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Current Affairs MCQs of 16th June 2021
Q.1 Who won Pulitzer Prize 2021 in the International Reporting category for exposing China’s secret Uyghur Muslim detention camps?
a. Neil Bedi
b. Megha Rajagopalan
c. Nadja Drost
d. Laura Crimaldi
Q.2 Which state has decided to provide 9 hrs free power supply to farmlands during the Kharif season?
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Andhra Pradesh
d. Madhya Pradesh
Q.3 Who has been appointed as the Chef de Cabinet for the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), that will begin from September 2021?
a. K Nagaraj Naidu
b. Ajit Kumar
c. Pushpendra Duchania
d. Virander Kumar Paul
Q.4 Who has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)?
a. Enrique Iglesias
b. María Eugenia Casar
c. Arnoldo Lopez Echandi
d. Rebeca Grynspan
Q.5 Which state has launched ‘Yuva Shakti Corona Mukti Abhiyan’?
a. Andhra Pradesh
b. Arunachal Pradesh
c. Uttar Pradesh
d. Madhya Pradesh
Q.6 Naftali Bennett has become the new Prime Minister of which of the following
Q.7 Who among the following has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame this year?
a. MS Dhoni
b. Ravi Shastri
c. Vinoo Mankad
d. Javagal Srinath
Q.8 Who has become the first man to win all four major Grand Slams twice?
a. Novak Djokovic
b. Roger Federer
c. Rafael Nadal
d. None of the Above
Q.9 In which country Indian Mango Promotion Programme begun?
a. Sri Lanka
Q.10 ‘Home in the World’, a memoir is penned down by whom?
a. Amartya Sen
b. Manmohan Singh
c. Urjit Patel
d. Ruskin Bond
Q.1 b) Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan along with Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed News won the Pulitzer Prize in the International Reporting category for their innovative investigative reports exposing China’s secretly built Uyghur Muslims detention camps in its Xinjiang region.
Q.2 c) Andhra Pradesh Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy informed on June 14, 2021 that the state government will provide nine hours of free continuous power supply to the farmlands during the daytime in the coming Kharif season.
Q.3) The President-elect of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has appointed K Nagaraj Naidu as his Chef de Cabinet.
Q.4 d) The U.N. General Assembly has approved the appointment of Costa Rican economist Rebecca Grynspan, as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She will serve a four-year term of office. Grynspan is the first woman and Central American to head UNCTAD.
Q.7 c) The International Cricket Council inducted ten new cricketers into the ICC Hall of Fame on June 13, 2021. The new inductees include four special inductees. Legendary Indian cricketer Vinoo Mankad is among the ten ICC Hall of Fame inductees for 2021.He was the first Indian to score 1000 test runs and take 100 test wickets.
Q.8 a) Novak Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final on June 13, 2021. With the win, Djokovic has become the first man to win all four majors twice.
Q.9 d) A week-long Indian mango promotion programme began in Bahrain where 16 varieties of the fruit including three Geographical Indications (GI) certified Khir sapati Lakshman bhog (West Bengal), Zardalu (Bihar) are being displayed.