Current Affairs Quiz: May 11, 2019

Current Affairs 11 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. The 20th WCO Regional Heads of Customs Administration held in Which city?
    A)Kochi
    B)Chennai
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Customs Organization (WCO), the world body for Customs agencies of various countries, called for enhancing cross border trade and international logistics. The call was made by the representatives of various customs agencies from around 33 countries in the Asia Pacific region at a meeting held in Kochi ahead of the 20th WCO Regional Heads of Customs Administration (RHCA), which will begin in Kochi.

  2. Recently Which anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore was observed all over West Bengal?
    A)155th
    B)158th
    C)144th
    D)156th
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 158th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore celebrated all over West Bengal. Various programmes have been organised to pay respect to Gurudev Tagore. The day began with musical soirees, probhat ferry and garlanding statues and potraits of Tagore.

  3. Indian Army to commemorate Which year as the Year of Next of Kin?
    A)2020
    B)2019
    C)2021
    D)2022
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Indian Army is commemorating this year as the ‘Year of Next of Kin’ and plans to reach out to the next of kin of battle casualties, ex-servicemen and serving soldiers to inform them of entitled financial benefits, welfare schemes and help resolve pension related problems.

  4. Which company unveiled software for verifiable voting known as “ElectionGuard”?
    A)IBM
    B)Microsoft
    C)TCS
    D)Infosys
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a bid to help countries ensure secure and verifiable voting, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced “ElectionGuard” a free open-source software development kit (SDK). It will enable end-to-end verification of elections, open results to third-party organisations for secure validation, and allow individual voters to confirm their votes were correctly counted

  5. Recently,Tribal Welfare Minister Kidari Sravan Kumar resigned.He was the former tribal welfare minister of which state?
    A)Telangana
    B)Andhra Pradesh
    C)Odisha
    D)Tamil Nadu
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tribal welfare minister of Andhra Pradesh, Kidari Sravan Kumar resigned from his ministerial post recently. He was given the charge of the ministry on November 11, 2018, after the sudden demise of his father KS Rao.

  6. The 2020 Ocean Conference will be held in which city?
    A)Beijing
    B)Lisbon
    C)Tokyo
    D)Bangkok
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to hold its 2020 high-level conference early June in Portugal’s Lisbon to support the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

  7. Recently WHO collaborated with IFBA to eliminate industrially produced trans fat by Which year?
    A)2023
    B)2025
    C)2026
    D)2030
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    WHO (World Health organization) collaborated with the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to eliminate industrially produced trans fat (iTFA) from food supply worldwide by 2023. Trans fat-intake leads to coronary heart disease, due to which globally 5,00,000 deaths occur every year.

  8. Which flight operator launched world’s zero waste flight ?
    A)Qantas Airways
    B)Vistara
    C)GoAir
    D)Emirad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Qantas flight F739 from Sydney to Adelaide was the first commercial flight to produce no landfill waste. About 1000 single-use plastics were replaced with alternative solutions or removed altogether from the flight, including Qantas staples like individually-packaged servings of milk and Vegemite.

  9. Which application launched India first UPI Bahi Khata for merchants?
    A)PhonePe
    B)BharatPe
    C)Paytm
    D)Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    BharatPe – India’s first Fintech start-up enabling payments for merchants through interoperable UPI QR codes, has announced its foray into merchant services with a new app. The app allows merchants to record their cash/credit (Udhar) sales customer wise, request accounts receivable from customers via SMS payment links, and keep track of accounts payable to suppliers, among other services.

  10. Which company to introduce world’s highest resolution image sensor?
    A)Samsung
    B)Sony
    C)LG
    D)Toshiba
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Samsung Electronics Co introduced the world’s highest-resolution image sensor, with 64 megapixels for smartphones, to meet the growing demand for mobile devices with better image quality.

  11. Which company recently acquired iconic British toy retailer Hamleys from Chinese fashion wear firm C Banner?
    A)BigBazaar
    B)Reliance Industries
    C)Google
    D)HomeShop18
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a bid to become a dominant player in the global toy retail industry, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced it has acquired iconic British toy retailer Hamleys from Chinese fashion wear firm C Banner International for an undisclosed sum.

  12. Recently All India Football Federation recommended whom as new India national Team Manager?
    A)Daniel Arzani
    B)Alex Brosque
    C)Graham Arnold
    D)Igor Stimac
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The technical committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) picked up Igor Stimac as India’s new national team manager and has recommended his name to executive committee for the necessary approval. Stimac’s name was finalised after a marathon meeting at the AIFF headquarters in New Delhi.

  13. Recently Kirpal Singh passes away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Writer
    C)Professor
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Prof Kirpal Singh, the first chronicler of Partition, who started building an archive in 1954, passed away at 95 in Chandigarh. He began his journey in Partition’s historiography in 1953 as a young lecturer at Khalsa College, Amritsar.

  14. What is the theme of this year’s Global Road Safety Week 2019?
    A)Road and Safety
    B)Safe Drive on Roads
    C)Leadership for Road Safety
    D)Drive to Safe City
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Fifth United Nations Global Road Safety Week, under the theme “Leadership for road safety”, is taking place from May 6 to 12. This major worldwide campaign was requested by the United Nations General Assembly in April 2018 in resolution A/72/271 on improving global road safety.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of World Customs Organisations?
    A)Geneva
    B)Rome
    C)New York
    D)Brussels
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Portugal?
    A)Euro
    B)Peso
    C)Dollar
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option A

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