Weekly GK Quiz Capsule – June 12th – June 18th

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Weekly GK Quiz Capsule 

  1. Name the Indian sportsperson who has featured in the 2017 Forbes list of world’s highest paid athletes.
A.    Sania Mirza
B.     Sania Nehwal
C.     M S Dhoni
D.    Virat Kolhi
E.     Marry Kom

 

  1. Which Indian mountaineer has been felicitated by Nepal Government for conquering Mt. Everest for a record six times?
A.    Bachendri Pal
B.     Sheetal Sinha
C.     Tamikisha Vijay
D.    Nancy Lami
E.     Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu

 

  1. Who is the first Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame?
A.    Muttiah Muralidaran
B.     Ajanta Mendis
C.     Guna Tilak
D.    Sanath Jaisuriya
E.     Kumar Sanakkara

 

  1. ‘SATH’ stands for?
A.    Sustainable Action for Transforming Humanity capital
B.     Sustainable Action for Transferring Human capital
C.     Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital
D.    Suitable Action for Transforming Human capital
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Which city is hosting the first Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference?
A.    Jaipur
B.     Bangalore
C.     New Delhi
D.    Kolkata
E.     Pune

 

  1. 2017 European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is being hosted by which Indian city?
A.    Mumbai
B.     Darjeeling
C.     Dehradum
D.    New Delhi
E.     Madurai

 

  1. What is the name of Indian personality who has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour”?
A.    Aamir Khan
B.     Aishwarya Rai
C.     Bhupendra Dak
D.    Amitabh Bachaan
E.     Soumitra Chatterjee

 

  1. Adam West was famous personality of which field?
A.    Sports
B.     Music
C.     Dance
D.    Movies
E.     History

 

  1. What is the name of video conferencing aided legal service launched by the Union Government for rural people?
A.    Tele Law
B.     Online law
C.     E lawyer
D.    Tele Lawyer
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. The Canara Bank has joined hands with which general insurance organization to sell policies through its branches?
A.    Life Insurance Cooperation of India
B.     Oriental Insurance Company Limited
C.     United India Insurance Company
D.    National Insurance Company Limited
E.     New India Assurance Company Limited

11. Dr C Narayana Reddy was associated with which field?

A.    Poetry
B.     Music
C.     Movies
D.    Sports
E.     Law

 

  1. Nguyen Duc Hoa the winner of 2017 Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament belongs to which country?
A.    China
B.     Japan
C.     Russia
D.    Indonesia
E.     Vietnam

 

  1. Who has been honoured with the 2017 Kalinga Literary Award?

 

A.    Akshay Katiyar
B.     Haraprasad Das
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Hanuman Solanki
E.     B D Chittora

 

  1. The World Day Against Child Labour is observed on which date?
A.    June 11
B.     June 13
C.     June 12
D.    June 14
E.     June 10

 

  1. Who bagged the 2017 French Open Men’s Singles Tennis Tournament?
A.    Rafael Nadal
B.     Stanislas Wawrinka
C.     Roger Federer
D.    Neymar
E.     Pele

 

  1. EU, France has given how much Grant to Curb Emissions in India?
A.    2.5 Million Euros
B.     3.5 Million Euros
C.     3.9 Million Euros
D.    4.5 Million Euros
E.     3.6 Million Euros

 

  1. Who will be the new MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE)?
A.    Vinod Dua
B.     Sam Pitroda
C.     Vikaram Limaye
D.    Anubhav Siyag
E.     Vinod Vitthal

 

  1. Carajás Mine is situated in which countries?
A.    Japan
B.     Russia
C.     China
D.    Brazil
E.     India

 

  1. Who bagged the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown?
A.    Jelena Ostapenko
B.     Simona Halep
C.     Margaret Scriven’
D.    Chellsa
E.     None of the above

 

  1. When was International Olympic Committee established?
A.    1895
B.     1894
C.     1896
D.    1870
E.     1888

 

  1. Which state stands first in child labour according to CRY reports?
A.    Uttar Pradesh
B.     Andhra Pradesh
C.     Rajasthan
D.    Bihar
E.     Chattisgarh

 

  1. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme, a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the states/UTs was launched in which year?
A.    1985
B.     1975
C.     1965
D.    1955
E.     1995

 

  1. Which Indian state has demanded separate time to increase efficiency?
A.    Andhra Pradesh
B.     Manipur
C.     Sikkim
D.    Meghalaya
E.     Telangana

 

  1. What is the distance of border, India shares with Myanmar?
A.    1,643 Kms
B.     1,543 Kms
C.     1,743 Kms
D.    1,843 Kms
E.     1,943 Kms

 

  1. Who tennis player has been ranked first in Men’s Tennis ATP ranking?
A.    Roger Federer
B.     Rafael Nadal
C.     Stan Wawrinka
D.    Mahesh Bhupati
E.     Andy Murray

 

  1. Jal Sanchay project was intiated in which state?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Bihar
C.     Maharasthra
D.    New Delhi
E.     Haryana

 

  1. Which player bagged the Canadian Grand Prix title for the sixth time?
A.    Lewis Hamilton
B.     Valtteri Bottas
C.     Sebastian Vettel
D.    Daniel Ricciardo
E.     Sergio Perez

 

  1. IRDA has taken over administration of which insurance company?
A.    Exide Life Insurance
B.     Bharti Axis Life Insurance
C.     Sahara India Life Insurance
D.    Pearless Group
E.     Motichand Life Insurance

