Current Affairs Quiz: June 18 2019

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  1. Which country is set to host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the first time in September 2019?
    1) Geneva, Switzerland
    2) Windhoek, Namibia
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Ordos City, China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    To address the issues of land degradation and desertification, for the first time, India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September 2019. It will be held between September 2 and 13, 2019 at the India Expo Center and Mart, New Delhi. COP-14 will review the reports submitted by COP to convention and look into the details like how they carry out their commitments.
  2. Which year is set as target year to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s degraded and deforested land under restoration as per Bonn Challenge ?
    1) 2020
    2) 2025
    3) 2027
    4) 2030
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) 2020
    Explanation:
    It is a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of the world’s degraded and deforested land under restoration by the year 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.India had joined the voluntary Bonn Challenge pledge at COP-13 (2015) in Paris. It had committed to restore 13 million hectares (MH) of degraded and deforested land by 2020, and an additional 8 million hectares (MH) by 2030. It is one of the largest pledges in Asia.
  3. Which states will be implemented with the pilot project to restore degraded forest landscapes by the Indian government in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ?
    1) Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Kerala
    2) Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Karnataka
    3) Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Karnataka
    4) Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Karnataka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Karnataka
    Explanation:
    Ahead of COP-14 Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Prakash Javadekar launched a flagship project. It is a part of a larger international initiative ‘Bonn Challenge’. It will increase India’s capacity for Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR).The project is implemented by MoEFCC in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).During the pilot phase of the project, initial 3.5 years, it will be implemented in Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Karnataka. It is aimed to develop and adapt best practices and monitor protocols for country, and build capacity .
  4. _______ edition of World Food India (WFI) 2019 is to be held in November 2019?
    1) First
    2) Second
    3) Third
    4) Fourth
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Second
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced that World Food India (WFI) 2019, a biennial event, will be held at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns from 1-4 November 2019. It will be the biggest gathering of all global and domestic stakeholders in the Food Processing Sector. This will be the second edition of WFI, first was held in 2017.
  5. Which city is set to host the 2nd edition of World Food India (WFI) 2019 in November 2019 ?
    1) Mumbai
    2) Varanasi
    3) New Delhi
    4) Guwahati
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced that World Food India (WFI) 2019, a biennial event, will be held at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi from 1-4 November 2019. It will be the biggest gathering of all global and domestic stakeholders in the Food Processing Sector. This will be the second edition of WFI, first was held in 2017.
  6. What is the tagline of Second edition of World Food India(WFI) or WFI 2019 ?
    1) “Forging Partnerships for Growth”
    2) “Transforming the Food Economy”
    3) “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13”
    4) “Bridging the standardisation gap”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) “Forging Partnerships for Growth”
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced that World Food India (WFI) 2019, a biennial event, will be held at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi. The tagline of the event will be “Forging Partnerships for Growth”.Meetings were organized to discuss the investment opportunities available in India in the Food processing industry and to sensitize the gathering about the participation in WFI 2019.
  7. What was the theme of the 10th edition of Regional Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) summit, 2019 held in Nagpur, Maharashtra?
    1) Theme – “Act to change laws that Discriminate”
    2) Theme – “Reaching out – connect to your community”
    3) Theme – “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”
    4) Theme – “Transformation Strategies for Built Environment”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Theme – “Transformation Strategies for Built Environment”
    Explanation:
    On June 15, 2019, The 10th edition of Regional Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) summit, 2019 was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari addressed this meeting. The theme of 2019 summit was “Transformation Strategies for Built Environment”. This theme was adopted to focus on the impact of incorporating sustainability initiatives into functioning public buildings.
  8. Which city has constructed the first plastic waste road ?
    1) Gurugram
    2) Lucknow
    3) Mumbai
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Lucknow
    Explanation:
    In an environment-friendly initiative, Lucknow constructed its first plastic waste road. The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has started using plastic waste to construct roads as a pilot project. This environment-friendly road is being constructed as a trial from Gomti Nagar Police Station to Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow. The LDA will follow all the road-making guidelines set by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) for the construction.
