1.Name the Indian tennis player who has been elected as a player member to ITF World Tennis Tour Player Men’s panels?
A. Niki Poonacha
B. Saket Myneni
C. Yuki Bhambri
D. Prajnesh Guneshwaran
2.Name the Indian-American who has been appointed as the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) by the US senate?
A. Anit Kotwani
B. Sethuraman Panchanathan
C. Arun Singhal
D. Rajiv Topno
3.Who inked partnership with AIM for to boost Innovation & Entrepreneurship initiatives?
D. MAX BUPA
4.Who among the following has been appointed as the brand ambassador of JSW cement?
A. Sachin Tendulkar and Mahesh Bhupathi
B. MS Dhoni and Bhaichung ghostly
C. Virat Kohli and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
D. Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Chhetri
5.Who announced his retirement from WWE Wrestling?
B. Billy graham
C. Ivan Koloff
D. Buddy Rogers
6.Who raised the withdrawal limit for PMC bank customers to one lakh?
A. Punjab Bank
B. Reserve Bank
C. Allahabad Bank
D. Canara Bank
7.International Day of Yoga is observed every year on which date?
B. 15 June
C. 23 June
D. 20 June
8.Consider the following statements related to UNHCR Global Trends report:
1.UN Refugee Agency, is today appealing to countries worldwide to do far more to find homes for millions of refugees and others displaced by conflict, persecution or events seriously disturbing public order.
2.United Nations High Commissioner was created in 1955 to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes.
Which of the above statement/statements are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2
9.Consider the following statements:
1.India to participate in trilateral RIC meeting with Russia, China.
2.Conceived by the then Russian foreign minister Yevgeny Primakov in 1988.
3.The trio could also contribute to creating a new economic structure for the world.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 and 2 are correct
B. 1 and 3 are correct
C. 2 and 3 are correct
D. All of the above
10.Consider the following statements:
1.Ministry of Culture launches Namaste Yoga campaign.
2.Ministry of Culture celebrated International Yoga Day 2020 from 19th to 21st June, 2020 with the goal of making yoga an indispensable part of everyone’s life.
The International Tennis Federation has declared the list of players, who chose for the ITF World Tennis Tour Player Panels. India’s Niki Poonacha is elected as a player member to ITF World Tennis Tour Player Men’s panels. The Men’s and Women’s Panel will be headed by Mark Woodforde and Mary Pierce respectively who are the athlete representatives on the ITF board of directors.
Poonacha is chosen as one of the two players from Asia/Oceania locale with a second-most noteworthy number of votes (62) among all challenging players. Ti Chen from Taipei with 14 votes is the second player from Asia/Oceania district. An aggregate of 576 finished polling forms was gotten for the 13 players who participated in the political race from locales – Europe, Asia/Oceania, South America, North and Central America, Caribbean.
Men’s Tennis Panel:
Women’s Tennis Panel:
US senate has appointed Indian American scientist Sethuraman Panchanathan as the Director of National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF is the top American body that supports fundamental research in non-medical fields of science and engineering. He will be the 15th director of NSF replacing France Cordova. He is the 2nd Indian American to be nominated for NSF after Dr Subra Suresh (October 2010 to March 2013). He is currently leading Arizona State University (ASU).
Coal India Limited (CIL) has tied up with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog to boost innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the country. For partnership, Statement of Intent (SoI) has been signed in a virtual meet. CIL and AIM will together deal with Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) at school level, Atal Incubation Centres at institutional levels, Atal Community Innovation Centres etc.
This will support the youth and innovation ecosystems.
JSW Cement has signed Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Chhetri as its brand ambassadors. The cement brand has also launched a new multi-media marketing campaign “Leader’s Choice” which includes both sports icons. The multi-media marketing campaign “Leader’s Choice” of JSW Cement promotes the ideology of building a solid foundation for a better tomorrow. Sourav Ganguly is the former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian Cricket team. He is presently serving as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sunil Chhetri is the captain of the Indian national football team and Bengaluru FC.
Wrestling legend and WWE whiz “The Undertaker” has announced his retirement from World Wrestling Entertainment. The Undertaker’s last match was against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. His real name is Mark Calaway.
He conceived on March 24, 1965, in Texas, US. The Undertaker started his expert vocation in 1987. He made his WWE debut in 1990’s Survivor Series occasion and went on to become one of the most iconic stars of the WWE as his ‘The Deadman”. He enlisted consecutive 21 triumphs in WrestleMania.
Ruled for three decades
Undertaker’s last match
Undertaker’s great record
The Reserve Bank of India has enhanced the withdrawal limit for depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Limited, Mumbai to Rs 1 Lakh per depositor. The withdrawal limit was earlier set at Rs 50,000. According to RBI, with the enhancement of the withdrawal limit, more than 84% of the depositors of the bank will be able to withdraw their entire account balance.
RBI placed the PMC bank under All-Inclusive Directions under sub-section (1) of Section 35 A read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 with effect from close of business on 23rd September 2019, in the interest of depositor protection. These directives were applicable till June 22, 2020. But, due to lockdown on account of COVID-19 pandemic the resolution process of the bank was negatively affected. Hence, these directives has been extended by RBI for a further period of six months from June 23, 2020 to December 22, 2020 subject to review.
United Nations Public Service Day is observed globally on 23rd June every year. This day is to highlight the contribution of public service in the development process and to value public service to the community. This day is widely known by various public service organisations and departments around the world by organising several events to recognise the role of public servants in making developments and improvements in the community.
United Nations Public Service Day: History
UN Refugee Agency, is today appealing to countries worldwide to do far more to find homes for millions of refugees and others displaced by conflict, persecution or events seriously disturbing public order. This is as a report released today showed that forced displacement is now affecting more than one per cent of humanity – 1 in every 97 people – and with fewer and fewer of those who flee being able to return home.
UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, which comes two days ahead of 20 June World Refugee Day, shows that an unprecedented 79.5 million were displaced as of the end of 2019. UNHCR has not seen a higher total.
World Refugee Day
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
History of migration
The Union Ministry of External Affairs on June 18, 2020 confirmed India’s participation in the virtual RIC (Russia-India-China) foreign ministers meeting on June 23. Russian Foreign Ministry had earlier confirmed the trilateral meeting.
What is RIC?
Importance of RIC for India:
Importance of meeting for India-China relations:
Answer: 10) C
Ministry of Culture launches Namaste Yoga campaign celebrating International Yoga Day 2020. Ministry of Culture celebrated International Yoga Day 2020 from 19th to 21st June, 2020 with the goal of making yoga an indispensable part of everyone’s life. The ministry urges people to join Surya Namaskar on International Yoga Day using #10MillionSuryaNamaskar and #NamasteYoga. Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge): Prahlad Singh Patel.
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