Current Affairs Quiz: May 15, 2018

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  1. Name the player to top the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.
    A) Caroline Wozniacki
    B) Simona Halep
    C) Garbiñe Muguruza
    D) Karolina Pliskova
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Romania’s Simona Halep stayed at the top spot in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released recently. Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki took second spot and Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain at third position.
  2. Which North Eastern state hosted the two days Regional Conference on “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development” for the overall development of the region?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Sikkim
    C) Assam
    D) Manipur
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Governor of Assam, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the two day Seminar organized by the Ministry of Finance on the theme of “Physical and Social Infrastructure for Regional Development” in Guwahati, Assam. The Seminar is organized by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India in collaboration with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI).The theme of the Seminar provides an opportunity to do an in depth analysis of the core infrastructure related issues of the North Eastern States.
  3. Name the Chinese bank which has introduced first of its kind India-dedicated publicly offered investment fund named Credit Suisse India Market Fund for the country to invest in Indian economy?
    A) China Construction Bank
    B) Postal Savings Bank of China
    C) Bank of China
    D) Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    A state-run Chinese bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), has launched the country’s first India-dedicated publicly offered investment fund named ICBC Credit Suisse India Market Fund. It is China’s first publicly offered fund for investing in India as the Indian market offers the best opportunity for Chinese investors due to the prospects of double-digit growth.The fund will invest in exchange-traded funds listed on more than 20 exchanges in Europe and the US that are based on the Indian market”.
  4. Recently, a high level committee under home minister Rajnath Singh has approved financial assistance of Rs 1,161.17 crores to how many States/Union Territories for being affected by floods and cyclones in 2017-18?
    A) 5
    B) 4
    C) 7
    D) 3
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) for Central Assistance to the States of Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Rajasthan and Lakshadweep affected by cyclones/floods/drought during 2017-18. The total assistance approved was Rs 1,161.17 crores.
  5. Former Rajya Sabha MP Nandram Das Bairagi passed away recently. He was a veteran _________ by profession.
    A) Actor
    B) Author
    C) Film Lyricist
    D) Poet
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Noted Hindi film lyricist, Nandram Das Bairagi, popularly known as Balkavi Bairagi died while sleeping. Bairagi, a Lok Sabha member between 1984 and 1989 and also a former Rajya Sabha MP, was 87.
  6. A 30 member parliamentary panel has been set up by the government to look into recovery of black money and performance of public sector banks. Who is the Chairman of the panel?
    A) K. V. Thomas
    B) Y. V. Subba Reddy
    C) Sharad Pawar
    D) Murali Manohar Joshi
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    A parliamentary panel headed by veteran BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi has decided to study the recovery of black money and performance of public sector banks among a host of subjects. The 30-member Estimates Committee, in a meeting, decided to study a host of subjects related to various ministries in the year 2018-19.As per the memorandum of the committee, the panel will look into the import of uranium for nuclear plants, mining activities and environment, upgrading of India Post offices and the drought situation in the country among other matters.
  7. Who among the following has clinched the 2018 Madrid Open title in men’s single event?
    A) Nikola Mektic
    B) Alexander Zverev
    C) Dominic Thiem
    D) Alexander Peya
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Alexander Zverev of Germany has claimed the 2018 Madrid Open title for the first time after beating Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 in the final. The champion became the first German player to win in the Spanish capital.
  8. My Payments feature has been launched by which among the following company to offer automatic recurring payments facilities to the customers?
    A) PayUmoney
    B) Airtel Money
    C) Paytm
    D) Freecharge
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Paytm has introduced automatic recurring payments named ‘My Payments’, a new feature that lets users configure the payments app to pay for periodic recurring expenses automatically. The ‘My Payments’ feature can be used by customers to make high-value regular recurring payments for a variety of cases such as house rent, maid/driver’s salary, milk or newspaper vendor payments online.
  9. Who among the following has won the gold medal at the International Shooting Competitions of Hannover (ISCH), Germany in women’s 10m air pistol event?
    A) Shreyasi Singh
    B) Apurvi Chandela
    C) P Shri Nivetha
    D) Heena Sidhu
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Indian Shooter Heena Sidhu clinched the gold medal while compatriot P Shri Nivetha settled for bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol at the International Shooting Competitions of Hannover, Germany. Heena in the final tied with France’s Mathilde Lamolle on 239.8 points. She won the tie to win the gold ahead of Mathilde. Shri Nivetha finished on 219.2.
  10. Renowned film and television artist Kalashala Babu who died recently belonged to which Indian cinema?
    A) Malayalam
    B) Marathi
    C) Bengali
    D) Odia
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran stage, TV and Malayalam film artiste Kalashala Babu passed away in Kerala  at a private hospital. He was 68

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Tennis star Garbine Muguruza hails from which country?
    A) Denmark
    B) Spain
    C) Portugal
    D) Romania
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      Option B
  2. FICCI was established in which year?
    A) 1927
    B) 1952
    C) 1930
    D) 1968
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is an association of business organisations in India. Established in 1927, on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by GD Birla and Purushottam Das Thakurdas, it is the largest, oldest and the apex business organisation in India

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