Daily Current Affairs : 28th May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 28th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Aarogya Setu has become world’s largest contact tracing app reaching over 11 crore 40 lakh people in 40 days. In how many languages is this app available?

अरोग्य सेतु 40 दिनों में 11 करोड़ 40 लाख से अधिक लोगों तक पहुंचने वाला दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा संपर्क ट्रेसिंग ऐप बन गया है। यह ऐप कितनी भाषाओं में उपलब्ध है?

(a) 9

(b) 10

(c) 11

(d) 12

(e) 13

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today said, Aarogya Setu has become world’s largest contact tracing app reaching over 11 crore 40 lakh people in 40 days.

Government launched the Aarogya Setu mobile app on 2nd of April to help augment the efforts of limiting the spread of COVID-19. The app is available in 12 languages and on Android, as well as iOS platforms. The key pillars of Aarogya Setu have been transparency, privacy and security

Q.2. How much penalty has been imposed by SEBI on National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for delay in making timely disclosure about financial results?

वित्तीय परिणामों के बारे में समय पर खुलासा करने में देरी के लिए भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण (NHAI) पर SEBI द्वारा कितना जुर्माना लगाया गया है?

(a) Rs 2 lacs / 2 लाख रु

(b) Rs 5 lacs / 5 लाख रु

(c) Rs 7 lacs / 7 लाख रु

(d) Rs 9 lacs / 9 लाख रु

(e) Rs 12 lacs / 12 लाख रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital markets regulator Sebi on 26th May imposed a penalty of Rs 7 lakh on the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for delay in making timely disclosure about financial results.

Sebi had conducted an examination in the matter of NHAI from financial year 2015-16 to 2018-19.

Q.3. ADB and Government of India has signed $177 million loan for which state’s road improvements?

ADB और भारत सरकार ने किस राज्य के सड़क सुधार के लिए $ 177 मिलियन ऋण पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on 28th May signed a $177 million loan.

Purpose:  To upgrade 450 kilometers (km) of state highways and major district roads in the state of Maharashtra. Overall the project will upgrade 2 major district roads and 11 state highways, with combined length of 450 km, to 2-lane standard across seven districts of Maharashtra, and improve connectivity to national highways, interstate roads, seaports, airports, rail hubs, district headquarters, industrial areas, enterprise clusters and agricultural areas.

Q.4. Tsai Ing-wen has started the 2nd term as the president of which country?

त्साई इंग-वेन ने किस देश के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में दूसरा कार्यकाल शुरू किया है?

(a) Vietnam / वियतनाम

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) Taiwan / ताइवान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took the oath for her second four-year term on 27th May, buoyed by record-high popularity as the country continues its successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tsai also pledged to engage in dialogue with Beijing provided it respects Taiwan’s sovereignty and rejects its “one country, two systems” formula, reiterating the cross-strait stance that fueled her landslide re-election victory in January.

Congratulatory Video Messages from 2 Indian BJP MPs; virtual ceremony attended by Sohang Sen. Meenakshi Lekhi: Constituency- New Delhi (NCT of Delhi), Rahul Kaswan: Constituency- Churu (Rajasthan).

Q.5. S&P Global Ratings has slashed India’s FY21 GDP growth forecast to ___________.

एसएंडपी ग्लोबल रेटिंग्स ने भारत की वित्त वर्ष 2021 की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान घटाकर ___________ कर दिया है।

(a) -3.8%

(b) -1.1%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -2.6%

(e) -4.1%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. S&P Global Ratings on 28th May forecast Indian economy to contract 5 per cent (Means -5%) in the FY 21 as the lockdown imposed to contain COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed economic activity severely.

Earlier rating agencies Fitch and Crisil too had projected a 5 per cent contraction for the Indian economy.

Q.6. Which online platform has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Karnataka State Mango Department and Marketing Corporation to help mango farmers sell their fresh produce online?

आम किसानों को ऑनलाइन नए उत्पाद बेचने में मदद करने के लिए कर्नाटक राज्य आम विभाग और विपणन निगम के साथ किस ऑनलाइन प्लेटफॉर्म ने समझौता ज्ञापन (एमओयू) पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Flipkart / फिल्प्कार्ट

(b) Paytm / पेटीऍम

(c) eBay / ईबे

(d) Amazon / अमेज़न

(e) Walmart / वॉलमार्ट

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Flipkart and Karnataka State Mango Department and Marketing Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 26th May, enabling mango farmers sell their fresh produce online through the Flipkart platform.

This mango season, consumers would have access to various varieties of the fruit across the districts of Bengaluru urban, Kolar, Haveri, Hubballi-Dharwad and Belgaum.

Q.7. Which company has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) to acquire 100% of the equity share capital of Sunrise Foods Private Limited (SFPL)?

सनराइज फूड्स प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (एसएफपीएल) की इक्विटी शेयर पूंजी का 100% हासिल करने के लिए किस कंपनी ने शेयर खरीद समझौते (एसपीए) में प्रवेश किया है?