 

  1. Name the Indian pair who have won gold in mixed team 10m air pistol event at 2017 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Gabala World Cup?
A.    Anjali Bhagwat Omkar Singh
B.     Heena Sidhu Omkar Singh
C.     Sanjeev Rajput Heena Sidhu
D.    Jitu Rai Anjali Bhagwat
E.     Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu

 

  1. Which state has announced to start free mortuary van service for its residents?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Punjab
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Gujarat
E.     Haryana

 

31. In which city India’s first underwater metro tunnel will be constructed?

 

A.    Kerala
B.     Goa
C.     Mumbai
D.    Kolkata
E.     Kanyakumari

 

  1. Which country has broken all its ties with Taiwan and extended its relationship with China?
A.    Panama
B.     Japan
C.     Russia
D.    Indonesia
E.     Vietnam

 

  1. Who is the author of “Indira Gandhi – A life in nature”?

 

A.    Akshay Katiyar
B.     Jairam Ramesh
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Hanuman Solanki
E.     B D Chittora

 

  1. When is International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) observed?
A.    June 11
B.     June 13
C.     June 12
D.    June 14
E.     June 10

 

  1. Which Indian Cricketer has been raked No.1 ODI batsman in ICC ODI player rankings?
F.      M S Dhoni
G.    Yuvraj Singh
H.    Virat Kolhi
I.       Shekhar Dhawan
J.       Hardik Pandya

 

  1. Which sportswomen is the only women to feature in 2017 Forbes list of “Highly Paid Athletes”
A.    Sania Mirza
B.     Miya Hamm
C.     Alex Morgan
D.    Carlie llyod
E.     Serena Williams

 

  1. Who will be the administrator of Sahara India Life Insurance Company?
A.    Vinod Dua
B.     Sam Pitroda
C.     Vikaram Limaye
D.    R K Sharma
E.     Vinod Vitthal

 

  1. India is taking part in maritime exercise with which country?
A.    Japan
B.     Australia
C.     China
D.    Brazil
E.     India

 

  1. Which of the following state in June 2017 announced loan wavier of farmers?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     UP
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Chattisgarh
E.     MP

 

  1. In which year was NGO Child Rights and You established?
A.    1995
B.     1994
C.     1996
D.    1979
E.     1988

 

  1. Verizon has recently acquired which company?
A.    Yhaoo
B.     Hotmail
C.     Rediff
D.    Zoho
E.     Shopify

 

  1. What is the name of Yahoo’s CEO who has resigned post its merger with Verizon?
A.    Maryam Mathew
B.     Marissa Mayer
C.     Carl Joseph
D.    Sayid Ansari
E.     Chipatha Narula

 

  1. What will be the name of the remainder of Yahoo which is not acquired by Verizon?
A.    Yaltaba Inc.
B.     Alitaba
C.     Altaba Inc.
D.    Veritaba
E.     None of the above

 

  1. What is the name of mission launched by Indian Railways to enhance the passenger experience by upgrading the existing fleet of coaches?
A.    Mission Retro-Fitment
B.     Mission Rail-Fitment
C.     Misiion Metro-Fitment
D.    Misson Retro-Improvment
E.     Mission Rail-Improvment

 

  1. Josh Hazlewood, No 1 ODI bowler in ICC rankings, hails from which country?
A.    South Africa
B.     Bangladesh
C.     West Indies
D.    Australia
E.     Newzeland

 

  1. Successful test firing of anti-tank ‘Nag’ missile was done in which state?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Bihar
C.     Maharasthra
D.    New Delhi
E.     Haryana

 

  1. The Nalanda University has inked MoU with which country for academic linkages and collaborations?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     Russia
D.    South Africa
E.     North Korea

 

  1. What is the name of World’s biggest food fair, in which India is participating as Co-Partner?
A.    FOODIES 2017
B.     HUNGER 2017
C.     FOODCOMA 2017
D.    ANUGA 2017
E.     None of the above

 

  1. The India-Australia naval exercise ‘AUSINDEX 17’ has started in which port city?
A.    Port Blair
B.     Kochi
C.     Fermentale
D.    Geraldton
E.     Kandla

 

  1. Valmiki National park is situated in which State?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Punjab
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Gujarat
E.     Bihar

 

51. In which city India’s first underwater metro tunnel will be constructed?

 

A.    Kerala
B.     Goa
C.     Mumbai
D.    Kolkata
E.     Kanyakumari

 

  1. World’s smallest and cheapest private jet “Vision Jet” has been launched by which country?
A.    United States
B.     Japan
C.     Russia
D.    Indonesia
E.     Vietnam
  1. Who is the new commercial vehicle business head of Tata Motors?

