Current Affairs Quiz: May 2, 2018

Current Affairs 2 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp who has recently announced to quit Facebook over data privacy issues.
    A) Brian Acton
    B) Jan Koum
    C) Dustin Moskovitz
    D) Chris Hughes
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    In a jolt to Facebook, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has decided to move on amid reports that he had a difference of opinion with parent company Facebook over data privacy, encryption and other issues. Koum who sold WhatsApp to Facebook for more than $19 billion in 2014, also plans to step down from Facebook’s board of directors.
  2. Who has been appointed as the new chief coach of Indian men’s Hockey team by the Hockey India?
    A) Harendra Singh
    B) Sjoerd Marijne
    C) Shirash Pal Singh
    D) G E Sridharan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    In a surprise move, women’s hockey coach Harendra Singh has been named chief coach of the Indian men’s team while incumbent men’s in-charge Sjoerd Marijne was sent back to the women’s camp. The move to switch the coaches came after both men’s and women’s team failed to clinch medals in the recently-concluded 21st edition of The Commonwealth Gamesin Gold Coast, Australia.
  3. When is the International Labour Day observed?
    A) May 2
    B) April 30
    C) May 1
    D) April 29
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The International Labour Day, also known as International Worker’s Day or May Day is observed every year on May 1. The day aims to promote and encourage the international labour associations, marks the victory of workers’ movement for eight hours of work and pay tribute to workers sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
  4. Recently, the Department of Telecom has announced to introduce mobile in-flight connectivity in Indian airspace within 3 months. The connections will me made available after the aircraft reaches an altitude of__________
    A) 3,000 meters
    B) 2,000 meters
    C) 5,000 meters
    D) 6,000 meters
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    In big boost for flyers, the Telecom Commission, highest decision-making body of the Department of Telecommunications, today approved the long awaited mobile in-flight connectivity, facilitating both Voice And Data Callsand date surfing in Indian airspace. In-flight connectivity will be available once an aircraft reaches an altitude of 3,000 meters — the rule will maintain compatibility with terrestrial networks. The commission headed by Aruna Sundararajan says that the formalities to provide the facility will be made available over next three months.  In-flight connectivity will be allowed in both domestic as well as international airlines entering the Indian space.
  5. According to the data of the central government, the GST collection in April 2018 was pegged at  record breaking Rs_______ lakh.
    A) Rs 1.01 lakh
    B) Rs 1.10 lakh
    C) Rs 1.05 lakh
    D) Rs 1.03 lakh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The government’s revenue collection from GST or goods and services tax exceeded Rs. 1 lakh crore in April 2018 according to the statement by the Ministry of Finance. April marks the first ever month in which GST collection came in above Rs. 1 lakh crore, since the rollout of the new indirect tax regime in July 2017.The GST collection for April was pegged at Rs. 1.03 lakh.
  6. Idris Hassan Latif died recently at the age of 95. He was a former chief of___________
    A) Indian Navy
    B) Indian Air Force
    C) Indian Coast Guard
    D) National Security Guard
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Former chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal Idris Hassan Latif, died. He was 95.
  7. Which country has achieved the top spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings released on May 1, 2018?
    A) South Africa
    B) Australia
    C) India
    D) New Zealand
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India continued to sit atop the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings following the latest update on Tuesday, with South Africa at No.2 and Australia at the No.3 positions. India and South Africa, meanwhile, got $1 million and $500,000 respectively.
  8. The World Asthma Day is observed annually on_______
    A) May 1
    B) April 30
    C) Last Monday of April
    D) First Tuesday of May
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day takes place on the first Tuesday of May. The inaugural World Asthma Day was held in 1998.The theme this year is “Never too early, never too late. It’s always the right time to address airways disease”.
  9. Name the newly appointed Director- General of Press Information Bureau.
    A) Sitanshu Ranjan Kar
    B) Frank Noronha
    C) B.N. Sharma
    D) Gajendra Chauhan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Mr Sitanshu Ranjan Kar, a 1983 batch  officer of Indian Information Service, took over as the 27th Principal Spokesperson of the Government of India and  Director General of Press Information Bureau in New Delhi on May 1, 2018. He succeeds Mr Frank Noronha, who superannuated on April 30, 2018.
  10. The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue was held in which city?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Mumbai
    C) New Delhi
    D) Gurgaon
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The 9th India Japan Energy Dialogue was held in New Delhi on May 1, 2018. Both Japan and India, as the third and the seventh largest economies respectively, recognized that having access to reliable, clean and economical energy is critical for their economic growth and agreed on further strengthening of bilateral energy cooperation for energy development of both countries.Both countries agreed to initiate the discussion towards development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) by collaborating with “Policy dialogue on next generation/Zero emission vehicles”.
  11. What is the theme of the International Labour Day 2018?
    A) Celebrating the international labour movement
    B) Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement
    C) Construct the Future of Cameroon in Peace, Solidarity and Decent Work
    D) Let’s value work by providing the jobless with start-up capital support
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The theme of International Labour Day 2018 is “Uniting Workers for Social and Economic Advancement”. 
  12. Recently a group of scientists found a rare species of water beetle in Malaysian Borneo. The species have been named after veteran celebrity____________
    A) Leonardo DiCaprio
    B) Tom Cruise
    C) Brad Pitt
    D) Jackie Chan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    A new species of water beetle found in Malaysia was named after the Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio for his environmental activism. The Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi beetle was discovered at the bottom of a waterfall in Maliau Basin, a remote nature reserve in Malaysian Borneo. 
  13. Eminent Marxist economist Ashok Mitra who passed away recently had served as a former finance minister of which state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) West Bengal
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Eminent Marxist economist and politician, and former finance minister of West Bengal, Ashok Mitra, died at age 89. He served as Chief Economic Adviser during Indira Gandhi’s prime ministerial tenure.
  14. Name the player to attain the top position in the recent ISSF World Rankings in the 10m Air Pistol category?
    A) Om Prakash Mitharval
    B) Jitu Rai
    C) Shahzar Rizvi
    D) Ravi Kumar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Shooter Shahzar Rizvi clinched top-spot in the latest 10m Air Pistol rankings on Tuesday (May 1) after winning the silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. The other Indians in the top-10 are Jitu Rai, who is sixth in the charts, and Om Prakash Mitharval, at the 12th spot

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of the Telecom Commission of India?
    A) Smita Sabharwal
    B) Aruna Sundar Rajan
    C) Armstrong Pame
    D) Shivdeep Lande
    View Answer
      Option B
  2. The World Asthma Day was first observed in which year?
    A) 1998
    B) 1999
    C) 2000
    D) 2001
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The inaugural World Asthma Day was held in 1998. 
  3. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) was set up in which year?
    A) 1937
    B) 1942
    C) 1919
    D) 1925
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Press Information Bureau was established in 1919 as a small cell, which has now grown into a nationwide network of 8 regional offices and 34 branch offices

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