Current Affairs Quiz: May 25, 2019

Current Affairs 25 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Who is set to become Prime Minister for the second term of India?
    A)Rahul Gandhi
    B)Nitin Gadkari
    C)Narendra Modi
    D)Amit Shah
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Narendra Modi will be Prime Minister again, sweeping back to power today with a majority bigger than in 2014. The BJP alone is set to win 303 seats and along with its allies is leading in or has won 348 seats, far beyond the 272 they needed for a majority in the Lok Sabha.

  2. How much percentage of voter turnout was recorded during the 2019 Lok sabha polls?
    A)65.87%
    B)66.73%
    C)68.54%
    D)67.10 %
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 2019 Lok Sabha elections witnessed a voter turnout of 67.10% (interim), which is the highest ever voter turnout in the history of general elections, as per Election Commission of India. The previous highest voter turnout of 66.44% was recorded in 2014. The highest voter turnout was recorded in the first phase when 69.61 per cent of the electorate voted.

  3. The 5th Smart Cities India 2019 Expo held in Which city/UT?
    A)Mumbai
    B)New Delhi
    C)Chennai
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 5th Smart Cities India 2019 expo, including Transport India, Solar India, Buildings India and Water India expos, was inaugurated by Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

  4. Recently WHO declared Algeria and which other country as a Malaria free?
    A)Argentina
    B)Sweden
    C)Vietnam
    D)Nepal
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Health Organization has certified Algeria and Argentina as malaria-free, following three consecutive years where no new cases of the deadly disease have been reported.

  5. Which company overtook Tata in terms of most valuable company by market capitalisation?
    A)Reliance
    B)SBI Capital
    C)HDFC Group
    D)LIC
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The HDFC group has overtaken the 151-year-old Tata group to emerge as India’s most valuable by way of market capitalization (m-cap). The combined market value of the five listed companies of the HDFC group – HDFC, HDFC Bank, HDFC Life, HDFC Asset Management and Gruh Finance – stood at Rs 11.66 lakh crore as on May 20, 2019 while the combined m-cap of 29 Tata group companies stood at Rs 11.64 lakh crore, about Rs 2,000 crore less than that of the HDFC group.

  6. IRDAI recently set up regulatory sandbox for fin tech innovations in association with which organisation?
    A)RBI
    B)SEBI
    C)NABARD
    D)SIDBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) have announced initiatives to encourage tech startups, especially fintech, by making data and systems available to them through the regulatory sandbox (RS).

  7. Recently ICRA downgraded the long term rating of which bank on back of weak earning profile?
    A)SBI
    B)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C)IDFC First Bank
    D)iDBI
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Rating agency ICRA downgraded the long-term rating of private lender IDFC First Bank on the back of weak earnings profile and increase in provisions due to unanticipated fresh stressed exposures identified by the bank. The ratings was bought down a notch from to AA from AA+ with stable outlook.

  8. Recently IDBI sold how much amount of insurance policies in March 2019 after tie up with LIC?
    A)Rs 150 cr
    B)Rs 175 cr
    C)Rs 160 cr
    D)Rs 190 cr
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    IDBI Bank sold insurance policies worth Rs 160 crore in March 2019 after a partnership with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). LIC’s corporate agents will be able to sell the products across their 1,800 branches.

  9. Which bank launched a new savings bank product KBL SB salary?
    A)HDFC Bank
    B)RBL Bank
    C)IDBI Bank
    D)Karnataka Bank
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Karnataka Bank has launched a new savings bank product, KBL SB Salary, a customised product for the salaried class with three variants. The bank has designed three variants – SB Salary Executive, SB Salary Prime, and SB Salary Classic to cater the to financial needs of the ‘employer-employee ecosystem’.

  10. Who will be sworn as new CM of Andhra Pradesh?
    A)Praveen Bakshi
    B)Amit Shah
    C)Nitish Kumar
    D)Jagan Mohan Reddy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    In Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Chief Jagan Mohan Reddy will be sworn in as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on 30th of this month at Vijayawada. Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced this following his party achieving inching towards a landslide victory in the legislative elections for Andhra Pradesh Legislative assembly held on April 11th.

  11. Which company has been conferred with FICCI Claims Excellence Award?
    A)NIACL
    B)IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    C)ICICI Prudential
    D)Bharti AXA Life Insurance
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharti AXA Life Insurance, a private life insurer, has been conferred with the FICCI Claims Excellence Award. The recognition comes for its customer-friendly claims services in the life insurance sector.

  12. Recently Sultan Ahmad Shah passed away.He was the former king of which country?
    A)Thailand
    B)Bhutan
    C)Nepal
    D)Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Malaysia’s seventh King and football veteran Sultan Ahmad Shah passed away at the age of 88. Ahmad Shah was also the fifth Sultan of Malaysia’s central Pahang state.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Malaysia?
    A)won
    B)Krone
    C)Ringit
    D)Yen
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Bharti AXA General Insurance?
    A)Chennai
    B)Mumbai
    C)Delhi
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Karnataka Bank?
    A)Bangalore
    B)Kochi
    C)Chennai
    D)Mangaluru
    View Answer
    Option D

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