Current Affairs Quiz: May 18, 2018

Current Affairs 18 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. B.S. Yeddyurappa has been sworn in as the _____________Chief Minister of Karnataka recently.
    A) 25th
    B) 21st
    C) 23rd
    D) 20th
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Bharatiya Janata Party’s  B.S. Yeddyurappa has been sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 17 for the third time. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to Yeddyurappa as the 23rd Chief Minister of the state at 9 a.m. at the Raj Bhavan amid tight security.
  2. When is the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed?
    A) May 17
    B) May 16
    C) May 15
    D) May 18
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Every year on May 17, the world celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The main objective of the day is to raise global awareness of societal changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. It also aims to help reduce the digital divide.
  3. Recently the Union Cabinet has approved to set up National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in which of the following cities?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Bhopal
    C) Agra
    D) Hyderabad
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) at Bhopal as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The estimated cumulative cost of the project is Rs. 179.54 crore in first three years. This includes the non-recurring expenditure of Rs. 128.54 crore and recurring expenditure of Rs. 51 crore.
  4. Which among the given has become the first city in India to have country’s first railway station run by solar power?
    A) Kolkata
    B) Pune
    C) Guwahati
    D) New Delhi
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Guwahati now has India’s first railway station run by solar power. The project of installing solar panels was commissioned last year in April 2017.
  5. Who has been appointed as the Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi?
    A) Uttam Pacharne
    B) Ram Kumar
    C) Bikash Bhattacharjee
    D) Ranbir Singh Bisht
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The President of India has appointed Shri Uttam Pacharne, as regular Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. Shri Pacharne is an eminent artist and sculptor. Shri Pacharne will hold office for a term of three years from the date on which he assumes the charge of his office.
  6. How many new Medical colleges have been approved by the government to be set up in the state of Odisha in the year 2018-19?
    A) 3
    B) 2
    C) 1
    D) 4
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Union Health ministry has approved two schemes of the Odisha government for the establishment of two new Government Medical Colleges in Balasore and Balangir districts of the state with 100 seats each, for the academic year 2018-19.
  7. Which among the following short films has been chosen as India’s official entry into 71st Cannes Film Festival?
    A) Little Terrorist
    B) Aaba
    C) Anukul
    D) Raaya
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    A short film, ‘Raaya’, about an autistic girl has been chosen as India’s official entry into the Cannes Film Festival 2018. The film is produced by Rakesh Gupta and written by hypnotherapist Richa Agarwal.
  8. Who has been elected as the new Vice-President of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC)?
    A) Himanta Biswa Sarma
    B) Aditya Subowo
    C) Devender Singh
    D) Narahar Thakur
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Himanta Biswa Sarma, the President of Badminton Association of India (BAI), has been elected unanimously as the vice-president of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the Annual General Meeting of the body at Bangkok, Thailand.
  9. Which among the following Indian cities have been named to become the world’s largest city by 2028 as per a report by United Nation?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Mumbai
    D) Delhi
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Delhi will become the world’s largest city in a decade by 2028, according to the UN. Based on the revised World Urbanisation Prospects 2018 report of UN, Delhi is projected to surpass Tokyo as the world’s largest agglomeration around the year 2028. Tokyo remains the world’s largest city in the world with 37 million inhabitants currently.
  10. What is the theme of the 2018 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day?
    A) Big Data for Big Impact
    B) Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All
    C) ICT entrepreneurship for social impact
    D) Broadband for Sustainable Development
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Theme of 2018: Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All​
  11. Joseph Campanella who died recently was a renowned _______
    A) Journalist
    B) Author
    C) Character Actor
    D) Physicist
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran character actor Joseph Campanella, who has appeared in more than 200 TV and film roles over his 50-year career, is dead. He was 93.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The Lalit Kala Akademi is headquartered at_____________
    A) New Delhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Pune
    D) Gurgaon
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art is India’s national academy of fine arts. It is an autonomous organisation, established in New Delhi in 1954 by Government of India 
  2. The headquarter of Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) is located at_______
    A) China
    B) Indonesia
    C) Malaysia
    D) Japan
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Badminton Asia is the governing body of badminton in Asia. It is one of the 5 continental bodies under the flag of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The confederation was established in 1959, headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The confederation name was changed from Asian Badminton Confederation (ABC) to Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) on July 16, 2006.

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