Current Affairs Quiz: June 16, 2018

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  1. Who has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Jordan?
    A) Hani Mulki
    B) John Kerry
    C) Omar al-Razzaz
    D) Salameh Hammad
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      Option C
    Explanation:
     Jordan’s King Abdullah has appointed former World Bank economist, Omar al-Razzaz, as the new Prime Minister of the country and has mandated to review a disputed tax system. The Harvard-educated economist Razzaz replaces Hani Mulki.
  2. Name the first Indian women cricketer who has been selected for England’s Kia Super League women’s cricket tournament.
    A) Jhulan Goswami
    B) Smriti Mandhana
    C) Veda Krishnamurthy
    D) Thirush Kamini
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India Women’s Cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana will become the first Indian player to appear in Kia Super League– the women’s cricket super league in England. Smriti was signed by Western Storm and will represent them in the upcoming edition of the tournament beginning 22 July that features six teams.
  3. According to the latest forecast by Fitch Ratings, India’s GDP is projected to grow at_________ percent for 2018-19.
    A) 7.6%
    B) 7.3%
    C) 7.5%
    D) 7.4%
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      Option D
    Explanation:
     Fitch Ratings has raised India’s growth forecast for 2018-19 to b to 7.4 percent from 7.3 percent due to higher financing costs and rising oil prices as risks to growth. For 2019-20, it estimated the country to grow at 7.5 percent.
  4. “Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman” is soon to hit grounds in August 2018. Who is the author of the book?
    A) Krishna Trilok
    B) Sudha Murthy
    C) Basharat Peer
    D) Thrity Umrigar
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman’s upcoming authorised biography is scheduled to be out in August 2018. Titled “Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman”, it has been written by Krishna Trilok, a Chennai-based writer shedding light on his life and philosophy.
  5. The 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will be hosted by which country?
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) India
    D) United Kingdom
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India will be hosting the 23rd European Union Film Festival (EUFF) with a premiere in New Delhi on 18th June, 2018 at the Siri Fort Auditorium. The festival will traverse through 11 cities in India including New Delhi, Chennai, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Hyderabad and Goa from 18th June till 31st August. This years’ film festival features 24 latest European films from 23 EU Member States.
  6. Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of online fantasy sports platform StarPick?
    A) Subrata Pal
    B) Sunil Chhetri
    C) Jeje Lalpekhlua
    D) Bhaichung Bhutia
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has been named as the brand ambassador of online fantasy sports platform StarPick.
  7. Which Indian company is the only one to feature in top 100 list in Forbes 2018 Global 2000 list of most valuable companies?
    A) State Bank of India
    B) Larsen & Toubro
    C) Tata Consultancy Services
    D) Reliance Industries
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Forbes 2018 Global 2000 list released recently features total 58 Indian companies on the overall list of 2,000 biggest, most powerful and most valuable companies from across the world. These include Reliance Industries at 83rd place which is the only company from India to be placed in the top-100 list. Besides, housing finance major HDFC has been ranked as the 5th biggest public company globally in the ‘consumer financial services category’ with an overall ranking of 202.
  8. Noted poet and publisher Shahzahan Bachchu was shot dead recently. He hailed from which country?
    A) Pakistan
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Afghanistan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    A prominent Bangladeshi writer and publisher, Shahzahan Bachchu, was shot dead by unidentified 5 attackers in his ancestral village Kakaldi in Bangladesh’s Munshiganj district. He was 60.
  9. Who has been appointed as the head of the panel formed by Odisha government to recommend Jagannath temple management reforms?
    A) Mohimohan Tripathy
    B) Suresh Mohapatra
    C) Badrinarayan Patra
    D) Soumendra Priyadarshi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The state government of Odisha has constituted a three-member expert committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, to recommend measures for streamlining the functioning of the 12th century Jagannath temple at Puri. The committee will study management schemes of other important shrines in the country such as Vaishno Devi, Somnath Temple, Golden Temple and Tirupati Temple and suggest changes, if necessary, for the management of Sri Jagannath temple. Inspector General of Police Soumendra Priyadarshi and Sri Jagannath Temple Administration member Mohimohan Tripathy are the other members of the panel.
  10. The Government of India dedicated 3 Solar Power Projects of Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited recently with installed capacity of __________ MW each.
    A) 100 MW
    B) 200 MW
    C) 250 MW
    D) 300 MW
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance & Company Affairs, Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurated three 100 MW Solar Power Projects of Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) for commercial operation and dedicated these projects to the Nation. The Solar Power projects is situated at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram in Virudhunagar District and Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. Each project has an installed capacity of 100 MW and have been erected at a cost of Rs.1300 crores, which includes Operation & Maintenance cost for 15 Years. 
  11. Yuki Bhambri has recently been excluded for Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). He is associated with which game?
    A) Boxing
    B) Badminton
    C) Weightlifting
    D) Tennis
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      Option D
    Explanation:
     Tennis player Yuki Bhambri and weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has been dropped from the sports ministry’s flagship programme, Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), for different reasons. Bhambri was left out as he will not take part in the Jakarta Asian Games in August-September as the dates clash with the US Open, where he is expected to qualify for the main draw. Men’s doubles specialist Divij Sharan, 32, has been included in the scheme till the Asian Games. Sanjita was dropped following her suspension by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on alleged doping charges.
