Current Affairs Quiz: June 16 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs June 16 2019

  1. Where was the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog held recently ?
    1) Pune
    2) Kolkata
    3) Mumbai
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On June 15, 2019, The fifth meeting of the Governing Council of The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog was held in Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, New Delhi. It was attended by the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, 26 Chief Ministers and the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Union Ministers and special invitees. This was the first governing council meeting under the new Modi government. The guiding principle of Union Government is “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwaas”.
  2. Who has chaired the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog?
    1) Rajnath Singh
    2) Narendra Modi
    3) Amit Shah
    4) Nirmala Sitharaman
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Narendra Modi
    Explanation:
    On June 15, 2019, The fifth meeting of the Governing Council of The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, New Delhi.The Prime Minister spoke on the common goal of achieving a New India by 2022.The goals set for the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi should be achieved by October 2, 2019 and he insisted to begin the work to achieve the goals for 2022, the 75th anniversary of independence.
  3. Which year is set as a target year to make India a five trillion dollar economy ?
    1) 2030
    2) 2025
    3) 2024
    4) 2020
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) 2024
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister said the goal to make India a five trillion dollar economy by 2024 can be achieved though it is challenging. He urged the states to increase their economy by 2 to 2.5 times, which in turn would increase the common man’s purchasing power. He called upon the Chief Ministers to study their State’s export potential and work on export promotion.
  4. Which state has the lowest rate of female workforce participation, as per the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data published by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) ?
    1) Bihar
    2) Meghalaya
    3) Mizoram
    4) Himachal Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Bihar
    Explanation:
    The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data published by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) reported that female labour force declined in India in 2017-18. It is one among the world’s bottom 10. In 2011-12, India was placed at 12th from the bottom globally. Bihar had the lowest rate of female workforce participation whereas the southern and eastern states did better.
  5. OROP was in news recently, R stands for ___________.
    1) Rationality
    2) Rank
    3) Regulation
    4) Reserve
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rank
    Explanation:
    R stands for Rank.The full form of OROP was One Rank One Pension.
  6. Who formed a committee to work on modalities of revising pension to over 25 lakh ex-servicemen and widows under One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme ?
    1) Narendra Modi
    2) Nirmala Sitharaman
    3) Amit Shah
    4) Rajnath Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Rajnath Singh
    Explanation:
    On June 14, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formed a committee to work on modalities and methodology on the implementation of the next revision of pension to over 25 lakh ex-servicemen and widows under One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme.
  7. Who will chair the newly constituted committee that will work on modalities of revising pension to over 25 lakh ex-servicemen and widows under One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme ?
    1) Avinash Dikshit
    2) Sanjiv Mittal
    3) Anuradha Mitra
    4) Nawal kishore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sanjiv Mittal
    Explanation:
    On June 14, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formed a committee to work on modalities and methodology on the implementation of the next revision of pension to over 25 lakh ex-servicemen and widows under One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme.The newly constituted committee is headed by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), Shri Sanjiv Mittal and consists of representatives from the three services.It will submit its report in a month.
  8. Which country is to release the new Banknotes of 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 denominations for racketing hyperinflation which eroded the currency’s value ?
    1) Libya
    2) Russia
    3) Venezuela
    4) Syria
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Venezuela
    Explanation:
    On June 12, 2019, The Venezuelan government announced that it will issue new banknotes due to racketing hyperinflation which eroded the currency’s value. The central bank of Venezuela will release new Banknotes of 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 bolivar denominations.The highest bill in circulation was 500 bolivar note before the announcement.The largest denominations banknotes of 50,000 bolivars are worth about Rs.560 ($8) which is more than the minimum wage of 40,000 bolivars.
  9. Name the Non-governmental organizations (NGO), which was awarded with BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) “World Service Global Champion Award for their mid-day meal project .
