Current Affairs Quiz: May 5, 2019

Current Affairs 5 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a postage stamp to commemorate 750th birth anniversary of which person?
    A)Sri Ravi Jai Shankar
    B)Sri Vedanta Desikan
    C)Sri Vaishnava
    D)Sri Ram charan
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu released a postage stamp to commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan in New Delhi. He said that our text books must throw light on the lives of great saints and spiritual icons such as Sri Vedanta Desikan so that our children internalize and practice the lofty ideals of humanism, peace and compassion propagated by them.

  2. The 14th edition of the annual Sino Indian border trade opened up in which state?
    A)Nagaland
    B)Assam
    C)Sikkim
    D)Mizoram
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The 14th edition of the annual Sino-Indian border trade opened at Nathu La in Sikkim. A function was held to mark the occasion. The Principal Secretary of Commerce and Industries Department, Dr Thomas Chandy, along with officers of various central agencies were present on the occasion.

  3. Recently SEBI barred National Stock Exchange from securities market for how many months in CO location case?
    A)3 months
    B)6 months
    C)12 months
    D)10 months
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) directed the National Stock Exchange (NSE) to disgorge Rs 625 crore, along with interest at 12 per cent per annum since 2014, for lapses at its co-location (colo) facility, which allowed unfair access to certain brokers.

  4. Which institution announced to introduce a new Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies?
    A)IIT Delhi
    B)IIT Kharagpur
    C)IIT Kanpur
    D)IIT Bombay
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has announced that they will be introducing a new Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies. This step has been taken as a way to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birthday. The initiative is a joint effort of IIT-D and Government of India’s Principle Scientific Advisor (PSA).

  5. Which organisation has signed MoU with Automotive Reasearch Association of India in various projects related to e mobility?
    A)BEL
    B)BHEL
    C)ISRO
    D)NTPC
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bharat Heavy Electricals and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), an autonomous body affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises have signed an MoU for cooperation on various projects related to e-mobility.

  6. Which application has launched one Touch instant payment feature for Android device in India?
    A)Mobikwik
    B)PayPal
    C)Paytm
    D)Freecharge
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    PayPal India has launched its One Touch instant payments feature for Android devices in the country. The feature uses Google Smart Lock to save your login credentials on that particular device. Customers will still need to go through the 2-factor authentication of their respective debit or credit cards.

  7. What is the rank of India in latest ICC T20 team rankings?
    A)5th
    B)4th
    C)3rd
    D)2nd
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India dropped 3 places to be the fifth-ranked team in T20Is. On the other hand, reigning T20 World Cup champions Pakistan have consolidated their top spot and are now on 286 points while the next four teams are within two points of each other- South Africa (262), England (261), Australia (261) and India (260).

  8. Recently Xavi Herandez announced his retirement from sports.He was related to which sports?
    A)Cricket
    B)Football
    C)Badminton
    D)basketball
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has announced that the 2018/19 season will be his final one as a professional footballer. Xavi, who currently plays for Al-Sadd in Qatar, holds the all-time appearances record at FC Barcelona with 767, and scored 85 goals from 1998 to 2015.

  9. Which city will host the 8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship?
    A)Kochi
    B)Jaipur
    C)Lucknow
    D)Mumbai
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Jaipur will host the 8th Asian Youth Women Handball Championship in which 10 teams, including defending champions South Korea, will be participating. It is the first time that the tournament will be hosted by Pink city Jaipur. Earlier Delhi had hosted it in 2015 where the hosts India had finished seventh.

  10. Which Company has endorsed Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as their first brand ambassadors?
    A)Myntra
    B)Jabong
    C)shoppers Stop
    D)Biba
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Flipkart-owned fashion e-commerce platform Myntra announced that it had appointed celebrity couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma as its first brand ambassadors. This is would be the couple’s second big brand endorsement deal after men’s ethnic wear brand Manyavar, which they have been associated with since 2017.

  11. Recently Finance Minister V Vishwanatha Menon passed away.He was the former finance minister of which state?
    A)Kerala
    B)Uttar Pradesh
    C)Sikkim
    D)Gujarat
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former CPI-M Kerala Finance Minister V. Vishwanatha Menon passed away at a private hospital in Kochi. He was 92. Finance Minister in the E.K. Nayanar cabinet from 1987-91, Menon was one of the tallest leaders in Ernakulam, and was popularly referred to as Ambadi Viswan.

  12. Recently Peter Mathew passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Director
    C)Actor
    D)Writer
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Star Wars” actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy. He was 74. Mayhew went on to appear in “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “The Force Awakens” and “The Star Wars Holiday Special.” He was active on the “Star Wars” convention circuit and wrote two books, “Growing Up Giant” and “My Favorite Giant.”

  13. When is World Password Day observed?
    A)First Monday of May
    B)First Thursday of May
    C)First Wednesday of May
    D)First Friday of May
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Registrar of National Day Calendar has designated the first Thursday of May (2 May) of each year as World Password Day.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of SEBI?
    A)Delhi
    B)Mumbai
    C)Chennai
    D)Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of ICC?
    A)London
    B)New York
    C)Dubai
    D)Paris
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

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