Current Affairs Quiz: June 29, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 29 June 2017 

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  1. India’s third largest non-life insurance provider, HDFC ERGO has joined hands with which of the following to offer its general insurance products to customers through later’s branches in the country?
    A) Equitas Small Finance Bank
    B) Airtel Payments Bank
    C) Paytm Payments Bank
    D) Utkarsh Small Finance Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank have signed a corporate agency agreement for the distribution of general insurance products through the bank’s network of branches across the country.
  2. With which if teh following country has India signed MoU on water conservation?
    A) Netherlands
    B) Israel
    C) USA
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    The Union Cabinet has given the nod for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both countries on water conservation.
  3. With which if teh following country has India signed MoU on homeland security?
    A) Netherlands
    B) Israel
    C) USA
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) between India and the US on homeland security.
  4. Centre has launched OALP to make India’s oil and gas companies to be able to select exploration blocks on their own, without waiting for a formal bid round from the government. What is P in OALP?
    A) Policy
    B) Privacy
    C) Peoples
    D) Pivot
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP)
    Additionally the country’s first national data repository (NDR) has also been launched.
    The twin launches of OLAP and NDR are set to give India’s oil and gas exploration a big push.
  5. Which of the follwoing states is set to become the first in the country to open a blood bank for the cattle?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Odisha
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    The storage facility would come in handy for the veterinarians to save lives of the domesticated animals.
  6. Which of the following states has been conferred with the award of excellence at the 2nd Global Skill Development Summit held in Paris?
    A) Odisha
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Uttarakhand
    D) West Bengal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Uttarakhand has been conferred with the award of excellence at the 2nd Global Skill Development Summit held in Paris for innovations and extensive use of IT for skilling the state’s youth.
  7. What is the rank of India in recently launched Social Progress Index 2017?
    A) 86
    B) 67
    C) 93
    D) 81
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    In the Social Progress Tier, India comes in the Lower-Middle tier, along with China, Nepal, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries.
    India with an aggregate score of 58.39 is Rank 93 among the 128 countries.
  8. To launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on July 1, the Election Commission of India has tied up with which of the following?
    A) Facebook

    B) Instagram
    C) Google
    D) Twitter
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a ‘voter registration reminder’ on July 1.
  9. At which of the following places the food will be prepared with solar energy instead of LPG and wooden sticks to cut down air pollution?
    A) Bali Nagar Gurudwara
    B) Moti nagar Gurudwara
    C) Bangla Sahib
    D) Golden Temple
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    Amritsar’s Golden Temple will now use solar energy to prepare ‘langar’ instead of LPG and wooden sticks, in a bid to cut down air pollution in the area.
    This is the Temple’s second eco-friendly move, after starting organic farming for grains.
  10. Name the head of committee constituted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to analyse Lodha Panel Reforms?
    A) Sachin Yadav
    B) Rajiv Shukla
    C) Kaushik Basu
    D) Radha Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has constituted a special seven-member committee to analyse the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the state units.
  11. FIFA has decided to shift the venue of India’s U-17 World Cup matches from Mumbai to _______.
    A) Chennai
    B) Jaipur
    C) Delhi
    D) Bhopal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    FIFA has taken decision to shift India’s group stage matches in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup from Mumbai to Delhi.
  12. Which ransomware has recently hit the nation’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) among other local manufacturing units of global companies?
    A) Wanna Cry
    B) Nyetya
    C) Petya
    D) Khetya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The nation’s largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) has been hit, along with local manufacturing units of global companies, by ransomware Petya.
  13. Which bollywood actress has been named as the ambassador of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne?
    A) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    B) Anushka Sharma
    C) Vidya Balan
    D) Deepika Padukone
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Actress Vidya Balan has been named the ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
  14. UNESCO has crowned Sharjah with the prestigious ‘the World Book Capital’ for 2019. Where is Sharjah located? 
    A) UAE
    B) Russia
    C) Iran
    D) Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    The UNESCO has crowned Sharjah with the prestigious ‘the World Book Capital’ for 2019 for the quality of its literary and cultural activities and for its efforts to make books accessible to the entire population of the nation.
  15. The International Monetary Fund has revised its 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the US downward from _____ per cent to ______ per cent.
    A) 2.4, 2.1
    B) 2.4, 2.2
    C) 2.3, 2.1
    D) 2.3, 2.2
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The International Monetary Fund has revised its 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the US downward from 2.3 per cent to 2.1 per cent, citing the Trump administration’s inability to implement its economic policies.
  16. The International Monetary Fund has revised its 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the US downward from _____ per cent to ______ per cent.
    A) 2.5, 2.1
    B) 2.6, 2.3
    C) 2.5, 2.4
    D) 2.6, 2.1
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    The IMF has cut its forecast for 2018 US GDP growth to 2.1 per cent from 2.5 per cent.
  17. According to a report “Demystifying the Indian Online Traveller”, India’s domestic travel market is expected to reach _____ by 2020.
    A)$56 billion
    B) $42 billion
    C) $53 billion
    D) $48 billion
    View Answer
    Option D
  18. A report titled “Demystifying the Indian Online Traveller” is released by _______ along with Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
    A) World Bank
    B) Google India
    C) Facebook India
    D) International Monetary Fund
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The report by Google India, along with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), titled “Demystifying the Indian Online Traveller” has said that India’s domestic travel market is expected to grow at 11-11.5 per cent to reach $48 billion by 2020.
  19. Which country has launched “the most advanced and largest warship in Asia”?
    A) India
    B) Malaysia
    C) Japan
    D) China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    China has launched what it calls “the most advanced and largest warship in Asia”, billing it as a major step forward in the modernisation of its navy.
  20. Where is the World’s first forest city built to combat rising pollution and climate change?
    A) China
    B) India
    C) The USA
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    China has officially started building the world’s first ‘Forest City’, to combat rising pollution and climate change. It is set to be completed in 2020.
  21. Name the World’s first ‘Forest City’ going to be built by China up to 2020 to combat air pollution.
    A) Hangzhou Forest City
    B) Tianjin Forest City
    C) Liuzhou Forest City
    D) Nanjing Forest City
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Liuzhou Forest City in China is expected to absorb nearly 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually and produce 900 tonnes of oxygen.

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