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Current Affairs Quiz 18th June 2023

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4. Before you take this quiz, we would recommend to you to go through the article,Daily Current Affairs Today 18th June 2023

 

Question 1:

Who has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of Axis Bank?

a. Rajiv Mani

b. Mahendra Nath Pandey

c. Falguni Shah

d. NS Vishwanathan

Answer and Explanation

Answer: d. NS Vishwanathan

  • Explanation: Axis Bank’s board has announced the appointment of NS Vishwanathan as its non-executive chairman. Thus, the correct answer is d. NS Vishwanathan.

 

Question 2:

What is the primary purpose of the Dugdh Sanakalan Sathi Mobile App?

a. To reduce the burden on courts

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b. To address key challenges in the milk collection process

c. To counter hate speech

d. To promote millets

Answer and Explanation

Answer: b. To address key challenges in the milk collection process

  • Explanation: The “Dugdh Sanakalan Sathi Mobile App” was developed with the main objective to address pivotal milk collection concerns. Hence, the right answer is b.

 

Question 3:

Who leads the panel set up to recommend reforms in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act?

a. NS Vishwanathan

b. Rajiv Mani

c. T K Vishwanathan

d. Falguni Shah

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c. T K Vishwanathan

  • Explanation: The committee for suggesting improvements to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act is headed by T K Vishwanathan. Thus, the correct answer is c.

 

Question 4:

With whom did PM Narendra Modi collaborate to promote the benefits of millet?

a. Axis Bank’s board

b. Kiya.ai

c. Falguni Shah (Falu)

d. Arundhati Roy

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c. Falguni Shah (Falu)

  • Explanation: PM Narendra Modi engaged in a musical collaboration with Falguni Shah (aka Falu) to highlight the advantages of millets. Therefore, the correct answer is c.

 

Question 5:

What is the theme for the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in 2023?

a. International Year of Millets

b. Resilient Kerala

c. Her land. Her rights

d. Abundance in Millets

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c. Her land. Her rights

  • Explanation: The theme for the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in 2023 is “Her land. Her rights.” Hence, the correct answer is c.

 

Question 6:

Which company unveiled Bharatmeta in the VivaTech event?

a. Axis Bank

b. Paytm

c. Kiya.ai

d. Gallimard

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c. Kiya.ai

  • Explanation: At the VivaTech event in Paris 2023, Kiya.ai showcased its version of the metaverse named Bharatmeta. Therefore, the right answer is c.

 

Question 7:

For which work was Arundhati Roy awarded the 45th European Essay Prize?

a. Resilient Kerala

b. Abundance in Millets

c. Liberte, fascisme, fiction

d. Azadi

Answer and Explanation

Answer: d. Azadi

  • Explanation: Arundhati Roy received the 45th European Essay Prize for her lifetime contributions, especially for her work ‘Azadi’. So, the correct answer is d.

 

Question 8:

Which financial platform released a UPI software development kit (SDK) for merchant payments?

a. World Bank

b. Axis Bank

c. REIL

d. Paytm

Answer and Explanation

Answer: d. Paytm

  • Explanation: Paytm rolled out a UPI software development kit (SDK) designed to enable online merchants to receive payments from customers. Hence, the right answer is d.

 

Question 9:

The $150-million loan approved by the World Bank for the Resilient Kerala program primarily aims to:

a. Support the Indian dairy industry

b. Combat desertification and drought

c. Strengthen preparedness against natural disasters and climate change

d. Enhance two-sided payments

Answer and Explanation

Answer: c. Strengthen preparedness against natural disasters and climate change

  • Explanation: The World Bank approved a $150 million loan to reinforce Kerala’s defenses against environmental calamities, climate shifts, and health crises. Thus, the correct answer is c.

 

Question 10:

On which date is the International Day for Countering Hate Speech observed?

a. June 17

b. September 12

c. October 27

d. June 18

Answer and Explanation

Answer: d. June 18

  • Explanation: The International Day for Countering Hate Speech is observed on June 18 annually, as stated in the passage. Therefore, the correct answer is d.
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