Top Current Affairs Quiz: 12 June 2019

12 June 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Forbes 2019 list of highest paid athletes,  World Day against Child Labour and new Rajya Sabha leader among others.

1. When was World Day against Child Labour observed?
a) June 12th
b) June 13th
c) June 10th
d) June 9th

2. The Union Government has decided to develop Eklavya Model Residential Schools for which community?
a) Dalits
b) EWS
c) Scheduled Castes
d) Schedules Tribes

3. Which financial institution has constituted a committee to review ATM pricing?
a) NITI Aayog
b) IMF
d) RBI

4. What is the name of the cyclone that is expected to make its landfall soon in Gujarat?
a) Fani
b) Gaja
c) Vayu
d) Vardah

5. Who has been appointed as the new leader of Rajya Sabha?
a) Thawarchand Gehlot
b) Amit Shah
c) Smriti Irani
d) Rajnath Singh

6. Which among the following is the scheduled launch date of Chandrayaan-2?
a) July 10th
b) July 15th
c) July 13th
d) July 5

Which Indian is the sole one to feature on the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes?
a) Virat Kohli
b) Mithali Raj
c) PV Sindhu
d) Sania Mirza

8. Who topped the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes?
a) Floyd Mayweather
b) Cristiano Ronaldo
c) Lionel Messi
d) Roger Federer

Who has been appointed as the deputy leader of BJP in the Lok Sabha?
a) Amit Shah
b) Piyush Goyal
c) Thawarchand Gehlot
d) Rajnath Singh

10. Which country has decided to invest Rs 13,000 cr in India’s northeast region?
a) Russia
b) US
c) Japan
d) Germany


1. (a) June 12th
The World Day against Child Labour is being observed across the world today, on June 12, 2019. The theme of the day this year is, 'Children should not work in fields but on dreams'. The World Day against Child Labour was established by the International Labour Organization in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

2. (d) Schedules Tribes
The Union Government has decided to develop Eklavya Model Residential Schools meant for scheduled tribes at par with Navodya Vidyalaya. The initiative is part of the 100 days target of the Ministry towards the welfare of scheduled tribes.

3. (d) RBI
The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a six-member committee to review the entire ATM charges and fees. The committee will review existing patterns of costs, charges and interchange fees for ATM transactions. The committee will submit its report within two months from the date of its first meeting.

4. (c) Vayu
Cyclone Vayu is intensifying and advancing closer towards the Gujarat coast. The cyclone is presently, on June 12, 340 kilometres away from Veraval and is expected to hit the coast in the next 24 hours. The landfall is predicted between Porbandar and Mahuva and Veraval and Diu Island.

5. (a) Thawarchand Gehlot
Thawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, has been appointed as the new leader of Rajya Sabha. The position was previously occupied by senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley under the first Narendra Modi-led government.

6. (b) July 15th
Chandrayaan-2 will be launched on July 15, 2019 confirmed Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan on June 12. ISRO has released the first images of the moon lander. Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second mission to the moon.

7. (a) Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is again the only Indian in the Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid athletes. The list, announced on June 11, 2019, is topped by Argentinean football star Lionel Messi.

8. (c) Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes 2019 list as the world’s highest-paid athlete for the first time, dethroning boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather.  Messi earned a total of $US127 million in the last 12 months including $92m from salary and winnings and an additional $35m from endorsements.

9. (d) Rajnath Singh
The BJP has constituted its Parliamentary Party Executive Committee with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the leader of the party and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as Deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha.

10. (c) Japan
Japan is planning to invest Rs 13,000 cr in the northeast region of India. Some of the important projects in which Japan will collaborate include Guwahati Water Supply Project and Guwahati Sewage Project in Assam and Northeast Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project spread over Assam and Meghalaya.

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