Daily Current Affairs :29th April 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 29th April 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has launched ‘Covid Pharma’, a mobile application to trace people buying medicines for fever, cold?

किस राज्य ने बुखार, सर्दी के लिए दवाइयां खरीदने वाले लोगों का पता लगाने के लिए एक मोबाइल एप्लिकेशन  “COVID फार्मालॉन्च किया है?

(a) Assam / असम

(b) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(c) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(d) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Medical and Health Department of Andhra Pradesh on 25th April launched ‘Covid Pharma’, a mobile application to keep a track of people purchasing medicines over-the-counter (OTC) for cough, cold and fever from medical stores across the state. Using the App, the respective pharmacies will have to take down details of persons, including their mobile number, making OTC purchase of medicines for such common ailments and report to the government.

Q.2. Who has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO)?

आवास और शहरी विकास निगम लिमिटेड (हुडको) के अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(b) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

(c) Mukesh Kumar Jain / मुकेश कुमार जैन

(d) Romesh Sobti / रोमेश सोबती

(e) Pallav Mohapatra / पल्लव मोहपात्रा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs’ (MoHUA) Additional Secretary Shiv das Meena (IAS) has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Q.3. Which of the following organization has released names for upcoming cyclones in 13 countries which include Arnab, Vyom, Aag?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने 13 देशों में आगामी चक्रवातों के नाम जारी किए हैं जिनमें अर्नब, व्योम, आग शामिल हैं?

(a) World Meteorological Organization / विश्व मौसम विज्ञान संगठन

(b) India Meteorological Department / भारत मौसम विज्ञान विभाग

(c) Global Atmosphere Watch / ग्लोबल एटमॉस्फियर वॉच

(d) National Weather Association / राष्ट्रीय मौसम संघ

(e) Royal Meteorological Society / रॉयल मौसम विज्ञान सोसायटी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The India Meteorological Department today issued a new list of names of tropical cyclones over north Indian Ocean. The list has a total of 169 names including 13 names each from 13 WMO/ESCAP member countries. Some of the names for Bangladesh include Arnab, Nisarga and Upakul among others, while names like Aag, Vyom and Gati have been chosen for India.

Q.4. Which organization has released a map which shows parts of Ladakh as Chinese territory?

किस संगठन ने एक नक्शा जारी किया है जो लद्दाख के कुछ हिस्सों को चीनी क्षेत्र के रूप में दिखाता है?

(a) World Bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) World Trade Organization / विश्व व्यापार संगठन

(c) United Nations / संयुक्त राष्ट्र

(d) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / आर्थिक सहयोग तथा विकास संगठन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is facing accusation of delaying declaring Covid-19 a pandemic allegedly at Beijing’s behest, seems to have floundered on the depiction of China’s map on its website. Parts of Ladakh (Aksai-Chin) in the China section of the WHO website has been shown as part of Chinese territory with a dotted line and colour code. Also, Jammu & Kashmir and the rest of India are depicted in different colours. A part of J&K — Pakistan occupied Kashmir — is marked with a dotted line, suggesting it as a “disputed territory”.

Q.5. Who has been sworn in as Chief Justice of Bombay HC?

बॉम्बे उच्च न्यायालय के मुख्य न्यायाधीश के रूप में किसने शपथ ली है?

(a) Mohammad Rafiq / मुहम्मद रफीक

(b) Indrajit Mahanty / इन्द्रजीत महंती

(c) Biswanath Somadde / बिस्वनाथ सोमदडे

(d) Dipankar Datta / दीपंकर दत्ता

(e) Sanjay Karol / संजय करोल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Justice Dipankar Datta, a senior judge of the Calcutta High Court, was on 28th April sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. The oath of office was administered to Justice Dutta by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at a brief swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan.

Q.6. UBS has estimated India’s GDP growth to __________ in financial year 2020-21 (FY21).

UBS ने वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 (FY21) में भारत की GDP वृद्धि __________ तक होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -0.4%

(b) -0.2%

(c) 0%

(d) 0.2%

(e) 1.0%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. UBS expecting real GDP to contract to -0.4 per cent in financial year 2020-21 (FY21). The global research and brokerage house has been trimming its expectations gradually and had earlier forecast a growth of 2.5 per cent.

Q.7. Which bank has announced to buy 29% stake in Max Life for Rs 1,592 crore?

किस बैंक ने 1,592 करोड़ रुपये में मैक्स लाइफ में 29% हिस्सेदारी खरीदने की घोषणा की है?

