Current Affairs Quiz: June 19, 2018

Current Affairs 19 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Recently US Scientists has unveiled world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer named_____________with computing capacity of 200,000 trillion calculations per second.
    A) Crown
    B) Apex
    C) Summit
    D) Vertex
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    US scientists have unveiled the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer called Summit that can complete over 200,000 trillion calculations per second. The supercomputer will be eight times more powerful than its previous top-ranked system, Titan – providing unprecedented computing power for research in energy, advanced materials and artificial intelligence (AI).
  2. Who among the following has been named as the new President of Colombia?
    A) Ivan Duque
    B) Efrain Cepeda
    C) Juan Manuel Santos
    D) Rigoberto Echeverri
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Conservative Ivan Duque has been elected as the new President of Colombia. Duque, who will turn 42 just before taking office on 8 August will be Colombia’s youngest ever president.
  3. According to FDI Report 2018, which among the following countries has surpassed India to become the top destination for greenfield FDI investment in 2017?
    A) South Korea
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) United States
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The United States has surpassed India to become the top destination for greenfield FDI investment in 2017, according to FDI Report 2018 compiled by FDI Intelligence, a division of The Financial Times Ltd. As per the FDI report, the number of greenfield FDI projects in India during the year fell sharply by 21 percent to 637.India had maintained the numero uno slot in greenfield FDI investment in 2015 and 2016. However, in 2017, the US reclaimed the spot from India, recording USD 87.4 billion of announced Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
  4. Who among the following has won the 2018 Stuttgart Open Cup?
    A) Nick Kyrgios
    B) David Belyavskiy
    C) Roger Federer
    D) Milos Raonic
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      Option C
    Explanation: Roger Federer claimed his 98th ATP title and re-established his unrivaled superiority on grass with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Milos Raonic in the Stuttgart Cup final. The top-seeded Swiss beat his Canadian opponent for the 11th time in 14 meetings while winning a first Stuttgart title. 
  5. WhatsApp has collaborated with which among the given entity to launch WhatsApp’s payments service in India?
    A) Paytm
    B) NPCI
    C) Indian Banks’ Association
    D) NITI Aayog
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    WhatsApp has introduced beta testing of WhatsApp’s payments service in India. Almost one million people are “testing” the service over last few months. The company is also working with the government, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and banks to expand the service to more users.
  6. The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018 was held in which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) India
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The two-day international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018 conference concluded in Nepal on June 18. The event was organised by the Federation of Computer Association Nepal under the theme “Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society”.
  7. Sandeep Bakhshi has recently been appointed as the Wholetime Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of which bank?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Yes Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Private sector banking major ICICI Bank has appointed Sandeep Bakhshi as the new Wholetime Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Bakhshi’s appointment as COO will be for a period of five years, subject to regulatory approvals. He will take over as the COO from June 19 or on the date of regulatory and other approvals, whichever is later.
  8. When is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought observed?
    A) June 16
    B) June 18
    C) June 17
    D) June 15
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on June 17 to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.
  9. Which among the following tech giant has partnered with National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme for women?
    A) Facebook
    B) Google
    C) Paytm
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Facebook has announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University. Launched in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation, the programme will enable women scholars to learn using online resources, protect themselves and promote digital literacy to reap the benefits of the internet.
  10. Name the winner of U.S. Open Golf 2018 Tournament.
    A) Curtis Strange
    B) Dustin Johnson
    C) Tommy Fleetwood
    D) Brooks Koepka
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open Golf title 2018 for the second straight year, becoming the sixth player in the tournament’s history to win back-to-back titles. The last player to do it was Curtis Strange in 1989. The 28-year-old Florida native emerged victorious by one shot over England’s Tommy Fleetwood. The World number one Dustin Johnson finished third.
  11. Glonass-M navigation satellite has been launched by which country?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) United States
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Russia successfully launched a new navigation satellite, Glonass-M positioning satellite, using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket. The Glonass-M navigation craft, built by ISS Reshetnev in Zheleznogorsk, Russia, lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome space center in northern Russia. The Glonass network provides real-time positioning data for surface, sea and airborne objects around the globe, at an accuracy reportedly on par with the U.S. Global Positioning System. With this there are now 26 Glonass satellites in orbit.
