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Current Affairs Quiz: June 9 2018

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  1. On June 9, 2018, the mass movement of the largest behavior change programme Swachh Bharat Mission has crossed the ____% mark in achieving its goal?
    1.95
    2.85
    3.75
    4.65
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.85
    Explanation:
    This is more than double the coverage from the launch of the mission. Through mobilization of rural communities, 7.4 crore toilets have been built across rural India, and as an outcome, over 3.8 lakh villages and 391 districts have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Independent Verification Agency surveyed across 90,000 households in over 6000 villages has found the usage of toilets in rural India to be 93.4% . Two independent surveys conducted in the past by the Quality Council of India in 2017, and National Sample Survey Organization in 2016, have pegged the usage of these toilets at 91% and 95% respectively.
  2. On June 9, 2018, ___ states and 4 Union Territories have signed the MoU with Ministry of Health to implement Ayushman Bharat- National Health Protection Mission?
    1.8
    2.5
    3.4
    4.7
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.8
    Explanation:
    Among the 8 states are Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Among the 4 UT Chandigarh is one of them. Delhi, Odisha, Punjab and West Bengal have not given any assent towards the adoption of the programme. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Tamil Nadu will be signing the MOU.
  3. Which Ministry recently launched a national media campaign to encourage smoking cessation with public service announcement (PSA) titled ‘What Damage Will This Cigarette/Bidi Do’?
    1.Ministry of Science and Technology
    2.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    3.Ministry of Social Justice and empowerment
    4.Ministry of Women and Child Development
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    Explanation:
    The public service announcement (PSA) is titled ‘What Damage Will This Cigarette/Bidi Do’. It explains each cigarette or bidi as the path to many harmful events like heart attacks, cancer, lung disease, etc. The campaign highlights the theme of 2018 World No Tobacco Day (“tobacco and heart disease”).Vital Strategies offered technical support for this campaign. The campaign will be broadcast in 17 languages on all major national government and private TV and radio channels.
  4. On 8th June 2018, which state government signed a MoU with Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) for setting up of P Gopichand Badminton Academy in the state?
    1.Tamil Nadu
    2.Gujarat
    3.Odisha
    4.Telangana
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Odisha
    Explanation:
    The MoU was signed between the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation. Odisha government will offer complete financial support for the proposed badminton academy. PGBF will provide technical support such as coaching and physiotherapy services for the players. Pullela Gopichand inaugurated a documentary on the Asian Athletics Championships hosted by Odisha government on the occasion. Also Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released a coffee table book.
  5. On 8th June 2018, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy allotted portfolios to ministers. Who has been allotted the home portfolio?
    1.Parameshwara
    2.R V Deshpande
    3.H V Revanna
    4.Jayamala
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Parameshwara
    Explanation:
    H D Kumaraswamy has taken 11 portfolios for himself including Finance, Energy, Infrastructure Development, Information and Public Relations, excise department, Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Information, Planning and Statistics and the ones that were not assigned to anybody. Deputy CM Parameshwara is in charge of the Bengaluru development ministry. This controls both the Bengaluru Development Authority and the local corporation. He is also given the Home portfolio. He has also been given additional charge of subjects related to Youth Empowerment. Mr Kumaraswamy’s brother HD Revanna has been given the Public Works ministry.
  6. On 8th June 2018, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister _____ launched the Arunachal Rising Campaign to create awareness among people about the government initiatives, policies and programmes?
    1.Pema Khandu
    2.Diplab Kumar
    3.Acharya Dev Vrat
    4.Raman Singh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Pema Khandu
    Explanation:
    Arunachal Rising Campaign was launched to create awareness among people about the government initiatives, policies and programmes. This campaign is aimed to reach even the remotest part of Arunachal Pradesh. The campaign will spread information through various media like tools print, social media, audio- visual mode and other innovative techniques. It will highlight positive works of the government and involve feedback services covering all sections of people.
  7. On 8th June 2018, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that, the Himachal Pradesh government has received a financial assistance of _____ from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Finance under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)?
    1.Rs 84.13 crore
    2.Rs 45.12 crore
    3.Rs 53.65 crore
    4.Rs 95.99 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Rs 84.13 crore
    Explanation:
    Jai Ram Thakur said that, Himachal Pradesh had faced constant rainfall, cloudbursts and landslides causing severe losses to life, property and crops during the monsoon season in 2017. All deputy commissioners and departments like Agriculture, Horticulture, MPP and Power, Irrigation and Public Health, PWD and Education had submitted detailed loss and damage reports. Based on that, a comprehensive Memorandum of Losses was prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs for financial assistance. An Inter Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) was assigned to visit calamity-affected areas for spot assessment in December 2017.
