Current Affairs Quiz: May 5, 2021

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  1. Which state is Building ‘Forest Ponds’ to Harvest Rainwater to Replenish Groundwater?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Odisha
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Forest ponds are being constructed in Himachal Pradesh to check the depletion of groundwater and to harvest rainwater.
  2. Recently Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 3 crore on which bank for violating certain norms?
    A) UCO Bank
    B) HDFC bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) IDBI Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 3 crore on ICICI Bank for certain rule violations.
  3. Which company has received a debt investment of $150 million/ INR 1,132 crore from World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC)?
    A) TCS
    B) Bajaj Finance
    C) ICICI Prudential
    D) Mphasis Limited
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bajaj Finance Limited, a non-bank lender has received a debt investment of $150 million/ INR 1,132 crore from World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). This will make it its third funding deal with the consumer finance company.
  4. Which IT company regained the position as India’s third most-valued information technology (IT) company in terms of market capitalisation?
    A) Accenture
    B) HCL
    C) TCS
    D) Wipro
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    IT major Wipro, regained the position as India’s third most-valued information technology (IT) company, surpassing HCL Technologies in terms of market capitalisation (market-cap).
  5. Which company has picked up a minority stake in Fincare Small Finance Bank for $25 million (about ₹185 crore) through a secondary acquisition?
    A) Paytm Payment Bank
    B) SBI
    C) Mirrae Asset Limited
    D) Motilal OswAl
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Motilal Oswal Private Equity (MOPE) has picked up a minority stake in Fincare Small Finance Bank for $25 million (about ₹185 crore) through a secondary acquisition.
  6. Who won the Portuguese Grand Prix 2021?
    A) Valtteri Vottas
    B) Lewis Hamilton
    C) Sebastian Vettel
    D) Max Verstappen
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Lewis Hamilton claiming his 97th career victory with a win at the Portuguese Grand Prix over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes teammate Valteri Bottas.
  7. Who won the Spanish Grand Prix 2021?
    A) Jack Miller
    B) Lewis Hamilton
    C) Sebastian Vettel
    D) Francesco Bagnaia
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Australian Ducati rider Jack Miller edged out teammate Francesco Bagnaia to claim his first MotoGP win in five years at the Spanish Grand Prix.
  8. Recently Nuwan Zoysa was banned from all cricket for six yearsafter being found guilty of trying to fix matches by ICC.He hails from which country?
    A) SriLanka
    B) India
    C) Bangladesh
    D) Pakistan
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former Sri Lanka seamer and coach Nuwan Zoysa was banned from all cricket for six yearsafter being found guilty of trying to fix matches and failing to disclose corrupt approaches from a suspected Indian bookie.
  9. Which company announced a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative called the Restore Fund that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon?
    A) Amazon
    B) Apple
    C) Microsoft
    D) Flipkart
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Apple announced a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative called the Restore Fund that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors.
  10. Which Indian swimmer created a national record in 50m backstroke while winning his second gold of the Uzbekistan Open Championship in Tashkent?
    A) Ankit Rawat
    B) Pratyush Shukla
    C) Dinesh Rawat
    D) Srihari Nataraj
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj created a national record in 50m backstroke while winning his second gold of the Uzbekistan Open Championship in Tashkent.
  11. Recently which Indian gymnast got Asian quota to compete at Tokyo Olympics?
    A) Pranati Nayak
    B) Manila Batra
    C) Anamika Singh
    D) Vartika Rautewal
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    India gymnast Pranati Nayak, who had claimed a bronze in vault at the Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championships in 2019, is set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after qualifying through the continental quota.
  12. Which Indian player have been nominated as athlete ambassadors for International Olympic Committee’s ‘Believe in Sports’ campaign?
    A) PV Sindhu
    B) Abhinav Bindra
    C) Sania Mirza
    D) Manila Batra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World champion and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and world no 11 Canada’s Michelle Li have been nominated as athlete ambassadors for International Olympic Committee’s ‘Believe in Sports’ campaign, the Badminton World Federation said.
