Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 12th

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - June 12

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz for helping you crack the general awareness section of competitive exams. [no_toc]

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 12th 2017

  • Name the Indian sportsperson who has featured in the 2017 Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes.
  • Which Indian mountaineer has been felicitated by Nepal Government for conquering Mt. Everest for a record six times?
  • Who is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame?

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  1. Name the Indian sportsperson who has featured in the 2017 Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes.
A.    Sania Mirza
B.     Sania Nehwal
C.     M S Dhoni
D.    Virat Kolhi
E.     Marry Kom

 

  1. Which Indian mountaineer has been felicitated by Nepal Government for conquering Mt. Everest for a record six times?
A.    Bachendri Pal
B.     Sheetal Sinha
C.     Tamikisha Vijay
D.    Nancy Lami
E.     Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu

 

  1. Who is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame?
A.    Muttiah Muralidaran
B.     Ajanta Mendis
C.     Guna Tilak
D.    Sanath Jaisuriya
E.     Kumar Sanakkara

 

  1. ‘SATH’ stands for?
A.    Sustainable Action for Transforming Humanity capital
B.     Sustainable Action for Transferring Human capital
C.     Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital
D.    Suitable Action for Transforming Human capital
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Which city is hosting the first Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference?
A.    Jaipur
B.     Bangalore
C.     New Delhi
D.    Kolkata
E.     Pune

 

  1. 2017 European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is being hosted by which Indian city?
A.    Mumbai
B.     Darjeeling
C.     Dehradum
D.    New Delhi
E.     Madurai

 

  1. What is the name of Indian personality who has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour”?
A.    Aamir Khan
B.     Aishwarya Rai
C.     Bhupendra Dak
D.    Amitabh Bachaan
E.     Soumitra Chatterjee

 

  1. Adam West was famous personality of which field?
A.    Sports
B.     Music
C.     Dance
D.    Movies
E.     History

 

  1. What is the name of video conferencing aided legal service launched by the Union Government for rural people?
A.    Tele Law
B.     Online law
C.     E lawyer
D.    Tele Lawyer
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. The Canara Bank has joined hands with which general insurance organization to sell policies through its branches?
A.    Life Insurance Cooperation of India
B.     Oriental Insurance Company Limited
C.     United India Insurance Company
D.    National Insurance Company Limited
E.     New India Assurance Company Limited

 

11. Dr C Narayana Reddy was associated with which field?

A.    Poetry
B.     Music
C.     Movies
D.    Sports
E.     Law

 

  1. Nguyen Duc Hoa the winner of 2017 Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament belongs to which country?
A.    China
B.     Japan
C.     Russia
D.    Indonesia
E.     Vietnam

 

  1. Who has been honoured with the 2017 Kalinga Literary Award?

 

A.    Akshay Katiyar
B.     Haraprasad Das
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Hanuman Solanki
E.     B D Chittora

 

  1. The World Day Against Child Labour is observed on which date?
A.    June 11
B.     June 13
C.     June 12
D.    June 14
E.     June 10

 

  1. Who bagged the 2017 French Open Men’s Singles Tennis Tournament?
A.    Rafael Nadal
B.     Stanislas Wawrinka
C.     Roger Federer
D.    Neymar
E.     Pele

 

  1. EU, France has given how much Grant to Curb Emissions in India?
A.    2.5 Million Euros
B.     3.5 Million Euros
C.     3.9 Million Euros
D.    4.5 Million Euros
E.     3.6 Million Euros

 

  1. Who will be the new MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE)?
A.    Vinod Dua
B.     Sam Pitroda
C.     Vikaram Limaye
D.    Anubhav Siyag
E.     Vinod Vitthal

 

  1. Carajás Mine is situated in which countries?
A.    Japan
B.     Russia
C.     China
D.    Brazil
E.     India

 

  1. Who bagged the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown?
A.    Jelena Ostapenko
B.     Simona Halep
C.     Margaret Scriven’
D.    Chellsa
E.     None of the above

 

