Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 22nd

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 22nd 2017

  • What is the name of new code launched by Union government for new commercial buildings?
  • Which country is hosting the BRICS Games 2017?
  • Who has been appointed as the new brand ambassador to promote Goods and Services Tax (GST) by CBEC?

 

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  1. What is the name of new code launched by Union government for new commercial buildings?
A.    Energy Contribution Building Code
B.     Energy Conservation Build Code
C.     Energy Contribution Building Code
D.    Energy Conservation Building Code
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Which country is hosting the BRICS Games 2017?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     India
D.    Pakistan
E.     Afganistan

 

  1. Who has been appointed as the new brand ambassador to promote Goods and Services Tax (GST) by CBEC?
A.    Sania Mirza
B.     Aishwarya Rai
C.     Virat Kohli
D.    Sachin Tendulkar
E.     Amitabh Bachhan

 

  1. Baldwin Lonsdale hailed from which country?
A.    Australia
B.     United States
C.     Vanuatu
D.    Japan
E.     China

 

  1. What is the name of APP launched for scientific healthy living?
A.    Celebrating Yoga
B.     Scientific Yoga
C.     Yoga for Life
D.    Basic Yoga
E.     None of the above

 

  1. Who among the following has been re-nominated by India for another term as judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)?
A.    Sugreev Chaudhary
B.     Madan Bhimarao Lokur
C.     Harish Salve
D.    J S Lodha
E.     Dalveer Bhandari

 

  1. P K Kaw, an internationally recognized plasma physicist passed away. He belonged to which country?
A.    France
B.     Germany
C.     India
D.    Norway
E.     Japan

 

  1. the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel of Mumbai has acquired an`image trademark’ under which act?
A.    Trade Mark Act 1989
B.     Trade Mark Act 1978
C.     Trade Mark Act 1958
D.    Trade Mark Act 1999
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. When was the 2017 World Refugee Day (WRD) observed?
A.    June 5
B.     June16
C.     June 15
D.    June 19
E.     June 20

 

  1. India has inked agreements to promote cooperation in the field of Archives?
A.    Portugal
B.     Japan
C.     Norway
D.    China
E.     Sweden

 

11. Lockheed has signed pact with which Indian company to make F-16 planes in India?

A.    Reliance group
B.     Tata group
C.     Vedanta group
D.    Mahindra group
E.     None of the above

 

12.Nasa’s Kepler telescope has found how many Earth like planet?

A.    05
B.     19
C.     10
D.    12
E.     13

 

  1. Which company has pledged to reach net zero carbon emission by 2045?

 

A.    Sweden
B.     Norway
C.     Japan
D.    China
E.     South Africa

 

  1. What is the name of Bihar Governor who resigned from his post on 20th June 2017?
A.    R D Pradhan
B.     Ram Nath Kovind
C.     V C Pande
D.    Mohamaad Saleem
E.     M R Jois

 

  1. Which state has raised Muslim quota to 12% taking state’s total quota above SC limit?
A.    Hyderabad
B.     Rajasthan
C.     Chandigarh
D.    Telangana
E.     AP

 

  1. What is the name of helpline launched by CRPF for Kashmiris across India?
A.    Kashmir Helpline
B.     Kashmir Guards
C.     Sahayta
D.    Madad
E.     Madadgarr

 

  1. What fraction of total geographic area of the world is covered by India?
A.    2.1%
B.     2.2%
C.     2.3%
D.    2.5%
E.     2.4%

 

  1. Yamala Peninsula is located in which country?
A.    Russia
B.     US
C.     China
D.    Japan
E.     Switzerland

 

  1. In which year was Project Elephant launched by the Government of India?
A.    1919
B.     1917
C.     1914
D.    1992
E.     1912

 

  1. Who is the author of famous book Shakuntala?
A.    Rabindra Nath Tagore
B.     Bana Bhatt
C.     Victor ugo
D.    Kalidas
E.     None of the above

