Current Affairs Quiz: June 7, 2018

Current Affairs 7 June 2018 Quiz

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  1. The Union Cabinet has recently approved the joint issue of postage stamp between India and which country?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) Russia
    C) France
    D) Oman
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of the agreement signed in connection with release of Joint Stamps between Department of Posts, India and Russia Post (Joint-Stock Company “MARKA” of Russian Federation) to establish postal cooperation and strive towards mutually beneficial operational excellence in the field of issuance of stamps.
  2. How much amount of financial aid will be paid by the government of Maharashtra to tur farmers per quintal whose crops could not be purchased before May 31.
    A) Rs 1500
    B) Rs 3000
    C) Rs 2000
    D) Rs 1000
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Maharashtra government has announced to provide financial grant of Rs 1,000 per quintal to those farmers whose tur and gram could not be purchased by the administration before the May 31 deadline. The state government had set up tur procurement target of 44.6 lakh quintals. The government will also give a financial aid of 160 crore rupees to farmers whose crops got damaged due to unseasonal rain or hailstorm.
  3. General Rajendra Chhetri who is on 6 days visit to India is the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of which country?
    A) Nepal
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Bhutan
    D) Malaysia
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Nepal’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri is on six-day visit to India beginning June 6 on the invitation of his Indian counterpart General Bipin Rawat.
  4. With which country, India has approved extension of the MoU for technical cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management?
    A) Germany
    B) Netherlands
    C) Denmark
    D) Oman
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Cabinet has approved the extension of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Netherlands on technical cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management
  5. What is the current Repo rate?
    A) 6.50%
    B) 6.00%
    C) 6.25%
    D) 6.75%
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In its second bi-monthly monetary policy review, the six member Monetary Policy Committee headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel unanimously hiked the policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent to curb inflationary pressure from rising crude prices.
  6. Union cabinet has approved to set up new Phaphamau bridge across River Ganga on NH 96 which will be a ____ lane bridge
    A) 3
    B) 9
    C) 4
    D) 6
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the project for construction of 9.9 km long new 6 – lane bridge across river Ganga on NH – 96 at Phaphamau in Allahabad with total capital cost of Rs. 1948.25 crore. The construction period for the project is three years and likely to be completed by December, 2021. The new bridge will resolve the traffic congestion on existing old 2 – lane Phaphamau bridge on NH-96 at Allahabad.
  7. The state government of Bihar has introduced crop insurance scheme under which compensation of Rs _______ per hectare would be paid to farmers if less than 20% of their crop is damaged.
    A) Rs 7,500
    B) Rs 15,000
    C) Rs 10,000
    D) Rs 20,000
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Bihar government has launched a new crop insurance scheme “Bihar State Crop Assistance Scheme” with effect from Kharif (monsoon) this year. The new scheme replaces the existing system of crop insurance. As per the new scheme, farmers would be paid a compensation of Rs 7,500 per hectare if less than 20 percent of the standing crop is damaged with maximum support amounting to Rs 15,000. Similarly, Rs 10,000 per hectare would be provided in case damage is more than 20 percent and maximum support of Rs 20,000.
  8. The Union Government has approved an MoU with which country for technical cooperation in the field of Smart Urban Development?
    A) United Kingdom
    B) France
    C) Denmark
    D) All of The Above
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Denmark on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development. Cabinet has also approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. Besides, Cabinet approved Agreement between India and France on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. The agreement signed between India and France in March, 2018 shall remain in force for a period of five years. 
  9. Who has been appointed as the head of the panel constituted to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India?
    A) Ravindra Sannareddy
    B) Baba Kalyani
    C) Neel Raheja
    D) Arun Misra
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Government of India has constituted a group of eminent persons led by Baba Kalyani, chairman, Bharat Forge, to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India.
  10. Recently, the Union Government has given approval for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6). The total cost of the programme implementation is Rs________
    A) Rs. 1613 crores
    B) Rs. 3161 crores
    C) Rs. 1316 crores
    D) Rs. 6131 crores
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has approved the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6) and funding of thirty PSLV operational flights under the Programme. The Programme will meet the launch requirement of satellites for Earth observation, Navigation and Space Sciences and also ensure the continuity of production in Indian industry. The total fund requirement is Rs. 6131.00 crores. 
  11. Based on the second bi-monthly monetary policy review of this fiscal, what is the current Bank Rate?
    A) 6.00%
    B) 6.25%
    C) 6.50%
    D) 6.75%
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Repo Rate-6.25%
    Reverse Repo Rate-6.00%
    Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)-6.50%
    Bank Rate-6.50%
    CRR-4%
    SLR-19.5%
  12. India has approved the MoU for technical cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of outer space with which country?
    A) Oman
    B) Qatar
    C) Indonesia
    D) Russia
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding between India and Oman on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. The MoU was signed between India represented by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Oman represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Cooperation on February, 2018 at Muscat.
     
