Important Current Affairs Questions of the Day: 21st June

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1
Which of the following companies has recently acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans?
» Explain it
B
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Who: Microsoft
What: has acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans
When: published on 18th June 2018

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans.

The Minneapolis-based startup, which began life as Vidku, has had strong growth for an experience that has been alternatively described as Instagram and Snapchat for the classroom. Early last year, it reported an 800 percent year-over-year growth in teacher accounts.

It’s certainly a play that makes sense in Microsoft’s portfolio, as the company looks to take back the education market currently being dominated by Google, thanks to its wildly popular Chromebook category.

In May of last year, the company launched an educational variant of Windows 10, which joined such existing plays as its Minecraft Education Edition.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/18/microsoft-acquires-social-learning-platform-flipgrid/
2
Which of the following countries has recently unveiled world's fastest and smartest scientific supercomputer 'Summit'?
» Explain it
C
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Who: USA
What: has unveiled world's fastest and smartest scientific supercomputer 'Summit'
When: published on 20th June 2018

Taking the country a step closer to its goal of developing and delivering a fully capable exascale computing ecosystem for broad scientific use by 2021, the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has unveiled “Summit” the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer that can perform 200,000 trillion calculations per second. “Summit” beats China’s “Sunway TaihuLight” who has held the top position until now. 

With the performance of 200 petaflops, “Summit” is eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system Titan (27 petaflops) and 60 percent faster than China’s Sunway TaihuLight that had a 93 petaflop peak capacity.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.digit.in/general/beating-china-us-unveils-worlds-fastest-and-smartest-scientific-supercomputer-summit-41757.html
3
Which of the following cities has recently hosted Intergovernmental Ministerial meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport?
» Explain it
D
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Who: Colombo
What: has hosted Intergovernmental Ministerial meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport
When: published on 18th June 2018

Representatives of 29 countries, as well as senior figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), are scheduled to attend this year’s Asia and Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport, which is due to take place in Colombo in Sri Lanka over the next two days.

The meeting, which is the 15th such annual gathering, will be chaired by Faiszer Musthapha, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.dailynews.lk/2018/06/18/local/154277/intergovernmental-ministerial-meeting-anti-doping-sport-hosted-sri-lanka
4
Which of the following countries has recently withdrawn UN Human Rights Council?
» Explain it
B
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Who: USA
What: has withdrawn UN Human Rights Council
When: published on 20th June 2018

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations' top human rights body accusing it of "chronic bias" against Israel, in a move that was criticised by human rights groups and described as regrettable by foreign leaders.

The decision to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced on Tuesday by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/withdraws-human-rights-council-180619173311272.html
5
World Refugee Day was recently celebrated on which of the following dates?
» Explain it
C
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Who: World Refugee Day
What: was celebrated across the world
When: published on 20th June 2018

World Refugee Day is held every year on 20th June to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. The theme for World Refugee Day 2018 is ‘Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees’.

This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/messages.shtml
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Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 21st  June, 2018

1. Punjab government has launched a mobile application —‘i-Hariyali’.
(Current Affairs in Short 21st June 2018)

Getting the saplings of your choice at the doorstep, that too free of cost, is just a click away in Punjab as the State Government has launched a mobile application —‘i-Hariyali’.

Aimed at increasing the state's green cover, the mobile application would enable the users to order free plant saplings. The 'i-Hariyali' app, under ‘Mission Tandarust Punjab’ can be downloaded from the app store for free, said an official spokesperson.

2. 'COP CONNECT', a mobile app was launched for Telangana police.
(21st June 2018 Current Affairs Quiz)

'COP CONNECT', a mobile app to support the professional communication and collaboration needs of the entire police department of Telangana, was launched here today by the DGP, M Mahendar Reddy.

"Telangana Police is now equipped with yet another powerful and transformative tool in its digital arsenal through COP CONNECT, connecting over 60,000 police force across 31 districts in the state.

It was developed based on the Telangana State Police internal Communication strategy, which would help the entire work force toproactively engage and consult each other so that they are able to play an active role in delivery of uniform Police Services across the state.

3. New Delhi hosted the 5th edition of National Standards Conclave- Implementing the Indian National Strategy for Standardization.
(Latest Current Affairs Questions 21st June 2018)

The 5th National Standards Conclave- Implementing the Indian National Strategy for Standardization was held in New Delhi. It was organized by Department of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Two reports were also released by Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Indian National Strategy for Standardization (INSS) and CII-ASL Study on TBT/SPS Notifications. INSS is the result of the combined efforts of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Consumer Affairs and industry stakeholders.

4. Prakash Javadekar has launched the National Digital Library.
(Top Current Affairs Pdf 21st June 2018)

Union Human Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use.

The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items (books, audiobooks, images etc) in 200-plus languages from more than 170 institutions.

5. Anukreethy Vas has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018.
(Top 10 Current Affairs Questions 21st June 2018)

Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old Tamil Nadu college student, has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018 in a grand ceremony in Mumbai hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

Anukreethy Vas, who was previously crowned fbb Colours Femina Miss Tamil Nadu, beat 30 contestants to bag the top honour in front of a judges panel that included Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, who awarded Anukreethy Vas her crown.

Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was the first runner-up while Shreya Rao Kamavarapu from Andhra Pradesh secured the second runner-up position.

6. World Refugee Day was celebrated across the world.
(21st June 2018 Objective Current Affairs)

World Refugee Day is held every year on 20th June to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. The theme for World Refugee Day 2018 is ‘Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees’.

This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

7. USA has withdrawn UN Human Rights Council.
(Top Current Affairs MCQs 21st June 2018)

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations' top human rights body accusing it of "chronic bias" against Israel, in a move that was criticised by human rights groups and described as regrettable by foreign leaders.

The decision to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council was announced on Tuesday by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN.

8. Colombo has hosted Intergovernmental Ministerial meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport.
(Most Important Current Affairs 21st June 2018)

Representatives of 29 countries, as well as senior figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), are scheduled to attend this year’s Asia and Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport, which is due to take place in Colombo in Sri Lanka over the next two days.

The meeting, which is the 15th such annual gathering, will be chaired by Faiszer Musthapha, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports.

9. USA has unveiled world's fastest and smartest scientific supercomputer 'Summit'.
(Daily Current Affairs Pdf 21st June 2018)

Taking the country a step closer to its goal of developing and delivering a fully capable exascale computing ecosystem for broad scientific use by 2021, the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has unveiled “Summit” the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer that can perform 200,000 trillion calculations per second. “Summit” beats China’s “Sunway TaihuLight” who has held the top position until now.

With the performance of 200 petaflops, “Summit” is eight times more powerful than ORNL’s previous top-ranked system Titan (27 petaflops) and 60 percent faster than China’s Sunway TaihuLight that had a 93 petaflop peak capacity.

10. Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans.
(Important Daily Current Affairs Quiz 21st June 2018)

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social education app that utilizes short video clips to create collaborative lesson plans.

The Minneapolis-based startup, which began life as Vidku, has had strong growth for an experience that has been alternatively described as Instagram and Snapchat for the classroom. Early last year, it reported an 800 percent year-over-year growth in teacher accounts.

It’s certainly a play that makes sense in Microsoft’s portfolio, as the company looks to take back the education market currently being dominated by Google, thanks to its wildly popular Chromebook category.

In May of last year, the company launched an educational variant of Windows 10, which joined such existing plays as its Minecraft Education Edition.
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