Current Affairs Quiz: June 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. How many agreements have been signed between India and Singapore during PM Modi’s visit to the foreign nation?
    A) 8
    B) 12
    C) 6
    D) 9
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    While on his final leg of 3 nation visit, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong signed 8 agreements which covered areas as wide as military cooperation and connectivity.
  2. World Football governing body FIFA has recently lifted ban on which among the given countries which was imposed in October 2016 over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules?
    A) Jordan
    B) Peru
    C) Paraguay
    D) Guatemala
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    FIFA lifted a suspension imposed on Guatemala Football Association 18 months ago over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules. FIFA sanctioned Guatemala in October 2016 after it failed to authorize the normalization committee after an international corruption scandal that rocked world football.
  3. The Central Government has recently sanctioned the construction of how many more houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for the poor?
    A) 1 lakh
    B) 2 lakh
    C) 1.5 lakh
    D) 2.5 lakh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Centre has approved construction of 1.5 lakh houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry announced that latest approval entails an investment of Rs. 7,227 crore with central assistance of Rs. 2,209 crore.
  4. Name the former Singaporean diplomat who has been conferred with Padma Shri award by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    A) Kishore Mahbubani
    B) Tommy Koh
    C) Ong Keng Yong
    D) Chan Heng Chee
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth highest civilian awards, to former Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh. Koh was among 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) receipts of the prestigious award this year. 
  5. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched an Online Analytical Tool to monitor the foreign funding of NGO’s permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act________
    A) 2010
    B) 2005
    C) 2000
    D) 2012
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.
  6. Which among the following has launched a Digital Literacy Program for women in partnership with National Commission for Women to train women population on safe use of internet?
    A) Google
    B) Amazon
    C) Whatsapp
    D) Facebook
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Social networking giant Facebook has announced a partnership with National Commission for Women, under which it has launched a Digital Literacy Program for women. This programme will run in collaboration with the Cyber Peace Foundation, and attempts to conduct training across local languages to ensure safe use of the internet.
  7. According to the National Sports University Ordinance, 2018, India’s first national sports university will be set up in which state?
    A) Assam
    B) Chandigarh
    C) Manipur
    D) Delhi
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 has come into force as the President of India has given his assent to the Union Cabinet’s decision to promulgate the said Ordinance. The Union Cabinet, had on May 23, approved an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Imphal, Manipur.
  8. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Spain?
    A) Carme Chacon
    B) Pedro Sanchez
    C) María Garcia
    D) Mariano Rajoy
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain’s Prime Minister after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his centre-right party.
  9. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has laid the foundation stone of India’s first Advanced Forensic Lab ‘Sakhi Suraksha’ in which state/UT?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Haryana
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi  laid the foundation stone of an Advanced DNA Forensic Laboratory “Sakhi Suraksha” at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory campus in Chandigarh with the aim to reduce the backlog of cases needing advanced forensic analysis. The state-of-the-art lab, built at a cost of Rs 99.76 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund, will assist in investigation and prosecution of crimes including those committed against women and children.
  10. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched a new EPS system to provide improved weather forcasts for the next 10 days. What is EPS?
    A) Emergency Prediction Systems
    B) Earthlight Prediction Systems
    C) Ensemble Prediction Systems
    D) Enhanced Prediction Systems
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched two very high resolution (12 km grid scale) state-of-the-art global  Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS) to provide probabilistic weather forecasts up to the next 10 days.
  11. India has recently signed Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Singapore
    C) United States
    D) Indonesia
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    India has signed the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore. This is the first MRA being signed by India with any of our FTA partners. Under the agreement, Singapore has agreed to expand coverage of Indian nursing institutions by recognising seven nursing institutions in the MRA.
  12. Who has been sworn in as the new Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS)?
    A) Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand
    B) Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh
    C) Lt General Devraj Anbu
    D) Lt. Gen. Suresh Sharma
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Lt General Devraj Anbu has assumed charge as Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS). He succeeds Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand who completed his tenure on May 31, 2018

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. World Environment Day is observed on________
    A) June 1
    B) June 5
    C) June 10
    D) June 8
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    2018 theme- Beat Plastic Pollution
  2. Which of the following acts has been amended by the government to bring in Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016?
    A) Benami Property Transactions Act, 1984
    B) Benami Property Transactions Act, 1990
    C) Benami Property Transactions Act, 1982
    D) Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The government had amended Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988, by Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 to make the law stronger.
  3. Gianni Infantino is the President of _____________
    A) FIFA
    B) Guatemala
    C) World Meteorological Organization
    D) Spain
    View Answer
      Option A

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