Current Affairs Quiz: June 13, 2018

Current Affairs 13 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has been honored with the “Friendship Medal of the People’s Republic of China”-highest state honour by President Xi Jinping?
    A) Mamnoon Hussain
    B) Donald Trump
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) Vladimir Putin
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    China’s President Xi Jinping has awarded the highest state honour to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a move that signals the close relationship between the two countries. The Friendship Medal of the People’s Republic of China was presented to Mr Putin personally by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a grand ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. 
  2. India is set to host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC in 2018. The exercise will take place in which place?
    A) Jaipur
    B) New Delhi
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Pune
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India will host the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) group focussing on counter-terrorism. The exercise is scheduled to be held in Pune in the second week of September 2018. The theme includes counter-terrorism in semi-urban terrain and cordon and search. 
  3. Name the Indian female boxer to clinch Gold in 75 kg category at the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia.
    A) Nikhat Zareen
    B) Saweety Boora
    C) Kavita Goyat
    D) Pinki Jangra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian woman boxer Saweety Boora claimed a gold medal in the 75 kilogram category at the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia. The former World Championship silver-medallist beat home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in the final to finish on top. Saweety was the only Indian among women to make it to the Final. 
  4. Which country will host the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018?
    A) Nepal
    B) India
    C) Japan
    D) China
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    An International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from June 17. The Theme of two day conference is “Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society ”. 
  5. The Green Mizoram Day is observed annually on___________
    A) June 10
    B) June 12
    C) June 11
    D) June 9
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The northeastern state of Mizoram observed the Green Mizoram Day on June 11 with government employees, students and members of NGOs planting large number of trees. The Green Mizoram Day is being organised every year on June 11 since 1999.
  6. Veteran journalist Xavier Rutsa passed away recently. He hailed from which state?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Mizoram
    C) Goa
    D) Andhra Pradesh
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Nagaland’s senior journalist and president of the Kohima Press Club (KPC), Xavier Rutsa died of heart attack while he was returning home from a meeting. He was 42.
  7. What is the theme of the 2018 World Day against Child Labour?
    A) End Child Labour in Supply Chains: It’s Everyone’s Business!
    B) In Conflicts And Disasters, Protect Children From Child Labour.
    C) No to Child Labour – Yes to Quality Education
    D) Generation Safe & Healthy
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Day against Child Labour is observed annually on June 12. The theme of World Day against Child Labour 2018 is ‘Generation Safe & Healthy’.
  8. The SURYA KIRAN-XIII military exercise between India and Nepal culminated on June 12. The exercise was held in which place?
    A) Vairangte
    B) Pithoragarh
    C) Ranikhet
    D) Belgaum
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 14-day long joint military training exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII between India & Nepal culminated at Pithoragarh on June 12. The training culminated with a 72-hour outdoor exercise in which troops of both contingents carried out a Cordon and Search Operation in a mock counter-insurgency village.
  9. How much amount has been sanctioned by the government for Block level sports in Jammu and Kashmir under the ‘Khelo India’ scheme?
    A) Rs 15.20 crore
    B) Rs 12.10 crore
    C) Rs 14.30 crore
    D) Rs 11.00 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Centre has sanctioned Rs 14.30 crore for Block level sports in Jammu and Kashmir under the ‘Khelo India’ scheme. An amount of Rs 10 lakh per Block will be spent in all the 143 Blocks  of 22 districts of the state.
  10. Justice Deepak Raj Joshee has recently been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of________
    A) Nepal
    B) India
    C) Pakistan
    D) Malaysia
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Constitutional Council of Nepal has recommended Justice Deepak Raj Joshee as new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Joshee is the senior most judge and he has been heading the Supreme Court as acting chief justice after Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli resigned in March 2018.
  11. How many additional schools has recently been selected by NITI Aayog for establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs under Atal Innovation Mission?
    A) 4,000
    B) 1,000
    C) 2,000
    D) 3,000
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission, AIM, has selected 3,000 additional schools for the establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs, ATLs. The selected schools will receive a grant of Rs 20 lakh spread over the next five years to establish labs for nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among secondary school children across India.
  12. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)?
    A) S Ramesh
    B) Jamuna Pd Singh
    C) P Kishore Saxena
    D) Vanaja N Sarna
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC)  has appointed senior bureaucrat S Ramesh as the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). Ramesh, a 1981 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (customs and central excise), is at present member in the CBIC, an apex policy making body for indirect taxes.He will take over charge from incumbent Vanaja N Sarna who completes her term this month-end.
  13. Who among the following has won the gold in men’s 10,000 metre event at Gouden Spike meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands?
    A) Neeraj Chopra
    B) Gavit Murali Kumar
    C) Anil Kumar Prakash
    D) Abdul Najeeb Qureshi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian long distance runner Gavit Murali Kumar bagged a Gold in men’s 10,000 metre race at the Gouden Spike meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands. The 21-year-old Kumar, hailing from Gujarat, clocked a personal best of 28 minutes 43.34 seconds.
  14. Indian markets watchdog Sebi has set up a panel to recommend ways to make stock market listing attractive for startups by reviewing the present ITP framework. What is ITP?
    A) International Trading Programme
    B) Inter-State Trading Planning
    C) Institutional Trading Platform
    D) Industrial Trading Policy
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Market regulator SEBI has set up a panel to recommend the ways to make stock market listing attractive for startups. The group will review the present Institutional Trading Platform (ITP) framework in the current context as well as identify areas, if any, which require further changes. The group shall endeavour to submit the report to Sebi within a period of one month.
  15. Indian President Kovind is set to start his week long 3 nation tour from June 16. Which among the given countries is not included among the three?
    A) Chile
    B) Cuba
    C) Greece
    D) Suriname
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      Option A
    Explanation:
     President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a three nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba from the 16th to 22nd of this month. A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of bio technology, research and education in homeopathic medicine, traditional system of medicine and medicinal plants would be signed during the visit.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is the Secretariat of BIMSTEC group located?
    A) Naypyidaw
    B) Bangkok
    C) Kathmandu
    D) Dhaka
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    BIMSTEC was set up in 1997 and includes India, Bangladesh, Bhutan Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The permanent secretariat is in Dhaka.
  2. What is the capital of Suriname?
    A) Georgetown
    B) Paramaribo
    C) Cayenne
    D) Havana
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency: Surinamese dollar
  3. What is the currency of Greece?
    A) Euro
    B) Dollar
    C) Won
    D) Rupiyah
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital- Athens
  4. What is the currency of Cuba?
    A) Pound
    B) Euro
    C) Peso
    D) Dollar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital- Havana
  5. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was set up in which year?
    A) 1992
    B) 1982
    C) 1994
    D) 1986
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India is the regulator for the securities market in India. It was established in the year 1988 and given statutory powers on 30 January 1992 through the SEBI Act, 1992.

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