Current Affairs Quiz: June 19 2019

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  1. Where was the 12th Capacity Building workshop co hosted by Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) held recently ?
    1) Cochin
    2) Mumbai
    3) Visakhapatnam
    4) New Delhi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New Delhi
    Explanation:
    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) co-hosted the 12th Capacity Building workshop in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) in New Delhi. It began on June 19, 2019 and will conclude on June 20, 2019. It is organized to deepen knowledge on issues related to piracy and armed robbery.
  2. Which country is set to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030 ?
    1) Scotland
    2) Ireland
    3) United Kingdom
    4) Iceland
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ireland
    Explanation:
    In order to combat greenhouse gas emissions, Ireland Government decided to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 as part of a major strategy to protect the environment. This is one of 180 measures the Irish government published in the ‘Climate Action Plan’. The “Climate Action Plan” also includes the elimination of non-recyclable plastic and higher fees on the production of materials that are difficult to recycle. The Irish Government’s objective is to transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient society and put the country to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  3. Where was the 12th session of Conference of States Parties to the Convention to Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) 2019 held recently ?
    1) London
    2) New Delhi
    3) Washington, D.C.
    4) New York
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) New York
    Explanation:
    On June 12,2019, The 12th session of Conference of States Parties to the Convention to Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) 2019 held at the UN (United Nations) headquarters, New York.
  4. Name the Indian delegate, who participated in the 12th session of Conference of States Parties to the Convention to Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) 2019 held in New York.
    1) Shakuntala Doley Gamlin
    2) Pramod Kumar Misra
    3) Raghvendra Singh
    4) Rashmi Verma
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Shakuntala Doley Gamlin
    Explanation:
    Mrs Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment participated in the conference.
  5. Which Indian State will be benefitted by the India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge 1 (Feni Bridge/ Maitree Setu) constructed over Feni River?
    1) Meghalaya
    2) Manipur
    3) Tripura
    4) Mizoram
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Tripura
    Explanation:
    On June 16, 2019, Riva Ganguly Das, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh visited the construction of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge 1 (Feni Bridge/ Maitree Setu) and land port in Ramgarh Upazila of Khagrachhari, Bangladesh. The construction of the bridge over Feni River had begun in 2017 and is expected to be completed by April 2020. It will connect Tripura with Chittagong port of Bangladesh.Its foundation for construction was laid down jointly by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2015.
  6. Name the tool developed by the WHO Essential Medicines list to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) .
    1) StopSpread(Stop Spreading)
    2) AWaRe(Access, Watch and Reserve)
    3) ReST(Reserve,Stop and Transmit)
    4) ReWaT(Reserve, Watch and Transmit)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) AWaRe(Access, Watch and Reserve)
    Explanation:
    On June 18, 2019, The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global campaign “AdoptAWaRe, Handle antibiotics with care” urging governments to adopt a tool named “AWaRe” (Access, Watch, and Reserve), to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), adverse events and costs. Key Points: i. It is developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List. ii. It classified antibiotics into three groups – Access (antibiotics used to treat the most common and serious infections), Watch (antibiotics available at all times in the healthcare system), and Reserve (antibiotics to be used sparingly or preserved and used only as a last resort).
  7. Which institute topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2020 ?
    1) University of Cambridge
    2) Harvard University
    3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    4) Stanford University
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Explanation:
    List of World’s top 10 universities as per QS World University Ranking 2020:
    RankName of the University
    1.Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    2.Stanford University
    3.Harvard University
    4.California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
    5.University of Oxford
    6.University of Cambridge
    7.ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
    8.Imperial College London
    9.University of Chicago
    10.University College London (UCL)
  8. Name the Indian Institute, which secured top position among Indian institutions in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2020 .
    1) IIT-Kharagpur
    2) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
    3) IIT Delhi
    4) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay)
    Explanation:
    In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2020, The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) emerged as India’s best institution. For the past three years, it has been securing the top position among Indian institutes. It was followed by IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. These are the only three universities in India that made it to the top 200 universities in the world.
