Current Affairs Quiz: May 8, 2019

Current Affairs 8 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Recently which Scorpene class submarine was launched in Mumbai?
    A)Tarang
    B)Vela
    C)Vikram
    D)Tela
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Scorpene class submarine Vela, equipped with modern machinery and technology to guard the seas, was launched in Mumbai. It is the fourth submarine to be launched by the state-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) after entering into a contract for the construction and transfer of technology for six Scorpene class submarines with French collaborator Ms Naval Group (formerly known as DCNS).

  2. Recently which INS was decommissioned upon completion of 36 years of service?
    A)INS Ranjit
    B)INS Vikramaditya
    C)INS Vela
    D)INS Tarangini
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Completing its journey of 36 years, INS Ranjit, a Rajput class destroyer was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam recently. Commissioned on 15 September 1983 by Captain Vishnu Bhagwat in erstwhile Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the ship was used for yeoman service.

  3. The India Brazil and South Africa Sherpas Meeting was held in which city?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Bangalore
    C)chennai
    D)Cochin
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Sherpas meeting was held in Cochin, Kerala from May 3 to May 5, 2019. Before IBSA Sherpas meeting, the 9th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Meeting was also concluded at the same venue.

  4. Who was sworn as the new President of the North Macedonia?
    A)Scott Morrison
    B)Michael Davkova
    C)Gordano Siljanovska
    D)Stevo Pendarovski
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Stevo Pendarovski, supported by the ruling Social Democrats (SDSM), has won the North Macedonian presidency in a run-off vote. The 56-year-old garnered 51.66 percent of the vote in North Macedonia, beating nationalist VMRO’s Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova which got 44.73 percent.

  5. Which Nepali girl recently danced for 126 hours to set new world record?
    A)Bhavna Singh
    B)Kavya Kapoor
    C)Kamna Negi
    D)Bandana Nepal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    A Nepali teenager danced continuously for 126 hours to set a Guinness World Records on “Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual”, a feat previously hold by an Indian. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli honoured the 18-year-old girl, Bandana Nepal, for achieving the feat.

  6. Recently India signed MOU with Which country’s ISE Foods in a bid to improve the quality of eggs and to improve poultry farms?
    A)Nepal
    B)Russia
    C)China
    D)Japan
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan’s largest egg producer, ISE Foods, in a bid to improve the quality of eggs, waste management and disease diagnosis in poultry farms across the country. The ISE’s egg production process, almost fully automated, is considered most hygienic in the world.

  7. According to Income Tax e-fillings reports, Income Tax e-filling dropped by how much in 2018-19?
    A)6.5 lakh
    B)6.6 lakh
    C)7.0 lakh
    D)7.5 lakh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    In a first in recent history of tax filings, income tax e-filings in FY 2019 have dropped by more than 6.6 lakh, a trend that analysts said was surprising as tax base was expected to increase post demonetisation. According to the Income Tax Department’s e-filing website, income tax e-filings in FY 2018-19 was 6.68 crore, down from 6.74 crore in the previous fiscal year. E-filers in FY 2016-17 were 5.28 crore.

  8. According to reports,bilateral trade between India and USA in goods and services grew at how much percent in 2018?
    A)12.1%
    B)12.6%
    C)12.8%
    D)12.9%
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Bilateral trade between India and the United States in goods and services grew 12.6 per cent from USD 126 billion in 2017 to USD 142 billion in 2018. Both the sides appreciated the “strong, robust and growing bilateral ties between India and the US across the entire spectrum of trade and commerce.

  9. Which insurance company to mark 6th day of every calendar month as Protection Day?
    A)IDBI Federal Insurance
    B)Max Life Insurance
    C)New India Assurance
    D)National Insurance Company Limited
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Max Life Insurance Co Ltd, one of industry’s foremost life insurance companies, announced that it will dedicate 6th day of every calendar month as ‘Protection Day’ towards driving awareness around the concept of financial protection.

  10. Who won the men’s singles title at Asian Individual Squash Championship 2019?
    A)Kush Kumar
    B)Aditya Jagtap
    C)Saurav Ghoshal
    D)Ali Farag
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal won the women’s and men’s titles, respectively, at Asian Individual Squash Championships after registering quite constrasting victories on the board. Joshna came out triumphant against world No.11 Annie Au to keep her Asian crown on her head.

  11. Recently Laurentino Cortizo was crowned President of Which country?
    A)Macedonia
    B)Netherlands
    C)Panama
    D)Ukraine
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Panama Electoral Tribuna announced that Laurentino Cortizo has won the country’s presidential election. Laurentino Cortizo, the presidential candidate from the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Party, has declared his victory, with a narrow gap of 1.93 per cent against Romulo Roux, another candidate.

  12. Who was bestowed with the Presidential Medal of Freedom,US highest civilian honour,by President Donald Trump?
    A)Dwayne Johnson
    B)Lionel Messi
    C)Tiger Woods
    D)Rafael Nadal
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    American golfer Tiger Woods was bestowed with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, US’ highest civilian honour, by President Donald Trump at Rose Garden. The Presidential Medal of Freedom recognises persons who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavours.”

  13. Who has been honoured with the 2019 VK Krishna Menon Award in Journalism?
    A)PV Bakshi Gaur
    B)AK Sinha
    C)VK Krishna Menon
    D)GD Robert Govender
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    G D ‘Robert’ Govender, an Indian-origin journalist in South Africa, has been honoured in the UK with 2019 V K Krishna Menon award for his outstanding contribution as a pioneer of decolonised journalism.s

  14. Who was conferred with the “Order of St George” Award by Kerala Church?
    A)Baba Ramdev
    B)Dr Chandy
    C)Sri Ramanand Narayan
    D)Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Founder of The Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was conferred with ‘Order of St. George’ award as part of the Church’s Commemorative Feast. Along with Ravi Shankar, the event was attended by former Kerala Chief Minister Dr Oommen Chandy.

  15. Recently Rajendra Tiwari passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Singer
    C)Advocate
    D)Actor
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Madhya Pradesh Advocate General and Senior Advocate Rajendra Tiwari passed away. He was being treated at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram. Tiwari was appointed Advocate General for the State of Madhya Pradesh in December last year.

  16. What is the theme of this year’s International Midwives Day?
    A)Midwives leading the way with quality care
    B)The Midwifery Heart
    C)Midwives:Defenders of Women’s Rights
    D)Women and Newborns:The Heart of Midwifery
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    International Midwives Day is celebrated every year on international level to commemorate and increase the awareness about the contribution of the midwives towards the patients all over the world. 5th of May was established to be celebrated as a day to honor the midwives for their big contribution towards the health of their nations.The International Day of the Midwife 2019 theme was “Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights”.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. What is the capital of Macedonia?
    A)London
    B)Yemen
    C)Kiev
    D)Skopje
    View Answer
    Option D

  2. What is the currency of Japan?
    A)Euro
    B)Peso
    C)Yen
    D)Rupee
    View Answer
    Option C

  3. Where is the HQ of Max Life Insurance?
    A)Mumbai
    B)Chennai
    C)New Delhi
    D)Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option C

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