Daily Current Affairs : 18th June 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 18th June 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Who among the following has launched ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India?

निम्नलिखित में से किसने ग्रामीण भारत में आजीविका के अवसरों को बढ़ाने के लिए “गरीब कल्याण रोज़गार अभियान” शुरू किया है?

(a) Narendra Modi / नरेंद्र मोदी

(b) Amit Shah / अमित शाह

(c) Ram Nath Kovind / राम नाथ कोविंद

(d) Rajnath Singh / राजनाथ सिंह

(e) Nirmala Sitharaman / निर्मला सीतारमण

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ on June 20 to boost livelihood opportunities in rural India. Government of India has decided to launch a massive rural public works scheme ‘Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the returnee migrant workers and rural citizens.

The campaign of 125 days across 116 districts in 6 states (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha) aims to work in mission mode to help migrant workers. It will involve intensified and focused implementation of 25 different types of works to provide jobs and create infrastructure in the rural regions of the country with a resource envelope of Rs 50,000 crore.

Q.2. How many votes India has won out of 192 votes to enter the non-permanent category of the UN Security Council?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद की गैर-स्थायी श्रेणी में प्रवेश करने के लिए भारत ने 192 वोटों में से कितने वोट जीते हैं?

(a) 191

(b) 189

(c) 184

(d) 179

(e) 175

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India scored a major diplomatic victory to enter the non-permanent category of the UN Security Council when elections were held for the five non-permanent members on 17th June. India won 184 votes out of 192 valid votes cast.

Previously, India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council for the years 1950—1951, 1967—1968, 1972—1973, 1977—1978, 1984—1985, 1991—1992 and 2011—2012.

Ireland, Mexico and Norway were also elected as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council. India’s term will begin from January 2021.

Q.3. Reliance has sold _________ stake in Jio Platforms to Saudi wealth fund PIF for Rs 11,367 cr.

रिलायंस ने Jio प्लेटफॉर्म्स में _________ हिस्सेदारी सऊदी वेल्थ फंड PIF को 11,367 करोड़ रुपये में बेची है।

(a) 1.15%

(b) 1.34%

(c) 1.85%

(d) 2.32%

(e) 9.99%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Saudi Arabia’s PIF, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, will invest Rs 11,367 crore for 2.32 percent of Jio Platforms, a historic eleventh investment in the Reliance Industries (RIL) digital unit in nine weeks.

Now shed 24.7 percent stake in Jio and raised Rs 115,693.95 crore from some of the world’s top technology investors.

Facebook, General Atlantic, Silver Lake (twice), Vista Equity Partners, KKR, Mubadala Investment Company and ADIA, TPG and L Catterton have queued up for investments in Jio.

Q.4. ADB has projected India’s GDP growth rate at ____________ in fiscal 2020-21.

एडीबी ने वित्त वर्ष 2020-21 में भारत की जीडीपी विकास दर ____________ पर होने का अनुमान लगाया है।

(a) -3.8%

(b) -1.1%

(c) -5.0%

(d) -2.6%

(e) -4.0%

Answer & Explanation

Exp. India’s economy will contract by 4% in financial year 2020 as against a growth of 4% projected in its April outlook, the Asian Development Banks said in its supplement report on 18th June while also slashing the growth forecast for India for 2021 to 5% compared to 6.2% projected in April.

“The Indian economy is expected to contract by 4.0% in fiscal 2020, then grow by 5.0% the following year as economic activity normalizes gradually

Q.5. Indian intelligence agencies have warned against use of how many mobile applications linked to China?

भारतीय खुफिया एजेंसी ने चीन से जुड़े कितने मोबाइल एप्लिकेशन के इस्तेमाल के खिलाफ चेतावनी दी है?

(a) 23

(b) 35

(c) 46

(d) 52

(e) 68

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Indian intelligence agencies have asked the government to block or advise people to stop use of 52 mobile applications linked to China over concerns that these weren’t safe and ended up extracting a large amount of data outside India, people familiar with the development.

The list of applications sent by the security establishment to the government include video conferencing app Zoom, short-video app TikTok, and other utility and content apps such as UC browser, Xender, SHAREit and Clean-master.

