Current Affairs  June - Set 1

Current affairs questions of the day 

Attempt these current affairs MCQs 

Answers at the bottom of the page

Q1

The primary provision of "Bell of Faith" scheme recently launched in Kerala is 
 

(a) Education to children
(b) security to senior citizens
(c) Shelter for homeless
(d) Education for orphans 

Q2

Which of these are correct for "PM CARES For Children- Empowerment of COVID Affected Children"


1. Free education for children who lost their parents to Covid
2. Children will get lifetime free health insurance of Rs 5 lakh under Ayushman Bharat
3. The children will be assisted to get an education loan at half the existing interest rates


(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) All of them
(d) 2 and 3 only
 

Q3

Consider the following statements of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)


1. ECOWAS is a trading bloc composed of 15 nations in West Africa
2. Mali was included as its member on June 2021, 
 

Which of these statements are true 
 

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 only
(d) None of them 

Q4

With reference to India’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, which of the following statements is/are correct?
 

1. It is spread over four districts.
2. It is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots.
3. It hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.
 

Which the given above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(a) 1, 2 and 3

Q5

Consider the following statements regarding the Rishi Ganga Power Project 
 

1. It is a Government owned 130MW project.
2. A glacier break from the Nanda Devi glacier caused a recent flash flood damaging the project
 

Which of these are correct?
 

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) All of them
(d) None of them 

Solutions

1. Answer : (b) 

Bell of Faith Scheme was launched by the Kerala Police to provide security to senior citizens staying alone as part of Kerala’s Community Policing Scheme. Recently it has been expanded to villages too 
 

2. Answer : (a)

Statement 1 is correct 
Statement 2 is incorrect - The children will get free health insurance of Rs 5 lakh under Ayushman Bharat till 18 years & premium will be paid by PM CARES
statement 3 is incorrect - The children will be assisted to get an education loan for higher education & PM CARES will pay interest on the loan 


Further reading - https://www.pmindia.gov.in/en/news_updates/pm-cares-for-children-empowerment-of-covid-affected-children-launched-for-support-empowerment-of-covid-affected-children/

 

3. Answer : (a)
Statement 1 is correct - ECOWAS is a trading bloc composed of 15 nations in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’ Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Togo. 

Statement 2 is incorrect - Members of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Mali Sunday in response to the recent coup d’etat.

4. Answer: (c)

Statement 1 is incorrect : It is a national park in the Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India.
Statement 2 is correct: It is located in the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity hotspots.
Statement 3 is correct: It hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses.
It is a World Heritage Site.

5. Answer: (b)

Statement 1 is incorrect - Rishi Ganga Power Project  is a privately owned 130MW project.
Statement 2 is correct - Recently, a glacial break the Nanda Devi glacier led to massive Flash Flood in Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda Rivers, damaging houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.