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    1. On June 19, 2018, A workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence organised by DDP, Ministry of Defence was inaugurated by Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman. Over 100 Chief Information Security officers from DGQA, Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA), Directorate of Standardisation, Defence PSUs and Ordnance Factories participated in the workshop. Expand DGQA?
      1.Directorate General of Quality Assurance
      2.Directorate General of Quantitative Assurance
      3.Directorate General of Quality Administration
      4.Directorate of General Quality Assistance
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.Directorate General of Quality Assurance
      On June 19, 2018, A workshop on Cyber Security Framework for Department of Defence organised by DDP, Ministry of Defence was inaugurated by Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman. To bring in synchronised approach for cyber security based on frame work document released by the Department of Defence Production in 2018. More than 100 Chief Information Security officers from Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA), Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA), Directorate of Standardisation, Defence PSUs and Ordnance Factories are participating in the workshop.

    2. On 18th June 2018, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that, the government has planned to expand the BPO promotion scheme to 1 lakh seats and will also establish India’s largest National data centre in which city?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 3.Bhopal
      Ravi Shankar Prasad said at a conference that, the BPO movement will be expanded to 1 lakh seats from the current 48,000 seats. He also said that, the fifth National Data Centre will be set up in Bhopal with a capacity of five lakh virtual servers. The National Data Centres host Government websites, services and apps. At present they operate at: Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and Bhubaneswar.

    3. On 18th June 2018, ‘COP CONNECT’, a mobile app to support the professional communication and collaboration needs of the complete police department of which state, was launched by the DGP, M Mahendar Reddy?
      1.Andhra Pradesh
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Telangana
      The COP CONNECT app was developed based on the Telangana State Police internal Communication strategy. This app will help the police personnel to engage and consult each other to perform better. The app’s end-to-end encryption with server being with Police Department guarantees security and confidentiality of internal Police communication. It has all features of regular mobile messaging apps. It has fearures for chatting, group chats, file sharing (image, audio, video and documents) and location sharing.

    4. On June 19, 2018, The Haryana government has approved a scheme to provide monthly financial assistance of ____ to female acid victims?
      1.Rs. 6000
      2.Rs. 8000
      3.Rs. 9000
      4.Rs. 7000
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Rs. 8000
      This would be applicable to the candidates who would come within the definition of disability under Section 2 (i) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights of Full Participation) Act, 1995. They would also be given priority in the allotment of fair price shops by the Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.

    5. On June 19, 2018, which state cabinet approved merger of ‘shikshakarmi’ with the state school education department?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Chhattisgarh
      This will be effective from July 1,2018, and will benefit around 1.50 lakh shikshakarmi. In the first phase, the merger of 1.03 lakh shikshakarmi who have completed eight years of service will be carried out from the July 1. The remaining 48,000 shikshakarmi will become eligible for merger into the school education department as and when they complete eight years of service. The shikshakarmis will get the benefit of Pay Commission recommendations, pay scale, allowances and other facilities such as appointment on compassionate grounds and promotions to which regular teachers are entitled.

    6. On June 19, 2018, the Punjab government launched a smartphone application that lets users order free plant saplings to ensure clean, green, healthy and robust Punjab with the active participation of people. What is the name of the app?
      1.Garden Developers

      4.Green Cap
      5.None of these
      Answer – 3.i-Hariyali
      The App is called : ‘i-Hariyali’ app and is under ‘Mission Tandarust’ . The users can book a sapling of their choice, a maximum of 25 per person, from a nearby government nursery. The app aims to inspire people to plant more saplings to save the environment from pollution.

    7. On June 17-18, 2018, where was the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) held?
      1.Kathmandu, Nepal
      2.New Delhi, India
      3.New York, United States
      4.Paris, France
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.Kathmandu, Nepal
      The Theme of two day conference is “Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society”. The conference was organised by Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN). The Objective of the conference was : to bring government and private sector together for developing plan of action using sustainable ICT applications. It also unleashed the prospects of SMART Nepal 2030.

