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 Daily GK And Current Affairs Jun. 29, 2017

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  • Question 1: On June 28 the US has issued new visa criteria for __ Muslim Nations and all refugees that require a close family or business tie to the United State ?
  • 4
  • 6
  • 11
  • 13
  • None of these
  • Explanation: The US has issued new visa criteria for 6 Muslim Nations and all refugees that require a close family or business tie to the United States. he new guidelines sent to the US embassies and consulates yesterday say that applicants from the six countries Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen must prove a relationship with a US person or entity in the US.
  • Question 2: ___ named World Book Capital 2019 by UNESCO ?
  • Austin
  • Sharjah
  • New Delhi
  • Berlin
  • None of these
  • Explanation:Sharjah, a city in the United Arab Emirates was named 'World Book Capital for the year' 2019 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. The program runs with a slogan €˜Read - you are in Sharjah€™. It focuses on six themes: inclusivity, reading, heritage, outreach, publishing, and children.
  • Question 3: 6th Joint Trade Committee Meeting between India and Myanmar held in ___ ?
  • Shimla
  • New Delhi
  • Bhopal
  • Shillong
  • None of these
  • Explanation:The 6th India - Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting co-chaired by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce & Industry from India and Dr. Than Myint, Union Commerce Minister from Myanmar was held in New Delhi.
  • Question 4: India€™s first blood bank for Cattle will be starting in .... ?
  • UP
  • Assam
  • Odisha
  • Gujarat
  • None of these
  • Explanation:Odisha is all set to become the first state in the country to have a blood bank for the cattle. Acc. to the Vice-chancellor of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) Surendra Nath Pasupalak, it is the first of its kind blood bank established on the premises of OUAT at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.25 crore.
  • Question 5: Election Commission has joined hands with ___ to Launch First Time Nationwide Voter Registration Reminder ?
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Whatsapp
  • None of these
  • Explanation:As a part of the initiative, Facebook will activate a unique €˜Register Now€™ button reminding all the eligible Indian users to enroll themselves as voters. The reminder will be made available for four days beginning July 1.
  • Question 6: Who is the new president of International Economic Association ?
  • Kaushik Basu
  • Amartya Sen
  • Aparna Sen
  • Soumitra Chatterjee
  • None of these
  • Explanation: The IEA is a leading organization for professional economists and it seeks to shape global economic policy and research.
  • Question 7: National Statistics Day is observed on ... ?
  • June 28
  • June 29
  • June 30
  • July 1
  • None of these
  • Explanation: The National Statistics Day, celebrated every year on June 29 to mark the birth anniversary of renowned statistician Prof. P.C. Mahalanobis.
  • Question 8: ___ has been named ambassador of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne ?
  • Katrina Kaif
  • Aamir Khan
  • Ranbir Kapoor
  • Vidya Balan
  • None of these
  • Explanation: It will be held in August 10-22, 2017, which showcase over 60 films. In 2017, IFFM has diversity as its central theme.
  • Question 9: ___ has been conferred with the award of excellence at the 2nd Global Skill Development Summit held in Paris?
  • Assam
  • Uttarakhand
  • MP
  • Telengana
  • None of these
  • Explanation: Uttarakhand was conferred with the award of excellence at the 2nd Global Skill Development Summit held in Paris recently for innovations and extensive use of IT for skilling the state€™s youth.
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