट्टी

(b) Shah Rukh Khan / शाहरुख़ खान 

(c) Hrithik Roshan / ह्रितिक रोशन 

(d) Salman Khan / सलमान खान 

(e) Priyanka Chopra / प्रियंका चोपरा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Taking to his social media handle on May 25, 2020, Salman Khan launched his new grooming and personal care brand FRSH. Khan is always seen releasing his films on the occasion of Eid but due to COVID-19 lockdown, film releases and film shoots have been put on a hold. However, it did not stop Khan from a new launch as he decided to make the most of this opportunity and gave his fans FRSH.

The first product that Salman Khan’s FRSH decided to launch was hand sanitizers. It is the need of the hour and is more important than deodorants and perfumes.

Q.14. Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is celebrated on _____________________.

अफ्रीका दिवस (पूर्व में अफ्रीकी स्वतंत्रता दिवस और अफ्रीकी मुक्ति दिवस) _____________________ 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

Exp. Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. The organisation was transformed into the African Union on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, but the holiday continues to be celebrated on 25 May.

Q.15. What is the capital of Uganda?

युगांडा की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Kigali / किगाली

(b) Kampala / काम्पाला 

(c) Addis Ababa / ऐद्दिस अबाबा

(d) Antananarivo / अंतानानारिवो

(e) Port Louis / पोर्ट लुइस 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Kampala

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