Current Affairs Quiz: June 28, 2018

Current Affairs 28 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)?
    A) Vanaja N Sarna
    B) Alok Verma
    C) S Ramesh
    D) Rakesh Asthana
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Senior bureaucrat S Ramesh has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), the apex policy-making body for indirect taxes. S Ramesh has been appointed as Chairman of the CBIC with the status of special secretary to the central government.
  2. Which among the given days is observed annually as the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture?
    A) June 26
    B) June 27
    C) June 25
    D) June 24
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world. On June 26, 1987, the Convention against Torture came into force. The first International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was held on June 26, 1998.
  3. ISRO Scientists is soon to launch Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Mission for minning the Moon in search of which of the following isotopes?
    A) Lithium-5
    B) Helium-3
    C) Beryllium-6
    D) Helium-5
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Nearly 10 years after India launched Chandrayan-1 aircraft which completed over 3,400 orbits around the moon, the country is once again all set to attempt a similar mission dubbed as Chandrayaan-2, in October 2018. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will send a rover to the Moon in October to research the prospects of mining helium-3 and water. The upcoming mission, on the south side of Moon which has never been accessible till now, will include an orbiter, lander and a six-wheel rectangular rover.
  4. Based on the Mercer’s 2018 Cost of Living Survey, which Indian city has been ranked as the most expensive city in India to live in for expatriates?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Mumbai continues to be the most expensive city in India to live in for expatriates according the 2018 cost of living survey by global consulting firm Mercer. The financial capital of  India is ranked at the 55th spot in terms of cost of living globally which is higher than cities like Melbourne (58), Frankfurt (68), Buenos Aires (76), Stockholm (89) and Atlanta (95). Other Indian cities featuring in the survey include Delhi (103), Chennai (144), Bengaluru (170), with Kolkata (182) being the least expensive Indian city. 
  5. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Udyam Sangam-2018 on the occasion of UN MSME Day which is observed on_____________
    A) June 27
    B) June 26
    C) June 25
    D) June 24
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the Udyam Sangam-2018 on June 27, 2018 to celebrate the 2nd United Nations Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day. Udyam Sangam-2018 is an important effort in developing effective eco-systems for MSME sector and will empower women and weaker sections by providing training to 80 lakh women. During the occasion, organised by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), he also launched the Solar Charkha and MSME Sampark Portal. The Solar Charkha Mission will cover 50 clusters and every cluster will employ 400 to 2000 artisans. The MSME Ministry will disburse subsidy of Rs 550 crores to the artisans under the Mission. The Sampark portal will act as a bridge between the talent pool and those enterprises seeking trained human resources. 
  6. What is the rank of India in the list of target countries for Web Application Attacks according to the Summer 2018 State of the Internet/ Security: Web Attack report by Akamai Technologies?
    A) 1st
    B) 2nd
    C) 3rd
    D) 4th
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    According to a report titled “Summer 2018 State of the Internet/ Security: Web Attack report” compiled by Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies, India is ranked fourth in the list of top 10 target countries for Web Application Attacks. Registering over 2.8 crore attacks, India has also ranked eighth globally in the list of Web Application Attack source countries.Geographic analysis of attack traffic origination revealed that Russia, China and Indonesia were major sources of credential abuse for the travel industry, directing about half of their credential abuse activity at hotels, cruise lines, airlines, and travel sites.
  7. Who among the following has been honored with the World Food Prize 2018?
    A) Dr. Maria Andrade & Dr. Robert Mwanga
    B) Lawrence Haddad & Dr David Nabaroo
    C) Bob Dole & George McGovern
    D) Dr Sanjaya Rajaram & Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Lawrence Haddad, a food policy researcher and a British economist along with Dr David Nabaroo who have worked with United Nations on health and hunger issues and WHO have been named the 2018 World Food Prize Laureates during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Both these individuals were recognized for their work in improving the nutrition of mothers and children from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday, which is considered as the most important time in a child’s growth.
  8. Indian Government has imposed sale and manufacture of Oxytocin drug for domestic use w.e.f July 1, 2018. However, only____________ has been tasked to produce and sell the same across the country.
    A) Rajasthan Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (RDPL)
    B) Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd. (HAL), Pune
    C) Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL)
    D) Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (IDPL), Gurgaon
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Government of India has imposed a ban on the manufacture of Oxytocin drug for domestic use with effect from July 1, 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. No private manufacturer will be allowed to manufacture the drug for domestic use from the said date. Besides, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has allowed only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (KAPL), a public sector company, to manufacture this drug for domestic use from that date.
  9. Name the mobile App based taxi service facility to be launched by the government of Goa to enable ease of travel for tourists and boost digital economy.
    A) Goawheels
    B) Goatravel
    C) Goaride
    D) Goamiles
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is all set to launch its own mobile application-based taxi service named ‘Goamiles’ from July 2018 to some key tourist destinations in the state. The move will enable the state to curb taxi drivers from fleecing passengers besides promoting easy facilitation of taxi services in the state.
  10. Name the Indian Naval Ship which is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 exercise.
    A) INS Sahyadri
    B) INS Satpura
    C) INS Shakti
    D) INS Shivalik
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The world’s largest multilateral naval exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) is all set to begin off Hawaii in the Western Pacific Ocean on June 27. The two-month long biennial exercise is likely to be attended by navies of 26 countries including India. Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri has already reached the Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to participate in the 26th edition of RIMPAC exercise.
  11. Name the South African Indian doyen and the founder of Avalon Group who passed away recently.
    A) Darrell Roodt
    B) Fana Mokoena
    C) Moosa Aboobaker Moosa
    D) Aryan Kaganof
