Current Affairs Quiz: June 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 June 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state’s CM has launched two new schemes to provide employment opportunities to women and youths?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Uttrakhand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launched two new schemes- the Mukhyamantri Mahila Udyami Yojna (MMUY) and the Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana (MYUY) — with an aim to provide more employment opportunities to youths and young women in the state.
  2. Till which amount of cash deposits a housewife don’t have to pay taxes?
    A) Rs 2 lakhs
    B) Rs 1.5 lakhs
    C) Rs 2.5 lakhs
    D) Rs 3.5 Lakhs
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    A housewife now may not face any problem from the Income Tax Department on deposit of cash up to ₹2.5 lakh during demonetisation (2016). A Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that such deposits cannot be treated as income of the assessee.
  3. Which financial services provider company has signed pact with banks, NBFCs for lending services?
    A) Muthoot Finance Ltd
    B) Bajaj Finance Limited
    C) PayPoint India
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    PayPoint India, a technology-enabled distribution network of financial services, intends to add lending vertical to its portfolio of services for which it has signed agreements with 12 financial institutions.
  4. According to UN report, How much amount has India received in FDI 2020?
    A) $60 billion
    B) $62 billion
    C) $64 billion
    D) $65 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India received $64 billion in Foreign Direct Investment in 2020, the fifth largest recipient of inflows in the world, according to a UN report which said the COVID-19 second wave in the country weighs heavily on the country’s overall economic activities.
  5. Which regulatory body has recently reconstituted Four-Member Takeover Panel?
    A) RBI
    B) SEBI
    C) NABARD
    D) NHB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Markets regulator Sebi has reconstituted its Takeover Panel, which looks into the applications seeking exemption from the mandatory open offer that an acquirer needs to make to minority shareholders. The regulator has appointed N Venkatram MD and CEO, Deloitte India as the new member of the Takeover Panel
  6. TCS has partnered with which telecom firm for 5G Network Solutions?
    A) BSNL
    B) Tata Teleservices
    C) Reliance Jio
    D) Bharti Airtel
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Leading telecom firm Bharti Airtel announced a strategic partnership with the steel-to-software conglomerate Tata group for 5G network solutions.
  7. According to the SEBI’s new guidelines on MF investment in interest rate swap, exposure to a single counterparty should not exceed by how much percent?
    A) 5 percent
    B) 15 percent
    C) 10 percent
    D) 20 perecnt
    View Answer
    Option C
    • Explanation:
    In case participation in IRS is through over the counter transactions, the counterparty has to be an entity recognized as a market maker by RBI and exposure to a single counterparty in such transactions should not exceed 10 per cent of the net assets of the scheme.

  8. Which regulatory body has recently imposed Rs 15 cr fine on Franklin Templeton and 8 others?
    A) SEBI
    B) RBI
    C) IRDAI
    D) NABARD
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has imposed a cumulative fine of ₹15 crore on nine entities, including Franklin Templeton Trustee Services, senior official and fund managers associated with the six debt schemes wound-up by the fund house.
  9. Which firm has joined WEF’s Partnership For New Work Standards Initiative?
    A) Infosys
    B) Wipro
    C) Tech Mahindra
    D) Capgemini India pvt ltd
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Digital transformation major Wipro said it has joined the World Economic Forum’s Partnership for New Work Standards initiative to establish a healthy, resilient and equitable future of work.
  10. Who is named first Trans Athlete To Compete At Olympics?
    A) Laurel Hubbard
    B) Chloe Anderson
    C) Kye Allums
    D) Lana Lawless
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    New Zealand has named Laurel Hubbard to its women’s weightlifting roster for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, making her the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the games.
  11. Who has been named ‘Ambassador Of Forest Frontline Heroes’ At WWF India?
    A) Upasana Kamineni
    B) Manila Natra
    C) Karim Khan
    D) Niharika Verma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    WWF India has inducted Upasana Kamineni, Director, Apollo Hospitals, as “Ambassador of Forest Frontline Heroes” with the aim to appreciate the efforts of frontline workers in hospitals and in the wildlife protection space.
  12. Who was sworn in as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court?
    A) Karim Khan
    B) Fatau Bensoda
    C) Abdulla Shahid
    D) Tedros Adhemnhem
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    British lawyer Karim Khan was sworn in as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, pledging to reach out to nations that are not members of the court and to try to hold trials in countries where crimes are committed.
  13. Who has become the first woman in the country and the second Indian to be appointed as a member of the Coaches Committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA)?
    A) Tadang Minu
    B) Teli Kahi
    C)Tarang De
    D) Mohua Achrya
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Dr Tadang Minu from Arunachal has become the first woman in the country and the second Indian to be appointed as a member of the Coaches Committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), the parent body for boxing in the world.
  14. Who has won European Inventor Award 2021 in the ‘Non-European Patent Office countries’ category?
    A) Mohan Achrya
    B) Sumita Mitra
    C) Niharika Burman
    D) Sumantra Devi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian-American chemist Sumita Mitra has won one of Europe’s most prestigious awards for her pioneering innovation in nanotechnology, allowing her to successfully integrate the same into dental materials, which in turn help to produce stronger and more aesthetically-pleasing fillings.
  15. Which application was launched by PM Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day 2021?
    A) Myoga
    B) FitIndia
    C) BharatFit
    D) EYoga
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Addressing India and the world on the International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the mYoga app.The app will be accessible around the world and will deliver the benefits of Yoga to millions via audio and video training modules in different languages.
  16. Recently Former Olympic gold medallist Markis Kido has passed away,He belongs to which nation?
    A) Indonesia
    B) England
    C) Maldives
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Olympic gold medallist Markis Kido of Indonesia has died after suffering a heart attack, the game’s governing body BWF said.He was 36.
  17. Recently neurologist Ashok Panagariya’s memoir to be released posthumously.Name it?
    A) The Monk
    B) Monk Diaries
    C) Nerology Science
    D) Monk in a Merc
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    On the day of his demise from post-Covid complications, renowned neurologist Ashok Panagariyas publisher announced that his memoir, “Monk in a Merc”, which will serve as a poignant reminder for anyone looking to achieve eternal happiness and mental peace while pursuing all of lifes luxuries, material wealth and professional success, will be released on June 28.
  18. Who is the author of book The 7 Sins of Being A Mother”?
    A) Amitav Ghosh
    B) Tahira Kashyap Khurrana
    C) Anupama Chaudhary
    D) Shivani Rai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Filmmaker-writer Tahira Kashyap Khurrana has announced her upcoming book about motherhood, titled “The 7 Sins of Being A Mother”.
  19. What is the theme of this year’s World Hydrography Day 2021?
    A) Unveil the truth of Hydrography
    B) Hydrography-Uncover new information
    C) Hydrography – enabling autonomous technologies
    D) One hundred years of international cooperation in hydrography
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Hydrography Day is celebrated every year on June 22.
  20. When is World Humanist Day observed?
    A) June 21
    B) June 22
    C) June 23
    D) June 19
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on June 21.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of SEBI?
    A) Mumbai
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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

  3. Where is the HQ of International Criminal Court?
    A) Hague
    B) Geneva
    C) Rome
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

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