Current Affairs Quiz- 26 June 2018

Current Affairs Quiz 26 June 2018

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  1. Which is the costliest city for expatriates as per Mercer report?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Singapore
    C) Bangkok
    D) Hong Kong
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      Option D
    Explanation: As per Mercer’s 24thannual Cost of Living Survey, Hong Kong is ranked as the world’s costliest city to live in for expatriates. Mumbai is at the 55th spot in terms of cost of living globally. Other Indian cities featuring in the survey include Delhi (103), Chennai (144), Bengaluru (170), with Kolkata (182) being the least expensive Indian city.
  2. When is Passport Seva divas observed?
    A) June 26
    B) June 24
    C) June 25
    D) June 27
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      Option B
    Explanation: Ministry of External Affairs has decided to observe the 24th June every year as Passport Seva Divas. It was on this day in 1967 that the Passports Act, 1967 had come into effect.
  3. Where was the “Girls Not Brides” global meet 2018 held?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Kuala Lumpur
    C) Singapore
    D) Hong Kong
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    Option B
    Explanation: 2nd Global meeting of Girls Not Brides was held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  4. United Nations Sustainable Development Goal aims to end child marriage by which year?
    A) 2022
    B) 2050
    C) 2030
    D) 2045
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    Option C
    Explanation: 2030
  5. Which country has been ranked the most dangerous country for women as per Thomson Reuters Foundation survey?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Syria
    C) Pakistan
    D) India
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    Option D
    Explanation: India is considered to be the most dangerous country in the world for women, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Afghanistan and Syria were ranked second and third respectively.
  6. Name the spacecraft launched by NASA for removing debris from space?
    A) RemoveDebris spacecraft
    B) Falcon-XD
    C) DebrisCleaner spacecraft
    D) CleaningCraft
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    Option A
    Explanation: RemoveDebris spacecraft, the first spacecraft to demonstrate active space debris-removal technologies — such as a harpoon, a net and a drag sail — in orbit has been released from the International Space Station to commence its mission.
  7. What amount has India pledged to UNRWA for Palestine Refugees?
    A) USD 1.5 million
    B) USD 5 million
    C) USD 7.5 million
    D) USD 10 million
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    Option B
    Explanation: India pledges USD 5 million for UN Palestinian aid agency
  8. Who has won 2018 World Food Prize?
    (i) David Nabarro
    (ii) Lawrence Nabarro
    (iii) Lawrence Haddad
    A) Both (i) and (ii)
    B) Both (ii) and (iii)
    C) Both (i) and (iii)
    D) Only (ii)
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    Option C
    Explanation: Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro have been named the winner of 2018 World Food Prize
  9. Who has won the Halle Open Tennis final?
    A) Borna Coric
    B) Roger Federer
    C) Rafa Nadal
    D) Andy Murray
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    Option A
    Explanation: Borna Coric defeats Roger Federer to win Halle Open final
  10. When is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed?
    A) June 26
    B) June 25
    C) June 27
    D) June 24
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    Option A
    Explanation: 26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
    Theme 2018: “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.”

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