Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 13th

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - June 13

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

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 13th 2017

  • Which state stands first in child labour according to CRY reports?
  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the states/UTs was launched in which year?
  • Who is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame?

 

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  1. Which state stands first in child labour according to CRY reports?
A.    Uttar Pradesh
B.     Andhra Pradesh
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Bihar
E.     Chattisgarh

 

  1. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the states/UTs was launched in which year?
A.    1985
B.     1975
C.     1965
D.    1955
E.     1995

 

  1. Which Indian state has demanded separate time to increase efficiency?
A.    Andhra Pradesh
B.     Manipur
C.     Sikkim
D.    Meghalaya
E.     Telangana

 

  1. What is the distance of border, India shares with Myanmar?
A.    1,643 Kms
B.     1,543 Kms
C.     1,743 Kms
D.    1,843 Kms
E.     1,943 Kms

 

  1. Who tennis player has been ranked first in Men’s Tennis ATP ranking?
A.    Roger Federer
B.     Rafael Nadal
C.     Stan Wawrinka
D.    Mahesh Bhupati
E.     Andy Murray

 

  1. Jal Sanchay project was intiated in which state?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Bihar
C.     Maharasthra
D.    New Delhi
E.     Haryana

 

  1. Which player bagged the Canadian Grand Prix title for the sixth time?
A.    Lewis Hamilton
B.     Valtteri Bottas
C.     Sebastian Vettel
D.    Daniel Ricciardo
E.     Sergio Perez

 

  1. IRDA has taken over administration of which insurance company?
A.    Exide Life Insurance
B.     Bharti Axis Life Insurance
C.     Sahara India Life Insurance
D.    Pearless Group
E.     Motichand Life Insurance

 

  1. Name the Indian pair who have won gold in mixed team 10m air pistol event at 2017 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Gabala World Cup?
A.    Anjali Bhagwat Omkar Singh
B.     Heena Sidhu Omkar Singh
C.     Sanjeev Rajput Heena Sidhu
D.    Jitu Rai Anjali Bhagwat
E.     Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu

 

  1. Which state has announced to start free mortuary van service for its residents?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Punjab
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Gujarat
E.     Haryana

 

11. In which city India’s first underwater metro tunnel will be constructed?

A.    Kerala
B.     Goa
C.     Mumbai
D.    Kolkata
E.     Kanyakumari

 

  1. Which country has broken all its ties with Taiwan and extended its relationship with China?
A.    Panama
B.     Japan
C.     Russia
D.    Indonesia
E.     Vietnam

 

  1. Who is the author of “Indira Gandhi – A life in nature”?
A.    Akshay Katiyar
B.     Jairam Ramesh
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Hanuman Solanki
E.     B D Chittora

 

  1. When is International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) observed?
A.    June 11
B.     June 13
C.     June 12
D.    June 14
E.     June 10

 

  1. Which Indian Cricketer has been raked No.1 ODI batsman in ICC ODI player rankings?
A.    M S Dhoni
B.     Yuvraj Singh
C.     Virat Kolhi
D.    Shekhar Dhawan
E.     Hardik Pandya

 

  1. Which sportswomen is the only women to feature in 2017 Forbes list of “Highly Paid Athletes”
A.    Sania Mirza
B.     Miya Hamm
C.     Alex Morgan
D.    Carlie llyod
E.     Serena Williams

 

  1. Who will be the administrator of Sahara India Life Insurance Company?
A.    Vinod Dua
B.     Sam Pitroda
C.     Vikaram Limaye
D.    R K Sharma
E.     Vinod Vitthal

 

  1. India is taking part in maritime exercise with which country?
A.    Japan
B.     Australia
C.     China
D.    Brazil
E.     India

 

  1. Which of the following state in June 2017 announced loan wavier of farmers?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     UP
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Chattisgarh
E.     MP

 

  1. In which year was NGO Child Rights and You established?
A.    1995
B.     1994
C.     1996
D.    1979
E.     1988

 

