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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ : 1 DEC 2020

 DAILY GK QUIZ : 1 DEC 2020

[Q] Where did PM Narendra Modi Unveil the Rs.100 Commemorative Coin & Postal Stamp to Mark Centennial Foundation Day of University of Lucknow?

(a) Uttarakhand

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Maharashtra

(e) Gujarat

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Which State Government has signed a MoU Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop the MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) ecosystem in the state?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Kerala

(d) Tamil Nadu

(e) Maharashtra

[ANS] d

 

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DAILY GK QUIZ: 28, 29, 30 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 28, 29, 30 NOV 2020

[Q] Where the Song Dam drinking water project is to be set up (Fund allocation of Rs. 1100 crore)?

(a) Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

(b) Dehradun, Uttarakhand

(c) Kevadia, Gujarat

(d) Vadodara, Gujarat

(e) Amarkantak, Madhya Prdaesh

[ANS] b

 

[Q] Which Public Sector Company becomes 1st company to market CBG (Compressed Bio Gas) from 10 retail outlets spread across Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat, under the brand name Indi Green?

(a) Bharat Petroleum

(b) Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

(c) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

(d) Indian Oil Corporation

(e) GAIL India Ltd (formerly known as Gas Authority of India Limited)

[ANS] d

 

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Monday, November 30, 2020

DAILY GK: 1 DEC 2020

DAILY GK: 1 DEC 2020

1. RS.900 CRORE TO MISSION COVID SURAKSHA

      Government of India has allocated Rs.900 crore to Department of Biotechnology(DBT) for research and development of COVID-19 vaccines under Mission COVID Suraksha.

      This is the third stimulus package, already a stimulus of Rs.900 crore for a period of 12 months has been allocated for phase 1 trials.

      National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization(NTAGI), approved Mission COVID Suraksha to focus on development of vaccines to combat the spread of COVID-19 infection in mission mode.

      Fund Allocated– Rs.3000 crore in a timeline of 12 to 18 months

 

2. MOST NUMBER OF EDUCATED MIGRANTS TO OECD COUNTRIES

      According to the data released by OECD “Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development” in the Most Common birth countries of Highly Educated Migrants residing in OECD Nations, India came at the top with around 3.12 Million Highly Educated Migrants living in the OECD Nations as of 2015-16 data.

      For India, the share of individuals in Migrants who have High Education Status is 65% i.e high educations means having received vocational or academic training.

 

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DAILY GK: 29, 30 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK: 29, 30 NOV 2020

1. COMMEMORATIVE COIN TO MARK FOUNDATION DAY

      PM Narendra Modi, unveiled the University of Lucknow’s centennial commemorative coin of Rs.100 over a virtual platform.

      He also released the commemorative stamp issued by the India Post and its cover at the event organised for the celebration of the 100th Foundation day of the University of Lucknow.

 

2. INDIA- VIETNAM VIRTUAL DEFENCE BILATERAL TALKS

      India and Vietnam hold virtual Defence Ministers bilateral talks where India was represented by Union Minister Rajnath Singh.

      In order to further deepen bilateral cooperation, both sides signed an implementing arrangement for cooperation in the field of Hydrography.

      It was signed between Dehradun (Uttarakhand) based National Hydrographic Office, India and Vietnam Hydrographic Office in the presence of the two Ministers.

 

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

DAILY GK: 27, 28 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK: 27, 28 NOV 2020

1. BILATERAL Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20

      Indian Navy (IN) hosted the 27th edition of India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise SIMBEX-20 from 23 to 25 November 2020 in Andaman Sea in a “non-contact, at sea only” Format amid COVID-19.

      It is an Annual Exercise between IN and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

 

2. SONG DAM DRINKING WATER PROJECT

      The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has announced a Fund allocation of Rs. 1100 crore towards the Construction of Song Dam Drinking Water Project in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

      This Project is aimed at providing 24 hours drinking water to the city of Dehradun and will help the revival of River Rispana a Tributary of River Song.

 

3. NAFED’S HONEY FPO PROGRAMME

      Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare virtually inaugurated the Honey Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) Programs of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED) under the “Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs” Scheme in 5 States.

      The areas covered under the Honey FPO programme are, Sundarbans in West Bengal, East Champaran in Bihar, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, Morena in Madhya Pradesh and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.

 

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Friday, November 27, 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ: 27 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 27 NOV 2020

[Q] ICCI (Inventivepreneur Chamber of Commerce and Industries) has signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with which Bank to empower SMEs and Startups?
(a) IDFC First Bank
(b) HDFC Bank
(c) Axis Bank
(d) Yes Bank
(e) ICICI Bank

[ANS] b

 

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

DAILY GK: 26 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK: 26 NOV 2020

1. ESIC EXTENDED ABVKY SCHEME

      The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has extended the “Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY)” by another one year i.e. from 1st July, 2020 to 30th June, 2021 amid COVID-19.

