Current Affairs Quiz: June 11, 2018

Current Affairs 11 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which state has signed an MoU with Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) to set up a badminton association in the state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Odisha
    D) Haryana
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Odisha government has signed an MoU with Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) forthe establishment of P Gopichand Badminton Academy in Odisha. The state government will provide all financial support for the proposed badminton academy while the PGBF will give technical support, including coaching and physiotherapy services for the players. 
  2. Qingdao declaration adopted by the members of SCO at the 2018 Summit deals with__________
    A) Preventing Plastic Pollution
    B) Combating Terrorism
    C) Cooperation on Nuclear Weapons
    D) Setting Sustainable Development Fund
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The 18th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held from 9-10 June 2018 in Qingdao, China concluded with the adoption of the Qingdao declaration. The declaration calls for implementing the three-year plan to combat terrorism, separatism and extremism. It also calls for implementation of the treaty on long-term good neighbourliness, friendship and co-operation.
  3. Name the iconic photojournalist, best known for capturing image during World War II and Korean war, who passed away recently.
    A) David Douglas Duncan
    B) Michel Butor
    C) Robert Capa
    D) Pablo Picasso
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Legendary American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, who was best known for his combat photographs captured during World War II, has died. He was 102.
  4. Recently, ISRO scientists have discovered a new planet and star 600 light years away. The new discovery has been named as__________
    A) Saga
    B) Chronicle
    C) Herculean
    D) Epic
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    In an epic Indian discovery, a team from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad led by Abhijit Chakraborty, has spotted for the first time a distant planet six times bigger than Earth and revolving around a Sun-like star about 600 light years away. Both the planet and the star have been named EPIC.
    EPIC 211945201b (or K2-236b) is the name given to the planet. The host star is named EPIC 211945201 or K2-236.
  5. Name the bank which has launched first of its kind green deposit product named Green Future: Deposit?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Yes Bank, India’s fourth largest private lender, has launched the first-ever green deposit scheme named Green Future: Deposit. The Bank has set the target to raise up to Rs. 1,000 crore via this novel product offering.It can be opened for a tenure of 18 months and 8 days to 18 months and 18 days, with best-in-class peak interest rate of 7.50% p.a. for regular Green Future: Deposits and 8.00%* p.a. for Senior Citizens.The Bank will earmark equivalent proceeds raised through Green Future: Deposit towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aligned sectors and for every Green Future: Deposit opened, YES BANK will contribute a Money Plant.
  6. Which among the following entity will give technology for India’s first indigenous Lithium Ion Battery project to reduce dependence on import?
    A) Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    B) National Defense Research Institute
    C) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    D) Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project. Currently, Indian manufacturers source Lithium Ion Battery from China, Japan and South Korea among some other countries. India is one of the largest importers and in 2017, it imported nearly 150 Million US Dollar worth Li-Ion batteries.
  7. Renowned theatre personality Sukracharya Rabha passed away recently. He hailed from which Indian state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Bihar
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Assam
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted Assamese theatre personality Sukracharya Rabha, famed for his open air theatre festival, died of cardiac arrest at his village home in Goalpara district. He was 41.
  8. The state government of Arunachal Pradesh has launched Arunachal Rising Campaign to aware general public about its initiatives and policies. Who is the Chief Minister of the state?
    A) Sarbananda Sonowal
    B) Lal Thanhawla
    C) Pema Khandu
    D) Tarun Gogoi
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Chief Minister Pema Khandu launched the Arunachal Rising Campaign in the state during the inaugural session of the 2-day annual workshop on Annual Development Agenda 2018-19. The campaign was launched with the objective to reach out to the people throughout the state targeting remote areas and make them aware of the government initiatives, policies and programmes.
  9. Name the India’s first indigenous long-range artillery gun which is ready for induction after successful testing in all weather conditions.
    A) Arjun
    B) Dhanush
    C) Rakshak
    D) Pinaka
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      Option B
    Explanation:
     India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun “Dhanush” has passed its final test at Pokhran, paving the way for its induction into the Army. Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) Senior General Manager SK Singh said that, fifty rounds of shells each were fired from six Dhanush guns between June 2-6.Dhanush is a 155mm x 45mm calibre artillery gun and is also called the “desi Bofors”.
  10. Who has been honored with the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction?
    A) Katy Brand
    B) Anita Anand
    C) Kamila Shamsie
    D) Sarah Sands
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Renowned British Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2018 for her seventh novel titled “Home Fire”. Ms. Shamsie was awarded the €30,000 pound ($40,000) prize at a ceremony in London.
