Current Affairs Quiz: June 14, 2018

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  1. How many all women battalions have been approved by the government of India at the Jammu & Kashmir region for the representation of women in the State Police?
    A) 5
    B) 3
    C) 2
    D) 4
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Central government has  given nod to raise two women battalions in the Jammu and Kashmir Police to enhance the representation of women in the State Police. One Battalion each would be raised in the Jammu region and Kashmir region respectively. Besides, 60 percent of the posts would be kept reserved for women of 10 border districts– Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Kargil and Leh.This will provide direct employment to over 2,000 deserving women in Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. The government of India has approved to raise the carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under its affordable housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) by ______ percent.
    A) 33%
    B) 30%
    C) 25%
    D) 27%
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The government has approved a 33 percent increase in carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under its affordable housing scheme Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) to attract more beneficiaries. The carpet area of a house has been enhanced to 160 square metres from 120 square metres for Middle Income Group-1, while it has been increased to 200 square metres from 150 square metres in case of Middle Income Group-2.The new rules will be effective from 1st of January, 2017, the date on which the scheme became operational.
  3. The North Eastern Council (NEC) working under the Ministry of Development Of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has now been reconstituted. The Council has been brought under the control of which Ministry?
    A) Ministry of External Affairs
    B) Ministry of Home Affairs
    C) Ministry of Finance
    D) Ministry of Corporate Affairs
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved reconstitution of North Eastern Council (NEC) to bring the Council under the direct control of the Home Ministry. The council, which is the nodal agency for the economic and social development of the North Eastern region, was till now chaired by the Development Of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister. The reconstituted NEC will have Home Minister as the ex-officio chairperson of the Council. The DoNER Minister will be the Vice Chairman. 
  4. Who among the following has been re-appointed as the MD & CEO of Yes Bank?
    A) Ashok Chawla
    B) Aditya Puri
    C) Shikha Sharma
    D) Rana Kapoor
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Private sector lender YES Bank has re-appointed Rana Kapoor as MD & CEO of the bank for a period of three years. The decision was taken at the 14th annual general geeting of the shareholders of the bank. The re-appointment will be effective for a period of three years from September 1, 2018 subject to final approval by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  5. The Union Government has recently approved Rs____________ crore foreign direct investment (FDI) as additional share capital into private sector HDFC Bank.
    A) Rs 24,000 crore
    B) Rs 44,000 crore
    C) Rs 14,000 crore
    D) Rs 34,000 crore
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has approved a Rs 24,000 crore foreign direct investment (FDI) as additional share capital into private sector HDFC Bank. Even with this infusion, the FDI foreign equity will remain capped below 74 percent. The current foreign equity holding is 72.62 percent.
  6. Recently, the Cabinet has extended the tenure of Commission constituted to examine sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Central list to___________
    A) August 31, 2018
    B) December 31, 2018
    C) July 31, 2018
    D) November 30, 2018
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has extended the tenure of the Commission constituted to examine sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Central list. It has been extended till July 31, 2018. The tenure of the panel was ending on June 20.
  7. Which among the given entities has unveiled Composite Water Management Index for better management of water resources and the rising demand for water?
    A) Planning Commission
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) National Development Council
    D) FICCI
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog has come up with the Composite Water Management Index to overcome limitations on availability of water resources and the rising demand for water. The index is a useful tool to assess and improve performance in management of water resources by providing useful information which can be utilized to formulate and implement strategies for better management of water resources.
  8. The Government of India has approved MoU between India and Vietnam for joint issue of postage stamp depicting ancient architecture of both the nations. Which Indian site would feature on the stamp?
    A) Sanchi Stupa
    B) Sun Temple
    C) Red Fort
    D) Taj Mahal
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the joint issue of a postage stamp between Department of Posts and Viet Nam Post on the theme “Ancient Architecture”. The commemorative joint issue stamps depicting Sanchi Stupa of India and Pho Minh Pagoda of Vietnam were released on January 25 after the MoU was signed between both postal administrations for this purpose on December 18, 2017.
  9. The Defence Minister has recently inaugurated the first Representative Office of which among the given Defence PSU in Hanoi, Vietnam?
    A) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
    B) Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)
    C) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
    D) Bharat Earth Movers (BEML)
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Raksha Mantri, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the first Representative Office of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Smt Sitharaman handed over the symbolic key of the Representative Office of BEL at Vietnam (VIRO) to Chairman & Managing Director, BEL Shri Gowtama MV during the Vietnam-India Defence Industry Business Meeting.
  10. Cabinet has given its approval to lease land at Pragati Maidan to private player for construction of a hotel. The fund raised would be used by ITPO for Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) project at Pragati Maidan. What does ITPO stands for?
