Current Affairs Quiz: June 13 2019

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  1. Name the new agency, which is set to be formed to develop weapon systems and to enhance the capability of armed forces for space wars.
    1) Defence Research Agency (DRA)
    2) Defence Space Research and Development Agency (DSRDA)
    3) Defence Space Agency (DSA)
    4) Defence Space Research Agency (DSRA)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Defence Space Research Agency (DSRA)
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved to set up the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRA), a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies. It will enhance the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space. The agency will consist of a team of scientists. They will work in close coordination with the tri-services integrated defence staff officers.It will provide research and development support to Defence Space Agency (DSA).
  2. Where was the central India’s first Sikh Museum inaugurated recently ?
    1) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    2) Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    3) Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh
    4) Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    Explanation:
    On June 7, 2019, Central India got its First Sikh Museum in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The museum Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sikh Museum is located at Gurudwara Gurusingh Sabha in Guru Nanak Nagar. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Bagel on the ‘Shahidi Divas’ of the fifth Sikh Guru, Arjun Dev. The museum has a library and visitors are illuminated about the ten Sikh gurus and other personalities related to the religion.They can read books on Gurus and on Sikh religion. They can enlighten themselves about the community’s history by watching movies in the home theatre of the museum in its 5,000 square feet premises.
  3. Which country has decided to invest an amount of Rs 13,000 crore for infrastructure projects in North-East?
    1) Japan
    2) U.S.
    3) Russia
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Japan
    Explanation:
    On June 12, 019, The Government of Japan has decided to invest an amount of 205.784 billion Yen, nearly Rs 13,000 crore in several ongoing as well as new infrastructure projects in the North-East Region. This was announced after a meeting of Development of North-East Region (DoNER) Minister Dr Jitendra Singh with the Japanese delegation led by Ambassador Mr Kenji Hiramatsu. The contributions of Japan in the development and transformation of the North-East in the last 3-4 years were appreciated by the Minister of DoNER.
  4. Name the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, who launched “E-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes” recently .
    1) Prakash Javdekar
    2) Dharmendra Pradhan
    3) Arjun Munda
    4) Ram Vilas Paswan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Arjun Munda
    Explanation:
    On June 12, 2019, the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda launched “E-governance initiatives for ST Welfare schemes” at a function organized by Ministry of Tribal Affairs in presence of Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Ms. Anusuiya Uikey, Vice Chairperson of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), Shri Ramesh Chand Meena, Chairperson of The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) and Shri Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, Minister of Tribal Affairs.
  5. Which country has recognized forests as living entities on the World Environment Day ?
    1) Ecuador
    2) Costa Rica
    3) Nicaragua
    4) El Salvador
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) El Salvador
    Explanation:
    The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador has recognized forests as living entities on the World Environment Day (5th June 2019). Its citizens will now be required to preserve forests and respect them as more than just property.Since the 1960s, El Salvador has lost about 85% of its native forests and the planet as a whole has lost about 80 percent of its native forests. A coalition in El Salvador named “Yes for the Rights of Nature” (Sí por los Derechos de la Naturaleza), has environmentalists and social leaders called for recognizing forests as living entities.
  6. Which country has been choosen as the guest country in the 33rd Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (Guadalajara International Book Fair), in Mexico ?
    1) Japan
    2) India
    3) U.S.
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India
    Explanation:
    India has been designated as the guest country in the 33rd Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (Guadalajara International Book Fair), in Mexico. The nodal agency, under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, claimed it to be the largest book fair in the Spanish speaking world.The fair will be organised from 30th November to 8th December 2019.Indian Pavilion will showcase the Ancient and rare manuscripts including “Mahabharata” and “Ramayana” along with photo books, handicrafts, and paintings in the event.
  7. Which country is set to host the 45th session of the G7 Summit?
    1) Sicily, Italy
    2) Biarritz, France
    3) Ottawa, Canada
    4) Bavaria, Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Biarritz, France
    Explanation:
    French President, Emmanuel Macron has invited Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to attend the 45th session of the G7 Summit in Biarritz in France as a special invitee. The summit of the G7 group of countries scheduled to take place from August 24 to August 26. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation for the summit.The Seven (G7) countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.France ‘s Minister of state for foreign affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne is recently visiting India for the first time.The G7 Summit 2018 (44th Summit) was held in Quebec, Canada.
  8. Which bank has become the on-boarded corporate agent for the first time with Max Bupa, a standalone health insurer (SAHI) under open architecture for purchasing health insurance products?
