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

Daily Current Affairs 29th September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched the ‘Paryatan Sanjeevani Scheme’ to provide loan up to Rs 20 lakh to entrepreneurs to revive the tourism industry?

किस राज्य सरकार ने पर्यटन उद्योग को पुनर्जीवित करने के लिए उद्यमियों को 20 लाख रुपये तक का ऋण प्रदान करने के लिए पर्यटन संजीवनी योजनाशुरू की है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Goa / गोवा

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday announced a new scheme under which loan up to Rs 20 lakh with interest subsidy would be provided to entrepreneurs to revive the tourism industry, the worst-affected sector by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the ‘Paryatan Sanjeevani Scheme’, loan between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 20 lakh will be extended to interested local youths to take up new initiatives so that the tourism sector gets a fresh lease of life amid the coronavirus crisis.

Q.2. Which organization has developed the Vaccine portal for COVID-19 that has been launched by the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan?

केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री डॉ हर्षवर्धन द्वारा लॉन्च किए गए COVID-19 के लिए वैक्सीन पोर्टल किस संगठन ने विकसित किया है?

(a) Indian Council of Medical Research / भारतीय चिकित्सा अनुसंधान परिषद

(b) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research / वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद

(c) Department of Biotechnology / जैव प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग

(d) Indian Institute of Science Education and Research / भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा और अनुसंधान संस्थान

(e) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi / भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दिल्ली

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(a)

Exp. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the vaccine portal for Covid-19 on September 28, 2020 in order to create awareness among masses.

Portal will share the vaccine related information. It will update regarding the Indian efforts towards vaccine development against COVID-19.

The ‘vaccine web portal’ and the ‘National Clinical Registry for COVID-19’ have been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and was launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, according to a health ministry statement.

Q.3. Moctar Ouane has been appointed as the new prime minister of which of the following country?

मोक्टार उआने को निम्नलिखित में से किस देश का नया प्रधानमंत्री नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Nigeria / नाइजीरिया

(b) Mali / माली

(c) Eritrea / इरिट्रिया

(d) Sudan / सूडान

(e) Yemen / यमन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Mali’s transitional president appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane, on 27th September as the West African nation’s prime minister days after being sworn into office.

The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an Aug. 18 coup. ECOWAS had closed borders to Mali and stopped financial flows to put pressure on the junta to quickly return to a civilian government.

Former Defense Minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N’Daw was inducted Friday as the new transitional president.

Q.4. From when the “Positive Pay System” will be implemented by RBI for cheque payments (above Rs 50,000) to prevent cases of banking fraud?

बैंकिंग धोखाधड़ी के मामलों को रोकने के लिए चेक भुगतान (50,000 रुपये से ऊपर) के लिए RBI द्वारा “पॉजिटिव पे प्रणाली” कब से लागू की जाएगी?

(a) November 15, 2020 / 15 नवंबर, 2020

(b) December 31, 2020 / 31 दिसंबर, 2020

(c) January 1, 2021 / 1 जनवरी, 2021

(d) January 31, 2021 / 31 जनवरी, 2021

(e) March 31, 2021 / 31 मार्च, 2021

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come up with positive pay system for cheque payments to prevent cases of banking fraud. It will be implemented from January 1, 2021.

Customers will now have to furnish details of cheques like name of the beneficiary, payee, amount to the drawee bank and date through available means, SMS, internet banking or ATM and mobile app. This will be applicable if the amount mentioned on the cheque is above Rs 50,000.

Q.5. Who has been given additional charge of National Security Guard (NSG) Director General?

किसे राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा गार्ड (NSG) के महानिदेशक का अतिरिक्त प्रभार दिया गया है?

(a) Surjeet Singh Deswal / सुरजीत सिंह देसवाल

(b) Arvind Ranjan / अरविंद रंजन

(c) Anand Prakash Maheshwari / आनंद प्रकाश माहेश्वरी

(d) Rajesh Ranjan / राजेश रंजन

(e) P S Ranipse / पी एस रानीपसे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. ITBP Director General, S S Deswal has been given the additional charge of counter-terrorism force National Security Guard (NSG) as its incumbent chief A K Singh is going to retire on September 30.

The ”black cat” commandos of the force are based in five hubs across the country, apart from their main garrison in Gurgaon”s Manesar.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as new chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)?

भारतीय दूरसंचार नियामक प्राधिकरण (TRAI) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) PD Vaghela / पीडी वाघेला

(b) Rajat Sud / रजत सूद

(c) AK Dixit / ए के दीक्षित

(d) Simanchala Dash / सीमांचला दाश

(e) Anil Dhasmana / अनिल धस्माना

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed P.D. Vaghela as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

He will succeed RS Sharma, who was at the helm of the sector regulator for five years.

Q.7. Who has been roped by RBI for customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters?

सीधे-सादे खाताधारकों को धोखेबाजों से बचाने के लिए ग्राहक जागरूकता अभियानों के लिए आरबीआई द्वारा किसे चयनित किया गया है?

(a) Yuvraj Singh / युवराज सिंह

(b) Aamir Khan / आमिर खान

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Sonu Sood / सोनू सूद

(e) Amitabh Bachchan / अमिताभ बच्चन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Reserve Bank has roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the customer awareness campaign to prevent gullible account holders from being duped by fraudsters.

As part of the public awareness initiative of RBI, the regulator keeps informing about dos and don’ts that have to be followed by customers to transact safely and securely.

Q.8. Who has been honoured with Lata Mangeshkar award 2020-21?

लता मंगेशकर पुरस्कार 2020-21 से किसे सम्मानित किया गया है?

(a) Asha Bhonsle / आशा भोंसले

(b) S P Balasubramaniam / एस पी बालासुब्रमण्यम

(c) Chhannulal Mishra / छन्नूलाल मिश्रा

(d) Usha Mangeshkar / उषा मंगेशकर

(e) Venu Srinivasan / वेणु श्रीनिवासन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. The Maharashtra government has announced the Gan Samragni Lata Mangeshkar award for the year 2020-21 to veteran female playback singer Usha Mangeshkar.

The award is given by the cultural department of the state government. The award includes a cash prize of five lakh rupees, a certificate and a memento.

Q.9. World Heart Day is annually observed on ____________________.

विश्व हृदय दिवस प्रतिवर्ष ____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 26 September / 26 सितंबर

(b) 27 September / 27 सितंबर

(c) 28 September / 28 सितंबर

(d) 29 September / 29 सितंबर

(e) 30 September / 30 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. World Heart Day is annually observed on September 29 around the globe in an effort to raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases, their prevention and global impact.

This World Heart Day 2020, the aim is to make people aware of taking care of their heart during the pandemic. During the current pandemic, people with cardiovascular diseases should take extra care of themselves to stay healthy.

Q.10. What was the theme for World Heart Day 2020?

विश्व हृदय दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या था?

(a) Love your heart

(b) Use Heart To Beat Cardiovascular Disease

(c) My Heart, Your Hear

(d) Share the power

(e) Power Your Life

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. World Heart Day is annually observed on September 29 around the globe in an effort to raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases, their prevention and global impact.

This World Heart Day 2020, the aim is to make people aware of taking care of their heart during the pandemic. During the current pandemic, people with cardiovascular diseases should take extra care of themselves to stay healthy.

Theme 2020: “Use Heart To Beat Cardiovascular Disease”

Q.11. What is the capital of Mali?

माली की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Amsterdam / एम्स्टर्डम

(b) Luanda‎ / लुआंडा

(c) Windhoek / विंडहोक

(d) Maputo‎ / मापुटो

(e) Bamako / बमाको

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Capital: Bamako

Currency: West African CFA franc

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