Current Affairs Quiz: May 21, 2018

Current Affairs 21 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. Name the newly appointed President of Hockey India (HI)?
    A) Harinder Singh
    B) Rajinder Singh
    C) Surendra Singh
    D) Mahendra Singh
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Rajinder Singh has been named the new President of Hockey India (HI), following Mariamma Koshy’s resignation from the post. Singh, who is the Senior Vice President of HI was earlier the Treasurer of HI and currently serves as the Treasurer of Hockey Jammu & Kashmir.
  2. Who among the given has been named to be honored with West Bengal’s highest civilian award?
    A) Vidya Balan
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Lata Mangeshkar
    D) Asha Bhosle
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran singer Asha Bhosle will be honoured with the highest civilian award by the West Bengal government on May 21 in Kolkata. Asha Bhosle has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over six decade.
  3. Pakal Dul hydroelectric project to be constructed in Jammu & Kashmir is said to be the largest Hydro Power Project in the state. The total capacity of the plant is_______
    A) 1000 MW
    B) 300  MW
    C) 800 MW
    D) 750 MW
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330-MW Kishenganga hydel power project in Srinagar. The project has been built by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. It has been constructed at a cost of 5200 crore rupees.He also laid the foundation stone of 1000 MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric project in Kishtwar district which will be the largest Hydro Power Project in Jammu and Kashmir after it is constructed.
  4. Name the country which has developed World’s first floating nuclear power station?
    A) Germany
    B) China
    C) Russia
    D) United Kingdom
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Russia has unveiled world’s first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk, where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia. Called the Academik Lomonosov, the two-reactor 70-megawatt floating power plant has been built in Saint Petersburg and took 11 years in the making.
  5. Who among the following has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal?
    A) Milon K. Banerji
    B) K. K. Venugopal
    C) Mukul Rohatgi
    D) Ashok Desai
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal. Rohatgi was appointed as the 14th Attorney General of India after the Narendra Modi government assumed power in May 2014. He resigned from the post in June 2017.
  6. NABARD has recently sanctioned an amount of Rs 87.83 lakh for LED Solar Street Lighting system to be set up in which state under its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund?
    A) Arunachal Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Assam
    D) Gujarat
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned LED Solar Street Lighting system for Arunachal Pradesh under its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund with a total grant of Rs 87.83 lakh. The project would be implemented in the four districts of the state Tirap, Longding, Namsai and Tawang.
  7. Freedom fighter Raghuvir Singh who died recently hailed from which city?
    A) Ranchi
    B) Patna
    C) Gorakhpur
    D) Muzaffarnagar
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The lone freedom fighter of Muzaffarnagar district, Raghuvir Singh, passed away after brief illness in Noida. He was 95. Singh was part of Subhas Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj, they said.
  8. Who among the following has recently unveiled a photo museum in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar as a mark of tribute to former chief minister Biju Patnaik?
    A) Hari Prasad Bharati
    B) Aneel Prasad Mishra
    C) Prasanta Kumar Nayak
    D) Bijaya Kumar Panda
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Photo journalist Aneel Prasad Mishra has established a museum in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) that will exhibit 288 pictures of former chief minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik as a mark of tribute. The move by Mishra, who has worked with the former CM from 1980-97, is an attempt to honour him by dedicating him a photo museum. Through this photo gallery people will be able to see the day-to-day life and work of Biju babu
  9. Who has been given the additional charge as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh till incumbent Governor Anandiben Patel returns from leave?
    A) Draupadi Murmu
    B) Satya Pal Malik
    C) Ram Naik
    D) Om Prakash Kohli
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli has been given the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh as the incumbent Governor, Anandiben Patel is on leave. Anandiben, became the Governor of Madhya Pradesh in January 2018, replacing Kohli, who even at that time held the same position. Kohli held the additional charge of the office of Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 8 September 2016 to 19 January 2018. 
  10. NITI Aayog’s 3 days Venture Capital Symposium 2018 is being organised to strengthen the economic relation between India and___________
    A) France
    B) Nepal
    C) United States
    D) Vietnam
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    NITI Aayog, in association with Vision India Foundation, is organising the Venture Capital Symposium 2018 to deepen the economic relationships between France and India. The Venture Capital Symposium 2018 is a three day event where the French investors will be interacting with 100 early to mid-stage Indian start-ups. 
  11. Yamunabai Waikar died of old age recently. She was a renowned ____________
    A) Actor
    B) Singer
    C) Dancer
    D) Author
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Acclaimed Lavani singer and Padma Shri recipient Yamunabai Waikar passed away after a brief illness at the age of 103. In 2012, she was honoured with a Padma Shri.
  12. The 3rd Conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) was held in which city?
    A) Imphal
    B) New Delhi
    C) Guwahati
    D) Gangtok
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    BJP National President Amit Shah is in Guwahati to attend the third conclave of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA). Several Chief Ministers of North East will also take part in the conclave. Mr. Shah is likely to set the agenda for the BJP and NDA in North East in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.
  13. Who has been sworn in as the Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by US Senate?
    A) Gina Haspel
    B) Lisa Murkowski
    C) Mazie Hirono
    D) Kamala Harris
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Gina Haspel has been confirmed as the next Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, making her the first woman to lead the intelligence agency. Ms Haspel is a 33-year veteran at the agency currently serving as its acting director.
