Current Affairs Quiz: May 19, 2019

Current Affairs 19 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which organisation inaugurated the Young Scientist Programme?
    A)ISRO
    B)NABARD
    C)RBI
    D)IRDA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Director K Sivan inaugurated the Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA). The programme is aimed at imparting basic knowledge of science and space technology to school-going students from different states and Union Territories (UT) of the country in order to arouse their interest in space related activities.

  2. Which country sets Guinness world record of largest laundry lesson?
    A)Bhutan
    B)China
    C)Nepal
    D)India
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    With 400 young Indian men participating across the country to learn laundry lessons to share the responsibility of cleaning clothes along with the female members of their homes, India achieved the Guinness World Records certificate for the largest laundry lesson recently.

  3. Recently BSE launched Which application for its mutual fund platform?
    A)Star MF
    B)Nitya MF
    C)stocks MF
    D)Funds MF
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Leading stock exchange BSE said it has launched ‘BSE StAR MF’ app to enable more participation and help mutual fund distributors process transactions faster. “BSE StAR MF mobile app supports real-time client registration and paperless transactions, creates and uploads mandate for SIPs, generates the basket of multiple orders, tracks and allows the distributor to analyse his business at his fingertips.

  4. Which telecom operator partnered with Google to expand its WiFi footprint?
    A)BSNL
    B)Airtel
    C)Idea
    D)Vodafone
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    On the occasion of World Telecom Day on 17 May, state-run telecom major BSNL has partnered with Google to increase access to its WiFi footprint in the country. With the launch of this service, people across the country will be able to enjoy BSNL’s free WiFi services.

  5. Which company signed MoU with French digital content publishing firm Rakuten Aquafadas to collaborate on building enhanced customer experience offerings?
    A)Wipro
    B)Tech Mahindra
    C)Infosys
    D)HCL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    IT services firm Tech Mahindra and French digital content publishing firm Rakuten Aquafadas signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to collaborate on building enhanced customer experience offerings.

  6. Recently ICC released which song for the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019?
    A)This Time
    B)Stand By
    C)Rise Up
    D)Waka Waka
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) released its official song ‘Stand By’ for the forthcoming Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, that begins on May 30 in England and Wales.

  7. Recently Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao passed away.He was related to which profession?
    A)Actor
    B)Singer
    C)Poet
    D)Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran Telugu actor Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao passed away at a private hospital. Rallapalli has acted in over 800 films, including Oorummadi Bratukulu, Toorpu Velle Railu, Srivariki Premalekha, Khaidi, Mantrigari Viyyankudu, Alaya Sikharam, etc.

  8. Recently Which Internet most popular cat passed away.Name it?
    A)Mouse Cat
    B)Rollins Cat
    C)Bunderson Cat
    D)Grumpy Cat
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Grumpy Cat, the Internet’s most popular cat and one of its first viral memes, has passed away at age seven. Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, had feline dwarfism.

  9. Recently MB Balakrishnan passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Singer
    C)Philosopher
    D)Swimmer
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former South Asian Games swimming gold medalist M B Balakrishnan passed away in a road accident. He won a gold in the National Games at Guwahati in 2007 and later rewrote the 50m backstroke national record in July 2010 at the Senior National Championships in New Delhi.

  10. When is International Day of Lights observed?
    A)May 12
    B)May 14
    C)May 15
    D)May 16
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    May 16th 2019 marks the global celebration of the second edition of the International Day of Light. The International Day of Light is an official observance of UNESCO that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Lucknow
    B)Chennai
    C)pune
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of ICC?
    A)Dubai
    B)Rome
    C)Astana
    D)New Delhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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