Current Affairs Quiz : June 19 2020

1.

India secured ______ rank in the Institute for Management Development's (IMD) 2020 World Competitiveness Index for the year 2019?

   A.) 43rd
   B.) 47th
   C.) 51st
   D.) 45th

Answer: Option 'A'

43rd
India secured 43rd rank in the Institute for Management Development's (IMD) 2020 World Competitiveness Index for the year 2019.

2.

Who among the following has won Padma Shri, which is India's fourth-highest civilian award?

   A.) Sailen Manna
   B.) Chuni Goswami
   C.) PK Banerjee
   D.) All the above

Answer: Option 'D'

All the above

Indian footballers namely Sailen Manna in 1971, Chuni Goswami in 1983, PK Banerjee in 1990, Bhaichung Bhutia in 2008, Sunil Chhetri in 2019, and Bembem Devi in 2020, have won the Padma Shri.

3.

_______ tapped with Indian Palm Industry to boost employment opportunities.

   A.) Make in India 
   B.) MNREGA
   C.) KVIC
   D.) Artisan Club of India

Answer: Option 'C'

KVIC

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) launched a unique project at Dahanu in Palghar district of Maharashtra, a state with more than 50 lakh palm trees. Under the project, Neera and Palmgur will be produced in India. Neera and Palmgur have huge potential to create employment in the country.

4.

When is the Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed?

   A.) 12 June
   B.) 16 June
   C.) 18 June
   D.) 14 June

Answer: Option 'C'

18 June

5.

When did UNGA designate 18 June as Sustainable Gastronomy Day?

   A.) 2014
   B.) 2018
   C.) 2016
   D.) 2020

Answer: Option 'C'

2016

On 21 December 2016, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted its resolution A/RES/71/246 and designated 18 June as an international observance, Sustainable Gastronomy Day. The aim is to acknowledge gastronomy as a cultural expression related to natural and cultural diversity. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, sustainable gastronomy aims to celebrate seasonal ingredients and producers, preserving wildlife, and the culinary traditions are more relevant than ever.

6.

IM Vijayan is associated with _________.

   A.) Gymnastics
   B.) Football
   C.) Athletics
   D.) Cricket

Answer: Option 'B'

Football
IM Vijayan is a former Indian football team captain. He scored 40 goals in 79 matches for India since making his debut in the early 90s. IM Vijayan has won the Arjuna award in 2003. He was also awarded the Indian 'Player of the Year' in the year 1993, 1997 and 1999. The 51-year-old former striker had scored 4 goals to emerge as the top scorer in the Afro-Asian Games which was held in India in 2003. It was his last appearance for the country.

7.

When was the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) formed?

   A.) 1957
   B.) 1968
   C.) 1975
   D.) 1963

Answer: Option 'A'

1957

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body formed in April 1957 (as per an RTI) by the Government of India, under the Act of Parliament, 'Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956'.

8.

India ranked _______ on the IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2020.

   A.) 41st
   B.) 43rd
   C.) 44th
   D.) 42nd

Answer: Option 'B'

43rd

India ranked 43rd on the Institute for Management Development's (IMD) 2020 World Competitiveness Index ranks. It stated that the continued low ranking of India is due to the traditional weaknesses such as insufficient education investment and poor infrastructure.

9.

________ is to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE).

   A.) Sports Ministry
   B.) Culture Ministry
   C.) Tourism Ministry
   D.) Ministry of Home Affairs

Answer: Option 'A'

Sports Ministry

The Ministry of Sports is to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India Scheme. The aim is to enhance India's Olympic performance.

10.

India is the ______ largest recipient of FDI in 2019 of UN Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) World Investment Report 2020.

   A.) 5th
   B.) 13th
   C.) 9th
   D.) 20th

Answer: Option 'C'

9th

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported that it was the world’s 9th largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in the year 2019 in its World Investment Report 2020. India has received $51 billion in foreign investment in 2019.

11.

In the first phase of Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) _______ state-owned sports facilities have been identified.

   A.) 6
   B.) 8
   C.) 12
   D.) 14

Answer: Option 'B'

8

The Ministry of Sports is to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under the Khelo India Scheme. The aim is to enhance India's Olympic performance. In the first phase, the Ministry of Sports has identified state-owned sports facilities in eight states of India.

12.

Which country topped IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2020?

   A.) Denmark
   B.) US
   C.) Singapore
   D.) Switzerland

Answer: Option 'C'

Singapore

Singapore topped IMD’s World Competitiveness Index 2020. The Index topped the 63rd edition of IMD rankings.

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