Current Affairs Quiz – June 8, 2019
World Oceans Day is observed on which Date?
June 8 - World Oceans Day
Food Corporation of India plans to speed up silo construction by which year?
The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has commissioned a new roadmap to speed up silo construction to meet its target of 100 lakh tonnes of storage space by 2022.
The National Green Tribunal has stayed the Andhra Pradesh government's Godavari- Penna interlinking projects due to lack of environmental clearance. A bench of NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board has failed to perform its duty to take appropriate action as per law.
Which State Cabinet decided to shift Water ATMs to smart card mode?
All drinking water ATMs will soon shift from coin-based service to smart card-based system. The State Cabinet decided to outsource management of the ATMs to private agencies taluk-wise for ensuring round-the-clock availability of safe drinking water to people. Now, 600 to 800 ATMs remain out of order on any given day owing to technical glitches. There are 18,000 ATMs in the State and 16,000 of them are functional.
Which country recently organised Gandhi Cycle Rally for Peace?
To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Embassy in Saudi organized ‘Gandhi Cycle Rally for Peace’ in association with the Diplomatic Quarter Authority and Saudi Cycling Federation.
Which space agency recently announced to open the International Space Station to tourists from next year?
U.S. space agency NASA said on Friday that it would open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism. There will be up to two short private astronaut missions per year. The missions will be for stays of up to 30 days. As many as a dozen private astronauts could visit the ISS per year according to NASA.
The Reserve Bank has issued a new framework for resolution by offering a how many days gap for stress recognition?
The Reserve Bank has issued a new framework for resolution of bad loans, offering a 30- day gap for stress recognition instead of the one-day default earlier. In case a borrower is reported to be in default, the lenders should undertake a prima facie review of the account within 30 days from the day of default.
World Para Championships 2019 was held in which country?
Indian archers secured two quota places each in the recurve and compound sections for next year's Tokyo Paralympics after dishing out superb performances at the World Para Championships in the Netherlands.
Who has been appointed as an electoral officer for the BCCI's Annual General Meeting?
Former Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami has been appointed as an electoral officer for the BCCI's Annual General Meeting.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had last month announced that the long-awaited elections of the BCCI will be held on 22nd October.