Daily Current Affairs : 7th July 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  7th July 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s chief minister has launched ‘MahaJob’ portal?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने महाजॉबपोर्टल लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Maharashtra / महारष्ट्र

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Gujarat / गुजरात

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the ‘MahaJob’ portal. This portal will bring unemployed youth (sons of the soil) and companies looking for skilled labours on one platform. But it seems state government had forgotten that similar job portal is already existing under Skill development called ‘MahaSwayam’.

Q.2. Which state government has decided to upgrade Dehing Patkai wildlife sanctuary to national park?

किस राज्य सरकार ने देहिंग पटकाई वन्यजीव अभयारण्य को राष्ट्रीय उद्यान में अपग्रेड करने का निर्णय लिया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Assam government on 6th July decided to upgrade Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary into a national park. The announcement comes just months after the National Board of Wildlife’s (NBWL) conditional clearance to a coal mining project by Coal India Limited (CIL) in the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve sparked a spate of virtual protests in the state.

The 111.942 sq km Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary is located within the larger Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve, which spreads across the coal- and oil-rich districts of Upper Assam (Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar) and is believed to be the last remaining contiguous patch of lowland rainforest area in Assam.

Q.3. Which Bank has launched ‘Loan in Seconds’ for instant loan disbursements?

किस बैंक ने तत्काल ऋण संवितरण के लिए लोन इन सेकंड्सशुरू किया है?

(a) HDFC Bank / एचडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Axis Bank / एक्सिस बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. YES BANK announced the launch of ‘Loan in Seconds’, a unique solution enabling instant disbursement of retail loans for the Bank’s pre-approved liability account holders, in line with the Bank’s strategy of building a transformed ‘Digital Bank’.

 Leveraging on the Bank’s strong technology and analytics, which plays a critical role in identifying and customizing offers for each individual customer, this digital solution aims to provide hassle-free loans to help customers meet their financial needs across products.

Q.4. Railways has tied up with which of the following company for solar power generation?

रेलवे ने सौर ऊर्जा उत्पादन के लिए निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी के साथ समझौता किया है?

(a) Tata Power SED / टाटा पॉवर SED

(b) Adani Green Energy / अदानी ग्रीन एनर्जी

(c) Rockwell Collins / रॉकवेल कॉलिंस

(d) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर  

(e) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited / भारत हैवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In a first of its kind use of technology globally, Indian Railways will feed power generated from solar energy directly onto railways’ overhead traction.

The project commissioned by the Railways in collaboration with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) involves adoption of innovative technology for converting Direct Current to single phase Alternating Current for feeding directly to Railway’s overhead traction system.

The project is of 1.7 MWp (megawatt peak) at Bina (Madhya Pradesh) which shall be connected directly to Overhead Traction System.

Q.5. CBSE has partnered with which company to launch curriculum on digital safety & augmented reality?

CBSE ने डिजिटल सुरक्षा और संवर्धित वास्तविकता पर पाठ्यक्रम शुरू करने के लिए किस कंपनी के साथ साझेदारी की है?

(a) Google / गूगल

(b) Microsoft / माइक्रोसॉफ्ट

(c) Amazon / अमेज़न

(d) Facebook / फेसबुक

(e) Apple / एप्पल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Facebook have partnered to launch curriculum on digital safety and online well-being and Augmented Reality for students and educators.

According to CBSE officials, the comprehensive curriculum is aimed at ensuring online well-being of students and preparing them for the future of work. The modules are for secondary school students. The curriculum is now available on the CBSE website. This partnership is led by Facebook for Education, a global initiative by Facebook, to build diverse learning communities and bring the world closer together.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the chairman of International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वित्तीय सेवा केंद्र प्राधिकरण (IFSCA) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(b) Injeti Srinivas / इनजेटी श्रीनिवास

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Injeti Srinivas as chairman of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), according to an official notice on 6th July.

The former corporate affairs secretary and 1983-batch IAS officer of the Odisha cadre will head the IFSCA for a period of three years.

Q.7. Who is the head of the expert panel formed by NHRC to study COVID impact on human rights?

मानव अधिकारों पर COVID प्रभाव का अध्ययन करने के लिए NHRC द्वारा गठित विशेषज्ञ पैनल के प्रमुख कौन हैं?

(a) K S Reddy / के एस रेड्डी

(b) Rahul Bajaj / राहुल बजाज

(c) Manmohan Singh / मनमोहन सिंह

(d) Abhey Shukla / अभय शुक्ला

(e) Raghuram Rajan / रघुराम राजन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The National Human Rights Commission has constituted an 11-member expert committee to study impact of Covid-19 on human rights and future response of the government.

