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  • June 25, 2017 Current Affairs - Daily Current Affairs
1. 

As per the report of World Drug 2017, how many people are suffered from drug?

A. 29.5 million
B. 27.2 million
C. 30.8 million
D. 21.9 million

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

As per World Drug Report 2017, released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), around 29.5 million people (0.6% of the global adult population) were engaged in problematic use of drugs and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. It highlighted that Opioids (drugs derived from opium, including morphine) were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70% of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide.

2. 

What is the new name of World Taekwondo Federation?

A. World Taekwondo
B. Taekwondo Federation
C. International Taekwondo Federation
D. International Taekwondo

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo on 25th June 2017. The body was called the World Taekwondo Federation since 1973.It was headqurtered in South Korea. It has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation "WTF" gained currency on social media.

3. 

Which document is not valid for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan?

A. Driving License
B. Income Tax PAN
C. Aadhaar
D. Voter's card

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

According to the Union home ministry Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan-both countries for which they don't need visas-if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission. For ease travelling the persons over 65 and below 15 years can show documents with photographs to confirm their age and identity.

4. 

Jagannath Yatra festival was celebrated in ___________.

A. Manipur
B. Assam
C. Maharashtra
D. Odisha

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Jagannath Yatra festival or Ratha Yatra is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. The 5000 year old chariot festival marks the return of Lord Krishna to Vrindavan with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. Whereas the 135th JagannathYatra starts from June 25 and ends on July 3 2017.

5. 

What is the toll free number launched by the Manipur CM for women helpline?

A. 171
B. 181
C. 151
D. 141

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Manipur CM Biren Singh has launched a toll free 24/7 helpline number 181 for women in the state. It will help fight and reduce crime against women in the state. The helpline will also provide information about the appropriate support services, government schemes and programmes available to the women affected by violence.

6. 

Who launched the book "The Emergency - Indian Democracy's Darkest Hour" on 24th of June 2017?

A. Shri Venkaiah Naidu
B. Shri Arun Jaitley
C. Shri Nitin Gadkari
D. Smt Sushma Swaraj

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Venkaiah Naidu has launched the book which titled The Emergency - Indian Democracy's Darkest Hour on 24th of June 2017. A book is written by Surya Prakash who is a chairman of PrasharBharati. The book was launched at a conference to mark the anniversary of the Emergency and to honour all those who fought for restoration of democracy in the country in the mid-1970s.

7. 

Sunil Kakar was appointed as the MD and CEO of this bank.

A. Kotak Mahindra Bank
B. IndusInd Bank
C. HDFC Bank
D. IDFC Bank

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

IDFC Ltd has announced the elevation of its CFO Sunil Kakar as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He is appointed for 3 years. Sunil Kakar is responsible for finance and accounts, business planning and budgeting and investor relations, among others.

8. 

Who won the Australia Open Super Series Title?

A. P.V. Sindhu
B. Chetan Anand
C. Aparna Phopat
D. Kidambi Srikanth

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth won the Australian Open Superseries Trophy in Sydney. He has defeated Olympic champion Chen Long. Srikanth has won in straight games 22-20, 21-16 to win his career's 4th Super Series title and become only the fifth player in the world and the first Indian male shuttler to contest three consecutive Super Series finals.

9. 

The Day of the Seafarer was observed on _________.

A. June 24th
B. June 26th
C. June 25th
D. June 20th

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The Day of Seafarer (DotS) has observed on 25th of June 2017. DotSwas established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention. Its main purpose is to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole. The theme of Seafarer Day 2017 is "Seafarers Matter".