Current Affairs Quiz: May 30, 2018

Current Affairs 30 May 2018 Quiz

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  1. Which city will host the Mass Yoga Demonstration (Main Event) of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018) on 21st June 2018?
    A) Guwahati
    B) Dehradun
    C) Shimla
    D) Haridwar
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Mass Yoga Demonstration (Main Event) of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018) will be held on 21st June 2018 at Dehradun in Uttrakhand as announced by ShriVaidya Rajesh Kotecha,  Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH.
  2. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Governor of Mizoram?
    A) Kodiyeri Balakrishnan
    B) P K Krishnadas
    C) Shobha Surendran
    D) Kummanam Rajasekharan
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Kummanam Rajasekharan has been sworn in as the Governor of Mizoram at the Raj Bhavan in Aizwal on May 29.
  3. Which state has recently launched the Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming in the state?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Haryana
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    The state government of Himachal Pradesh has introduced ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming ensuring production of healthy food grains, free from harmful chemical ingredients.
  4. Which Indian Airport has achieved recognition as world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)?
    A) Kempegowda International Airport
    B) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    C) Cochin International Airport
    D) Biju Patnaik International Airport
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has been recognized as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  5. The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed on___________
    A) May 30
    B) May 29
    C) May 31
    D) May 28
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers“, May 29, was designated by UN General Assembly Resolution 57/129 of December 11, 2002. This year, the United Nations celebrates the 70th anniversary of UN peacekeeping.
  6. The Ministry of Women and Child and Development has signed an MoU with which Indian state for the management Home of Widows?
    A) Uttar Pradesh
    B) Kerala
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Gujarat
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of Women and Child and Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh, in New Delhi for management of Home of Widows at Sunrakh Bangar, Vrindavan
  7. The 2018 MALABAR exercise will take place at________
    A) Hokkaido
    B) Daman
    C) Guam
    D) Puerto Rico
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Indian warships are all ready to begin its journey towards the Western Pacific to join the 2018 MALABAR exercise which will be held jointly with the US and Japanese navies off the US island territory Guam in Micronesia, Pacific Ocean.
  8. Which country observed its 11th Republic Day on May 29, 2018?
    A) Malaysia
    B) Bangladesh
    C) Sri Lanka
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    Nepal observed its 11th Republic Day on May 29, 2018 at Army Pavilion in Kathmandu.
  9. Name the App launched by the Power Ministry to bring transparency in elecricity payment between Generators and Discoms.
    A) PRAAPTI
    B) PRAGATI
    C) UDAY
    D) VRIDDHI
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation: 
    An App namely PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification And Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators), and a web portal, www.praapti.in, has been officially launched by Ministry of Power to bring transparency in power purchase transactions between Generators and Discoms.
  10. The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the procurement of equipment over Rs_____ crore for the Defence Forces recently.
    A) Rs. 7200 crore
    B) Rs. 6900 crore
    C) Rs. 5600 crore
    D) Rs. 8500 crore
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, has approved the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs. 6900 crore.
  11. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has tied up with which telecom unit to warn the people about extreme weather condition in Delhi?
    A) Vodafone
    B) Reliance Communications
    C) Airtel
    D) BSNL
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    In a move to warn the general public about the extreme weather condition, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is teaming up with state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
  12. Which among the following states has launched the Polythene Hatao, Paryavaran Bachao campaign to spread awareness about harmful effects of polythene?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Maharashtra
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur, launched a state wide week long ‘Polythene Hatao, Paryavaran Bachao’ campaign on May 27, ahead of the World Environment Day, of which India is the global host.
  13. Kameshwar Paswan who died recently was a former minister of which state?
    A) Bihar
    B) Uttar Pradesh
    C) Jharkhand
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Bihar minister and senior BJP leader Kameshwar Paswan died after prolonged illness. He was 77
  14. What is the theme of the 2018 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers?
    A) 70 Years of Courage for Peace
    B) 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice
    C) Honouring 70 Years of UN Peacekeeping
    D) 70 Years of UN Peacekeeping: Adapting to New Challenges
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      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The theme for International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2018 is “70 Years of Service and Sacrifice“. 
  15. The nation wide ‘Sampark se Samarthan’ personal outreach programme has been launched by which political party to reach maximum number of people ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls?
    A) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
    B) Indian National Congress
    C) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    D) Rashtriya Janata Dal
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah launched a massive ‘Sampark se Samarthan’ (contact for support) personal outreach programme, to generate awareness about the Narendra Modi government’s 4 years achievements so far.
  16. Who among the following cricket players has been named as the International Cricketer of the Year 2018 at the CEAT Cricket Ratings Awards?
    A) Colin Munro
    B) Shikhar Dhawan
    C) Chris Gayle
    D) Virat Kohli
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation:
    India skipper Virat Kohli has emerged as the International Cricketer of the Year 2018 at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards presented in Mumbai on May 28.
  17. Central government has approved to set up a Brahmaputra Study Centre at which of the given Universities of Assam?
    A) Assam University
    B) Gauhati University
    C) Tezpur University
    D) IIT Guwahati
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Central Government has approved setting up of an exclusive “Brahmaputra Study Centre” at Gauhati University, Guwahati with a fund allocation of about Rs 28 crore to offer an opportunity for research in different aspects of river Brahmaputra.
  18. The Government of India has recently signed $21.7 million loan agreement with which financial institution to enhance public financial management in Rajasthan?
    A) IMF
    B) European Investment Bank
    C) World Bank
    D) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    India has signed a $21.7 million loan agreement with the World Bank for strengthening public financial management in Rajasthan. 
  19. Which Indian state has launched the ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ to reduce dependence on fresh water sources?
    A) Gujarat
    B) Himachal Pradesh
    C) Maharashtra
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The Gujarat government has unveiled its ‘Reuse of Treated Waste Water Policy’ to reduce the state’s dependence on fresh water sources like the Narmada river.
  20. The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) of India will launch a joint exploration of the Bay of Bengal in collaboration with which country?
    A) Bangladesh
    B) Sri Lanka
    C) Myanmar
    D) All the Above
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa will train oceanographers from Bangladesh for joint exploration of the Bay of Bengal by marine scientists from both countries.

Static GK Based on Current Affairs

  1. The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is located in which state?
    A) Haryana
    B) Goa
    C) West bengal
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:

    Director: Sunil Kumar Singh
    Location: Dona Paula, Goa
    Date founded: 1 January 1966
  2. Trent Boult, who has received the 2018 International Bowler of the Year Award at CEAT Cricket Ratings award hails from which country?
    A) South Africa
    B) Australia
    C) New Zealand
    D) West Indies
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation: 
    International Bowler of the Year Award: Trent Boult (New Zealand) 
  3. Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise involving the 3 permanent partners. Which among the given is not the member nation?
    A) Australia
    B) India
    C) Japan
    D) United States
    View Answer
      Option A
    Explanation:
    Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan and India as permanent partners.
  4. Who is the Director General of the India’s MeT Department?
    A) Pankaj R. Patel
    B) K.N. Vyas
    C) Raveesh Kumar
    D) K.J. Ramesh
    View Answer
      Option D
    Explanation: Headquarter-New Delhi
  5. The United Nations Environment Programme is located at______
    A) Geneva, Swizerland
    B) Rome, Italy
    C) Nairobi, Kenya
    D) Paris, France
    View Answer
      Option C
    Explanation:

    Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya
    Head: Erik Solheim
    Founded: 5 June 1972

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