  11. Laxman Patil–Bhosle popularly known as Lakhutatya died at the age of 84. He was a renowned_________
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Author
    D) Political Leader
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Senior socialist leader and former vice-chairman of the Nashik District Central Cooperative Bank (NDCC), Laxman Patil–Bhosle alias ‘Lakhutatya’ died in Malegaon in Nashik district following illness. He was 84. Patil-Bhosle was the founder chairman of Zilla Mazoor Federation and was closely associated with the Rashtra Seva Dal and Janta Dal.
  12. Which among the following states has recently transformed a landfill site into a museum of trees named as ‘Urban forest – museum of trees’?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Haryana
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    In a unique initiative, the Vadodara Municipal corporation (VMC) has converted a garbage dumping ground located at Vadsar on the outskirts of the city into a museum of trees. This place has been named as ‘Urban forest – museum of trees’. Till the launch of the project in October 2016, garbage used to be dumped at that site. But the VMC decided to stop dumping garbage there and planted saplings of nearly 100 varieties. The land fill site on the banks of Viswamitri river has 100 different species of trees and includes most found in the state.
  13. Who has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission?
    A) Sharad Kumar
    B) K. V. Chowdary
    C) Nittoor Srinivasa Rau
    D) Alok Verma
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Former NIA chief Shri Sharad Kumar has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi for a term of four years from the date on which he enters upon his office, or till he attains the age of sixty five years, whichever is earlier.
  14. How much amount has been sanctioned by the government to Haryana under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) recently?
    A) Rs 94.13 crore
    B) Rs 74.13 crore
    C) Rs 84.13 crore
    D) Rs 64.13 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Himachal government led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has received a financial assistance of Rs 84.13 crore from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Finance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). The quantum of assistance to the state was felt based on the constant rainfall, cloudbursts and landslides leading to severe losses to life, property and crops during the monsoon season in 2017.
  15. Indian women’s cricket team lost to which country in the finals of Asia Cup T20 2018 in Kuala Lumpur?
    A) England
    B) New Zealand
    C) Pakistan
    D) Bangladesh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Bangladesh defeated India in a nail-biting final of Asia Cup T20 2018 cricket tournament at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur. With the win, Bangladesh became the first side to beat India in an Asia Cup final.Chasing 113, Bangladesh won the match on the last ball when they needed nine runs in the final over, bowled by Indian Captain Harmanpreet Kaur. India have won six titles since the tournament’s inception in 2004, while for Bangladesh, this is their maiden final appearance.
  16. Name the first Indian Airport which is soon to get an automated smart facial recognition system?
    A) Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
    B) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    C) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    D) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi will soon become India’s first airport to have an automated smart facial recognition system, ensuring hassle-free movement of travellers from entry to boarding points. The system has been developed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious DigiYatra scheme.Varanasi is among three airports – the others being Visakhapatnam and Kolkata – selected under the programme for availing of this facility.
  17. Former RBI’s Deputy Governor, HR Khan has been appointed as the non-executive, part time Chairman of which bank?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) IDFC Bank
    C) Bandhan Bank
    D) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The board of directors of the Bandhan Bank has appointed former Reserve Bank of India’s Deputy Governor, Harun Rasid Khan, as the non-executive, part time Chairman of the bank. Khans appointment will be for a period of three years with effect from June 5, 2018 or till the expiry of his term as an independent director whichever is earlier.
  18. The 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships was held in which country?
    A) India
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) Nepal
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships was the 18th edition of the International athletics competition for Asian under-20 athletes. The competition took place over four days from 7–10 June at Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium in Gifu, Japan.India won 5 Gold, two Silver and 10 Bronze to take their medal tally to 17 to gain the third place in the medal table.Japan scored top position in medal table with 41 medals (14-15-12) followed by Chine 24 (11-8-5).

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Name the MD & CEO of the Bandhan Bank.
    A) Mahesh Kumar Jain
    B) Rajiv Lall
    C) Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
    D) Ashwani Kumar
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh is the founder cum managing director and chief executive officer. Headquarter- Kolkata. Founded- 23 December 2014
  2. Name the incumbent  Central Vigilance Commissioner.
    A) K. V. Chowdary
    B) T M Bhasin
    C) H R Khan
    D) Nittoor Srinivasa Rau
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The current Central Vigilance Commissioner is Mr. K. V. Chowdary and Vigilance Commissioner is Dr. Tejendra Mohan Bhasin and Shri Sharad Kumar.

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