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Person On Visit / In News Current Affairs Quiz - June 2018

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1. Actress _______________ joins UNESCO to promote safe & secure online environment for children and help empower our future digital citizens.

Sonakshi Sinha
Deepika Padukone
Priyanka Chopra
Kangana Ranaut
None of These

2. Amazon founder and CEO ______________ becomes the richest man in the world with a net worth of USD 141.9 Billion according to Forbes world’s billionaire list.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mukesh Ambani
Jeff Bezos
Bill Gates
None of These

3. Four year old Ayan Gogoi Gohain of ____________ is honoured as Youngest Author of India title by Indian Book of Records, for his book ‘honeycomb’, published in January 2018.

Arunachal Pradesh
None of These

4. _____________ swimmer Ben Lecomte began his expedition to become first person to swim across Pacific Ocean, starting from Japan. He will swim for eight hours a day for more than six months as he heads towards US west coast, during approx 8850 kilometres long swim.


5. India's Priyanka Das from Assam has been appointed as ambassador for ‘promote science’ initiative in ____________ to encourage girls to pursue scientific careers.

None of These

6. Monti Rajkhowa became first ___________ to scale Mount Kanchenjunga, 3rd highest mountain in world (8586 Metres).

None of These

7. Obituaries (June 2018) -

  1. Timothy Pereira - Former Indian ____________________.
  2. Urmila Singh - Former Himachal Pradesh governor.
  3. L.P. Shahi - Congress leader and former Union Minister (Appointed Education & Culture Minister in 1985).
  4. Narayan Prasad Singh - Odisha's Noted lyricist, popularly known as Rasaraj.
  5. David Douglas Duncan - Noted World War II photographer (USA).
  6. Maria Bueno - Noted Brazilian tennis player.
  7. Shahjahan Bachchu Noted Bangladeshi writer.
  8. Mulubha Jadeja - Former Saurashtra Cricketer.
  9. Adiraju Venkateswara Rao - Noted Telugu journalist and writer.
  10. Nerella Venumadhav - Noted Telugu Mimicry Artist from Telangana.
  11. Puan, world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan passed away in Perth Zoo (Australia), at age of 62 years.
  12. Jamsheed Marker - Noted Pakistani diplomat who holds Guinness World Record for World’s longest-serving ambassador and also being the ambassador to more countries than any other person.
  13. Kim Jong-pil - Prime Minister of South Korea.
  14. Donald Hall - Noted American poet and writer.
  15. Peter Thomson - Noted Australian golfer.
  16. B Sujatha Devi - Malayalam Poetess.
Tennis Player
Badminton Player
None of These

8. Pallavi Durua of Koraput district in __________ is crowned first Tribal Queen at Adi Rani Kalinga Tribal Queen competition held at Utkal Mandap, was organised by SC & ST department of State Govt.

None of These

9. Persons Resigned / Retired (June 2018) -

  1. Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana - Madagascar’s Prime Minister.
  2. James Sutherland - Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer.
  3. Mike Hesson - ____________________ cricket coach.
  4. Giorgi Kvirikashvili - Georgia’s prime minister.
  5. Peggy Whitson - Noted NASA Astronaut. She spent more 665 days off earth, most by an American.
  6. Mehbooba Mufti - Jammu & Kashmir’s Chief Minister. After BJP pulled out of an alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), causing government to fall apart. After this, President Ram Nath Kovind imposited Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, as 8th time in four decades J&K was put under Governor’s rule and third time under Current Governor N N Vohra.
  7. Arvind Subramanian - Chief Economic Advisor of India.
  8. Brian Krzanich - Removed as CEO of Intel Corp. after his past consensual relationship with an employee.
  9. Economic Offences Wing (EOW) arrested Bank of Maharashtra CMD Ravindra P. Marathe in a case of INR 3000 crores fraudulent loans extended to Pune DSK Group.
New Zealand
South Africa
West Indies
None of These