    A) India Trade Promotion Organisation
    B) Indian Trade Promoting Operators
    C) India Trade Promotion Office
    D) Indian Trade Promoting Organ
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for leasing out 3.7 acres of land at Pragati Maidan to a private player for construction of a hotel. The funds raised through the process would be utilised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) to finance the Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) project at Pragati Maidan. ITPO is a body under the commerce ministry which runs the exhibition centre at Pragati Maidan. The land would be monetised on long-term leasehold basis for 99 years for construction and running of a hotel by a third party.
  11. With which among the given countries, the state government of Maharashtra has signed an MoU for cooperation in areas of information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community?
    A) Germany
    B) Mauritius
    C) Sweden
    D) Canada
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Maharashtra government and Canada’s Quebec province have signed a pact to increase the economic cooperation, specially in areas of information technology, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and welfare of the tribal community. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect with was signed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard  during his week-long tour to the US and Canada. 
  12. With which of the following countries, India has recently approved an MoU for cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy?
    A) France
    B) Peru
    C) Vietnam
    D) Brazil
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has approved an Agreement between India and Peru for bilateral cooperation between the two countries on new and renewable issues. The agreement aims to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity.The MoU which was signed in May, 2018 at Lima, Peru envisages establishing a Joint Committee to develop Work Plans in order to implement the Agreement.
  13. The Government of India has approved the MoU with which of the following countries on June 13 for cooperation in area of medical, life sciences and health research fields?
    A) Vietnam
    B) France
    C) Peru
    D) Singapore
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet has been apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed in March, 2018 between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Institut National de la Santeet de la RechercheMedicale (INSERM), France for cooperation in areas of medical, life sciences and health research fields. The MoU will further strengthen relations between ICMR and INSERM within the framework of international scientific and technological cooperation in fields of mutual interest.
  14. How many additional Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) have been added under Phase III of the Swachh Bharat Mission project?
    A) 12
    B) 9
    C) 7
    D) 10
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The government has added 10 more Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under phase III of its flagship programme, Swachh Bharat Mission taking the total places under the project to 30. These sites have joined the 20 iconic places selected under Phase I and II where special sanitation work is underway.
  15. How much amount of fund has been sanctioned by the government towards the continuation of  Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes?
    A) Rs 2,250.46 crore
    B) Rs 2,225.46 crore
    C) Rs 2,220.46 crore
    D) Rs 2,255.46 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes to strengthen and develop higher agricultural education in the country. The total outlay for the scheme is Rs 2,225.46 crore including the states’ share of Rs 27.95 crore.
  16. Which among the following states has initiated a water literacy campaign KSLMA to create awareness about the importance of water conservation?
    A) Kerala
    B) Haryana
    C) West Bengal
    D) Karnataka
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) has initiated a ‘water literacy’ campaign with the involvement of 70,000 students aiming to create awareness about the importance of water conservation in the State. As per the campaign, every student will take classes about water conservation for 15 families in their locality.Around 10 lakh people will be benefited from the campaign scheduled to be held from June 20 to September 20.
  17. Who among the following has been honored with the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community?
    A) Laxmi Agarwal
    B) Anand Kumar
    C) Bindeshwar Pathak
    D) Kailash Satyarthi
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Noted social reformer and founder of Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak, has been honoured with Japan’s prestigious ‘Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture and Community’ for his significant work in tackling poor hygiene and discrimination. Launched in 1996, the award honours people in Asia who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: regional growth; science, technology and innovation; and culture and community. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy are among the few Indians who have won the prize in the past.
  18. The 2018 FIFA World Cup has been organised in which country?
    A) Brazil
    B) Russia
    C) France
    D) Spain
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. Hosts Russia will take on Saudi Arabia in the opening match on June 14. Russia and Saudi Arabia are placed in Group-A. The game will take place in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. 
  19. Odisha has introduced a new health scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana under which assistance upto Rs________ lakh per family would be provided to meet health expenditure at government run hospitals.
    A) Rs 2 lakh
    B) Rs 3 lakh
    C) Rs 4 lakh
    D) Rs 5 lakh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a health assurance scheme named “Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana” that will benefit around 3.5 crore people from over 70 lakh families in the state. Under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, secondary and tertiary cashless healthcare assistance will be provided up to Rs 5 lakh per family per annum to meet healthcare expenditure at all government-run hospitals and the entire cost would be borne by the state government. Besides, an assistance of Rs 500 would be provided to all pregnant women and infant who visit public health facilities. The scheme will come into effect from August 15 2018.
  20. Cabinet Committee has proposed to withdraw from Rajya Sabha the Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, _______.
    A) 2013
    B) 2014
    C) 2015
    D) 2016
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to withdraw the Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 provides to amend certain existing provisions of the Nalanda University Act, 2010 and add some new provisions. The Amendment Bill will need to be discussed with the current Governing Board of Nalanda University before a final decision could be taken. 

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