Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 1st

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 1st 2017

  • Who among the following recently resigned from the post of BCCI administrator?
  • Union Ministry of Earth Sciences will launch its “Deep Ocean Mission” by which year?
  • GSLV-Mk III will be launched by ISRO on which date?

 

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  1. Who among the following recently resigned from the post of BCCI administrator?
A.    Anurag Thakur
B.     Ramachandra Ghua
C.     Vinod Rai
D.    Vikram Limaye
E.     Diana Edulji

 

  1. Union Ministry of Earth Sciences will launch its “Deep Ocean Mission” by which year?
A.    2017
B.     2019
C.     2018
D.    2020
E.     2021

 

  1. GSLV-Mk III will be launched by ISRO on which date?
A.    June 2
B.     June 3
C.     June 4
D.    June 5
E.     June 1

 

  1. What is India’s growth percentage in 2016-17 according to Ministry of Statistics?
A.    7.1%
B.     8.1%
C.     7.2%
D.    8.2%
E.     7.3%

 

  1. Konstantinos Mitsotakis was the former Prime Minister of which country
A.    USA
B.     Brazil
C.     Greece
D.    Bejing
E.     Switzerland

 

  1. Asian Development Bank has given a $ 100 million loan to which Indian bank to Finance solar roof top projects in India?
A.    HDFC
B.     ICICI
C.     SBI
D.    PNB
E.     BoB

 

  1. Who is the author of book Beren and Lúthie?
A.    JRR Tolkein
B.     Alan Lee
C.     Christopher Tolkien
D.    Peter Jackson
E.     Garth

 

  1. Which country has launched “Michibiki No 2” satellite to build a home-grown précised GPS system?
A.    England
B.     China
C.     Japan
D.    Germany
E.     Norway

 

  1. G Parmeshwara resigned from the dsignation of home minister of which state?
A.    Telangana
B.     Kerala
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Manipur
E.     Karnataka

 

  1. Who has been appointed as a public policy fellow to a Washington-based think-tank?
A.    Nandita Dutta
B.     Arundhati Roy
C.     Nirupama Rao
D.    Megha Pathkar
E.     Barkha Dutt

 

11. “Mahaswayam portal” has been launched by which state to help job seekers and employers?

A.    Bihar
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Andhra Pradesh
D.    Maharashtra
E.     Rajasthan

 

  1. When is Global Day of Parents observed?
A.    May 31
B.     June 1
C.     June 2
D.    June 5
E.     May 30

 

  1. “Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program”will be developed at an expense of
A.    USD 30 Million
B.     USD 35 Million
C.     USD 36 Million
D.    USD 40 Million
E.     USD 38 Million

 

  1. Which famous cricket player nation has not qualified for the ICC Champions trophy 2017?
A.    West Indies
B.     Australia
C.     South Africa
D.    Pakistan
E.     Bangladesh

 

  1. SEBI has approved which two telecom companies’ merger?
A.    Airtel & Vodafone
B.     Airtel & Telenor
C.     Hutch & Vodafone
D.    Tata Docomo & Airtel
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which country is hosting the 2017 SCO summit scheduled to hold in June?
A.    India
B.     USA
C.     China
D.    Kazakhstan
E.     Finland

 

  1. Which state of India will have country’s first Early Warning Dissemination System for disasters?
A.    Madhya Pradesh
B.     Odisha
C.     New Delhi
D.    Rajasthan
E.     Chennai

 

  1. Which state has launched “T-Wallet” for people to make public and private financial transactions?
A.    Haryana
B.     Uttar Pradesh
C.     Uttrakhand
D.    Telangana
E.     Rajasthan

 

  1. Who has been appointed as new economic affairs secretary?
A.    Tapan Ray
B.     Shaktikanta Das
C.     Ravi Shankar
D.    Sandeepan Das
E.     Vijay Kumar

 

  1. In which year was Securities and Exchange Board of India established?
A.    1972
B.     1973
C.     1974
D.    1975
E.     1988

