Daily Current Affairs :2nd and 3rd May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 2nd and 3rd May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which Union Minister has released an e-book “Prof. B.B. Lal -India Rediscovered” on the 100th birth anniversary of great archaeologist Professor B. B. Lal?

 किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने महान पुरातत्वविद् प्रोफेसर बी.बी. लाल की 100 वीं जयंती पर एक ई-पुस्तक “प्रो बी.बी. लाल -इंडिया रिडिस्कवर” जारी किया है?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(e) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Union Culture Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel released an e-book “Prof B.B. Lal -India Rediscovered” on 2 May on the occasion of the centenary year of great archaeologist Professor B. B. Lal. The book is a tribute from the Ministry of Culture for his immense contribution to the field of archaeology. The book is a centenary special edition that has been prepared by the Ministry of culture in collaboration with Prof B B Lal Centenary Celebration Committee

Q.2. Name the new app which has been launched by CSIR to provide timely logistics support to farmers.

किसानों को समय पर रसद सहायता प्रदान करने के लिए CSIR द्वारा शुरू किए गए नए ऐप का नाम बताएं।

(a) Kisan Dost / किसान दोस्त

(b) Kisan Sabha / किसान सभा

(c) Kisan Rath / किसान रथ

(d) Kisan Saathi / किसान साथी

(e) Kisan samadhan / किसान समाधान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. The Kisan Sabha application was launched by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Road Research Institute (CSIR-CRRI) on May 1, 2020. The application will connect farmers to freight transportation management and supply chain amid COVID-19 lockdown. The farmers are presently facing difficulty in transporting their harvest to the market or procuring seeds or fertilizers in the wake of the nationwide lockdown. Hence, proper supply chain management is required to facilitate the timely delivery of the produce at the best pricing.

Q.3. Five more States & UTs have been added under “One Nation One Ration Card” platform by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Name the minister responsible for the ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

उपभोक्ता मामलों, खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्री द्वारा “वन नेशन वन राशन कार्ड” प्लेटफॉर्म के तहत पांच और राज्यों और केंद्रशासित प्रदेशों को जोड़ा गया है। उपभोक्ता मामलों, खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय के लिए जिम्मेदार मंत्री का नाम बताइए।

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(e) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan approved the integration of 5 States and Union Territories (UTs) with the National Cluster under the “One Nation One Ration Card” plan. The 5 states/UTs include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. Already 12 states are under the One Nation One Ration Card plan. The 12 are Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Tripura.

Q.4. Which union minister has attended an extraordinary virtual ‘G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ meet?

किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने एक असाधारण वर्चुअल G20 डिजिटल अर्थव्यवस्था मंत्रियों” की बैठक में भाग लिया है?

(a) Thawar Chand Gehlot / थावर चंद गहलोत

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Ram Vilas Paswan / राम विलास पासवान

(d) Narendra Singh Tomar / नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर

(e) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Communications and Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad emphasized on the responsibility of G20 nations to focus on making inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of the ongoing pandemic. The Minister was attending an extraordinary virtual G20 Digital Economy Ministers meeting to discuss the challenges posed by the pandemic and to forge a global coordinated response harnessing Digital Technologies.

Q.5. What is the name of the NASA’s 1st Mars helicopter which has been named by Vaneeza, an Indian-origin girl?

नासा के पहले मंगल हेलीकॉप्टर का नाम क्या है जिसे भारतीय मूल की लड़की वेनिजा ने नाम दिया है?

(a) Candor / कैन्दोर

(b) Ingot / इंगोट

(c) Magnum / मैग्नम

(d) Ingenuity / इन्जेनुइति

(e) Aquacade / एक्वाकैड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. NASA has developed a new Mars helicopter and Vaneeza Rupani, a high schooler from Northport, Alabama, was bestowed the honour to name it. In a historic event, the 17-year-old girl of Indian origin Vaneeza has officially named NASA’s first Mars helicopter ‘Ingenuity’ and everyone loves it. It will be the first aircraft to attempt powered flight on another planet.

Q.6. Which of the following Mumbai based bank’s banking license has been canceled by RBI?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन से मुंबई स्थित बैंक का बैंकिंग लाइसेंस RBI द्वारा रद्द कर दिया गया है?

(a) CKP Co-operative Bank / CKP को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(b) Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank / शिवालिक मर्केंटाइल को-ऑपरेटिव बैंक

(c) Surat national Co-operative bank / सूरत राष्ट्रीय सहकारी बैंक

(d) Apna Sahakari Co-Op Bank / अपना सहकारी को-ओप बैंक

(e) Mehsana Urban Co-Op Bank / मेहसाना अर्बन को-ओप बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 2nd May cancelled the license of Mumbai-based CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd. The bank has about 97 percent NPAs. The license of CKP Co-operative Bank Ltd has been cancelled with effect from the close of business on April 30, 2020, as the bank’s financial position had worsened. “The bank is not satisfying the requirement of minimum capital and reserves. The bank is not in a position to pay its present and future depositors, thereby not complying with Section 22(3) (a) read with Section 56 of the Act,” the RBI said.

