Current Affairs Quiz: June 25 2018

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  1. On June 25, 2018, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a campaign from Jhulelal Vatika on the banks of which river to create awareness among people for protecting the environment?
    1.Musi River
    2.Gomti River
    3.Beas River
    4.Tapti River
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Gomti River
    Explanation:
    On June 25, 2018, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a campaign to clean the Gomti river. To create awareness among people for protecting the environment. The Campaign was launched from Jhulelal Vatika on the banks of the Gomti river. Plant saplings were also distributed on this occasion.
  2. On June 25, 2018, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment announced that NCST is organizing a National Seminar on “Conservation of Particularly Vulnerable Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Way Forward” on 27th and 28th June, 2018 in New Delhi. Expand NCST?
    1.National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
    2.National Council for Scheduled Tribes
    3.National Council for Selected Tribes
    4.National Committee for Scheduled Tribes
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
    Explanation:
    This Seminar is being organized in collaboration with Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) and Directors of 18 Tribal Research Institutes in different States have also been invited. The two day seminar is bring organized by National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST). Vice Chancellors of six Universities including Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak will provide academic inputs on PVTGs.
  3. On 25th June 2018, an anti-doping sports conference named “Clean Sport=Fair Outcome?” was conducted to address the issue of doping, at _____?
    1.Hague, Netherlands
    2.Oslo, Norway
    3.Munich, Switzerland
    4.Moscow, Russia
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Oslo, Norway
    Explanation:
    The conference is a joint initiative of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), Anti-Doping Norway and FairSport. The conference was conducted to formulate a substantial agenda for action, to impact the current anti-doping reforms and policy framework. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Founder of The Art of Living and WFEB, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Vice-President Linda Hofstad Helleland, US Anti-Doping Agency’s CEO Travis Tygart were among the 22 speakers. The conference addressed several governance issues in sports. The winner of the 2018 Ethics in Sports Award was also announced.
  4. The navies of India and which country for the first time will conduct a joint patrol exercise called Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) in the Bay of Bengal from June 27 to 29, 2018?
    1.Nepal
    2.Sri Lanka
    3.Bangladesh
    4.Myanmar
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Bangladesh
    Explanation:
    On June 25, 2018, to continue the traditionally strong bond between the navies of India and Bangladesh , the two navies have joined forces to institute a Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT). This will be the first edition of such an exercise inaugurated by the Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit to Bangladesh from June 24 to 29 2018. This would ensure bilateral defence relation between the two nations.
  5. On June 25, 2018, a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) for the Asia-Pacific region, India’s gender inequality is extremely high on work & politics. What was India’s score in gender equality at work out of 1.0 scale?
    1.0.30
    2.0.25
    3.0.75
    4.0.80
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.0.30
    Explanation:
    On June 25, 2018, a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) for the Asia-Pacific region, India’s gender inequality is extremely high on work & politics. India’s score was 0.30 in gender equality at work and 0.78 in legal protection and political voice out of 1.0 scale. India behind the Asia-Pacific average in all four, but ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. India has progressed faster than any other country in the Asia-Pacific region in the last 10 years.
  6. On June 25, 2018, In the 3rd annual meeting of AIIB Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs Shri Subhash Chndra Garg announced which country as the largest borrower from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?
    1.China
    2.Russia
    3.Indonesia
    4.India
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.India
    Explanation:
    It is being held in Mumbai on June 25-26 2018. The third Annual Meeting of the bank focuses on infrastructure, with the theme of innovation and collaboration. The Annual Meeting will see participation from 86 members and member states . AIIB has intended to invest in projects outside Asia . So far it has invested in solar projects in Egypt.
  7. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is likely to invest _____ in a fund of funds set up by India to take interest in infra projects?
    1.USD 150 million
    2.USD 200 million
    3.USD 250 million
    4.USD 500 million
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.USD 200 million
    Explanation:
    Out of the $200 million, $100 million would be given now and the rest $100 million later. This investment is for the NIIF ( National Investments & Infrastructure Fund). There will be a leverage of 10-12 times on the original investment, which can result in up to USD 2.4 billion flowing into infrastructure projects.
  8. On June 22, 2018, cooperative bank SVC Bank announced that it has implemented _____, a system to offer digitized customer services and facilitation?
    1.Digital Hexa
    2.Digital Crea
    3.Digital Krita
    4.Digital Trio
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Digital Hexa
    Explanation:
    On June 22, 2018, cooperative bank SVC Bank announced that it has implemented Digital Hexa. It is a system to offer digitized customer services and facilitation. Customers will now be able to avail digital services including debit cards, net banking, IMPS, NEFT/RTGS, mobile app and UPI.
  9. BSE is to launch a platform to make stock market listing attractive for startups. It will be launched at its SME (small and medium enterprise) segment. To be listed, a company needs to have a pre-issue paid up equity share capital of a minimum of _____?
