Daily Current Affairs : 30th and 31st May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 30th and 31st May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has launched “Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana” for returnee migrants?

किस राज्य ने रिटर्न प्रवासियों के लिए “मुख्यमंत्री स्वरोजगार योजना” शुरू की है? 

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. To retain the migrants who have returned to the state during the lockdown, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on 28th May inaugurated the Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana.

Under this scheme, the district magistrate should coordinate with the bankers so that the beneficiaries do not have any problem in taking loan.

Aims: The project aims at giving self-employment opportunities to youth and a boost to reverse migration, especially entrepreneurs returning to Uttarakhand and encourage skilled and unskilled artisans, handicrafts and unemployed youths to start their own business.

Q.2. Which state has launched ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme for skilled migrant workers?

किस राज्य ने कुशल प्रवासी श्रमिकों के लिए “रोज़गार सेतु” योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced the launch of the ‘Rozgar Setu’ scheme, saying it would help secure employment for skilled workers who have returned.

Aims:  The main aim is to link the skilled migrant labourers with the employers (job providers). As a part of short term planning, govt. has taken data from panchayats and regularize migrant workers in construction, industries, factories and other businesses.

Q.3. Name the Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister who has recently dedicated 56 CNG stations to nation.

पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्री का नाम बताइए जिन्होंने हाल ही में 56 सीएनजी स्टेशनों को राष्ट्र को समर्पित किया है।

(a) Rao Inderjit Singh / राव इन्द्रजीत सिंह

(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad / रविशंकर प्रसाद

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Jitendra Singh / जीतेन्द्र सिंह

(e) Prahlad Singh Patel / प्रह्लाद सिंह पटेल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today dedicated to nation, 56 CNG stations spread over 11 States and Union Territories. These stations are in Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

Govt. Said Lauding the efforts of all the stakeholders in expansion of the gas network in the country.

72 per cent population of the country will soon be covered through the City Gas Distribution network, with spread over 53 per cent of the geographical area.

Q.4. Which country has come up with a ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG) initiative to build global consensus about sharing solar resources among more than 140 countries of West to South East Asia?

पश्चिम से दक्षिण पूर्व एशिया के 140 से अधिक देशों के बीच सौर संसाधनों को साझा करने के बारे में वैश्विक सहमति बनाने के लिए किस देश ने “वन सन वन वर्ल्ड वन ग्रिड” (OSOWOG) पहल की है?

(a) India / भारत

(b) China / चीन

(c) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(d) Myanmar / म्यांमार

(e) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India has come up with a ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG) initiative to set up a framework for facilitating global cooperation in this regard aiming at building a global ecosystem of interconnected renewable energy resources that can be seamlessly shared.

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable energy (MNRE), through this initiative, plans to build global consensus about sharing solar resources among more than 140 countries of West Asia and South East Asia.

Q.5. To which state, NABARD has sanctioned credit of Rs 1,050 crore in the current fiscal for benefit of farmers and poor people in rural areas?

किस राज्य में नाबार्ड ने ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में किसानों और गरीब लोगों के लाभ के लिए चालू वित्त वर्ष में 1,050 करोड़ रुपये का ऋण स्वीकृत किया है?

(a) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned credit of Rs 1,050 crore in the current fiscal so far to West Bengal for benefit of farmers and poor people in rural areas.

The credit support under special liquidity facility (SLF) will be extended to state cooperative banks, regional rural banks and micro-finance institutions (MFIs).

The NABARD has already disbursed an amount of Rs 720 crore to state coperative and regional rural banks.

Q.6. Which country has joined G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China?

किस देश ने चीन का मुकाबला करने के लिए G7 आर्टिफीसियल इंटेलिजेंस समूह में खुद को शामिल किया है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) India / भारत

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The US has joined an international panel for setting ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence. The Trump administration had earlier dismissed the idea.

“Chinese technology companies are attempting to shape international standards on facial recognition and surveillance at the United Nations. The Trump administration had been the lone holdout among leaders of the Group of Seven — the world’s wealthiest democracies — in setting up the Global Partnership on AI.

Q.7. According to National statistical office, India’s GDP growth slowed down to 11-year low of ___________ in financial year of 2019-20.

राष्ट्रीय सांख्यिकीय कार्यालय के अनुसार, 2019-20 के वित्तीय वर्ष में भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि 11 साल में सब से कम ___________ रही है।

(a) 1.3%

(b) 2.5%

(c) 2.9%

(d) 3.6%

(e) 4.2%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter of 2019-20 has been provisionally estimated at 3.1 per cent as against a rise of 5.7 per cent in the same period last year.

In another set of data, output in eight core sectors was estimated to have contracted 38.1 per cent in April which suggests economically much bleaker days ahead.