 

A.    Akshay Katiyar
B.     Girish Wagh
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Hanuman Solanki
E.     B D Chittora

 

  1. When is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)?
A.    June 11
B.     June 13
C.     June 12
D.    June 14
E.     June 10

 

  1. What is the new inset letter that will be featured in new Rs,500 banknotes?
A.    A
B.     B
C.     C
D.    D
E.     E

 

  1. Apart from India, in which of the following two countries, Tamil is an official language?
A.    Srilanka &Bangladesh
B.     Singapore & Bangladesh
C.     Malaysia & Indonesia
D.    Srilanka & Malaysia
E.     Srilanka & Singapore

 

  1. Who has been honoured with the 2017 Nanniyode Rajan Memorial Award?
A.    Vinod Dua
B.     Sam Pitroda
C.     E Sreedharan
D.    R K Sharma
E.     Vinod Vitthal

 

  1. What is the direction of flow of energy in an ecosystem?
A.    Cyclic
B.     Cloclwise
C.     Anti-clockwise
D.    Unidirectional
E.     Bidirectonal

 

  1. Which of the following state is recently facing agitation from farmers?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     UP
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Chattisgarh
E.     MP

 

  1. Central Government has approved setting up of how many AYUSH hospitals across the country?
A.    10
B.     50
C.     70
D.    90
E.     100

 

  1. What is the name of the first Indian woman to be appointed as judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)?
A.    Neeru Chadha
B.     Neerja Shekhawat
C.     Nirmala Mehta
D.    Richa Bhandari
E.     Sushila Sen

 

  1. Which country is on the top of the global remittance-receiving list of 2016, as per latest UN report “One Family at a Time”?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     India
D.    Pakistan
E.     Afganistan

 

  1. What is the name of programme launched by Union Government to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea?
A.    Intensive Diarrhea Control Fortnight
B.     Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight
C.     Immediate Diarrhea Control Fortnight
D.    Intensified Disease Control Fortnight
E.     None of the above

 

  1. The 2017 G7 Environmental ministry meeting was hosted by which country?
A.    France
B.     Italy
C.     Japan
D.    India
E.     Russia

 

  1. Which is the first team to reach in finals of ICC championship?
A.    South Africa
B.     Bangladesh
C.     West Indies
D.    Australia
E.     Pakistan

 

  1. Which state has inked MoU with British Council for quality education?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Bihar
C.     Maharasthra
D.    Sikkim
E.     Haryana

 

  1. The world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex will be set up in which country?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     Russia
D.    South Africa
E.     India

 

  1. India has signed Agreements with which country to Push Infrastructure Development and Bilateral Trade?
A.    North Korea
B.     South Korea
C.     United States
D.    Japan
E.     South Africa

 

  1. The World Bank has recently approved how much loan for Afghanistan to boost its economy?
A.    USD 510 Million
B.     USD 500 Million
C.     USD 515 Million
D.    USD 520 million
E.     USD 521 Million

 

  1. Which state has set up India’ first canal top solar PV system?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Punjab
C.     Maharashtra
D.    Gujarat
E.     Bihar

 

71. Which state is hosting the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) conference?

 

A.    Kerala
B.     Goa
C.     Mumbai
D.    Kolkata
E.     Imphal

 

  1. India won the ICC championship’s semi final against which country?
A.    United States
B.     Japan
C.     Russia
D.    Bangladesh
E.     Vietnam

 

  1. Who is the author of the book “Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji”

 

A.    Ramesh Pokhriyal
B.     Girish Wagh
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Hanuman Solanki
E.     B D Chittora

 

  1. India Antitrust Watchdog Imposed $13.6 Million Fine on which automobile company?
A.    TATA Motors
B.     General Motors
C.     Maruti
D.    Hyundai
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Sabarimala is located in which of the following states?
A.    AP
B.     Bihar
C.     Kerala
D.    Delhi
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Pashu Bazar website for online cattle sale has been launched by which Indian state?
A.    Rajasthan
B.     Bihar
C.     Telangana
D.    Manipur
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Who has been honoured with the 2017 Bhupen Hazarika National Award?
A.    Vinod Dua
B.     Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi
C.     E Sreedharan
D.    R K Sharma
E.     Vinod Vitthal

 

  1. Which country has launched its first X ray Space Technology?
A.    India
B.     Japan
C.     Malaysia
D.    Bhutan
E.     China

 

  1. When was International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea established?
A.    1996
B.     1995
C.     1994
D.    1993
E.     1992

 

  1. In which year was International Fund for Agricultural Development set up?
A.    1975
B.     1976
C.     1977
D.    1978
E.     1979

 

  1. Who represented India in the Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017?
A.    Chinmay Chadha
B.     Manoj Sinha
C.     Nirmal Mehta
D.    Richa Bhandari
E.     Sushil Sen

 

  1. Which country hosted the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017?
A.    Japan
B.     China
C.     India
D.    Switzerland
E.     Afganistan

 

  1. India was re-elected as member of which United Nation’s bodies?
A.    General Assembly
B.     Security Council
C.     International court of justice
D.    The Secretariat
E.     The Economic and Social Council

 

  1. In which city is the headquarters of ECOSOC situated?
A.    Newyork
B.     Chicago
C.     Denver
D.    Seattle
E.     Boston

 

  1. P N Bhagwati was associated with which field?
A.    Sports
B.     Theatre
C.     Law
D.    Politics
E.     Music

 

  1. When is ASEAN Dengue Day observed?
A.    June11
B.     June12
C.     June13
D.    June14
E.     June15

 

  1. Who has bagged the 2017 Man Booker International Prize?
A.    David Grossman
B.     David Nisbet
C.     Mark Zen
D.    Tamik George
E.     Sharly Benjamin

 

  1. PT Usha will be honoured by doctorate degree by which IIT institute of India?
A.    IIT Indore
B.     IIT Khargapur
C.     IIT Jodhpur
D.    IIT Mumbai
E.     IIT Gandhinagr

 

