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NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

National Statistics Day 2018 was observed in India on?
In recognition of the notable contributions made by Late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics, statistical system and economic planning, Government of India in 2007, has designated this day as the "Statistics Day" in the category of Special Days to be celebrated every year at the National level.
29th June
Which union ministry launched report titled 'Women in Prisons'?
The report aims to build an understanding of the various entitlements of women in prisons, pointing out that women in prisons face greater hardships than their male counterpart due to many factors such as social stigma.
Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD)
Which drug was banned by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for domestic use from July 2018? Oxytocin
Who was crowned as the India's first Tribal Queen?
The winner belongs to Koraput district of Odisha. The prime objective of the event was to promote tribal art and culture.
Pallavi Durua
Who was appointed as the whole-time member of SEBI? Anant Barua
Who won the best actor award at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards held at Bangkok?
The award was given for his role in the film Hindi Medium.
Irfaan Khan
Which movie won the Best Picture Award at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards 2018? Tumhari Sulu
Who won Femina Miss India World 2018? Anukreethy Vas
Which heritage place have been adopted under 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme? Red Fort
Which committee was constituted by the Union Government to lay down standards for metro rail systems in the country? E Sreedharan committee
Who resigned from the post of Chief Economic Advisor of the Union Government? Arvind Subramanian
Sindhu Darshan Mahotsav is celebrated at which place in India?
This festival of India is held every year on full moon day (on Guru Purnima) in the month of June.
Ladakh
Name the renowned music composer who has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government? A R Rahman
The 23rd European Union Film Festival began in which city? New Delhi
Which IIT institute has developed Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry's new initiative of National Digital Library of India (NDLI)? IIT Kharagpur
How many states signed a MoU with the Union Health Ministry for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission? 20 states
To increase the state's green cover, the Punjab government launched a smartphone application that lets users order free plant saplings. What is the name of this application?
From the app users can book a sapling of their choice, a maximum of 25 per person, from a nearby government nursery.
i-Hariyali
Which state topped the Composite Water Management Index of Niti Aayog? Gujarat
11th World Hindi Conference will be held at? Mauritius
The Indian Army is observing the year 2018 as a special year to honour whom? Disabled Soldiers
Which country is selling six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for USD 930 million? USA
Which city will host the 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC 2019)? Jalandhar
Ministry of Railways launched an app to enable its passengers to lodge complaints, be it over food quality or dirty toilets. What is the name of this app? Rail MADAD (Mobile Application for Desired Assistance During travel)
Ministry of Railways launched an app to enable its passengers to to see meals on offer and order it onboard train . What is the name of this app? Meal on Trains
What was India's rank in the Global Peace Index 2018? 136th
In which city of India, first national police museum will be set up?
The museum will depict the history, artefacts, uniforms and gear of central and state police forces.
New Delhi
Which noted Indian social reformer and founder of Sulabh International has been honoured with Japan's prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize 2018? Bindeshwar Pathak
Name the indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile which was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island, previously known as Wheeler Island? Agni-5
Which Indian beach became the Asia’s first beach to get the Blue Flag certification?
The beach is located on the Konark coast of Odisha.
Chandrabhaga beach
From which country India is going to receive the first-ever cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)?
The company, Gazprom, was the supplier of the LNG. India, which is world's fourth-largest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), aims to diversify its energy import basket, which is dominated by coal and oil.
Russia
Who is the only Indian sportsperson to be featured in the list of world's highest paid athletes compiled by Forbes? Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Based on the recommendations of which committee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced to set up Public Credit Registry (PCR) to check loan defaults? YM Deosthalee committee
Under which article of the Indian Constitution, the Supreme Court allowed Union government to implement the reservation in promotion policy for SC/ST employees? Article 16
Which Indian state has recorded the best Maternal Mortality Ratio since 2013? Kerala
Who became the first Indian cricketer (female) to score 2,000 runs in T20 International?
She achieved the landmark during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20 at Kaula Lumpur on June 7, 2018.
Mithali Raj
The Union Government has constituted a group of eminent persons to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India. Name the Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Forge Limited who will head the group? Baba Kalyani
At which place in Gujarat world' first International Centre for Humanatarian Forensics was launched jointly by International Committee of Red Cross and Gujarat Forensic Science University? Gandhinagar
Which fruit has been declared as the State fruit of Tripura? Queen Pineapple
Which railway station in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar Junction? Mughalsarai

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

Which country will host the 2018 ICC Women's World T20 tournament? West Indies
On which date Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day is celebrated every year? 27th June
Which city hosted the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Forum 2018? Vienna
Which country withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council? United States of America (USA)
On which date the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed every year? 26th June
On which date the World Music Day is observed every year? 21st June
Who was elected as the new President of Colombia? Ivan Duque Marquez
On which date the World Blood Donor Day is observed every year? 14th June
Which G7 country has legalised the recreational use of marijuana nationwide?
The G7 countries is a group of seven of the world's largest economies.
Canada
What was the theme of 2018 World Oceans Day (WOD)? Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean
Which country hosted the 18th edition of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit 2018? China
The 44th G7 summit was hosted by which nation?
The member countries of G7 include United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Last year G7 summit was hosted by the Italy.
Canada
Which countries have won a united bid to host FIFA 2026? USA, Canada and Mexico
Who was elected as President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)?
She is the foreign minister of Ecuador. She will become the fourth woman ever to hold the UNGA presidency and the first since 2006.
Maria Fernanda Espinosa
On which day World Day Against Child Labour is observed every year? 12th June
Which country made a new world record of highest ODI score by scoring 481 for 6 against Australia? England
Which country was the global host nation for the 2018 World Environment Day which was celebrated on June 5th? India
What was the theme of the World Environment Day 2018? Beat Plastic Pollution
Which country won the maiden Women's Asia Cup T20 tournament defeating India in the finals held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? Bangladesh

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