Current Affairs Quiz: June 17, 2020

Current Affairs 17 June 2020 Quiz

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  1. Who launched the Feedback Call Centres on Public Grievances and interacted live with citizens whose grievances have been successfully redressed on the COVID-19 National Monitor for Public Grievances?
    A)Jitendra Singh
    B)Narendra Modi
    C)Amit Shah
    D)Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh launched the Feedback Call Centres on Public Grievances and interacted live with citizens whose grievances have been successfully redressed on the COVID-19 National Monitor for Public Grievances.

  2. Recently which country joined the league of leading economies including USA, UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France and others to launch the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI).?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Nepal
    C)China
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India joined the league of leading economies including USA, UK, EU, Australia, Canada, France and others to launch the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI).

  3. How many countries has led an initiative aimed at spreading fact-based content to counter misinformation on the coronavirus, with over 130 nations endorsing the global call to fight the “infodemic” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A)14
    B)15
    C)13
    D)12
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India, along with 12 other countries, has led an initiative here aimed at spreading fact-based content to counter misinformation on the coronavirus, with over 130 nations endorsing the global call to fight the “infodemic” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Which Bank has launched Insta Flexicash for salary account holders?
    A)SBI
    B)federal Bank
    C)HDFC Bank
    D)ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Private lender ICICI Bank has unveiled a paperless facility that will enable its salary account customers to get approvals for overdraft (OD) instantaneously.

  5. Which body has launched a multi-location claim settlement facility, which will allow claim settlement from any of its regional offices across the country?
    A)ESIC
    B)EPFO
    C)NITI AAYOG
    D)NASSCOM
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) said it has launched a multi-location claim settlement facility, which will allow claim settlement from any of its regional offices across the country.

  6. Which payments bank has launched Suraksha salary account’ for MSMEs?
    A)Airtel Payments Bank
    B)Fino Payments Bank
    C)Paytm Payments Bank
    D)AU Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Airtel Payments Bank launched a new salary account for micro, small and medium enterprises. Called the Suraksha Salary account, it will enable MSMEs and other organisations to make cashless payments and provide a financial security blanket to their employees.

  7. Who will head the committee that has been formed related to corporate insolvency resolution process?
    A)Uday Kotak
    B)Rajnish Kumar
    C)Viral Acharya
    D)Arundhati Bhattacharya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In pursuance of regulation 3 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) advisory committee regulation 2017, the IBBI board has restructured an advisory committee on Corporate Insolvency Resolution and Liquidation process by including four new members.

  8. Recently which first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform was launched by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan?
    A)IGX
    B)IMX
    C)ITX
    D)BHX
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX), first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform.

  9. Who was announced the winner of New Zealand’s first ‘Virtual’ Chef competition – the ‘Quality NZ Culinary Cup’ held in India.?
    A)Balram Raikwar
    B)Vikram Dev Singh
    C)Rana Kapoor
    D)Chef Angad Singh Rana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Cricketer Stephen Fleming announced Chef Angad Singh Rana as the winner of New Zealand’s first ‘Virtual’ Chef competition – the ‘Quality NZ Culinary Cup’ held in India.

  10. Union Minister of State for Home affairs G. Kishan Reddy launched ‘GermiBAN’,a robot, to assist COVID-19 workers in which state?
    A)Sikkim
    B)Odisha
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Telangana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Home affairs G. Kishan Reddy launched ‘GermiBAN’, a device developed by Atal Incubation Centre & Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India-Women Entrepreneurs HUB.

  11. Recently Matt Poore passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Journalist
    C)Virologist
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former New Zealand Test cricketer Matt Poore, who is remembered for catching a stray dog during a match in Bangalore in 1955 and subsequently taking 12 anti-rabies injection, has died at the age of 90.

  12. Recently which famous folk singer of Uttarakhand passed away?
    A)Heera Singh Rana
    B)Madhavi Agarwal
    C)Shantunu Mukherjee
    D)Maya Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted folk singer of Uttarakhand Heera Singh Rana died at the age of 78 in Delhi due to a heart attack.

  13. Recently Madhavrao Patil passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Author
    B)Journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Lok Sabha MP and founder of Janalaxmi Cooperative Bank Madhavrao Patil died after a brief illness in Maharashtra’s Nashik district.He was 80.

  14. Who is the author of Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism?
    A)Sakshi Joshi
    B)Rana Aayub
    C)Dinyar Patel
    D)Dinesh Raikwar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dinyar Patel’s superb biography of the pioneering Indian nationalist Dadabhai Naoroji has been released by Harper Collins.

  15. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Family Remittances?
    A)Remittances are a lifeline
    B)Families and inclusive societies
    C)Migrant Workers Families
    D)Remittances -A source of income
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Day of Family Remittances 2020 ( IDFR) is celebrated each year on June 16 across the world. The day is organised by the United Nations and is universally accepted.This day is celebrated to recognise the efforts of migrants who help to improve the lives of their family members back home.International Day of Family Remittances 2020 theme is “Remittances are a lifeline.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of NewZealand?
    A)Dollar
    B)Euro
    C)Peso
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Airtel Payments Bank?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Where is the HQ of EPFO?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

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