10. Visits from India (June 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. Indian Air Force Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa visited Brazil.
  2. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited South Africa. She participated in BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting and IBSA Foreign Ministers Meeting during her visit.
  3. PM Narendra Modi Visited China -
    1. India and China signed 2 MoUs related to sharing of Brahmaputra river data and supply of non-Basmati rice. Under MoU, China will provide India hydrological data of Brahmaputra River in flood season crucial to predict floods.
    2. Attended 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao. SCO has 8 Members Including India and Pakistan.
  4. PM Narendra Modi Visited Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore  -
    1. Indonesia -
      1. India and Indonesia signed 15 MoUs in fields of economic co-operation, defence, scientific and technological cooperation, railways and health, among others.
        1. India and Indonesia agreed to Jointly develop strategic Indian Ocean Port.
        2. India an Indonesia will set up a task force to enhance connectivity between Andaman (India) and Sabang (Indonesia).
    2. Malaysia -
      1. PM Modi met his newly elected 92-year-old Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad. Discussed issues of Bilateral Co-operation and Mutual Interest.
    3. Singapore -
      1. India and Singapore signed 14 MOUs in a business cum community event called ‘Anushasanam’.
      2. Key fields under which agreements were exchanged are - Naval cooperation, Economic co-operation, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Nursing, Combating Narcotics smuggling & Human Trafficking, Personnel Management and Public Administration, Planning.
      3. Attended Annual Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual security meet of 28 Asia - Pacific Nations.
      4. Conferred Padma Shri award to former Singaporean Diplomat Tommy koh. Koh served as Singapore's ambassador to US and the UN, and as president of Third United Nations Conference on Law of Sea in 1981 and 1982.
      5. An orchid is named as ‘Dendrobium Narendra Modi’ as a special gesture for PM Modi during his visit.
      6. Unveiled a plaque dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi at Clifford Pier in city-state, where his ashes were immersed.
      7. Launched three Indian digital payment systems - RuPay, BHIM app and UPI by SBI. With this, India's RuPay digital payments system was linked up with Singapore's 33-year old Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS). It would create multi-billion dollar transactions as some five million Indians travel to and transit through Singapore, internationalising RuPay beginning with first cross border usage.
      8. India signed Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) in Nursing with Singapore. This is first MRA being signed by India with any of our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners. It paves way for our healthcare service providers to institutionally access markets abroad.
      9. India and Singapore concluded 2nd Review of India Singapore CECA (Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement).
  5. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu attended an Informal Meeting of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministers in Paris (_____________________________).
None of These

11. Visits from India (June 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Road Transport & Highways and Shipping) visited _____________________________________ (Central Asia) to represent India in high-level Conference on International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028.
  2. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Visited OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Forum in Vienna (Austria). Theme of the Seminar is ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’. Mr. Pradhan also visited Germany.
    1. OPEC is an intergovernmental organization of 15 nations, headquartered since 1965 in Vienna (Austria). 15 OPEC members account for 44 % of global oil production and 81.5 % of world's proven oil reserves.
  3. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Vietnam -
    1. She inaugurated first Representative Office of Navratna Defence Public Sector Unit Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) in Hanoi (Vietnam).
  4. Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu visited USA.
  5. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis visited USA -
    1. He met World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva at Washington DC and asked for World Bank’s assistance for Rural transformation through sustainable livelihood in 10,000 villages and A multimodal transport corridor in Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
    2. Ford Motor Company submitted a proposal of 50 million USD for setting up a Centre of Excellence for integrated mobility in Maharashtra.
    3. Maharashtra government and Canada’s Quebec province signed a pact to increase economic cooperation.
  6. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Visited european Nations Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium.
    1. India will construct a war memorial at Villers Guislain in France as tribute to Indian soldiers who died in World War I.
    2. 2018 marks 20th year of India's Diplomatic relations with France and 70th year of India's Diplomatic relations with Luxembourg.
    3. It was First ever official visit by an India Minister of External Affairs to Luxembourg.
  7. President Ram Nath Kovind Visited Greece, Suriname and Cuba -
    1. Greece -
      1. He attended Greece-India Business Forum in Greek Capital Athens.
      2. Stated that India is on its way to become a 5 trillion UDS Economy by 2025.
      3. MOUs -
        1. Cooperation in Fields of Standardization.
        2. Cooperation in Diplomatic Training and.
        3. Programme of Cultural Cooperation for 2018-2020.
    2. Cuba -
      1. 2 MoUs signed - Traditional Systems of Medicine AND deepen collaboration in biotechnology.
    3. Suriname -
      1. India announced $51 Million aid to suriname for several developmental Projects -
        1. 20 Million USD for for setting up a solar project to provide clean energy to a cluster of 49 villages in Suriname. 
        2. 27.5 Million USD to support a power transmission project in PikinSaronarea
        3. 3.5 Million Dollars 3.5 million for maintenance of Chetak helicopters.
        4. India - Suriname MOUs -
          1. To establish a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology in Suriname.
          2. MoUs in fields of elections, diplomatic academies partnership, employment for spouse of diplomats.
          3. Twinning Agreement Cities of Panaji (Goa) and City of Victoria of Seychelles.
None of These