  12. Which state has inked pact with US based Earth Networks to install lightning detection system in the state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Odisha
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Tamil Nadu
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    In a move to reduce number of casualties due to lightning strike incidents, the Odisha government has signed an MoU with US-based Lightning analysing  firm Earth Networks for a lightning detection and warning system in the state. Earth Networks will install lightning detection system to get the precise location of areas likely to be affected by lightning strikes before 45 minutes of their occurrence.It will also be helpful in prediction of hail winds, hail storms and thunderstorms.
  13. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will take place in which of the following countries?
    A) United States, Canada and Mexico
    B) Canada, Spain and Mexico
    C) Mexico, Canada and Germany
    D) United States, Mexico and Spain
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be played in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The 2026 competition is set to be the first in FIFA’s history to feature 48 instead of the usual 32 teams.
  14. Which among the following payment platforms has tied up with Ola to enable enhanced booking of rides with autopay features?
    A) Paytm
    B) Freecharge
    C) PhonePe
    D) Amazon Pay
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Payments platform PhonePe has partnered with world’s largest taxi aggregator, Ola to offer a hassle-free cab and auto booking experience to the users. The tie-up will enable users to now book an Ola using the PhonePe app.With this integration, PhonePe users will have access to Ola’s multi-modal commuting offerings, along with the benefit of using the industry-first AutoPay feature for making payments seamless.
  15. Mulubha Jadeja who passed away at the age of 88 was a renowned player of______
    A) Football
    B) Cricket
    C) Tennis
    D) Hockey
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Former Saurashtra batsman Mulubha Jadeja died following age-related complications. He was 88. Mulubha, a right-handed batsman, represented Saurashtra and Railways between 1945 and 1964.
  16. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation for May 2018 stood at___________according to data by CSO.
    A) 4.01%
    B) 3.18%
    C) 5.11%
    D) 4.43%
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to a 14-month high of 4.43 percent in May on increasing prices of petrol and diesel, prompting industry to demand action from policymakers to keep fuel prices under check. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation stood at 3.18 per cent in April and 2.26 per cent in May last year. The WPI inflation for March was revised upwards to 2.74 percent from the provisional estimate of 2.47 percent. The previous high was in March 2017, when the WPI inflation stood at 5.11 per cent.
  17. Which northeastern state has signed an MoU with Andhra Pradesh based Smart Village Movement (SVM) to develop smart village initiative for its villages?
    A) Assam
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Mizoram
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Arunachal Pradesh government has inked an agreement with Andhra Pradesh-based Smart Village Movement (SVM) to facilitate technology innovations, research and development in selected villages of the north-eastern state. The man behind the Smart Village Movement, Solomon Darwin, will be the adviser to the project’s core team.The project will focus on solving challenges in rural segments by integrating technology and indigenous rural practices to generate sustainable revenue for constituents, thus increasing overall standard of living and quality of life.
  18. Name the Prime Minister of Georgia who resigned from the post amid protest over his economic policies.
    A) Giorgi Kvirikashvili
    B) Irakli Kobakhidze
    C) Bidzina Ivanishvili
    D) Giorgi Margvelashvili
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, has announced his resignation amid a growing disagreement over his economic policies with Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the ruling Georgian Dream party . Kvirikashvili, 50, has been prime minister since December 2015.
  19. Which among the given states has launched month long School Chale Hum Abhiyan 2018 from June 15?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Haryana
    D) Chhattisgarh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the ‘School Chale Hum Abhiyan 2018’ in Bhopal. The motive of this scheme is that no child should be deprived of schooling.Inaugurating the month long campaign on June 15.
  20. Which among the following companies has launched low code tool “App Maker” for G Suite business to enable easy app building facility?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Apple
    C) Facebook
    D) Google
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Google has finally made available the “App Maker”, its low-code tool for building business apps, generally available and open to all developers, after a year and a half since the launch of its beta version. The tech giant first launched the App Maker in November, 2016 and made it available through its “Early Adopter Program for G Suite Business” at that time. App Maker is G Suite’s low-code application development environment that makes it easy for teams to build custom apps to speed up workflows and make processes better.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Somnath temple is situated in which of the following states?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat. 
  2. Who is the Governor of Rajasthan?
    A) Madan Lal Khurana
    B) Shivraj Patil
    C) Ram Naik
    D) Kalyan Singh
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      Option D 
  3. How many countries are member of the European Union?
    A) 28
    B) 25
    C) 21
    D) 23
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The European Union is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
  4. What is the currency of Georgia?
    A) Georgian lek
    B) Georgian lari
    C) Georgian ruble
    D) Georgian kuna
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Capitals: Tbilisi, Kutaisi
  5. The International Weightlifting Federation is located at__________
    A) Budapest, Hungary
    B) Manila, Philippines
    C) The Hague, Netherlands
    D) Berlin, Germany
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Weightlifting Federation, headquartered in Budapest, is the international governing body for the sport of Olympic weightlifting. The IWF was founded in 1905, and has 187 member nations. The IWF president is Tamás Aján of Hungary. 

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