  9. Which country has received $15 million from India to organize the African Union (AU) Summit for the first time ?
    1) Niger
    2) Republic of Chad
    3) Burkina Faso
    4) Mali
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Niger
    Explanation:
    India extended $15 million grant to Niger to organize the African Union (AU) Summit scheduled from 7-8 July, 2019 in Niamey, Niger. It was symbolically handed over to Mrs. Lamido Ousseini Bala Goga Salamatou, Deputy Foreign Minister, Government of Niger in the presence of Mr Mohammed Saidil Moctar, Minister and Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Niger by Ambassador of India to Niger Shri Rajesh Agarwal at a ceremony held on 17 June 2019, in Niamey.
  10. Name the cryptocurrency, which is set to be launched by Facebook in 2020.
    1) Monero
    2) Libra
    3) Zcash
    4) Dash
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Libra
    Explanation:
    On June 8, 2019, Facebook confirmed that it will launch a blockchain-powered stable-coin ‘Libra’ in 2020 through the release of white paper. It will be a form of digital money backed by a reserve of assets. It will be governed by the independent Libra Association, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  11. Which of the following is a subsidiary of Facebook that is introduced to provide financial services for users to participate in the Libra network ?
    1) BiyoWallet
    2) Calibra
    3) Alipay
    4) Adyen
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  2) Calibra
    Explanation:
    Facebook introduced Calibra, it’s digital wallet, which will provide financial services and it will be integrated into Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and other approved third-party wallets.Libra Association has 27 partners which includes venture capital firms, nonprofit organizations, crypto firms, and massive corporate financial, telecommunications, and technology service providers like Coinbase, Mastercard, Visa, eBay, PayPal, Stripe, Spotify, Uber, Lyft, and Vodafone.
  12. Name the entity, which signed an MoU with Indian Railways for modernisation of signalling system on four sections.
    1) Konkan Railway Corporation Limited
    2) Calcutta Tramways Company
    3) RailTel Enterprises Limited (REL)
    4) Rail Vikas Nigam
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) RailTel Enterprises Limited (REL)
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, Indian Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RailTel Enterprises Limited (REL), a wholly-owned subsidiary company of RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, to upgrade its signalling system on 4 busiest sections. It includes Automatic Train Protection System with Long Term Evolution (LTE) based Mobile Train Radio Communication System (MTRC) along with the provision of Electronic Interlocking (indoor) wherever required. It was signed by the Executive Director of Signal Development (Railway Board), Pradeep M Sikdar, Member (Signal & Telecom) of Railway Board, Kashinath, and CMD (Chief Managing Director) of Railtel, Puneet Chawla.
  13. What is the revised growth of India forecasted by Fitch for the Fiscal Year20 recently?
    1) 7%
    2) 7.2%
    3) 6.8%
    4) 6.6%
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 6.6%
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, Fitch reduced India’s growth forecast for the current fiscal year (FY20) from 6.8% to 6.6% due to the slow down of manufacturing and agriculture sectors over the past years. In the latest Global Economic Outlook, it retained its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth forecast for the fiscal 2020-21 at 7.1% and 7% for 2021-22.GDP growth of India declined for the fourth consecutive quarter in January-March 2019, with the economy expanding by 5.8%. It was reduced from a cyclical high of 8.1% in the March quarter of 2018.In 2018-19, Indian economy grew at a 5-year low pace of 6.8%.
  14. Which entity has emerged as the country’s most attractive employer brand for the year 2019 as per the report “ Randstad Employer Brand Research 2019 report(REBR) 2019” ?
    1) Amazon India
    2) Microsoft India
    3) Sony India
    4) Mercedes-Benz
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Amazon India
    Explanation:
    According to the “ Randstad Employer Brand Research 2019 report (REBR)” states that e-commerce giant, Amazon India emerged as the country’s most attractive employer brand for the year 2019. It is followed by Microsoft India (2nd) which emerged as the runner up and Sony India(3rd ). The ranking was on the basis of financial health, utilization of the latest technologies and a strong reputation.Others among the top most attractive employer brands in India for 2019 include Mercedes-Benz ( 4th), IBM (5th ), Larsen & Toubro (6th ), Nestle (7th ), Infosys (8th), Samsung (9th ) and Dell (10th ).
