Current Affairs Quiz: May 28, 2018

Current Affairs 28 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated to nation, India’s first smart and green highway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE). What is the total length of the expressway?
    A) 127 km
    B) 105 km
    C) 135 km
    D) 148 km
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) expressway, also known as the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) at the District Sports stadium in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.The 135-km EPE is India’s first smart and green highway and is built at a cost of Rs. 11,000 crore.
  2. The government has introduced intra-state e-way bill for two more states and five Union Territories (UTs) recently. The total number of states and UTs under the E-Way Bill system now has become______
    A) 27
    B) 17
    C) 32
    D) 29
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    E-Way Bill system for intra-State movement of goods will be implemented in seven more states and Union Territories from 27th May 2018. The States are Maharashtra, Manipur, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep. With this, the number of States, where the system is being implemented, will go up to 27.
  3. The government of Telangana has introduced a new life insurance scheme for the farmers under which their families would get an insurance of Rs ___________ lakh over the death of the farmer for what so ever reason.
    A) Rs 2 lakh
    B) Rs 4 lakh
    C) Rs 3 lakh
    D) Rs 5 lakh
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Telangana government has announced a unique life insurance scheme for farmers. Under the scheme, the government will provide life insurance facility of five lakh rupees to the nominee, after the death of the insured farmer.
  4. Who among the following has recently launched an ad campaign focusing on promoting the twin pit toilet technology in rural India under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen)?
    A) Amitabh Bachchan
    B) Akshay Kumar
    C) Aamir Khan
    D) Sushant Singh Rajput
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Film actor Akshay Kumar launched the twin pit toilet technology campaign in New Delhi. Mr Kumar said, the real challenge in the society is to fight the age old mentality revolving around sanitation and cleanliness. The actor appealed everybody to spread the awareness on the issue and make the cleanliness drive more effective.
  5. Name the country which has amended its law to give legal status to abortion and end the ban imposed on it?
    A) Ireland
    B) Greece
    C) Indonesia
    D) Jordan
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that gave equal legal status to the lives of a foetus and the woman carrying it.
  6. Which bank has introduced the digital loans against mutual funds (LAMF) facility to enable its customers
    leverage their mutual fund portfolio to avail funds for any emergencies without stopping their regular investment plans?

    A) Yes Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    D) Federal Bank

    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    India’s most valuable lender HDFC Bank has launched Digital Loans against Mutual Funds in partnership with transfer agent CAMS. Customers can now pledge mutual fund assets online and get overdraft limit set in their account in under 3 minutes, the bank claimed.
  7. Alan Bean passed away recently. He was a veteran______________
    A) Astronaut
    B) Archaeologist
    C) Painter
    D) Author
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon has passed away.
  8. Which country has clinched the 2018 Uber Cup?
    A) China
    B) Thailand
    C) South Korea
    D) Japan
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Japan’s women clinched the Uber Cup, The Womens World Badminton Championship, defeating Thailand 3-0 in Bangkok, ending a 37-year wait to regain the title.
  9. When is the World Thyroid Day observed?
    A) May 26
    B) May 27
    C) May 25
    D) May 24
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    The World Thyroid Day is observed every year on May 25 to spread awareness of thyroid health and educating about prevention and treatment of thyroid diseases. The theme of World Thyroid Awareness Day in 2018 is “Environment and the Thyroid”.
  10. Who has been re-appointed as the Prime Minister of Lebanon recently?
    A) Michel Aoun
    B) Saad Hariri
    C) Nabih Berri
    D) Walid Raad
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri has been assigned for a third term in office, less than three weeks after elections that saw his movement lose ground in parliament.
  11. Lewis Myers Jr who died in the recent past was a ________
    A) Physicist
    B) Scientist
    C) Lawyer
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Civil rights attorney Lewis Myers Jr., who worked on a key lawsuit against racial discrimination in Mississippi’s higher education system has passed away. He was 70 years old.
  12. Recently, one of “India’s most decorated General” who fought in all of India’s wars except against China in 1962, passed away. Name that greatest wartime hero.
    A) Lt.Gen. Naib Subedar Chuni Lal
    B) Lt.Gen. Saurabh Singh Shekhawat
    C) Lt.Gen. Maj Bana Singh
    D) Lt.Gen. Zorawar Chand Bakshi
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    One of India’s most decorated Generals, Lieutenant General Zorawar Chand Bakshi has passed away aged 97. He was awarded the second-highest military decoration, Maha Vir Chakra, for his role in capturing the strategically important Haji Pir Pass during the 1965 war with Pakistan. Bakshi was also instrumental in capturing Akhnoor Dagger from Pakistan during 1971 war.
  13. Late Madala Ranga Rao was a veteran__________
    A) Physician
    B) Politician
    C) Author
    D) Actor
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Noted Telugu film personality Madala Ranga Rao, also popularly known as “Red Star” has passed away. He acted and produced several films including hits such as ‘Yuvatharam Kadilindhi’, ‘Yerra Mallelu’, ‘Praja Shakthi’, ‘Swarajyam’, ‘Viplavashankham’ and ‘Mahaprasthanam’.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. What is the capital of Lebanon?
    A) Damascus
    B) Beirut
    C) Sofia
    D) Yerevan
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    Currency – Lebanese pound
  2. Uber Cup is related with which sports?
    A) Badminton
    B) Tennis
    C) Golf
    D) Hockey
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Uber Cup, sometimes called the World Team Championships for Women, is a major international badminton competition contested by women’s national badminton teams.
  3. What is the capital of the Republic of Ireland?
    A) Pristina
    B) Kampala
    C) Reykjavik
    D) Dublin
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Currency- Euro

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