Economic growth during the full financial year of 2019-20 was also slow. GDP grew by 4.2 per cent as compared to 6.1 per cent expansion in 2018-19, the slowest growth in GDP in 11 years.

Q.8. Which bank along with Karnataka Bank and Saraswat Cooperative Bank has been recently slapped penalties by RBI for non-compliance?

कर्नाटक बैंक और सारस्वत सहकारी बैंक के साथ किस बैंक को हाल ही में गैर-अनुपालन के लिए आरबीआई द्वारा दंडित किया गया है?

(a) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(c) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

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

(e) Allahabad Bank / इलाहाबाद बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed monetary penalties on Bank of India, Karnataka Bank and Saraswat Cooperative Bank for non-compliance on income recognition and asset classification (IRAC) norms.

“A monetary penalty of Rs 5 crore on Bank of India for non-compliance with certain provisions of the directions issued by RBI.

RBI also imposed a penalty of Rs 1.2 crore on Karnataka Bank for non-compliance with central bank’s directions.

The central bank has also imposed a penalty of Rs 30 lakh on Saraswat Cooperative Bank.

Q.9. India’s fiscal deficit widened to _____________ of the GDP in 2019-20.

2019-20 में भारत का राजकोषीय घाटा जीडीपी के _____________ तक बढ़ गया।

(a) 2.3%

(b) 5.7%

(c) 4.6%

(d) 3.5%

(e) 1.9%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s fiscal deficit widened to 4.6 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product in 2019-20 mainly on account of poor revenue realisation. The deficit, which signifies the gap between government revenue and expenditure, is higher than the revised estimate of 3.8 per cent for the fiscal.

According to the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) data, the fiscal deficit for 2019-20 worked out to be 4.59 per cent of the GDP, while the revenue deficit was 3.27 per cent. The effective revenue deficit was 2.36 per cent, the data showed.

Q.10. Which company has launched a new app ‘Sodar’ that will help you maintain social distance?

किस कंपनी ने एक नया ऐप “सोदर” लॉन्च किया है जो आपको सामाजिक दूरी बनाए रखने में मदद करेगा?

(a) Google / गूगल

(b) Facebook / फेसबुक

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(e) Apple / एप्पल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Google is trying to do its bit in helping people maintain their social distance. The tech giant has launched a new app that will help people maintain distance in real life using augmented reality.

The app called ‘Sodar’, will create a visual boundary using the user’s smartphone camera and constantly show who’s breaching that distance.

Q.11. Missile Park ‘Agneeprastha’ will be set up at which of the following Indian Navy establishment?

मिसाइल पार्क ‘अग्निपथ’ की स्थापना निम्नलिखित में से किस भारतीय नौसेना प्रतिष्ठान में की जाएगी?

(a) INS Kakinada / आईएनएस काकीनाडा

(b) INS Garuda / आईएनएस गरुड़

(c) INS Karna / आईएनएस कर्ण

(d) INS Abhimanyu / आईएनएस अभिमन्यु

(e) INS Kalinga / आईएनएस कलिंग

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The foundation stone for a Missile Park “Agneeprastha’ was laid at INS Kalinga by Commodore Rajesh Debnath, Commanding Officer, in the presence of Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command here on 28th May.

Once completed, the Missile Park will be dedicated to all the Officers, Sailors and Support Staff of INS Kalinga, who have served in this premier op-support Base of the ENC since its establishment in 1981. The Park also commemorates the award of the prestigious Unit Citation to INS Kalinga for the year 2018-19.

Q.12. Name the Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) whose tenure has been extended by two years.

भारतीय खेल प्राधिकरण (SAI) के महानिदेशक का नाम बताइए, जिनका कार्यकाल दो वर्षों के लिए बढ़ा दिया गया है।

(a) Praful Patel / प्रफुल पटेल

(b) Navin Agarwal / नविन अगरवाल

(c) Narinder Batra / नरिंदर बत्रा

(d) Sandip Pradhan / संदीप प्रधान

(e) Rajeev Mehta / राजीव मेहता

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The tenure of Sandip Pradhan as Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has been extended by two years.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for extension of Central deputation tenure of Sandip Mukund Pradhan IRS , Director General (DG), Sports Authority of India (SAI), Department of Sports for a period of two years on 06.06.2020.

Q.13. Who has been appointed as independent director of IndiGo?

इंडिगो के स्वतंत्र निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) A K Sikri / ए के सिकरी

(b) Venkataramani Sumantran / वेंकटरामानी सुमंत्रण

(c) Suman Gawani / सुमन गवानी

(d) Abhas Jha / आभास झा

(e) Rajiv Joshi / राजीव जोशी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Venkataramani Sumantran, the chairman and managing director of Chennai-based Celeris Technologies, has been appointed the independent director of IndiGo on 29th May.

