Current Affairs Quiz: June 10, 2018

Current Affairs 10 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has won the women’s single Grand Slam title at 2018 French Open?
    A) Simona Halep
    B) Nathalie Dechy
    C) Sloane Stephens
    D) Iva Majoli
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Top-ranked Romanian Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens in final sets to claim her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Halep became the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam singles trophy after Virginia Ruzici at Roland Garros in 1978. This was Halep’s fourth major final and has lost all three in the past, including two at Roland Garros. 
  2. The NASA has extended its Juno Spacecraft Mission until___________ to probe more about the inside of Jupiter.
    A) December 2020
    B) January 2022
    C) July 2021
    D) December 2021
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    NASA has given the Juno spacecraft the time (and money) it needs to be able to accomplish its missions by extending its science operations for 41 more months until July 2021. The probe, which left our planet in 2011 and reached Jupiter in 2016, was supposed to wrap things up in February 2018. Now, NASA has agreed to fund the project until fiscal year 2022. That means Juno will be orbiting the gas giant until July 2021 and will spend the months after that analyzing data. 
  3. Veteran Congress leader and MP, Shantaram Naik passed away recently. He represented which Indian state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Karnataka
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Goa
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Veteran Goa Congress leader Shantaram Naik passed away after suffering a heart attack in Margao. He was 73. Mr Naik was a former Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP. Mr Chodankar had recently taken over from Mr Naik as the state Congress president.
  4. Recently the Government of India has initiated a National Media Campaign to encourage smoking cessation. What is the name of the campaign?
    A) Every Try Counts-Tips from Former Smokers
    B) What Damage Will This Cigarette/Bidi Do
    C) Would You Use Your Heart as an Ashtray
    D) How Long Will You Live With Cigarette/Bidi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    At a World Health Organisation event held recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India launched a National Media Campaign titled ‘What Damage Will This Cigarette/Bidi Do’ to encourage smoking cessation. The campaign will achieve pan-India reach by being broadcast in 17 languages on all major national government and private TV and radio channels. In addition, the campaign will be supported by a comprehensive social media campaign and will run on major digital platforms.
  5. When is the World Brain Tumor Day observed?
    A) June 8
    B) June 9
    C) June 7
    D) June 6
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Every year, June 8 is observed as World Brain Tumor Day. The day is meant for people who are suffering from brain tumor and help them deal with the condition in a better and more effective way.
  6. The Women Entrepreneurial Platform of NITI Aayog has formed a consortium with which of the following forums to encourage women entrepreneurship?
    A) UK India Business Forum
    B) ASEAN India Business Forum
    C) UN India Business Forum
    D) CII India Business Forum
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The UN India Business Forum and the Women Entrepreneurial Platform of NITI Aayog has formed a consortium to reduce gender disparities in start-up investments by providing mentorship and networking opportunities and accelerating financial and market linkages for women entrepreneurs. UN India-NITI Aayog Investor Consortium for Women Entrepreneurs will bring together key ecosystem stakeholders, including venture capitalists and impact investors, international donor and funding agencies, private sector partners and state governments. Women entrepreneurs will be identified through key partners, including WEP, UN Women, and UNDP.
  7. Who among the following has clinched gold in men’s 800m event at the 2018 Junior Asian Athletics Championships in Gifu, Japan?
    A) Kartik Kumar
    B) Damneet Singh
    C) Ashish Jakhar
    D) Anu Kumar
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Indian athletes added three more medals to their tally on the third day of the 2018 Junior Asian Athletics Championships with a gold and two bronze in Gifu, Japan. With a single day of competition remaining, Indian athletes have won three gold medals, one silver and nine bronze medals.  India won their third gold of the competition in the men’s 800m through Uttarakhand based Anu Kumar who clocked 1:54.11 seconds to get the better of Iran’s Abdolrahim Dorzadeh who clocked 1:54.23 seconds.
  8. Legendary sports star Maria Bueno passed away. He was associated with which sports?
    A) Tennis
    B) Football
    C) Hockey
    D) Golf
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Legendary Brazilian tennis player Maria Bueno died in Sao Paulo. She was 78 years old. Maria Bueno won three Wimbledon and four US championship singles titles.
  9. With which among the following countries, India has inked pacts for exporting non-basmati rice and sharing Brahmaputra water data during flood season?
    A) Kyrgyzstan
    B) China
    C) Tajikistan
    D) Russia
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India and China has signed two bilateral agreements during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Qingdao on the sidelines of the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. The agreements include continuing to share Brahmaputra water data during flood season and exporting non-basmati rice to China. 
  10. Narayan Prasad Singh famously known as Rasaraj has died. He was a renowned _______
    A) Actor
    B) Author
    C) Director
    D) Lyricist
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Odisha’s most popular lyricist, Narayan Prasad Singh popularly known as Rasaraj died following prolonged illness. Singh was 86.
  11. The Government of India has decided to open a Yoga and Ayush Centres for treating patients in which of the following medical institutions?
    A) All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
    B) Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
    C) Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
    D) Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Central Government has planned to open Yoga and Ayush Centres in all the six All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that are currently functional in India. As per the announcement made by Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey, the health ministry was focusing on improving preventive healthcare in the country and stressed that though medicine is the integral part of treatment but we also need to implement good lifestyle practises like Yoga.
  12. Famous freedom fighter and MP, LP Shahi, who passed away recently was a senior Congress leader of which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader and former Union minister LP Shahi has passes away. He was 98. Mr Shahi, who hailed from Bihar, was a freedom fighter and a former CWC member. He was first elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1980 and became an MP from Muzaffarpur in Bihar in 1984.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. World number one tennis star Simona Halep hails from which country?
    A) Slovakia
    B) Romania
    C) United States
    D) Spain
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Simona Halep is a Romanian professional tennis player. 
  2. When is the World No Tobacco Day observed?
    A) June 4
    B) May 28
    C) June 2
    D) May 31
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    In 2018, WNTD focused on its theme on ‘Tobacco Breaks Hearts: Choose health, not tobacco’ #NoTobacco
  3. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the current head of____________
    A) UN-India Business Forum
    B) UN Women
    C) UNDP
    D) WHO
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, is a United Nations entity working for the empowerment of women. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the current Executive Director.

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