Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 19th June

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Who among the following was the official race starter at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race?
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Who: Rafael Nadal
What: was the official race starter at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race
When: published on 17th June 2018

Tennis great Rafael Nadal played the role of official starter to get the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway amid light rain.

Former Formula One champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are among 180 drivers in the crews of three.

Alonso, racing for Toyota, is competing in his first Le Mans as he bids to match British driver Graham Hill's feat of completing motorsport's unofficial Triple Crown, including wins at the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/other-sports/story/rafael-nadal-official-starter-at-24-hours-le-mans-endurance-race-1262413-2018-06-17
2
Who has recently won the Stuttgart Open 2018 title in Men's singles category by defeating Milos Raonic (Canada)?
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Who: Roger Federer
What: has won the Stuttgart Open 2018 title in Men's singles category by defeating Milos Raonic (Canada)
When: published on 17th June 2018

Roger Federer celebrated returning to the top of the world rankings by defeating Milos Raonic in the final of the Stuttgart Open and lifting the 98th tour-level title of his garlanded career.

The 36-year-old, who by reaching the final had already guaranteed his return to world No.1, supplanting Rafael Nadal when the new rankings are released on Monday, continued his domination over the Canadian with a 6-4, 7-6(3) victory.

For the complete inofmration kindly visit given link:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/roger-federer-marks-no-1-ranking-with-98th-title-in-stuttgart/articleshow/64623602.cms
3
Who among the following has recently postpond the launch of his new book titled “Suheldev & the Battle of Bahraich”?
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B
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Who: Amish Tripathi
What: has postpond the launch of his new book titled “Suheldev & the Battle of Bahraich”
When: publhsed on 19th June 2018

Author Amish Tripathi has "postponed" the launch of his upcoming book Suheldev & the Battle of Bahraich, which was accepting pre-orders and was scheduled to release on 16 July.

The book is said to revolve around Raja Suheldev, a semi-legendary Indian king from Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/amish-tripathi-postpones-launch-of-new-book-suheldev-and-the-battle-of-bahraich-4541101.html
4
Which of the following countries has recently launched Glonass-M positioning satellite on board of Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space centre in Mirny, Arkhangelsk Oblast?
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C
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Who: Russia
What: launched Glonass-M positioning satellite on board of Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket
When: published on 16th June 2018

Russia has recently launched Glonass-M positioning satellite on board of Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space centre in Mirny, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

The satellite is part of GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Network which provides real-time positioning data for surface, sea and airborne objects around globe, at accuracy reportedly at par with US Global Positioning System (GPS).

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://sputniknews.com/science/201806171065481287-russian-military-launch-navy-satellite/
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Who among the following has recently won the US Open Golf Title 2018?
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D
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Who: Brooks Koepka
What: has won the US Open Golf Title 2018
When: published on 18th June 2018

Brooks Koepka has won the US Open Golf Title 2018.

He became the first player in 29 years to win back-to-back US Open titles at Shinnecock Hills in New York. The 28-year-old Florida native emerged victorious by one shot over England's Tommy Fleetwood.

The World number one Dustin Johnson finished third at plus-three on account of a 70. With this, Koepka becomes the first player since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to win back-to-back U.S. Open events.

For the complete inofmration kindly visit given link:

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/17/sport/brooks-koepka-us-open-win-spt-intl/index.html
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 19th  June, 2018

1. Ivan Duque has won election to become Colombia's president.
(19th June 2018 Current Affairs Questions)

Colombia has chosen Ivan Duque, a conservative neophyte, to be its next president after a long and divisive campaign that often centred on a controversial peace process with leftist rebels the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).

Duque, who opposes the peace deal, won in a second round runoff election on Sunday with 53.9% of the vote. His vanquished opponent, Bogotá’s former mayor Gustavo Petro – once a leftist militant himself – defends the peace process.

Despite being the first leftist in the conservative country’s history to come so close to the presidency, he lost on the night, taking 41.8% of the vote.