  9. Where was the 3rd edition of Namaste Thailand Festival 2019 held ?
    1) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    2) Bangkok, Thailand
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Chiang Mai, Thailand
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    A two-day event of Namaste Thailand Film Festival 2019 concluded its third edition at Select Citywalk in New Delhi. It was organized by Royal Thai Embassy with an aim to strengthen bilateral ties and increase cultural exchange between India and Thailand. The festival was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Thailand to India, H.E Chutintorn Gongsakdi. The festival featured stage performances by Thai artistes including Thai folk-jazz band Asia-7.
  10. What is the name of the operation, which was carried out by India and Myanmar to bust camps of militant outfits operating in Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam?
    1) Operation Sunrise 2
    2) Operation Sarp Vinash
    3) Operation Parakram
    4) Operation Surya Hope
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Operation Sunrise 2
    Explanation:
    The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas named ‘Operation Sunrise 2’. They targeted the militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam to bust terror camps.The armies coordinated with each other to bust camps of militant outfits. It included the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), NSCN-K (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang), the United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).Troops from the Assam Rifles also participated in this event.
  11. Where was the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit 2019 held recently ?
    1) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    2) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
    3) Ashgabat,Turkmenistan
    4) Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Dushanbe, Tajikistan
    Explanation:
    The 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit 2019 was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 14-15 June 2019.
  12. What was the theme of 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit 2019 held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan ?
    1) Theme – “On Enhancing Dialogue, Trust and Coordination for a New Asia of Peace, Stability and Cooperation”
    2) Theme – “Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region”
    3) Theme – “Towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia”
    4) Theme – “New opportunities for cooperation, peace and security in Asia”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Theme – “Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region”
    Explanation:
    he 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit 2019 was held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 14-15 June 2019. The theme of the 5th Summit was “Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region”. India is a member of CICA since 1999. Late Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had participated in the first CICA Summit held in 2002 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  13. Which Indian minister addressed the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit 2019 held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan ?
    1) Nirmala Sitharaman
    2) Amit Shah
    3) S. Jaishankar
    4) Rajnath Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) S. Jaishankar
    Explanation:
    Minister of External Affairs, Dr S. Jaishankar reached Dushanbe to attend the 5th CICA Summit. CICA is a pan-Asia forum to enhance cooperation and promote peace, security and stability in Asia. Terrorism is the gravest threat to the people in Asia. CICA members are its victims. Terrorists and their victims must never be equated.CICA has always shown a strong commitment to combat terrorism and extremism and to adopt a comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism.
  14. Which organization released the 26th edition of the population estimates and projection report, ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ ?
    1) United Nations(UN)
    2) North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO)
    3) World Health Organization(WHO)
    4) World Bank(WB)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) United Nations
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, According to the 26th edition of the UN (United Nations) population estimates and projection report, ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ published by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  15. Which country is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous country by 2027 as per the UN’s report, ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ ?
    1) Brazil
    2) Indonesia
    3) U.S.
    4) India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) India
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, According to the 26th edition of the UN (United Nations) population estimates and projection report, ‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ published by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs states that India is going to surpass China as the world’s most populous country by 2027.As per the report, India likely to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050.According to the World Population Review 2019, India currently ranks second in the index (out of 230 countries), with over 17 percent of the world population. iii. Previous UN projections had estimated that India will surpass China as the world’s most populous country as early as 2022.
  16. What are all the Indian films, that will be screened in the 2019 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in Bucheon City, South Korea ?
    1) Gully Boy, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Andhadhun and Padmaavat
    2) Gully Boy, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Andhadhun and Super Deluxe
    3) Gully Boy, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Andhadhun and Raazi
    4) Gully Boy, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Padmaavat and Raazi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Gully Boy, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Andhadhun and Super Deluxe
    Explanation:
    2019 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) will be held in Bucheon City, South Korea from June 27 to July 7, 2019. This is the 23rd edition of the film festival. This film festival is known as a Mecca of the film culture.288 movies from 29 countries will be screened and the film festival will be inaugurated through Edgar Nito’s movie, “The Gasoline Thieves”.4 Indian movies Gully Boy directed Zoya Akhtar, Andhadhun directed by Sriram Raghavan, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (Krish) & Kangana Ranaut and a Tamil movie, Super Deluxe directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, will be screened at the festival.