Q.6. Who is the head of the panel formed by SEBI that suggested measures to strengthen markets watchdog’s enforcement mechanism and improve the system of recovery of siphoned off money?

सेबी द्वारा गठित पैनल का प्रमुख कौन है जिसने बाजारों के पहरेदारों के प्रवर्तन तंत्र को मजबूत करने और पैसे से छीने हुए धन की वसूली की प्रणाली में सुधार करने के उपायों का सुझाव दिया है?

(a) R. K. Mathur / आर के माथुर

(b) Anil Dave / अनिल दावे

(c) Devendra Kumar Joshi / देवेंद्र कुमार जोशी

(d) A K Sikri / ए के सिकरी

(e) V. P. Singh Badnore / वी पी सिंह बदनोर

Answer & Explanation

Exp. A Sebi panel on 16th June suggested measures to strengthen markets watchdog’s enforcement mechanism and improve the system of recovery of siphoned off money.

The committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge Anil Dave has proposed a method of quantification of profit made by the defaulter and loss caused to investors.

Purpose: The committee has examined the insolvency, recovery and securities laws jurisprudence of India and abroad and suggested suitable changes in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to ensure that insolvency law is not used as a refuge by defaulters, thereby protecting the interest of investors.

Q.7. International Picnic Day is observed every year on __________________.

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पिकनिक दिवस हर साल __________________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 15 june / 15 जून

(b) 16 june / 16 जून

(c) 17 june / 17 जून

(d) 18 june / 18 जून

(e) 19 june / 19 जून

Answer & Explanation

Exp. International Picnic Day is observed on June 18, every year. It is a day to encourage people to go outdoors and enjoy a hearty meal in nature, with other people’s company. In the early days, people used to go on a picnic as an escape from their daily lives. 

This day is also marked by various charity events and school picnics.

Q.8. Where will the 4th edition of Asian Youth Para Games be held in December 2021?

दिसंबर 2021 में एशियाई युवा पैरा खेलों का चौथा संस्करण कहाँ आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) India / भारत

(b) Qatar / क़तर

(c) United States / संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका

(d) Bahrain / बहरीन

(e) Brazil / ब्राज़ील

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) on 17th June announced that Bahrain will host the fourth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games from December 1 to 10 next year.

An estimated 800 athletes under 20 years of age are expected to compete in nine sports including athletics, badminton, powerlifting, swimming and table tennis.

Q.9. Name the 1971 War Hero Lieutenant General who has passed away recently due to COVID-19.

1971 के युद्ध के नायक लेफ्टिनेंट जनरल का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में COVID-19 के कारण निधन हो गया है।

(a) Sreedhar Shenoy / श्रीधर शेनॉय

(b) A Vaidyanathan / ए वैद्यनाथन

(c) Vasant Raiji / वसंत राय जी

(d) Sachin Chaturvedi / सचिन चतुर्वेदी

(e) Raj Mohan Vohra / राज मोहन वोहरा

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Lieutenant General (retd) Raj Mohan Vohra, who was a 1971 war hero and a Maha Vir Chakra awardee, has passed away due to COVID-19.

Then a lieutenant colonel, Lt Gen (retd) Vohra commanded the elite Hodson’s Horse in the Shakargarh Sector during the Indo-Pak War of 1971 and was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his conspicuous bravery and leadership.

During the Battle of Basantar, the regiment came under heavy fire from the enemy and faced huge resistance, but 27 enemy tanks were destroyed under his able command

Q.10. What is the currency of Bahrain?

बहरीन की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Dinar / दीनार

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Riyal / रियाल

(d) Dirham / दिरहम

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Capital: Manama

Currency: Bahraini dinar

Q.11. Where is the headquarters of United Nations Security Council?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र सुरक्षा परिषद का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(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

Exp. Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Founded: 24 October 1945

Q.12. Who is the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)?

भारतीय प्रतिभूति एवं विनिमय बोर्ड (SEBI) के अध्यक्ष कौन हैं?

(a) Ajay Tyagi / अजय त्यागी

(b) Manoj Ahuja / मनोज आहूजा

(c) Neeraj Vyas / नीरज व्यास

(d) V. Vidyavathi / वी विद्यावती

(e) Suresh N Patel / सुरेश एन पटेल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. SEBI (Chairman): Ajay Tyagi

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