Daily Current Affairs : 9th and 10th May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 9th and 10th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Which state’s chief minister has launched ‘Pravasi Raahat Mitra’ App for migrant workers?

किस राज्य के मुख्यमंत्री ने प्रवासी श्रमिकों के लिए ‘प्रवासी राहत मित्र’ ऐप लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Bihar / बिहार

(b) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(c) Madhya Pradesh / मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on 8th May, launched the ‘Pravasi Rahat Mitra’ App. Aim: Aiding migrant citizens coming to Uttar Pradesh from other states so that they can take advantage of government schemes.  The app will also help to monitor their health besides providing jobs and livelihood, related to their skills.

Q.2. Which bank has disbursed ₹12,767 crores to State Co-operative Banks & Regional Rural Banks to extend credit to farmers?

किस बैंक ने किसानों को ऋण देने के लिए राज्य सहकारी बैंकों और क्षेत्रीय ग्रामीण बैंकों को ₹12,767 करोड़ दिए हैं?

(a) Reserve Bank of India / भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक

(b) Small Industries Development Bank of India / भारतीय लघु उद्योग विकास बैंक

(c) National Housing Bank / राष्ट्रीय आवास बैंक

(d) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development / नेशनल बैंक फॉर एग्रीकल्चर एंड रूरल डेवलपमेंट

(e) Export Import Bank of India / एक्सपोर्ट इम्पोर्ट बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), on 6th May, said it has disbursed ₹12,767 crore to State Co-operative Banks (StCBs) and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) across the country to augment their resources for extending credit to farmers during the ongoing lockdown.

There are 33 StCBs and 45 RRBs in the country, and they are important intermediaries in the rural credit structure.

Q.3. State Bank of India has cut its Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR) by _________ basis points.

भारतीय स्टेट बैंक ने अपनी मार्जिनल कॉस्ट ऑफ फंड्स बेस्ड लेंडिंग रेट (MCLR) में _________ आधार अंकों की कटौती की है।

(a) 5

(b) 10

(c) 15

(d) 20

(e) 25

Answer & Explanation

Exp. State Bank of India (SBI) on 7th May cut its Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR) by 15 basis points (bps) across all tenors. It also reduced interest rates on retail term deposits (below ₹2 crore) by 20 bps for a tenor of up to three years. Following the 15 bps MCLR cut, which is effective from May 10, the one-year MCLR will come down to 7.25 per cent from 7.40 per cent. One basis point is equal to one-hundredth of a percentage point.

Q.4. World Migratory Bird Day is observed every year on _______________.

विश्व प्रवासी पक्षी दिवस हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 7 May / 7 मई

(b) 8 May / 8 मई

(c) 9 May / 9 मई

(d) 10 May / 10 मई

(e) 11 May / 11 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. World Migratory Bird Day observed on May 9 every year is celebrated to raise awareness about conservation and ecological importance of such birds in the global ecosystem.

Q.5. What is the theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2020?

विश्व प्रवासी पक्षी दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Birds Connect Our World

(b) Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution

(c) Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation

(d) Energy – make it bird-friendly

(e) Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Theme 2020: “Birds Connect Our World”

Q.6. Who is set to serve his 2nd term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?

मैरीलेबोन क्रिकेट क्लब (MCC) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में अपना दूसरा कार्यकाल शुरू करने के लिए कौन तैयार है?

(a) Saurav Ganguly / सौरव गांगुली

(b) Shashank Manohar / शशांक मनोहर

(c) Manu Sawhney / मनु साहनी

(d) Kumar Sangakkara / कुमार संगकारा

(e) Stuart Fox / स्टुअर्ट फॉक्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is set to serve his second term as the president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He became the first non-British President of the club when he assumed office on October 1 last year. Sangakkara is all set to enter an elite list of people who have served multiple terms.

Q.7. What is the proposed amount for Highway construction target for next two years according to the road transport, highways and MSME minister Nitin Gadkari?

सड़क परिवहन, राजमार्ग और MSME मंत्री नितिन गडकरी के अनुसार अगले दो वर्षों के लिए राजमार्ग निर्माण लक्ष्य के लिए प्रस्तावित राशि क्या है?

(a) Rs 10 lakh crore / 10 लाख करोड़ रु

(b) Rs 15 lakh crore / 15 लाख करोड़ रु

(c) Rs 20 lakh crore / 20 लाख करोड़ रु

(d) Rs 25 lakh crore / 25 लाख करोड़ रु

(e) Rs 30 lakh crore / 30 लाख करोड़ रु

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The government is planning to build highways worth Rs 15 lakh crore in the next two years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on 7th May. The road transport, highways and MSME minister also said that the auto scrapping policy is likely to be finalised soon. In a video conference with the members of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) Institute over impact of Covid-19 on the automobile sector, the minister suggested to focus on enhancing liquidity in business, as ups and downs are common.

Q.8. What percent stake of Reliance’s Jio platforms has been bought by Vista Equity Partners for Rs 11,367 crore?

रिलायंस के Jio प्लेटफार्मों की कितनी प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी विस्टा इक्विटी पार्टनर्स ने 11,367 करोड़ रुपये में खरीदी है?

(a) 5.16 %

(b) 1.15 %

(c) 0.99 %

(d) 2.32%

 (e) 9.99 %

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners will invest Rs11,367 crore in Jio Platforms for a 2.32% stake, the third deal after Facebook and Silver Lake’s share acquisition plans over the last two weeks.

“This investment values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.91 lakh crore and an enterprise value of Rs 5.16 lakh crore.

Facebook on April 22 it would invest $5.7 billion in Jio Platforms for a 9.99% stake.

