Current Affairs Quiz: May 21, 2021

Current Affairs 21 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Who hosted ‘Goa Maritime Symposium GMS-21)’, a forum towards fostering friendly relations with the maritime neighbours?
    A) Indian Navy
    B) Indian Army
    C) Indian AirForce
    D) NASSCOM
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy hosted ‘Goa Maritime Symposium GMS-21)’, a forum towards fostering friendly relations with the maritime neighbours, virtually due to the prevailing situation of COVID pandemic.
  2. Which company has launched the country’s first private digital platform to conduct virtual arbitration, conciliation, mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms?
    A) Mphasis
    B) Jupitice Justice Technology
    C) Nerov Technology
    D) Aukra Techno
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Chandigarh-based Jupitice Justice Technologies has launched the country’s first private digital platform to conduct virtual arbitration, conciliation, mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms.
  3. India’s First Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre was launched in which city?
    A) Satna
    B) Pune
    C) Jabalpur
    D) Mumbai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture (MCCIA) has launched India’s first agro-export facilitation centre in Pune, in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
  4. According to a report by Housing.com.,which city ranked first in health infrastructure-related parameters, including number of hospitals beds, air-water quality and sanitation?
    A) Chennai
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Pune
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Pune is ranked first while Delhi-NCR is at the lowest position among eight major cities in health infrastructure-related parameters, including number of hospitals beds, air-water quality and sanitation, according to a report by Housing.com.
  5. Which state to provide free medical consultation at home through “Vaidya Aapke Dwar Yojana”?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Haryana
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Department of AYUSH in Madhya Pradesh launched the “Vaidya Aapke Dwar” scheme, through which free AYUSH medical specialists can be consulted through live video call from home. The Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Ramkishore Kaware, had launched the scheme virtually on May 7.
  6. Which state announced Corona Mukt Pind Abhiyaan’ to tackle COVID spread in villages?
    A) Madhya Pradesh
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Punjab
    D) Uttar Pradesh
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Punjab government unveiled a unique “Covid Fateh programme“, as part of the “Corona Mukt Pind Abhiyaan” to tackle the spread of COVID-19 infections in rural areas amid the ongoing second pandemic wave.
  7. Which company launched its IPOS (Integrated Partner On-boarding Solution),an end to end on boarding partner solution?
    A) Edelweiss General Insurance
    B) IDBI Federal
    C) NIACL
    D) Bajaj Finserv
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Insurtech startup Edelweiss General Insurance (EGI), has launched its IPOS (Integrated Partner On-boarding Solution). This is a fully automated onboarding solution for all its existing and prospective partners including agents, brokers and web aggregators.
  8. Which company has partnered with Digit General Insurance to bring affordable health insurance for its customers in the under-served regions of India?
    A) PayPal
    B) Paypoint India
    C) Freecharge
    D) Paytm
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    PayPoint India has partnered with Digit General Insurance to bring affordable health insurance for its customers in the under-served regions of India, enhancing access to insurance, and helping rural masses cushion themselves against any major financial losses due to the surging Covid-19.
  9. Which company has launched its miniTV in India which is a video streaming platform?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Zomato
    C) Paytm
    D) Amazon
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Amazon has launched its miniTV in India which is a video streaming platform that includes web series, comedy shows, and many genres of videos to stream for free, as per a blog post.
  10. Recently The Adani Group has opened its regional headquarters office in which country?
    A) Lebanon
    B) Maruitius
    C) Singapore
    D) Thailand
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Adani Group has opened its regional headquarters office in Singapore with focus on the energy, infrastructure and technology portfolios.
  11. Who became India’s 1st MMA world champion?
    A) Kantharaj Agasa
    B) Sunil Chetsa
    C) Srikant Shekhar
    D) Arjun Bhullar
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Arjan Bhullar made history he became the first fight of India descent to win a world title in the sport after beating Brandon Vera to end his five-and-a-half-year reign as the heavyweight champion in the One Championship.
  12. Recently England Harry Gurney retired from which sports?
    A) Football
    B) Baseball
    C) Cricket
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Britain and Nottinghamshire pacer Harry Gurney has announced his choice to retire at 34 years old. Harry Gurney’s vocation was tormented by injuries and he was recuperating from a shoulder injury when he declared his choice to hang up his boots.
  13. Who has been appointed as MD and CEO of Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd?
    A) Abhay Tiwari
    B) Laxmi Mittal
    C) Sunil Mehta
    D) Naresh Goyal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd has announced the appointment of Abhay Tewari as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
  14. Who to take charge as new CFO and Internal Auditor of IDBI Bank?
    A) Sunil Sarkar
    B) Ajay Sharma
    C) P Sitaram
    D) Mahesh Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Board of Directors of IDBI Bank has approved the appointment of P Sitaram, Executive Director (ED), as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Key Managerial Personnel with effect from June 1, 2021.
  15. Moctar Ouane was reappointed as Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Thailand
    B) Maritius
    C) Nicosia
    D) Mali
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Mali’s Prime Minister Moctar Ouane resigned and was subsequently reappointed transitional president, the Malian presidency announced.
  16. Baljeet Kaur and Gunbala Sharma became the first Indian women to summit Mount Pumori (7,161 meters) in Nepal.They both hailed from which state respectively?
    A) Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan
    B) Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
    C) Haryana and Uttarakhand
    D) Assam and Nagaland
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Women mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur from Himachal Pradesh and Gunbala Sharma from Rajasthan became the first Indian women to summit Mount Pumori (7,161 meters) in Nepal.
  17. Which organisation developed AI tool for COVID detection in chest X-rays?
    A) ONGC
    B) DRDO
    C) BEML
    D) BHEL
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    DRDO has developed an Artificial Intelligence algorithm that can detect the presence of COVID-19 disease in Chest X-rays. Named ATMAN AI, the tool was developed by DRDO’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), with the support of 5C Network & HCG Academics.
  18. Which operator is building largest international submarine cable system centred on India?
    A) BSNL
    B) Jio
    C) Airtel
    D) Vodafone Idea
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Telecom operator Reliance Jio said it is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centred on India with global partners and submarine cable supplier Subcom to cater to increased data demand.
  19. Recently Ranjana Nirula passed away.She was related to which field?
    A) Sports
    B) Politics
    C) Actress
    D) Activist
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Activist Ranjana Nirula, working committee member and former Treasurer of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), died in Delhi. She was 75.
  20. Recently Notable astronomy communicator and director of the Nehru Planetarium passed away,Name him?
    A) Shri Hari Narayana
    B) Ramesh Thakur
    C) Madhav Vaidya
    D) Nandivada Rathnasree
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Notable astronomy communicator and director of the Nehru Planetarium, Nandivada Rathnasree, 57, died after being infected with Covid.
  21. Who is the author of book “Elephant”?
    A) Deep Halder
    B) Daryl charles
    C) Mohan Munda
    D) Paul Pickering
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The book titled “Elephant” written by British novelist Paul Pickering has been released recently. The book was published by Salt Publishing, spans two historical periods.
  22. When is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia observed?
    A) May 22
    B) May 19
    C) May 18
    D) May 17
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on May 17 across the world.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of DRDO?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Chennai
    C) Mumbai
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Amazon?
    A) Washington
    B) London
    C) NewYork
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of Edelweiss General Insurance Company?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) Kolkata
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A

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