Q.7. Which state/UT’s Saffron has got Geographical Indication (GI) tag?

किस राज्य / केन्द्र शासित प्रदेश के केसर को भौगोलिक संकेत (GI) टैग मिला है?

(a) Jammu & Kashmir / जम्मू & कश्मीर

(b) Manipur / मणिपुर

(c) Nagaland / नागालैंड

(d) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(e) Sikkim / सिक्किम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. One of the most popular spices known for its aroma, the Kashmiri Saffron has received geographical indication (GI) tag. The recognition was formally published in the latest GI Journal by the GI Registry. As per the documents, the Geographical Indication Registry has approved the GI tagging on the saffron with GI no 635.

Q.8. Which company has got the approval of Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the proposed 49% acquisition of Reliance BP Mobility Limited?

रिलायंस बीपी मोबिलिटी लिमिटेड के प्रस्तावित 49% अधिग्रहण के लिए किस कंपनी को भारत के प्रतिस्पर्धा आयोग (CCI) की मंजूरी मिल गई है?

(a) BP Global Investments Ltd / बीपी ग्लोबल इनवेस्टमेंट्स लिमिटेड

(b) Saudi Aramco / सऊदी अरामको

(c) Chevron Corporation / शेवरॉन कॉर्पोरेशन

(d) Tiger Midco LLC / टाइगर मिडको एलएलसी

(e) OMV Group / OMV समूह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the proposed combination between BP Global Investments Ltd and Reliance BP Mobility Ltd (RBPML) under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act 2002. The proposed combination relates to transfer to RBPML of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its group entities’ entire undertaking pertaining to the business of owning, operating and conducting petroleum retail and related activities in India.

Q.9. Which company has got the approval of Competition Commission of India (CCI) for proposed acquisition of 100% shares and control of Tech Data Corporation?

टेक डेटा कॉर्पोरेशन के 100% शेयरों और नियंत्रण के प्रस्तावित अधिग्रहण के लिए किस कंपनी को भारत के प्रतिस्पर्धा आयोग (CCI) की मंजूरी मिली है?

(a) BP Global Investments Ltd / बीपी ग्लोबल इनवेस्टमेंट्स लिमिटेड

(b) Saudi Aramco / सऊदी अरामको

(c) Chevron Corporation / शेवरॉन कॉर्पोरेशन

(d) Tiger Midco LLC / टाइगर मिडको एलएलसी

(e) OMV Group / OMV समूह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves the proposed acquisition of 100% shares and control of Tech Data Corporation by Tiger Midco LLC. The proposed combination relates to the acquisition of Tech Data Corporation (Tech Data) by Tiger Midco LLC (Tiger Midco) by way of merger of Tech Data with a wholly owned subsidiary of Tiger Midco, viz., Merger Sub.

Q.10. Who has assumed charge as Secretary of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways?

सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्रालय के सचिव के रूप में किसने पदभार ग्रहण किया है?

(a) T S Tirumurti / टी एस तिरुमूर्ति

(b) Giridhar Aramane / गिरिधर अरमाने

(c) Neeraj Dhawan / नीरज धवन

(d) Ramesh Babu V / रमेश बाबु वी

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Shri Giridhar Aramane assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. He held briefing meetings with senior officers to review the work of the Ministry and discussed pressing issues especially in the light of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.11. Who has been appointed as Chief Risk Officer of Yes Bank?

यस बैंक के मुख्य जोखिम अधिकारी के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) T S Tirumurti / टी एस तिरुमूर्ति

(b) Giridhar Aramane / गिरिधर अरमाने

(c) Neeraj Dhawan / नीरज धवन

(d) Ramesh Babu V / रमेश बाबु वी

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. Yes Bank appointed Neeraj Dhawan as its Chief Risk Officer (CRO) with immediate effect. Neeraj was appointed for a period of three years. He assumed charge on 2 May. He replaced Ashish Agarwal, the current CRO, who will be transitioning to a new role in the bank. Neeraj Dhawan: Neeraj Dhawan held the position of chief risk officer for retail and business banking at Yes Bank. He has experience of over 29 years of financial services and banking industry.

Q.12. International Astronomy Day is celebrated on _______________ every year.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय खगोल विज्ञान दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 May / 4 मई

(b) 3 May / 3 मई

(c) 2 May / 2 मई

(d) 1 May / 1 मई

(e) 30 April / 30 अप्रैल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year — one in autumn and another in spring. The Astronomy Day 2020 is celebrated on May 2. The world will celebrate the next Astronomy Day on September 26. On this day, museums, societies, astronomical institutions and planetariums organise seminars, workshops and other fun-filled activities to spread awareness about the world of astronomy. According to starwalk space, in 1973, Doug Berger, president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California, had organised the celebration of first Astronomy Day. The idea behind observing the day is to create awareness and educate people about the beautiful universe.