  1. When is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) observed?
A.    June 5
B.     June16
C.     June 15
D.    June 18
E.     June 20

 

  1. What is the India’s position in the 2017 Global Innovation Index (GII)?
A.    51
B.     52
C.     53
D.    45
E.     60

 

91. Government has made which document mandatory for opening a bank account?

 

A.    Aadhar Card
B.     Pan Card
C.     Passport
D.    Voter Card
E.     None of the Above

 

  1. Which city hosted the “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” samelan of Shipping Corporation of India?
A.    Jaipur
B.     Mumbai
C.     Chennai
D.    Banglore
E.     Pune

 

  1. What is the name of newly appointed Indian Ambassador to European Union (EU?

 

A.    Ramesh Pokhriyal
B.     Girish Wagh
C.     Rajeev Dixit
D.    Gaitri Issar Kumar
E.     B D Chittora

 

  1. What is the name of Indian film which has been shortlisted to compete in one of the category at the Shanghai International Film Festival?
A.    Sultan
B.     Dangal
C.     M S Dhoni
D.    Neerja
E.     Airlift

 

  1. Anuyatra foe disabled person has been launched by which of the following states?
A.    AP
B.     Bihar
C.     Kerala
D.    Delhi
E.     Maharashtra

 

  1. Which Indian cricketer has created history by becoming fastest batsman to score 8000 runs in ODI?
A.    M S Dhoni
B.     Virat Kohli
C.     Shekhar Dhawan
D.    Yuvraaj Singh
E.     Rohit

 

  1. According to NASA which is the second hottest month in 137 years?
A.    March 2017
B.     April 2017
C.     May 2017
D.    June 2017
E.     June2016

 

  1. Majid Gyre is a feature of which of the following Oceans?
A.    Atlantic Ocean
B.     Artic Ocean
C.     Southern Ocean
D.    Indian Ocean
E.     Pacific Ocean

 

  1. for the first time, in which of the following General elections, voting right by the youths at the age of 18 years was exercised?
A.    1989
B.     1995
C.     1994
D.    1983
E.     1992

 

