Current Affairs Quiz: May 15, 2021

Current Affairs 15 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which country chaired first BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting was held in 2021?
    A) India
    B) Nepal
    C) China
    D) SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The first BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) Meeting was held in 2021 in virtual format. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of India, which has assumed the BRICS Presidency in 2021. The meeting was chaired by Shri Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Labour and Employment.
  2. As per World Bank report “Migration and Development Brief “ ,how much amount of remittances India received in 2020?
    A) $90 billion
    B) $85 billion
    C) $80 billion
    D) $83 billion
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India was the largest recipient of remittances in 2020, as per the report, “Migration and Development Brief “ released by the World Bank. India has been the largest recipient of remittances since 2008. However, the remittance received by India in 2020 was over USD 83 billion, which is a drop of 0.2 per cent from 2019 (USD 83.3 billion).
  3. Which state developed Teeka web portal for systematic vaccination of people?
    A) Chhattisgarh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Making Covid vaccination registration quick, convenient and hassle-free, the Chhattisgarh government has developed a web portal ‘CGTeeka’ for systematic vaccination of people in the age group 18-44 years. This web portal, developed by CHiPS, was launched by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
  4. Which organisation has approved registration to PTC, BSE and ICICI Bank-led Pranurja Solution Ltd to start the country’s third power exchange?
    A) THDC Limited
    B) Energy Efficiency Services Limited
    C) NITI AAYOG
    D) Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Power regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved registration to PTC, BSE and ICICI Bank-led Pranurja Solution Ltd to start the country’s third power exchange.
  5. Which company has launched international money transfer partnerships with remittances firms Wise and Western Union Co for users of its U.S. payments app?
    A) Paytm
    B) Google Pay
    C) Freecharge
    D) PayPal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Alphabet Inc’s Google has launched international money transfer partnerships with remittances firms Wise and Western Union Co for users of its U.S. payments app. Google Pay users in the United States can now transfer money to app customers in India and Singapore, with plans to expand to the 80 countries available via Wise, and 200 via Western Union by the end of the year.
  6. Recently which company has launched an all-electric motorcycle brand “LiveWire,?
    A) Honda
    B) Suzuki
    C) Kawasaki
    D) Harley Davidson
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Harley-Davidson Inc. has launched an all-electric motorcycle brand “LiveWire,” the latest effort by the company to ramp up bets on the rapidly growing electric vehicle market. The company would create a separate electric vehicle-focused division, as it aims to attract the next generation of younger and more environmentally conscious riders.
  7. Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted authorisation to which company to operate as a prepaid payment instruments (PPI) company?
    A) Deloitte
    B) Mphasis
    C) Eroute Technologies
    D) Frankfurt Technology
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted authorisation to Eroute Technologies to operate as a prepaid payment instruments (PPI) company. The RBI issued authorisation to Eroute Technologies Pvt Ltd with perpetual validity to commence issuance and operations of semi-closed pre-paid instruments in the country.
  8. Geojit Financial Services has entered into an agreement with which bank to provide a three-in-one account to the latter’s customers?
    A) SBI
    B) PNB
    C) IDBI
    D) BOB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Geojit Financial Services has entered into an agreement with Punjab National Bank to provide a three-in-one account to the latter’s customers.
  9. Which company has introduced an automated process to obtain monthly foreign inward remittance advice (FIRA), allowing Indian merchants to download their monthly digital FIRA issued by banks?
    A) Paytm
    B) PayPal
    C) Payzapp
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Digital payments provider PayPal has introduced an automated process to obtain monthly foreign inward remittance advice (FIRA), allowing Indian merchants to download their monthly digital FIRA issued by banks.
  10. As per data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI),country’s retail inflation eased to how much percent in April 2021?
    A) 4.20%
    B) 3.80%
    C) 3.60%
    D) 4.29%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The country’s retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), eased to 4.29 per cent in the month of April.
  11. As per Food and Agricultural Organisation data,world food price index climbed by how much points versus March ?
    A) 124.2
    B) 115.5
    C) 120.9
    D) 118.0
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World food prices increased for an 11th consecutive month in April, hitting their highest level since May 2014, with sugar leading a rise in all the main indices, the United Nations food agency said.
  12. Who has been appointed to the executive committee of the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS)?
    A) Manisha Kapoor
    B) Vanita Gupta
    C) Shreya Srivastava
    D) Shivangi Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) announced that its general secretary Manisha Kapoor has been appointed to the executive committee of the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS).
  13. Who has been appointed as the new Chief at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)?
    A) Martin Griffiths
    B) Mark Lowcock
    C) Andrew Jenny
    D) Faith Barol
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran British diplomat Martin Griffiths has been appointed as the new Chief at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), for a period of five years.
  14. Recently,Yoweri Museveni has been sworn in as new president of which country?
    A) Portugal
    B) Uganda
    C) Seychelles
    D) Israel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Uganda’s 76-year-old president Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for a sixth term. The move follows his being declared the winner of elections held on Jan. 14 this year after receiving 58% of the vote while his closest rival, Bobi Wine, garnered 35%.
  15. Who has received the “World Food Award” of the year 2021?
    A) Shakuntala Hark Singh
    B) Vanita Gupta
    C) Rattan Lal
    D) Simran Groot
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian-origin global nutritionist, Dr Shakuntala Hark Singh Thilstad has received the “World Food Award” of the year 2021. She developed a holistic and nutritionally sensitive approach to seafood and food systems and has received an award for his research.
  16. Recently V Chandrasekhar passed away,He was related to which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Table tennis
    C) Hockey
    D) Cricket
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Arjune-award winning former India table tennis player V Chandrasekhar passed away due to COVID-19 related complications. Chandra, as he was popularly known, was a three-time national champion.
  17. Who is the author of novel “Klara and the Sun”?
    A) Nomad Lewis
    B) Faith Barol
    C) Mohan Munda
    D) Kazuo Ishiguro
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.
  18. Who is the author of book “All time favourite of Children”?
    A) Amitav Ghosh
    B) Ruskin Bond
    C) Shilpa Kumar
    D) Amitabh Chaudhary
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s favourite writer Ruskin Bond has brought forth a carefully curated and handpicked collection of his short stories in a new book titled ‘All Time Favourites For Children’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. When was World Bank founded?
    A) 1944
    B) 1950
    C) 1955
    D) 1966
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of Singapore?
    A) Euro
    B) Krone
    C) Dollar
    D) Peso
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Food and Agricultural Organisation?
    A) Rome
    B) Paris
    C) Geneva
    D) Vienna
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of PayPal?
    A) London
    B) Paris
    C) California
    D) NewYork
    View Answer
    Option C

  5. What is the capital of Uganda?
    A) Maputo
    B) Nansana
    C) Mukono
    D) Kampala
    View Answer
    Option D

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