    1) Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
    2) ICICI Bank
    3) State Bank of India
    4) HDFC Bank
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
    Explanation:
    On June 1, 2019, Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Bank and Max Bupa, a Standalone Health Insurer (SAHI) signed a Bancassurance corporate agency agreement. For the first time, IDBI Bank became an on-boarded corporate agent for Max Bupa under open architecture. It will also install ‘Infinity’, a proprietary digital platform. Through this, the customers of IDBI Bank can purchase the product of their choice instantly and access their policy documents at the bank branch. Any Time Health (ATH) Machines, a completely automated, technology based models will be installed by Max Bupa at IDBI Bank branches across the country.
  9. Which two prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers were penalized by Reserve Bank of India for violating PPI norms pertaining to its issuance and operation?
    1) Axis Bank and My Mobile Payments Limited
    2) HDFC Bank and Vodafone M-Pesa Limited
    3) Yes Bank and ZipCash Card Services
    4) ICICI Bank and Itz Cash Card Ltd.
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) ‘Yes Bank’ and ’ZipCash Card Services’
    Explanation:
    On June 12, 2019, The Reserve Bank of India slapped a monetary penalty Rs. 11.25 lakh each on Private sector lender ‘Yes Bank’ and Online Wallet Service, ’ZipCash Card Services’ for violating PPI (prepaid payment instrument) norms pertaining to issuance and operation of PPIs. The fine imposed in exercise of powers vested under Section 30 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007, for non-compliance of regulatory guidelines.
  10. How much is the highest monetary reward issued to the genuine informant of insider trading as per the regulatory body, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently?
    1) Rs. 5 Crore
    2) Rs. 4 Crore
    3) Rs. 2 Crore
    4) Rs. 1 Crore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Rs. 1 Crore
    Explanation:
    On June 10, 2019, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) released a discussion paper for informant mechanism related to insider trading. The proposed amendments to the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 will provide absolute confidentiality with appropriate safeguards. Capital market regulator announced that genuine whistleblowers could get monetary reward up to Rs 1 crore as well as amnesty from regulatory action. Monetary reward for an informant would be subject to certain conditions. It would be in the case where monies disgorged is at least Rs 5 crore. It will be paid from the Investor Protection and Education Fund (IPEF).
  11. Who was honoured with the country’s highest literary honour, 54th Jnanpith Award in New Delhi ?
    1) Raghuveer Chaudhari
    2) Amitav Ghosh
    3) Krishna Sobti
    4) Shankha Ghosh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Amitav Ghosh
    Explanation:
    Noted English Fiction writer Amitav Ghosh (63) received the country’s highest literary honour 54th Jnanpith Award in New Delhi. The decision taken by the Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by Jnanpith laureate Pratibha Ray. Former West Bengal Governer, Gopalakrishna Gandhi, who was the chief guest of the event presented the award. Amitav Ghosh is one of the most prominent contemporary Writer who is famous connecting past with the present in relevant ways in his novels.Ghosh is known for his novels such as Shadow Lines, The Glass Palace, The Hunger Tide, River of smoke, Flood of Fire. Amitav Ghosh is also recipient of the Padma Shri(2007) and Sahitya Akademi Awards.
  12. Name the Manipur youth, who was inducted into Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’ for discovering Whatsapp bug .
    1) Maharaj Kumar Priyabarta Singh
    2) Donny Luwang
    3) Zonel Sougaijam
    4) Thingnam Anjulika Samom
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Zonel Sougaijam
    Explanation:
    A 22-year-old civil engineer, Zonel Sougaijam from Imphal east of Manipur was recognized by the social media giant “Facebook” for discovering and reporting a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user. Zonel Sougaijam was rewarded $5000 and also inducted into the Facebook ‘Hall of Fame’2019. Now he is at the 16th position in a rundown of 94 people in the ‘Facebook Hall of Fame’ 2019.In the bug bounty program of Facebook, the user can report critical bugs which violate the privacy of its users.
  13. Name the director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, who received Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) recently .
    1) Jayashri Kulkarni
    2) Jayshree Ramachandran
    3) Shashi Kant Kochchar
    4) Arun Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jayashri Kulkarni
    Explanation:
    On June 11, 2019, seven Indian-origin Australians have been honoured for their outstanding contributions in the field of medicine, music, education and finance in Australia.In the field of Medicine, Jayashri Kulkarni , The Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre and Winita Hardikar received Member of the Order of Australia (OAM). Artist Jayshree Ramachandran( Melbourne ) also awarded Member of the Order of Australia .Shashi Kant Kochchar for charitable initiatives and Arun Kumar for the service to the financial planning sector were also awarded.Krishna Dhana Nadimpalli (Canberra) for the service to multi-culturalism and Maha Sinnathamby (Brisbane ) for the contribution to the property industry and the community received the OAM.
