Current Affairs Quiz: May 16, 2019

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  1. The WTO Ministerial Meeting of Developing Countries concluded in which city/UT?
    A)Mumbai
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Chandigarh
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The WTO Ministerial Meeting of Developing Countries concluded in New Delhi. The Ministerial Meeting hosted by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu. The Director General of WTO, Roberto Azevedo, was also present.

  2. Who recently scaled Mount Everest for the 23rd time breaking his own record of most successful ascents of the world’s highest peak?
    A)Nayan Tara Sen
    B)Barry Bidhop
    C)Jim Wattaker
    D)Kami Rita
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 49-year-old Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for the 23rd time, breaking his own record of the most successful ascents of the world’s highest peak. Breaking his own record of 22 successful ascents of Everest, Kami Rita now became the only man on the planet to climb Everest for 23 times.

  3. Who became the world’s first women pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a light sport aircraft?
    A)Aarohi Pandit
    B)Suman Singh
    C)Tarini Rai
    D)Akanksha Jain
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Aarohi Pandit, 23, made history when she landed in to become the world’s first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a light sport aircraft (LSA). The Mumbai girl landed at Iqaluit Airport.

  4. In which city,Indian Navy first full fledged SSB opened?
    A)Kolkata
    B)Gwalior
    C)Mumbai
    D)Vadodara
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy’s first full-fledged Services Selection Board (SSB) was inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at Diamond Harbour near Kolkata. The SSB (Kolkata) is located at a place that was previously occupied by a Naval Coastal Battery.

  5. Recently Which bank announced the launch of CO branded multi currency card with travel booking portal Goibibo?
    A)HDFC Bank
    B)ICICI Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank announced the launch of a co-branded multi-currency card with online travel booking portal Goibibo. Anyone travelling abroad, whether they hold an ICICI Bank savings account or not, can apply for the Goibibo ICICI Bank Travel Card on the Goibibo website and mobile app.

  6. Recently Doordarshan launched an online souvenir store for its viewers in partnership with which company?
    A)Amazon
    B)Myntra
    C)Flipkart
    D)Ebay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Doordarshan has launched an online souvenir store for its viewers on Amazon India so that one can easily access it. A. Surya Prakash Chairman, Prasar Bharati launched DD souvenir store on Amazon India.

  7. Recently Vinay Dube resigned from the post of CEO.He was the former CEO of which company?
    A)Jet Airways
    B)GoAir
    C)Air Asia
    D)Air India
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube resigned from the services of Jet Airways with immediate effect citing personal reasons.

  8. According to CEA Krishnamurthy V Subramaniam,at how much percent India will grow in the current fiscal?
    A)7%
    B)6.6%
    C)7.2%
    D)8%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian economy will grow at 7 per cent range in the current fiscal powered by the effects of the strong structural reforms such as bankruptcy laws, Goods and Services Tax (GST), crackdown on shell companies and the fiscal prudence undertaken in the last five years, Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian said recently.

  9. As per CRISIL,NPA recoveries via IBC was at how much amount in 2018-19?
    A)Rs 45000 cr
    B)Rs 40000 cr
    C)Rs 50000 cr
    D)Rs 70000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bad loan recoveries in the last fiscal effected through the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) route was at Rs 70,000 crore, posting a recovery rate of 43 per cent, and was twice the Rs 35,500 crore recovered through previous resolution mechanisms like the Debt Recovery Tribunal and Lok Adalat, as per a report by ratings firm Crisil.

  10. Which organisation has partnered with India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation to offer a mortgage guaranteed home loan product?
    A)ICICI
    B)HDFC limited
    C)IDBI
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Housing finance major HDFC Limited has partnered with the India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) to offer a mortgage-guaranteed home loan product. The partnership aims to make it possible for HDFC to further penetrate the home loan market and access an enlarged customer base, helping them to own a home of their choice.

