Current Affairs Quiz: May 27, 2018

Current Affairs 27 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. How many new schemes have recently been launched by the government of Himachal Pradesh to mark 4 years of Modi government?
    A) Five
    B) Three
    C) Two
    D) Four
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    To mark the completion of four years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has launched three welfare schemes in the state which would bring remarkable change in the lives of the people. These schemes are: “Jan Manch” – for redressal of public grievances; “Mukhya Mantri Swavlamban Yojana” – for providing assistance to the unemployed youth and “Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana” – for offering gas cylinder security and gas stoves to those not covered under the Ujjwala Yojana.
  2. Which country is the global host for the World Environment Day 2018?
    A) France
    B) Singapore
    C) Russia
    D) India
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    World Environment Day(WED) is celebrated annually on June 5th. India is the global host of WED 2018, with celebrations across the country and events scheduled around the world.
  3. The EPFO has cut the Provident Fund (PF) deposit interest rate for 2017-18 to 5 years low at __________
    A) 8. 75 %
    B) 8.65 %
    C) 8.55 %
    D) 8.75 %
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Finance Ministry has ratified 8.55 per cent rate of interest on EPF for last fiscal. Retirement fund body, EPFO has asked its field offices to credit 8.55 per cent rate of interest for 2017-18, the lowest rate since 2012-13 fiscal, into the PF accounts of around 5 crore subscribers.
  4. The newly launched cloud enabled National Data Centre has been unveiled in which city by National Informatics Centre (NIC)?
    A) Bhubaneswar
    B) Chennai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Panaji
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    National Informatics Centre (NIC) has set up a new state-of-the-art cloud enabled National Data Centre at Bhubaneswar. The NIC has national data centres at Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune, and the upcoming one at Bhubaneswar is expected to enhance the range of data centre related services offered by the government body.
  5. Who has ben appointed as the new Governor of Odisha?
    A) S.C. Jamir
    B) Ganeshi Lal
    C) Rameshwar Thakur
    D) Satya Pal Malik
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Professor Ganeshi Lal has been appointed as the Governor of Odisha. He will replace Satya Pal Malik. Ganesh Lal was the national President of discipline committee of BJP in Haryana. 
  6. Which among the following banks has been empanelled as ‘Settlement Bank’ by NSE for its wholly owned subsidiary, National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCCL)?
    A) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) Yes Bank
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Yes Bank has received approval from National Stock Exchange to be enrolled as ‘Settlement Bank’ for National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of NSE. YES BANK is already an empanelled Clearing Bank for the BSE, NCDEX and MCX.
  7. What is the theme of the World Environment Day 2018?
    A) Beat Plastic Pollution: If you can’t reuse it, refuse it
    B) Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator’
    C) Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care
    D) International Year of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    This year’s WED theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution: If you can’t reuse it, refuse it”.
  8. The Indian Navy recently inducted the fourth ship ____________of eight Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships.
    A) IN LCU L44
    B) IN LCU L64
    C) IN LCU L54
    D) IN LCU L34
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Indian Navy commissioned IN LCU L54 – the fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK-IV class at Port Blair. The Defense Ministry and GSRE had signed a $310 million contract for eight MK IV class ships in September 2011. The first LCU of this class was commissioned in March 2017. 
  9. The Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum has been inaugurated in which city by Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Varanasi
    C) Bengaluru
    D) New Delhi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister of Netherlands Mr. Mark Rutte inaugurated the Indo-Dutch Ganga Forum in New Delhi to take forward the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment of the Netherlands  in June 2017.
  10. The 3rd Mission Innovation (MI-3) Ministerial meet was held in which country?
    A) Norway
    B) Sweden
    C) Germany
    D) Finland
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The 3rd Mission Innovation (MI-3) Ministerial was held at Malmo-Sweden during 22-23 May, 2018. The Ministerial was co-hosted by the European Commission, together with Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Nordic Council of Ministers. Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan lead the Indian delegations.
  11. Professional cricket player Steve Smith, who has been banned from national selections for a year, has been named as marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada. He is an internationally acclaimed player of which country?
    A) New Zealand
    B) South Africa
    C) Australia
    D) England
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Former Australia captain Steve Smith will return to cricket after being named among the marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada league beginning June 28. The batsman, 28, is on a 12-month ban from national and state selection for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March 2018, but he can play domestic games overseas.
