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Current Affairs Quiz: 21 June 2016

Jun 21, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Martian crater named after Nepal Village, first female mayor of Rome and Volcano dubbed as Gateway to Hell among others.

1.    Name the village of Nepal after whom a Martian crater was named by the International Astronomical Union.
a)    Paslang
b)    Langtang
c)    Thame
d)    Bhaktapur

2.    Name the populist anti-corruption Five Star Movement (M5S) activist who was elected as the first female mayor of Rome.
a)    Valeria Valente
b)    Chiara Appendino
c)    Giorgia Meloni
d)    Virginia Raggi

3.  
 Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project on which Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a MoU with India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) will connect North Eastern states to the waterways and roads of which country?
a)    Bangladesh
b)    Bhutan
c)    Myanmar
d)    Nepal

4.    Name of the Kannada movie that won best film award under the Asia New Talent Awards Category at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival.
a)    Thithi
b)    Kanche
c)    Sairat
d)    Gamyam

5.    Identify the supercomputer that was declared as the fastest in the world by the TOP500 List?
a)    Tianhe-2
b)    Sunway TaihuLight
c)    PARAM Yuva-II
d)    Titan

6.    Which Indian Energy Company agreed to buy Welspun Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd for 1.4 billion US dollars?
a)    Essar Power
b)    Reliance Energy
c)    Lanco Infratech
d)    Tata Power

7.    Name the state that has decided to establish model madarasas with modern education in every district.
a)    Bihar
b)    Rajasthan
c)    Himachal Prasdesh
d)    Assam

8.    
The TOP500 list declared SERC as the fastest supercomputer in India. It is located in
a)    IISc, Bangalore
b)    IIT-Delhi
c)    IIT-Kanpur
d)    C-DAC

9.    Who headed the Expert committee that submitted its report on the Specific Relief Act, 1963 to Union Government?
a)    Amit Kapur
b)    Anand Desai
c)    Arghya Sengupta
d)    Neelima Babhade

10.    Name the chemical whose use was banned as a food additive by Union Government.
a)    Potassium bromate
b)    Potassium iodate
c)    Potassium nitrate
d)    All of the above

11.    Name the renowned politician-turned-educationalist and founder of the Sathyabama Engineering College who died recently?
a)    MG Ramachandran
b)    Jeppiaar
c)    Srinivasan Kr
d)    Satyachandaran

12.    Which of the following state launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana?
a)    West Bengal
b)    Odisha
c)    Assam
d)    Andhra Pradesh

13.  
 What is the name of world’s First 1000-Processor Chip that was developed by University of California?
a)    KiloCore
b)    Chipset
c)    SwitchCore
d)    486SX chip

14.    Name the Volcano in Iceland dubbed as the Gateway to Hell that may explode in near future according to experts.
a)    Hekla
b)    Katla
c)    Eldgja
d)    Hengill

15.    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released a commemorative silver coin on the occasion of 300th Martyrdom Day of a Sikh General. Name him.
a)    Dilawar Singh Babbar
b)    Jaswant Singh Khalra
c)    Fateh Singh
d)    Banda Singh Bahadur

ANSWER

1. (b) Langtang
2. (d) Virginia Raggi
3. (c) Myanmar
4. (a) Thithi
5. (b) Sunway TaihuLight
6. (d) Tata Power
7. (b) Rajasthan
8. (a) IISc, Bangalore
9. (b) Anand Desai
10. (a) Potassium bromate
11. (b) Jeppiaar
12. (b) Odisha
13. (a) KiloCore
14. (a) Hekla
15. (d) Banda Singh Bahadur

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