Current Affairs, GK, News, Quiz Free PDF : 2nd Week June’18 P1

How much amount has the World Bank approved for ground water management scheme – called Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY)?
A) Rs 3,000 crore
B) Rs 8,000 crore
C) Rs 5,000 crore
D) Rs 6,000 crore

Who has received the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricketer for the 2016-17 and 2017-18, at the BCCI awards?
A) Rohit Sharma
B) Virat Kohli
C) MS Dhoni
D) Shikhar Dhawan

India recently conducted the 31st edition of CORPAT exercise with which country?
A) Australia
B) Indonesia
C) Singapore
D) Malaysia

Which state’s cabinet has approved to establish dedicated police stations in all the districts to check power theft?
A) West Bengal
B) Uttarakhand
C) Jharkhand
D) Uttar Pradesh

Which state has launched a portal for providing single window facility for job seekers and employers?
A) Punjab
B) Uttarakhand
C) Odisha
D) Kerala

As per a report by Grant Thornton, Corporate India announced M&A deals in May 2018, worth?
A) USD 55 billion
B) USD 25 billion
C) USD 10 billion
D) USD 40 billion

Who led the Indian side at the 17th round of Foreign Office Consultations held with Myanmar, in New Delhi?
A) MJ Akbar
B) Vijay Gokhale
C) Sushma Swaraj
D) VK Singh

Madhu Sethi has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to?
A) Puerto Rico
B) Mexico
C) Cuba
D) Guatemala

Union Cabinet has approved signing of an MoU with which country, on technical cooperation in Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management?
A) Netherlands
C) France
D) Sweden

Researchers from which university have developed a material capable of the absorption of organic pollutants present in water?
A) ETH Zurich
B) Delft University
C) University of Seville
D) KU Leuven

Which country has approved the first domestically developed, injectable HIV drug ‘Albuvirtide’?
B) India
C) Japan
D) China

CCEA has approved implementation of Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Application Programme. What is the total project cost under the phase-Ill?
A) Rs 2,726 crore
B) Rs 1,895 crore
C) Rs 3,187 crore
D) Rs 4,735 crore

When was ‘World Oceans Day’ observed?
A) June 9
B) June 8
C) June 11
D) June 10

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a 73 km long National Highway from Matabari to Udaipur-Sabroom, in?
A) Mizoram
B) Meghalaya
C) Tripura
D) Assam

Who chaired the ‘review, planning and monitoring (RPM) meeting’ of secretaries of states’ power/ energy departments, held in New Delhi?
A) Narendra Modi
B) R K Singh
C) Piyush Goyal
D) Dharmendra Pradhan

Which Indian origin lawyer has been appointed as the new attorney general of Malaysia?
A) Tommy Thomas
B) Vivek Ranjan
C) Swapnil Patil
D) TS Vishwanathan

Which state government has approved the roll-out of an integrated crop assistance scheme, beginning Kharif season 2018?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Bihar
C) Tamilnadu
D) Karnataka

Shipping ministry recently conducted a workshop on “Skill Development in the Port and Maritime Sector” in association with which ministry?
A) Rural Development
B) Commerce and Industry
C) Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
D) Labour and Employment

Who conferred the National Awards on Best Performing SHGs under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM)?
A) Radha Mohan Singh
B) Narendra Singh Tomar
C) Maneka Gandhi
D) Piyush Goyal

Which union minister felicitated the sportspersons from Jammu & Kashmir, in Srinagar?
A) Rajnath Singh
B) Piyush Goyal
C) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
D) Suresh Prabhu

Which city hosted the 11th edition of GeoIntelligence Asia 2018, on the theme ‘GeoSpatial : A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’?
A) Singapore
B) Jakarta
C) New Delhi
D) Kuala Lumpur

A new species of Impatiens, discovered from Zemithang in Tawang district has been named after which personality from Arunachal Pradesh?
A) Kalikho Pul
B) Dorjee Khandu
C) Kiren Rijiju
D) Pema Khandu

