Current Affairs Quiz: June 29 2019

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  1. Name the five-year vision plan launched by Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to transform higher education with the help of more than 50 initiatives .
    1) Education Quality Inclusion Programme (EQIP)
    2) Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP)
    3) Education Quality Upgradation and Enhanced Programme (EQUEP)
    4) Education Quality Enhanced Programme (EQEP)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP)
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, The Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) released a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP) to transform higher education with the help of more than 50 initiatives.
  2. Who is the chairman of the group focus, “Internationalisation” ?
    1) Deepak Pathak
    2) Surendra Prasad
    3) Ajit Balakrishnan
    4) Amitabh Kant
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Amitabh Kant
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, The Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) released a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP) to transform higher education with the help of more than 50 initiatives.
    Details of the group with focus area and group head:
    Group NoGroup FocusChairman
    1.Strategies for expanding accessShri Hasmukh Adhia, Chancellor, Central University Gujarat
    2.Towards global best teaching/learning processDr. K. Kasturirangan, Chancellor, Central University of Rajasthan & former Secretary, Dept of Space; former Chairman – ISRO
    3.Promoting ExcellenceShri Pawan Goenka, Chairman, BoG, IIT Madras
    4.Governance reformsProf M S Ananth, Chairman, National Testing Agency (NTA)
    5.Assessment, Accreditation & Ranking systemsProf Surendra Prasad, former Director, IIT Delhi
    6.Promotion of research & innovationDr. Vijaya Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to PM
    7.Employability & entrepreneurshipShri Ajit Balakrishnan, former Chairman, IIM Kolkata
    8.Using Technology for better reachProf Deepak Pathak, Chairman, NIT Goa & Prof IIT Bombay
    9.InternationalisationShri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
    10.Financing higher educationShri. Kris Gopalakrishnan, former CEO, Infosys.
  3. What is the full form of NIN ?
    1) NIN-National Institute of Naturopathy
    2) NIN-Net Information of Neutrality
    3) NIN-National Institute of Nutrition
    4) NIN- Net Information of Natural monopoly
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) NIN-National Institute of Nutrition
    Explanation:
    NIN stands for National Institute of Nutrition
  4. Which ministry has proposed the National Mission on Natural Language Translation worth Rs 450 crore for next 3 years ?
    1) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
    2) Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA)
    3) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI)
    4) Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer –  1) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will put forward the proposal of National Mission on Natural Language Translation with an outlay Rs 450 crore for next 3 years before the Union Cabinet. It is one of the key missions identified by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
  5. By which year, the flow of raw sewage into the Ganga river will be fully stopped, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat ?
    1) 2025
    2) 2022
    3) 2030
    4) 2020
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) 2022
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, in a national conference, exhibition and awards ceremony ‘Innovative Water Solutions’ in New Delhi announced that the flow of raw sewage into the Ganga river will be fully stopped by 2022.
  6. What is the rank of India in terms of contamination ?
    1) 135
    2) 130
    3) 125
    4) 122
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 122
    Explanation:
    India is ranked 122nd in the World in terms of contamination. States of Uttarakhand and Jharkhand have already achieved this and they have promised to make Ganga fit for holy rituals by December 2019.Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) was asked to find out the portion of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds spent on water issues.Ernst & Young (EY)-ASSOCHAM report titled “Think-Blue” Effective Water Management: Integrating Innovation & Technology was released during the event.
  7. Where was the 2 day Meeting of Expert Working Group on Paris Pact Initiative on Illicit Financial Flows with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes (UNODC) held recently?
    1) Moscow, Russia
    2) Washington, D.C., U.S.
    3) New Delhi, India
    4) Beijing, China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) New Delhi, India
    Explanation:
    2 day Meeting of Expert Working Group on Paris Pact Initiative on Illicit Financial Flows deriving from the trafficking of Opiates originating in Afghanistan was organised in New Delhi from June 27-28, 2019. It was hosted by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes (UNODC). It was inaugurated by the Additional Secretary, Revenue Mr. Anil Kumar Jha.
  8. Who constituted a 3 member panel to resolve disputes between private solar & wind power developers, public sector Solar Energy Corporation of India and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) beyond contractual agreement?
    1) R K Singh
    2) A K Dubey
    3) M F Farooqui
    4) Anil Swarup
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) R K Singh
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) R K Singh approved the formation of a three-member dispute resolution committee with members M F Farooqui, former Heavy Industry Secretary, Anil Swarup, former Coal Secretary and A K Dubey, former Sports Secretary to resolve disputes between private solar & wind power developers and public sector Solar Energy Corporation of India and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) beyond contractual agreement. India aims to achieve 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022 as part of its climate commitments. Out of 175 GW, 100GW will be received from solar projects and rest from the wind power projects.
