Current Affairs Quiz: May 13, 2021

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  1. In May 2021, Miyon ka Bara railway station was renamed to Mahesh Nagar railway station. Where is it located?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Bihar
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Rajasthan
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The name of Miyon ka Bara railway station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur has been changed to Mahesh Nagar after getting an approval from various departments, a senior government official said.
  2. Recently India carried out a military drill with which country in the Southern Arabian sea with a focus on further improving their interoperability?
    A) Indonesia
    B) SriLanka
    C) China
    D) Japan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The navies of India and Indonesia carried out a military drill in the Southern Arabian sea with a focus on further improving their interoperability.
  3. Which bank has entered into a strategic tie-up with UAE-based Mashreq Bank to facilitate money transfers from the UAE?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) Federal Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) ICICI Bank
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Federal Bank said it has entered into a strategic tie-up with UAE-based Mashreq Bank to facilitate money transfers from the UAE.
  4. Which company has announced the launch of ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Finder,’ an integrated platform to help citizens check the availability of vaccination slots – on its Mini App Store?
    A) Google
    B) Paytm
    C) Apple
    D) Deloitte
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Digital payments platform Paytm has announced the launch of ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Finder,’ an integrated platform to help citizens check the availability of vaccination slots – on its Mini App store.
  5. Which bank announced the launch of “I choose my number” feature for all its customers across India?
    A) Paytm Payments Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Fincare Payments Bank
    D) Jana Small Finance Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jana Small Finance Bank, announced the launch of “I choose my number” feature for all its customers across India.
  6. As per recent UN Report,India is expected to grow at how much percent in 2022?
    A) 10.5%
    B) 9.8%
    C) 10.1%
    D) 9.5%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    India is forecast to grow at 10.1 per cent in 2022, becoming the fastest growing major economy in the world, the United Nations said, but cautioned that the growth outlook of 2021 was “highly fragile” as the country was the “new hotbed of the pandemic.”
  7. Japanese brokerage Nomura revised its GDP growth estimate for India for the current 2021-22 fiscal to how much percent?
    A) 10.8%
    B) 10.5%
    C) 11.5%
    D) 12.3%
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Japanese brokerage Nomura cut its GDP growth estimate for India for the current 2021-22 fiscal to 10.8 per cent from the earlier 12.6 per cent, blaming the impact of the second wave-induced lockdowns.
  8. Moody’s Investors Service slashed India’s growth forecast for the current financial year to how much percent?
    A) 8.7%
    B) 11.0%
    C) 9.3%
    D) 10.2%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Moody’s Investors Service slashed India’s growth forecast for the current financial year to 9.3 per cent saying that the second wave of coronavirus infections hampers economic recovery and increases risk of longer-term scarring.
  9. How much amount has been pledged by drug major AstraZenca in humanitarian aid to India to support relief activities amid the second wave of COVID-19?
    A) $250000
    B) $245000
    C) $300000
    D) $295000
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Drug major AstraZeneca said it has pledged $250,000 (over Rs 1.8 crore) in humanitarian aid to India to support relief activities amid the second wave of COVID-19 sweeping across the country.
  10. How much amount was donated by Twitter to help address the Covid 19 crisis in India?
    A) USD 35 million
    B) USD 30 million
    C) USD 20 million
    D) USD 15 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Microblogging giant Twitter has donated USD 15 million to help address the Covid-19 crisis in India which is battling the unprecedented second wave of the deadly pandemic.
  11. Which bank has acquired a 10% stake in CSC Grameen e-Store, a special purpose vehicle run by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank has acquired a 10% stake in CSC Grameen e-Store, a special purpose vehicle run by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, for an undisclosed amount.
  12. Recently wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced he would be retiring from international cricket after World Test Championship.He plays from which country?
    A) NewZealand
    B) England
    C) Australia
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced he would be retiring from international cricket after the three Tests, including the World Test Championship final against India, on their upcoming England tour.
  13. Who has been sworn in as new NASA Administrator?
    A) Floyd McWilliams
    B) Michael Collins
    C) Bill Nelson
    D) Jim Bridestine
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Florida senator Bill Nelson was sworn in as 14th head of NASA, hailing a “new day” for space exploration as the United States seeks to return to the Moon.
  14. Recently who was appointed as new executive director of RBI?
    A) Dinesh Jain
    B) Michael Patra
    C) T Rabi Shankar
    D) Jose J Kattoor
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India appointed Jose J Kattoor as Executive Director (ED) with effect from 4 May 2021, the central bank said.
  15. Who was appointed as CEO of National Asset Reconstruction Company?
    A) Manoj Jain
    B) LV Prabhakar
    C) Madhav Vaidya
    D) Padmakumar M Nair
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Padmakumar M Nair of State Bank of India (SBI) will be the chief executive of National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL), a proposed entity for taking over bad loans of lenders, predominantly public sector banks.
  16. Recently Indranil Pan was appointed as chief economist of which bank?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) RBL Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender Yes Bank said it has appointed Indranil Pan as its chief economist.Pan joins the bank from rival IDFC First Bank.
  17. Who has been appointed as new CMD of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited?
    A) Arun Kumar Singh
    B) DK hota
    C) Manoj Jain
    D) K Padmakar
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), the government’s head-hunter, has picked Arun Kumar Singh as the chairman and managing director of state-run oil refining and marketing firm Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL).
  18. Who has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award?
    A) Khelil Goiua
    B) Juergen Habermas
    C) Iran Mersal
    D) Tahera Qutbuddin
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award. The Mumbai-born professor won the honour for her book ‘Arabic Oration: Art and Function’, which was published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden in 2019.
  19. Recently who became the youngest Pakistani to summit Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak?
    A) Shehroze Kashif
    B) Farooq Abdulla
    C) Amrish Khan
    D) Mohammed Abdul Hamid
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A 19-year old man became the youngest Pakistani to summit Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak.
  20. Recently which organisation developed 3 cost-effective ventilators, oxygen concentrator named Prana,Vayu and Svasta?
    A) ISRO
    B) DRDO
    C) BHEL
    D) BEML
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram, said it has developed three different types of ventilators and an oxygen concentrator at a time when a shortage of these critical medical equipment resulted in deaths of many Covid-19 patients across the country.
  21. Recently Fortunato Franco passed away,He was related to which sports?
    A) Cricket
    B) Football
    C) Hockey
    D) Badminton
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former India international footballer Fortunato Franco breathed his last at the age of 84 in Goa.
  22. Who is the author of book “Life in the Clock Tower Valley”?
    A) Paul Ruckewier
    B) Mohan Munda
    C) Anil Samson
    D) Shakoor Rather
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Life in the Clock Tower Valley” is the debut book of Press Trust of India (PTI) journalist Shakoor Rather.
  23. What is the theme of this year’s international Nurses and Midwives Day 2021?
    A) A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare
    B) Nurses-A voice to lead
    C) Health for all
    D) Health is a human right
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Nurses and Midwives Day is celebrated every year on May 12 globally to appreciate the nurses’ efforts.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Federal Bank?
    A) Kerala
    B) Karnataka
    C) Telangana
    D) Puducherry
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the tagline of HDFC Bank?
    A) We Understand your world
    B) Aao Sochein Bada
    C) Your perfect banking partner
    D) India International Bank
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. What is the capital of Indonesia?
    A) Kiev
    B) Jakarta
    C) Maputo
    D) Mozambique
    View Answer
    Option B

  5. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Kolkata
    C) Mumbai
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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