Daily Current Affairs : 29th and 30th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 29th and 30th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state, Government of India has launched Chunauti, the Next Generation Start-up challenge contest?

भारत सरकार ने किस राज्य में चुनौती नामक नेक्स्ट जनरेशन स्टार्ट-अप चैलेंज प्रतियोगिता शुरू की है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. GoI launched Chunauti, the Next Generation Start-up challenge contest in Bihar. In the Chunauti contest, over 300 startups will be selected and provided various support from the Government through the Software Technology Parks of India centers across India.

Centre will provide a seed fund of up to Rs. 25 Lakh and also be provided with cloud credits from leading cloud service providers.

Q.2. In which state 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held?

भारत के 51 वें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म महोत्सव (IFFI) का आयोजन किस राज्य में होगा?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(c) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Goa / गोवा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Fifty first International Film Festival of India IFFI will be held in Goa, from November 20th to 28th. 

This film festival being a hybrid film festival due to Covid 19, would screen films on official digital platform along with the theatrical screenings.

Q.3. Indian Railways is set to meet its energy consumption of over 33 billion units by which year?

भारतीय रेलवे किस वर्ष तक 33 बिलियन यूनिट से अधिक की अपनी ऊर्जा खपत को पूरा करने के लिए तैयार है?

(a) 2022

(b) 2024

(c) 2025

(d) 2028

(e) 2030

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian Railways to meet energy needs of 33 bn units by 2030. Indian Railways organised a discussion over a wide range of topics with the stakeholders, chaired by Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, to become 100% self-sustainable for all its energy needs and to contribute to the National Solar Mission of India. Indian Railways is set to meet its energy consumption which will be over 33 billion units by 2030. According to the Railway Ministry, the developers expressed support to the national transporter on the path of going green and achieving the target of net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2030.

Q.4. HADR agreement was signed between India and Singapore at the 14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue. What is D in HADR stands for?

भारत और सिंगापुर के बीच 14 वीं भारत-सिंगापुर रक्षा नीति वार्ता में HADR समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए गए। HADR में D क्या है?

(a) Defence / डिफेन्स

(b) Division / डिवीज़न

(c) Disaster / डिजास्टर

(d) Dialogue / डायलोग

(e) Digital / डिजिटल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. On August 28, 2020, the India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue was held in video conference. The countries agreed to discuss number of issues of bilateral defence engagements. They agreed to enhance the security partnership.

The HADR agreement was signed between the countries during the dialogue. HADR is Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.

Q.5. Reliance Retail has acquired Future Group’s retail business for how much amount?

रिलायंस रिटेल ने कितनी राशि में फ्यूचर ग्रुप के खुदरा व्यापार का अधिग्रहण किया है?

(a) ₹ 15,420 crore / ₹ 15,420 करोड़

(b) ₹ 24,713 crore / ₹ 24,713 करोड़

(c) ₹ 33,486 crore / ₹ 33,486 करोड़ 

(d) ₹ 43,610 crore / ₹ 43,610 करोड़

(e) ₹ 51,195 crore / ₹ 51,195 करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), a subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), has acquired Future Group’s retail and wholesale business, and logistics and warehousing business for ₹24,713 crore.

The acquisition is being done as a part of the scheme in which Future Group is merging certain companies carrying on the aforesaid businesses into Future Enterprises Limited (FEL).

Q.6. National Sports Day is observed every year in India on _________________.

भारत में हर साल _________________ को राष्ट्रीय खेल दिवस मनाया जाता है।

(a) 27 August / 27 अगस्त

(b) 28 August / 28 अगस्त

(c) 29 August / 29 अगस्त

(d) 30 August / 30 अगस्त

(e) 31 August / 31 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. National Sports Day is celebrated on August 29 to commemorate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand Singh. National Sports Day is also observed to spread awareness on the importance of sports.

Known as ‘Hockey Wizard’ and ‘The Magician’ for his outstanding skills and understanding of the game, Dhyan Singh helped Indian team win gold medals consecutively in three Olympics – 1928, 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics.

Q.7. On which date International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed every year?

हर साल परमाणु परीक्षण के खिलाफ अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 23 August / 23 अगस्त

(b) 25 August / 25 अगस्त

(c) 27 August / 27 अगस्त

(d) 29 August / 29 अगस्त

(e) 31 August / 31 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed globally on 29th August since 2010.

The day aims to increase awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

Q.8. National Small Industry Day is celebrated every year in India on _______________.

राष्ट्रीय लघु उद्योग दिवस भारत में हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 29 August / 29 अगस्त

(b) 30 August / 30 अगस्त

(c) 31 August / 31 अगस्त

(d) 1 September / 1 सितंबर

(e) 2 September / 2 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Small Industry Day is celebrated every year on 30 August. This day is celebrated with the aim of promoting Small Industry and providing employment opportunities to the unemployed. 

A small industry has an important role in economic development in a developing country like India.

Q.9. Who has become the first bowler to take 500 wickets in T20 Cricket?

टी 20 क्रिकेट में 500 विकेट लेने वाले पहले गेंदबाज कौन बने हैं?

(a) Dwyane Bravo / ड्वेन ब्रावो

(b) Trent Boult / ट्रेंट बाउल्ट

(c) Pat Cummins / पैट कमिंस 

(d) James Anderson / जेम्स एंडरसन

(e) Mitchell Starc / मिशेल स्टार्क

Answer & Explanation

Exp. West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on 27th August became the first bowler to reach the mark of 500 wickets in T20 cricket. 

The pacer achieved the feat in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks.

Q.10. Veteran Folk Singer Archana Mahanta has passed away recently. From which state she belonged to?

वयोवृद्ध लोक गायक अर्चना महंत का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस राज्य से थी?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(c) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran Assamese folk singer Archana Mahanta passed away at the age of 72 in Health City hospital, Guwahati, Assam following a brain stroke. She was also a reputed artist of All India Radio (Guwahati). 

She is the wife of late Khagen Mahanta (known as ‘Bihu King’) and mother of Angaraag ‘Papon’ Mahanta, popular Indian singer and founder of the folk-fusion band Papon and The East India Company.

Q.11. Chadwick Boseman has died of cancer recently. He was a/an ____________.

चैडविक बोसमैन का हाल ही में कैंसर से निधन हो गया है। वह एक ________ थे

(a) Mathematician / गणितज्ञ 

(b) Actor / अभिनेता

(c) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(d) Musician / संगीतकार

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. He was 43.

Q.12. Who is the current Governor of Goa?

गोवा के वर्तमान राज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Satya Pal Malik / सत्य पाल मलिक

(b) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

(c) Bhagat Singh Koshyari / भगत सिंह कोश्यारी

(d) Najma Heptulla / नजमा हेपतुल्ला

(e) Ganeshi Lal / गणेशी लाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Panaji

Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Chief Minister: Pramod Sawant

Q.13. With which country India has been announced joint gold medal winners of Chess Olympiad after controversial finish?

 विवादास्पद समापन के बाद किस देश के साथ भारत को शतरंज ओलंपियाड के संयुक्त स्वर्ण पदक विजेता घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) China / चीन

(c) Japan /  जापान

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) Netherlands / नीदरलैंड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India were named joint gold medal winners of the Chess Olympiad after a dramatic and controversial finish to the final against Russia on 30th August.

This was the first time FIDE, the international chess federation, was holding the Olympiad in an online format.

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