Daily Current Affairs : 8th and 9th August 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs  8th and 9th August 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. India’s first Kisan Rail was flagged off by Piyush Goyal and Narendra Singh Tomar recently. The first Kisan rail ran from Maharashtra to which state?

भारत की पहली किसान रेल को हाल ही में पीयूष गोयल और नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर ने हरी झंडी दिखाई। महाराष्ट्र से पहली किसान रेल किस राज्य के लिए चली?

(a) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) Bihar / बिहार

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. First Kisan Rail from Devlali, Maharashtra to Danapur, Bihar flagged off. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchyati Raj Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar and Railways and Commerce & Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal flagged off the train via video conferencing. The Kisan Rail will run on a weekly basis with an initial composition of 10 +1 VPs.  Agriculture produce needs the best possible distribution and returns. The train will ensure that agro-products reach from one corner to another corner of the country.

Q.2. Which state/UT government has launched Electric Vehicle Policy?

किस राज्य / केंद्रशासित प्रदेश सरकार ने इलेक्ट्रिक वाहन नीति शुरू की है?

(a) Chandigarh / चंडीगढ़

(b) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

(c) Delhi / दिल्ली

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 7th August launched its Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy and said it stands as the most progressive in the entire country and that it will strive to bring down pollution levels here while generating employment. He said that the objective is that by 2024, 25% of all new vehicle registrations should be for EVs.

The policy makes a case for incentives of up to ₹1.5 lakh for the purchase of new electric cars in the city capital. An incentive of up to ₹30,000 will be provided for e-two-wheelers, autos, e-rickshaws and freight vehicles.

Q.3. Which country has declared a “state of environmental emergency” as stranded ship spills fuel?

किस देश ने फंसे हुए जहाज से ईंधन के रिसाव के बाद “पर्यावरणीय आपातकाल की स्थिति” घोषित किया है?

(a) Mauritius / मॉरीशस

(b) Singapore / सिंगापुर

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) Hong Kong / हांगकांग

(e) Maldives / मालदीव

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius declared a “state of environmental emergency” on 7th August after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel.

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced the development as satellite images showed a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near environmental areas that the government called “very sensitive.

Q.4. India is going to participate in which country’s Kavkaz Exercise 2020?

भारत किस देश के कावकज़ अभ्यास 2020 में भाग लेने जा रहा है?

(a) Germany / जर्मनी 

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Russia / रूस

(d) UK / ब्रिटेन

(e) USA / यू.एस.ए.

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India is going to participate in the multilateral military ‘Russian Kavakaz 2020’ strategic command exercise to be organized in Astrakhan, Russia. The Indian contingent will be represented by the Navy and the Air Force also.

The invitation to participate in this exercise is known as Caucasus 2020 and it was extended to around 18 countries including China, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey besides from the Central Asian Republics which are part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Q.5. Which organization has signed 200 million Dollar financing deal with Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited (RBLPL) for 718-megawatt power plant in Bangladesh?

किस संगठन ने बांग्लादेश में 718 मेगावाट बिजली संयंत्र के लिए रिलायंस बांग्लादेश LNG और पावर लिमिटेड (RBLPL) के साथ 200 मिलियन डॉलर के वित्तपोषण समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) World bank / विश्व बैंक

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

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

(e) New Development Bank / न्यू डेवलपमेंट बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a dollar 200 million financing deal with the Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited (RBLPL) to build and operate a 718-megawatt combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh. Announcing the deal in a press release on 7th August, the ADB said that the project will ease ongoing energy shortages and drive further private sector investments in the country’s power sector.

The financing deal has two components of dollar 100 million each. While ADB will provide dollar 100 million, it will also administer the other part worth dollar 100 million from the Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP).

Q.6. In which bank, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has acquired 5% stake?

किस बैंक में भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम (LIC) ने 5% हिस्सेदारी का अधिग्रहण किया है?

(a) IDFC Bank / आईडीएफसी बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(d) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

(e) Kotak Mahindra Bank / कोटक महिंद्रा बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Yes Bank on 6th August announced LIC has acquired close to 5 per cent shareholding in the bank by purchasing shares from the open market.With the fresh acquisition, the hold of LIC has increased from 0.75 per cent to 4.98 per cent.

LIC purchased 105.98 crore shares, reflecting 4.23 per cent stake. Prior to this, LIC had 0.75 per cent stake in Yes Bank though 19 crore shares held. LIC holding in the bank increased to 4.98 per cent through 125 crore shares held.

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the MD & CEO of PNB Housing Finance?

पीएनबी हाउसिंग फाइनेंस के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Tapan Roy / तपन रॉय

(b) M S Sahoo / एम एस साहू

(c) Amitabh Kant / अमिताभ कान्त

(d) Hardayal Prasad / हरदयाल प्रसाद

(e) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

Answer & Explanation

Exp. PNB Housing Finance Limited announces that following an extensive executive search that considered internal and external candidates, its Board of Directors has appointed Hardayal Prasad as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Hardayal Prasad is a seasoned banker with experience in banking, international operations and credit card industry. He will assume the position on Aug 10, 2020 and replace Neeraj Vyas.