  17. Name the MD and Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir Bank, who led the Board of Directors (BoD) which decided to bring the bank under J&K RTI Act, 2009 & Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines.
    1) Arun Kumar Mehta
    2) Mohammad Ashraf Mir
    3) R.S. Chhibber
    4) Pronab Sen
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) R.S. Chhibber
    Explanation:
    The Board of Directors (BoD) of Jammu & Kashmir Bank under the chairmanship of the bank’s Interim Chairman and Managing Director (MD) R.S. Chhibber decided to bring the bank under Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2009 and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines with effect from June 17, 2019.The decision was taken after receiving directions from the State Government, which owns 59% of the bank’s shares, in order to improve the governance and bring transparency & accountability in the functioning of the bank.BoD decided to arrest any further slippage of accounts to Non-Performing Assets (NPA) by initiating strong action against wilful defaulters.
  18. Which entities are penalized by the Digital Communications Commission (DCC) for denying Reliance Jio Infocomm adequate points of interconnection (PoIs) in 2016?
    1) Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd
    2) Bharti Airtel Ltd and Tata Sky
    3) Vodafone Idea Ltd and Tata Sky
    4) Vodafone Idea Ltd and Tata Docomo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd
    Explanation:
    The highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecom (DoT), Digital Communications Commission (DCC) approved to levy penalties on Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd for denial of interconnection to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd when it had entered the market in 2016. In October 2016, Telecom Regulatory authority of India (TRAI) had fined Airtel and Vodafone with Rs. 1,050 crore each ( Rs 50 cr per circle for 21 circles) and for Idea ( Rs 50 cr per circle for 19 circles) it was Rs 950 crore. But as Vodafone and Idea merged ( August 2018) to form Vodafone-Idea, the new entity had to bear the combined burden of Rs. 2000 cr.
  19. Name the institute, which will honour Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar with ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’.
    1) AIIMS New Delhi
    2) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    3) University of Delhi
    4) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
    Explanation:
    Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will honour Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar with ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’. This was decided by the Executive Council of JNU. They will be awarded on the third convocation ceremony of the university, which will be held in August 2019. They will be the first recipient of this award. Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar is an alumnus of JNU’s School of International Studies. He completed his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) as well as Doctoral Research from JNU. He is specialized in the field of nuclear diplomacy from JNU.
  20. Who was appointed as the brand ambassador of two wheeler company, Hero MotoCorp Ltd?
    1) Juan Cuadrado
    2) Yerry Fernando Mina González
    3) Philippe Coutinho
    4) André Gomes
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Yerry Fernando Mina Gonzále
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, India’s leading two wheeler company, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, appointed Colombian professional footballer, Yerry Fernando Mina González(24) as its new brand ambassador. Yerry Mina has the record for most goals in a single World Cup by a defender at the 2018 FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association ) World Cup, France. Hero MotoCorp became the first Indian two-wheeler company to set-up a manufacturing base in Latin America when it commenced operations at Villa Rica, in Cauca province, Colombia in 2016. It has a capacity of 80,000 units of two-wheelers production.
  21. Which NASA telescope is set to be shut down on January 30, 2020 after 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light ?
    1) Kepler space telescope
    2) James Webb Space Telescope
    3) Spitzer Space Telescope
    4) Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Spitzer Space Telescope
    Explanation:
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration‘s (NASA) Spitzer Space Telescope will be shut down on January 30, 2020, after 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light. This was announced by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). It was launched in January 1983 as Infrared Astronomical Satellite to conduct the first infrared survey of the sky. It was jointly developed by the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.Spitzer was originally built to last for a minimum of 2.5 years and by 2020 it will operate for more than 11 years beyond its prime mission.
  22. Name the Indian Chess Grandmaster, who won the 2019 Asian Continental Chess Championship in Xingtai, China in the blitz event .
    1) Nihal Sarin
    2) Gukesh D
    3) Viswanathan Anand
    4) Vidit Santosh Gujrathi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Nihal Sarin
    Explanation:
    Nihal Sarin, a 14-year-old Indian Chess Grandmaster has secured a win at the 2019 Asian Continental Chess Championship in Xingtai, China in the blitz event. He scored eight points from nine rounds of the event which meant that he ended the tournament with a lead of a full point.Sarin has recently crossed the 2600 Elo points to become the third youngest player to achieve it.Vietnam GM Le Quang Liem secured the second spot and Indian Srinath Narayanan was placed third.
