Current Affairs Quiz: June 20 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs June 20 2019

  1. After which year, the sale of only Electric Vehicles (EVs) will be permitted in India, as per the proposal given by the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog?
    1) 2035
    2) 2030
    3) 2025
    4) 2020
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) 2030
    Explanation:
    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, think tank of the government, has proposed that only Electric Vehicles (EVs) should be sold after 2030. This is proposed in order to expand the scope of the clean fuel technology beyond two and three-wheelers. The panel headed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had suggested earlier that only EV (three-wheelers and two-wheelers) with an engine capacity of up to 150 cc should be sold from 2025 onwards.
  2. Where was the G20 (Group of 20) Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth 2019 held ?
    1) Antalya, Turkey
    2) Hangzhou, China
    3) Buenos Aires, Argentina
    4) Nagano, Japan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Nagano, Japan
    Explanation:
    G20 (Group of 20) Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth for the year 2019 was held at Karuizawa Prince Hotel (Karuizawa Town, Nagano), Japan on June 15-16, 2019.
  3. Who has led the Indian delegation in the G20 (Group of 20) Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth 2019 held in Nagano, Japan.
    1) RK Singh
    2) Shripad Naik
    3) Jitendra Singh
    4) Santosh Gangwar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) RK Singh
    Explanation:
    Indian delegation at the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth was represented by Shri RK Singh, Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.Ministers and Representatives exchanged views on the key themes of “Accelerating the Virtuous Cycle of Environmental Protection and Economic Growth by Innovation”, “Resource Efficiency Marine Plastic Litter” and “Adaptation and Resilient Infrastructure including Ecosystem-based approaches”
  4. Which framework was agreed by the G20 countries during the G20 (Group of 20) Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth 2019 held in Nagano, Japan ?
    1) Anti-Corruption Plan
    2) Strengthen Economic Resilience
    3) Marine Plastic Pollution Deal
    4) Convention on Climate Change
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Marine Plastic Pollution Deal
    Explanation:
    G20 economies agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas. Japan proposed “a workable framework” on how to deal with ocean trash in emerging and less developed countries. It added that the steps would be voluntary and progress would be reported once a year. The agreed framework was the first framework to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean. Japan has also planned to host a follow-up meeting to review the efforts at the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue in November 2019.
  5. Which organization released a report titled “Global Trends”, stating that almost 70.8 million people are forcibly displaced in 2018, the most since World War II and doubled the number of 20 years ago?
    1) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR)
    2) International Organization for Migration(IOM)
    3) U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
    4) International Rescue Committee
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR)
    Explanation:
    According to the recently released UNHCR’s (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) annual Global Trends report, almost 70.8 million people are forcibly displaced in 2018, the most since World War II and doubled the number of 20 years ago.The report states that the number of people fleeing persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations rose by 2.3 million in 2018.
  6. Which country’s residents became the largest displaced population in 2018 according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR)’s annual report titled “Global Trends” ?
    1) Libyan(4 million)
    2) Venezuelans(4 million)
    3) Syrian(4 million)
    4) Ethiopians(4 million)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Venezuelans(4 million)
    Explanation:
    About 4 million Venezuelans and more than 1.5 million Ethiopians were the largest displaced population in 2018.
  7. Which of the following countries have the most Internally displaced persons as per the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR)’s annual report titled “Global Trends” ?
    1) Iraq and Ukraine
    2) Venezuela and Turkey
    3) Libya and Israel
    4) Syria and Colombia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Syria and Colombia
    Explanation:
    70.8 million people in the report consist of three groups which include refugees (25.9 million), asylum seekers (3.5 million) and Internally displaced persons (IDPs)( 41.3 million).The countries with most IDPs are Syria and Colombia.
  8. Who headed the 8 member panel on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on January 2019 ?
    1) Sakha Ram Singh Yadav
    2) Ranjit Kumar
    3) U K Sinha
    4) A S Kiran Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) U K Sinha
    Explanation:
    The 8 member panel on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in January 2019, headed by the former Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman U K Sinha submitted its report to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on June 17, 2019. The panel was formed to suggest long-term measures for the economic and financial sustainability of the MSME sector.
