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

Daily Current Affairs 7th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state Government has launched the “Digital Seva Setu Programme” under the Bharat Net Project of the Central government?

किस राज्य सरकार ने केंद्र सरकार की भारत नेट परियोजना के तहत “डिजिटल सेवा सेतु कार्यक्रम” शुरू किया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा

(e) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Gujarat State Government launched the “Digital Seva Setu Programme” for rural areas on October 6, 2020. It was launched under the Bharat Net Project of the Central government.

The programme comply with the India’s Digital India Mission. The villages will be connected with the 100 MBps optical fibre network with an aim to make every village a mini Sachivalay. The programme connects the village panchayats. It will provide twenty pro-people services including the delivery of ration cards at door steps.

Q.2. Piyush Goyal has inaugurated the renaming of which Railway Station to Siddharthnagar Railway station in Uttar Pradesh?

पीयूष गोयल ने उत्तर प्रदेश में निम्नलिखित में से किस रेलवे स्टेशन का नाम बदलकर सिद्धार्थनगर रेलवे स्टेशन करने का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Char Bagh Railway Station / चार बाग रेलवे स्टेशन

(b) Naugarh Railway station / नौगढ़ रेलवे स्टेशन

(c) Manduadih Railway Station / मंडूआडिह रेलवे स्टेशन

(d) Gorakhpur Railway Station / गोरखपुर रेलवे स्टेशन

(e) Hubballi railway station / हुब्बल्ली रेलवे स्टेशन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on 5th October through a video link inaugurated the renaming of Naugarh railway station to Siddharthnagar railway station situated at Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.

“Naugarh railway station was named Siddharthanagar in view of public aspirations due to the birth of Mahatma Buddha in Lumbini near Naugarh and being associated with his life events from this region.

Q.3. Which of the following organization has announced that it has signed an agreement to invest $15 Million in Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) to help expand Solar Portfolio?

निम्नलिखित में से किस संगठन ने घोषणा की है कि उसने सौर पोर्टफोलियो के विस्तार में मदद करने के लिए अवाडा एनर्जी प्राइवेट लिमिटेड (AEPL) में $ 15 मिलियन का निवेश करने के लिए एक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(d) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank / एशियन इन्फ्रास्ट्रक्चर इन्वेस्टमेंट बैंक

(e) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has signed an agreement to invest $15 million in Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) to help expand the company’s solar generation capacity in the country.

ADB added that this was its second investment in Avaada Energy after the first round of $50 million invested in April 2019.

Q.4. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI)?

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक (SBI) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajnish Kumar / रजनीश कुमार

(b) Vinay Tonse / विनय टोंसे

(c) Vinkesh Gulati / विंकेश गुलाटी

(d) Dinesh Kumar Khara / दिनेश कुमार खरा

(e) Sanyukta Samaddar / संयुक्ता समद्दार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The government on 6th October appointed senior banker Dinesh Kumar Khara as chairman of the State Bank of India.

He replaces Rajnish Kumar, who completed his three-year term on Tuesday.

Q.5. Name the IPS officer who has been appointed as the Director-General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

उस IPS अधिकारी का नाम बताइए, जिसे नागरिक उड्डयन सुरक्षा ब्यूरो (BCAS) का महानिदेशक नियुक्त किया गया है।

(a) Arvind Ranjan / अरविंद रंजन

(b) MA Ganapathy / एम ए गणपति

(c) Anand Prakash Maheshwari / आनंद प्रकाश माहेश्वरी

(d) Rajesh Ranjan / राजेश रंजन

(e) P S Ranipse / पी एस रानीपसे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Senior IPS officer, M A Ganapathy has been appointed as the Director-General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). He is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand cadre.

The post of BCAS chief fell vacant after Rakesh Asthana was appointed as the Director-General of Border Security Force in August.

Q.6. Who has been signed as the brand ambassador of Hudle?

हडले के ब्रांड एंबेसडर के रूप में किसे हस्ताक्षरित किया गया है?

(a) Rohit Sharma / रोहित शर्मा

(b) Ambati Rayudu / अम्बाती रायुडु

(c) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(d) Salman Khan / सलमान खान

(e) Ajinkya Rahane / अजिंक्या रहाने

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed as the brand ambassador and advisor of Hudle, a Delhi-based sports tech & events startup.

Apart from being the face of the brand, he will also be able to guide the team with strategic inputs through his wealth of experience in professional sport. Hudle is a digital platform for sports enthusiasts to find and book a curated list of sports events & sports venues on The Hudle App.

Q.7. Who among the following has received 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing genome-editing method?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने जीनोम-संपादन विधि विकसित करने के लिए रसायन विज्ञान में 2020 नोबेल पुरस्कार  प्राप्त किया है?

(a) Emmanuelle Charpentier / इमैनुएल चार्पेंतिएर

(b) Jennifer A Doudna / जेनिफर ए डोडना

(c) John B Goodenough / जॉन बी गुडएनफ

(d) M Stanley Whittingham / एम स्टेनली व्हीटिंगम

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

Doudna is the Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin. She was born in 1964 in Washington, D.C, USA. Charpentier was born in 1968 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France. She completed her Ph.D. from Institut Pasteur in Paris.

Q.8. World Cotton Day is observed globally on ________________________.

विश्व कपास दिवस ________________________ को विश्व स्तर पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) 5 October / 5 अक्टूबर

(b) 6 October / 6 अक्टूबर

(c) 7 October / 7 अक्टूबर

(d) 8 October / 8 अक्टूबर

(e) 9 October / 9 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Cotton Day (WCD) is observed globally on 7th October since 2019.

The international day aims to celebrate the advantages of cotton, ranging from its qualities as a natural fibre to the benefits people obtain from its production, transformation, trade and consumption.

Q.9. Cricket Batsman Najeeb Tarakai has passed away recently. From which country he belonged to?

क्रिकेट के बल्लेबाज नजीब तारकई का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह किस देश से थे?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(c) Afghanistan / अफगानिस्तान

(d) Nepal / नेपाल

(e) UAE / यूएई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Najeeb Tarakai, the Afghanistan right-handed batsman has died at the age of 29 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a road accident.

He played 12 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and one One-day International (ODI) for Afghanistan. He had made his international debut at the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Q.10. Vishal Anand has passed away recently. He was a/an _________________.

विशाल आनंद का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Music composer / संगीतकार

(c) Lyricist / गीतकार

(d) Environmentalist / पर्यावरण वादी

(e) Classical singer / शास्त्रीय गायक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran Bollywood actor, Vishal Anand has passed away. He came to fame with 1976 super-hit song and film ‘Chalte Chalte’. He has appeared in 11 Hindi films during his acting careers like Hindustan Ki Kasam and Taxi Driver.

Q.11. Who is the current Governor of Gujarat?

गुजरात के वर्तमान राज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Vajubhai Vala / वजुभाई वाला

(b) Bandaru Dattatreya / बंडारू दत्तात्रेय

(c) Bhagat Singh Koshyari / भगत सिंह कोश्यारी

(d) Najma Heptulla / नजमा हेपतुल्ला

(e) Acharya Devvrat / आचार्य देवव्रत

Answer & Explanation

Exp: Governor: Acharya Devvrat


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