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20th June 2021 Current Affairs pdf in English


01. International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed on June 19 every year. The resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly in which year?

  1. 2014
  2. 2015
  3. 2016
  4. 2017


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The correct answer is 2015.

  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed on June 19 every year.
  • Its aim is to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence.
  • The resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on June 19, 2015.
  • The date marks the Security Council resolution 1820 (2008), where sexual violence as a tactic of war was condemned.


02. With which of the following has United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a Statement of Intent to co-create and implement solutions at scale to tackle the employment and skilling challenges for adolescents and youth in India?

  1. Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Ministry of Labour and Employment
  3. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  4. Ministry of Minority Affairs


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The correct answer is Ministry of Labour and Employment.


  • The Ministry of Labour and Employment, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI).
  • They will co-create and implement solutions at scale to tackle the employment and skilling challenges for adolescents and youth in India.
  • This effort will be spearheaded by YuWaah, UNICEF’s multi-stakeholder alliance in India, globally known as Generation Unlimited.


UNICEF:    

  • Headquarters - New York, United States.
  • Head - Henrietta H. Fore.
  • Founded On- 11 December 1946.


03. The Telangana government has embarked on a school infrastructure development programme similar to that flagship programme Nadu-Nedu of which state?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Kerala
  4. Odisha

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The correct answer is Andhra Pradesh.


  • The Telangana government has embarked on a school infrastructure development programme similar to that of the Andhra Pradesh government’s flagship programme Nadu-Nedu.
  • To execute the project, the Telangana government would be utilizing the Andhra government’s “Nadu-Nedu” software for developing the infrastructure.
  • Telangana government has proposed to spend Rs 2,000 crore in 2021 for it.


Andhra Pradesh:    

  • Chief Minister - Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy.
  • Governor - Biswabhusan Harichandan.


Telangana:    

  • Chief Minister - K. Chandrashekar Rao.
  • Governor - Tamilisai Soundararajan.


04. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has announced a COVID package of how many rupees (in crores) for the assistance of landless farmers, construction workers, etc. who have been affected by the pandemic?

  1. 1450.81
  2. 1560.34
  3. 1690.46
  4. 1740.76


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The correct answer is Rs 1690.46 crore.


  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has announced a COVID package of Rs 1690.46 crore for the assistance of landless farmers, construction workers, etc. who have been affected by the pandemic.
  • Under this package, Rs 178.911 crore will be provided to around 17.84 lakh landless farmer families in the state.
  • Rs 260 crore will be provided to the urban poor living in 114 municipal areas.


Odisha:    

  • Chief Minister - Naveen Patnaik.
  • Governor - Ganeshi Lal.
  • Number of Districts - 30.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 21.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 10.


05. US President Joe Biden has signed legislation establishing which day as Juneteenth National Independence Day?

  1. 17 June
  2. 18 June
  3. 19 June
  4. 20 June


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The correct answer is 19 June.


  • US President Joe Biden has signed legislation establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day.
  • It is a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US.
  • Juneteenth commemorates 19 June 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.


USA:    

  • Capital - Washington, D.C.
  • Currency - US Dollar.
  • President- Joe Biden.


06. The Centre has set a target is to reduce road accident deaths by 50 per cent by which year?

  1. 2022
  2. 2023
  3. 2024
  4. 2025


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The correct answer is 2024.


  • The Centre has set a target is to reduce road accident deaths by 50 per cent by the year 2024.
  • This was announced by Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari while addressing a virtual session on 'Role of Corporates in Arresting Road Fatalities'.
  • It was organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in June 2021.


07. Which of the following has given an in-principle nod to Centrum Financial Services to set up a small finance bank (SFB)?

  1. RBI
  2. IRDAI
  3. SEBI
  4. SIDBI


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The correct answer is RBI.


  • The RBI has given an in-principle nod to Centrum Financial Services to set up a small finance bank (SFB).
  • This approval has been accorded in specific pursuance to Centrum Financial Services Limited’s offer dated 1 Feb 2021, in response to the Expression of Interest notification dated November 3, 2020, published by the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank.


Small Finance Banks:    

  • They are the financial institutions that provide financial services to the unserved and unbanked region of the country.
  • They are registered as a public limited company under the Companies Act, 2013.


RBI:    

  • Governor - Shaktikanta Das.
  • Headquarters - Mumbai.
  • Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata.


08. The Board of Directors of IDFC First Bank Ltd have approved the proposal for the re-appointment of which of the following as the MD and CEO of the Bank, for a further period of 3 years?