2. World Bank has approved $700 million to improve primary education in Bangladesh.
(19th June 2018 Current Affairs Quiz)

The World Bank has approved $700 million to help Bangladesh achieve its education for all vision by improving the primary education sector.
The Quality Learning for All Program (QLEAP) will cover more than 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5.

It will also finance implementation of the government's Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4), Dhaka Tribune reported.
The World Bank praised Bangladesh's progress in improving access to education.

3. Ashwini Kumar Choubey released the 11th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz 19th June 2018)

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare released the 11th Common Review Mission (CRM) report of the National Health Mission.

Speaking at the function, Choubey stated that India has registered a record 22% reduction in MMR since 2013, which is the highest percentage decline so far when compared to all the previous reductions in Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as per the earlier rounds of Sample Registration Scheme (SRS).

4. Information and Broadcasting Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has inaugurated the European Union Film Festival at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
(important Current Affairs Questions 19th June 2018)

Information and Broadcasting Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore has recently inaugurated the European Union Film Festival at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

The festival will improve cultural ties between ndia and European countries. An official release said, 24 latest European movies from 23 European countries will be screened.

The festival is organized by Directorate of Film Festivals under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, partnering with the delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States.

The festival will traverse through eleven cities - New Delhi, Chennai, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Kolkata, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Thrissur, Hyderabad and Goa till 31st of August.

5. Muthoot Finance Limited has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation to train over 10,000 youth.
(Most important Current Affairs Quiz 19th June 2018)

Muthoot Fincorp Limited has announced its partnership with National Skill Development Corporation to train over 10,000 youth over the next three years and make them job ready.

With the partnership, Muthoot Fincorp claims to have become the first major private sector player to partner with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to launch the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY.2) programme.

Under the scheme, Muthoot Fincorp targets to train over 10,000 people over the next three years and make them job ready. NSDC has approved a target of 3,000 candidates in the first year and 3,500 each in the subsequent two years.

6. Brooks Koepka has won the US Open Golf Title 2018.
(Top Current Affairs Quiz 19th June 2018)

Brooks Koepka has won the US Open Golf Title 2018.

He became the first player in 29 years to win back-to-back US Open titles at Shinnecock Hills in New York. The 28-year-old Florida native emerged victorious by one shot over England's Tommy Fleetwood.

The World number one Dustin Johnson finished third at plus-three on account of a 70. With this, Koepka becomes the first player since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to win back-to-back U.S. Open events.

7. Russia launched Glonass-M positioning satellite on board of Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions 19th June 2018)

Russia has recently launched Glonass-M positioning satellite on board of Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Plesetsk space centre in Mirny, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

The satellite is part of GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Network which provides real-time positioning data for surface, sea and airborne objects around globe, at accuracy reportedly at par with US Global Positioning System (GPS).

8. Amish Tripathi has postpond the launch of his new book titled “Suheldev & the Battle of Bahraich”.
(Top Current Affairs MCQs 19th June 2018)

Author Amish Tripathi has "postponed" the launch of his upcoming book Suheldev & the Battle of Bahraich, which was accepting pre-orders and was scheduled to release on 16 July.

The book is said to revolve around Raja Suheldev, a semi-legendary Indian king from Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh.

9. Roger Federer has won the Stuttgart Open 2018 title in Men's singles category by defeating Milos Raonic (Canada).
(Current Affairs in Short 19th June 2018)

Roger Federer celebrated returning to the top of the world rankings by defeating Milos Raonic in the final of the Stuttgart Open and lifting the 98th tour-level title of his garlanded career.

The 36-year-old, who by reaching the final had already guaranteed his return to world No.1, supplanting Rafael Nadal when the new rankings are released on Monday, continued his domination over the Canadian with a 6-4, 7-6(3) victory.

10. Rafael Nadal was the official race starter at the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race.
(Today’s Current Affairs Quiz 19th June 2018)

Tennis great Rafael Nadal played the role of official starter to get the 86th edition of the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway amid light rain.

Former Formula One champions Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are among 180 drivers in the crews of three.

Alonso, racing for Toyota, is competing in his first Le Mans as he bids to match British driver Graham Hill's feat of completing motorsport's unofficial Triple Crown, including wins at the Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500.
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