Current Affairs Quiz : June 12 2021


Where is Headquarters of DBS Bank located?

   A.) Singapore
   B.) Dubai
   C.) Maldives
   D.) Malaysia

Answer: Option 'A'


DBS Bank has been named with the aid of Forbes in their listing of World’s Best Banks 2021. DBS was ranked at the position 1 out of 30 domestic and global banks in India for the 2nd consecutive year. This is the 0.33 version of the ‘World’s Best Banks’ listing by means of Forbes, carried out in partnership with market research company Statista.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


How many peoples have been awarded ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in 2020?

   A.) 11
   B.) 7
   C.) 10
   D.) 9

Answer: Option 'B'


Padma Vibhushan Award 2020 has been awarded to 7 peoples. There are 4 awardees belong to the field of public affairs.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


What is the estimated age of heritage tree in India?

   A.) 50
   B.) 60
   C.) 75
   D.) 80

Answer: Option 'A'


The amendment introduces the concept of heritage trees. According to the Cabinet note, a tree with an estimated age of 50 years or more shall be defined as a heritage tree. It may belong to specific species, which will be notified from time to time.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


Who of the following is not the winner of the Padma Bhushan award 2020?

   A.) Anand Mahindra 
   B.) P.V. Sindhu
   C.) Mary Kom
   D.) S.C. Jamir

Answer: Option 'C'

Mary Kom

Mary Kom is selected for the Padam Vibhushan Award, 2020. She is not in the list of Padma Bhushan award 2020.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


What is the IUCN Status of Gharials?

   A.) Critically Endangered
   B.) Vulnerable
   C.) Extinct
   D.) Least Concern

Answer: Option 'A'

Critically Endangered

India has three species of Crocodilians namely: Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus): IUCN Red List- Critically Endangered Mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris): IUCN- Vulnerable. Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus): IUCN- Least Concern. All the three are listed on Appendix I of CITES and Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972. Exception: Saltwater Crocodile populations of Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are included in Appendix II of CITES.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


Which of the following country topped the Global Liveability Index 2021?

   A.) Auckland
   B.) Tokoyo
   C.) Osaka
   D.) Perth

Answer: Option 'A'


The top 10 most livable cities: Auckland (New Zealand), Osaka (Japan), Adelaide (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Tokyo (Japan), Perth (Australia), Zurich (Switzerland), Geneva (Switzerland), Melbourne (Australia), Brisbane (Australia)

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


When was Fast Radio Bursts for the first time?

   A.) 2005
   B.) 2007
   C.) 2011
   D.) 2009

Answer: Option 'B'


Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs): FRBs are bright bursts of radio waves with millisecond durations, making it difficult to detect them and determine their position in the sky. It was discovered for the first time in 2007. Their origin is unknown, and their appearance is very unpredictable.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


SIV is the abbreviation of ___________.

   A.) Simian immunodeficiency virus
   B.) Synodontidae immunodeficiency virus
   C.) Siluridae immunodeficiency virus
   D.) None of the above

Answer: Option 'A'

Simian immunodeficiency virus
Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) is a species of retrovirus that cause persistent infections in at least 45 species of African non-human primates. A recent study of SIVcpz in wild living chimpanzees suggests that infected chimpanzees experience an AIDS-like illness similar to HIV-1 infected humans.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


When was UNDP founded?

   A.) 22 November 1975
   B.) 22 November 1965
   C.) 22 November 1980
   D.) 22 November 1970

Answer: Option 'B'

22 November 1965

22 November 1965, United States. The United Nations Development Programme is the global development network of the United Nations. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations and advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


How many stages of HIV infection exist?

   A.) 1
   B.) 2
   C.) 3
   D.) 4

Answer: Option 'C'


The three stages of HIV infection are (1) acute HIV infection, (2) chronic HIV infection, and (3) acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


When was India's Renewable Energy Agency launched?

   A.) 1987
   B.) 1997
   C.) 1990
   D.) 1977

Answer: Option 'A'


IREDA is a Public Limited Government Company established as a Non-Banking Financial Institution in 1987 engaged in promoting, developing and extending financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency/conservation with the motto: “ENERGY FOR EVER”.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


The first ever instance of AIDS was reported in ____________.

   A.) UK
   B.) Japan
   C.) USA
   D.) Russia

Answer: Option 'C'


the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States in June 1981, the number of cases and deaths among persons with AIDS increased rapidly during the 1980s followed by substantial declines in new cases and deaths in the late 1990s.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


Where did Ram Prasad Bismil born?

   A.) Uttarkhand
   B.) Uttarpradesh
   C.) Kerala
   D.) Karnataka

Answer: Option 'A'


Ram Prasad Bismil: On June 11, 1897, he was born to Murlidhar and Moolmati in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district. He was a notable Indian freedom fighter who resisted British colonial forces until his death. In 1875, he joined the Arya Samaj, which was founded by Dayananda Saraswati.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge


Where is Nameri National Park located?

   A.) Assam
   B.) Mizoram
   C.) Manipur
   D.) Nagaland

Answer: Option 'A'

Nameri National Park is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 40 kilometres from Tezpur and the third national park in Assam. The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point.

DigitalOcean Referral Badge

Current Affairs Quiz : June 12 2021 Download Pdf