Daily Current Affairs : 3rd September 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 3rd September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’ campaign?

किस राज्य सरकार ने ‘गंदगी भारत छोडो’ अभियान शुरू किया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(b)

Exp. Madhya Pradesh government has launched a 15-day campaign named ‘Gandagi Bharat Chhodo’. Under the campaign awareness programmes were organized in seven thousand 178 settlements.

During the campaign, as per the performance of the urban bodies, the best ones were awarded by the chief minister.

Q.2. Which Union ministry has ordered the ban on printing of calendars, diaries and festival greeting cards?

किस केंद्रीय मंत्रालय ने कैलेंडर, डायरी और त्योहार के ग्रीटिंग कार्ड की छपाई पर प्रतिबंध लगाने का आदेश दिया है?

(a) Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution / उपभोक्ता मामले, खाद्य और सार्वजनिक वितरण मंत्रालय

(b) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare / कृषि और किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय

(c) Ministry of Law and Justice / कानून और न्याय मंत्रालय

(d) Ministry of Commerce and Industry / वाणिज्य और उद्योग मंत्रालय

(e) Ministry of Finance / वित्त मंत्रालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e) 

Exp. The Government of India banned printing materials such as diaries, calendars and festival greeting cards. The order was passed by the Ministry of Finance. The ministry has asked the government organs to adopt digital means to publish such materials.

This is being done to reduce GoI costs in printing activities and also to encourage adoption of digital tools.

Q.3. Which city has recorded the highest deaths due to road accidents in 2019 according to National Crime Records Bureau Data?

राष्ट्रीय अपराध रिकॉर्ड ब्यूरो के आंकड़ों के अनुसार 2019 में किस शहर में सड़क दुर्घटनाओं के कारण सबसे अधिक मौतें दर्ज की गई हैं?

(a) Patna / पटना

(b) Jaipur / जयपुर

(c) Indore / इंदौर

(d) Delhi / दिल्ली

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Delhi recorded the highest number of deaths due to dangerous driving and overall road accidents in 2019 among all cities, the data shared by National Crime Records Bureau showed.

According to the data, a total of 1,400 persons died in road accidents and 529 persons died because of driving dangerously or carelessly in Delhi followed by Jaipur in Rajasthan where 320 persons died and Asansol in West Bengal where 301 persons died due to reckless driving.

Q.4. How many States and UTs are connected with ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme after Ladakh & Lakshadweep joined the scheme, as on September 2, 2020?

2 सितंबर, 2020 तक लद्दाख और लक्षद्वीप के योजना से जुड़ने के बाद कितने राज्य और केंद्रशासित प्रदेश ‘वन नेशन, वन राशन कार्ड’ योजना से जुड़ गए हैं?

(a) 15

(b) 19

(c) 21

(d) 26

(e) 31

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(d)

Exp. Ladakh and Lakshadweep have the joined the Centre’s ration card portability scheme ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’, taking the total number of states and Union territories linked with the scheme to 26.

Under the scheme, eligible beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) will be able to avail their entitled foodgrains from any Fair Price Shop (FPS), also called ration shops, in the country using the same ration card.

Remaining states are targeted to be integrated in the scheme by March 2021.

Q.5. In which year first-ever Cycling Summit will be held in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore by Cycling Federation of India (CFI)?

साइक्लिंग फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया (सीएफआई) द्वारा दिल्ली, मुंबई और बैंगलोर में किस वर्ष पहली बार साइक्लिंग शिखर सम्मेलन आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) 2021

(b) 2022

(c) 2023

(d) 2025

(e) 2026

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. The Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is all set to host the first-ever Cycling Summit in 2021, with an aim to promote the culture of cycling in the country.

The Cycling Summit 2021 will be hosted in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and is expected to be a unique confluence of cycling enthusiasts, renowned athletes, and businesses from all over the country.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the first ever CEO of Railway Board by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet?

कैबिनेट की नियुक्ति समिति द्वारा रेलवे बोर्ड के पहले सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) V K Yadav / वी के यादव  

(b) Navin Agarwal / नविन अगरवाल

(c) A K Sikri / ए के सिकरी

(d) Sandip Pradhan / संदीप प्रधान

(e) Praful Patel / प्रफुल पटेल

Answer & Explanation
 Ans.6.(a)

Exp. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of the current chairman of the Railway Board VK Yadav as the CEO, making him the first to hold such a post in the railway’s history.

The Cabinet had earlier approved the restructuring of the Railway Board, whose strength has been cut from eight to five, as part of large scale reforms initiated by the national transporter.

Q.7. Who has given the additional charge as CMD of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)?

भारत पेट्रोलियम कॉर्पोरेशन लिमिटेड (BPCL) के CMD के रूप में किसे अतिरिक्त प्रभार दिया गया है?