    1.Rs 10 crore
    2.Rs 1 crore
    3.Rs 50 crore
    4.Rs 5 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rs 1 crore
    Explanation:
    It will facilitate the listing of companies in sectors like IT, ITES, bio-technology and life sciences, 3D printing, space technology and e-commerce. It will aid in listing of companies from hi-tech defence, drones, nano technologies, artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, e-gaming, robotics, genetic engineering, among other sectors.
  10. On June 25, 2018, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced that it is testing a new credit rating model for assisting the banks especially rural and cooperative banks to tackle the issue of NPAs. What does “P” represent in NPA?
    1.Profitable
    2.Performing
    3.Positioning
    4.Pension
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Performing
    Explanation:
    The MeitY sponsored project includes Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Bangalore-based IT firm Processware System and two cooperative banks as partners. This project will help in assessing credit risk and probability of fraud using big data analysis. It will help banks quantify risks associated with retail loans such as personal loans, gold loans and vehicle loans. This is beign done with the help of a statistical and machine learning algorithm model to calculate the probability of default.
  11. India’s oldest public sector financial institution IFCI plans to raise _____ from debt, including bonds, during the current fiscal?
    1.Rs 3,000 crore
    2.Rs 4,000 crore
    3.Rs 6,000 crore
    4.Rs 2,500 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Rs 3,000 crore
    Explanation:
    The company is targeting loan sanction of Rs 500 crore per month which rounds off to Rs.6000 crore for the period of 2018-19. To be able to do this it has to raise Rs.3000 crore thorugh bonds. The lender also expects to recover about Rs 2,000 crore of NPA. The net NPAs or bad loans of IFCI were at Rs 5,100 crore at the end of March 31, 2018 .
  12. On June 22, 2018, which Indian actor will be conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema?
    1.Aishwarya Rai
    2.Shabana Azmi
    3.Kalki Koechlin
    4.Shraddha Kapoor
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Kalki Koechlin
    Explanation:
    On June 22, 2018, Actor Kalki Koechlin will be conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema. It was presented by the Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler on his visit to Mumbai from June 22-23,2018.
  13. On 24th June 2018, where was the 19th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards ceremony held?
    1.Moscow, Russia
    2.Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
    3.Bangkok, Thailand
    4.Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Bangkok, Thailand
    Explanation:
    Following is the list of award winners:
    • Best Picture: Tumhari Sulu
    • Best Director: Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)
    • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Sridevi (Mom)
    • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)
    • Best Supporting Actor (Female): Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)
    • Best Supporting Actor (Male): Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)
    • Best Story: Amit V Masurkar (Newton)
    • Best Debut Director: Konkona Sen Sharma (A death in the Gunj)
    • Best Music Direction: Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi & Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)
    • Best Playback Singer (Female): Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon, Secret Superstar)
    • Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh (Hawayein, Jab Harry Met Sejal)
    • Best Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir (Mere Rashke Qamar, Baadshaho)
    • Style Icon Award: Kriti Sanon
    • Next IIFA giveaway winner: Arjun Kapoor
  14. On 25th June 2018, Sumadhura Group, a Realty firm announced that, it has appointed _____ as its brand ambassador?
    1.MS Dhoni
    2.Virat Kohli
    3.Amitabh Bachchan
    4.P V Sindhu
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.MS Dhoni
    Explanation:
    On 25th June 2018, Sumadhura Group, a Realty firm announced that, it has appointed cricket player MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador. MS Dhoni is the first brand ambassador to represent the Sumadhura group brand in their national campaigns in a multi-year engagement. MS Dhoni is the captain of Chennai Super Kings at present.
  15. On June 25, 2018, who was re-elected as President of Turkey?
    1.Ahmad Riyas
    2.Recep Tayyip
    3.David Ergosan
    4.Abdul Ahmidi
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Recep Tayyip
    Explanation:
    He got more than half the votes required to secure victory. The election saw a record turnout of 87 percent. The 64-year-old also declared victory for the People’s Alliance, a bloc between his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). They have won a parliamentary majority in the legislative elections.
  16. Name the first-ever satellite to test possible solutions in cleaning up space junk that has been deployed by the International Space Station (ISS)?
    1.RemoveDebris
    2.CleanDebris
    3.RecycleDebris
    4.ClearDebris
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.RemoveDebris
    Explanation:
    RemoveDebris will begin experiments in orbit soon. It will use various innovative technologies to clean up space debris. It will try to address the build-up of dangerous space debris orbiting Earth. It was transported to the ISS through the SpaceX CRS-14 launch in April 2018 from Florida. The satellite was designed, built and manufactured by a consortium of space companies and research institutions, led by the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey. The project is co-funded by the European Commission. The RemoveDebris mission will conduct 4 experiments, that involves harpoon capture in orbit and a net that will be used on a deployed target.
  17. Name the Indian archer who has won gold medal in the women’s recurve event at the World Cup (Stage III) event at Salt Lake?
