Current Affairs Quiz: June 19, 2021

Current Affairs 19 June 2021 Quiz

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  1. How much amount was allocated to Kerala under Jal Jeevan Mission recently?
    A) ₹1804 cr
    B) ₹1900 cr
    C) ₹2105 cr
    D) ₹1810 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Government has allocated Rs 1,804 crore grant to Kerala under Jal Jeevan Mission to make provision of tap water supply to every home. With a four-fold increase in allocation, the Central Government has pushed for speedy provision of “Har Ghar Jal” in Kerala by 2023.
  2. Recently how many Centres of Excellence was inaugurated in Karnataka under Indo-Israel Agricultural Project?
    A) 2
    B) 3
    C) 4
    D) 5
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yediyurappa jointly inaugurated three Centers of Excellence established in Karnataka under the Indo-Israel Agricultural Project.
  3. Which state government launched the AI Mission (AIM) powered by NASSCOM?
    A) Odisha
    B) Telangana
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    As part of “2020 Year of AI” initiative, the Government of Telangana launched the Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) powered by NASSCOM.
  4. How much amount of budgetary support was approved for research and innovation in the defence sector for the next five years?
    A) ₹499 cr
    B) ₹555 cr
    C) ₹505 cr
    D) ₹482 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved budgetary support of nearly Rs 499 crore for research and innovation in the defence sector for the next five years.
  5. Recently the government extended the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and permits till which date?
    A) August 30,2021
    B) Oct 30,2021
    C) September 25,2021
    D) September 30,2021
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government extended the validity of motor vehicle documents like driving licence (DL), registration certificate (RC) and permits till September 30, 2021, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. Which university along with a Pune-based organisation, Lighthouse Communities Foundation will set up centres near slum clusters to help youngsters develop skills for better employability?
    A) Delhi Skill University
    B) NMIMS
    C) St Stephens
    D) Integral University
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) along with a Pune-based organisation, Lighthouse Communities Foundation will set up centres near slum clusters to help youngsters develop skills for better employability.
  7. Recently Govt Approved Restructuring of Ordnance Factory Board into how many New Corporate Entities?
    A) 7
    B) 8
    C) 9
    D) 5
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    a major reform initiative, the government approved a long-pending proposal to restructurethe nearly 200-year-old Ordnance Factory Board that operates 41 ammunition and defence equipment production facilities into seven separate corporate entities to improve its accountability, efficiency and competitiveness.
  8. Which state government sets up Commission to Study Enrollment Ratio of Govt School Students in Professional Courses?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Assam
    C) Kerala
    D) TamilNadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Tamil Nadu government ordered setting up a commission led by retired Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, D Murugesan, to look into the enrollment ratio of government school students in professional courses like engineering.
  9. Recently which UT has been declared Open Defecation Free UT in India under the First Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission?
    A) Ladakh
    B) Chandigarh
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Lakshadweep
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Territory of Ladakh has been declared Open Defecation Free UT in India under the First Phase of Swachh Bharat Mission.This was stated by Director of Rural Development Department Tahir Hussain Zubdavi.
  10. What is the rank of India in Global Peace Index 2021?
    A) 135th
    B) 144th
    C) 141st
    D) 139th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bangladesh has gone up 7 notches from 2020 and secured 91st place among 163 nations in the 2021 Global Peace Index.— behind Bhutan and Nepal and ahead of Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  11. How much amount of line of credit was extended to SriLanka by India for solar energy projects?
    A) USD 100 million
    B) USD 200 million
    C) USD 250 million
    D) USD 300 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has extended a USD 100 million Line of Credit to Sri Lanka to help the island nation finance various projects in the solar energy sector and ensure that the country’s 70 per cent power requirements are fulfilled by renewable energy sources by 2030.
  12. As per a brokerage report,Indian economy contacted by how much percent in Q1?
    A) 12%
    B) 12.5%
    C) 9.5%
    D) 10%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Lockdowns imposed by the states in April and May to contain the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has likely led to the economy contracting 12 per cent in the June quarteras against 23.9 per cent contraction in the same quarter in 2020, says a brokerage report.
  13. Recently government announced the phased implementation of mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery.It will be initially available in how many districts?
    A) 256
    B) 300
    C) 270
    D) 310
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government announced the phased implementation of mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery with effect from June 16.
  14. Recently GI Certified Jalgaon Banana was exported to which country?
    A) USA
    B) UAE
    C) France
    D) UK
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a major boost to India’s exports of Geographical Indications (GI) certified agricultural produce, a consignment of fibre and mineral rich ‘Jalgaon Banana’ has been shipped to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  15. Recently BCCI accepted whose plea to reduce his ban from cricket to seven years?
    A) Shubman Gill
    B) Ravindra Jadeja
    C) S Sreesanth
    D) Ankeet Chavan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The BCCI has finally accepted Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan’s plea that he be allowed to play professional cricket since Board Ombudsman DK Jain has reduced his life ban to seven years.
  16. Which state government appointed Mukund Gosavi as brand ambassador of Corona vaccination program due to his selfless service?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) TamilNadu
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) NewDelhi
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Mr. Mukund Gosavi has 80 per cent disability. However, this did not stop him from helping needy people during the pandemic situation.
  17. Recently which magazine has recognised the ‘Southern Ocean’ as the world’s fifth ocean?
    A) National Geographic
    B) Discovery
    C) Planet M
    D) Lancet
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Geographic magazine has recognised the ‘Southern Ocean’ as the world’s fifth ocean, hoping others will soon follow suit.
  18. Recently which body launched TV channel selector portal for DTH and cable TV subscribers?
    A) NASSCOM
    B) TARAI
    C) IAMAI
    D) TRAI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has launched TV Channel Selector Portal. This portal will facilitate those subscribers who do not own a mobile phone but want to use a web browser for selection of TV channels.
  19. Recently Chandrasekhar passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A) Politics
    B) Actor
    C) Author
    D) Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor Chandrashekhar, best known for featuring in films like “Cha Cha Cha”, and “Surang”, and playing the role of Arya Sumant on the popular TV serial “Ramayan”, passed away due to age-related ailments. He was 98.
  20. Recently Kenneth Kaunda passed away,He was the first president of which country?
    A) Kenya
    B) Zambia
    C) Uganda
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the country’s president Edward Lungu announced.
  21. When is Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed?
    A) June 17
    B) June 16
    C) June 15
    D) June 18
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed on June 18 across the globe. The day is marked to draw the world’s attention towards the role that sustainable gastronomy can play in terms of sustainable development.
  22. When is Autistic Pride Day observed?
    A) June 19
    B) June 16
    C) June 18
    D) June 17
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Every year, June 18 is celebrated as ‘Autistic Pride Day.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Zambia?
    A) Lusaka
    B) Rwanda
    C) Maputo
    D) Lyon
    View Answer
    Option A

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

  3. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
    A) Riyal
    B) Krone
    C) Taka
    D) Rupee
    View Answer
    Option C

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