Current Affairs Quiz: May 23, 2019

Current Affairs 23 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently ISRO launched which radar imaging earth observation satellite from Odisha?
    A)RISAT 2B
    B)RISAT 2A
    C)RISAT 3A
    D)RISAT 4B
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India successfully placed into orbit a radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B in a text book style. PSLV-C46 has successfully injected RISAT-2B in precise orbit.

  2. At How much percent Telangana Gross State Domestic Product grow in FY 19?
    A)17%
    B)15%
    C)16%
    D)18%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Telangana’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) has grown 15 per cent in the financial year ended March 31, 2019 at ₹8,66,875 crore as against ₹7,53,804 crore in the previous year.

  3. Recently World Bank has tied up with Which bank to enable secondary market trading on blockchain?
    A)Commonwealth Bank
    B)Standard Chartered Bank
    C)Federal Bank
    D)SBI
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) have enabled secondary market trading recorded on blockchain for bond-i (blockchain operated new debt instrument), making this the first bond whose issuance and trading are recorded using distributed ledger technologies.

  4. As per RBI data,Debit card PoS swipes increased by How much percent?
    A)26%
    B)28%
    C)25%
    D)27%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indians are increasingly using their debit cards to pay merchants directly. As per data from the Reserve Bank of India, debit card swipes on Point of Sales (PoS) terminals jumped more than 27% in March 2019 compared to corresponding period last year. In contrast, ATM withdrawals grew at a slower pace of 15%.

  5. As per RBI data, bank credit to infrastructure sector grew by How much percent as of 2018-19?
    A)17.5%
    B)18.5%
    C)16.5%
    D)18.5%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bank credit to infrastructure sector grew by 18.5 per cent to Rs 10.55 lakh crore as of 2018-19, the highest since 2012-13 fiscal, RBI data showed.
  6. Which bank launched a new savings bank product called KBL SB Salary?
    A)Nainital Bank
    B)Federal Bank
    C)Karnataka Bank
    D)SBI
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender Karnataka Bank launched a new savings bank product called “KBL SB Salary” for salaried class with three variants of Executive, Prime and Classic.

  7. As per UN,At How much percent world economy will grow in 2019?
    A)2.9%
    B)2.7%
    C)2.5%
    D)2.6%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The United Nations has downgraded its forecast for world economic growth, announcing that it expects overall growth of 2.7 per cent this year and 2.9 per cent in 2020.

  8. As per UN World Economic Situation and Prospects Report,At how much percent India will grow in the current fiscal?
    A)7.1%
    B)7%
    C)7.2%
    D)7.3%
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    In its, UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects report, UN has downgraded India’s growth rate for the current fiscal year to 7 per cent, a cut of 0.6 percent from the projection made in January. But then also it continues to be the world’s growth leader.

  9. As per OECD,At how much percent India economy to grow in 2020?
    A)7.8%
    B)7.2%
    C)7.3%
    D)7.5%
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    India’s economic growth will regain strength and approach 7.5% by 2020 buoyed by rural consumption and subdued inflation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in its Economic Outlook.

  10. At How much amount,Mudra loans likely to cross in the current fiscal?
    A)Rs 5 lakh crore
    B)Rs 1 lakh crore
    C)Rs 2 lakh crore
    D)Rs 3 lakh crore
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Total sanctions under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) loan scheme for micro industries are likely to cross Rs 3 lakh crore in the current fiscal.

  11. Recently Asian Development Bank signed an agreement of how much amount to Indian Railway Finance Corporation to track electrification project?
    A)$750 million
    B)$700 million
    C)$650 million
    D)$675 million
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement to provide long-term financing of $750 million equivalent in Indian rupees — the largest single non-sovereign loan ever committed by ADB — to the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC), to fund the Railways track electrification project.

  12. Who will be the CEO after merger of Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel?
    A)Vikas Chaturvedi
    B)Shashank Singh
    C)Hemant Ruio
    D)Bimal Dayal
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharti Group and Vodafone Group Plc have said that industry veterans Bimal Dayal will be the Chief Executive Officer after merger of Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel which is in advanced stage of completion.

  13. Who was honoured with the Global Asian of the Year 2018-19 award in Dubai for her yeomen services?
    A)Swati Chaturvedi
    B)Hema Divakar
    C)Priyanka Pandey
    D)Namita Saini
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru-based medical doctor Hema Divakar was honoured with the ‘Global Asian of the Year 2018-19’ award in Dubai recently for her yeomen services and contributions to the women’s healthcare ecosystem, in India.

  14. Who won German Chemistry Prize 2019?
    A)Anurag Singh
    B)lokendra Yadav
    C)Ankur Jaiswal
    D)Ankur Patwardhan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In an international competition ‘Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge’, a project idea by Ankur Patwardhan from Pune has bagged the second prize of €25,000. His project named ‘Butterfly attractant for pollination and ecosystem health’ is about the relation between chemistry and ecosystem.

  15. Who has won the Mani Booker International Prize for “Celestial Bodies”?
    A)Shanumoy Dutta
    B)Shriman Joy
    C)Jokha Alharthi
    D)Jofra Archer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Jokha Alharthi, an author from Oman has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for “Celestial Bodies”, the story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.She is the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize.

  16. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of Biological Diversity?
    A)Biodiversity:Flora and Fauna
    B)nature and Nourishment
    C)Biodiversity and Nature
    D)Our Biodiversity,Our food,Our Health
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.The theme of 2019 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of ISRO?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)Pune
    D)Bengaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. Where is the HQ of Karnataka Bank?
    A)Chennai
    B)Kochi
    C)Mangaluru
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

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