Current Affairs Quiz: June 29, 2018

Current Affairs 29 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the Bollywood celebrity who has joined hands with UNESCO to promote Cyber-security for youngsters over Internet?
    A) Aamir Khan
    B) Priyanka Chopra
    C) Sonakshi Sinha
    D) Akshay Kumar
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has collaborated with UNESCO to promote a safe and secure cyber environment for youngsters to ensure they are not targeted for bullying, abuse, exploitation and more through the internet.
  2. In order to enhance academic standards, the HRD Ministry has decided to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) with HECI. What is HECI?
    A) Higher Educational Committee of India
    B) Higher Education Centre of India
    C) Higher Educational Council of India
    D) Higher Education Commission of India
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Central Government has decided to replace the apex higher education regulator body University Grants Commission (UGC) with Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) to provide “more autonomy” to higher education institutes to promote excellence and facilitate holistic growth of the education system. For this, the government has approved a draft Act, Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018 which seeks to repeal  UGC Act 1953 and provides for setting up of Higher Education Commission of India.
  3. How much amount has been granted by EXIM Bank as line of credit (LOC) to Seychelles for healthcare and procurement of goods and projects?
    A) USD 20 million
    B) USD 10 million
    C) USD 15 million
    D) USD 25 million
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has extended USD 10 million worth of line of credit (LOC) to Seychelles for healthcare and procurement of goods and projects. The LOC is the first tranche of the USD 50 million sanctioned by the Exim Bank to the country. With this agreement Exim Bank has till date extended two LOCs to Seychelles, taking the total value to USD 28 million.
  4. Which among the given flagship programme’s have won the Gold Award in infrastructure sector at 52nd Skoch Summit 2018?
    A) Sagarmala Project
    B) Housing for All
    C) Smart Cities Mission
    D) HRIDAY
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The ‘Sagarmala’, flagship programme of the Ministry of Shipping for port-led-prosperity has received the ‘Gold Award’ in infrastructure sector at 52nd Skoch Summit 2018 in New Delhi. The programme was recognized for its contribution to India’s socio-economic transformation and it’s role in propelling fast-track growth and infrastructure development.The Sagarmala Programme also received the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Summit. 
  5. The Ministry of Health has launched a Digital Academy for training mental health doctors across the country by way of cellphones. Which among the given Institute will be offering the virtual course?
    A) Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi
    B) Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur
    C) National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
    D) Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Dharwad
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched NIMHANS Digital Academy to train mental health professionals through virtual classrooms to tackle mental health disorders. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru has an established infrastructure for starting a digital academy. Up to 50 people can be trained in the virtual classroom with only a mobile phone with 3G connection required at the receiver’s end. After successful completion of the course and evaluation, the participants will be awarded “Diploma in Community Mental Health” by NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
  6. In a first of its kind event in India, the Interstate Translocation of Tiger project has been launched between which of the following states?
    A) Karnataka and Odisha
    B) Assam and Odisha
    C) Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat
    D) Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
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      Option D
    Explanation:
     As part of the India’s first inter-state translocation of tigers project, a male tiger (MB2) about 3 years old was transferred from Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve, Odisha. Similarly, a 27 month old female cub was shifted from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (BTR), Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha. In all six tigers — three pairs — will be shifted from MP to Satkosia under an ambitious project conceived by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun. This is for the first time in the wildlife conservation history in India when big cats are being shifted from one State to another.
  7. India is strongly against the use of Chemical Weapons. This was stated at the 4th Special session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention which took place in__________.
    A) The Hague
    B) Vienna
    C) Moscow
    D) London
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    India has opposed the use of chemical weapons anywhere by anybody at any time and believes that those who indulge in such immoral act should be held accountable. India voted against the use of Chemical Weapons at the Special session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in Hague. The conference has been called by the United Kingdom, the United States and the West to have discussions on upholding the global ban against the use of chemical weapons. UK had proposed that Organisation for Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW) should be empowered to investigate whether chemical weapons have been used in an incident and also to identify the group or government responsible for it.
  8. Which among the following European nation has been adjudged as World’s best country for traffic safety having lowest traffic accidents?
    A) Iceland
    B) Switzerland
    C) Norway
    D) Netherlands
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    According to a report from organization European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), Norway observes the lowest rate of traffic accidents in the world, leaving behind other European countries. Norway accounts for 20 deaths per one million inhabitants which is the lowest death rate in traffic since cars became common way of transportation in the post-war era. Sweden also has quite low rate of 25 fatalities, and both Britain and Switzerland have 27 fatalities per one million inhabitants. The report said that with the exception of some micro-states and small island states, no country outside of Europe has reported as low death rates as Norway.
  9. Women Entrepreneurs Platform (WEP) has recently signed SoI with 5 financial institutions & social organisations to empower women entrepreneurship. WEP has been launched by____________
    A) Ministry of Women & Child Development
    B) NITI Aayog
    C) Planning Commission
    D) National Development Council
