Current Affairs Quiz: May 12, 2021

Current Affairs 12 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. As per Knight Frank, in its ‘Prime Global Cities Index Q1 2021’ report,what is NewDelhi rank among global cities in terms of prime residential properties?
    A) 27th
    B) 29th
    C) 31st
    D) 32nd
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    New Delhi’s rank declined to 32nd among global cities in terms of prime residential properties.
  2. Which state government announced the launch of the ‘Mukhyamantri COVID Upchar Yojana’ amid a rise in cases in the state?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Bihar
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Madhya Pradesh government announced the launch of the ‘Mukhyamantri COVID Upchar Yojana’ amid a rise in cases in the state.
  3. NITI Aayog in partnership with which company released a report titled ‘Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a Digitally Inclusive Bharat’?
    A) Google
    B) MasterCard
    C) Visa
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog and Mastercard released a report titled ‘Connected Commerce: Creating a Roadmap for a Digitally Inclusive Bharat’.
  4. Recently which UT became Har Ghar Jal’ UT by ensuring every rural home gets a household tap connection?
    A) Lakshadweep
    B) Puducherry
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Puducherry has become the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Union Territory by ensuring that every rural home gets a household tap connection.
  5. The G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting was held virtually in which country?
    A) Italy
    B) Israel
    C) UK
    D) France
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (I/c) Prahlad Singh Patel participated virtually in G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Italy.
  6. Which countries were invited by the Council of European Union to participate in the bloc’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defense initiative?
    A) Canada
    B) USA
    C) Norway
    D) All of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Council of the European Union approved inviting the United States, Canada and Norwayto participate in the bloc’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defense initiative.
  7. Recently which company got authorisation for RBI for issuance and operation of semi-closed prepaid payment instruments with perpetual validity?
    A) Paytm
    B) Bajaj Finance
    C) Airtel Payments Bank
    D) Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), granted an authorization to Bajaj Finance for issuance and operation of semi-closed prepaid payment instruments with perpetual validity.
  8. Which company launched ‘Savdhan Rahein, Safe Rahein’, a public awareness campaign on financial fraud risks?
    A) DCB Bank
    B) ICICI bank
    C) SBI Capital
    D) Bajaj Finserv
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Finserv launches ‘Savdhan Rahein, Safe Rahein’, across digital and social media platforms, to educate customers and public at large on financial fraud risks and how to stay protected.
  9. As per recent order by Ministry of Labour,how much percent can EPFO can invest in alternate investment funds to support infra push?
    A) 6%
    B) 4.5%
    C) 4%
    D) 5%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The labour ministry has notified the changes in the investment pattern of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), paving way for the retirement fund body to invest up to 5% of its investible surplus in alternate investment funds (AIFs) that support infrastructure, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), venture capital funds and social venture capital funds.The new investment pattern will be effective from March 15, 2021.
  10. Recently which Parsi player was selected after 28 years in Indian Cricket team for World Test championship 2021?
    A) Arzan Nagwaswalla
    B) Farooh Engineer
    C) Chris Delawar
    D) Baman IrAni
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Arzan Nagwaswalla was not even born when Farokh Engineer – the last Parsi cricketer to have featured in the India men’s team – played his final Test for the country in 1975.
  11. Who has been appointed as the National President of FICCI Ladies Organization(FLO)?
    A) Aakriti Tiwari
    B) Ujjwala Singhania
    C) Shivani Dubey
    D) Akansha Rathod
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ujjwala Singhania has been appointed as the National President of FICCI Ladies Organization(FLO), the oldest women-led & women-centric business chamber of Southeast Asia.
  12. Who has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research?
    A) Sankar Ghosh
    B) Nirvan Shah
    C) Amit Ghosh
    D) Vimal Sen
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sankar Ghosh, an award-winning Indian-origin immunologist, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
  13. Recently Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time, breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world’s highest peak.he belongs to which country?
    A) India
    B) Nepal
    C) Bhutan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Nepalese climber, Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time, breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world’s highest peak.
  14. Who won the Best Actor award for his performance in the short film Happy Birthdayat the New York City International Film Festival?
    A) Sunny Hinduja
    B) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
    C) Anupam Kher
    D) Paresh Rawal
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Anupam Kher won the Best Actor award for his performance in the short film Happy Birthdayat the New York City International Film Festival.
  15. Which state government will present ‘Manoj Das International Literary Award’ in memory of eminent litterateur Manoj Das?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) Haryana
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the state government will present ‘Manoj Das International Literary Award’ in memory of eminent litterateur Manoj Das.
  16. Who won the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for April 2021?
    A) Babar Azam
    B) Virat Kohli
    C) Kane Williamson
    D) Steve Smith
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the winners of the ICC Player of the Month Awards for April which recognise and celebrate the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
  17. Which company will launch “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year?
    A) SpaceX
    B) NASA
    C) ISRO
    D) CNRS
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    SpaceX has announced that it will launch “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year.
  18. Which organisation has developed anti Covid Oral Drug which has been approved by DGCI to treat severe Covid patients?
    A) DRDO
    B) reliance
    C) ICMR
    D) Natinal Institute of Virology
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    An anti-COVID oral drug developed by the DRDO has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe coronavirus patients, the defence ministry said.
  19. Recently which organisation has launched a mobile phone application (app) which will help identify stolen cultural property, reduce smuggling and increase the possibility of recovering stolen works and artefacts?
    A) Interpol
    B) RAW
    C) ISI
    D) FBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Interpol has launched a mobile phone application (app) which will help identify stolen cultural property, reduce smuggling and increase the possibility of recovering stolen works and artefacts.
  20. Recently India’s Consul General in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, passed away.Name him?
    A) Nitin Raulkar
    B) Vinesh Kalra
    C) Dheeraj Singh
    D) Priyank Tiwari
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Vinesh Kalra, India’s Consul General in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, passed away at a hospital in Kabul. He was 52.
  21. Recently veteran communist leader KR Gouri Amma passed away.She hailed from which state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Karnataka
    C) TamilNadu
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran Communist leader and the leader of Janadipathya Samrakshana Samiti (JSS), K.R. Gouri Amma passed away at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram due to age-related ailments. She was 102.
  22. When is National Technology Day observed?
    A) May 11
    B) May 12
    C) May 13
    D) May 10
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    May 11 is observed as the National Technology Day. This day marks the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998 and India’s technological advancements in this space.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Italy?
    A) Rome
    B) Paris
    C) Geneva
    D) Tashkent
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of INTERPOL?
    A) UK
    B) France
    C) USA
    D) Russia
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Canada?
    A) Dollar
    B) Peso
    C) Euro
    D) Dinar
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. What is the capital of Norway?
    A) Oslo
    B) London
    C) Maputo
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

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