Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 24 June to 30 June 2019

24 June to 30 June 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics like G-20 Summit, new RAW chief and IB Director among others.

1. Name of RBI Deputy Governor who resigned six months before his term ends?
a) Pankaj Sinha
b) Abhijit Prasad
c) Suresh Prajapati
d) Viral Acharya

2. What is the venue of G-20 Summit 2019?
a) Paris
b) New Delhi
c) Moscow
d) Osaka

3. Who was appointed as Director of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)?
a) Samant Kumar Goel
b) Anil Kumar Dhasmana
c) Sushil Chaturvedi
d) T Chandrashekaran

4. Padma Vibhushan E. Sreedharan recently resigned as the Principal Advisor to which corportation?
a) DMRC
b) LMRC
c) KMRC
d) MMRC

5.
 Who has been recently appointed IB director?
a) Vipin Kumar
b) Arvind Kumar
c) Sanjiv Seth
d) Ashwani Singh

6. The IOC has stripped the Olympic status of which among the following International sports associations?
a) FIH
b) ISSF
c) IWF
d) AIBA

7.Which country has agreed to revoke its citizenship given to Mehul Choksi?
a) Antigua
b) Australia
c) Peru
d) Brazil

8.
Which Indian bowler has recently become the second Indian bowler who has made hat-tricks in World Cup history?
a) Mohammed Shami
b) Bhuvneshvar Kumar
c) Kuldeep Yadav
d) Jasprit Bumrah

9. When was World Refugee Day observed?
a) June 21st
b) June 22nd
c) June 20th
d) June 23rd

10. Which industry icon is set to retire as Executive Chairman of his company in July?
a) Azim Premji
b) Ratan Tata
c) Lakshmi Mittal
d) Shiv Nadar

Answers

1.(d) Viral Acharya
RBI Deputy Governor Viral V Acharya has resigned from his post, six months before the scheduled end of his term. Acharya joined the central bank in January 2017 and was RBI’s youngest deputy governor, post economic liberalisation. Acharya will be returning to New York University as CV Starr Professor of Economics.

2. (d) Osaka
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the two-day G20 Summit slated to take place in Osaka. He will be meeting several world leaders, including US President Donald Trump. He will also hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit with Russian and Chinese Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, respectively.

3. (a) Samant Kumar Goel
Senior IPS officer Samant Kumar Goel was appointed as the Director of  Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), external intelligence of India. His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for a fixed tenure of two years.

4. (b) LMRC
Padma Vibhushan E. Sreedharan recently resigned as the Principal Advisor to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) citing health issues. Sreedharan is popularly known as the Metro Man. He holds years of experience in handling mega Metro projects in the country.

5. (b) Arvind Kumar
The government has appointed senior IPS officer Arvind Kumar as the director of the Intelligence Bureau. He is considered as an expert hand on matters related to Kashmir.

6. (d) AIBA
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped Olympic status from the troubled world boxing body AIBA. The AIBA president, Gafur Rakhimov is under the United States federal sanctions for suspected links to eastern European organized crime. As a result, the IOC will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

7. (a) Antigua
In fresh trouble for fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, the Antiguan government decided to revoke his citizenship. Once his citizenship is revoked, Choksi is likely to be extradited to India where he is wanted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

8. (a) Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami has become the second-ever Indian bowler to get a hat-trick in a world cup match with his hat-trick in the last over of India’s world cup match against Afghanistan. The first-ever Indian bowler to get a hat-trick was Chetan Sharma in 1987 Cricket World Cup.

9. (c) June 20th
The World Refugee Day was observed globally on June 20, 2019. The day’s theme this year was ‘#StepWithRefugees -Take a Step on World Refugee Day’. The day aimed to challenge everyone to join together and take a step with refugees.

10. (a) Azim Premji
IT Industry icon Azim Premji will retire as Executive Chairman of Wipro with effect from July 30, 2019. He led the company for 53 years. He will continue to serve on the board as Non-Executive Director and founder Chairman. His son Rishad Premji, Chief Strategy Officer and a board member, will take over as the new Executive Chairman of the company.

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