Current Affairs Quiz: June 28 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs June 28 2019

  1. How much fine will be imposed on the people for blocking ambulances as a part of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill?
    1) Rs 20,000
    2) Rs 30,000
    3) Rs 10,000
    4) Rs 50,000
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Rs 10,000
    Explanation:
    On June 24, 2019, The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the bill to fine people with Rs 10,000 for blocking ambulances. The rule is the part of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill. The newly approved bill will update the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.
  2. WPI was in news recently,W stands for __________.
    1) Wholesale
    2) Welfare
    3) Wealth
    4) Wage
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Wholesale
    Explanation:
    W stands for Wholesale,the full form of WPI is Wholesale Price Index.
  3. Who will chair the 18-member working group to revise the current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with the base year 2011-12 and to come up with a new Producer Price Index (PPI)?
    1) V.K. Saraswat
    2) V.K. Paul
    3) Rajiv Kumar
    4) Ramesh Chand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Ramesh Chand
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, Government formed a 18-member working group headed by Ramesh Chand, member of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, to revise current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with base year 2011-12 and come up with a new Producer Price Index (PPI). The other members of the panel include 4 officials from National Statistical Office, 2 from Ministry of Finance, 1 from Department of Agriculture, 1 from RBI, 1 from Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and 1 from Department of Consumer Affairs. The non-official members of the group include State Bank of India chief economist Soumya Kanti Ghosh, economist Surjit Bhalla, and Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council member Shamika Ravi, among others.
  4. Which is the nodal office for the 18 member working group chaired by Ramesh Chand formed to revise current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI)?
    1) Department of Financial Services(DFS)
    2) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
    3) Department of Economic Affairs(DEA)
    4) Department of Investment and Public Asset Management(DIPAM)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, Government formed a 18-member working group headed by Ramesh Chand, member of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, to revise current series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) with base year 2011-12 and come up with a new Producer Price Index (PPI). The nodal office for the group is the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). The revision of the base year 2011-12 will help to describe a more realistic picture of the price situation and its impact on people. It will draft a roadmap to switch over from WPI to PPI.
  5. Which institute has signed with Ministry of Shipping to set up India’s first Centre for Inland & Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT) with the focus on indigenisation of ship designing, building and testing ?
    1) IIT Madras
    2) IIT Delhi
    3) IIT Kharagpur
    4) IIT Bombay
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) IIT Kharagpur
    Explanation:
    On June 26, 2019, A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between Ministry of Shipping and IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Kharagpur to set up Centre for Inland & Coastal Maritime Technology (CICMT) at IIT Kharagpur. CICMT is the first of its kind centre in India with the focus on indigenisation of ship designing, building, and testing. The cost of the project is Rs.69.20 crore and it is funded under Sagarmala programme. The funding for the project is for 5 years after which revenues generated from the end users will be used.
  6. Name the campaign launched by Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Smt. Renuka Singh to institutionalize collaborations with different organizations to promote tribal products .
    1) “Go Tribal Campaign”
    2) “Promote Tribes”
    3) “Uplift the life of tribes”
    4) “Tribal Products”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) “Go Tribal Campaign”
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, “Go Tribal Campaign” by Tribes India was launched by Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Smt. Renuka Singh in the presence of Shri R.C. Meena, Chairman, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), Shri Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Shri Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED in New Delhi. TRIFED organized this event to institutionalize collaborations and partnerships with different organizations to promote tribal products. It is an organization under Ministry of Tribal Affairs and is engaged in marketing development of tribal products under the brand name “TRIBES INDIA”.
  7. Where was the 32nd edition of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Congress held for the first time in South Asia to increase quality seed production and seed export-import policies ?
    1) Male, Maldives
    2) Dhaka, Bangladesh
    3) Kabul, Afghanistan
    4) Hyderabad, Telangana
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Hyderabad, Telangana
    Explanation:
    An eight-day event of the 32nd edition of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Congress has started in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and the Telangana government have jointly hosted the event which is being held for the first time in South Asia. Inauguration: Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare inaugurated the event.Aim: Focusing on modern technologies to increase quality seed production and seed export-import policies.
