Current Affairs 17th June 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 17th June 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. PM Modi virtually addressed the 5th edition of VivaTech. 5th edition of VivaTech was held in which of the following city?

पीएम मोदी ने वीवाटेक के 5वें संस्करण को वर्चुअली संबोधित किया। वीवाटेक का 5वां संस्करण निम्नलिखित में से किस शहर में आयोजित किया गया था?

(a) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(b) Geneva, Switzerland / जिनेवा, स्विट्जरलैंड

(c) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur / मलेशिया, कुआलालंपुर

(d) London, United Kingdom / लंदन, यूनाइटेड किंगडम

(e) New York, United States / न्यूयॉर्क, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(a)

Exp. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi virtually addressed the 5th edition of VivaTech. VivaTech is one of the largest digital and startup events of Europe, held in Paris every year since 2016.

PM Modi was invited as a Guest of Honour to deliver the keynote address at VivaTech 2021, which has been organised from 16-19 June 2021 in Paris. During his address, PM Modi invited the world to invest in India based on the five pillars: Talent, Market, Capital, Eco-system and, Culture of openness.

Q.2. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the budgetary support of ______________ for iDEX-DIO (Innovations for Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation) for the next five years.

रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने अगले पांच वर्षों के लिए iDEX-DIO (इनोवेशन फॉर डिफेंस एक्सीलेंस डिफेंस इनोवेशन ऑर्गनाइजेशन) के लिए _________ के बजटीय समर्थन को मंजूरी दी है।

(a) 793 crores / 793 करोड़

(b) 641 crores / 641 करोड़

(c) 350 crores / 350 करोड़

(d) 499 crores / 499 करोड़

(e) 510 crores / 510 करोड़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the budgetary support of Rs 498.8 crore for iDEX-DIO (Innovations for Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation) for the next five years.

The funds will be used to provide financial support to nearly 300 start-ups, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and individual innovators with a larger goal of ensuring self-reliance in the defence sector.

Q.3. India has ___________ nuclear warheads as of January this year, according to a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

स्टॉकहोम इंटरनेशनल पीस रिसर्च इंस्टीट्यूट (SIPRI) के एक अध्ययन के अनुसार, इस साल जनवरी तक भारत के पास ___________ परमाणु हथियार हैं।

(a) 95

(b) 123

(c) 156

(d) 165

(e) 350

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(c)

Exp. India, China, Pakistan expanding their nuclear arsenals: SIPRI. China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said.

There are nine countries in the world that have nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

Q.4. Which bank will be the lead sponsor of National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) or bad bank with 12 per cent stake?

कौन सा बैंक 12 प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी के साथ नेशनल एसेट रिकंस्ट्रक्शन कंपनी लिमिटेड (NARCL) या बैड बैंक का प्रमुख प्रायोजक होगा?

(a) Bank of India / बैंक ऑफ इंडिया

(b) Canara Bank / केनरा बैंक

(c) Bank of Baroda / बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा

(d) State Bank of India / भारतीय स्टेट बैंक

(e) Indian Overseas Bank / इंडियन ओवरसीज बैंक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. State-owned Canara Bank on Tuesday said it will be the lead sponsor of National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL) or bad bank with 12 per cent stake in the entity.

Bad bank refers to a financial institution that takes over bad assets of lenders and undertakes resolution. “The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), vide their letter dated May 13, 2021 requested Canara Bank to participate in NARCL as sponsor. The board of Canara Bank has given in-principle approval for taking stake in NARCL.

The proposed NARCL would be 51% promoted by PSBs and remaining by private sector lender. Banks have identified around 22 bad loans worth Rs 89,000 crore to be transferred to the NARCL in the initial phase.

Q.5. Who has been named as the Chairman of Microsoft?

माइक्रोसॉफ्ट के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे नामित किया गया है?

(a) Ajaypal Singh Banga / अजयपाल सिंह बंगा

(b) Arvind Krishna / अरविंद कृष्ण

(c) Virginia Rometty / वर्जीनिया रोमेटी

(d) Satya Nadella / सत्य नडेला

(e) Sundar Pichai / सुंदर पिचाई

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(d)

Exp. Microsoft on 16th June named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella as its new chairman, in place of John Thompson.

Nadella, who took over as CEO in 2014 from Steve Ballmer, has been instrumental in scaling up its business including billion-dollar acquisitions like LinkedIn, Nuance Communications, and ZeniMax. The company said Thompson, who took over as chairman from the software giant’s co-founder Bill Gates in 2014, will serve as lead independent director.

Q.6. World day to combat desertification and drought is observed every year on ___________________________.

मरुस्थलीकरण और सूखे से निपटने के लिए विश्व दिवस ___________________________ को हर साल मनाया जाता है।

(a) 10 june / 10 जून

(b) 12 june / 12 जून

(c) 14 june / 14 जून

(d) 17 june / 17 जून

(e) 18 june / 18 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Every year on June 17, World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2021 is observed to raise awareness that the world is at an alarming stage and the issue is increasing at a fast pace due to various activities carried out by humans. This day was initiated by United Nations to highlight the various methods to prevent desertification.

The United Nations, on its website marking the occasion, stated that restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes, and increases food security.

Q.7. What is the theme for World Day to combat desertification and drought 2021?

मरुस्थलीकरण और सूखे का मुकाबला करने के लिए विश्व दिवस 2021 का विषय क्या है?

(a) 25 YEARS – Let’s grow the future together

(b) Food. Feed. Fibre. – the links between consumption and land

(c) Land has true value – invest in it

(d) Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People

(e) Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. Theme 2021: Restoration. Land. Recovery. We build back better with healthy land

Q.8. Shaman Mithru passed away recently. He was a/an _________________.

शमन मित्रू का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Actor / अभिनेता

(b) Cinematographer / चलचित्रकार

(c) TV Anchor / टीवी एंकर

(d) Singer /गायक

(e) Both a and b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. Actor-cinematographer Shaman Mithru passed away in Chennai on 17th June due to Covid-19 complications. He was 43.

Shaman, who worked on several projects as a Director of Photography (DOP), made his acting debut with 2019 film Thorati.

Q.9. Who is the CEO of National Asset Reconstruction Company?

नेशनल एसेट रिकंस्ट्रक्शन कंपनी के सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Padmakumar Nair / पद्मकुमार नायर

(b) T Rabi Sankar / टी रबी शंकर

(c) Amit Banerjee / अमित बनर्जी

(d) Mahesh Balasubramanian / महेश बालासुब्रमण्यन

(e) RM Sundaram / आर एम सुंदरम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. CEO: Padmakumar M Nair

Q.10. Where is the Headquarter of Canara Bank?

केनरा बैंक का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(d) Mumbai / मुंबई

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. CEO: Lingam Venkat Prabhakar (1 Feb 2020–31 Dec 2022)

Headquarters: Bengaluru

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