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26th June 2021 Current Affairs PDF in English

26th June 2021 Current Affairs PDF in English

01. International Day of the Seafarer is observed every year on 25 June. In which year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to designate June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer?

  1. 2004
  2. 2006
  3. 2008
  4. 2010

 

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The correct answer is 2010.

 

  • International Day of the Seafarer is observed every year on 25 June.
  • In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to designate June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer.
  • The purpose of the day is to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy.
  • The theme for the year 2021 is “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future”.

 

02. In June 2021, which state is all set to get Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary as its fourth tiger reserve?

  1. West Bengal
  2. Kerala
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Punjab

 

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The correct answer is Rajasthan.

 

  • Rajasthan is all set to get its fourth tiger reserve in Bundi.
  • The state government has received approval for it from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
  • The NTCA’s technical committee has approved the proposal for converting Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Bundi, which is spread across 1,071 square km, into a tiger reserve. 

 

Rajasthan:     

  • Chief Minister - Ashok Gehlot.
  • Governor - Kalraj Mishra.
  • Number of Districts - 33.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 25.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 10.

 

03. In June 2021, who has been inducted into the board of Reliance Industries Ltd as an Independent Director

  1. Amin Nasser
  2. Yasir Al-Rumayyan
  3. Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan
  4. Lubna Suliman Olayan

 

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The correct answer is Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

 

  • Yasir Al-Rumayyan has been inducted into the board of Reliance Industries Ltd as an Independent Director.
  • He is the Saudi Aramco Chairman and Governor of the Kingdom's wealth fund Public Investment Fund.
  • Of the 14 members on the RIL board, half are independent directors, including former SBI chair Arundhati Bhattacharya, and former McKinsey India chief Adil Zainulbhai. 

 

04. Karnam Malleswari has been appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of which of the following?

  1. University of Calcutta
  2. Delhi Sports University
  3. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
  4. Bharathiar University

 

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The correct answer is Delhi Sports University.

 

  • The Delhi government has appointed Olympic medallist Karnam Malleswari as the first Vice Chancellor of Delhi Sports University.
  • Malleswari is the first Indian woman weightlifter to bring home an Olympic medal.
  • She created history at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 by lifting 110 kilogram and 130 kilogram in the ''snatch'' and ''clean and jerk'' categories.

 

05. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has announced that from now on, an online complaint registration portal will resolve cyber crimes against women. What is the name of the portal?

  1. Sakhi
  2. Sahayak
  3. Saheli
  4. Aparajitha

 

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The correct answer is Aparajitha.

 

  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has announced that from now on, an online complaint registration portal named 'Aparajitha' will resolve cyber crimes against women.
  • Complaints on offences against women including domestic abuse also can be submitted there.
  • A nodal officer has also been assigned to investigate and resolve complaints regarding dowry.

 

Kerala:            

  • Governor - Arif Mohammad Khan.
  • Number of Districts - 14.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 20.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 9.
  • State Animal - Indian elephant.
  • State Bird - Great hornbill.

 

06.To protect the rights of the transgender community, the Rajasthan government has decided to constitute a Transgender Protection Cell in the state. Who is the CM of Rajasthan?

  1. Ashok Gehlot
  2. Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
  3. Bhupesh Baghel
  4. Sachin Pilot

 

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The correct answer is Ashok Gehlot.

 

  • To protect the rights of the transgender community, the Rajasthan government has decided to constitute a Transgender Protection Cell in the state.
  • The cell will work for the prevention and monitoring of crimes against transgenders by ensuring timely registration of cases.
  • The Supreme Court. in 2014, had recognized the transgender community as the third gender.

 

Rajasthan:     

  • Chief Minister - Ashok Gehlot.
  • Governor - Kalraj Mishra.
  • Number of Districts - 33.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 25.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 10.

 

07.Which country has become the first country to ratify International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement (ISA FA) after amendments to it entered into force on January 8, 2021?

  1. Denmark
  2. Sweden
  3. Greenland
  4. Germany

 

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The correct answer is Denmark.

 

  • Denmark has signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement (ISA FA) and Instrument of Ratification with India.
  • Meanwhile, Denmark becomes the first country to ratify International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement (ISA FA) after amendments to it entered into force on January 8, 2021.
  • ISA is an alliance of over 120 countries initiated by India.

