Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 26

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 26th 2017

  • World Bank has cleared how much amount of loan for skill India Mission?
  • Which Indian Female shooter bagged gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol at ISSF Junior World Rifle championship?
  • Who has been appointed as ICC Deputy Chairman?

 

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  1. World Bank has cleared how much amount of loan for skill India Mission?
A.    $240 million
B.     $250 million
C.     $260 million
D.    $270 million
E.     $ 280 milliom

 

  1. Which Indian Female shooter bagged gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol at ISSF Junior World Rifle championship?
A.    Yashaswini Singh Deswal
B.     Anissa Sayyed
C.     Heena SIndhu
D.    Aditi Singh Rana
E.     Annu Raj SIngh

 

  1. Who has been appointed as ICC Deputy Chairman?
A.    Lalit Modi
B.     Sashank Manohar
C.     Satish Sharma
D.    Alexander G Fessas
E.     Imran Khawaja

 

  1. Who among the following bagged the Australian Open Super series title?
A.    Sneh Bajaj
B.     K Srikanth
C.     Anil Dube
D.    Chen Long
E.     Harry Patricks

 

  1. Who has become the first Indian to Solo finish Race across America?
A.    Srinivas Gokulnath
B.     Amit Samarth
C.     Amit Mehta
D.    Raman Kapoor
E.     Hardik Sinha

 

  1. Which country has banned 40 TV commercials for rule violations?
A.    Italy
B.     Egypt
C.     China
D.    India
E.     Japan

 

  1. Which Indian city hosted the 2017 IFSC Climbing World Cup?
A.    Pune
B.     Mumbai
C.     Bengaluru
D.    Chandigarh
E.     Dehradun

 

  1. Which Indian state was honoured with United Nations Public Service Award?
A.    Jammu and Kashmir
B.     Himachal Pradesh
C.     West Bengal
D.    Uttar Pradesh
E.     Andhra Pradesh

 

  1. When is International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed?
A.    June 5
B.     June16
C.     June 15
D.    June 19
E.     June 26

 

  1. When was the day of Seafarer observed by IMO?
A.    June 25
B.     June 26
C.     June 21
D.    June22
E.     June 23

 

11. What is the name of APP launched by Maharashtra Government on tree plantation?

A.    My tree app
B.     One tree app
C.     My plant app
D.    One plant app
E.     None of the above

 

  1. What is the name of viability index launched by the urban development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu?
A.    Living Standard Index
B.     City Liveability Index
C.     State Liveability Index
D.    City Feasibility Index
E.     State Feasibility Index

 

  1. according to UNESCO, the world heritage coral reefs are likely to disappear by which year?
A.    2101
B.     2050
C.     2100
D.    2040
E.     2121

 

  1. Kanyashree Prakalpa is an initiative of which State’s Government?
A.    Rajsthan
B.     Maharashtra
C.     Chattisgarh
D.    West Bengal
E.     Haryana

 

  1. Who has become the first turbaned Sikh woman to be appointed as Judge in Canada Supreme Court?
A.    Palbinder Kaur Shergill
B.     Kiran Bakshi
C.     Manpreet Kaur
D.    Sahiba Dhillon
E.     None of the above

 

  1. India has signed agreement with which country for set up of a joint Science and Technology fund of four million euros?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     US
D.    Portugal
E.     Indonesia

 

  1. In which country is Kruger National Park situated?
A.    Thailand
B.     South Africa
C.     Romania
D.    Rome
E.     Argentina

 

  1. What is the name of committee constituted to frame National Education Policy?
A.    K Kasturirangan panel
B.     Leela Dikshit panel
C.     Geet Bansal Panel
D.    R Kashyap Panel
E.     Kavita Dalal panel

 

  1. Which Indian male shooter bagged gold in Men’s 25m Air Pistol at ISSF Junior World Rifle championship?
A.    Jitu Rai
B.     Chain Singh
C.     Anish Bhanwala
D.    Sen Keshav
E.     Abhinav Bindra

 

