Current Affairs Quiz: May 6, 2021

Current Affairs 6 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Recently Govt has decided to extend payment of provisional pension up to a period of how much year from date of retirement in view of pandemic situation?
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 5
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government has decided to extend the payment of provisional pension up to a period of one year from the date of retirement in view of the pandemic situation.
  2. Recently which operation was launched by armed forces to fight COVID-19 in India?
    A) Cowin
    B) CO Jeet
    C) CoForce
    D) CoArmed
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Treating the current coronavirus wave like a war, the armed forces have launched operation “CO-JEET” to aid anti-COVID-19 efforts, like strengthening medical infrastructure and oxygen supply chains, as well as take measures to ensure mental wellbeing of people.
  3. Which INS has departed Singapore with eight 27-ton capacity Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks and other critical COVID Medical Stores including 3600 Oxygen Cylinders?
    A) Talwar
    B) Virat
    C) Samudra
    D) Airavat
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    In support of the Nation’s fight against COVID-19 and as part of ongoing operation ‘Samudra Setu II, INS Airavat has departed Singapore with eight 27-ton capacity Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks and other critical COVID Medical Stores including 3600 Oxygen Cylinders.
  4. Which INS with 40 tonne Liquid Medical Oxygen has reached New Mangalore Port in Karnataka recently?
    A) Virat
    B) Vikramaditya
    C) Talwar
    D) Samudra
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya has said that INS Talwar, with 40 tonne Liquid Medical Oxygen has reached New Mangalore Port in Karnataka.
  5. The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an MoU on Migration and Mobility Partnership between India and which other country?
    A) France
    B) USA
    C) UK
    D) Singapore
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an MoU on Migration and Mobility Partnership between India and the UK.
  6. In which state, 379 crore rupees have been transferred into the accounts of 16 thousand 844 beneficiaries under the Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan Sambal scheme?
    A) Bihar
    B) Assam
    C) Uttar Pradesh
    D) Madhya Pradesh
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh, 379 crore rupees have been transferred into the accounts of 16 thousand 844 beneficiaries under the Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan Sambal scheme.
  7. The Nation’s first ‘Drive in Vaccination Center’ was inaugurated in which city?
    A) Lucknow
    B) Mumbai
    C) NewDelhi
    D) Chennai
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The Nation’s first ‘Drive in Vaccination Center’ was inaugurated by MP Rahul Shewale in Mumbai. This center has been set up in the parking lot of Kohinoor Square Tower at Dadar.
  8. How much amount of liquidity support will be given by RBI to banks for providing fresh lending to a wide range of entities including vaccine manufacturers?
    A) ₹35000 cr
    B) ₹40000 cr
    C) ₹45000 cr
    D) ₹50000 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    RBI allowed certain individual and small borrowers more time to repay debt and allowed banks to give priority loans to vaccine makers, hospitals and COVID-related health infrastructure as it announced support measures to cushion the pandemic’s blow on the economy.
  9. Recently Samsung pledged how much amount to India to fight against Covid 19?
    A) ₹50 cr
    B) ₹25 cr
    C) ₹32 cr
    D) ₹37 cr
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tech giant Samsung said it has pledged $5 million (Rs 37 crore), while Paytm Foundationintends to set up oxygen plants in 12-13 cities as part of efforts to support India’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  10. Who was sworn in as new CM of WestBengal?
    A) Mamta Banerjee
    B) Shailendra Joshi
    C) Vipul Adhikari
    D) Priti Gandhi
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    In West Bengal, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the state for the third consecutive term.
  11. Recently MK Stalin was sworn in as Chief Minister of which state?
    A) Telangana
    B) Kerala
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) TamilNadu
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit appointed DMK president M.K. Stalin as the Chief Minister and invited him to form the government in the State on May 7.
  12. Who has been named as the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize?
    A) Mahmoud Abu Zeid
    B) Wa Lone
    C) Maria Ressa
    D) Dawit Issak
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Investigative journalist and media executive Maria Ressa of the Philippines has been named as the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, following the recommendation of an international jury of media professionals.
  13. Recently Former head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and the longest-serving bishop in India passed away.Name him/her?
    A) Philipose Mar Chrysostom
    B) Alex Thomas Kalayanil
    C) Mar Jacob
    D) Thomas Anderson
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Former head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and the longest-serving bishop in India Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom died due to age-related ailments. He was 103.
  14. Recently founder of the Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) and noted scholar passed away.Name him/her?
    A) Rashpal Malhotra
    B) Vinshnu Sen
    C) Vinayak Dwivedi
    D) Shyam Sharan
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    Rashpal Malhotra (84), founder of the Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) and noted scholar passed away at a private hospital in Mohali after battling with COVID-19 for over a week.
  15. What is the theme of this year’s World Hand Hygiene Day 2021?
    A) Achieving hand hygiene at the point of care
    B) Save Lives-Clean your hands
    C) Clean Hamds for All
    D) Wash Your Hands
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    May 5 is observed as the World Hand Hygiene Day and this is like the last, this day holds a lot of significance in our lives as we are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  16. What is the theme of this year’s International Day of the Midwives?
    A) Follow the Data-Invest in Midwives
    B) Midwives with women
    C) Our Time is Now
    D) Celebrate ,demonstrate,Mobilize
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    International Day of the Midwife is observed globally on 5 May every year to recognise the work of midwives and raise awareness about the status of midwives for the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the currency of Singapore?
    A) Euro
    B) Dollar
    C) Peso
    D) Krone
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. Where is the HQ of Paytm?
    A) NewDelhi
    B) Kolkata
    C) Noida
    D) Gurugram
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of UNESCO?
    A) NewYork
    B) Rome
    C) Paris
    D) London
    View Answer
    Option C

  4. Where is the HQ of Samsung?
    A) Tokyo
    B) London
    C) Kiev
    D) Seoul
    View Answer
    Option D

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