Q.8. Who has been appointed as the chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)?

संघ लोक सेवा आयोग (UPSC) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Pradeep Kumar Joshi / प्रदीप कुमार जोशी

(b) K V Kamath / के वी कामथ

(c) Diwakar Gupta / दिवाकर गुप्ता

(d) N Manoharan / एन मनोहरण

(e) Ashvin Parekh / अश्विन पारेख

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Educationist Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi was on Friday appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), that conducts the civil services examination to select India’s bureaucrats and diplomats among others.

He will succeed Arvind Saxena who completes his term as UPSC chairman on 7TH August.

Q.9. Who has been appointed as the new Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)?

केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल (CRPF) के नए महानिरीक्षक (IG) के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Surjeet Singh Deswal / सुरजीत सिंह देसवाल

(b) Arvind Ranjan / अरविंद रंजन

(c) Anand Prakash Maheshwari / आनंद प्रकाश माहेश्वरी

(d) Rajesh Ranjan / राजेश रंजन

(e) P S Ranipse / पी एस रानीपसे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. P S Ranipse appointed as Inspector General (IG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). he is an IPS officer from Odisha cadre. he will serve for the period of five years.

P S Ranipse is from 1995 batch of IPS officer and prior to this, he has served as an Additional Director General (Vigilance) in Odisha state.

Q.10. 78th Quit India Movement Day observed on ____________________ 2020.

78 वाँ भारत छोड़ो आंदोलन दिवस ____________________ 2020 को मनाया गया।

(a) 6 August / 6 अगस्त

(b) 7 August / 7 अगस्त

(c) 8 August / 8 अगस्त

(d) 9 August / 9 अगस्त

(e) 10 August / 10 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 8th August: 78th Quit India Movement Day 2020. In the August of 1942, Mahatma Gandhi’s fiery speech in Mumbai, giving a ‘do or die’ call, to the people of India was a final push to make the British quit India. Also known as the Bharat Chodo Andolan or August Kranti Movement.

Q.11. Who is the author of the new book ‘Amazing Ayodhya’?

नई पुस्तक अमेजिंग अयोध्याके लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Sudha Murty / सुधा मूर्ति

(b) Avni Doshi / अवनी दोशी

(c) Neena Rai / नीना राय

(d) Satyadev Barman / सत्यदेव बर्मन

(e) Namita Gokhale / नमिता गोखले

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ‘Amazing Ayodhya’, a new book by author Neena Rai, tells history of Lord Rama’s birth place The publishing house Bloomsbury has announced their latest book which sheds light on the history of Ayodhya. It will hit stands in November 2020.

Q.12. Which country will host the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup?

2021 ICC T20 पुरुष विश्व कप की मेजबानी कौन सा देश करेगा?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) India / भारत

(e) Both a & b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India will remain hosts of the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup while Australia will host this year’s postponed tournament in 2022, the sport’s governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said on 7th August.

The ICC also confirmed the women’s 50-over World Cup that was scheduled to be held in New Zealand in February-March next year has been postponed to 2022.

Q.13. Where is the headquarters of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)?

केंद्रीय रिजर्व पुलिस बल (CRPF) का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई  

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Chennai / चेन्नई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. About CRPF

Headquarters – New Delhi

The motto of CRPF – Service and Loyalty (“सेवा और निष्ठा”)

founded – 27 July 1939

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

हर साल नागासाकी दिवस किस तारीख को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 5 August / 5 अगस्त

(b) 7 August / 7 अगस्त

(c) 9 August / 9 अगस्त

(d) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(e) 13 August / 13 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 75 years of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day: On August 9, 1945, the US dropped the second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, three days after Hiroshima was destroyed by the first one. This led to Japan’s unconditional surrender in Second World War.

Q.15. Who has sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka?

श्रीलंका के प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में किसने शपथ ली है?

(a) Gotabaya Rajapaksa / गोतबाया राजपक्षे

(b) Namal Rajapaksa / नमल राजपक्षे

(c) Shiranthi Rajapaksa / शिरानथी राजपक्षे

(d) Mahinda Rajapaksa / महिंदा राजपक्षे

(e) Basil Rajapaksa / बेसिल राजपक्षे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. On August 9, 2020, former president of Sri Lanka Shri Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new prime minister.

Q.16. World Tribal Day is observed every year on _________________________.

विश्व आदिवासी दिवस हर साल _________________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 8 August / 8 अगस्त

(b) 9 August / 9 अगस्त

(c) 10 August / 10 अगस्त

(d) 11 August / 11 अगस्त

(e) 12 August / 12 अगस्त

Answer & Explanation

Exp. August 9: World Tribal Day. Every year United Nations and other world organizations celebrate World Tribal Day or International Day of the World Indigenous People. The day promotes and protects rights of world indigenous population. The day marks first meet of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva, 1982.

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