Current Affairs Quiz: May 29, 2018

Current Affairs 29 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. What is the expected rate of growth of Indian economy as per Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the fiscal 2018-19?
    A) 7.5-7.9 percent
    B) 7.3-7.5 percent
    C) 7.5-7.7 percent
    D) 7.3-7.7 percent
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Industry chambers Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) expects India’s economy to grow at 7.3-7.7 percent in 2018-19 on the back of “sustained structural reforms”, recovery in global markets and a normal monsoon. 
  2. The government has reconstituted the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC). The Council will now have new members comprising of:
    A) Minister of State for Finance (in-charge of the Department of Economic Affairs)
    B) Secretary, Department of Revenue
    C) Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
    D) All the Above
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The government has reconstituted the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) to include secretaries from the revenue department as well as Ministry of Information Technology (MeitY). The reconstituted FSDC will include the chairperson of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) and the revenue secretary. FSDC will now include Minister of State for Finance (who is in-charge of the Department of Economic Affairs); Secretary, Department of Revenue; and Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology as members of the FSDC.
  3. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
    A) Rachita Gulati
    B) Sudha Balakrishnan
    C) Dhritidyuti Bose
    D) Indranil Sen Gupta
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Sudha Balakrishnan, has been appointed as the first Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with effect from May 15. She will be the 12th executive director of the RBI and have 3 years term.
  4. Clean Air India Initiative’, to tackle air pollution in Indian cities, is a joint initiative of Indian Government and the Government of ____________
    A) Germany
    B) Nepal
    C) Netherlands
    D) Vietnam
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte launched the ‘Clean Air India Initiative’ in New Delhi. The Clean Air India Initiative is a collaborative project between Get In The Ring, a platform for start-ups, the government of the Netherlands, Start-up India, and INDUS Forum (an online matchmaking platform of Indian and Dutch businesses) to curb air pollution in Indian cities by promoting partnerships between Indian start-ups and Dutch companies.
  5. Name the oldest women of India to create the record of conquering the Mount Everest.
    A) Sangeeta Bahl
    B) Arunima Sinha
    C) Santosh Yadav
    D) Premlata Agarwal
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Sangeeta Bahl, a 53-year-old former model and entrepreneur from Jammu and Kashmir, has become the oldest Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest. She scaled the peak on May 19 with the help of two Sherpas.
  6. Name the Queen of Netherlands who is on 4 days long visit to India for bilateral talks with Indian delegates?
    A) Elexia
    B) Amalia
    C) Araine
    D) Maxima
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Queen of Netherland, Maxima arrived in New Delhi as part of her four-day long visit to India. Queen will hold talks with representatives of NITI Aayog and she is also expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Modi and interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. She will visit Mumbai followed by New Delhi.
  7. Indian top FMCG brand Patanjali has tied up with which network to launch its Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards?
    A) Airtel
    B) BSNL
    C) Reliance Communications
    D) Vodafone
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Expanding the reach in the Telecom sector, Patanjali king Baba Ramdev has joined hands with state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to launch Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards. Initially, the benefit of the SIM card will be available for only the employees and office bearers of Patanjali. 
  8. As per the Chinese findings, the Chinese civilization is found to be born ___________ years ago.
    A) 5,800
    B) 3,800
    C) 6,800
    D) 4,800
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    After over 15 years of state-funded work, the Chinese scholars on May 28 announced that Chinese civilization was born 5,800 years ago and matured 3,800 years ago. The Deputy Director of State Administration for Cultural Heritage, Guan Qiang said that the findings are the result of a programme, which began in 2001 and ended in 2016, launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  9. Siddu Nyamagouda passed away recently in a tragic road accident. He was a former union minister and MLA of which state?
    A) Andhra Pradesh
    B) Tamil  Nadu
    C) Karnataka
    D) Kerala
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Newly-elected Karnataka Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda passed away in a road accident at Tulasigere cross near Bangalore early morning on May 28. He was 67.
  10. Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif was on a day long visit to India recently. He is the Foreign Minister of which country?
    A) Iran
    B) Afghanistan
    C) Malaysia
    D) Bangladesh
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Iran’s Foreign Minister Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport to embark on his one-day visit to the country.
  11. Who has been given the additional charge as the Secretary of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) till new appointment?
    A) Subhash Ramrao Bhamre
    B) Sanjeevanee Kutty
    C) Ajay Kumar
    D) Sanjay Mitra
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Defence Secretary of India, Sanjay Mitra, has been given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after its head S. Christopher’s tenure ended on May 28, 2018. Sanjay Mitra has been appointed for a period of three months with effect from May 29, 2018 until further orders.
  12. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinched the 2018 IPL tournament becoming the only second team to achieve the victory for the third time. Which is the first team to make such record?