Which company has announced to combine its foods and refreshments business into one division?
A) Reliance Industries
C) Hindustan Unilever
D) Dabur

Which state’s Chief Minister has announced to completely ban use of polythene from July 31?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Telangana
D) Chhattisgarh

The world’s first European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) nuclear reactor has begun its operations in?
B) Germany
C) China
D) Australia

MoS for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre inaugurated a 578-metre-long Theng Tunnel in which state?
A) Arunachal Pradesh
B) Nagaland
C) Sikkim
D) Manipur

Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) has revised the cost estimate of Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP) to Rs 3,466 crore. The deadline of the project has also been extended till?
A) March 2019
B) Dec 2018
C) Oct 2021
D) June 2020

Government of Myanmar has signed MoU with which of the following UN organisations for return of 7,00,000 Rohingya refugees?
A) 1 & 2
B) 2 & 3
C) 3 & 4
D) 1 & 4

Union Cabinet has recently approved an MoU with which country on peaceful uses of outer space?
A) Vietnam
B) Australia
C) Israel
D) Oman

Rudrendra Tandon has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to which organization?

Union Cabinet has approved the revision in the wage structure and allowances of Gramin Dak Sevaks. It would entail an estimated expenditure of?
A) Rs 1,258 crore
B) Rs 2,976 crore
C) Rs 3,672 crore
D) Rs 2,140 crore

Which country has recently issued driving licenses to women for the first time?
A) Oman
B) Saudi Arabia
C) Kuwat
D) Qatar

As per the recently released Sample Registration System (SRS) data, India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has dropped from 167 to?
A) 130
B) 118
C) 124
D) 146

As per a study by researchers from Duke University, severe uranium contamination in groundwater has been found across how many Indian states?
A) 7
B) 16
C) 19
D) 11

Union Cabinet has approved an MoU on Sustainable and Smart Urban Development, with which country?
A) Germany
B) Denmark
C) Austria
D) Italy

WHO has launched ‘Global Action Plan on Physical Activity And Health’. It aims to reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by?
A) 2035
B) 2025
C) 2030
D) 2020

Who is going to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards to be held at Bangkok?
A) Anupam Kher
B) Amitabh Bachchan
C) Dharmendra
D) Rekha

World Bank has forecasted India’s GDP to grow in FY 2018-19 at a rate of?
A) 7.2%
B) 7.5%
C) 7.3%
D) 7.1%

What is India’s rank among 163 countries on the ‘Global Peace Index 2018’, by Institute for Economics & Peace?
A) 136
B) 117
C) 121
D) 148

Tsewang Namgyal has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to?
A) Serbia
B) Lithuania
C) Estonia
D) Belarus

Who launched the ‘Awareness Campaign on Protection of Children in contact with Railways’?
A) Suresh Prabhu
B) Ashwani Lohani
C) Piyush Goyal
D) Manoj Sinha

Which institute has become India’s best university as per the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2019?
A) IIT Delhi
B) IISc Bangalore
C) IIT Kharagpur
D) IIT Bombay

Which country has extended bilateral cooperation with India in the health sector through NIPI for 2018-2020?
A) New Zealand
B) Netherlands
C) Nepal
D) Norway

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved purchase of hardware worth?
A) Rs 5,500 crore
B) Rs 4,400 crore
C) Rs 3,300 crore
D) Rs 6,600 crore

Which ministry has partnered with Ministry of AYUSH for developing enterprises in the traditional medicine sector?
A) Commerce
B) Rural Development
D) Health

ICAI has signed an agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of which country to promote mobility of professionals?
A) Singapore
B) Indonesia
C) Malaysia
D) South Africa

At which position on the medal tally did India finish at the Junior Asian Athletics Championships, held in Gifu, Japan?
A) 1st
B) 4th
C) 2nd
D) 3rd

