Daily Current Affairs : 3rd and 4th October 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 3rd and 4th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state has launched Pathashree Abhijan Scheme to Repair Roads in State?

किस राज्य ने राज्य में सड़क की मरम्मत के लिए पथश्री अभिजान योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 1st September launched the Pathashree Abhijan, a road repair scheme, where more than 7,000 stretches of roads comprising 12,000 kilometers across the state will be repaired. Informing about the same, the Chief Minister said that under the scheme the roads will be repaired in a mission mode and in a time-bound manner.

Q.2. Thaawarchand Gehlot has e-launched ASIIM under Venture Capital Fund for SCs. What does A stands for in ASIIM?

थावरचंद गहलोत ने एससी के लिए वेंचर कैपिटल फंड के तहत ASIIM ई-लॉन्च किया। ASIIM में A का क्या अर्थ है?

(a) Anusuchit / अनुसूचित

(b) Ambedkar / अंबेडकर

(c) Advance / एडवांस

(d) Ambitious / एमबीसिअस

(e) Atal / अटल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot e-launched the Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission (ASIIM) under Venture Capital Fund for SCs. The aim is to promote innovation and enterprise among SC students studying in higher educational institutions.

Under this initiative VCF-SC will focus on SC students and young entrepreneurs working in Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) that are supported by Department of Science and Technology (DST) in higher education and technology institution including Business / Management schools.

Q.3. Under the “Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya” category which state has been awarded the first position at state level in “2020 Swachh Bharat Awards” presented by Jal Shakti Minister?

जल शक्ति मंत्री द्वारा प्रस्तुत “2020 स्वच्छ भारत पुरस्कार” में “स्वच्छ सुंदर सामुदायिक शौचालय” श्रेणी के तहत किस राज्य को राज्य स्तर पर प्रथम स्थान दिया गया है?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presented the Swachh Bharat Awards 2020 particularly under the drinking water and cleanliness categories. The awards were given to States, Districts, Blocks and Village Panchayats. GoI had earlier launched three missions namely Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya, Samudayik Shouchalaya Abhiyan and Gandagi Mukth Bharat.

Under the Swachh Sundar Samudayik Shouchalaya category Gujarat was awarded the first position at state level where as Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu got the Award for cleanliness at District Level. Chinnanur Village in Tamil Nadu bagged the top slot at Gram Panchayat level. Khachrod block in Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh was awarded the first position.

Q.4. How much amount has been allocated for special refinance scheme launched by NABARD to support the government’s WASH programme for FY21?

वित्त वर्ष 2021 के लिए सरकार के WASH कार्यक्रम का समर्थन करने के लिए NABARD द्वारा शुरू की गई विशेष पुनर्वित्त योजना के लिए कितनी राशि आवंटित की गई है?

(a) Rs 100 crores / 100 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 200 crores / 200 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 250 crores / 250 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 300 crores / 300 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 800 crores / 800 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In a bid to promote sustainable and healthy lifestyle in rural areas, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on 1st October announced a special refinance facility to support the government”s Water, Sanitisation and Hygiene (WASH) programme.

An amount of Rs 800 crore has been earmarked for this purpose for the financial year 2020-21. NABARD will provide concessional refinance to all eligible financial institutions, including commercial banks, regional rural banks and cooperative banks, with a repayment period of up to 36 months.

Q.5. With which country India holds Bongosagar and CORPAT Naval Exercises?

भारत किस देश के साथ बोंगोसागर और कॉर्पेट नौसेना अभ्यास आयोजित करता है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) UK / यू.के.

(e) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The second edition of Indian Navy (IN) – Bangladesh Navy (BN) Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar will commence in Northern Bay of Bengal on 03 October 2020. in the exercise Bongosagar, ships from both the navies will participate in surface warfare drills, seamanship evolutions and helicopter operations.

First edition of the exercise was held in 2019. It is aimed at developing inter-operability and joint operational skills by conducting a wide range of maritime exercises and operations.

Q.6. Name the company which has launched their next Cygnus vehicle named as SS Kalpana Chawla.

उस कंपनी का नाम बताइए जिसने अपना अगला सिग्नस वाहन एसएस कल्पना चावला के नाम से लॉन्च किया है।

(a) Northrop Grumman / नॉर्थ्रॉप ग्रुमैन

(b) General Dynamics / जनरल डायनेमिक्स

(c) Boeing / बोइंग

(d) Raytheon / रेथियॉन

(e) Lockheed Martin / लॉकहीड मार्टिन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Northrop Grumman has launched their next Cygnus vehicle named as S.S. Kalpana Chawla and an Antares rocket for the NG-14 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 2, 2020 from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.

This capsule will deliver thousands of kilograms/pounds of equipment, crew supplies, and science to the ISS.

Q.7. Which company is going to invest Rs 6247.50 Crore for 1.4% Stake in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL)?

रिलायंस रिटेल वेंचर्स लिमिटेड (RRVL) में 1.4% स्टेक के लिए कौन सी कंपनी 6247.50 करोड़ रुपये का निवेश करने जा रही है?

(a) Silver Lake / सिल्वर लेक

(b) Facebook / फेसबुक

(c) Mubadala / मुबादला

(d) Vista Equity Partners / विस्टा इक्विटी पार्टनर्स

(e) General Atlantic / जनरल अटलांटिक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Reliance Industries said on 30th September Abu Dhabi’s sovereign fund, Mubadala Investment Co, would invest Rs 6,247 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures, becoming the latest in a bevy of global funds injecting billions of dollars in the holding entity of India’s largest retailer.

