Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz - June 9

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

Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz – June 9th 2017

  • Which Indian bank has launched bio-degradable prepaid gift cards?
  • India and which UN organization has joined hands to launch partnership fund to promote sustainable development?
  • P Govardhan Reddy belonged to which Indian Political Party?


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  1. Which Indian bank has launched bio-degradable prepaid gift cards?
A.    HDFC
B.     ICICI
C.     Axis Bank
D.    BoB
E.     SBI


  1. India and which UN organization has joined hands to launch partnership fund to promote sustainable development?
A.    WHO
C.     UNWTO


  1. P Govardhan Reddy belonged to which Indian Political Party?
A.    BJP
B.     INC
C.     AAP
D.    Shiv Sena
E.     RJD


  1. Which Indian Publication is a part of BRICS media cooperation?
A.    Times of India
B.     Patrika Group
C.     Bhaskar Group
D.    The Hindu
E.     None of the Above


  1. What is the name of Indian girl who will get a minor planet in Milky Way to name after her?
A.    Libi Susane
B.     Shivani Pungalia
C.     Sahithi Pingali
D.    Aishwarya Dutta
E.     Shweta Sharma


  1. Which state government has inked agreement with Union Aviation Ministry for Udan scheme?
A.    Andhra Pradesh
B.     Tamil Nadu
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Kerala
E.     Chattisgarh


  1. What is the name of APP launched by President Pranab Mukherjee to raise awareness among people about female foeticide?
A.    Selfie with Daughter App
B.     Save Girl App
C.     Betiyan App
D.    My Daughter My world app
E.     Beti Bachao App


  1. Basudev Chatterji was famous personality of which field?
A.    Sports
B.     Music
C.     Dance
D.    Theatre
E.     History


  1. Who is the first female Sikh to be elected to the British Parliament’s House of Commons?
A.    Sahiba Bakshi
B.     Preet Kaur Gill
C.     Neeta Trehan
D.    Karamjeet Dhillon
E.     Manjeet Kaur


  1. Mehrunnisa Dalwai the famous Muslim right activist belonged to which state?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Sikkim
C.     Karnataka
D.    Maharashtra
E.     UP


11. In which state is the Kambala -a slush track buffalo race organized?

A.    Rajasthan
B.     Kerala
C.     Tamil Naidu
D.    Karnataka
E.     Uttar Pradesh


  1. What is the symbol of white phosphorous?
A.    P1
B.     P2
C.     P3
D.    P4
E.     P5


  1. Which of the following district of Rajasthan come under ‘Mewar region’?


A.    Bundi
B.     Kota
C.     Rawatbhatta
D.    Ramganjmandi
E.     Chittorgarh


  1. In which district of West Bengal is Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary located?
A.    Darjeeling
B.     Bankura
C.     Birbhum
D.    Kolkata
E.     Nadia


  1. Which news agency will boost BRICS media cooperation by setting up $1 million fund?
A.    Russia’s Sputnik News Agency
B.     Brazil’s CMA Group
C.     The Hindu group
D.    South Africa’s Independent Media.
E.     Xinhua News Agency,


  1. Who is the author of famous book “Who has seen the wind”
A.    Salmaan Rushdi
B.     Tony Blair
C.     WO Mitchell
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.FCTC stands for?

A.    Future Convention on Tobacco Control
B.     Fragile Convention on Tobacco Control
C.     Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
D.    Fast Convention on Tobacco Control
E.     None of the Above


  1. Hoover Dam is built on which of the following rivers?
A.    Colorado River
B.     Nile River
C.     Rhine River
D.    Niger River
E.     None of the above


  1. Which is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust?
A.    Aluminium
B.     Steel
C.     Nickel
D.    Iron
E.     Copper


Daily GK Current Affairs Quiz: Answers and Explanations

Answers Explanation
1.      C Axis Bank has become the first Indian bank to launch a bio-degradable prepaid gift plastic card to offer its customers a simple way of contributing towards environment-friendly payment solutions. The plastic card is made up of Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG) and can decompose easily and can also be recycled. The cards will be acceptable at all domestic merchant outlets and online portals. According to a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 1 July 2014, the maximum validity of pre-paid gift instruments is 3 years.
2.      E India and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) have launched a partnership fund that will support sustainable development projects across the developing world. The fund was launched on the occasion of the World Oceans Day (WOD) at a special ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN on June 8, 2017. The India-UN Development Partnership Fund will implement country-level projects that are catalytic towards achieving the 17 sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda. The purpose of the initiative is to reduce poverty and hunger, improving health, education and equality, and expanding access to clean water, energy and livelihoods.
3.      B Palvai Govardhan Reddy (81), the noted politician from the Indian National Congress (INC) party, has passed away due to heart attack in Kullu Manali, Himachal Pradesh on June 9, 2017. Reddy was in Kullu Manali to attend a Parliamentary committee meeting. Presently, he was representing the Telangana State as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).
4.      D The BRICS media forum is the result of a joint initiative by Xinhua News Agency, Brazil’s CMA Group, Russia’s Sputnik News Agency and Radio, The Hindu group of publications from India, and South Africa’s Independent Media.


