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

Daily Current Affairs 28th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. With which country’s Postal Services, India Post has signed an agreement for Electronic Exchange of Data related to postal shipments?

किस देश की डाक सेवा के साथ इंडिया पोस्ट ने डाक शिपमेंट से संबंधित डेटा के इलेक्ट्रॉनिक विनिमय के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Canada / कनाडा

(e) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India Post and US Postal Service (USPS) have signed an agreement on October 27, 2020 for electronic exchange of data related to postal shipments. The primary objective of the agreement is to facilitate ease of exports through postal channels.

With this agreement, respective bodies will transmit and receive electronic data of international postal items being shipped even before their arrival. This advanced information would help the customs to clear the postal items before the shipment reaches the port.

Q.2. Which country hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers handling economy and foreign trade?

किस देश ने अर्थव्यवस्था और विदेश व्यापार को संभालने वाले मंत्रियों की शंघाई सहयोग संगठन (SCO) के 19वीं बैठक की मेजबानी की?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) India / भारत

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) Indonesia / इंडोनेशिया

(e) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India hosted the 19th Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Ministers responsible for Foreign Economy and Foreign Trade Activities.

In his opening remarks, Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal said that the current crisis due to Covid-19 is a clarion call to the SCO countries to leverage the economic strength and explore partnerships that enhance trade and investment in the region.

Q.3. Who is the head of the 70-member high-level committee set up by GoI to commemorate 400th anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur?

गुरु तेग बहादुर की 400 वीं वर्षगांठ मनाने के लिए भारत सरकार द्वारा गठित 70 सदस्यीय उच्च-स्तरीय समिति का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) Anil Kumar Jha / अनिल कुमार झा

(b) Kapil Dev Tripathi / कपिल देव त्रिपाठी

(c) Ajay Kumar Bhalla / अजय कुमार भल्ला

(d) Ravi Mittal / रवि मित्तल

(e) Narendra Modi / नरेन्द्र मोदी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Centre has set up a high-level committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla will be the member secretary of the 70-member high-level committee. The committee will look into the approval of policies, plans, programmes and supervision and guiding the commemoration, as well as for deciding dates for detailed programmes of celebration.

Q.4. Which company has entered into foreign currency loan agreement with Japanese Government’s financial institution for JPY 50 billion under Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment preservation (GREEN) initiative?

ग्लोबल एक्शन फ़ॉर रीकॉन्सिलिंग इकोनॉमिक ग्रोथ एंड एनवायरनमेंट प्रोटेक्शन (GREEN) पहल के तहत किस कंपनी ने जापानी सरकार के वित्तीय संस्थान के साथ 50 बिलियन JPY के लिए विदेशी मुद्रा ऋण समझौता किया है?

(a) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) / भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

(b) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) / तेल और प्राकृतिक गैस निगम

(c) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) / भारत इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) / राष्ट्रीय ताप विद्युत निगम

(e) Power Finance Corporation (PFC) / पावर फाइनेंस कॉर्पोरेशन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In the first funding for NTPC Ltd under Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC)’s GREEN or Global Action for Reconciling Economic growth and Environment preservation initiative, India’s largest power producer today entered into foreign currency loan agreement with Japanese Government’s financial institution for JPY 50 billion (approx. USD 482 million or Rs. 3,582 crore).

JBIC will provide 60% of the facility amount and the balance will be given by commercial banks (viz., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, the Bank of Yokohama Ltd., the San-In Godo Bank Ltd., the Joyo Bank Ltd. and The Nanto Bank Ltd.), under JBIC guarantee.

Q.5. For loans up to how much amount, RBI has asked lending institutions to implement waiver of interest on interest schemes?

कितनी राशि तक के ऋणों के लिए RBI ने ऋण संस्थानों को ब्याज योजनाओं पर ब्याज की छूट को लागू करने के लिए कहा है?

(a) Rs 2 crore / 2 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 5 crore / 5 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 10 crore / 10 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 15 crore / 15 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 20 crore / 20 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has asked all the lending institutions to implement the waiver of interest on interest schemes for loans up to Rs 2 crore. The lending institutions also including non-banking financial companies.

