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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 18 June 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as BJP’s new working president, new Lok Sabha speaker and UN report- World Population Prospects 2019 among others.

Jun 18, 2019 18:58 IST

18 June 2019: 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 BJP’s new working president, new Lok Sabha speaker and UN report- World Population Prospects 2019 among others.

1. Who has been appointed as the BJP’s working president?
a) J P Nadda
b) Sushma Swaraj
c) Sunny Deol
d) Rajyavardhan Rathore

2.
Who has been named as the new speaker of Lok Sabha?
a) Virendra Kumar
b) Om Birla
c) Jitendra Singh
d) Nitin Gadkari

3. Who has been named as the Congress leader in Lok Sabha?
a) Manish Tewari
b) Shashi Tharoor
c) K Suresh
d) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

4. When was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought observed?
a) June 18th
b) June 17th
c) June 16th
d) June 15th

5.
Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically-elected President of this nation collapsed and died during a court session on June 17.
a) Ethiopia
b) Egypt
c) Libya
d) Sudan

6. The breakfast menu was changed after 231 years for inmates in the jails of this nation.
a) Nepal
b) Malaysia
c) Bangladesh
d) Pakistan

7. Which actress questioned Sania Mirza’s parenting, by slamming her for taking her son to a sheesha bar?
a) Veena Malik
b) Mahira Khan
c) Sabahat Qamar
d) Maya Ali

8.
Over 100 children have died in which state due to Encephalitis?
a) Jharkhand
b) Chhattisgarh
c) Bihar
d) Telangana

9. According to UN report- World Population Prospects 2019- India will overtake China by around which year?
a) 2027
b) 2022
c) 2020
d) 2050

10. What is the name of Facebook’s new digital currency?
a) Gemini
b) Pisces
c) Libra
d) Taurus

Answers

1. (a) J P Nadda
J P Nadda has been appointed as BJP's new working president during the party's parliamentary board meeting on June 17, 2019. The parliamentary board is the highest decision-making body of the BJP. This is the first time that the BJP has appointed a working president. Amit Shah will remain BJP chief.

2. (b) Om Birla
Om Birla has been named as the new Lok Sabha Speaker by the NDA. He is elected Member of Parliament from Kota, Rajasthan. Om Birla will file nomination for Lok Sabha speaker elections today. As soon as the new Speaker is appointed, Virendra Kumar's role will cease to exist.

3.  (d) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
The Congress named five-time MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury as the leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. Chowdhury - a five-time member of the Lok Sabha - was chosen in view of his long experience in the parliament and the party. Others in running for the post included Kerala leader K Suresh, party spokesperson Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor.

4. (b) June 17th
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed on June 17, 2019. The theme of the day this year is “Let’s Grow the Future Together”.

5. (b) Egypt
Egypt's first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was buried on June 18, 2019 amid heavy security in Cairo, a day after his collapse and death during a court session. Rights groups have called for an independent and transparent probe into the detention conditions and death of the former leader.

6. (c) Bangladesh
The breakfast menu for inmates in Bangladeshi jails has been changed after 231 years. Under the new menu, inmates will receive bread and vegetables for four days, khichri for two days and halwa and bread on the other days of the week.

7. (a) Veena Malik
Sania Mirza slammed Pakistani actress Veena Malik for questioning her parenting after she was spotted at a sheesha bar along with her husband Shoaib Malik and her child and other Pakistani cricketers.

8. (b) Bihar
More then 100 children have lost their lives due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar. This syndrome is locally known as Chamki Bukhar. Till now 83 children have died in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), while 17 have lost their lives in Kejriwal hospital in the city.

9. (a) 2027
United Nations has released its World Population Prospects 2019 recently. This report explained that India is expected to show the highest population increase between now and 2050, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country, by around 2027.

10. (c) Libra

Facebook launched its own digital currency 'Libra', powered by blockchain technology, for users around the world. Facebook's 'Calibra' digital wallet will let users save, send and spend Libra with a smartphone.