Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 6th

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - June 6

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

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 6th 2017

  • Which bank has announced to develop 100 digital villages?
  • India’s biodiversity has increased by how many species, according to Zoological Survey of India and Plant Discoveries 2016?
  • Where is the first United Nations Oceans Conference being held?

 

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  1. Which bank has announced to develop 100 digital villages?
A.    HDFC
B.     ICICI
C.     Vijaya Bank
D.    BoB
E.     Kotak Mahindra

 

  1. India’s biodiversity has increased by how many species, according to Zoological Survey of India and Plant Discoveries 2016?
A.    499
B.     400
C.     450
D.    420
E.     410

 

  1. Where is the first United Nations Oceans Conference being held?
A.    United Kingdom
B.     United Nations
C.     India
D.    Spain
E.     France

 

  1. Which state has launched the India’s first ever single women pension scheme?
A.    Telangana
B.     Mizoram
C.     Manipur
D.    Kerala
E.     Uttar Pradesh

 

 

  1. Green Thumb Initiative has been launched by which organization to promote green cover in India?
A.    Reliance Communications
B.     Tata Projects
C.     P&G
D.    Cairn India Ltd
E.     None of the above

 

  1. What is the India’s position in the 2017 IMD World Digital Competitiveness Index?
A.    42
B.     53
C.     50
D.    49
E.     51

 

  1. What is the India’s position in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Index?
A.    32
B.     42
C.     45
D.    35
E.     40

 

  1. Sudha Singh is associated with which sports?
A.    Steeplechase
B.     Badminton
C.     Short Put
D.    Tennis
E.     Baseball

 

  1. Which Railway Station has become India’s first private railway station?
A.    Mumbai Central
B.     Habibganj Railway Station
C.     Jodhpur Junction
D.    Dakniya Railway Station
E.     Delhi Kant

 

  1. Which IIT institute is organizing the 5th International Convention of Spic Macay?
A.    IIT Madras
B.     IIT Kharagpur
C.     IIT Delhi
D.    IIT Jodhpur
E.     IIT Indore

 

11. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and UAE have suspended their diplomatic ties with which country?

A.    Qatar
B.     China
C.     Iran
D.    Iraq
E.     Afganistan

 

  1. When is Russian Language Day observed?
A.    May 31
B.     June 1
C.     June 2
D.    June 6
E.     May 30

 

  1. Which state government has set up “Green Protocol” for nature friendly weddings?

 

A.    Rajasthan
B.     Telangana
C.     Kerala
D.    Uttar Pradesh
E.     Haryana

 

  1. National Board of Wildlife has given permission to use which Island for DRDO’s Missile Testing Project?
A.    Rutland Island
B.     Port Blair
C.     Baratang Island
D.    Ferrargunj
E.     None of the ABove

 

  1. IMD stands for?
A.    India Metrological Department
B.     India Metro Department
C.     International Metrological Department
D.    International Metro Department
E.     International Monitory Department

 

  1. Which Indian personality has become part of the UN Campaign Highlighting Role of Father’s in Child’s development?
A.    Amitabh Bachan
B.     Sachin Tendulkar
C.     Akshay Kumar
D.    M S Dhoni
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. Who has been elected as the 40th prime minister of Nepal?
A.    Sher Bahadur Deuba
B.     Gyanendra Shah
C.     Prachanda Kamal Dahal
D.    Anubhav Siyag
E.     None of the ABove

 

  1. Which state of India will be setting up first-ever Rural LED Street Lighting Project?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Tripura
C.     Andhra Pradesh
D.    Jammu & Kashmir
E.     Uttar Pradesh

 

  1. Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) of National Water Development Agency (NWDA)?
A.    Tapan Ray
B.     Sharad Kumar Jain
C.     Ravi Shankar
D.    Sandeepan Das
E.     Vijay Kumar

 

