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

Daily Current Affairs 8th October 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. In which state INOX Oxygen Plant has been inaugurated recently?

हाल ही में किस राज्य में INOX ऑक्सीजन प्लांट का उद्घाटन किया गया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Odisha / ओडिशा

(c) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(d) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated on October 8, 2020 a new cryogenic oxygen plant that has been commissioned by INOX Air Products (INOX AP). This is the biggest plant in the state and will help to supply oxygens in hospitals.

This is the ultra-high purity air separation plant. It has a capacity of 150 tonnes per days (TPD). It has been inaugurated in Ghaziabad”s Modinagar.

Q.2. Who among the following has launched the “Jan Andolan campaign” for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने COVID-19 उपयुक्त व्यवहार के लिए “जन आंदोलन अभियान” शुरू किया है?

(a) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(e) M Venkaiah Naidu / एम वेंकैया नायडू

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a campaign called Jan Andolan for COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour on October 8, 2020. The campaign was launched through a tweet by him using a hashtag #Unite2FightCorona.

The campaign has been launched with a key message for people to stay united to fight Corona. The campaign reminds people to wear a mask, to wash hands, to follow social distancing and to practice ‘Do Gaz Ki Doori’ to fight the situation.

Q.3. For how much percent stake, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is going to invest Rs 5,512 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures (RRVL)?

कितनी प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी के लिए अबू धाबी निवेश प्राधिकरण (ADIA) रिलायंस रिटेल वेंचर्स (RRVL) में 5,512 करोड़ रुपये का निवेश करने जा रहा है?

(a) 0.9%

(b) 1.2%

(c) 2.5%

(d) 7.4%

(e) 9.9%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Reliance Industries said a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will buy 1.2% in Reliance Retail Ventures (RRVL) for Rs 5,512.5 crore. The investment values Reliance Retail at a pre-money level of Rs 4.3 lakh crore.

Reliance Retail has received Rs 37,710 crore from investors including US’ KKR & Co, private equity giant General Atlantic, technology investment firm Silver Lake, sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, GIC and TPG in the past few weeks.

Q.4. World Bank report has projected India’s GDP at __________ in FY21.

विश्व बैंक की रिपोर्ट ने वित्त वर्ष 21 में __________ पर भारत के सकल घरेलू उत्पाद का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.0%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.3%

(e) -9.6%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(e)

Exp. The World Bank expects India’s economy to contract 9.6% FY21, steeper than 3.2% shrinkage projected earlier. India’s growth is projected to rebound to 5.4% in FY22, mostly reflecting base effects, assuming Covid19 -related restrictions are completely lifted by 2022.

Q.5. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has launched the integration application programming interface (API) between PM SVANidhi portal and which bank’s eMudra portal?

आवास और शहरी मामलों के मंत्रालय ने PM SVANidhi पोर्टल और किस बैंक के eMudra पोर्टल के बीच एकीकरण अनुप्रयोग प्रोग्रामिंग इंटरफ़ेस (API) लॉन्च किया है?

(a) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(b) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(e) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(a)

Exp. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs will integrate the application programming interface (API) between SVANidhi portal and various banks to expedite loan sanctioning and disbursement process under Modi government’s PM SVANidhi scheme for nano entrepreneurs.

To begin with, the ministry launched the API integration between the PM SVANidhi portal and SBI’s eMudra portal.

Q.6. Who has been appointed as the MD&CEO of India Post Payments Bank?

भारत पोस्ट पेमेंट्स बैंक के एमडी और सीईओ के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Patanjali Jha / पतंजलि झा

(b) J Venkatramu / जे वेंकटरामू

(c) Pradeep Kumar Joshi / प्रदीप कुमार जोशी

(d) Charanjit Attra / चरणजीत अत्रा

(e) Dinesh Kumar Khara / दिनेश कुमार खारा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(b)

Exp. A Cabinet panel on 7th October appointed J Venkatramu as managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of India Post Payments Bank for three years.

Venkatramu has over 22 years of work experience across banking services such as payments, mobile banking, retail banking products and has also managed digital financial services projects. He is currently chief digital officer at Equitas Small Finance Bank.

List of CEO Other Bank

Bank of Baroda: Sanjiv Chadha

Bank of India: Atanu Kumar Das

Central Bank of India: Pallav Mahapatra

Indian Bank: Padmaja Chunduru

UCO Bank: Atul Kumar Goel

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB): Partha Pratim Sengupta

Q.7. Who has been appointed as the new deputy governor of RBI by the government?

सरकार द्वारा RBI के नए डिप्टी गवर्नर के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Jayant R Varma / जयंत आर वर्मा

(b) Shashank Bhide / शशांक भिड़े

(c) Ashima Goyal / आशिमा गोयल

(d) M Rajeshwar Rao / एम राजेश्वर राव

(e) MA Ganapathy / एम ए गणपति

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(d)

Exp. The Centre late Wednesday appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as the new deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is currently an executive director at the banking regulator.

Rao succeed NS Vishwanathan as the fourth deputy governor. Rao is currently executive director at the RBI.

Q.8. Name the American poet who has won the 2020 Nobel prize for literature.

उस अमेरिकी कवि का नाम बताइए जिसने साहित्य के लिए 2020 का नोबेल पुरस्कार जीता है।

(a) Nasrin Sotoudeh / नसरीन सोतौडेह

(b) Bryan Stevenson / ब्रायन स्टीवेन्सन

(c) Lottie Cunningham Wren / लोट्टी कनिंघम व्रेन

(d) Ales Bialiatski / एलेस बालियात्स्की

(e) Louise Glück / लुईस ग्लूक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. The Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

The prize was announced 8th October in Stockholm by Mats Malm, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.

Q.9. The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated every year on _____________________.

भारतीय वायु सेना (IAF) दिवस हर साल _____________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 6 October / 6 अक्टूबर

(b) 7 October / 7 अक्टूबर

(c) 8 October / 8 अक्टूबर

(d) 9 October / 9 अक्टूबर

(e) 10 October / 10 अक्टूबर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(c)

Exp. The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated every year on October 8, the IAF will proudly observe its 88th anniversary. On the occasion, a scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan (Ghaziabad) near Delhi.

Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932.

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