8th November 2020 Daily Current Affairs & Daily GK Update in English

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Daily Current Affairs 8th November 2020 in English

 

  1. NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine has announced that the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, DC will be named after Mary W Jackson. Mary W Jackson was NASA’s ______________ African-American female engineer.

(A) Third

(B) First

(C) Fourth

(D) Second

ANSWERS: – 1(B)

  1. The Bureau of Indian Standard’s Mobile App BIS-Care was launched by Former Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. He served as the president of which political party?

(A) Jan Adhikar Party (JAP)

(B)Janata Dal (United) (JDU)

(C)RashtriyaJanata Dal (RJD)

(D)LokJanshakti Party (LJP)

Ans: 2(D) 

 

 

  1. India has released its own national report on the state of the climate crisis recently. The report was prepared under the aegis of which ministry?

(A) Ministry of Earth Sciences

(B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

(C) Ministry of Science and Technology

(D) Ministry of Defence

Ans: 3(A)

 

  1. Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was passed away. Pranab Mukherjee was served as the ________________ President of India from 2012 until 2017.

(A) 12th

(B) 14th

(C) 13th

(D) 11th

Ans: 4(C) 

 

 

  1. World Population Day is observed on 11th July every year. The first World Population Day was marked on-?

(A) 11th July 1987

(B) 11th July 1985

(C) 11th July 1989

(D) 11th July 1983

Ans: 5(C)

 

  1. Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) for procurement of Mine Plough (MP) for Tank T-90 S/SK.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Ministry of Defence?

  1. The Government of India is responsible for ensuring the defence of India and every part thereof. The Supreme Command of the Armed Forces vests in the President.
  2. The principal task of the Defence Ministry is to obtain policy directions of the Government on all defence and security related matters.
  3. Rajnath Singh is the present Union RakshaMantri (Defence Minister) of India.
  4. Ministry of Defence was founded on 15th August 1947.
  5. Baldev Singh was the first Defence Minister of India.

(A) All of the above statements are true about Ministry of Defence

(B) Only statement 1, 4 and 5 are true

(C) Both statement 2 and 5 are true

(D) Only statement 1, 2, 3 and 4 are true

Ans: 6(A) 

 

 

  1. Global agency OECD has lowered India’s GDP growth forecast to 5.1%, from its earlier projection of 6.2% for Financial year 2020-21. Consider the following statemens about OECD:

 

  1. The OECD stands for Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and its headquarters located in Paris, France.
  2. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives.
  3. OECD was founded in 1961 and Jose Angel Gurria is the Secretary-General of the OECD.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about OECD?

(A) Both statement 1 and 3 are true

(B) Both statement 2 and 3 are true

(C) Both statement 1 and 2 are true

(D) All of the above statements are true about OECD

Ans: 7(D) 

 

  1. The “Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project has been virtually inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (I/C) Prahlad Singh Patel in Mizoram.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about Mizoram?

  1. Mizoram is a northeastern state of India and Aizawl as its capital city.
  2. Mizoram is a mountainous region that became the 23rd state of the Indian Union in February 1987.
  3. Mizoram literacy rate at 91.58% is the third most literate in the country.
  4. The State also holds the highest child sex ratio with 971 females against 1000 males according to the 2011 Census.
  5. PS Sreedharan Pillai is present Governor of Mizoram while Zoramthanga is Chief Minister of Mizoram.

(A) Only statement 1, 4 and 5 are true

(B) All of the above statements are true about Mizoram

(C) Only statement 1, 2, 3 and 4 are true

(D) Both statement 2 and 5 are true

Ans: 8(B)

  1. BRICS is the acronym coined to associate 5 major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Match the following list about organisation and its total number of member countries:

      List-I                                                    List-II

  1. SAARC                                     A. 07
  2. BIMSTE                                  C B. 10
  3. ASEAN                                    C. 08
  4. EU                                           D. 30
  5. NATO                                 E. 13
  6. OPEC                                F. 27  

(A) 6-D, 2-F, 3-A, 1-E, 5-C, 4-B

(B) 3-B, 2-E, 1-A, 4-C, 5-D, 6-F

(C) 5-E, 1-F, 3-A, 4-C, 6-B, 2-D

(D) 4-F, 6-E, 3-B, 2-A, 5-D, 1-C

Ans: 9(D) 

 

  1. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu navaratna temple located at Dakshineswar in Kolkata, West Bengal. Match the following column about temple and its location?

                  Column-I                                                                               Column-II

  1. Khajuraho Temple                                                                   A. Assam
  2. VenkateswaraSwamyVaari Temple                              B. Bihar
  3. SreePadmanabhaswamy Temple                                C. Gujarat
  4. Kamrup-Kamakhya temple                                          D. Andhra Pradesh
  5. Mahabodhi Temple                                                          E. Kerala
  6. Shree Dwarkadhish Temple                                      F. Madhya Pradesh

(A)6-C, 2-D, 3-E, 1-F, 5-B, 4-A

(B) 3-B, 2-E, 1-A, 4-C, 5-D, 6-F

(C) 5-E, 1-F, 3-A, 4-C, 6-B, 2-D

(D) 4-D, 6-A, 3-B, 2-F, 5-D, 1-E

Ans: 10(A)

 

 

 

 

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