  12. The 2018 ASEAN India Film Festival has been organised in which city?
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Pune
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The six-day ASEAN India Film Festival began in New Delhi on May 26, 2018. The event was inaugurated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore. The Information and Broadcasting ministry is taking measures to create and promote film festivals with ASEAN, BRICS and European nations.
  13. President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Kummanam Rajasekharan as the new governor of which state?
    A) Sikkim
    B) Assam
    C) Manipur
    D) Mizoram
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Kummanam Rajasekharan, current president of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Kerala unit, has been appointed to be the Governor of Mizoram. He will replace incumbent Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma, who is completing his tenure on May 28.
  14. Name the first north eastern state to be installed with a solar toilet recently.
    A) Assam
    B) Manipur
    C) Sikkim
    D) Meghalaya
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Manipur has become the first state in the Northeast and the third state in India to have solar toilets. The solar toilets were inaugurated at Ibudhou Marjing hill Heingang by Tourism Director, Waikhom Ibohal last week.
  15. Who among the listed has clinched the gold in women’s 50m rifle prone at the Grand Prix held in Munich?
    A) Tejaswini Sawant
    B) Anjum Moudgil
    C) Shreya Saksena
    D) Olivia Hofmann
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Former World Champion Tejaswini Sawant bagged the 50m rifle prone gold in the Grand Prix in Munich, a prelude to the World Cup.
  16. The 2018 Football World Cup is being hosted by which country?
    A) France
    B) Germany
    C) Russia
    D) South Africa
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    The World Cup 2018 is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. A new video campaign has been launched targeting football fans for World Cup 2018 to promote healthier and more active lives. The series of videos have been produced jointly by WHO, Russia’s Ministry of Health and the 2018 World Cup Russia Local Organising Committee.
  17. Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on a two days official visit to India and signed the ISA treaty. This makes Netherlands ____________ signatory of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
    A) 58th
    B) 64th
    C) 71st
    D) 49th
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Netherlands has become the 64th signatory member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, is on a two days official visit to India at PM Modi’s invitation. India also welcomed the Netherlands as the Partner Country for the TechSummit in 2019.
  18. Who has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Barbados?
    A) Sandra Mason
    B) Errol Barrow
    C) Owen Arthur
    D) Mia Mottley
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Caribbean island of Barbados has elected its first woman prime minister since gaining independence from Britain in 1966. Mia Mottley led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats to gain victory over the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and grab the House of AssemblyWith this, Ms Mottley, a 52-year-old lawyer, becomes Barbados’ eighth Prime Minister.  
  19. Which among the given is the first Latin American nation to formally join North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?
    A) Argentina
    B) Mexico
    C) Colombia
    D) Venezuela
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Colombia has formally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and thus become the first Latin America nation to attain global partner status privilege. The other member nations of NATO includes Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia, New Zealand and Pakistan.
  20. Which among the following cricket stadiums has been voted as the best ground in IPL 2018?
    A) Eden Gardens
    B) M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
    C) Holkar Cricket Stadium
    D) Wankhede Stadium
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata has been voted the best ground in IPL 2018. Eden Gardens went on to host nine matches of IPL 2018 after getting two bonus matches in the playoffs which were originally slated in Pune.
  21. Geeta Kapoor who passed away recently was a veteran______________
    A) Actor
    B) Journalist
    C) Choreographer
    D) Author
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
     “Pakeezah” fame actor Geeta Kapoor, passed away at a old age home in Mumbai. She was 57. The news was confirmed by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) member Ashoke Pandit on Twitter. The 57-year-old actress was abandoned by her children last year.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Barbados?
    A) Bridgetown
    B) Georgetown
    C) Freetown
    D) Capetown
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Currency – Barbadian dollar
  2. What is the currency of Sweden?
    A) Franc
    B) Somoni
    C) Krona
    D) Shilling
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Capital – Stockholm
  3. What is the capital of Colombia?
    A) Moroni
    B) Bogota
    C) Roseau
    D) Banjul
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Capital: Bogota
    Currency: Colombian peso
  4. Who is the Director-General of National Informatics Centre (NIC)?
    A) Shefali Dash
    B) Subodh Shukla
    C) Shailesh Singh
    D) Neeta Verma
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Headquarter-New Delhi

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