12. Visits from India (June 21 - 30, 2018) -

  1. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani visited Israel and created a joint working group (JWG) between Gujarat and Israel in fields of agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors
  2. 15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) held in Canberra, Australia. It was sttended by Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu during his visit to Australia.
  3. Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar visited Australia to attend 4th Meeting of Australia-India Education Council (AIEC).
  4. Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, K. J. Alphons attended a series of ‘Incredible India road shows’ in United States of America.
  5. 5th 2 plus 2 vice-ministerial level dialogue between India and Japan held in Japan. India was represented by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra
  6. India and __________________________ will hold 1st 2+2 Dialogue in Washington, DC in July 2018. India will be represented by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  7. Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh Visited Mongolia.
    1. He jointly launched construction of Mongolia's first oil refinery, a long-awaited project that is funded by India and designed to end the country’s dependence on Russian fuel.
    2. The refinery, in southern Dornogovi province will be capable of processing 1.5 million tonnes of crude oil per year. It is planned for completion in late 2022, will meet all of the nation’s demand for gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel and LPG.
    3. Cost of project is estimated at $1.35 billion, and it will include a pipeline and its own power plant. Its financing is part of $1 billion soft credit line agreement between Mongolia and Export-Import Bank of India, made during 2015 visit by PM Narendra Modi.
  8. Sunil Lanba, Chief of Indian Navy will visited Bangladesh. He inaugurated first Indian Navy - Bangladesh Navy Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) which is being instituted as an annual feature between the navies of both countries.
  9. Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping) Visited Dushanbe (Tajikistan Capital). He stated that India will make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019.
None of These

13. Visits to India (June 1 - 10, 2018) -

  1. ______________'s Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri visited India.
  2. Singapore trade and industry minister Mr. R Iswaran Visited India. During this Visir, Andhra Pradesh Govt. announced set up of startup area with joint collaboration with Singapore, with signing of a Concession and Development agreement (CADA).
    1. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will partner with Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL) at National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS) for implementation of skill development initiatives of India.

14. Visits to India (June 11 - 20, 2018) -

  1. _____________ Minister of State for Countering Extremism and Minister for Equalities, Baroness Williams of Trafford Visited India.
None of These

15. Visits to India (June 21 - 30, 2018)

  1. Singapore’s Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee visited India. During hs visit, __________________________Government signed MoU with Singapore  to accelerate construction work of its new capital, Amratvati.
  2. United States Permanent Representative to United Nations, Nikki Haley visited India. Haley, daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, is the first Indian-American to serve in a Cabinet-level position in any US presidential administration.
  3. UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited India. He announced to set up a consulate of United Arab Emirates i Hyderabad (Telangana).
  4. Suhrob Kholmuradov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan visited India.
  5. Chakra Pani Khanal, Minister for Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives of Nepal visted India. He participated in India-Nepal “New Partnership in Agriculture” meet in New Delhi.
  6. Danny Faure, President of Seychelles Visited India -
    1. Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) extended $10 million worth of line of credit (LOC) to Seychelles, as first tranche of the $50 million sanctioned by Exim Bank to Seychelles.
    2. 6 MoUs signed between India and Seychelles -
      1. Indian Grant Assistance for implementation of small development projects through local bodies, educational and vocational institutions.
      2. Twinning Agreement on Establishment of and Cooperation between Panaji (Goa) and Victoria City of Seychelles
      3. Cyber Security.
      4. Cultural Exchange Programme between India and Seychelles for 2018-2022.
      5. Technical Agreement on Sharing White Shipping Information between Indian Navy and National Information Sharing and Coordination Center of Seychelles.
      6. MoU between Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of Ministry of External Affairs of India and Department of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles.
    3. Seychelles gifted pair of Giant Aldabra tortoise to India as a goodwill gesture, both aged about 20 years. Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) is endemic to Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles, and is one of largest species of tortoises on planet.
    4. India gifted a second Dornier aircraft to the Seychelles to help it enhance maritime reconnaissance and maintain security in that part of the Indian Ocean region.
Andhra Pradesh 
None of These

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