Current Affairs Quiz 18th and 19th June 2022 : Daily GK Update

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Q.1. Which of the following state has become the largest state in terms of the outstanding portfolio of microfinance loans?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा राज्य माइक्रोफाइनेंस ऋणों के बकाया पोर्टफोलियो के मामले में सबसे बड़ा राज्य बन गया है?

(a) Gujrat / गुजरात

(b) Bihar / बिहार

(c) Madhya Pradesh /मध्य प्रदेश

(d) Telangana / तेलंगाना

(e) Tamil Nadu / तमिलनाडु

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(e)

Exp. Tamil Nadu becomes the largest state in outstanding microfinance loan

Tamil Nadu replaced Bihar and West Bengal to become the largest state in terms of outstanding portfolio of microfinance loans.

It followed by Bihar with Rs 35,941 crore and West Bengal with Rs 34,016 crore.

The gross loan portfolio of Tamil Nadu as of March stood at Rs 36,806 crore, as per the MFIN Micrometer Institution Network.

Q.2. Which city to host Maharashtra’s first theatre festival dedicated to mental health?

मानसिक स्वास्थ्य को समर्पित महाराष्ट्र के पहले थिएटर फेस्टिवल की मेजबानी कौन सा शहर करेगा?

(a) Nashik / नासिक

(b) Pune / पुणे

(c) Mumbai / मुंबई

(d) Nagpur / नागपुर

(e) Rajgad / राजगढ़

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(b)

Exp.  Pune will host Maharashtra’s first theatre festival dedicated to mental health

Maharashtra is set to witness its first theatre festival dedicated to mental health in Pune.

Three plays, centred around the theme of mental health, will be showcased at the Manasrang Theatre Festival at The Box, on the occasion of ‘Marathi Rangbhoomi Din’

About Maharashtra

  • Capital –  Mumbai
  • CM- Uddhav Thackeray
  • Governor – Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Q.3. UT of Ladakh has recently signed a tripartite agreement with LAHDC Leh and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) to set up India’s first dark sky reserve, in presence of Lt Governor of Ladakh. Who is the current Lt. Governor of Ladakh?

केंद्र शासित प्रदेश लद्दाख ने हाल ही में लद्दाख के उपराज्यपाल की उपस्थिति में भारत का पहला डार्क स्काई रिजर्व स्थापित करने के लिए LAHDC लेह और भारतीय खगोल भौतिकी संस्थान (IIA) के साथ एक त्रिपक्षीय समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं। लद्दाख के वर्तमान उपराज्यपाल कौन हैं?

(a) Satya Pal Malik / सत्य पाल मलिक

(b) R K Mathur / आर के माथुर

(c) Lalji Tandon / लालजी टंडन

(d) Arif Mohd. Khan / आरिफ मोहम्मद खान

(e) Manoj Sinha / मनोज सिन्हा

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Tripartite MoU signed to set up India’s first dark sky reserve at Hanle in Ladakh

The tripartite agreement was signed between the UT administration, LAHDC Leh and Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) in presence of Lt Governor R K Mathur.

The dark sky reserve at Hanley will prove beneficial to the scientific community and also contribute to the economy of the people of Changthang.

A dark sky sanctuary promotes proper illumination where and when it is needed without wasting energy and polluting other areas, especially the night sky, which does not require illumination.

This is not India’s first astro tourism spot. We have the renowned Jantar Mantar in Jaipur but Hanle Dark Sky Reserve (HDSR) will surely be India’s first designated dark sky reserve.

Q.4. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated National Yoga Olympiad 2022 and quiz competition in New Delhi. What is the theme of National Yoga Olympiad 2022?

शिक्षा मंत्री धर्मेंद्र प्रधान ने नई दिल्ली में राष्ट्रीय योग ओलंपियाड 2022 और प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता का उद्घाटन किया। राष्ट्रीय योग ओलंपियाड 2022 का विषय क्या है?

(a) Yoga for Health

(b) Yoga for Humanity

(c) Yoga for All

(d) Yoga for Wealth

(e) Yoga for Health Care

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(b)

Exp. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated National Yoga Olympiad 2022 and quiz competition in New Delhi.

The National Yoga Olympiad is being organised jointly by the Ministry of Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training.

