Current Affairs Quiz: June 26, 2018

Current Affairs 26 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Saudi Arabia and UAE are jointly setting up world’s largest integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex in which Indian state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Gujarat
    C) West Bengal
    D) Karnataka
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Saudi Aramco and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
  2. How much amount will be invested by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Phase I of India’s National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to help various development projects in this country?
    A) $250 million
    B) $150 million
    C) $100 million
    D) $200 million
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced to make an equity investment of $100 million in India’s National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to help various development projects in this country. The amount will be for the Phase I of NIIF’s Fund of Fund initial closing and the AIIB is considering another $100 million in Phase II for the final closing, bringing the bank’s total commitment to $200 million.
  3. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently been re-elected as the President of which country?
    A) Vietnam
    B) Malaysia
    C) Iran
    D) Turkey
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    After 15 years in office, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to return to power once again for another 5 years following his outright election victory in the recently concluded polls. With 99 percent of votes counted, Mr Erdogan (64) won 53 percent votes and his closest rival Muharrem Ince won 31 percent.
  4. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has signed an MoU with which University to speed up the short term health sector based courses and get more than 14 lakh trained manpower by 2025?
    A) Symbiosis International University
    B) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
    C) Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University
    D) Sikkim Manipal University
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has  signed an MoU with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to scale up the short term skill based courses especially designed for the health sector and provide more than 14 lakh trained manpower by 2025. The MoU is a part of ‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ initiative, under which 10 short term course curricula were formally released by this Ministry in June 2017, along with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.The combined objective of the MoU is to scale up the health programs to create trained personnel in the healthcare sector and to set up a dedicated cell for developing, implementing and certifying the skill based programs at IGNOU.
  5. Pakistan is soon to launch a Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS), PakTES-1A to study various features of the earth. Which country has provided the navigation technology for the satellite to Pakistan?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) United Kingdom
    D) Russia
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Government of Pakistan is set to launch its indigenously developed observatory satellite, PakTES-1A, in July 2018. The 285 kg satellite is fitted with sensors and cameras and will remain stationary 610 km in space and its position relative to the sun will not change.The navigation technology for the satellite was acquired from China in 2012.
  6. Who among the given has won the Best Actor Male award at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2018?
    A) Shahrukh Khan
    B) Ranbir Kapoor
    C) Irfan Khan
    D) Akshay Kumar
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Best Picture: Tumhari Sulu
    Best Actor Male: Irfan Khan for (Hindi Medium)
    Best Actor Female: Sridevi (posthumously) (Mom)
    Best Director: Saket Chowdhary (Hindi Medium)
    Best Supporting Actor Female: Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)
    Best Supporting Actor Male: Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)
  7. How many MoUs have been signed between India and Seychelles recently during foreign President Danny Faure’s visit to India?
    A) 3
    B) 10
    C) 6
    D) 12
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India and Seychelles have signed six MoUs in areas of naval cooperation, cybersecurity, culture, development projects, maritime infrastructure, civilian infrastructure projects among others to further expand bilateral ties between the two sides.
  8. Recently, PM Modi has approved to set up a committee for laying the standards for metro rail systems in India. The committee will be headed by___________
    A) M. S. Gill
    B) T. N. Seshan
    C) G. Madhavan Nair
    D) E Sreedharan
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a proposal to set up a committee to lay down standards for metro rail systems in the country. The committee will be headed by E Sreedharan, also known as the “Metro Man”.A retired Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer, Sreedharan has served as the managing director of Delhi Metro from 1995 to 2012.
  9. The oil refinery cum petrochemical project to be set up by Saudi Arabia and UAE in India will be a joint venture between which among the given entities?
    A) HPCL and BPCL
    B) BPCL and IOCL
    C) IOCL and HPCL
    D) HPCL, BPCL & IOCL
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Saudi Aramco and ADNOC will together hold 50 percent stake while the rest 50 percent will be with Indian Oil (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum (BPCL). It is the world’s largest oil refinery cum petrochemical project with the total investment of $ 44 billion. 
  10. Name the Indian sports star to clinch the maiden individual Gold medal in women’s recurve event at the stage third of Archery World Cup in Salt Lake city of US?
    A) Bombayla Devi Laishram
    B) Laxmirani Majhi
    C) Deepika Kumari
    D) Dola Banerjee
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Indian Archer Deepika Kumari won her first individual gold medal in six years at stage three of the Archery World Cup in Salt Lake city of US following a 7-3 win over Germany’s Michelle Kroppen in the recurve event final. With this win, the four-time World Cup final silver medalist has automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final to be held in Samsun of Turkey later this year.
  11. The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has come out with a report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ that suggests changes in the National Model Prison Manual ___________
    A) 2003
    B) 2016
    C) 2009
    D) 2010
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has unveiled a report titled ‘Women in Prisons’. The report aims to build an understanding of the various entitlements of women in prisons, the various issues faced by them and possible methods for resolution of the same. It contains a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations. Various changes in the National Model Prison Manual 2016 have also been suggested to bring it in line with international standards and norms.
  12. Name the winner of the 2018 French Grand Prix.
    A) Lewis Hamilton
    B) Max Verstappen
    C) Kimi Raikkonen
    D) Sebastian Vettel
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton reclaimed the world championship lead with a victory in the French Grand Prix. This was his third win of the season. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) climbed two places on the grid to come home second behind Hamilton with Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) claiming third position.
  13. Which among the given countries is set to host the maiden World Tolerance Summit in November 2018 to instill tolerance, peace and cultural understanding among mankind?
    A) United States
    B) India
    C) United Arab of Emirates (UAE)
    D) France
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The United Arab of Emirates (UAE) has announced to host a two-day “World Tolerance Summit” in November 2018 that will coincide with the International Day of Tolerance (Nov 16). The Summit to take place on November 15-16 will be based on the theme “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”. World Tolerance Summit is the world’s first-of-its-kind event that tackles tolerance, peace and cultural understanding among mankind.
  14. How much amount has been sanctioned by India to Seychelles for enhancing its defence capability?
    A) USD 50 million
    B) USD 100 million
    C) USD 150 million
    D) USD 200 million
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Modi has announced a line of credit worth 100 million USD for Seychelles for augmenting its defence capabilities.
  15. Who has been conferred with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award at the IIFA awards 2018?
    A) Anupam Kher
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Rishi Kapoor
    D) Govinda
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher was bestowed with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema honour which he has dedicated to strugglers who try and find their feet in the showbiz world without having a godfather.
  16. US based Donald Hall passed away at 89. He was a renowned and award winning____________
    A) TV Anchor
    B) Graphic Designer
    C) Journalist
    D) Poet
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    A prolific and award-winning poet and writer Donald Hall at the age of 89. He was the United States Poet Laureate for 2007-’08, and received the Robert Frost Medal in 1991 and the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honour for artists, in 2010.
  17. Who among the following has achieved the top spot in the latest men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings?
    A) Roger Federer
    B) Alexander Zverev
    C) Rafael Nadal
    D) Andy Murray
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Spain’s Rafael Nadal has reclaimed the top spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released recently while Switzerland’s Roger Federer came in second. The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

