Current Affairs Quiz: June 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 June 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which institute hosted a three-day virtual conference of BRICS Network Universities on electric mobility?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Ropar
    D) IIT Jammu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay hosted a three-day virtual conference of BRICS Network Universities on electric mobility.
  2. Recently Union Cabinet approved ‘Deep Ocean Mission to study biodiversity, impact of climate change.What is the cost of the mission?
    A) ₹4567 cr
    B) ₹4200 cr
    C) ₹5500 cr
    D) ₹4077 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved ‘Deep Ocean Mission to study biodiversity, impact of climate change, and establish an offshore marine station to explore source of thermal energy.
  3. Recently who addressed the inaugural ceremony of Global Yoga Conference 2021?
    A) Harsh Vardhan
    B) Shripad Yesso Naik
    C) Smriti Irani
    D) Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare addressed the inaugural ceremony of Global Yoga Conference 2021 in the presence of Shri Shripad Yesso Nayak, Minister of State for Defence.
  4. Whivh ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with aviation ministry for developing seaplane services in the country?
    A) Ministry of Shipping and Waterways
    B) Ministry of Defence
    C) Ministry of Finance
    D) Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ports, shipping and waterways ministry (MoPSW) and the civil aviation ministry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for developing seaplane services in the country.
  5. Who launched Sankalp Se Siddhi – Mission Van Dhan to promote local products manufactured by tribal artisans to ensure the sustainable livelihood of the tribal population across the country?
    A) Kiran Rijiju
    B) Rakesh Singh
    C) Nitin Gadkari
    D) Arjun Munda
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda launched Sankalp Se Siddhi – Mission Van Dhan to promote local products manufactured by tribal artisans to ensure the sustainable livelihood of the tribal population across the country.
  6. the fifth edition of ‘VivaTech’ was held in which city?
    A) NewYork
    B) London
    C) Rome
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi delevered the keynote address at the fifth edition of ‘VivaTech’ via video conferencing’. During his address, PM Modi invited the world to invest in India based on the five pillars: Talent, Market, Capital, Eco-system and, Culture of openness.
  7. As per SIPRI report,India has how many nuclear warheads as of January 2021?
    A) 156
    B) 165
    C) 144
    D) 149
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said
  8. As per UNESCO Science report,India’s gross domestic expenditure on research (GERD) has been stagnant at how much percent of GDP?
    A) 0.5%
    B) 0.6%
    C) 0.8%
    D) 0.7%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    While India has made ‘solid progress’ towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets concerning industry, infrastructure and innovation, the country’s investment in research remains unsatisfactory, the UNESCO Science Report has observed.
  9. From Indian side,who attended UN Trade Forum 2021?
    A) Shri Naik
    B) Nitin Gadkari
    C) Piyush Goyal
    D) Smriti Irani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Piyush Goyal attended UN Trade Forum 2021 and put forward India’s renewed thrust to achieve climate goals in the post-COVID-19 world.
  10. Recently which organisation declared China A Global Security Challenge?
    A) FATF
    B) ILO
    C) NATO
    D) UN
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    NATO leaders declared that China poses a constant security challenge and is working to undermine global order.
  11. LIC Cards Services Limited (LIC-CSL) joined hands with which bank to launch launched contactless prepaid gift card ‘Shagun’ on RuPay platfor?
    A) DBS Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    LIC Cards Services Limited (LIC-CSL) joined hands with IDBI Bank to launch launched contactless prepaid gift card ‘Shagun’ on RuPay platfor.
  12. Recently Indian government extended how much amount of loan to Eswatini for construction of their new Parliament building?
    A) USD 130 million
    B) USD 125 million
    C) USD 105 million
    D) USD 108 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government has extended a soft loan of USD 108.28 million to Eswatini (Swaziland) for construction of their new Parliament building, Exim Bank said.
  13. Which bank announced the launch of ‘STACK for Corporates’, a comprehensive set of digital banking solutions for corporates and their entire ecosystem?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank announced the launch of ‘ICICI STACK for Corporates’, a comprehensive set of digital banking solutions for corporates and their entire ecosystem including promoters, group companies, employees, dealers, vendors and all other stakeholders.
  14. Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed prepaid mobile recharge through the BBPS by adding ‘mobile prepaid recharges as a biller category.What does “P” stands in BBPS?
    A) Price
    B) Payment
    C) Performance
    D) Practice
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed prepaid mobile recharge through the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) by adding ‘mobile prepaid recharges as a biller category.
  15. Which bank has partnered with Infosys for Oracle CX adoption, a cloud-based tool to manage the relationship with customers?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Federal Bank, to improve its marketing, sales and offer a better customer experience, has partnered with Infosys for Oracle CX adoption, a cloud-based tool to manage the relationship with customers
  16. Which company launched recently Report It, Don’t Share It!’ Initiative?
    A) Google
    B) Facebook
    C) Twitter
    D) WhatsApp
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Facebook has kicked off a new initiative to keep children safe on the internet. Given that more and more kids are using the internet for both online classes and entertainment, protecting them is the first and the most important thing.
  17. Recently Satya Nadella was appointed as chairman of which company?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) TCS
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Microsoft Corp named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella as its new Chairman, in place of John Thompson.
  18. Recently who was appointed as Member of the Board of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) by the government?
    A) Radha Mohan Singh
    B) Viral Achrya
    C) Tarun Bajaj
    D) Anand Mohan Bajaj
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Centre has appointed Anand Mohan Bajaj, Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) as Member of the Board of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which is the capital markets as well as commodity derivatives market regulator.
  19. Which country launched three astronauts as its first crew to its new Tiangong space station?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) South Korea
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    China launched three astronauts as its first crew to its new Tiangong space station, the country’s first manned spaceflight in nearly five years. The high-stakes mission, named Shenzhou 12, was launched on the back of the Long March 2F rocket, at Jiuquan in the northwestern Gansu province.
  20. Which country to launch world’s first wooden satellite into space by the end of this year?
    A) NewZealand
    B) Israel
    C) China
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Finnish company Arctic Astronautics is sending the world’s first wooden satellite into space by the end of this year.
  21. Recently which portal was launched by central government for the telecom networks industry?
    A) Trusted Telecom
    B) Telecom Phone
    C) Trust U
    D) With Telecom
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Centre launched the Trusted Telecom Portal trustedtelecom.gov.in, six months after the Cabinet approved the National Security Directive on Telecommunication Sector for the government to declare a list of trusted sources and products for installation in the country’s telecom networks.
  22. When is ASEAN Dengue Day observed?
    A) June 14
    B) June 15
    C) June 16
    D) June 17
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrates the ASEAN Dengue Day every 15th of June since its declaration in 2011.
  23. What is the theme of this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification And Drought?
    A) Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land
    B) Food Feed Fibre
    C) Let’s grow the future together
    D) Food and Life
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Every year on June 17, World Day to Combat Desertification And Drought is observed.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of NATO?
    A) Belgium
    B) USA
    C) Finland
    D) France
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of UNESCO?
    A) Rome
    B) Paris
    C) NewYork
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Facebook?
    A) NewYork
    B) London
    C) California
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is the HQ of Federak bank?
    A) Kerala
    B) TamilNadu
    C) Karnataka
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A

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