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Current Affairs Quiz: 17 June 2016

Jun 17, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like ‘Water4Crops’ project, 'Namami Chandrabhaga' project and Oceanside dolphin sanctuary in US among others.

1.    With which country India has collaborated in implementing ‘Water4Crops’ project?
a)    Japan
b)    European Union
c)    United States
d)    Israel

2.    What is the mantra suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve tax administration in the country?
a)    RESPONSIVE
b)    RAPID
c)    PARDA
d)    PARDARSHI

3.    Name the River of Maharashtra that will be made pollution free under 'Namami Chandrabhaga' project.
a)    Tapti
b)    Krishna
c)    Godavari
d)    Bhima

4.    Name the instrument of NASA on its Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) that helped them to measure methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface.
a)    Lockheed L-1011
b)    Mongoose-V microprocessor
c)    Beacon Monitor
d)    Hyperion spectrometer

5.    Which national aquarium in United States announced its plan to develop an Oceanside dolphin sanctuary for marine mammals including dolphins?
a)    National Aquarium, Baltimore
b)    National Aquarium, Washington, DC
c)    UnderWater World Guam - Tumon
d)    Miami Seaquarium

6.    Name the Indian-origin diplomat who was nominated as the American Ambassador to Malaysia in June 2016?
a)    Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir
b)    Imran Yousuf
c)    Bharat Suresh Joshi
d)    Sayonara Luxton

7.    Name the yesteryear Odia actress who passed away recently and was conferred with the prestigious Jayadev Purashkar in the year 2000.
a)    Suryamayee Mohapatra
b)    Megha Ghosh
c)    Yukttaa Rakshit
d)    Manimala Devi

8.    
Name the 41-year-old British woman MP from the opposition Labour Party who was killed after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England.
a)    Constance Markievicz
b)    Jo Cox
c)    Nancy Astor
d)    Viscountess Astor

9.    Name the first Mizo female to scale the summit of Mt Everest as part of the 10-member female NCC expedition to climb the highest mountain.
a)    Lalrintluangi
b)    Pi Sangkhumi
c)    Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl
d)    Ninglun Hanghal

10.    In which state the Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched the Ujala Scheme in June 2016?
a)    Goa
b)    Rajasthan
c)    Haryana
d)    Uttar Pradesh

11.    Bramble Cay melomys is the mammal that was recently declared extinct primarily due to human-induced climate change. The mammal was endemic to which of the following places?
a)    Eastern Himalayas
b)    Mountains of Southwest China
c)    Madagascar
d)    Great Barrier Reef

12.    Who was recently awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize?
a)    Margaret Atwood
b)    Raif Badawi
c)    Jhumpa Lahiri
d)    Akhil Sharma

13.    With which country did India signed two MoUs on capacity building for civil servants and centre of excellence in IT?
a)    Morocco
b)    Namibia
c)    South Africa
d)    Nigeria

14.    Who became the third Indian in 100 years to get elected to the post of chief of Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce?
a)    Mukesh Ambani
b)    Ratan Tata
c)    Sunil Mittal
d)    Ajim Premji

15.    Union Home Ministry approved the proposal of which state to form Central Marine Police Force?
a)    Maharashtra
b)    West Bengal
c)    Kerala
d)    Gujarat

ANSWER
1. (b) European Union
2. (b) RAPID
3. (d) Bhima
4. (d) Hyperion spectrometer
5. (a) National Aquarium, Baltimore
6. (a) Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir
7. (d) Manimala Devi
8. (b) Jo Cox
9. (a) Lalrintluangi
10. (a) Goa
11. (d) Great Barrier Reef
12. (a) Margaret Atwood
13. (b) Namibia
14. (c) Sunil Mittal
15. (a) Maharashtra

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