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Current Affairs Quiz: 9 June 2016

Jun 9, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Internet Saathi, American Cinematheque award and NATO’s Anaconda-16 Exercise among others.

1.    Name the Indian-origin professor who was recently awarded the Regius Professorship by Queen Elizabeth II.
a)    Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya
b)    Sri Prakash Lohia
c)    Manoj Punjabi
d)    Aishveryaa Nidhi

2.    Internet search engine Google and Tata Trusts’ joint initiative Internet Saathi was recently launched in which of the following states?
a)    Rajasthan
b)    West Bengal
c)    Jharkhand
d)    Madhya Pradesh

3.    Which of the following cricket grounds will host India’s first pink-ball multi-day cricket match?
a)    Wankhede Stadium
b)    M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
c)    Eden Gardens
d)    Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

4.    Name the famous English film director who will be honoured with the American Cinematheque award.
a)    Christopher Nolan
b)    John Booman
c)    Sam Mendes
d)    Ridley Scott

5.    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members and partners on 6 June 2016 launched Anaconda-16 Exercise in which country?
a)    Vietnam
b)    Russia
c)    France
d)    Poland

6.    Name the veteran journalist who passed away in June 2016 and spent 28 years at The Hindu.
a)    Sudarshan Singh
b)    K Ramachandran
c)    KK Katyal
d)    PK Jain

7.    India signed loan agreement of 12 crore US dollars with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure of which state?
a)    Karnataka
b)    Odisha
c)    Himachal Pradesh
d)    Delhi

8. 
   Name the Rio Olympics-bound Indian track and field athlete, who won a silver medal in 800 meters in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague, Czech Republic.
a)    Dutee Chand
b)    Tintu Luka
c)    MR Poovamma
d)    Lalita Babar

9.    Name the legendary Nepali musician and composer of Nepal’s national anthem, who died recently.
a)    Amber Gurung
b)    Gopal Yonzon
c)    Narayan Gopal
d)    Aruna Lama

10.    Who topped the 2016 list of Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women?
a)    Angela Merkel
b)    Hillary Clinton
c)    Janet Yellen
d)    Christine Lagarde

11.  
 Which of the following Indian women is not included in the 2016 list of Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women?
a)    Arundhati Bhattacharya
b)    Chanda Kochhar
c)    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
d)    Nita Ambani

12.    Which Indian city will host the men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016?
a)    New Delhi
b)    Patna
c)    Hyderabad
d)    Lucknow

13.    Who was recently appointed the Managing Director of Facebook India?
a)    Kirthiga Reddy
b)    Kulmeet Bawa
c)    Umang Bedi
d)    None of the above

14.    Which state recently became the first Indian state to launch a green-concept based State Data Centre?
a)    Uttar Pradesh
b)    Himachal Pradesh
c)    Kerala
d)    Rajasthan

15.    Name the chess grandmaster, considered one of the strongest players never to have become World Chess Champion, who died recently.
a)    Viktor Korchnoi
b)    Anatoly Karpov
c)    Vasily Smyslov
d)    Efim Geller

Answers
1. (a) Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya
2. (b) West Bengal
3. (c) Eden Gardens
4. (d) Ridley Scott
5. (d) Poland
6. (c) KK Katyal
7. (b) Odisha
8. (b) Tintu Luka
9. (a) Amber Gurung
10. (a) Angela Merkel
11. (d) Nita Ambani
12. (d) Lucknow
13. (c) Umang Bedi
14. (b) Himachal Pradesh
15. (a) Viktor Korchnoi

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