    • Rafael Nadal (Spain) 8,770 points
    • Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8,720
    • Alexander Zverev (Germany) 5,755
  18. Name the professional tennis player to retain the top spot in the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings.
    A) Maria Sharapova
    B) Simona Halep
    C) Caroline Wozniacki
    D) Garbine Muguruza
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Romania’s Simona Halep retained the number one spot in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released recently with 7,970 points. While Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) acquired the second spot with 6,745 points, Spain’s Garbine Muguruza maintained her third spot with 6,550 points.

Static GK Based On Current Affairs

  1. Professional tennis star Alexander Zverev hails from which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Spain
    C) Switzerland
    D) Denmark
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. Who is the director of the Best Story winning movie Newton at the 2018 IIFA awards?
    A) Advait Chandan
    B) Saket Chowdhary
    C) Amit V Masurkar
    D) Ravi Udyawar
    View Answer
      Option C
  3. The National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) was proposed by the government in Union Budget 2015 for enhancing long term infrastructure financing in the country. What is the proposed corpus of the fund?
    A) Rs. 20,000 Crores
    B) Rs. 40,000 Crores
    C) Rs. 50,000 Crores
    D) Rs. 10,000 Crores
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is a fund announced in the Union Budget 2015-16 by the Government of India for enhancing infrastructure financing in the country. NIIF got registered with SEBI as Category II Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) on December 28, 2015. Mr. Sujoy Bose, Director and Global Co-Head, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation(IFC), Washington DC, was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NIIF Ltd. Its first investment was made in January 2018. The proposed corpus of NIIF is Rs. 40,000 Crores (around USD 6 Billion). The initial authorized corpus of NIIF would be Rs. 20,000 crore.

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