Current Affairs Quiz: May 15, 2019

Current Affairs 15 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently DRDO conducted a successful flight test of which high speed aerial target in Odisha?
    A)ABHYAS
    B)DURGA
    C)ABHIVAQT
    D)TARINI
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted a successful flight test of ABHYAS high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha.

  2. Which airport of India has been declared as the 8th best airport in the world as per annual rating report by AirHelp?
    A)Indira Gandhi International Airport
    B)Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    C)Chaudhari Charan Singh International Airport
    D)Sardar Vallabhai International Airport
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has been declared as the eighth best airport in the world. In the 2019 annual rating report by AirHelp, an organization that specializes in air traveller rights, Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Tokyo Haneda International Airport, and Athens International Airport have retained their top three positions in the list.

  3. Recently Amit Agarwal resigned from his post.He was the former CFO of which company?
    A)GoAir
    B)Indigo
    C)Jet Airways
    D)BSNL
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Debt-laden and grounded Jet Airways’ Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer Amit Agarwal has resigned from his positions. Jet Airways stopped its operations on April 17. It is under the management control of State Bank of India-led consortium of lenders following a debt-restructuring plan.

  4. How much amount of venture capital fund was announced by NABARD for equity investment in agriculture and rural focused startup’s?
    A)Rs 100 cr
    B)Rs 800 cr
    C)Rs 700 cr
    D)Rs 600 cr
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) announced a Rs 700-crore venture capital fund for equity investments in agriculture and rural-focused startups. NABARD has been contributing to other funds till now and this is the first time that the rural development bank has launched a fund of its own.

  5. Which insurance company announced the launch of “Mosquito Disease Protection Policy”?
    A)National Insurance Company Limited
    B)IDBI Federal Insurance
    C)HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company
    D)New India Assurance Company
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, announced the launch of ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus.

  6. Who won the International Cricketer of the year Award 2019 during the CEAT International Cricket Awards 2019?
    A)Virat Kohli
    B)Steve Smith
    C)KL Rahul
    D)David Warner
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Amid all the World Cup hype, India skipper Virat Kohli has bagged the International Cricketer of the year award while Smriti Mandhana was honoured with the International women cricketer of the year award during the CEAT International Cricket Awards 2019.

  7. Who became the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referres?
    A)MS Mandhana
    B)GS Lakshmi
    C)Subbulakshmi Ayer
    D)Meenakshi Jha
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former India women cricketer GS Lakshmi became the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees. The 51-year-old, who first officiated as a match referee in domestic women’s cricket in 2008-09, has overseen three women’s ODI matches and as many women’s T20I games.

  8. Who won Premier League Title 2019?
    A)Liverpool
    B)Barcelona
    C)Brighton
    D)Manchester City
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the second consecutive season after a 4-1 win over Brighton. It means City are the first side in a decade to win successive titles having won the trophy last year with a record 100 points.

  9. Who has been appointed as CEO of LIC Mutual Fund?
    A)Sanjeev Puri
    B)Mahesh Jain
    C)Dinesh Pangtey
    D)Pravesh Dixit
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Dinesh Pangtey has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LIC Mutual Fund. He started his career as a direct recruit officer with LIC of India in 1984 and has risen through the ranks to this senior position.

  10. Who has been appointed as new Chairman of ITC Ltd?
    A)Sanjeev Puri
    B)Yogi Deveshwar
    C)Rajan Desai
    D)Mukesh Ranjan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sanjiv Puri, Managing Director of diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd, was appointed the company’s new Chairman in the place of veteran Yogi Deveshwar, who passed away recently. The appointment of Puri, till now the Managing Director, was made by ITC at a meeting of its Board of Directors.

  11. Who took charge as the new BMC Commissioner?
    A)Sanjiv Jain
    B)Ajoy Mehta
    C)Rajeev Puri
    D)Praveen Pardeshi
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Praveen Pardeshi took charge as the Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Pardeshi replaced Ajoy Mehta, a 1984-batch IAS officer, who was recently appointed as Maharashtra’s new chief secretary.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A)New Delhi
    B)Pune
    C)Chennai
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of NABARD?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Kolkata
    C)New Delhi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

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