Current Affairs Quiz: June 16, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 15 June 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 15 June 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  15 June 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 16 June 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exam.

Quiz from Current Affairs 15 June 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of June 15, 2017

  1. What amount of loan has Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approved for India Infrastructure Fund?
    A) $ 324 million
    B) $ 500 million
    C) $ 150 million
    D) $ 200 million
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved $150 million equity investment loan to the India Infrastructure Fund, the bank’s first such loan to fund private projects. The bank, in which India is a lead partner, has approved two loans and one equity investment totalling $324 million to support infrastructure projects in India, Georgia and Tajikistan.
  2. As per RBI data, what percent of GDP was the Current Account Deficit in 2016-17?
    A) 1.1%
    B) 1.0%
    C) 0.7%
    D) 0.8%
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : According to data furnished by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the CAD for last fiscal narrowed to 0.7 per cent of the GDP from 1.1 per cent in 2015-16 on the back of the contraction in trade deficit.
  3. What was the net FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows in India in 2016-17?
    A) $35.6 billion
    B) $34.6 billion
    C) $33.6 billion
    D) $36.6 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : net FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows in 2016-17 marginally declined to $35.6 billion from $36 billion reported during 2015-16.
  4. Export-Import Bank of India and The Export-Import Bank of Korea have signed an MoU to utilise export credits of ______ to support priority sectors.
    A) USD 13 billion
    B) USD 11 billion
    C) USD 9 billion
    D) USD 7 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
  5. ‘One Family at a Time’ study was recently carried out by which International Organisation, concluding that about 200 million migrants globally sent more than USD 445 million in 2016?
    A) International Labour Organization (ILO)
    B) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    C) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    D) International Development Association (IDA)
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The One Family at a Time study by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said about 200 million migrants globally sent more than USD 445 million in 2016 as remittances to their families, helping to lift millions out of poverty.
  6. As per a study by UN, which country was the top remittance-receiving country in 2016?
    A) China
    B) Philippines
    C) Pakistan
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Top- India; followed by China
  7. As per a study by UN, what amount of remittance did India receive in 2016?
    A) USD 61.2 billion
    B) USD 63.5 billion
    C) USD 62.7 billion
    D) USD 64.8 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Indians working across the globe sent home USD 62.7 billion last year, making India the top remittance-receiving country surpassing China, according to a UN report.
  8. Recently Cabinet has approved the proposal to introduce the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017. The Bill would provide for a comprehensive resolution framework for specified financial sector entities to deal with _________ in banks, insurance companies and financial sector entities.
    A) bankruptcy situation
    B) corrective situations
    C) prompt situations
    D) resolute situations
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Bill would provide for a comprehensive resolution framework for specified financial sector entities to deal with bankruptcy situation in banks, insurance companies and financial sector entities.
  9. Name the toll-free helpline launched by CRPF for citizens of Jammu and Kashmir in case of public safety, medical emergencies, disruption of civic amenities, natural and manmade calamities, women safety etc.
    A) MASEEHA
    B) HUMSAFAR
    C) SAATHI
    D) MADADGAAR
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Points to remember: (i) Launched by?- CRPF
    (ii) Name?- MADADGAAR
    (iii) For which place?- Kashmir
  10. Which state has launched a website named ‘PashuBazar’ to facilitate online sale or purchase of cattle.
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Telangana
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The Telangana government has launched the website ‘PashuBazar’ to facilitate online sale or purchase of cattle.
  11. Recently IOC, BPCL and HPCL have signed an agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex. The refinery will come up in which state of India?
    A) Goa
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    State-owned oil firms IOC, BPCL and HPCL have signed an agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra
    Indian Oil Corp (IOC) will be the lead partner with 50 per cent stake while Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) will take 25 per cent stake each
  12. What is the cost of world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex that is being setup by IOC, BPCL and HPCL Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra?
    A) USD 25 billion
    B) USD 30 billion
    C) USD 40 billion
    D) USD 45 billion
    View Answer
    Option C
  13. Who is the first Indian woman to be elected as a member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)?
    A) Nimrat Kaur
    B) Nita Ambani
    C) Neeti Charu
    D) Neeru Chadha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Neeru Chadha has been elected as the first Indian woman member of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), a top body which adjudicates cases related to the international law of the seas.
  14. Where is the headquarters of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) located?
    A) New York, US
    B) Hamburg, Germany
    C) Paris, France
    D) Brussels, Belgium
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany
  15. Divya Dhayal and Abhishek Verma are related to which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Boxing
    C) Archery
    D) Shooting
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Divya Dhayal from Pune, along with Abhishek Verma, won the bronze medal in the compound mixed event at the Archery World Cup, Stage II. The tournament was held at Antalya, Turkey
  16. Who has won the Bhupen Hazarika National Award, 2017?
    A) Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi
    B) Tarun Ram Phukan
    C) Satyanath Bora
    D) Raghunath Choudhary
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Points to remember: (i) Name of winner?- Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi
    (ii) Language?- Assamese writer
  17. Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi is a renowned _______
    A) classical dancer
    B) singer
    C) writer
    D) journalist
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Assamese writer
  18. Who has won the 2017 Man Booker International prize?
    A) Han Kang
    B) David Grossman
    C) David Baldacci
    D) Lydia Davis
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : David Grossman- writer from Israel
  19. Who is the author of “A Horse Walks into a Bar”?
    A) Han Kang
    B) László Krasznahorkai
    C) Lydia Davis
    D) David Grossman
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Israeli author David Grossman has won the prestigious 2017 Man Booker International prize in London for his latest novel “A Horse Walks into a Bar”.
  20. Bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX-17 was held in which city?
    A) Newcastle
    B) Kandla
    C) Fremantle
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Navies of India and Australia are participating in bilateral maritime exercise AUSINDEX-17 from June 13 to 17 in Freemantle, Australia with an aim to enhancing interoperability and cooperation between the two forces.
  21. Which company has acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48bn?
    A) OTG Mobile
    B) Verizon
    C) Microsoft
    D) Google
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Telecom giant Verizon has acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48bn (£3.51m), thus ending Yahoo’s two-decade long run as an independent company. Verizon is the No.1 wireless operator in the US.
    Verizon will combine Yahoo with AOL which was bought by it two years ago to establish a venture called Oath. The remainder of Yahoo which is not acquired by Verizon will change its name to Altaba Inc.
  22. Which country has launched Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : China has launched its first space telescope Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (16 June 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. What is India’s rank in Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017?
    A) 47
    B) 60
    C) 76
    D) 123
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : India- 60; Top- Switzerland
  2. Who has been selected for the 2017 Nanniyode Rajan Memorial Award?
    A) P.J. Joseph
    B) Vakkom B. Purushothaman
    C) E. Sreedharan
    D) K.C. Joseph
    View Answer
    Option C
     
  3. When is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed?
    A) 12 June
    B) 13 June
    C) 15 June
    D) 16 June
    View Answer
    Option C

 

 

 

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