  13. Who has also been appointed Acting Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission?
    A) AK Chaturvedi
    B) Avinash Singh
    C) Dinesh Mohaptra
    D) PC Pant
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Justice (Retd) P C Pant, who is a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has also been appointed its Acting Chairperson with effect from April 25 this year.
  14. Who has assumed the additional charge as its chairman and managing director of THDC India Limited?
    A) Sunil Natarajan
    B) Vijay Goel
    C) Vinay Dubey
    D) Ajay Tyagi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    THDC India Ltd said Vijay Goel has assumed the additional charge as its chairman and managing director from May 1, 2021 .
  15. Who will be conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by Japan?
    A) Shyamala Ganesh
    B) CHV Natarajan
    C) Ankita Jaiswal
    D) Lokesh Sharma
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Bengaluru teacher Shyamala Ganesh, the former director of the Japanese Language School, will be conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.
  16. Recently The world’s biggest airplane – longer than an American football field and with a wingspan of three Boeing 747s – completed its second test flight.It has been built by which company?
    A) Rosmoc
    B) SpaceX
    C) Stratolaunch
    D) Unicorn
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The world’s biggest airplane – longer than an American football field and with a wingspan of three Boeing 747s – completed its second test flight from Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
  17. Recently which aeronautical scientist passed away due to heart attack?
    A) Dinesh Raikwar
    B) Shyam Saran
    C) Vinay Rajput
    D) Manas Bihari Sharma
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Aeronautical scientist Manas Bihari Verma died of heart attack at his native place in Darbhanga district of Bihar. He was 78.
  18. Recently Parul Debi Das passed away.She was the first female IAS officer from which state?
    A) Odisha
    B) Telangana
    C) Assam
    D) Bihar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Parul Debi Das, first female IAS officer from Assam, passed away in Guwahati.
  19. Recently former governor Jagmohan of which state passed away?
    A) Punjab
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Assam
    D) Jammu and Kashmir
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Former Union Minister and Former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Jagmohan passed away in New Delhi. He was 94.
  20. Recently which AIR Newsreader passed away in Ahmedabad?
    A) Priyank Sen
    B) Sushil Javeri
    C) Vikas Shah
    D) Lavanya Kumar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Renowned AIR Newsreader Sushil Javeri passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat due to COVID-19.
  21. Recently Veteran politician and Kerala Congress (B) chairman passed away.Name him?
    A) Shyam Saran Sen
    B) N Swamy
    C) LV Prabhakar
    D) R Balakrishna Pillai
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran politician and Kerala Congress (B) chairman R. Balakrishna Pillai, 87, died at a private hospital at Kottarakara in Kollam district.
  22. Recently 1982 Asian Games gold medallist rider Colonel passed away.Name him?
    A) Dhyanchand Sen
    B) Vinayak Singh
    C) Shakir Khan
    D) Ghulam Mohammed Khan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The 1982 Asian Games gold medallist rider Colonel Gulam Mohammad Khan (Retired) died in Pune.
  23. What is theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day 2021?
    A) Journalism Without fear or favour
    B) Information as a Public Good
    C) Media for Democracy
    D) Keeping power in check
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Every year May 3rd is observed as World Press Freedom Day to inform the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights .
  24. When is International Firefighters Day observed?
    A) 4th May
    B) 3rd May
    C) 5th May
    D) 2nd May
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on 4th May.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the tagline of ICICI Bank?
    A) Hum hai na,Khayal Aapka
    B) Badhti ka Naam Zindagi
    C) Aao Sochein Bada
    D) Sapna ka bank
    View Answer
    Option A

  2. Where is the HQ of International Finance Corporation?
    A) London
    B) Washington
    C) NewYork
    D) Rome
    View Answer
    Option B

  3. Where is the HQ of Wipro?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Chennai
    D) Kolkata
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of Apple?
    A) London
    B) California
    C) Washington
    D) NewYork
    View Answer
    Option B

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