Current Affairs Quiz: May 13, 2019

Current Affairs 13 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. According to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), India and which other country topped the list of nations for illegal sand mining?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Nepal
    C)China
    D)Japan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation: India and China top a list of countries where illegal sand mining has become a major environmental problem, according to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). While we cannot do without sand, responsible mining should be incentivised, said the report, ‘Sand and Sustainability: finding new solutions for environmental governance of global sand resources’.
  2. After United Kingdom, which country became the second in the world to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency?
    A)India
    B)Saudi Arabia
    C)Ireland
    D)Uganda
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    Option C
    Explanation: Ireland has become the second country in the world to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency. It happened after the Oireachtas (Irish parliament) report on Climate Action was accepted by the government and opposition parties without a vote.
  3. Yaya Toure announced his retirement from which sports?
    A)High jumping
    B)Football
    C)Boxing
    D)Badminton
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    Option B
    Explanation: Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has announced his retirement from football, with a view to concentrating on a career in coaching.
  4. Name the first franchise to register 100 Indian Premier League wins?
    A)Mumbai Indians
    B)Chennai Super Kings
    C)Delhi Capitals
    D)Rajasthan Royals
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    Option A
    Explanation: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 37 runs to become the first franchise to register 100 Indian Premier League wins.
    Fellow-three time champs Chennai Super Kings are the second most successful franchise with 93 matches won from 152 played with 58 lost including one in the Super Over.
  5. Which IPL team won the unprecedented fourth IPL title?
    A)Mumbai Indians
    B)Chennai Super Kings
    C)Delhi Capitals
    D)Rajasthan Royals
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    Option A
    Explanation: The summit clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 between Mumbai Indians (MI) and defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is being held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
  6. Who has been appointed as the new BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) chief?
    A)Hemangi Worlikar
    B)Parveen Pardeshi
    C)Vishwanath Mahadeshwar
    D)Pherozeshah Mehta
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    Option B
    Explanation: Chief Miniter of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has appointed Parveen Pardeshi as the new BMC chief. Praveen will replace Ajoy Mehta.
  7. Nebburu Narayana Hegde passed away recently. She was a renowned ________
    A)Dramatist
    B)Singer
    C)Actress
    D)Dancer
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    Option B
    Explanation: Noted Yakshagana ‘bhagawatha’ singer Nebburu Narayana Hegde passed away
  8. Thoppil Mohamed Meeran passed away recently. He was related to which field?
    A)Director
    B)Author
    C)Science
    D)Singer
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    Option B
    Explanation: Noted Tamil author and Sahitya Akademi winner Thoppil Mohammed Meeran passed away. He was 74. His short story collections include Anbuku Muthumai Illai, Thankarasu, Anathasainam Colony, among others.
  9. Name the Indian Actress who has been selected among 17 New ‘SDG Advocates’ Of United Nations?
    A)Dia Mirza
    B)Sonam Kapoor
    C)Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
    D)Pooja Bedi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation: Dia Mirza and Alibaba chief Jack Ma are among the 17 global public figures appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the new advocates to drive action and solidify global political will for the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  10. what is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2019?
    A)Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!
    B)Their Future is our Future – A Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People
    C)Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation
    D)Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!
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    Option D

    Explanation: World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 helds on 12 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
    The Day is celebrated on second Saturday in May and October. In 2019, this Day will be celebrated on 11 May and 10 October. The theme for WMBD 2019 is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Who is the captain of Chennai Super Kings IPL team?
    A)Rohit Sharma
    B)Virat Kohli
    C)MS Dhoni
    D)Suresh Raina
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Mumbai Indians IPL team is owned by?
    A)Preity Zinta
    B)Mukesh Ambani
    C)Sun TV Network
    D)United Spirits
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Ireland?
    A)Pound
    B)Dirham
    C)Euro
    D)Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

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