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prominent South African Indian cinema personality Moosa Aboobaker Moosa passed away. He was 75. In 2007, Moosa received the South African Film and Television Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. Moosa’s father, AB Moosa Senior was a pioneer in the importing of Bollywood films to South Africa.
  12. The 4th National Review and Consultation on Swachh Iconic Places was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Guwahati
    D) Ahmedabad
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 4th National Review and Consultation on Swachh Iconic Places was held in Hyderabad to review the progress relating to maintenance and cleanliness of Iconic Places. The two-day consultation and review programme focused on addressing cleanliness challenges identified at the iconic places.
  13. The state government of Andhra Pradesh has signed an MoU with which country to upgrade the construction work of its new capital Amaravati?
    A) Singapore
    B) Japan
    C) Germany
    D) Russia
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The government of Andhra Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore to speed up the construction work of its new capital, Amaravati. The MoU aims to empower AP Real Estate Regulatory Authority and Building (APRERA) to promote and create a safe, high quality, environment-friendly built environment in Andhra Pradesh with the help of expertise relating to the set-up, operation, experience and best practices in construction from Singapore.
  14. How much amount of Flood relief package has been sanctioned by the Indian government to Assam?
    A) Rs 280 crore
    B) Rs 300 crore
    C) Rs 250 crore
    D) Rs 340 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Central Government has released Rs 340 crore assistance for flood relief work in Assam. Out of the sanctioned amount, Rs. 101 crore has been released by the Ministry of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), while the remaining Rs 239 crore rupees was given by the Home Ministry under the State Disaster Relief Fund.
  15. The 58th National Interstate Senior Athletics Competition has been organised in which Indian city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Hyderabad
    C) Guwahati
    D) Gandhinagar
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The 58th National Interstate Senior Athletics kicked off at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Guwahati on June 27. Over 800 players from 29 states will be participating in the event to be held in a total of 42 categories.The Indian athletics team for the upcoming Asian Games to be held at Jakarta will be selected from this meet.
  16. How much amount has been approved by the Government as Grant-in-Aid to National Export Insurance Account Trust (NEIA) for a period of three years?
    A) Rs 1,110 crore
    B) Rs 1,300 crore
    C) Rs 1,440 crore
    D) Rs 1,040 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved contribution of Grant-in-Aid (Corpus) of Rs.1,040 crore to National Export Insurance Account Trust (NEIA). The Corpus is to be utilised during three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20. An amount of Rs.440 crore has already been received for the year 2017-18.  Rs.300 crore each will be given to NEIA for the years 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Corpus would strengthen NEIA to support project exports from the country that are of strategic and national importance. 
  17. Which among the following software companies has recently acquired Germany-based IT and engineering services provider H&D International Group to enhance the company’s domain expertise in the global automotive sector?
    A) HCL Technologies
    B) Tata Consultancy Services
    C) Infosys
    D) Wipro
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Software company HCL Technologies has acquired Germany-based IT and engineering services provider H&D International Group for an undisclosed sum. H&D International Group is one of the largest IT service providers in the German automotive industry and operates in over 20 locations globally.
  18. Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao Scheme has been launched by which state to control underground water depletion?
    A) Haryana
    B) Punjab
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Punjab Government has launched a campaign encouraging farmers to voluntarily adopt a new scheme named ‘Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao’, to check depletion of underground water. The scheme will be rolled out at two clusters/feeders -Bambiwal and Nawajipur – of the district on a pilot basis.178 farmers from Bambiwal feeder and 231 from Nawajipur would be motivated for adopting the scheme.Under this scheme, farmers will get monetary benefit for less use of tubewell.
  19. How much amount has been sanctioned by the Union Cabinet as capital infusion to Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) for 3 years to enhance insurance coverage to MSME exports?
    A) Rs 1500 crore
    B) Rs 1000 crore
    C) Rs 2000 crore
    D) Rs 2500 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the capital infusion of Rs.2000 crore for strengthening of  Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC). The amount would be infused in the three financial years i.e. Rs.50 crore in 2017-18, Rs.1450 crore in the year 2018-19 and Rs.500 crore for 2019-20.
  20. The world’s largest vertical farming facility is being set up in which country?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    C) France
    D) Switzerland
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) based carrier Emirates Airline has launched a joint project with US Crop One Holdings to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility near Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. The flight catering division of Emirates, Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) and leading global vertical farm operator Crop One will co-invest $40 million in the project.
  21. The Union Cabinet has approved to increase the age limit of receiving  pension for doctors in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre to ________ years
    A) 67
    B) 60
    C) 62
    D) 65
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to increase the age of receiving pension of general duty medical officers, specialist grade doctors and teaching medical faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) to 65 years.

  22. Name the city which has been ranked as the world’s costliest city to live in for expatriates according to 2018 Cost of Living Survey by Mercer.
    A) Singapore
    B) Tokyo
    C) Hong Kong
    D) New York
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Hong Kong is ranked as the world’s costliest city to live in for expatriates, followed by Tokyo, Zurich, Singapore, and Seoul.

Static GK Based On Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Bahrain?
    A) Bamako
    B) Manama
    C) Moroni
    D) Conakry
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency – Bahraini dinar
  2. Who is the Chairman of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC)?
    A) Geetha Muralidhar
    B) Susanta Panda
    C) Ameeta Suri
    D) Mahender Singh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:

    Founded 30 July 1957
    Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Chairman & MD Geetha Muralidhar
  3. Al Maktoum International Airport is located in which country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Bahrain
    C) Singapore
    D) UAE
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Al Maktoum International Airport is an international airport in Jebel Ali, 37 kilometres southwest of Dubai, United Arab Emirates that opened on 27 June 2010

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