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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 June 2018

Jun 20, 2018 17:29 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 20 June 2018

20 June 2018: 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 Adopt a Heritage Project,  Femina Miss India World 2018 and National Health Resource Repository project among others.

1. The world’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics has been launched in which city?

a) New Delhi
b) Gandhinagar
c) Quebec
d) Tokyo

2. Which company recently announced to launch training programme for journalists in India?

a) Google
b) Facebook
c) Twitter
d) Whatsapp

3. Who was crowned as the Femina Miss India World 2018?

a) Anukreethy Vas
b) Meenakshi Chaudhary
c) Shreya Rao
d) Sheetal Singh

4. Who launched the National Health Resource Repository project?

a) JP Nadda
b) Harsh Vardhan
c) Smriti Irani
d) Rajyavardhan Rathore

5. Which Bollywood actor is planning to come out with a memoir in 2019?

a) Shah Rukh Khan
b) Priyanka Chopra
c) Deepika Padukone
d) Amitabh Bachchan

6. IRDAI constituted which committee to review regulations governing the Insurance Marketing Firms?

a) Suresh Mathur committee
b) Sourabh Bhanot committee
c) Girish Joshi committee
d) Deepti Rastogi committee

7. Which among the following heritage places have been adopted under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme?

a) India Gate
b) Red Fort
c) Old Fort
d) Qutab Minar

8. Which country is hosting the Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping?

a) Sri Lanka
b) India
c) Germany
d) Switzerland

9. Which Indian state has announced the name of A R Rahman as its Brand Ambassador?

a) Assam
b) Meghalaya
c) Tripura
d) Sikkim

10. The Union Water Resources Ministry teamed up with which organisation for flood forecasting?

a) Twitter
b) Google
c) Microsoft
d) Facebook

11. Who won the 118th edition of the US Open Golf Championship 2018?

a) Patrick Reed
b) Dustin Johnson
c) Brooks Koepka
d) Tommy Fleetwood

12. When is the World Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed every year?

a) June 15
b) June 16
c) June 17
d) June 18

Answers with Explanation

1. (b) Gandhinagar

The world's first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics was launched at Gandhinagar in Gujarat on June 20, 2018. It is a joint venture of the Regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in India, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives and also Gujarat Forensic Science University.

2. (a) Google

Technology giant Google recently announced the launch of a training programme for journalists with an aim to raise awareness against misinformation and providing new tools to the fourth estate against fake news. The Google News Initiative India Training Network will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year.

3. (a) Anukreethy Vas

Anukreethy Vas was crowned Femina Miss India World 2018. Anukreethy, who beat 30 contestants to bag the honour, will now represent India at this year's Miss World.

4. (a) JP Nadda

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched the National Health Resource Repository. This resource repository shall enable advanced research towards ongoing & forthcoming healthcare challenges arising from other determinants of health such as disease and environment.

5. (b) Priyanka Chopra

Actor Priyanka Chopra will come out with her memoir next year in which she will write about things which she has never spoken before. "Unfinished" is a collection of personal essays, stories and observations of the actor, producer, activist and UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

6. (a) Suresh Mathur committee

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) constituted a 10-member committee to review norms related to Insurance Marketing Firms (IMF) with an aim to increase insurance penetration in the country. The committee, headed by Suresh Mathur (ED-IMF, IRDAI), has been asked to revisit the IRDAI (Registration of Insurance Marketing Firms) Regulations, 2015.

7. (b) Red Fort

Four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme and six more are at an advanced stage. The MoU for adoption of Red Fort was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, ASI and Dalmia Bharat Limited.

8. (a) Sri Lanka

The annual Asia and Oceania Region Inter-Governmental Ministerial meeting on anti-doping began in Colombo, Sri Lanka on June 20, 2018 with representatives from 29 countries including India. The 15th such annual gathering is also being attended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to discuss important anti-doping issues that will help in the fight for clean sport.

9. (d) Sikkim

Renowned music composer A R Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government, as per an official notification. Rahman will promote and project the state's achievements nationally and globally.

10. (b) Google

The Union Water Resources Ministry has teamed up with Google to generate flood warnings. If there are signs of an imminent flood, a Google Maps user will be able to see what regions are likely to see water logging first and if their neighbourhood is under threat.

11. (c) Brooks Koepka


US golfer Brooks Koepka won the 118th edition of the US Open golf championship at the Shinnecock Hills course in New York on June 17, 2018. Koepka has created history by becoming the first man since Curtis Strange in 1989 to successfully defend his U.S. Open title.

12. (d) June 18

The World Sustainable Gastronomy Day (WSGD) is observed every year on June 18 to focus the world’s attention on the role that sustainable gastronomy can play. The day also reaffirms that all cultures and civilizations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.

 

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