    1.Deepika Kumari
    2.Ranjitha Kumari
    3.Sathya G
    4.Preetam Roy
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Deepika Kumari
    Explanation:
    Deepika Kumari defeated Germany’s Michelle Kroppen 7-3. Deepika is a four-time World Cup final silver medallist. She had won silver medals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. She automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final that will be held in Samsun, Turkey.
  18. India won a total of how many medals in the Chemistry World Cup of Olympic Boxing 2018 that was held in Halle, Germany, from 19th to 24th June 2018?
    1.5
    2.6
    3.8
    4.7
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.6
    Explanation:
    The Chemistry Worldcup of Olympic Boxing 2018 for Men/ Elite was held in Halle, Germany. The Tournament was conducted in 10 Weight Categories: 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, 91+kg. Cuba topped the medal tally by winning 9 medals in total. It was followed by Germany with 8 medals. India won a total of 6 medals. India won 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals. It was followed by Ireland with 5 medals. Russia won a total of 4 medals.
  19. On 24th June 2018, who won the French Grand Prix?
    1.Sebastian Vettel
    2.Lewis Hamilton
    3.Valterri Bottas
    4.Kimi Raikkonen
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Lewis Hamilton
    Explanation:
    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was given a five-second penalty for creating a collision with Valtteri Bottas. Sebastian Vettel finished the race in the fifth position. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen secured second place. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished in the third position. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo came fourth. Kevin Magnussen in the Haas came sixth. Mercedes’ Valterri Bottas finished in the second position. Renaults’ Carlos Sainz and Nico Hülkenberg secured eighth spot and 9th spot respectively. Sauber’s Charles Leclerc secured 10th position.
  20. India won how many medals in the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament 2018 that was held in Mongolia, from 21st to 24th June 2018?
    1.6
    2.8
    3.10
    4.9
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.9
    Explanation:
    This year marked the 70th anniversary since the tournament was introduced in Mongolia. India won a total of 9 medals in the tournament. India’s Mandeep Jangra (69kg) won a gold medal. Sonia Lather (57kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) and Himanshu Sharma (49kg) and Etash Khan (56kg) won silver medals. Shiva Thapa (60kg), Vanhmlimpuia (75kg), Ashish (64kg), and Bina Devi Koijam (48kg) won bronze medals.
  21. On 23rd June 2018, who won gold in the three-position rifle event in the KSS Memorial Shooting Championship at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, New Delhi?
    1.Gagan Narang
    2.Chain Singh
    3.Surendra Singh
    4.Satyendra Singh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Chain Singh
    Explanation:
    In the individual category of the three-position rifle event Chain Singh won gold with a score of 452.6. Gagan Narang missed by a margin of 2.4 points (450.2). Chain represents the Army Marksman Unit. Gagan Narang represents Air India. From Indian Army, Surendra Singh Rathore won bronze medal with a score of 438.3. In the team category, the Army team of Surendra Singh, Chain Singh and Satyendra Singh scored 3473 and won the first spot. Aishwarya Singh, Navdeep Rathore and Harshit Binjwa won silver medal with 3439 points for Madhya Pradesh. Navy team of G. Purshotam, Rahul Poonia and Nigma Parida won bronze medal.
  22. Indian tennis player Saketh Myneni has improved 85 places and reached ____ in the latest ATP singles rankings?
    1.254
    2.154
    3.362
    4.100
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.362
    Explanation:
    Yuki Bhambri has reached 85. He was followed by Ramkumar Ramanathan at 125, Prajnesh Gunneswaran at 165 and Sumit Nagal at 239. In the doubles, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan has entered top-100 again and has reached 93. Rohan Bopanna is in 24. He is followed by Divij Sharan at 43, Leander Paes at 67 and Purav Raja at 74. In the WTA chart, Ankita Raina has reached 213 and Karman Kaur Thandi has moved to 258.
  23. What was the theme of Day of the seafarer that was celebrated throughout the world on 25th June 2018?
    1.Seafarers’ wellbeing
    2.Seafarers’ matter
    3.Safety and security of seafarers
    4.Seafarer’s contribution to the global community
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Seafarers’ wellbeing
    Explanation:
    25th June was declared as the Day of the seafarer in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. The resolution encourages Governments, shipping organizations, companies, ship owners etc. to promote the Day of the Seafarer and celebrate it meaningfully. Day of the Seafarer is recognized as an observance day by the United Nations. This day recognizes the contribution of seafarers to international seaborne trade, the world economy and the global community. Day of the Seafarer is coordinated by the International Maritime Organization. The theme for Day of the Seafarer 2018 is:”seafarers’ wellbeing”.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization (IMO)?
    Answer
    Kitack Lim
  2. Where is Sanskar Kendra museum located
    Answer
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  3. Which is the Longest lake in India?
    Answer
    Vembanad Lake, Kerala
  4. Name the Indian Ambassador to Turkey?
    Answer
    Sanjay Bhattacharyya
  5. Who is the President of World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB)?
    Answer
    Mrs. Rajita Kulkarni
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