Current Affairs Quiz: May 29, 2021

Current Affairs 29 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. World Health Organization (WHO) and which other country will launch the first facility to share rapidly virus and pathogen samples between laboratories worldwide?
    A) Switzerland
    B) Thailand
    C) Australia
    D) USA
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Swiss Confederation will launch the first facility to share rapidly virus and pathogen samples between laboratories worldwide, as the WHO BioHub Facility was approved through a Memorandum of Understanding.
  2. Which country to launch a mobile tech platform in August this year that will provide terrain-related information to the Blue Helmets in the line of duty?
    A) Australia
    B) Thailand
    C) India
    D) UK
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Underlining the role of technology in the safety of UN peacekeepers, India has told the world body’s top organ that plans are afoot to launch a mobile tech platform in August this year that will provide terrain-related information to the Blue Helmets in the line of duty.
  3. Which bank announced the launch of a unique facility of linking a UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID to its digital wallet ’Pockets?
    A) HDFC Bank
    B) ICICI Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) Bank of Baroda
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    ICICI Bank announced the launch of a unique facility of linking a UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID to its digital wallet ’Pockets’, marking a departure from the current practice that demands such IDs be linked with a savings bank account.
  4. Recently PNB housing Finance has executed a revised Trademark Agreement (Agreement) With which bank for rebranding?
    A) YES Bank
    B) PNB
    C) BOB
    D) HDFC bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    PNB Housing Finance has executed a revised Trademark Agreement (Agreement) with Punjab National Bank.
  5. Which bank announced the implementation of TransUnion’s onboarding solution, which will enable it to onboard its credit card customers seamlessly?
    A) Yes Bank
    B) HDFC Bank
    C) IDBI Bank
    D) SBI
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Private sector lender YES Bank announced the implementation of TransUnion’s onboarding solution, which will enable it to onboard its credit card customers seamlessly.
  6. Which company has tied up with Centrum Microcredit Limited, the micro finance arm of the Centrum Group, to facilitate unsecured business loans to its retail partners?
    A) Paynearby
    B) Paytm
    C) Freecharge
    D) Mobikwik
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    PayNearby, India’s leading branchless banking and digital payments network, has tied up with Centrum Microcredit Limited, the micro finance arm of the Centrum Group, to facilitate unsecured business loans to its retail partners.
  7. Which company has partnered with Vivriti Capital to disburse working capital loans of more than Rs 300 crores to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)?
    A) FlexiLoans
    B) Mobikwik
    C) PaisaBazaar
    D) Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Fintech startup FlexiLoans has partnered with Vivriti Capital to disburse working capital loans of more than Rs 300 crores to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
  8. As per SBI report, India’s real GDP growth would be in the range of what percent?
    A) 10-15%
    B) 16-20%
    C) 11-12%
    D) 5-9%
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India’s real GDP growth would be in the range of 10-15 per cent as against the Reserve Bank of India’s forecast of 26.2 per cent for Q1 (April-June) FY22, according to a State Bank of India (SBI) report.
  9. Recently football player Sami Khedira announced his retirement.He belongs to which country?
    A) UK
    B) France
    C) Brazil
    D) Germany
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Germany’s World Cup-winning midfielder Sami Khedira said he will retire following his club Hertha Berlin’s final match of the Bundesliga season against Hoffenheim.
  10. Recently which state CM was elected to the BWF council for the period 2021-25?
    A) Assam
    B) Telangana
    C) WestBengal
    D) TamilNadu
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected to the BWF council for the period 2021-25.
  11. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa was appointed as first female Prime Minister of which country?
    A) Samoa
    B) Vietnam
    C) Seychelles
    D) Chad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Samoa’s first female prime minister took office in an unconventional ceremony outside a locked Parliament, underlining the pacific island’s ongoing constitutional crisis.
  12. Recently who got one year extension as director of Intelligence Bureau?
    A) Samant Goel
    B) Arvind Kumar
    C) Shashwat Singh
    D) Sumant Rao
