Current Affairs 23 June 2018 Quiz
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- India has decided to set up an Indian Armed Forces Memorial in which of the following European countries?
Explanation: India will construct an Indian Armed Forces Memorial at Villers Guislain, a town around 200 km from Paris. The memorial will highlight the contribution of the soldiers of the undivided India to the freedom of France in the World War I. This will be the second such memorial in Europe. During the World War I, Villers-Guislain had witnessed a fierce battle in which the British Indian cavalry regiments were heavily involved. The town was liberated on September 29, 2018.
- The World’s 1st International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics has been launched in which Indian state?
Explanation: The World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) has been inaugurated in Gujarat, India on 20 June 2018. It is a joint initiative of the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Regional Delegation for India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives.
- The Indian cricket team will play against which country in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship 2019?
A) South Africa
B) West Indies
C) New Zealand
Explanation: The Indian cricket team will make its debut in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship by playing against West Indies in the Caribbean in July 2019. It is a part of Future Tours Programme (FTP) announced by International Cricket Council (ICC) for a five-year period (2018-2023) which includes the World Test Championship and a 13-team ODI league.As per the ICC, the nine top-ranked Test teams will participate in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship, which will run from July 15, 2019 to April 30, 2021.The ODI League will serve as a qualification pathway for the 2023 World Cup to be hosted by India.India will mark its campaign in the 13-team ODI League versus Sri Lanka (away) in June 2020.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently laid the foundation stone of which of the following in Delhi to house the Department of Commerce?
A) Udyog Bhawan
B) Nirman Bhawan
C) Vanijya Bhawan
D) Kisan Bhawan
Explanation: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Vanijya Bhawan at Delhi’s Akbar road. Upon completion, the new building will house the Department of Commerce which is currently housed in Udyog Bhawan which also houses a large number of other Government of India departments leading to constraint of space.The construction of Vanijya Bhawan will be completed before December 2019.The new, green and modern Vanijya Bhawan is being set up at a cost of Rs 226 crore on a plot of 4.33 acres, belonging to Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D).
- Veteran diplomat Jamsheed Marker and record holder for world’s longest serving ambassador died recently. He hailed from which country?
C) Unkited Kingdom
Explanation: Veteran Pakistani diplomat and “the world’s longest serving ambassador” Jamsheed Marker passed away in Karachi at the age of 95. The veteran diplomat was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having been “ambassador to more countries than any other person” and also for being “the world’s longest serving ambassador”.
- Which among the given smart cities has been honored with the “City Award” at the ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018?
Explanation: Surat has been honored with the “City Award” under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018. The award has been given to Surat for showcasing “great momentum” in the implementation of projects under the Smart Cities Mission especially in the categories of urban environment, transport and mobility and sustainable integrated development.The India Smart Cities Awards were announced in 3 categories with total 9 awards. The categories includes: City Award, Innovative Idea Award and Project Award.
- Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer who passed away was a renowned __________
Explanation: Charles Krauthammer, the prominent Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist for the Washington Post and commentator for the Fox News Channel, has died. He was 68. Charles weekly column was syndicated to more than 400 publications worldwide.
- The state of the art Special Turmeric Cell is being set up in which of the following state for improved production, quality, marketing and export of turmeric?
Explanation: The Telangana government has decided to set up a Special Turmeric Cell in the Nizamabad district of the state which would enable the farmers in bringing qualitative changes for cultivating turmeric as a commercial crop. The state government decided on this initiative as the central government turned down its request for setting up a national turmeric board on the lines of Coffee Board or Rubber Board.
- Which among the following steel producers has supplied the steel material for the construction of 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway project in Manipur?
A) Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL)
B) Bajaj Steel Industries Ltd
C) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd
D) Tata Steel
Explanation: The Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied around 60,000 tonnes of steel material for the construction of 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge railway project in Manipur. The project was taken up in 2008 and was declared a National Project. The project is being developed in two sections. The first section involves the construction of 84 kms of railway line connecting Jiribam to Tupul while the second section of 27 kms connecting Tupul to Imphal is expected to be completed by 2019. Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is undertaking the construction of the project.
- Which Indian state has announced ‘Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018’ to harness wind and solar energy for power production at one place?
D) Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: The state government of Gujarat has announced a policy ‘Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018’ to promote setting up of wind as well as solar power projects at one location to ensure optimal use of land and transmission infrastructure. The policy will remain in force for five years.Projects approved under this policy can avail various benefits and rebates as mentioned in the policy document for a period of 25 years or till the life of the projectUnder the policy, developers can set up wind energy units on the land currently in use for solar power units.Similarly, a solar power project can be set up on the land being used for wind farms.
- Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of IDBI Bank?
A) Rajnish Kumar
B) B Sriram
C) Dinabandhu Mohapatra
D) Mahesh Kumar Jain
Explanation: State Bank of India’s (SBI) Managing Director B Sriram has been appointed as the IDBI Bank’s CEO and Managing Director for a temporary period of three months. He has been appointed in place of incumbent Mahesh Kumar Jain who was recently named Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
- Indian Railways has planned to provide free meals to passengers travelling with reserved tickets on-board train if train gets delayed by 5-6 hours on____________
A) Any Day of the Week
Explanation: The Indian Railways has come up with a new initiative to provide free meals and refreshments to the passengers travelling on reserved tickets if trains get delayed on a Sunday by five-six hours due to planned maintenance works on tracks.
- How much amount of assistance has been granted by the Government for setting up ‘Yoga Gram’ in Visva-Bharati University?
A) Rs 10 crore
B) Rs 7 crore
C) Rs 5 crore
D) Rs 4 crore
Explanation: The Central Government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 5 crore to Visva-Bharati University for setting up a ‘Yoga Gram’ in the university campus. Small ‘yoga’ themed cottages surrounded by fruit plants and having tiled or straw roofs would be built in the ‘Yoga Gram’.
- The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has adopted which of the following villages for its Swachhata Abhiyaan?
D) Karwal Nagar
Explanation: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), under the MSME Ministry, has adopted Jagatpur village in Delhi for its Swachhata Abhiyaan. The sanitation drive by KVIC began with a plantation drive and ended with cleanliness drive along the bank of the Yamuna river.
- As per the government data, so far about ___________ bank branches as well as post offices have enrolled to set up Aadhaar Facility
Explanation: As many as 18,000 centres have so far enrolled to set up Aadhaar facility on their premises for updation of the biometric ID at such locations ever since the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had directed in July 2017 all private as well as public sector banks to set up Aadhaar facility in at least one out of 10 branches. About 10,000 branches of private and public sector banks have set up Aadhaar enrolment and updation centres on their premises, compared to over 13,800 branches that need to do so. About 8,000 such centres have come up in post offices out of 13,000 that are targeted.
- Which among the following state has introduced a new scheme to offer Rs 50 as incentives to school kids for planting a sapling every 6 months for 3 years?
Explanation: The Haryana government has decided to introduce a scheme under which an incentive of Rs 50 will be given to school children for planting trees. Under the new scheme, students from Classes 6 to 12 of both government and private schools will be given an incentive of Rs 50 each for every live tree planted by them every six months for a period of three years.
- Who among the following has been adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine?
A) Shubhankar Sharma
B) Mithali Raj
C) Jitu Rai
D) Kidambi Srikanth
Explanation: Ace Indian shuttler and Commonwealth Games 2018 gold-medalist Kidambi Srikanth, has been adjudged as the Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 by the Sports Illustrated India magazine.
- Australia based Peter Thomson died recently. He was a pioneer of which sports?
C) Horse Riding
Explanation: Professional Australian golfer Peter Thomson, who won the British Open five times, died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 88.
- The Indian Government has set a long term target for off-shore wind power capacity additions of 30GW by___________
Explanation: The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has announced its new medium and long term target for off-shore wind power capacity additions, which are 5 GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030. Offshore wind power would add a new element to the already existing basket of renewable energy for the country.Globally, UK tops the list of offshore wind markets, followed by Germany, Taiwan, China and the USA.
- The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will take place at which place?
Explanation: The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25-26 in Mumbai. The previous two AIIB annual meetings have been held in Beijing, China, in 2016 and in Jeju, South Korea, in 2017.The theme for this year’s meeting is “Mobilising Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration”.
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- Which country will host the 2023 Cricket World Cup?
A) South Africa
Explanation: The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India, from 9 February to 26 March 2023. This will be the first time the competition is held completely in India.
- Who is the CEO Of International Cricket Council (ICC)?
A) David Richardson
B) Shashank Manohar
C) Zaheer Abbas
D) Amitabh Chaudhary
- Where is the headquarter of IDBI Bank located?
- The headquarter of the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is located in___________
B) New Delhi
Explanation: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is an Indian state-owned steel making company based in New Delhi, India. Shri Prakash Kumar Singh is the current Chairman of SAIL.
- The International Committee of the Red Cross is based in__________
A) Geneva, Switzerland
B) Paris, France
C) Rome, Italy
D) New York, United States
Explanation: The International Committee of the Red Cross is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland, and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate
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