The Olympiad 2022 will be participated by about 600 students from 26 states/UTs and Demonstration Multipurpose Schools of Regional Institutions of Education.

Theme of this year – Yoga for Humanity

Q.5. Which of the following country has signed a joint declaration with Haryana government on integrated water resource management and capacity building?

निम्नलिखित में से किस देश ने एकीकृत जल संसाधन प्रबंधन और क्षमता निर्माण पर हरियाणा सरकार के साथ एक संयुक्त घोषणा पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं?

(a) USA / यूएसए

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Bhutan / भूटान

(e) Egypt / मिस्र

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. Israel and Haryana government sign joint declaration on water cooperation

Israel government has signed a joint declaration with Haryana in integrated water resource management and capacity building.

Both countries are celebrating 30 years of full diplomatic relations.

About Israel

  • Capital : Jerusalem
  • Currency : New Shekel
  • President : Isaac Herzog
  • Prime Minister : Naftali Bennett

Q.6. Indian’s funds in Swiss banks jump 50 per cent to over Rs 30 lakh crore in 2021, The UK has topped the charts for foreign clients’ money in Swiss banks at CHF 379 billion, followed by the US (CHF 168 billion) at the second place. What is the rank of India in this chart?

स्विस बैंकों में भारतीयों का फंड 2021 में 50 प्रतिशत बढ़कर 30 लाख करोड़ रुपये से अधिक हो गया, ब्रिटेन स्विस बैंकों में विदेशी ग्राहकों के पैसे के चार्ट में CHF 379 बिलियन  में सबसे ऊपर है, इसके बाद अमेरिका (CHF 168 बिलियन) दूसरे स्थान पर है।  इस चार्ट में भारत का स्थान क्या है?

(a) 39th / 39वाँ

(b) 40th / 40 वाँ

(c) 42nd / 42 वाँ

(d) 44th / 44 वाँ

(e) 43rd / 43 वाँ

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Indian’s funds in Swiss banks jump 50 per cent to over Rs 30 lakh crore in 2021, customer deposit up to

Funds parked by Indian individuals and firms in Swiss banks, including through India-based branches and other financial institutions, jumped to a 14-year-high of 3.83 billion Swiss francs (over Rs 30,500 crore) in 2021, according to annual data from Switzerland’s central bank

The rise in aggregate funds of Indian clients with Swiss banks, from 2.55 billion Swiss francs (Rs 20,700 crore) at the end of 2020, marks the second consecutive year of increase.

In terms of assets (or funds due from customers), Indian clients accounted for CHF 4.68 billion at the end of 2021, up nearly 10 per cent. This included dues from Indian customer’s worth about CHF 323 million after a rise of 25 per cent during the year.

  • The UK has toppedthe charts for foreign clients’ money in Swiss banks at CHF 379 billion, followed by the US (CHF 168 billion) at the second place – the only two countries with 100-billion-plus client funds.
  • Others in the top 10 were West Indies, Germany, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Bahamas, the Netherlands, Cayman Islands and Cyprus respectively.
  • India was placed at 44th place, ahead of countries like Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Bahrain, Oman, New Zealand, Norway, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Hungary and Finland.
  • In BRICS nations, India stood below Russia (15th place) and China (24th), but above South Africa and Brazil.

About Swiss Bank

  • Founded – 1854
  • Headquarters – Base, Switzerland
  • Chairman – Thomas Jordan (Switzerland)
  1. Q. 7. India and European Union resume negotiations for India-EU free trade agreement after 9 years. Where is the headquarters of European Union?

भारत और यूरोपीय संघ ने 9 साल बाद भारतयूरोपीय संघ मुक्त व्यापार समझौते के लिए बातचीत फिर से शुरू की। यूरोपीय संघ का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Munich, Switzerland / म्यूनिख, स्विटज़रलैंड

(b) Montreal, Canada / मॉन्ट्रियल, कनाडा

(c) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(d) London, UK / लंदन, यूके

(e) Brussels, Belgium /ब्रुसेल्स, बेल्जियम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(e)

Exp. India and European have re-launched negotiations for India-EU Free Trade Agreement after a gap of 9 year.

The negotiations have at an event held at the European Union headquarters in Brussels.

Among the most significant FTAs for India as the EU is its 2nd largest trading partner.

