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1, 2 June 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

1, 2 June 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for June 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 1, 2 June 2019 :
Who is new Indian Navy Chief?
A. Admiral Karambir Singh
B. Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat
C. Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin
D. Admiral SV Bhokare
Answer: A
Explanation: Admiral Karambir Singh on 31 May 2019 assumed charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff. Admiral Singh is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, he earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1981 and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette) and Kamov helicopters. He is also the first helicopter pilot from the Indian Navy to lead the naval armed forces. Having commanded missile corvette INS Vijaydurg, guided-missile destroyers INS Rana & INS Delhi during his almost 40-year career, he will be Navy chief till November 2021.

Who will head new ‘Jal Shakti’ Ministry?
A. Narendra Modi
B. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
C. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
D. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur
Answer: B
Explanation: The Centre has created a new Ministry called ‘Jal Shakti’ by merger of Ministries of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation along with Drinking Water and Sanitation. The move will bring all aspects of water management and regulation under one department. In first Modi government (2014-2019) the project to clean Ganga was moved from Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to Ministry of Water Resources. Later, with a greater push and larger monetary allocation, the Namami Gange project was launched in June 2014. During the 17th Lok Sabha election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to create an integrated ministry to deal with water related isuues. The Jal ministry will be headed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat while Ram Lal Kataria will be the minister of state.

RBI extends RTGS timings from 4:30 pm to ---- PM?
A. 6 PM
B. 8 PM
B. 5 PM
C. 11 PM
Answer: A
Explanation: To facilitate high-value fund transfers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced an extension of timings for customer transactions through Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) by one and half hours from 4:30 PM to 06 PM. In a notification, issued from Mumbai yesterday, RBI said that new timing will be effective from 1st June. The RTGS is an online fund transfer system, supported by the RBI, which enables money transaction on a real-time basis.  The minimum amount for the transaction under this system is Rs 2 lakh. There is no upper limit on the value of funds that can be transferred via the RTGS system.

Government approves how much Monthly Pension Scheme for Traders?
A. 5000
B. 1000
C. 3000
D. 4000
Answer: C
Explanation: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Rs.3000 monthly pension scheme for small retail traders and shopkeepers after they attain the age of 60 years. Under the scheme all small shopkeepers, retail traders and self-employed persons are assured a minimum of Rs.3,000 monthly pension after attaining 60 years of age. All small shopkeepers, self-employed persons and retail traders aged between 18-40 years and with Goods and Service Tax (GST) turnover below Rs.1.5 crore can enrol for pension scheme.

Which country terminates preferential trade status for India under GSP recently?
A. UK
B. USA
C. Japan
D. China
Answer: B
Explanation: President Donald Trump has terminated India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme after determining that it has not assured the US that it will provide "equitable and reasonable access" to its markets. The Generalized System of Preference (GSP) is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries. On March 4, Donald Trump announced that the US intends to terminate India's designations as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP programme.

Which team wins UEFA Champions League Trophy 2019?
A. Manchester
B. Liverpool
C. Tottenham Hotspur
D. Chelsea
Answer: B
Explanation: Liverpool's 2-0 victory is the sixth time it has won the European title in the club's history. An early goal from Mohamed Salah and a late one from Divock Origi gave Liverpool a 2-0 win on 2nd June 2019. ............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Admiral Karambir Singh is new Navy Chief

Admiral Karambir Singh on 31 May 2019 assumed charge as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff. Admiral Singh is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, he earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1981 and has flown extensively on the Chetak (Alouette) and Kamov helicopters. He is also the first helicopter pilot from the Indian Navy to lead the naval armed forces. Having commanded missile corvette INS Vijaydurg, guided-missile destroyers INS Rana & INS Delhi during his almost 40-year career, he will be Navy chief till November 2021.
However, his appointment was overshadowed by a petition filed by a senior officer challenging it. Vice Adm. Bimal Verma, Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar-based tri-Service command, has approached the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) questioning the appointment as he was the most senior naval officer after Adm. Lanba. Early this week, the AFT, which had asked the government to submit all files related to the selection process, set July 17 as the next date of hearing as the government sought more time and allowed Adm. Singh to assume charge.

26 to 31 May 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

26 to 31 May 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 26 to 31 May 2019 :
Scott Morrison has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of which nation?
A. New Zealand
B. Australia
C. United Kingdom
D. Germany
Answer: B
Explanation: Scott Morrison has been sworn in as the Australia's Prime Minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country's general election. He was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth's official representative in Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, at a ceremony in Canberra. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was also sworn in.

India invited which group of countries at the oath-taking ceremony of PM Narendra Modi?
A. BIMSTEC
B. SAARC
C. ASEAN
D. BRICS
Answer: A
Explanation: India has invited the leaders of the BIMSTEC Member Countries to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30, 2019. Sooronbay Jeenbekov, the President of Kyrgyzstan who is the current Chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth have also been invited.

Who has been given the Finance portfolio in the new Modi Government?
A. Rajnath Singh
B. Amit Shah
C. Piyush Goyal
D. Nirmala Sitharaman
Answer: D
Explanation: Former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been named as the new Finance Minister under Modi Government’s second term.

