Current Affairs Quiz: May 1, 2019

Current Affairs 1 May 2019 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 30 April 2019 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of April 30, 2019

  1. Recently Indian army and its teams found mysterious footprints of which mythical creature?
    A)Noumara
    B)Maku
    C)Zika
    D)Yeti
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian Army claimed that one of its teams spotted mysterious footprints of mythical creature “Yeti” close to Nepal’s Makalu Base Camp. During an expedition, the Mountaineering Expedition team came across mysterious marks measuring 32X15 inches, which the Army believed are of the mythical beast Yeti.

  2. Which cyclone is heading towards Odisha coast and is intensifying into severe storm?
    A)Iedi
    B)Katrina
    C)Fani
    D)Divs
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Cyclone ‘Fani’ intensified into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ and is headed towards the Odisha coast. IMD said it could take a shape of an ‘extremely severe cyclone’, prompting the government to put the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Coast Guard on high alert.

  3. Which country has recently skipped the Belt and Road Forum of China?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Sri Lanka
    C)Bangladesh
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s decision to skip the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) may have led to the exclusion of the Bangladesh- China- India- Myanmar (BCIM) Economic corridor from the list of projects covered by the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) umbrella.

  4. The emperor Akihito recently abdicated thanking the people for their support.He was the emperor of which country?
    A)Japan
    B)China
    C)India
    D)Maldives
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicated thanking the people for their support over the last three decades and expressing hope for a peaceful future. The popular Akihito, 85, the first monarch to abdicate in two centuries, had sought to ease the painful memories of World War Two and bring the monarchy closer to the people, including those marginalised in society.

  5. According to UN, if no action is taken, drug resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths by which year?
    A)2025
    B)2050
    C)2030
    D)2040
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    If no action is taken, drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050 and damage to the economy as catastrophic as the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, a new report by United Nations (UN) has warned.

  6. Which bank has recently moved into DRT against Tarapur Textile Park for defaulting a loan of $13 million?
    A)SBI
    B)PNB
    C)IDBI
    D)IOB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    With investigations into Nirav Modi scam in full swing, Punjab National Bank (PNB) has unearthed yet another default from its London branch. The bank has moved the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) against Tarapur Textiles Park for defaulting an amount worth $13 million.

  7. Recently Which application has reached 100 million paid subscribers,a first for any online music service?
    A)Spotify
    B)Jio Saavn
    C)Gaana
    D)Hungama
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Spotify has reached 100 million paid subscribers, a first for any online music service, adding more customers in the latest quarter than analysts expected and boosting confidence the company has lots of room to grow. Spotify Technology SA took on 4 million customers in the quarter, compared with the 3.3 million forecast by analysts.

  8. Recently,Kolkata based Garden Reach shipbuilders and Enginners have signed how much amount of contract with the defence ministry to built 8 anti submarine warfare shallow water craft?
    A)Rs 6311 cr
    B)Rs 6000 cr
    C)Rs 7654 cr
    D)Rs 8753 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kolkata-based defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) signed a Rs 6,311-crore contract with the defence ministry to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow water craft (ASWSWCs) for the Indian Navy.

  9. Which company removed 100 applications of Chinese developer from its platform?
    A)Microsoft
    B)Google
    C)Apple
    D)Samsung
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Suspecting malicious cyber attacks and data breach possibilities, Google is removing apps from a Chinese Android app developer DO Global which holds roughly 100 apps in the Play Store with over 600 million installs and is partly owned by Internet major Baidu.

  10. Who won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix?
    A)Max Verstappen
    B)Valtteri Bottas
    C)Sebastian Vettel
    D)Lewis Hamilton
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Valtteri Bottas won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to retake the Formula One world championship lead from team mate Lewis Hamilton after a stunning fourth successive one-two finish for Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari was a distant third as the Italian pre-season favourites again failed to convert their promise into a result.

  11. Who became the first woman to referee a French League 1 match?
    A)Stephanie Frappart
    B)Micks Jones
    C)Rose Marry
    D)Nia Jax
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a French Ligue 1 match. The 35-year-old Frappart took charge as Amiens hosted Strasbourg, where she was called into action numerous times, handing out yellow cards to the likes of Strasbourg’s Ibrahima Sissoko and Ludovic Ajorque.

  12. Who finished 27th in the men’s Elite race of Virgin Money Marathon 2019 ?
    A)Nitendra Singh Rawat
    B)Brajendra Singh
    C)Sohail Tanvir
    D)Baldev Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian marathon runner, Nitendra Singh Rawat finished 27th in 2 hours 15 minutes and 59 seconds in the men’s Elite race of prestigious Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 at London, the UK which was won by EliudKipchoge of Kenya for record fourth time.

  13. Which country is the “ Guest of Honour “ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Nepal
    D)Bhutan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ambassador Navdeep Suri presented UAE Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan with the coffee Table book titled Work of Beauty : Architecture and Landscape of Rashtrapati Bhawan. The book has been published by Publications Division , Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  14. Who won the outstanding achievement as a player award at the 4th edition of the annual India Golf Industry Association Awards?
    A)Gaganjeet Bhullar
    B)Anirban Lehri
    C)Shiv Kapur
    D)Rashid Khan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Arjuna awardee and star Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar won the outstanding achievement as a player award at the fourth edition of the annual India Golf Industry Association (GIA) awards at the Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi.

  15. When is International Jazz Day observed?
    A)April 29
    B)April 30
    C)April 28
    D)May 1
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 “to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.” It is celebrated annually on April 30.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Punjab National Bank?
    A)Pune
    B)New Delhi
    C)Mumbai
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. What is the currency of Japan?
    A)Yen
    B)Riel
    C)Euro
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option A

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