Current Affairs Quiz: June 18, 2017

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  1. Where did the 2017 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships held?
    A) China
    B) Jordan
    C) Taiwan
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    India bagged 5 medals in 2017 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships. 
  2. On which of the following public sector banks has RBI not initiated Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) in last 3 months?
    A) UCO Bank
    B) Central Bank of India
    C) Bank of Maharashta
    D) Canara Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    So far RBI has put 6 banks under PCA. These are Central Bank of India, IDBI Bank, UCO Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, and Bank of Maharashta.
  3. Which of the following banks has tied up with Tirumala Milk Products to provide loans to dairy farmers who supply milk to the latter?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    State Bank of India has entered into a tie-up with Tirumala Milk Products, a South- based company which was acquired by Groupe Lactalis in 2014, to provide loans to dairy farmers who supply milk to the latter.
  4. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has recently inaugurated KIP for NRI and PIO youth to provide them with an exposure to the country of their origin. Expand KIP.
    A) Know India Programme
    B) Know India Premises
    C) Know Interest Programme
    D) Know Idea Programme
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Know India Programme is an initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs for the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) between the age group of 18 to 30 years.
  5. Where is the Namma Metro train service inaugurated by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Kochi
    D) Bengaluru
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    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the much-awaited underground section of the Green Line of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro train service.
  6. Which place in India has been ranked the ninth-most expensive prime office market in the world according to bi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs Survey of US-based CBRE?
    A) Bandra–Kurla Complex, Mumbai
    B) Connaught Place, New Delhi
    C) Bangalore Central market, Bengaluru
    D) Khan Market, New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    Connaught Place in New Delhi has been ranked the ninth-most expensive prime office market in the world — down from seventh last year — with an occupancy cost of $153.89 per square foot per annum, according to bi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs Survey of US-based CBRE.
  7. Which continent has the list of the world’s most expensive office locations according to bi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs Survey of US-based CBRE?
    A) Asia
    B) Africa
    C) South America
    D) Europe 
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    Asia continues to dominate the list of the world’s most expensive office locations, accounting for seven of the top 10, according to the survey.
  8. Market of which of the following countries is the world’s highest-priced office market according to bi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs Survey of US-based CBRE?
    A) Malaysia
    B) China 
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Hong Kong (Central) became the world’s highest-priced office market with an occupancy cost of $302.51 per sq foot per annum.
  9. Noted poet and playwright H S Shivaprakash has been presented with the Kusumagraja Rashtriya Puraskar 2017. He writes in English and which of the following languages?
    A) Kannada
    B) Assamese
    C) Bengali
    D) Dogri
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    Noted Kannada poet and playwright H S Shivaprakash has been presented with the Kusumagraja Rashtriya Puraskar 2017.
  10. Who has been declared as the Queen of Dhwayah, the winner at Kerala’s first ever beauty pageant for transgender women?
    A) Syama Sanju
    B) Remya Nambeeshan
    C) Harini Chandana
    D) Jaz D’souza
    View Answer
    Option A
  11. Which country has topped the list of countries in Global Peace Index 2017 prepared by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)?
    A) Ireland
    B) Iceland
    C) Hong Kong
    D) Mauritius
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    Iceland has been ranked first in the Global Peace Index 2017, making it the most peaceful nation around the globe.
    India has been ranked at 137th position globally.
    Bhutan, which ranked 13, has been named as the most peaceful country in South Asia.
  12. Which country will host the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) 3rd annual meeting in 2018?
    A) China
    B) Sweden
    C) India
    D) South Korea
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India will host the third annual meeting of the China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai, India, in June 2018.
    AIIB’s 2nd annual meeting held in Jeju Island, South Korea
    India is AIIB’s second-largest shareholder.
  13. Where will the BRICS Foreign Ministers meet held on June 18-19, 2017?
    A) Moscow, Russia
    B) Seoul, South Korea
    C) Beijing, China
    D) Brasilia, Brazil
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    The Russian Foreign Ministry has announced that the Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will meet in Beijing on June 18-19 2017.
  14. Where did the 106th International Labour Conference, 2017 held in June 2017?
    A) Geneva, Switzerland
    B) Brasilia, Brazil
    C) Dubai, UAE
    D) Pretoria, South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    The 106th Session of International Labour Conference (ILC) was held from 5-16th June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
  15. Recently World’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, has entered into Guinness World Book of Records as the ‘Largest interactive lighting display’. Where does this festival occur?
    A) Hong Kong
    B) Germany
    C) Australia
    D) UAE
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :
    Vivid Sydney is an annual outdoor lighting festival with immersive light installations and projections in Sydney, Australia. The Guinness World Record have given the Vivid Sydney installation Dreamscape the title for the ‘Largest interactive lighting display’.
  16. Which of the follwowing is going to acquire the business of Whole Foods Market, an American supermarket chain for $13.7 billion?
    A) Google
    B) Amazon
    C) Microsoft
    D) Alibaba
    View Answer
    Option B
    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. Recently Helmut Kohl passed away. He was the former chancellor of which country and presided over reunification of his country divided after the Second World War?
    A) Argentina
    B) Germany
    C) South Korea
    D) Turkey
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    :
    The second annual meeting of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who presided over reunification of his country divided after the Second World War in his longest-ever tenure has passed away.
  18. Film Director John G. Avildsen who won Oscar Award for his movie “Rocky” was from which country?
    A) Britain
    B) Russia
    C) UK
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    American film Director John G. Avildsen, who won an Oscar for helming the original “Rocky” has passed away.
  19. June 17 is annually observed as 
    A) World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
    B) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    C) International Day of Family Remittances
    D) International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on June 17 to promote public awareness to combat desertification.
  20. What is the theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2017?
    A) Conserving land and energy
    B) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.
    C) Our Land. Our Home. Our Future
    D) The Beauty of Deserts – The Challenge of Desertification
    View Answer
    Option C

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