  1. In which year was Google established?
A.    1975
B.     1976
C.     1997
D.    1998
E.     1999

Weekly GK Quiz: Answers and Explanations

AnswersExplanation
1.      DVirat Kohli is the only sportsperson from India to feature among the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the 2017 Forbes list. Kohli has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list with a total pay of $22 million that includes $3 million from salary and winnings and another $19 million from endorsements.
2.      EDharmashaktu is the first Indian mountaineer to conquer the world’s highest peak Mount Everest for a record six times. He has been honoured by Adventure Sports Tourism Society in Lalitpur Metropolitan City near Kathmandu, Nepal on June 9, 2017. He was appointed Tourism Ambassador of Nepal to north India.
3.      AMuttiah Muralidaran has became the first player from Sri Lanka and the 83rd overall to be inducted into the Hall of Fame when ICC CEO Dave Richardson presented him with a commemorative framed cap.He is the most successful bowler in Tests and One Day Internationals, has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in London on Thursday.
4.      CNITI Aayog has launched a program ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital (SATH)’ with the State Governments for cooperative federalism. The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors.
5.      CThe Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on June 10, 2017 has inaugurated first Indian Railways Human Resources Round Table Conference in New Delhi. The motto of the Conference is to improve the productivity of the human resources through inter-change of ideas with various stakeholders and HR practitioners and academics. There are 3-themes of the conference viz. Stakeholders Expectations from HR, The Future of Work – HR Role and Creativity Within Constraints.
6.      DThe 22nd edition of European Union Film Festival (EUFF) has started at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi with an aim to improve cultural ties between India and European countries. The fest will screen 22 films from 22 European countries to serve the purpose of knowing and understanding each other better.
7.      EBengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been selected for France’s highest civilian award “Legion of Honour” for his outstanding contribution to cinema and theatre. With this, Chatterjee has become the first Bengali actor to be chosen for the award.
8.      DAdam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1960s series, died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88 years old. A representative said he died after a short battle with leukemia. West’s portrayal of the superhero and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, made it hard for him to get other roles. He worked throughout his career, but his options remained limited because of his association with the character.
9.      AThe Union Government has launched a video conferencing aided legal service ‘Tele Law’ for the people living in rural areas. Through Tele-Law, the legal aid to poor will fulfill the government’s commitment to ensure access to justice and empowerment of the poor. Under the scheme, the Tele-Law portal will be available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network connecting the citizens to legal service providers.
10.  EThe Canara Bank has joined hands with the state-owned general insurer New India Assurance Company to sell policies through its branches.. The purpose of the partnership is to provide best-in-class general insurance products to Canara Bank customers at highly competitive rates. Under the agreement, New India Assurance will make offer a bouquet of products such as motor, home, health, travel, fire, marine, and engineering insurance policies through branches of Canara Bank.
11.  ADr C Narayana Reddy (86), the renowned poet and Jnanpith Award recipient, has passed away in Hyderabad on June 12, 2017. He was popularly known as ‘CiNaRe’ and also honoured with Padmasri and Padma Bhushan for his scholarly writings. He was proficient in Telugu, Urdu and Hindi and several other languages and wrote hundreds of books in all forms of literature. He also wrote lyrics for hundreds of Telugu Films.
12.  EVietnam Grand Master Nguyen Duc Hoa has clinched the 10th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament by defeating Indian chess player GM Neelotpal Das in the final round with 8.5 points on June 11, 2017.
13.  BPoet Haraprasad Das, the legendary poet and essayist, has been conferred with the 2017 Kalinga Literary Award for his work and contribution to literature at the 4th edition of Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) on June 11, 2017.
14.  CThe World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year on June 12 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. The 2017 theme is “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour” that focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour. The day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
15.  ASpain’s Rafael Nadal has won the 2017 French Open Men’s Singles Tennis Tournament by defeating Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka in final by 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in Paris, France. With the win, Nadal has become the first player in the Professional arena to win the same Grand Slam title 10 times. Nadal, the world’s 4th ranked player, has 15 Grand Slams to his credit. Now, his collection of Slams stands just three behind great rival Roger Federer.
16.  BEU and France will give a grant of 3.5 million euros to three Indian cities- Nagpur, Kochi and Ahmedabad as part of the EU’s commitment under the Paris Climate agreement to curb emissions and promote sustainability in these cities.
17.  CVikram Limaye will be the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) after he gets relieved from his duties at apex cricket body BCCI. Limaye is a member of a panel appointed by the Supreme Court to administer the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
18.  DThe Carajás Mine is the largest iron ore mine in the world. It is located in the state of Pará in the Carajás Mountains of Northern Brazil.
19.  AJelena Ostapenko of Latvia has bagged the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown. She defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.  This will be Ostapenko’s first ever Grand Slam title.
20.  BThe IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement headquartered at Lausanne, Switzerland. It is a not-for-profit independent international organisation comprised of volunteers. It was founded on 23rd June, 1894. The IOC Session and Executive Board are responsible for making important decisions for the organisation.
21.  AAccording to a recently released CRY Report on child labour, more than 8 lakh children between the age group of 5 and 6 years in India are engaged in child labour.
22.  BIntegrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme is a centrally sponsored scheme implemented by the states/UTs. The Scheme was launched on 2nd October 1975. The scheme has the following objectives: to improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years; to reduce mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school dropout; to promote policy coordination and implementation for promoting child development; to lay an adequate foundation for the psychological, physical and social well-being of the children etc.
23.  AArunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has demand for a separate time zone for the northeastern states to improve work efficiency and save electricity in the region. According to him, several daylight hours are getting wasted as government offices opens only at 10am and closes as early as 4pm.
24.  AIndia shares 1,643-km long border with Myanmar that passes through four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. At present, both Indian and Myanmarese citizens are permitted a visa-free movement regime within 16 km on either side of the border. They are permitted to stay up to 72 hours with valid permit.
25.  EAndy Murray ranked first in Men’s Tennis ATP rankings. Rafael Nadal has increased his rankings by two spots to stand at No.2 in the ATP rankings which is his highest since October 2014.
26.  BProject Jal Sanchay’, a water conservation model which is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar, has been chosen for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee programme (MGNREGP) by the Ministry of Rural Development. The award will be conferred on June 19 at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
27.  ALewis Hamilton has won Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. It is Hamilton’s sixth victory at the Canadian Grand Prix. Previously, he had won the titles in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016. It is also his third victory this season and the 56th of his career.
28.  CInsurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) on Monday appointed an administrator to manage Sahara India Life Insurance Company.R.K. Sharma, general manager, IRDA has been appointed as the administrator with “immediate effect”.
29.  EIndian shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu have clinched the gold medal in mixed team 10m air pistol event by defeating Russian pair in the final at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rife/Pistol stage held at Gabala, Azerbaijan.
30.  BThe Punjab government will start free mortuary van service for it’s’ citizens in the state. All government hospitals have been directed to provide such vans free of cost. For this, hospital attendants will be required to fill up a form to record whether the family of the deceased has proper arrangements for transporting the body. Till now, there was no provision of providing mortuary vans in the government hospitals of state.
31.  DIndia’s first underwater metro tunnel will come up in Kolkata, West Bengal, which will pass through the Hooghly River. The tunnel has been constructed 30 metres below riverbed, just a few metres away from the famous Howrah Bridge. It will be connecting two main terminals: Howrah and Sealdah
32.  APanama has established formal diplomatic ties with China and broke all of its relationship with Taiwan in a move that is seen as a victory for China in its drive to isolate Taiwan from the rest of the world. China claims Taiwan as its own territory.
33.  BThe book “Indira Gandhi – A life in nature” presents the former prime minister’s life as a naturalist and examines how she steered India’s conservation policy, which is authored by Jairam Ramesh, the senior Congress leader and former Environment Minister.
34.  BThe International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is observed every year on June 13 to raise worldwide awareness on albinism and to prevent attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism. Albinism is a genetic disorder resulting in little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. The lack of melanin in the skin makes albinos more prone to sunburn and skin cancers.
35.  CIndian Skipper Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top spot in the recently released ICC ODI batting rankings. He overtook South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Australia’s David Warner to reach the number one position. In January, Kohli managed to reach the top spot but was able to stay at the top only for just four days.
36.  ESerena Williams is the only female athlete to get featured in Forbes Highly paid athlete list.
37.  DR.K. Sharma, general manager, IRDA has been appointed as the administrator with “immediate effect”, the insurance regulator said in an order.
38.  Bxercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) was first conducted off the East Coast of India in September 2015. AUSINDEX-17 will be the second overall bilateral drill between Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy. AUSINDEX bilateral exercise aims to enhance interoperability and professional.
39.  CMaharashtra on Sunday announced a sweeping farm loan waiver with certain conditions to ensure the scheme benefits only marginal famers and “genuine farmers” who have been paying off their loans.
40.  DChild Rights and You (CRY) is an NGO working towards the upliftment of underprivileged children. The organization got established in 1979 by Rippan Kapur.
41.  ATelecom giant Verizon has acquired Yahoo’s core business for $4.48bn (£3.51m), thus ending Yahoo’s two-decade long run as an independent company. Verizon is the No.1 wireless operator in the US.
42.  BPost acquisition of yahoo with Verizon Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer has resigned.
43.  CThe remainder of Yahoo which is not acquired by Verizon will change its name to Altaba Inc. It will become a holding company with 15.5% stakes in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a 35.5% holding in Yahoo Japan Corp. It will begin trading under the ticker symbol “AABA.” Thomas McInerney, a Yahoo board member will be made as Altaba’s chief executive officer.
44.  AMission Retro-Fitment is an ambitious program of the ministry or railways to upgrade the level of furnishing & amenities in the coaches of Indian Railways. The refurbished coaches will have better furnishing, aesthetics & amenities and better safety features which are aimed at providing a safe and comfortable travel to the railway passengers.
45.  Dosh Hazlewood of Australia is at the top spot in the bowlers’ rankings of ICC. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar of India has improved his rankings by 13 places to rank 23rd. Ranks of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja has dropped to 20 and 29 respectively.
