Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 8th

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Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - June 8

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

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 8th 2017

  • Which Indian Minister has been Conferred WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for Global Tobacco Control?
  • Who has been nominated as new FBI director by US president Donald Trumph?
  • 2017 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit is being hosted by which city of Kazakhstan?

 

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  1. Which Indian Minister has been Conferred WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for Global Tobacco Control?
A.    Sushma Swaraj
B.     Amit Saha
C.     J P Nadda
D.    Poonam Khetrapal
E.     Mamta Banarjee

 

  1. Who has been nominated as new FBI director by US president Donald Trumph?
A.    James Comey
B.     Albert Benjamin
C.     Henery P
D.    Tony Bush
E.     Christopher Wray

 

  1. 2017 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit is being hosted by which city of Kazakhstan?
A.    Almaty
B.     Astana
C.     Aktobe
D.    Kostanay
E.     Kentau

 

  1. Which country is the second largest consumer of tobacco in the world?
A.    Japan
B.     Korea
C.     China
D.    India
E.     UAE

 

  1. What are the names of the newly appointed Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)?
A.    K G Karmakar and Gauri Shankar
B.     Giriraj Gupta and Shivaji Rathod
C.     Shankar Kumar and Chandan Acharya
D.    Mahesh Dutta and Nivedita Das
E.     Shekhar Kapoor and Rahul Dheer

 

  1. Adnan Khashoggi, world famous arms dealer was the resident of which country?
A.    Pakistan
B.     Afganistan
C.     India
D.    Saudi Arabia
E.     Qatar

 

  1. Nepal has joined hands with which country to build Budhi-Gandaki Hydropower Project?
A.    China
B.     India
C.     Sri Lanka
D.    Japan
E.     Egypt

 

  1. Which tennis duo has bagged the 2017 French Open mixed doubles tournament?
A.    Venus Williams & Sania Mirza
B.     Seerena Williams & Sania Mirza
C.     Venus Williams & Seerena Williams
D.    Rohan Bopanna & Gabriela Dabrowski
E.     Rohan Bopanna & Seerena Williams

 

  1. Who will inaugurate the second edition of National Health Editors Conference on Yoga 2017?
A.    Arvind Kejriwal
B.     Narendra Modi
C.     Shripad Yesso Naik
D.    Baba Ramdev
E.     Prashant Bhushan

 

  1. The Anshi National Park (ANP) is located in which state?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Sikkim
C.     Karnataka
D.    MP
E.     UP

11. What is the name of Indian American who is selected by NASA among 12 candidates who will be trained for deep space mission?

A.    Lt Col Raja “Grinder” Chari
B.     Bhupendra Dak
C.     Lt Col Junnu Jesicq
D.    Marriot Lisa
E.     None of the above

 

  1. World Oceans day is observed on?
A.    June 3
B.     June 7
C.     June 8
D.    June 9
E.     June 2

 

  1. Which of the following district of Rajasthan come under ‘Marwar region’?
A.    Bundi
B.     Kota
C.     Rawatbhatta
D.    Ramganjmandi
E.     Jodhpur

 

  1. Which of the following country isis among the top five consumer markets in Asia according to BMI research?
A.    India
B.     Japan
C.     Korea
D.    Qatar
E.     Pakistan

 

  1. When was BMI research founded?
A.    1985
B.     1984
C.     1986
D.    1987
E.     1988

 

  1. Who is the author of famous book “The crisis within knowledge and Education in India”?
A.    Salmaan Rushdi
B.     Tony Blair
C.     Twinkle Khanna
D.    Ganesh Devy
E.     A P Gaur

 

  1. What was the name of technical advisor of Odisha government who resigned recently from his post?
A.    Vinod Dua
B.     Sam Pitroda
C.     Rajdeep Khanna
D.    Anubhav Siyag
E.     Vinod Vitthal

 

18.FDI stands for?