India –EU merchandise trade registered and all time high value of 116.36 billion dollars in 2021-22 with a year on growth of 43.5 percent.

About European Union

  • Foundation : 1958
  • Headquarters : Brussels, Belgium
  • Membership : 27 Countries
  • President of the Commission : Ursula von der Leyen
  • President of the European Council : Charles Michel
  • Presidency of the Council of the EU :  Slovenia

Q.8. Which country has launched its third aircraft named Fujian which is the most advanced as well as the first fully domestically built naval vessel of the country?

किस देश ने फ़ुज़ियान नाम का अपना तीसरा विमान लॉन्च किया है जो देश का सबसे उन्नत और साथ ही देश का पहला पूरी तरह से घरेलू रूप से निर्मित नौसैनिक पोत है?

(a) USA / यूएसए

(b) Japan / जापान

(c) Russia / रूस

(d) France/ फ्रांस

(e) China / चीन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. China has launched its third aircraft named Fujian which is the most advanced as well as the first fully domestically built naval vessel of China.

The aircraft carrier named ‘Fujian’ was launched at a brief ceremony held at the Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard.

Fujian is the name of China’s eastern coastal province of Fujian. China’s first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, is so far the only Chinese aircraft carrier with the initial operational capability or the basic level of combat readiness.

About China

  • Capital – Beijing
  • Currency – Yuan
  • President – Xi Jinping

Q.9. Canara HSBC Life has renamed itself as Canara HSBC Life Insurance following its third partner Punjab National Bank decision to exit. Who is current MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank?

केनरा एचएसबीसी लाइफ ने अपने तीसरे पार्टनर पंजाब नेशनल बैंक से बाहर निकलने के फैसले के बाद खुद का नाम बदलकर केनरा एचएसबीसी लाइफ इंश्योरेंस कर लिया है। पंजाब नेशनल बैंक के वर्तमान एमडी और सीईओ कौन हैं?

(a) Baldev Prakash / बलदेव प्रकाश

(b) Pradeep Kumar Panja / प्रदीप कुमार पंजा

(c) Rakesh Sharma / राकेश शर्मा

(d) Atul Kumar Goel / अतुल कुमार गोयल

(e) Harsha Bhupendra Bangari / हर्ष भूपेंद्र बंगारी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Canara HSBC and Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance have rebranded and renamed itself as Canara HSBC Life Insurance.

Canara HSBC Life has renamed itself as Canara HSBC Life Insurance following its third partner Punjab National Bank decision to exit.

PNB had acquires a stake in the company following the amalgamation of the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).

Baldev Prakash – MD & CEO of J&K Bank.

Pradeep Kumar Panja – Chairman of Karnataka Bank.

Rakesh Sharma – MD & CEO of IDBI Bank

Atul Kumar Goel – MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Harsha Bhupendra Bangari – MD of EXIM Bank

Q.10. Which of the following airport has been named the best regional airport in India and South Asia at 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards?

2022 स्काईट्रैक्स वर्ल्ड एयरपोर्ट अवार्ड्स में निम्नलिखित में से किस हवाई अड्डे को भारत और दक्षिण एशिया में सर्वश्रेष्ठ क्षेत्रीय हवाई अड्डे का नाम दिया गया है?

(a) Kurnool Airport, Andhra Pradesh / कुरनूल हवाई अड्डा, आंध्र प्रदेश

(b) Maharaja Agrasen International Airport, Haryana / महाराजा अग्रसेन अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, हरियाणा

(c) Chennai International Airport, Tamil Nadu / चेन्नई अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे, तमिलनाडु

(d) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi / इंदिरा गांधी अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डे, दिल्ली

(e) Kempegowda International Airport, Karnataka / केम्पेगौड़ा अंतरराष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा, कर्नाटक

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Bengaluru Airport name best regional airport in India and South Asia

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru has bagged the Best Regional Airport in India and South Asia title in the 2022 Skytrax World Airsport Awards.

According to a global survey of air passengers said it had the best customer service, from check-in to departures, arrivals, and transfers, and from security and immigration, to shopping, the survey evaluates consumer experience across airport service.

The awards ceremony was held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in France on June 16.

Q.11. Los Angles, Toronto, and Mexico City have been named among the host cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026 in the US, Canada and Mexico respectively. Where is the headquarters of FIFA?

