Current Affairs Quiz : June 17 2020 | IndianStudyHub

1.

The central government has formed a committee headed by Rajnath Singh for the implementation of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for MSME. What is the amount that was allocated under ECLGS scheme by GoI?

   A.) 1 Lakh crore
   B.) 3 Lakh crore
   C.) 5 Lakh crore
   D.) 50,000 crore

Answer: Option 'B'

3 Lakh crore

2.

Which state/UT has diverted the forest land to other projects the most (on basis of number of projects) according to the MoEFCC annual report 2019-20?

   A.) Odisha
   B.) Haryana
   C.) West Bengal
   D.) Telangana

Answer: Option 'B'

Haryana

Large areas of forest land are being diverted to other projects throughout India by the Government. A total 11,467.83 hectares (114.68 square kilometre) forest lands were diverted in 22 states between January 1 and November 6, 2019. The most number of projects were in Haryana where a total diversion of 519.53 ha for 251 projects.

3.

Who authored the book titled ‘Lockdown Liaisons’?

   A.) Sudha Murthy
   B.) Arundhati Roy
   C.) Anita Desai
   D.) Shobhaa De

Answer: Option 'D'

Shobhaa De

Writer and Columnist Shobhaa De’s new collection of stories titled “Lockdown Liaisons” a book reflecting the impacts of COVID-19 on human lives published by Simon & Schuster India and released on May 30, 2020.

4.

Which is the most expensive Indian city as per 26th Annual Cost of Living Survey 2020 released by Mercer (Hong Kong is the most expensive city of the world)?

   A.) New Delhi
   B.) Chennai
   C.) Mumbai
   D.) Bengaluru

Answer: Option 'C'

Mumbai

Mercer released its 26th Annual Cost of Living Survey 2020. From India, Mumbai city has been ranked 60th most expensive city globally and also 19th in Asia. Mumbai is the only Indian city ranked in the top 100. Hongkong tops the list globally. Hong Kong is the most expensive city of the world, followed by Ashgabat and Tokyo.

5.

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

   A.) 168
   B.) 129
   C.) 87
   D.) 175

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

6.

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 19
   C.) June 2
   D.) June 15

Answer: Option 'A'

June 12

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”.

7.

Gairsain was declared as the summer capital of which state/UT?

   A.) Uttarakhand
   B.) Haryana
   C.) Andhra Pradesh
   D.) Jammu & Kashmir

Answer: Option 'A'

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya approved the declaration of Bhararisen(Gairsain) in Chamoli district as the state’s summer capital in compliance with the provisions of clause (3) of Article 348 of the Constitution of India. Dehradun (the largest city) will remain the winter capital.

8.

Which state/UT government has renamed Environment ministry as ‘Environment and Climate change’ ministry in June 2020?

   A.) Maharashtra
   B.) Haryana
   C.) Uttarakhand
   D.) Madhya Pradesh

Answer: Option 'A'

Maharashtra

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 05, 2020), the Maharashtra cabinet chaired by its Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Bal Thackeray has approved a proposal to rename the state’s Environment Ministry as ‘Environment and Climate Change Ministry’ with the aim to play an active role in climate change mitigation.

9.

Kurt Bilteaux Thomas who is in news recently is related to which sport?

   A.) Gymnastics
   B.) Table Tennis
   C.) Shooting
   D.) Short Distance Runner

Answer: Option 'A'

Gymnastics

kurt Bilteaux Thomas, the first American to win the gold medal in the Gymnastic World Championship 1978 in floor exercise held at the Strasbourg, France passed away at the age of 64 after suffering from a stroke on 24th May 2020 in Texas. He was born on 29th March 1956 in Miami, Florida.

10.

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

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

Answer: Option 'B'

Odisha

The Cabinet of Odisha chaired by Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha approved the proposal to give the status of State anthem to “Bande Utkala Janani”, a poem written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra in 1912.

11.

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

   A.) 3.21
   B.) 1.16
   C.) 2.32
   D.) 0.93

Answer: Option 'B'

1.16

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds, has invested Rs 5,863.50 crore for a 1.16 % stake in Jio platforms, a subsidiary of Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).

12.

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

   A.) Nancy Roman
   B.) Christina Koch
   C.) Kathy Sullivan
   D.) Stephanie Wilson

Answer: Option 'C'

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.

13.

Who has honored with “NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal” recently?

   A.) Rajiv Kumar
   B.) VK Paul
   C.) C K Naidu
   D.) Renjith Kumar

Answer: Option 'D'

Renjith Kumar

Renjith Kumar, Engineer from Kerala and Indian Entrepreneur based in Virginia is honoured with NASA’s highest form of recognition for a non-governmental individual “NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal” for his service to NASA through executive leadership, engineering contribution, technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

14.

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

   A.) Gulzar
   B.) Prasoon Joshi
   C.) Javed Ahktar
   D.) Kaifi Azmi

Answer: Option 'C'

Javed Ahktar
Javed Ahktar, renowned poet, lyricist and writer became the first Indian to receive the Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious principles up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values.

15.

Who has received the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate?

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

Answer: Option 'A'

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.

16.

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.) China

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.

17.

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 BEEP
   C.) COVID PULL
   D.) COVID HIT

Answer: Option 'B'

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.

18.

Central government has allocated the 1 Lakh crore for which scheme in FY 2020-21 (more than 50% of budget estimation)?

   A.) PMMY
   B.) MGNREGS
   C.) PMGKY
   D.) PM-KISAN

Answer: Option 'B'

MGNREGS

The highest ever allocation of funds worth Rs. 1,01,500 made under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the current Financial Year(FY) 2020-2021. A sum of Rs. 31,493 crores have already been released in 2020-21, which is more than 50 percent of budget estimation of current Financial Year 2020-21.

19.

Who heads the 5-member Internal working group formed by RBI to review ownership and control of Private banks?

   A.) Sachin Chaturvedi
   B.) PK Mohanty
   C.) Lily Vadera
   D.) S. C. Murmu

Answer: Option 'B'

PK Mohanty

20.

Which company has won the world’s largest solar contract worth $6 billion recently?

   A.) Vestas India
   B.) Adani Green Energy Limited
   C.) Suzlon Energy Limited
   D.) Orient Green Power Ltd

Answer: Option 'B'

Adani Green Energy Limited

Gautam Adani led Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has won one of world’s largest solar contract from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to develop 8 GW of solar projects along with a commitment to establish 2 GW of additional solar cell and module manufacturing capacity at cost of ₹45,000 crore or $6 bilion, creating 4 lakh direct and indirect jobs.


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