Current Affairs Quiz: May 25, 2018

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  1. The Indian Education Ministry has launched a new integrated initiative named Samagra Shiksha scheme for schools by bringing together 3 major components. Identify the one which is not among the the three.
    A) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
    B) UDAAN
    C) Teacher Education (TE)
    D) Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education from pre-school to senior secondary levels. The government has also decided to increase the budget for the entire school education next year by 20 percent. The new scheme is integration of three components namely Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) — which took care of the school education at primary and secondary levels — and Teacher Training will now be coalesced into one whole.
  2. Name the newly appointed Administrator of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
    A) Oleg Ostapenko
    B) Anatoly Perminov
    C) Vladimir Popovkin
    D) Dmitry Rogozin
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed former deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin as head of the space agency Roscosmos.
  3. The Chinese Government has planned to develop middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train with a speed of 200 km/hour by which year?
    A) 2023
    B) 2025
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    China is soon to develop a prototype middle-to-low-speed magnetic-levitation train with a speed of 200 km/hour by 2021. According to CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co. Ltd., a review committee has approved a plan for developing the maglev train and support facilities.
  4. Recently which among the given entities has been awarded the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category?
    A) CSIR
    B) ISRO
    C) Ministry of Ayush
    D) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has been awarded the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category. This award yet again recognizes CSIR as the top innovator.
  5. The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2018 has been organised in which Indian state?
    A) Tamil Nadu
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Gujarat
    D) Uttarakhand
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Ministry of Culture is organising the 9th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, in Tehri, Uttarakhand from 25th May to 27th May, 2018. Tehri Lake Festival where one can explore the water sports, organized by the Uttarakhand Tourism every year, will be subsumed within the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav. The paired state for Uttarakhand under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat matrix is Karnataka, and while troupes  from all over the country will be performing, special emphasis is being given to Karnataka.
  6. Name the author of the book titled “Hidden India”.
    A) Rathika Ramasamy
    B) Latika Nath
    C) Sandesh Kadur
    D) Kalyan Verma
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Wildlife photographer,biologist, conservationist and author Latika Nath has unveiled her book that has photographs of some of her “closest wildlife encounters. The book, titled ‘Hidden India’, is a coffee-table book and part of the proceeds from the book will go to support the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre to promote protection of India’s elephants.
  7. The government of which among the given states has announced to seal the India-Bangladesh border by December 2018?
    A) Assam
    B) Tripura
    C) Mizoram
    D) Meghalaya
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced that the India-Bangladesh border in the state will be completely sealed by December. While the riverine areas along the border will be sealed with non-physical barriers, the portion on land will be secured with smart fencing, which will stop infiltration and other illegal cross border activities.
  8. Who has been conferred with the “Digital Leader of the Year” at the Businessworld Digital India Summit and Awards 2018?
    A) Jayesh Ranjan
    B) Sriram Sambasiva Rao
    C) Nara Lokesh
    D) Amit Malik
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Andhra Pradesh Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Nara Lokesh has been honored with the “Digital Leader of the Year” award during Businessworld Digital India Summit and Awards 2018 at New Delhi.
  9. The latest edition of the India-Nepal joint military exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII is scheduled to take place in which of the given places?
    A) Patna
    B) Pokhara
    C) Gangtok
    D) Pithoragarh
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII between India and Nepal will be conducted at Pithoragarh from 30 May to 12 June 2018. Exercise SURYA KIRAN is a biannual event which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India.
  10. Who has been roped in as the new MD & CEO of the Airtel Payments Bank?
    A) Shashi Arora
    B) Renu Satti
    C) Anubrata Biswas
    D) Rishi Gupta
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Airtel Payments Bank has appointed Anubrata Biswas as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment comes five months after former CEO and MD Shashi Arora stepped down in December.  
  11. The Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana has been launched by which state to promote self-employment opportunities among the youth?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Madhya Pradesh
    C) Uttarkhand
    D) Haryana
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has given its approval to draft notification of the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana to promote self-employment opportunities for the youth by encouraging entrepreneurship. It also gave approval to the launch of Himachal Grihni Suvidha Yojna for empowering women and conserving environment.
  12. The Indian government has bestowed INSV Tarini team with the Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017. The team comprises of how many female members?
    A) 5
    B) 6
    C) 9
    D) 7
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Hon’ble Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi presented the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 to the members of the INSV Tarini team in New Delhi. The Six-member all-women team comprising of Lt Commander Vartika Joshi,Lt Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lt Commander Swathi Patarpalli ,Lt Aishwarya Bodapatti, Lt SH Vijaya Devi and Lt Payal Gupta have received the Puraskar from the Minister.
  13. The leading NRI industrialist named ___________ has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at UK & Asia Business Awards ceremony for promoting brand India in the United Kingdom.
    A) Mohan Kaul
    B) Vijay Goel
    C) Vasant Narasimhan
    D) Swraj Paul
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions towards promoting brand India in the United Kingdom. The founder of Caparo Group of industries was recognised at a UK & Asia Business Awards ceremony in London organised by World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC) – the research and consultancy firm behind collating the world’s “iconic” brands.
