Current Affairs Quiz: May 18, 2019

Current Affairs 18 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which country delivered the first pair of replacement Mi 24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan?
    A)USA
    B)china
    C)Pakistan
    D)India
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India delivered the first pair of replacement Mi-24 attack helicopters to Afghanistan. India had first delivered the Mi-24 Helicopters to Afghanistan in December 2015.

  2. Which country approved Permanent Residency to certain expatriates?
    A)Afghanistan
    B)Saudi Arabia
    C)UAE
    D)India
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Saudi government has approved for the first time a scheme that gives permanent residency to certain expatriates, allowing them to own real estate in the kingdom and reside with their families without a Saudi sponsor.
  3. Which became the first Asian nation to legalise same sex marriage?
    A)Taiwan
    B)India
    C)china
    D)Nepal
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a landmark move, Taiwan became the first Asian-nation to legalise same-sex marriage. The Taiwan lawmakers passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and to apply for a “marriage registration” with government agencies.

  4. Which company have tied up with HDFC Ergo to co create Artificial Intelligence based solutions?
    A)IBM
    B)TCS
    C)Wipro
    D)Infosys
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    IBM India has tied-up with HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, to co-create new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions.

  5. Who was confirmed as US deputy attorney general?
    A)James Nilsson
    B)Scott Walker
    C)Rod Rosenstein
    D)Jeffrey Rosen
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Jeffrey Rosen was confirmed as the United States’ latest deputy attorney general by the US Senate after his predecessor, Rod Rosenstein, left the department recently.

  6. Who was appointed as new MD and CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank?
    A)Ramesh Singh
    B)Rakesh Sharma
    C)Samit Ghosh
    D)Nitin Chugh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, a subsidiary of the listed entity Ujjivan Financial Services, announced the appointment of Nitin Chugh as its MD and CEO for a period of 3 years with effect from December 1, 2019. Chugh currently serves as the Group Head of Digital Banking of HDFC Bank.

  7. Which Indian Actor will be felicitated by the Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) in India?
    A)Anil Kapoor
    B)Boman Irani
    C)Salman Khan
    D)Ranbir Kapoor
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Actor Anil Kapoor will be felicitated by the Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) in India and an European Union delegation as part of the ‘Europe Day’ celebrations. The actor will be the chief guest for the celebrations.

  8. Who received the award of a Honour from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for unprecedented work to help people change their lives?
    A)Antano and Harini
    B)Avni Shah
    C)Rose and Roger
    D)Samit Ghosh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Antano and Harini – Legacy Accelerators received the ‘Award of Honour’ from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India for the unprecedented work they have been doing to help people change the trajectory of their lives and help people create a personal legacy in compressed time.

  9. Who has bagged the best child actor award for “Chippa” at the 19th NewYork Indian Film Festival?
    A)Sunny Pawar
    B)Garth Davis
    C)Ishan Singh
    D)Shantunu Mukherjee
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sunny Pawar has bagged the Best Child Actor award for ‘Chippa’ at the 19th New York Indian Film Festival.

  10. Who has been named by Time Magazine among “Next Generation Leaders 2019”?
    A)Varun Sendhil
    B)Ajey Nagar
    C)Dhruv Rathee
    D)Ashish Chanchlani
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian YouTuber Ajey Nagar has been named by Time magazine among its ‘Next Generation Leaders 2019’, a list of only 10 young people from around the world who are forging new paths in politics, music and other spheres

  11. Who became the first black African women to scale Everest?
    A)Saray Khumalo
    B)Kuomintang Chi
    C)Aaliyah
    D)Bandile
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    South African mountaineer Saray Khumalo became the first black woman from the continent to reach Mount Everests summit.

  12. Recently Bob Hawke passed away.He was the former PM of which country?
    A)uK
    B)Australia
    C)South Africa
    D)Thailand
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bob Hawke, one of Australia’s longest-serving prime ministers and a champion of the trade union movement, has passed away at the age of 89.

  13. Recently MB Balakrishnan passed away.She is related to which field?
    A)Writer
    B)actor
    C)Sports
    D)Journalist
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Ace Tamil Nadu swimmer and South Asian Games gold-medalist MB Balakrishnan died in a road accident in Chennai. 29-year-old MB Balakrishnan, who had won a gold medal in the South Asian Games in 2010, had recently returned to India after working in the US.

  14. Recently Kadavoor Sivadasan passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Singer
    B)Social Activist
    C)Actor
    D)Politics
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran trade unionist and senior Congress leader Kadavoor Sivadasan has passed away. He was 87 and was under treatment for pneumonia.

  15. Recently IM Pei passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Philosopher
    C)Writer
    D)Architect
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    I.M. Pei, the acclaimed Chinese-American architect revered as one of the last great modernist architects, who designed the glass and metal pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris, has passed away at the age of 102.

  16. What is the theme of this year’s World Telecommunications Day and Information Society Day 2019?
    A)Big Data for Big Impact
    B)ICT:Entrepreneurship for Social Impact
    C)Enabling the Positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All
    D)Bridging the Standardization Gap
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The World Telecommunication Day and Information Society Day is celebrated every year on May 17 around the world. The day was formerly called World Telecommunications Day, but in November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General Assembly to declare May 17 as World Information Society Day. Since then, the day came to be known as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) after 2005.The theme for this year of World Telecommunication Day ‘Bridging the standardization gap’ focuses on the power of data for development and aims to explore how to turn complex, and unstructured data into actionable information to help move development forward.

  17. What is the theme of this year’s World Hypertension Day?
    A)Know Your Blood Pressure
    B)Health Professionals Educational Professionals
    C)Know Your Numbers
    D)Increasingly Blood pressure and Health
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Hypertension Day 2019 observed on May 17. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which there is long-term high force of blood against artery walls. The theme of World Hypertension Day 2019 is “Know your numbers.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)Pune
    C)kochi
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the currency of a Taiwan?
    A)Euro
    B)Dollar
    C)Peso
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?
    A)Kiev
    B)Baghdad
    C)Riyadh
    D)Astana
    View Answer
    Option C

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