Current Affairs Quiz: June 21, 2017

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  1. Which which of the following banks has Government of India signed a $275 million loan for improving urban services in 64 small towns in the State of Madhya Pradesh?
    A) International Monetary Fund
    B) World Bank
    C) Asian Development Bank
    D) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The state government will provide $124 million as counterpart support for the project, which is estimated to be completed by June 2022.
    * Asian Development Bank Headquarters – Manila, Philippines
    * President – Takehiko Nakao
    * Membership – 67 countries
    * Established – 19 December 1966
  2. Which of the following in association with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL)has launched India’s first open loop EMV contactless metro card?
    A) Axis Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Yes Bank
    D) Federal Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank in association with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL) has launched KMRL Axis Bank ‘Kochi1’ Card, India’s first open loop EMV contactless metro card that would make travel a convenient and hassle free experience for commuters in Kochi.
    * ICICI Bank – country’s first ‘contactless’ debit and credit cards.
    * Axis Bank – India’s first open loop EMV contactless metro card
  3. Axis Bank has partnered with which of the following to launch KMRL Axis Bank ‘Kochi1’ Card, India’s first open loop EMV contactless metro card?
    A) Reserve Bank of India
    B) National Payments Corporation of India
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    Axis Bank has partnered with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in developing this transit EMV contactless specification on interoperable open standards.
  4. Hike Messenger has partnered with which bank to launch its in-app Wallet?
    A) Bandhan Bank

    B) Yes Bank
    C) ICICI Bank

    D) IDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Hike Messenger has launched the new version of the app with a completely new interface and the addition of a mobile wallet, in partnership with YES Bank.
  5. Which state government has signed MoUs with the State Bank of India for their SBIePay and SBI CMP facilities?
    A) Sikkim

    B) Meghalaya 
    C) Manipur
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    Meghalaya government has signed two MoUs with the State Bank of India for their SBIePay and SBI CMP facilities as a part of an initiative towards migrating government transactions to digital mode.
  6. Which of the following has partnered with SunTec, to facilitate computing and invoicing of debit tax and credit tax that will be GST compliant?
    A) HDFC Life
    B) IDBI Federal Life
    C) ICICI Lombard
    D) Aviva India
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    IDBI Federal Life Insurance has partnered with SunTec, which will help facilitate in computing and invoicing of debit tax and credit tax that will be GST compliant.
  7. Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from the Governor of which state?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Jharkhand
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The NDA’s Presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, has resigned as the Governor of Bihar.
  8. Who has been given the additional charge of the Governor of Bihar after, Ram Nath Kovind as Governor of Bihar resigned?
    A) Keshari Nath Tripathi
    B) Ram Naik
    C) Krishna Kant Paul
    D) Draupadi Murmu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was given additional charge of Bihar.
  9. Which has become the first city in India to use robot to control its ever growing and unruly traffic?
    A) Varanasi
    B) Indore
    C) Gurgaon
    D) Ujjain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    The number one clean city of India — Indore has got another milestone to its name. This commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh has reportedly become the first city in India where robot is being used on an experimental basis to control its ever growing and unruly traffic.
  10. Which of the following institutes has been selected as the first recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award, for outstanding contribution for promotion and development of Yoga?
    A) Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh Yogpeeth
    B) Ramamani lyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
    C) Morarji Desai National Institution Of Yoga
    D) Indian Institute Of Yoga And Naturopathy
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The institute, which is situated in Pune, was started in 1975 by one of the chief yoga guru, B.K.S Iyengar and is quite popular around the world for its serious yoga practice.
  11. Who has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her work and service to the underprivileged?
    A) Annabel Mehta
    B) Meryll Sharma
    C) Shikha Belle
    D) Cyril Joshi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Sachin Tendulkar’s mother-in-law and social activist Annabel Mehta, a British national, has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for her work and service to the underprivileged.
  12. Reliance Defence Ammunition has entered a strategic partnership with defence company Yugoimport to manufacture ammunition in India and target business opportunities of Rs 20,000 crore over the next 10 years. Yugoimport is defence company of
    A) Iran
    B) Serbia
    C) Russia
    D) Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Anil Ambani Group company Reliance Defence Ammunition has entered a strategic partnership with Serbia’s state-run defence major Yugoimport to manufacture ammunition in India and target business opportunities of Rs 20,000 crore over the next 10 years.
  13. Who has been appointed as the prime minister of France?
    A) Emmanuel Macron
    B) Bernard Cazeneuve
    C) Edouard Philippe
    D) Manuel Valls
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    French President Emmanuel Macron has re-appointed Edouard Philippe as prime minister after the weekend’s legislative run-off vote
  14. Who has been appointed as the youngest goodwill ambassador of UNICEF who is also the first goodwill envoy with official refugee status?
    A) Danny Glover
    B) Axelle Red
    C) Muzoon Almellehan
    D) Tatiana Silva
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The UN children’s agency has announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador — 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan.
  15. Muzoon Almellehan has been appointed as the youngest goodwill ambassador of UNICEF who is also the first goodwill envoy with official refugee status. She is from which country?
    A) Serbia
    B) Russia
    C) Syria
    D) Iraq
    View Answer
    Option C
  16. Name the father of India’s nuclear fusion reactor research programme who has passed away recently?
    A) Predhiman Krishan Iyengar
    B) Predhiman Krishan Kaw
    C) Predhiman Krishan Joshi
    D) Predhiman Krishan Shaw
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    The father of India’s nuclear fusion reactor research programme, Padma Shri Prof Predhiman Krishan Kaw has passed away.
  17. Which day is observed as the World Refugee Day every year?
    A) June 24
    B) June 20
    C) June 19
    D) June 21
    View Answer
    Option B
  18. What is the theme of World Refugee Day 2017?
    A) With courage let us all combine
    B) Embracing Refugees to Celebrate our Common Humanity
    C) Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World
    D) Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee
    View Answer
    Option B

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