Current Affairs Quiz: June 27 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs June 27 2019

  1. Which govt scheme has benefitted 2.22 crore villagers with Digital Education and now working towards the goal of making one lakh digital villages?
    1) Pradhan Mantri Digital Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMDKVY)
    2) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Digital Saksharta Yojana (PMSDSY)
    3) Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)
    4) Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (DDUDSA)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that around 2.22 crore villagers were given Digital Education under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA). The government has enrolled 636 training partners.The target of the government is to make one lakh digital villages. In order to fulfill it, it has collaborated with Railways to lay the Optical fibre network at the gram level.
  2. How many houses were approved under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) so far(approximately) ?
    1) 83 Lakh
    2) 82 Lakh
    3) 80 Lakh
    4) 81 Lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 81 Lakh
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri announced that 81,03,196 houses were approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme. 47,57,987 houses are at stages of construction and 26,07,913 houses were completed or occupied.Central Assistance of Rs. 51,113 crores was released under the PMAY (Urban) and the assistance was met through Budgetary Resources as well as Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR).
  3. Who was appointed as the head of newly constituted committee for ensuring inter-ministerial coordination on resolving issues related to e-commerce ?
    1) Sanjay Kothari
    2) Ramesh Abhishek
    3) Pradeep Kumar Sinha
    4) Nripendra Misra
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ramesh Abhishek
    Explanation:
    Standing Group of Secretaries (GoS) has been constituted for ensuring inter-ministerial coordination on resolving issues related to e-commerce.Chairman: The committee formed under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ramesh Abhishek.Draft national e-commerce policy: It has been drafted and placed in public domain. The 42-page draft addresses six broad issues of the e-commerce ecosystem such as data, infrastructure development, e-commerce marketplaces, regulatory issues, stimulating domestic digital economy and export promotion through e-commerce.
  4. Name the minister, who formed the Group of Secretaries (GoS) for ensuring inter-ministerial coordination on resolving issues related to e-commerce.
    1) Piyush Goyal
    2) Suresh Prabhu
    3) D. V. Sadananda Gowda
    4) Pralhad Joshi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Piyush Goyal
    Explanation:
    On June 21, 2019 Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal stated that a Standing Group of Secretaries (GoS) has been constituted for ensuring inter-ministerial coordination on resolving issues related to e-commerce.Chairman: The committee formed under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ramesh Abhishek.
  5. Where was the 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Brunei Darussalam held ?
    1) Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
    2) Mumbai, India
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Kampong Ayer, Brunei Darussalam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    On June 24, 2019, The 7th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Brunei Darussalam was held in New Delhi. The Indian side was led by Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary(East) and Brunei side was led by Hajah Siti Norishan Haji Abdul Ghafor, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brunei Government.They reviewed bilateral relations between the 2 countries, including political, trade and investment, defence, cultural & people to people contact and exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues.They agreed to explore cooperation in energy, health and pharmaceuticals, higher education and agricultural sectors.The next round of Consultations will be held in Brunei on mutually agreed dates.
  6. Which state celebrated the 23rd Sindhu Darshan Festival 2019 ?
    1) Assam
    2) Odisha
    3) West Bengal
    4) Jammu and Kashmir
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Jammu and Kashmir
    Explanation:
    A four-day event of 23rd Sindhu Darshan Festival 2019 celebrated at Sindhu Ghat Shey in Jammu and Kashmir’s Leh from 24 to 27 June 2019. Organizers: The festival was jointly organized by Sindhu Darshan Yatra Samiti (SDYS) and Ladakh Phanday Tsogspa.It was inaugurated by Skyabje Choskyong Palga Rinpoche.Aim: The day celebrated with the aim to promote national integration and celebrate unity in diversity and it was first started in 1997.It was marked by a holy dip in the Indus River and the colorful cultural programme performed by cultural troupes from different parts of the country.
  7. Which country has signed a decree to extend the ban on food imports like meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables from the European Union (EU) till December 31, 2020 ?