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurs Platform (WEP) has signed statement of intent (SoI) with 5 financial institutions & social organisations with an aim to increase the number of women entrepreneurs and address the finance related problems faced by them. The SoI’s were signed with Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank Limited, Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited, SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited, Sreemanta Sankar Mission and the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). 
  10. Name the Indian state which has recently approved the death sentence to males held guilty for rape of a girl younger than 12 years?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) West Bengal
    D) Rajasthan
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Punjab Cabinet has approved the death penalty for males held guilty of the rape of a girl younger than 12 years. The state has approved republication of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 of the centre, to make the law on rape more stringent, in the Punjab gazette. Besides the death penalty for the rape of a girl under 12 years of age, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance amends the Indian Penal Code to provide for enhancement of minimum punishment for rape from the existing seven to 10 years.
  11. NASA scientists have decided to further delay the launch of James Webb Space Telescope due to technical issues. It will now be launched in _____________
    A) April 2020
    B) December 2021
    C) May 2020
    D) March 2021
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The NASA space agency has delayed the launch of its flagship highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope by another 10 months. The successor to the agency’s iconic Hubble Space Telescope, Webb was earlier scheduled to be launched in May 2020 but has now been pushed back to March 2021 due to some technical challenges and tasks remaining before launch. The move follows recommendation by an Independent Review Board (IRB) established by NASA to assess progress on the world’s premier science observatory. 
  12. The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched a seminar named TECH THON for which of its flagship programme recently?
    A) Child Protection Scheme
    B) POSHAN Abhiyaan
    C) Scheme for Adolescent Girls
    D) Anganwadi Services Scheme
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India organized a day-long Seminar on Technology Partnerships for Steering POSHAN Abhiyaan called ‘TECH-THON’ for POSHAN Abhiyaan – PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment on June 28, 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi. The Seminar is being organised to showcase and orient the environment towards the initiative, exchange ideas and to explore avenues of cooperation and partnerships for technology support, as well as, reaching-out to the beneficiaries for effective behavioural change to initiate a ‘Peoples Movement’ or Jan Andolan towards Nutrition.
  13. Name the Indian athlete to clinch 42 year old record breaking win in men’s 800m event at the 58th National Inter State Championships in Guwahati.
    A) Mohammad Afsal
    B) Manjit Singh
    C) Jinson Johnson
    D) Beant Singh
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson created history as he broke 42 year old record set in Indian athletics to win the gold medal in the men’s 800m event at the 58th National Inter State Championships at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati. The 27-year-old from Kerala clocked 1:45.65 seconds to break previous record of 1:45.77 seconds set by Sriram Singh at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. With the record breaking win, he also booked a ticket for the Jakarta Asian Games. The Asiad qualification mark was 1:47.50. 
  14. Which among the given countries has been enlisted by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Grey List (International Cooperation Review Group (ICRG)) for failing to curb anti-terror financing and money laundering?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Iran
    D) Pakistan
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The global anti-terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has placed Pakistan on the ‘grey list’ for failing to curb anti-terror financing and money laundering on its soil. The decision to put Pakistan under International Cooperation Review Group (ICRG), commonly known as ‘grey list’ was taken during FATF’s plenary meeting in Paris.  
  15. Who among the following has won Gold in 10m air pistol event at the 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany?
    A) Saurabh Chaudhary
    B) Anmol Jain
    C) Gaurav Rana
    D) Anish Bhanwala
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    16 year old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary created a new world record to win a gold medal in the 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. Saurabh who earned the eighth Gold medal for India, ended the eight-man final with a score of 243.7 after 24 shotsin the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation tournament.The other Indian in the final, Anmol Jain, fell short of the podium, finishing fourth with 199.6.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The 2018 Asian Games will take place in which country?
    A) Indonesia
    B) Germany
    C) India
    D) Russia
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang
  2. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is based in____________
    A) Kathmandu, Nepal
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Paris, France
    D) Beijing, China
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Financial Action Task Force, also known by its French name, Groupe d’action financière, is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to develop policies to combat money laundering.

    Headquarters: Paris, France
    President: Roger Wilkins
  3. The Wildlife Institute of India is located in which state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Odisha
    D) Karnataka
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Wildlife Institute of India is an autonomous institution in Dehradun under the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate change, Government of India.
  4. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is headquartered at________
    A) Berlin, Germany
    B) Beijing, China
    C) Singapore
    D) The Hague, Netherlands
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is an intergovernmental organisation and the implementing body for the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on 29 April 1997.

    Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands
    CEO: Ahmet Üzümcü
  5. Name the incumbent Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
    A) Jagat Prakash Nadda
    B) Harsh Vardhan
    C) Rao Inderjit Singh
    D) Prakash Javadekar
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan is the incumbent minister at Ministry of Science & Technology (India), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences.

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