Current Affairs Quiz: June 15, 2018

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  1. The 106th edition of the Indian Science Congress will be held at which place?
    A) Aligarh Muslim University
    B) University of Mysore
    C) Manipur Central University
    D) Lovely Professional University
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The 106th edition of the “Indian Science Congress” will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Lovely Professional University from January 3 to 7, 2019. The theme for the five-day science congress is ‘Future India: Science & Technology’.
  2. What is the rank of India in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)?
    A) 141
    B) 169
    C) 177
    D) 158
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India has been ranked at 177 out of 180 countries in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). India has become the fourth worst country in the world with an air quality score of 5.75 out of 100. India was placed at 141 out of 180 in 2016.India ranked only better in environmental performance than the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh and Burundi.
  3. PM Modi dedicated to the nation the Integrated Command and Control Centre set up at Naya Raipur during his visit to Chhattisgarh. This Centre is the _______Smart City Centre to be operational in the country.
    A) 10th
    B) 9th
    C) 7th
    D) 11th
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Integrated Command and Control Centre set up at Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh during his day-long visit to the state. The ICCC, Naya Raipur becomes the 10th Smart City Centre to be operational in the country. Under the ambitious Smart City Mission, ICCC in 9 cities are already operational including Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal and Kakinada.
  4. Which among the given financial institution has approved to fund the Rs 1,900 crore Tourism Infrastructure Development Project of the Himachal Pradesh?
    A) World Bank
    B) Asian Development Bank
    C) New Development Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Central government has approved Rs 1,900 crore Tourism Infrastructure Development Project of the Himachal Pradesh Government. The eight-year-long project will be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). 
  5. President Ram Nath Kovind is set to launch the Solar Charkha Mission of MSME Ministry which will provide a subsidy of Rs_________ crore to the artisans under the mission.
    A) Rs 555 crore
    B) Rs 525 crore
    C) Rs 550 crore
    D) Rs 500 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    President Ram Nath Kovind will launch the flagship programme of the MSME Ministry- Solar Charkha Mission– on 27 June 2018 in New Delhi. The Mission will cover 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans.The mission aims to disburse subsidy of Rs 550 crore to the artisans.
  6. The US Government has approved a deal to sell 6 of its ___________attack helicpoters to India for USD 930 million.
    A) AH-64B Apache
    B) AH-64C Apache
    C) AH-64D Apache
    D) AH-64E Apache
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for USD 930 million. The move will strengthen India’s ability to defend its homeland and deter regional threats. In addition to the attack helicopters, the contract also includes fire control radars; Hellfire Longbow missiles; stinger Block I-92H missiles; night vision sensors and inertial navigation systems. 
  7. How many states have signed the MoU for committing towards the launch of ambitious Ayushman Bharat initiative?
    A) 18
    B) 20
    C) 25
    D) 21
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The State Health Ministers of 20 States have exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding with Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi, marking their commitment towards the launch of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM).
  8. The World Blood Donor Day is observed annually on___________
    A) June 14
    B) June 13
    C) June 12
    D) June 11
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need.
  9. Who has been appointed as the Secretary of Ministry of Coal?
    A) Anil G Mukhim
    B) Susheel Kumar
    C) Inder Jit Singh
    D) Anup Wadhawan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Dr. Inder Jit Singh, 1985 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, has been appointed to the post of  Secretary, Ministry of Coal which fell vacant after superannuation of Shri Susheel Kumar on April 30 2018.
  10. Which among the following entities has launched a mobile App ‘Utsonmobile’ for improved ticket booking?
    A) RailTel Corporation of India
    B) RITES Limited
    C) IRCTC
    D) Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS)
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Moving towards becoming cashless and digital economy, the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) has developed a mobile based application named ‘Utsonmobile’ for faster and more techno-advanced transactions in Indian Railways. The App enables booking and cancellation of unreserved tickets, issue and renewal of season and platform tickets, check and load R-wallet balance and helps maintain user profile management and booking history.
  11. The state government of Haryana has raised the upper age limit of entry into government service from 40 years to __________ years
    A) 42
    B) 44
    C) 45
    D) 48
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Haryana government has raised the upper age limit of entry into government service from 40 to 42 years.
  12. The Government of India has proposed to set up a National Tribal Museum in which of the following cities?
    A) Pune
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Ahmedabad
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has proposed to set up a National Tribal Museum along with a National Level Tribal Research Institute at Delhi. The Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram said that the Museum will showcase the rich tribal culture and heritage using state-of-the-art technologies.
  13. Who among the following has become the first female to be appointed as the CFO of US based automaker General Motors?
    A) Renu Khator
    B) Dhivya Suryadevara