The expert panel would be headed by Dr K S Reddy, president of Public Health Foundation of India. The expert committee would assess the impact of Covid-19 on human rights of people, especially marginalised and vulnerable sections of the society, including migrant labourers.

Q.8. What is the rank of India in SDG Index 2020?

SDG इंडेक्स 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या है?

(a) 52

(b) 61

(c) 87

(d) 117

(e) 124

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In accordance with the “Sustainable Development Report 2020- The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19”, comprising of SDG index 2020, there will be severe negative impacts on most of the United Nations (UN)-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to COVID-19 pandemic. India, which has ranked at 117th position with a score of 61.92 is also facing major challenges in 10 of the 17 SDGs including zero hunger, good health, gender inequality among others. The index has been topped by Sweden.

Q.9. Which country has ranked first in the SDG Index 2020?

SDG सूचकांक 2020 में किस देश को पहला स्थान मिला है?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In accordance with the “Sustainable Development Report 2020- The Sustainable Development Goals and Covid-19”, comprising of SDG index 2020, there will be severe negative impacts on most of the United Nations (UN)-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to COVID-19 pandemic. India, which has ranked at 117th position with a score of 61.92 is also facing major challenges in 10 of the 17 SDGs including zero hunger, good health, gender inequality among others. The index has been topped by Sweden.

Q.10. What was the rank of India in INFORM Risk Index 2020?

INFORM” जोखिम सूचकांक 2020 में भारत का रैंक क्या था?

(a) 23

(b) 31

(c) 45

(d) 52

(e) 67

Answer & Explanation

Exp. “INFORM Report 2020: Shared evidence for managing crises and disasters” released by research centre INFORM, operating under European Commission (EU), India has ranked at 31st place with an inform risk of 5.4, means risk of humanitarian crises and disasters. The report ranked the countries based on “INFORM Risk Index” which has been topped by Somalia with an inform risk of 8.9. The report has analyzed 191 countries.

Q.11. Name the person who has become India’s 66th chess Grandmaster.

उस व्यक्ति का नाम बताइए जो भारत का 66 वां शतरंज ग्रैंडमास्टर बन गया है।

(a) Audi Ameya / ऑडी अमेया

(b) P Harikrishna / पी हरिकृष्णा

(c) G Akash / जी आकाश

(d) M Pranesh / एम प्रणेश

(e) D Gukesh / डी गुकेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tamil Nadu’s G Akash became the country’s 66th chess Grandmaster while his statemate M Pranesh and Goa’s Ameya Audi earned International Master titles. Akash’s GM title was confirmed at the second council meet of International Chess Federation (FIDE) for the year 2020 held recently.

Q.12. Who among the following has won F1 Austrian Grand Prix?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने एफ 1 ऑस्ट्रियन ग्रैंड प्रिक्स जीता है?

(a) Max Verstappen / मैक्स वेरस्टैपेन

(b) Valtteri Bottas / वाल्टेरी बोटास

(c) Charles Leclerc / चार्ल्स लेक्लेर

(d) Sebastian Vettel / सेबस्टियन वेट्टेल

(e) Lewis Hamilton / लुईस हैमिल्टन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Valtteri Bottas wins F1 Austrian Grand Prix. Mercedes’s, Valtteri Bottas (Finland) has won the Austrian Grand Prix 2020 at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. This was the first race of 2020 Formula One season. Charles Leclerc finished second for Ferrari while McLaren’s Lando Norris came third.

Q.13. World Chocolate Day is celebrated every year on _________________.

विश्व चॉकलेट दिवस हर साल _________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 5 July / 5 जुलाई

(b) 6 July / 6 जुलाई

(c) 7 July / 7 जुलाई

(d) 8 July / 8 जुलाई

(e) 9 July / 9 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World chocolate day, also known as the International chocolate day observed on July 7th is all about celebrating one of the best creations of humankind- Chocolate. The silky, rich and smooth taste of chocolate has the power to unite our entire race, that can swear by it.

Q.14. World zoonoses day is observed every year on ____________________.

विश्व ज़ूनोसेस दिवस प्रतिवर्ष ____________________को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 2 July / 2 जुलाई

(b) 3 July / 3 जुलाई

(c) 4 July / 4 जुलाई

(d) 5 July / 5 जुलाई

(e) 6 July / 6 जुलाई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. On July 6 in 1885, Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against rabies, one of the most feared diseases of that time. The bite of an infected animal transmits the rabies virus to humans, leading to an agonizing death without the vaccine.

World Zoonoses Day, held July 6 every year, marks this major breakthrough in the fight against zoonoses — diseases caused by germs that spread between animals and people.

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