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

Daily Current Affairs 29th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state Young Advocates Welfare Fund has been launched recently?

हाल ही में किस राज्य में युवा अधिवक्ता कल्याण कोष शुरू किया गया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Young Advocates Welfare Fund has been launched in Tamil Nadu. The Young Advocates Welfare Scheme is aimed at helping such fresh candidates to withstand the initial challenges.

Aims: It provides monthly financial assistance of three thousand rupees each for two years to the lawyers who just come out of law colleges.

Q.2. Name the mobile app launched by Delhi CM to redress pollution complaints.

प्रदूषण की शिकायतों के निवारण के लिए दिल्ली सीएम द्वारा शुरू किए गए मोबाइल ऐप का नाम बताएं। 

(a) Greenify / ग्रीनिफाई

(b) Harit Dilli / हरित दिल्ली

(c) Green Redressal / ग्रीन रिड्रेसल

(d) Delhi Hariyali / दिल्ली हरियाली

(e) Green Delhi / ग्रीन दिल्ली

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 29th October launched the ‘Green Delhi’ mobile application using which citizens can bring pollution causing activities to the government’s notice.

Citizens can click pictures or make a video of pollution causing activities, such as burning of garbage, industrial pollution, dust etc. and upload them on the application.

Q.3. How much line of credit amount has been offered by India to central Asian countries for priority developmental projects?

भारत द्वारा मध्य एशियाई देशों को प्राथमिकता विकासात्मक परियोजनाओं के लिए कितनी राशि की पेशकश की गई है?

(a) $1 billion / $ 1 बिलियन

(b) $3 billion / $ 3 बिलियन

(c) $5 billion / $ 5 बिलियन

(d) $7 billion / $ 7 बिलियन

(e) $9 billion / $ 9 बिलियन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India announced to extend USD 1 billion line of credit for priority developmental projects in central Asian countries on October 28, 2020. India also vow to further expand cooperation with the resource-rich region including confrontation of the common challenges of terrorism and extremism.

The virtual meeting was chaired by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his counterparts from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Benefit: These countries would utilize the priority developmental projects in fields including the connectivity, IT, energy, education, healthcare and agriculture.

Q.4. On which Bank, RBI has imposed Rs 22 lakh fine for violating marketing norms for financial products?

किस बैंक पर RBI ने वित्तीय उत्पादों के लिए विपणन मानदंडों का उल्लंघन करने के लिए 22 लाख रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(b) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(c) Federal Bank / फेडरल बैंक

(d) DCB Bank / डीसीबी बैंक

(e) IDFC FIRST Bank / IDFC फर्स्ट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Private sector lender DCB Bank on 29th October said RBI has imposed a fine of Rs 22 lakh on the bank for violating marketing norms for financial products. The Reserve Bank imposed the penalty by an order dated October 28.

The RBI has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 22 lakh on DCB Bank for non-compliance with certain provisions of directions issued by RBI contained in the circular on ‘Marketing/distribution of mutual fund/insurance etc.

Q.5. Which bank has recently signed a $1 billion loan agreement with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)?

किस बैंक ने हाल ही में जापान बैंक फॉर इंटरनेशनल कोऑपरेशन (JBIC) के साथ $ 1 बिलियन के ऋण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(c) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) Allahabad Bank / इलाहाबाद बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a loan agreement of up to $1 billion with The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). The loan will facilitate the operations of Japanese car companies in India. The financing will assist in Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

While $600 million will be financed by JBIC, the rest will come from other participating lenders which include the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank, Shizuoka Bank and Bank of Yokohama.

Aims: The loan is intended to promote the smooth flow of funds for the whole range of business operations of Japanese automobile manufacturers in India.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Dr Trust?

डॉ ट्रस्ट के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(b) Viswanathan Anand / विश्वनाथन आनंद

(c) Salman Khan / सलमान खान

(d) Suniel Shetty / सुनील शेट्टी

(e) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Healthcare brand Dr Trust has signed ace Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma as its new brand ambassador.

Rohit Sharma will be featured in a new integrated campaign for Dr Trust which will run across TV, print and online channels as well as in-store – rolling out from October 2020.

Q.7. Which of the following organization has won the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने 2020 संयुक्त राष्ट्र वैश्विक जलवायु कार्रवाई पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) World Food Programme / विश्व खाद्य कार्यक्रम

(b) Green Climate Fund / हरित जलवायु कोष

(c) Global Himalayan Expedition / ग्लोबल हिमालयन एक्सपेडिशन

(d) UN Environment Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम

(e) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change / जलवायु परिवर्तन पर अंतर सरकारी पैनल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Global Himalayan Expedition, an Indian organisation that leverages tourism and technology to help remote communities access solar energy has won a prestigious UN award for its efforts to combat climate change amid the COVID-19 pandemic. GHE is among the winners of the 2020 UN Global Climate Action Award.

GHE is one of the world’s first organisations using tourism and technology to bring solar energy to remote communities.

Q.8. Who has won the best Child/Young Actress award at the Las Vegas Movie Awards 2020?

लास वेगास मूवी अवार्ड्स 2020 में सर्वश्रेष्ठ बाल / युवा अभिनेत्री का पुरस्कार किसने जीता है?

(a) Sanjita Chanu / संजीता चानू

(b) Freya Thakral / फ्रेया ठकराल

(c) Ridhima Pandey / रिधिमा पांडे

(d) K Mahashweta / के महाश्वेता

(e) Angela Merkel / एंजेला मर्केल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ten-year-old K Mahashweta, a Class V student from Tiruppur, has acted in four Malayalam short films and has already won two international awards for her acting skills.

The latest one is the Best Child/Young Actress award for her role in the short film Grandma Toy at the Las Vegas Movie Awards 2020. The short fetched Mahashweta the award in the category Five to 12 years that had contestants from 100 countries.

Q.9. Who has been awarded “Dr Tulsi Das Chugh Award-2020?

किसे “डॉ तुलसी दास चुघ पुरस्कार –2020से सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

(b) Satish Mishra / सतीश मिश्रा

(c) Chhannulal Mishra / छन्नूलाल मिश्रा

(d) Nitin Sethi / नितिन सेठी

(e) Shiv Sahay Singh / शिव सहाय सिंह

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) has selected the Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, (CSIR-CDRI)-Lucknow, Dr Satish Mishra for “Dr.Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020”.

He is awarded for his research work on Malaria parasite’s life cycle which is a complex process involving two hosts and three invasive stages.

Q.10. Which space agency is going to launch earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine international customer spacecraft?

कौन सी अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी पृथ्वी अवलोकन उपग्रह EOS-01 और नौ अंतरराष्ट्रीय ग्राहक अंतरिक्ष यान लॉन्च करने जा रही है?

(a) JAXA / जाक्सा

(b) ISRO / इसरो

(c) Roscosmos / रोस्कोस्मोस

(d) NASA / नासा


Answer & Explanation

Exp. India would launch its latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine international customer spacecraft onboard its Polar rocket PSLV-C49 from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 7.

This is the first launch by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) since the COVID-19 induced lockdown came into force in March. EOS-01 is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.

Q.11. Keshubhai Patel has passed away recently. He was the former CM of which state?

केशुभाई पटेल का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस राज्य के पूर्व सीएम थे?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Gujarat / गुजरात

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel has passed away at the age of 92 years. Keshubhai Patel, a veteran BJP leader, was the chief minister of Gujarat for two terms.

Keshubhai Patel was Gujarat chief minister in 1995 and again during 1998-2001 before Narendra Modi succeeded him as Gujarat chief minister.

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