Who has been appointed as an independent director to the board of Electronic Payment Services (EPS)?
A) Subir Gokam
B) Harun Khan
C) Anand Sinha
D) R Gandhi

Which city has been ranked third in the list of sound polluted metropolitan cities?
A) Bengaluru
B) Kolkata
C) Hyderabad
D) New Delhi

Who has resigned as independent director from the board of Indian Oil (IOC)?
A) Abhilash Sharma
B) Vivek Rae
C) Dinesh Pant
D) Anuj Upadhyay

RBI has given its approval for the merger of Capital First with which bank?
A) IDFC Bank
B) Federal Bank
C) IndusInd Bank
D) Kotak Mahindra Bank

Who has become the first Indian cricketer to score 2000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals?
A) Rohit Sharma
B) Virat Kohli
C) MS Dhoni
D) Mithali Raj

MoWR,RD&GR has accepted two major irrigation projects and four flood management schemes, worth Rs 84,748 Crores, from how many states/UTs?
A) 4
B) 2
C) 8
D) 6

Who has been appointed the Governor of Tripura?
A) BD Mishra
B) Jagdish Mukhi
C) Keshari Nath Tripathi
D) Padmanabha Acharya

Union Cabinet has approved the PSLV Continuation Programme – Phase 6. Under the programme, funding of how many PSLV operational flights has been approved?
A) 50
B) 70
C) 30
D) 10

MoWCD organised a National Consultation on Child Protection, in?
A) New Delhi
B) Chandigarh
C) Hyderabad
D) Bengaluru

How much amount has West Bengal government announced to invest to check erosion at vulnerable areas along the banks of rivers Ganga and Padma?
A) Rs 421 crore
B) Rs 385 crore
C) Rs 107 crore
D) Rs 234 crore

Who has mooted a ‘Make in Northeast’ initiative on the lines of ‘Make in India’?
A) Narendra Modi
B) Dr. Jitendra Singh
C) M Venkaiah Naidu
D) Suresh Prabhu

Who has resigned as the CEO of Cricket Australia?
A) James Sutherland
B) Tony Harrison
C) Mark Taylor
D) Earl Eddings

As per Moody’s Investor Services, India is likely to meet the fiscal deficit target for FY 2018-19, of?
A) 3.1%
B) 3.3%
C) 3.4%
D) 3.7%

He has taken over as the new Technical Director of FC Goa?
A) George Kurian
B) Cherry Sebastian
C) Derrick Pereira
D) Joshua Koshy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently conducted a ‘Samvad’ with beneficiaries of which scheme?
A) Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
B) Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna
C) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
D) Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

Which city will host the first ever “global investors meet” on hydro power?
A) Srinagar
B) Chandigarh
C) Dehradun
D) Bhubaneswar

Who has been named as the ‘Youngest Author of India’ by India Book of Records, for his book ‘Honeycomb’?
A) Rahul Gupta
B) Ayan Gogoi Gohain
C) Rishabh Deo
D) Ayush Singla

Union Cabinet has approved relief measures for sugar industry farmers, worth?
A) Rs 5,000 crore
B) Rs 2,000 crore
C) Rs 9,000 crore
D) Rs 7,000 crore

Union Cabinet has approved the joint issue of postage stamp with which country?
A) South Africa
B) Brazil
C) China
D) Russia

Who has been appointed to the Managing Board of World Economic Forum (WEF)?
A) Ranjana Verma
B) Kiran Pandey
C) Sarita Nayyar
D) Anu Rai

What was the 2018 theme of ‘World Day Against Child Labour’ observed on June 12th?
A) Generation Safe & Healthy
B) In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour
C) End child labour in supply chains – It’s everyone’s business
D) NO to child labour – YES to quality education!