Sumantran will hold the post for the next five years.

Q.14. Who has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation (PFC)?

पावर फाइनेंस कॉर्पोरेशन (PFC) के अध्यक्ष और प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Amita Pandove / अमिता पन्दोवे

(b) Sunil Mehta / सुनील मेहता

(c) Prashant Kumar / प्रशांत कुमार

(d) Debasish Panda / देबासिश पांडा

(e) Ravinder Singh Dhillon / रविंदर सिंह ढिल्लों

Answer & Explanation

Exp. State-run Power Finance Corporation on 29th May announced the appointment of Ravinder Singh Dhillon as Chairman and Managing Director from June 1 following superannuation of Rajeev Sharma this month.

Dhillon’s appointment as Chairman and Managing Director will be with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post on or after June 2020, He would hold the post till the date of his superannuation (May 31, 2023) or until further orders.

Q.15. WADA has handed a 4-Year ban to Long-Distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur for doping violation. Where is the headquarters of WADA?

वाडा ने डोपिंग उल्लंघन के लिए लॉन्ग-डिस्टेंस रनर किरनजीत कौर को 4 साल का प्रतिबंध दिया है। वाडा का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Montreal, Canada / मॉट्रियल कनाडा

(b) Lausanne, Switzerland / लॉज़ेन, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Athens, Greece / एथेंस, ग्रीस

(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / कुआलालंपुर, मलेशिया

(e) Munich, Germany / म्यूनिक, जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Headquarters: Montreal, Canada

Long-distance runner Kiranjeet Kaur, who won the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K among the Indians last year, has been handed a four-year ban by World Athletics’ anti-doping body for returning positive for a banned substance in a test conducted in Doha.

Her ban period has begun from December 15, the date of in-competition sample collection. She was provisionally suspended by World Athletics on February 26.

“Disqualification of all competitive results obtained by the athlete between 15 December 2019 and 26 February 2020.

Q.16. Name the only cricketer to be included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 by Forbes magazine.

फोर्ब्स पत्रिका द्वारा 2020 के शीर्ष 100 सबसे अधिक भुगतान वाले एथलीटों की सूची में शामिल होने वाले एकमात्र क्रिकेटर का नाम बताइए।

(a) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(b) Steven Smith / स्टीवन स्मिथ

(c) Hashim Amla / हाशिम अमला

(d) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(e) Ben Stokes / बेन स्टोक्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer to be included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 put forward by Forbes magazine. According to Forbes, Kohli had estimated total earnings of $26 million ($24m from endorsements and $2m from salary/winnings- June 1, 2019, until June 1, 2020). He made a jump of over 30 places from 2019, as he was positioned at the 66th spot in this year’s list.

Q.17. Which sportsperson was at first rank in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 by Forbes magazine?

फोर्ब्स पत्रिका द्वारा 2020 के शीर्ष 100 सबसे अधिक भुगतान वाले एथलीटों की सूची में कौन से खिलाड़ी पहले स्थान पर रहे?

(a) Cristiano Ronaldo / क्रिस्टियानो रोनाल्डो

(b) Roger Federer / रोजर फेडरर

(c) Lionel Messi / लियोनेल मेस्सी

(d) Neymar Jr. / नेमार जूनियर

(e) Rafael Nadal / राफेल नडाल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has become the first from his sport to top Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes. With an estimated $106.3 million earned over the past 12 months.

The three athletes immediately below Federer are all football players with Ronaldo on second with estimated earnings of $105 million. His arch rival and Argentine great Lionel Messi is third with an estimated $104 million while Brazil’s Neymar comes fourth with $95.5 million.

Q.18. International Everest Day is observed every year on _____________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एवरेस्ट दिवस हर साल _____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 29 May / 29 मई

(b) 26 May / 26 मई

(c) 24 May / 24 मई

(d) 28 May / 28 मई

(e) 31 May / 31 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Everest Day is being observed on 29th May. Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day (29th May) in 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat.

Q.19. World No Tobacco Day is observed annually on ________________.

विश्व तंबाकू निषेध दिवस प्रतिवर्ष ________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 23 May / 23 मई

(b) 25 May / 25 मई

(c) 27 May / 27 मई

(d) 29 May / 29 मई

(e) 31 May / 31 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World No Tobacco Day is an annual event that is observed on May 31st. It aims to spread awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco on health. The campaign also tries to reduce the prevalence of the diseases and deaths due to the consumption of tobacco.

Q.20. What is the theme for World No Tobacco Day 2020?

विश्व तंबाकू निषेध दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) #TobaccoExposed

(b) Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

(c) Tobacco and heart disease

(d) Tobacco – a threat to development

(e) Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use.”

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