Current Affairs Quiz: May 17, 2018

Current Affairs 17 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. With which of the following countries, Union Cabinet has approved the MoU for technical cooperation in the field of Railways?
    A) France
    B) Colombia
    C) Morocco
    D) Suriname
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 16, 2018 apprised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Railways and SNCF Mobilites (a company owned by the French State) on Technical Cooperation in the field of Railways
  2. Which among the following cities has been adjudged as the cleanest Indian city in Swachh Survekshan 2018?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Bhopal
    C) Indore
    D) Jharkhand
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Indore has emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the government’s cleanliness survey, Swachh Survekshan 2018.
  3. Which among the following institutions has launched $25 million Bharat Inclusion Initiative to help startups in transforming ideas into reality?
    A) IIM-Bangalore
    B) IIT-Kharagpur
    C) IISc-Bangalore
    D) IIM-Ahmedabad
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Top management institute IIM-Ahmedabad has launched the Bharat Inclusion Initiative, which aims to invest about USD 25 million in startups working in the areas of financial inclusion, livelihood, education and health over the next three to four years. The initiative has been launched by the institute’s Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) and aims to helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses.
  4. What is the theme of the International Day of Families 2018?
    A) Families, Education and Well-Being
    B) Families and Inclusive Societies
    C) Families, Healthy Lives and Sustainable Future
    D) Families and Ageing: Opportunities and Challenges
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year at the headquarters of United Nations and around the world. Theme for 2018 is “Families and inclusive societies”
  5. Hollywood actor ___________, best known for her role as Lois Lane in Superman, died recently.
    A) Margot Kidder
    B) Amy Adams
    C) Kate Bosworth
    D) Megan Fox
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Margot Kidder, who found fame as Lois Lane in the 1978 film “Superman,” died at her home in Montana, US. She was 69 years old.
  6. How much amount has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for dedicated “Micro Irrigation Fund” (MIF) with NABARD for two year?
    A) Rs 2,500 crore
    B) Rs 7,000 crore
    C) Rs 5,000 crore
    D) Rs 10,000 crore
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved an initial Corpus of Rs.5,000 crore for setting up of a dedicated “Micro Irrigation Fund” (MIF) with NABARD under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).
  7. India’s first all women Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) has started operating in which state of India recently?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Punjab
    C) Karnataka
    D) Haryana
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    In a first, a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) run by an all-woman team has started operations in Punjab’s Phagwara. Union Minister Vijay Sampla inaugurated the seva kendra in the local head Post Office. It is 192nd POPSK in the country, but first one to be operated by an all-woman team.
  8. Which bank has launched a feature named Agenda 25×25 to create an environment encouraging women entrepreneurship in India?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) Axis Bank
    D) Yes Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    YES BANK and YES Global Institute announced the launch of Agenda 25×25, which pledges to create a synergetic startup environment for budding women entrepreneurs in India. The initiative aims at ensuring that by 2025 at least 25% of all Entrepreneurs in India are Women.
  9. The Union Cabinet has approved signing of MoU with which country in the field of law & legislation and mining and geology?
    A) Swaziland
    B) Equatorial Guinea
    C) Morocco
    D) France
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for signing of the MoU for cooperation in the legal field between India and Morocco, in order to share their experience and expertise in the field of law and legislation as well as mining and geology
  10. The first ever International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) in India will be held in which city in May 2018?
    A) Chennai
    B) New Delhi
    C) Mumbai
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    For the first time an International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) to focus on Rail Coaches and train sets, is being held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, from 17th to 19th May, 2018, in the ICF RPF Parade Grounds, Chennai.
  11. The state government of Telangana has recently introduced a new insurance scheme for the farmers of the state. Under the scheme upon the death of a farmer an amount of Rs ____ lakh would be given to families.
    A) Rs 2 lakh
    B) Rs 5 lakh
    C) Rs 1 lakh
    D) Rs 2.5 lakh
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      Option B
    Explanation:
     Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has proposed to introduce a new insurance scheme for the benefit of farmers.Under the new scheme, whatever is the reason, when the farmer dies the family would immediately get Rs five lakh as insurance amount. 
  12. US based Tom Wolfe died at the age of 88. He was a renowned______________
    A) Author-Journalist
    B) Actor-Director
    C) Politician
    D) Scientist
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Virginia based award winning writer and journalist Tom Wolfe, who is noted for works like “The Bonfire of the Vanities”, “The Right Stuff” and “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” has passed away in the US. He was 88.
  13. India has approved an MoU for cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration with which of the following countries?
    A) Colombia
    B) Swaziland
    C) Equatorial Guinea
    D) Suriname
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Approved the MoU between India and Suriname on cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration.
  14. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched the Intellectual Property mascot named______
    A) IP Chotu
    B) IP Nani
    C) IP Dadi
    D) IP Chintu
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu launched the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot – IP Nani – at the conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi. An anti-piracy video featuring Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was also launched by the Minister at the event.
  15. The Union cabinet has recently approved to establish a National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in which of the following cities?
    A) Chandigarh
    B) Ahmedabad
    C) Bhopal
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option C

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Which among the following is not an Intellectual property (IP)?
    A) Copyrights
    B) Patent
    C) Machinery
    D) Trademarks
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks
  2. Malabo is the capital of which country?
    A) Swaziland
    B) Equatorial Guinea
    C) Suriname
    D) Brunei
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency: Central African CFA franc
  3. What is the capital of Suriname?
    A) Lobamba
    B) Mbabane,
    C) Bandar Seri Begawan
    D) Paramaribo
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:

    Capital: Paramaribo
    Currency: Surinamese dollar
  4. What is the currency of Morocco?
    A) Dirham
    B) Riyal
    C) Franc
    D) Peso
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Capital: Rabat; Currency: Moroccan dirham
  5. What is the currency of Brunei?
    A) Euro
    B) Pound
    C) Dollar
    D) Peso
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
    Currency: Brunei dollar

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