    8. On June 19, 2018, which country declined the proposal of ‘Assumption Island’ given by India to develop a naval base due to ongoing protests in the country against this issue?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Seychelles
      On June 19, 2018, Seychelles have declined the proposal of ‘Assumption Island’ given by India to develop a naval base due to ongoing protests in the country against this issue. The proposal of Assumption Island owned by the Seychelles has been declined and puts a blow to the government’s “SAGAR” (Security and Growth for All in the Region) programme, announced by PM Modi during a visit to Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) countries in 2015. Seychelles would never accept any naval base of a foreign country.

    9. On June 19, 2018, The UK government has directly linked the exclusion of Indian students from a list of countries to India’s refusal to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the return of illegal migrants. India is excluded from ____ overseas student visa relaxations unveiled by the UK?
      1.Tier 3
      2.Tier 4
      3.Tier 2
      4.Tier 1
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Tier 4
      On June 19, 2018, The UK government has directly linked the exclusion of Indian students from a list of countries to India’s refusal to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the return of illegal migrants. This list would offer easier visa norms. The Indian Cabinet had approved the so-called MoU on returns to facilitate the deportation of alleged illegal Indian immigrants in the UK to India India being excluded from Tier 4 overseas student visa relaxations unveiled by the UK. But the UK government’s Tier 2 visa relaxation for doctors and other professionals from countries like India has been welcomed.

    10. India is planning to gift a Dornier aircraft to which country and explore trilateral cooperation involving France?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 3.Seychelles
      India and France share a logistic service agreement to support each other naval forces in the Indian Ocean Region. France also has strategic interests in Seychelles and recently engaged with Faure to expand French-Seychelles strategic ties. The Assumption Island proposal entailed investment of $550 million in the development of an airstrip, jetty and housing infrastructure for the Seychelles Coast Guard . In 2017, 11 Indian naval ships visited Seychelles and eight have visited Seychelles so far this year. Half of Seychelles’ military assets have been provided by India, which has trained around 70% of Seychelles’ military personnel.

    11. On June 19, 2018, Under the ‘maintenance of close relative’ category of the LRS, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has narrowed the definition of relatives to check the flow of funds. This is only applicable to immediate relatives such as parents, spouses, children and their spouses. What is the full form of LRS?
      1.Liberalised Remittance Scheme
      2.Lateral Remittance Scheme
      3.Liberalised Receiving Scheme
      4.Liberalised Remittance System
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.Liberalised Remittance Scheme
      This is only applicable to immediate relatives such as parents, spouses, children and their spouses. This has been brought about by defining ‘relatives’ under the Companies Act, 2013. The central bank has made furnishing of PAN mandatory for such transactions. RBI has introduced a system for daily reporting of individual transactions under the LRS by banks.

    12. On June 19, 2018, The World Bank has approved _____ loan to Bangladesh to achieve its education for all vision by improving the primary education sector?
      1.$700 million
      2.$500 million
      3.$250 million
      4.$850 million
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.$700 million
      It is the government’s Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4). It is the : The Quality Learning for All Program (QLEAP) will cover more than 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5. The project will build about 95,000 classrooms, teachers’ rooms, and multipurpose rooms. It will also build 80,000 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) blocks and 15,000 safe water sources.

    13. On June 19, 2018, Yes Bank has received approval from market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for acting as custodian of securities. Who is the Chairman of SEBI?
      1.Aravind Subramaniam
      2.Ajay Tyagi
      3.N K Singh
      4.P K Singh
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Ajay Tyagi
      This would enable the bank to play a larger role in channelising domestic and foreign investments into Indian financial market and would enhance bank’s current capital market offerings. The bank has taken advantage of its global reach through its international banking team, IFSC banking unit in GIFT City and its representative office in Abu Dhabi as a part of its strategy. It would be opening representative offices in London and Singapore as per recent approval from the Reserve Bank of India.

