Current Affairs Quiz: June 17, 2017

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  1. The Union Government has recently launched IDCF Programme to reduce child deaths due to Diarrhoea. Expand “IDCF”?
    A) Intensified Diarrhea Control Fight
    B) Intensive Diarrhea Control Fortnight
    C) Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight
    D) Intensed Diarrhea Control Fight
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Through this initiative, the Ministry will mobilize health personnel, State Governments and other stakeholders to prioritize investment in control of diarrhea, one of the most common childhood illnesses.
  2. Which bank has launched India’s first Aadhaar based iris eye scan customer verification and fingerprint operated ATM?
    A) IDFC Bank
    B) Citi Bank
    C) Federal Bank
    D) DCB Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    DCB Bank has launched new services – India’s first Aadhaar based iris eye scan customer verification and fingerprint operated ATM in Telangana.
  3. What is the deadline for citizens set up by the government to get their Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and link them with their bank accounts?
    A) June 30, 2017
    B) December 31, 2017
    C) July 31, 2017
    D) September 30, 2017
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish their Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by December 31, 2017, failing which, the account will cease to be operational.
  4. Aadhaar No. has been made mandatory for any financial transaction of Rs _____ and more.
    A) Rs 50,000
    B) Rs 2,00,000
    C) Rs 1,00,000
    D) Rs 80,000
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The government has made quoting of biometric identity number Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank accounts as well as for any financial transaction of Rs 50,000 and above.
  5. Individuals, companies, and partnership firms to quote Aadhaar along with PAN or Form 60 for all financial transactions of Rs 50,000 or above is mandatory with effect from
    A) April 1, 2017
    B) June 1, 2017
    C) July 1, 2017
    D) May 1, 2017
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    The government has made quoting of biometric identity number Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank accounts as well as for any financial transaction of Rs 50,000 and above.
    The amendment makes it mandatory for individuals, companies, and partnership firms to quote Aadhaar along with PAN or Form 60 for all financial transactions of Rs 50,000 or above with effect from June 1.
  6. According to a report by Nomura, Japanese financial services major, India’s current account deficit is expected at around what % of the Gross Domestic Product in 2017?
    A) 1.2%
    B) 1.5%
    C) 1.3%
    D) 1.4%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    India’s current account deficit is expected to be around 1.4 per cent of GDP in 2017 compared to 0.6 per cent in 2016, owing to stronger domestic growth, according to a report by Nomura, Japanese financial services major.
  7. A university in which of the following states is going to offer free education to transgenders in all of its colleges?
    A) Kerala
    B) Tamil Nadu
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    The Tamil Nadu Government has announced free education for the transgender community in all the colleges of state’s Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is the first in India to offer free education to the transgenders.
  8. An open defecation-free (ODF) village of which of the following districts of Haryana will be named after the US President Donald Trump?
    A) Rohtak
    B) Sonepat 
    C) Hisar
    D) Mewat 
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    Sulabh International founder and chief Bindeshwar Pathak has announced that an open defecation-free (ODF) village in Mewat will be named after the US President Donald Trump
  9. Where was the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) Conference inaugurated?
    A) Imphal, Manipur
    B) Gangtok, Sikkim 
    C) Dibrugarh, Assam
    D) Aizawl, Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) Conference at Imphal, Manipur.
  10. Who has been appointed to head Atal Innovation Mission, the government’s initiative to promote entrepreneurship in the country?
    A) Rajesh Gopinathan
    B) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
    C) Ramanathan Ramanan
    D) Venkatraman Thyagarajan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The government has appointed senior vice president at Tata Consultancy Services, Ramanathan Ramanan to head Atal Innovation Mission, its initiative to promote entrepreneurship in the country, in perhaps the first initiative to bring in best of private minds to drive innovation in governance.
  11. 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
    Explanation
    :
    Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) Principal Adviser E. Sreedharan has been selected for the year’s Nanniyode Rajan Memorial Award
  12. Which country has topped the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) Global Innovation Index (GII) for the year 2017?
    A) Switzerland
    B) USA
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Sweden
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The GII, which covers 130 countries, gave the overall top spot to Switzerland, followed by Sweden, Netherlands and the US.
    The WIPO’s Global Innovation Index (GII) for 2017 ranked India 60 for innovation, up from 66 last year.
    Also, it ranked India as the top global exporter of information, computer and telecommunications (ICT) services.
  13. Which country has topped the list of nations with the lowest global environmental impact, a study by UK-based MoneySuperMarket?
    A) Mozambique
    B) Ivory Coast
    C) Trinidad and Tobago
    D) India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    Mozambique topped the list because almost all its energy use comes from green sources.
  14. What is the rank given to India in the list of nations with the lowest global environmental impact, a study by UK-based MoneySuperMarket?
    A) 77th
    B) 75th
    C) 78th
    D) 79th
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    India has been placed 75th, with renewable energy making up only 15.2 per cent of all energy used; only 2.2 per cent of waste water being recycled, and municipal waste of 0.34 kg per person being generated daily.
  15. Which continent has topped the list of nations with the lowest global environmental impact, a study by UK-based MoneySuperMarket?
    A) Asia
    B) Europe
    C) North America
    D) Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    Africa as a continent topped the charts and featured strongly in its use of green energy, low CO2 emissions and low levels of air pollution and waste production.
  16. Which country has been elected on a three-year term on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)?
    A) India
    B) China
    C) Japan
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    The General Assembly (UNGA) has re-elected India to another three-year term on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India will again serve the 36-member UN body that guides sustainable development policies and coordinates the activities of several UN units
  17. Where did the second annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) took place?
    A) Argentina
    B) China
    C) South Korea
    D) Turkey
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The second annual meeting of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has started in South Korea.
    First meeting was held in 2016 in China.
    Also AIIB approved the membership of Argentina, Madagascar and Tonga at its second annual meeting of Governors.
    AIIB headquarters – Beijing, China
  18. Name the first female – and gay – Prime Minister of Serbia elected recently.
    A) Doris Bures
    B) Sirimavo Bandaranaike
    C) Ana Brnabić
    D) Lydia Davis
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Ana Brnabić, a gay woman has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of Serbia.
  19. P.N. Bhagwati who passed away recently was the former _______.
    A) Union Minister of India
    B) Chief Justice of India
    C) Governor of RBI
    D) Chairman of NPCI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    Former Chief Justice of India P.N. Bhagwati, who introduced public interest litigation (PIL) to the Indian judicial system, has passed away.
  20. Eminent Punjabi ___________ Ajmer Singh Aulakh has recently passed away.
    A) singer
    B) playwright
    C) director
    D) musician
    View Answer
    Option B
  21. When is International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) observed annually?
    A) 17 June
    B) 15 June
    C) 16 June
    D) 18 June
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed annually on 16 June to encourage the public and private sectors, as well as the civil society, to do more and collaborate to maximize the impact of the financial contribution in the developing world..

 

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