  8. Which country has signed a loan agreement worth $400 Million with World Bank for the Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis(TB), which kills approximately half a million people in that country ?
    1) Indonesia
    2) India
    3) China
    4) Nigeria
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, The World Bank and the Government of India signed a loan agreement of $400 Million for the Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis(TB), which kills approximately half a million people in India every year. The program will cover nine States of India. The Loan Agreement was signed by Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Shanker Lal, Acting Country Director, on behalf of the World Bank.
  9. Which year is set as a target year by the government of India to end Tuberculosis(TB) ?
    1) 2035
    2) 2030
    3) 2025
    4) 2020
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 2025
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, The World Bank and the Government of India signed a loan agreement of $400 Million for the Program Towards Elimination of Tuberculosis(TB), which kills approximately half a million people in India every year. The program will cover nine States of India. It will also support the government’s National Strategic Plan to end TB in India by 2025. Diagnostics and management of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) will be improved.
  10. Which state government signed a loan agreement worth of $328 million with the World Bank (WB) for improving health services ?
    1) Andhra Pradesh
    2) Arunachal Pradesh
    3) Himachal Pradesh
    4) Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, The World Bank, Government of India and State Government of Andra Pradesh signed a loan agreement worth of $328 million with the World Bank (WB) for improving health services of Andhra Pradesh.The Loan Agreement was signed by Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Shanker Lal, Acting Country Director, World Bank on behalf of the World Bank.
  11. What is the average base rate set by Reserve Bank of India for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) to be charged from their customers?
    1) 9.75%
    2) 9.25%
    3) 9.55%
    4) 9.18%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 9.18%
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, The Reserve Bank of India set an average base rate of 9.18% for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) to be charged from their customers. It will be charged for the quarter beginning July 1, 2019.On February 7, 2014, the Apex bank in a circular had informed the NBFCs and MFIs regarding the pricing of credit on the last working day of every quarter.It sets the average base rate on the basis of an average of the base rate of the 5 largest commercial banks.
  12. Which cryptocurrency exchange in India has terminated its digital asset trading services and other crypto-related operations citing regulatory uncertainty and disruption ?
    1) Coinbase
    2) Koinex
    3) Binance
    4) Zebpay
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Koinex
    Explanation:
    India’s Largest cryptocurrency exchange, Koinex (Mumbai) terminating its digital asset trading services and other crypto-related operations citing regulatory uncertainty and disruption. Problem: It was facing problems with its payment services and gateways, along with non-crypto related transactions like payment of salaries, rent, and purchase of equipment.It started its digital assets exchange services in August 2017.Record: It executed over 20 million orders, and recorded $3Biilion+ in trading volume on its platform so far.
  13. Which international organization has released the report titled “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018” ?
    1) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership(REEEP)
    2) International Energy Agency(IEA)
    3) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    4) International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    Explanation:
    International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a report, “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018” .
  14. Which country has became the low cost solar energy producer in the world as per International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s report “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018” ?
    1) China
    2) India
    3) UK
    4) US
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India
    Explanation:
    According to a report, “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018” by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), India leads in producing solar power at lowest cost globally and is far ahead of other nations in low average production costs. Even India beats China(cheapest manufacturer of everything,) it also left behind the countries of the UK, Canada, and France among others.India’s report: India has the lowest total installed cost for new utility-scale solar PV projects that were commissioned in 2018 at $793/Kw(kilowatt), which is 27% lower than in 2017.High cost: Canada($2,427/kW) Russian($2,302/kW) Japan($2,101/kW) South Africa($1,617/kW) and Australia($1,554/kW) are charging high for setting up solar projects.Low cost: China, Italy , France($1,074/kW) and Germany($1,113/kW) have the lowest installation cost.
  15. Which Indian politician was named in the ‘100 most Influential in UK-India Relations: Celebrating Women’ list released by Sajid Javid, Home Secretary of UK ?
