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Daily GK Capsule Quiz Questions For 09th June

1 . India and ADB recently Inked $120 million loan agreement to improve irrigation in which state ?
a) Punjab
b) Odisha
c) Chattisgarh
d) Haryana


Ans : (B)
Description : India has signed loan agreement of US 12 crore dollars with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha. The soft loan is the second tranche of a 157.5 million dollars financing facility under the Orissa Integrated Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management Investment Program. The programme aims to improve existing irrigation infrastructure, maintenance and operation and water use efficiency that will lead to higher agricultural productivity. The selected areas for the investment program are the Brahmani, Baitarani, Budhabalanga and Subarnarekha river basins and part of Mahanadi Delta.
2 . Who will receive the National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast ?
a) Narendra Modi
b) Pranab Mukherjee
c) Sachin Tendulkar
d) Amitab Bachchan


Ans : (B)
Description : President Pranab Mukherjee will be presented National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast, the highest award of the West African country where he will be on a two day visit starting June 14. It will be the first ever high level visit from India to Ivory Coast. Mukherjee has been invited by Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara. Mr. Mukherjee\'s visit to the nation is a part of his 6 days visit to Ghana, Cote d\'Ivoire and Namibia. During his trip, Mukherjee will be accompanied by a Minister of State, four Members of the Parliament, senior officials and a business delegation.
3 . _____ has become the first city in India to have its own ‘city animal’.
a) Bhubaneswar
b) Delhi
c) Guwahati
d) Bangalore


Ans : (C)
Description : Guwahati has become the first city in the country to have its own ‘city animal’ with Kamrup metropolitan district administration declaring Gangetic River Dolphin as its mascot. Gangetic River Dolphin is locally known as ‘Sihu’ which remains in the River Brahmaputra along Guwahati.
4 . Which country has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother to child HIV ?
a) India
b) China
c) Maldives
d) Thailand


Ans : (D)
Description : The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission. In this regard, Thailand’s Minister of Health was presented with the certificate of validation during a ceremony, which took place on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York. The mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Thailand has been reduced to less than 2% and all pregnant women living with HIV have access to antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to reduce transmission of virus from mother to child during pergrency.
5 . Government has decided to form a new reserve battalion in the name of which warrior ?
a) Shahaji Raje Bhosale
b) Amoghavarsha
c) Mangal Pandey
d) Maharana Pratap


Ans : (D)
Description : Union Home Ministry has decided to form new reserve battalion will be raised and it will be named after Maharana Pratap. It will be called Maharana India Reserve Battalion. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced it on the occasion of 475th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap in Gogunda in Udaipur district. He also unveiled statue of Maharana Pratap in the ceremony. Maharana Pratap .He was born in 1540 at Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan. He was the eldest son of Maharani Jaiwanta Bai and Udai Singh II, founder of Udaipur.
6 . Which city will host 2016 Junior hockey World Cup ?
a) Cuttuck
b) Lucknow
c) Mumbai
d) Kolkata


Ans : (B)
Description : The Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh is going to host the 2016 Junior Men’s hockey World Cup. Announcement in this regard was made by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The Junior hockey World Cup would be held from 8th to 18th December 2016. The eleven-day long event will feature 16 teams. They include defending champions Germany, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Austria, Canada, Egypt, India, England, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan and Spain.
7 . The World Oceans Day was observed globally on which date?
a) June 6
b) June 7
c) June 8
d) June 5


Ans : (C)
Description : The World Oceans Day was observed globally on 8 June 2016 with the theme Healthy oceans, healthy planet. The main focus of this year\'s theme is on curbing the plastic pollution. In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly through its resolution 63/111decided that, as from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as the World Oceans Day.\r\n
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