Who has been named as the new Home Minister?
A. Smriti Irani
B. Amit Shah
C. Rajnath Singh
D. Nirmala Sitharaman
Answer: B
Explanation: First-time Minister Amit Shah has been named as the new Home Minister under PM Modi’s new government.

What was the GDP growth rate of India during January-March 2019 quarter as was disclosed on 31 May 2019?
A. 6.5%
B. 8.4%
C. 5.8%
D. 6.8%
Answer: C
Explanation: With just 5.8% growth rate, India's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than four years in the January-March 2019 quarter. This was disclosed by the data released by the Finance Ministry on 31 May 2019. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation cut its growth estimate for the fiscal year that ended on 31 March 2019 to 6.8%, the lowest in five years, from a previously projected 7%...........Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK

Ministers and their Portfolios 2019

Ministers and their Portfolios in New Modi Government 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new cabinet has several first-time ministers, who were sworn into office alongwith him in a grand oath ceremony in Delhi today. The most prominent first timer in PM Modi's cabinet is BJP president Amit Shah. 
Ministers and their Portfolios 2019:
Cabinet Ministers
1. Shri Narendra Modi
2. Shri Raj Nath Singh
3. Shri Amit Shah (first time)
4. Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari
5. Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda
6. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman
7. Shri Ramvilas Paswan
8. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
9. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
10. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
11. Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot
12. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
13. Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' (first time)
14. Shri Arjun Munda
15. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani
16. Dr. Harsh Vardhan
17. Shri Prakash Javadekar
18. Shri Piyush Goyal
19. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
20. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
21. Shri Pralhad Joshi (first time)
22. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey
23. Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant
24. Shri Giriraj Singh
25. Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)
1. Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar
2. Rao Inderjit Singh
3. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
4. Dr. Jitendra Singh
5. Shri Kiren Rijiju
6. Shri Prahalad Singh Patel
7. Shri Raj Kumar Singh
8. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri
9. Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Ministers of State
1. Shri Faggansingh Kulaste
2. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey
3. Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal
4. General (Retd.) V. K. Singh
5. Shri Krishan Pal
6. Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao
7. Shri G. Kishan Reddy
8. Shri Parshottam Rupala
9. Shri Ramdas Athawale
10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
11. Shri Babul Supriyo
12. Shri Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
13. Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
14. Shri Anurag Singh Thakur
15. Shri Angadi Suresh Channabasappa (first time)
16. Shri Nityanand Rai
17. Shri. Rattan Lal Kataria (first time)
18. Shri V. Muraleedharan
19. Smt. Renuka Singh Saruta
20. Shri Som Parkash
21. Shri Rameswar Teli (first time)
22. Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi
23. Shri Kailash Choudhary (first time)
24. Deboshree Choudhury (first time)

RBI extends RTGS timings from 4:30 pm to 6 pm

To facilitate high-value fund transfers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced an extension of timings for customer transactions through Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) by one and half hours from 4:30 PM to 06 PM.
In a notification, issued from Mumbai yesterday, RBI said that new timing will be effective from 1st June. The RTGS is an online fund transfer system, supported by the RBI, which enables money transaction on a real-time basis. 
The minimum amount for the transaction under this system is Rs 2 lakh. There is no upper limit on the value of funds that can be transferred via the RTGS system.

SC stays Maharashtra Government's 10% reservation to EWS

Supreme Court today stayed Maharashtra Government's order on 10% reservation to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category students in PG medical admissions this year in the state. The Supreme Court said that "At this stage, the State can act under the enabling provisions and introduce reservation but unless additional seats are created by Medical Council of India,  the existing seats cannot be subjected to the EWS reservation amendment.
Earlier on Monday, Supreme Court had asked the Maharashtra government to apprise it of the status of admissions for PG medical and dental courses under 10 per cent quota for students belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) across all classes.

23 to 25 May 2019 GK, Current Affairs Quiz, Questions

23 to 25 May 2019 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for May 2019Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 23 to 25 May 2019 :
Who has been recently re-elected as the President of South Africa?
A. Jacob Zuma
B. Kgalema Motlanthe
C. Thabo Mbeki
D. Cyril Ramaphosa
Answer: D
Explanation: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected to the Presidential position by the lawmakers of the nation. The Members of Parliament from the African National Congress chose the head of state in the parliament's first post-election sitting. The African National Congress party won the ballot with 57.5 per cent of the vote, its thinnest majority since the end of apartheid.

Which Chinese tech company was banned in the United States during May 2019 for charges of intellectual property theft and data security?
A. Huawei
B. Baidu
C. ZTE
D. Xiaomi
Answer: A
Explanation: Huawei, the top Chinese tech company, was banned in the US during May 2019. US President Donald Trump on 15 May 2019 signed an executive order that effectively bans Huawei from accessing US supply chains. Later Google pulled Huawei’s Android license which means company’s future phones will be cut off from the most widely used operating system in the world and the Google universe.

The Orchha town was recently added to the tentative list of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Where is the Orchha town located?
A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Himachal Pradesh
Answer: B
Explanation: The Orchha town of Madhya Pradesh has been included in tentative list of the World Heritage Sites of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is famous for its four palaces - Jahangir Palace, Rai Praveen Mahal, Raja Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal.............Check More at INDIA GK" App: tinyurl.com/IndiaGK