Current Affairs Quiz: June 29 and 30, 2020

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  1. How much additional amount was borne by government for Highway Works in J&K, Uttarakhand for 2020-21?
    A)₹1691 cr
    B)₹1500 cr
    C)₹1700 cr
    D)₹1543 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has approved an additional Rs 1,691 crore for highway works by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand for 2020-21.

  2. Which state government will launch a ‘Kill Corona’ campaign from July 1 to control the spread of coronavirus in the state?
    A)Uttar Pradesh
    B)Madhya Pradesh
    C)Bihar
    D)Assam
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a ‘Kill Corona’ campaign from July 1 to control the spread of coronavirus in the state.

  3. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced a new road project Chambal Expressway to facilitate traffic between Rajasthan and which other state?
    A)Jharkhand
    B)Assam
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Bihar
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced a new road project Chambal Expressway to facilitate traffic between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

  4. Which state government has announced Maha Parwana plan to attract fresh investments in industries?
    A)Maharashtra
    B)Bihar
    C)Punjab
    D)Sikkim
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a bid to attract fresh industrial investments in Maharashtra, the state government announced a new plan called ‘Maha Parwana’, which will offer several incentives and offer a single-window clearance system for project execution

  5. Recently which initiative was launched between NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation, and 25 Aspirational Districts to ensure the well-being of 2.9 million Senior Citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    A)Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan
    B)Surakshit Mata Pita Abhiyan
    C)Suraksha Kavach
    D)Surakshit Matra Vayu Abhiyan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Surakshit Dada-Dadi, Nana-Nani Abhiyan is a collaborative effort between NITI Aayog, Piramal Foundation, and 25 Aspirational Districts to ensure the well-being of 2.9 million Senior Citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. Which state has decided to form a dedicated force for security of courts, metro rail, airports, industrial establishments, banks and other organizations in the state?
    A)Bihar
    B)Punjab
    C)Madhya Pradesh
    D)Uttar Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Uttar Pradesh government has decided to form a dedicated force for security of courts, metro rail, airports, industrial establishments, banks and other organizations in the state.

  7. Which state government to launch Adarsh police station scheme from July 1?
    A)Bihar
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Chhattisgarh
    D)Punjab
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a bid to improve police stations and policing in Chhattisgarh, the police department is going to launch an ‘Adarsh Thana’ (Model Police Station) and ‘Adarsh Thana Prabhari’ (Model Thana in-charge) scheme from July 1, 2020

  8. How much emergency fund was granted by the government to armed forces for war preparedness?
    A)₹600 cr
    B)₹200 cr
    C)₹300 cr
    D)₹500 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Amid the ongoing border tensions with China, the government has granted emergency funds to armed forces for war preparedness. The government has granted big financial power to the defence forces under which they can buy any weapon system under Rs 500 crore.

  9. On whose name,NASA has decided to rename its headquarters?
    A)Mary W. Jackson
    B)William SmitH
    C)Marcus Stonis
    D)Elisa Somay
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters building will be named after Mary W. Jackson, its first African American female engineer who helped inspire the story behind the book and film “Hidden Figures.”

  10. Which country has decided to join UN arms trade treaty, ‘enhance’ world peace?
    A)Russia
    B)Nepal
    C)India
    D)China
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    China will join a global pact to regulate arms sales that has been rejected by the United States, with Beijing saying it is committed to efforts to “enhance peace and stability” in the world.

  11. Recently the government launched Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 with an interest rate of how much percent?
    A)7.15%
    B)7.20%
    C)7.25%
    D)7.30%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has announced the launch of Floating Rate Savings Bonds, 2020 (Taxable) with an interest rate of 7.15 per cent. The bonds will be available for subscription from July 1, 2020 onwards.

  12. Which company has launched ‘InstaCash’ to enable merchants to gain access to working capital?
    A)Paytm
    B)Mobikwik
    C)Freecharge
    D)Instamojo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Instamojo, has launched ‘InstaCash’ to enable merchants to gain access to working capital. Merchants can avail loans for upto Rs 1 lakh, for a period of 7–14 days.

  13. What is the rank of India in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks at the end of 2019?
    A)70th
    B)74th
    C)75th
    D)77th
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has moved down three places to 77th rank in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks at the end of 2019, while the UK has retained its top position, as per the latest data from Switzerland’s central bank.

  14. How much loan was approved by World Bank to Improve Quality of Education System in Six Indian States?
    A)$700 million
    B)$450 million
    C)$600 million
    D)$500 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Bank said its Board of Executive Directors has approved $500 million (about Rs 3,700 crore) loan to improve quality and governance of school education in six Indian states.

  15. As per S&P Global Ratings,Indian economy to contract by how much percent this fiscal?
    A)5%
    B)4%
    C)7%
    D)6%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    S&P Global Ratings said Indian economy is in deep trouble with growth expected to contract by 5 per cent this fiscal.

  16. Recently which Indian grandmaster joined the world elite in Chessable Masters?
    A)S Shravan
    B)Dinesh Singh
    C)Saurav Sharma
    D)P Harikrishna
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The presence of Grandmaster P. Harikrishna is sure to see a major spike in Indian interest in the million-dollar Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour that continues with the $150,000 Chessable Masters.

  17. Who took over as the Punjab’s first woman chief secretary replacing Karan Avtar Singh?
    A)Akanksha Saini
    B)Vini Mahajan
    C)Antara Chowdhury
    D)Suman Singh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior IAS officer Vini Mahajan took over as the Punjab’s first woman chief secretary, replacing Karan Avtar Singh.Mahajan is set to remain in the post until her retirement in October 2024.

  18. Which Indian weightlifter to get Arjuna Award for 2018, after IWF drops doping charges?
    A)Sanjita Chanu
    B)Pinki Raikwar
    C)Suman Rao
    D)Deepika Pachouri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medal winning weightlifter K. Sanjita Chanu, who was recently exonerated from doping charges, will get the Arjuna award for 2018, said Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) Secretary Sahdev Yadav.

  19. Recently Indian Navy inducted which Advanced Torpedo Decoy System into the anti submarine warfare capability?
    A)Vishaka
    B)Vishal
    C)Maareech
    D)vayu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Anti-Submarine Warfare capability of the Indian Navy received a major boost with the induction of Advanced Torpedo Decoy System Maareech capable of being fired from all frontline warships.

  20. Recently which famous 1971 war hero passed away?
    A)Parvez Samasji
    B)Saurav Saniyal
    C)Mohammed Dastagir
    D)Chandra Bhanu Singh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sqn Ldr Parvez Jamasji (retd), who was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, has died. He was 77.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of NASA?
    A)Washington DC
    B)London
    C)NewYork
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of World Bank?
    A)Washington DC
    B)London
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option A

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