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Current Affairs Quiz: 18 June 2016

Jun 18, 2016 19:12 IST

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1. What was the theme of the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently?

a) Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

b) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.

c) Attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems

d) Conserving land and energy = Securing our common future

2. What was the slogan for the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently?

a) Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

b) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.

c) Attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems

d) Conserving land and energy = Securing our common future

3. What is the slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

a) Welcome home

b) One world, one dream

c) A New World

d) Inspire a Generation

4. Name the former Indian football team coach who will be honoured with the Mohun Bagan Ratna.

a) Stephen Constantine

b) C.K. Vineeth

c) Sanjoy Sen

d) Syed Nayeemuddin

5. Name technology giant that was selected as the technical partner to build a mobile Application (app) for HRD's SWAYAM platform.

a) Microsoft

b) Infosys

c) Tech Mahindra

d) Reliance

6. Identify the fund that was floated by State Bank of India (SBI) to assist start-ups in the fintech space.

a) Technology Development Fund

b) IT Innovation Start-up Fund

c) Innovation Development Fund

d) None of these

7. In which inaugural ceremony did Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined, the five-point charter for tax administrators, RAPID?

a) Duraiappah stadium

b) Vidhyanjali Programme

c) Rajasva Gyan Sangam 

d) None of these

8. Which country won Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London?

a) India

b) Pakistan

c) Germany

d) Australia

9. Name the Ministry that released a Yog Geet (Song) in connection with the celebration of International Day of Yoga–2016.

a) Union Ministry of AYUSH

b) Union Ministry of Home Affairs

c) Union Ministry of HRD

d) Union Ministry of Civil Aviation

10. With which country did India signed two MoUs on capacity building for its civil servants and to set up of centre of excellence in ICT-.

a) Ivory Coast

b) Namibia

c) Kenya

d) Fiji

11. Name the team that announced the detection of gravitational waves for the second time, the flexing of space and time caused by the black hole collision on 15 June 2016.

a) ISRO team

b) NASA team

c) LIGO team

d) ESA team

12. Name the project that was published in Science Magazine with a proposal to synthesize entire human genome from scratch.

a) Human Genome Project-Read (HGP- Read)

b) Human Genome Project-Connect (HGP- Connect)

c) Human Genome Project- Correct (HGP- Correct)

d) Human Genome Project-Write (HGP-Write)

13. Name the draft policy that was released to encourage new technologies, methods and way-outs involving combined operation of wind and solar PV plants.

a) National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2016

b) National Civil Aviation Policy 2016

c) National Power Hybrid Policy 2016

d) None of these

14. Who was appointed as Director General of Doordarshan on 15 June 2016?

a) Aparna Vaish

b) Supriya Sahu

c) Sangeeta Goel

d) Veer Jain

15. Name the city that replaced Hyderabad in smart city list of Telangana state.

a) Warangal

b) Khammam

c) Karimnagar

d) Mahbubnagar

 

Answers:

1. (a) Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

2. (b) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.

3. (c) A New World

4. (d) Syed Nayeemuddin

5. (a) Microsoft

6. (b) IT Innovation Start-up Fund

7. (c) Vidhyanjali Programme

8. (d)  Australia

9. (a) Union Ministry of AYUSH

10. (b) Namibia

11. (c) LIGO team

12. (d)  Human Genome Project-Write (HGP-Write)

13. (a) National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2016

14. (b)  Supriya Sahu

15. (c) Karimnagar

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