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 Q .
Who was the President of the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification?
A)
Xi Jinping
B)
Narendra Modi
C)
Yoshihide Suga
D)
Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Correct Answer : Option (B) - Narendra Modi

Note :

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the President of the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP14 President). The event was held at New Delhi in 2019.
Recently, PM Modi is set to address a high-level virtual dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought at the UN. The event will be convened by the President of the 75th session of the General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir.

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Published On : June 16, 2021
 Q .
Which female player from Czech Republic has recently won the women's singles title in French Open Tennis?
A)
Lily Collins
B)
Sana Marin
C)
Boby Adline
D)
Barbora Krejcikova

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Barbora Krejcikova

Note : Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic recently won the women's singles title in French Open tennis by defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

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Published On : June 15, 2021
 Q .
Which state ministry has launched the Direct Benefit Transfer mobile application?
A)
Goa
B)
Assam
C)
Karnataka
D)
Maharashtra

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Karnataka

Note : The Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has launched a DBT mobile application that will help transfer funds directly to beneficiaries of various government welfare schemes.

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Published On : June 15, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court?
A)
Prafulla Chandra Pant
B)
Amitabh Chaudhry
C)
Rajesh Bindal
D)
Sanjay Yadav

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Sanjay Yadav

Note : Justice Sanjay Yadav took oath as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court at the Gandhi Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Lucknow.

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Published On : June 15, 2021
 Q .
Professor Mukesh Sharma of which of the following IIT institute has been appointed as an honorary member of WHO GAPH-TAG?
A)
IIT Kanpur
B)
IIT Delhi
C)
IIT Mumbai
D)
IIT Bangalore

Correct Answer : Option (A) - IIT Kanpur

Note : IIT Kanpur - Professor Mukesh Sharma of IIT Kanpur has recently been appointed as an honorary member of the World Health Organization's Global Air Pollution and Health-Technical Advisory Group

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Published On : June 15, 2021
 Q .
Who is the author of the book titled Home in the World?
A)
Anita Desai
B)
Ruskin Bond
C)
Amartya Sen
D)
Salman Rushdie

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Amartya Sen

Note : One of the world's leading public intellectuals of our time, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has penned his memoir 'Home in the World'.

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Published On : June 15, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed to an international advisory group for climate action?
A)
Sangita Narain
B)
Sanjit Narayan
C)
Sunita Narain
D)
Suman Narayan

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Sunita Narain

Note : India's Environmentalist, Writer and Director General of The Centre for Science & Environment, Sunita Narain has been appointed to an international advisory group for action on environment, climate and biodiversity.

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Published On : June 15, 2021
 Q .
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is a ……… member body.
A)
10
B)
15
C)
20
D)
25

Correct Answer : Option (B) - 15

Note :

The United Nations Security Council is a 15 member body. Five veto-wielding permanent members of the council are the United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom and France.
Recently, five countries namely Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana and Gabon have been selected for to join the U.N. Security Council. They replace another 5 members whose terms end and will start their terms on January 1.

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Published On : June 15, 2021
 Q .
The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is organised by the International Union of Railways (UIC), based at which city?
A)
New York
B)
Geneva
C)
Rome
D)
Paris

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Paris

Note :

The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of level crossing safety.
The campaign has been spearheaded by the Paris- based International Union of Railways (UIC), an international rail transport industry body. The ILCAD campaign was established in 2009, by the European Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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Published On : June 14, 2021
 Q .
Who has been appointed as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development?
A)
Arnoldo Lopez Echandi
B)
Maria Eugenia Casar
C)
Enrique Iglesias
D)
Rebeca Grynspan

Correct Answer : Option (D) - Rebeca Grynspan

Note : The U.N. General Assembly has approved the appointment of Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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Published On : June 14, 2021