Current Affairs Quiz: May 3, 2019

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  1. According to SIPRI, what is the rank of India in terms of biggest military spenders in 2018?
    A)4th
    B)1st
    C)2nd
    D)5th
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World’s military expenditure increased by 2.6 per cent, reaching $1822 billion in 2018 with India along with United States, China, Saudi Arabia and France contributing 60 per cent of the amount, according to a latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

  2. Recently, the government has hiked customs duty on wheat to how much percent from 30 percent?
    A)45%
    B)40 %
    C)50%
    D)55%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The government has hiked the customs duty on wheat to 40 per cent from 30 per cent to curb imports and protect the domestic industry.

  3. Who will head the committee that has been constituted to formulate a design policy for building construction and infrastructure development by CPWD?
    A)Abhinav Sinha
    B)Kapil Sibbal
    C)MK Sharma
    D)Dinesh Shah
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Central Works Public Department (CPWD) has constituted an expert committee to formulate a design policy for building construction and infrastructure development. The committee has been set up under the chairmanship of CPWD’s Additional Director General M K Sharma.

  4. Which organisation launched the Malaria Elimination Research Alliance recently?
    A)Indian Council of Medical Research
    B)World Health Organisation
    C)Ministry of Women and Child Development
    D)NABARD
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently launched the Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA)- India and organised the Stakeholders’ Meeting at ICMR headquarters, New Delhi to have vibrant discussions on the roadmap of the Alliance.

  5. Recently,LIC HFL has launched ‘Udyam’ ,a skilling centre in which city?
    A)Bengaluru
    B)Lucknow
    C)Pune
    D)Chennai
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    LIC Housing Finance (LIC HFL) has launched ‘Udyam’, a skilling centre in Bengaluru. It was launched in association with Lok Bharti Education Society, the implementing partner.

  6. Which coloured number plates have been mandatory proposed for all electric vehicles in the country by the Indian Government?
    A)Yellow
    B)Green
    C)Purple
    D)Orange
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Indian government had earlier proposed a special green-coloured number plate for all electric vehicles in the country.

  7. Which country has decided to withdraw its name from International Arms Trade Treaty?
    A)UK
    B)USA
    C)France
    D)Russia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    US President Donald Trump has said he will withdraw his country from the International Arms Trade Treaty. The agreement, signed by Barack Obama in 2013, aims to regulate the sale of weapons between countries.

  8. The 5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness began in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Kathmandu
    D)Beijing
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness began in Kathmandu. The theme of the two-day summit is “Media Solutions for Sustainable Future: Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities”.

  9. Which Film in India has now become the highest grossing film of 2019?
    A)The curse of Wheeping mother
    B)Avengers Endgame
    C)Andhadhun
    D)Bharat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Avengers Endgame’ in India has now become the highest grossing film of 2019 so far. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ released on April 26 and also marks the final film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s current generation, which comprises of 22 films, including ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and the recently released ‘Captain Marvel’.

  10. Which bank has launched “Webassurance” to enable its customers to purchase life insurance in convenient way?
    A)IDBI Bank
    B)Canara Bank
    C)Bank of Baroda
    D)Indian Overseas Bank
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Canara Bank and its life insurance partner Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance launched ’Webassurance’ to enable its customers to purchase life insurance in a convenient and hassle-free way.

  11. Recently,The NCLT approved the merger of which bank with Bharat Financial Inclusion?
    A)IndusInd Bank
    B)Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C)Federal Bank
    D)HDFC Bank
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) approved the merger of private sector lender IndusInd Bank with Bharat Financial Inclusion (BFIL), a microfinance company.

  12. Which company has acquired Philippines based personal care maker Splash Corporation?
    A)TCS
    B)Wipro
    C)Infosys
    D)Johnson and Johnson
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL), the consumer care business of software provider Wipro Ltd, has acquired the Philippines-based personal care maker Splash Corporation for an undisclosed amount to enter the country which has a consumer base of around 100 million.

  13. Which country has emerged as the third largest Foreign Direct Investor in India for 2017-18?
    A)China
    B)Sweden
    C)Netherland
    D)Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Netherlands has emerged as the 3rd largest Foreign Direct investor in India for the years 2017-2018 with investments valued at US$ 2.67 billion across variety of sectors such as services, trading, automobile industry, fermentation industries, chemicals and water management.

  14. Which country topped the chart at ISSF World Cup 2019?
    A)China
    B)India
    C)Pakistan
    D)Indonesia
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    India drew blank on the final day but still topped the chart for the second consecutive ISSF World Cup, third time in two years, by bagging 3 gold and a silver at the Beijing edition of the Rifle/Pistol event in Beijing.

