Current Affairs Quiz June 29 2017

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Daily Current Affairs Today 29 June 2017.

Question 1: When will the term of the present vice-president Hamid Ansari end?

A. August 5 2017
B. August 10 2017
C. August 15 2017
D. August 18 2017

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

The election commission announced today that the election of India’s next vice president will take place on August 5. The term of vice president M. Hamid Ansari ends on August 10.

Question 2:GSAT-17, India’s latest communication satellite, was successfully launched into space from which spaceport?

A. Keweenaw spaceport, Michigan
B. Woomera Test Range, Australia
C. Las Palmas spaceport, Argentina
D. Kourou spaceport, French Guiana

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D

GSAT-17, India’s latest communication satellite, was on Thursday successfully launched into space from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, PTI reported. The satellite was propelled using the European Ariane 5 Launch Vehicle.

Question 3: India has recently contributed $ 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in which issues?

A. Related to Poverty
B. Related to Tax Matters
C. Related to Child Labour
D. Related to Terrorism

Answer and Explanation

Answer: B

India has contributed $ 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution. The UN Tax Trust Fund aims to support the work of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Committee).

Question 4: Coca-Cola is downing shutters of its biggest analytics, technical and innovation centre in the country. This centre is in which Indian city?

A. Hyderabad
B. New Delhi
C. Mumbai
D. Pune

Answer and Explanation

Answer: D Coca-Cola is downing shutters of its biggest analytics, technical and innovation centre in the country, based in Pune, as part of a restructuring undertaken by the beverages maker to become a leaner organisation.

Question 5: Who will head BCCI newly-formed seven-member Special Committee to oversee reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee?

A. Rajeev Shukla
B. Sourav Ganguly
C. Naba Bhattacharjee
D. Jay Shah

Answer and Explanation

Answer: A

Rajeev Shukla, a former vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will head a newly-formed seven-member Special Committee to oversee reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee, as decided at Monday’s Special General Meeting (SGM).

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