The deal will give Mubadala a 1.4% stake, valuing Reliance Retail before the investment at Rs 4.28 lakh crore.

Q.8. How much amount has been invested by GIC, TPG in Reliance Retail Ventures Limited?

रिलायंस रिटेल वेंचर्स लिमिटेड में GIC, TPG द्वारा कितनी राशि का निवेश किया गया है?

(a) Rs 3000 crores / 3000 करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 7350 crores / 7350 करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 11092 crores / 11092 करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 11500 crores / 11500 करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 12300 crores / 12300 करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Reliance Industries on 3rd September said two investors GIC and TPG will invest a total of Rs 7,350 crore in its retail venture at a pre-money equity of Rs 4,285 crore.

While GIC will invest Rs 5,512.5 crore for a 1.22 per cent equity stake on a fully diluted basis, TPG will invest Rs 1,837.50 crore for a 0.41 per cent stake at a similar valuation.

Q.9. Name the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of HDFC Bank who has been recognized in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Influential CMOs’.

HDFC बैंक के मुख्य विपणन अधिकारी (CMO) का नाम बताइए, जिन्हें दुनिया के सबसे प्रभावशाली CMOsकी फोर्ब्स सूची में मान्यता दी गई है।

(a) Sashidhar Jagdishan / शशिधर जगदीशन

(b) Shyamala Gopinath / श्यामला गोपीनाथ

(c) Ravi Santhanam / रवि संथानम

(d) Hasmukhbhai Parekh / हसमुखभाई पारेख

(e) Deepak S Parekh / दीपक एस पारेख

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Ravi Santhanam, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), HDFC Bank has been recognized in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Influential CMOs’.

Ranked at Number 39, he is the only CMO of an Indian company to be featured in the illustrious list which includes marketing heads of Apple, BMW, Lego, Adobe, Microsoft, P&G among others.

Q.10. Who has been selected for Gandhi Award” of Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation (MGNF)?

महात्मा गांधी नेशनल फाउंडेशन (MGNF) के “गांधी पुरस्कार” के लिए किसे चुना गया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Sanjay Singh / संजय सिंह

(c) M Venkaiah Naidu / एम वेंकैया नायडू

(d) Udit Singhal / उदित सिंघल

(e) Aditya Puri / आदित्य पुरी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh Selected for Gandhi Award of MGNF Raja sabha. MP sanjay singh chosen for gandhi award by Mahahtma Ghandhi National Foundation.

He was instrumental in India”s Diplomatic intervation to remove Mahatma Ghandhi’s Image on beer bottles of Private company in Isreal. Sanjay singh raised the issue in the Parliament.

Q.11. Name the nuclear-capable missile whose new version (800 kms range) has been successfully test-fired recently by India from the coast of Odisha.

उस परमाणु सक्षम मिसाइल का नाम बताएं जिसका नया संस्करण (800 किलोमीटर रेंज) हाल ही में भारत द्वारा ओडिशा के तट से सफलतापूर्वक परीक्षण किया गया है।

(a) Agni-I

(b) K-5

(c) K-6

(d) Shaurya

(e) Valiant

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India successfully test-fired a new version of nuclear-capable Shaurya missile on October 3, 2020 from the coast of Odisha. The missile can strike targets at around 800 kms. This has been launched amid the ongoing tensions at India-China Border.

It is a canister launched hypersonic surface-to-surface tactical missile. The missile had been developed by the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Armed Forces uses it. Range of the missile is 700 to 1,900 km and it can carry a conventional or nuclear warhead payload of 200kg to 1 ton.

Q.12. World Animal Welfare Day is observed every year on _____________________.

विश्व पशु कल्याण दिवस हर साल _____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 October / 4 अक्टूबर

(b) 5 October / 5 अक्टूबर

(c) 6 October / 6 अक्टूबर

(d) 7 October / 7 अक्टूबर

(e) 8 October / 8 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Every year October 4 is marked as the World Animal Day. This year as well, people around the world will be celebrating the day which reinforces celebrating nature and its millions of creatures. The World Animal Day significance is appreciating co-existence of humans as well as animals on one home that is planet Earth.

The main aim of the day is to understand the importance of co-existing with animals of all kinds. The day reinforces improving standards of animal welfare.

Q.13. On which date World Day for Farmed Animals is celebrated?

किस दिन विश्व पशुपालन दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 1 October / 1 अक्टूबर

(b) 2 October / 2 अक्टूबर

(c) 3 October / 3 अक्टूबर

(d) 4 October / 4 अक्टूबर

(e) 5 October / 5 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Day for Farmed Animals was celebrated on October 2, 2020 by the International animals’ welfare organization, World Animal Protection along with the Asia for Animals coalition in order to bring the focus on the need to treat farm animals as sentient beings.

The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary Mahatma Gandhi who was a animal lover. The day is being organised by the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) since 1983.

Q.14. What is the Tagline of HDFC Bank?

HDFC बैंक की टैगलाइन क्या है?

(a) Your Perfect Banking Partner

(b) The World’s Local Bank

(c) Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka

(d) Banking Hatke

(e) We Understand Your World

Answer & Explanation

Exp. HDFC bank

Headquarters: Mumbai

CEO: Mr Sashidhar Jagdishan

Tagline: We Understand Your World

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