Current Affairs Quiz: June 20, 2018

Current Affairs 20 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who among the following has been ranked as the richest man in the world according to the 2018 Forbes World’s Billionaires List?
    A) Jeff Bezos
    B) Bill Gates
    C) Sergey Brin
    D) Mark Zuckerberg
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    According to Forbes World’s Billionaires list released on 18 June, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world with a net wealth of $141.9 billion. Bezos’ wealth has grown more than USD 5 billion since June 1 to beat Bill Gates, the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation, who is the second-richest man in the world with USD 92.9 billion. Warren Buffet, one of the most successful investors in the world, trailed in the third place with a total of wealth of USD 82.2 billion. 
  2. Name the tech giant which has acquired classroom learning video platform Flipgrid?
    A) Apple
    B) Google
    C) Facebook
    D) Microsoft
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a popular video platform used by more than 20 million teachers and students worldwide, for an undisclosed amount. As part of its attempt to win over students and educators, Microsoft will make Flipgrid free to the 20 million educators, students and parents already using the software and free to anyone else who decides to join the video-discussion and social-learning platform.
  3. IRDAI has constituted a 10 member panel under the Chairmanship of ___________ to review norms related to insurance marketing firm (IMF).
    A) Anil Khachi
    B) N S Rao
    C)  Suresh Mathur
    D) Ravi Mittal
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a 10 member panel to review norms related to insurance marketing firm (IMF) with an aim to increase insurance penetration in the country. The committee is headed by Suresh Mathur, Executive Director (insurance marketing firms), IRDAI, with nine more members.The new distribution channel of IMF was introduced in 2015 by Irdai, with the objective of increasing insurance penetration through an area–wise registration approach.
  4. Who has been sworn in as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company?
    A) Sandeep Bakhshi
    B) N.S. Kannan
    C) Puneet Nanda
    D) S. Subhedar
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The private lender ICICI Bank has appointed N.S. Kannan as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company.
  5. The HRD Ministry has launched National Digital Library with over 1.7 crore books in 200 languages. The library has been built by which institution?
    A) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
    B) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    C) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    D) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar has launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use. A beta-version of the portal was launched last year and is being used by millions of users. The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items (books, audiobooks, images, etc) in 200-plus languages from more than 170 institutions. It has been built by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, under a project given to it by the HRD Ministry, with work on it starting in early 2015.
  6. Mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadha passed away in recent past. He hailed from which state?
    A) Karnataka
    B) Kerala
    C) Tamil nadu
    D) Telangana
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Noted mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadhav died after a brief illness at his home in Mattewada in Warangal city in Telangana. He was 85. Venumadhav served as an MLC in 1971 in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. 
  7. The state government of West Bengal has recently announced an additional DA of _________ percent for state government employees.
    A) 20%
    B) 15%
    C) 18%
    D) 12%
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced an additional 18 percent dearness allowance (DA) to state government employees from January 2019. The decision is based on the prior commitment made by the state government towards the state government employees. The state government will have to bear an annual additional expenditure of Rs 5,000 crore.
  8. The 7th OPEC International Seminar was held in which country?
    A) Beijing, China
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Paris, france
    D) New York, United States
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 20−21 June 2018. The theme of the Seminar is ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.
  9. Central Water Commission (CWC) has tied up with which entity for effective flood management in India?
    A) Google
    B) Facebook
    C) Amazon
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Central Water Commission (CWC), India’s apex technical organization in the field of Water Resources, has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with Google to seek help in effective flood management in India. Under this Agreement, CWC and Google will share technical expertise in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, geospatial mapping and analysis of hydrological observation data for effective management of water resources particularly in the field of flood forecasting.
  10. Mehbooba Mufti has recently stepped down as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir and handed over the resignation letter to state Governor____________
    A) Krishna Kant Paul
    B) Om Prakash Kohli
    C) Acharya Dev Vrat
    D) Narinder Nath Vohra
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Mehbooba Mufti  resigned as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Mehbooba Mufti has submitted her resignation as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir to the Governor Narinder Nath Vohra after which Governor’s rule has been imposed in the state. This will be the fourth time in the last 10 years if a Governor’s rule is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. 
  11. Indian Railways has set the target to become “net zero” carbon emitter by which year?
    A) 2025
    B) 2040
    C) 2030
    D) 2035
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a statement by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, the Indian Railways will become a “net zero” carbon emitter by 2030 through the current action plans on anvil for 100 percent electrification of its network, coupled with renewable strategies.