5.      C Sahithi Pingali, a twelfth grader from Bengaluru will get a minor planet in Milky Way named after her as a reward for developing an integrated mobile phone app and lake monitoring kit to monitor pollution in water bodies. Sahithi Pingali had presented her paper titled “An Innovative Crowdsourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies” at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
6.      B The Tamil Nadu government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for the implementation of the UDAN scheme in the state. In the first phase of regional air connectivity scheme “UDAN”, the steps will be taken to start flight services to Hosur, Salem and Neyveli.The purpose of the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) is to make regional connectivity easy at low cost so that common people could opt for air travel. Also, it would enhance infrastructure, employment opportunities and lead to trade and industry growth.
7.      A The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has launched a mobile Application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The App is aimed at raising awareness among people about female foeticide and sex selection
8.      E Basudev Chatterji, the noted historian, has passed away in Guwahati, Assam on June 8, 2017. He was also the former chairman of Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR). Chatterji was an academician and used to taught at St Stephen’s College in Delhi, University of Hyderabad besides supervising undergraduates at the University of Cambridge. The books ‘Trade, Tariffs and Empire : Lancashire and British Policy in India’, and ‘Dictionary of Martyrs India’s Freedom Struggle’ were among his works.
9.      B In a first Preet Kaur Gill has become the first Sikh to be elected to the British Parliament’s House of Commons
10.  D Mehrunnisa Dalwai (87), the protagonist of a reformist movement ‘Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal’, has passed away in Pune, Maharashtra on June 8, 2017. She worked for justice and equal rights for Muslim women and spearheaded a march in Mumbai seeking abolition of triple ‘talaq’. Dalwai also founded Islamic Research Institute and Maharashtra Talaq Mukti Morcha. Her autobiography, “Mi Bharun Pawle” is considered an inspirational piece for progressive movement.


11.  D Kambala is the traditional slush track buffalo race that is held annually in coastal districts of Karnataka to entertain rural people of the area. Slushy/marshy paddy field track is used for Kambala. The sports season generally starts in November and lasts till March.
12.  D The most important form of elemental phosphorus from the perspective of applications and chemical literature is white phosphorus. It consists of tetrahedral P4 molecules, in which each atom is bound to the other three atoms by a single bond. This P4 tetrahedron is also present in liquid and gaseous phosphorus up to the temperature of 800 °C when it starts decomposing to P2 molecules.
13.  E Mewar or Mewāḍ (Hindi: मेवाड़) is a region of south-central Rajasthan state in western India. It includes the present-day districts of Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Udaipur,Pirawa Tehsil District Jhalawar of Rajasthan and Neemuch, Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Gujarat
14.  A The Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary (MWS) is located on the foothills of the Himalayas, between the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. It is situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It got the status of a sanctuary in 1959 to protect the Indian bison and royal Bengal tiger, which were facing the threat of extinction It is also home to very endangered birds like Rufous-necked Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Great Hornbill etc.
15.  E China’s state-run news agency Xinhua will set up a $1 million fund to institutionalize media cooperation among the BRICS countries including awards for journalists from the five member states. The purpose of BRICS media forum is to promote six objectives, including “balanced reporting”. The proposal would also focus on joint development of BRICS digital media, financial information services and promoting people- to-people contacts.
16.  C Who Has Seen the Wind is a novel written by Canadian author W. O. Mitchell, who took the title from a famous poem by Christina Rossetti. It was first published in 1947 and has sold close to 1 million copies in Canada
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.  C The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is a treaty adopted by the 56th World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland on 21 May 2003. It became the first World Health Organization treaty adopted under article 19 of the WHO constitution. The treaty came into force on 27 February 2005.
19.  A Hoover dam is a concrete and gravity dam in black canyon of the Colorado river on the Border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada.
20.  A Aluminium which is most abundant metal found in the earth crust.


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