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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 June 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new IB Director, Best Catching side in World Cup 2019 and IOC strips international sports federation of Olympic status among others.

Jun 26, 2019 18:19 IST
Top Current Affairs Quiz: 26 June 2019

26 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 new IB Director, Best Catching side in World Cup 2019 and IOC strips international sports federation of Olympic status among others.

1. Amitabh Kant has got how many years extension as Niti Aayog CEO?
a) Five years
b) Three Years
c) Two Years
d) One year

2. Who has been recently appointed IB director?
a) Vipin Kumar
b) Arvind Kumar
c) Sanjiv Seth
d) Ashwani Singh

3. Which nation has been adjudged the best catching side so far in World Cup 2019?
a) Australia
b) India
c) New Zealand
d) England

4. Which nation has dropped the maximum number of catches in Cricket World Cup 2019?
a) Afghanistan
b) Sri Lanka
c) Pakistan
d) Bangladesh

5. The IOC has stripped the Olympic status of which among the following International sports associations?
a) FIH
b) ISSF
c) IWF
d) AIBA

6. How many countries of Asia-Pacific have endorsed India’s bid for UNSC non-permanent seat?
a) 55
b) 56
c) 57
d) 58

7.
What is the name of US Secretary of State who met Prime Minister Modi recently in his India visit?
a) Peter Sandars
b) John Nicolas
c) AB Patrick  
d) Mike Pompeo

8. Flipkart’s co-founder Binny Bansal sold his equity shares valued at USD 76 million to which company?
a) Myntra
b) Alibaba
c) Walmart
d) Jabong

9. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was elected as the President of which country?
a) Mauritania
b) Serbia
c) Liberia
d) Ghana

10. The World Bank recently approved USD 147 Million Loan to which state?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Jharkhand
c) Karnataka
d) Kerala

Answers

1. (c) Two Years
Amitabh Kant was given a two-year extension as the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog on June 26, 2019. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of Mr Kant's tenure for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019, i.e. up to June 30, 2021, on the same terms and conditions.
 
2. (b) Arvind Kumar
The government has appointed senior IPS officer Arvind Kumar as the director of the Intelligence Bureau. He is considered as an expert hand on matters related to Kashmir.

3. (b) India
Team India is the best catching side so far in the ongoing cricket world cup with just one dropped catch, while India’s arch-rival Pakistan is the worst catching side with 14 dropped catches.

4. (c) Pakistan
Pakistan is the worst catching side in the ongoing cricket world cup with 14 dropped catches, meaning they have dropped 35 percent of the catching opportunities provided to them, which perhaps has majorly cost them crucial matches.

5. (d) AIBA
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped Olympic status from the troubled world boxing body AIBA. The AIBA president, Gafur Rakhimov is under the United States federal sanctions for suspected links to eastern European organized crime. As a result, the IOC will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

6. (a) 55
India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term has been endorsed by the 55 Asia-Pacific countries at the world body. A video message accompanying Mr. Akbaruddin’s tweet said, “Asia-Pacific Group endorses India for Non-Permanent Seat of United Nations Security Council. 55 countries, 1 nominee - India for non-permanent seat of UN Security Council Term 2021-2022.”

7. (d) Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to discuss several contentious issues as well as ways to strengthen the India-US ties. Pompeo also met Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to prepare the groundwork for the summit level meeting between US President Donald Trump and PM Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan on July 28.

8. (c) Walmart
Flipkart’s co-founder Binny Bansal sold around 54 lakh of his equity shares valued at USD 76 million to FIT Holdings SARL, Walmart’s Luxembourg entity. Walmart is headquartered in Arkansas, United States.

9. (a) Mauritania
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was declared as the winner of Mauritania presidential elections 2019. He is a former Defense Minister of the country. Ghazouani won over 52 percent of the votes, as per the country’s electoral commission.

10. (b) Jharkhand
The World Bank recently approved USD 147 Million Loan to Jharkhand. In this regard, a tri-partite agreement was signed between Indian Government, Jharkhand and the World Bank. The loan will help improve the management capacity of the urban local bodies.