25 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 the topics like 3rd annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Michigan Micro Mote and Suryashakti Kisan Yojana among others.
1. Which country will host the 3rd annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?
2. Which Indian sportsman won the Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson Of The Year award 2017?
a) Dhanraj Pillay
b) Kidambi Srikanth
c) Jitu Rai
d) Shubhankar Sharma
3. Which country banned Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) recently?
4. When is the World Music Day observed every year?
a) June 24
b) June 23
c) June 22
d) June 21
5. Which Ministry was conferred with the SKOCH’s ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ Award recently?
a) Ministry of Women and Child Development
b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c) Ministry of Human Resource Development
d) Ministry of Home Affairs
6. Which country’s researchers developed the world’s smallest computer “Michigan Micro Mote”?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) United States
7. Which state launched the Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) for farmers?
8. When is the International Widows’ Day observed every year?
a) June 20
b) June 21
c) June 22
d) June 23
9. The Government has launched the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in which state?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Uttar Pradesh
10. Name the well-known poetess and environmental activist who passed away recently and was native of Kerala?
a) Meenakshi Nair
b) B Sujatha Devi
c) Samyukta Krishnan
d) Nalini Iyer
1. (a) India
India will host the 3rd annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Mumbai on June 25-26, 2018. It will be jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and AIIB. The theme for 2018 meeting is “Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure: Innovation and Collaboration”.
2. (b) Kidambi Srikanth
Kidambi Srikanth , the gold-medal winning shuttler of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, won the Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson Of The Year award for 2017 in New Delhi. Beside him, renowned hockey player Dhanraj Pillay was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
3. (c) India
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) banned the Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Afghanistan-based Islamic State in Khorasan Province (or ISIS Wilayat Khorasan) under the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967 (UAPA). These outfits consider India and Indian interests as its targets and are engaged in activities of recruiting Indian youth for terror activities.
4. (d) June 21
The World Music Day (WMD) is observed on June 21 every year across the world to shed light on the importance of music. The day is also known as ‘Fete de la Musique’ after a music festival that began in France in 1982.
5. (a) Ministry of Women and Child Development
The SKOCH Group conferred the ‘Best performing Social Sector Ministry’ award on the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) for its significant achievements and initiatives from the last 4 years.
6. (b) United States
Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) in the US have developed the world’s smallest computer “Michigan Micro Mote”. It measures just 0.3 mm and could help find new ways to monitor and treat cancer.
7. (c) Gujarat
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched the Rs 870 crore pilot project of Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY) where farmers can generate electricity using solar energy and sell the surplus to the electric grid.
8. (d) June 23
The International Widows’ Day (IWD) is observed every year on June 23 to give special recognition to the situation of widows of all ages and across regions and cultures. The day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows – too long invisible, uncounted and ignored.
9. (a) Madhya Pradesh
On June 23, 2018 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh. The Rs 3,866-crore project includes a dam and a canal system. This project will facilitate irrigation of agricultural land in Rajgarh district. It will also provide drinking water to villages in the area.
10. (b) B Sujatha Devi
B Sujatha Devi (72), the well-known poetess, environmental activist and travel writer, has passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on June 23, 2018. Sujatha Devi had served as English professor in various government colleges in the state, including the Maharaja’s college in Kochi. She had won the Kerala Sahithya Academy award for the best travelogue for her work ‘Kaadinte Thaalam Thedi’.