(a) IndusInd Bank / इंडसइंड बैंक

(b) Axis Bank / ऐक्सिस बैंक

(c) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(d) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(e) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Private sector lender Axis Bank on 28th April formally joined peers to have a life insurance joint venture by announcing to raise its stake in Max Life Insurance, the fourth largest player in the life cover space, to 29 per cent for Rs 1,592 crore.

Q.8. Moody’s Investors Service has slashed India’s growth forecast to ______________ for calendar year 2020.

मूडीज इन्वेस्टर्स सर्विस ने कैलेंडर वर्ष 2020 के लिए भारत के विकास का अनुमान ______________ तक घटा दिया है।

(a) -0.4%

(b) -0.2%

(c) 0%

(d) 0.2%

(e) 1.0%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Moody’s Investors Service on 28th April slashed India growth forecast for calendar year 2020 to 0.2 per cent, from 2.5 per cent projected in March. For 2021, the rating agency expects India’s growth to rebound to 6.2 per cent. The rating agency had cut its projections from 5.2 per cent to 2.5 per cent after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown on March 24. India lost the tag of the fastest-growing major economy to China in 2019, when it grew 5.3 per cent, against China’s 6.1 per cent.

Q.9. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat has stated that the APEC region economy is expected to reduce by ___________ in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.

एशिया-प्रशांत आर्थिक सहयोग (APEC) सचिवालय ने कहा है कि APEC क्षेत्र की अर्थव्यवस्था को COVID-19 के प्रभाव के कारण 2020 में ___________ कम होने की उम्मीद है।

(a) 1.0%

(b) 1.1%

(c) 1.8%

(d) 2.5%

(e) 2.7%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat stated that the APEC region is expected to post a 2.7% economic decline in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. It also stated that this decline will be the most significant fall since the near-zero growth rate logged in 2009. The report recorded a 3.6% economic growth in the APEC region. The unemployment rate in the region has been projected to rise to 5.4% in 2020 from 3.8% in 2019, which means an additional 23.5 million workers being unemployed in 2020. An economic rebound is a forecast for the year 2021, with the anticipated growth of 6.3%, higher than the projected global economic growth of 5.8%.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)?

लोक उद्यम चयन बोर्ड (PESB) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(b) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

(c) Mukesh Kumar Jain / मुकेश कुमार जैन

(d) Romesh Sobti / रोमेश सोबती

(e) Pallav Mohapatra / पल्लव मोहपात्रा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar was on 29th April appointed Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for a period of three years. Rajiv Kumar 1984 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS official, was in July 2019 designated as the Finance Secretary and retired in February this year. He will succeed the incumbent Kapil Dev Tripathi, a 1980 batch retired Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS official.

Q.11. International Dance Day is celebrated every year on _______________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय नृत्य दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 26 April / 26 अप्रैल

(b) 27 April / 27 अप्रैल

(c) 28 April / 28 अप्रैल

(d) 29 April / 29 अप्रैल

(e) 30 April / 30 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April. The day is observed to appreciate the art form. It encourages participation and education in dance. The day is celebrated with people from all over the world contributing to dance. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that people stay at homes and celebrate International Dance Day from their homes.

Q.12. Which country has lost the hosting rights of 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship?

किस देश ने 2021 पुरुषों की विश्व मुक्केबाजी चैम्पियनशिप के मेजबानी अधिकार खो दिए हैं?

(a) Colombia / कोलम्बिया

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) Qatar / कतर

(d) Serbia / सर्बिया

(e) India / भारत

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India has lost the hosting rights of the 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) failed to pay the host fee to International Boxing Association (AIBA). The hosting rights of men’s world boxing championship have now been given to Serbia. BFI acknowledged the cancellation and the delay in the payment but blamed it on the procedural complications of AIBA. The amount to the international boxing association was estimated to be USD 4 million and the payment was to be made by the host country on December 2, 2019. India will also have to pay the cancellation fee penalty of USD 500.

Q.13. Irrfan Khan has passed away recently. He was an ______________.

इरफान खान का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक ______________ थे।

 (a) Politician / राजनीतिज्ञ

(b) Freedom Fighter / स्वतंत्रता सेनानी

(c) Actor / अभिनेता

(d) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(e) Painter / चित्रकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In extremely sad news, Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 54. The actor was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai after suffering from colon infection

Q.14. Where is the Headquarters of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)?

एशिया-प्रशांत आर्थिक सहयोग (APEC) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) France / फ्रांस

(b) Switzerland / स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Philippines / फिलीपींस

(d) United Kingdom / यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) Singapore / सिंगापुर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Singapore

Q.15. Where is the Headquarters of World Health Organization (WHO)?

विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन (WHO) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Manila, Philippines / मनिला, फिलीपींस

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) Washington, D.C., United States / वाशिंगटन, डी.सी., यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

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