Current Affairs Quiz: May 20, 2021

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  1. Which state has allowed reimbursement of goods and service tax paid by companies, non-governmental organisations and individuals on purchase of Covid items?
    A) Haryana
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Haryana government has allowed reimbursement of goods and service tax paid by companies, non-governmental organisations and individuals on purchase of 15 itemsincluding Covid vaccines, remdesivir injections, ventilators and oxygen cylinders that they have donated free of cost to the state government or state-run hospitals.
  2. In which state, MLAs will have to allot a minimum of 50 lakh rupees compulsorily from their local area development fund to upgrade facilities at hospitals?
    A) Telangana
    B) Haryana
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttar Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    All MLAs in Gujarat will have to allot a minimum of 50 lakh rupees compulsorily from their local area development fund to upgrade facilities at hospitals. Gujarat government took the decision at a meeting of the Core Committee for Covid Control.
  3. Recently which organisation setted up COVID Care Centre at Bheemunipatnam?
    A) DRDO
    B) NASSCOM
    C) Indian Navy
    D) Indian Army
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    As part of the Indian Navy’s efforts to assist the general population of Bheemunipatnam in dealing with the second COVID wave, a 60-bed COVID Care Centre has been set up at INS Kalinga, Bheemunipatnam.
  4. According to a report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft,how many cities are in India ofworld’s 100 cities at greatest environmental risk?
    A) 43
    B) 44
    C) 46
    D) 51
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues including air pollution and natural disasters, according to a report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft.
  5. Which company launched “Together as One” assistance programme for families of its deceased employees?
    A) ONGC
    B) Bajaj Finserv
    C) DRDO
    D) Muthoot Finance
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Finserv, the holding company for the financial services business of Bajaj Group, announced a new comprehensive family assistance programme to extend support and financial assistance to families of employees who have passed away due to the COVID pandemic.
  6. Which bank has launched a micro-website that will serve as an emergency networking platform for all employees amid the second wave of COVID-19?
    A) SBi
    B) Indian Bank
    C) Bank of Baroda
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    State-owned Bank of Baroda said it has launched a micro-website that will serve as an emergency networking platform for all employees amid the second wave of COVID-19.
  7. Which organisation is building next generation Digital Financial Infrastructure.?
    A) IDRBT
    B) SIDBI
    C) IRDA
    D) IIFCL
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), an arm of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), is building next generation Digital Financial Infrastructure.
  8. Which bank entered into a pact with European Investment Bank to jointly pump Euro 100 million in equity financing into Indian small businesses focused on climate change and sustainability?
    A) IDBI
    B) BOB
    C) PNB
    D) SBI
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The European Investment Bank and the country’s largest lender SBI entered into a pact to jointly pump Euro 100 million in equity financing into Indian small businesses focused on climate change and sustainability.
  9. According to the latest data from telecom regulator Trai,which operator topped the 4G speed chart with data download rate?
    A) Jio
    B) BSNL
    C) Vodafone Idea
    D) Airtel
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Reliance Jio topped the 4G speed chart with data download rate of 20.1 megabit per second, while Vodafone was ahead of others in upload speed at 6.7 Mbps in April, according to the latest data from telecom regulator Trai.
  10. How much amount was given by Credit Suisse to support India’s fight against Covid 19 pandemic?
    A) USD 3 million
    B) USD 2.5 million
    C) USD 2 million
    D) USD 1 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Credit Suisse has extended USD 1 million (Rs 7.5 crore) to two non-profits to procure emergency drugs and other medical equipment in major cities to support India’s fight against COVID-19 that has killed nearly 2.75 lakh people and infected about 2.5 crore so far.
  11. As per data, India’s wholesale price inflation rise to how much percent in April 2021?
    A) 10.49%
    B) 11.00%
    C) 10.55%
    D) 11.05%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s wholesale price inflation hardened to an almost 11-year high in April on the back of a sharp rise in prices of basic metals, fuel and power, indicating retail inflation may firm with a lag in response to this cost push pressure.
  12. Which organisation has extended the deadline for submission of comments on the proposed changes to norms pertaining to confidentiality requests made by parties concerned during proceedings?
