Current Affairs Quiz: June 25, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 25 June 2017 

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  1. As per the “Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2016-17” released by RBI, which state had the highest number of offices of Scheduled Commercial Banks at the end of March 2015?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Bihar
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : As in 2015(end of March), Southern Region had maximum number of offices of Scheduled Commercial Banks with 36,654 offices while individually state Uttar Pradesh had maximum number of office of SCB- 15,773
  2. The 17th meeting of the Russian-Indian inter-governmental commission was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Novosibirsk
    D) Moscow
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Moscow, Russia
  3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krushi Sanman Yojana is the farm loan waiver programme of which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Haryana
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Maharashtra
  4. What is the total amount of farm loan that will be waived under the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krushi Sanman Yojana of Maharashtra?
    A) Rs 34,020 crore
    B) Rs 33,120 crore
    C) Rs 34,520 crore
    D) Rs 35,520 crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Total amount of loan to be waived- Rs 34,020 crore
    Farmers to be benefitted- 89 lakh [40 lakh farmers debt-free and providing relief to 49 lakh others]
  5. Under the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krushi Sanman Yojana of Maharashtra, what is the ceiling limit of loan that will be waived per person?
    A) Rs 1 lakh
    B) Rs 1.5 lakh
    C) Rs 2 lakh
    D) Rs 50,000
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh each will be written off
    All BJP ministers and legislators of the state would contribute a month’s salary towards the loan waiver.
  6. Which organization released the World Drug Report 2017?
    A) WHO
    B) UNICEF
    C) UNODC
    D) UNIDO
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : World Drug Report 2017 released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    UNODC Headquarters- Vienna
    This year marks 20 years of the World Drug Report.
  7. As per the World Drug Report 2017, approximately how many people globally suffer from drug use disorders?
    A) 25 million
    B) 29.5 million
    C) 32 million
    D) 35.5 million
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : As per the World Drug Report 2017 released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people – or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population – were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders
  8. Recently the United States has approved the sale of how many Guardian drones to India?
    A) 19
    B) 21
    C) 25
    D) 22
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The US has cleared the sale of 22 Guardian drones to India. The deal is estimated to be worth two to three billion dollars.
  9. Greater Noida International Airport will come up in which city?
    A) Sadar
    B) Dadri
    C) Jewar
    D) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Centre has granted approval for a greenfield International Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida.
  10. Which state will launch the ‘My Plant’ mobile app on tree plantation?
    A) Haryana
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Telangana
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Friday announced that a mobile app named ‘My Plant’, which would help in recording data about tree plantations in the state, would be launched on July 1. The forest department has set a target of planting four crore saplings through public participation between July 1 and 7.
  11. Which ministry has launched the ‘City Liveability Index’?
    A) Ministry of Urban Development
    B) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    C) Ministry of Rural Development
    D) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The Ministry of Urban Development has launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million each.
  12. As per a report released by ASSOCHAM, there is a shortage of how many Yoga teachers in India?
    A) 1 lakh
    B) 3 lakh
    C) 5 lakh
    D) 8 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
  13. Who has been appointed as the deputy chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC)?
    A) Usman Khawaja
    B) Shashank Giri
    C) Robert Kalaway
    D) Imran Khawaja
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Chairman of Associates Imran Khawaja as its deputy chairman.
  14. Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme is of which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) West Bengal
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : West Bengal
  15. Which scheme has won the 2017 UN Public Service Award (UNPSA)?
    A) Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana
    B) Aapki Beti Humari Beti Scheme
    C) Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme
    D) Janani Suraksha Yojana
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday received the highest prize in United Nations Public Service Award for the state government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands.
  16. Who has won the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence, 2014?
    A) Lalit Mohan Das
    B) Pradeep Kumar Chand
    C) Swati Mohanty
    D) Ajay Parida
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The prestigious Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence, 2014 was conferred on scientist Lalit Mohan Das for his outstanding contribution to science. Similarly, the CM awarded scientists Pradeep Kumar Chand, Swati Mohanty and Ajay Parida with the Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award.
  17. Who has become the first Indian female to be honoured with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The 7th Asian Awards in London?
    A) Chanda Kochhar
    B) Nisha Dutt
    C) Vinita Bali
    D) Roopa Kudva
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Nisha Dutt, Chief Executive Officer of Hyderabad-based Intellecap has been honoured with the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award at The 7th Asian Awards in London. She is the first Indian woman leader to have been conferred with this recognition.
  18. Aegon Ilkley Challenger trophy is related to which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Cricket
    C) Tennis
    D) Golf
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Lawn Tennis
    Veteran tennis star Leander Paes won the Aegon Ilkley Challenger trophy with Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin, following a come-from-behind win over Brydan Klien and Joe Salisbury
  19. Name the first cricketer to be given out while obstructing the field in T20Is cricket?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Jason Roy
    C) Joe Root
    D) AB de Villiers
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : England batsman Jason became the first ever batsman to be given out obstructing the field in T20 Internationals (T20I) during his side’s three-run defeat against South Africa at The Cooper Associates County Ground.
  20. When is International Olympic Day observed?
    A) 22 June
    B) 23 June
    C) 24 June
    D) 25 June
    View Answer
    Option B

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (25 June 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Smriti Mandhana is related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Boxing
    C) Shooting
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : She was the player of the match in the England Women vs India Women
  2. IFSC Climbing World Cup will be held in which city on the 24th & 25th June, 2017?
    A) Delhi
    B) Navi Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) jaipur
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. “Adopt a Slum” campaign has been launched by which ministry?
    A) Ministry of Rural Development
    B) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
    C) Ministry of Home Affairs
    D) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel flags off 2nd Slum Yuva Daud to highlight government’s pro-people schemes. It is a part of “Adopt a Slum” campaign.

 

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