  9. How much collateral-free loans for MSME’s was recommended by U K Sinha, from earlier Rs 10 lakh ?
    1) Rs 20 lakh
    2) Rs 30 lakh
    3) Rs 15 lakh
    4) Rs 40 lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Rs 20 lakh
    Explanation:
    The Committee suggested doubling collateral-free loans for MSMEs to Rs 20 lakh from Rs 10 lakh. This is also applicable to Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Currently, MSMEs can get collateral-free loans under two mechanisms- based on the RBI’s 2010 circular (July 1, 2010) and on Credit Guarantee Fund (CGF). RBI’s 2010 circular prescribes a limit of Rs 10 lakh and CGF provides collateral-free loans up to Rs 2 crore.
  10. Which bank’s foundation has signed a MoU with National Health Authority (NHA) to train 15,000 state and district personnel to provide the delivery of health services under Ayushman Bharat Scheme ?
    1) IDBI Bank
    2) ICICI Bank
    3) HDFC Bank
    4) Axis Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) ICICI Bank
    Explanation:
    The National Health Authority (NHA) and ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train 15,000 state and district personnel and Pradhan Mantri Arogya Mitras to provide the delivery of health services under Ayushman Bharat Scheme over a period of one year. It is aimed at capacity building of health personnel at state. The state personnel is assigned the responsibility to implement the scheme in their respective states and Arogya Mitras, the health service professionals, are present at each empanelled hospital.
  11. Name the regulatory body, that permits stock exchanges with Commodity Derivative Segment (CDS) to introduce futures on commodity indices .
    1) Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI)
    2) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD)
    3) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI)
    4) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    Explanation:
    On June 18, 2019, The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) allowed the stock exchanges with Commodity Derivative Segment (CDS) to introduce futures on commodity indices. This will facilitate mutual fund and institutional participation in commodity exchanges. The stock exchanges should take prior approval from SEBI to launch such contracts. They will have to submit data of the index constructed at least for the past 3 years, along with data on monthly volatility, roll-over yield for the month and monthly return.
  12. Which organizations has signed a MoU with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for research and engagement activities that will foster innovation in Internet identifier technologies ?
    1) National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
    2) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI)
    3) National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    4) Confederation of Indian Industry(CII)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    Explanation:
    On June 18, 2019, Global internet body, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a joint collaboration on research and engagement activities that will foster innovation in Internet identifier technologies. This will help both bodies to jointly identify research projects, predominantly in new technologies related to the Internet’s system of unique identifiers.
  13. Which country’s economy has emerged as the fastest growing economy among the 45 countries of the Asia-Pacific region as per the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) report, Asian Development Outlook (ADO)?
    1) Bangladesh
    2) U.S.
    3) India
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bangladesh
    Explanation:
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) in it’s Asian Development Outlook (ADO) stated that Bangladesh emerged as the fastest growing economy among the 45 countries of the Asia-Pacific region. Higher public sector investment, stronger consumption demand, revival in exports, improved power supply and higher growth in private sector credit were the key factors of the high growth performance of Bangladesh.In 2018-19, Bangladesh registered a growth rate of 7.9%. It was the fastest rate since 1974.It predicted that the growth will be 8% in the next financial year 2019-20.
  14. Which country has become the largest fish producing country as per the report released by the Fisheries Department ?
    1) Japan
    2) China
    3) India
    4) Indonesia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) China
    Explanation:
    On June 18, 2019, According to the report released by the Fisheries Department, India is the second largest fish producing country in the world after China as it accounts for 6.3 percent of the global fish production. It also states that the fisheries sector registers a 7 percent growth rate, sustaining 14.5 million fishermen. 23rd session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission(IOTC).Rajni Sekhri Sibal, Secretary, Department of Fisheries addressed the 23rd session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) held in Hyderabad, where she states that 30 percent of the Indian EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) is spread across the Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands, but only 1 percent comprises production of tuna fish.
  15. Who was appointed as the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency of Pakistan ?
    1) Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar
    2) Lt Gen Asim Munir
    3) Lt Gen Syed Shahid Hamid
    4) Lt Gen Faiz Hameed
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Lt Gen Faiz Hameed
    Explanation:
    On June 16, 2019, The Pakistan Army appointed Lt Gen Faiz Hameed as the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency. He was the Adjutant General at the General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He succeeded Lt General Asim Munir. He has previously served in the ISI as the head of internal security.He was one among the officials to end Faizabad dharna by a radical religious group in November 2017 through a deal.