    A) Competition Commission Of India
    B) Reserve Bank of India
    C) NITI Aayog
    D) NASSCOM
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Competition Commission has extended the deadline for submission of comments on the proposed changes to norms pertaining to confidentiality requests made by parties concerned during proceedings under the competition law.
  13. How much amount was pledged by Chairman of Vedanta to support India against Covid 19?
    A) ₹100 cr
    B) ₹140 cr
    C) ₹145 cr
    D) ₹150 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Vedanta, India’s leading producer of metals and oil & gas, has pledged Rs. 150 Cr to help the country in its fight against the rapidly spreading second wave of COVID-19. This is over and above Rs. 201 Cr that was spent by the Vedanta group last year.
  14. Who won the women’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2021?
    A) Simona Halep
    B) Ashleigh Barty
    C) Aryna Sabalenka
    D) Caroline Wozeniacki
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Ashleigh Barty won the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2021. The world number one defeated Aryna Sabalenka 3: 6, 6: 0 and 6: 3 in the final.
  15. The AIBA World Boxing Championship for men to be held In which city?
    A) London
    B) Belgrade
    C) Rome
    D) Moscow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced that the world championship of boxing for men will be held from 26 October to 6 November in Belgrade, Serbia
  16. Samir Seksaria will take over as the Chief Financial Officer of which company?
    A) Mphasis
    B) Wipro
    C) HCL
    D) TCS
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tata Consultancy Services has announced that Samir Seksaria will take over as the company’s Chief Financial Officer on May 1, 2021.
  17. Who have been selected for the prestigious Basavashri Award for the year 2020?
    A) K Kasturirangan
    B) Rajeev Taranath
    C) Ramesh Singh
    D) Deendayal Dev
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Sarod Maestro Pandit Rajeev Taranath of Mysuru and renowned Space Scientist Dr. K. Kasturirangan have been selected for the prestigious Basavashri Award for the year 2019 and 2020 respectively , given by Chitradurga’s Murugha Mutt. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh and a citation.
  18. In Brit Awards 2021,who emerged as the first woman and first non-British star to accept the Global Icon Award?
    A) Billie Ellish
    B) Angelina Jolie
    C) Duo Lipa
    D) Taylor Swift
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 2021 Brit Awards were held recently and aimed to celebrate the best in British and international music. It is considered the UK’s first major indoor live music event in more than a year.
  19. Which state launched a mobile application named ‘MOMA Market’ for home delivery of fresh vegetables?
    A) Assam
    B) Nagaland
    C) Meghalaya
    D) Manipur
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh launched a mobile application named ‘MOMA Market’ for home delivery of fresh vegetables, for day to day consumption, amid COVID pandemic.Currently the application can be downloaded from www.momamarket.com and will be available on Google Play Store soon.
  20. Which institute has developed a prototype of a moveable electric cremation system which claims to be using first of its kind technology that involves smokeless cremation despite using wood?
    A) IIT Ropar
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IISC BENGALURU
    D) IIM Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar has developed a prototype of a moveable electric cremation system which claims to be using first of its kind technology that involves smokeless cremation despite using wood. It uses half of the wood otherwise required for the cremation and still is eco-friendly because of the technology that uses a combustion air system.
  21. Who was appointed as new company head of Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited?
    A) Koichirao Hario
    B) Satoshi Uchida
    C) Harry Williamson
    D) Peter Ryan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), has announced that it has appointed Satoshi Uchida as the new company head.
  22. Recently Chaman Lal Gupta passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Politics
    B) Sports
    C) Actor
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister Chaman Lal Gupta died after a prolonged illness at his Gandhi Nagar residence, days after undergoing successful treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital. He was 87.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Whereis the HQ of ONGC?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Which is the tagline of Bank of Baroda?
    A) India International Bank
    B) Let Make Money Simple
    C) Aao Sochein Bada
    D) Humhai na,Khayal Aapka
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Bajaj Finserv Limited?
    A) Pune
    B) Chennai
    C) Bengaluru
    D) Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

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