 

Denmark:       

  • Capital - Copenhagen.
  • Currency - Danish krone.

 

08. Which country has become ICC World Test Champion after beating India?

  1. United Kingdom
  2. West Indies
  3. New Zealand
  4. Bangladesh

 

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The correct answer is New Zealand.

 

  • New Zealand has become ICC World Test Champions after beating India.
  • They defeated India by 8 wickets in Southampton on 23 June 2021.
  • This is their first-ever ICC title.
  • Kyle Jamieson (NZ) has been adjudged as the “Player of the match”, while Kane Williamson (NZ) is the “Player of the series”.

 

New Zealand:            

  • Capital - Wellington.
  • Currency - New Zealand dollar.
  • Prime Minister - Jacinda Ardern.
  • National Sport - Rugby.

 

10. In June 2021, Odisha has joined hands with which of the following to empower, support women through SHGs?

  1. United Nations World Food Programme
  2. UNICEF
  3. United Nations Development Programme
  4. Oxfam

 

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The correct answer is United Nations World Food Programme.

 

  • The government of Odisha and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement.
  • They will work together to improve household food and nutritional security by strengthening livelihood initiatives, reaching thousands of state-supported Women's Self-Help Groups (WSHGs).
  • The partnership will be in effect till December 2023.

 

Odisha:          

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

 

11. Benigno Aquino III, passed away in June 2021. He was related to which of the following fields?

  1. Politics
  2. Cricket
  3. Journalism
  4. Acting

 

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The correct answer is Politics.

 

  • Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III passed away in June 2021.
  • Aquino, known popularly as Noynoy and PNoy, led the Philippines from 2010 to 2016.
  • It was during Aquino’s administration that Manila took on China and filed a case before the International Court of Arbitration in The Hague over the maritime dispute in the South China Sea.

 

Philippines:   

  • Capital - Manila.
  • Currency - Philippine peso

 

12. The government of India, the government of Mizoram, and which of the following have signed a $32 million Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project?

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

 

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The correct answer is World Bank.

 

  • The government of India, the government of Mizoram, and the World Bank have signed a $32 million Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project.
  • It will improve the management capacity and quality of health services in Mizoram, particularly for the benefit of under-served areas and vulnerable groups.
  • A key focus will be to strengthen the effectiveness of the state health insurance programme.

 

World Bank:  

  • Headquarters - Washington, D.C., United States.
  • President - David Malpass.
  • Comprises of - The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and The International Development Association.

 

13. Who attended a meeting of the top security officials from the member nations of the Shanghai Corporation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe, in June 2021?

  1. M. K. Narayanan
  2. Ajit Doval
  3. Pankaj Saran
  4. Shivshankar Menon

 

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The correct answer is Ajit Doval.

 

  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval attended a meeting of the top security officials from the member nations of the Shanghai Corporation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe, on 23 June 2021.
  • Tajikistan, the current president of the SCO, hosted the meeting of the top national security officials of the eight-nation grouping.
  • Pakistani National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf also participated.

 

14. The Maharashtra Cabinet has approved a proposal to allow which of the following to operate the Navi Mumbai international airport that is coming up in Panvel?

  1. Heathrow airport holdings limited
  2. Adani Airport Holdings Limited
  3. Tata Group
  4. Mahindra Group

 

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The correct answer is  Adani Airport Holdings Limited (AAHL).

 

  • The Maharashtra Cabinet has approved a proposal to allow Adani Airport Holdings Limited (AAHL) to operate the Navi Mumbai international airport that is coming up in Panvel.
  • Earlier, the greenfield project was to be developed by GVK Airport Developers Limited (GVK ADL).
  • In 2020, the Adani Group had taken control of the Mumbai airport and the proposed Navi Mumbai airport through AAHL

 

Maharashtra:             

  • Chief Minister - Uddhav Thackeray.
  • Governor - Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Number of Districts - 36.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 48.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 19.

 

15. International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has constituted a committee to examine global best practices in ship financing and leasing. The committee will be chaired by whom?

  1. Kaushik Basu
  2. Vandana Aggarwal
  3. Arvind Subramanian
  4. Raghuram Rajan

 

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The correct answer is Vandana Aggarwal.