46.  AThe Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test fired anti-tank ‘Nag’ missile in Rajasthan. The test was conducted by Scientists of the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Missile Complex at Hyderabad, Defence Laboratory at Jodhpur, High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) at Pune and Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) at Pune.
47.  Ehe Nalanda University has signed MoU with South Korea’s Academy of Korean Studies for academic linkages and collaborations in Patna, Bihar. As per the MoU, both the universities will increase their bilateral ties through joint research programmes, faculty and student exchange, mutual sharing of data, academic research/education, joint teaching & cooperation in other areas. The MoU will be in effect for 5 years.
48.  DThe world’s biggest and most important trade fair for food and beverage trade “ANUGA 2017” will be held in Cologne, Germany on October 7, 2017. The acronym of ANUGA is Allgemeine Nahrungs- und Genussmittel-Ausstellung ( or General Food and Non essential Provisions Exhibition). India will be co-partner country in ANUGA 2017 and is expected that more than 200 Indian companies will participate in the food fair. ANUGA offers an extensive supporting programme with Lectures, Special exhibition and attractive industry events.
49.  CThe 2nd edition of bilateral maritime exercise ‘AUSINDEX-17’ has started between Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy in Fremantle, Australia from June 13 to increase inter-operability and cooperation between the two forces. The Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy under the command of Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta is participating in the naval exercise. Indian warships INS Shivalik (a muIti-role stealth frigate), INS Kamorta (an anti-submarine warfare corvette) and INS Jyoti (the fleet replenishment tanker) are a part of this 5-day venture.
50.  EThe Valmiki National Park (VNP) is located in the West Champaran district of Bihar. It is home to tiger, Rhinoceros, Black bear, Leopard, Wild dog, wild buffalo, wild boar etc. At present 241 bird species have been reported in the forest. Some of the interesting birds are Nepal kaleej pheasant, three-toed quail, flycatcher, grey shrike, green willow warbler and tree pipit.
51.  DIndia’s first underwater metro tunnel will come up in Kolkata, West Bengal, which will pass through the Hooghly River. The tunnel has been constructed 30 metres below riverbed, just a few metres away from the famous Howrah Bridge. It will be connecting two main terminals: Howrah and Sealdah
52.  ACirrus Aircraft, the US-based aviation company, has launched the world’s smallest and cheapest private jet ‘Vision Jet’ at Rs.12.6 Crore. The Jet can haul five adults up to 1,150 miles at 28,000 feet. It is the first Private Jet with a single engine and can be conveniently operated by a single pilot, thus keeping production and maintenance costs low for the users. The jet can fly at a speed of 345mph and has an operating altitude of 28,000 feet.
53.  BTata Motors Ltd on Tuesday named Girish Wagh, known as the brain behind the Tata Indica, Tata Nano and Tata Ace, as the head of its commercial vehicle business. He has also been included in the company’s executive committee.
54.  DThe World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is observed every year on June 14 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. Every pint of blood donated can save more than 3 lives.
55.  AReserve Bank of India has said that it will release new batch of Rs 500 currency notes whose design will be similar in all respects to the Rs 500 rupee banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series which were released post demonetisation. The new batch of Rs 500 banknotes will have inset letter “A” in both the number panels. It will bear the printing year as ‘2017’ on the reverse side.
56.  EApart from India, Tamil is an official language in Sri Lanka and Singapore. In Malaysia and Mauritius, it is a recognized minority language.
57.  CDelhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) Principal Adviser E. Sreedharan has been bestowed with the 2017 Nanniyode Rajan Memorial Award for his contributions to the development of the country.
58.  DThe energy enters the plants from the sun through the photosynthesis process. This energy is then passed on from one organism to another in a food chain. The flow of energy in the ecosystem is unidirectional because the energy lost as heat from the living organisms of a food chain cannot be reused by plants in photosynthesis. During the transfer of energy through successive trophic levels in an ecosystem, there is a loss of energy all along the path.
59.  AThe Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) Monday threatened to launch protest across Rajasthan if the BJP government failed to meet its demands that include minimum support prices for farm produce and a special assembly session to discuss farmer issues.
60.  EThe Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country.
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61.  ADr. Neeru Chadha has become the first Indian woman to be elected as the judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) for a nine-year term from 2017 to 2026. She got most of the votes in Asia Pacific Group. With this election, Dr. Chadha has also become the first Indian woman to occupy a top UN position, after Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, who served as the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
62.  CIndia has topped the global remittance-receiving list of 2016, as per the latest United Nations report ‘One Family at a Time’. As per the report, Indians working across the globe sent home $62.7 billion US dollars in 2016, followed by China ($61 billion), Philippines ($30 billion) and Pakistan ($20 billion). The ‘One Family at a Time’ study by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) stated that about 200 million migrants globally sent more than $445 billion dollars as remittances in 2016 to their families.
63.  BThe Union Health Ministry has launched an Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) across the country to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea. Through this initiative, the Ministry will mobilize health personnel, State Governments and other stakeholders in controlling the disease, which is one of the most common childhood illnesses.
64.  BThe 2017 G7 Environment Ministers Meetings was held in Bologna, Italy on June 11-12. The meeting was attended by the Environment Ministers of US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan and the Commissioners of the European Union for Environment and Climate. The meeting discussed various issues ranging from climate change to sustainable development and litter at sea. In it, the ‘5 year Bologna Roadmap’ was adopted, which focuses on important issues such as resource efficiency indicators, citizen involvement, awareness on food waste and economic analysis of the efficient use of resources.
65.  EPakistan is the first team to reach ICC championship’s final. In semi-finals it won against England.
66.  DThe Sikkim government has signed MoU with the British Council to increase quality of education in the state. The purpose of the MoU is to support the aims and aspirations of the young people of Sikkim through collaborative projects in the area of English, education and skills by strengthening the capacity of the teachers and other professionals, working with youth in the state and support its cultural economy.
67.  EThe three state-run Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) – Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) have signed an agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra at a cost of $40 billion. The IOC will hold 50% stake and HPCL & BPCL will will take 25% stake each in the new complex. The refinery will produce petrol, diesel, LPG, ATF and feedstock for making petrochemical that are basic building blocks in plastic, chemical and textile industries. The refinery is expected to be completed by 2022.
68.  BIndia and South Korea has signed an agreement for $10 billion assistance for infrastructure development projects in India, including smart cities. It includes $9 billion in concessional credit and $1 billion in Official development assistance (ODA). Part of this fund will be utilised towards Smart City projects in India. With this agreement, South Korea has become one of the first non-G-7 countries to become an ODA contributor in India.
69.  Dhe World Bank on Tuesday said it had approved a $520 million plan to help Afghanistan, which has been weakened by the Taliban insurgency and gradual withdrawal of US troops.
70.  CNTPC has commissioned a150 KW India’s first canal top solar PV System on Cooling Water (CW) channel at its 2320 MW Mouda Thermal Power Project, near Nagpur in Maharashtra. This novel Solar PV system makes use of side walls of CW channels as load bearing structure thereby significantly decreasing cost of civil and mounting structure. The system also has several other unique advantages such as land conservation and water conservation due to reduced evaporation. It also increases PV generation due to cooling from the water and a reduction in dirt.
71.  ELok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has inaugurated the 16th North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (NERCPA) Conference at Imphal in Manipur on June 15, 2017. The theme of the Conference is “North East and Look East Policy”.
72.  DIndia won the ICC champions semi-final against Bangladesh. Now in final it will compete against Pakistan to bag the ICC champions’ trophy.
73.  AThe book titled “Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji” is based on the on the social and political life of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bhihari Vajpayee. It is authored by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank”, who is the BJP MP and former Uttarakhand chief minister. Recently, Pokhriyal has officially handed over the first copy of the 450-page book to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee. Though, the book will be launched soon in the market for all.
74.  DIndia’s antitrust watchdog on Wednesday imposed a fine of 870 million rupees ($13.6 million) on South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co’s local unit, accusing the company of anti-competitive behaviour.The Competition Commission of India in its order alleged that Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) contravened competitive practices by imposing certain arrangements upon its dealers including monitoring the maximum permissible discount level and mandating the use of recommended lubricants and oils.
75.  CSabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala.
76.  CThe Telangana government has launched Pashu Bazar website for online cattle sale. The online sale or purchase of cattle through pashubazar.telangana.gov.in website will help farmers as the cattle need not be brought to shandies every time and farmers can save on transportation cost on cattle. Farmer can keep maximum five registrations for sale at any time. Thus, the online platform has been developed to help farmers to sell their animals without physically taking them to weekly markets.
77.  BThe Bhupen Hazarika National Award, 2017 has been conferred upon the noted writer Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi. This is the fifth edition of the award which was first conferred in 2012.
78.  EChina has launched its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. The telescope weighing 2.5 tonne was sent to the space using China’s Long March-4B rocket. The satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
79.  AThe Hamburg-based ITLOS, established in 1996, is one of dispute settlement mechanisms under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that entered into force in 1994.
80.  CInternational Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) was set up in 1977 as the 13th specialised agency of the United Nations. India is a founder member of IFAD and a key contributor among the member countries. IFAD works towards removing poverty and hunger in rural areas all over the world, especially in developing countries
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81.  BManoj Sinha, the Minister of Communications, has represented India in the WSIS forum and highlighted the success story of India in leveraging ICT for providing citizen centric information and services in timely and reliable manner under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
82.  DThe World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum-2017 has held in Geneva, Switzerland on June 12-16 to represent the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS 2017 theme is ‘Information and Knowledge Societies for SDGs’ and has served as a platform for discussions on the role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
83.  EIndia has been re-elected to the United Nations ECOSOC for another 3-year term. India was among 18 nations to win election to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). India obtained 183 votes, the second highest after Japan in the Asia Pacific category. The elected members of ECOSOC for a three-year term beginning 1 January, 2018 are Belarus, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Japan, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Spain, Sudan, Togo, Turkey and Uruguay.