  12. According to 11th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission, India recorded a reduction of _________ percent in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) since 2013.
    A) 22%
    B) 20%
    C) 15%
    D) 10%
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released the 11th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission. According to the report, India has registered a record 22% reduction in MMR since 2013, which is the highest percentage decline so far when compared to all the previous reductions in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as per the earlier rounds of Sample Registration Scheme (SRS).Maternal Mortality Ratio of India has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016.
  13. The Central government has formed a 7 member committee of Chief Ministers to look into the feasibility of linking MNREGA with the agriculture sector. Who has been appointed as the head of the committee?
    A) Yogi Adityanath
    B) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    C) Vijay Rupani
    D) Mamata Banerjee
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Central government is mulling to link MNREGA with the agriculture sector in a way that the rural employment scheme and the demands of labour in agriculture complement each other. To examine the feasibility of the idea the government has formed a seven-member committee of the Chief Ministers that will also suggest the way to implement it. The committee, headed by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would examine the feasibility of using the employment generated under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in agriculture related activities both pre-harvest and post-harvest.
  14. Lt Gen Aziz Ahmed has been sworn in as the new Army Chief of which country?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Pakistan
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Iran
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Bangladesh has appointed Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the country’s new army chief for a three-year tenure. He would succeed General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haque, who is set to retire on June 25.
  15. Which among the given has recently been included by WHO as a serious disorder in its latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD) list under the addictive disorders category?
    A) Alcoholic disorder
    B) Surfing Disorder
    C) Social Networking disorder
    D) Gaming disorder
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has now included “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The ICD, a diagnostic manual published by the WHO, was last updated in 1990 and its new edition, ICD-11, has included gaming disorder as a serious health condition that needs to be monitored.Gaming disorder has been added to the section on addictive disorders in ICD-11.
  16. What is the theme of 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought?
    A) Land has true value – invest in it
    B) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People
    C) Conserving land and energy = Securing our common future
    D) Women and Desertification
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The 2018 Theme for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is “Land has true value – invest in it.”
  17. Who among the following has clinched the men’s single title in the 2018 All India Senior Ranking Tournament?
    A) Dhruv Kapila
    B) Sourabh Verma
    C) Shlok Ramachandran
    D) Pratul Joshi
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    2016 Chinese Taipei Masters winner Sourabh Verma registered a stunning comeback victory over top seeded Pratul Joshi to win men’s single competition in the All India Senior Ranking Tournament.
  18. Which among the following countries has signed an agreement with Macedonia to change laters name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia?
    A) Bulgaria
    B) Serbia
    C) Albania
    D) Greece
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Greece and Macedonia has signed an agreement to change Macedonia’s name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia, setting aside 27-year-old dispute over the latter’s name. This new name for the Balkan state will pave the way for Macedonia’s admission to the European Union and NATO.
  19. The Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping has been organised in which country?
    A) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    B) Kathmandu, Nepal
    C) Colombo, Sri Lanka
    D) New Delhi, India
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The annual Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping began in Colombo on June 18 with representatives from 29 countries including India. The 15th such annual gathering is also being attended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to discuss important anti-doping issues that will help in the fight for clean sport.
  20. The Goa Revolution Day was observed on which of the following days?
    A) June 16
    B) June 17
    C) June 18
    D) June 15
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Goa Revolution Day was celebrated on June 18 in the state to pay tributes to the martyrs of the state’s liberation struggle. On this day in 1946, freedom fighter Dr Ram Manohar Lohia gave a clarion call to the people of the state to unite and fight against the Portuguese colonial regime.The revolutionary call provided a spark to Goa’s freedom struggle and the state was finally liberated on 19th December, 1961.

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  1. What is the capital of Macedonia?
    A) Skopje
    B) Belgrade
    C) Tirana
    D) Sofia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Macedonian denar
  2. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is located in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is a multi-campus public funded research university in Mumbai
  3. Bogota is the capital of which country?
    A) Macedonia
    B) Greece
    C) Colombia
    D) Serbia
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Currency: Colombian peso

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