  9. Which two countries have agreed to seek mutually acceptable solution to boundary issue ?
    1) India and Nepal
    2) India and China
    3) India and Pakistan
    4) India and Srilanka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) India and China
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, The two sides of India and China have agreed to come to mutually acceptable, reasonable and fair solutions to their thorny boundary issues. In the Jammu and Kashmir region, the Indian Territory is with China is around 38,000 sq kilometers. There was a so-called China-Pakistan boundary agreement which was signed on 2nd March 1963 with Pakistan and China.
  10. Who was appointed as the special representative by India in order to rework the framework for the settlement of boundary ?
    1) Ashok Gehlot
    2) Sachin Pilot
    3) Nirmala Sitharaman
    4) Ajit Doval
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Ajit Doval
    Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, The two sides of India and China have agreed to come to mutually acceptable, reasonable and fair solutions to their thorny boundary issues.Now special representatives appointed by both China and India (From India, NSA(National Security Adviser) Ajit Doval and from China State Councilor Wang-Yi)in order to rework the framework for the settlement of boundary.
  11. Under which project, all gram panchayats(GPs) in the country will be connected with the high-speed broadband by March 2020 ?
    1) CompleteNet
    2) FullNet
    3) BharatNet
    4) CentPercentNet
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) BharatNet                      Explanation:
    On June 27, 2019, Electronics and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that all gram panchayats(GPs) in the country will be connected with the high-speed broadband under BharatNet project by March 2020.Aim: To provide hassle-free high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across India.Present status: Under the project, 128870-gram panchayats have been connected with optical fiber to date.
  12. Under which article, government gave its approval for the extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashimir for six more months ?
    1) Article 356(4) of Indian Constitution
    2) Article 350(4) of Indian Constitution
    3) Article 352(4) of Indian Constitution
    4) Article 351(4) of Indian Constitution
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Article 356(4) of Indian Constitution
    Explanation:
    On June 28, 2019, The Union Government given its approval for the extension of President’s rule under article 356(4) of Indian Constitution In Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) for six more months beginning July 3, 2019. Union home minister Amit Shah has moved a statuary resolution in Parliament to extend President’s rule by another six months.Background: Under Article 92 of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution the state was under Governor’s rule on J&K on June 20, 2018, then President’s rule in December 2018.
  13. Who will head the high-level advisory group to boost India’s share and importance in global merchandise and services trade ?
    1) Jagdish Bhagwati
    2) Dr. Surjit S. Bhalla
    3) Amartya Sen
    4) Gita Gopinath
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Dr. Surjit S. Bhalla
    Explanation:
    The Union ministry of commerce had constituted a high-level advisory group headed by economist Dr. Surjit S. Bhalla, member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council on Foreign trade policy for ways to boost India’s share and importance in global merchandise and services trade.
  14. What is the name of the bond recommended by high-level advisory group headed by Dr. Surjit S. Bhalla as a specialized security product providing funds towards Long Term Infrastructure ?
    1) Security Bonds
    2) Fund Bonds
    3) Elephant Bonds
    4) Infrastructure Bonds
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Elephant Bonds
    Explanation:
    Tax reforms: The panel has recommended to cut down the corporate tax rate and to set a target to double the exports(goods and services)to $1,000 billion by 2025.Elephant Bonds: The Committee has recommended Elephant Bonds as a specialized security product providing funds towards Long Term Infrastructure.Financial reforms: The suggestions made by the group also includes reforms in Financial Services Framework for making India a preferred destination for financial services.
  15. How many Indian people can visit annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, a city in Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia after 3rd hike in 3 years ?
    1) 4 Lakh
    2) 3 Lakh
    3) 1.5 Lakh
    4) 2 Lakh
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) 2 Lakh
    Explanation:
    Saudi Arabia increased India’s Haj quota by 30,000 which was the third hike in 3 years. It was increased from 1,70,000 to 200,000. With this, more Indians will get a chance to visit annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, a city in Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. The issue discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman in the ongoing G20 Summit in Osaka Japan.
  16. Which city was the most costliest city in world as per Mercer’s 25th Annual Cost of Living Survey ?
    1) Seoul
    2) Singapore
    3) Hong Kong
    4) Tokyo
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Hong Kong
    Explanation:
    As per Mercer’s 25th Annual Cost of Living Survey which was conducted in March 2019, 209 cities were ranked in the list.Costliest Cities in world: The costliest city in the world was Hong Kong for the second consecutive year. It was followed by Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul. Other cities in the top ten list were Zurich (5), Shanghai (6), Ashgabat (7), Beijing (8), New York City (9) and Shenzhen (10).