  1. Atanu Kumar Das
  2. V. Vaidyanathan
  3. A.S. Rajeev
  4. S.S Mallikarjuna Rao


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The correct answer is V. Vaidyanathan.


  • The Board of Directors of IDFC First Bank Ltd have approved the proposal for the re-appointment of Mr V. Vaidyanathan as the MD and CEO of the Bank, for a further period of 3 years.
  • It is in effect from December 19, 2021, up to December 18, 2024 (both days inclusive).
  • He took over as the MD and CEO of IDFC FIRST Bank in December 2018 after the merger of Capital First and IDFC Bank.


09. Which of the following has been recognized as the Global Innovation Partner of the Year by Snowflake, the data cloud company?

  1. Mindtree
  2. Larsen & Toubro Infotech
  3. Tech Mahindra
  4. Cognizant


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The correct answer is Larsen & Toubro Infotech.


  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech has been recognized as the Global Innovation Partner of the Year by Snowflake, the data cloud company.
  • LTI received this prestigious recognition during Snowflake Virtual Partner Summit held on June 16, 2021.
  • With its automation-first approach, LTI's unique Canvas PolarSled platform provides speed, performance, and risk reduction to Snowflake customers.


10. Polycab India Ltd (PIL) has signed an agreement to acquire how much per cent stake in Bengaluru-based automation company, Silvan Innovation Labs for ₹182 million?

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70


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The correct answer is 100%.


  • Polycab India Ltd (PIL) has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Bengaluru-based automation company, Silvan Innovation Labs for ₹182 million.
  • Founded in 2008, Silvan claims to be one of the pioneers in the concept of home automation in the Indian residential building market.
  • Silvan has installed over 100,000 devices in more than 8,000 homes and offices and has 17 patents.


11. Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh passed away in June 2021. He was honored with the Padma Shri in which year?

  1. 1949
  2. 1959
  3. 1969
  4. 1979


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The correct answer is 1959.


  • Indian sprint legend Milkha Singh passed away in June 2021.
  • The legendary athlete was a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion.
  • His timing at the Italian capital was a national record for 38 years till Paramjeet Singh broke it in 1998.
  • He was honored with the Padma Shri in 1959.
  • He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics.


12. In June 2021, with which of the following countries has India inked an MoU for developing cooperation between two countries in the area of environment?

  1. Myanmar
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bhutan
  4. Maldives


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The correct answer is Bhutan.


  • India and Bhutan have inked an MoU for developing cooperation between two countries in the area of environment.
  • The MoU is a platform to further enhance Indian and Bhutanese partnership and support, exchange best practices in areas like prevention of air pollution, climate change, etc.
  • It also provides the possibility to have joint projects in areas of mutual interest.


Bhutan:    

  • Capital - Thimphu.
  • Currency - Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian Rupee.
  • National Sport - Archery.


13. Which of the following is developing an IT system for all the concerned schools sponsoring students for Class 12th for calculation of results?

  1. BSEB
  2. ISC
  3. CBSE
  4. PSEB


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The correct answer is CBSE.


  • The Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE is developing an IT system.
  • It will be made available to all the concerned schools sponsoring students for Class 12th for calculation of results.
  • The system will ease down the calculation work, reduce the time taken and so many other hassles.
  • It will also pre-populate marks of Class 10th of the students passed from CBSE.


14. The National Green Tribunal has formed a committee for the rejuvenation of the Varuna and Assi rivers in which city?

  1. Haridwar
  2. Varanasi
  3. Kanpur
  4. Prayagraj


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The correct answer is Varanasi.


  • The National Green Tribunal has formed a committee for the rejuvenation of the Varuna and Assi rivers in Varanasi.
  • The rivers are tributaries of the river Ganga.
  • A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted an independent Monitoring Committee for the purpose.
  • Fecal coliform bacteria count at Varun-Ganga confluence is 71 million per 100ML of water (Ganga Jal).


15. In June 2021, who has been formally cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to resume competitive cricket?

  1. Ankeet Chavan
  2. S Sreesanth
  3. Ajit Chandila
  4. Both 1 and 2


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The correct answer is Ankeet Chavan and S Sreesanth.