  1. When was International Olympic Committee established?
A.    1895
B.     1894
C.     1896
D.    1870
E.     1888

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

AnswersExplanation
1.      DVirat Kohli is the only sportsperson from India to feature among the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the 2017 Forbes list. Kohli has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list with a total pay of $22 million that includes $3 million from salary and winnings and another $19 million from endorsements.
2.      EDharmashaktu is the first Indian mountaineer to conquer the world’s highest peak Mount Everest for a record six times. He has been honoured by Adventure Sports Tourism Society in Lalitpur Metropolitan City near Kathmandu, Nepal on June 9, 2017. He was appointed Tourism Ambassador of Nepal to north India.
3.      AMuttiah Muralidaran has became the first player from Sri Lanka and the 83rd overall to be inducted into the Hall of Fame when ICC CEO Dave Richardson presented him with a commemorative framed cap.He is the most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals, has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in London on Thursday.
4.      CNITI Aayog has launched a program ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital (SATH)’ with the State Governments for cooperative federalism. The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors.
5.      CThe Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on June 10, 2017 has inaugurated first Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference in New Delhi. The motto of the Conference is to improve the productivity of the human resources through inter-change of ideas with various stakeholders and HR practitioners and academics. There are 3-themes of the conference viz. Stakeholders Expectations from HR, The Future of Work – HR Role and Creativity Within Constraints.
6.      DThe 22nd edition of European Union Film Festival (EUFF) has started at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi with an aim to improve cultural ties between India and European countries. The fest will screen 22 films from 22 European countries to serve the purpose of knowing and understanding each other better.
7.      EBengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour” for his outstanding contribution to cinema and theatre. With this, Chatterjee has become the first Bengali actor to be chosen for the award.
8.      DAdam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1960s series, died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88 years old. A representative said he died after a short battle with leukemia. West’s portrayal of the superhero and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, made it hard for him to get other roles. He worked throughout his career, but his options remained limited because of his association with the character.
9.      AThe Union Government has launched a video conferencing aided legal service ‘Tele Law’ for the people living in rural areas. Through Tele-Law, the legal aid to poor will fulfill the government’s commitment to ensure access to justice and empowerment of the poor. Under the scheme, the Tele-Law portal will be available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network connecting the citizens to legal service providers.
10.  EThe Canara Bank has joined hands with the state-owned general insurer New India Assurance Company to sell policies through its branches.. The purpose of the partnership is to provide best-in-class general insurance products to Canara Bank customers at highly competitive rates. Under the agreement, New India Assurance will make offer a bouquet of products such as motor, home, health, travel, fire, marine, and engineering insurance policies through branches of Canara Bank.
11.  ADr C Narayana Reddy (86), the renowned poet and Jnanpith Award recipient, has passed away in Hyderabad on June 12, 2017. He was popularly known as ‘CiNaRe’ and also honoured with Padmasri and Padma Bhushan for his scholarly writings. He was proficient in Telugu, Urdu and Hindi and several other languages and wrote hundreds of books in all forms of literature. He also wrote lyrics for hundreds of Telugu Films.
12.  EVietnam Grand Master Nguyen Duc Hoa has clinched the 10th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament by defeating Indian chess player GM Neelotpal Das in the final round with 8.5 points on June 11, 2017.
13.  BPoet Haraprasad Das, the legendary poet and essayist, has been conferred with the 2017 Kalinga Literary Award for his work and contribution to literature at the 4th edition of Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) on June 11, 2017.
14.  CThe World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year on June 12 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. The 2017 theme is “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour” that focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. The day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
15.  ASpain’s Rafael Nadal has won the 2017 French Open Men’s Singles Tennis Tournament by defeating Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka in final by 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in Paris, France. With the win, Nadal has become the first player in the Professional arena to win the same Grand Slam title 10 times. Nadal, the world’s 4th ranked player, has 15 Grand Slams to his credit. Now, his collection of Slams stands just three behind great rival Roger Federer.
16.  BEU and France will give a grant of 3.5 million euros to three Indian cities- Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad as part of the EU’s commitment under the Paris Climate agreement to curb emissions and promote sustainability in these cities.
17.  CVikram Limaye will be the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) after he gets relieved from his duties at apex cricket body BCCI. Limaye is a member of a panel appointed by the Supreme Court to administer the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
18.  DThe Carajás Mine is the largest iron ore mine in the world. It is located in the state of Pará in the Carajás Mountains of Northern Brazil.
19.  AJelena Ostapenko of Latvia has bagged the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown. She defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.  This will be Ostapenko’s first ever Grand Slam title.
20.  BThe IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement headquartered at Lausanne, Switzerland. It is a not-for-profit independent international organisation comprised of volunteers. It was founded on 23rd June, 1894. The IOC Session and Executive Board are responsible for making important decisions for the organisation.

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