Current Affairs Quiz: June 1, 2018

Current Affairs 1 June 2018 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 31 May 2018 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of May 31, 2018

  1. The top Indian FMCG brand Patanjali has launched its messaging app named ___________, giving a strong competition to widely used Whatsapp.
    A) Kusumbha
    B) Kumbha
    C) Kimbho
    D) Kaumbhi
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali has introduced a messaging platform that goes by the name of ‘Kimbho.’ Kimbo’ is derived from a Sanskrit word which translates to, “How are you? What’s new?” and can be downloaded directly from Google Play store.
  2. What is the rank of India in Save the Children’s “End of Childhood Index 2018”?
    A) 113
    B) 121
    C) 103
    D) 131
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India has been placed at 113th position in the list of 175 countries in “End of Childhood Index 2018” indexed by global child rights group, Save the Children. Singapore and Slovenia are placed at the top sharing the first place in the index and Niger figures at the end of the list at 175. 
  3. Name the newly appointed Secretary of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting?
    A) Satyapal Singh
    B) Vijay Gokhale
    C) NK Sinha
    D) Amit Khare
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Amit Khare, 1985 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre has been appointed as the Information & Broadcasting Secretary. Mr Khare replaced NK Sinha who superannuated on May 31, 2018.
  4. Name the veteran Bollywood actor to become the face of Central Railways’ anti-trespassing campaign ‘Ek Safar Rail Ke Saath’.
    A) Vidya Balan
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Akshay Kumar
    D) Bhumi Pednekar
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has become the face of Central Railways’ anti-trespassing campaign. Trespassing on railway tracks is a major cause of deaths on Mumbai suburban rail network.Central Railway has launched an initiative ‘Ek Safar Rail Ke Saath’, where celebrities will share their experience about Indian Railways and their journey in a short film. At the end of the film, they will give a message for railway commuters.
  5. Which among the following app has been launched by tech giant Google India in an initiative to provide all local information regarding neighboring area to the people?
    A) Neighbourly
    B) Neighbourhood
    C) Neighbour
    D) Neighbouring
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Google India has come up with the beta launch of a new app called “Neighbourly” in the country to help people find local answers in their neighbourhood. A beta version of the app is initially available in Mumbai, but users located in other areas can join a waitlist pending expansion to get notified when it is available.
  6. Name the Indian state which in collaboration with UNICEF has launched a campaign named ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ to raise awareness against child abuse.
    A) Karnataka
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Odisha
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    UNICEF and Odisha State police have joined hands for the state wide campaign on creating awareness about importance and role of every member of society in preventing child sexual abuse, need for reporting and need for trauma care. The campaign titled, ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ (A word for the little angel) was launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
  7. According to the recent data of the Central Statistics Office, Indian economy registered a growth of ________ percent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18.
    A) 6.1%
    B) 7.1%
    C) 6.7%
    D) 7.7%
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    According to the data released by Central Statistics Office, Indian economy grew 7.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18, retaining the fastest growing major economy tag due to robust performance in manufacturing, construction and service sectors as well as good farm output. However on yearly basis, the economic growth slowed to 6.7 percent in 2017-18 compared to 7.1 per cent in 2016-17. The government has kept its forecast of GDP growth of 7.5 percent for fiscal year 2018-19.  
  8. Name the financial organisation which has sanctioned $ 375 million loan to improve irrigation system in Madhya Pradesh?
    A) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $375 million (Rs 2,529 crore approximately) loan for a project to improve irrigation in Madhya Pradesh to help double farmers’ income.
  9. Who has been conferred with the ‘Santokba Humanitarian Award’ 2018?
    A) Verghese Kurien
    B) Kailash Satyarthi
    C) Dr S. Swaminathan
    D) Sam Pitroda
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi was honoured with ‘Santokba Humanitarian Award’ 2018 in Surat by President Ram Nath Kovind for his services aimed at the betterment of society and received an award money of Rs 1 crore
  10. The residual Andhra Pradesh government has recently announced its state’s symbols to have a separate identity. Choose the incorrect option from the given statements.
    A) State Animal: Blackbuck
    B) State Bird: Indian Roller
    C) State Flower: Jasmine
    D) State Tree: Neem
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The state bird of residual AP government is Rama Chiluka  (psittacula krameri) or rose ringed parakeet, Neem (azadirachta indica) or Vepa Chettu is the state tree, Blackbuck (antilope cervicapra) or Krishna Jinka is the state animal while Jasmine is the state flower.
  11. Who has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser of India recently?
    A) Brajesh Mishra
    B) Ajit Doval
    C) Pankaj Saran
    D) J N Dixit
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s envoy to Russia Pankaj Saran has been appointed as the Deputy National Security Adviser by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a period of two years.