    14. The second tranche of Bharat-22 ETF opened for fresh subscription on June 19, 2018. What does “E” represent in ETF?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Exchange
      ETF – Exchange Traded Fund
      On November 14, 2017, the government launched the BHARAT-22 exchange traded fund (ETF), which is managed by ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund. It’s a part of the government’s disinvestment programme. ETFs are essentially index funds that are listed and traded on stocks exchanges just like regular shares. Bharat 22 comprises 22 stocks including those of central public sector enterprises, PSU banks and holdings under the Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India.

    15. On June 19, 2018, in the first set of selection of senior bank officials, the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has recommended 22 candidates out of 43 from different banks for the executive director positions for state-run banks. Name the Chairman of BBB?
      1.Ravi Krishnamoorthy
      2.Bhanu Pratap Sharma
      3.Krishna Kumar
      4.Jasjeet Singh
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Bhanu Pratap Sharma
      This followed after Bhanu Pratap Sharma took charge at BBB replacing Vinod Rai, the former Comptroller and Auditor General. The other member of the new BBB panel includes Vedika Bhandarkar, former managing director (investment banking) at Credit Suisse India; P Pradeep Kumar, former managing director at State Bank of India; and Pradip P Shah, founder managing director at Crisil. The newly formed panel has selected four general managers (GM) of Punjab National Bank namely Manas R Biswal, Gopal Gusain, Vivek Jha and Alok Shrivastava and three from Vijaya Bank.

    16. Who was elected as the new President of Columbia on 17th June 2018?
      1.Juan Manuel Santos
      2.Ivan Duque
      3.Juan Nickel
      4.Michael Korg
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Ivan Duque
      Ivan Duque belongs to the Democratic Center party. He secured 53.97 per cent of the vote, with 99.76 per cent of the votes counted, as per the National Electoral Council (CNE). He won the second round of Colombian presidential election. His opponent Gustavo Petro of the Humane Colombia movement came second with 41.81 per cent votes. Ivan Duque will take charge as President in August 2018. He will succeed outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos.

    17. On 18th June 2018, Bangladesh appointed Lieutenant General ____ as Bangladesh’s new army chief for a term of 3 years?
      1.Ahmed Hussain
      2.Hasan Murshid
      3.Aziz Ahmed
      4.Hamdan Zaini
      5.None of these
      Answer – 3.Aziz Ahmed
      Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed will take charge as new chief of Bangladesh Army on 25th June 2018. Lieutenant General Aziz is at present the military’s quarter master general. Earlier, he was the director general of paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) from 2012 to 2016. He will replace General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haque. General Abu Belal Mohammad Shafiul Haque will retire on 25thJune 2018. Recently, Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat was appointed as Bangladesh’s air force chief.

    18. On 19th June 2018, who took charge as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ICICI Bank?
      1.Murali Baskar
      2.Sandeep Bakhshi
      3.Vinod Rai
      4.Mahesh Jain
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Sandeep Bakhshi
      Sandeep Bakhshi was the MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance. Chanda Kochhar, the managing director (MD) & chief executive officer (CEO) of ICICI Bank will be on leave, till the enquiry ends. The changes have been made following the allegations in transactions between Videocon Industries, Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar’s company NuPower Renewables. All executive directors on the board of ICICI Bank and the executive management will report to Sandeep Bakhshi. Sandeep Bakhshi will report to Chanda Kochhar, who will continue as MD & CEO.

    19. On June 19, 2018, The Union government has appointed ____ the chief conservator of forest as the member of the National Wetland Committee?
      1.Neeraj Chopra
      2.Uday Vora
      3.Manush Nashik
      4.Naveen Patel
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Uday Vora
      The National Wetlands Committee (NWC) under the chairpersonship of secretary, MOEF&CC has been constituted. The Committee has been formed under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017. Other than Vora , HS Singh was appointed as the member of the standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife and CN Pandey was appointed as chairman of the 14-member Expert Appraisal Committee for Environment Clearance to Industry-I projects.