As per DIPP Secretary Ramesh Abhishek, foreign direct investment in India in 2017-18 has increased to?
A) USD 77.24 billion
B) USD 54.73 billion
C) USD 61.96 billion
D) USD 82.47 billion

Who has become the only Indian to feature in Forbes’ list of 100 highest-paid athletes?
A) Virat Kohli
B) MS Dhoni
C) Mithali Raj
D) Rohit Sharma

Who will head the group constituted by Centre to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy?
A) Arun Misra
B) Ravindra Sannareddy
C) Neel Raheja
D) Baba Kalyani

When was ‘World Brain Tumor Day’ observed?
A) June 10
B) June 9
C) June 8
D) June 11

Former IB additional director Malay Kumar Sinha has been appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director on the board of?
B) Bajaj Finserv
C) Tata Group
D) Religare Enterprises

Which bank’s merger with Bharat Financial Inclusion has been approved by RBI?
A) IndusInd Bank
B) Yes Bank
C) Federal Bank
D) Karnataka Bank

Who has been named as the most valuable player for FIFA World Cup 2018?
A) Harry Kane
B) Kylian Mbappé
C) Lionel Messi
D) Neymar

Which state government has launched a “Business First Portal”?
A) Punjab
B) Tamilnadu
C) Goa
D) Jharkhand

President Ramnath Kovind recently declared the ‘Queen’ variety of which fruit as the state fruit of Tripura?
A) Apple
B) Mango
C) Grape
D) Pineapple

Which state’s cabinet has approved ‘Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018’ (Power Bill Waiver Scheme)?
A) Rajasthan
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Haryana

Where have the researchers discovered earliest known animal fossil footprints, dating back about 635-541 million years?
A) China
B) India
C) Peru
D) Russia

Which bank has become the first bank to enrol as a Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP) on the UK Open Banking Directory?
A) Citi Bank
C) HDFC Bank
D) Axis Bank

Andhra Pradesh government has signed a Concession and Development Agreement (CADA) with which country to develop the start-up area in Amaravati?
A) Malaysia
B) Japan
C) Canada
D) Singapore

Which state government has announced a 2% increase in dearness allowance (DA) of its employees?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Bihar
C) Punjab
D) Haryana

CCEA has approved construction of 9.9 km long bridge across river Ganga at Phaphamau in?
A) Varanasi
B) Haridwar
C) Allahabad
D) Patna

Which state’s Chief Minister inaugurated a web portal, named ‘Continuous Medical Education (CME)’?
A) Gujarat
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Maharashtra
D) Punjab

Which state government has signed an MOU with Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGMF) for setting up a Badminton academy?
A) Rajasthan
B) Tamilnadu
C) Odisha
D) Karnataka

Who won the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel “Home Fire”?
A) Amy Tan
B) Kamila Shamsie
C) Donna Tartt
D) Jesmyn Ward

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated a 16 MW solar ‘PV power plant’ in?
A) Hyderabad
B) Bengaluru
C) Chennai
D) Bhubaneswar

Which state has received a financial assistance of Rs 84.13 crore under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF)?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Bihar
D) Uttar Pradesh

How many proposals have been approved by the Delhi government under the MLA Local Area Development (LAD) scheme?
A) 88
B) 75
C) 62
D) 97

Shantaram Naik, who recently passed away, was a?
A) Writer
B) Filmmaker
C) Politician
D) Singer

Which bank has launched a ‘Green Future:Deposit’ scheme?
A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
B) IndusInd Bank
C) Citi Bank
D) Yes Bank

Maria Bueno, who recently passed away, was associated with which sport?
A) Tennis
B) Swimming
C) Cricket
D) Badminton

Ravindra Prasad Jaiswal has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to?
A) Eritrea
B) Turkey
C) Djibouti
D) Ethiopia

Who has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Bandhan Bank?
A) Pradeep Jaiswal
B) Sanjay Kumar
C) Rajesh Kotecha
D) Harun R Khan

David Douglas Duncan, who recently passed away, was a?
A) Diplomat
B) Photographer
C) Journalist
D) Musician

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