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84.  AThe Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations for coordinating the economic, social and environmental issues, as well as for implementing internationally agreed development goals. The headquarters of the ECOSOC is located in New York, Unites States.
85.  CPrafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati (95), the former Chief Justice of India (CJI), has passed away in New Delhi on June 15,2017. Justice Bhagwati is known for introducing and pioneering Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which transformed the legal landscape in India.
86.  EThe ASEAN Dengue Day (ADD) is observed every year on June 15 to raise awareness on dengue and to mobilise resources for prevention and control involving private and public sector stakeholders. The day observed as a collective advocacy event to reiterate calls on all sectors of society to unite against dengue, as well as to highlight innovative and effective strategies in the prevention and control of dengue. The 2017 theme is “United Fight Against Dengue”.
87.  ADavid Grossman has become the first Israeli author to win the 2017 Man Booker International prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”. The novel was translated by Jessica Cohen and is published in Britain by Jonathan Cape. The book is an ambitious high-wire act of a novel that shines a spotlight on the effects of grief, without any hint of sentimentality. Since 2016, the Man Booker International Prize awards both the winning author and translator £25,000. To be considered for the prize, books had to be translated into English and published in the UK between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.
88.  BThe Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has conferred honorary doctorate degree “Doctor of Science (D.Sc)” to former sprinter queen PT Usha at its 50th convocation in Kanpur on June 16, 2017 for her contributions to Indian sports and women empowerment.The D.Sc (honoris causa) is the highest (honorary) academic degree of IIT Kanpur. The Kannur University had conferred the Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) on Usha in 2000.
89.  CThe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is observed every year on June 15 to highlight the often silent suffering of the elder generation. This is the one day of the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some defenseless older people. The 2017 theme “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue” underscores the importance of preventing financial exploitation in the context of elder abuse to the enjoyment of older persons’ human rights.
90.  EIndia has been ranked 60th out of 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017. The 2017 index highlighted the continual improvement of India in terms of investment, tertiary education, quality of its publications and universities, its ICT services exports and innovation clusters. Among India’s neighbors, Sri Lanka has acquired 90th spot, Nepal 109th, Pakistan 113th and Bangladesh 114th spot. The list is topped by Switzerland, followed by Sweden and the Netherlands. The theme of the 2017 Index is “Innovation Feeding the World” that focuses on innovation in agriculture and food systems. The index is co-authored by Cornell University, INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
91.  AThe government has made Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank accounts as well as for carrying out financial transactions above of Rs 50,000. In addition, the government has asked all the existing account holders to link Aadhaar numbers to their bank accounts by December 31, 2017. Failure to comply with this guideline will make the account invalid.
92.  BShipping Corporation of India organized “SABKA SAATH SABKA VIKAS SAMMELAN” on 15th June