    20. Genesys International has appointed _____ as its chief executive officer?
      1.Kuldeep Moholkar
      2.Murali Manohar
      3.Rajath Seth
      4.Sumit Rawat
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.Kuldeep Moholkar
      Genesys International is a Geospatial imaging and mapping company. It has appointed Kuldeep Moholkar as chief executive officer. He was chief operating officer of Wipro’s Japan unit, until recently. Genesys has clients in USA, Europe, New Zealand, UAE and India.

    21. Who has been appointed as executive vice president & chief technology officer (CTO) of Havells India?
      1.Ravi Shankar
      2.Mandeep Vohra
      3.Mukul Saxena
      4.Amarnath Singh
      5.None of these
      Answer – 3.Mukul Saxena
      Dr. Mukul Saxena will head Havells’ Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI). Earlier, he was the head of Siemens Corporate Research & Technologies, India Labs (CTI). He started his career with GE Corporate R&D Centre in Niskayuna, United States.

    22. On June 19, 2018, US-based cab aggregator Uber appointed ____ as President of its India and South Asia operations?
      1.Pradeep Parameswaran
      2.Praveen Fernandes
      3.Manohar Parik
      4.Avinash Kumar
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.Pradeep Parameswaran
      On June 19, 2018, US-based cab aggregator Uber Pradeep Parameswaran as President of its India and South Asia operations. He succeeds Amit Jain, who was elevated to the role of Head of Asia Pacific region. He has been associated with companies like Hindustan Lever, McKinsey & Co, and Den Networks.

    23. On 19th June 2018, who resigned as Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)?
      1.Navas Sherriff
      2.Mehbooba Mufti
      3.N N Vohra
      4.Arshath Hamid
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Mehbooba Mufti
      In the Jammu and Kashmir elections of 2015, no party secured the 45 seats required for a majority win in the assembly. PDP was the largest party with 28 seats. BJP had secured 25 seats. PDP and BJP entered an alliance to form a government. After the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from the Muslim community in Kathua district of Jammu & Kashmir in April 2018, the relationship between BJP and PDP started weakening.

    24. On 15th June 2018, which firm bought the Nirlep Appliances for nearly Rs 80 crore?
      1.Bajaj Electricals
      2.General Electrical
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.Bajaj Electricals
      Nirlep Appliances is a non-stick cookware maker. It is based in Aurangabad. It was launched in 1968. The deal comprises Rs 42.50 crore for 100 % equity and taking over around Rs 30 crore of debt. The rest is deferred payment. After acquisition, Nirlep Appliances will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bajaj Electricals.

    25. The telecom department is likely to approve the merger of ____and Idea Cellular that will create the country’s largest mobile service operator?
      1.Reliance Jio
      3.Vodafone India
      5.None of these
      Answer – 3.Vodafone India
      It will create India’s largest telecom firm worth over $23 billion with a 35 per cent market share and a subscriber base of around 430 million. Vodafone is expected to own 45.1 per cent, 26 per cent by Aditya Birla Group and Idea shareholders will own 28.9 in the combined entity. This would ease combined debt of both the companies which is estimated to be around Rs 1.15 lakh crore. The Department of Telecom (DoT) will seek a bank guarantee of around Rs 2,100 crore of Idea Cellular Network.

    26. US scientists have unveiled _____, the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.Summit
      Summit can perform more than 2,00,000 trillion calculations per second. It would be of great help in research in energy, advanced materials and artificial intelligence (AI). The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) supercomputer called Summit will be 8 times more powerful than its previous system Titan. Summit can also perform over 3 billion mixed precision calculations a second, for some scientific applications.