लॉस एंजल्स, टोरंटो और मैक्सिको सिटी को क्रमशः अमेरिका, कनाडा और मैक्सिको में फीफा विश्व कप 2026 के मेजबान शहरों में नामित किया गया है। फीफा का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Munich, Switzerland / म्यूनिख, स्विटज़रलैंड

(b) Montreal, Canada / मॉन्ट्रियल, कनाडा

(c) Paris, France / पेरिस, फ्रांस

(d) London, UK / लंदन, यूके

(e) Zurich, Switzerland / ज्यूरिख, स्विट्जरलैंड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(e)

Exp. Los Angles, Toronto, Mexico City named among host cities for FIFA World Cup

Los Angles, Toronto, and Mexico City have been named among the host cities for the FIFA World Cup 2026 in the US, Canada and Mexico.

This is the first in when the tournament will be shared by three different countries.

About USA, Canada, Mexico

  • USA : Capital – Washington DC , Currency –  Dollar
  • Canada : Capital – Ottawa, Currency – Canadian dollar
  • Mexico : Capital – Mexico City,  Currency – Mexican pesos

About FIFA

  • Founded – 21 May 1904
  • HQ – Zürich, Switzerland
  • Membership – 211
  • Languages – English, French, German, Spanish & Italian
  • First President – Robert Guérin
  • President – Gianni Infantino (Switzerland)
  • Secretary General – Fatma Samoura

Q.12. Neeraj Chopra has recently won his first gold medal of 2022 at Kuortane Games. 2022 at Kuortane Games was held in which country?

नीरज चोपड़ा ने हाल ही में कुओर्टेन खेलों में 2022 का अपना पहला स्वर्ण पदक जीता है। 2022 कुओर्टेन खेलों में किस देश में आयोजित किया गया था?

(a) Thailand / थाईलैंड

(b) Canada / कनाडा

(c) Finland / फिनलैंड

(d) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(e) USA / यूएसए 

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(c)

Exp. Neeraj Chopra won his first gold medal of 2022 at Kuortane Games in Finland

Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bagged his first gold medal of 2022 at Kuortane Games in Finland.

Chopra won the event with a best throw of 86.69 meters.

Earlier this week, Chopra clinched silver medal at Paavo Nurmi Games with a national record-breaking throw of 89.30 meters.

Q.13. Indian Women’s Hockey Team has won FIH Women’s Hockey Pro-League Tournament after defeating which country’s team?

भारतीय महिला हॉकी टीम ने किस देश की टीम को हराकर FIH महिला हॉकी प्रो-लीग टूर्नामेंट जीता है?

(a) Russia / रूस

(b) Argentina / अर्जेंटीना

(c) Denmark / डेनमार्क

(d) Japan / जापान

(e) Sweden / स्वीडन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.13.(b)

Exp. India won FIH Women’s Hockey Pro-League Tournament after defeating Argentina

Indian Women’s Hockey Team has won FIH Women’s Hockey Pro-League Tournament after defeating Argentina by four goal to three.

First match of the tournament was played at Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH):

  • Founded: 7 January 1924, Paris, France
  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • CEO: Thierry Weil
  • President: Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra

Q.14. The central government announced a ________ percent reservation for Agniveers in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifiles recruitment.

केंद्र सरकार ने केंद्रीय सशस्त्र पुलिस बलों (सीएपीएफ) और असम राइफल्स भर्ती में अग्निवीरों के लिए ________ प्रतिशत आरक्षण की घोषणा की है।

(a) 5

(b) 10

(c) 15

(d) 20

(e) 25

Answer & Explanation
Ans.14.(b)

Exp. Government announced 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifiles.

The central government announced a 10% reservation for Agniveers in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifiles recruitment.

The Ministry of Home Affairs also decided to grant 3 years age relaxation to Agniveers in the CAPFs and Assam Rifles who are between the ages of 17.5 and 21.

Q.15. Which day of the year is celebrated as the Austic Pride Day?

वर्ष के किस दिन को ऑटिस्टिक गौरव दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 16 June / 16 जून

(b) 18 June / 18 जून

(c) 17 June / 17 जून

(d) 15 June / 15 जून

(e) 14 June / 14 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.15.(b)

Exp. Autistic Pride Day 2022 is observed all over the world as public awareness on June 18th of this current year.

