Current Affairs Quiz: June 17, 2018

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  1. Name the female American astronaut, holding the record of most spacewalks and spending the longest time in space by US astronaut, who retired from the post recently.
    A) Peggy Whitson
    B) Eileen Collins
    C) Stephanie Wilson
    D) Barbara Morgan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
     NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who has spent more time in space than any other American, retired from NASA on June 15. The 58-year-old NASA astronaut holds the US record for most cumulative time in space spending a record-breaking 665 days in space. She also claimed the title for most spacewalks by a woman – 10 spacewalks totalling 60 hours and 21 minutes — and set the record for most time spent in space by a US astronaut, placing eighth on the all-time space endurance list.
  2. The Haryana government is setting up a production unit of the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) at Faridabad district to help the differently-abled persons. The headquarter of ALIMCO is located in which city?
    A) Ahmedabad
    B) Pune
    C) Kolkata
    D) Kanpur
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    To cater to the needs of the differently-abled persons, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar laid the foundation stone of a production unit of the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) at Nawada village of Faridabad district. The decision to set up the Auxiliary Production Unit and State-of-the-Art Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre of ALIMCO was taken following demands from the differently-abled persons, who faced difficulties in visiting ALIMCO headquarters at Kanpur to avail the facilities of evaluation, measurements and fitment of assistive devices.
  3. Which among the following countries has recently adopted an economic policy to acquire more foreign workers to overcome labor shortage by relaxing visa requirment?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Japan
    C) Malaysia
    D) China
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Japan’s Cabinet has adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers to join Japanese companies as the rapidly aging country seeks to make up for its declining workforce. Under the plan, Japan would relax visa requirements in sectors facing severe labor shortages such as nursing care, agriculture, construction and transport.The workers would be allowed to stay in the country for only up to five years as visitors, not as immigrants. They would not be allowed to be accompanied by family members.
  4. Karnataka bank has unveiled a ‘Deposit Only Card’ for its Current/Overdraft customers for hassle free cash deposit. The maximum amount that can be deposited using the card is__________
    A) Rs 25 lakh
    B) Rs 20 lakh
    C) Rs 10 lakh
    D) Rs 15 lakh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Karnataka Bank has unveiled a novel card variant ‘KBL Deposit Only Card’, which enables hassle free cash deposit transaction at Bank’s 24×7 e-Lobby services. This card is specially meant for Bank’s Current/Overdraft customers and by using this card they can perform card based cash deposit transactions even with higher deposit limit at Bank’s Bunch Note Acceptor (BNA) / Cash Recycler kiosks. The limit for the cash deposit a day is Rs 10 lakh.
  5. Bellandur Lake is located in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Guwahati
    C) Chennai
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    A committee set up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to inspect the lakes in Bengaluru has blamed the Karnataka government and various state agencies for “miserably” failing to discharge their duties. According to the committee, Bellandur, the biggest lake of Bengaluru, has become the largest septic tank of the city just because of lack of interest and negligence towards duty by the authorities.
  6. SoftBank Group Corp has announced to invest about $100 billion in a solar power project in India. The Bank is headquartered in which country?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) Saudi Arabia
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    SoftBank Group Corp has decided to invest $60 billion-$100 billion in a solar power project in India. The company is expected to make the investment through a fund backed by Saudi Arabia’s government.  
  7. According to government data, India’s export grew by __________ percent in May 2018 to 28.86 billion dollars as compared to a year before
    A) 19.20 %
    B) 20.18 %
    C) 22.22 %
    D) 18.16 %
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India’s exports grew by 20.18 percent to 28.86 billion dollars in May 2018 as compared to the same period during May 2017 when it was valued at 24.01 billion dollars. According to the data released by Ministry of Commerce, Petroleum products, engineering goods, handloom products , drugs and pharmaceuticals have showed a high export growth rate.The Ministry said, imports during May this year were valued at 43.48 billion dollars which was 14.85 per cent higher than the imports in May last year.