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved a one year extension to both Chief of the country’s premier intelligence agency – Intelligence Bureau ( IB) and Research & Analysis Wing ( R&AW).
  13. Who has received the International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage?
    A) Arvind Panagariya
    B) Subodh Gandhi
    C) Nehru Vatikam
    D) CNR Rao
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao has received the International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage. It is also called the Energy Frontier award. This is considered to be the Nobel Prize in Energy Research.
  14. Recently who has won the European Golden Boot?
    A) Laminta helmis
    B) Ruble Choks
    C) Lionel Messi
    D) Robert Lewandowski
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    For the first time in his career, Robert Lewandowski has won the European Golden Boot. The Bayern Munich striker scored an incredible 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga appearances to claim the top scorer spot in Europe.
  15. Who launched the ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD Portal via video conferencing?
    A) Rajnath Singh
    B) Smriti Irani
    C) Harsh Vardhan
    D) Narendra Modi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD Portal via video conferencing.
  16. Which state launched MHIM Mobile App for home isolation patients?
    A) Manipur
    B) Meghalaya
    C) Nagaland
    D) NewDelhi
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched Manipur Home Isolation Management (MHIM) Mobile Application for home isolation patients. The Mobile App can be downloaded from mhim.in from the midnight will also be available on Google Play Store soon.
  17. Which Indian institute developed unique detector ‘FakeBuster’ to detect imposters attending a virtual conference?
    A) IISc Bengaluru
    B) IIM Ahmedabad
    C) IIT Jammu
    D) IIT Ropar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Technology in Punjab’s Ropar said that the institute along with Australia based Monash University has developed a unique detector named ‘FakeBuster’ to detect imposters attending a virtual conference without anybody’s knowledge.
  18. Which organisation joined hands with Isro to develop Earth Observatory to mitigate climate change, better disaster management?
    A) Deloitte
    B) Cnrs
    C) SpaceX
    D) NASA
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    As India prepares to tackle the upcoming Cyclone Yaas, disaster management has emerged as a critical part of the global agenda as climate change leads to increased cyclonic storms, wildfires and major forest fires.
  19. Recently India decided to re introduce which animal into the country in November this year at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh which got extinct in 1952?
    A) Rhinoceros
    B) Himalayan Zebra
    C) Cheetah
    D) Pink headed Duck
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal which was declared extinct in India in 1952, is expected to be re-introduced into the country in November this year at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, state Forest Minister Vijay Shah said.
  20. Recently Babagouda Rudragouda Patil passed away,and was related to which field?
    A) Politics
    B) Author
    C) Actor
    D) Philosopher
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Babagouda Rudragouda Patil, farmers leader and former union minister, died in Belagavi. He was 80.
  21. Recently Vir Chakra awardee and a decorated veteran of the 1971, war passed away.Name him?
    A) Devdutt Sharma
    B) Devendra Nath Singh
    C) Vikram Singh
    D) Panjab Singh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Col Panjab Singh, Vir Chakra awardee and a decorated veteran of the 1971, war passed away at the Command Hospital in Chandimandir, in Haryana due to post-COVID complications. He was 79.
  22. Who is the author of book 7 Lessons from Everest – Expedition Learnings from Life and Business’?
    A) Shivshankar Singh
    B) Aditya Gupta
    C) Mohan Munda
    D) Rohan Verma
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    A Delhi-based entrepreneur and mountaineer aims to raise Rs 1 crore for COVID-19 relief from the sale proceeds of his recently released book ‘7 Lessons from Everest – Expedition Learnings from Life and Business’.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Which is the capital of Switzerland?
    A) Bern
    B) Lisbon
    C) Kiev
    D) Somalia
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. What is the tagline of ICICI Bank?
    A) Hum Hai Na,Khayal Aapka
    B) Badhti ka Naam Zindagi
    C) Let make Money Simple
    D) Aao Sochein Bada
    View Answer
    Option A

  3. Where is the HQ of YES Bank?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Chennai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of Badminton World Federation?
    A) Kuala Lampur
    B) Kiev
    C) Manila
    D) Lausanne
    View Answer
    Option A

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