Q.13. World Laughter Day 2020 was celebrated on _____________.

विश्व हँसी दिवस 2020 _____________ पर मनाया गया।

(a) 5 May / 5 मई

(b) 4 May / 4 मई

(c) 3 May / 3 मई

(d) 2 May / 2 मई

(e) 1 May / 1 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. This year the World Laughter Day falls on May 03, 2020. Every year more than 70 countries around the world celebrate World Laughter Day on the first Sunday of May. The World Laughter Day was first celebrated on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India. The day was arranged by Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

Q.14. World Laughter Day is celebrated every year on _____________.

विश्व हँसी दिवस हर साल _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) First Sunday of May / मई का पहला रविवार

(b) First Monday of May / मई का पहला सोमवार

(c) First Tuesday of May / मई का पहला मंगलवार

(d) First Wednesday of May / मई का पहला बुधवार

(e) First Thursday of May / मई का पहला गुरुवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. World Laughter Day is an annual event celebrated on the first Sunday of May to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits. This year the day falls on May 03, 2020. Every year more than 70 countries around the world celebrate World Laughter Day on the first Sunday of May. The World Laughter Day was first celebrated on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India. The day was arranged by Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

Q.15. World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on _____________ every year.

विश्व प्रेस स्वतंत्रता दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष _____________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 5 May / 5 मई

(b) 4 May / 4 मई

(c) 3 May / 3 मई

(d) 2 May / 2 मई

(e) 1 May / 1 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(c)

Exp. World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May every year. The day aims to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom and pay tribute to journalists who have laid down their lives in the exercise of their profession. The day also focuses to assess its state around the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence.

Q.16. What is the theme for World Press Freedom Day 2020?

विश्व प्रेस स्वतंत्रता दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality, and Media Safety in the Digital Age

(b) Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation

(c) Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law

(d) Journalism Without Fear or Favour

(e) Media Freedom for a Better Future

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(d)

Exp. The theme of 2020: “Journalism Without Fear or Favour.”

Q.17. Which organization has approved USD 400 million to improve coastal resources in India?

किस संगठन ने भारत में तटीय संसाधनों में सुधार के लिए 400 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर की मंजूरी दी है?

(a) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) European Central Bank / यूरोपीय सेंट्रल बैंक

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

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(e)

Exp. “The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors 30th April approved USD 400 million multi-year financing envelope to help India enhance its coastal resources, protect coastal populations from pollution, erosion, and sea-level rise, and improve livelihood opportunities for coastal communities,” said the World Bank. “The multi-year financial support responds to the growing need to safeguard India’s coastal and marine assets over the next decade. The program will help protect coastal resources by focusing on the rehabilitation of coastal beaches and mangroves.

Q.18. Finance Ministry has internally projected FY21 GDP growth to be around ________________.

वित्त मंत्रालय ने आंतरिक रूप से वित्त वर्ष 2021 की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान ________________ के आसपास लगाया है।

(a) 0.5-1 %

(b) 1-1.5 %

(c) 1-2 %

(d) 2-2.5 %

(e) 2-3 %

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(e)

Exp. The Centre is yet to announce new economic growth and budgetary estimates for 2020-21 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting nationwide lockdown. However, the Finance Ministry is internally projecting FY21 GDP growth to be around 2-3 per cent, down from the 6-6.5 per cent given in the 2019-20 Economic Survey.

Q.19. Who became the first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award?

फेड कप हार्ट अवार्ड के लिए नामांकित होने वाले पहला भारतीय कौन बना?

(a) Saina Nehwal / साइना नेहवाल

(b) Srikanth Kidambi / श्रीकांत किदांबी

(c) Sania Mirza / सानिया मिर्जा

(d) B. Sai Praneeth / बी साई प्रणीत

(e) PV Sindhu / पीवी सिंधु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(c)

Exp. Sania Mirza became the first Indian to be nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia/Oceania Zone along with Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia, Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit and Luxembourg’s Eleonora Molinaro from Europe/Africa, Fernanda Contreras Gomes of Mexico and Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg from Americas. The voting for the award opens from 1st May until 8th May.

Q.20. Who is the author of the new book “Shivaji in South Block: The Unwritten History of a Proud People”?

नई पुस्तक “शिवाजी इन साउथ ब्लॉक: द अनरिटेन हिस्ट्री ऑफ़ ए प्राउड पीपल” के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) V. Krishnaswamy / वी कृष्णस्वामी

(b) Ajit Kumar Mohanty / अजीत कुमार मोहंती

(c) Ramchandra Guha / रामचंद्र गुहा 

(d) Girish Kuber / गिरीश कुबेर

(e) Boria Majumdar / बोरिया मजूमदार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(d)

Exp. A New book named” Shivaji in South Block: The Unwritten History of a Proud People” written by journalist Girish Kuber talks about the Maharashtra’s evolution from the past to the modern times and its contribution to the tapestry of the country’s culture, politics, history and society.

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