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

Daily Current Affairs 29th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s CM has launched world’s largest convalescent plasma therapy-cum- trial project for treatment of critical COVID-19 patients?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने गंभीर COVID-19 रोगियों के इलाज के लिए दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा दीक्षांत प्लाज्मा थेरेपी-कम-ट्रायल प्रोजेक्ट लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on 29th June launched convalescent plasma therapy-cum- trial project for treatment of critical COVID-19 patients with a state medical education department official calling it the largest initiative of its kind in the world.

Convalescent plasma therapy, also called passive antibody therapy, seeks to obtain plasma from the blood of people who have recovered from the infection to inject into patients undergoing treatment.

“The project, titled ‘Platina’, is the largest convalescent plasma therapy-cum-trial project in the world.

Note: About Maharashtra

Capital: Mumbai

Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Chief Minister: Uddhav Thackeray

Q.2. Which state/UT Government has announced to set up the First “Plasma Bank” in India at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS)?

किस राज्य / केंद्र शासित प्रदेश सरकार ने इंस्टिट्यूट ऑफ़ लीवर एंड बिलीरी साइंसेज (ILBS) में भारत का पहला “प्लाज्मा बैंक” स्थापित करने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Delhi / दिल्ली

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(c)

Exp. Delhi government on 29th June announced setting up of a plasma bank for the treatment of covid-19 patients. Delhi was one of the first states to have given a go-ahead for plasma therapy in April.

The facility will be set up at Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) and will be made available for government and private hospitals after getting a doctor’s recommendation.

Q.3. Which of the following state is going to launch “Kill Corona campaign” from July 1 to screen the entire population?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा राज्य 1 जुलाई से “किल कोरोना अभियान” शुरू करने जा रहा है ताकि पूरी आबादी को स्क्रीन किया जा सके?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Madhya Pradesh government will launch a ‘Kill Corona campaign’ from July 1 to screen entire population of the state in a fortnight. This was decided at a meeting chaired by chief minister Shviraj Singh Chouhan. “The campaign will start from Bhopal.

Q.4. Name the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries who launched PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FPE) scheme.

केंद्रीय खाद्य प्रसंस्करण उद्योग मंत्री का नाम बताएं जिन्होंने “PM फॉर्मलाईजेसन ऑफ़ माइक्रो फूड प्रोसेसिंग एंटरप्राइजेज (PM FPE) योजना” शुरू किया।

(a) Pralhad Joshi / प्रल्हाद जोशी

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi / मुख्तार अब्बास नकवी 

(d) Harsimrat Kaur Badal / हरसिमरत कौर बादल

(e) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेंद्र सिंह शेखावत

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. The government on 29th June launched the PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme as a part of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ and as a part of Prime Minister’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. Launched by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the scheme would generate a total investment of Rs 35,000 crore and generate 9 lakh skilled semi-skilled employment.

Purpose: It will benefit 8 lakh units through access to information, training, better exposure and formalization.

Q.5. How much amount have been granted by Union Government for emergency funds to Armed Forces for war preparedness?

युद्ध की तैयारियों के लिए सशस्त्र बलों को आपातकालीन धनराशि के लिए केंद्र सरकार ने कितनी राशि प्रदान की है?

(a) Rs 300 crores / 300 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 400 crores / 400 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 492 crores / 492 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 500 crores / 500 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 630 crores / 630 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Central Government has granted special financial powers of Rs 500 crore as emergency funds to armed forces for war preparedness amid ongoing border tensions with China. Under this financial aid, the three defence services (Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force) can buy any weapon system or any in inventory upto Rs 500 cr in consultation with the Department of Military Affairs (DMA).

Q.6. With which country India has signed pact for Kholongchhu project, their first joint venture hydropower project?

भारत ने किस देश के साथ खोलोंगछु परियोजना के लिए समझौता किया है, जो उनका पहला संयुक्त उद्यम जलविद्युत परियोजना है?

(a) Nepal / नेपाल

(b) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(c) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान 

(d) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(e) Bhutan / भूटान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(e)

Exp. India and Bhutan took a major step forward for the construction of the 600 MW Kholongchhu project, their first hydropower joint venture project in Bhutan’s less developed eastern region of Trashiyangtse. The project’s “Concession agreement,” which was signed in the presence via video-conference.