 

  • International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has constituted a committee to examine global best practices in ship financing and leasing.
  • This Committee will also identify opportunities and devise a roadmap to enable such activities.
  • The committee will be chaired by former Senior Economic Advisor, Vandana Aggarwal.

 

16. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar left on a visit to which of the following countries on 25 June 2021?

  1. Greece
  2. Italy
  3. Sweden
  4. Both 1 and 2

 

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The correct answer is Greece and Italy.

 

  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar left on a visit to Greece and Italy on 25 June 2021.
  • During the two-day visit to Greece, Dr Jaishankar will meet his counterpart.
  • This is the first visit at the External Affairs Minister level since 2003.
  • After Greece, the Minister will travel to Italy to attend the G20 Ministerial meetings.

 

17. In shooting, who won a bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup at Osijek, Croatia in the men’s 10-meter air pistol event in June 2021?

  1. Abhishek Verma
  2. Saurabh Chaudhary
  3. Divyansh Singh Panwar
  4. Anish Bhanwala

 

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The correct answer is Saurabh Chaudhary.

 

  • In shooting, world number two Saurabh Chaudhary won a bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup at Osijek, Croatia in the men’s 10-meter air pistol event on 24 June 2021.
  • Saurabh scored 220 in the eight-man finals after qualifying with a score of 581.
  • Iran’s Javad Foroughi claimed gold, his 2nd in successive ISSF World Cups, while the seasoned three-time Olympian Damir Mikec of Serbia won silver.

 

18. Which state will launch Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the Universal Immunization Programme on the 30 June 2021?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Odisha
  3. Punjab
  4. Haryana

 

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The correct answer is Odisha.

 

  • Odisha government will launch Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the Universal Immunization Programme on 30 June 2021.
  • It will benefit nearly eight lakh young children in the state annually and will help reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality due to pneumonia and meningitis.
  • Meanwhile, about 282000 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against covid-19 in about 1400 sites.

 

Odisha:          

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

 

19. Heads of which of the following have announced a joint platform to help countries bridge the gaps in accessing Covid-19 vaccines, treatments, and technologies?

  1. World Health Organization
  2. World Intellectual Property Organization
  3. World Trade Organization
  4. All 1, 2 and 3

 

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The correct answer is World Health Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization and World Trade Organization.

 

  • Heads of the global health, intellectual property, and trade bodies have announced a joint platform to help countries bridge the gaps in accessing Covid-19 vaccines, treatments, and technologies.
  • World Health Organization’s Tedros Ghebreyesus, World Intellectual Property Organization’s Daren Tang and World Trade Organization’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala have come up together for the same.
  • The platform will provide 'a one-stop shop that will make available the full range of expertise on access, IP and trade matters provided by our organisations, and other partners', in a coordinated way.

 

20. Who chaired a Tuberculosis (TB) Mukt Bharat meeting with various development partners of the Ministry through video conference, in June 2021?

  1. Narendra Modi
  2. Harsh Vardhan
  3. Ramesh Pokhriyal
  4. Jagat Prakash Nadda

 

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The correct answer is Harsh Vardhan.

 

  • Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired a Tuberculosis (TB) Mukt Bharat meeting with various development partners of the Ministry through video conference, on 24 June 2021.
  • It was the 4th meeting chaired by the Health Minister for reviewing the progress in the fight against TB.
  • India aims to eradicate TB by the year 2025.

 

21. On which day Kabir Jayanti was observed in 2021?

  1. 24 June
  2. 23 June
  3. 22 June
  4. 21 June

 

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The correct answer is 24 June.

 

  • Kabir Das Jayanti was observed on 24 June 2021.
  • Sant Kabirdas was a famous 15th-century poet, saint, and social reformer of India.
  • Kabir Das' writings had a great influence on the Bhakti movement and includes titles like Kabir Granthawali, Anurag Sagar, Bijak, and Sakhi Granth.
  • The major part of his work was collected by the fifth Sikh guru--Guru Arjan Dev.

 

22. The Cochin International Airport Ltd has won the Airport Council International's (ACI) Director General's Roll of Excellence honour for Airport Service Quality. Where is Airport Council International headquartered?

