8 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 first Indian to score 2000 runs in T20 International, Maternal Mortality Ratio in India and World Oceans Day among others.
1. Who has become the first Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 International?
a) Mithali Raj
b) Virat Kohli
c) Rohit Sharma
d) Suresh Raina
2. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced to set up Public Credit Registry (PCR) to check loan defaults, based on the recommendations of which committee?
a) Bimal Jalan committee
b) YM Deosthalee committee
c) R Gandhi committee
d) Keshav Jain committee
3. Which Indian state has recorded the best Maternal Mortality Ratio since 2013?
b) Uttar Pradesh
4. Which state government has launched its first business portal?
d) Uttar Pradesh
5. Who will head the group to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India?
a) Baba Kalyani
b) Jairam Thakur
c) Naushad Alam
d) Nitin Tekriwal
6. Which state government is planning to scrap semester system in under-graduate courses?
c) Himachal Pradesh
7. NASA has approved extension of which of its space missions?
c) InSight Mars Lander
d) Curiosity Mars Rover
8. What is the current Repo Rate as per the second bi-monthly monetary policy review of RBI for 2018-19?
9. Which state government has sought share of athletes' earnings?
d) Andhra Pradesh
10. Who will be honoured with the IIFA Lifetime Achievement award at the 19th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA-2018)?
b) Jackie Shroff
c) Anupam Kher
d) Mahesh Bhatt
11. RBI has allowed which banks to become Small Finance Banks (SFB) under certain criteria?
a) NBFC Banks
b) State Co-operative Banks
c) Rural Co-operative Banks
d) Urban Co-operative Banks
12. When is the World Oceans Day observed every year?
a) 5 June
b) 6 June
c) 7 June
d) 8 June
Answers with Explanation
1. (a) Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj has become the first Indian to score 2,000 runs in T20 International Cricket. She achieved the landmark during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20 at Kaula Lumpur on June 7, 2018. Mithali now has 2,015 runs from 75 matches. Indian men's team captain Virat Kohli with 1,983 runs is the next on the list, followed by Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina.
2. (b) YM Deosthalee committee
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has considered the recommendations of YM Deosthalee-headed High Level Task Force and will set up a Public Credit Registry (PCR) in a modular and phased manner. The PCR is an information repository that collates all loan information of individuals and corporate borrowers.
3. (c) Kerala
India recorded 22 per cent reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013, as per the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin that was released on June 6, 2018. According to the bulletin, the MMR in India declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016. Kerala topped the list with 46 MMR, followed by Maharashtra with 61 and Tamil Nadu with 66.
4. (b) Punjab
In a bid to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in the state, Punjab Government has launched a ‘Business First Portal’ which was unveiled by Industry Minister Sunder Sham Arora on June 8, 2018. Terming the new portal as one step solution for industrialists, Arora said that Regulatory clearances of all other departments would be integrated in the portal.
5. (a) Baba Kalyani
The Union Government has constituted a group of eminent persons to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India. The group will be headed by Industrialist Baba Kalyani. The group will evaluate the SEZ policy, suggest measures to cater to the needs of exporters in the present economic scenario and make the SEZ policy WTO compatible.
6. (c) Himachal Pradesh
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to do away with semester system in under-graduate courses and revert to annual examination system. Education Minister Suresh Bharadwaj said on June 7, 2018 that the decision has been taken on the recommendation made by a review committee on the issue.
7. (b) Juno
NASA on June 7, 2018 approved an extension of Juno’s science operations until July 2021. This provides the space probe with an additional 41 months in orbit around Jupiter. The decision was taken after an independent panel of experts confirmed in April that Juno is on track to achieve its science objectives and is already returning spectacular results.
8. (b) 6.25%
After assessing the current and evolving macroeconomic situation in the economy, the six members Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to increase the policy Repo Rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent.
9. (b) Haryana
In an unprecedented move, the Haryana government has directed sportspersons employed with it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the state sports council, drawing sharp criticism from the athletes.
10. (c) Anupam Kher
Veteran film actor Anupam Kher will be given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honour at the 19th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Bangkok on June 24, 2018.
11. (d) Urban Co-operative Banks
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on June 6, 2018 decided to allow voluntary transition of the Urban Co-Operative Banks (UCB) into Small Finance Banks (SFB), a move that is aimed at bringing UCBs into mainstream banking.
12. (d) 8 June
The World Oceans Day was observed across the world on June 8, 2018 to highlight the major role of the oceans in everyday life. The action focus for the 2018 World Oceans Day was ‘preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean’.