Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 21st

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 21st 2017

  • Which airline is named Best Airline in the World at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show?
  • NASA has tested ROSA on space station for the first time. What does ROSA stands for?
  • Which company has launched first indigenously built Floating Dock?

 

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  1. Which airline is named Best Airline in the World at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show?
A.    Qatar Airlines
B.     Emirates Airlines
C.     Etihad Airlines
D.    Lufthansa
E.     Singapore Airlines

 

  1. NASA has tested ROSA on space station for the first time. What does ROSA stands for?
A.    Roll-Out Solar Arrangement
B.     Roll-Outer Solar Array
C.     Roll-Out Solar Array
D.    Rest-Out Solar Array
E.     Run-Out Solar Array

 

  1. Which company has launched first indigenously built Floating Dock?
A.    Mahindra
B.     Punj Llyod
C.     Godrej
D.    Larson and Turbo
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which institute bagged the PM’s yoga award?
A.    Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
B.     Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh Yogpeeth
C.     Kranti Yoga, Teacher Training, Goa
D.    Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul India
E.     Morarji Desai National Institution Of Yoga

 

  1. What is the name of Indian cricket head coach who resigned from his post recently?
A.    Rahul Dravid
B.      Sourav Ganguly
C.     Ravi Sashtri
D.    Sanjay Bangar
E.     Anil Kumble

 

  1. Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict seeks mercy killing. What is his name?
A.    T Suthenthiraraja
B.     Robert Pious
C.     T Sivarasan
D.    Nalini
E.     Murugan

 

  1. Who will be the new home secretary who will replace Rajiv Mehrishi?
A.    Rajeev Gaube
B.     Rajeev Mishra
C.     Sandeepan Sharma
D.    Subhash Garg
E.     Aruna SUndarrajan

 

  1. Which country hints at blocking India’s move on JeM chief Masood Azhar in UN ?
A.    Russia
B.     United States
C.     China
D.    Pakistan
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. When was the International Yoga Day observed?
A.    June 5
B.     June16
C.     June 15
D.    June 19
E.     June 21

 

  1. When is International Music Day Observed?
A.    June 21
B.     June 19
C.     June 18
D.    June 17
E.     June 16

 

11. Kenneth Juster will be new ambassador to India for which country?

A.    Taiwan
B.     China
C.     US
D.    Philippines
E.     Argentina

 

  1. BMC demolished which Actor’s bungalow for carrying out illegal construction?
A.    Akshay Kumar
B.     Arshad Warsi
C.     Anil Kapoor
D.    Alia Bhatt
E.     Sanjay Dutt

 

  1. What is the name of Nine-year-old Surat girl who became the youngest to climb Europe’s highest peak?

 

A.    Mamta Patel
B.     Shikha Ambani
C.     Soumya Gada
D.    Dhanshree Mehta
E.     Era Banthia

 

  1. What is the name of UBER CEO who resigned from his post on recently?
A.    R D Emmanuel
B.     Jerome George
C.     V C Sahane
D.    Travis Kalanick
E.     M R Jois

 

  1. Which of the following is the state bird of Rajasthan?
A.    Peacock
B.     Indian Roller
C.     Great Indian Bustard
D.    Emerald Dove
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which district of Bihar is known as “Lychee (litchi) Kingdom”
A.    Muzaffarpur
B.     Madhubhanj
C.     KIshanganj
D.    Sitamarahi
E.     Gaya

 

  1. Which country’s government failed after six months in power?
A.    Thailand
B.     Indonesia
C.     Romania
D.    Rome
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which country has unveiled World’s first train that runs on virtual tracks?
A.    Russia
B.     US
C.     China
D.    Japan
E.     Switzerland

 

  1. In which year was first International Yoga Day celebrated?
A.    2012
B.     2013
C.     2014
D.    2015
E.     2016

 

  1. Islamic militants recently took hostage in a school of which country?
A.    Paris
B.     US
C.     Japan
D.    France
E.     Philippine

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

AnswersExplanation
1.      AGulf-based carrier Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the World at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show.The airline, which travels to destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, North America and South America, was honored with the accolade during an awards ceremony Tuesday. It had come in at second place in 2016.
2.      CNASA is testing the effectiveness of a flexible solar array, the Roll-Out Solar Array, or ROSA, on space station for the very first time. ROSA is expected to one day power satellites and spacecraft. NASA had earlier tested the ROSA technology in vacuum chambers on the Earth but this is the first time it is testing the technology in space.
3.      DLarsen & Toubro has launched the first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) to repair Indian Navy ships at its Shipyard at Kattupalli, north of Chennai. The floating shipyard would be handed over to the Indian Navy after conducting three to four months of trial.
4.      ARamamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune has become the first recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of Yoga.
5.      EAnil Kumble resigned from the post of head coach of Indian Cricket team post his rift with captain Virat Kohli.
6.      BRobert Pious, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case who has been behind bars for more than 26 years, on Wednesday submitted a request for mercy killing to the Puzhal prison authorities.
7.      AThe appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba as Union home secretary on Wednesday, replacing incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi who is set to retire in August 2017.

The 1982-batch Jharkhand cadre officer Gauba is currently posted as secretary in Ministry of Urban Development as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).

8.      CChina on Tuesday hinted at blocking a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar once again , saying that disagreements continue to prevail in the UN Committee related to terrorism issues in this particular case..
9.      EJune 21st is annually celebrated as International Yoga Day since the year 2015. This year, the 3rd International Day of Yoga is being observed. The purpose of the yoga day is to promote yoga and make it as a part of people’s daily routine.
10.  AWorld Music Day is celebrated across the globe on 21st June every year.
11.  C  Kenneth I Juster, a top aide of US President Donald Trump, is set to be America’s new ambassador to India
12.  BA part of Arshad Warsi’s bungalow at Versova was demolished by the BMC on Monday.The actor allegedly carried out the illegal construction after he bought the property in 2012.

 

13.  DNine-year-old Dhanshree from Surat has set record of being the youngest to scale Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak at an altitude of 18,510 feet.
14.  DUber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal.
15.  CGreat Indian Bustard is the state bird of Rajasthan.Emerald dove is state bird of Tamil Nadu, Indian roller for Bihar and Orissa, Black francolin for Haryana.
16.  AMuzzaffarpur district of Bihar is known as “Lychee or litchi Kingdom”
17.  Comania’s government fell Wednesday after the ruling party took the unusual step of passing a no-confidence vote in its own prime minister following internal power struggles.
18.  CChina has unveiled world’s first train that runs on a virtual track making use of sensor technology instead of metal rails.The new trains are non-polluting as they are battery powered. The train is capable of reaching a top speed of 70 kmph and can travel a distance of 25 km by just charging for 10 minutes
19.  Dhe first International Yoga Day (IYD) was celebrated across the world on 21 June 2015. The idea of celebrating the International Yoga Day was pitched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2014. In December 2014, UNGA had unanimously adopted an India-led resolution to observe 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga’.
20.  EIslamic militants occupied a primary school and took hostages in a southern Philippine village on Wednesday, a few hours drive from a city where other jihadists were fighting a month-long war

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