    C) Nita Ahuja
    D) Mary Barra
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    An Indian-American woman, Dhivya Suryadevara has been named the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the US’ largest automaker, General Motors. Ms. Suryadevara, currently the vice president of corporate finance, will succeed Chuck Stevens, the General Motor’s present CFO, on September 1.
  14. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a mock exercise on flood preparedness in which of the given states ahead of monsoon season?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Haryana
    C) Chhattisgarh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a mock exercise on flood preparedness in Uttar Pradesh in a move to improve flood preparedness ahead of the monsoon season. The exercise was held in collaboration with State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA).The simulation exercise was conducted simultaneously in 23 flood-prone districts of the State to assess the preparedness of the State’s machinery for the recurring annual floods.
  15. Recently in a historic move, an all women Naval mountaineering team summited Mount Deotibba. The peak is situated in which state of India?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Jammu & Kashmir
    C) Assam
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    An all women Naval mountaineering team led by Lt Cdr Kokila Sajwan summited Mount Deotibba an 10 Jun 2018. The expedition was flagged off by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Chief Of Personnel on 28 May 18 from New Delhi. Mt Deotibba is the second highest peak (6001M) in the Pir-Panjal range in Himachal Pradesh and is considered to be a difficult peak to summit.
  16. Recently, a Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS) was organized by PFRDA in which city?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Kolkata
    C) New Delhi
    D) Bhopal
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    A Conference on Implementation of National Pension System (NPS) by the Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs) was organized by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) in New Delhi. The prime objective of the conference was to provide a forum to all the Central Autonomous Bodies (CABs) to discuss the progress in the implementation of NPS with respect to compliance of timelines in various NPS related activities could be brought to the fore and a way forward could be provided.
  17. The book titled “Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops” has been published by which among the given entites?
    A) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
    B) NABARD
    C) NITI Aayog
    D) CSIR
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari released a book titled ‘Water productivity mapping of major Indian crops’ published by NABARD. The book is based on study of 10 important crops by a team under the leadership of leading agricultural economist Dr. Ashok Gulati. The 10 important crops include rice, wheat, maize, pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane, cotton and potato etc.
  18. What is the theme of the 2018 World Blood Donation Day?
    A) Blood connects us all
    B) Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often
    C) Safe blood for saving mothers
    D) Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The theme for Blood Donation Day in 2018 is ‘Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life’. 
  19. The 10th meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) was held in which city?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Gurugram
    C) New Delhi
    D) Ahmedabad
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Union Health Minister JP Nadda inaugurated the 10th meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) in New Delhi. The minister launched Accelerated Plan for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination (APELF) 2018 for India on the occasion.The GAELF theme for this year is ‘Celebrating progress towards elimination: Voices from the field on overcoming programme challenges’.
  20. Which country has topped the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Germany
    C) Singapore
    D) Sweden
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The top five countries in 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) in terms of green rankings are Switzerland, France, Denmark, Malta and Sweden. 

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  1. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is located at_______
    A) Beijing, China
    B) Paris, France
    C) Mandaluyong, Philippines
    D) Vienna, Austria
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      Option C
  2. Name the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).
    A) Dharmendra Pradhan
    B) Giriraj Singh
    C) Manoj Sinha
    D) Rao Inderjit Singh
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      Option B
  3. Who is the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA)?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Venkaiah Naidu
    D) Arun Jaitley
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    National Disaster Management Authority is an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs whose primary purpose is to coordinate response to natural or man-made disasters and for capacity-building in disaster resiliency and crisis response. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairperson of the same .
  4. Who is the Chairman of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority(PFRDA)
    A) B.S.Bhandari
    B) Supratim Bandopadhyay
    C) Annie George Mathew
    D) Hemant G. Contractor
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, a statutory body, is the pension regulator of India which was established by Government of India on August 23, 2003 
  5. What is the constituency of the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways?
    A) Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
    B) Hajipur‎, Bihar
    C) Nagpur, Maharashtra
    D) Purvi Champaran, Bihar
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari holds the portfolio of Road Transport and Highways; Shipping; Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

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