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      A According to a recently released CRY Report on child labour, more than 8 lakh children between the age group of 5 and 6 years in India are engaged in child labour.
2.      B Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the states/UTs. The Scheme was launched on 2nd October 1975. The scheme has the following objectives: to improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years; to reduce mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school dropout; to promote policy coordination and implementation for promoting child development; to lay an adequate foundation for the psychological, physical and social well-being of the children etc.
3.      A Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has demand for a separate time zone for the northeastern states to improve work efficiency and save electricity in the region. According to him, several daylight hours are getting wasted as government offices opens only at 10am and closes as early as 4pm.
4.      A India shares 1,643-km long border with Myanmar that passes through four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. At present, both Indian and Myanmarese citizens are permitted a visa-free movement regime within 16 km on either side of the border. They are permitted to stay up to 72 hours with valid permit.
5.      E Andy Murray ranked first in Men’s Tennis ATP rankings. Rafael Nadal has increased his rankings by two spots to stand at No.2 in the ATP rankings which is his highest since October 2014.
6.      B Project Jal Sanchay’, a water conservation model which is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar, has been chosen for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme (MGNREGP) by the Ministry of Rural Development. The award will be conferred on June 19 at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
7.      A Lewis Hamilton has won Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. It is Hamilton’s sixth victory at the Canadian Grand Prix. Previously, he had won the titles in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016. It is also his third victory this season and the 56th of his career.
8.      C Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) on Monday appointed an administrator to manage Sahara India Life Insurance Company.R.K. Sharma, general manager, IRDA has been appointed as the administrator with “immediate effect”.
9.      E Indian shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu have clinched the gold medal in mixed team 10m air pistol event by defeating Russian pair in the final at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rife/Pistol stage held at Gabala, Azerbaijan.
10.  B The Punjab government will start free mortuary van service for it’s’ citizens in the state. All government hospitals have been directed to provide such vans free of cost. For this, hospital attendants will be required to fill up a form to record whether the family of the deceased has proper arrangements for transporting the body. Till now, there was no provision of providing mortuary vans in the government hospitals of state.
11.  D India’s first underwater metro tunnel will come up in Kolkata, West Bengal, which will pass through the Hooghly River. The tunnel has been constructed 30 metres below riverbed, just a few metres away from the famous Howrah Bridge. It will be connecting two main terminals: Howrah and Sealdah
12.  A Panama has established formal diplomatic ties with China and broke all of its relationship with Taiwan in a move that is seen as a victory for China in its drive to isolate Taiwan from the rest of the world. China claims Taiwan as its own territory.
13.  B The book “Indira Gandhi – A life in nature” presents the former prime minister’s life as a naturalist and examines how she steered India’s conservation policy, which is authored by Jairam Ramesh, the senior Congress leader and former Environment Minister.
14.  B The International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is observed every year on June 13 to raise worldwide awareness on albinism and to prevent attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism. Albinism is a genetic disorder resulting in little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. The lack of melanin in the skin makes albinos more prone to sunburn and skin cancers.
15.  C Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top spot in the recently released ICC ODI batting rankings. He overtook South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Australia’s David Warner to reach the number one position. In January, Kohli managed to reach the top spot but was able to stay at the top only for just four days.
16.  E Serena Williams is the only female athlete to get featured in Forbes Highly paid athlete list.
17.  D R.K. Sharma, general manager, IRDA has been appointed as the administrator with “immediate effect”, the insurance regulator said in an order.
18.  B xercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) was first conducted off the East Coast of India in September 2015. AUSINDEX-17 will be the second overall bilateral drill between Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy. AUSINDEX bilateral exercise aims to enhance interoperability and professional.
19.  C Maharashtra on Sunday announced a sweeping farm loan waiver with certain conditions to ensure the scheme benefits only marginal famers and “genuine farmers” who have been paying off their loans.
20.  D Child Rights and You (CRY) is an NGO working towards the upliftment of underprivileged children. The organization got established in 1979 by Rippan Kapur.

 

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