Current Affairs Quiz : June13 2020 | IndianStudyHub

1.

Ved Prakash Marwah who passed away recently is a former governor of which state?

   A.) Mizoram
   B.) Manipur
   C.) Jharkhand
   D.) All the 1), 2) and 3)

Answer: Option 'D'

All the 1), 2) and 3)

2.

Who is the 1st Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020?

   A.) Javed Ahktar
   B.) Kaifi Azmi
   C.) Sahir Ludhianvi
   D.) Gulzar

Answer: Option 'A'

Javed Ahktar

3.

The world archery has postponed 2020 World Archery Field Championships to 2022. Where is the HQ of World Archery located?

   A.) London
   B.) Paris
   C.) Amsterdam
   D.) Lausanne

Answer: Option 'D'

The World Archery(WA) and Yankton organising committee decided to postpone the 2020 World Archery Field Championships which was scheduled on September 2020 at the National Field Archery Association(NFAA) Easton Yankton Archery Centre(NEYAC), the world’s largest archery centre. This decision will extend up to 2022 for safeguard of athlete’s well-being & also restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Yankton is set to host the 2021 World Archery Championships. WA: Headquarters– Lausanne, Switzerland.

4.

Chiranjeevi Sarja who passed away recently is a renowned ______.

   A.) Athlete
   B.) Sand Artist
   C.) Actor
   D.) Banker

Answer: Option 'C'

Actor

Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away at 39 due to a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He is the grandson of Kannada late actor Shakti Prasad & the nephew of multilingual actor Arjun Sarja.

5.

Name the app which is India’s first indigenous wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the COVID-19 affected patients (launched by Jitendra Singh).

   A.) COVID PUSH
   B.) COVID DEEP
   C.) COVID BEEP
   D.) COVID PUSH

Answer: Option 'C'

COVID BEEP

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical college, Hyderabad in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Hyderabad, and Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECL) have developed India’s first indigenous wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the COVID-19 affected patients namely “COVID BEEP” app. It is an acronym for Continuous Oxygenation & Vital Information Detection Biomed ECIL ESIC Pod. It has been virtually launched by Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh along with Minister of State for Home Affairs, Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, Dean ESIC Medical College, Prof. Srinivas M.

6.

The central government has modified public procurement norms to give maximum preference to companies whose goods and services have ____ % or more local content.

   A.) 50
   B.) 45
   C.) 40
   D.) 52

Answer: Option 'A'

50

7.

Which state has launched “Mukhyamantri Shahri Path Vyavasayi Utthan Yojana” recently.

   A.) Telangana
   B.) Madhya Pradesh
   C.) Karnataka
   D.) Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option 'B'

Madhya Pradesh

8.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has bought ______% stake in Jio platforms for Rs 5,863.50 crores.

   A.) 3.21
   B.) 2.08
   C.) 0.93
   D.) 1.16

Answer: Option 'D'

1.16

9.

Name the plantation drive which was launched by Madhya Pradesh government on the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5).

   A.) Thank Earth
   B.) Thank Green
   C.) Thank Prithvi
   D.) Thank Mom

Answer: Option 'D'

Thank Mom

Madhya Pradesh has started a plantation drive named “Thank Mom” on the premises of its Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Directorate on World Environment Day. As per the instruction from Commissioner Renu Tiwari, a variety of plants such as Neem, Guava, Mango, Moonlight, Parijat and Tulsi were planted with a plate in the name of each employee’s mother.
 

10.

Which company has signed the United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) initiative to reduce the CO2 emissions?

   A.) TCS
   B.) Tech Mahindra
   C.) CTS
   D.) L&T

Answer: Option 'B'

Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra Ltd, an IT subsidiary of the Mahindra Group has joined 155 global companies by inking a joint declaration with United Nations (UN) Global Compact urging governments to align their COVID-19 recovery efforts with the latest climate science.

11.

The Brain Tumor Day observed annually on June 8. Which color ribbon is the international symbol for the solidarity with brain tumor patients?

   A.) Grey
   B.) Red
   C.) Blue
   D.) Pink

Answer: Option 'A'

Grey

June 8th is annually celebrated as the World Brain Tumor Day which was initiated by the Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe (German Brain Tumor Aid) in 2000 to pay respect to all the brain tumor patients and their families. Note: The grey ribbon is the international symbol for the solidarity with brain tumor patients.

12.

Salwa Eid Naser who is in news recently is associated with which sport?

