Current Affairs Quiz: June 3, 2018

Current Affairs 3 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. Recently, ICC has inducted 4 new countries in their ODI rankings list for the first time. Which among the given countries is not one among them?
    A) United Arab Emirates
    B) Netherlands
    C) Scotland
    D) Argentina
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    The ICC included Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland and the UAE in their ODI rankings list apart from the 12 existing countries. The Netherlands secured ODI status and a place in the 13-team ODI league by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship last year, while Scotland, Nepal and the UAE earned ODI status by finishing as the three leading associates (along with the Dutch) in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018. 
  2. Which among the following banks has won the Champion Security Award 2018 at the 14th Visa Asia Pacific Security Summit in the India and South Asia category?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Yes Bank
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank has been conferred with the Champion Security Award 2018 at the 14th Visa Asia Pacific Security Summit for second time in a row in the India and South Asia category.
  3. The Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) and Kerala government has inked pact for the construction of ______ marine ambulances for the fisheries department of the state.
    A) 3
    B) 5
    C) 7
    D) 2
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has entered into an agreement with Kerala government to construct three marine ambulance for the state fisheries department. The vessel will be designed by CSL at its in-house design department. The vessel will be able to complement 2 patients and will have a total crew capacity of seven, including the paramedical staff.
  4. EAM Sushma Swaraj is on 5 day visit to South Africa to further enhance cultural ties between the two nations. The year 2018 marks ____ year of establishment of India-South Africa diplomatic relations.
    A) 10
    B) 50
    C) 25
    D) 20
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is on five-day visit to South Africa to further strengthen the close and long standing ties with South Africa. The year 2018 marks the 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations for India-South Africa. 
  5. Who among the given is the only Asian to win 2018 World Press Cartoon Awards in the best caricature category?
    A) Antonio Jorge Gonçalves
    B) Shankar Pamarthy
    C) Ramachandra Babu
    D) Thomas Antony
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Kerala cartoonist Thomas Antony has won the World Press Cartoon Awards in the best caricature category. The 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards has 9 winners from eight countries in three continents– Europe, Asia and South America. Antony is the lone cartoonist selected from Asia selected for the prize. He currently works as Executive Artist of Malayalam daily ‘Metro Vaartha.
  6. How much amount has been sanctioned by the Indian government for its newly introduced scheme Seva Bhoj Yojana for fiscal ending 2020?
    A) Rs 250 crore
    B) Rs 325 crore
    C) Rs 450 crore
    D) Rs 525 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Culture, Government of India has introduced a new scheme namely Seva Bhoj Yojna with a total outlay of Rs. 325.00 Crores for Financial Years 2018-19 and 2019-20.
  7. With which of the following countries, India will organise an Interfaith Dialogue committed to strengthen the bilateral understanding?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Singapore
    C) Indonesia
    D) Nepal
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo has agreed to organise an Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia in early October 2018. The October dialogue will be followed by a similar dialogue in India in 2019 to promote pluralism and eradicate radicalism.
  8. Name the newly appointed Prime Minister of Italy?
    A) Giuseppe Conte
    B) Roberto Fico
    C) Sergio Mattarella
    D) Matteo Salvini
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Giuseppe Conte has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Italy’s new populist government.
  9. The Centre has set up Cauvery Water Management Authority to address water sharing dispute. How much amount has been sanctioned by the Government for its initial operations?
    A) Rs 4 crore
    B) Rs 3 crore
    C) Rs 1 crore
    D) Rs 2 crore
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Centre has constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CMA) to address river water sharing disputes among the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry. Government will initially contribute a sum of Rs 2 crore for the functioning of the authority.
  10. How many remaining states have been covered under final leg of implementing the e-waybill system for intra-State movement of goods?
    A) 6
    B) 8
    C) 11
    D) 7
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Central Government has announced that the e-waybill system for intra-State movement of goods will be implemented for the final eight States over the first three days of June. The new system would be implemented for intra-State transport in Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram, Odisha, and Punjabon June 1, in Tamil Nadu on June 2 and in West Bengal, on June 3.
  11. An executive committee has been constituted by the Union Government to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy among the people at global level. Who will head this committee?
    A) Ram Nath Kovind
    B) Rajnath Singh
    C) Narendra Modi
    D) M. Venkaiah Naidu
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Union Government has set up an executive committee, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy among the people at the national and international level. The committee will comprise of senior cabinet ministers, the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, renowned Gandhians, social activists and noted public figures.
  12. Which is the loan Indian institution to make it to the top 100 Universities in the Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings 2018
    A) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru
    B) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
    C) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    D) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru has made it to the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education’s World Reputation Rankings 2018. This makes IISc the only Indian institution to make it to the prestigious list this year and has been ranked in the 91-100 band of the list. The top 5 Institutes in the list comprises of American universities Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , Stanford, UK’s Cambridge and Oxford respectively.
  13. Name the Egyptian President who has been re-elected for another 4 year term on the post?
    A) Mohamed Morsi
    B) Reuven Rivlin
    C) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
    D) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn in for a second four-year term in office with 97% of valid votes in favour defeating Moussa Mostafa Moussa who was the only opponent. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won his first term in 2014 with an overwhelming majority of the vote.
  14. Indian power unit NTPC has adopted which of the given monuments under the Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India?
    A) Qutub Minar
    B) Taj Mahal
    C) Charminar
    D) Gateway of India
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    NTPC Ltd has adopted the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad under the Swachh Iconic Places Projects of India as a part of a special drive under the Centre’s Swachh Bharat Mission. NTPC will contribute Rs 8.19 crore towards implementation of the project by GHMC in a time schedule of nine months from the date of signing.
  15. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has tied up with which bank to organise a cleanliness drive at Yamuna’s Kalindi Kunj ghat in New Delhi?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) SBI
    D) HDFC Bank
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    In the run up to the World Environment Day 2018, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in association with Yes Bank organised a cleanliness drive at Kalindi Kunj ghat on river Yamuna in New Delhi.
  16. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has tied up with which entity to set up a resource efficiency cell in the Ministry?
    A) Indian Green Building Council
    B) The Energy and Resources Institute
    C) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    D) World Resources Institute
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a resource efficiency cell in the Ministry.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Sergio Mattarella is the President of which country?
    A) Italy
    B) Egypt
    C) South Africa
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Sergio Mattarella is an Italian politician, lawyer and judge serving as the 12th and current President of Italy since 2015. 
  2. The World Press Cartoon Awards is an international award presented by which of the following countries?
    A) Spain
    B) Portugal
    C) Sweden
    D) France
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The awards instituted by an organisation based in Lisbon, Portugal are given to the best works published in newspapers and magazines from around the world.
  3. HDFC Bank was founded in which year?
    A) 1999
    B) 1990
    C) 1994
    D) 1997
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In 1994 HDFC Bank was incorporated, with its registered office in Mumbai, India 
  4. IBSA is a tripartite group for international cooperation. Which country is not a part of this group?
    A) India
    B) Bangladesh
    C) South Africa
    D) Brazil
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The IBSA Dialogue Forum (India, Brazil, South Africa) is an international tripartite grouping for promoting international cooperation among these countries.

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