Current Affairs Quiz: May 14, 2021

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  1. How much amount was approved by governing body of Ladakh “Yountan Society” for Samagra Shiksha in UT?
    A) ₹167.25 cr
    B) ₹170.25 cr
    C) ₹181 cr
    D) ₹185.0 cr
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In Ladakh, the Governing Body of ‘Yountan Society’, the Single Implementing Society (SIS) has approved a 167.25 Crore (One Hundred Sixty-Seven Crore and Twenty-Five Lakh ) rupees plan for Samagra Shiksha in the Union Territory.
  2. How much amount was transferred by central government to Punjab into farmers’ accounts so far against sale of their Wheat crop?
    A) ₹15643 cr
    B) ₹20865 cr
    C) ₹12384 cr
    D) ₹22215 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Centre has said that nearly Rs 22,215 crore in Punjab and Rs 12,384 crore in Haryanahave been transferred directly into farmers’ accounts so far against sale of their Wheat crop.
  3. Recently Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI and institute of which other country to strengthen the Accounting profession?
    A) Qatar
    B) Seychelles
    C) SriLanka
    D) Canada
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI and Qatar Financial Centre Authority, QFCA.
  4. How much outlay was approved by the government for Production-Linked Incentive Scheme for the Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage?
    A) ₹15200 cr
    B) ₹18100 cr
    C) ₹16500 cr
    D) ₹20500 cr
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved the Production-Linked Incentive Scheme for the Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage with an outlay of 18 thousand 100 crore rupees.
  5. Which state/UT police launched COVI Van Helpline’ for senior citizens amid COVID surge?
    A) Delhi
    B) Chandigarh
    C) UP
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Delhi Police has launched a helpline number for senior citizens who are struggling with their essential needs amid Covid-19.
  6. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually joined in the meeting of European Council held in which place?
    A) Seychelles
    B) Portugal
    C) UK
    D) France
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually joined in the meeting of European Council, as a special invitee at the invitation of European Council President, Charles Michel.
  7. What is the theme of this year’s 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial 2021?
    A) Knowledge for a sustainable Arctic
    B) Arctic and Sustainable World
    C) Awareness about Arctic
    D) Opportunities to Arctic
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India is participating in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) – the global platform for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic region. The theme for this year is ‘Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic’.
  8. Which country has partnered with United Nation Development Programme to provide oxygen generation plants to the North Eastern Region in India?
    A) Japan
    B) UK
    C) USA
    D) France
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Amid a devastating second wave of coronavirus in India, the Japanese government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered to provide oxygen generation plants to the North Eastern Region in India.
  9. Which company announced its collaboration with fintech NIRA as part of its strategy to strengthen its digital footprint?
    A) Mirrae Asset Limited
    B) Motilal Oswal
    C) ICICI Prudential
    D) Muthoot Finance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Muthoot Finance Limited announced its collaboration with fintech NIRA as part of its strategy to strengthen its digital footprint.
  10. Which institute has collaborated with members of the Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI) to develop voice-based solutions in multiple vernacular languages to enable larger adoption of digital money transactions in the country?
    A) IIT Madras
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IIT Jammu
    D) IISC Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers said that they will collaborate with members of the Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI) to develop voice-based solutions in multiple vernacular languages to enable larger adoption of digital money transactions in the country.
  11. Which organisation has launched a hub known as Asia Pacific Tax Hub to create an open and inclusive platform to promote strategic policy dialogue?
    A) International Finance Corporation
    B) world Bank
    C) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    D) Asian Development Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a hub to create an open and inclusive platform to promote strategic policy dialogue, improve knowledge sharing and strengthen coordination on tax policy and administration among ADB members and development partners.
  12. Recently HDFC Bank has cut India’s growth projection to how much percent for FY22?
    A) 9.9%
    B) 9.5%
    C) 11.2%
    D) 10.0%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    HDFC Bank has cut India’s growth projection to 10 per cent from 11.5 per cent for the current financial year, citing the adverse effect of the second Covid-19 wave.
  13. Which company retained its position as world’s top retailer as per Deloitte report 2021 ranking of global power retail houses?
    A) Walmart
    B) Reliance
    C) Alibaba
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail Ltd has been ranked second fastest growing retailer in the world in the 2021 ranking of global retail power houses by Deloitte, down from top rank secured the previous years.It has been ranked 53rd in the list of Global Powers of Retailing, improvement from 56th earlier, according to the Deloitte report.
  14. As per recent RBI report, country’s foreign exchange reserves surged to how much amount as on March 31,2021?
    A) USD 576.98 billion
    B) USD 650.96 billion
    C) USD 544.85 billion
    D) USD 450.86 billion
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The country’s foreign exchange reserves surged to USD 576.98 billion as on March 31, 2021 from USD 544.69 billion at September-end last year, an RBI report said.
  15. Domestic rating agency Care Ratings revised its GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to how much percent?
    A) 9.2%
    B) 9.5%
    C) 9.6%
    D) 9.9%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Domestic rating agency Care Ratings revised its GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 9.2 per cent from 10.2 per cent it had estimated earlier.
  16. Who were crowned Premier League champions for the third time?
    A) Manchester United
    B) Leicister
    C) Liverpool
    D) Manchester City
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In the English Premier League, Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after Manchester United crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Leicester.
  17. Which company has been conferred with “Green Urja Award” for being the Leading Public Institution in Financing Institution for RE this year by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC)?
    A) IREDA
    B) IRDA
    C) DRDO
    D) BHEL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd,IREDA has been conferred with “Green Urja Award” for being the Leading Public Institution in Financing Institution for RE this year by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  18. Which company acted as technology partner to develop world’s first intelligent ship known as the Mayflower 400?
    A) IBM
    B) TCS
    C) Wipro
    D) Microsoft
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A team of researchers from the marine research organisation ProMare with IBM acting as technology partner recently built the world’s first intelligent ship known as the Mayflower 400
  19. Which became the first state to launch online flood reporting and information management system?
    A) Assam
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Maharashtra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    An online flood reporting and information management system was launched in Assam, which faces severe deluge every year.
  20. Recently Homen Bargohain passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Journalist
    B) Social Activist
    C) Actor
    D) Sports
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted Assamese litterateur and journalist Homen Borgohain breathed his last at a private hospital. He was 88.
  21. Recently former director of CBI passed away in TamilNadu.Name him/her?
    A) Rahothaman
    B) Mahesh Balasubramaniam
    C) Suresh Verma
    D) Rakesh Asthana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In Tamil Nadu, former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation Rahothaman passed away at Chennai. He was 76.
  22. Recently former hockey umpire and technical official passed away.Name him?
    A) Ravinder Sodhi
    B) Harpreet Kaur
    C) Lokesh Raman
    D) Rishi Verma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former hockey umpire and technical official Ravinder Singh Sodhi died due to coronavirus-related complications. He was 66.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Portugal?
    A) Lisbon
    B) Kiev
    C) Amsterdam
    D) Maputo
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Muthoot Finance?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Kochi
    C) Thiruvananthapuram
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. When was HDFC Bank founded?
    A) 1994
    B) 1992
    C) 1990
    D) 1996
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of Asian Development Bank?
    A) China
    B) Portugal
    C) Philippines
    D) Uruguay
    View Answer
    Option C

  5. Where is the HQ of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Kolkata
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C

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