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

Daily Current Affairs 8th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state African swine fever has been detected for the first time in India?

भारत में पहली बार किस राज्य में अफ्रीकी स्वाइन बुखार का पता चला है?

(a) Kerala / केरल

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Assam / असम

(d) Jharkhand / झारखण्ड

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The first instance of African swine fever has been reported in the country in Assam where the disease has killed around 2,500 pigs across 306 villages, Animal Husbandry Minister Atul Bora said.

“The National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal, has confirmed that it is African Swine Fever (ASF). The central government has informed us that it is the first instance of the disease in the country.

Q.2. Which state has become the first state in the country to provide mid-day meal ration?

कौन सा राज्य मिड-डे भोजन राशन प्रदान करने वाला देश का पहला राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(b) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(c) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Odisha / ओडिशा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp. Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to provide mid-day meal ration. Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Manoj Shrivastava informed that this information has been given in the review meeting conducted by the Central Government.

 The Central Government has also appreciated the successful efforts and innovation in the implementation of Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Madhya Pradesh.

Q.3. Which state has launched an online Scholarship portal “scholarships.gov.in” under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’?

कौन से राज्य ने ‘मुख्यमंत्री युबा योगायोग योजना’ के तहत एक ऑनलाइन छात्रवृत्ति पोर्टल “scholarships.gov.in” की शुरूआत की है?

(a) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Arunachal Pradesh / अरुणाचल प्रदेश

(d) Tripura / त्रिपुरा

(e) Rajasthan / राजस्थान

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(d)

Exp. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on 6th May launched an online Scholarship portal. The portal scholarships.gov.in was launched under ‘Mukhyamantri Yuba Yogayog Yojana’ at the state secretariat.

Aims: Under the Yojana, the state government will provide Rs. 5,000 to 14,608 youths who are in final year in colleges or Universities as a grant for Smart Phones.

Q.4. Who among the following has released a report ‘Digital in India’ according to which, India for the 1st time has more internet users in rural areas (227 Million) than urban (205 Million)?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने ‘भारत में डिजिटल’ रिपोर्ट जारी की है जिसके अनुसार, पहली बार भारत में शहरी (205 मिलियन) की तुलना में ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों (227 मिलियन) में अधिक इंटरनेट उपयोगकर्ता हैं?

(a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) / इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय (MeitY)

(b) Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) / भारतीय दूरसंचार नियामक प्राधिकरण (TRAI)

(c) Centre for Internet and Society / सेंटर फॉर इंटरनेट एंड सोसाइटी

(d) National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) / भारत का राष्ट्रीय इंटरनेट एक्सचेंज (NIXI)

(e) Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) / इंटरनेट और मोबाइल एसोसिएशन ऑफ इंडिया (IAMAI)

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. T Internet users in rural areas surpassed those in urban areas for the first time, according to the ‘Digital in India’ report by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). As of last November, there were 227 million active internet users in rural areas which is 10% more than around 205 million in urban areas. In total, India had 504 million active internet users.

The report showed that in rural India, the number of people actively accessing the internet on a daily basis increased by 30 million since March last year.

Q.5. Which Union minister has launched the ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ App and two AYUSH-based studies related to COVID-19 situation, in New Delhi?

किस केंद्रीय मंत्री ने नई दिल्ली में ‘आयुष संजीवनी’ ऐप और COVID-19 स्थिति से संबंधित दो आयुष आधारित अध्ययन शुरू किए हैं?

(a) Shripad Yesso Naik / श्रीपद येस्सो नाइक

(b) Harsh Vardhan / हर्ष वर्धन

(c) Dharmendra Pradhan / धर्मेंद्र प्रधान

(d) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat / गजेन्द्र सिंह शेखावत

(e) Ashwini Kumar Choubey / अश्विनी कुमार चौबे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(b)

Exp. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister launched the ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ App and two AYUSH-based studies related to COVID-19 situation, in New Delhi, in the presence of Shripad Yesso Naik, MoS (I/c), AYUSH who participated through video Conferencing from Goa.

About App: The ‘AYUSH Sanjivani ’ mobile app, which has been launched will help to generate data on acceptance and usage of AYUSH advocacies and measures among the population and its impact in prevention of COVID 19.

Q.6. Who among the following has inaugurated 75-km long Kailash Mansarovar road link in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh through video-conferencing?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने वीडियो-कॉन्फ्रेंसिंग के माध्यम से उत्तराखंड के पिथौरागढ़ में 75 किलोमीटर लंबे कैलाश मानसरोवर रोड लिंक का उद्घाटन किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on 8th May inaugurated 75-km long Kailash Mansarovar road link in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh through video-conferencing.

With this move, the Indian security post at Indo-China border in Vyans valley of Pithoragarh district is now connected with the rest of the country via a 75.54 km long road from Ghatibagar in Dharchula to Lipulekh near the border with China.

Q.7. Nomura have lowered their GDP growth forecast for India for FY21 at ______________.

