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  1. On June 16, 2018, In a National Consultation on National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) chaired by Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti, Swajal scheme was announced in how many aspirational districts of India?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.115
    This consultation had the Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Ramesh Jigajinagi, Ministers-in-charge of Drinking Water from13 States, including Assam, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as guests . The Launch of the Swajal scheme has an outlay of Rs 700 crore. These scheme will aim to provide villages with piped water supply powered by solar energy. The scheme will train hundreds of rural technicians for operation and maintenance of Swajal units.

  2. On June 16, 2018, The Union Government approved financial aid of ____ per family to the West Pakistan Refugees settled in Jammu and Kashmir?
    1.Rs. 5.5 lakh
    2.Rs. 11.5 lakh
    3.Rs. 9.67 lakh
    4.Rs. 6.78 lakh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Rs. 5.5 lakh
    It would come into effect from 13th JUNE 2018. This scheme would help 5764 families settled in J&K. The amount would be credited to the account of the eligible beneficiaries. The state government would appoint Nodal Officers for the smooth implementation of the scheme as well.

  3. On June 16, 2018, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for sewage management system and Storm water drainage system in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. This schemes are under government’s AMRUT scheme. Expand AMRUT?
    1.Atal Mission for Restructuring and Urban Transformation
    2.Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
    3.Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transport
    4.Atal Mission for Reconstruction and Urban Transformation
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
    This would prevent migration of families from rural to urban due to the lack of health care, education and economic stability. This would ensure implementation of proper urban planning system. Besides this, The Vice President also met research scholars and faculty members of North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

  4. The government has proposed to penalise insurance companies for delay in payment to hospitals for settlement of claims under the Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS). Under the scheme, if an insurance company delays the claim payment over how many days, then it should pay a penalty of 1 % interest on the claimed amount per week till it completely settles the claim?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.15
    Under the scheme, if an insurance company delays the claim payment over 15 days, then it should pay a penalty of 1 % interest on the claimed amount per week till it completely settles the claim. The insurance company will pay the penalty directly to the hospital, as specified in the model tender document that was released on 14th June 2018. The model tender document also consists of a list of the procedures and their rates that will be covered under the scheme along with those that require pre-authorisation. 20 states and Union territories have till now signed MoUs with the Union Health Ministry for executing the NHPS. NHPS aims to offer a cover of Rs 5 lakh per family every year to 10 crore vulnerable families.

  5. On 16th June 2018, the Foundation of stone of “Auxiliary Production Unit and State-of-the-Art Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre” was laid by Manohar Lal, Chief Minister of Haryana and Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment at an event at village Nawada, Tigaon (Ballabhgarh), in ___?
    1.Faridabad, Haryana
    2.Patiala, Punjab
    3.Guwahati, Assam
    4.Patna, Bihar
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Faridabad, Haryana
    Foundation stone has been laid for the Auxiliary Production Unit & Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre of Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The differently abled people face a lot of difficulties to visit Kanpur to avail facilities of evaluation, measurements and fitment of assistive devices from ALIMCO headquarters at Kanpur. These services provided at the auxiliary centres in other areas will help differently abled people to cover lesser distance for receiving these devices.

  6. On 14th June 2018, the Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism K.J. Alphons launched the new Incredible India website in New Delhi. The new website is powered by ____?
    1.NIC Cloud
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.NIC Cloud
    The New Incredible India website portrays India as a holistic destination with experiences in spirituality, heritage, adventure, culture, yoga, wellness, etc. The website is of international standard. It aims to project India as a “must-visit” destination. The new website is more interactive. Tech Mahindra, Google, Adobe and NIC team participated in the development of this website. Using Adobe solution suite, the Ministry of Tourism will provide real time personalized experiences for each visitor, based on their interest.