  • Former Mumbai left-arm spinner Ankeet Chavan, who was involved in the IPL spot-fixing scandal in 2013 along with S Sreesanth, has been formally cleared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to resume competitive cricket.
  • In 2020, the BCCI's Ombudsman Justice DK Jain had reduced the quantum of sentence for both Sreesanth and Chavan to seven years from the life ban.
  • With charges of match-fixing in IPL 2013, Sreesanth was slapped with a lifetime ban by the BCCI.
  • However, with his ban period getting reduced to 7 years, the pacer is back representing his state team Kerala in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.


16. Which of the following Indian Naval Ships, a mission deployed for Anti-Piracy Operations, is participating in the maiden IN - EUNAVFOR Joint Naval Exercise in the Gulf of Aden?

  1. INS Tarkash
  2. INS Taragiri
  3. INS Trikand
  4. INS Shivalik


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The correct answer is INS Trikand.


  • Indian Naval Ship Trikand, a mission deployed for Anti-Piracy Operations, is participating in the maiden IN - EUNAVFOR Joint Naval Exercise in the Gulf of Aden.
  • A total of five warships from four navies are participating in the two-day exercise which commenced on 18 June 2021.
  • Other countries that are participating are Italy, France, and Spain.


17. Which of the following has approved a USD 250 million loan to Bangladesh to help finance reforms?

  1. ADB
  2. World Bank
  3. NDB
  4. AIIB


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The correct answer is ADB.


  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 250 million loan to Bangladesh to help finance reforms.
  • It is aimed at improving the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the country’s social development and resilience program.
  • The Strengthening Social Resilience Program will include institutional and policy reforms to address cross-sector issues of social development in Bangladesh.


ADB:    

  • ​Headquarters - Mandaluyong, Philippines.
  • President - Masatsugu Asakawa.
  • Founded On - 19 December 1966.   


Bangladesh:     

  • Capital - Dhaka.
  • Currency - Bangladeshi Taka.
  • President - Abdul Hamid.
  • Prime Minister - Sheikh Hasina.
  • National Sport - Kabaddi.


18. On which day does Goa Revolution Day fall?

  1. 16 June
  2. 17 June
  3. 18 June
  4. 19 June


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The correct answer is 18 June.


  • Goa Revolution Day falls on June 18.
  • It was on this day in the year 1946, that the suppressed patriotic feelings of Goans had manifested into a mass revolution.
  • It is observed to recall the sacrifices of freedom fighters and martyrs of Goa's liberation struggle.
  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohia and Dr Julião Menezes had started the civil disobedience movement against Salazar's dictatorial regime.


19. In the Women’s Cricket Test at Bristol, who became the youngest woman and the fourth overall, to score twin half-centuries in her debut Test?

  1. Deepti Sharma
  2. Shafali Verma
  3. Shikha Pandey
  4. Sushma Verma


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The correct answer is Shafali Verma.


  • In the Women’s Cricket Test at Bristol, India’s 17-year-old Shafali Verma became the youngest woman and the fourth overall, to score twin half-centuries in her debut Test.
  • The record was previously held by Australia’s Jessica Louise Jonassen, who was 22 when she scored the fifties in both innings of her debut Test against England.
  • After scoring 96 in the first knock, Shafali was unbeaten on 55 in the second essay when play was halted due to rain.


20. Who launched a special mobile app Khedo Punjab in June 2021?

  1. Kiren Rijiju
  2. Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi
  3. Prakash Javadekar
  4. Ambika Soni


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The correct answer is Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi.


  • Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi launched a special mobile app Khedo Punjab on 18 June 2021.
  • This is the first time in the history of the Sports Department that the department has launched a mobile app.
  • With the launch of it, the current sportspersons and the budding players will be in a position to register online and can choose any game of their interest.


Punjab:    

  • Chief Minister - Captain Amarinder Singh.
  • Governor - V. P. Singh Badnore.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 13.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 7.
  • Number of Districts - 22.


21. When is Autism Pride Day observed every year?

  1. 15 June
  2. 16 June
  3. 17 June
  4. 18 June


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The correct answer is 18 June.


  • Autism Pride Day is observed on 18 June every year.
  • The day was first celebrated by Aspies for Freedom in 2005. 
  • According to the WHO, one in 160 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
  • Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication.


22. In Jammu and Kashmir, the first-ever 10-meter shooting range was inaugurated at Youth Hostel in which city in June 2021?

  1. Kathua
  2. Srinagar
  3. Doda
  4. Anantnag


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The correct answer is Srinagar.


  • In Jammu and Kashmir, the first-ever 10-meter shooting range was inaugurated at Youth Hostel in Srinagar on 17 June 2021.
  • The shooting range has all the modern equipment for 10-meter air rifle and 10-meter air pistol events.
  • A first of its kind basic training camp will be started within a few days for students and the shooting range shall be utilized for the upliftment of this sport.