  15. Name the state, which topped the 2nd edition of United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list for having maximum number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green buildings .
    1) Haryana
    2) Maharashtra
    3) Karnataka
    4) Tamil Nadu
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    In the Second Edition of the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list of India’s top 10 states which have the maximum number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green buildings, Maharashtra bagged the top slot with 334 LEED-certified green buildings. It was followed by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with 232 and 157 buildings respectively.LEED is a widely used green building rating system which ranks states in terms of cumulative Gross Square Feet (GSF) of certified space. They were ranked as on December 31, 2018.In the 1st Edition of the list, Tamil Nadu was ranked first with 118 buildings.Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan is the Managing Director, Southeast Asia and Middle East, USGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
    RankStateNo. of LEED certified projectsCertified GSF in Millions
    1.Maharashtra334106,057,234
    2.Karnataka23285,887,580
    3.Tamil Nadu15758,809,553
    4.Haryana12556,351,837
    5.Uttar Pradesh8245,734,497
  16. Who was unanimously elected as the new Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha ?
    1) Manoj Rajoria
    2) Arjun Ram Meghwal
    3) Om Birla
    4) Dushyant Singh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Om Birla
    Explanation:
    A two-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) aged 56, was unanimously elected as the new Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. 13 motions were moved in support of Om Birla as the Speaker. His candidature as the Speaker was supported by all major parties including Congress, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC or TMC), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD). He will succeed Sumitra Mahajan (2014-2019) and pro-tem speaker of 17th Lok Sabha Virendra Kumar.
  17. Om Birla was elected as the new Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha, he hails from which state?
    1) Gujarat
    2) Uttar Pradesh
    3) Kerala
    4) Rajasthan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    A two-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Rajasthan’s Kota district, Om Birla, aged 56, was unanimously elected as the new Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha. 13 motions were moved in support of Om Birla as the Speaker.
  18. Whose tenure as Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) was extended till 30th September, 2019 recently?
    1) Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi
    2) Vikas Mohan
    3) Arvind Shukla
    4) Sanjay Kumar
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi
    Explanation:
    Shri Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, IAS of 1986 batch of Bihar cadre gets an extension as Director General (DG), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) of over 3 months. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the extension beyond 18th June to 30th September.
  19. Which is the parent organization of GitHub, that has acquired Pull Panda, a US-based start-up that creates code review tools for the platform?
    1) MSN
    2) Microsoft Corporation
    3) IBM
    4) Yahoo!
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Microsoft Corporation
    Explanation:
    On June 17, 2019, Microsoft owned GitHub announced that it has acquired US (United States)-based start-up Pull Panda, a firm that creates code review tools for the platform for an undisclosed sum. Pull Panda previously offered its products include Pull Reminders, Pull Analytics, and Pull Assigner as a subscription model. With this acquisition, all these products are now available for free at GitHub Marketplace.Microsoft acquired GitHub in June 2018 for $7.5 billion, one of its largest acquisitions till date.
  20. Who topped in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking released recently ?
    1) Simona Halep (Romania)
    2) Maria Sharapova (Russia)
    3) Serena Williams (America)
    4) Naomi Osaka (Japan)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Naomi Osaka (Japan)
    Explanation:
    According to recently released “Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)” rankings, Naomi Osaka (Japan) ranked as world number one. Naomi Osaka is just 252 points ahead of world number two Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the top 20 WTA rankings.
  21. Novak Djokovic topped in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking, he hails from which country ?
    1) Spain
    2) Serbia
    3) Switzerland
    4) United Kingdom
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Serbia
    Explanation:
    According to recently released “Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)” rankings, Novak Djokovic( Serbia) continued as world number one. Novak Djokovic tops the chart in men’s ATP rankings ahead of Rafael Nadal of Spain (French Open winner 2019) and former World number one Roger Federer of Switzerland.