  1. In which year World Bank was created?
A.    1942
B.     1943
C.     1944
D.    1954
E.     1964

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

AnswersExplanation
1.      BThe World Bank has cleared a USD 250-million loan to aid the Skill India mission. The loan amount would be used for making Indian youth more employable through reskilling.
2.      AIndian shooters Yashaswini Singh Deswal bagged gold in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol competition in the Junior World Rifle/Pistol Championship held in Germany. Yashaswini Singh Deswal fired a record 235.9 points to clinch the gold.
3.      EThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Imran Khawaja as its deputy chairman. Imran Khawaja is Chairman of Associates counties and a veteran administrator from Singapore.
4.      BThe world No.11 Kidambi Srikanth has sealed his second successive Super Series win by defeating reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in the Australian Open summit clash in Sydney. Chen Long is World No.6 and also the current All England champion. Srikanth had lost all of his previous five encounters with Chen Long.
5.      ANashik’s army doctor Srinivas Gokulnath has created history by becoming the first Indians to complete the 4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in the solo 18-59 age category. He finished the distance of 4941kms in 11 days and 18 hours.
6.      CChina’s TV and radio watchdog today banned 40 television commercials for exaggeration and violation of time limits. According to a statement by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), most of the commercials were for healthcare products and were banned for exceeding regulated time limits.
7.      BThe sixth edition of International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup was held in Vashi (Navi Mumbai) on June 24 and 25 with 150 participants. The Italy-based, IFSC has 86 member federations across five continents. Following the success of the World Cup in 2016 with over 8000 plus people in attendance at the CIDCO Exhibition Centre, the IFSC Governing Council voted to award India its second IFSC Climbing World Cup for 2017.
8.      CWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received the highest prize in United Nations Public Service Award for the state government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands. Kanyashree Prakalpa scheme of West Bengal came first among the 552 project nominations received by the UN from 62 countries.
9.      E26 June, is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The General Assembly decided to observe this day, in 1987, as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
10.  AThe IMO promotes June 25 as the Day of the Seafarer so we can all take a moment or two today to appreciate what the seafarers of the world do for us.
11.  C Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar onFriday announced that a mobile app named ‘My Plant’, which would help in recording data about tree plantations in the state, would be launched on July 1.Using this app, people and organisations can feed the data about the saplings they have planted with the forest department, which would help it in creating a database of trees.
12.  BThe urban development minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has launched its first liveability index which will rank the country’s 116 major cities on the basis of the quality of life. The index named ‘City Liveability Index’ will cover cities with a population above one million, including the capital cities. The index will help cities to analyse where they stand in terms of the quality of life. It will help them to come up with interventions required to improve it.
13.   CAccording to a UNESCO report, by2100 most of the coral reef system would die unless carbon emissions are reduced. The report has warned that world’s coral reefs will die out completely by mid-century unless carbon emissions are reduced. The consequences could also be severe for millions of people worldwide. It is estimated that at least 25 coral reefs are set to experience twice-per-decade severe bleaching events by 2040.
14.  DKanyashree Prakalpa is an initiative of the West Bengal government to improve the lives and the status of the adolescent girls. The scheme provides financial help to the girls from disadvantaged families to pursue higher studies. It also aims to prevent child marriage. Increased educational attainment, prevention of child marriage and financial inclusion are the objectives of the scheme. The scheme was launched by Mamata Banerjee in October 2013.
15.  APalbinder Kaur Shergill has become the first turbaned Sikh woman to be appointed as Canada’s Supreme Court judge. The announcement was made by the minister of justice and attorney general of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould.
16.  DIndia and Portugal have agreed to set up a joint Science and Technology fund of four million euros. The two countries also signed MoUs for the creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance for advancing collaborative research. This agreement is expected to promote India’s science and technology partnership with Portugal and to set up Atlantic International Research Centre on the Azores Archipelago. This Centre will act as a research, innovation and knowledge hub for tratrans-Atlantic and north-south cooperation. The objective behind the Centre is to provide a shared environment for supporting new climate, earth, space and marine research.
17.  BKruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
18.  AThe HRD ministry has constituted a new nine-member panel headed by space scientist K Kasturirangan to frame a new National Education Policy (NEP). The other members of the panel include chosen experts and educationists from wide-ranging backgrounds.
19.  CIn the Junior 25m Standard Pistol competition, pistol shooter Anish Bhanwala clinched gold with a world record score of 579 which was also instrumental in helping India bag the Team Silver in the event.
20.  CWorld Bank is one of five institutions created at the Breton Woods Conference in 1944. World Bank is part of the United Nations system, but its governance structure is different. World Bank’s headquarter is situated at Washington DC.

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