      It has also relaxed the eligibility conditions for the period between March 24, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

      The rate of unemployment relief under the scheme has also been enhanced to 50% of wages from earlier rate of 25%.

      ABVKY is a welfare measure for employees covered under Section 2(9) of ESI Act, 1948, in the form of relief payment upto 90 days, once in a lifetime.

 

2. NUCLEAR ENERGY PARTNERSHIP “GCNEP”

      India and the United States of America (USA) extended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning cooperation with the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) India, for 10 more years.

      This MoU, inked on November 7, 2010 in New Delhi also marked the 10 years of partnership on nuclear energy cooperation.

 

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DAILY GK QUIZ : 26 NOV 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ : 26 NOV 2020

[Q] Which State Government issued a notification to rename the Haveri Railway Station as Mahadevappa Mailara Railway Station after a Freedom Fighter?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Kerala

(c) Karnataka

(d) Tamil Nadu

(e) Andhra Pradesh

[ANS] c

 

[Q] Where did PM Narendra Modi launch “Har Ghar Nal Yojna” worth Rs 5,555.38 crore for Drinking Water Projects ?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Gujarat

(c) Uttar Pradesh

(d) Odisha

(e) Karnataka

[ANS] c

 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ : 25 NOV 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ : 25 NOV 2020 

[Q] Which state has been allotted the maximum loan worth Rs 1,357.93 crore from Rs 3,971.31 crore by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) under Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) for implementing micro-irrigation projects?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Haryana
(c) Gujarat
(d) Andhra Pradesh
(e) West Bengal

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Where has India’s First Moss Garden been inaugurated?
(a) Kevadia, Gujarat
(b) Nainital, Uttarakhand
(c) Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
(d) Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh
(e) Kochi, Kerala

[ANS] b

 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

DAILY GK:25 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK:25 NOV 2020

1. “HAR GHAR NAL YOJNA”

      PM Narendra Modi launched “Har Ghar Nal Yojna” (tap water to every household) worth Rs 5,555.38 crore for drinking water projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts in Vindhyachal region of Uttar Pradesh (UP).

 

2. KARNATAKA TO RENAME HAVERI RAILWAY STATION

      Government of Karnataka issued a notification to rename the Haveri Railway station as Mahadevappa Mailara Railway Station, after Mahadevappa Mailara, a freedom fighter from Haveri district, Karnataka.

      Mahadevappa Mailara was born in 1911 who was popularly known as “Karnataka’s Bhagat Singh” for his revolutionary acts against British Rule in Karnataka.

      He was the only representative from Mysore state in the Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

3. “MUTHOOT GOLD SHIELD” TO INSURE GOLD JEWELLERY

      Gold loan Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) Muthoot Finance in collaboration with Bajaj Allianz General Insurance (BAGIC) has launched “Muthoot Gold Shield” to provide insurance to its customers on gold jewellery.

      The policy will cover burglary, robbery, theft from insured person’s home, loss-in-transit and 13 other disasters (natural calamities).

 

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DAILY GK: 24 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK: 24 NOV 2020

1. SUBSIDIZED LOANS MICRO-IRRIGATION PROJECTS

      Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) has approved subsidized loans worth Rs 3,971.31 crore under Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) for implementing micro-irrigation projects.

      These funds were earlier approved by the steering committee of MIF.

      The maximum loan worth Rs 1,357.93 crore has been approved for the state of Tamil Nadu, followed by Rs 790.94 crore for Haryana & Rs 764.13 crore for Gujarat

 

2. 2ND EDITION OF ‘SITMEX-20’

      The 2nd Edition of SITMEX-20 – A Trilateral Naval Exercise between Indian Navy, Royal Thai Navy (RTN) & Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) took place from November 21-22, 2020 at the Andaman Sea.

      1st Edition of SITMEX-19 was hosted by India in Port Blair in 2019.

 

3. SDG INVESTOR MAP REPORT FOR INDIA

      The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Invest India launched the SDG Investor Map Report for India, which presents 18 investment opportunities areas (IOAs) in 6 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enabling sectors that will support India to advance in sustainable development.

 

4. INDIA’S FIRST MOSS GARDEN

      India’s First Moss Garden was inaugurated at Khurpatal, Nainital District of Uttarakhand by renowned Water Conservation Activist of India, Rajendra Singh (also known as Water Man of India).

      The Garden has been set up for the purpose of conservation of different species of moss.

      Two moss species found in the park – Hyophila Involuta (Cement Moss) & Brachythecium Buchanani are listed under in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.

 

5. RBI RESTRICTS WITHDRAWALS FROM MANTHA URBAN COOP BANK

      In exercise of powers vested in it under sub section (1) of Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed restrictions on withdrawals from Jalna,

      Maharashtra-based Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank for six months from November 17, 2020.

