Current Affairs Quiz: June 24, 2018

Current Affairs 24 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which among the following states has launched a solar power scheme for farmers named Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY)?
    A) Haryana
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Gujarat
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The state government of Gujarat has launched a solar power scheme for farmers named Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) to enable them generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra income. The pilot project of the scheme was launched by chief minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar .The project cost is around Rs 870 crore. It will promote use of solar energy as well as help doubling farmers income.The scheme duration is 25 years, which is split between 7-year period and 18-year period.
  2. PM Modi has inaugurated YO1 Luxury Nature Cure Centre in which country on the occasion of International Yoga Day?
    A) Mauritius
    B) Nepal
    C) Vietnam
    D) United States
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Essel Group America’s YO1 Luxury Nature Cure Centre in the United Statesvia video-conferencing on the occasion of the International Yoga Day. YO1 is the largest nature cure centre of the country, inaugurated in the Catskills area of New York state of US.YO1 is derived from ‘Youvan’ meaning youth in Sanskrit. The wellness centre aims to address health issues, improve mobility, increase longevity, promote weight loss, and bring back the youthfulness.
  3. Nepal has recently signed an MoU with which country to develop cross border railway line to connect Tibetan town of Kerung with Kathmandu?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) India
    D) Israel
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Nepal and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a cross-border railway line that will connect the Tibetan town of Kerung with Kathmandu. The two sides signed 14 MoUs and letters of exchange. The MoU was signed between Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his counterpart Li Keqiang during former’s six day visit to China.
  4. Name the newly appointed President of International Castor Oil Association (ICOA).
    A) Joseph Stiglitz
    B) Abhay V. Udeshi
    C) Marjorie Klayman
    D) Kaushik Basu
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Abhay V. Udeshi, Director at Jayant Agro Group, manufacturer of castor oil has been appointed as the new President of International Castor Oil Association (ICOA). He will be succeeding Marjorie Klayman. The ICOA is an organization whose members are involved in growing, processing, trading, marketing and/or consuming Castor Oil.
  5. Kim Jong-pil who passed away few days back was the former Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Japan
    C) China
    D) South Korea
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Kim Jong-pil, former prime minister of South Korea and the founder of South Korea’s spy agency, has died. He was 92. Kim created and headed the Korean Central Intelligence Agency before serving as Park’s prime minister.
  6. Mohanpura irrigation project has been inaugurated in which state by PM Modi recently?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Haryana
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mohanpura irrigation project in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on June 23 during his day long visit to the state. The Rs 3,866-crore project includes a dam and a canal system.It will benefit 727 villages in the state and facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in the area.The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of various drinking water schemes.
  7. Who among the following has been conferred with the Order of France, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, for significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance?
    A) Nargis Fakhri
    B) Kalki Koechlin
    C) Amy Jackson
    D) Jacqueline Fernandez
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin has been conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema. The award was presented by the Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, on June 22 in Mumbai. The honour comes in recognition of an actor, who has interpreted striking roles in the Indian film industry, experimented with various forms of films as well as shown an abiding commitment to important social issues.
  8. The 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Print Bureaux was held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) New Delhi
    C) Ahmedabad
    D) Bhopal
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The two-day 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Print Bureaux culminated at MCR- HRD Institute in Hyderabad on June 22. The purpose of the conference is to discuss and deliberate the challenging issues faced by fingerprint fraternity and present better solution for the same.
  9. Which among the given ministries has won the SKOCH Award 2018 for Best Performing Social Sector Ministry’?
    A) Ministry of Railways
    B) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
    C) Ministry of Women and Child Development
    D) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has been conferred with the ‘Best Performing Social Sector Ministry’ Award at 52nd SKOCH Summit for the significant initiatives and achievements in delivering the promises made during last 4 years.
  10. B Sujatha Devi passed away recently at 72. She was a veteran __________
    A) Journalist
    B) Poetess
    C) Actress
    D) TV Anchor
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Noted poet, teacher and travel writer, Professor B Sujatha Devi passed away in Thiruvananthapuram. She was 72. She was also a winner of the Kerala Sahitiya Akademi award.
  11. Which state has imposed a complete ban on single-use plastic items with effect from June 23 to fight pollution?
    A) Bihar
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Odisha
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In Maharashtra, the statewide ban on single-use plastic items came into effect from June 23 in a bid to fight pollution caused due to its extensive use. On 23rd of March, the state government imposed a ban on manufacturing, use, sale, distribution and storage of plastic materials such as one-time-use bags, spoons, plates and thermocol items. The government decided against plastic to check the damage caused to the environment. The fine for the first-time offenders will be 5,000 rupees and for second-time offenders, it will be 10,000, rupees. A third violation will attract a fine of 25,000 rupees and a jail term for three months.
  12. Who among the given has been conferred with the Chief Minister of the Year’ award at the 52nd Skoch Summit?
    A) Vasundhara Raje
    B) Yogi Adityanath
    C) Vijay Rupani
    D) Devendra Fadnavis
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has been conferred the ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award at the 52nd Skoch Summit held in New Delhi for her remarkable work in e-governance.
  13. The OPEC member nations have agreed to increase the production limit of crude oil by __________ million barrels per day from July 2018.
    A) 2
    B) 1
    C) 3
    D) 4
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have decided to increase the output of crude oil by around 1 million barrels per day from July despite strong opposition from Iran. The move, meant to meet “extra demand”, is expected to push global oil prices down.
  14. Karman Kaur Thandi is associated with which sports?
    A) Shooting
    B) Weightlifting
    C) Badminton
    D) Tennis
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    India’s tennis star Karman Kaur Thandi claimed her maiden singles title on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro circuit after defeating Jia-Jing Lu’s of China in straight sets in the final of the USD 25,000 Hong Kong event. The 20 year old Delhi based Karman has already won three ITF doubles titles.
  15. Which among the given financial service provider has tied up with Reliance Mutual Fund to announce a mutual fund scheme for low-income households?
    A) Payworld
    B) Hero FinCorp
    C) Bajaj Finance
    D) Indiabulls
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Payworld, which specialises in providing financial services for the semi-urban and rural consumers has partnered with Reliance Mutual Fund for financial inclusion of low-income households. Under this partnership, Payworld will facilitate the investments, while the partner asset management company – Reliance Mutual Fund will manage the investments garnered by Payworld.
  16. Who among the given is the only second Swami to soon have a wax replica depicted at the Madame Tussauds museum of London?
    A) Swami Vachananand
    B) Swami Bharat Bhushan
    C) Swami Ramdev
    D) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will soon have a wax replica at the Madame Tussauds museum of London. After Swami Vivekanand, Ramdev will be the second swami to be depicted at the notable wax museum.
  17. Which among the given Indian entity has been felicitated at the X International IT Forum at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia for its active participation?
    A) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
    B) National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    C) NITI Aayog
    D) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has received an award at the X International IT Forum at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. FICCI received an award for its support and active participation at the forum consecutively for two years.
  18. The three day Photo Exhibition on ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Khelo India Khelo’ was inaugurated in which city?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The three day Photo Exhibition  on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao  campaign, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Khelo India Khelo’ was inaugurated in  Chandigarh on June 23. The Exhibition has been organised by The Photo Journalists Welfare Association.As many as 88 Photographs of 49 Photo Journalists are displayed in the exhibition from all over India and abroad.
  19. Recently which United States based University has developed the world’s smallest computer measuring just 0.3 mm.
    A) Stanford University
    B) Harvard University
    C) University of Michigan
    D) University of California
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    US Scientists in the University of Michigan have developed the world’s smallest computer. It measures just 0.3 millimetres and could help find new ways to monitor and treat cancer. Unlike traditional desktops that retain their program and data with or without a power back-up, these new microdevices named Michigan Micro Mote lose all prior programming and data as soon as they are switched off 
  20. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recently removed which country from its Significant Safety Concern (SSC) list?
    A) India
    B) Nepal
    C) Malaysia
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has removed Nepal from its Significant Safety Concern (SSC) list. In 2013, the ICAO had enlisted Nepal in SSC category as Nepal’s compliance to the ICAO’s standard at that time stood only at 55 percent out of the standard 60 percent.Nepal’s removal from SSC list is regarding the significant progress that it has made to acquire a 66.08 percent as per the ICAO standards.