  23. Where was the FIH (Federation Internationale de Hockey) Men’s Series Finals hockey tournament 2019 held?
    1) Valencia, Spain
    2) Le Touquet, France
    3) Hiroshima, Japan
    4) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
    Explanation:
    On June 16, 2019, In the FIH (Federation Internationale de Hockey) Men’s Series Finals hockey tournament 2019, held in Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  24. Which country won the FIH (Federation Internationale de Hockey) Men’s Series Finals hockey tournament 2019 ?
    1) South Africa
    2) India
    3) Japan
    4) Spain
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India
    Explanation:
    On June 16, 2019, In the FIH (Federation Internationale de Hockey) Men’s Series Finals hockey tournament 2019, India thrashed South Africa with 5-1 in a summit clash at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The goals were scored in the 2nd, 11th, 25th, 36th and 50th minutes.
  25. Who won the Best Player of the Tournament Award in FIH (Federation Internationale de Hockey) Men’s Series Finals hockey tournament 2019 ?
    1) Harbinder Singh
    2) Sandeep Singh
    3) Manpreet Singh
    4) Sardar Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Manpreet Singh
    Explanation:
    On June 16, 2019, In the FIH (Federation Internationale de Hockey) Men’s Series Finals hockey tournament 2019, India thrashed South Africa with 5-1 in a summit clash at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.Manpreet Singh won the Best Player of the Tournament Award, while Vivek Sagar wins the Best Junior Player Award.Jonathan Klagus of USA gets the Best Goalkeeper Award.Harmanpreet and Varun shared the top scorer award along with Semen Matkovsky.
  26. Joshna Chinappa was in news recently, she is associated with which sport ?
    1) Squash
    2) Tennis
    3) Badminton
    4) Table Tennis
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Squash
    Explanation:
    Indian professional squash player, Joshna Chinappa won the national squash title for the record 17th time at the 76th Senior National Squash Championship, 2019 held in Pune, Maharastra. Chinappa overcame her Tamilnadu rival, Sunayna Kuruvilla in the final with 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 11-5 scores. Joshna Chinappa surpassed the record of 16 titles, which stood for 27 years held by Bhuvneshwari Kumari of Rajasthan who won the national titles from 1977 to 1992.She is a two-time Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medallist. iii. Meanwhile, in the men’s category, Mahesh Mangaonkar of Mumbai claimed the national crown against Abhishek Pradhan with 12-10, 11-7, 11-9 win.
  27. Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed annually on _____________?
    1) June 15
    2) June 16
    3) June 17
    4) June 18
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) June 18
    Explanation:
    Sustainable Gastronomy Day was observed on June 18, 2019, across the world. It highlights the need to focus the attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play.The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated to celebrate June 18 as Sustainable Gastronomy Day through its resolution A/RES/71/246 adopted on 21 December 2016.Sustainable gastronomy plays a major role in promoting agricultural development, food security, nutrition, sustainable food production and the conservation of biodiversity.
  28. On which date, International Picnic Day is observed ?
    1) 16th June
    2) 18th June
    3) 17th June
    4) 15th June
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 18 June
    Explanation:
    On 18 June 2019, International Picnic Day was celebrated all over the world. It is a day to encourage people to go outdoors and enjoy each other’s company. International Picnic Day The word “picnic” originated from the French language. It relates to informal outdoor meal. Picnic became a popular time pass in France after the Revolution.According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world’s largest picnic was held in Lisbon, Portugal.Charity events, school picnics and various types of group meals are held to commemorate this day.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Where is the headquarter of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) located ?
    Answer
    Answer – New York, US
  2. What is the tagline of Jammu & Kashmir Bank ?
    Answer
    Answer – Serving to Empower
  3. Who is the Secretary general of United Nations ?
    Answer
    Answer – António Guterres
  4. What is the Capital and Currency of Myanmar ?
    Answer
    Answer – Capital: Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw) & Currency: Burmese kyat
  5. Who is the Prime minister of Thailand ?
    Answer
    Answer – Prayut Chan-o-cha
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