Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 20th June

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1
Nerella Venumadhav has recently passed away. He was a ______________.
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Who: Nerella Venumadhav
What: passed away
When: published on 19th June 2018

Noted mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadhav died after a brief illness at his home in Mattewada in Warangal city in Telangana. He was 85 and is survived by wife, two daughters, and two sons.
Venumadhav served as an MLC in 1971 in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. He rose to international fame after his enthralling performance at the United Nations. He was conferred scores of awards, including the Padma Shri in 2001.

A veteran mimicry artiste, Venumadhav, was born on December 28, 1932 in Mattewada. He began his passion – mimicry - at the age of 15. Over the years, he mastered the art and inspired scores of people to take up the art form. He was instrumental in introducing a course in mimicry in several institutions, including the Telugu University.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/legendary-mimicry-artiste-nerella-venumadhav-passes-away/article24200098.ece
2
IRDAI has formed a panel to review the regulations pertaining to insurance marketing firms. Who among the following is head of the committee?
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Who: IRDAI
What: has formed a panel under the chairmanship of Suresh Mathur to review the regulations pertaining to insurance marketing firms
When: published on 18th June 2018

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a panel to review the regulations pertaining to insurance marketing firms. The committee is headed by Suresh Mathur, Executive Director (insurance marketing firms), IRDAI, with nine more members.

The terms of reference include revisiting the IRDAI (Registration of Insurance Marketing Firms) Regulations, 2015, recommendations for issuing guidelines on the areas on which the regulations are silent and on further strengthening the channel by taking up products which fall under the jurisdiction of other financial sector regulators.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/irdai-to-review-norms-on-insurance-marketing-firms/article24191472.ece
3
A 3-Day National Yoga Olympiad 2018 has recently started in ____________.
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Who: 3-Day National Yoga Olympiad 2018
What: has started in New Delhi
When: published on 18th June 2018

A 3-day National Yoga Olympiad was inaugurated at the National Council of Educational Research and Training in CIET in New Delhi by Mr. Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative of the New Delhi Cluster Office for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

This is the third consecutive year of National Yoga Olympiad of NCERT and this year about 500 students from 26 States and 4 RIEs are participating in the Olympiad as compared to the participation of students from 25 States/UTs last year.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=180025
4
Which of the following banks has recently named Sandeep Bakhshi as the Chief Operating Officer (COO)?
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Who: ICICI Bank
What: has named Sandeep Bakhshi as the Chief Operating Officer (COO)
When: published on 19th June 2018

Private lending major ICICI Bank has appointed Sandeep Bakhshi as wholetime director and chief operating officer (COO), as MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar volunteered "to go on leave till the completion of [an] inquiry", which seeks to determine alleged wrongdoing in the sanctioning of a Rs 3,250 crore ICICI loan to the Videocon Group.

The bank's board said that Bakhshi, who heads ICICI’s life insurance arm, will serve as the lender's COO for five years beginning 19 June. Bakhshi will report to the board for as long as Kochhar is on leave and will handle the business and corporate centre functions.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.firstpost.com/business/icici-bank-names-sandeep-bakhshi-as-coo-a-military-aspirant-turned-banker-is-being-prepped-to-battle-crises-4542241.html
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The 220 MW Unit-1 of Karnataka's Kaiga Generating Systems (KGS-1) has set a new record of the continuous operation of _______________ days.
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Who: 220 MW Unit-1 of Karnataka's Kaiga Generating Systems (KGS-1)
What: set a new record of the continuous operation of 766 days
When: published on 19th June 2018

India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said its first 220 MW unit at Kaiga in Karnataka has set a new record of operating for 766 days continuously.

In a statement, NPCIL said the Unit 1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) surpassed the earlier record of 765 days set by Unit 5 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in 2014.

With this achievement, KGS-1 now stands second in the world among Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) and fourth among all nuclear power reactors in terms of continuous operation.

The indigenously-designed reactor has been operating continuously since May 13, 2016, powered by domestic fuel. The unit started commercial operation on November 16, 2000.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/indias-atomic-power-plant-sets-record-by-continuously-operating-for-766-days-4536651.html
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 20th  June, 2018

1. Bangladesh has appointed as the country's new army chief for a three-year tenure.
(Top Current Affairs Quiz 20th June 2018)

Bangladesh has appointed Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the country's new army chief for a three-year tenure.

Bangladesh Army's BA-2424 Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, G, Quarter Master General has been appointed as new chief of Bangladesh Army with effect from June 25, 2018.

2. Goa Revolution Day was observed on 18th June 2018.
(20th June 2018 Latest Current Affairs Questions)

Goa, the land of Sun, Sand and beaches, observes June 18 every year as the Goa Revolution Day as a memory for those martyrs who have sacrificed their lives to liberate the state from the clutches of Portuguese.

