Daily Current Affairs 8th Dec 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 8th December 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched a scheme for Tharu tribes?

किस राज्य सरकार ने थारू जनजातियों के लिए एक योजना शुरू की है?

(a) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(b) Sikkim / सिक्किम

(c) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Uttar Pradesh government has recently launched a scheme to take the unique culture of the Tharu tribes all over the world. The intention of the scheme is to put these tribal villages on tourism map. This will create jobs and bring economic Independence to the tribal population in the region.

The State Government of Uttar Pradesh is planning to connect the villages of the Tharu tribals located in the International border of Nepal. It is a Homestay scheme under which the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department will offer tourists an experience of living in the natural habitat of Tharu tribals. These huts are made of grass collected from the forest.

Q.2. Which state’s police has acquired a software “Crawler” from the INTERPOL for Operation Blackface?

किस राज्य की पुलिस ने ऑपरेशन ब्लैकफेस के लिए इंटरपोल से एक सॉफ्टवेयर “क्रॉलर” हासिल किया है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Maharashtra / महाराष्ट्र

(d) Haryana / हरियाणा

(e) West Bengal / पश्चिम बंगाल 

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The cyber wing of Maharashtra police has recently acquired a software called the “Crawler” from the INTERPOL that will help to track down child pornography. A core unit of 12 officers has been formed to implement a mission involving the software.

These twelve officers went for training to the South Asian wing of INTERPOL. The unit has been named TRACE. TRACE is Tactical Response Against Cyber Child Exploitation.

Q.3. Which state’s Dandupur railway station to be renamed as Maa Barahi Devi Dham?

किस राज्य के दांदूपुर रेलवे स्टेशन का नाम बदलकर मां बाराही देवी धाम कर दिया गया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Dandupur railway station situated between Pratapgarh and Badshahpur on Lucknow-Varanasi rail section will now be named Maa Barahi Devi Dham.

The Union government has given its consent after which Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath gave his nod to the renaming of the railway station.

Q.4. Which of the following city has been included in the list of UNESCO world heritage cities under UNESCO’s urban landscape city programme?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा शहर यूनेस्को के शहरी परिदृश्य शहर कार्यक्रम के तहत यूनेस्को की विश्व विरासत शहरों की सूची में शामिल किया गया है?

(a) Gwalior / ग्वालियर

(b) Orchha / ओरछा

(c) Jaipur / जयपुर

(d) Mumbai / मुंबई

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The historical fort cities of Gwalior and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of UNESCO’s world heritage cities under its urban landscape city programme.

“After getting included in the heritage city list, the face of Gwalior and Orchha will totally change and UNESCO along with the state tourism department will make a master plan for the beautification of the two places.

Q.5. Which country recently became the second nation to plant a flag on the Moon after the US?

हाल ही में कौन सा देश अमेरिका के बाद चंद्रमा पर झंडा लगाने वाला दूसरा राष्ट्र बना?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) China / चीन

(c) South Korea / दक्षिण कोरिया

(d) India / भारत

(e) Japan / जापान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The US planted the first flag on the Moon in 1969 during the manned Apollo 11 lunar mission. Later five more US flags were planted on the Moon during subsequent missions till 1972.

More than 50 years later, China has become only the second country to achieve the feat.

Pictures from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) show the five-starred Red Flag holding still on the windless lunar surface. China’s Chang’e-5 space probe’s camera took the images on 5th Dec before it left the Moon surface with rock samples.

Q.6. Fitch Ratings has projected India’s GDP at ______________ in FY 21.

फिच रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में भारत की जीडीपी  का अनुमान ______________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -6.4%

(b) -8.6%

(c) -9.4%

(d) -10.1%

(e) -11.5%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Fitch Ratings on 8TH Dec raised India’s GDP forecast to -9.4 per cent in the current fiscal year to March 2021 from a previously projected contraction of 10.5 per cent due to a sharp economic rebound in the July-September quarter.

For the global economy, it projected a less severe decline in GDP at -3.7 per cent in 2020 compared to -4.4 per cent in the September projection.

