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  • June 11, 2017 Current Affairs - Daily Current Affairs
1. 

Kaladan was the first major project taken up by India in which country?

A. Bangladesh
B. China
C. Myanmar
D. Pakistan

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Kaladan was the first major project taken up by India in Myanmar. $484-million Kaladan multi-modal transport projects will offer connectivity to Mizoram in India. Rs. 1,600-crore contract has been awarded for building 109-km road connecting Paletwa river terminal to Zorinpui in Mizoram border, under this project.

2. 

Programme SATH launched by NITI Aayog stands for

A. Systematic Action for Transforming Human Capital
B. Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital
C. Sustainable Action for Transformation of Human Capital
D. Systematic Action for Transformation of Human Capital

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

NITI Aayog has launched a program 'Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital (SATH)' with the State Governments for cooperative federalism. The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors. The aim of SATH is to identify and build three future 'role model' states for health systems.

3. 

Who has been adjudged in the first-ever AIFF Women's player of the year for 2016?

A. Ngangom Bala
B. Aditi Chauhan
C. Oinam Bembem Devi
D. Sasmita Malik

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Sasmita Malik was adjudged the 2016 AIFF Women's player of the year at the first ever All India Football Federation (AIFF) Awards in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Malik won the award for her immense contribution to the success and growth of the Indian women's football team.

4. 

Who among the following has been selected for the highest French civilian honour, the Legion of Honour?

A. Victor Baneerjee
B. Soumitra Chatterjee
C. Jayanta Chattopadhyay
D. Bhaswar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, 82, has been selected for the highest French civilian honour, the Legion of Honour. The award comes to the octogenarian Bengali screen legend exactly 30 years after Satyajit Ray got the honour. Ray was awarded the Legion of Honour by then French President Francois Mitterrand in 1987.

5. 

Who has been appointed as the MD and CEO of the NSE by SEBI?

A. Vikram Limaye
B. Vikrant Limaye
C. Vilakshan Limaye
D. Vikhyat Limaye

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has approved the appointment of Vikram Limaye as the new managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Limaye is currently MD & CEO of IDFC Ltd, and infrastructure financing firm.

6. 

The first Ocean Conference was held in?

A. UIA
B. UNESCO
C. United Nation
D. UNSC

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The 2017 United Nations Ocean Conference is a United Nations conference that took place on 5-9 June 2017 which sought to mobilize action for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

7. 

The 2017 European Union Film Festival (EUFF) has started from which Indian city?

A. Mumbai
B. Coimbatore
C. Kolkata
D. New Delh

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The 22nd edition of European Union Film Festival (EUFF) has started at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi with an aim to improve cultural ties between India and European countries. The festival includes twenty-two films from Member States. This festival of award-winning European films includes perennial themes - the redemption of love, the resilience of youth, and the triumph of the human spirit in situations of adversity.

8. 

Who among the following won the 2017 French Open Women's Singles crown?

A. Jelena Ostapenko
B. Simona Halep
C. Angelique Kerber
D. Virginia Ruzici

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open women's crown she beat Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at Roland Garros. It was her first ever Grand Slam title. Ostapenko, 20, is the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since Britain's Margaret Scriven in 1933. Ostapenko is also the first player of Latvian origin - men or women - to win a Grand Slam event.