  8. On June 9, 2018, The Urban development department of Delhi government has approved how many proposals under MLA Local Area Development scheme?
    1.75
    2.55
    3.56
    4.88
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.88
    Explanation:
    On June 9, 2018, The Urban development department of Delhi government has approved 88 proposals under MLA Local Area Development scheme. A total of 827 of them were proposed out of which 66 were rejected and 679 were considered. The department along with the agencies, including municipal bodies, irrigation and flood control department and the PWD would examine the proposals.
  9. On 8th June 2018, the UN General Assembly elected South Africa, ____, Dominican Republic, Germany and Belgium as non-permanent members of the Security Council for term of two years starting from 1st January 2019?
    1.Pakistan
    2.Nepal
    3.Indonesia
    4.Sri Lanka
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Indonesia
    Explanation:
    On 8th June 2018, voting was conducted in the General Assembly comprising 193 members. The voting was to fill the seats that will be vacated by Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden in 2018. The five non-permanent members were elected following this pattern: Two seats were for the Group of African states and the Group of Asia-Pacific states, one seat for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean states, and two seats for Western European and other states. The Security Council has 15 members. It includes five permanent members namely China, France, Russia, the UK and the US.
  10. On June 9, 2018, Syndicate Bank raised its MCLR by how many basis points?
    1.5
    2.15
    3.20
    4.25
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.5
    Explanation:
    The bank has raised its MCLR by 5 basis points or by 0.05%. The Bank has kept MCLR unchanged for other tenors. This would come into effect from June 10, 2018.
  11. On June 5, 2018, which bank launched a first of a kind new deposit scheme to fetch Rs. 1000 crore from the scheme named ‘Green Future : Deposit”?
    1.Yes Bank
    2.Axis Bank
    3.ICICI Bank
    4.State Bank of India
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Yes Bank
    Explanation:
    This scheme is called ‘Green Future : Deposit”. This would provide a peak interest of 7.5% and has a tenure of 18 months 8 days to 18 months 18 days. For senior citizens it would provide 8% interest . It has also launched a pilot project for recycled dry waste generated at facilities and has recycled close to 9.5 tonne of dry waste, resulting in 27.35 MT of carbon footprint reduction every quarter.
  12. On 8th June 2018, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated a 16 MW solar ‘PV power plant’ established by Bharat Electronics LTD at the Heavy Vehicle Factory in Avadi, _____?
    1.Chennai
    2.Mumbai
    3.Hyderabad
    4.Kochi
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Chennai
    Explanation:
    This power plant has been constructed on a 80 acre land. It costs Rs 105 crore. It will meet the captive consumption of the HVF and Engine Factory Avadi (EFA). The plant will inject power at 110kV to the Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Ltd’s 110 kV Sub-Station. It will contribute to an annual savings of Rs 45.41 million for HVF. It will provide green energy to the factory and promote GreenIndia initiative. Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), under the ‘Viability Gap Funding Scheme’, is setting up energy security for the Ordnance Factory Estates.
  13. On June 9, 2018, ____ received its first equity oil from Abu Dhabi’s Lower Zakum oilfield?
    1.IOCL
    2.ONGC Videsh Ltd.
    3.GAIL
    4.Reliances Industries Ltd.
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.ONGC Videsh Ltd.
    Explanation:
    The Lower Zakum oilfield produces 40000 barrels per day. OVL lead consortium consisting of Bharat PetroResources Ltd and Indian Oil Corp has a 10% stake at Lower Zakum oilfield. First equity cargo of 6,90,000 barrels which was loaded onto the vessel MT Wafrah on June 2, 2018, was sold by OVL for refining to Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL). OVL has 41 projects in 20 countries from Brazil to New Zealand.
  14. Name the author whose book “Home Fire” has bagged the Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2018?
    1.Aruna Reddy
    2.Kamila Shamsie
    3.Akhilesh Kumar
    4.Henry Kensing
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Kamila Shamsie
    Explanation:
    Kamila Shamsie is a British Pakistani author. The book speaks about how loyalties are torn apart when love and politics collide. This annual British award was founded in 1996. It honours the excellence, originality and accessibility in works by women writers all over the world. Kamila Shamsie is a fellow of the London-based Royal Society of Literature. She was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist in 2013. She was brought up in Karachi. She now lives in London.
  15. On 8th June 2018, who was appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea?
    1.Ravindra Prasad Jaiswal
    2.Parutosh Sharma
    3.Aruna Kumari
    4.Akshay Desai
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Ravindra Prasad Jaiswal
    Explanation:
    Ravindra Prasad Jaiswal is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1999 batch. He is at present the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Sudan. He has been concurrently appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea. He will take up the new assignment soon.