    1) Sonia Gandhi
    2) Mamata Banerjee
    3) Smriti Zubin Irani
    4) Nirmala Sitharaman
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Nirmala Sitharaman
    Explanation:
    On June 24, 2019, To mark ‘India Day’ in the Houses of Parliament in London, United Kingdom (UK), Sajid Javid, Home Secretary of UK, released the ‘100 most Influential in UK-India Relations: Celebrating Women’ list. Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, was one among the 100 most influential women driving the UK-India relationship forward.
  16. Name the first Indian, who has became the member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) while heading a Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH).
    1) Narinder Batra
    2) Thomas Abraham
    3) Rajeev Arora
    4) Vandana Sharda
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Narinder Batra
    Explanation:
    On June 26, 2019, Narinder Batra, President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the IOC Session. He received 58 votes out of 62. With the election of 10 new members, the total number of IOC members rose to 105. Batra became the first Indian to have the rare distinction by becoming a member of the IOC while heading a National Olympic Committee and the international federation.
  17. Which organization has elected Sharad Kumar Saraf as its new President ?
    1) Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI)
    2) National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
    3) Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)
    4) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO)
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) elected Sharad Kumar Saraf as its new President. He succeeded Ganesh Kumar Gupta.He is the Chairman and Founder of Technocraft Industries (India).He had earlier served FIEO twice as Vice-President and Regional Chairman (west region) for 4 times.During his tenure as Vice President, he established Indian Exporters Grievance Forum to address exporters’ grievances through legal channels.
  18. Who has been appointed as the National Housing Bank (NHB) Managing Director for a period of three years ?
    1) Karnam Sekar
    2) Sarada Kumar Hota
    3) Pallav Mahapatra
    4) P. S. Jayakumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sarada Kumar Hota
    Explanation:
    According to the Finance Ministry, Government of India, Canara Bank General Manager (GM)Sarada Kumar Hota has assumed charge as the National Housing Bank (NHB) Managing Director for a period of three years. He succeeds Sriram Kalyanaraman. Prior to the appointment, Hota served as the managing director of Can Fin Homes, a subsidiary of Canara Bank.NHB, which is now wholly owned by the Government.
  19. Which space agency has designed Lunar Evacuation System Assembly (LESA) system to save the lives of astronauts ?
    1) European Space Agency (ESA)
    2) National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA)
    3) Italian Space Agency(ISA)
    4) Canadian Space Agency(CSA)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) European Space Agency (ESA)
    Explanation:
    American Space Agency, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) astronauts tested a prototype Lunar Evacuation System Assembly (LESA) designed by European Space Agency (ESA).It was tested as part of NASA’s NEEMO 23 (Extreme Environment Mission Operations) mission to assist in astronaut rescue missions on the surface of Moon.Testing: It was tested undersea as the bottom of the ocean floor is rocky, sandy terrain and warm salty water bear much more similarity with the lunar surface.LESA: It is a pyramid-like structure designed to be used by a single astronaut in the gravitational force of the moon for the rescue purpose.
  20. Name the nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile which was test-fired from Odisha coast .
    1) BrahMos II
    2) Nirbhay
    3) Prahaar
    4) Prithvi-II
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Prithvi-II
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable missile Prithvi-II, a surface-to-surface missile, from a test range off the Odisha coast. Prithvi is the first missile developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). The trial was carried out from a mobile launcher from Launch Complex-III of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha.The launch activity was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army monitored by the scientists of the DRDO.
  21. What is the name of energy-saving behavioral app launched by a power distribution company, BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) ?
    1) Energysaver
    2) Save
    3) Susthome
    4) SaveEnergy
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Susthome
    Explanation:
    BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), a power distribution company, launched energy-saving behavioral app ‘Susthome’. It is developed by BYPL and TERI-The Energy and Resources Institute, to bring about a behavioural change in how consumers use electricity and it will track energy consumption patterns. In the first phase of a pilot project, selected cooperative housing societies in Mayur Vihar will use this app. In the second phase, the initiative will cover around two lakh residential consumers.
  22. Which country is set to host 2026 Winter Olympics ?
    1) China
    2) Italy
    3) India
    4) Russia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Italy
    Explanation:
    On June 24, 2019, In the final round of voting at the 134th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Italy’s Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, defeating Sweden’s capital Stockholm. Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo received 47 votes from the IOC members and Stockholm secured 34 votes.
