Current Affairs Quiz : June 16 2020 | IndianStudyHub

1.

Who becomes the 1st ever women to reach deepest point of ocean, the Challenger deep?

   A.) Nancy Roman
   B.) Christina Koch
   C.) Peggy Whitson
   D.) Kathy Sullivan

Answer: Option 'D'

Kathy Sullivan

The 68-year-old Kathy Sullivan, Former NASA astronaut and Oceanographer became the first woman to reach the Challenger Deep, the deepest point in the ocean. She is the 1st human to reach both the space and deepest point of ocean.

2.

Which public sector bank has relaunched Aadhaar-based online ‘Insta Saving Bank Account’?

   A.) State Bank of India
   B.) Canara Bank
   C.) United Bank of India
   D.) Punjab National Bank

Answer: Option 'A'

State Bank of India

The State Bank of India (SBI) has relaunched ‘SBI Insta Saving Bank Account’, an Aadhaar-based instant digital savings account for customers using the Yono platform, which will offer a complete paperless and instant digital savings account opening with just PAN and Aadhaar number.

3.

Which state has launched ‘Ghar ghar nigrani’ app to conduct house-to-house surveillance in the state to eliminate the COVID-19 pandemic?

   A.) Odisha
   B.) Bihar
   C.) Punjab
   D.) Gujarat

Answer: Option 'C'

Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh launched mobile based app ‘Ghar ghar nigrani’ app through video conference to conduct house-to-house surveillance in the state to eliminate the COVID-19 pandemic. The app was developed in-house by the health department.

4.

The Theme for world day against child labor 2020 is “COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever”. When was the day observed annually?

   A.) June 12
   B.) June 15
   C.) June 2
   D.) June 7

Answer: Option 'A'

June 12 of Every year is observed as the World Day Against Child Labour which was launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002 to focus on the global extent of child labour and the steps to be taken to eliminate it. Theme of 2020: “COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever”.

5.

Union shipping ministry has approved revised cost estimates of Rs. 123.95 cr for Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Who is the present shipping minister (MoS I/C)?

   A.) Nitin Gadkari
   B.) Smriti Irani
   C.) Mansukh L. Mandaviya
   D.) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Answer: Option 'C'

Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Ministry of Shipping approves Revised cost estimates Ministry of Shipping has approved the Revised Cost estimate of Rs. 123.95 crore for the project “Extension of Dry Dock-II at a marine dockyard including supply, installation and commissioning of Dry Dock Pumps and accessories in Port Blair, South Andaman” for augmenting Ship Repair facilities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Ministry of Shipping: Minister of State (MoS)- Mansukh L. Mandaviya.

6.

International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) was observed every year on June 13. What is the theme for IAAD 2020?

   A.) “Celebrate diversity; promote inclusion; protect our rights”
   B.) “Advancing with renewed hope”
   C.) “Made to Shine”
   D.) “Shining our light to the world”

Answer: Option 'C'

“Made to Shine”

13th June of every year is observed as the International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) to create awareness about albinism and the human rights for the people with albinism. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed June 13 as International Albinism Awareness Day in its resolution in 2014 and celebrated it for the first time in 2015. The theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2020 is “Made to Shine”.

7.

Imtaiyazur Rahman has been appointed as the CEO of which mutual fund?

   A.) Axis Asset Management Company
   B.) UTI Asset Management Company
   C.) BNP Paribas Asset Management India
   D.) Canara Robeco Asset Management Company

Answer: Option 'B'

UTI Asset Management Company

UTI Asset Management Board appointed Imtaiyazur Rahman as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the UTI Asset Management Company after two years as the interim CEO. He will succeed Leo Puri whose 5-year tenure was over in August 2018.

8.

RBI has banned People’s cooperative bank from granting fresh loans, accepting deposits for 6 months. Where is the HQ of People’s Cooperative bank located?

   A.) Noida
   B.) Nagpur
   C.) Hardwar
   D.) Kanpur

Answer: Option 'D'

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has restricted People’s Co-operative Bank located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP) from granting fresh loans and accepting deposits for six months from June 10, 2020, due to its weak financial position. The bank is barred from selling, transferring or disposing any of its properties or assets.
 

9.

Which organization has developed dry heat treatment chamber named “GermiKlean” to sanitize uniforms of security force?

   A.) Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)
   B.) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
   C.) National Informatics Centre (NIC)
   D.) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Answer: Option 'B'

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

The sanitizing dry heat treatment chamber “GermiKlean” – developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured by Saveer Biotech Limited to sanitise the uniforms of the security forces.

10.

Anand Mohan Zutshi ‘Gulzar’ Dehlvi who passed away in June 2020 is a renowned poet in which language?

   A.) Telugu
   B.) Punjabi
   C.) Urdu
   D.) Marathi

Answer: Option 'C'

Urdu

11.