Silver Lake said it will invest Rs 5,655.75 crore ($747 million) in Jio Platforms for a 1.15% stake.

Q.9. Which company has signed contract with Defence Ministry for infra modernisation at 37 airfields?

37 हवाई अड्डों पर इन्फ्रा आधुनिकीकरण के लिए किस कंपनी ने रक्षा मंत्रालय के साथ अनुबंध किया है?

(a) Tata Power SED / टाटा पॉवर SED

(b) Rockwell Collins / रॉकवेल कॉलिंस

(c) Adani Power / अदानी पॉवर

(d) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर  

(e) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited / भारत हैवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Defence Ministry signed a contract with Tata Power SED on Friday for modernisation of infrastructure at 37 airfields of the Indian Air Force, Coast Guard and the Navy at a cost of around Rs 1,200 crore. This is the phase two of the Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI) programme, the ministry said, adding that airfields of the Indian Air Force were upgraded in the first phase.

Q.10. Mother’s Day is celebrated every year on _______________________.

मातृ दिवस हर साल _______________________ पर मनाया जाता है।

(a) Second Sunday of May / मई का दूसरा रविवार

(b) Second Monday of May / मई का दूसरा सोमवार 

(c) Second Tuesday of May / मई का दूसरा मंगलवार

(d) Second Wednesday of May / मई का दूसरा बुधवार

(e) Second Thursday of May / मई का दूसरा गुरुवार

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. Mother is the first friend, teacher and the guide of a child and therefore it is important to celebrate Mother’s Day to acknowledge everything she does assiduously for you. This year Mother’s Day was celebrated on 10 May.

Q.11. Maharana Pratap Jayanti is observed on _____________every year to celebrate the birth of the 13th Rajput king of Mewar – Maharana Pratap Singh I.

मेवाड़ के 13 वें राजपूत राजा – महाराणा प्रताप सिंह प्रथम के जन्म का जश्न मनाने के लिए _____________ को हर वर्ष महाराणा प्रताप जयंती मनाई जाती है।

(a) 7 May / 7 मई

(b) 8 May / 8 मई

(c) 9 May / 9 मई

(d) 10 May / 10 मई

(e) 11 May / 11 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 480th Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap Singh I was celebrated on 9 May. Maharana Pratap Jayanti is observed on May 9 every year to celebrate the birth of the 13th Rajput king of Mewar – Pratap Singh I. Pratap Singh I, who was popularly known as Maharana Pratap, was born to King Udai Singh II and Queen Jaiwanta Bai. In 1572, he ascended to the throne after the demise of his father.

Q.12. With which country India is in talks to sign a memorandum of understanding to import coking coal to meet requirements of Indian steel industry?

भारतीय इस्पात उद्योग की आवश्यकताओं को पूरा करने के लिए कोकिंग कोल आयात करने के लिए भारत किस देश के साथ समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर करने के लिए बातचीत कर रहा है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) China / चीन

(d) USA / यू.एस.ए.

(e) Germany / जर्मनी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India and Russia are in talks to expand their energy partnership by increasing crude oil imports from Russia and possibly signing a memorandum of understanding to import coking coal to meet requirements of Indian steel industry. These issues were discussed at a video meet between Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of petroleum and natural gas and Russian energy minister Alexander Novak on 7th May, people aware of the development.

Q.13. Which company has announced that its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Abidali Z Neemuchwala has decided to step down?

किस कंपनी ने घोषणा की है कि उसके मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी और प्रबंध निदेशक अबिदाली जेड नीमचवाला ने पद छोड़ने का फैसला किया 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. Tech giant Wipro Limited has announced that Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Abidali Z Neemuchwala has decided to step down due to family commitments. The company’s board of directors has initiated a search to identify the next CEO. Abidali will continue to hold the office until a successor is appointed for a smooth transition and to ensure that business continues as usual.

Q.14. In association with which organization, UN’s postal agency has released a commemorative stamp on 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication?

किस संगठन के सहयोग से संयुक्त राष्ट्र की डाक एजेंसी ने चेचक उन्मूलन की 40 वीं वर्षगांठ पर एक स्मारक डाक टिकट जारी किया है?

(a) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development / आर्थिक सहयोग और विकास संगठन

(b) Asian Development Bank / एशियाई विकास बैंक

(c) International Monetary fund / अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष

(d) World Health Organization / विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन

(e) World bank / विश्व बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The WHO and the UN”s postal agency have released a commemorative postage stamp on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, with the head of the global health body expressing gratitude to top Indian-origin UN official Atul Khare.

In May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly issued its official declaration that “the world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.”

It was ended on the back of a 10-year WHO-spearheaded global effort that involved thousands of health workers around the world to administer half a billion vaccinations to stamp out smallpox.

Note: “When WHO”s smallpox eradication campaign was launched in 1967, one of the ways countries raised awareness about smallpox was through postage stamps – when social media like Twitter and Facebook was not even on the horizon.

Q.15. Name the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) whose term as FIH President has been extended until May 2021.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हॉकी महासंघ (FIH) के अध्यक्ष का नाम बताइए जिसका FIH अध्यक्ष के रूप में कार्यकाल मई 2021 तक बढ़ाया गया है।

(a) Gianni Infantino / जियानी इन्फेंटिनो

(b) Thomas Bach / थॉमस बाच

(c) Jay Shah / जय शाह

(d)  Mohamed Moustahsane / मोहम्मद मुस्तहसैन

(e) Narinder Batra / नरिंदर बत्रा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Narinder Batra will remain President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) until May 2021. The FIH said in a statement on 8th May while announcing the postponement of the 47th FIH Congress that the terms of Batra and the Executive Board members which were due to end in October 2020 have now been extended to May 2021.

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