  12. In an effort to spread Digital India Initiative at global level, PM Modi recently launched the international Rupay, Bhim and UPI in which of the following countries?
    A) Nepal
    B) Malaysia
    C) Indonesia
    D) Singapore
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 3 Indian mobile payments apps namely international Rupay Card, Bhim app and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) in Singapore during ‘Business, Innovation and Community Event’ where digital platform was the main theme.
  13. What is the theme of the 2018 World No Tobacco Day?
    A) Tobacco and Heart Disease
    B) Tobacco – a threat to development
    C) Get Ready for Plain Packaging
    D) Raise Taxes on Tobacco
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease”. 
  14. The 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) military exercise is scheduled to begin from June 27? Which country is the host and administrator of the biennial exercise?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) United States
    C) Singapore
    D) Mexico
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) military exercise is scheduled to be held from June 27 to August 2, 2018 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The theme this year is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners.”
  15. Which among the given banks has tied up with SIDBI to become its preferred financial institution to extend banking facilities to its SME cutomers?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Yes Bank has signed an MoU with  Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to become the preferred financial institution to extend banking facilities to small and medium enterprising (SME) customers of SIDBI.
  16. Name the winner of 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
    A) Kendrick Lamar
    B) Bob Dylan
    C) Duke Ellington
    D) Hank Williams
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Kendrick Lamar recently made history by becoming the first hip-hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music for his acclaimed 2017 album DAMN during a ceremony at Columbia University in New York City.
  17. How much amount of loan agreement has been signed between India and the World Bank as additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project?
    A) $ 700 million
    B) $ 200 million
    C) $ 500 million
    D) $ 400 million
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India and World Bank has signed $ 500 million loan agreement to provide additional financing for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Rural Roads Project. 
  18. The 2 days thematic seminar on Water and Sanitation as a lead up to 3rd AIIB Annual Meeting took place in which city recently?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Pune
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The two-day thematic seminar on Water and Sanitation began in Pune, Maharashtra on May 31, 2018. The Conference is one of the eight events being organized by the Ministry of Finance and 7th in the series in a lead-up to the AIIB’s 3rd Annual Meeting which is scheduled to be held in June 2018 in Mumbai.
  19. Based on a report by the World Health Organisation, nearly ______ million Indian citizens have been found to spend more than 10 percent of their income towards medical expenditure during the period 2007-2015
    A) 230 million
    B) 200 million
    C) 175 million
    D) 180 million
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    As per the World Health Statistics 2018 report, published in the WHO website, 17.3 percent of India’s population or nearly 230 million citizens spent more than 10 percent of their income towards health expenditure during 2007-2015. The global average is 11.7 per cent for people spending more than 10 per cent of their income towards medical expenses. 
  20. The first biannual IAF Commanders’ Conference of 2018 was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Bengaluru
    D) New Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The First biannual IAF Commanders’ Conference of 2018 was inaugurated by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) on May 31, 2018. The conference is planned for two days. Commanders will discuss the operational, maintenance and administrative takeaways identified during the Exercise and the way ahead.
  21. Pandurang Phundkar died recently of heart attack. He was an agricultural minister of which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Kerala
    D) Manipur
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Agriculture Minister and senior BJP leader Pandurang Phundkar has passed away in Mumbai away massive heart attack. He was 67.
  22. The WHO has in collaboration with the World Bank Group launched the “Global Preparedness Monitoring Board”, a mechanism to regularly monitor and report preparedness level to tackle all health emergencies globally. The board will have its headquarter in__________
    A) Zurich
    B) New York
    C) Geneva
    D) Washington D.C.
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank Group has launched a new mechanism that intends to strengthen global health security through monitoring and regular reporting of preparedness to tackle outbreaks, pandemics, and other emergencies with health consequences. Under the programme, a new monitoring board, “Global Preparedness Monitoring Board” has been set up with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the incumbent National Security Adviser of India?
    A) Shivshankar Menon
    B) M. K. Narayanan
    C) Rajinder Khanna
    D) Ajit Doval
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Retired Indian Police Service officer Rajinder Khanna and Indian Foreign Service officer Pankaj Saran currently serve as Deputy National Security Advisers.
  2. UNICEF was founded in which year?
    A) December 11, 1946
    B) January 31, 1949
    C) April 31, 1942
    D) November 7, 1947
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946 in New York, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words “international” and “emergency” were dropped from the organization’s name, making it simply the United Nations Children’s Fund, retaining the original acronym, “UNICEF”
  3. The World Health Organization is headquartered at_______
    A) New York
    B) Geneva
    C) Washington D.C.
    D) Zurich
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948 headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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