Current Affairs Quiz: May 18 and 19, 2020

Current Affairs 18 and 19 May 2020 Quiz

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Quiz from Current Affairs 17 May 2020 of A2Z – Click Here to Read Current Affairs of May 17, 2020

  1. Who will head the high powered committee to probe into the causes behind the leakage of styrene gas from the LG Polymer plant?
    A)RS Bansal
    B)RK Meena
    C)Vinay Chand
    D)Neeraj Kumar Prasad
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Andhra Pradesh government constituted a five-member High-Power Committee to probe into the causes behind the leakage of styrene gas from the LG Polymer plant at RR Venkatapuram in Visakhapatnam, which claimed 12 lives, and take stock of the recovery steps being initiated. It will be submitting its final report within one month.

  2. How much amount was allocated for MGNREGS to help provide jobs to migrant workers returning home?
    A)₹25000 cr
    B)₹30000 cr
    C)₹35000 cr
    D)₹40000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government announced an additional Rs 40,000 crore allocation for the rural employment guarantee scheme to help provide jobs to migrant workers returning home.

  3. How much amount of loan agreement was signed between Government of India, West Bengal Government and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to improve irrigation in West Bengal?
    A)USD 100 million
    B)USD 135 million
    C)USD 140 million
    D)USD 145 million
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Government of India, West Bengal Government and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB signed a loan agreement for a 145 million dollar project to improve irrigation services and flood management in the Damodar Valley Command Area in West Bengal.

  4. National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI) has partnered with which company to build tech platform for online payments and ordering?
    A)Mobikwik
    B)Mphasis
    C)dotPe
    D)PhonePe
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    National Restaurants Association of India (NRAI) has partnered with fintech start-up DotPe to build its own tech platform.

  5. Who has been appointed as the new managing director of Jammu and Kashmir Bank?
    A)Zubair Iqbal
    B)Mohammed Shoaib
    C)Rana Kapoor
    D)MS Sinha
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Jammu and Kashmir administration approved the appointment of senior vice president of HDFC Bank Zubair Iqbal as the new managing director of Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

  6. Which Indian Institute have developed an interactive COVID-19 dashboard called “MIR AHD Covid-19 Dashboard”?
    A)IISc Bengaluru
    B)IIT Kanpur
    C)IIT Delhi
    D)IIT Gandhinagar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Researchers at IIT Gandhinagar have developed an interactive COVID-19 dashboard called “MIR AHD Covid-19 Dashboard” that they say can help administrators, hospitals as well as public in planning optimised testing for the novel coronavirus, and containing community infection in various post-lockdown scenarios

  7. Which online portal was launched by Centre government to monitor movement of migrant workers?
    A)MNIS
    B)NMIS
    C)Arogya
    D)MISE
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Centre has asked the States to use online portal National Migrant Information System (NMIS) for capturing the information on movement of migrants and for better inter-State co-ordination.

  8. Recently Iran’s governor to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries passed away.Name him?
    A)Mohammed Shoaib
    B)Kazempour Ardebili
    C)Ashaq Khan
    D)Muzabbil Hussain
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Iran’s governor to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Kazempour Ardebili has passed away after suffering a brain hemorrhage and falling into a coma.He was 68.

  9. Recently Fred Willard passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Poet
    B)Virologist
    C)actor
    D)Journalist
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor-comedian Fred Willard, best known for his performance in Everybody Loves Raymond and Modern Family, has died at the age of 86.

  10. What is the theme of this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day?
    A)Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    B)Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All
    C)Bridging the standardization gap
    D)Big Data for Big Impact
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated every May 17 to celebrate the power of telecommunication and its importance in building relationships across cultures around the world.The theme this year is: Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  11. What is the theme of this year World Hypertension Day?
    A)Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer
    B)Know your Numbers
    C)Awareness About it
    D)Control and stay healthy
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 every year to help raise awareness about high blood pressure, how it can be prevented and managed.The theme of World Hypertension Day 2020 is “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. what is the currency of Iran?
    A)Rial
    B)Dinar
    C)Shekel
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?
    A)NewYork
    B)NewDelhi
    C)Tokyo
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option D

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