Jun. 4 2016 quiz

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  • Question 1: Two Indian-origin women Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal were in news due to ________. Two Indian-origin women Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal were in news due to ________.
  • Explanation: India-born Neerja Sethi ranked 16th on 'America's Richest Self-made Women' list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal is ranked 30th. India-born Neerja Sethi ranked 16th on 'America's Richest Self-made Women' list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal is ranked 30th.
  • Question 2: India has signed an MoU with which country for promotion of handicrafts? India has signed an MoU with which country for promotion of handicrafts?
  • Explanation: India and Tunisia have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in Information Technology (IT) and promotion of traditional handicrafts. India and Tunisia have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in Information Technology (IT) and promotion of traditional handicrafts.
  • Question 3: Where has Shangri-La Dialogue started? Where has Shangri-La Dialogue started?
  • Explanation: Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue was inaugurated in Singapore to talk about security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue was inaugurated in Singapore to talk about security issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Question 4: An international team of astrophysicists have discovered an unusual astronomical object — _____ ring.An international team of astrophysicists have discovered an unusual astronomical object — _____ ring.
  • Explanation: This phenomenon was predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and has been given its own name -- The Canarias Einstein ring. This phenomenon was predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and has been given its own name -- The Canarias Einstein ring.
  • Question 5: Who has been elected as the speaker of Kerala Assembly? Who has been elected as the speaker of Kerala Assembly?
  • Explanation: Ruling Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) candidate P Sreeramakrishnan was elected as speaker of the 14th legislative assembly of Kerala. Ruling Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) candidate P Sreeramakrishnan was elected as speaker of the 14th legislative assembly of Kerala.
  • Question 6: TRAI has launched an app for ________ . TRAI has launched an app for ________ .
  • Explanation: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a DND (do not disturb) services mobile application for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against pesky calls and SMSes. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched a DND (do not disturb) services mobile application for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against pesky calls and SMSes.
  • Question 7: Which bank has decided to issue yuan-denominated bonds ? Which bank has decided to issue yuan-denominated bonds ?
  • Explanation: The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries is set to issue its first yuan-denominated bonds to finance sustainable development projects. The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries is set to issue its first yuan-denominated bonds to finance sustainable development projects.
  • Question 8: Who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)? Who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)?
  • Explanation:The appointment of Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet. The appointment of Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.
  • Question 9: India has signed an MoU to share the terror database with which country? India has signed an MoU to share the terror database with which country?
  • Explanation: India and United States (US) have signed an MoU to join the global terror database maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) of US. India and United States (US) have signed an MoU to join the global terror database maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) of US.
  • Question 10: Which is the first Indian state to give social welfare benefits to transgender community? Which is the first Indian state to give social welfare benefits to transgender community?
  • Explanation: Odisha became the first state in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits – such as a housing, pension and food grains. Odisha became the first state in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits – such as a housing, pension and food grains.