    1) Japan
    2) Russia
    3) China
    4) U.S.
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Russia
    Explanation:
    On June 24, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to extend the ban on food imports like meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables from the European Union (EU) till December 31, 2020. In 2014, Russia had imposed an official ban on a wide range of imports from the EU and other countries in retaliation for international sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis.This has affected Russian economy by pushing up food prices.
  8. FBA was in news recently, B stands for _________.
    1) Benchmark
    2) Bankruptcy
    3) Balance
    4) Budget
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Benchmark
    Explanation:
    B Stands for Benchmark.Full form of FBA-financial benchmark administrator (FBA)
  9. Which organization has issued a framework for setting up of financial benchmark administrator (FBA) for administering ‘significant benchmarks’ in the markets for financial instruments ?
    1) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI)
    2) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD)
    3) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    4) Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    Explanation:
    On June 26, 2019, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a regulatory framework for setting up of financial benchmark administrator (FBA) for administering ‘significant benchmarks’ in the markets for financial instruments. Significant benchmarks: It means any benchmark notified by the central bank taking into consideration its use, efficiency, and relevance in domestic financial markets and the benchmarks administered outside India do not fall under the norms. RBI’s authorization: Without obtaining the authorization of the Reserve Bank, FBA will not administer a ‘significant benchmark’. FBAs: It will be incorporated in India as a company that will maintain a minimum net worth of Rs 1crore at all times.
  10. Which insurance company has partnered with MobiKwik & launched “shampoo-sachet” concept to offer mini medical insurance products with premiums as low as Rs 20 ?
    1) New India Assurance
    2) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
    3) HDFC ERGO General Insurance
    4) Max Bupa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Max Bupa
    Explanation:
    MobiKwik, a mobile payments service provider, partnered with health insurer Max Bupa to launch “shampoo-sachet” concept in the insurance sector. It will offer mini medical insurance products with premiums as low as Rs 20. The partnership enables financial inclusion by making pocket size health insurance solutions available through the Mobikwik platform.
  11. Name the entity, which has launched a tool “Anti Money Laundering Express Edition(AMLXE)” to detect, investigate, and report suspected money laundering and terrorist financing activity .
    1) IBM
    2) Oracle
    3) Microsoft
    4) Intel
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Oracle
    Explanation:
    A multinational software firm based in the United States, Oracle has introduced a new tool that will help small & mid-sized banks to tackle fraud.The Oracle Financial Services “Anti Money Laundering Express Edition(AMLXE)” is designed to detect, investigate, and report suspected money laundering and terrorist financing activity.It targeted at smaller banks that have to comply with regulatory norms with a limited budget.It uses new architecture principles which offer quick deployment on premise or on cloud infrastructures allowing firms to transition to their future states faster and at reduced implementation costs.
  12. Under the Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Education Loans (CGFSEL) by  Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), a collateral free loan of how much worth is provided as a financial support to meritorious students?
    1) Rs 9.5 Lakh
    2) Rs 8.5 Lakh
    3) Rs 7.5 Lakh
    4) Rs 6.5 Lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Rs 7.5 Lakh
    Explanation:
    On June 24, 2019, India’s central banking institution, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised all Scheduled Commercial Banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme which is formulated by Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).On June 24, 2019, India’s central banking institution, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised all Scheduled Commercial Banks to adopt Education Loan Scheme which is formulated by Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). Loan up to Rs 10 lakh for study in India and upto Rs 20 lakh for study abroad.Collateral free loans upto Rs 7.5 Lakh under the Credit Guarantee Fund Scheme for Education Loans (CGFSEL).No Margin for a loan up to Rs 7.50 Lakh.Repayment period of 15 years.One Year Moratorium for repayment after completion of studies in all cases.Moratorium taking into account spells of unemployment/under employment say two or three times during the life cycle of the loan.The moratorium for the incubation period if the student wants to take up a start-up venture after graduation.                                         
  13. Which organization has estimated that the focus of the Indian government to improve logistics, and infrastructure will boost exports to $1 trillion in the next 3 years?
