Daily Current Affairs : 8th June 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 8th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. How much Special Liquidity Facility (SLF) amount has been provided by NABARD to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank?

नाबार्ड द्वारा असम ग्रामीण विकास बैंक को कितनी विशेष तरलता सुविधा (SLF) राशि प्रदान की गई है?

(a) ₹100 crore / ₹100 करोड़

(b) ₹189 crore / ₹189 करोड़

(c) ₹270 crore / ₹270 करोड़

(d) ₹346 crore / ₹346 करोड़

(e) ₹600 crore / ₹600 करोड़

Answer & Explanation

Exp. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has made available a Special Liquidity Facility (SLF) of Rs 270 crore to Assam Gramin Vikash Bank for supporting the agricultural activities of the farmers.

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has announced a Rs 50,000 crore refinance facility for 3 All-India Financial Institutions(AIFI) namely: NABARD, the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), and the National Housing Bank (NHB).

From the total of  Rs 50,000 crore  NABARD  received Rs 25,000 crore to refinance   Regional Rural Banks(RRBs), co-operative(co-op) banks and Microfinance Institutions(MFIs) to ensure credit flow to farmers for agricultural operations during COVID-19 pandemic.


  • NABARD disbursed Rs 12,767 crores to State(Co-op) Banks & Regional Rural Banks(RRBs) across the country.
  • Sanctioned Rs 1,500 crores for Punjab,out of which Rs 1,000 crores is sanctioned to Punjab State Cooperative Bank and Rs 500 crores to Punjab Gramin Bank.
  • Extended Rs 1,050 crores SLF to West Bengalso far in the current fiscal year (FY 21), of the total amount, Rs 300 crore disbursed for MFIs, Rs 700 crore sanctioned for state cooperative banks and Rs 50 crore for RRBs.
  • Extended Rs 20,500 crores SLF to  co-operative banks(Rs 15,200 crores) and Regional Rural Banks(Rs 5,300 crores) in various States.

Q.2. Gairsain has been declared summer capital of which of the following state?

गेयरसैन को निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य की ग्रीष्मकालीन राजधानी घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Gairsain in Chamoli district was declared as the summer capital of Uttarakhand on 8th June.

A notification in this regard was issued by Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh after Governor Baby Rani Maurya gaver her assent to the move.  Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s announcement about Gairsain in the Vidhan Sabha and a major promise made by the party in its manifesto for the 2017.

Q.3. With which country, India has signed an MoU for developing cooperation in power sector?

किस देश के साथ भारत ने बिजली क्षेत्र में सहयोग विकसित करने के लिए एक समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) Sweden / स्वीडन

(b) Norway / नॉर्वे

(c) Switzerland / स्विट्ज़रलैंड

(d) Finland / फ़िनलैंड

(e) Denmark / डेनमार्क

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India and Denmark have signed an MoU for developing cooperation in the power sector.

The MoU signed between the Ministry of Power and the Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Government of Denmark, is to develop a strong, deep and long-term co-operation between two countries in the power sector on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit.

It provides for collaboration in areas like offshore wind, long term energy planning, forecasting, flexibility in the grid, consolidation of grid codes to integrate and operate efficiently variable generation options, flexibility in the power purchase agreements and variability in renewable energy production.

Q.4. Which state has launched an online waste management platform on World Environment Day?

विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस पर किस राज्य ने ऑनलाइन कचरा प्रबंधन मंच शुरू किया है?

(a) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Punjab / पंजाब

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. On World Environment Day, Andhra Pradesh will launch an online waste management platform to handle liquid waste, hazardous, and non-hazardous solid waste and air pollutants. The Andhra Pradesh Environment Management Corporation (APEMC), which will handle the platform, will henceforth be responsible for safe disposal of all industrial waste generated in the state.

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will launch the platform.

Q.5. The gross direct tax collection in 2019-20 fiscal dipped ______________ to Rs 12.33 lakh crore.

वित्त वर्ष 2019-20 में सकल प्रत्यक्ष कर संग्रह ______________ से घटकर 12.33 लाख करोड़ रुपये हो गया।

(a) 1.52%

(b) 2.34%

(c) 3.65%

(d) 4.92%

(e) 5.3%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The gross direct tax collection in 2019-20 fiscal dipped 4.92 per cent to Rs 12.33 lakh crore on account of reduction in corporate tax rate, increased standard deduction and personal I-T exemption limit, the Income Tax department said on 7th June. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), in a statement, said the fall in tax collection is on expected line and temporary in nature. The gross direct tax collection in 2018-19 fiscal stood at Rs 12,97,674 crore.