   A.) Pole Vault
   B.) 400m running
   C.) Discus Throw
   D.) Long jump

Answer: Option 'B'

400m running

13.

The Theme of World Food Safety Day 2020 is “Food Safety, everyone’s business”. The day was celebrated every year on ______.

   A.) June 4
   B.) June 8
   C.) June 7
   D.) June 10

Answer: Option 'C'

The Second World Food Safety Day was celebrated to promote actions that support food security, human health, agriculture and sustainable development and prevent, detect and manage foodborne diseases. The First World Food Safety Day was celebrated on 7th June 2019. The Theme of World Food Safety Day 2020 remains the same as the theme of 2019 “Food Safety, everyone’s business”.

14.

Name the company which has launched ‘Sodar’ app to help people maintain social distancing.

   A.) IBM
   B.) Microsoft
   C.) Facebook
   D.) Google

Answer: Option 'D'

Google is trying to do its bit in helping people maintain their social distance. The tech giant has launched a new app that will help people maintain distance in real life using augmented reality. The app has been developed under Experiments with Google and is not available on the Google Play Store but can be side-loaded separately. The app called ‘Sodar’.

15.

The world oceans day (WOD) is observed every year on June 8. What is the theme for WOD 2020?

   A.) “Our Oceans, Our Future”
   B.) “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”
   C.) “Preventing Plastic Pollution”
   D.) “Gender and the Ocean”

Answer: Option 'B'

“Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”
Every year on June 8 World oceans day, the United Nations (UN) day is celebrated across the world to inform the public about the impact of human activities on the ocean, create a global citizens’ movement for the ocean, and mobilize & unite the world’s population for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. The theme of 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”.
 

16.

What is India’s rank in Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2020 released jointly by Yale University and Columbia University (1 – Denmark)?

   A.) 168
   B.) 175
   C.) 87
   D.) 63

Answer: Option 'A'

168

According to the biennial Environment Performance Index (EPI) 2020 released jointly by Yale University and Columbia University, India has ranked 168 out of 180 countries with a score of 27.6 out of 100.While the Denmark has been topped the list with a score of 82.5. Here’s the list of top 3 nations in EPI 2020:

Rank Country Name EPI score
1 Denmark 82.5
2 Luxembourg 82.3
3 Switzerland 81.5
168th India 27.6

17.

What is the coal production target of Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) by FY 26-27?

   A.) 100 MT
   B.) 75 MT
   C.) 50 MT
   D.) 150 MT

Answer: Option 'A'

100 MT

18.

Which state has launched the Online Shramik Employment Exchange ‘Raj Kaushal Portal’ recently?

   A.) Telangana
   B.) Rajasthan
   C.) Karnataka
   D.) Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option 'B'

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister(CM) Ashok Gehlot launched the Online Shramik Employment Exchange, ‘Raj Kaushal Portal’ developed by the department of Information and Technology(IT) and Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods Development Corporation(RSLDC) through video conference.

19.

Name the app which was launched by Karnataka along with Varunamitra web portal to provide real-time information and alerts on weather, rainfall, flooding.

   A.) Umang
   B.) Dark Sky
   C.) WeatherBug
   D.) Meghasandesha

Answer: Option 'D'

Meghasandesha

20.

Which state (among larger states) has ranked top in the State Food Safety Index for 2019-20 released by FSSAI?

   A.) Tamil Nadu
   B.) Uttar Pradesh
   C.) Maharashtra
   D.) Gujarat

Answer: Option 'D'

The 2nd State Food Safety Index (SFSI) for 2019-20 of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been topped by Gujarat among larger states and by Goa among smaller states. It was announced during a webinar conducted on the occasion of “World Food Safety Day” on June 7, 2020 on the theme “Food Safety is everyone’s business”.

Rank Winner
Large States
1 Gujarat
2 Tamil Nadu
3 Maharashtra

21.

The scientists at International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials has developed magnetocaloric material for the treatment of which disease?

   A.) Pneumonia
   B.) Parkinson
   C.) AIDS
   D.) Cancer

Answer: Option 'D'

Cancer

A team of Scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST) has developed a magnetocaloric material (a rare-earth-based material that can be heated or cooled by applying or removing a magnetic field) that can be used in the treatment of cancer.

22.

The cabinet of which state has approved to give state anthem status to “Bande Utkala Janani” poem?

   A.) Manipur
   B.) Assam
   C.) West Bengal
   D.) Odisha

Answer: Option 'D'

Odisha


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