  14. The 15th Finance Commission has constituted a high level group (HLG) to examine the strengths and weaknesses of the health sector. Who among the given has been named the head of the HLG?
    A) Randeep Guleria
    B) Deelip Govind Mhaisekar
    C) K. Srinath Reddy
    D) Devi Shetty
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The 15th Finance Commission has constituted a high level group (HLG) to examine the strengths and weaknesses for enabling balanced expansion of health sector. The group headed by Director AIIMS, Dr. Randeep Guleria will have eminent experts of health sector.
  15. The 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave was held in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Phnom Penh
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Siem Reap
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India along with Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia organized the 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave in Phnom Penh on 21-22 May 2018. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)is the institutional partner of the event.
  16. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018 enabling Universities and higher educational institutions, which have been into existence for atleast past ________ years, to offer online courses.
    A) 7 years
    B) 3 years
    C) 5 years
    D) 4 years
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    In a landmark reform in the field of Higher Education, University Grants Commission has approved UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018. Under the UGC (Online Courses) Regulations, 2018, any higher education institution will be able to apply for permission to offer such online programmes if they have been in existence for at least five years and are accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, with a minimum score of 3.26 on a four-point scale to maintain quality.
  17. Which among the following financial institutions has signed a pact with the  CSCs (Common Services Centers) to provide direct funding facility to Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in CSCs?
    A) EXIM Bank
    B) NABARD
    C) RBI
    D) SIDBI
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    CSC SPV and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) signed an MoU for  providing financial support to CSCs (Common Services Centers) across the country. Through the MoU, the SIDBI seeks to extend financial support to the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) of Common Services Centers, with minimum one year of operation, under the Direct Financing Window of SIDBI.
  18. Researchers have identified the first known permanent immigrant to the solar system- asteroid (514107) 2015 BZ509 is said to be currently sharing the orbit of which among the given planets?
    A) Saturn
    B) Jupiter
    C) Venus
    D) Mars
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Scientists have discovered the first known permanent immigrant to the solar system – an asteroid named (514107) 2015 BZ509, currently nestling in Jupiter’s orbit, that migrated from another star system. All of the planets in our solar system, and the vast majority of other objects as well, travel around the Sun in the same direction.  
  19. Who among the following Indian celebrities has been roped in by NITI Aayog to promote BHIM and WEP (women entrepreneurship platform) initiative of the think tank?
    A) Virat Kohli
    B) Akshay Kumar
    C) Sushant Singh Rajput
    D) Aamir Khan
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Government of India’s think tank Niti Aayog has roped in film actor Sushant Singh Rajput to promote two of its major initiatives. One of them is BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app and the other is women entrepreneurship platform (WEP). 
  20. Name the Prime Minister of Netherlands who is on visit to India to strengthen its relations with the host nation.
    A) Mark Rutte
    B) Carola Schouten
    C) Hugo de Jonge
    D) Willem-Alexander
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      Option A
    Explanation:
     Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrived in New Delhi on a two-day visit to India. The Dutch leader’s visit comes within a year of Modi’s visit to the Netherlands last June. On his agenda is a bilateral summit with PM Modi and a visit to ISRO among other things.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the currency of Combodia?
    A) Franc
    B) Peso
    C) Dinar
    D) Riel
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Capital: Phnom Penh; Currency: Cambodian riel 
  2. Who is the Director-General of CSIR?
    A) Girish Sahni
    B) Balram Bhargava
    C) Kailasavadivoo Sivan
    D) S.R Mehra
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    Dr. Girish Sahni was appointed as director general of CSIR, with effect from August 24, 2015.
  3. What is the capital of Netherlands?
    A) Ottawa
    B) Brussels
    C) Amsterdam
    D) Copenhagen
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime minister: Mark Rutte; Capital: Amsterdam;Currencies: Euro, United States Dollar
  4. SIDBI was set up in which year?
    A) July 1, 1992
    B) April 2, 1990
    C) December 31, 1995
    D) March 2, 1991
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) set up on 2nd April 1990 under an Act of Indian Parliament, acts as the Principal Financial Institution for Promotion, Financing and Development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector as well as for co-ordination of functions of institutions engaged in similar activities. Headquarter- Lucknow
  5. Who among the following is the CEO of the NITI Aayog?
    A) Amitabh Kant
    B) Bibek Debroy
    C) Rajiv Kumar
    D) V. K. Saraswat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    With the Prime Minister as the Chairperson, the committee consists of Vice Chairperson: Rajiv Kumar; Ex-Officio Members: Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu and Radha Mohan Singh; Special Invitees: Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar and Thawar Chand Gehlot; Full-time Members: Bibek Debroy (Economist), V. K. Saraswat (former DRDO Chief), Ramesh Chand (Agriculture Expert) and Dr. Vinod Paul (Public Health expert) ;Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Amitabh Kant; Governing Council: All Chief Ministers of States (and Delhi and Puducherry) and Lieutenant Governors of remaining Union Territories. Core Committee: Dr.Somdutta Singh

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