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Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th June 2022

Published on June 18, 2022
  • Important Days & Events:
    • June 18 is observed as International Day for Countering Hate Speech.
    • Resolution: “promoting inter-religious and intercultural dialogue and tolerance in countering hate speech”.
    • June 18 is also observed as International Picnic Day. The Word “picnic” gets its origins from the French language, specifically from the word “pique-nique”
    • The world observes Sustainable Gastronomy Day on 18 June.
    • Theme: No theme.
    • Objective: To recognize the practices associated with sustainable food consumption, especially with the art of collecting and preparing the food we eat.
  • Obituaries: Renowned Urdu scholar, linguist, theorist, literary critic, and former Chairperson of Sahitya Akademi Professor, Gopi Chand Narang has passed away at 91.
  • Appointments: President Joe Biden has nominated Radha Iyengar Plumb to a top Pentagon position she is currently the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
    • Sowmyanarayan Sampath has been appointed as CEO of Verizon Business.
    • Recently Sanganagouda Patil was sworn in as the Lokayukta of Karnataka.
  • Awards: The Skytrax World Airport Awards named Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport the finest in India and South Asia for the fourth time.
  • Centre announced a 10% reservation for Agniveers in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifles recruitment.
  • Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida will attend this month’s NATO summit in Madrid, becoming the country’s first leader to join a top meeting of the transatlantic alliance.
  • India has test-launched Short-Range Ballistic Missile, Prithvi-II from an integrated test range in Chandipur, Odisha.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 18th June 2022

Questions:

Q.1 Which of the following countries' Prime ministers will go to attend the NATO summit for the first time?
a. Australia
b. India
c. Japan
d. United Kingdom

Q.2 HomoSEP, a robot that cleans a septic tank has been developed by which of the following IITs?
a. IIT Madras
b. IIT Kanpur
c. IIT Bombay
d. IIT Kharagpur
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