  22. Who won the 119th United States(US)open 2019 held at the at Pebble Beach Golf Links, California ?
    1) Ryan Moore
    2) Matt Jones
    3) Gary Woodland
    4) Brooks Koepka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Gary Woodland
    Explanation:
    American professional golfer Gary Woodland (35) has won the 119th United States (US) open 2019 held at the at Pebble Beach Golf Links, California. He secured his first major career title after defeating two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka(US).Gary Woodland went pro in 2007 and briefly competed on the Nationwide Tour.Woodland has competed on the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Tour since 2009 and has four wins.
  23. Where was the 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship for Men and Women for the year 2019 held recently ?
    1) Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
    2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
    3) Guwahati, Assam
    4) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation:
    The 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship for Men and Women for the year 2019 was held at the Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  24. Name the men’s basketball team that won the 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship that held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
    1) Indian Army(Men)
    2) Income Tax(Men)
    3) Punjab Police (Men)
    4) Eastern Railway(Men)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Punjab Police (Men)
    Explanation:
    The 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship for Men and Women for the year 2019 was held at the Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The Punjab Police (Men) and Eastern Railway (Women) won the prestigious gold medals in the tournament. The tournament was held from June 12-16, 2019 and was organised by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and the Uttar Pradesh Basketball Association (UPBA).
  25. Which country’s 5th President Mohamed Morsi, passed away recently?
    1) Sudan
    2) Egypt
    3) Libya
    4) Turkey
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Egypt
    Explanation:
    Mohamed Morsi, former President of Egypt passed away at the age of 67 in Cairo, Egypt. He was born in El Adwah, Sharqia Governorate, Kingdom of Egypt. He was the 5th President of Egypt. He served the country from 30 June 2012 – 3 July 2013.A top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood who was the first democratically elected President in Egypt’s modern history, had been in jail since he was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against his rule.His death sentence was overturned in November 2016 and a retrial ordered. He died during a court hearing on 17 June 2019.
  26. Name the veteran athletics coach and Dronacharya awardee who passed away in Bengaluru recently.
    1) Raman Lamba
    2) D. Venkatesh
    3) Ayrton Senna
    4) N. Lingappa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) N. Lingappa
    Explanation:
    Veteran athletics coach N. Lingappa passed away at the age of 95 in Bengaluru, Karnataka due to age-related illness. He was a resident of Bengaluru. He represented Mysore in National Games for seven years consecutively and qualified as a walker in the 1954 Manila Asian Games but the event was cancelled.He had trained several international athletes like D.Y. Biradar, P.C. Ponnappa (400m silver medallist at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1970), Uday Prabhu and Ashwini Nachappa.
  27. International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed annually on ___________ .
    1) 19th June
    2) 18th June
    3) 17th June
    4) 16th June
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 19th June
    Explanation:
    On 19th June 2019, International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed all over the world. This day aims to create awareness on the necessity to curb conflict-related sexual violence, and to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence throughout the world.In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict by adopting a resolution (A/RES/69/293).This day also honours people who have devoted their lives to fight against these crimes.
  28. On which date, Autistic Pride Day is observed globally ?
    1) 19th June
    2) 18th June
    3) 17th June
    4) 16th June
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 18th June
    Explanation:
    On June 18, 2019, Autistic Pride Day was observed all around the world. It recognizes the importance of pride for autistics and understands it not as a disease but as a difference.Autistic Pride Day was initiated by Aspies For Freedom, a group that raises public awareness about autism rights.Autism is a neurological developmental disability that affect the development of normal brain, hampers communication, social interaction, cognition and behavior.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state ?
    Answer
    Answer – Uttar Pradesh
  2. Where is the headquarter of Amazon located ?
    Answer
    Answer – Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  3. Who is the Minister of Railways of India ?
    Answer
    Answer – Piyush Goyal
  4. What is the Capital and Currency of Niger ?
    Answer
    Answer – Capital: Niamey & Currency: CFA franc, West African CFA franc
  5. Who is the Director General of World Health Organization(WHO) ?
    Answer
    Answer – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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