Daily Current Affairs : 31st July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  31st July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Green-Ag project, funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) has been launched in which state?

ग्लोबल इनवायरमेंट फैसिलिटी (GEF) द्वारा वित्त पोषित ग्रीन-एजी परियोजना किस राज्य में शुरू की गई है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(c) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A project which aims to catalyse sustainable transformation of agriculture without compromising the countrys food security and farmers income was launched in Mizoram.

The project will be implemented in Dampa Tiger Reserve in west Mizorams Mamit district and Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary in Lunglei district in the southern part of the state covering more than 30 villages.

Mizoram is among the five states where the Green-Ag project, funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF), is being implemented. The other states are Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

Q.2. Which city’s three Metro stations have been renamed after C.N. Annadurai, M.G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa?

किस शहर के तीन मेट्रो स्टेशनों का नाम बदलकर सीएन अन्नादुरई, एमजी रामचंद्रन और जयललिता के नाम पर रखा गया है?

(a) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(b) Mumbai / मुंबई

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Tamil Nadu government on 31st July renamed three Chennai Metro stations after former Chief Ministers C.N. Annadurai, M.G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa.

Alandur Metro station: Now, Arignar Anna Alandur Metro

Central Metro Station: Now, Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G.

CMBT metro stations: Now, Puratchi Thalaivi Dr. J. Jayalalithaa CMBT Metro

Q.3. Which district has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by Niti Aayog for the February-June 2020 period?

फरवरी-जून 2020 की अवधि के लिए नीतीयोग द्वारा रैंक किए गए आकांक्षात्मक जिलों की सूची में किस जिले ने शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Bahraich / बहराइच

(b) Ri-Bhoi / री-भोई

(c) Bijapur / बीजापुर

(d) Saharanpur / सहारनपुर

(e) Nawada / नवादा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh has topped the list of aspirational districts ranked by government think-tank Niti Aayog for the February-June 2020 period.

Ri-Bhoi (Meghalaya) and Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) have been placed at the second and third positions respectively.

Health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development and basic infrastructure were the development areas that were taken into consideration for the ranking.

Q.4. The first batch of 5 Rafale fighter jets from France landed at which air force base of India?

फ्रांस से 5 राफेल फाइटर जेट का पहला जत्था भारत के किस वायुसेना अड्डे पर उतरा?

(a) Bathinda / बठिंडा

(b) Ambala / अंबाला

(c) Sulur / सुलूर

(d) Begumpet / बेगमपेट

(e) Sarsawa / सरसावा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The first five of the 36 Rafale fighter jets India procured from the Dassault Aviation company of France arrived in Haryana’s Ambala Indian Air Force (IAF) station on 29th July. The aircraft landed nearly three-and-a-half hours after they took off from Al Dhafra airbase of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Q.5. PM Modi virtually inaugurated new Supreme Court building of which country?

पीएम मोदी ने किस देश के नए सुप्रीम कोर्ट भवन का उद्घाटन किया?

(a) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) US / अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth will jointly inaugurate the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius on July 30.

The virtual inauguration will take place through video-conference in presence of senior members of Judiciary from Mauritius and other dignitaries from both the countries.

Q.6. The union cabinet has approved an MoU between India and which country on traditional medicine and homeopathy?

केंद्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने भारत और किस देश के बीच पारंपरिक चिकित्सा और होम्योपैथी के बीच एक समझौता ज्ञापन को मंजूरी दी है?

(a) Kenya / केन्या

(b) Lesotho / लेसोथो

(c) Botswana / बोत्सवाना

(d) Zimbabwe / जिम्बाब्वे

(e) Tanzania / तंज़ानिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Republic of India and the Republic of Zimbabwe on Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy. The MoU was signed on November 3rd, 2018.

This will provide a frame work for the cooperation between the two countries for the promotion of traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy and will mutually benefit the two countries in the field of Traditional Medicine.

Q.7. Power Finance Corporation has signed an agreement with which IIT for research, training and Entrepreneurship Development in smart grid technology?

पावर फाइनेंस कॉर्पोरेशन ने स्मार्ट ग्रिड तकनीक में अनुसंधान, प्रशिक्षण और उद्यमिता विकास के लिए किस IIT के साथ एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) IIT-New Delhi / IIT-नई दिल्ली

(b) IIT-Kanpur / IIT- कानपूर

(c) IIT-Madras / IIT- मद्रास

(d) IIT-Bombay / IIT-बॉम्बे

(e) IIT-Guwahati/ IIT-गुवाहाटी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Power Finance Corporation, PFC, a PSU under Ministry of Power has signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur for Training, Research, and Entrepreneurship Development in Smart Grid Technology.

