Current Affairs Quiz: May 9, 2021

Current Affairs 9 May 2021 Quiz

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  1. Which state police has come up with “COVID-19 Hospital Transport Service” (COV-HOTS)for free transportation of needy infected patients from their homes to hospitals?
    A) Assam
    B) Bihar
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Haryana Police has come up with “COVID-19 Hospital Transport Service” (COV-HOTS)for free transportation of needy infected patients from their homes to hospitals or nursing homes and back. The service is free and exclusively meant for COVID patients.
  2. Recently Rupsi Airport has commenced operations in which state?
    A) Tripura
    B) Assam
    C) Nagaland
    D) Kerala
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Commercial operations in Rupsi airport, northeast India’s 15th airport and Assam’s 7th, would has been started.
  3. As per Union Minister Nitin Gadkari,how many Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants will be installed in various states?
    A) 605
    B) 600
    C) 581
    D) 565
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Around 581 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants will be installed in various states and NHAI will be the nodal agency for executing civil and electrical work for these facilities, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said.
  4. Which country inaugurated Small hydro power plant at Chandannath Municipality in Jumla district with Indian assistance?
    A) Indonesia
    B) SriLanka
    C) Bhutan
    D) Nepal
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The newly rehabilitated small hydro power plant at Chandannath Municipality in Nepal’s Jumla district was virtually inaugurated, said the Indian embassy in Kathmandu.
  5. Which bank has been selected as a digital payments partner by the National Agriculture Market (eNAM)?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    C) HDFC Bank
    D) SBI
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kotak Mahindra Bank announced that it has been selected as a digital payments partner by the National Agriculture Market (eNAM).
  6. Recently RBI constituted committee to assist the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0) to streamline regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities.Who will head the committee?
    A) Viral Achrya
    B) T Rabi Shankar
    C) S Janakiraman
    D) Mahesh Kumar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    The Reserve Bank said an advisory group has been constituted to assist the second Regulatory Review Authority (RRA 2.0) which was constituted by the central bank earlier this month to streamline regulations and reduce the compliance burden of regulated entities.
  7. Fitch forecasted India’s GDP growth rate for FY22 at what percent?
    A) 9.8%
    B) 9.0%
    C) 9.7%
    D) 9.5%
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The sudden and steep surge in the number of coronavirus cases – the highest-ever 4,12,262 new infections and a record 3,980 daily death toll in a day – has swamped the health system, which seemed to have collapsed.
  8. Which institute launched Mission Bharat O2, a 45-day open challenge for manufacturing high-quality indigenous, rapidly scalable oxygen generation units to help combat the emergency?
    A) IIT Kanpur
    B) IIT Bombay
    C) IISc Bengaluru
    D) IIM Ahmedabad
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) of IIT Kanpur has launched Mission Bharat O2, a 45-day open challenge for manufacturing high-quality indigenous, rapidly scalable oxygen generation units to help combat the emergency.
  9. Which organisation has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) to promote efficient renewable technologies in the dairy industry?
    A) Niti Aayog
    B) Spices Board of India
    C) National Horticulture Board
    D) National Dairy Development Board
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    National Dairy Development Board has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) to promote efficient renewable technologies in the dairy industry.
  10. As per Finance Ministry,how much amount of revenue deficit grant was released to 17 states for the year 2021-22?
    A) ₹9871 cr
    B) ₹9600 cr
    C) ₹9532 cr
    D) ₹8965 cr
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance released the second monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant of Rs 9,871 crore for the year 2021-22 to 17 States.
  11. Recently the government allowed hospitals, dispensaries and COVID-19 care centres to accept cash payments in excess of how much amount from patients or their kin till May 31?
    A) ₹3 lakh
    B) ₹2.5 lakh
    C) ₹1 lakh
    D) ₹2 lakh
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The government allowed hospitals, dispensaries and COVID-19 care centres to accept cash payments in excess of Rs 2 lakh from patients or their kin till May 31.
  12. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan remotely flagged off the first supply of UCO, Used Cooking Oil based Biodiesel blended Diesel in which city?
    A) Surat
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Vadodara
    D) Chandigarh
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:
    Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan remotely flagged off the first supply of UCO, Used Cooking Oil based Biodiesel blended Diesel from Indian Oil’s Tikrikalan Terminal, Delhi.
  13. Who has been conferred with the prestigious Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021 by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)?
    A) Gita Mittal