  1. When was UNICEF established?
A.    1972
B.     1973
C.     1946
D.    1975
E.     1988

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      C Vijaya Bank has stated that it plans to develop as many as 100 digital villages in various States across the country as part of its initiative to promote digital banking among the rural population.
2.      A According to the Animal Discoveries 2016, New Species and Records, brought out by the Zoological Survey of India and Plant Discoveries 2016, by the Botanical Survey of India, 499 new species have been discovered from various parts of the country last year.
3.      B The United Nations is hosting its first-ever World Oceans Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States from June 5, 2017. The 5-day conference is co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden with theme “Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14”. The purpose of the conference is to find solutions to some of the toughest problems facing the oceans — that includes coral bleaching, plastic pollution, overfishing and rising sea levels.
4.      A The Telangana Government has become the only state government in India to launch the single-women pension scheme. Under the scheme, a financial assistance of Rs. 1,000 financial is given to single women of the state per month on humanitarian grounds. The scheme will benefit unmarried women, joginis and divorced women.
5.      B The TATA Projects has launched unique “Green Thumb” initiative in India to promote green cover and to protect the environment on 2017 World Environment Day (WED). The Green Thumb 2017 is in continuation to 2016 TATA Projects’ programme wherein it aimed to get 10,000 people to click (pledge) to plant a sapling on their behalf – the response received was a tremendous 23,000. Encouraged by the response, TATA Projects planted a total of over 42,000 saplings across the country in over 100 locations in the last one year (2016-17).
6.      E India has been ranked 51st out of 63 countries in the 2017 IMD World Digital Competitiveness ranking. At the top of the digital ranking is Singapore, followed by Sweden, the USA, Finland and Denmark.
7.      C ndia has been ranked 45th out of 63 countries in the IMD’s world competitiveness rankings 2017. The list is compiled by the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management and Development (IMD)’s World Competitiveness Center (WCC).
8.      A Sudha Singh from Uttar Pradesh has won a gold medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the 21st Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship in Patiala, Punjab on June 4, 2017.

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9.      B Habibganj railway station in the suburbs of Bhopal will become country’s first railway station to be redeveloped in a public-private partnership (PPP) mode. The operation and maintenance of the railway station has been given to Bhopal-based Bansal Group for a period of eight years.
10.  C Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 5th international conference of Spic Macay on June 5, 2017 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi via video conferencing. The 7-day conference coincides with the 40th year of inception of SPIC MACAY.
11.  A Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and UAE have suspended their diplomatic ties with Qatar. All the six countries have announced that they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar and eject Qatar’s diplomats from their territories. They have also planned to cut air and sea traffic.
12.  D UN Russian Language Day is observed annually on June 6. The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2010. The initiative of the UN Language Days was launched in February 2010 in order to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and to promote equal use of all six of the UN’s official working languages throughout the organization
13.  C The Kerala government is coming out with a ‘green-protocol’ to make the occasion more nature-friendly. With the implementation of the protocol, use of plastic and other non-degradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will be discouraged at marriage functions,.
14.  A The National Board of Wildlife has approved Rutland Island in South Andaman to be the site for the country’s long-range missile test facility. DRDO has been seeking the approval for the test facility since 2012. Taking into account the strategic importance of the project for country’s defence, the Standing Committee of the National Board of Wildlife has approved the project.
15.  A IMD is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology in India. It functions under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It headquartered in New Delhi and operates hundreds of observation stations across India.
16.  B Sachin Tendulkar will join other global celebrities like Dravid, Beckham, Novak Djokovic, Academy Award winning American actor Mahershala Ali, British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Australian actor Hugh Jackman for UNICEF’s ‘Super Dads’ campaign that highlights the critical role played by fathers in children’s early development.
17.  A Sher Bahadur Deuba,70, has been elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. He has served as Nepal’s prime minister for three terms from 1995 to 1997, from 2001 to 2002, and from 2004 to 2005. In 2005, during his third term he was sacked by the then King Gyanendra Shah in 2005 over his failure to hold elections and bring Maoist rebels to negotiations.
18.  C India’s first-ever Rural LED Street Lighting Project will be implemented by the Government of India (GoI) in Andhra Pradesh (AP). The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power will retrofit10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in AP.
19.  B Dr. Sharad Kumar Jain has assumed the additional charge of Director General (DG) of National Water Development Agency (NWDA) under Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Presently, he is working as Scientist G with National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee.

 

20.  C UNICEF was established in 1946 by the United Nations to protect the children struggling to survive in the aftermath of World War II. UNICEF works to promote the rights and well-being of children and works in around 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action.

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