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

Daily Current Affairs 8th September 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state government has launched ‘Sampoorna Poshana’ scheme for providing nutritious food to pregnant women?

किस राज्य सरकार ने गर्भवती महिलाओं को पौष्टिक भोजन उपलब्ध कराने के लिए  “सम्पूर्ण पोषणयोजना शुरू की है?

(a) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(b) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(c) Odisha / ओडिशा

(d) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(e) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will launch YSR Sampoorna Poshana and YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus schemes aimed at providing nutritious food for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children, on 7th September.

While YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus is for supplying nutritious food in 77 tribal areas covering eight ITDAs, 52 ICDS projects and 8,320 Anganwadi centres, the remaining urban and rural areas in plain lands will be covered under the YSR Sampoorna Poshana.

Q.2. Name the 24X7 toll free mental rehabilitation helpline launched in 13 languages by Union minister for social justice and empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot.

सामाजिक न्याय और अधिकारिता केंद्रीय मंत्री थावर चंद गहलोत द्वारा 13 भाषाओं में शुरू की गई 24X7 टोल फ्री मानसिक पुनर्वास हेल्पलाइन का नाम बताइए।

(a) KIRAN / किरन

(b) Pranash / प्राणाश

(c) Bharat / भारत

(d) Aashray / आश्रय

(e) Manthan / मंथन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Centre on 7th September launched a 24X7 toll free mental rehabilitation helpline for providing psychological support to people.

The helpline ‘KIRAN’ (1800-599-0019) was launched by Union minister for social justice and empowerment Thaawar chand Gehlot.

Q.3. Which state has retained top spot in ease of doing business 2019 ranking according to ‘State Business Reform Action Plan 2019’?

“स्टेट बिज़नेस रिफॉर्म एक्शन प्लान 2019” के अनुसार “व्यापार करने में आसानी” 2019 रैंकिंग में किस राज्य ने शीर्ष स्थान को बरकरार रखा है?

(a) Meghalaya / मेघालय

(b) Andhra Pradesh / आंध्र प्रदेश

(c) Mizoram / मिजोरम

(d) Assam / असम

(e) Haryana / हरियाणा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Government released the ‘State Business Reform Action Plan 2019’ (BARP) ranking which shows how Indian states have fared in enhancing Ease of Doing Business for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released the 2019 rankings in which Andhra Pradesh retained the number one ranking.

Uttar Pradesh improved to reach the second spot from 12th spot in the 2018 ranking while Telangana slipped from second to third position.

Q.4. India has successfully tested indigenously developed scramjet technology for hypersonic missiles, Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV). Which organization has developed the HSTDV?

भारत ने स्वदेशी रूप से विकसित हाइपरसोनिक मिसाइलों के लिए स्क्रैमजेट तकनीक, हाइपरसोनिक टेक्नोलॉजी डिमॉन्स्ट्रेटर व्हीकल (HSTDV) का सफल परीक्षण किया है । किस संगठन ने HSTDV विकसित किया है?

(a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) / भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन

(b) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास प्रयोगशाला

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) / हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड

(d) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) / रक्षा अनुसंधान और विकास संगठन

(e) National Space Informatics Centre (NSIC) / राष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष सूचना केंद्र (NSIC)

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India joined the elite group Russia, China, US, after DRDO has successfully conducted first test flight of the indigenously developed HSTDV (Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle) from Odisha coast. This giant leap will lead to the development of hypersonic cruise missiles in future.

HSTDV abbreviated form of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft.

Q.5. With which of the following country India and US has collaborated to develop 5G tech?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश के साथ भारत और अमेरिका ने 5G तकनीक विकसित करने में सहयोग किया है?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Lebanon /लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India, Israel and the United States have begun collaboration in developmental area, and in next generation of emerging technologies, including a transparent, open, reliable and secure 5G communication network.

“We are delighted to work with these partners to resolve the development challenges in the world,” according to Bonnie Glick, deputy administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said in her opening speech at the US-India-Israel virtual summit which focused on partnerships. trilateral in the strategic, technological and development fields.

Q.6. With which company Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) South Africa has partnered for logistics supply chain transformation?