    27. On June 19, 2018, The last of the five Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) project of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) named _____ was commissioned in the Indian Coast Guard in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh?
      2.Rani Rashmoni
      4.Jhansi Rani
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Rani Rashmoni
      It is a 346-tonne ship with 51 meters length, 8.36 meters width has been named after the legendary Rani Rashmoni of Kolkata. It has been designed and built by the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) indigenously. It is propelled by three MTU 40000 series diesel engines of 2720 KW capacity each coupled with three Rolls Royce Kamewa jets and can achieve a maximum speeds of 34 knots (63kmph). ICGS Rani Rashmoni has four officers and 34 men and is commanded by Commandant Navdeep Safaya.

    28. Name the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan that passed away due to old age, at Perth Zoo, in Australia, on 18th June 2018?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Puan
      Puan was 62 years old. She was called the “grand old lady” of Sumatran orangutans, in Australia. She was born in 1956. She was gifted to the zoo by a sultan from Malaysia on New Year 1968. She was honoured by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest living Sumatran orangutan in the world. She was the mother of 11 children. Her 54 descendants have inhabited various parts of the world.

    29. On June 19, 2018, Nerella Venumadhav died after a brief illness at his home in Mattewada in Warangal city in Telangana. He was related to ____?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 1.mimicry
      On June 19, 2018, Noted mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadhav died after a brief illness at his home in Mattewada in Warangal city in Telangana. He was 85 and is survived by wife, two daughters, and two sons. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001.

    30. On 19th June 2018, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi and Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir jointly launched the book “Legal Processes for the Police in Respect of Crime Against Children”. This has been brought out by the BPR&D and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Expand BPR&D?
      1.Border Police Research and Development
      2.Bureau of Political Research and Development
      3.Bureau of Police Recruitment and Development
      4.Bureau of Police Research and Development
      5.None of these
      Answer – 4.Bureau of Police Research and Development
      The handbook has been released with an idea to prevent child abuse and for capacity building of the police to deal with this issue. This has been brought out by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) along with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. This handbook deals with the safety of children. In this issue, the police is also collaborating with the Ministry for Women and Child Development and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

    31. What was the theme for International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2018 that was celebrated on 19th June 2018?
      1.Children of war: Sexual Violence and Discrimination
      2.The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War
      3.Children Born of War: Social issues
      4.Elimination of Sexual Crimes against Children Born of War
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War
      In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This day is celebrated to create awareness on the necessity to curb conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence throughout the world etc. This day also honours people who have devoted their lives to fight against these crimes. The theme for International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2018 is: “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War”.

    32. Indian Defence Ministry has declared which year as the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’?
      5.None of these
      Answer – 3.2018
      The objective is to ease the sufferings of these soldiers, who have done their duty with utmost dedication to the Nation and have been disabled for the life. This will provide a onetime financial assistance to disabled soldiers who have been boarded out from service on medical grounds and are rendered non-employable due to their medical or physical conditions. The Army would create awareness and provide with respect to medical, rehabilitation, various beneficiary schemes of Central and State Governments, vocational opportunities and assistance for their placement.

    33. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has planned to launch 5G services the same day as their launch globally. Name the Chairman of BSNL?
      1.Arvind Kochri
      2.Anupam Shrivastava
      3.Karan Manikar
      4.Veena Sebastian
      5.None of these
      Answer – 2.Anupam Shrivastava
      Government-owned telecom carrier Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is expected to rollout ultra-high-speed fifth-generation or 5G services in tandem with the global launch, a senior official said. BSNL is aggressively working together with multinational vendors such as Nokia, Coriant and ZTE on a 5G technology roadmap and aims to unveil enterprise as well as consumer services starting 2020.

    STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

    1. Pillur Dam has been constructed on which river?
      Bhavani River

    2. Where is Kheoni Sanctuary located?
      Madhya Pradesh

    3. Where is the headquarters of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)?

    4. Name the Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D)?

    5. Where is Library of Tibetan Works and Archives located?
      Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh