Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 3rd September 2019

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz – 3rd September 2019

1) What was the theme of the World Coconut Day 2019 ?

a) “Coconut for Family Wellness”

b) “Coconut for Good Health, Wealth & Wellnessis

c) “A Healthy Wealthy Life with Coconut”

d) “Coconut for Family Nutrition, Health and Wellness”

e) None of these

2) The ECI has recently launched which programme under which a voter from each family will get a username and password for updation of electoral roll?

a) Electors Verification Programme

b) Election Verification Programme

c) Electoral Validation Programme

d) Electors Validation Programme

e) None of these

3) KVIC has launched the first-ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ in which city?

a) Varanasi

b) Ahmedabad

c) Delhi

d) Kolkata

e) Jaipur

4) Who designed the new logo and certificate design of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in collaboration with the technical support team of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) ?

a) Rohit Devgan

b) Shivalini Kumar

c) Akshar Pathak

d) Sujata Keshavan

e) None of these

5) Name the cultural event organised by the high commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji to showcase pacific region cultures in India.

a) ‘Namaste Pacific’

b) ‘NamasteAsia’

c) ‘Namaste India’

d) ‘Namaste Bharat’

e) None of these

6) Dr Harsh Vardhan was chosen as Chair of the ________ Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia.

a) 72nd

b) 63rd

c) 47th

d) 82nd

e) 52nd

7) Which state announced a ₹4,750-crore interest & penalty waiver on crop loans taken from cooperative banks?

a) Haryana

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Telangana

d) Karnataka

e) Punjab

8) World Bank has signed agreement with Uttar Pradesh Government for the pro-poor tourism development project. What is the total cost of the project.

a) USD 57 million

b) USD 58 million

c) USD 59 million

d) USD 60 million

e) USD 61 million

9) What is India’s GDP growth rate in FY20 as per Fitch Solutions?

a) 6.4%

b) 6.6%

c) 6.8%

d) 6.9%

e) 7.0%

10) What is India’s GDP growth rate for India as per DBS in FY20?

a) 6.2%

b) 6.3%

c) 6.4%

d) 6.5%

e) 6.6%

11) Which bank has entered into an agreement with ECL Finance Limited for priority sector lending to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ?

a) ECL Finance Limited

b) Avanse Financial Services

c) Tata Capital

d) HDFC Credila Financial Services Private Limited

e) None of these

12) Who was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court?

a) Harish Chandra Mishra

b) Sathish Chandra Mishra

c) Mahesh Chandra Mishra

d) Saurav Chandra Mishra

e) None of these

13) Which country has elected, Oleksiy Honcharuk as its 17th Prime Minister ?

a) Ukraine

b) Libya

c) Algeria

d) Syria

e) None of these

14) Who will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation?

a) Narendra Modi

b) Bill Gates

c) Dr. Alaa Murabit

d) Henrietta Fore

e) None of these

15) Name the scientist who has been selected for the CSIR Young Scientist Award 2019 in the field of Chemical Sciences.

a) John Mondal

b) Srinivas Mondal

c) Peter Mondal

d) Chetan Mondal

e) None of these

16) The 14th Conference of Parties, COP14 to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification began at which city?

a) Greater Noida

b) Amritsar

c) Varanasi

d) Jamshedpur

e) None of these

17) Where was the International Snacks Festival 2019 held ?

a) Hyderabad, Telangana

b) New Delhi, Delhi

c) Mumbai, Maharashtra

d) Kolkata, West Bengal

e) None of these

18) ”Samudrayaan” project is the pilot project of which ministry?

a) Ministry of Earth Sciences

b) Ministry of Science and Technology

c) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

d) Ministry of Jal Shakti

e) None of these

19) Name the Indian women cricketer who has announced her retirement from T20 internationals recently.

a) Mithali Rak

b) Jhulan Goswami

c) Ekta Bisht

d) Poonam Raut

e) None of these

20) A new book named “A Short History of Indian Railways“, has been penned by _______.

a) Rajendra B Aklekar

b) Kuldeep Singh Sengar

c) Raghvendra Singh

d) Ashok Kumar

e) Brajesh Kumar Prajapati

Answers :

1) Answer: A)

World Coconut Day was observed on September 2, 2019. It was established in 2009 to commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) which is under the aegis of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). The day highlights the importance and uses of coconuts.World.In India, Coconut Development Board (CDB) celebrated the 21st Edition of World Coconut Day at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology in Odisha. The theme was “Coconut for Family Wellness”.

