Current Affairs Quiz: May 16, 2021

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  1. Recently,Malerkotla was announced as 23rd district of which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Haryana
    C) Bihar
    D) Kerala
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced the creation of a new district ofMalerkotla, carving the state’s only Muslim-majority town from Sangrur district.
  2. Which state launched My Village – Corona Free Village’ campaign which helped in checking Covid 19 in rural areas?
    A) Kerala
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Gujarat, ‘Maru Gam – Corona Mukt Gam’ or My Village – Corona Free Village – campaignlaunched by the state government has helped in checking the spread of Covid-19 in rural areas.
  3. Recently which state government announced that it will bear education expenses of the children who have lost parents to COVID-19?
    A) TamilNadu
    B) WestBengal
    C) Rajasthan
    D) Chhattisgarh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Chhattisgarh government said it will bear education expenses of the children who have lost parents to COVID-19. The state government has decided to launch the ‘Chhattisgarh Mahtari Dular Yojna’ for such children.
  4. Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the which instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme to over 9 crore 50 lakh farmers in the country?
    A) 6th
    B) 8th
    C) 5th
    D) 9th
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the 8th instalment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme to over 9 crore 50 lakh farmers in the country.
  5. In which state, AYUSH Department launched a state-wide wellness programme ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’ for COVID-19 patients?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh, AYUSH Department launched a state-wide wellness programme ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’ for COVID-19 patients, in Sloan district.
  6. Recently which bank launched DigiGold, a digital platform for its customers to make investments in gold?
    A) Paytm Payment Bank
    B) Airtel Payments Bank
    C) Fincare Small Bank
    D) India post Payments Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Airtel Payments Bank launched DigiGold, a digital platform for its customers to make investments in gold.
  7. Recently RBI cancelled the license of United cooperative Bank Limited based in which state?
    A) Kerala
    B) WestBengal
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India said it has cancelled the licence of United Co-operative Bank Ltd, Bagnan, West Bengal, as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
  8. Recently which flying company rebranded itself after being in business for 15 years?
    A) GoAir
    B) Indigo
    C) Vistara
    D) SpiceJet
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    After being in the skies for 15 years, Wadia Group-owned GoAir has rebranded itself as ‘Go First’ as the airline focuses on ultra-low-cost business model amid the aviation industry grappling with pandemic headwinds.
  9. Recently KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as new PM of which country?
    A) Pakistan
    B) SriLanka
    C) Nepal
    D) Bhutan
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    K P Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister, days after he lost a crucial vote of confidence in Parliament. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Oli, 69, as the 43rd prime minister of Nepal at a ceremony at Shital Niwas, the presidential palace.
  10. Who has been named as the first woman to lead Italy’s secret services?
    A) Elisabetta Belloni
    B) Amara Linne
    C) Shira Biatriz
    D) Giselle Pineloppe
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    former ambassador has been named as the first woman to lead Italy’s secret services.Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced Elisabetta Belloni as head of the Department of Information Security (DIS).
  11. Who has been named COP26 People’s Advocate for the U.K.’s Presidency of the UN climate change summit in Glasgow?
    A) S Jaishankar
    B) David Attenborough
    C) Nicole Pashiyan
    D) Greta Thunberg
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Sir David Attenborough, world-renowned broadcaster and natural historian, has been named COP26 People’s Advocate for the U.K.’s Presidency of the UN climate change summit in Glasgow this November.
  12. Who was appointed head coach of Indian Women’s Cricket Team?
    A) Rahul Dravid
    B) Ramesh Powar
    C) Laxmipati Balaji
    D) Saurav Ganguly
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed former Indian cricketer Ramesh Powar as the head coach of Indian Women’s Cricket Team. The Indian cricket board had advertised for the post and received over 35 applications.
  13. Recently who has created a world record by scaling Mount Everest twice in the shortest span of time within a season?
    A) Barry Bishop
    B) Mingma Tenji Sherpa
    C) Wang Fouzou
    D) Lingma Sherpa
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Mingma Tenji Sherpa, a 43-year-old Nepali mountain guide, has created a world record by scaling Mount Everest twice in the shortest span of time within a season.
  14. Recently which Indian peacekeeper was honoured by UN Chief who lost his life in the line of duty in 2020?
    A) Yuvraj Singh
    B) Shekhar Singh
    C) Vikas Singroul
    D) Vishal Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    An Indian peacekeeper, who lost his life in the line of duty in 2020, was honoured at a solemn memorial service that paid tribute to over 300 United Nations personnel who died last year, the highest number of UN colleagues lost in a single year.
  15. Which country’s PM has topped the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021, released by Fortune Magazine?
    A) NewZealand
    B) India
    C) UK
    D) France
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has topped the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021, released by Fortune Magazine.
  16. Which organisation has developed an Oxycare system to regulate oxygen being administered to the patients based on the sensed values of oxygen saturation in the body?
    A) Serum Institute
    B) DRDO
    C) ICRA
    D) Bharat Biotech
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO has developed an Oxycare system to regulate oxygen being administered to the patients based on the sensed values of oxygen saturation in the body.
  17. Which country’s Mars Rover Zhu Rong successfully landed on Mars?
    A) USA
    B) ChinA
    C) Japan
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The lander carrying China’s first Mars rover – Zhu Rong successfully landed on Mars.
  18. What is the name of cyclone that is likely to hit Konkan coast and Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on 16th and 17th May?
    A) Murasu
    B) Ambud
    C) Amphan
    D) Tauktae
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The regional meteorological department in Mumbai said that Cyclone Tauktae is likely to hit the Konkan coast in Maharashtra and Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar on the 16th and 17th.
  19. Recently Times Group Chairperson passed away,Name him/her?
    A) M Narayana
    B) Gunjan Mohapatra
    C) Indu Jain
    D) Sanjiv Bajaj
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Media owner Indu Jain, chairperson, of the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), passed away. She was 84.
  20. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Families?
    A) Families and New Technologies
    B) Families and Climate Action
    C) Families in Development
    D) Families and Inclusive Societies
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    May 15 is observed as the International Day of Families by the United Nations to dedicate the whole day to families and appreciate their importance. Since 1994, May 15 is celebrated as Family Day.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Airtel Payments Bank?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. When was Defence Reaserch and Development Organisation founded?
    A) 1944
    B) 1958
    C) 1967
    D) 1955
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the capital of NewZealand?
    A) Wellington
    B) Amsterdam
    C) Paris
    D) Kiev
    View Answer
    Option A

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