Current Affairs Quiz: June 20, 2017

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  1. Who has been roped in as the ambassador to promote Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the central government?
    A) Salman Khan
    B) Priyanka Chopra
    C) Amitabh Bachchan
    D) Anushka Sharma
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The government has roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to promote Goods and Services Tax (GST), ahead of the sweeping tax reform’s implementation scheduled from July 1.
  2. Which of the following ministry has launched Mobile App “Celebrating Yoga” to connect people through Yoga for scientific healthy living?
    A) Ministry of Culture
    B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    C) Ministry of Science & Technology
    D) Human Resource Development
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The Mobile App has been developed on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2017.
    The purpose of the APP is to popularize Yoga and encourage people to participate in it for a scientifically healthy living.
  3. On the birth centenary of whom has the Ministry of Culture launched the implementation of the ‘‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’?
    A) Lal Krishna Advani
    B) Syama Prasad Mookerjee
    C) Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay
    D) Balraj Madhok
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    In the year of commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, who hailed from Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry of Culture, Government of India has launched the implementation of the ‘‘National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India’ at Goverdhan Block, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh.
  4. Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines has launched ECBC 2017 that prescribes the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India. Expand ECBC.
    A) Energy Concession Building Call
    B) Energy Conservation Building Code
    C) Energy Conservation Business City

    D) Energy Conservation Business Code
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Developed by Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), ECBC 2017 prescribes the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India.
  5. Which of the following hotels in India has become the first Indian building to get trademarked?
    A) The Oberoi, Mumbai
    B) The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
    C) Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
    D) The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The iconic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai has just got itself trademarked. This makes the 114-year-old building the first in the country to get such a registration.
    The Taj Mahal Palace was built in 1903.
    Now nobody can now use the image of Taj Mahal Palace for commercial use. So, selling any object with the image is illegal
  6. When did the India Trademark Act came into force?
    A) 2002
    B) 1994
    C) 1997
    D) 1999
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    Trademark to Section 2 (zb) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999, “trade mark means a mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of others and may include shape of goods, their packaging and combination of colours.”
  7. On June 19, 2017, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) maiden interplanetary mission, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), has completed how many earth days in its orbit?
    A) 1000
    B) 500
    C) 800
    D) 1200 
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) maiden interplanetary mission, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), completed 1000 earth days in its orbit on June 19, 2017, well beyond its designed mission life of six months.
    The mission of ISRO, which was launched on November 5, 2013 by PSLV-C25, an expandable launch system, entered the Martian orbit on September 24, 2014 in its first attempt.
  8. Name the CSR initiative of Snapdeal that has launched ‘HarHaathEkKitaab’ campaign, in partnership with The National Book Trust (NBT) to run online books donation drive especially targeting underprivileged children.
    A) Snapdeal Care
    B) Snapdeal Smile
    C) Snapdeal Sunshine
    D) Snapdeal Gift
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Snapdeal Sunshine, a CSR initiative run by Snapdeal, announced the launch of ‘HarHaathEkKitaab’ campaign, in partnership with The National Book Trust (NBT).
    As a part of the campaign, Snapdeal will encourage its customers to buy and donate books published by the National Book Trust India.
  9. Where is the headquarters of National Book Trust India located?
    A) Mumbai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    National Book Trust (NBT) is an Indian publishing house, founded in 1957 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education of the Government of India.
  10. Which of the following has joined hands with Finova Capital to sell former’s insurance products with the help of Finova’s expanding customer base?
    A) IFFCO TOKIO
    B) HDFC Life
    C) ICICI Lombard
    D) Birla Sun Life
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Finova Capital has announced its partnership with ICICI Lombard, under which the insurance products offered by the latter will be available to Finova’s expanding customer base.
  11. Which country has decided to celebrate Yoga on a massive scale, which will be counted as the World’s second biggest celebrations after India?
    A) Pakistan
    B) USA
    C) China
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option C
  12. Name the first female foreign minister appointed by South Korea?
    A) Jeon Mi-ra
    B) Park Geun-hye
    C) Jang Su-jeong
    D) Kang Kyung-wha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Kang Kyung-wha — first female foreign minister.
    Park Geun-hye — first female President of South Korea.
    Present president — Moon Jae-in
  13. Which of the following countries will host the Champions Trophy in 2021?
    A) Pakistan
    B) India
    C) England
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    India will host the next ICC Champions Trophy in 2021. This will be the second time India will be hosting this. India hosted the fifth ICC Champions Trophy in 2006.
  14. Anjali Shrivastav passed away recently. She was a/an_____?
    A) Journalist
    B) Doctor
    C) Actress
    D) Playwright 
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    29-year-old actress Anjali Shrivastav has allegedly committed suicide in her apartment.
  15. Which of the following days is observed on 19th June every year?
    A) International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
    B) World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
    C) International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
    D) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
    View Answer
    Option C
  16. What is the theme of International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2017?
    A) Eliminating Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence
    B) Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence
    C) Discussing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence
    D) Awareness of Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    In 2015 the United Nations adopted 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
  17. With which of the following countries has the India opened its first ever air corridor recently?
    A) Norway
    B) Russia
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Iraq
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has inaugurated the first Afghanistan-India air corridor at the Kabul International Airport.
    The corridor is a direct route that will bypass Pakistan and is meant to improve commerce in Afghanistan.
  18. Who was the ambassador earlier before the appointment of Amitabh Bachchan as the ambassador to promote Goods and Services Tax (GST)?
    A) Saina Nehwal
    B) PV Sindhu
    C) Jitu Rai
    D) Parupalli Kashyap
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    Ace badminton star PV Sindhu was previously the GST ambassador.

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