  1. Canada
  2. USA
  3. France
  4. Italy

 

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The correct answer is Canada.

 

  • The Cochin International Airport Ltd has won the Airport Council International's (ACI) Director General's Roll of Excellence honour for Airport Service Quality.
  • The ACI, a global body of airport operators established the recognition for those airports which, in the opinion of the passengers, have consistently delivered excellent services in the Airport Service Quality Survey.
  • Airports Council International:            
  • It is a global trade representative of the world's airport authorities.
  • Headquarters - Montreal, Canada.
  • Founded In - 1991.

 

23. In June 2021, who has been selected for Great Britain’s tennis team at the Tokyo Games?

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Andy Murray
  3. Andy Roddick
  4. Stan Wawrinka

 

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The correct answer is Andy Murray.

 

  • Two-time defending champion Andy Murray has been selected for Great Britain’s tennis team at the Tokyo Games.
  • He will play in the men’s singles alongside Dan Evans and team up with Joe Salisbury in the doubles.
  • Heather Watson and Johanna Konta will compete in the women’s singles.
  • The Games will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Japan.

 

24.Dave Smith tested positive for Coronavirus for 10 months, the longest recorded case of continuous infection. From which of the following countries does he belong?

  1. UK
  2. Mexico
  3. Italy
  4. USA

 

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The correct answer is UK.

 

  • A 72-year-old British man tested positive for Coronavirus for 10 months, the longest recorded case of continuous infection.
  • Dave Smith, a retired driving instructor from Bristol in western England tested positive 43 times and was hospitalized seven times.
  • A paper on his case will be presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

 

UK:     

  • Capital - London.
  • Currency - Pound sterling.
  • Prime Minister - Boris Johnson.
  • National Sport - Cricket.

 

25. The famous Snana Yatra of Lord Jagannath began in which city in June 2021?

  1. Puri
  2. Haridwar
  3. Varanasi
  4. Agra

 

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The correct answer is Puri.

 

  • The famous Snana Yatra of Lord Jagannath began in Puri on 24 June 2021.
  • This is the first occasion in the year as per the Hindu calendar, when the deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Sudarshan, and Madanmohan are brought out from the Jagannath Temple and taken in a procession to the Snana Mandap inside the temple premises.
  • They are ceremonially bathed in 108 pots of purified water.

 

26. Which of the following is the first Indian Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) to be commissioned in 2022?

  1. INS Shivalik
  2. INS Vikrant
  3. INS Satpura
  4. INS Viraat

 

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The correct answer is INS Vikrant.

 

  • India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned in 2022.
  • The Carrier will be called INS Vikrant on commissioning.
  • This was announced by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh when he visited the IAC being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi.
  • Singh, who reviewed Project Seabird at Karwar, which will be the largest naval base of the Indian Navy in the future.

 

27. Which of the following states/UTs has developed a portal through which families of COVID-19 victims will apply for “Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana" to avail financial assistance?

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Delhi
  3. Punjab
  4. Chandigarh

 

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The correct answer is Delhi.

 

  • The Delhi government has developed a portal through which families of COVID-19 victims will apply for “Mukhyamantri COVID-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana" to avail financial assistance.
  • Under the scheme, an ex-gratia of ₹50,000 will be provided to those who have lost a family member to coronavirus.
  • An additional ₹2,500 pension per month will be given if the deceased was the sole earner.

 

28. The Union government is ready to amend the Apprenticeship Act in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament to allow which of the following?

  1. Expand its scope
  2. Provide inbuilt flexibility
  3. Allow companies to hire more apprentices
  4. All 1, 2 and 3

 

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The correct answer is Expand its scope, Provide inbuilt flexibility, and Allow companies to hire more apprentices..

 

  • The Union government is ready to amend the Apprenticeship Act in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament to expand its scope, provide inbuilt flexibility, and allow companies to hire more apprentices.
  • The Act will allow small and micro companies to hire jointly and deploy apprentices on a sharing basis.
  • It may formally allow employers to take up to 15% staff strength as apprentices.

 

29. In June 2021, Union Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated several road projects in which district of Himachal Pradesh?

  1. Kangra
  2. Chamba
  3. Mandi
  4. Kullu

 

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The correct answer is Kullu.

