Current Affairs Quiz: June 18, 2018

Current Affairs 18 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which Indian state has been ranked at top position in the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) issued by NITI Aayog?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Gujarat
    C) Goa
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Gujarat has topped the Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) released by Niti Aayog, while tribal state Jharkhand was adjudged as the worst performer. Gujarat is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra on the index.
  2. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently transformed which among the given rocket system into a precision-guided missile with enhanced features?
    A) Akash
    B) Trisul
    C) Prithvi
    D) Pinaka
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The indigenous Pinaka rocket system of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is being evolved into a precision-guided missile, with enhanced range and accuracy to hit its targets. The missile, known for firing a salvo of 12 rockets in just 44 seconds, has completed the initial trial, will undergo developmental trials next month.The Pinaka Mark II is expected to be inducted in the armed forces in the next two years.
  3. Which among the following companies has announced to make investment in setting up India’s first carbon fibre manufacturing unit to cater to aerospace and defence needs?
    A) Reliance Industries
    B) Larsen and Toubro
    C) Tata Group
    D) Adani Group
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Reliance Industries (RIL) is investing to set up India’s first carbon fibre manufacturing unit to cater to aerospace and defence needs. The company will also make low-cost and high-volume composite products like modular toilets, homes and composites for windmill blades and rotor blades.
  4. Which north eastern state has recently launched GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless based 24×7 “mobile policing” service to curb crime?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Manipur
    C) Tripura
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Tripura government has launched the GPS (Global Positioning System) and wireless based 24×7 “mobile policing” service to curb crime, especially against women. With the launch of the “mobile policing” service, people won’t need to go to the police, and police would go to the spot within a few minutes to deal with the situation.
  5. Name the first Indian batsman to achieve the record of scoring century before lunch during one-off Test match event.
    A) Gautam Gambhir
    B) Shikhar Dhawan
    C) Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    D) Rohit Sharma
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian batsman to score a hundred before lunch on the opening day of a Test match. The Delhi left-hander achieved the feat in the opening session of the first day of the one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru on June 14.
  6. Marg ERP limited has tied up with which bank to launch integrated payments platform for bank’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) customers using Marg’s accounting software?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Marg ERP limited, a leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) company has partnered with ICICI Bank to offer an integrated payments platform to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) customers, using Marg’s accounting software. This integration enables ICICI Bank’s current account holders to securely connect their bank account with the Marg ERP software and undertake an array of digital transactions from within the ERP platform.
  7. When is the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed?
    A) June 17
    B) June 16
    C) June 15
    D) June 14
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The 15th of June every year marks the United Nations internationally recognised day – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The day came about as a result of UN resolution 66/127. The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. 
  8. The Government of India has in a counter attack move, introduced retaliatory tariffs worth ___________on 30 items imported from United States.
    A) $340 million
    B) $150 million
    C) $200 million
    D) $240 million
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India is likely to introduce retaliatory tariffs worth $240 million in coming week on a revised list of 30 items imported from the US to counter the American move to unilaterally hike duties on Indian steel and aluminium. The move comes at a time when India has decided to negotiate a “trade package” with the US to ease tensions between the two sides.
  9. When is the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) observed?
    A) June 16
    B) June 15
    C) June 17
    D) June 14
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The United Nations celebrates the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on June 16 every year. The initiative aims to recognize the significance of the money sent by the migrant workers to their families back home to help them have a better living.
  10. Which among the following states has been adjudged as the top ranking state in NITI Aayog’s Composite Water Management Index in northeastern and Himalayan states category?
    A) Assam
    B) Tripura
    C) Sikkim
    D) Himachal Pradesh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    In the northeastern and Himalayan states, Tripura has been adjudged as the top state in 2016-17 followed by Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam. 
  11. Name the private firm which has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation in an effort to train over 10,000 youth over the next 3 years and make them job ready.
    A) Bajaj Auto
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Muthoot Fincorp Limited
    D) MoneyGram International Inc
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Muthoot Fincorp Limited has announced its partnership with National Skill Development Corporation to train over 10,000 youth over the next three years and make them job ready. With the partnership, Muthoot Fincorp claims to have become the first major private sector player to partner with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to launch the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY-2) programme.
  12. Amelia Kerr recently scored record breaking 232 in women’s ODI against Ireland. She plays for which country?
    A) West Indies
    B) England
    C) Australia
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr set a new world batting record in women’s one-day cricket with her unbeaten 232 against Ireland in Dublin. With the feat, Kerr broke the 21-year-old record held by Australian Belinda Clarke, who scored unbeaten knock of 229 against Denmark in 1997.Kerr’s 232* is the third highest score in ODI cricket history.
  13. The Ministry of AYUSH has launched 10 days Yoga Ambassador Tour in collaboration with which of the following states ahead of International Yoga Day?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Kerala
    C) Gujarat
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State, (I/C), Ministry of AYUSH, inaugurated the Yoga Ambassador Tour on June 14, 2018 at Leela Convention Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It will conclude on International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21.
  14. What is the theme of the 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day?
    A) Moving from Awareness to Action through a Human Rights based approach
    B) Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue
    C) Falling Between the Cracks: Abuse and Violence against Older Women Marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    D) Stop elder abuse; remember, you will also become old soon
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The theme for 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Moving from Awareness to Action through a Human Rights based approach”. 

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