  13. Which Indian state has announce power bill waiver scheme ‘Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018’ to provide electricity at subsidized rate to labourers and poor?
    A) Bihar
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Madhya Pradesh government headed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an outstanding power bill waiver scheme “Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018 (Power Bill Waiver Scheme)” for labourers and poor families. Under the subsidised power scheme, registered labourers of the unorganised sector and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided electricity at a cost of Rs 200 per month.The state cabinet also approved Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 (a scheme to provide subsidised power).
  14. Government has approved funding for the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) continuation programme (Phase-I) having ten (10) GSLV (Mk-III) flights. What is the total fund requirment under the project?
    A) Rs. 4668.00  crores
    B) Rs. 4558.10  crores
    C) Rs. 4338.20  crores
    D) Rs. 4998.30  crores
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved funding for the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) continuation programme (Phase-I) consisting of ten (10) GSLV (Mk-III) flights. The total estimated cost is Rs. 4338.20  crores. 
  15. The World bank has given its approval for financial assistance to “Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY)” of the Government of India. What is the total cost of the project?
    A) Rs 7000 crore
    B) Rs 4000 crore
    C) Rs 5000 crore
    D) Rs 6000 crore
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The World Bank has approved Rs.6000 crore Central Sector Scheme “Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY)” of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development  and Ganga Rejuvenation. The scheme is  to be implemented over a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23, with World Bank assistance.
  16. Based on the recent data by Forbes, name the only Indian sportsperson to be featured among the World’s Highest Paid Athletes 2018 list.
    A) MS Dhoni
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Pullela Gopichand
    D) Pankaj Advani
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    India cricket team captain Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to Forbes. Kohli is the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. The Indian skipper is ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million, according to the website.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Monetary Policy Committee is a panel comprising of ______ members.
    A) 3
    B) 6
    C) 5
    D) 7
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The committee headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel comprises six members – three officials of the Reserve Bank of India and three external members nominated by the Government of India.
  2. Name the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of Indian Army.
    A) General Sundararajan Padmanabhan
    B) General Rajendrasinhji Jadeja
    C) General Bipin Rawat
    D) General Bikram Singh
    View Answer
      Option C
  3. Which among the given is not a kharif crop?
    A) Rice
    B) Maize
    C) Cotton
    D) Sugarcane
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The crops that are sown in the rainy season are called kharif crops.
    Kharif crops are usually sown with the beginning of the first rains in July, during the south-west monsoon season. Like Paddy, Maize, Soyabean, Jowar, Bajra, Arahar, Ground Nut, Cotton etc.
    The crops that are sown in the winter season are called Rabi crops.
    Crops that are grown in the winter season, from November to April are called Rabi Crops.
    Like wheat, barley, peas, gram, mustard, Sugarcane etc
  4. What is the capital of Denmark?
    A) Copenhagen
    B) Amsterdam
    C) Muscat
    D) Stockholm
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital: Copenhagen
    Currency: Danish krone

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