Current Affairs Quiz : June 12 2021

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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