  14. Who was the only Indian athelete in the Forbes list of World’s highest paid athletes 2019 ?
    1) Rohit Sharma
    2) Shikhar Dhawan
    3) M.S. Dhoni
    4) Virat Kholi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Virat Kholi
    Explanation:
    Star Cricketer Virat Kholi remains the only Indian in the Forbes list of World’s highest-paid athletes 2019 with the annual earnings of $25millon(mn). He has slipped 17 spots (ranked 83rd on 2018) to be on 100th in the list. The list has been topped by the Barcelona and Argentina professional Footballer Lionel Messi with the annual earnings of $127mn. Key The estimated annual earnings of $25mn consist $21mn from endorsements and $4mn from salary and winnings.Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) ranked second while Neymar (Football) ranked third.
  15. Which entity has appointed bollywood actor Tiger Shroff as brand Ambassador for its popular range of G-Shock watches ?
    1) HMT India
    2) Casio India
    3) Fastrack India
    4) Titan India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Casio India
    Explanation:
    Japanese electronics firm Casio India announced that it has appointed Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff as the brand Ambassador for its popular range of G-Shock watches across different touch points including television, media, digital and social. The company has partnered with Tiger Shroff for its launching campaign “ChallengeTheLimits”
  16. Who was appointed as the part-time member in the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for the period of three years ?
    1) Prashant Saran
    2) M Damodaran
    3) V Ravi Anshuman
    4) G Anantharaman
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) V Ravi Anshuman
    Explanation:
    A recent order issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Government of India notified that V Ravi Anshuman has been designated as a part-time member in the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for the period of three years or until the age of 70. He is currently working as a professor in Indian Institutes of Management, Bangalore.It is a statutory regulator for the securities market in India established in 1988.Its mandate is to protect the interests of investors in securities, promote the development of the securities market and to regulate the securities market.It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  17. To which organization, Krishnamurthy Subramanian and B Sriram was appointed as the part-time members ?
    1) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
    2) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority(IRDAI)
    3) Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
    4) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI)
    Explanation:
    On June 11, 2019, The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian and the former Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Bank B Sriram as part-time members of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI). Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Professor in Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, was appointed as CEA for a period of 3 years in December 2018.
  18. Who was appointed as the 7th Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA). succeeding Vice Admiral RB Pandit ?
    1) Ashok Agrawala
    2) V.S. Subrahmanian
    3) Jayant Kumar
    4) Dinesh K Tripathi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Dinesh K Tripathi
    Explanation:
    On June 12, 2019, Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal), NM assumed charge as the 7th Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA). He succeeded Vice Admiral RB Pandit, AVSM, who completed his tenure of over 15 months (Assumed charge on February 19, 2018). He has taken over as the Commandant of INA on the promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasala, Defence Services Staff College Wellington and US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
  19. Name the app launched by american embassy to help Indian students who wish to study in US(United States) Universities.
    1) Offshore Education
    2) Education USA
    3) Study USA
    4) Educate India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Education USA
    Explanation:
    On the event of Student Visa Day (June 12, 2019), an event that celebrates higher education ties between India and the United States, the American Embassy has launched an app named “Education USA” to help Indian students who wish to study in the US (United States) Universities. The app was launched in collaboration with the United States India Educational Foundation and it is available on both Android and iOS platforms for free. It gives comprehensive and latest information about studying in the US.The app aims to help the students, parents, school counsellors and others who want to know about the US higher education.
  20. Researchers from which institute have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans, for the first time ?
    1) Saint Louis University
    2) University of Notre Dame
    3) Ohio State University
    4) University of Nebraska Omaha
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ohio State University
    Explanation:
    For the first time, Researchers at Ohio State University have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans. It gives important data points to communities and conservationists to help protect drinking water and the seas. The study was published in the Journal “Geophysical Research Letters” on June 3, 2019. The team of Ohio State University worked with researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Saskatchewan in the research.
  21. How many new species were discovered from India in the year 2018 as per the data released by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) ?
    1) 596
    2) 550
    3) 545
    4) 580
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 596
    Explanation:
    Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have published the details about documented 596 new species of flora and fauna from India in Plant Discoveries 2018 and Animal Discoveries 2018. i. Scientists and taxonomists have documented 372 new species of fauna (animals) which include 311 invertebrates and 61 vertebrates, and 224 new species of flora (plants) including seed plants, pteridophytes, bryophytes, fungi, and lichen.
  22. Which state recorded the highest number of discoveries with 59 species as per the data released by Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) ?
    1) Andhra Pradesh
    2) West Bengal
    3) Tamil Nadu
    4) Kerala
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Kerala
    Explanation:
    Kerala recorded the highest number of discoveries with 59 species. Similarly, West Bengal recorded 38 and Tamil Nadu recorded 26. According to the discovery of 596 new species, 31% of the plant species found in the Himalayas and the Western Ghats was the hotspot for 50% of the animal species.
