1. Who among the following has been bestowed on the highest civilian award of Mexico for foreigners?
Former president Prathiba Patil bestowed on the highest civilian award of Mexico for foreigners, 'Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca' . Prathiba Patil have become only the second Indian head of state (after ate President S. Radhakrishna) to get this award and this is the first time that Mexican government has awarded the ‘Aztec Eagle’ to a woman. Note: Pratibha Devisingh Patil Served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012
2. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga is located in:
The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (acronym MDNIY) is an autonomous, non profit making institute, acting as the nodal agency for the development and promotion of yoga culture across the country. The Institute is established by the Department of AYUSH, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
3. What is the theme of Financial Literacy Week 2019?
The Financial Literacy Week is an initiative by RBI to promote awareness on key topics every year through a focused campaign. Financial Literacy Week 2019 will be observed from June 3-7 on the theme of “Farmers” and how they benefit by being a part of the formal banking system Note: RBI’s Financial Education Initiative includes: The booklet FAME (Financial Awareness Messages) provides basic financial literacy messages for the information of general public. The RBI has developed tailored financial literacy content for five target groups' viz. Farmers, Small entrepreneurs, School children, Self Help Groups and Senior Citizens that can be used by the trainers in financial literacy programmes Earlier, the Reserve Bank had published a series of pictorial booklets. Under the'Raju' title, it created literature on the habit of savings and banking concepts. The 'Money Kumar' series simultaneously explained the role and functions of the Reserve Bank. Two posters - UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and *99# (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) - explained these new concepts in digital payments space
4. Recently who among the following has been elected as external auditor of WHO?
5. Who among the following has been as Deputy Executive Director of United Nations?
United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres recently appointed Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships. Note: Earlier Antonio Guterres appointed Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar an Indian Army officer as new Force Commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS ).
6. In which year Generalized System of Preferences was instituted?
The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a U.S. trade program designed to promote economic growth in the developing world by providing preferential duty-free entry for up to 4,800 products from 129 designated beneficiary countries and territories. GSP was instituted on January 1, 1976, by the Trade Act of 1974. Recently President Donald Trump has terminated India’s designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme after determining that it has not assured the US that it will provide “equitable and reasonable access” to its markets. Note: As per US norms, to qualify for GSP a beneficiary nation must meet 15 discretionary and mandatory eligibility criteria established by US Congress which includes providing US with equitable and reasonable market access e.t.c
7. In which year Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was established?
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was established was established in 1969 with headquarters at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. OIC holds an Islamic Summit once every three years. Currently OIC has 57 member countries Recently 14th OIC summit was held in Mecca
8. World Bicycle Day is observed on:
The World Bicycle Day was globally celebrated on 3 June 2019 by organising group rides on the event to popularize the use of bicycles in daily life. Note: Days ahead of World Bicycle Day celebration in 2018, Bengaluru appointed its first ever ‘Bicycle Mayor‘ the first of its kind in India, Satya Shankara
9. Mount Etna is located in:
Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations. In June 2013, it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy. The other two are: Mount Vesuvius, Mount Stromboli
10. Recently Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) meeting was held in:
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue also known as Quad is an informal strategic grouping consisting of India, US, Australia and Japan recently met in Bangkok, Thailand Note: A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, is a conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava
11. Mechuka valley is sometimes seen in news. It is located in:
Indian Air Force’s AN-32 transport aircraft goes missing after taking off from Jorhat in Assam. AN-32 aircraft got airborne on 3 June from Jorhat at for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (only 29 kms from the China border), in Mechuka Valley
12. Who among the following authored ‘Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge’ book?
Celebrated cricket broadcaster Ashis Ray released a new book titled ‘Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge’. It the new book he has Ray penned down the journey of Indian cricket at the World Cups since the inaugural edition of WCs in 1975.
13. Recently which of the following won UEFA Champions League?
Liverpool beats Tottenham Hotspur with 2-0 to win UEFA Champions League football trophy final at Madrid, Spain. This was Tottenham first ever appearance in the Champions League final. About UEFA: The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs, deciding the best team in Europe
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