The revolutionary call provided a spark to Goa’s freedom struggle and the state was finally liberated on 19th December, 1961.

3. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed across the world on June 17.
(Important Current Affairs Quiz 20th June 2018)

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

The theme for 2018 is “Land has true value – invest in it.”

4. WhatsApp has collaborated with NPCI to launch WhatsApp’s payments service in India.
(Top Current Affairs MCQs 20th June 2018)

WhatsApp has introduced beta testing of WhatsApp’s payments service in India. Almost one million people are “testing” the service over last few months.

The company is also working with the government, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and banks to expand the service to more users.

WhatsApp payment service, which rivals the likes of Paytm, has been in beta testing over the last few months. The Facebook-owned company hasn’t yet announced a launch date but industry watchers expect it to happen in the next few weeks.

5. USA has surpassed India to become the top destination for greenfield FDI investment in 2017.
(20th June 2018 Current Affairs In Short)

The US has surpassed India to become the top destination for greenfield FDI investment in 2017, says a report.

The number of greenfield FDI projects in India during the year fell sharply by 21 per cent to 637, said the FDI Report 2018 compiled by FDI Intelligence, a division of The Financial Times Ltd.

India had maintained the numero uno slot in greenfield FDI investment in 2015 and 2016. However, in 2017, the US reclaimed the spot from India, recording USD 87.4 billion of announced Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

In the Asia and Pacific region, China was on top in terms of FDI in total number of new projects and capital investment, followed by India, as per the FDI report.

6. 220 MW Unit-1 of Karnataka's Kaiga Generating Systems (KGS-1) set a new record of the continuous operation of 766 days.
(Current Affairs Capsule 20th June 2018)

India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said its first 220 MW unit at Kaiga in Karnataka has set a new record of operating for 766 days continuously.

In a statement, NPCIL said the Unit 1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) surpassed the earlier record of 765 days set by Unit 5 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) in 2014.

With this achievement, KGS-1 now stands second in the world among Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) and fourth among all nuclear power reactors in terms of continuous operation.

The indigenously-designed reactor has been operating continuously since May 13, 2016, powered by domestic fuel. The unit started commercial operation on November 16, 2000.

7. ICICI Bank has named Sandeep Bakhshi as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
(Top 10 Current Affairs Quiz June 20, 2018)

Private lending major ICICI Bank has appointed Sandeep Bakhshi as wholetime director and chief operating officer (COO), as MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar volunteered "to go on leave till the completion of [an] inquiry", which seeks to determine alleged wrongdoing in the sanctioning of a Rs 3,250 crore ICICI loan to the Videocon Group.

The bank's board said that Bakhshi, who heads ICICI’s life insurance arm, will serve as the lender's COO for five years beginning 19 June. Bakhshi will report to the board for as long as Kochhar is on leave and will handle the business and corporate centre functions.

8. 3-Day National Yoga Olympiad 2018 has started in New Delhi.
(Today’s Current Affairs Questions 20th June 2018)

A 3-day National Yoga Olympiad was inaugurated at the National Council of Educational Research and Training in CIET in New Delhi by Mr. Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative of the New Delhi Cluster Office for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

This is the third consecutive year of National Yoga Olympiad of NCERT and this year about 500 students from 26 States and 4 RIEs are participating in the Olympiad as compared to the participation of students from 25 States/UTs last year.

9. IRDAI has formed a panel under the chairmanship of Suresh Mathur to review the regulations pertaining to insurance marketing firms.
(Today 20th June 2018 Current Affairs Questions)

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a panel to review the regulations pertaining to insurance marketing firms. The committee is headed by Suresh Mathur, Executive Director (insurance marketing firms), IRDAI, with nine more members.

The terms of reference include revisiting the IRDAI (Registration of Insurance Marketing Firms) Regulations, 2015, recommendations for issuing guidelines on the areas on which the regulations are silent and on further strengthening the channel by taking up products which fall under the jurisdiction of other financial sector regulators.

10. Noted mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadhav passed away.
(20th June 2018 Top Current Affairs Quiz)

Noted mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadhav died after a brief illness at his home in Mattewada in Warangal city in Telangana. He was 85 and is survived by wife, two daughters, and two sons.

Venumadhav served as an MLC in 1971 in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. He rose to international fame after his enthralling performance at the United Nations. He was conferred scores of awards, including the Padma Shri in 2001.

A veteran mimicry artiste, Venumadhav, was born on December 28, 1932 in Mattewada. He began his passion – mimicry - at the age of 15. Over the years, he mastered the art and inspired scores of people to take up the art form. He was instrumental in introducing a course in mimicry in several institutions, including the Telugu University.                           
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