  11. Recently Paytm launched a Paytm First Card in partnership with which bank?
    A)Federal Bank
    B)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C)HDFC Bank
    D)Citibank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Paytm has introduced a new credit, called Paytm First Card, in partnership with Citibank. The company is touting that the new card will offer customers 1 percent of universal cashback along with zero restrictions on earning categories. This will be auto-credited to the card every month.

  12. Which telecom operator have tied up with HDFC life insurance to offer life cover for customers who got a prepaid recharge done?
    A)Vodafone
    B)Bharti Airtel
    C)Jio
    D)BSNL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bharti Airtel and HDFC Life Insurance have tied up to offer life cover for customers who get a prepaid recharge done. Airtel’s new Rs. 249-prepaid bundle which will include 2 GB data, unlimited calls across networks, and 100 SMSes per day will also offer a cover worth Rs. 4 lakh from HDFC Life.

  13. Who won Asia Pacific Diamond Cup 2019?
    A)Rahul Gangjee
    B)Viraj Madappa
    C)Yosuke Asaji
    D)Iltas Sobu
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India’s Rahil Gangjee finished tied 39th while Viraj Madappa faltered on the final day and ended tied 53rd at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup. Japan’s Yosuke Asaji capped an unforgettable week when he held his nerve to win the tournament by one shot on Mothers’ Day at the Sobu Country Club.

  14. Cyril Ramaphosa was re-elected as President of Which country?
    A)Vietnam
    B)Australia
    C)Ukraine
    D)South Africa
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ruling ANC won re-election with an absolute majority in parliament. The African National Congress (ANC) held a comfortable lead with 57.73 percent.

  15. Who has been appointed as the first head of country’s first tri services Special Operations Division Commander?
    A)Sunil Lamba
    B)Ranjan Goswami
    C)PV Bakshi
    D)AK Dhingra
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ace Special Forces operative and Sri Lanka war veteran Major General AK Dhingra has been appointed as the first head of country’s first tri-services Special Operations Division comprising commandos from all three services.

  16. Who has been appointed as new Chairperson of News Broadcasting Standards Authority?
    A)Bimal Jalan
    B)Sudhir Ranjan
    C)RV Raveendran
    D)AK Sikri
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Supreme Court judge Justice A.K. Sikri has been appointed Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). He will assume office on May 26 and succeed Justice R.V. Raveendran who completes his term on May 25.

  17. Who has been roped as brand ambassador of BharatPe?
    A)Salman Khan
    B)Shahrukh Khan
    C)Katrina Kaif
    D)Disha Patani
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Merchant service and UPI payments app BharatPe said it has roped in Bollywood actor Salman Khan as its brand ambassador. The new brand campaign with Khan will be focused towards educating merchants and users about UPI payments along with driving adoption of BharatPe app for all their business needs.

  18. Which Actor will be felicitated by the Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) in India?
    A)Anil Kapoor
    B)Salman Khan
    C)Ranveer Singh
    D)Irfan Khan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Actor Anil Kapoor will be felicitated by the Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) in India and an European Union delegation as part of the ‘Europe Day’ celebrations in Mumbai. Europe Day is celebrated every year on May 9 to mark the formation of the European Union (EU).

  19. Recently Doris Day passed away.She was related to which profession?
    A)Poet and Writer
    B)Actress and Singer
    C)Social Activist
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    American actress-singer Doris Day, who delivered the hit song “Que Sera, Sera” in the 1950s, passed away at the age of 97. She was known as a honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and 1960s.

  20. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Families?
    A)Families and Climate Action:Focus on SDG13
    B)Families and Inclusive Socities
    C)Families and Growth
    D)Families:A Social Structure
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    May 15 was decided to be celebrated as International Family Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. The theme for International Day of Families 2019 is “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Citibank?
    A)NewYork
    B)London
    C)Paris
    D)Rome
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of South Africa?
    A)Euro
    B)Rand
    C)Won
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option B

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