  16. On June 9, 2018, Bandhan Bank appointed former RBI deputy governor _____ as non- executive part time chairman?
    1.Ahmed Salah
    2.Harun Rashid Khan
    3.Rajashekar Nair
    4.Praveen Dibra
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Harun Rashid Khan
    Explanation:
    Mr.Khan’s appointment will be for a period of 3years with effect from June 5, 2018 or till the expiry of his term as an independent director whi chever is earlier. Khan will be the independent director of the bank at a remuneration of Rs 24 lakh per annum subject to RBI and other approvals. Khan retired as the deputy governor of RBI in July 2016 after nearly 38 years of service.
  17. On June 9, 2018, The younger son of Wipro’s chairman Ajim Premji, ____ has been appointed to the board of Wipro Enterprises?
    1.Azeez Premji
    2.Tariq Premji
    3.Rameez Premji
    4.Raouf Premji
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Tariq Premji
    Explanation:
    The appointment to Wipro Enterprises board is effective from June 1,2018. Wipro Enterprises, which runs a strong consumer care and lighting business with operations in India, Southeast Asia and West Asia, owns brands such as Santoor, Chandrika and Yardley . Its infrastructure engineering business builds hydraulics equipment for construction and earthmoving companies like aerospace sub-systems for plane makers like Airbus and Boeing. It is a $1.23 billion privately held firm.The firm made a profit of Rs 950 crore on revenue of Rs 8,248 crore in fiscal 2017 .
  18. Name the New Zealand cricket coach who resigned from his post on 7th June 2018?
    1.Mike Hesson
    2.Julius Manda
    3.Chris Steve
    4.Mayor Huffman
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Mike Hesson
    Explanation:
    On June 7, 2018, New Zealand cricket coach Mr. Mike Hesson resigned from his post. He has been the coach for the national team of New Zealand for 6 years. His resignation would come into effect from July 31st 2018 , a year before the Cricket World Cup commences.
  19. On June 7, 2018, Senior Socialist leader Laxman Patil-Bhosle died at 84 in Malegaon , Nashik, Maharashtra. He was also known as _____?
    1.Samara
    2.Lokyukta
    3.Rajneet
    4.Nehta
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Lokyukta
    Explanation:
    On June 7, 2018, Senior Socialist leader Laxman Patil-Bhosle died at 84 in Malegaon , Nashik, Maharashtra . He was also known as ‘Lokyukta’. HE was a former Vice Chairperson of the Nashik District Central Cooperative Bank (NDCC). He was also the founder chairman of Zilla Mazoor Federation.
  20. On June 9, 2018, Mr. L P Shahi died at 98 in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He belonged to which party?
    1.BJP
    2.BSP
    3.Congress
    4.JDS
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Congress
    Explanation:
    On June 9, 2018, Senior congress Leader Mr. L P Shahi dies at 98 in All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He was a freedom fighter and a former CWC member. He was first elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1980 and became an MP from Muzaffarpur in Bihar in 1984.
  21. On 9th June 2018, former Congress MP Shantaram Naik died following a heart attack. Earlier, he headed the Congress unit in which state?
    1.Goa
    2.Tamil Nadu
    3.Kerala
    4.Bihar
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Goa
    Explanation:
    Shantaram Naik was 73 years old. He was North Goa Lok Sabha MP once and was a Rajya Sabha MP two times. He was also the head of the Goa Congress until recently.
  22. On 7th June 2018, David Douglas Duncan passed away after suffering from a lung infection, in France. He was related to which field?
    1.Photography
    3.Football
    3.Music
    4.Politics
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Photography
    Explanation:
    David Douglas Duncan was 102 years old. He became a combat photographer during World War II. His major was during the Korean War. He released those photos as a book named This is War!. He donated the earnings from that to widows and orphans of soldiers. He also published his photos taken during Vietnam War as two books namely, Protest and War Without heroes.
  23. On 8th June 2018, Maria Bueno, a popular tennis player, passed away after combating mouth cancer. Which country did she belong to?
    1.Brazil
    2.Spain
    3.Japan
    4.France
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Brazil
    Explanation:
    Maria Bueno was 78 years old. She was considered the Brazilian “queen” of tennis. She had won three Wimbledon and four US championship singles titles. She was called by the nickname the “Sao Paulo Swallow”.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport located?
    Answer
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  2. Who is the Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL)?
    Answer
    M V Gowtama
  3. Name the MD and CEO of Yes Bank?
    Answer
    Mr. Rana Kapoor
  4. Where is Inderkilla National Park located?
    Answer
    Himachal Pradesh
  5. Where is the headquarters of World Health Organization (WHO)?
    Answer
    Geneva, Switzerland
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