 

  • Union Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated several road projects in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, on 24 June 2021.
  • He informed that within the next 2 years the travelling distance between Delhi to Kullu would be reduced to 7 hours.
  • Road projects worth Rs 2000 cr have been completed in the State and work is in progress on projects worth Rs 7000 cr. 

 

Himachal Pradesh:   

  • Chief Minister - Jai Ram Thakur.
  • Governor - Bandaru Dattatreya.
  • Number of Districts - 12.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 4.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 3.

 

30. In June 2021, which country has unveiled plans to make online hate speech a crime, although the proposed legislation excludes social media platforms for now?

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. Mexico
  4. France

 

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The correct answer is Canada.

 

  • Canada’s Liberal government has unveiled plans to make online hate speech a crime, although the proposed legislation excludes social media platforms for now.
  • The proposed amendments would make it easier for people to launch complaints against individuals who publish on the Internet - including on social media, on personal websites, and in blog posts - as well as operators of websites.
  • A person could be fined up to C$20,000 ($16,250) if found guilty of hate speech that personally identified a victim.

 

Canada:          

  • Capital - Ottawa.
  • Currency - Canadian dollar.
  • Prime Minister - Justin Trudeau.

 

31. Who among the following have come together to organize Kala Nidhi 2021?

  1. C N Aswatha Narayana and Tejasvi Surya
  2. Tejasvi Surya and R. Ashoka
  3. Laxman Savadi and S. M. Krishna
  4. B. S. Yeddyurappa and R. Ashok

 

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The correct answer is C N Aswatha Narayana and Tejasvi Surya.

 

  • Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Aswatha Narayana and Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya have come together to organize Kala Nidhi 2021.
  • It is a fundraiser concert by artists for their fellow artists facing pandemic-induced hardships.
  • It will be held from 25-27 June 2021.
  • Top classical musicians like Vidyabhushana and Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma will perform. 

 

Karnataka:     

  • Chief Minister - B. S. Yediyurappa.
  • Governor - Vajubhai Vala.
  • Number of Districts - 30.
  • Lok Sabha seats - 28.
  • Rajya Sabha seats - 12.

 

32. As per RBI, a non-bank financier must report a net NPA ratio of less than how much per cent in each of the last three years, including as at the close of the financial year for which dividend is proposed?

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6

 

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The correct answer is 6%.

 

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put in place certain conditions for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to pay dividends to shareholders from the financial year ending 31 March 2022.
  • A non-bank financier must report a net NPA ratio of less than 6% in each of the last three years, including as at the close of the financial year for which dividend is proposed.
  • A Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) is a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956.
  • It is engaged in the business of loans and advances, acquisition of shares/stocks/bonds/debentures/securities issued by the Government or local authority or other marketable securities.
  • It does not include any institution whose principal business is that of agriculture activity, industrial activity, purchase or sale of any goods (other than securities) or providing any services and sale/purchase/construction.

 

33. Which of the following is starting a ‘Master of Public Policy (MPP)’ postgraduate programme from the upcoming academic session 2021-22?

  1. IIT Guwahati
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Kanpur

 

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The correct answer is IIT Delhi.

 

  • IIT Delhi is starting a ‘Master of Public Policy (MPP)’ postgraduate programme from the upcoming academic session 2021-22.
  • It will focus on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) and development.
  • The course will be offered by the School of Public Policy (SPP).
  • The objective of this new programme is to provide interdisciplinary training to students from diverse backgrounds.

 

34. Which bank has launched a new healthcare business loan 'Aarogyam'?

  1. SBI
  2. HDFC Bank
  3. PNB
  4. ICICI Bank

 

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The correct answer is SBI.

 

  • State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a new healthcare business loan 'Aarogyam'.
  • The new loan product is specially designed to support the healthcare ecosystem of the country.
  • Under this scheme, the new loans can be availed by way of term loan, cash credit, bank guarantee, or letter of credit.
  • The loan amount under Aarogyam ranges from a minimum sum of Rs 10 lakh to a maximum of Rs.100 cr.

 

SBI:     

  • Founded - 1 July 1955.
  • Chairperson - Dinesh Kumar Khara.
  • Headquarters - Mumbai.