    B) Sujata Mahohar
    C) Indira Banerjee
    D) Sudha Mishra
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    In a first for an Indian jurist, Justice Gita Mittal, former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, has been conferred with the prestigious Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021 by the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).
  14. Which organisation has launched a new mobile application for psycho social wellness of students and parents?
    A) CBSE
    B) ICSE
    C) Niti Aayog
    D) UGC
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a new mobile application for psycho social wellness of students and parents.
  15. Recently HAL demonstrated which advanced light helicopter its deck operations capabilities?
    A) Aditya
    B) Tridev
    C) Arjun
    D) Dhruv
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv Mk III MR has successfully demonstrated its deck-operations capabilities such as landing on deck, folding of blades and storing the helicopter inside the onboard hangar.
  16. Recently which famous sitar player passed away due to Covid 19?
    A) Lokesh Singh
    B) Srikant Dixit
    C) Vikas Chaturvedi
    D) Prateek Chaudhary
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Renowned sitar player Prateek Chaudhuri has died due to COVID-related complications, almost a week after his father, music maestro Pandit Devbrata Chaudhuri, succumbed to the virus. He was 49.
  17. Recently registrar general of the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal, New Delhi passed away,Name him?
    A) Ashu Garg
    B) Rishi Vishnoi
    C) Vinay Dubey
    D) Priyank Tiwari
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Registrar General of the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, Ashu Garg has passed away from COVID-19.
  18. Recently Shesh Narain Singh passed away,He was related to the which profession?
    A) Journalist
    B) Social Activist
    C) Actor
    D) Sports
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Senior journalist Shesh Narain Singh passed away due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Noida.
  19. Recently freedom fighter and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra musician passed away.Name him?
    A) Dinesh Acharya
    B) Shobhit Mondal
    C) Taraknath Banerjee
    D) Anup Bhattacharya
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    Freedom fighter and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra musician Anup Bhattacharya passed away in Dhaka. He was 77.
  20. Recently Vanraj Bhatia passed away,He was related to which field?
    A) Music Composer
    B) Actor
    C) Sports
    D) Journalist
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    Veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia died in Mumbai after a brief illness. He was 93.
  21. Recently veteran Urdu Critic, writer and poet, Professor passed away in NewDelhi.Name him?
    A) Abdul Hamid
    B) Shoaib Ibrahim
    C) Shamim Hanfi
    D) Mohammed Khan
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    Veteran Urdu Critic, writer and poet, Professor Shamim Hanfi passed away in New Delhi after battling coronavirus-related complications. He was 82.
  22. What is the theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day 2021?
    A) Sing,Fly,Soar-Like a Bird
    B) Birds Connect our world
    C) Protect Birds-Be the solution to beat plastic pollution
    D) Unifying our voices for bird conservation
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Migratory Bird Day is officially celebrated on the second Saturday of May to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them. This year it is fell on May 8,2021.
  23. What is the theme of this year’s World Red Cross Day 2021?
    A) Everywhere for everyone
    B) Voluntary service to nation
    C) Together We are unstoppable
    D) Memorable Smiles from around the World
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:
    World Red Cross Day is also known as Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 every year. This date marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who is the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  24. When is World Thalassemia Day observed?
    A) May 7
    B) May 9
    C) May 6
    D) May 8
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    May 8 is observed as World Thalassemia Day every year. The day commemorates the struggles of the patients suffering from this genetic disorder and raise awareness about the disease and its symptoms.
  25. When is World Athletics Day observed?
    A) May 7
    B) May 8
    C) May 6
    D) May 9
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:
    World Athletics Day is being celebrated on May 7 to promote participation in sports among the youngsters.

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Where is the HQ of Kotak Mahindra bank?
    A) Hyderabad
    B) Kolkata
    C) Mumbai
    D) Chennai
    View Answer
    Option C

  2. Where is the HQ of Fitch Ratings?
    A) GenevA
    B) Paris
    C) Rome
    D) NewYork
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. When was National Dairy Development Board founded?
    A) 1965
    B) 1960
    C) 1971
    D) 1980
    View Answer
    Option A

  4. Where is the HQ of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited?
    A) Bengaluru
    B) Mumbai
    C) Kolkata
    D) Lucknow
    View Answer
    Option A

  5. Where is the HQ of Central Board of Secondary Education?
    A) Chennai
    B) NewDelhi
    C) Kolkata
    D) Pune
    View Answer
    Option B

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