  23. Researchers discovered two new species of the ‘tweezer-beaked hopping rats’ or ‘ shrew-rats’ from which country ?
    1) Cambodia
    2) Philippines
    3) Thailand
    4) Vietnam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Philippines
    Explanation:
    Researchers from the University of Utah or Utah Natural History Museum, the University of Kansas, the University of the Philippines, and Louisiana State University have discovered two new species of the tweezer-beaked hopping rats or ‘shrew-rats on mountains in the Philippines’ island of Luzon. The study was published in the Journal of Mammalogy.The new species are named Rhynchomys labo (Labo shrew-rat) and Rhynchomys mingan (Mingan shrew-rat ). Rhynchomys is a genus name where the term “rhyncos” is for snout and “mys” for “mouse.
  24. Name the new species of ‘paddy frog’, which is discovered from from Northeast India, primarily Assam.
    1) Dapylil
    2) Hammer
    3) Aishani
    4) Hopper
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Aishani
    Explanation:
    Scientists from Delhi University and the Wildlife Institute of India along with researchers from Indonesia and the US found a new species of ‘paddy frog’ from Northeast India, primarily Cachar district of Assam. The study was published in PeerJ, a peer-reviewed journal.The new species of ‘paddy frog’ has been named ‘aishani’ or aisani, means Northeast in Sanskrit. Its scientific name is Micryletta aishani.
  25. Who become the third Indian woman cricket player to feature in Kia Super League (KSL) ?
    1) Jemimah Rodrigues
    2) Thirush Kamini
    3) Veda Krishnamurthy
    4) Ekta Bisht
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Jemimah Rodrigues
    Explanation:
    Young cricketer of India, Jemimah Rodrigues has become the third Indian woman cricket player to feature in Kia Super League (KSL) after Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur. She will play in the fourth and final edition of the KSL. She plays for Yorkshire Diamonds in Women’s Super League.She represented India in 10 ODIs and 25 T20Is.
  26. Name the veteran Cueist, who won the 2019 Pacific International Snooker Championship .
    1) Michael Ferreira
    2) Geet Sethi
    3) Pankaj Advani
    4) Sourav Kothari
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  4) Sourav Kothari
    Explanation:
    Indian billiards player Sourav Kothari won the 2019 Pacific International Snooker Championship, held in the Reventon Classic, in Melbourne, Australia. He defeated Tyson Crinis of Australia to win the title. He won a gold medal in 2014 Asian Billiards Championship and won a bronze medal in 2011, 2014 and 2015 World Billiards.He won Arjuna award for Billiards & Snooker in the year 2016.
  27. Name the veteran journalist and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Uttar Pradesh, who passed away recently .
    1) Madan Lal Khurana
    2) Rajanath Singh
    3) Nirupam Sen
    4) Ananth Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rajanath Singh
    Explanation:
    On June 13, 2019, Veteran journalist and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Rajanath Singh ‘Surya’ passed away at his Gomtinagar residence in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh after a brief illness. He was 82.Before his death, he had expressed his desire to donate his body to the King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, so the body was handed over to KGMU authorities by his family. He was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader, a well-known journalist and columnist in Hindi journalism and had worked in various newspapers. Born in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on May 8, 1937, Singh became a Rajya Sabha MP in November 1996 and retired in November 2002.
  28. Ahmed Essop passed away recently, he was a/an ________ .
    1) Actor
    2) Policitian
    3) Author
    4) Producer
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Author
    Explanation:
    Noted author and former educationist of Indian origin, Ahmed Essop has passed away in South Africa, at the age of 88. He was born in India in 1931 then emigrated to South Africa. His 1978 book ‘The Haji and other Short Stories’ received the Olive Schreiner Award in 1979. Ahmed Essop is the author of several publications. His works were published by Staffrider and Raven Press. He received the Lifetime Achievement Literary Award in 2018 at the annual South Africa Literary Awards.
  29. What was the theme of the International Albinism Awareness Day 2019 ?
    1) Theme – “Still Standing Strong”
    2) Theme – “Social and Human Sciences”
    3) Theme – “Advancing with renewed hope”
    4) Theme – “Shining our light to the world”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Theme – “Still Standing Strong”
    Explanation:
    On June 13, 2019, International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) was observed. The day is observed to preserve the rights of persons with albinism and take efforts to ensure equal access for them in employment, education, justice, and good health. The theme for 2019 is “Still Standing Strong”. On December 18, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/RES/69/170 to observe June 13 as International Albinism Awareness Day with effect from 2015.Albinism is a genetic condition that causes very little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the president of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ?
    Answer
    Answer – Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande
  2. Where is the headquarter of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) located?
    Answer
    Answer – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  3. Who is the Prime Minister of France ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Edouard Philippe
  4. What is the tagline of Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Aao Sochein Bada
  5. Who is the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Ajay Tyagi
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