Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - June 16

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 16th 2017

  • Who represented India in the Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017?
  • Which country hosted the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017?
  • India was re-elected as member of which United Nation’s bodies?


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  1. Who represented India in the Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017?
A.    Chinmay Chadha
B.     Manoj Sinha
C.     Nirmal Mehta
D.    Richa Bhandari
E.     Sushil Sen


  1. Which country hosted the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     India
D.    Switzerland
E.     Afganistan


  1. India was re-elected as member of which United Nation’s bodies?
A.    General Assembly
B.     Security Council
C.     International court of justice
D.    The Secretariat
E.     The Economic and Social Council


  1. In which city is the headquarters of ECOSOC situated?
A.    Newyork
B.     Chicago
C.     Denver
D.    Seattle
E.     Boston


  1. P N Bhagwati was associated with which field?
A.    Sports
B.     Theatre
C.     Law
D.    Politics
E.     Music


  1. When is ASEAN Dengue Day observed?
A.    June11
B.     June12
C.     June13
D.    June14
E.     June15


  1. Who has bagged the 2017 Man Booker International Prize?
A.    David Grossman
B.     David Nisbet
C.     Mark Zen
D.    Tamik George
E.     Sharly Benjamin


  1. PT Usha will be honoured by doctorate degree by which IIT institute of India?
A.    IIT Indore
B.     IIT Khargapur
C.     IIT Jodhpur
D.    IIT Mumbai
E.     IIT Gandhinagr


  1. When is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) observed?
A.    June 5
B.     June16
C.     June 15
D.    June 18
E.     June 20


  1. What is the India’s position in the 2017 Global Innovation Index (GII)?
A.    51
B.     52
C.     53
D.    45
E.     60


11. Government has made which document mandatory for opening a bank account?

A.    Aadhar Card
B.     Pan Card
C.     Passport
D.    Voter Card
E.     None of the Above


  1. Which city hosted the “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” samelan of Shipping Corporation of India?
A.    Jaipur
B.     Mumbai
C.     Chennai
D.    Banglore
E.     Pune


  1. What is the name of newly appointed Indian Ambassador to European Union (EU?


A.    Ramesh Pokhriyal
B.     Girish Wagh
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Gaitri Issar Kumar
E.     B D Chittora


  1. What is the name of Indian film which has been shortlisted to compete in one of the category at the Shanghai International Film Festival?
A.    Sultan
B.     Dangal
C.     M S Dhoni
D.    Neerja
E.     Airlift


  1. Anuyatra foe disabled person has been launched by which of the following states?
A.    AP
B.     Bihar
C.     Kerala
D.    Delhi
E.     Maharashtra


  1. Which Indian cricketer has created history by becoming fastest batsman to score 8000 runs in ODI?
A.    M S Dhoni
B.     Virat Kohli
C.     Shekhar Dhawan
D.    Yuvraaj Singh
E.     Rohit


  1. According to NASA which is the second hottest month in 137 years?
A.    March 2017
B.     April 2017
C.     May 2017
D.    June 2017
E.     June2016


  1. Majid Gyre is a feature of which of the following Oceans?
A.    Atlantic Ocean
B.     Artic Ocean
C.     Southern Ocean
D.    Indian Ocean
E.     Pacific Ocean


  1. for the first time, in which of the following General elections, voting right by the youths at the age of 18 years was exercised?
A.    1989
B.     1995
C.     1994
D.    1983
E.     1992


  1. In which year was Google established?
A.    1975
B.     1976
C.     1997
D.    1998
E.     1999

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      B Manoj Sinha, the Minister of Communications, has represented India in the WSIS forum and highlighted the success story of India in leveraging ICT for providing citizen centric information and services in timely and reliable manner under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
2.      D The World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017 has held in Geneva, Switzerland on June 12-16 to represent the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS 2017 theme is ‘Information and Knowledge Societies for SDGs’ and has served as a platform for discussions on the role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
3.      E India has been re-elected to the United Nations ECOSOC for another 3-year term. India was among 18 nations to win election to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India obtained 183 votes, the second highest after Japan in the Asia Pacific category. The elected members of ECOSOC for a three-year term beginning 1 January, 2018 are Belarus, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Japan, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Spain, Sudan, Togo, Turkey and Uruguay.