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

AnswersExplanation
1.      DThe Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal has launched Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2017 in New Delhi to prescribe the energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be constructed across India. The updated version of ECBC provides current as well as futuristic advancements in building technology to further reduce building energy consumption and promote low-carbon growth. The purpose of the code is to optimize energy savings with the comfort level for occupants, and prefers life-cycle cost effectiveness to achieve energy neutrality in commercial building.
2.      BThe first-ever BRICS Games has started at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center in Guangzhou, China on June 17, 2017. It featured some 300 athletes from five countries- Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa with 10 events in 3 sports – men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and Wushu. Recently, India has won six medals in the Wushu competition of the first ever BRICS Games.
3.      EThe Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has appointed Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan as new brand ambassador for Goods and Services Tax (GST). A 40-second video “GST – An initiative to create a unified national market” featuring him has already been shot and is being circulated by the Finance Ministry. In the video, Bachchan explains GST as a unifying force just like the three colours in the national flag. The GST will simplify a web of taxes, regulations and border levies by subsuming an array of central and state levies including excise duty, service tax and VAT.
4.      CBaldwin Jacobson Lonsdale (67), the current President of Vanuatu, has passed away in Port Vila, Vanuatu on June 17, 2017. He was a former senior civil servant and served as the secretary general of the Torba provincial government before becoming an Anglican priest. Father Lonsdale was the 2nd Anglican priest to become head of state in Vanuatu. He served the nation from September 22, 2014 until his death.
5.      AThe Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched a mobile app “Celebrating Yoga” in New Delhi to connect people through Yoga for scientific healthy living. The mobile app has been developed by Department of Science & Technology on the occasion of International Yoga Day (IYD) 2017. The aim of the app is to popularize Yoga and encourage people to practice yoga for a scientifically healthy living.
6.      Endia has re-nominated Justice Dalveer Bhandari as its candidate for another term as judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). His current term runs through February 2018. The ICJ elections will be held in November and if elected, he will serve a term of 9 years. During his term at the ICJ, Justice Bhandari has been engaged actively in the work of the Court. He has delivered individual opinions in eleven cases covering a broad spectrum of subjects such as maritime disputes, whaling in Antarctica, crime of genocide, nuclear disarmament, financing of terrorism and violation of sovereign rights. ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations based in The Hague in the Netherlands.
7.      CProf Predhiman Krishan Kaw (69), an internationally recognised plasma physicist and pioneer of thermo-nuclear fusion in India, has passed away in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on June 18, 2017. He was the founder director of the Institute of Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar and served as the Professor of Department of Science and Technology (DST) at the institute till he breathed his last. The veteran scientist was honoured with Padma Shri in 1985 for his contribution in the field of producing energy through thermonuclear fusion.
8.      DThe iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel of Mumbai has acquired an `image trademark’ under the Trademark Act of 1999. Thus, the Palace has become the first building in India to get intellectual property rights protection for its architectural design. Now, it is will be difficult to use Taj Mahal Palace’s images for commercial purposes without paying the company a licensing fee.
9.      EThe World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on June 20 to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. This year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as its newest and youngest Goodwill Ambassador on June 20, 2017 to promote child education. The WRD 2017 has marked a key moment for the public to show support for families.
10.  AIndia and Portugal have signed a protocol of cooperation in the field of archives. The agreement has been signed between the National Archives of India and the Ministry of Culture of the Portuguese Republic in Lisbon, Portugal.
11.  B  Lockheed Martin and India’s Tata Advanced Systems have signed a pact to produce F-16 fighter planes in India. The two companies have announced their agreement at the Paris Airshow.
12.  CNASA’s Kepler Telescope has identified 10 Earth-like planets outside the solar system that are expected to host life due to their right size and temperature. This finding is a boost in the hope for life elsewhere.
13.  ASwedish national legislative body Riksdag has passed an ambitious climate policy framework to become net-zero emitter of green house gases by 2045. The new climate act will come into effect from the start of next year.
14.  BBihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from the gubernatorial post. The resignation follows his nomination as the National Democratic Alliance’s presidential candidate.President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation, a communiqué issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on June 20.
15.  DThe Telangana assembly on Sunday unanimously passed a bill to increase reservations for backward sections among Muslims to 12 percent, taking the total quota in the state to over 50 percent, the limit set by the Supreme Court. Backward Muslims in this state are already entitled to 4% reservation in educational institutions and government jobs.
16.  ECRPF has launched new helpline madadgaar for Kashmir’s across India.
17.  EThe total area of Indian land mass is around 3.28 million Km². This implies that the total area of India accounts for about 2.4 per cent of the total geographical area of the word.
18.  AThe Yamal Peninsula stretches some seven hundred kilometres into the Arctic Ocean from the Russian mainland below the Arctic Circle. It is believed that his region has one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world.
19.  DProject Elephant was launched in 1992 by the Government of India Ministry of Environment and Forests to provide financial and technical support of wildlife management efforts by states for their free ranging populations of wild Asian Elephants.
20.  DShkuntala is a well-known Sanskrit play by Kālidāsa, dramatizing the story of Shakuntala told in the epic Mahabharata. It is considered to be the best of Kālidāsa’s works.

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