  15. Who became the world number one in women’s 10 m Air Rifle category According to latest rankings?
    A)Manu Bhaker
    B)Apurvi Chandela
    C)Anjali Bhagwat
    D)Rahi Sarnobat
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Shooter Apurvi Chandela became the world number one in women’s 10m Air Rifle category with 1,926 rankings points, according to the latest rankings released by International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) recently.

  16. Who won Barcelona Title 2019?
    A)Rafael Nadal
    B)Danilo Medvedev
    C)Domenic Theim
    D)Roger Federer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World number five Dominic Thiem won his first Barcelona Open title with a comfortable victory over Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. The Austrian, 25, was broken early on but then took 12 of the next 13 games to win 6-4 6-0 in one hour 13 minutes.

  17. The 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championship concludes in which city?
    A)NewDelhi
    B)Doha
    C)Beijing
    D)Jakarta
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championship concluded in Doha, Qatar. The four-day event saw participation from 63 nations across the world. Bahrain topped the tally with 11 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze, followed by China with 10 gold, 13 silver, 7 bronze and then Japan with 5 gold, 4 silver, 9 bronze.

  18. Which country retained its ICC Test team top ranking in 2019 ?
    A)South Africa
    B)England
    C)India
    D)Australia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    India have retained their top position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings in the annual update. India now have 113 points while the second positioned New Zealand are just two points behind, which was earlier eight points.

  19. Who has been appointed as the first non British President of the Marylebone Cricket Club?
    A)Mahela Jayawardene
    B)Sachin Tendulkar
    C)MS Dhoni
    D)Kumar Sangakkara
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricket Club. Sangakkara will be the first overseas MCC president in the organization’s 233-year history.

  20. Who has been appointed as first independent women director by BSE?
    A)Swarnima Shukla
    B)Manisha Bhatt
    C)Jayshree Vyas
    D)Nirmala Rai
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    BSE has finally appointed its first independent woman director Jayshree Vyas last week, though still late by at least a few weeks from the deadline of April 1 given to all top 500 listed companies based on their market capitalisation for appointing an independent woman director on their board.

  21. Who was honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga in the silver division?
    A)A B Devellires
    B)Jacques Kallis
    C)Faf Du Plessis
    D)Shahid Afridi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga in the Silver Division. The national honour is bestowed by the President of South Africa on citizens who have made significant contributions to arts, literature, music, journalism, culture and sports.

  22. How many grassroots environmental activists received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize?
    A)6
    B)5
    C)7
    D)8
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    6 grassroots environmental activists received the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Known as the Green Nobel Prize, the Goldman Prize honors environmental activists from each of the 6 continental regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Central America and South America, Africa and islands and island nations.

  23. Who settee record with the most number of wins at a Billboard Music Awards?
    A)Taylor Swift
    B)Drake
    C)Enrique
    D)Kelly Clarkson
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Rapper Drake set a record with the most wins ever, taking home 12 honours at the Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with singer Kelly Clarkson as the host.

  24. Recently,Master Hirannaiah passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Film personality
    B)Social Activist
    C)Politics
    D)Sports
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Noted Kannada theatre and film personality Master Hirannaiah passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 84. Known for his wit, Hirannaiah used his stage performances to sharply attack the political class and bureaucracy on issues like corruption.

  25. Recently,John Singleton passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Filmmaker
    B)Journalist
    C)Actor
    D)Singer
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    John Singleton, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker best known for directing “Boyz N the Hood” and “Poetic Justice,” has passed away.

  26. Recently,President Negasso Gidada passed away.He was the former president of which country?
    A)Ukraine
    B)Eithopia
    C)Netherland
    D) Zimbabwe
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Former Ethiopian president Negasso Gidada has passed away in Germany where he was undergoing medical treatment for an unspecified illness. Negasso, who was 75, was president between 1995 and 2001 and was the first head of state after Ethiopia adopted a new constitution transforming the country into a federal state, with increased autonomy given to the different regions.

  27. Recently,Terry Rawlings passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Sound Editor
    C)Philosopher
    D)Social Activist
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Terry Rawlings, a British film and sound editor who was an Oscar nominee for his work on Best Picture winner “Chariots of Fire,” has passed away. Rawlings worked as a film editor on such films as “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” “Legend,” “Yentl,” “Alien3” and, most recently, 2204’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”

  28. When is World Tuna Day observed?
    A)May 1
    B)May 2
    C)May 3
    D)May 4
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Every 2 May is World Tuna Day, which should serve as more motivation to highlight the importance of these fish to the marine ecosystem and the global economy. World Tuna Day is the perfect time to recognize why these incredible species should be fished sustainably.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of IndusInd Bank?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Delhi
    C)Pune
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of National Company Law Tribunal?
    A)Pune
    B)Chennai
    C)NewDelhi
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. What is the currency of Netherland?
    A)Dollar
    B)Peso
    C)Euro
    D)Won
    View Answer
    Option C

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