Q.7. Which bank has launched the loan management solution ‘LenS-The Lending Solution’?

किस बैंक ने ऋण प्रबंधन समाधान “ LenS-द लेंडिंग सॉल्यूशन” लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Central Bank of India / सेंट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(c) Punjab National Bank / पंजाब नेशनल बैंक

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) Allahabad Bank / इलाहाबाद बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Punjab National Bank (PNB) on 6th Dec launched a tech-based loan management solution called ‘LenS-The Lending Solution’, to speed up and maintain accuracy in online loan processing and sanctioning of credit proposals.

Aims: The main purpose behind this is to standardise the system, process and appraisal formats for loan processing, speed up the process of credit sanctions, and auto-generate loan documents, among others.

Q.8. Which Bank has recently launched ‘iMobile Pay’ app which offers payments and banking services to customers of any bank?

किस बैंक ने हाल ही में “iMobile पेऐप लॉन्च किया है जो किसी भी बैंक के ग्राहकों को भुगतान और बैंकिंग सेवाएं प्रदान करता है?

(a) HSBC India / एचएसबीसी इंडिया

(b) IDFC First Bank / आईडीएफसी फर्स्ट बैंक

(c) DBS Bank India / डीबीएस बैंक इंडिया

(d) IDBI Bank / आईडीबीआई बैंक

(e) ICICI Bank / आईसीआईसीआई बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The ICICI Bank on 7th Dec launched the ‘iMobile Pay’ app which offers payments and banking services to customers of any bank. This launch marks the private lender bank’s entry to the ‘FinTech’ space.

The mobile application offers a combination of facilities of a payment app — such as enabling customers to pay to any UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID or merchants, paying bills and do online recharge among others — with instant banking services such as savings account, investments, loans, credit cards, gift cards, travel cards and much more.

Q.9. RTGS system will be available on 24×7 basis from ___________________.

RTGS प्रणाली ___________________ से 24×7 आधार पर उपलब्ध होगी।

(a) 14 Dec 2020 / 14 दिसंबर 2020

(b) 31 Dec 2020 / 31 दिसंबर 2020

(c) 1 Jan 2021 / 1 जनवरी 2021

(d) 31 Mar 2021 / 31 मार्च 2021

(e) 1 Apr 2021 / 1 अप्रैल 2021

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India has announced that the RTGS system will be made available round the clock on all days of the year with effect from 00:30 hours on December 14, 2020.

Presently RTGS system is available for customers between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. RTGS shall continue to be governed by the RTGS System Regulations, 2013.

Q.10. Which of the following has won the prestigious International King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award 2020?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने प्रतिष्ठित अंतर्राष्ट्रीय राजा भूमिबोल विश्व मृदा दिवस पुरस्कार 2020 जीता है?

(a) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) / भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद (ICAR)

(b) Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI), Bangladesh / मृदा संसाधन विकास संस्थान (SRDI), बांग्लादेश कृषि विकास के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय कोष (IFAD)

(c) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) /

(d) World Wide Fund for Nature / वर्ल्ड वाइड फंड फॉर नेचर

(e) Food Corporation of India (FCI) / भारतीय खाद्य निगम (FCI)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), has won the prestigious International King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award for 2020. The award was presented annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The award was conferred to the ICAR on the occasion of World Soil Day, on December 5. ICAR India will officially receive the award by Her Royal Highness, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, during an event in Bangkok in January 2021.

Q.11. Who has won the 3rd Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his novel, “The City and The Sea”?

अपने उपन्यास “द सिटी एंड द सी” के लिए किसने तीसरा रवींद्रनाथ टैगोर साहित्य पुरस्कार जीता है?

(a) Raisul Kabir / रईसुल कबीर

(b) Sushant Kar / सुशांत कर

(c) Raj Kamal Jha / राज कमल झा

(d) K Mahashweta / के महाश्वेता

(e) Sadat Rahman / सआदत रहमान

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Journalist-author, Raj Kamal Jha has won the 3rd Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his novel, “The City and The Sea”. The winner of the $5,000 prize was announced online in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Novel which is based on the December 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case.

