Current Affairs MCQs June-2022


International Asteroid Day is observed on which date?

a) 30 June

b) 28 June

c) 25 June

d) 20 June

Ans: A - 30 June

  • World Asteroid Day is observed on 30 June.
  • It is a United Nations-sanctioned global awareness campaign event, the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska Incident of 1908.
  • Its purpose is to educate the general public about the importance of asteroids in history and their role in our solar system today.

  • Theme of 2022 - 'Small is Beautiful'

'Partners in the Blue Pacific' has been started by America and which country?

a) Australia

b) New Zealand

c) Japan

d) All of the above

Ans: D - All of the above

  • The US and its allies, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom, have launched a new initiative called 'Partners in Blue Pacific' to expand their sphere of influence in the Pacific.

  • It calls for greater cooperation to improve 'prosperity, resilience and security' in the Pacific. This simply means that these nations will collectively and individually contribute more resources through the PBP to block China's aggressive access.

National Statistics Day is observed on which date?

a) 28 June

b) 29 June

c) 21 June

d) 19 June

Ans: B - 29 June

  • National Statistics Day is celebrated every year on 29 June in India.
  • National Statistics Day is celebrated in honor of the eminent statistician, Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis for his contribution to economic planning and statistics.
  • Its objective is to raise public awareness about the value of statistics in everyday life as well as in the planning and development process.

  • Theme of 2022 - 'Data for Sustainable Development'

From where has NASA successfully launched the CAPSTONE spacecraft to the Moon?

a) America

b) Canada

c) France

d) New Zealand

Ans: D - New Zealand

  • NASA researchers have launched CAPSTONE ie Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment mission from New Zealand.

  • CAPSTONE is a microwave oven-sized spacecraft intended to study a specific type of Moon orbit that would be suitable for the Lunar Gateway space station that NASA aims to launch later this decade.

Famous personality Varinder Singh has passed away recently, he was related to which sport?

a) Wrestling

b) Hockey

c) Kabaddi

d) Cricket

Ans: B – Hockey

  • Varinder Singh was part of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the Men's Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 1975.

  • He was awarded the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Which medal has been won by Deepak Punia in the U23 Asian Wrestling Championship 2022?

a) Gold

b) Silver

c) Bronze

d) None of these

Ans: C – Bronze

  • Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia has won bronze medal by defeating Kyrgyzstan's Maksat Satyabaldi Kyrgyzstan in the 86kg freestyle weight category at the U23 Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Which day is celebrated on 29th June?

a) International Tropical Day

b) International Environment Day

c) International Labor Day

d) International Bee Day

Ans: A - International Tropical Day

  • International Day of the Tropics is observed globally on 29 June.

  • The purpose of International Day of the Tropics is to raise awareness of the specific problems that tropical regions face.

Which famous business tycoon has passed away recently?

a) Rajan Pillai

b) Pallonji Mistry

c) Jamsetji Tata

d) Karim Haji

Ans: B - Pallonji Mistry

  • Noted business tycoon Pallonji Mistry has passed away at the age of 93.
  • He was the chairman of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, one of the largest trading firms in India.

  • In the year 2016, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of industry and trade.