Current Affairs Quiz: June 26, 2021

Current Affairs 26 June 2021 Quiz

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  1. UN WFP has partnered with which state to empower, support women through self-help groups?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Odisha
    C) Telangana
    D) kerela
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Odisha government and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have joined hands to improve household food and nutritional security by strengthening livelihood initiatives and reaching out to thousands of state-supported Women’s Self-Help Groups (WSHGs).
  2. Who has been named in Tamil Nadu Economic Advisory Panel?
    A) Urjit Patel
    B) Dr. Manmohan Singh
    C) Raghuram Rajan
    D) Amartya Sen
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to set up a five-member ‘Economic Advisory Council to the Chief Minister’ with leading economic experts across the world as its members. Economic advisory council to Tamil Nadu’s CM will comprise of Nobel laureate Esther Duflo and the former Governor of Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan, along with three other members
  3. Which State’s CM has launched ‘Ashirbad’ For Education And Health Of Covid Orphans?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Odisha
    D) Kerela
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a new scheme ‘Ashirbad’ for education, health and maintenance of Covid orphans.
  4. Which country has signed framework agreement on International Solar Alliance with India?
    A) Swaziland
    B) Denmark
    C) Ireland
    D) Greece
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Denmark signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement (ISA FA) and Instrument of Ratification with India, informed Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
  5. Nations of which organization have recently agreed on science and technology innovation cooperation?
    A) ASEAN
    B) BRICS
    C) G20
    D) G7
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    BRICS Nations have unanimously agreed on an innovation co-operation at the 11th BRICS S&T Steering Committee Meeting.Hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI, the meeting was led from the Indian side by Sanjeev Kumar Varshney.
  6. Which country’s Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) programme has been launched in partnership with India?
    A) Nepal
    B) Bhutan
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Maldives
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), launched its programme in Bhutan.
  7. Which private sector bank has launched ‘Pay Your Contact’ Service?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) RBL Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMBL) has announced the launch of ‘Pay Your Contact’ – an innovative feature on KMBL’s mobile banking app that uses the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform and allows customers to send money or make payments to any of their contacts across all payment apps simply by entering the beneficiary’s mobile number.
  8. SBI general insurance has tied up with which bank for Bancassurance?
    A) IDBI Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) IDFC First Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    SBI General Insurance, one of the leading general insurance companies in India, has signed a corporate agency agreement with IDFC FIRST Bank for distribution of non-life insurance solutions.
  9. Which bank has partnered with Fintech incubator Afthonia Lab to help startups develop APIs and test ideas?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) YES Bank
    D) State Bank of India
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian fintech incubator Afthonia Lab said it has partnered with YES BANK to helps its portfolio startups develop their APIs in a sandbox environment and test their solutions in real-time.
  10. What is India’s growth forecast according to S&P?
    A) 11%
    B) 9.2%
    C) 8.6%
    D) 9.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    S&P Global Ratings cut India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal to 9.5%, from 11% earlier, and warned of risk to the outlook from further waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  11. Where will IFFCO be setting up Nano Urea Fertiliser Plant??
    A) China
    B) France
    C) Denmark
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World’s biggest fertilizer cooperative Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) informed that it will set up a Nano Urea Liquid manufacturing plant in Argentina in partnership with the Cooperative Confederation of Argentina (Cooperar)
  12. NSDC has partnered with which messenger to launch programme to boost job opportunities for youth?
    A) Whatsapp
    B) Facebook messenger
    C) Telegram
    D) Hangouts
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and WhatsApp joined hands to launch the Digital Skill Champions Programme that aims to train India’s youth on digital skills, in order to make them employment ready.
  13. Adani power ltd is set to acquire 1,200 MW Essar Power’s Mahan project situated in which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Adani Power Limited is set to acquire the 1200 megawatt (MW) Essar Power’s Mahan Project situated at Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh and is likely to spend around Rs 3000 crore for this project.
  14. India’s Official Olympic Theme Song ‘Lakshya Tera Samne Hai’ has been composed by whom?
    A) A R Rahman
    B) Mohit Chauhan
    C) Anu Malik
    D) Sonu Nigam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ahead of the Tokyo Games, the official Olympic theme song for the Indian contingent was launched. Mohit Chauhan has composed and sung the song titled “Lakshya Tera Samne Hai“.
  15. Nikol Pashinyan has recently been elected as Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Greece
    B) Armenia
    C) Switzerland
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s party won a majority in the snap parliamentary elections with 53.9 percent of the vote, as per official results declared.
  16. Centre has extended the tenure of appointment of Ananta Barua as Whole-time Member (WTM) of SEBI by how many years?
    A) 1 year
    B) 2 years
    C) 3 years
    D) 4 years
    View Answer
    Option The Centre has extended the tenure of appointment of Ananta Barua as Whole-time Member (WTM) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a period of two years beyond July 31.His tenure has been extended till July 31, 2023.
    Explanation:

  17. Which Indian Power Utility has won Recognition of India’s Best Employers Among Nation-Builders 2021?
    A) Tata Power Company Ltd
    B) Adani Green Energy Ltd
    C) Power Grid Corporation Of India Ltd
    D) NTPC Ltd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    For the first time, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) won recognition as India’s Best Employers among Nation-Builders 2021. It has been recognized as the ‘Great Place to Work’ for the 15th straight year by the Great Places to Work Institute
  18. Which Airport has won Honour In Airport Service Quality?
    A) Indira Gandhi International Airport
    B) Chennai International Airport
    C) Cochin International Airport
    D) Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Cochin International Airport has won the Airport Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour in Airport Service Quality.
  19. A multinational project led by NOAA and which space agency has been endorsed by UN body?
    A) NASA
    B) ISRO
    C) JAXA
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A multinational project, co-led by ISRO and NOAA(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) from the US, that aims to improve the accuracy of coastal data based on satellite and land-based observations has been recently endorsed by a UN body for its use of innovative technology, and for fostering trust and collaboration among scientists.
  20. Benigno Aquino dies of renal failure at 61. He was the Ex- President of which country?
    A) Myanmar
    B) Maldives
    C) Phillipines
    D) Sri Lanka
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III died at the age of 61 due to health problems.
  21. Who unveiled ‘My Joys And Sorrows – As A Mother Of A Special Child’ Book?
    A) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    B) Piyush Goyal
    C) Dr. Harsh Vardhan
    D) Nitin Gadkari
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has unveiled Krishna Saksena’s book “My Joys and Sorrows – as a Mother of a Special Child”.
  22. When is World Vitiligo Day observed annually?
    A) 24Th June
    B) 23rd June
    C) 25th June
    D) 22nd June
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Vitiligo Day 2021 is observed annually on June 25 to create awareness globally about this rare skin disease.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Denmark?
    A) Maputo
    B) Copenhagen
    C) Manila
    D) Amsterdam
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. What is the tagline of Kotak Mahindra Bank?
    A) Let’s make money simple
    B) Experience your expertise
    C) Let’s grow together
    D) Together we can
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO)?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Chennai
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

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

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