 

35. Investment firm RedBird Capital Partners has acquired how much percent stake in the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals?

  1. 11
  2. 13
  3. 15
  4. 17

 

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The correct answer is 15.

 

  • Investment firm RedBird Capital Partners has acquired a 15 percent stake in the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
  • However, the deal amount has not been disclosed.
  • Emerging Media owns a majority stake in the IPL team which won the inaugural edition in 2008.
  • Emerging Media will increase its ownership from 51 percent to 65 percent.

 

36. Which of the following convened the National Convention on 'Prevention of Maternal, Adolescent, and Childhood Obesity', in June 2021?

  1. NASSCOM
  2. QCI
  3. NITI Aayog
  4. WHO India

 

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The correct answer is NITI Aayog.

 

  • NITI Aayog convened the National Convention on 'Prevention of Maternal, Adolescent, and Childhood Obesity', on 25 June 2021.
  • It was held under the chairmanship of Dr V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog and Co-chairmanship of Dr. R Hemalatha, Director, Nutrition Institute of India.
  • Representatives from UN bodies presented their evidence regarding the increasing prevalence of obesity.

 

NITI Aayog:    

  • Formed On: 1 January 2015.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Chairperson: Narendra Modi.

 

37. Who chaired the 18th meeting of the Maritime State Development Council (MSDC) in June 2021?

  1. D. V. Sadananda Gowda
  2. Jitu Vaghani
  3. Piyush Goyal
  4. Mansukh Mandaviya

 

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The correct answer is Mansukh Mandaviya.

 

  • Union Minister of State for Port, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya chaired the 18th meeting of the Maritime State Development Council (MSDC) on 24 June 2021.
  • The objective of the MSDC is to develop a national plan for the development of the maritime sector.
  • The key items discussed during the meeting are the Indian Port bill 2021, National Maritime Heritage Museum (NMHC), etc.

 

38. Which of the following has developed a cost-effective electrocatalyst by anchoring transition metal ions into the sulfur-doped carbon framework?

  1. Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory
  2. International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials
  3. Centre For Laser Processing and Materials
  4. All India Institute of Science & Research

 

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The correct answer is International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials.

 

  • International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) has developed a cost-effective electrocatalyst by anchoring transition metal ions into the sulfur-doped carbon framework.
  • It has been done through carbonization of a polymer called sPEEK (sulphonated polyether ether ketone).
  • The catalyst also leads to reduced voltage polarization.

 

39. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organised an online event on 25th June 2021 to commemorate how many years of the launch of SCM, AMRUT, and PMAY-U missions?

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 6

 

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The correct answer is 6 years.

 

  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organised an online event on 25th June 2021 to commemorate 6 years of the launch of three transformative urban missions.
  • The missions are smart Cities Mission (SCM), AMRUT, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), which were launched by PM Modi on 25th June 2015.
  • The date also marks 45 yrs of establishment of National Institute of Urban Affairs.

 

40. Who participated in the Global Investors Roundtable organized by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), in June 2021?

  1. Rajnath Singh
  2. Narendra Modi
  3. Piyush Goyal
  4. Nirmala Sitharaman

 

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The correct answer is Nirmala Sitharaman.

 

  • The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman participated in the Global Investors Roundtable organized by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), on 24 June 2021.
  • The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is a non-profit organization, with the primary objective of strengthening the India-US bilateral and strategic partnership.
  • The event provided investors with an opportunity to engage with the Union Finance Minister and senior officials of the Indian Government to discuss potential investment opportunities and deliberate on the role of ongoing policy reforms that will enable greater Ease-of-Doing-Business in India.

 

41. John McAfee, who created the anti-virus software McAfee, was found dead in a Barcelona cell in June 2021. McAfee founded the McAfee associates in which year?

  1. 1981
  2. 1983
  3. 1985
  4. 1987

 

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The correct answer is 1987.

 

  • John McAfee, who created the anti-virus software McAfee, was found dead in a Barcelona cell in June 2021.
  • McAfee who founded the McAfee associates in 1987 was a programmer at NASA's Institute for Space Studies in New York City from 1968 to 1970.
  • The anti-virus software which was created by him was quite popular in the 1980s and the 1990s.
  • However, in 2010, he sold McAfee to Intel.


 
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