  7. On June 16, 2018, NSDC under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, government of India will partner with Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL) at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS) for implementation of skill development initiatives of India. What does “C” represent in NSDC?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Corporation
    NSDC – National Skill Development Corporation
    They will work together to develop and implement skill development programmes across emerging technology areas like Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. They will give vocational training technologies, training of trainers and assessors, and promoting life-long learning. NUS-ISS would provide strategies and will act as advisory to NSDC and Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) .

  8. India would introduce retaliatory tariffs worth ____ soon on a revised list of 30 items imported from the United States to counter United States’ move to increase duties on Indian steel and aluminium?
    1.$240 million
    2.$500 million
    3.$550 million
    4.$700 million
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.$240 million
    This move has been made at a time when India is planning to negotiate a “trade package” with the United States to ease tensions between both the countries. On 13th June 2018, India notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) a revised list of 30 items imported from the US, like almonds, apples, phosphoric acid and motorcycles with engine capacity more than 800 cc (including Harley-Davidson Inc.), on which it has decided to impose retaliatory tariffs. On 18th May 2018, India had notified the WTO a list of 20 items imported from the US worth $166 million on which it was proposing to increase tariffs.

  9. On June 16, 2018, which Bank introduced a novel card variant called ‘KBL Deposit Only Card’?
    1.Karur Vysya Bank
    2.Karnataka Bank
    3.Corporation Bank
    4.Canara Bank
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Karnataka Bank
    On June 16, 2018, Karnataka Bank introduced a novel card variant called ‘KBL Deposit Only Card’. This card is meant for Bank’s Current/Overdraft customers. This would ensure hassle free cash deposit transactions at Bank’s 24×7 e-Lobby Services. By using this card customers can perform cash deposit transactions even with higher deposit limit at Bank’s Bunch Note Acceptor (BNA) / Cash Recycler kiosks.

  10. On June 16, 2018, Marg ERP limited partnered with which Bank to offer an integrated payments platform to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) customers, using Marg’s accounting software?
    1.Axis Bank
    2.ICICI Bank
    3.HDFC Bank
    4.State Bank of India
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.ICICI Bank
    MSMEs are no longer required to toggle between a banking platform and an ERP software to undertake their business transactions. It would allow them to seamlessly connect their banking and accounting, which was once available only for large companies with large IT and infrastructure budgets. This would also enable ICICI Bank’s current account holders to securely connect their bank account with the Marg ERP software and make digital transactions.

  11. On June 16, 2018, Pakistan and ____ inked agreements worth $565 million to help build and support the projects in power and water sectors?
    2.World Bank
    3.International Monetary Fund
    4.State Bank of India
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.World Bank
    The total cost of NTDC’s project would be $536.33 mn out of which the NTDC would provide $111.33 mn. Rest of the $425 mn will be provided by World Bank for the National Transmission Modernisation (Phase-I) project which is designed to increase the capacity and reliability of selected segments of the national transmission system and for NTDC.

  12. On 15th June 2018, which firm said that, it is investing in establishing India’s first carbon fibre manufacturing unit to cater the aerospace and defence sectors?
    1.Aditya Birla Group
    2.Reliance Industries
    3.Essar Group
    4.Tata Group
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Reliance Industries
    Reliance Industries will also make low-cost and high-volume composite products such as modular toilets, homes and composites for windmill blades and rotor blades. Reliance Industries has not revealed its investment details. It has said in its annual report that, it has developed capabilities for 3D printing of wide-range of plastic and metals products. Reliance Industries is enhancing its petrochemicals business to capture Rs30,000 crore composites market. It has planned to manufacture graphene, enhanced plastics and elastomers, fibre reinforced composites that can replace steel.

  13. ICICI Venture has sold its ____% stake in hospital chain Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to General Atlantic for Rs 850 crore?
    1.50 %
    2.20 %
    3.30 %
    4.40 %
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.30 %
    ICICI Venture is India’s largest private equity fund. Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences is based in Hyderabad. The stake sale to General Atlantic values KIMS at around Rs 2,700 crore. It valued at Rs 850 crore in 2014. ICICI Venture had invested about Rs 220 crore in 2014 in KIMS. It was expecting to exit through a public offer in 2018. KIMS received the SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) approval for a public offer.