(a) ITC Limited / आईटीसी लिमिटेड

(b) Dabur / डाबर

(c) Hindustan Unilever / हिंदुस्तान यूनिलीवर

(d) GlaxoSmithKline / ग्लैक्सोस्मिथक्लाइन

(e) Procter & Gamble / प्रॉक्टर एंड गैंबल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ITC Limited has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) on May 23, 2020 to acquire 100% of the equity share capital of Sunrise Foods Private Limited (SFPL), a company primarily engaged in the business of spices under the trademark ‘Sunrise’, subject to fulfilment of various terms and conditions as specified in the SPA.

Sunrise is a clear market leader in eastern India in the fast-growing Spices category with a rich heritage and brand legacy of over 70 years. Over the years, the brand has built a loyal consumer franchise, anchored on a differentiated product portfolio tailored to regional tastes and preferences, both in the basic and blended spice segments.

Q.8. Which of the following company has acquired Etergo to launch electric two-wheeler in 2021?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने 2021 में इलेक्ट्रिक टू-व्हीलर लॉन्च करने के लिए एटरगो का अधिग्रहण किया है?

(a) Hero Electric / हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक

(b) Ola Electric / ओला इलेक्ट्रिक

(c) Sun Mobility / सन मोबिलिटी

(d) Ather Energy / एथेर एनर्जी

(e) Mahindra Electric / महिंद्रा इलेक्ट्रिक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ola Electric on 27th May acquired the Netherlands-based Etergo BV, an innovative electric scooter company known for its award-winning AppScooter for an undisclosed sum, and announced its foray into the premium electric two-wheeler market, both globally and nationally.

Aims: Aiming to launch its global electric two-wheeler in India in 2021, Ola Electric is currently running several pilots to deploy electric vehicles and charging solutions across cities with a focus on two and three wheelers, and aims to build a suite of electric and smart urban mobility solutions for citizens.

Q.9. Who has been selected as Chairman and MD of Oriental Insurance Company (OIC) by the Banks Board Bureau (BBB)?

बैंक्स बोर्ड ब्यूरो (BBB) द्वारा ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी (OIC) के अध्यक्ष और एमडी के रूप में किसे चुना गया है?

(a) SN Rajeswari / एस एन राजेश्वरी

(b) Ajay Mahajan / अजय महाजन

(c) Dewang Mehta / देवांग मेहता

(d) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

(e) UB Pravin Rao / यु बी प्रवीण राव

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SN Rajeswari, General Manager, New India Assurance (NIA), has been selected by the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) as the Chairman and MD of the Delhi-based Oriental Insurance Company (OIC) after an online video interview process in the wake of the lockdown.

With this move, there are clear indications that the Centre is not in a hurry to implement the 2-year old proposal to merge three PSU general insurers, OIC, National Insurance Company (NIC) and United India Insurance.

The BBB had conducted virtual interviews of five senior general managers of the public sector general insurance industry — with two years of residual services till May 2022 — to select a CMD for OIC on 27th May.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the new president of the New Development Bank (NDB)?

न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक (NDB) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(b) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

(c) Marcos Prado Troyjo / मार्कोस प्राडो त्रोय्जो

(d) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(e) Mukhisa Kituyi / मुखिषा कितुयी  

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Marcos Prado Troyjo, former deputy economy minister of Brazil will replace KV Kamath as the president of the New Development Bank’s (NDB), a multilateral financial institution set up to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as vice president of the New Development Bank (NDB)?

न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक (NDB) के उपाध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Anshula Kant / अंशुला कान्त

(b) KV Kamath / के वी कामथ

(c) Gita Gopinath / गीता गोपीनाथ

(d) Anil Kishora / अनिल किशोर

(e) Deep Kalra / दीप कालरा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The board of governors also appointed Anil Kishora, an Indian, as vice president of the NDB. Kishora, a banker, has 38 years of experience at India’s largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI). Before joining the NDB, he worked as the deputy managing director and chief risk officer of the state-run SBI.

Q.12. Who has been appointed as a member of the Olympic Channel Commission by the International Olympic Committee(IOC)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय ओलंपिक समिति (IOC) द्वारा ओलंपिक चैनल आयोग के सदस्य के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Narinder Batra / नरिंदर बत्रा

(b) Navin Agarwal / नविन अगरवाल

(c) Praful Patel / प्रफुल पटेल

(d) Sandip Pradhan / संदीप प्रधान

(e) Rajeev Mehta / राजीव मेहता

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra has been appointed as a member of the Olympic Channel Commission.

In a letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, Batra, who had become an IOC member in June last year, expressed his gratitude after being selected for the role.

Q.13. Padma Shri awardee Mujtaba Hussain has passed away recently. He was a __________________.

पद्म श्री से सम्मानित मुजतबा हुसैन का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वो एक __________________थे।

(a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Singer / गायक

(c) Writer / लेखक

(d) Journalist / पत्रकार

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Renowned Urdu writer and Padma Shri winner Mujtaba Hussain passed away on 27th May in Hyderabad after suffering cardiac arrest.

Mujtaba Hussain was known for his humorous writings and columns in Urdu newspapers and books. Some of his notable works include his autobiographical satire titled Apne Yaad Mein, and his other writings like Urdu ke sheher urdu ke log, Behar hall, Safar lakht lakht and Mera Column. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2007.

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