A.    Future Development Index
B.     Future Delegates Index
C.     Fast Development Index
D.    Fast Delegations Index
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Who inaugurated the Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh-a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre?
A.    Tapan Ray
B.     C K Mishra
C.     Ravi Shankar
D.    Sandeepan Das
E.     Vijay Kumar

 

  1. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established in which year?
A.    1965
B.     1972
C.     1966
D.    1964
E.     1974

 

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      C nion Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has been conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control. The award was presented to him by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia at the ‘National Consultation on Accelerating Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) for achievement of SDGs’.
2.      E United States President Donald Trump has nominated former justice department official Christopher Wray as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement officials interviewed by Trump since the president fired FBI Director James Comey last month.
3.      B The 17th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit has started in Astana, Kazakhstan from June 8, 2017. In this summit, India and Pakistan has become full members of the organization.
4.      D India is the second largest tobacco consuming country in the world with 27 crore users. The government has initiated various measures to reduce tobacco consumption in the country
5.      A K G Karmakar and Gauri Shankar have been appointed as new Independent Directors of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved their appointment to the post on the board of directors of the bank for a period of 3 years.
6.      D Adnan Khashoggi (81), a Saudi Arabian billionaire international businessman, has passed away in London, UK. He was best known for his involvement in arms dealing.
7.      A Nepal has recently signed a financing agreement with China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) to build 1,200-megawatt Budhi-Gandaki hydroelectric project. The estimated cost of the project is $2.5 billion. This project will be helpful for Nepal, which is facing acute power shortage.
8.      D Rohan Bopanna from India and his Canadian teammate Gabriela Dabrowski have won the 2017 French Open mixed doubles tournament by defeating the pair of Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah in the final by 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.
9.      C The 2nd edition of National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga will be inaugurated by Shripad Yesso Naik, the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), at National Media Centre in New Delhi on June 9, 2017. The theme of 2017 conference is “Yoga for Health and Harmony”. The aim of the conference is to give insight to the journalists about the scientific aspects of yoga & its benefits for human health.
10.  C The Anshi National Park is located at a distance of 60 km from Karwar in Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka. It is located in an eco-sensitive part of the Western Ghats, at a height between 200 m to 925 m above sea level. The park is a habitat of melanistic leopard, tigers and elephants, among other wildlife.
11.  A NASA has selected 12 new astronauts including an Indian-American, Lt Col Raja “Grinder” Chari, from 18000 applications, Lt Col Raja Grinder Chari, 39, is a commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron as well as the director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
12.  C World Oceans Day is a global celebration on June 8 with hundreds of events around the world celebrating our ocean. The world Oceans day theme for 2017 IS “OUR OCEANS, OUR FUTURE”
13.  E Marwar is a region of south western Rajasthan state in North Western India. It lies partly in the Thar Desert. In Rajasthani dialect, “wad” means a particular area. The word Marwar is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Maruwat’.
14.  A According to BMI Research, a Fitch group company, India is among the top five consumer markets in Asia offering retailers the strongest consumer spending growth of an average of 6.1% over the next five years. The other four countries are China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia.
15.  B BMI Research was founded in 1984 Business Monitor International and later in 2014 was acquired by Fitch Group. The firm performs industry and financial market analysis in 24 industries and 200 global markets.
16.  D Ganesh Devy has researched and documented 780 living Indian languages. He says that offering reservation quotas alone will not solve the problem of social exclusion in the country’s education system which is headed for “failure”. Devy’s latest book, “The Crisis Within argues that it is of critical importance that the plight of educational institutions and the need to generate knowledge appropriate to India are addressed without any delay
17.  B Sam Pitroda resigned as the technical advisor to the State Government amidst growing controversy over his appointment as the chairman of Overseas Department of the Congress party.Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accepted Pitroda’s resignation, who had put in his papers earlier in the day according to the chief minister’s office.
18.  A Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an investment made by a company or individual in one country in business interests in another country, in the form of either establishing business operations or acquiring business assets in the other country, such as ownership or controlling interest in a foreign company.
19.  B Health Secretary C K Mishra has inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) in New Delhi. This centre would be the largest public sector human milk bank and lactation counselling centre available in North India
20.  D United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established in 1964. The World Investment Report has been published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) annually since 1991. The report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide, at the regional and country levels.

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