2) Answer: A)

The Election Commission launched new mega Electors Verification Programme (EVP)  across the country.

The programme, which seeks to electoral rolls through crowdsourcing, will go on till 15th of October.

Under the programme, a voter from each family will get a username and password, allowing a person to upload all documents related to electoral registration and tag similar details about his or her family members.

These details will then be verified by block-level officers. It will be done by 36 CEOs at the state headquarters level, by 740 district electoral officers at the district level and by BLOs and electoral registration officers in around one million polling stations.

The EVP programme can be effected both online and offline.

On the occasion of the nationwide mega million launch of Electors Verification Programme, a special camp was held at Election Commission Headquarters in New Delhi.

3) Answer: A)

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched a first ever ‘Terracotta Grinder’ at Sewapuri in Varanasi. This machine will grind the wasted and broken pottery items for re-using in pottery-making.

This Terracotta grinder will make grinding of wasted pottery items faster than the traditional mortar and pestle. It will lessen the cost of production, and will also help in solving the problem of shortage of clays

The grinder was designed by KVIC Chairman – Vinai Kumar Saxena and fabricated by a Rajkot-based engineering unit.

4) Answer: A)

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar unveiled the new logo and certificate design of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) at a function in Mumbai.

The launch took place during a special interaction event between the film industry and board members

The design was designed by designer Rohit Devgun with technical support from National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL)

Introduction of a QR code in the new certificate design is in sync with the world of digital technology and will bring in greater transparency and provide information to filmmakers in a better way,

5) Answer: A)

The High Commissions of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea jointly organised “Namaste Pacific”, event in Delhi

The event was organized to showcase in India the culture of the Pacific countries.

There was also showcase of the International Solar Alliance and Pollinate Energy based in Australia, Nepal and India, and solar lanterns from Barefoot College in Rajasthan

6) Answer: A)

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a week-long meeting of WHO Regional Committee of South-East Asia in New Delhi

Dr Harsh Vardhan was also unanimously elected as Chair of the 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia.

Eight Ministers of Health from the 11 countries of the WHO South East Asia Region (SEAR), Smt Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW), Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region were also present at the inaugural session.

This is the second time that India is hosting the Regional Committee meeting; the previous one was also hosted by India in New Delhi.

7) Answer: A)

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced ₹4,750-crore interest and penalty waiver on crop loans taken from cooperative banks

Around 10 lakh farmers, who had borrowed from Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS), District Cooperative Central Banks (DCCB) and Land Mortgage Bank (LMB) — would be benefitted.

8) Answer: A)

World Bank will fund ‘pro-poor tourism’ (PPT) development projects worth more than $57 million in top tourist hotspots of Agra and Braj-Mathura regions in Uttar Pradesh.

While the World Bank will incur 70% of the project cost, the remaining 30% will be borne by the UP government.

According to UP tourism directorate, the World Bank and the union finance ministry have already signed loan and project agreements for the proposed PPT projects.

Pro-poor tourism is a holistic tourism concept aimed at poverty alleviation in the periphery of selected tourism hubs through interventions pertaining to the economic, social and cultural aspects of the area.

9) Answer: A)

Fitch Solutions said as it trimmed GDP forecast for the current fiscal to 6.4 per cent from 6.8 per cent previously.

India’s real GDP growth slumped further in Q1 of FY2019/20 (AprilMarch) to 5 per cent year-on-year, from 5.8 per cent in Q4 (January-March) FY2018/19 due mainly to a sharp slowdown in private consumption growth.

10) Answer: A)

Singapore’s banking group DBS has revised India’s real GDP growth forecast downwards for the current financial year to 6.2 per cent from 6.8 per cent projected earlier.