The first Autistic Pride Day was observed in Brazil in 2005 and the day was founded by Gareth and Amy Nelson.

The day is said to be established by an organization named Aspies for Freedom in Brazil in 2005 in order to make the public aware of the condition and celebrate the similarities and differences among persons with autism. It started gaining importance in the world and slowly became a world affair.

Theme 2022 – Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World

 

Q.16. The United Nations recognized Sustainable Gastronomy Day is celebrated globally on which day?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र द्वारा मान्यता प्राप्त सस्टेनेबल गैस्ट्रोनॉमी दिवस विश्व स्तर पर किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 16 June / 16 जून

(b) 18 June / 18 जून

(c) 17 June / 17 जून

(d) 15 June / 15 जून

(e) 14 June / 14 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.16.(b)

Exp.  June 18 marks the occasion of Sustainable Gastronomy Day.

This United Nations-designated day is observed to highlight the role that sustainable gastronomy plays in terms of sustainable development.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed World Sustainable Gastronomy Day in 21 December 2016 and first celebrated in 2017.

Q.17. International Picnic Day is observed on which day?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पिकनिक दिवस किस दिन मनाया जाता है?

(a) 16 June / 16 जून

(b) 18 June / 18 जून

(c) 17 June / 17 जून

(d) 15 June / 15 जून

(e) 14 June / 14 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.17.(b)

Exp. The world marks International Day for Countering Hate Speech on 18 June.

To highlight the need for combating hate speech and promoting tolerance and dialogue between different communities.

This year marks the first time the day will be observed.

In July 2021, the UN General Assembly highlighted global concern over “the exponential  spread and proliferation of hate speech” around the world and adopted intercultural dialogue and tolerance in countering hate speech.

Q.18. Father’s Day is celebrated every year on ____.

फादर्स डे हर साल _____ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) Third Sunday of June / जून का तीसरा रविवार

(b) Third Saturday of June / जून का तीसरा शनिवार

(c) Third Friday of June / जून का तीसरा शुक्रवार

(d) Third Thursday of June / जून का तीसरा गुरुवार

(e) Third Monday of June / जून का तीसरा सोमवार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.18.(a)

Exp. Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.

This year, it will be celebrated on 19 June 2022.

This day is dedicated to all the fathers around the world. Father’s Day is celebrated to express one’s respect and love for fathers and to cherish the father figures in one’s life.

Father’s Day was founded in the US by one Sonora Smart Dodd

Q.19. When is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict celebrated?

संघर्ष में यौन हिंसा के उन्मूलन के लिए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस कब मनाया जाता है?

(a) 17 June / 17 जून

(b) 18 June / 18 जून

(c) 19 June / 19 जून

(d) 16 June / 16 जून

(e) 14 June / 14 जून

Answer & Explanation
Ans.19.(c)
Exp. The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is an international event conducted by the United Nations (UN) on June 19 every year

The purpose of this day to raise awareness about conflict-related sexual violence.

On June 19, 2008, the 15-member United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 1820, to condemn sexual violence and rape during wars as crimes against humanity and war crimes, equated with genocide. The date was declared International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Theme 2022 – Prevention as Protection: Enhancing structural and operational prevention of conflict-related sexual violence.

Q.20. World Sickle Cell Day is observed every year on 19 June. What is the theme of this year?

विश्व सिकल सेल दिवस हर साल 19 जून को मनाया जाता है। इस वर्ष का विषय क्या है?

(a) Screen and Care for Sickle Cell Disease

(b) Safety for Sickle Disease

(c) Sickle cell trait

(d) Shine the Light on Sickle Cell

(e) Care for Sickle Diseases

Answer & Explanation
Ans.20.(a)

Exp. World Sickle Cell Day is observed on June 19 every year to raise awareness and understanding about the sickle cell disease.

Sickle Cell Disease is a group of disorders that impact hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells which deliver oxygen to cells throughout the body.

Symptoms of the disease are usually visible at the age of 5 months and change over time. Some of the common symptoms include pain, anemia, frequent infections, swelling of hands and feet and vision problem.

Theme 2022 – Screen and Care for Sickle Cell Disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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