Current Affairs QUIZ June 20, 2018

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Current Affairs QUIZ June 20, 2018

The IRDAI is headquartered at________

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India is an autonomous, statutory body tasked with regulating and promoting the insurance and re-insurance industries in India.

Name the tech giant which has acquired classroom learning video platform Flipgrid?

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a popular video platform used by more than 20 million teachers and students worldwide, for an undisclosed amount. As part of its attempt to win over students and educators, Microsoft will make Flipgrid free to the 20 million educators, students and parents already using the software and free to anyone else who decides to join the video- discussion and social-learning platform.

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) was set up in which year?

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organisation. NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi, India, with regional offices in the cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Hydearbad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

China has unveiled a new Earth observation satellite named ________ which will be used basically for agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring.

China successfully launched a new Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-6, which will be mainly used in agricultural resources research and disaster monitoring. The satellite was launched on a Long March- 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China. It was the 276th mission of the Long March rocket series.A scientific experiment satellite named Luojia-1 was sent into space at the same time.

Which state has introduced “Sandbox” to boost Fintech Innovation in the state?

The Maharashtra Government has announced the opening up of a ‘sandbox’ to boost start-ups, aiming to develop the financial capital into a fintech hub. In this sandbox, all the start-ups will be welcome who can register, open their APIs (application programming interface) and banks can consume.

The DRDO recently conducted the 6th successful test firing of nuclear capable Agni-5. The long range ballistic missile is a type of__________

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable long range ballistic missile Agni-5 with a strike range of 5,000 km. The surface-to-surface missile was launched from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5 ballistic missile.

Which state has launched the mobile App messenger ‘Cop Connect’ for the state police?

The Telangana police have launched a mobile-based messenger application named ‘Cop Connect’ to provide real time information to over 60,000 police officers across 31 districts in the state. ‘Cop Connect’ messaging App, developed by the department on the lines of WhatsApp, will support the police department in improving quality of service delivered to public.

Name the Indian city which has been selected as the 100th city under the government’s flagship Smart Cities Mission.

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya has been selected as 100th Smart City, to receive funding under the Centre’s flagship Smart Cities Mission, after evaluating the proposal submitted by it. Till now, 99 smart cities had been selected in four rounds of competition and with Shillong’s selection, the list of 100 cities has been completed under the Smart Cities Mission.The total proposed investment in the finally selected 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission would be Rs.2,05,018 crores.

Name the winner of Femina Miss India 2018.

Miss Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu was declared the winner of the 55th edition of Femina Miss India 2018 pageant held at Dome, NSCI Stadium, Mumbai.

Who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Sikkim?

Famed Indian composer and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Sikkim government for a year. As the government’s brand ambassador, Rahman would keep coming to the Himalayan state from time to time and promote it.

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