Current Affairs Quiz: May 21, 2020

Current Affairs 21 May 2020 Quiz

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  1. Which singer sang a song titled as JAYTU BHARATAM saluting the spirit of Atma Nirbhar Bharat?
    A)Lata Mangeskar
    B)Asha Bhosle
    C)Sonu Nigam
    D)Arijit Singh
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Legendary singer Lata Mangeskar has sang a song titled as JAYTU BHARATAM saluting the spirit of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

  2. How much aid was given by India to UN Agency working for Palestinian refugees?
    A)USD 5 million
    B)USD 4 million
    C)USD 3 million
    D)USD 2 million
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has given USD 2 million in support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency working for the welfare of Palestinian refugees in assist of its core programmes and providers, together with schooling and well being, amidst the coronavirus disaster.

  3. Which country announced to provide USD 2 billion over two years to fight the coronavirus pandemics at WHO Assembly?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)USA
    D)Russia
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    China will provide USD 2 billion over two years to fight the coronavirus pandemic announced by President Xi Jinping , rallying around the World Health Organization and its efforts even as the Trump administration has slashed funding for the UN health agency.

  4. Which Bank became the first Indian lender to allow video KYC of customers?
    A)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B)IDBI Bank
    C)Federal Bank
    D)SBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra Bank has introduced video-KYC facility for customers opening savings account on Kotak 811 – the banks digital banking platform.

  5. Which company has acquired Byte Prophecy,a big data company?
    A)Infosys
    B)Accenture
    C)TCS
    D)Wipro
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Global technology major Accenture has acquired Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big data analytics company based in Ahmedabad, to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale artificial intelligence (AI) and digital analytics solutions across the region.

  6. Which cyclone hitted WestBengal and coast of Odisha recently?
    A)Vayu
    B)Fenni
    C)Fana
    D)amphan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan over the west and central parts of Bay of Bengal has intensified into a super cyclone with wind speed above 200 kmph (kilometres per hour) on Monday afternoon, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

  7. Recently who resigned from the board of SoftBank?
    A)Xi Lee
    B)Masayoshi Son
    C)Sachin Bansal
    D)Jack Ma
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    SoftBank Group Corp said that Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma will resign from its board, in the latest departure by a high-profile ally of CEO Masayoshi Son.

  8. Thomas Thabane recently resigned from the post of PM of which country?
    A)Thailand
    B)Austria
    C)Lesotho
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has formally resigned more than a week after his coalition government fell apart, in a move that could help end a long-running political crisis in the country.

  9. Which railway zone has developed a robotic device, “RAIL-BOT” (R-BOT) to assist in the functions of hospital management?
    A)Eastern
    B)Western
    C)South Central
    D)North Central
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, the South Central Railway zone has developed a robotic device, “RAIL-BOT” (R-BOT) to assist in the functions of hospital management so that they can provide better health care to the COVID patients.

  10. Which application was launched for candidates to take mock tests for JEE Main and NEET by government of India?
    A)Umang App
    B)National Skill App
    C)India Padega
    D)NationalTest Abhyas
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank launched a new mobile app named – the ‘National Test Abhyas’. The App has been developed by National Testing Agency-NTA to enable candidates to take mock tests for upcoming exams such as JEE Main and NEET under the NTA’s purview.

  11. Recently which famous Veteran Marathi writer and playwright passed away?
    A)Ratnakar Matkari
    B)Smriti Mohua
    C)Mohite Mishra
    D)Renu Shankar
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran Marathi writer and playwright Ratnakar Matkari has died at a hospital in suburban Marol . He was 81.

  12. Whose book titled ‘Hop On: My Adventures on Boats, Trains and Planes’ was released recently in an e book format?
    A)Ruskin Bond
    B)William Shakespeare
    C)WY Yeats
    D)oscar Wilde
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Ruskin Bond’s new book titled ‘Hop On: My Adventures on Boats, Trains and Planes’ was released on his 86th Birthday in an e-book format.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of WHO?
    A)London
    B)Paris
    C)Rome
    D)Geneva
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of UN Relief and Works Agency?
    A)Kabul
    B)Kathmandu
    C)Bangkok
    D)Amman
    View Answer
    Option D

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