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

AnswersExplanation
1.      BLove Raj Singh Dharmshaktu, a Padma Shri awardee, has become the first Indian mountaineer to conquer the world’s highest peak Mount Everest for a record sixth time on May 27, 2017. He works as an assistant commandant with the Border Security Force (BSF) in Dehradun. He first summited Everest in 1998 and followed it with up with successive ascents in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2013. He hails from Bona village of Munsiyari in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
2.      CThe Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018, which is expected to improve India’s position in ocean research field,
3.      DISRO’s GSLV-Mk III is ready to be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on June 5, 2017. It is the heaviest rocket ever made by ISRO and is capable of carrying heavy payloads.

 

4.      AAccording to Ministry of Statistics, India registered 7.1% growth in the financial year 2016-17, which is less than the 8% registered in 2015-16. In the fourth quarter of 2016-17, India registered a growth of GDP growth of 6.1% compared with China’s 6.9% in the same period. Hence, it has lost its fastest-growing major economy tag in the fourth quarter of 2016-17.
5.      CKonstantinos Mitsotakis (98), the former conservative Prime Minister of Greece, has recently passed away in Athens, Greece on May 29, 2017. He will be remembered for fierce confrontations with Greece’s liberal and socialist parties as well as early free-market reforms during a 60-year political career.
6.      DThe Punjab National Bank (PNB) has got $100 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to finance solar rooftop projects in India. The loan is guaranteed by the Government of India (GoI).
7.      AJ.R.R. Tolkien author of “Lords of the Rings” passed away in 1973, but his book “Beren and Lúthien,” which J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a century ago has been published today.
8.      CJapan successfully launched Michibiki” No.2 satellite, as part of a broader effort to build a homegrown geolocation system that boosts the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres.
9.      EKarnataka home minister G Parameshwara resigned recently to devote himself to his duties as the Karnataka party president of congress.
10.  CFormer Indian Ambassador to US Nirupama Rao has been appointed as a public policy fellow to a Washington-based think-tank where she will work on a project on the Sino-India ties. Rao will be affiliated with the Wilson Centre’s Asia programme.
11.  DThe Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has recently launched a web portal ‘Mahaswayam’ for job seekers, employers, entrepreneurs and training institutes. At ‘Mahaswayam’, job seekers will be able to register themselves, search as well as apply for jobs, inquire for training, get information on self-employment and get details of job fairs.
12.  BThe Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
13.  CIndia signs Loan Agreement with the World Bank for USD 36 Million for “Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program”. The objective of the project is to improve the efficiency of Public Expenditure Management and Tax Administration in Himachal Pradesh.
14.  AWest Indies will not be a part of ICC championship 2017 because according to ICC new format the top eight teams sides in the ICC ODI Rankings automatically qualifies for the tournament. But West Indies ranked 9 in the ranking and thus did not qualified for the champions trophy
15.  Bharti Airtel has stated that it has got approvals from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for the proposed scheme of merger with Telenor (India) Communications Private Ltd.
16.  DSCO’s summit which is scheduled to be held in June is being hosted by Kazakhstan. India and Pakistan’s admission to the China-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be formalised at this summit.
17.  BFrom July, Odisha will commission the ambitious Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) to warn the vast population residing along its 480 km-long coast in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or a cyclone.
18.  DTelangana has launched a digital wallet named T-Wallet for people to make public and private financial transactions. The service has been launched as “anytime anywhere digital payment option for everyone”. This is first such scheme by any state government in the country.
19.  ATapan Ray, the 1982 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer and currently the corporate affairs secretary, has taken additional charge as the new Economic Affairs Secretary. He succeeded Shaktikanta Das, who retired on May 31, 2017 after serving the government for 37 years in various capacities.
20.  ESecurities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) was established in 1988. It got statutory mandate and powers under the SEBI Act, 1992. Its objective is to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development and regulation of securities market.

 

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