  23. Marcus Trescothick announced retirement recently, he is associated with which sport ?
    1) Tennis
    2) Football
    3) Cricket
    4) Badminton
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Cricket
    Explanation:
    The former England opening batsman, Marcus Trescothick, aged 43, announced retirement from professional cricket. He will retire after the current county season ends which is Trescothick’s 27th season. In his career of 27 years, he played 76 Tests with more than 5800 runs with an average of 43.79 and 123 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) scoring 4335 runs with an average of 37.37 since his debut for Somerset, a county in South West England, in 1993.He holds a record for the most first-class catches (445) for the county.
  24. Mohammed Baji (Md Bazi), who passed away recently was the veteran freedom fighter from which state?
    1) Rajasthan
    2) Andhra Pradesh
    3) West Bengal
    4) Odisha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Odisha
    Explanation:
    Noted freedom fighter, Mohammed Baji (Md Bazi) passed away Sunari Sahi in Nabarangpur district of Odisha. He was 103. He was born on January 20, 1917, and he had joined the Indian National Congress in 1936.He had taken part in Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement in 1940 and was active in the Sarvodaya movement after freedom.He also joined the Quit India Movement and was held on August 19, 1942, and jailed for 30 months before he was released on June 25, 1947.He was the chairman of Utkal Gandhi Smarak Nidhi.
  25. Name the former Ranji Trophy cricketer of Bengal and Karthick Bose Lifetime Achievement Awardee, who passed away recently.
    1) Shyam Sundar Mitra
    2) Wasim Raja
    3) Zulfiqar Bhatti
    4) Raman Lamba
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Shyam Sundar Mitra
    Explanation:
    Bengal‘s former Ranji Trophy cricketer Shyam Sundar Mitra passed away at the age of 82 due to heart ailment. He was Born in 1936 in Kolkata and he was popularly known as ‘SS’.He was awarded the Karthick Bose Lifetime Achievement Award by CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal).He played his club cricket for Mohun Bagan(Football club), who honored him with the Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.
  26. G Vijaya Nirmala was passed away recently, she was associated with which field ?
    1) Producer – Actress
    2) Actress – Film Maker
    3) Director – Actress
    4) Producer – Director
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Actress – Film Maker
    Explanation:
    Veteran Telugu actor-film Maker G Vijaya Nirmala passed away following a brief illness in Hyderabad. She was 75. She was born on February 20, 1946, in Tamil Nadu.Nirmala had over 200 films to her name with 25 each in Malayalam and Tamil, and the remaining in Telugu.In 2002, she holds Guinness Book of World Records as the female director with most films.In 2008, she received Raghupathi Venkaiah award from Andhra Pradesh government for her contribution to Telugu cinema.
  27. Which ministry has observed Swachhta Pakhwada (cleanliness fortnight) from 1st June to 15th June 2019 ?
    1) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
    2) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF)
    3) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
    4) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MEITY)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
    Explanation:
    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and institutions under it, successfully observed Swachhta Pakhwada (cleanliness fortnight) from June 1-15 2019. The campaign was inaugurated by Secretary, MNRE Shri Aanand Kumar by delivering a lecture on the importance of Swachhata in life.On June 4, 2019, the Minister participated in tree plantation drive in CGO Complex, New Delhi.MNRE undertook various initiatives like Shramdan (cleanliness drive), “Swachhata Pledge”, organization of Seminar on Biogas/Biomass- Waste to Energy and other initiatives with an objective of disseminating the message of Swachh Bharat widely.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the Chairman of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO)?
    Answer
    Answer – Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
  2. Where is the headquarter of International Olympic Committee (IOC) located ?
    Answer
    Answer – Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. Papikonda National Park is located in which state?
    Answer
    Answer – Andra Pradesh
  4. Who is the Chief Minister of Telangana?
    Answer
    Answer –  K. Chandrashekar Rao
  5. Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is founded by which ministry ?
    Answer
    Answer – Ministry of Commerce and Industry
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