Jammu and Kashmir:    

  • Lieutenant Governor - Manoj Sinha.


Dams - Baglihar Dam (Chenab River), Dulhasti Dam (Chenab River), Uri-II Dam (Jhelum River).


National Parks - Dachigam National Park, Salim Ali National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Kishtwar High Altitude National Park.


23. In June 2021, who has directed for the establishment of Youth Clubs in every Panchayat J&K for constructive activities and addressing all the concerns of the young generation?

  1. Manoj Sinha
  2. R. K. Mathur
  3. Tamilisai Soundararajan
  4. Kiran Bedi


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The correct answer is Manoj Sinha.


  • In Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has directed for the establishment of Youth Clubs in every Panchayat across the UT for constructive activities and addressing all the concerns of the young generation.
  • In the first phase, 22,500 Youth from 4290 Panchayats will be engaged in the Youth clubs.
  • The government will incur expenditure to the tune of Rs.12 crore for this initiative.


Jammu and Kashmir:    

  • Lieutenant Governor - Manoj Sinha.
  • Dams - Baglihar Dam (Chenab River), Dulhasti Dam (Chenab River), Uri-II Dam (Jhelum River).
  • National Parks - Dachigam National Park, Salim Ali National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Kishtwar High Altitude National Park.


24. In Maharashtra, a programme called 'Zenda Satyagraha' was organized at the South Central Zonal Cultural Center-SCZCC in which city?

  1. Pune
  2. Nagpur
  3. Mumbai
  4. Nashik


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The correct answer is Nagpur.


  • In Maharashtra, a programme called 'Zenda Satyagraha' was organized at the South Central Zonal Cultural Center-SCZCC in Nagpur.
  • The programme was organised under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' being celebrated all over the country.
  • An insightful lecture was also delivered by Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha, Dr Chandrakant Ragit. 


Maharashtra:    

  1. Chief Minister - Uddhav Thackeray.
  2. Governor - Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  3. Number of Districts - 36.
  4. Lok Sabha seats - 48.
  5. Rajya Sabha seats - 19.


25. In June 2021, PUMA has extended its decade-long partnership with whom by signing him as the face of PUMA Motorsport in India?

  1. Virender Sehwag
  2. Yuvraj Singh
  3. Gautam Gambhir
  4. Sourav Ganguly


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The correct answer is Yuvraj Singh.


  • PUMA has extended its decade-long partnership with former cricketer Yuvraj Singh by signing him as the face of PUMA Motorsport in India.
  • With this, he also joins the brand’s global league of legends like Thierry Henry, Boris Becker, and Usain Bolt.
  • Globally, PUMA is associated with Scuderia Ferrari, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, BMW M Motorsport, etc.


26. Which country will make a vaccine passport available from July 2021 for its travellers?

  1. Germany
  2. China
  3. Russia
  4. Japan


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The correct answer is Japan.


  • Japan will make a vaccine passport available from July 2021 for Japanese travellers.
  • The certificate will be paper-based rather than digital and will be issued by local governments.
  • The passports will include information such as the holder’s date of inoculation and the manufacturer of the shot they received. 
  • They will be available both in English and Japanese.


Japan:    

  1. Capital - Tokyo.
  2. Currency - Japanese yen.
  3. Prime Minister - Yoshihide Suga.
  4. National Sport - Sumo wrestling.


27. In June 2021, who among the following has been sworn in as the new Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on?

  • Mirza Ahmad
  • Karim Khan
  • Gill Aitken
  • Anthony Arnull


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The correct answer is Karim Khan.


  1. British lawyer Karim Khan has been sworn in as the new Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on
  2. He replaces outgoing prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of Gambia.
  3. Khan is a specialist in international criminal law and human rights law.
  4. During a career spanning decades, he has argued in all the major international courts and conducted high-profile probes.


28. In June 2021, the United Nations Global Compact has recognized whom as one of ten 2021 SDG Pioneers?

  • Nikesh Arora
  • Sumant Sinha
  • Miraj Barot
  • Robin Raina


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The correct answer is Sumant Sinha.


  • The United Nations Global Compact has recognized Sumant Sinha as one of ten 2021 SDG Pioneers.
  • He is the Chairman and MD of ReNew Power.
  • SDG Pioneers are business leaders selected by the UN Global Compact for doing an exceptional job to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the implementation of the UN Global Compact Ten Principles.

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