Current Affairs Quiz: 16 June 2020

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as World Competitiveness Index, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence  and India's first online gas trading platform among others. 

Created On: Jun 16, 2020 18:53 ISTModified On: Jun 17, 2020 19:32 IST
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16 June 2020: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as World Competitiveness Index, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence  and India's first online gas trading platform among others. 

1.India has been ranked at which position on the annual World Competitiveness Index?
a)54th 
b)43rd
c)37th 
d)61st 

2.Which nation was ranked first on the World Competitiveness Index?
a)Denmark 
b)Netherlands
c)Singapore
d)Switzerland

3.The European Union’s antitrust authority has opened cases against which tech giant?
a)Apple
b)Facebook
c)Google 
d)Samsung

4.When will the 93rd Oscars be held?
a)April 2021
b)March 2021
c)May 2021
d)December 2021

5.Which nation’s Supreme Court barred workplace discrimination against LGBT community in a historic judgment?
a)India
b)US
c)UK 
d)Canada

6.Which nation joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence on June 15, 2020 as a founding member?
a)India 
b)China 
c)Russia 
d)Malaysia 

7.Who launched India’s first gas tradition platform- Indian Gas Exchange?
a)PM Narendra Modi
b)Dharmendra Pradhan
c)Rajnath Singh 
d)Piyush Goyal

8.India was ranked at which position among the world’s top FDI recipients in 2019, as per the UN?
a)3rd
b)9th 
c)10th 
d)15th 

Answers

1.(b) 43rd
India has been ranked 43rd on an annual World Competitiveness Index, which was compiled by Institute for Management Development (IMD). Singapore topped the 63-nation ranking list. India’s rank remains low due to traditional weaknesses such as poor infrastructure and insufficient education investment.

2.(c) Singapore 
Singapore has topped the annual World Competitiveness Index, which comprises a total of 63 nations. Denmark was ranked second followed by Switzerland in the third position and the Netherlands at the fourth place.

3.(a)Apple
The European Union’s powerful antitrust authority opened a series of cases against Apple on June 16, 2020 including one brought by Spotify alleging the tech giant makes unfair use of its app store.

4.(a)April 2021
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network on June 15 announced that the 93rd Oscars has been postponed and will now be held on April 25, 2021. The prestigious Academy Award was earlier scheduled to be held on February 28, 2021.

5.(b)US
The Supreme Court of the United States on June 15, 2020 barred workplace discrimination to protect the rights of the LBGT community. 

6.(a) India
India has joined the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) on June 15, 2020 as a founding member. This multi-stakeholder international partnership will promote responsible and human-centric development and the use of AI.

7.(b) Dharmendra Pradhan
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on June 16, 2020 launched the Indian Gas Exchange (IGX), which is India’s first nationwide online delivery-based gas trading platform.

8.(b) 9th 
India was the 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019 and will continue to attract investments, states the latest UN report. India received USD 51 billion in foreign investment in 2019, revealed UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its report.

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