  17. Which Indian city was India’s most expensive city & included in the list of top 20 most-expensive cities in Asia for expatriates as its residential housing prices were the highest in the world ?
    1) Mumbai
    2) New Delhi
    3) Chennai
    4) Bengaluru
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Mumbai
    Explanation:
    As per Mercer’s 25th Annual Cost of Living Survey which was conducted in March 2019, Mumbai was considered as India’s most expensive city. It was included in the list of top 20 most-expensive cities in Asia for expatriates as its residential housing prices were the highest in the world. Indian Cities: Mumbai fell 12 spots and was ranked 67th position. New Delhi stood at 118th place, Chennai was ranked 154th position, Bengaluru at 179th position and Kolkata at 189th place.
  18. Which state has signed with world bank worth $ 250 Million Loan Agreement for its State Highways Development Project?
    1) Karnataka
    2) Rajasthan
    3) Kerala
    4) West Bengal
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Rajasthan
    Explanation:
    The Government of India, Government of Rajasthan and the World Bank signed a $ 250 Million Loan Agreement for Phase II of Rajasthan State Highways Development Project. The Loan Agreement was signed by Mr. Sameer Kumar Khare on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Shanker Lal, Acting Country Director (India) on behalf of the World Bank.It will be used to support the construction, upgradation, improvement, and maintenance of 766 kms of state highways and district roads.
  19. Name the organization, which released the survey titled “The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18” .
    1) National Survey of Employment(NSE)
    2) Employment Survey of the Country(ESC)
    3) National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO)
    4) National Employment Survey(NES)
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO)
    Explanation:
    “The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18” released by National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) huge variations among the states in terms of the unemployment rate. The overall unemployment rate pegs at 6.1%.
  20. Which state has the highest unemployment rate as per the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO)’s titled “The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18” ?
    1) Meghalaya
    2) Manipur
    3) Goa
    4) Nagaland
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Nagaland
    Explanation:
    Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states with 21.4% followed by Goa (13.9%)and Manipur(11.6%), while Meghalaya has the lowest rate at 1.5%.Chhattisgarh and Sikkim also have the lowest rates.Rural and Urban: Urban areas witnessed higher unemployment (7.8%) than the rural areas (5.3%).Male Vs Female: Females have the lowest unemployment rate (5.7%) in comparison to males (6.2%).Union territories: Nagaland still gets top in the list of union territories while Dadra and Nagar Haveli with a low rate of 0.6%.
  21. Name the Indian engineer, who won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award 2019 in the “People” category in London, UK .
    1) Nitesh Kumar Jangir
    2) Vinod Dham
    3) Sam Pitroda
    4) Keki Hormusji Gharda
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Nitesh Kumar Jangir
    Explanation:
    An Indian engineer, Nitesh Kumar Jangir, from Bangalore has won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award 2019 in the “People” category in London, UK (United Kingdom).
  22. What is the name of the low-cost neonatal breathing device invented by Nitesh Kumar Jangir for saving the lives of newborn babies, which earned him Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award 2019 ?
    1) Save
    2) Breathe
    3) Saans
    4) Live
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Saans
    Explanation:
    An Indian engineer, Nitesh Kumar Jangir, from Bangalore has won the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Award 2019 in the “People” category in London, UK (United Kingdom)for the creation low-cost neonatal breathing device named “Saans” for saving the lives of newborn babies. Saans: It is breath supporting device used for tackling avoidable deaths of premature babies from Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)and It is world’s first neonatal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device powered in multiple ways through direct source electricity, including rechargeable battery, vehicle’s electrical supply, etc.
  23. Name the DRDO Scientist, who developed ‘Lukoskin’, an herbal drug to treat leucoderma (also called ‘vitiligo’), a condition in which white patches develop on the skin.
    1) Santosh Kumar Pandey
    2) Hemant Pandey
    3) Tanu Shrivastava
    4) Vidhi Sethi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Hemant Pandey
    Explanation:
    Hemant Pandey, a senior scientist from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), developed ‘Lukoskin’, an herbal drug to treat leucoderma (also called ‘vitiligo’), a condition in which white patches develop on the skin.For his achievement, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded him ‘Science Award’ in May 2019. He had also won Agri Innovation Award in 2015.Drug was manufactured and marketed by Delhi-based AIMIL Pharma Ltd.Mr Pandey heads the Herbal Medicine Division of DRDO’s Defence Institute of Bio-energy Research (DIBER) at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
  24. Where was the 5th Black Forest Cup held ?
    1) Jakarta, Indonesia
    2) Canberra, Australia
    3) Zürich, Switzerland
    4) Schwenningen, Germany
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Schwenningen, Germany
    Explanation:
    5th Black Forest Cup held in Villingen, Schwenningen, Germany.
