Current Affairs Quiz: May 23, 2021

Current Affairs 23 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state has clinched the first position in the recent ranking released by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, based on the progress of the implementation of the Smart City Mission’s schemes?
    A) Jharkhand
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Jharkhand has clinched the first position in the recent ranking released by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, based on the progress of the implementation of the Smart City Mission’s schemes running in different 100 cities of the Country’s 36 states and union territories.Rajasthan came second in the rankings.
  2. How much amount of relief package was announced for cyclone-hit Gujarat by PM Narendra Modi?
    A) ₹1500 cr
    B) ₹1200 cr
    C) ₹500 cr
    D) ₹1000 cr
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a Rs. 1000 crore relief package for the cyclone hit areas of Gujarat.
  3. Recently Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has urged the States and Union Territories to make which disease, a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897?
    A) Black Fungus
    B) White fungus
    C) Yellow Fever
    D) Covid 19
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has urged the States and Union Territories to make fungal infection Mucormycosis known as black fungus, a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897.
  4. Recently India signed MoU with which nation on military cooperation along with its annexure as well as on maritime issues?
    A) Mauritius
    B) Oman
    C) SriLanka
    D) Thailand
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India and Oman renewed the Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs on military cooperationalong with its annexure as well as on maritime issues.
  5. Recently The government has extended the due date of furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the Assessment Year 2021-22, for individuals by two months to which date?
    A) 31st July,2021
    B) 30th August,2021
    C) 30th September,2021
    D) 29th September,2021
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The government has extended the due date of furnishing of Income Tax Returns for the Assessment Year 2021-22, for individuals by two months from 31st July to 30th September,2021.
  6. NSE Academy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange, has joined hands with Bharathiar University for creating a Centre of Excellence for capital markets.Where is Bharathiraja University located?
    A) TamilNadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Karnataka
    D) WestBengal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    NSE Academy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange, has joined hands with Bharathiar University in Tamil Nadu for creating a Centre of Excellence for capital markets. The two entities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard, NSE said in a statement.
  7. Recently World Cup-winning midfielder Sami Khedira announced his retirement.He represent which country?
    A) Germany
    B) Brazil
    C) France
    D) UK
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Germany’s World Cup-winning midfielder Sami Khedira said he will retire following his club Hertha Berlin’s final match of the Bundesliga season against Hoffenheim.
  8. Who was appointed as Kenya’s first woman chief justice ?
    A) Martha Koome
    B) Uluru Kenyatta
    C) Maria Ulhuru
    D) Lee Weing
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Court of Appeal Judge Martha Koome as the East African country’s first woman chief justice and head of the judiciary.
  9. Recently Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn as Chief Minister of which state?
    A) TamilNadu
    B) Kerala
    C) Puducherry
    D) WestBengal
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The LDF government led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assumed office for its second consecutive term after Governor Arif Mohammad Khan administered the oath of office to Vijayan and his 20 cabinet colleagues at an event at the central stadium.
  10. Who has been selected Oxford Student Union President In Byelection?
    A) Anvee Bhutani
    B) Diksha Kandpal
    C) Shivani Arora
    D) Himani Chilkoti
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    An Indian-origin Human Sciences student from Magdalen College at the University of Oxford has been declared the winner at the end of a Student Union (SU) byelection.
  11. Recently how many Indian sites have been added to the tentative list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites?
    A) 6
    B) 4
    C) 5
    D) 8
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Six Indian sites, including the temples of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, the Ganga ghats in Varanasi, and the Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, have been added to the tentative list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites, the Ministry of Culture, recently announced.
  12. Which organisation launched an Audio-Visual Guide App on the occasion of International Museum Day?
    A) National Museum Association
    B) National Gallery of Modern Art
    C) Niti Aayog
    D) Ministry of Culture
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    National Gallery of Modern Art, NGMA launched an Audio-Visual Guide App on the occasion of International Museum Day.
  13. Recently Countrywide Ayush COVID-19 counselling helpline has been operationalised.Find the number?
    A) 15551
    B) 14111
    C) 15111
    D) 14443
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Countrywide Ayush COVID-19 counselling helpline has been operationalised. The toll-free number is 14443.
  14. Recently which Indian Navy destroyer was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam after serving the nation for 41 glorious years?
    A) INS Aag
    B) INS Sahadri
    C) INS Rajput
    D) INS Vikramaditya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy’s first destroyer INS Rajput was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam after serving the nation for 41 glorious years.
  15. Who has launched National Mobile Monitoring Software, NMMS app and Area officer monitoring App through Video-Conferencing?
    A) Narendra Singh Tomar
    B) Nitin Gadkari
    C) Smriti Irani
    D) Rajnath Singh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has launched National Mobile Monitoring Software, NMMS app and Area officer monitoring App through Video-Conferencing.
  16. Who has designed an Oxygen Recycling System, ORS to mitigate the current oxygen crisis?
    A) Indian Navy
    B) Indian Army
    C) DRDO
    D) ONGC
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Navy has designed an Oxygen Recycling System, ORS to mitigate the current oxygen crisis.
  17. Recently Om Prakash Bharadwaj passed away.He was related to which sports?
    A) Boxing
    B) Kabaddi
    C) Cricket
    D) Tennis
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Legendary boxing coach Om Prakash Bharadwaj, the first from the discipline to be honoured with the Dronacharya award in 1985, died following prolonged illness and old-age issues. He was 82.
  18. Recently Monali Gorhe passed away,She was the coach of which sports ?
    A) Cricket
    B) Tennis
    C) Shooting
    D) Badminton
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    In a big loss to the Indian shooting fraternity, coach and technical official Monali Gorhe died of mucormycosis. She was 44.
  19. Recently Prashant Mohapatra passed away,ahead was related to which profession?
    A) Sports
    B) Politics
    C) Actor
    D) Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Odisha cricket team captain Prashant Mohapatra succumbed to COVID-19 during treatment at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. Hr was 47.
  20. Recently former Director General of the National Security Guards (NSG) who headed the force during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, passed away.Name him?
    A) Rishabh Dwivedi
    B) Rakesh Sen
    C) Sunil Singh
    D) JK Dutt
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    J. K. Dutt, former Director General of the National Security Guards (NSG) who headed the force during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, passed away due to COVID-19 related complications. He was 72.
  21. Recently Gotam Lal Meena passed away.He was related to which field?
    A) Actor
    B) Politics
    C) Author
    D) Sports
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    BJP MLA from Dhariawad constituency in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district,Gotam Lal Meena died of COVID-19 at a hospital in Udaipur.He was 56.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Oman?
    A) Muscat
    B) Kabul
    C) Maputo
    D) Tashkent
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the capital of Germany?
    A) Berlin
    B) Rome
    C) Amsterdam
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. What is the currency of Kenya?
    A) Dinar
    B) Shilling
    C) Krone
    D) Won
    View Answer
    Option B

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

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