Current Affairs Quiz: June 22, 2018

Current Affairs 22 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the given tech giant has launched an App named “Workplace for Good” for charities and non-governmental organisations?
    A) Amazon
    B) Google
    C) Facebook
    D) Microsoft
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Facebook has launched a free version of its enterprise communications app ‘Workplace’ to make working better, smarter and faster for charities and non-governmental organisations. The App, named “Workplace for Good”, would donate work-essential mobile, video, communication and collaboration tools free of charge to organisations like World Wildlife Fund, United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and more.
  2. The state government of Tamil Nadu has set up a Staff Rationalisation Committee under______________ to downsize the workforce in the state.
    A) S. Audseshiah
    B) M.A.Siddique
    C) M. K. Stalin
    D) P. Dhanapal
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The state government of Tamil Nadu has set up a Staff Rationalisation Committee in an attempt to downsize its workforce. The Committee will be headed by S. Audseshiah, a retired Principal Secretary of the state government.
  3. When is the International Yoga Day observed?
    A) June 19
    B) June 22
    C) June 20
    D) June 21
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The 4th International Yoga Day was observed across the world on June 21 in Dehradun. The day to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice. The word yoga originates from Yuja, a Sanskrit word which means, “to join or to unite”, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.  
  4. Which among the given entity has acquired San Francisco based Bonsai, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup to boost AI and machine learning capabilities?
    A) Facebook
    B) Microsoft
    C) Google
    D) Apple
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    With the aim to boost AI and machine learning capabilities, Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Bonsai,an artificial intelligence (AI) startup based in San Francisco. The acquisition will make it easier for experts with AI experience to build the machine learning model for autonomous systems of all kinds.
  5. As per the government data, how much amount has been sanctioned by the Centre towards Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund till June 16?
    A) Rs 42,548 crore
    B) Rs 43,548 crore
    C) Rs 41,548 crore
    D) Rs 44,548 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has sanctioned Rs 41,548 crore as total Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund till June 16. This was in compliance with the Centre’s commitment to liquidate all pending GST refunds filed till April 30.The second “Special Drive Refund Fortnight” to process pending GST refunds was launched from May 31 to June 16 during which Rs 6,087 crore Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) refund was sanctioned.During the first Refund Fortnight from March 15 to 29, an amount of Rs 5350 crore was sanctioned.
  6. Name the standalone App launched by Instagram for watching long-form video in a move to compete with Youtube.
    A) IGTV
    B) IGTube
    C) IGVideo
    D) InstaTV
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Instagram has launched a new app called IGTV which is its step towards competing with YouTube to attract video creators. The IGTV app is available for iOS and Android. It is meant for publishers to create full-screen, vertical videos in longform. While it is a separate app, the IGTV channels are connected to the main Instagram account. There won’t be ads in the beginning but creators will be able to link out in the future to monetize.
  7. Who among the following has been named to be the new Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)?
    A) Nitin Paranjpe
    B) Sunil Bharti Mittal
    C) Ajay Banga
    D) Paul Polman
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, stepped down as the Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on June 21. He will now function as the Honorary Chairman of the ICC commencing July 1. He will be succeeded by Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, as ICC Chairman. Ajay Banga, the President and CEO of MasterCard will be appointed as the ICC First Vice-Chair.
  8. Microsoft has tied up with which among the given companies to launch blockchain solution for better content rights and royalties management?
    A) Deloitte
    B) Ernst & Young (EY)
    C) Accenture
    D) Capgemini
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      Option B
    Explanation:
     EY and Microsoft has launched a blockchain solution for better content rights and royalties management. The solution aims to streamline the costly and time-consuming processes in entertainment rights and royalties.It will be first being deployed within gaming with Microsoft and its game publisher partners.
  9. Canada has become the second country in the world to legalize the sale of marijuana Cannabis for recreational use. Which is the first country to do so?
    A) Uruguay
    B) Sweden
    C) Cambodia
    D) Suriname
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Canadian Parliament has passed a “historic” bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so. The Bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis Act, controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold. Uruguay became the first country to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational use in December 2013. 
  10. When is the World Music Day observed?
    A) June 19
    B) June 20
    C) June 21
    D) June 18
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    World Music Day is observed on June 21 every year with the aim to shed light on the importance of music. The day is known as Fete de la Musique after a music festival that began in France in 1982. On Music Day, the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music in their neighbourhoods or in public spaces.
  11. The 7th India Minerals and Metals forum was organised in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 7th India Minerals and Metals forum was inaugurated in New Delhi on June 21. The forum seeks to come up with solutions to leverage in the sector with the changing global scenario. 
  12. What is the theme of the 4th International Yoga Day?
    A) Yoga for Health
    B) Yoga for Peace
    C) Yoga for Synergy
    D) Connect the Youth