(a) Ratnakar Matkari / रतनाकर मतकरी

(b) K Padmakar / के पदमाकर

(c) D Rajkumar / डी राजकुमार

(d) R Ramachandran / आर रामचंद्रन

(e) Prabhakar Kolte / प्रभाकर कोलते

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. The government has given K Padmakar additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director of state-run oil refining and marketing company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

The two key ports have become vacant after D Rajkumar and R Ramachandran stepped down from the posts of CMD and director refineries, respectively, on August 31, on superannuation.

Q.8. Who has become the first woman Director-General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)?

ब्यूरो ऑफ सिविल एविएशन सिक्योरिटी (BCAS) की पहली महिला महानिदेशक कौन बनी हैं?

(a) Punita Arora / पुनीता अरोड़ा

(b) Mitali Madhumita / मिताली मधुमिता

(c) Usha Padhee / उषा पाढे

(d) Nivedita Choudhary / निवेदिता चौधरी

(e) Priya Semwal / प्रिया सेमवाल

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Joint secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Usha Padhee has been given additional charge as Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). She is the first woman and third IAS officer to have been appointed to the post.

Earlier, IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was given charge of the BCAS. He has now been moved to the Border Security Force (BSF) as director general.

Q.9. Which company has become the 1st Indian dairy firm to enter Rabobank’s Global Top 20 list?

कौन सी कंपनी Rabobank की ग्लोबल टॉप 20 सूची में प्रवेश करने वाली पहली भारतीय डेयरी फर्म बन गई है?

(a) Mother Dairy / मदर डेयरी

(b) Nestle / नेस्ले

(c) Cadbury / कैडबरी

(d) Sudha / सुधा

(e) Amul India / अमूल इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(e)

Exp. Amul (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation) has become the first Indian dairy company to enter Rabobank’s list of Global Top 20 Dairy Companies. Amul was ranked 16th with an annual turnover of $5.5 billion.

“This is a matter of pride for 36 lakh milk producers of Gujarat,” Amul said. Switzerland’s Nestle topped the list with a turnover of $22.1 billion.

Q.10. Which of the following University/Institute has topped the “THE World University Ranking 2021”?

निम्नलिखित में से किस विश्वविद्यालय / संस्थान ने “विश्व विश्वविद्यालय रैंकिंग 2021” में शीर्ष स्थान प्राप्त किया है?

(a) University of Oxford / ऑक्सफ़ोर्ड विश्वविद्यालय

(b) University of Sydney / सिडनी विश्वविद्यालय

(c) Western Sydney University / पश्चिमी सिडनी विश्वविद्यालय

(d) University of California / कैलिफोर्निया विश्वविद्यालय

(e) Yale University / येल विश्वविद्यालय

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. Times Higher Education announced the results of World University Rankings, 2021. India has recorded its highest ever number of universities to qualify Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021. However, none of Indian Universities could make it to top 300. Around 63 universities from India have qualified for the ranking. The University of Oxford was at the top position followed by Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Q.11. How many Indian Universities are in top 300 of THE World University Ranking 2021?

वर्ल्ड यूनिवर्सिटी रैंकिंग 2021 के शीर्ष 300 में कितने भारतीय विश्वविद्यालय हैं?

(a) 0

(b) 22

(c) 45

(d) 63

(e) 71

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(a)

Exp. Times Higher Education announced the results of World University Rankings, 2021. India has recorded its highest ever number of universities to qualify Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021. However, none of Indian Universities could make it to top 300. Around 63 universities from India have qualified for the ranking.

The University of Oxford was at the top position followed by Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Q.12. What was the rank of India in Global Innovation Index 2020 released by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)?

विश्व बौद्धिक संपदा संगठन (WIPO) द्वारा जारी ग्लोबल इनोवेशन इंडेक्स 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 12

(b) 23

(c) 35

(d) 48

(e) 56

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. On September 2, 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index. For the first time, India has ranked among top 50 countries. It has moved up to 48th rank from 52nd position in 2019.

Switzerland acquired the first position followed by Sweden, USA, UK and Netherlands.

Q.13. Which country has topped the Global Innovation Index 2020 released by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)?

विश्व बौद्धिक संपदा संगठन (WIPO) द्वारा जारी ग्लोबल इनोवेशन इंडेक्स 2020 में किस देश ने टॉप किया है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. On September 2, 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index. For the first time, India has ranked among top 50 countries. It has moved up to 48th rank from 52nd position in 2019.

Switzerland acquired the first position followed by Sweden, USA, UK and Netherlands.

Q.14. On which date every year Skyscraper Day is observed?

हर साल किस तारीख को गगनचुंबी इमारत दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 1 September / 1 सितंबर

(b) 2 September / 2 सितंबर

(c) 3 September / 3 सितंबर

(d) 4 September / 4 सितंबर

(e) 5 September / 5 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. Skyscraper Day is held annually on September 3. Skyscraper Day marks the ability of the man to construct an industrial masterpiece.

It is celebrated in the memory of William Can Aien on his birthday. William Can Aien is a genius behind the construction of the Chrysler Building which is one of the iconic landmarks in New York City.

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