  16. Name the first satellite launched by Sri Lanka from the International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal .
    1) Cartosat-2A
    2) INSAT-4CR
    3) Ravana-1
    4) Kalpana-1
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ravana-1
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, Sri Lanka successfully launched its first satellite ‘Ravana-1’ into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) along with two other BIRDS 3 satellites from Japan and Nepal. It was deployed to the 400-km of orbit at an inclination of 51.6 degrees using the JAXA (Japanese Aerospace and Exploration Agency) owned Kibo experiment module. The satellite was designed and developed by 2 Sri Lankan engineers – Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika who are studying space engineering at Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology.
  17. Where was the Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held ?
    1) Sollentuna, Sweden
    2) Karlstad, Sweden
    3) Gothenburg, Sweden
    4) Stockholm, Sweden
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Sollentuna, Sweden
    Explanation:
    Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden
  18. Who won the gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 ?
    1) Gaurav Kumari
    2) PU Chitra
    3) Suriya Loganathan
    4) Kavita Raut
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) PU Chitra
    Explanation:
    Asian champion PU Chitra (Palakkeezhil Unnikrishnan Chithra) of India won a gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden. She ran her season best by clocking 4 minutes 12.65 seconds (4:12.65s). Chitra beats Mercy Cherono of Kenya who finished 4:13:34s, a former IAAF World Cross Country champion and silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships.2018 Asian Games gold medallist, Jinson Johnson from India won a silver medal in men’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix by clocking 3:39.69 as he finished behind Sweden’s Andreas Almgren (3:39.68s). Jinson Johnson is an Asian Games gold medalist and he has earlier bettered his own national record by clocking 3:37.62 at Next Generation Athletics Meet at Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  19. Name the deceased minister and MNF (Mizo National Front) leader of Mizoram.
    1) Pramod Mahajan
    2) Vilasrao Deshmukh
    3) Gopinath Munde
    4) Lalrinchhana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Lalrinchhana
    Explanation:
    On June 19, 2019, Lalrinchhana, Former Mizoram minister and MNF (Mizo National Front) leader passed away after battling with cancer. He was 84. In 1966, Lalrinchhana, a three-time minister joined the Mizo National Front (MNF).After the MNF came overground, following the signing of the Mizo Accord in 1986, he had won the assembly elections for five consecutive times since 1987.
  20. What was the theme of World Refugee Day 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees”
    2) Theme – “Embracing Refugees to celebrate our Common Humanity”
    3) Theme – “#Step With Refugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day”
    4) Theme – “We stand together with refugees”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Theme – “#Step With Refugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day”
    Explanation:
    World Refugee Day is observed across the world on June 20, 2019, to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. It seeks to draw attention to the plight of refugees across the world and celebrate their courage and resilience and renew global commitment to solve refugee problems. The Theme for the 2019 World Refugee Day is #Step With Refugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The theme expects communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life should take big and small steps in solidarity with refugees.
  21. On which date, World sickle cell day is observed globally ?
    1) June 19
    2) June 18
    3) June 17
    4) June 16
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) June 19
    Explanation:
    World sickle cell day 2019 observed all around the world on June 19. It is observed to promote public awareness about sickle cell disease and support people by educating them.This day was recognized by the United Nation General Assembly in 2008 to raise awareness about the sickle cell disease and the pain that people go throughout life.The day was celebrated for the first time on 19 June 2009.Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited genetic abnormality of hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying protein found in red blood cells). This abnormality causes stuck in small blood vessels, which can slow blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the President of Asian Development Bank (ADB) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Takehiko Nakao
  2. Where is the headquarter of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) located ?
    Answer
    Answer – Geneva, Switzerland
  3. What is the Capital and Currency of Japan ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Capital: Tokyo & Currency: Japanese Yen
  4. Who is the Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog ?
    Answer
    Answer – Rajiv Kumar
  5. Where is the headquarter of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) situated?
    Answer
    Answer – Los Angeles, California, US
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