  8. Recently, the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for Septage Management System and Storm Water Drainage System in which of the following states?
    A) Assam
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Arunachal Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for Septage Management System and Storm Water Drainage System for Itanagar City under AMRUT Scheme at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. The project cost estimated at Rs 16.59 crore and Rs 14.53 crore respectively is aimed at improving the urban infrastructure related to drainage system and improving the urban landscape.
  9. Recently, Fitch Ratings has downgraded ICICI Bank’s Support Ratings from 2 to_______ citing gap in bank’s risk control mechanism.
    A) 3
    B) 4
    C) 5
    D) 6
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook on private sector Axis Bank to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’ and also downgraded ICICI Bank’s Support Rating, stating that both lenders “exhibit gaps in risk controls mechanism”. It has affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings and Viability Ratings of ICICI Bank and Axis Bank at BBB- and ‘BBB-’, respectively. The agency has also downgraded ICICI Bank’s Support Rating to 3, from 2, and revised its Support Rating Floor to ‘BB+’, from ‘BBB-’ while maintaining the outlook as stable.
  10. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met World Bank CEO to seek assistance for a Multimodal Transport Corridor and the Rural Livelihood Project. Name the CEO of the World Bank?
    A) Jim Yong Kim
    B) Kristalina Georgieva
    C) Achim Steiner
    D) Jose Ángel Gurria
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva in Washington DC to seek assistance for a Multimodal Transport Corridor and the Rural Livelihood Project which aims to provide sustainable livelihood enhancements in 10,000 villages in the state. Fadnavis, who is on a three-nation tour, also attended a business discussion organised by US-India Strategic Partnership Forum where he spoke about the state’s growth story and infra-led growth model. 
  11. Adiraju Venkateswara Rao who passed away recently was a renowned______________
    A) Political Leader
    B) Director
    C) Author
    D) Journalist
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Senior journalist and writer Adiraju Venkateswara Rao passed away in Hyderabad due to health issues. He was 79. Rao, a native of Khammam district, worked in different Telugu and English newspapers.
  12. How many new Cancer Care Centres are being set up in Assam jointly with Tata Trusts?
    A) 11
    B) 19
    C) 21
    D) 7
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Assam government has announced that 19 cancer care centres will be set up across the state in partnership with Tata Trusts at an investment of Rs 1,910 crore. The Assam Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF) is a non- profitable entity of Assam government and Tata Trusts with equal partnership to implement the project and manage the centres. These centers will start functioning from mid-2020. The government will lay the foundation stone of the proposed centres at a function on June 18.
  13. The Swajal scheme for clean water supply has been launched in how many aspirational districts?
    A) 115
    B) 119
    C) 117
    D) 111
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Centrally-sponsored drinking water schemes, Swajal, has been launched in 115 aspirational districts of the country. the Swajal schemes in 115 aspirational districts of the country will involve an outlay of Rs 700 crores through flexi-funds under the existing National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)  budget.These schemes will aim to provide villages with piped water supply powered by solar energy.The scheme will train hundreds of rural technicians for operation and maintenance of Swajal units.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog?
    A) Rajiv Kumar
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Ramesh Chand
    D) V. K. Saraswat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: With the Prime Minister as the Chairperson, the committee consists of:
    Vice Chairperson: Rajiv Kumar
    Ex-Officio Members: Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu and Radha Mohan Singh
    Special Invitees: Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar and Thawar Chand Gehlot
    Full-time Members: Bibek Debroy (Economist), V. K. Saraswat (former DRDO Chief), Ramesh Chand (Agriculture Expert) and Dr. Vinod Paul (Public Health expert)
    Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Amitabh Kant
    Governing Council: All Chief Ministers of States (and Delhi and Puducherry) and Lieutenant Governors of remaining Union Territories.
    Core Committee: Dr.Somdutta Singh
  2. Name the CEO of Karnataka Bank.
    A) R. A. Sankara Narayanan
    B) Jai Kumar Garg
    C) Mahabaleshwara M S 
    D)  K Venkataraman
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:

    Headquarters: Mangalore
    CEO: Mahabaleshwara M S 
  3. Varthur lake is located in which state?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
      Option D

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