Current Affairs Quiz: May 18, 2021

Current Affairs 18 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which company joined hands with YONO SBI to Launch Small Farm Accounting App, Farmizo Khata?
    A) Eroute Technologies
    B) Adi Technologies
    C) Paytm Money
    D) Shivrai Technologies
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Shivrai Technologies, Indian AgTech company, recently announced the launch of their B2C Farm accounting mobile application, Farmizo Khata.
  2. Recently Roman Khassanov was banned from tennis after corruption charges.For which country did he represent?
    A) Kazakhstan
    B) Tajikistan
    C) Afghanistan
    D) Bangladesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    A tennis player who represented Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup has been banned for 10 yearsafter admitting a string of corruption charges.
  3. Who has won the Women’s Singles title of Italian Open?
    A) Ashleigh Barty
    B) PV Sindhu
    C) Iga Swiatek
    D) Karolina Pliskova
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In Tennis, Polish teenager Iga Swiatek has won the Women’s Singles title of Italian Open. 15th seed Swiatek defeated ninth seed Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-0, 6-0 with what is known as a “double bagel” score in the summit clash in Rome that lasted just 46 minutes.
  4. Who has won this year’s Whitley Awards 2021, also known as the Green Oscar?
    A) Nuklu Phom
    B) Andrea Meza
    C) Nicos Parly
    D) Antonia Barty
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    An environmentalist from Nagaland’s remote Longleng district has won this year’s Whitley Awards 2021, also known as the Green Oscar.
  5. Who was crowned as the 69th Miss Universe 2020?
    A) Joyce Mary
    B) Angelina Jolly
    C) Adeline Castelino
    D) Andrea Meza
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Miss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned as the 69th Miss Universe in the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel or famously known as the Guitar hotel in Florida .
  6. Recently former Saurashtra pacer and BCCI match referee passed away due to Covid 19.Name him?
    A) Ramesh Powear
    B) Ajay Singh
    C) Mohan Munda
    D) RajendraSinh Jadeja
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Saurashtra pacer and BCCI match referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja has died due to COVID-19. He was 66.
  7. Recently V ChandraShekhar passed away,In which sports did he represent India?
    A) Table Tennis
    B) Badminton
    C) Cricket
    D) Football
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Three-time National table tennis champion and former International paddler V. Chandrasekarpassed away due to COVID-related complications. He was 64.
  8. Recently Former Jathedar of Akal Takht passed away.Name him?
    A) Vikram Swaraj
    B) Abhishek Singh
    C) Laxman Singh Vedanti
    D) Joginder Singh Vedanti
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Akal Takht jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti died of a heart attack in Amritsar. He was 80.
  9. Recently Sunil Jain passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Sports
    D) Politics
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist and Managing Editor of Financial Express, Sunil Jain passed away due to Covid-19 related complications.
  10. Recently Rajiv Satav passed away,He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Social Activist
    C) Sports
    D) Politics
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Satav died following post-COVID-19 complications after 24 days of hospitalisation.
  11. Recently a Distinguished mathematician Padma Bhushan Prof. passed away.Name him?
    A) MS Narasimhan
    B) Swami Swaraj
    C) Vijay Goel
    D) N Ramesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Distinguished mathematician Padma Bhushan Prof. M S Narasimhan FRS passes away. He was 88.
  12. Who is the author of book “1971: The Beginning of India’s Cricketing Greatness’ ?
    A) Boria Majumdar
    B) Gautam Bhattacharya
    C) Arjun Sen
    D) Both a and b
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The book titled ‘1971: The Beginning of India’s Cricketing Greatness’ co-authored by cricket historian Boria Majumdar and senior journalist Gautam Bhattacharya, published by Harper Collins, captures the journey of the class of 71 under late Wadekar.
  13. What is the theme of this year’s World Hypertension Day 2021?
    A) Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer
    B) Know Your Number
    C) High blood pressure Awareness
    D) Combating Blood pressure
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Hypertension Day is observed annually on 17 May to spread awareness about hypertension disease, its prevention, detection, and control.
  14. What is the theme of this year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021?
    A) Bridging the Standardization Gap
    B) Accelerating digital transformation in challenging times
    C) Enabling the positive use of AI for All
    D) Connect 2030-ICTs for Sustainable development Goals
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) has been celebrated annually every 17 May since 1969 to mark the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.
  15. When is International Day for Living together in Peace observed?
    A) May 16
    B) May 15
    C) May 17
    D) May 18
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Every year on May 16th, the International Day of Living Together in Peace urges people to live in a united and peaceful way by listening to, respecting, and appreciating others.
  16. When is International Day of Light observed?
    A) May 19
    B) May 12
    C) May 17
    D) May 16
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day of Light is celebrated annually on May 16 to celebrates the role of light in science, art, culture, education and sustainable development.
  17. When is National Dengue Day observed?
    A) May 15
    B) May 16
    C) May 17
    D) May 18
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    National Dengue Day is observed in India on May 16 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to spread awareness about this disease.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IRDA?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Kochi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of Board of Control of Cricket in India(BCCI)?
    A) Chennai
    B) Mumbai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. What is the currency of Kazakhstan?
    A) Tenge
    B) Som
    C) Krone
    D) Riyal
    View Answer
    Option A

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