    1) The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF)
    2) Pratham Education Foundation
    3) Sammaan Foundation
    4) K C Mahindra Education Trust ( Nanhi Kali )
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF)
    Explanation:
    The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF), a Non-governmental organizations (NGO) based in Bangalore that runs school lunch programme across India has been awarded the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) “World Service Global Champion Award” for the mid-day meal project. The award was presented at the BBC Food and Farming Awards in Bristol in London, UK. The NGO started to provide mid-day meal almost 20 years ago, now it reaches to feed 1.75 million children all over India.
  10. Who was crowned as Miss India 2019 ?
    1) Meenakshi Chaudhary
    2) Vaishnavi Andhale
    3) Lalnunthari Rualhleng
    4) Suman Rao
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Suman Rao
    Explanation:
    On June 15, 2019, A 20-year-old model, Suman Rao, a resident of Rajsamand, Rajasthan was crowned Miss India 2019. The ceremony was held at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was crowned by Miss India 2018 Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu. Shivani Jadhav from Chhattisgarh won Femina Miss Grand India 2019 title and Shreya Shanker from Bihar won Miss India United Continents 2019 title. Sanjana Vij of Telangana was adjudged as Miss India Runner Up 2019.
  11. Indian Government has appointed Padmaja as the next High Commissioner of India to which country?
    1) Brunei Darussalam
    2) Republic of Tuvalu
    3) Belize
    4) Cambodia
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Republic of Tuvalu
    Explanation:
    On June 15, 2019, the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, announced the appointment of Ms. Padmaja as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Tuvalu with the residence in Suva. She is currently serving as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Fiji and also serving (concurrently accredited) as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Nauru. She succeeds Shri Vishvas Vidu Sapkal.
  12. Who has won the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, Australia ?
    1) John Pulman
    2) Joe Davis
    3) Peter Gilchrist
    4) Sourav Kothari
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  3) Peter Gilchrist
    Explanation:
    Peter Gilchrist of Singapore defeated India’s Sourav Kothari (Kolkata) to win the 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship at the Yarraville Club in Melbourne, Australia. Multiple times world billiards champion Peter Gilchrist was at his best to defeat Sourav Kothari with 1500-706.Kothari entered into the final of Pacific International Billiards after getting the thumping win over Dhvaj Haria in Semi-Finals.Sourav Kothari defeated Peter Gilchrist of Singapore 1134-944 in 2018 WBL World Billiards Championship title.
  13. Name the former South Korean feminist & democracy activist, who passed away recently .
    1) Lee Hee-ho
    2) Kwon Ri-sae
    3) Lee Hye-ryeon
    4) Yao Beina
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Lee Hee-ho
    Explanation:
    Lee Hee-ho, a South Korean feminist & democracy activist and wife of the late South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, passed away. She was 96. Lee Hee-ho was born in September 1922 in Seoul, South Korea. She was known for her women’s rights activism in the 1950s by establishing activist and research groups and also serving a senior role with South Korea’s YWCA (World Young Women’s Christian Association ).She also took an active role in the founding of the Gender Equality Ministry under Kim Dae-jung’s administration.
  14. International Day of Family Remittances is observed annually on ___________ ?
    1) 13th June
    2) 14th June
    3) 15th June
    4) 16th June
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 16th June
    Explanation:
    On 16th June 2019, International Day of Family Remittances was observed all over the world. This day recognizes the contribution of migrant workers to their families and communities back home, and to the sustainable development of their native countries. The day has adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Objective 20) for the reduction of remittance transfer costs, and greater financial inclusion through remittances. The first International Day of Family Remittances was celebrated on 16 June 2015. IFAD, as custodian of the IDFR, is supporting the #FamilyRemittances Campaign 2030.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Where is the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is located ?
    Answer
    Answer – Rome, Italy
  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Tuvalu ?
    Answer
    Answer – Capital: Vaiaku and Currency: Australian dollar, Tuvaluan dollar
  3. Who is the founder of Akshaya Patra Foundation ?
    Answer
    Answer – Madhu Pandit Dasa
  4. National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) works under the which ministry ?
    Answer
    Answer – Ministry of Statistics of the Government of India
  5. Where is the headquarter of Niti Aayog located ?
    Answer
    Answer – New Delhi
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