Daily Current Affairs : 6th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  6th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched ”Parivar Pehchan Patra”?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने परिवार पेहचान पत्र’’ लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 4th Agusut launched ”Parivar Pehchan Patras” to enable the citizens to get the benefits of various central and state government schemes.

At present, four schemes — Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana (MMPSY), Old Age Samman Allowance Scheme, Divyang Jan Pension Scheme, and Widow and Destitute Women Pension scheme — have been integrated with ”Parivar Pehchan Patra” (PPP).

Q.2. Which state’s Chief Minister has launched a social security scheme for tendu leaves collectors?

तेंदू पत्ता संग्राहकों के लिए किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने सामाजिक सुरक्षा योजना शुरू की है?

(a) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(b) Jharkhand / झारखंड

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Chhattisgarh / छत्तीसगढ़

(e) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on 5th August launched a social security scheme for tendu leaves collectors in the state, which will benefit over 12 lakh families, mostly tribals and forest dwellers engaged in its collection.

The scheme, named after slain Congress leader Mahendra Karma, was inaugurated on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Karma, who was popularly known as Bastar tiger for his tough stand against Naxals, was among 29 people, including senior Congress leaders, who were killed in a Naxal attack in Jhiram valley of Bastar district on May 25, 2013.

Benefit: Under the scheme, to be executed jointly by state’s forest department and Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Federation, financial aid of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to the nominee or the heir in case of normal death of the head of the family of the registered tendu leaves collectors (if the age of the head of the family is not beyond 50 years). In case of death due to accident, additional financial aid Rs 2 lakh will be provided, whereas in case of permanent disability caused due to the accident, assistance of Rs 2 lakh will be given and Rs 1 lakh in case of partial disability in the mishap.

Q.3. How much amount has been contributed by India to India-UN Development Partnership Fund?

भारत द्वारा भारत-संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास साझेदारी निधि में कितनी राशि का योगदान किया गया है?

(a) USD 10.52 million / 10.52 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(b) USD 12.76 million / 12.76 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(c) USD 14.30 million / 14.30 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(d) USD 15.46 million / 15.46 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

(e) USD 16.78 million / 16.78 मिलियन अमरीकी डालर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. India has contributed USD 15.46 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, underscoring the country’s commitment to supporting developing nations in its developmental priorities across all the Sustainable Development Goals

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti handed over a cheque of USD 15.46 million to the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Director Jorge Chediek at a low-key ceremony held within social distancing guidelines at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN.

Q.4. Which Insurance company announced their association with National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), to launch a platform for making payments via Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)?

किस बीमा कंपनी ने भारत बिल भुगतान प्रणाली (BBPS) के माध्यम से भुगतान करने के लिए एक मंच शुरू करने के लिए नेशनल पेमेंट कॉरपोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया (NPCI) के साथ अपने सहयोग की घोषणा की?

(a) SBI Life Insurance Company / SBI लाइफ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(b) Oriental Insurance Company / ओरिएंटल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(c) Religare Health Insurance Company / रेलिगेयर हेल्थ इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(d) Star Health and Allied Insurance Company / स्टार हेल्थ एंड एलाइड इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

(e) Reliance General Insurance Company / रिलायंस जनरल इंश्योरेंस कंपनी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. Reliance General Insurance has announced their association with National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), launching a platform for making insurance premium payments digitally through Bharat Bill Payment System.

This facility allows a customer to renew their policies by paying insurance premium at a click through multiple channels such as internet banking, mobile banking/app, website, agent, business correspondents and branches using multiple modes such as cards, NEFT, net banking, UPI, account transfer and e-wallets etc

Q.5. The current Policy Repo Rate after 2nd Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2020-21 is ___________.

द्वितीय द्वि-मासिक मौद्रिक नीति वक्तव्य 2020-21 के बाद वर्तमान पॉलिसी रेपो दर ___________ है।

(a) 3.20%

(b) 3.50%

(c) 3.75%

(d) 4.00%

(e) 4.40%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on August 6 kept the repo rate and reverse repo rate unchanged.

The MPC maintained the policy stance at accommodative, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said.

Repo Rate- 4.0%

Reverse Repo Rate -3.35%

Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate-4.25%

Bank Rate-4.25%

Cash reserve Ratio (CRR)-3%

Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)-18%

Q.6. Who has taken charge as new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)?

