Current Affairs Quiz June 23 2017

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Question1: Which is the first State to take the amendment route to make way for liquor sale near highways?

A. Haryana
B. Bihar
C. Punjab
D. Maharashtra

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

Punjab government has given the nod for a proposal to amend the Punjab Excise Act to enable hotels, restaurants and clubs to serve alcohol within 500 meters of highways.

Question 2: EU has decided to extend economic sanctions against which country?

A. North Korea
B. Pakistan
C. Iran
D. Russia

Answer and Explanation

Ans. D

EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the Minsk agreement.

Question 3: Which country is mediating the Crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia?

A. USA
B. Kuwait
C. Bahrain
D. Iraq

Answer and Explanation

Ans . B

Three weeks after they first cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other West Asian countries placed a list of demands before the kingdom. Kuwait, which is mediating the crisis, handed over the 13-point list prepared by the Arab countries to Doha.

Question 4: ICC recently granted test status to which of the following team/teams?

A. Ireland
B. UAE
C. Afghanistan
D. Both a and c

Answer and Explanation

Ans. D

Ireland and Afghanistan have been granted Test status by the International Cricket Council after becoming 11th and 12th full ICC members.

Question 5: Which High Court has banned the purchase of cars, mobile phones and other luxury items by the government?

A. Rajasthan
B. Chennai
C. Punjab
D. Uttrakhand

Answer and Explanation

Ans. D

The Uttarakhand High Court has put a ban on purchase of cars, mobile phones and other luxury items by the government. It took the step after taking a stern view of the state government’s failure to provide basic minimum amenities to children in the state-run schools.

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