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Daily Current Affairs 2nd July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Kerala Government has announced ‘Dream Kerala’ Project. Who is the present governor of Kerala?

केरल सरकार ने “ड्रीम केरलप्रोजेक्ट की घोषणा की है। केरल का वर्तमान गवर्नर कौन है?

(a) Pinarayi Vijayan / पिनारयी विजयन

(b) Biswabhusan Harichandan / बिस्वभूषण हरिचंदन

(c) Jagdish Mukhi / जगदीश मुखी

(d) Arif Mohammad Khan / आरिफ मोहम्मद खान

(e) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(d)

Exp. Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan

The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to roll out a ”Dream Kerala Project” to tap the potential and experience of those returning from abroad and other states after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Q.2. Which country has recently joined “Alliance for Poverty Eradication” at United Nations as founding member?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र में हाल ही में कौन सा देश “गरीबी उन्मूलन के लिए गठबंधन” में संस्थापक सदस्य के रूप में शामिल हुआ है?

(a) Bahrain / बहरीन

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) India / भारत

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. India has become a founding member of an Alliance for Poverty Eradication at the UN, launched by the President of the General Assembly, aimed at focussing on efforts to boost global economy in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

President of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande will formally launch the ‘Alliance for Poverty Eradication’ on June 30.

India has joined the alliance as a founding member and stressed that ending poverty is not just about monetary compensation but guaranteeing access of the poor to quality education, healthcare, clean water, sanitation, decent housing and social security.

Q.3. Name the Former Prime minister of India in honour of whom a commemorative stamp celebrating the 100th birth anniversary will be released by the center and who is known as the ‘Father of Indian Economic Reforms’.

भारत के पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री का नाम बताइए जिनके सम्मान में 100 वीं जयंती मनाने वाला एक स्मारक डाक टिकट केंद्र द्वारा जारी किया जाएगा और जिसे भारतीय आर्थिक सुधारों के पिताके रूप में जाना जाता है।

(a) Gulzarilal Nanda / गुलजारीलाल नंदा

(b) Lal Bahadur Shastri / लाल बहादुर शास्त्री

(c) PV Narasimha Rao / पीवी नरसिम्हा राव

(d) Morarji Desai / मोरारजी देसाई

(e) Vishwanath Pratap Singh / विश्वनाथ प्रताप सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. The Centre on 30th June announced the release of a commemorative stamp in the honour of former PM PV Narasimha Rao. The decision comes a day after the national celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of Rao.

Rao served as the ninth Prime Minister of India from 1991 to 1996. He was born on June 28, 1921 in Warangal, now in Telangana. He is revered as the ‘Father of Indian Economic Reforms.’

Q.4. Which country has become the first African country to submit results for Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)?

जलवायु परिवर्तन पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र फ्रेमवर्क कन्वेंशन (UNFCCC) में वनों की कटाई और वन क्षरण (REDD +) से उत्सर्जन को कम करने के लिए परिणाम प्रस्तुत करने वाला पहला अफ्रीकी देश कौन सा देश बन गया है?

(a) Tanzania / तंज़ानिया

(b) Rwanda / रवांडा

(c) Uganda / यूगांडा 

(d) Kenya / केन्या 

(e) Ethiopia / इथियोपिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(c)

Exp. Uganda has become the first African country to submit results for Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

REDD+ is a mechanism developed by the parties to the UNFCCC to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Uganda claimed it reduced emissions by 8,070,694 tonnes of carbon dioxide for 2015-2017 in a document prepared by its Ministry of Water and Environment, the REDD+ Secretariat and National Forestry Authority.

Q.5. Which country’s President has recently won a resounding victory in his bid to stay in power until 2036?

किस देश के राष्ट्रपति ने हाल ही में 2036 तक सत्ता में बने रहने के लिए अपनी बोली में शानदार जीत हासिल की है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(e) UK / ब्रिटेन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. President Vladimir Putin has won a resounding victory in his bid to stay in power until the middle of the next decade, as Russians voted overwhelmingly to endorse the country’s political status quo, according to preliminary results. Russians went to the polls 1st July to cast ballots in a nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments. The vote paves the way for Putin, who has ruled for two decades, to remain president until 2036.

Q.6. Which of the following Bank has launched ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ App for Farmers?

निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक ने किसानों के लिए “ई – किसान धन” ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(a)

Exp. HDFC Bank launches ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers. HDFC Bank on 1st July announced the launch of ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers allover India. Through this app the farmers will be able to access a bouquet of services, both banking and agriculture, through their mobile phones.

Q.7. Who is the head of national level committee for reform in criminal law constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)?

गृह मंत्रालय (MHA) द्वारा गठित आपराधिक कानून में सुधार के लिए राष्ट्रीय स्तर की समिति का प्रमुख कौन है?

