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Current Affairs Questions on 11th, 12th June 2016 :
The 2016 UEFA European Championship (UEFA Euro 2016) is being hosted in which country?
A. England
B. France
C. South Korea
D. Russia
Answer: B
Explanation: UEFA Euro 2016 is being hosted in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016. This is the 15th edition of the tournament and it is the first time that as many as 24 European countries are participating in it.  It is the third time that France is hosting UEFA Euro Cup, having hosted the tournament earlier in 1960 and 1984. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

How many Indian women are in the list of Forbes world’s 100 most powerful women building billion dollar brands in the financial market?
A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 7
Answer: A
Explanation:  Four Indian women including SBI MD Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI Bank MD Chandra Kochhar are in the new list of Forbes world’s 100 most powerful women who are building billion dollar brands and calling the shots in the financial market. Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the world list 2016 topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel includes PepsiCo Chief Indra Nooyi and Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw as well as HT Media head Shobhana Bhartia. Forbes indicated this year’s most powerful women are the smartest and toughest female leaders of their time making the mark in the world. Bhattacharya, 60 ranked 25th on the list with SBI facing mounting bad loans at USD 11 billion in December according to Forbes. Kochchar occupied the 40th position while Mazumdar Shaw was 77th and Bhartia was 93rd. Nooyi was 14th on this list. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

Which country during June 2016 was declared as the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV?
A. India
B. Bangladesh
C. Thailand
D. Kenya
Answer: C
Explanation: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 7 June 2016 declared Thailand as the country that has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV. In its announcement the WHO observed that Thailand’s routine screening and universal free medication for pregnant women with HIV was crucial in stopping the virus being passed to new generations. Belarus and Armenia were also declared free of mother-to-baby HIV transmissions Wednesday, but both nations had a much lower prevalence of the HIV virus as compared to Thailand. Previously Cuba was the only other country to have eliminated mother-to-child transmission under the WHO’s criteria back in July 2015. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

Which state became the first in India to have an open government data portal?
A. Manipur
B. Sikkim
C. Nagaland
D. Meghalaya
Answer: B
Explanation:  Lok Sabha MP, P D Rai launched the open government data portal 'Sikkim.data.gov.in' and Open Government Data Platform (Sikkim) on June 12. Sikkim this became the first Indian state to have this portal. This is the first time the NE state has moved to a national platform. On the open government data portal, data produced or commissioned by the government or government controlled entities can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

A terrorist shooting at a gay nightclub in the US left at least 50 people dead in which city on 12 June 2016 ?
A. New York
B. Orlando
C. Ottava
D. Perth
Answer: B
Explanation: ‘Pulse’, a happening gay nightclub of Orlando (Florida), was site of a suspected terrorist attack in the early hours of 12 June 2016. A lone IS gunman (named Omar Mir Siddiqui Mateen) armed with assault-type weapon, a handgun and some other weapon started firing indiscriminately in the nightclub after barging into the premises. That turned into a hostage drama for a while with many people inside the nightclub. According to preliminary reports at least 50 persons died in this shooting incident while the lone gunman was shot down by security forces. Over 53 persons were injured in the attack. Islamic State later took responsibility for the shooting. The gunman involved in the incident, Omar Mateen, is of Afghani origin. He was earlier investigated by the FBI for suspected terror links.Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

Indian Government during June 2016 declined to give the security clearance to which Google service ?
A. Google Maps
B. Google Street View
C. Gmail
D. Orkut
Answer: B
Explanation: Google Street View service allows users to have a panoramic view of places in cities, as they would look in real life. It had proposed to establish the service in India and had asked for the security clearance from the Indian Government. In April 2015, Google representatives had made a presentation on Street View for the Ministry of Home Affairs. They had told the officials then that the platform would be useful for tourism and disaster management. According to media reports a technical committee of the Defence Ministry, which comprises officials from Indian Air Force, Military Intelligence, Navy, Army and Intelligence Bureau, had unanimously opposed the service. The main concern was security of sensitive defence installations. The Defence Ministry said it was not possible to monitor the service once it was launched and it would be detrimental to national security.. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

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