  25. Which country’s Junior Boxing Women Team won the best team trophy in 5th Black Forest Cup ?
    1) India
    2) Russia
    3) Japan
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) India
    Explanation:
    India’s junior Boxing women’s team was won best team trophy in 5th Black Forest Cup held in Villingen, Schwenningen, Germany. The team won 7 medals, including 5 gold. Haryana’s Neha (54kg) claimed the honour of best boxer and Karnataka’s Anju Devi (50kg) claimed the honour of promising player of the tournament.Tamanna (48kg), Anju, Neha, H. Ambeshori Devi (57kg), and Preeti Dahiya (60kg) won gold medals out of the 13-member Indian squad.India, Ukraine, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Hungary, Lithuania, Mongolia, Greece, and Poland participated in the tournament.
  26. Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Atul Verma were included in Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, they were associated with which sport ?
    1) Paintball
    2) Badminton
    3) Archery
    4) Fencing
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Archery
    Explanation:
    The Sports Authority of India’s(SAI) Mission Olympic Cell has included four archers namely Archers Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Atul Verma in Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The decision was taken by SAI Director General Neelam Kapur.The trio: In June 2019, Rai, Das, and Jadhav were part of Indian men’s recurve team that had won a silver medal in the World Archery Championships in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, thus earning a 2020 Olympic quota. Verma is a bronze medal winner in boys recurves in the 2014 Youth Olympics.
  27. Who authored a book titled “A Prime Minister to Remember- Memories of a Military Chief”?
    1) Nirmal Kumar Verma
    2) Sushil Kumar
    3) Robin K. Dhowan
    4) Devendra Kumar Joshi
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Sushil Kumar
    Explanation:
    Former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar authored a book named as “A Prime Minister to Remember- Memories of a Military Chief” released. The book is published by Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. The book talks about his distinguished career in the Indian Navy during the Kargil War and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee when Operation Parakram was launched after the terror attack on the Indian Parliament.It also talks about the Admiral, who served with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1998 to 2001.
  28. What was the theme of the 13th Statistics Day or Statistics Day 2019?
    1) Theme – “Protecting Civilians, Protecting Peace”
    2) Theme – “Bridging the standardisation gap”
    3) Theme – “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13”
    4) Theme – “Sustainable Development Goals”
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Theme – “Sustainable Development Goals”
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI) and Ministry of Planning, Rao Inderjit Singh inaugurated the 13th Statistics Day on June 29, 2019 at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi in the presence of Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, President of Indian Statistical Institute, Shri Pravin Srivastava, Chief Statistician of India-cum-Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation along with senior officers of Central/ State Governments and other stakeholders. The theme for Statistics Day 2019 is “Sustainable Development Goals”.
  29. Who was awarded with Prof. C.R. Rao Award 2019 for his contribution in the field of Statistics during 13th Statistics Day or Statistics Day 2019 ?
    1) Dr. Subhra Sankar Dhar
    2) Nanaji Deshmukh
    3) Bhupen Hazarika
    4) Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Dr. Subhra Sankar Dhar
    Explanation:
    The Prof. C.R. Rao Award 2019 was conferred to Dr. Subhra Sankar Dhar, Associate Professor, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Kanpur for his contribution in the field of Statistics. It launched the revamped portal of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) Dashboard, Baseline Report on SDGs and Study report on Revamping Project Management Practices conducted by Project Management Institute (PMI).MoSPI will institutionalize Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis National Award in Official Statistics to recognize and honour the outstanding contribution and meritorious work of Official Statisticians working in the Central Government, State Governments and their Institutions.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. Who is the Chief Minister of Rajasthan ?
    Answer
    Answer – Ashok Gehlot
  2. What is the Capital and Currency of Saudi Arabia ?
    Answer
    Answer – Capital: Riyadh & Currency: Saudi riyal
  3. Hemis National Park is located in which state ?
    Answer
    Answer –  Jammu and Kashmir
  4. Where is the headquarter of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes (UNODC) located ?
    Answer
    Answer – Vienna, Austria
  5. Who is the President of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) ?
    Answer
    Answer – B.K.Goenka
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