The Reserve Bank of India had announced a moratorium on repayment of loan for six months in effect from March 1, 2020. The moratorium was provided in order to help businesses and individuals to overcome the financial problems that they faced during the COVID-19 lockdown because of disruption in normal business activities . Later, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to implement the interest waiver scheme on loans up to Rs 2 crore under the RBI moratorium scheme on October 14, 2020.

Q.6. Name the Young Bangladeshi boy who has won the special prize of USD 1000 in the global art competition organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).

उस युवा बांग्लादेशी लड़के का नाम बताइए जिसने भारतीय सांस्कृतिक संबंध परिषद (ICCR) द्वारा आयोजित वैश्विक कला प्रतियोगिता में USD 1000 का विशेष पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) Jineth Bedoya Lima / जिन्थ बेदोया लीमा

(b) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld / मैरीके लुकास रिजनेवेल्ड

(c) Kas Oosterhuis / कास ओस्टरहुइस

(d) Anzar Mustaeen Ali / अंजार मुस्तीन अली

(e) Raisul Kabir / रईसुल कबीर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A six year old Bangladeshi boy Anzar Mustaeen Ali won a special prize of USD 1000 for his artwork in the global art competition organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).

The ICCR had launched a global painting competition named ‘United Against CORONA- Express through Art’ which attracted 8000 artwork entries from around the world.

Q.7. Which space agency’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has discovered water on Sunlit Surface of Moon?

किस अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी की “स्ट्रैटोस्फेरिक ऑब्जर्वेटरी फॉर इंफ्रारेड एस्ट्रोनॉमी” (SOFIA) ने चंद्रमा की सनलाइट सतह पर पानी की खोज की है?

(a) ISRO / इसरो

(b) NASA / नासा

(c) JAXA / जाक्सा

(d) Roscosmos / रोस्कोस्मोस


Answer & Explanation

Exp. NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This indicates that water is not only limited to cold shadowed place but could be distributed across the lunar surface.

About SOFIA: SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. It allows astronomers to study the solar system and beyond. The study by SOFIA is different from what is studied by the ground-based telescopes.

Q.8. By which year NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) Satellite is scheduled to be launched?

नासा-इसरो सिंथेटिक एपर्चर रडार (NISAR) उपग्रह को किस वर्ष लॉन्च किया जाना है?

(a) 2022

(b) 2023

(c) 2025

(d) 2027

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite is scheduled to be launched by 2022. This was scheduled after India and the US decided to share Space Situational Awareness Information with each other.

This would catalyse efforts in order to create the conditions for a safe and sustainable space environment.

Q.9. Who is the author of the book ‘Night of the Restless Spirits’?

पुस्तक नाइट ऑफ द रेस्टलेस स्पिरिट्सके लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Sarbpreet Singh / सरबप्रीत सिंह

(b) Apoorva Kumar Singh / अपूर्व कुमार सिंह

(c) Jokha Alharthi / जोखा अलहरथी

(d) Vasdev Mohi / वसदेव मोही

(e) N Chandrasekaran / एन चंद्रशेखरन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ‘Night of the Restless Spirits’ is author Sarbpreet Singh’s recounting of the Sikh massacre of 1984.

The book is a fictionalised version of real happenings comprising just eight chapters. Not for the faint-hearted, Night of the Restless Spirits, shows the events of 1984 through the prism of many lives and explores its far-reaching impact on members of the community as well as on non-Sikhs associated with them.

Q.10. International Animation Day is observed globally on _______________ every year.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एनिमेशन दिवस हर साल विश्व स्तर पर _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 25 October / 25 अक्टूबर

(b) 26 October / 26 अक्टूबर

(c) 27 October / 27 अक्टूबर

(d) 28 October / 28 अक्टूबर

(e) 29 October / 29 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Animation Day is observed globally on 28 October every year. The day has celebrated the art of animation and also recognise the artists, scientists and technicians behind animation.

This year marks the 19th International Animation Day. The day was created in 2002 by International Animated Film Association (ASIFA), an International Animated Film Association, a member of UNESCO.

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