Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 19th

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - June 19

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

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 19th 2017

  • What is the name of train which was flagged off to celebrate 100 years of Sabarmati Aashram?
  • Which country won the ICC Champions trophy 2017?
  • Who inaugurated the “Know India Programme” for Young Overseas Indians?

 

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  1. What is the name of train which was flagged off to celebrate 100 years of Sabarmati Aashram?
A.    Special Gandhi Darshan`
B.     Special Bapu Darshan
C.     Sabarmati Darshan
D.    100 Special
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which country won the ICC Champions trophy 2017?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     India
D.    Pakistan
E.     Afganistan

 

  1. Who inaugurated the “Know India Programme” for Young Overseas Indians?
A.    Rahul Gandhi
B.     Sushma Swaraj
C.     Narendra Modi
D.    Lal Krishna Advani
E.     Satish Shah

 

  1. Which country recently registered for Guinness book of world record for their largest interactive lighting display?
A.    Australia
B.     United States
C.     France
D.    Japan
E.     China

 

  1. Which tier 2 city is first to get the metro services?
A.    Chandigarh
B.     Jodhpur
C.     Lucknow
D.    Kochi
E.     None of the above

 

  1. When is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought observed?
A.    June17
B.     June12
C.     June13
D.    June14
E.     June15

 

  1. Helmet Kohl, who recently passed away, hailed from which country?
A.    France
B.     Germany
C.     China
D.    Norway
E.     Japan

 

  1. Who bagged the 2017 Men’s singles Indonesia Open Super Series Badminton tournament?
A.    Kazumasa Sakai
B.     Syed Modi
C.     U Vimal Kumar
D.    Chetan Anand
E.     Kidambi Srikanth

 

  1. When is International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed?
A.    June 5
B.     June16
C.     June 15
D.    June 19
E.     June 20

 

  1. Tirumala Milk Products and which bank has joined hands to provide loans to dairy farmers?
A.    ICICI
B.     HDFC
C.     SBI
D.    BoB
E.     Dena Bank

 

11. Who among the below mentioned has been honoured with the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire)?

A.    Annabel Mehta
B.     Nirmala Mehta
C.     Sachin Tendulkar
D.    Amitabh Bachaan
E.     Mukesh Ambani

 

  1. John Avildesen hailed from which country?
A.    France
B.     Japan
C.     UK
D.    US
E.     Norway

 

  1. Which company has launched digital enrolment process “APY@eNPS” for Atal Pension Yojna?

 

A.    NPCI
B.     IRDA
C.     PFRDA
D.    RBI
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has recently permitted the membership of which of the following nations?
A.    Argentina, Madagascar and Tonga
B.     Argentina, Madagascar and Taiwan
C.     Argentina, Ukraine and Tonga
D.    Ukraine,Tonga, Taiwan
E.     Madagascar, Ukraine, Taiwan

 

  1. Who among the below mentioned has bagged the 2017 Orwell Prize?
A.    Smith James
B.     Hanry David
C.     John Bew
D.    John Taylor
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Sahapedia has partnered with which UN organisation to launch fellowship programme to promote India’s cultural heritage?
A.    IFAD
B.     UNESCO
C.     WIPO
D.    UNODC
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission has co mpleted how many Earth Days in Orbit?
A.    100
B.     500
C.     700
D.    1000
E.     900

 

  1. Which country is to send mini ecosystems to the moon?
A.    India
B.     US
C.     China
D.    Japan
E.     Switzerland

 

  1. In which year was Order of the British Empire (with several ranks) created?
A.    1919
B.     1917
C.     1914
D.    1913
E.     1912

 

  1. Which technology giant topped the Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Ranking?
A.    Google
B.     Facebook
C.     Microsoft
D.    Apple
E.     Amazon