नोमुरा ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में भारत के लिए अपने सकल घरेलू उत्पाद के विकास के पूर्वानुमान को ________________कर दिया है।

(a) -5.2%

(b) -4.0%

(c) -3.5%

(d) -2.3%

(e) -1.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(a)

Exp. Nomura have lowered their GDP growth forecast for India to a negative 5 per cent / 5 per cent contraction y-o-y (from -0.5 per cent forecast earlier) for 2020, but raised it to 7.9 per cent (from 7.3 per cent forecast earlier) for 2021.

Nomura has lowered India’s FY21 GDP growth forecast to -5.2% vs -0.4% earlier. “The revision reflects more extended lockdown and early evidence that the hit to growth during the April-June quarter is likely to be much more severe than we had earlier expected.

Q.8. Moody’s Investors Service has projected India’s GDP growth at ______________ for FY21.

मूडीज इन्वेस्टर्स सर्विस ने वित्त वर्ष 21 के लिए ______________ पर भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) – 0.8 %

(b) – 0.3 %

(c) 0 %

(d) 0.5 %

(e) 1 %

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(c)

Exp. Moody’s Investors Service on 8th May projected India’s growth at 0 per cent for the current fiscal and said the negative outlook on sovereign rating reflects increasing risks that GDP growth will remain significantly lower than in the past.

The outlook also partly shows weaker policy effectiveness in addressing economic and institutional issues, it noted in the update to its November 2019 rating forecast.

Q.9. With which bank the Government of India has signed an agreement of US $ 500 million for “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project”?

किस बैंक के साथ भारत सरकार ने “COVID-19 आपातकालीन प्रतिक्रिया और स्वास्थ्य प्रणाली तैयारी परियोजना” के लिए 500 मिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर के 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
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. The Government of India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a US$ 500 million “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project” here today to help India to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its public health preparedness. This is the first ever health sector support from the Bank to India.

This new support will cover all States and Union Territories across India and address the needs of infected people, at-risk populations, medical and emergency personnel and service providers, medical and testing facilities, and national and animal health agencies.

Q.10. Which organization has extended actor-producer Dia Mirza’s term as its National Goodwill Ambassador for another two years till 2022?

किस संगठन ने अभिनेता-निर्माता दीया मिर्ज़ा का कार्यकाल 2022 तक अगले दो वर्षों के लिए अपने राष्ट्रीय सद्भावना राजदूत के रूप में बढ़ाया है?

(a) United Nations Development Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम

(b) United Nations Environment Programme / संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम

(c) United Nations Children’s Fund / संयुक्त राष्ट्र बाल निधि

(d) United Nations Human Rights Council / संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार परिषद

(e) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization / संयुक्त राष्ट्र शैक्षिक, वैज्ञानिक और सांस्कृतिक संगठन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(b)

Exp. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 7th May extended environmentalist and actor-producer Dia Mirza’s term as its National Goodwill Ambassador for another two years till the end of 2022.

Dia Mirza, who is also a United Nations Sustainability Development Goals Advocate, said she views the extension as an opportunity to work towards championing nature.

Q.11. World Red Cross Day, also known as Red Crescent Day is celebrated every year on __________________.

विश्व रेड क्रॉस दिवस, जिसे रेड क्रीसेंट डे के रूप में भी जाना जाता है, हर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 May / 4 मई

(b) 5 May / 5 मई

(c) 6 May / 6 मई

(d) 7 May / 7 मई

(e) 8 May / 8 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. 8th May: World Red Cross Day. World Red Cross Day is also known as Red Crescent Day. It is an annual celebration of their principles. The day is celebrated by the Red Cross society across all the countries.

Q.12. World Thalassemia Day is observed on __________________ every year.

विश्व थैलेसीमिया दिवस हर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 4 May / 4 मई

(b) 5 May / 5 मई

(c) 6 May / 6 मई

(d) 7 May / 7 मई

(e) 8 May / 8 मई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(e)

Exp. To honour patients suffering from this disease, World Thalassemia Day is observed on 8 May. On this day, people also express gratitude to all scientists whose dedication and enduring efforts are making life better for Thalassemia patients.

Theme 2020: ‘The dawning of a new era for thalassaemia: Time for a global effort to make novel therapies accessible and affordable to patients’.

Q.13. Where is the Headquarters of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) located?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र पर्यावरण कार्यक्रम (UNEP) का मुख्यालय कहाँ स्थित है?

(a) Helsinki / हेलसिंकी

(b) Berlin / बर्लिन

(c) Nairobi / नैरोबी

(d) Lisbon / लिस्बन

(e) Moscow / मास्को

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(c)

Exp. Headquarters location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Q.14. Who is the President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

एशियाई अवसंरचना निवेश बैंक (AIIB) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Audrey Azoulay / ऑड्रे अज़ोले

(b) Tedros Adhanom / टेड्रोस अदनोम

(c) Jin Liqun / जिन लिकुन

(d) Rafael Grossi / राफेल ग्रॉसी

(e) Achim Steiner / अचिम स्टेनर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(c)

Exp. President: Jin Liqun

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