Q1. Which financial body has approved USD 125 million support program for the ‘Resilient Kerala Program’?
(b) World Bank
Q2. According to Ind-Ra, what is the projected GDP growth rate of Indian economy for 2021-22 (FY22)?
Q3. When is the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day observed globally?
(a) 27 June
(b) 25 June
(c) 26 June
(d) 24 June
Q4. Who has been appointed as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India?
(a) Nittoor Srinivasa Rau
(b) K. V. Chowdary
(c) Praveen Sinha
(d) Suresh N Patel
Q5. Jharkhand State Cricket Association has signed an MoU with SAIL to set up state’s third international cricket stadium in which city?
Q6. The encrypted messaging application ‘Wickr’ has recently been acquired by which tech giant?
Q7. Ashgabat was named the world’s most expensive city for foreign workers in Mercer Cost of Living Survey recently. What was Mumbai’s rank in the survey?
Q8. Which of the following bank has partnered with Paisabazaar to launch Step Up credit card?
(a) State Bank of India
(b) SBM Bank
(c) Airtel Payment Bank
Q9. Who among the following has won the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix?
(a) Max Verstappen
(b) Valtteri Bottas
(c) Lewis Hamilton
(d) S. Perez
Q10. Name the author of the book ‘Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story’.
(a) Swati Sharm
(b) Vinesh Gupta
(c) Sundeep Mishra
(d) Sanjeev Bisht
Q11. Who has becomes joint top-scorer in men’s international football?
(a) Lionel Messi
(b) Cristiano Ronaldo
Q12. Who has been granted this year’s Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award?
(a) Fred Vargas
(b) Siri Hustvedt
(c) Emmanuel Carrere
(d) Adam Zagajewski
Q13. Which Indian state has topped the India Smart Cities Awards Contest (ISAC) 2020?
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh
Q14. Who has been honoured with the highest civilian award of Mongolia “The Order of Polar Star”?
(a) Prakhar Joshi
(b) Shikhar Mittal
(c) Sameer Soni
(d) RK Sabharwal
Q15. Which Indian state has become the first state in the country to be Rabies free?
(b) Tamil Nadu
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Sol. The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a $125 million support for the ‘Resilient Kerala Program’ to help the state in preparedness against natural disasters, climate change impacts, disease outbreaks, and pandemics.
Sol. India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has projected the GDP growth rate of India for fiscal year FY22 (2021-22) at 9.6 percent.
Sol. The United Nations Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day is held on June 27 since 2017 to celebrate the work of MSME in local and global economies and their contribution to sustainable development.
Sol. The incumbent Vigilance Commissioner, Suresh N Patel has been appointed as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India in the Central Vigilance Commission with effect from June 24, 2021.
Sol. The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAIL Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL), for the construction of an International Cricket Stadium in Bokaro city.
Sol. Amazon has acquired an American instant messaging app ‘Wickr’ to offer secure communications for businesses, government agencies, and individuals, who are moving to hybrid work environments, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wickr app has been acquired by Amazon.com Inc’s cloud computing unit Amazon Web Services (AWS), for an undisclosed amount.
Sol. Mumbai remains India’s most expensive city at 78th rank but has dropped 18 places in this year’s ranking.Other Indian cities on the list are New Delhi (117), Chennai (158), Bengaluru (170), and Kolkata (181).
Sol. Paisabazaar.com, India’s largest lending marketplace & Credit Score platform and SBM Bank India, the youngest universal Bank announced the launch of “Step Up Credit Card” – a credit-builder product designed for consumers with limited access to formal credit, due to ineligible credit score.
Sol. Max Verstappen (Netherlands-Red Bull) has won the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix. This is the fourth win of Verstappen in the 2021 Formula One season.
Sol. Journalist Sundeep Mishra’s book titled ‘Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story’ chronicles Chand’s journey with a detailed narrative of the gender-identity controversy that made her an iconic figure in Indian sport.
Sol. Cristiano Ronaldo has become the joint-top scoring men’s international player of all time. He is currently tied with Iran legend Ali Daei, who scored 109 times in 149 matches between 1993 and 2006.
Sol. French author Emmanuel Carrere, popular for his non-fiction books in a high literary vein, has been granted this year’s Spanish Princess of Asturias Literature Award.
Sol. Uttar Pradesh has emerged as top performer among all Indian states. It is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu under the Smart City award, 2020.
Sol. Engineers India Limited (EIL) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), RK Sabharwal has been honoured with the highest civilian award of Mongolia ‘The Order of Polar Star by his excellency.
Sol. Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant announced that Goa has become the first state in the country to be Rabies free.