Current affairs are an important part of every competitive exam. To help your improve your GK, we here have this weekly current affairs quiz for the week from 10th to 16th June 2019.
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Q.1 What is ‘Pink Sarthi’ and government of which state has launched it?
Q.2 Veteran director, playwright and actor Girish Karnad passed away at the age of 81. What is the name of his acting and screenwriting debut?
Q.3 Name the ministry that has purposed to set up a National Data Warehouse to improve the quality of macro-economic aggregates?
Q.4 Which state has approved the proposal to punish sons and daughters, who abandon their elderly parents?
Q.5 After the controversy of not using garlic and onion in the food, Akshya Patra has been honored by which award?
Q.6 Government of which country has announced a ban on the commercials that reinforce gender prejudices?
Q.7 Where the IT giants are moving their manufacturing units from China to prevent their businesses from the ongoing trade war between US and China?
Q.8 Where the Scientists from National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University have installed highest weather stations in the world?
Q.9 To fight against the pollution which country has announced to ban single-use plastics from the year 2021?
Q.10 Which country has planned to invest Rs 13000 crores to complete new projects in different states of India’s North- Eastern region?
Banking and Business Affairs
Q.11 To boost the digital transactions what the steps RBI has taken so far?
Q.12 Wipro has acquired which US-based group?
Q.13 Which bank has recently introduced repo rate-linked home loans?
Q.14 Which online retailer has clinched the world’s most valuable brand in cloud computing, consumer tech, and movie production?
Q.15 Why the Indian government is planning for airwaves auction in 2019?
Q.16 Who has taken over as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) from Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva?
Q.17 Who has been appointed as the principal advisor to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy?
Q.18 Who has sworn in as the President of Kazakhstan?
Q.19 Who has won Canadian Grand Prix, the world of Formula One championship title 2019?
Q.20 What position the Indian football team has achieved in latest FIFA ranking?
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Ans.1 Pink Sarathi is a special vehicle procured by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and launched by the CM of Karnataka H.D. Kumaraswamy. The vehicle will be used by the BMC to attend to the grievances of women passengers in city buses.
Ans.2 Girish Karnad made his ting and screenwriting debut in 1970 on a release called ‘Samskara’ which won the President’s Golden Lotus Award. He was also conferred with Padma Shri award in 1974 for contributions to theatre and Padma Bhushan later for his work in the field of literature.
Ans.3 Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has proposed to set up a National Data Warehouse. The motive of this step is to improve the quality of macro-economic aggregates.
Ans.4 The Bihar State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has approved the proposal to punish sons and daughters, who abandon their elderly parents, with a jail term.
Ans.5 The Bengaluru-based NGO running one of the world’s largest school meals project in India named as Akshaya Patra. The Akshay Patra’s school meals project has been awarded the BBC World Service Global Champion Award for the program.
Ans.6 UK’s advertising watchdog introduced the ban on commercials that reinforce gender prejudices.
Ans.7 US-based IT companies like Google and others are moving their manufacturing units from China to Taiwan to prevent their business from the trade war going on between the US and China.
Ans.8 Scientists from National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University installed have installed the highest weather stations on Mount Everest. The highest weather monitoring stations are located at an altitude of 8,430 meters (27,657 feet).
Ans.9 Canada ban single-use plastics from the year 2021. The Prime Minister of the country Justin Trudeau planned to ban plastic bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world’s oceans.
Ans.10 The Government of Japan has planned to invest an amount of Rs 13000 crores to complete new projects in different states of India’s North- Eastern region.
Ans.11 RBI has removed transaction charges levied by it for Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) and National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) systems to boost digital transactions.
Ans.12 Wipro IT will acquire US-based International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) for $45 million (around ₹312 crore).
Ans.15 The Central government is planning to sell 8,600 megahertz of telecom airwaves across multiple frequency bands to raise the finds.
Ans.16 Lt Gen PJS Pannu take over as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) from Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva.
Ans.17 Former Chief Secretary Ajeya Kallam appointed as the principal advisor to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Ans.18 Tokayev, 66, a former Senate speaker, was elected president of Kazakhstan.
Ans.19 Lewis Hamilton won Canadian Grand Prix 2019 whereas Sebastian Vettel is second and Charles Leclerc scored the third position.
Ans.20 The Indian football team has slipped out of the top 100 in the latest FIFA ranking and secured 101 rank for it.