    A) Delhi Daredevils
    B) Mumbai Indians
    C) Rajasthan Royals
    D) Kolkata Knight Riders
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Chennai Super Kings won 2018 IPL tournament by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final. This was their third IPL victory. CSK are now only the second team besides Mumbai Indians to win the IPL thrice and the only team to appear in the finals 7 times.
  13. The foundation stone of 2400 MW Patratu Super Thermal Power Project has been laid down in which state by PM Modi?
    A) West Bengal
    B) Assam
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Chhattisgarh
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the first phase of 2400 MW NTPC’s Patratu Super Thermal Power Project in Jharkhand. The project is a 74: 26 Joint Venture between Government of Jharkhand (GoJ) and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (PVUN), a subsidiary company of NTPC establishing a total capacity expansion of 4,000MW. The Engineering, Procurement & Construction contract of the project has been awarded to BHEL.
  14. Who among the given has won the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix?
    A) Valtteri Bottas
    B) Daniel Ricciardo
    C) Lewis Hamilton
    D) Sebastian Vettel
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Daniel Ricciardo of Australia won the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel stood 2nd while Lewis  Hamilton remained on 3rd position.This was Daniel’s second win of the 2018 Formula 1 season and his 7th Grand Prix victory.
  15. Who has been selected to be the new Prime Minister of Italy by the President Sergio Mattarella?
    A) Enrico Letta
    B) Giuseppe Conte
    C) Paolo Savona
    D) Carlo Cottarelli
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Italian President Sergio Mattarella has formally asked former International Monetary Fund (IMF) official Carlo Cottarelli, to try to form a government, as new prime minister-designate.
  16. Tech giant Google has organised the first ever Asia Pacific Region Demo Day in which country for Asian startups?
    A) Nepal
    B) India
    C) China
    D) Malaysia
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Google is set to host its first-ever Demo Day for Asian startups in Shanghai, China on September 20. This is the first time tech giant is organizing the event in Asia Pacific which is expected to bring together “investible” startup founders in Asia to pitch their business ideas on a global stage and connect with top regional and global investors.
  17. The BCCI has signed an LoI with UN Environment to promote green cricket in India. What does I stands for here in LoI?
    A) Intent
    B) Interest
    C) Importance
    D) Indemnity
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed a letter of intent (LoI) at the BCCI headquarters, Cricket Centre in Mumbai with UN Environment to promote ‘green’ cricket in India.
  18. Russia has carried out “the world’s longest” test of the S-500 Prometey having striking capability of 481 kms. The S-500 Prometey is a _____________ missile system.
    A) Air-to-Air
    B) Surface-to-Air
    C) Air-to-Surface
    D) Surface-to-Surface
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    Russia quietly conducted the world’s longest surface-to-air missile test. The S-500 surface-to-air missile system successfully struck a target 299 miles away, which the U.S. assessed is 50 miles further than any known test. 
  19. In a first such initiative, Coca Cola brand has unveiled its alcoholc drink base in which country to tap new market?
    A) Japan
    B) United States
    C) India
    D) China
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    US drinks giant Coca-Cola has launched its first alcoholic drink, a lemon flavoured alcopop, in Japan in a bid to tap new markets and consumers especially women. The company has launched three new “Lemon-Do” drinks — containing three, five and seven percent alcohol. These drinks are modelled on the country’s popular “Chu-Hi” drinks, usually a mix of local spirit and a range of fruit flavours.
  20. The maiden Global Wind Summit 2018 will take place in which country?
    A) Spain
    B) Peru
    C) Maldives
    D) Germany
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    The first edition of the Global Wind Summit will be held in Hamburg, Germany from September 25-28, 2018. The conference on wind is the largest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide.
  21.  Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has been named as the caretaker Prime Minister of which country recently?
    A) Afghanistan
    B) Turkey
    C) Pakistan
    D) Iraq
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Pakistan’s former Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk has been named as interim Prime Minister for a two-month period until the general election are held which is scheduled for July 25.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. Orange Cap winner in IPL 2018, Kane Williamson, plays for which national team?
    A) England
    B) South Africa
    C) Austrlia
    D) New Zealand
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: 
    Orange Cap (Highest Run) – Kane Williamson (SRH-NewZealand)
  2. UN Environment is headquartered at____________
    A) Paris, France
    B) Geneva, Switzerland
    C) Nairobi, Kenya
    D) Vienna, Austria
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      Option C
    Explanation: 
    Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya; Head: Erik Solheim; Founded: 5 June 1972
  3. Who is the Chairman of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)?
    A) Finance Minister
    B) Prime Minister
    C) RBI Governor
    D) Finance Secretary
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The FSDC, chaired by the Union Finance Minister, was set up in 2010 by the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. 
  4. The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) is located in______________
    A) New Delhi
    B) Mumbai
    C) Hyderabad
    D) Bengaluru
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) is an Indian central securities depository based in Mumbai. It was established on 8 November 1996.

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