Current Affairs Quiz: May 22, 2021

Current Affairs 22 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently which state approved setting up of the Legislative Council or Vidhan Parishad in the state?
    A) WestBengal
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) TamilNadu
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee approved setting up of the Legislative Council or Vidhan Parishad in the state during a cabinet meeting conducted through video conferencing with several Departmental Secretaries. This was one of the poll promises of the Trinamool Congress(TMC).
  2. As per the health and family welfare department,which state stands at first place in establishing Health & Wellness Centres?
    A) Karnataka
    B) TamilNadu
    C) Kerala
    D) WestBengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Karnataka stands at first place when it comes to establishing health and wellness centres(HWC) under the Ayushman Bharat programme to provide comprehensive primary health care in rural areas.
  3. How many primary healthcare centres (PHCs) were selected spread around Vikarabad area hospital for pilot testing the ambitious ‘Medicine from the sky’ by the government?
    A) 14
    B) 11
    C) 16
    D) 15
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The State government has selected 16 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) spread around Vikarabad area hospital for pilot testing the ambitious ‘Medicine from the sky’, the first-of- its-kind project involving delivery of medicines through multiple drones.
  4. As per Global trade update, India, China and South Africa have performed “relatively better” than other major economies in imports and exports in the first quarter of 2021.The report was published by which organisation?
    A) UNCTAD
    B) IMF
    C) UNICEF
    D) Goldman Sachs
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India, China and South Africa have performed “relatively better” than other major economies in imports and exports in the first quarter of 2021, according to the the Global Trade Updateby the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  5. Which company launched its global licensing programme, News Showcase, in India?
    A) Google
    B) Amazon
    C) Microsoft
    D) Apple
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Amid mounting pressure from media houses urging technology platforms to pay a fair price and share a part of the advertising revenue for featuring articles, Google launched its global licensing programme, News Showcase, in India.
  6. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence data,which country is second largest insurtech market in Asia Pacific?
    A) Bhutan
    B) India
    C) China
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    According to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, India is the second largest insurance-technology market in Asia-Pacific, accounting for 35% of the US$ 3.66 billion in insurtech-focused venture investments made in the country.
  7. What is India’s rank on EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index ?
    A) 3rd
    B) 2nd
    C) 4th
    D) 1st
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India has moved a notch higher at the third spot on EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index due to an exceptional performance on the solar photovoltaic (PV) front.
  8. Which company to Acquire SB Energy For $3.5 Billion?
    A) NTPC
    B) Tata Energy
    C) Reliance
    D) Adani Green Energy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Adani Green Energy Ltd has agreed to buy Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. and Bharti Enterprises Ltd’s solar power unit SB Energy Holdings Ltd for an equity value of around $625 million.
  9. Who has been elected as the President of the Central Tibetan Administration?
    A) Shi Xinping
    B) Wang Zei
    C) Lu Sen Alang
    D) Penpa Tsering
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The former speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Penpa Tsering, has been elected as the President of the Central Tibetan Administration and also declares the 45 elected members of the 17th Tibetan parliament
  10. Who were declared the winners of the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize?
    A) Shankar Balasubramaniam
    B) David Klenerman
    C) David Motunga
    D) Both a and b
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Cambridge University chemists Shankar Balasubramanian and David Klenerman were declared the winners of the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize, a prestigious global science and technology prize awarded for their development of revolutionary sequencing techniques which means DNA can now be read in super-fast times.The Prize is worth one million euros.
  11. Tashi Yangjom successfully scaling Mt Everest and becoming the first Indian woman climber to summit the world’s highest peak this year.She hails from which state?
    A) Nagaland
    B) Assam
    C) Sikkim
    D) Arunachal Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tashi Yangjom from Arunachal Pradesh successfully scaling Mt Everest and becoming the first Indian woman climber to summit the world’s highest peak this year.
  12. Who has won the 10th Annual ‘World Choreography Award 2020’, (also known as Choreo Awards), becoming the first Indianto win the prestigious honour?
    A) Suresh Mukund
    B) Amish Tiwari
    C) Mahesh Bhatt
    D) Arjun Rampal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Emmy Award-nominated Indian choreographer Suresh Mukund, has won the 10th Annual ‘World Choreography Award 2020’, (also known as Choreo Awards), becoming the first Indianto win the prestigious honour.
  13. Which country revealed Simorgh, Nation’s First Completely Self-Developed Supercomputer?
    A) Iran
    B) Israel
    C) South Korea
    D) Japan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Iran has unveiled a supercomputer, its strongest till date developed domestically by Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), according to the state-run news website IRNA.
  14. Which country successfully launched new ocean observation satellite Haiyang-2D?
    A) Japan
    B) China
    C) North Korea
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    China successfully sent a new ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit as part of its effort to build an all-weather and round-the-clock dynamic ocean environment monitoring system which would provide early warning on marine disasters.
  15. Recently United Launch Alliance launched which rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida?
    A) Sputnik V
    B) Neo V
    C) SBRIS V
    D) Atlas V
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The United Launch Alliance launched the Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Atlas V rocket carried SBRIS Geo-5 Missile Warning Satellite.
  16. Which state launched App for online booking of hospital beds – Amrit Vahini?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Jharkhand
    C) Haryana
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Jharkhand Chief minister Hemant Soren launched a one-stop online portal and a mobile application for booking beds across private and government hospitals, a move that could save patient families the trauma for having to desperately search for medical help at a time when Covid cases are spiralling.
  17. Recently Sunderlal Bahugana passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Environmentlist
    B) Actor
    C) Sports
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Environmentalist and Chipko movement pioneer Sunderlal Bahuguna died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences after battling COVID-19 for several days. He was 94.
  18. Recently Jagannath Pahadia passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Politics
    C) Sports
    D) Author
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Veteran Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Jagannath Pahadia has died due to COVID-19 at the age of 89.
  19. What is the theme of this year’s World Bee Day?
    A) Live with the Bees
    B) Protection of Bees
    C) Save the Bees
    D) Bee Engaged-Building Back better for bees
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20 each year to make people aware of the threats bees face.
  20. When is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development observed?
    A) May 21
    B) May 20
    C) May 22
    D) May 24
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Every year on May 21, The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed globally.
  21. When is National Anti Terrorism Day observed?
    A) May 21
    B) May 20
    C) May 22
    D) May 23
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Anti Terrorism Day is observed in India on May 21 to commemorate the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
  22. When is International Tea Day observed?
    A) May 23
    B) May 22
    C) May 19
    D) May 21
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    International Tea Day is celebrated all across the world on May 21.
  23. What is the theme of this year’s World Meterology Day ?
    A) Measurement for Health
    B) Climate and Water
    C) The sun,the Earth and the Weather
    D) Weather Ready ClimTe Smart
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Metrology Day is observed globally on 20th May every year

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Iran?
    A) Tehran
    B) Tashkent
    C) Aremia
    D) Kabul
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of UNCTAD?
    A) Rome
    B) Geneva
    C) Washington
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Stand and Poor Global Ratings?
    A) NewYork
    B) London
    C) Rome
    D) Paris
    View Answer
    Option A

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