Current Affairs Quiz: May 20, 2019

Current Affairs 20 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. As per Geological Survey of India (GSI), India’s 35% of total graphite are found in which state?
    A)Arunachal Pradesh
    B)Sikkim
    C)Mizoram
    D)Nagaland
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Geological Survey of India (GSI) in its report said that about 35% of India’s total Graphite reserves are found in Arunachal Pradesh. This is the highest found in the country. The GSI presented the said data during its annual interactive meeting with the Department of Geology and Mining & Industries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar.

  2. Recently Which Indian Coast Guard Ship was decommissioned after 29 years of service?
    A)Tarini
    B)Vigraha
    C)shakti
    D)Vikramaditya
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Vigraha, a frontline offshore patrol vessel, sailed into history at the sunset recently. After 29 glorious years of service from 1990 to 2019, the ship was decommissioned at the coast guard jetty in Visakhapatnam.

  3. The 26th edition of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition Asia 2019 held in Which country?
    A)India
    B)China
    C)Singapore
    D)Nepal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    INS Kolkata and INS Shakti of the Indian Navy participated in a 3-day Asia Pacific naval and maritime event titled the International Maritime Defence Exhibition Asia (IMDEX Asia-2019) held in Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

  4. Which country launched anti competition probe against Google?
    A)Israel
    B)china
    C)Russia
    D)Italy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Joining the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the European Union (EU), Italy’s antitrust authority has become the latest international regulatory body to launch an anti-competition investigation against Google.

  5. Which company has launched a special insurance cover for passengers travelling in local trains in Mumbai?
    A)Bajaj Finserv
    B)IDBI Federal Reserve
    C)Bharti AXA
    D)ICICI Prudential
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Finserv said it has launched a specialised insurance cover for passengers travelling in local trains in country’s financial capital Mumbai. The travellers will get an insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh against a payment of Rs 399 per annum.

  6. are Laura Dahlmeier announced her retirement.She hails from which country?
    A)Russia
    B)Germany
    C)China
    D)USA
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Germany‘s double Olympic biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier announced her retirement at the age of just 25 after struggling with health issues. She has won seven world championship gold medals, and last year in Pyeongchang she became the first female biathlete to win both the sprint and the pursuit at the same Olympics.

  7. Virat Kohli and Which other cricketer was named as brand ambassador of Himalaya Men?
    A)KL Rahul
    B)Rishabh Pant
    C)Hardin Pandya
    D)Kuldeep Yadav
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India cricket captain Virat Kohli and emerging wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been named as new official brand ambassadors of the country’s leading wellness firm, the Himalaya Drug Company.

  8. Who was conferred with the Sasakawa Award 2019?
    A)Shashank Manohar
    B)Pramod Kumar Mishra
    C)Deendayal Pal
    D)Manohar Joshi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conferred Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction to Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India.

  9. Who was awarded with the Serie A Player Year Award?
    A)David Beckham
    B)Kaka
    C)Lionel Messi
    D)Christians Ronaldo
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Juventus star striker Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the ‘Serie A Player of the Year’ award. This is a remarkable feat for the Portuguese international as he has won the award in his very first season in Italy.

  10. Who has been acknowledged as the most viewed stand up comedian in India and abroad by the World Book of Records London?
    A)Sunil Grover
    B)Raju Srivastava
    C)Kapil Sharma
    D)Ashish Chanchlani
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has been acknowledged as the most viewed stand-up comedian in India and abroad by the World book of Records London.

  11. Recently Sammy Shore passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Writer
    B)Singer
    C)Actor
    D)Comedian
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran stand-up comedian Sammy Shore passed away at the age of 92 recently. Shore, in his 70-year-long career, founded The Comedy Store in partnership with Rudy De Luca.

  12. When is National Dengue Day observed?
    A)May 14
    B)May 21
    C)May 20
    D)May 16
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    May 16 is observed as National Dengue Day. An attempt of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Dengue Day is meant to raise awareness about dengue and its preventive measures. Dengue is caused by the bite of Aedes mosquito which is infected by one or more of the dengue viruses.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Singapore?
    A)Euro
    B)Peso
    C)Dollar
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Bajaj Finserv Ltd.?
    A)Chennai
    B)Lucknow
    C)mumbai
    D)Pune
    View Answer
    Option D

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