(a) B.P. Katakey / बी.पी. कटके

(b) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

(c) Uday Kotak / उदय कोटक

(d) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya / श्रीकांत माधव वैद्य

(e) Ranbir Singh / रणबीर सिंह

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has constituted a national level committee for reform in criminal law, headed by Ranbir Singh (Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi). The committee, which has several leading legal academicians on board, would be gathering opinions online, consulting with experts and collating material for their report to the government. The consultation exercise would start on July 4 and go on for the next three months.

Q.8. Who among the following has taken charge as the new chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने इंडियन ऑयल कॉर्पोरेशन (IOC) के नए अध्यक्ष के रूप में कार्यभार संभाला है?

(a) Zubair Iqbal / जुबैर इकबाल

(b) Sanjeev Srinivasan / संजीव श्रीनिवासन

(c) T V Mohandas Pai / टी वी मोहनदास पाई

(d) Shrikant Madhav Vaidya / श्रीकांत माधव वैद्य 

(e) Shiv Das Meena / शिव दास मीणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp. Shrikant Madhav Vaidya on 2nd July took charge as the new chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

Prior to his elevation, Vaidya was the Director (Refineries) on the IOC Board, since October 2019. He succeeds Sanjiv Singh, who has superannuated from the services of the Corporation on June 30.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Board of Films Certification (CBFC)?

केंद्रीय फिल्म प्रमाणन बोर्ड (CBFC) के नए मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी (CEO) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Abhas Jha / आभास झा

(b) Ravinder Bhakar / रविंदर भाकर

(c) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

(d) A K Sikri / ए के सिकरी

(e) Suman Gawani / सुमन गवानी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(b)

Exp. Mr Ravinder Bhakar assumes charge as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Central Board of Films Certification (CBFC). he is an Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer from 1999 batch. he has taken place of Anurag Srivastava.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations in Geneva?

जिनेवा में संयुक्त राष्ट्र में भारत के स्थायी प्रतिनिधि के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Malini Shankar / मालिनी शंकर

(b) Indra Mani Pandey / इंद्रा मणि पाण्डेय

(c) Ashok Michael Pinto / अशोक माइकल पिंटो

(d) Manisha Singh / मनीषा सिंह

(e) Taranjit Singh Bagga / तरनजीत सिंह बग्गा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. Indra Mani Pandey has been appointed as India’s next Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva.

Mr Pandey, a 1990-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently serving as an additional secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Mr Pandey succeeds Rajiv K Chander in Geneva.

Q.11. Which Indian-American has been named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as “2020 Great Immigrants” honourees?

न्यूयॉर्क के कार्नेगी कॉर्पोरेशन ने किस भारतीय-अमेरिकी को “2020 ग्रेट इमिग्रेंट्स” सम्मान के रूप में नामित किया है?

(a) Siddhartha Mukherjee / सिद्धार्थ मुखर्जी

(b) Raj Chetty / राज चेट्टी

(c) Renjith Kumar / रंजित कुमार

(d) Jadav Payeng / जादव पायेंग

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Two renowned Indian-Americans who have contributed towards the efforts in mitigating the COVID-19 health crisis are among the 38 immigrants honoured by a prestigious American foundation ahead of US Independence Day commemoration this year.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Raj Chetty have been named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as ‘2020 Great Immigrants’ honourees.

Q.12. Name the author who has won the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

उस लेखक का नाम बताइए, जिसने 2020 का राष्ट्रमंडल लघु कथा पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) Neha Dwivedi / नेहा द्विवेदी

(b) Khushwant Singh / खुशवंत सिंह

(c) Kritika Pandey / कृतिका पाण्डेय

(d) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिरी

(e) Girish Kuber / गिरीश कुबेर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Kritika Pandey has won the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The 29-year-old received the coveted honour for her short story, The Great Indian Tee and Snakes, which centres around an unlikely friendship struck at the background of a tea stall.

Every year, The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best unpublished short fiction. It should range from 2,000-5000 words in English.

Q.13. Who is the present Secretary General of United Nations (UN)?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र (यूएन) के वर्तमान महासचिव कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Henrietta H Fore / हेनरीटा एच फोर

(d) Kristalina Georgieva / क्रिस्टालिना जॉर्जीवा

(e) António Guterres / एंटोनियो गुटेरेस

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(e)

Exp. Secretary general: António Guterres

Headquarters: New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945

Q.14. Where is the Headquarters of Central Board of Films Certification (CBFC)?

केंद्रीय फिल्म प्रमाणन बोर्ड (CBFC) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई  

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(a)

Exp. About Central Board of Films Certification (CBFC)

Founded – 1951

Sector – Film rating system

Headquarters – Mumbai

Chairperson – Prasoon Joshi

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