Which is the 1st country in the world that runs Double-Stack Container train in OHE electrified region?

   A.) United States
   B.) Japan
   C.) India
   D.) Germany

Answer: Option 'C'

India

Indian railways created a benchmark by setting a new world history on the successful running of the first Double-decker Container Train with a contact wire of 7.57-metre height on its high reach pantograph in the high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified territory on the western railway from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat.

12.

According to ‘Global Trade Update 2020’ released by UNCTAD, international trade is expected to fall by 27% in Q2 of 2020. Where is the HQ of UNCTAD located?

   A.) Geneva
   B.) New Delhi
   C.) Rome
   D.) New York

Answer: Option 'A'

Geneva

According to the report ‘Global Trade Update 2020’ released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the value of international trade in goods fell by 5% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020 and is expected to plunge further by 27% in the ongoing second quarter (Q2) due to the unprecedented effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It has also forecasted a 20% annual decline in trade for the year 2020. UNCTAD Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland.

13.

Name the CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal which was launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently?

   A.) Aarogyapath
   B.) Aarogya Mitra
   C.) Aarogya Vidhaan
   D.) Aarogya Yojana

Answer: Option 'A'

Aarogyapath

Rajesh Bhushan, the officer on Special Duty of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal Aarogyapath to provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies with the involvement of manufacturers, suppliers and customers.

14.

The 3rd India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) youth dialogue 2020 was held virtually on June 8-10, 2020. Which country holds presidency of ASEAN in 2020?

   A.) Vietnam
   B.) Cambodia
   C.) Laos
   D.) Malaysia

Answer: Option 'A'

Vietnam

The 3rd India-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) youth dialogue 2020 was held virtually on June 8-10, 2020 focusing on coronavirus pandemic. The meet has regarded the youth as “vehicles of change” who are playing a pivotal role by leading the fight against the pandemic. ASEAN: 2020 Chairmanship– Vietnam.

15.

Vasant Raiji who is in news recently is associated with which sport?

   A.) Basketball
   B.) Cricket
   C.) Football
   D.) Hockey

Answer: Option 'B'

Cricket

India’s oldest first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji, a right-handed batsman passed away at 100 due to old-age at his residence in Walkeshwar in South Mumbai. He was born on January 26, 1920 in Vadodara (Baroda), Gujarat.

16.

Which institute ranked top among the Indian institutes in the Nature Index 2020 ratings (Chinese Academy of Sciences topped overall ranking)?

   A.) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
   B.) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
   C.) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
   D.) Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

Answer: Option 'B'

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

In accordance with the Nature Index 2020 ratings, 3 autonomous institutions of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India ranked among top 30. The Nature Index 2020 ratings has been globally topped by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China while India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is on 160th position globally but stood first among Indian institutions.Top 3 Indian Institutions (Global)

Indian Rank Global Rank Institution
1 160 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
2 184 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
3 260 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

17.

Which institute has partnered with Kerala based start-up VST Mobility Solutions to launch IoT based ‘BIN-19’ & ‘UV SPOT’?

   A.) Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute
   B.) Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology
   C.) Central Scientific Instruments Organisation
   D.) National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies

Answer: Option 'B'

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology

Kerala Startup VST Mobility Solutions, has launched Internet of Things(IoT) based (facility that works without any human touch) automated mask disposal machine, “BIN-19” & “UltraViolet (UV) SPOT”, a UV light-based multipurpose disinfector in association with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST).

18.

Tamil Nadu legislator Anbazhagan who passed away recently is associated with which political party?

   A.) INC
   B.) JDS
   C.) BJP
   D.) DMK

Answer: Option 'D'

Three-time DMK MLA, J. Anbazhagan passed away at the age of 61 years after he tested positive for COVID-19 in Chennai, who represented the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency in the Assembly.

19.

Name the scheme which is the initiative of NCDC & it was launched by union minister Narendra Singh Tomar, providing paid internship to the Youth.

   A.) SVANidhi
   B.) Samridhhi
   C.) Sahakar Mitra
   D.) Swamitva

Answer: Option 'C'

Sahakar Mitra

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister inaugurated a Sahakar Mitra: Scheme on Internship Program (SIP) of the NCDC (National Cooperative Development Corporation). The program will provide practical experience of the cooperative sector and assured project loans on liberalized terms to young professionals in the start-up industry.

20.

Who has received the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate?

   A.) Shinogi K.C
   B.) J.K.Thakur
   C.) Asha Sahu
   D.) Rattan Lal

Answer: Option 'D'

Rattan Lal

76-year-old Indian-American Soil scientist, Dr. Rattan Lal received the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate (250,000 USD – Rs. 1.89 crore) for developing and mainstreaming a soil centric approach to increase food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change. He was born in 1944 in Karyal, West Punjab, India.


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