नए नियंत्रक और महालेखा परीक्षक (CAG) के रूप में किसने कार्यभार संभाला है?

(a) Rajiv Mehrishi / राजीव मह्रिषी

(b) Arvind Mayaram / अरविन्द मायाराम

(c) Girish Chandra Murmu / गिरीश चन्द्र मुर्मू

(d) Rajiv Gauba / राजीव गौबा

(e) Sunil Arora / सुनील अरोरा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu resigned from his post on 5th August. Girish Chandra Murmu was to be given another post at the centre, as the next Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), taking over the reins from Rajiv Mehrishi, who is to retire this week. A former Home Secretary, Mehrishi took over as the CAG on 25 September 2017.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir?

जम्मू और कश्मीर के नए उपराज्यपाल के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) D K Joshi / डी के जोशी

(b) Praful Patel / प्रफुल पटेल

(c) Anil Baijal / अनिल बैजल

(d) Radha Krishna Mathur / राधा कृष्णा माथुर

(e) Manoj Sinha / मनोज सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. President Ram Nath Kovind on 6th August appointed former Union minister Manoj Sinha as the next Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He will replace Girish Chandra Murmu who resigned on 5th August.

President Kovind accepted Murmu’s resignation on 5th August. There is buzz that he is going to be the next Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

Q.8. Who among the following has got 18 Months extension as SEBI Chairman?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे सेबी अध्यक्ष के रूप में 18 महीने का विस्तार मिला है?

(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
Ans.8.(a)

Exp. Ajay Tyagi was on 5th August given an 18-month extension, till February 2022, as the chairman of market regulator SEBI, according to a Personnel Ministry order.

Founded: 12 April 1992

Headquarters: Mumbai

Q.9. Which telecom company has inked multi-year strategic pact with Amazon for AWS solutions?

किस दूरसंचार कंपनी ने AWS समाधान के लिए अमेज़न के साथ बहु-वर्षीय रणनीतिक समझौता किया है?

(a) Vodafone / वोडाफोन

(b) BSNL / बी.एस.एन.एल.

(c) Airtel / एयरटेल 

(d) Jio / जिओ

(e) Idea / आईडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. Bharti Airtel on 5th August announced a multi-year strategic pact with Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the cloud services arm of the retail giant – to deliver Cloud solutions to large as well as small and medium enterprise (SME) customers in India.

Puneet Chandok, president, commercial business, India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services, said it is a 50:50 strategic partnership.

Q.10. What is the rank of Reliance Industries in FutureBrand Index 2020?

FutureBrand Index 2020 में रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज की रैंक क्या है?

(a) 2

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) 6

(e) 9

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. The Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is next only to the iPhone maker Apple in the list of world’s top companies prepared for the future that enjoy the confidence of their employees as well as consumers and have responded well to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to FutureBrand Index 2020, released on August 4, the oil-to-retail behemoth debuts at number 2 because it is “very well respected”, is associated with “growth” “innovative products” and “great customer service”.

Q.11. On which date Hiroshima Day is observed every year?

किस तारीख को हर साल हिरोशिमा दिवस मनाया जाता है?

(a) 3 August / 3 अगस्त

(b) 4 August / 4 अगस्त

(c) 5 August / 5 अगस्त

(d) 6 August / 6 अगस्त

(e) 7 August / 7 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. On 6 August 1945, a US bomber dropped the uranium bomb above the city, killing around 140,000 people.

On August 6, 1945, a modified B-29 dropped a uranium gun-type bomb, named “Little Boy”, on Hiroshima, and three days later another B-29 dropped a plutonium implosion bomb, named “Fat Man”, on Nagasaki. Two weeks later Japan surrendered, ending World War Two.

Q.12. Ebrahim Alkazi has passed away recently. He was a __________________.

अब्राहिम अलकाज़ी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वो था एक __________________

(a) Architect / वास्तुकार

(b) Singer /गायक

(c) Theater Director / थिएटर निर्देशक

(d) Lawyer / वकील

(e) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c) 

Exp. Theatre doyen, legendary drama teacher and connoisseur of the arts Ebrahim Alkazi died on 4th August after suffering a heart attack, He was 94.

Tributes poured in for the man, who was NSD director from 1962 to 1977, and was described variously as “father of modern Indian theatre” and “last of the Romans”.

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

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