  12. The Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” was held in which country?
    A) Azerbaijan
    B) Tajikistan
    C) Kyrgyzstan
    D) Afghanistan
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari is on 2 days visit to Republic of Tajikistan to represent India in the high-level Conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” on 20-21 June 2018.
  13. The Government of Kerala has launched an initiative to set up __________ day care centres for the senior citizens in the state for their welfare and care.
    A) 70
    B) 50
    C) 40
    D) 60
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
     Seventy new state-of-the-art day-care centres for senior citizens will be opened in Kerala with the first of the centres already been opened. The rest of the day-care centres for those above 60 years will be opened this year itself. At least 12.83 per cent of Kerala’s nearly 33 million population are aged above 60.
  14. John Chambers who died recently was a senior member of which of the following ____________
    A) Filmfare Awards
    B) Academy Awards
    C) Golden Globe
    D) BAFTA
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    John Chambers, a veteran of the British film and TV industry and a former senior member of BAFTA, has died. He was 81. He was involved with Oscar-winning pictures, ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Gandhi.’
  15. Parakala Prabhakar, husband of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman resigned from the post of Advisor (Communication) to the government of____________
    A) Odisha
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Parakala Prabhakar, the communications advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government, has handed in his resignation from his post. Parakala Prabhakar is the husband of Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and has blamed the Opposition for his resignation.Prabhakar said he was being targeted for holding office in the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government, while his wife is part of the NDA, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He alleged he was being targeted by opposition parties, especially the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), as the TDP broke its alliance with the BJP in March.
  16. Which among the given entities has announced to provide training to 8000 journalists in India to guard them against false news stories?
    A) Paytm
    B) Google India
    C) Facebook India
    D) Amazon India
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    To guard journalists from falling prey to false news stories, Google India has announced to provide training to 8,000 Journalists in English and 6 other Indian languages in the next one year. The Google News Initiative India Training Network will select 200 journalists from cities across India for training during five-day train-the-trainer boot camps. Training workshops will be conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada in cities across India.
  17. Which among the following digital platform has tied with Bharat Bill payment operating Unit (BBPOU) to enable quick and easy bill payments facility?
    A) Paytm
    B) Frecharge
    C) Airtel Money
    D) True Balance
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    True Balance, a Digital Wallet and Financial Services Platform has TIED up with Bharat Bill payment operating Unit (BBPOU) to facilitate quick and easy bill payments. Partnership with BBPOU will enable users to avail maximum benefits while making payments as well as gain an added advantage of True Balance features like Rate cutters, Smart alerts and One Tap Recharge.
  18. The world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan Puan died recently. She lived in Perth Zoo which is situated in_______?
    A) Australia
    B) New Zealand
    C) United States
    D) Singapore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The world’s oldest known Sumatran orangutan named Puan has died at Perth Zoo, Australia aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants. Described as the “grand old lady” by Zoo authorities, she had been at the zoo since 1968, and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest of her species in 2016.
  19. According to the global leader in domain names and internet security, VeriSign, the total number of domain name registration till date has reached to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs). VeriSign is headquartered at____________
    A) United Kingdom
    B) United States
    C) Germany
    D) France
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    VeriSign, Inc, a global leader in domain names and internet security, announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs). The “.com” and “.net” TLDs had a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations in the domain name base — registered but not configured — at the end of the first quarter of 2018 with an increase of approximately 1.9 million domain name registrations compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.
  20. The Women Wizards Rule Tech’ programme has been launched by which entity to support and enhance the skills of women techies in the Information Technology (IT) industry?
    A) Facebook
    B) TCS
    C) NASSCOM
    D) Google
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: In an effort to increase the number of women in senior levels in the Information Technology (IT) industry, NASSCOM has unveiled its ‘Women Wizards Rule Tech’ programme for women techies. The Indian IT industry’s apex body has designed the programme to support women techies in core technologies like IT-Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES), Business Process Management (BPM), product and research and development (R&D) sectors by equipping them with the skills required for an edge in their career.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The IRDAI is headquartered at________
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Mumbai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India
  2. What is the capital of Tajikistan?
    A) Dushanbe
    B) Bishkek
    C) Tashkent
    D) Ashgabat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Currency-Tajikistani somoni, Ruble
  3. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a group of _______ nations.
    A) 12
    B) 9
    C) 14
    D) 20
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is an intergovernmental organization of 14 nations as of February 2018, founded in 1960 in Baghdad by the first five members (Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela), and headquartered since 1965 in Vienna, Austria. 
  4. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) was set up in which year?
    A) 1985
    B) 1990
    C) 1981
    D) 1988
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation. NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi, India, with regional offices in the cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Hydearbad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

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