Current Affairs Quiz: May 2, 2019

Current Affairs 2 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. The Delhi High Court issued notice to which airlines to ensure refunds or provide alternative travel mode for passengers?
    A)Jet Airways
    B)GoAir
    C)Indigo
    D)Vistara
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Jet Airways on a plea seeking direction to the Civil Aviation Ministry and DGCA to ensure refunds or provide alternative travel mode for passengers who have booked tickets with the airlines.

  2. The exercise Varuna 19.1 is being held between India and which other country?
    A)Russia
    B)France
    C)Japan
    D)Vietnam
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, Varuna 19.1 is being held off the Goa coast from 1 to 10 May 2019. The exercise is being conducted in two phases. The harbour phase at Goa would include cross-visits, professional interactions and discussions and sports events. The sea phase would comprise various exercises across the spectrum of maritime operations.

  3. Who was designated as a global terrorist at the UN after China removed its objections?
    A)Mohd Azhar
    B)Masood Azhar
    C)Jaish Mohd
    D)Abdul Kalim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India scores a big diplomatic victory Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist at the UN after China lifts its technical hold on the proposal at 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of UNSC; Proposal was moved by US, UK and France after the Pulwama terror attack in February; Prime Minister hails the move as a big success for India in the fight against terrorism; France too welcomes the move.

  4. Which country government banned Zakir Naik‘ Peace TV Channel recently?
    A)Pakistan
    B)Bhutan
    C)India
    D)SriLanka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Sri Lankan government has issued orders preventing any person from preaching religious, extremist or radical ideologies who encourages or glorifies terrorism. The order also banned any foreigner from preaching any such ideology and few persons involved in it have been deported.

  5. Which bank recently linked its interest rates to RBI’s repo rate?
    A)BOB
    B)SBI
    C)IDBI
    D)PNB
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s largest bank State Bank of India has moved to a new interest rate regime on large savings account deposits as well as short-term loans. In March, SBI had announced that it will link its interest rate on savings account with balance above Rs. 1 lakh and short-term loans like overdraft and cash credit facility to Reserve Bank of India’s repo rate, effective 1 May 2019.

  6. According to data by Directorate General by Commercial Intelligence,Which country has become India’s top crude oil supplier?
    A)Iraq
    B)Iran
    C)Afghanistan
    D)Saudi Arabia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Iraq has become India’s top crude oil supplier for the second consecutive year, meeting more than one-fifth of the country’s oil needs in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

  7. As per data,how much amount of GST was collected in April 2019?
    A)Rs 1.13 lakh cr
    B)Rs 1.5 lakh cr
    C)Rs 2.5 lakh cr
    D)Rs 3.3 lakh crore
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection scales record high of Rs 1.13 lakh crore in April, highest ever collection since GST implementation. The GST collections in April jumped to its highest level of Rs 1,13,865 crore since its roll out in 2017.

  8. Which general insurance company has tied up with web aggregator Wishfin Insurance for speedy delivery of two wheeler cover?
    A)Bharti AXA
    B)ICICI Lombard
    C)IDBI Federal
    D)NIACL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bharti AXA General Insurance said it will sell policies through social media messaging platform WhatsApp and has tied up with web aggregator Wishfin Insurance for speedy delivery of two-wheeler cover.

  9. As per India Ratings and Research,what will be India’s GDP growth for 2019-20 fiscal?
    A)7.5%
    B)7.3%
    C)7.8%
    D)7.1%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India Ratings and Research marginally lowered country’s GDP growth projection for 2019-20 fiscal to 7.3 per cent mainly due to below normal monsoon prediction and loss of momentum in industrial output. The Fitch group company had earlier projected India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 7.5 per cent.

  10. Which organisation is set to launch Indian Boxing League?
    A)Olympic Council of Asia
    B)Boxing Federation of India
    C)World Boxing Federation
    D)BCCI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Boxing Federation of India will be launching the Indian Boxing League (IBL) this year in the month of July or August.

  11. Who was sworn as Japan’s new emperor and ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne?
    A)Zaruito
    B)Burnavito
    C)Akihito
    D)Naruhito
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, has formally ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne, replacing his father, Akihito, who had abdicated recently. The sun came out for a morning ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, as Naruhito became the 126th Emperor of Japan, the latest in an unbroken line that stretches back 14 centuries.

  12. What is the theme of this year’s International Workers Day?
    A) Sustainable Pension for all: The Role of Social Partners
    B)Sustainable Workers
    C)Celebrating the International Labour Movement
    D)Workers Sacrifices
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Workers’ Day, also known as Workers’ Day, Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on 1 May. The theme of International Labour Day this year is “Sustainable Pension for all: The Role of Social Partners”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of France?
    A)London
    B)Paris
    C)Kiev
    D)New York
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of UNSC?
    A)New York
    B)Geneva
    C)Rome
    D)London
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. What is the currency of SriLanka?
    A)Rupee
    B)Rufiyaa
    C)Peso
    D)Krone
    View Answer
    Option A

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