The objective of the pact is to provide support to IIT-Kanpur in developing infrastructure for research and development on smart grid technology.

Q.8. Which of the following organization has slapped Rs 2 crores fine on 4 entities in HDFC AMC front-running case?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने HDFC AMC फ्रंट-रनिंग मामले में 4 संस्थाओं पर 2 करोड़ रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया है?

(a) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(b) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(c) Securities and Exchange Board of India / भारतीय प्रतिभूति और विनिमय बोर्ड

(d) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मंत्रालय

(e) National Housing Bank / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Markets regulator Sebi on 30th July posed a penalty totalling Rs 2 crore on four entities in HDFC Asset Management Company (AMC) front-running case.

Front-running refers to an unethical practice by someone trading in shares on the basis of advance information given by a broker, analyst or other executive at a market intermediary before the trades are conducted by that entity.

The regulator levied a fine of Rs 50 lakh each on Nilesh Kapadia and Dharmesh Shah, Rs 40 lakh on Ashok Nayak and Rs 60 lakh on IKAB Securities and Investments Ltd.

Q.9. Which company has been selected as strategic partner by Metro Bank (a large UK-based retail and commercial bank) to drive IT transformation?

आईटी परिवर्तन प्रदान करने के लिए, किस कंपनी को मेट्रो बैंक (एक बड़े यूके-आधारित खुदरा और वाणिज्यिक बैंक) द्वारा रणनीतिक भागीदार के रूप में चुना गया है?

(a) Infosys / इंफोसिस

(b) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(c) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(d) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(e) Wipro / विप्रो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Wipro Limited on 30th July announced that Metro Bank, a large UK-based retail and commercial bank, has awarded a multi-year contract to deliver and transform testing and environment management services.

As part of this partnership, Wipro said in a statement it will leverage its digital and quality engineering capabilities to drive transformation through automation, service virtualisation and DevSecOps enablement.

This will help Metro Bank achieve its objectives around cost, pace and quality of operations and further differentiate them from other high street banks.

Q.10. Who has been appointed as the personal secretary to PM Modi?

पीएम मोदी को निजी सचिव के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Giridhar Aramane / गिरिधर अरमाने

(b) Kapil Dev Tripathi / कपिल देव त्रिपाठी

(c) Hardik Satishchandra Shah / हार्दिक सतीशचंद्र शाह

(d) T S Tirumurti / टी एस तिरुमूर्ति

(e) Ravi Mittal / रवि मित्तल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Hardik Satishchandra Shah was appointed Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30th July

Shah is a 2010-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre and is currently serving as a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Q.11. On which date, International Friendship Day (World Friendship Day) is observed every year?

हर साल अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मित्रता दिवस (विश्व मैत्री दिवस) किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 27 July / 27 जुलाई

(b) 28 July / 28 जुलाई

(c) 29 July / 29 जुलाई

(d) 30 July / 30 जुलाई

(e) 31 July / 31 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. July 30 was marked as the World Friendship Day in 1958 by the World Friendship Crusade. This was the first time the date was proposed. Then on April 27, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 as official International Friendship Day.

Q.12. Muslim Women Rights Day celebrated on ________________________ to commemorate the first anniversary of the law against instant triple talaq.

तत्काल ट्रिपल तालक के खिलाफ कानून की पहली वर्षगांठ मनाने के लिए मुस्लिम महिला अधिकार दिवस _____________________ को मनाया गया।

(a) 29 July / 29 जुलाई

(b) 30 July / 30 जुलाई

(c) 31 July / 31 जुलाई

(d) 1 August / 1 अगस्त

(e) 2 August / 2 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was addressing Muslim women from across the country through virtual conference along with Union Law Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smt Smriti Irani on the occasion of “Muslim Women Rights Day”.

1st August is a day which made Muslim women free from social evil of Triple Talaq; 1st August has been recorded in the country’s history as “Muslim Women Rights Day”. 1st August will remain as a golden moment of Indian democracy and Parliamentary history.”

Q.13. Who is the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

भारतीय प्रतिभूति एवं विनिमय बोर्ड (SEBI) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(b) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SEBI (Chairman): Ajay Tyagi

Q.14. What is the capital of Zimbabwe?

जिम्बाब्वे की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Amsterdam / एम्स्टर्डम

(b) Harare / हरारे

(c) Windhoek / विंडहोक

(d) Maputo‎ / मापुटो

(e) Luanda‎ / लुआंडा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Harare

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