 

6. NASA, ESA LAUNCH ‘SENTINEL-6 MICHAEL FREILICH’

      ‘Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich’ – A Satellite developed by NASA & European Space Agency (ESA) to monitor rising global sea levels was successfully launched into the orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

 

7. MUSHROOM SPECIES GLOW BRIGHT GREEN

      A new species of mushroom that emits bright green light in the dark was found in the West Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya by a team of scientists from India and China following the reports of the locals.

      The species is named Roridomyces hyllostachydis, this is the first record of the genus Roridomyces in India.

      This species is now added to the 97 other species of bioluminescent mushrooms in the world.

 

8.  “LOKTANTRA KE SWAR” & “THE REPUBLICAN ETHIC”

      Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh released two books titled “Loktantra Ke Swar” and “The Republican Ethic volume 3”, collection of the selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind in Hindi and English respectively.

      The books were published by the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(MIB).

 

9. WORLD FISHERIES DAY 2020 – NOVEMBER 21

      The World Fisheries Day is annually celebrated across the globe on 21st November 2020, to create and spread awareness about the importance of the healthy ocean ecosystem and to ensure the sustainable stock of fisheries in the world.

 

10. MP SETS UP ‘GAU CABINET’ FOR COW PROTECTION

      CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan established a ‘Gau Cabinet’ for the protection and promotion of cattle in the state. 6 Departments – Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Home and Farmers Welfare Departments will be part of the ‘Gau Cabinet’.

      The First meeting of the ‘Gau Cabinet’ was held virtually on November 22, 2020 at Kamdhenu Gau Abhayaranya in Agar Malwa distinct – India’s First cow sanctuary. 

      Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired the meeting.

      They discussed levying ‘Gau Seva kar (Cow Cess)’.

 

 

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DAILY GK QUIZ: 24 NOV 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ: 24 NOV 2020

[Q] Which Country has destroyed mock ICBM with Ship-Launched Raytheon SM-3 Block IIA for the first time?

(a) United States

(b) Russia

(c) Japan

(d) India

(e) China

[ANS] a

 

[Q] Which Ministry launched a campaign for Diwali- “Local4Diwali”?

(a) Ministry of Home Affairs

(b) Ministry of Textiles

(c) Minister of Commerce and Industry

(d) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

(e) Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise

[ANS] b

 

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Monday, November 23, 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ 22-23 NOV 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ 22-23 NOV 2020

[Q] Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi together with his counterpart launched RuPay card Phase-II in Bhutan. Who is the Prime Minister of Bhutan?
(a) K P Sharma Oli
(b) Tsai Ing-wen
(c) Lotay Tshering
(d) Win Myint
(e) Aung San Suu Kyi

[ANS] c

 

[Q] The Department of Post has launched a special stamp under its new concept ‘MY STAMP’ and a special cover for which festival?
(a) Diwali
(b) Bhai Dooj
(c) Chhath Puja
(d) Govardhan Puja
(e) Ratha Yatra

[ANS] c

 

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

DAILY GK 22-23 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK 22-23 NOV 2020

1. “ZERO-EMISSION E-MOBILITY”

      Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), through its company statement has notified that it successfully conducted a ‘Proof of Concept’ feasibility study on ‘zero-emission electric mobility’ at one of its fuel stations in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

      This study will help in promoting electric mobility in the country.

 

2. INDIA’S FIRST BULLET TRAIN PROJECT

      The Transportation Infrastructure business of L&T (Larsen & Toubro) Construction, the construction arm of L&T secured the contract to build 87.569 Kms of India’s first high-speed rail corridor or Bullet Train Project -‘Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR)’ from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL).

      The project is valued more than INR 7, 000 Crores.

 

3. 2ND PHASE OF MALABAR NAVAL EXERCISE 2020

      Phase 2 of the 24th Edition of the Four-nation Naval Exercise Malabar 2020 took place in the Arabian Sea from November 17-20, 2020.

      This is the First time since 2007, that all the QUAD (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) Countries (India, United States, Japan, Australia) are participating in the Malabar Naval Exercise.

      The Phase-1 of the Four-Nation exercise took place in the Bay of Bengal.

 

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

DAILY GK QUIZ: 21 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK QUIZ: 21 NOV 2020

[Q] Which is the first Indian City to have an urban plan with gender-specific designated spaces for the needs of women ?

(a) Mumbai, Maharashtra

(b) Jaipur, Rajasthan

(c) Hyderabad, Telangana

(d) New Delhi

(e) Amravati, Andhra Pradesh

[ANS] a

 

[Q] NK Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, suggested increasing public spending on the health sector to what % of the GDP by 2024 from 0.95% at present.

(a) 3.2 %

(b) 1.4 %

(c) 4.1 %

(d) 2.5 %

(e) 3.7 %

[ANS] d

 

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