Current Affairs Quiz: May 17, 2021

Current Affairs 17 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state has launched a drive called “Mission Hausla” to help people get oxygen, beds and plasma for COVID-19 patients?
    A) Uttarakhand
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Uttarakhand Police has launched a drive called “Mission Hausla” to help people get oxygen, beds and plasma for COVID-19 patients.
  2. Which became the first state to join global COVAX alliance to procure anti-Covid vaccines?
    A) Kerala
    B) Karnataka
    C) Punjab
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Facing an anti-Covid vaccine “shortage”, the Punjab government decided to join the global COVAX alliance for sourcing the immunisation shots at the best price.
  3. How much amount was allocated for the year 2021-22 for ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ (MIDH), a centrally sponsored scheme by the Union Agriculture Ministry?
    A) ₹2150 cr
    B) ₹2350 cr
    C) ₹2500 cr
    D) ₹2250 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    To further promote and for holistic growth of the horticulture sector in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has provided an enhanced allocation of Rs. 2250 Crore for the year 2021-22 for ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ (MIDH), a centrally sponsored scheme.
  4. Recently Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over possession to how many homebuyers of the first stalled project completed with funding by SWAMIH Fund?
    A) 610
    B) 640
    C) 555
    D) 590
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman handed over possession to 640 homebuyers of the first stalled project completed with funding by SWAMIH Fund managed by SBICap Ventures Ltdand said that the Fund will benefit 1.16 lakh buyers whose projects had been stalled due to last mile funding issues.
  5. Which became the world’s first country to ban all synthetic cannabinoid substances?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) Mexico
    D) USA
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    China will become the world’s first country to ban all synthetic cannabinoid substances. The ban is likely to come into effect on July 1.
  6. Recently World Health Organization has classified a coronavirus variant found in India as a global “variant of concern”.Name it?
    A) B.1.607
    B) B.2.615
    C) B.1.510
    D) B.1.617
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Health Organization has classified a coronavirus variant found in India as a global “variant of concern”. This variant has been named B.1.617.
  7. Recently RBI excluded which bank from second schedule of RBI Act amid its merger with DBS Bank?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) IDBI Bank
    C) United Cooperative Bank
    D) Lakshmi Vilas Bank
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it has excluded Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) from the Second Schedule of the RBI Act with effect from November 27, 2020.
  8. Which bank recently received shareholders’ nod for Rs 4,100-crore infusion by govt?
    A) UCO Bank
    B) Indian Bank
    C) IndiAn Overseas Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Shareholders of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) have given their approval for issuance of 246,54,23,932 equity shares to the government of India on a preferential basis for the capital infusion of Rs 4,100 crore. The EGM was conducted through virtual mode.
  9. Which platform has signed an agreement with Indiabulls Housing Finance to acquire its asset management company for Rs 175 crore?
    A) Zerodha
    B) Groww
    C) Paytm
    D) Upstox
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Online investment platform Groww, backed by funds such as Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global, has signed an agreement with Indiabulls Housing Finance to acquire its asset management company for Rs 175 crore, paving the way for the Bengaluru-based fintech startup to enter the mutual fund business.
  10. Recently who won the FA Cup for the first time?
    A) Leicester
    B) Chelsea
    C) Manchester City
    D) Liverpool
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s 137-year history last night as Youri Tielemans’s sensational strike beat Chelsea 1-0 in front of 22,000 fans at Wembley.
  11. Which country will host the 2021 Rugby World Cup?
    A) NewZealand
    B) Scotland
    C) India
    D) Finland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Rugby has announced that New Zealand will now host the postponed 2021 Rugby World Cup (RWC) more than one year after it was initially scheduled, following confirmation of a new masterplan for the women’s tournament.
  12. Who was appointed as new CEO of Bata India?
    A) Amit Banerjee
    B) Deep Halder
    C) Anish Shaw
    D) Gunjan Shah
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Leading footwear major Bata India said it has appointed Gunjan Shah, the former chief commercial officer of Britannia Industries, as its new chief executive officer.
  13. Recently Niti Aayog set up which dedicated portal for tracking all aid coming via missions or by individual organisations?
    A) CovIN
    B) Cowin
    C) CoJeet
    D) CovAid
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    All Covid-19 related foreign aid received by the government can be tracked online end-to-end till distribution by the donors. The NITI Aayog has set up a dedicated portal – CovAid – for tracking all aid coming via missions or by individual organisations.
  14. NASA has signed agreement with which company for the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station?
    A) Axiom Space
    B) Ventries Limited
    C) SpaceX
    D) Decentro
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    NASA and Texas-based company Axiom Space have agreed on terms for the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, which will launch as soon as January 2022.
  15. Recently Raghunandan Lal Bhatia passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Politics
    B) Sports
    C) Actor
    D) Social Activist
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader and six-time MP from Amritsar, Raghunandan Lal Bhatia passed away after a brief illness. He was 100.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

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

  3. Where is the HQ of World Health Organisation?
    A) Paris
    B) Geneva
    C) Rome
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option B

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