2017 at Mumbai to showcase the achievements and spread awareness on Good Governance Outcomes of GOI & SCI during the last three years.

93.  DGaitri Issar Kumar, the joint secretary in the President’s Secretariat and a 1986 batch IFS officer, has been appointed as the India’s new Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union (EU) which has its headquarters in the Belgian capital of Brussels. Beside this, Reenat Sandhu and Ajit Vinayak Gupte have been named as the India’s new Ambassador to Italy and Denmark.
94.  ABollywood superstar Salman Khan’s Sultan has been shortlisted to compete for top honours at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Director Ali Abbas Zafar says he is proud that the film is part of the event.The festival will be held from June 17-26.
95.  CAnuyatra, a campaign of the state government for persons with special needs, was launched by Vice-President Hamid Ansari. The innovative initiative is aimed at transforming the state to a disabled-friendly one and empowers differently-abled children by bringing them to the forefront of the mainstream society.
96.  BIndia’s Skipper Virat Kohli has created a record by becoming the quickest batsman to score 8000 runs in one-day international cricket beating South Africa’s AB de Villier’s record by seven fewer innings. Virat Kohli has managed to cross the 8000 run mark in his 175th innings during India’s match against Bangladesh in ICC Champion’s Trophy semi-final in Birmingham.
97.  CAccording to NASA, May 2017 was the second hottest month in a span of 137 years when modern record-keeping of average global temperatures had commenced. The temperature of May 2017 was 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean May temperature from 1951-1980.
98.  DThe Indian Ocean consists of one gyre, the Indian Ocean (Majid) Gyre, which exists mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. It is named after Ahmad Bin Majid, the 15th-century Arab mariner. Following table shows the Oceans and their respective Gyres
99.  AVoting right by the youths at the age of 18 years was exercised for the first time in the General Election of 1989.
100.                      DGoogle was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, in California. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares, and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through super voting stock.

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