Current Affairs Quiz: June 15, 2019

Current Affairs 15 June 2019 Quiz

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  1. The Tripura and Which other state government have undertaken an ambitious plan for afforestation recently?
    A)Assam
    B)Nagaland
    C)Odisha
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Tripura and Mizoram governments have undertaken an ambitious plan for afforestation in the two Northeastern states.

  2. Which state launched Mukhyamantri Vriddha Pension Yojana for poor people?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Bihar
    C)Haryana
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched the Mukhyamantri Vriddha Pension Yojna for poor people above 60 years of age in the state.

  3. India to launch first solar mission Aditya L1 in Which year?
    A)2022
    B)2021
    C)2020
    D)2025
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India is to launch Aditya-L1, its first mission to study the sun, in 2020, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K. Sivan informed.

  4. Which company has launched AI labs with 10 colleges in India?
    A)Microsoft
    B)TCS
    C)Wipro
    D)Capgemini
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Software giant Microsoft launched Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled digital labs in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions in India.

  5. Haji Kalimullah, popularly known as ‘Mango Man’ has been named a new variety of Mango after which personality?
    A)S Jaishankar
    B)Amit Shah
    C)Arun Jaitley
    D)Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Celebrated mango grower, Haji Kalimullah, popularly known as ‘Mango Man’, has named a new variety of mango after Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

  6. The world’s highest operating weather station has been installed on which mountain?
    A)Makalu
    B)Lhoste
    C)K2
    D)Mt Everest
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The National Geographic Society has announced the successful installation of the world’s highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest to provide researchers, climbers, and the public with near real-time information about mountain conditions.

  7. As per UNCTAD World Investment Report 2019,global FDI fell by How much percent in 2018?
    A)13%
    B)12%
    C)11%
    D)14%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows declined by 13 per cent in 2018 to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in 2017, the UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019 said.

  8. As per UNCTAD Report,FDI in India grew by how much percent in 2019?
    A)6%
    B)4%
    C)5%
    D)7%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India grew by 6 per cent to $42 billion last year, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  9. Which company has announced a partnership with Digit Insurance to offer EMI insurance to the company’s five million customers?
    A)Mobikwik
    B)Paytm
    C)PayPal
    D)ZestMoney
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s largest and fastest growing consumer lending technology company, ZestMoney, announced a partnership with Digit Insurance to offer EMI insurance to the company’s five million customers.

  10. According to a report released by brand analytics firm TRA Research,Which company has emerged as the most trusted brand in India in 2019?
    A)HP
    B)Amazon
    C)Dell
    D)Google
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a report released by brand analytics firm TRA Research, “Dell” has emerged as the most trusted brand in India in 2019. With 31% Brand Trust Index (BTI) difference from Dell, auto brand Jeep makes a dramatic entry in the second spot. LIC and Amazon are ranked on the third and fourth spots and Apple iPhone emerged as India’s fifth most trusted brand.

  11. Recently Lee Ching Wei announced his retirement.He was related to which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Basketball
    C)Tennis
    D)Badminton
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Cancer-hit Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement. He spent a total of 348 weeks as world number one but lost six world and Olympic finals in his 19 years career.

  12. Who is the sole Indian in the Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes?
    A)Sania Mirza
    B)Rohit Sharma
    C)MS Dhoni
    D)Virat Kohli
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Virat Kohli, ranked 100th, remains the sole Indian in the Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes with estimated annual earnings of $25 million. The list is headed by Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi.

  13. Who was named as deputy leader in Lok Sabha?
    A)Sumitra Mahajan
    B)Nitin Gadkari
    C)Arun Jaitley
    D)Rajnath Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) constituted the parliamentary party executive committee appointing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as the deputy leader in the Lok Sabha.

  14. Who will continue as secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu?
    A)Sandeep Patil
    B)IV Subba Rao
    C)Kavinder Singh
    D)Viral Singh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    I V Subba Rao will continue as secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

  15. Who was named as CEO of Reckitt Benckiser?
    A)Madhav Rao
    B)Kavinder Singh
    C)Laxman Narasimhan
    D)Rakesh Kapoor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser named PepsiCo executive Laxman Narasimhan to succeed Rakesh Kapoor as chief executive officer.

  16. Recently Rajnath Singh Surya passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Sports
    B)Actor and Director
    C)Poet
    D)Journalist and Politician
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former BJP Rajya Sabha MP and senior journalist Rajnath Singh ‘Surya’ passed away. He was suffering from age-related issues. He was 82.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of UNCTAD?
    A)New York
    B)Rome
    C)Paris
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Dell?
    A)Tokyo
    B)New York
    C)Seattle
    D)Texas
    View Answer
    Option D

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