किस कंपनी के साथ ट्रांसनेट पोर्ट टर्मिनल (TPT) दक्षिण अफ्रीका ने रसद आपूर्ति श्रृंखला परिवर्तन के लिए भागीदारी की है?

(a) Infosys / इंफोसिस

(b) Accenture / एक्सेंचर

(c) Tech Mahindra / टेक महिंद्रा

(d) Tata Consultancy Services / टाटा कंसल्टेंसी सर्विसेज

(e) Wipro / विप्रो

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with Transnet Port Terminals in South Africa to help the latter develop an integrated online marketplace platform by bringing together cargo owners, shipping lines, clearing and forwarding agents, and road/rail haulers.

TPT is part of Transnet SOC Ltd, a state-owned freight transport and handling company.

TPT partnered with TCS to create a new platform named ‘Cargo Connect’, which will function as an online logistics marketplace where customers can submit logistics related requests and allow service providers to bid online.

Q.7. India Ratings has revised FY21 GDP growth projection to ____________.

इंडिया रेटिंग्स ने वित्त वर्ष 2021 की जीडीपी वृद्धि को संशोधित कर ____________ किया है।

(a) -3.5%

(b) -4.7%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -7.5%

(e) -11.8%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Domestic rating agency India Ratings and Research, on September 8, revised the country’s FY21 GDP growth forecast to (-) 11.8 percent from (-) 5.3 percent earlier.

The lowest GDP growth in the Indian history (GDP data is available from FY-1951) and sixth instance of economic contraction, others being in FY-1958, FY-1966, FY-1967, FY-1973 and FY-1980. The previous lowest was negative 5.2 percent in FY80.

Q.8. Fitch Ratings has estimated India’s GDP growth at ___________________ in 2020-21.

फिच रेटिंग ने 2020-21 में भारत की जीडीपी वृद्धि का अनुमान ___________________ पर लगाया है।

(a) -4.6%

(b) -6.2%

(c) -8.4%

(d) -10.5%

(e) -13.8%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Fitch Ratings on Tuesday projected a contraction of 10.5 per cent for India’s economy in the current financial year. Fitch had earlier projected the country’s GDP to contract 5% this fiscal year.

Q.9. International Literacy Day is observed every year on _________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय साक्षरता दिवस हर साल _________________को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 5 September / 5 सितंबर

(b) 6 September / 6 सितंबर

(c) 7 September / 7 सितंबर

(d) 8 September / 8 सितंबर

(e) 9 September / 9 सितंबर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally.

International Literacy Day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, in 1966 “to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.

Q.10. Who has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh?

पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह द्वारा इंदिरा गांधी शांति पुरस्कार किसे दिया गया है?

(a) Sudha Painuli / सुधा पैणुली

(b) David Attenborough / डेविड एटनबरो

(c) Shantanu Narayen / शांतनु नारायण

(d) Marieke Lucas Rijneveld / मैरीके लुकास रिजनेवेल्ड

(e) Nitin Sethi / नितिन सेठी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 7th September conferred the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize on British broadcaster David Attenborough at a virtual event.

David Attenborough was given the prize for “revealing the wonders of the natural world, educating and entertaining generations of people through his films and books for tirelessly working to awaken humankind to the need to preserve and protect the biodiversity on our planet, and advocating the necessity to live a sustainable and harmonious way of life.

Q.11. Johnny Bakshi has passed away recently. He was a/an _____________.

जॉनी बख्शी का हाल ही में निधन हो गया है। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Stuntman / स्टंटमैन

(c) Action Director / एक्शन निर्देशक

(d) Musician / संगीतकार

(e) Filmmaker / फिल्म निर्माता

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi passed away in a hospital in Mumbai. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and was also tested for COVID-19.

Johnny Bakshi bankrolled several films including Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974), Vishwasghaat (1977), Raavan (1984), Mera Dost Mera Dushman (1984), Bhairavi (1996) and Kajraare (2010).

Q.12. What is the currency of Israel?

इज़राइल की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Toman / टोमन

(b) Ruble / रूबल

(c) New shekel / नई शेकेल 

(d) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation

Exp: The Israeli new shekel also known as simply the Israeli shekel is the currency of Israel.

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