Current Affairs Quiz: May 19, 2021

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  1. How much amount was released to 15 States in current FY for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission?
    A) ₹5500 cr
    B) ₹6100 cr
    C) ₹5780 cr
    D) ₹5950 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Centre has released over Rs 5950 Crore to 15 States in the current financial year for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission. It is being implemented in partnership with States and Union Territories.
  2. Recently which state declared Black Fungus as a notified disease in the state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that black fungus has been declared a notified diseasein the state.
  3. How much amount was given by NABARD from its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund for Assam in FY21?
    A) ₹1500 cr
    B) ₹1323 cr
    C) ₹1250 cr
    D) ₹1236 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has provided an all-time high amount of Rs 1,236 crore from its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) during the financial year 2020-21 with Rural Connectivity Projects (Roads & Bridges) as the focus area in the state of Assam.
  4. Which company has partnered with SpaceX to provide cloud services to help deliver internet through the latter’s Starlink satellites?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Apple
    C) Google
    D) Amazon
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Google said it has partnered with SpaceX to provide cloud services to help deliver internet through the latter’s Starlink satellites.
  5. Recently Ministry of Tribal Affairs signed MoU with which company for digital transformation of Tribal Schools?
    A) Google
    B) Microsoft
    C) Amazon
    D) Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Tribal Affairs Ministry and Microsoft have signed an MoU for digital transformation of Tribal Schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools and Ashram Schools.
  6. Which company got Competition Commission of India nod to acquire DHFL?
    A) Piramal Enterprises
    B) SBI Capital
    C) Fairfax Holdings
    D) Adani Enterprises
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Piramal Enterprises (PEL) said its subsidiary Piramal Capital and Housing Finance (PCHFL)has received an approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to take over Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL).
  7. Who won back-to-back men’s high jump titles in the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA?
    A) Rakesh Powar
    B) Shankar Narayan
    C) Vijay Goel
    D) Tejaswini Shankar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Representing Kansas State University, India’s Tejaswini Shankar won back-to-back men’s high jump titles in the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA.
  8. Who won men’s single Italian Open 2021?
    A) Croats Nikola
    B) Mate Pavic
    C) Novak Djokovic
    D) Rafael Nadal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In tennis, Rafael Nadal beat world number one Novak Djokovic to win a 10th Italian Open title. Second seed Spaniard Nadal won through 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 against the defending champion. Nadal also equalled Djokovic’s record of 36 ATP Masters 1000 titles in his 12th Rome final.
  9. Who won the Betfred British Masters Title 2021?
    A) Richard Bland
    B) Shubhendu Sharma
    C) Andre Zeverev
    D) Croat Niklus
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma ended tied 34th after returning his best card of the week at 3-under 69, even as England’s Richard Bland won the Betfred British Masters
  10. Who has been named batting coach of the Indian women’s cricket team?
    A) Ramesh Powar
    B) Shiv Sunder Das
    C) Rahul Dravid
    D) Abhay Patel
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Test opener Shiv Sunder Das has been named batting coach of the Indian women’s cricket team only for the upcoming seven-match tour of England.
  11. Recently who was inducted posthumously to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as the class of 2020?
    A) Magic Johnson
    B) Michael Jordan
    C) Lebrun James
    D) Kobe Bryant
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was inducted posthumously to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as the class of 2020 was enshrined after months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  12. Which organisation announced, the creation of a new award — the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award — to recognise players who are making strides in the fight for social justice?
    A) NBA
    B) IOC
    C) ICC
    D) BFI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The NBA announced, the creation of a new award — the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award — to recognise players who are making strides in the fight for social justice.
  13. Who has been conferred International Invincible Gold Medal of this year?
    A) Smriti Irani
    B) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
    C) Nitin Gadkari
    D) Amit Shah
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    International Invincible Gold Medal of this year has been conferred on Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
  14. Which state launched ‘HIT Covid App’ to ensure regular monitoring, tracking of home isolated patients?
    A) Bihar
    B) Haryana
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Punjab
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bihar government launched ‘HIT Covid App’ to ensure regular monitoring and tracking of those Civid-19 patients, who are in home isolation across the state.
  15. Recently Padma Shree awardee and former national president of the Indian Medical Association passed away.Name him/her?
    A) KK Agarwal
    B) Vikas Chaturvedi
    C) Taraknath Banerjee
    D) Amit Mistry
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Padma Shree awardee and former national president of the Indian Medical Association Dr KK Aggarwal has passed away after battling Covid-19 for several days at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was 62.
  16. Recently retired Indian Foreign Service offer and former Ambassador to Nepal and Hungary was passed away.Name him/her?
    A) Aravindo Deo
    B) Dinesh Dixit
    C) Aurobindo Banerjee
    D) Pratyush Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Aravinda Deo, a retired Indian Foreign Service offer and former Ambassador to Nepal and Hungary was passed away.
  17. Recently Anjan Bandyopadhyay passes away,He was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Sports
    D) Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Eminent journalist and popular TV anchor Anjan Bandyopadhyay, who tested positive for Covid-19 around a month ago, died at a private hospital in Kolkata. He was 56.
  18. Recently KD Chandran passes away.He was related to which profession?
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Politics
    D) Sports
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran actor KD Chandran, known for his role as Juhi Chawla’s father in Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, passed away in Mumbai, died due to a heart attack.He was 84.
  19. Recently Writer Ki Rajanarayan passed away.He was writer of which language?
    A) Telugu
    B) Hindi
    C) Malayalam
    D) Tamil
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted Tamil writer Ki. Rajanarayanan died in Puducherry after a brief illness. He was 98.
  20. Who is the author of book Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance”?
    A) Ashish Rannison
    B) Gunjan Updhayay
    C) Mohan Munda
    D) Preet Mohan Singh Malik
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    book titled “Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance”, written by former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik, released on May 16, 2021.The book has been published by HarperCollins India.
  21. What is the theme of this year’s International Museum Day 2021?
    A) The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine
    B) Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion
    C) Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition
    D) Hyperconnected Museums: New approaches, new publics
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Museum Day is globally observed on May 18, annually. 2021 marks this international event’s 44th year.
  22. What is the theme of this year’s 6th UN Global Traffic Safety Week 2021?
    A) Streets for Life
    B) Improving Global Road Safety
    C) Leadership for Road Safety
    D) Speakup for Road Safety
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The 6th UN Global Traffic Safety Week, which this year is celebrated between 17 and 23 May, call for 30 km/h (20 mph) speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns and villages worldwide
  23. What is the theme of this year’s World AIDS Vaccine Day 2021?
    A) Global Health Awareness
    B) Global Solidarity Shared Responsiblity
    C) Know your status
    D) Right to Health
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18 to promote the continued and urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the HQ of Google?
    A) NewYork
    B) California
    C) Copenhagen
    D) Washington DC
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of National Basketball Association?
    A) NewYork
    B) London
    C) Rome
    D) Lausanne
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of International Cricket Council?
    A) Rome
    B) Dubai
    C) Amsterdam
    D) Beijing
    View Answer
    Option B

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