  14. Name the former AirAsia India CEO who announced his resignation from Adani Group, on 15th June 2018?
    1.Mittu Chandilya
    2.Arun Wadia
    3.Tarun Krishnan
    4.Abhijit Sharma
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Mittu Chandilya
    Mittu Chandilya has said that, he has resigned from the company to spend time with his family. He has resigned at a time when the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has registered a case against AirAsia for bribing government officials to obtain international flying licence for AirAsia India.

  15. On June 16, 2018, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who spent a record-breaking ____ days in space, has retired from NASA?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.665
    Whitson, the 58-year-old NASA astronaut, holds the US record for most cumulative time in space. She claimed the title for most spacewalks by a woman — 10 spacewalks totalling 60 hours and 21 minutes — and set the record for most time spent in space by a US astronaut, placing eighth on the all-time space endurance list. She also served as chief of the astronaut corps from 2009 to 2012, becoming both the first woman to hold the position and the first non-military astronaut corps chief.

  16. On June 16, 2018, ____ rocket system of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), known for firing 12 rockets in just 44 seconds, is being converted into a precision-guided missile?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Pinaka
    Pinaka initially had a range of 30 to 40km. In its initial phase it has been developed into Pinaka Mark II, which has an enhanced range of 70 to 80 km. The actual ground trials will be held at Pokhran. The project duration is three years of which one year has been completed.

  17. Name New Zealand’s teenage player who has created a world record in the women’s ODI cricket by scoring an unbeaten 232 runs in a match against Ireland in Dublin, on 13th June 2018?
    1.Belinda Clarke
    2.Amelia Kerr
    3.Amanda Baynes
    4.Pamela Moore
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Amelia Kerr
    Amelia Kerr was 17 years old. She recorded 232 runs (unbeaten) that included 31 boundaries and 2 sixes, in 145 balls. She became the highest individual scorer in women’s ODI. She broke the 21-year-old record held by Australian Belinda Clarke, who scored unbeaten 229 runs against Denmark in 1997. Amelia Kerr has also become the third-highest individual run scorer in the history of men’s and women’s cricket.

  18. On 16th June 2018, Satya Sadhan Chakraborty, former minister of ____ and CPI(M) leader, died due to heart attack?
    1.Tamil Nadu
    3.Andhra Pradesh
    4.West Bengal
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.West Bengal
    Satya Sadhan Chakraborty was 85 years old. He was the state higher education minister for more than 10 years. In 1980, he was elected to Lok Sabha from South Kolkata constituency. He served as state higher education minister from 1991 to 2006.

  19. On 14th June 2018, Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper’s office in Srinagar, Kashmir. What was his profession?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.Journalist
    Shujaat Bukhari was 50 years old. One of his personal security officers (PSO) was also killed in the shoot-out. Earlier he worked with The Hindu newspaper as its Kashmir correspondent. He had organized various conferences for peace in the Kashmir Valley. He also participated in the Track II process with Pakistan.

  20. When was the International Day of Family Remittances observed all over the world?
    1.June 14
    2.June 15
    3.June 16
    4.June 17
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.June 16
    This day highlights the significant financial contribution made by migrant workers to their families back home and to the sustainable development of their native countries. 16 June was declared as International Day of Family Remittances by the IFAD’s Governing Council in 2015. This day was adopted by the UN General Assembly in June 2018. The first International Day of Family Remittances was celebrated on 16 June 2015. This day aims to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) “One Family at a Time” produced for the International Day of Family Remittances 2018.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the tag line of South Indian Bank?
    Experience Next Generation Banking

  2. Where is Neora Valley National Park located?
    West Bengal

  3. Who is the Chairman of ICICI Venture?
    Mr. Sridar Iyengar

  4. Name the CEO and headquarters of ICICI Bank?
    Headquarters – Mumbai; CEO – Chanda Kochhar

  5. Where is Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary located?