    1) Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)
    2) Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
    3) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
    4) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)
    Explanation:
    Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) has estimated that the focus of the government to improve logistics, ease of doing business and modern trade infrastructure will boost exports of the country from current $535 billion to $1 trillion in the next 3 years.Initiatives like special focus on cutting logistics cost and time, further improvement in ease of doing business, proper implementation of government policies for exporters and timely refund of taxes like Goods and Service tax (GST) will result in the increase of exports. Reduction of logistics costs by 10% will help to raise exports by 5-8%.
  14. Who won the ‘world’s best coder’ award in 6th Edition of TechGig Code Gladiators 2019 ?
    1) Himanshu Singh
    2) Jaspreet Singh
    3) Sameer Gulati
    4) Surya Kiran Adury
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Sameer Gulati
    Explanation:
    In the 6th Edition of TechGig Code Gladiators 2019, an annual coding competition, Ex-champion, Sameer Gulati won the title as ‘world’s best coder’ and took home prize money of Rs 3,00,000, a trophy and a certificate. The event was held at Reliance Corporate Park, Navi Mumbai. Technology themes: The event also hosted a total of 10 exciting technology themes include Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Chatbots, Robotic Process Automation, Fintech, Software Testing, Location Services, Amazon Alexa Skills, Internet of Things, and New Commerce.Registration: This edition saw over 2.6 lakh registrations(Of this, 21 percent (55,633 out of 2,62,906) were female coders) for the 87-day long coding competition.Vaishnavi crowned as the Best Female Coder.
  15. Who was appointed as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing(RAW) for a fixed two-year term ?
    1) Alok Joshi
    2) Rajinder Khanna
    3) Anil K Dhasmana
    4) Samant Kumar Goel
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Samant Kumar Goel
    Explanation:
    As per the Personnel Ministry, Government of India, Samant Kumar Goel, a 1984 batch IPS(Indian Police Service) officer of Punjab cadre appointed as chief of Research and Analysis Wing(RAW) for a fixed two-year term. He is presently serving as Special Secretary in the RAW. He will succeed Anil K Dhasmana.
  16. Name the IPS Officer from Assam- Meghalaya cadre, who has been appointed as the chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) for the tenure of two years .
    1) Mukesh Kumar
    2) Arvind Kumar
    3) Gyanesh Kumar
    4) Vivek Bhardwaj
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Arvind Kumar
    Explanation:
    According to the Personnel Ministry, Government of India, Arvind Kumar (59), a 1984 batch IPS (Indian Police Service) officer from Assam- Meghalaya cadre has been made the chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) for the tenure of two years. He is currently serving as special director in the IB. He will succeed Rajiv Jain.
  17. Who was appointed as the Director of Nehru Centre in London, which comes under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)?
    1) Amish Tripathi
    2) Salman Rushdie
    3) Anita Desai
    4) Vikram Seth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Amish Tripathi
    Explanation:
    Author Amish Tripathi was appointed as the Director of Nehru Centre in London, which comes under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He succeeds Srinivas Gotru. He has authored the best selling books like ‘The Secret of the Nagas’ and ‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila’. The Nehru Centre was founded in 1992 and Gopalkrishna Gandhi was its founder director.
  18. Where was the new tortoise species named Manouria impressa(Impressed Tortoises) discovered ?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Kerala
    3) Arunachal Pradesh
    4) Andhra Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation:
    A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs (Non-Government Organization)-Help Earth & Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) discovered two (one male and female) new species of tortoise In Yazali area of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. The species is called Manouria impressa (Impressed Tortoises ) because of the ‘impressive’ orange-brown to dark brown patches on its carapace.With this discovery, India now has 29 species of non-marine chelonians and five tortoises.The species inhabits moist primary forests of the hilly tracts of the Indo-Myanmar biodiversity hotspot.
