Current Affairs Quiz: May 17, 2019

Current Affairs 17 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which country has been chosen to cochair the Consultative Group of Global Facility for a Disaster Reduction and Recovery for 2020?
    A)India
    B)Pakistan
    C)china
    D)Japan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has been unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020.

  2. Which country signed the Christchurch Call to Action in Paris?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Japan
    D)Nepal
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India signed the ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ in Paris. The agreement came in the backdrop of the attacks on mosques in March and is aimed at stopping the abuse of the Internet by extremists.

  3. In which city,India will be setting up its military space agency?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Bengaluru
    D)Pune
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Soon after it successfully carried out an anti-satellite test, India is setting up its military space agency headquartered at Bengaluru with the ace fighter pilot Air Vice Marshal SP Dharkar as its likely head.

  4. As per recent study,which country child mortality rate was highest in 2015?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Afghanistan
    C)SriLanka
    D)India
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    At 47.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country, new research has found.

  5. The first website of lokpal was recently launched.Who is the chairperson of Lokpal?
    A)RM singh
    B)Pinaki Chandra Ghosh
    C)AK Sikri
    D)cS Ranjan
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The website of the Lokpal www.lokpal.gov.in has been launched. It was inaugurated by Chairperson Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose in presence of all the Members of Lokpal in New Delhi.

  6. Which organisation has released a vision document Payment and Settlement Systems in India:Vision 2029-2021?
    A)SIDBI
    B)IRDA
    C)RBI
    D)NABARD
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India has released a vision document‘Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021’, with its core theme of ‘Empowering Exceptional E-payment Experience’ for ensuring a safe, secure, convenient, quick and affordable e-payment system.

  7. Which organisation launched a pilot scheme for NBFCs?
    A)NABARD
    B)RBI
    C)SIDBI
    D)IRDA
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    To give a fillip to digital lending, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)has put together a pilot scheme to extend financial assistance of up to Rs10 crore to new-age fintech non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) engaged in financing small businesses and other income-generating activities.

  8. At How much percent,India exports grew in April 2019?
    A)1.92%
    B)1.76%
    C)1.72%
    D)1.34%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s exports in April 2019 grew 1.34 per cent to 44.06 billion US dollars while imports jumped 4.53 per cent to 52.83 billion US dollars in the year-on period.

  9. At How much percent,WholeSale Price Index based Inflation slides to in April 2018?
    A)3.87%
    B)2.86%
    C)3.07%
    D)3.97%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation for April 2019 eased to 3.07%, from 3.62% in April 2018. The latest WPI print was also lower than 3.18% recorded in March this year. Build up inflation for the financial year so far was 0.75%, lower than 0.86% in the corresponding period of the previous year.

  10. Recently Ola launched a Ola Money Credit Card in partnership with which bank?
    A)Bank Of Baroda
    B)ICICI
    C)HDFC
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In a move to enrich the customer experience of millions of the homegrown ride hailing platform’s users, Ola has partnered the state-run SBI cards to launch Ola Money SBI Credit Card for the country’s first such co-branding initiative in the segment.

  11. Which city’s metro tied up with Instamojo for card payments?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Lucknow
    D)Ahmedabad
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Reliance Infrastructure promoted Mumbai Metro One announced a tie-up with payment gateway ‘Instamojo’ to enable card payments aimed at boosting cashless travel.

  12. Which company partnered with France based Rakuten Aquafadas on building enhanced customer experience offerings?
    A)Tech Mahindra
    B)Infosys
    C)TCS
    D)Wipro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    IT services firm Tech Mahindra and French digital content publishing firm Rakuten Aquafadas signed an MoU to collaborate on building enhanced customer experience offerings. Rakuten Aquafadas and Tech Mahindra aim to build a Customer Experience Offering leveraging the suite of software that Rakuten Aquafadas provides for digital publishing.

  13. Who has been appointed as head coach of the Indian Football team?
    A)Novan Igor
    B)SStephen Constantine
    C)Igor Stimac
    D)Steve Jackson
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Croatian World Cupper Igor Stimac was appointed head coach of the Indian football team for a two-year term. The national team has been without a coach since the departure of Stephen Constantine in January, following the creditable show at the AFC Asian Cup.

  14. Which social media platform announced its partnership with the Indian Wheelchair Cricket Association as the team sponsor for Team India during Asia Cup 2019?
    A)Hike
    B)Helo
    C)Wechat
    D)Telegram
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Helo, India’s social media platform, has announced its partnership with the Indian Wheelchair Cricket Association as the team sponsor for Team India during the Asia Cup 2019, which is scheduled from May 15 in Nepal. This association makes Helo the first social media app to host and promote Indian Wheelchair Cricket on its platform.

  15. Which country to host 2023 Asian Cup Football Tournament?
    A)Indonesia
    B)Japan
    C)India
    D)China
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    China has become the sole contender to host Asian Cup Football tournament in 2023 after South Korea has announced to withdraw its bid to host the game.

  16. Who was appointed as new new additional Director on board of Yes Bank?
    A)Viral Achrya
    B)Rana Kapoor
    C)Bimal Jalan
    D)Rama Subramaniam Gandhi
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed former deputy governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi as an additional director on the board of Yes Bank for two years, from 14 May 2019 to 13 May 2021.

  17. Recently Tim Conway passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Social Activist
    B)singer
    C)Actor
    D)Comedian
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran American comedian Tim Conway, who was a core member of the “The Carol Burnett Show” troupe, has passed away. He was 85.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Yes Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Kolkata
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of SIDBI?
    A)Kochi
    B)Pune
    C)Mumbai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option D

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