Static GK Based On Current Affairs

  1. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is headquartered at__________
    A) Paris, France
    B) Copenhagen, Denmark
    C) The Hague, Netherlands
    D) Montreal, Canada
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Civil Aviation Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. Its headquarters are located in the Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  2. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in which year?
    A) 1980
    B) 1960
    C) 1950
    D) 1970
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is an intergovernmental organization of 15 nations as of June 2018, founded in 1960 in Baghdad by the first five members, and headquartered since 1965 in Vienna, Austria.
  3. The National Small Industries Corporation Limited is located at__________
    A) New Delhi
    B) Lucknow
    C) Pune
    D) Indore
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    National Small Industries Corporation Limited is a Mini Ratna PSU established by the Government of India in 1955 It falls under Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises of India.

    Founded: 1955
    Headquarters: New Delhi
    Key people: Ravindra Nath (Chairman & MD)
  4. Who is the current President of South Korea?
    A) Lee Jin-sung
    B) Kim Myeong-soo
    C) Moon Jae-in
    D) Lee Nak-yeon
    View Answer
      Option C
  5. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is based in___________
    A) Vienna, Austria
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Chicago, United States
    D) London, United Kingdom
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Tennis Federation is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis.

    Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
    President: David Haggerty
    Membership: 211 national associations
    Founded: 1 March 1913

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