Current Affairs Quiz: June 26, 2020

Current Affairs 26 June 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which state has entered into an agreement with Reliance Jio TV to educate 52 lakh students?
    A)Haryana
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Bihar
    D)Assam
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Haryana has entered into an agreement with Reliance Jio TV under the Chief Minister’s Distance Education Programme that will benefit 52 lakh school students largely residing in villages amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  2. Recently Kushinagar Airport of which state was declared Recently Kushinagar Airport of which state was declared an International Airport by the Cabinet?
    A)Bihar
    B)Punjab
    C)Assam
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet approved the declaration of the airport in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar as an international airport, stating it will offer improved connectivity to the important Buddhist pilgrimage site.

  3. Recently the Cabinet approved private participation in which sector?
    A)FMCG
    B)Telecom
    C)Space
    D)Defence
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet approved participation of the private sector in the entire range of space activities, including planetary exploration missions.

  4. Which state government started a scheme Play little, Study little’ scheme for school students?
    A)Tripura
    B)Assam
    C)Sikkim
    D)Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Tripura government has started a scheme for school students. The scheme is named ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’ –meaning ‘Play Little, Study Little’. The scheme will be implemented via SMS or WhatsApp.

  5. The government decided to provide how much percent interest subsidy to ‘Shishu’ Borrowers under Mudra Yojna?
    A)5%
    B)3%
    C)1%
    D)2%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government decided to provide 2% interest subvention to borrowers under the ‘Shishu’ category of the flagship Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) for a period of 12 months to eligible borrowers

  6. Who launched a special campaign ‘Empowering the Greater 50%?
    A)Nitin Gadkari
    B)Smriti Irani
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Ram Vilas Paswan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Smriti Irani launched a special campaign ‘Empowering the Greater 50%.

  7. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) worth how much amount?
    A)₹20000 cr
    B)₹16000 cr
    C)₹12000 cr
    D)₹15000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) worth Rs. 15000 crore.

  8. The government extended the deadline for filing income tax returns (ITR) for the 2018-19 fiscal by a month till which date?
    A)July 31
    B)June 30
    C)Aug 30
    D)December 31
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government extended the deadline for filing income tax returns (ITR) for the 2018-19 fiscal by a month till July 31, 2020.

  9. Recently which Institute launched endowment fund of Rs 100 crore from alumni?
    A)IIT Delhi
    B)IIM Trichi
    C)IIM Lucknow
    D)IIM Ahmedabad
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a first, Ahmedabad based Indian Institute of Management announced the launch of the ‘IIM Ahmedabad Endowment Fund’, with an initial commitment of ₹100 crore from 10 founding alumni.

  10. Recently which state made a task force headed by Anil Parab to study problems related to transport services amid COVID-19 crisis?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Assam
    C)Uttar Pradesh
    D)Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government has set up a 13-member task force headed by State Transport Minister Anil Parab to study problems related to transport services in the state and suggest measures on how to run them effectively in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

  11. As part of the 6th International Yoga Day commemorations, the world’s first yoga university outside India has been launched in which city?
    A)Los Angeles
    B)Paris
    C)Washington DC
    D)London
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    As part of the 6th International Yoga Day commemorations, the world’s first yoga university outside India has been launched in Los Angeles, offering programmes that combine scientific principles and modern research approaches to the ancient Indian practice of yoga.

  12. How much amount was pledged by India to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) over the coming two years?
    A)$10 million
    B)$14 million
    C)$20 million
    D)$25 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has announced contributing 10 million US dollar to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) over the coming two years.

  13. Which institution has joined hands with US Gold Currency Inc and Blockfills to bring the world’s first monetary gold-backed digital gold currency to India?
    A)IBMC Financial Professionals Group
    B)Zerodha Group
    C)Upstox
    D)American Eagle
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    IBMC Financial Professionals Group, an internationally recognized financial services institution and business consultants, has joined hands with US Gold Currency Inc and Blockfills to bring the world’s first monetary gold-backed digital gold currency to India.

  14. As per recent announcement,Urban Cooperative and Multi State Cooperative banks will be brought under direct supervision of which body?
    A)RBI
    B)SIDBI
    C)IRDA
    D)NABARD
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that Urban Cooperative and Multi State Cooperative banks will be brought under direct supervision of Reserve Bank of India to ensure that depositors are protected.

  15. Which country retained its position as Third-largest Economy in Terms of Purchasing Power Parity for 2017?
    A)India
    B)USA
    C)china
    D)Russia
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has retained and consolidated its position as the third-largest economy after China and the US in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) for 2017, said the government quoting the World Bank data.

  16. As per India Ratings and Reaserch,India’s GDP to contract by how much percent in FY 21?
    A)5.3%
    B)5.1%
    C)5.5%
    D)5.9%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s real gross domestic product in Financial Year 2020-21 could contract 5.3 per cent, said India Ratings and Research as it flagged the “disorder” caused to the economy by Covid-19 and the nationwide lockdown to contain the disease.

  17. As per IMF, Indian economy will contract by how much percent this fiscal?
    A)4.5%
    B)5.9%
    C)5.5%
    D)4.0%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected a deeper 4.5% contraction for India in FY21 than earlier estimated, citing a longer lockdown period and slower than anticipated recovery.

  18. Who launched the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Sub-ordinate Debt, CGSSD?
    A)Ram Vilas Paswan
    B)Smriti Irani
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME, Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Sub-ordinate Debt, CGSSD.

  19. What was the rank of India in terms of largest holder of US Government Securities at end of April?
    A)8th
    B)9th
    C)10th
    D)12th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has become the 12th largest holder of US government securities at the end of April, with holding worth 157.4 billion dollars. The data from the US Treasury Department showed that after significantly reducing the exposure in March to 156.5 billion dollars, India marginally hiked the holding by 0.9 billion dollars to 157.4 billion dollars the next month.

  20. Which state government announced the Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award to folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar?
    A)Assam
    B)Maharashtra
    C)Telangana
    D)Odisha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra government announced the Vithabai Narayangaokar lifetime achievement award to folk artist Gulabbai Sangamnerkar.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of India Ratings and Reserch Private Limited?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Lucknow
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

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