The resultant negative output gap will keep inflationary pressures in check. Expecting the trajectory to improve in FY21, the growth is likely to close in on 7 per cent with a 6.8 per cent growth pace.

11) Answer: A)

ECL Finance, a subsidiary of Edelweiss Financial Services, and government-owned Central Bank of India have signed an agreement for priority sector lending to micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) customers.

The partnership comes after the Reserve Bank of India announced a progressive co-origination policy in September last year, allowing banks and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) to co-lend to a wider set of enterprise owners. This is the first such co-origination partnership of Central Bank of India with an NBFC.

Last month, the Edelweiss group signed an agreement with Bank of Baroda for a strategic co-origination partnership. The partnership with Central Bank of India comes in quick succession at a time when access to credit is a crucial catalyst for the continued growth of the MSME segment.

12) Answer: A)

The Government has notified the appointment of Justice Harish Chandra Mishra as the Acting Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court.

The appointment was made in view of the demise of Acting Chief Justice Prashant Kumar.

13) Answer: A)

Ukrainian parliament of the 9th convocation appointed Oleksiy Honcharuk to be the Ukrainian prime minister.

His candidacy was introduced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and supported by 290 MPs out of 419 registered in the session hall, thus making him the youngest government head in the Ukrainian history.

14) Answer: A)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honoured with the prestigious ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his leadership and commitment to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan.

The annual awards, in five categories, are presented to leaders and individuals for their efforts in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The categories are Progress, Changemaker, Campaign, Goalkeepers Voice and the Global Goalkeeper

15) Answer: A)

Scientist John Mondal has been selected for the CSIR Young Scientist Award 2019 in the field of Chemical Sciences.

He is a scientist at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad. He has made contributions in the area of heterogeneous catalysis.

Mondal is currently pursuing research in biomass conversion of waste cooking oils to value added products, clean fuel hydrogen production

The CSIR Young Scientist Award is given to those under 35 years and it carries a cash prize of ₹50,000 and a plaque.

16) Answer: A)

The 14th Conference of Parties, COP14 to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification began on a high note at Greater Noida.

As India assumed COP presidency for two years, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar expressed optimism towards restoring land ecology and environment.

The key outcomes of COP14 will facilitate in delivering convergence and synergies among the existing programmes in the field of agriculture, forestry, land, water management and poverty alleviation, which will cater the need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG.

The opening session of the High-Level Segment on 9th of this month will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

17) Answer: A)

A 3-day International Snacks Festival 2019 was inaugurated in Hyderabad, Telangana.It was inaugurated at the Ameerpet Metro station by Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMRL) Managing Director (MD) NVS Reddy, along with secretary to Tourism, Culture & Youth Affairs of Telangana, B Venkatesham and Larsen & Toubro Metro Rail Hyderabad (L&TMRH) project director MP Naidu and others.

The snacks are sold at 4 metro stations namely Ameerpet, Hitec City, Uppal and the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS).

The event is organized by Telangana Tourism and Culture Department in association with the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited.

18) Answer: A)

India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle is likely to be a reality in 2021-22 with the ‘Samudrayaan’ project.

The project proposes to send a submersible vehicle with three persons to a depth of about 6000 metres to carry out deep underwater studies.

The indigenously developed vehicle is capable of crawling on the sea bed at a depth of six kilometre for 72 hours.

The ₹200 crore project proposes to carry three persons in a submersible vehicle to a depth of 6000 metres under sea for various studies.

19) Answer: A)

Former India women’s team skipper Mithali Raj announced retirement from T20 Internationals

She led India in 32 T20Is India including 3 Women’s T20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) and 2016 (India).

In 89 T20 Internationals, Mithali scored 2364 runs including 17 fifties with a career-best 97 not out.

20) Answer: A)

A new book named “A Short History of Indian Railways“, has been penned by veteran journalist and author Rajendra B Aklekar.

This new book on the history of Indian Railways chronicles the journey of the national transporter from the 1830s to the new high-speed Train 18 and Prime Minister Narendra Modis ambitious bullet train project.

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