Current Affairs Quiz – June 30 2018

Current Affairs Quiz- June 30 2018

Current Affairs Quiz

1. Which country imposes retaliatory tariffs on US imports?
a) Canada
b) Russia
c) India
d) China

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Answer a) Canada. Canada has announced tariffs on US imports worth over $12 billion. The tariffs were imposed on items including coffee, ketchup and whisky as well as steel and aluminium products. Canada’s move came in retaliation to the 25% and 10% respective tariffs on its steel and aluminium imports imposed by the US.

2. Which of the following is World Heritage by UNESCO?
a) High Court
b) Mumbai University
c) Old Secretariat
d) All of these

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Answer d) all of these. The Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai were declared as World Heritage site by UNESCO. The site consists of a 19th-century collection of Victorian structures and 20th century Art Deco buildings. These buildings include public buildings of the High Court, Mumbai University, Old Secretariat, Cricket Club of India, and iconic cinema halls of Eros and Regal.

3. What is the name of the app launched by Satyarthi?
a) Missing
b) ReUnite
c) Child
d) Khoz

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Answer b) ReUnite. Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi, along with union minister Suresh Prabhu, launched a mobile application called ‘ReUnite’ that tracks missing or abandoned kids. The app is a collaboration between Bachpan Bachao Andolan led by the Nobel laureate and an IT company. The app will be linked with the Delhi Police’s database of missing children.

4. Which state Government signs MoU with RIMES for effective management of all kinds of disasters?
a) Odisha
b) Kerala
c) West Bengal
d) Gujarat

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Answer a) Odisha. The Odisha government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for effective management of disasters. The government also signed three more MoUs that would benefit the farmers and enhance their production.

5. Which of the following railway zones has no unmanned crossing?
a) West Central Railway
b) Central Railway
c) Eastern Railway
d) All of these

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Answer d) all of these. The railways has eliminated all unmanned level crossings from four zones this month. West Central Railway, Central Railway, Eastern Railway and South East Central Railway aggregating 11,545 route kilometers have now become Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLC) free on broad gauge route. As of January 1, 2018, 3,479 UMLC on broad gauge routes have been planned for elimination by September this year with a few exceptions

6. PM lays foundation stone of National Centre for Ageing in which city?
a) Delhi
b) Lucknow
c) Ahmedabad
d) Gurugram

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Answer a) Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the National Centre for Ageing at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The ward, with around 200 beds centre, will provide Multi-Speciality healthcare to the older people. The Prime Minister later inaugurated a 555-bed Super Speciality Block in Safdarjung Hospital. Apart from this, he also dedicated a 500-bed New Emergency Block in Safdarjung and 300-bed Power Grid Vishram Sadan in AIIMS. The PM also inaugurated Connection Motorable Tunnel between AIIMS, Ansari Nagar and Trauma Centre.

7. Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC) purchased 51% stake in which bank?
a) Axis
c) Union

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Answer b) IDBI. The Board of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has approved Life Insurance Corporation’s (LIC) proposal to the acquisition of up to 51% stake in state-run lender IDBI Bank. The insurance regulator gave the insurer exemption from 15% investment cap.

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