  19. Which organisation’s olympic status was suspended recently by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ?
    1) Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA)
    2) Fédération Internationale de Volleyball(FIVB)
    3) Badminton World Federation(BWF)
    4) International Boxing Association (AIBA)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) International Boxing Association (AIBA)
    Explanation:
    On June 26, 2019, International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the Olympic status from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and took over the responsibilities of the qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games. In May 2019, IOC members had voted to support the executive board’s recommendation to suspend AIBA’s Olympic status.
  20. Chris Gayle is set to retire in August-September 2019, he is associated with which sport ?
    1) Tennis
    2) Cricket
    3) Football
    4) Badminton
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Cricket
    Explanation:
    West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, aged 39, will retire from international cricket after the home Test series against India in August-September 2019. He was the captain of the team in the past and has won 2 T20 World Cup titles with the Windies. He is the second-highest run-scorer in ODIs (One Day Internationals) for West Indies. He is the first batsman to hit 200 in a World Cup 2015 and the only batsman to hit a triple century in Tests, a double-century in ODIs and centuries in T20 Internationals.Gayle has played in 103 Tests, accumulating 7215 runs at an average of 42.19. In 294 ODIs he scored 10345 runs and in 58 T20 Internationals he scored 1627 runs.
  21. Name the deceased social activist, secretary of the Gandhi Ashram Trust and the Padma Shri awardee, who passed away recently in Jayag, Noakhali, Bangladesh .
    1) Jharna Dhara Chowdhury
    2) Dada Dharmadhikari
    3) Jayaprakash Narayan
    4) Baba Amte
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jharna Dhara Chowdhury
    Explanation:
    Jharna Dhara Chowdhury, eminent social activist and secretary of the Gandhi Ashram Trust in Jayag, Noakhali, Bangladesh passed away due to old age complications. She was 81. She was born on October 15, 1938, at Lakshmipur of Bangladesh.She dedicated her whole life to the Gandhian way of peacebuilding, communal harmony and social justice.She was honored with Padma Shri in 2013, Jamnalal Bajaj award in 1998 and Ekushey Award, the highest civilian honor in Bangladesh in 2015.
  22. Name the author of the novel titled ‘The New Delhi Conspiracy’ .
    1) Kiran Desai
    2) Mulk Raj Anand
    3) Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    4) Meenakshi Lekhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Meenakshi Lekhi
    Explanation:
    Meenakshi Lekhi, a women politician(MP of Bharatiya Janata Party and spokesperson) has written her debut novel titled ‘The New Delhi Conspiracy’. Ms. Lekhi is a Supreme Court lawyer by profession.The book is published by Harper Collins and has been co-written by Krishna Kumar who works with her.The novel talks about undercurrents of Delhi’s political landscape and attempts to lay bare what is influencing the course of the nation’s political trajectory.
  23. International Micro, Small and Medium-sized (MSME) Enterprises Day is observed annually on ______________?
    1) June 24
    2) June 26
    3) June 27
    4) June 25
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) June 27
    Explanation:
    International Micro, Small and Medium-sized (MSME) Enterprises Day 2019 was observed on June 27. It aims to recognize the importance of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in achieving sustainable development goals, promoting innovation, creativity and sustainable work for all.International Trade Center, the United Nations launched its flagship report: “The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019: Big money for small businesses”.The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises organized an international convention on the theme “Indian MSMEs, Global Aspirations” in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for MSME and Road Transport & Highways.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Mouling National Park is located in which state ?
    Answer
    Answer – Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Who is the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) ?
    Answer
    Answer – Thomas Bach
  3. Who is the MD & CEO of Max Bupa Health Insurance Company ?
    Answer
    Answer – Ashish Mehrotra
  4. What is the Capital and Currency of Brunei Darussalam?
    Answer
    Answer – Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan & Currency: Brunei dollar
  5. Who is the President of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Ganesh Kumar Gupta
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