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      B Gandhi Darshan tourist train was flagged off with 623 onboard.Besides places related to Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom struggle, the train will connect cities such as Varanasi, Gaya and Allahabad — popular pilgrimage destinations.
2.      D Pakistan bagged the 2017 ICC Champions trophy by defeating India by 180 runs. India were outplayed in every department of the game as Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
3.      B External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has inaugurated Know India Programme (KIP) for NRI and PIO youth with a view to provide them with an exposure to the country of their origin so that they can understand India better and more closely. External Affairs Minister has also launched a portal for the Know India Programme (KIP).
4.      A The World’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney has entered into Guinness World Book of Records. The Guinness World Record have given the Vivid Sydney installation Dreamscape the title for the ‘Largest interactive lighting display’.
5.      D Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Kochi Metro, which will be Kerala’s first metro line. The Construction of the Kochi Metro which was entrusted to the DMRC has been completed in a record four-year period. Prime Minister has inaugurated the first phase of the metro with 13.2 km out of the total 25 km stretch. The Kochi Metro will be the country’s eighth inter-city metro rail project.
6.      A The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on June 17 to promote public awareness to combat desertification. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had designated June 17 as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in 1994
7.      B Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who is hailed as the father of German unification has passed away. He was responsible for unifying Germany after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall despite facing stiff resistance from Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.
8.      E Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has become the first Indian men’s singles player to win the Indonesia Open Super Series men’s singles tournament by defeating Kazumasa Sakai of Japan in the final at Jakarta by 21-11, 21-19. With this win, Srikanth clinched his third Super Series title after he had notched up victories at the 2014 China Open and the 2015 India Open.
9.      D The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed every year on June 19 to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes. The 2017 theme is “Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence”.
10.  C The State Bank of India (SBI) has tied-up with Tirumala Milk Products to provide loans to dairy farmers who supply milk to the latter. As per the scheme for financing dairy units, SBI offers loans for construction of shed, and purchase of milch animals, milking machine, and chaff cutter. Apart from this, the bank also provides loans to dairy societies for modernisation and creation of infrastructure such as purchase of automatic milk collection system, purchase of transport vehicles and bulk chilling unit. The Tirumala Milk Products is a South- based company, which was acquired by France-based Groupe Lactalis in 2014.
11.  A Social activist, Annabel Mehta has been conferred with the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her 40 years of service to underprivileged communities in Mumbai and the NGO “Apnalaya”.
12.  D John G. Avildsen (81), the Oscar-winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid, has passed away in California, United States. Other films he directed include Joe, Save the Tiger, Fore Play, The Formula, Neighbors, For Keeps, Lean on Me, The Power of One, etc.
13.  C The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has launched digital enrollment process “APY@eNPS” for Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to expand the outreach of the scheme. The APY is the government’s flagship social security scheme which may be availed by every citizen of India who is in the age group of 18-40 years. The scheme provides a minimum guaranteed pension to everyone enrolled. Currently, the scheme boasts of over 54 lakh subscribers and has generated a return of 13.91%.
14.  A The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has recently approved the membership of Argentina, the Republic of Madagascar and the Kingdom of Tonga at its 2nd annual meeting of Board of Governors in Jeju, South Korea, June 16, 2017. The three prospective members will officially join the AIIB once they complete the required domestic processes and deposit the first installment of capital with the bank. The 2017 AIIB annual meeting was held under the theme of “Sustainable Infrastructure,” seeking strategic directions of the international infrastructure bank and making major decisions on the bank’s management.
15.  C John Bew has been bestowed with the 2017 Orwell Prize for his extraordinary biography “Citizen Clem” , which is about Clement Attlee, the founder of the NHS. The £3,000 award is the Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, which is awarded annually by the Orwell Foundation to a book that comes closest to the George Orwell’s ambition to make political writing into an art in London.

 

16.  B Sahapedia, an open online interactive heritage portal on Indian arts, in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recently launched a fellowship programme, to inspire and provide an opportunity for young people to expand their knowledge and encourage documentation of India’s rich cultural heritage.
17.  D ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completes 1000 earth days in orbit. The orbiter has outlived its lifespan which is more than 5 times the number of days the orbiter was designated to last in orbit.
18.  C China is planning to send mini-ecosystems comprising of potato seeds and silkworm eggs to the Moon by next year. The move is aimed at studying how the organisms develop in Moon.
19.  B The Order of the British Empire (which has several ranks) was created in 1917 by King George V to recognise individuals, who have contributed valued service to their communities. MBE is a rank of the order and stands for Member of the Order of the British Empire.
20.  A U.S. tech giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are the five most valuable global brands, according to rankings released on Tuesday by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown.The BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking saw Google retain its top spot with a brand value of more than $245 billion. Amazon rose three places to number four after achieving the highest dollar value growth. The online retailer increased by $40.3 billion to $139.3 billion. Other brands making the top ten included AT&T, Visa, Tencent, IBM and McDonald’s.

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