Current Affairs  June - Set 2

Current affairs questions of the day 

Attempt these current affairs MCQs 

Answers at the bottom of the page

Q1

Consider the following statements on ‘Operation Samudra Setu’ :
 

1. It was launched to repatriate stranded Indian citizens from Sri Lanka 
2. Operation Samudra Setu - II participated in procuring oxygen during the recent oxygen crisis due to covid
 

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q2

The “Haymarket Affair” is related to 
 

(a) International Labor Day
(b) International Women's Day
(c) International Jazz Day
(d) None of the above

Q3

A recent research on climate change causing a shift in Earth’s axis say that 

1. It can reverse the polarity of earth. 
2. it can change the length of the day by a few milliseconds
 

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q4

Consider the following regarding the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 
 

1. It is released by the World Economic Forum 
2. India ranked 104th in the 2021 report 
 

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?
 

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5

The Global Forest Goals Report 2021 is released by which of the following?
 

(a) Food and Agriculture organization (FAO)
(b) United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
(c) World Resources Institute (WRI)
(d) World Economic Forum (WEF)

Solutions

1. Answer: (c)
• Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II to augment the ongoing national mission for meeting the Oxygen requirements.
• Last year Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu as part of the Vande Bharat Mission and repatriated approx 4000 (3992) stranded and distressed Indian citizens from Maldives, Sri Lanka and Iran.

2. Answer: (a) 
• Celebrated across the world on May 1 as International Labour Day. It is also known as May day. 
• The date was chosen by a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886.

3. Answer: (b)
• A study published in Geophysical Research Letters of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) says that due to the significant melting of glaciers because of global temperature rise, our planet’s axis of rotation has been moving more than usual since the 1990s.
• While this change is not expected to affect daily life, it can change the length of the day by a few milliseconds, experts say.

4. Answer: (a)
• It is released by the World Economic Forum 
• India has slipped 28 places to rank 140th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021.

5. Answer: (b)
• Released recently, the Report has been prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations.
• It provides an initial overview of progress of Goals and targets contained within the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2030.