Current Affairs Quiz: May 12, 2019

Current Affairs 12 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Konkan Railways Corporation Limited signed an agreement with which country to supply 1600 HP DEMU train sets?
    A)Nepal
    B)Japan
    C)Indonesia
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Konkan Railways Corporation Ltd (KRCL) signed an agreement with Nepal’s Department of Railways under which the former will supply two 1600 HP DEMU train sets. The agreement was signed in Kathmandu in the presence of Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, and Nepalese Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Secretary, Madhusudan Adhikari.

  2. Which city was chosen by Facebook as the centre for the global roll out of Whatsapp pay?
    A)Newyork
    B)Paris
    C)London
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Facebook has chosen London as the centre for the global roll-out of WhatsApp pay, before the social media giant launches its digital payments service on the mobile messaging platform in India.

  3. Asper recent reports,Bank credit grew by How much percent in FY 19?
    A)16.1%
    B)13.2%
    C)14.76%
    D)15.0%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bank credit grew by 13.2% in financial year 2018-19 as compared to 10.3% in the previous financial year, mainly aided by loans to services and retail sector. Deposit growth also gained momentum, growing by 10% as compared to 6.7% a year ago.

  4. Who became the third Indian to claim 150 wickets in the IPL?
    A)R Ashwin
    B)Kuldeep Yadav
    C)Harbhajan Singh
    D)Yuzvendra Chahal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh became the third Indian to claim 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The bowler achieved the feat in the second qualifier against Delhi Capitals at Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

  5. Who was appointed as new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra?
    A)Ravneet Gill
    B)Ramkrishna Singh
    C)Sudeep Nair
    D)Ajoy Mehta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Ajoy Mehta will be the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. His appointment was cleared by the Election Commission as the poll code of conduct in place due to ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the country.

  6. Who has been awarded the 2019 McCain Institute Award for Courage and Leadership?
    A)Varsha Chaturvedi
    B)Akanksha Saini
    C)UP Sudan
    D)Chhaya Sharma
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, who led the investigation team of the infamous Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, has been awarded the 2019 McCain Institute Award for Courage and Leadership.

  7. Who won the 2019 edition of the Desert Storm in Jaisalmer?
    A)Volkawagen
    B)Ford
    C)Maruti Suzuki
    D)TVS Racing
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A dominating performance from French rider Adrien Metge saw TVS Racing win the 2019 edition of Desert Storm in Jaisalmer. The final stage, which spanned across 220 km, saw the riders brave a dust storm and navigate through the dunes of Jaisalmer.

  8. Recently YC Deveshwar passed away.He was the former chairman of which company?
    A)ITC
    B)Samsung
    C)HUL
    D)Godrej
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    ITC group Chairman Y C Deveshwar passed away morning at the age of 72 after a long bout of illness. In 2011, Deveshwar received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award. Deveshwar was one of India’s longest-serving corporate chiefs with over two decades at the helm of ITC.

  9. When is National Technology Day observed?
    A)May 12
    B)May 10
    C)May 9
    D)May 11
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    It’s National Technology Day, observed on May 11 across India and the day also marks India’s progress in science and technology. It was on May 11 that India conducted its nuclear missile Shakti, also known as Operation Shakti. The National Technology Day was coined by late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Nepal?
    A)Rupee
    B)Rufiyaa
    C)Yuan
    D)Riel
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Facebook?
    A)New York
    B)California
    C)Beijing
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option B

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