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The theme for Yoga Day 2018 is “Yoga for Peace.” The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on June 21, 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed this date at the United Nations General Assembly 2014 and recognizing its universal appeal, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga in 2014.
  13. US based Richard Alan Greenberg died recently. He was a well known______________
    A) Graphic designer
    B) Actor
    C) Director
    D) Singer
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Richard Alan Greenberg, the Oscar-nominated effects artist and motion-graphics pioneer, who worked for movies like ‘Superman’, ‘Alien’ and ‘The World According to Garp’, died in New York. He was 71.
  14. The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has launch its multi-species Aquaculture Complex in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bhubaneswar
    C) Chennai
    D) Kochi
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is all set to launch its multi-species Aquaculture Complex in Kochi with an aim to revolutionize fish production in the country. The facility spread over 8.5 acres will produce seeds/fingerlings of about seven commercially important species, which have a high export demand, including tiger shrimp, Asian seabass, pompano, cobia, genetically improved farmed Tilapia (GIFT) and mud crab.
  15. Who among the following has become India’s first transgender to be appointed as Operation Theatre (OT) technician?
    A) Rudrani Chhetri
    B) Jiya Das
    C) Kalki Subramaniam
    D) Padmini Prakash
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Jiya Das is the first transgender Operation Theatre (OT) technician in India. Kolkata based Jiya is working in a city-based super-specialty hospital. Almost one and half years back, during an event called ‘Saathrangi’, a health entrepreneur said that he will take two members of the transgender community and train them as OT technicians.
  16. India’s CORE Energy Systems has collaborated with which country to buy technical security equipment and promote it as an integrated security solution?
    A) Russia
    B) United States
    C) Japan
    D) South Korea
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India and Russia have decided to cooperate in area of integrated security system taking forward their decades old defence cooperation. For this, Russia’s NIKIRET, a subsidiary of Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, and Indian engineering services firm Core Energy Systems Pvt Ltd have signed an agreement to promote the technical security equipment of NIKIRET in India.Under the agreement, Core will “buy technical security equipment from Nikiret and promote it in India as an integrated security solution.
  17. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir?
    A) Devendra Bhushan Gupta
    B) Utpal Kumar Singh
    C) BVR Subrahmanyam
    D) Nalini Netto
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has appointed IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam as the new Chief Secretary of the state. In addition, Vijay Kumar, a retired IPS officer, and BB Vyas, the current Chief Secretary of the state, has been appointed as Advisors to the Governor.
  18. Who among the following has won the 2018 Prime Minister’s Award in the Individual – National category for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of yoga?
    A) Vishwas Mandlik
    B) K. Pattabhi Jois
    C) Geeta Iyengar
    D) Bikram Choudhury
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Vishwas Mandlik of Nashik and The Yoga Institute in Mumbai are the recipients of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of yoga. Mandlik won the award in the category Individual – National and The Yoga Institute won in the category Organisation – National. The selection was done from among 186 nominations received under different categories for the year 2018.
  19. Which among the following telecom companies is soon to merge with Idea to form a joint entity?
    A) BSNL
    B) Vodafone
    C) Airtel
    D) Reliance
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Idea and Vodafone India are in process of merging their businesses, the approval for which is in final stage by the Department of Telecom. The combined entity would be known as “Vodafone Idea Ltd” post merger.
  20. World’s Largest Silent Yoga Class was organised in which city on the occasion of 4th International Yoga Day?
    A) Ahmedabad
    B) Dehradun
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Around 800 differently-abled people from across India attempted to set a Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Silent Yoga Class’ in Ahmedabad on the occasion of 4th International Yoga Day. Participants were chosen from ten city-based organisations like Blind People’s Association (BPA), Apang Manav Mandal and Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh along with many more.

Static GK Based On Current Affairs

  1. The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) is headquartered at__________
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Kolkata
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health. He also launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) – Country’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardized and updated geo-spatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments. 
  2. The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)is located in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Chennai
    C) Kochi
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Marine Products Export Development Authority is a Government of India company headquartered at Kochi. It was constituted on 20 April 1972, under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972.
  3. Who is the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC)?
    A) Pranab Kumar Das
    B) Vanaja N. Sarna
    C) Mahender Singh
    D) Susanta Kumar Panda
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) is headed by Chairperson Ms. Vanaja N. Sarna and consist of six Members of CBIC.
  4. What is the capital of Uruguay?
    A) Malabo
    B) Santiago
    C) Praia
    D) Montevideo
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Currency: Uruguayan peso
  5. The headquarter of the International Chamber of Commerce is located at__________
    A) Paris, France
    B) London, UK
    C) New York, United States
    D) Vienna, Austria
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: The International Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most representative business organization in the world. Its 6 million members in over 100 countries have interests spanning every sector of private enterprise

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