Q.12.  Who has been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year respectively at the World Athletics Awards 2020?

विश्व एथलेटिक्स अवार्ड्स 2020 में क्रमशः पुरुष और महिला विश्व एथलीट ऑफ द ईयर का खिताब किसे दिया गया है?

(a) Mondo Duplantis & Yulimar Rojas / मोंडो डुप्लांटिस और यूलिमार रोजास

(b) Usain Bolt & Almaz Ayana / उसैन बोल्ट और अल्माज अयाना

(c) Mutaz Essa Barshim & Nafissatou Thiam / मुताज़ एसा बरशिम और नफीसतौ थियम

(d) Eliud Kipchoge & Caterine Ibargüen / एलियड किपचोगे और कैटरिन इबारगुएन

(e) Eliud Kipchoge & Dalilah Muhammad / एलियड किपचोगे और दलीला मुहम्मद

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World record-breakers Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year respectively at the World Athletics Awards 2020, a ceremony held virtually this time due to the post novel coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols.

Q.13. Which country is going to host Asia Cup in 2021?

2021 में कौन सा देश एशिया कप की मेजबानी करने जा रहा है?

(a) Pakistan / पाकिस्तान

(b) India / भारत

(c) Bangladesh / बांग्लादेश

(d) Afghanistan / अफ़ग़ानिस्तान

(e) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Sri Lanka will host the Asia Cup in June 2021 while Pakistan has earned the rights to host the tournament in 2022.

As per the original schedule, the tournament was supposed to be hosted by Pakistan in 2020, however, it got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q.14. All-rounder Corey Anderson has retired from all forms of Cricket. He played for which country?

ऑलराउंडर कोरी एंडरसन ने क्रिकेट के सभी प्रारूपों से संन्यास ले लिया है। वह किस देश के लिए खेले?

(a) England / इंग्लैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

(d) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(e) Ireland / आयरलैंड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. New Zealand all-rounder, Corey Anderson has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Anderson has played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20Is for New Zealand, scoring 2277 runs with two hundred and 10 half-centuries and 90 wickets.

Q.15. Who became the first Indian to win a Formula 2 race at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, Bahrain?

2020 सखिर ग्रैंड प्रिक्स, बहरीन में फॉर्मूला 2 की रेस जीतने वाले पहले भारतीय कौन बने?

(a) Narain Karthikeyan / नारायण कार्तिकेयन

(b) Jehan Daruvala / जहान दरुवाला

(c) Karun Chandhok / करुण चंधोक

(d) Mahaveer Raghunathan / महावीर रघुनाथन

(e) Armaan Ebrahim / अरमान अब्राहिम

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Jehan Daruvala created history, as he became the first Indian to win a Formula 2 race at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, Bahrain.

This was the final race of the F2 season. The Formula 2 Championship is a second-tier single-seater racing championship. His Japanese teammate, Yuki Tsunoda came second while Britain’s Daniel Ticktum was in a third spot.

Q.16. Manu Mukherjee who passed away recently was a/an _________________.

मनु मुखर्जी, जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया, एक _________________ थे।

(a) Musician / संगीतकार

(b) Mathematician / गणितज्ञ

(c) Cricketer / क्रिकेटर

(d) Actor / अभिनेता

(e) Historian / इतिहासकार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran Bengali actor Manu Mukherjee passed away. He started his film career with Mrinal Sen’s Nil Akasher Niche (1958).

The actor is best remembered for his roles in Satyajit Ray’s Joy Baba Felunath and Ganashatru. He had also been part of children’s fantasy film Patalghar’.

Q.17. What does R in RTGS stands for?

RTGS में R क्या है?

(a) Regulatory

(b) Real

(c) Reserve

(d) Reimburse

(e) Render

Answer & Explanation

Exp. RTGS stands for Real Time Gross Settlement.

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