Q.6. Which of the following company has partnered with IBM to offer Cloud solutions?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने क्लाउड समाधानों की पेशकश करने के लिए आईबीएम के साथ भागीदारी की है?

(a) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(b) Infosys / इन्फोसिस

(c) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(d) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(e) Wipro / विप्रो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Wipro has partnered with IBM to help customers embark on a hybrid cloud migration journey.

Through this alliance, Wipro would develop hybrid cloud offerings to help businesses migrate, manage and transform mission-critical operations and applications across public or private cloud and on-premise IT environments.

Customers will have remote access to IBM and Red Hat solutions, designed to help them scale their technology investments for improved experience and business agility with connected insights.

Q.7. Who has become the new chairman of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)?

ब्रिटिश एकेडमी ऑफ फिल्म एंड टेलीविजन आर्ट्स (बाफ्टा) के नए अध्यक्ष कौन बने हैं?

(a) Venkataramani Sumantran / वेंकटरामानी सुमंत्रण

(b) Krishnendu Majumdar / कृष्णेंदु मजुमदार

(c) Ravinder Singh Dhillon / रविंदर सिंह ढिल्लों

(d) SN Rajeswari / एस एन राजेश्वरी

(e) Shekhar C. Mande / शेखर सी मंडे

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has confirmed Krishnendu Majumdar to be their first person of colour to Chairman the academy. Majumdar is also the youngest chair in BAFTA’s 73-years of history. The decision comes after the British Academy was criticised severely this year for its lack of representation during the BAFTA awards.

Q.8. Who became the only Indian to bag prestigious Richard Dawkins Award?

प्रतिष्ठित रिचर्ड डॉकिंस पुरस्कार जीतने वाले एकमात्र भारतीय कौन बने?

(a) Virat Kohli / विराट कोहली

(b) Shaktikanta Das / शक्तिकान्त दास

(c) Jadav Payeng / जादव पायेंग

(d) Javed Akhtar / जावेद अख्तर

(e) Sudha Murty / सुधा मूर्ति

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar said he is honoured to be named this year’s recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award as he has been a huge fan of the world-renowned English evolutionary biologist in whose name the recognition is bestowed.

Akhtar became the first Indian to be given the honour for critical thinking, holding religious dogma up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values.

Every year, the award recognises a distinguished individual from the field of science, scholarship, education, or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism and upholding scientific truth.

Q.9. Daniil Dubov has won the chess Rapid Challenge in Armageddon. From which country he belongs to?

डेनियल डबोव ने आर्मगेडन में शतरंज रैपिड चैलेंज जीता। वह किस देश से है?

(a) UK / ब्रिटेन

(b) Russia / रूस

(c) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(d) Italy / इटली

(e) France / फ्रांस

Answer & Explanation

Exp. In chess, the final of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge went all the way to a tie-breaking Armageddon match from which Russian Daniil Dubov emerged as champion after beating Hikaru Nakamura of the United States.

The 24-year-old Russian walked away with 45,000 U.S. dollars in prize money and a place at the table for the 300,000 U.S. dollars Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Grand Final.

Q.10. World Oceans Day is observed every year on ______________________.

विश्व महासागरीय दिवस हर साल ______________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 7 June / 7 जून

(b) 8 June / 8 जून

(c) 9 June / 9 जून

(d) 10 June / 10 जून

(e)11 June / 11 जून

Answer & Explanation

Exp. June 8th is celebrated as World Oceans Day to remind everyone about the importance of oceans’ role in our everyday life.

The United Nations day celebrates the role of the oceans in everyday life and inspires action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. This day holds great significance as we discuss various methods to save oceans for our future generation.

Q.11. What is the theme for World Oceans Day 2020?

विश्व महासागरीय दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

(b) Gender and the Ocean

(c) Preventing Plastic Pollution

(d) Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

(e) Together we have the power to protect the ocean

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’.

Q.12. What is the currency of Denmark?

डेनमार्क की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Ruble / रूबल

(d) New shekel / नई शेकेल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Currency: Danish krone

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