First time an India-Bhutan hydropower project will be constructed as a 50:50 joint venture, not as a government-to-government agreement.

Note: About Bhutan

Capital: Thimphu

Prime minister: Lotay Tshering

Currency: Ngultrum

Q.7. Which organization has approved USD 500 Million for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS) to improve quality of education system in six Indian states?

किस संगठन ने छह भारतीय राज्यों में शिक्षा प्रणाली की गुणवत्ता में सुधार के लिए “स्ट्रेंथेनिंग टीचिंग-लर्निंग एंड रिजल्ट फॉर स्टेट्स प्रोग्राम” (STARS) के लिए USD 500 मिलियन की मंजूरी दी है?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. The World Bank on 28th June Announced its Board of Executive Directors has approved USD 500 million (about Rs 3,700 crore) loan to improve quality and governance of school education in six Indian states. The board approved a loan for Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Program (STARS) on June 24, 2020.

“Some 250 million students (between the age of 6 and 17) in 1.5 million schools, and over 10 million teachers will benefit from the program. The STARS program builds on the long partnership between India and the World Bank (since 1994), for strengthening public school education and to support the country’s goal of providing Education for All. Prior to STARS, the bank had provided a total assistance of more than USD 3 billion towards this goal.

At the national level, through the Samagra Shiksha, and in partnership with the states of Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.

Q.8. Lazarus Chakwera has sworn in as the president of which country?

लाजरस चकवेरा ने किस देश के राष्ट्रपति के रूप में शपथ ली है?

(a) Guatemala / ग्वाटेमाला

(b) Belize / बेलीज

(c) Gabon / गैबॉन

(d) Honduras / होंडुरास

(e) Malawi / मलावी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. The new President of Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera. He defeated incumbent Peter Mutharika with 58.57% of votes.

Q.9. Micheál Martin has been elected as the new Prime Minister of which country?

माइकल मार्टिन को किस देश का नया प्रधानमंत्री चुना गया है?

(a) Norway / नॉर्वे

(b) Ireland / आयरलैंड

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Micheál Martin has been named Ireland’s new prime minister nearly five months after an inconclusive election that shattered the twin pillars of Irish politics and forced them to finally govern together.

About Ireland

Capital: Dublin

Currency: Euro

Q.10. Who has become the youngest umpire to be included ICC Elite Panel?

ICC Elite पैनल में शामिल होने वाले सबसे कम उम्र के अंपायर कौन बने हैं?

(a) Srinivas Venkatraghavan / श्रीनिवास वेंकटराघवन

(b) Nitin Menon / नितिन मेनन

(c) Sundaram Ravi / सुंदरम रवि

(d) Ranjan Madugalle / रंजन मदुगले

(e) Anil Chaudhary / अनिल चौधरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. India’s Nitin Menon on 29th June became the youngest ever to be included in the International Cricket Council’s Elite Panel of Umpires for the upcoming 2020-21 season, replacing England’s Nigel Llong.

The 36-year-old, who has officiated in three Tests, 24 ODIs and 16 T20Is, is only the third from India to make it to the prestigious group after former captain Srinivas Venkatraghavan and Sundaram Ravi, who was axed last year.

Q.11. National Statistics Day is observed every year on _____________________.

राष्ट्रीय सांख्यिकी दिवस हर साल _____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 26 June / 26 जून

(b) 27 June / 27 जून

(c) 28 June / 28 जून

(d) 29 June / 29 जून

(e) 30 June / 30 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. The Government has been celebrating the Statistics Day, to popularise the use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitise the public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies. It has been designated as one of the Special Days to be celebrated at the national level and is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis, on 29th June, in recognition of his invaluable contribution in establishing the National Statistical System.

Theme 2020: SDG- 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) & SDG- 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls)

Q.12. What is the capital of Malawi?

मलावी की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Lilongwe / लिलोंग्वे

(b) San José‎ / सैन जोस

(c) Managua / मानागुआ

(d) Tegucigalpa / ‎ तेगूसिगल्पा

(e) ‎Havana‎ / हवाना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(a)

Exp. About Malawi

Capital: Lilongwe

Currency: Malawian kwacha

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