Current Affairs Quiz: May 20, 2018

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  1. India’s longest road tunnel named Zojila tunnel is being set up in which state?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) West Bengal
    C) Jammu & Kashmir
    D) Himachal Pradesh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a one-day visit to the three regions – Leh, Kashmir and Jammu to lay the foundation stone for Zojila tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway beside launching several other development projects. The prime minister unveiled a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Rs 6,809 crore Zojila tunnel to be completed in five years. This will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel.
  2. Name the youngest Indian women who recently created history by mountaineering the world’s highest peak Mt Everest.
    A) Shivangi Pathak
    B) Ruchita Tripathi
    C) Surbhi Srivastava
    D) Anupama Rai
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s Shivangi Pathak has become youngest women of the country to scale world highest peak, Mt Everest, from Nepal side. Besides, two more mountaineers from India, Bhagwan Chawale and Prajit Pardesi have also successfully scaled tallest peak on the earth.
  3. The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on____________
    A) May 18
    B) May 17
    C) May 19
    D) May 16
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is an observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.
  4. The 15th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Cultural Ministers Meeting was held in which country?
    A) Russia
    B) South Africa
    C) India
    D) China
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Minister of State for Culture (I/c) and Minister of state for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma attended Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Cultural Ministers Meeting on behalf of India at Sanya in China. It is the first time that India participated in the SCO Culture Ministers’ Meeting. India became full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on 9th June, 2017 during the SCO Heads of State Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  5. Which among the following stock exchanges has become the first Indian exchange to be recognised as a Designated Offshore Securities Market (DOSM) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?
    A) India INX
    B) NSE
    C) BSE Ltd.
    D) OTC Exchange Of India (OTCEI)
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange), Asia’s oldest stock exchange, has become the first Indian exchange to be recognised as a Designated Offshore Securities Market (DOSM) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The DOSM status allows sale of securities to U.S. investors through the trading venue of BSE without registration of such securities with the U.S. SEC and thus eases the trades by U.S. investors in India.
  6. The International Museum Day is observed annually on________
    A) May 17
    B) May 18
    C) May 16
    D) May 19
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Since its establishment in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), International Museum Day is recognized May 18 of each year by organizations around the world. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.
  7. Which among the given terms has been adopted by the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology  in both Hindi and English languages to be used for scientific and technical purposes?
    A) Ayurveda
    B) Unani
    C) Aarogya
    D) Ayush
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Following the proposal from the Ministry of AYUSH, the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology has decided to adopt the word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes.  “AYUSH” became popular as the acronym for five traditional and complementary systems of medicine, namely Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy and successfully adopted and used in all Government communications.
  8. What is the theme of the International Museum Day 2018?
    A) Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics
    B) Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the Unspeakable in Museums
    C) Museums and Cultural Landscapes
    D) Museums in a Changing World. New Challenges, New Inspirations
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The theme chosen for 2018 is “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics“.
  9. Which country has become the 2nd nation to move its embassy to Jerusalem following the path of United States?
    A) Paraguay
    B) Peru
    C) Vietnam
    D) Guatemala
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States, which inaugurated its embassy in the city two days prior.
  10. What is the theme of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018
    A) Childhood Memories
    B) Mental Health
    C) Alliances for Solidarity
    D) Join Hands
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The theme of IDAHOT 2018  is “Alliances for Solidarity”
  11. The World AIDS Vaccine Day is observed on__________
    A) May 16
    B) May 18
    C) May 19
    D) May 17
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually on May 18 ever since it was first celebrated on May 18, 1998. The day is marked to increase the awareness of a continued need for a vaccine to fight against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  12. Who has been appointed as the new Managing Director of U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) India Operations?
    A) Shalini Gupta
    B) Kalpana Morparia
    C) Renuka Ramnath
    D) Ambika Sharma
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) has appointed Ambika Sharma as the Managing Director for its India operations. Prior to her appointment as USIBC India head, Sharma was the Director General for International at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  13. V Balakumaran who passed away recently was a veteran novelist of which language?
    A) Kannada
    B) Tamil
    C) Odia
    D) Marathi
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Noted Tamil novelist, short story and script writer V Balakumaran died due to age related illness in Tamil Nadu. He was 71.
  14. Who among the given has just became the first South Asian American to be elected as a member of the Board of Commissioners of Multnomah County in Oregon?
    A) Lalita Jayapal
    B) Pramila Jayapal
    C) Nirmala Jayapal
    D) Susheela Jayapal
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s sister has been elected as a member of the Board of Commissioners of Multnomah County in Oregon, the first South Asian to be elected in the western US State. Susheela, a political newcomer, will represent North and Northeast Portland commissioner’s seat. 

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the Chairman of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)?
    A) Prema Kohli
    B) Gouri Shankar Tenginkai
    C) Stuti Narain Kacker
    D) Shivanand Mallappa Dambal
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is an Indian governmental commission, established by an Act of Parliament, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act in December 2005.  Its present chairman is Stuti Narain Kacker
  2. The headquarter of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is located at___________
    A) Paris, France
    B) Vienna, Austria
    C) Beijing, China
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Council of Museums (ICOM), created in 1946, is the only organisation of museums and museum professionals with a global scope, committed to the promotion and protection of natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. 
  3. The U.S.-India Business Council was formed in which year?
    A) 1954
    B) 1975
    C) 1981
    D) 1969
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The U.S.-India Business Council was formed in 1975 as a business advocacy organization to enlighten and encourage the private sectors of both India and United States to enhance investment flows.
  4. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was formed in which year?
    A) 2005
    B) 2007
    C) 2010
    D) 2001
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic, and security organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  5. The Kishanganga Hydropower Station is being set up in which Indian state?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Assam
    C) Jammu & Kashmir
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option C
  6. Asuncion is the capital of which country?
    A) Guatemala
    B) Paraguay
    C) Argentina
    D) Turkey
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency: Paraguayan guaraní

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