Current Affairs Questions and answers - June 20, 2014
Q1. By what percent Freight & Passenger rate is increased by Indian Railways that will come into effect from 25thJune’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: 6.5% and 14.2%. The Railway Ministry announced on 20th June’2014 that passenger fares will rise by 14.2% and freight by 6.5%.
Q2. Which state government has directed by the National Human Rights Commission to pay compensation to 16 patients who had lost their eyesight in a cataract surgery at the Community Health Centre in December’2012?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Chattisgarh Government. According to a NHRC, the state chief secretary has been asked to release payment of 50,000 rupees each to 16 patients in addition to a similar amount paid by the government from the Chief Minister’s relief fund.
Q3. Name the new district that will be formed by the West Bengal government as announced on 20thjune’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Alipurdar. West Bengal‘s Jalpaiguri district is being bifurcated to create a new district of Alipurduar and will come into existence on 25thJune’2014.
Q4. In which city, a one day meeting of SAARC Monsoon Initiative Programme National Working Group was organized on 20thJune’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Bhopal. The steps about linking training and research programmes with meteorology related information between different stakeholders were discussed in the meeting.
Q5. Who has won the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship title held in Dubai on 18thJune’14?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Magnus Carlsen. India’s Vishwanathan Anand clinched the bronze medal after being at the third position in the tournament.
Q6. Who has been honoured with Champions of Change by the White House?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Pratishtha Khanna. She is one of 10 local Champions of Change honoured for their exemplary leadership in their communities on 17 June 2014.
Q7. Name the Russian Deputy Prime Minister who was on a two day visit to India from 18thJune’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Dmitry O Rogozin.
Q8. Name the company that has won the arbitration award against Maldivian government on 19th June’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: GMR, Indian Infrastructure Giant. GMR won the arbitration award against Maldivian government for wrongful termination of Airport project contract.
Q9. How many foreign satellites will be launched by ISRO on 30thJune’2014?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Five Satellites. Each belongs to France, Germany, Singapore and two belongs to Canada.
Q10. As announced on 20thJune’14 by Reserve Bank of India, who can participate in the currency futures market?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Foreign Investors. The RBI said foreign portfolio investors could participate in the currency futures market by taking long or short position to the extent of $10 million without having to establish any underlying exposure.
Q11. Name the counter terrorism joint military exercise between India and United States?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Yudh Abhyas. The two countries have conducted their biggest ever joint military exercise – called Yudh Abhyas- between May-June’2014.
Q12. In which country, Beiji Oil Refinery is located?View Answer / Hide Answer
ANSWER: Iraq. Beiji Oil Refinery is the biggest oil refinery in Iraq and has a large power plant.