  14. Name the initiative launched by the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change to involve individuals and organisations in strengthening the cause of environmental protection?
    A) Green Nation, Clean Nation
    B) Green Environment Initiative
    C) Green Your Society
    D) Green Good Deeds
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan, to protect environment and promote good living in the country, has found acceptance by the global community. “Green Good Deeds” is an idea to take it to the people and get them involved. Indian Government is working to develop a societal movement of Green Good Deeds, which are small positive actions to be performed by individuals or organisations to strengthen the cause of environmental protection. 
  15. The Indian Railways is set to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) in controlling air circulation and supervision of a tunnel for the first time which is being constructed in______________
    A) Haryana
    B) Jammu & Kashmir
    C) Manipur
    D) Assam
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    For the first time, the railways will use artificial intelligence (AI) to control air circulation, signages and even supervision and maintenance work in the 10.28 km-long tunnel in Imphal as part of its 110 km railway line from Jiribam to Manipur’s capital city. The system will control air circulation in the system, along with other aspects. It will alert the passenger in case of fire and help us in quick evacuation in case of an issue. 
  16. Name the Bollywood actor who has been honored by European Union for being a bridge builder between India and Europe in strengthening cultural ties?
    A) Akhshay Kumar
    B) Amitabh Bachchan
    C) Amir Khan
    D) Shahrukh Khan
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by European Union for strengthening Europe-India cultural ties. Tomasz Kozlowski, the European Union Ambassador to India, bestowed the prestigious award on him from the European Union for being a bridge builder between India and Europe.
  17. Who among the given is set to become the new Chief Minister of Karnataka with the resignation of BS Yeddyurappa?
    A) H.D. Kumaraswamy
    B) Ramesh Jarkiholi
    C) Yashavantarayagouda Patil
    D) Shakunthala T. Shetty
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa resigned as Karnataka chief minister less than 48 hours after he took oath as chief minister failing to prove parties majority in the Karnataka Assembly. Yeddyurappa’s resignation paves the way for formation of a government led by JD(S) state Chief H.D. Kumaraswamy, who has the backing of the Congress.
  18. The Government of India has planned to link how many additional mandis to the online trading platform eNAM in 2018-19?
    A) 50
    B) 100
    C) 150
    D) 200
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The government will link additional 200 wholesale mandis to the online trading platform eNAM this financial year and also encourage inter-mandi transactions. At present, 585 regulated mandis in 14 states are linked with the electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) launched in April 2016. Though the target is to connect 200 more mandis to the eNAM platform this year, but the priority would be given to improve the quality and encourage inter-mandi online trading.
  19. Name the new scheme launched by the Textile Ministry under skill India mission for capacity building in the sector.
    A) Shivam
    B) Shaksham
    C) Samarth
    D) Sarthak
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    A meeting of stakeholders on Samarth – Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector under the Skill India Mission was held in New Delhi to familiarize the stakeholders about the scheme and its guidelines. The meeting was chaired by Union Minister of Textiles, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani. The broad objective of the new scheme is to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.
  20. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of Rs_____ lakh on South Indian Bank for non-compliance with RBI’s directives.
    A) ₹2 crore
    B) 5 crore
    C) ₹3 crore
    D) ₹4 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of 5 crore on South Indian Bank (SIB) for non-compliance with its directions on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and treasury function. The central bank, in a statement, said the penalty has also been imposed on the Thrissur-headquartered private sector bank for deficiencies in its compliance function and compliance culture.
  21. Name the winner of the UK’s Charity Clarity Award for Outstanding Impact 2018?
    A) One Kind Act
    B) Shiva Foundation
    C) Jagriti Yatra
    D) DURGA
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    An Indian charity named Jagriti Yatra, that organises 15-day train journeys around India to understand and build the India of smaller towns and villages through enterprise has won an award in London.  It was among a series of worldwide charities and individuals recognised for their impact within their communities at the Asian Voice Charity Awards, powered by due diligence platform Charity Clarity.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Who is the European Union Ambassador to India?
    A) Tomasz Kozlowski
    B) Vincent Guérend
    C) Ramon Blecua
    D) Emanuele Giaufret
    View Answer
      Option A
  2. Hockey India is based in__________
    A) Gurugram
    B) Patna
    C) New Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Hockey India is the governing body of field hockey in India. It was formed on July 24, 2009 after Indian Hockey Federation was dismissed in 2008 by IOA.
  3. The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of how many countries?
    A) 21
    B) 18
    C) 32
    D) 28
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
  4. The Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) was created in NABARD with an initial corpus of Rs____ crore
    A) Rs 1,000 crore
    B) Rs 2,000 crore
    C) Rs 2,500 crore
    D) Rs 5,000 crore
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Government of India created the RIDF in NABARD in 1995-96, with an initial corpus of Rs.2,000 crore. With the allocation of Rs.25,000 crore for 2017-18 under RIDF XXIII, the cumulative allocation has reached Rs.2,92,500 crore, including Rs. 18,500 crore under Bharat Nirman.

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