4.      A The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations for coordinating the economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementing internationally agreed development goals. The headquarters of the ECOSOC is located in New York, Unites States.
5.      C Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati (95), the former Chief Justice of India (CJI), has passed away in New Delhi on June 15,2017. Justice Bhagwati is known for introducing and pioneering Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which transformed the legal landscape in India.
6.      E The ASEAN Dengue Day (ADD) is observed every year on June 15 to raise awareness on dengue and to mobilise resources for prevention and control involving private and public sector stakeholders. The day observed as a collective advocacy event to reiterate calls on all sectors of society to unite against dengue, as well as to highlight innovative and effective strategies in the prevention and control of dengue. The 2017 theme is “United Fight Against Dengue”.
7.      A David Grossman has become the first Israeli author to win the 2017 Man Booker International prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”. The novel was translated by Jessica Cohen and is published in Britain by Jonathan Cape. The book is an ambitious high-wire act of a novel that shines a spotlight on the effects of grief, without any hint of sentimentality. Since 2016, the Man Booker International Prize awards both the winning author and translator £25,000. To be considered for the prize, books had to be translated into English and published in the UK between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.
8.      B The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has conferred honorary doctorate degree “Doctor of Science (D.Sc)” to former sprinter queen PT Usha at its 50th convocation in Kanpur on June 16, 2017 for her contributions to Indian sports and women empowerment.The D.Sc (honoris causa) is the highest (honorary) academic degree of IIT Kanpur. The Kannur University had conferred the Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) on Usha in 2000.
9.      C The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed every year on June 15 to highlight the often silent suffering of the elder generation. This is the one day of the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some defenseless older people. The 2017 theme “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue” underscores the importance of preventing financial exploitation in the context of elder abuse to the enjoyment of older persons’ human rights.
10.  E India has been ranked 60th out of 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017. The 2017 index highlighted the continual improvement of India in terms of investment, tertiary education, quality of its publications and universities, its ICT services exports and innovation clusters. Among India’s neighbors, Sri Lanka has acquired 90th spot, Nepal 109th, Pakistan 113th and Bangladesh 114th spot. The list is topped by Switzerland, followed by Sweden and the Netherlands. The theme of the 2017 Index is “Innovation Feeding the World” that focuses on innovation in agriculture and food systems. The index is co-authored by Cornell University, INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
11.  A The government has made Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank accounts as well as for carrying out financial transactions above of Rs 50,000. In addition, the government has asked all the existing account holders to link Aadhaar numbers to their bank accounts by December 31, 2017. Failure to comply with this guideline will make the account invalid.
12.  B Shipping Corporation of India organized “SABKA SAATH SABKA VIKAS SAMMELAN” on 15th June

2017 at Mumbai to showcase the achievements and spread awareness on Good Governance Outcomes of GOI & SCI during the last three years.

13.  D Gaitri Issar Kumar, the joint secretary in the President’s Secretariat and a 1986 batch IFS officer, has been appointed as the India’s new Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union (EU) which has its headquarters in the Belgian capital of Brussels. Beside this, Reenat Sandhu and Ajit Vinayak Gupte have been named as the India’s new Ambassador to Italy and Denmark.
14.  A Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s Sultan has been shortlisted to compete for top honours at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Director Ali Abbas Zafar says he is proud that the film is part of the event.The festival will be held from June 17-26.
15.  C Anuyatra, a campaign of the state government for persons with special needs, was launched by Vice-President Hamid Ansari. The innovative initiative is aimed at transforming the state to a disabled-friendly one and empowers differently-abled children by bringing them to the forefront of the mainstream society.
16.  B India’s Skipper Virat Kohli has created a record by becoming the quickest batsman to score 8000 runs in one-day international cricket beating South Africa’s AB de Villier’s record by seven fewer innings. Virat Kohli has managed to cross the 8000 run mark in his 175th innings during India’s match against Bangladesh in ICC Champion’s Trophy semi-final in Birmingham.
17.  C According to NASA, May 2017 was the second hottest month in a span of 137 years when modern record-keeping of average global temperatures had commenced. The temperature of May 2017 was 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean May temperature from 1951-1980.
18.  D The Indian Ocean consists of one gyre, the Indian Ocean (Majid) Gyre, which exists mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. It is named after Ahmad Bin Majid, the 15th-century Arab mariner. Following table shows the Oceans and their respective Gyres
19.  A Voting right by the youths at the age of 18 years was exercised for the first time in the General Election of 1989.
20.  D Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares, and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through super voting stock.


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