Current Affairs Quiz: May 10, 2019

Current Affairs 10 May 2019 Quiz

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  1. Which ministry held “Chintan Baithak” for stakeholders recently?
    A)Ministry of Finance
    B)Ministry of Women and Child Development
    C)Ministry of Defence
    D)Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) held a brainstorming session for all stakeholders in the renewable energy industry. Presentations were made by CEOs on topics such as regulatory hurdles, energy storage, transmission constraints and low cost and long term funding among others.

  2. Which country parliament passed the Protection from Online Falsehood and Manipulation Act to tackle fake news?
    A)Japan
    B)Singapore
    C)India
    D)China
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Singapore’s parliament passed the Protection from Online Falsehood and Manipulation Act (POFMA), a move to tackle the spread of online fake news. The bill was passed after two days of debate in the parliament. A total of 72 Members of Parliament (MP) voted for the bill.

  3. According to Goldman Sachs Report,food inflation in the country is likely to go up to how much percent in the year 2019-20?
    A)4%
    B)3%
    C)2%
    D)1%
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Food inflation in the country is likely to go up to 2 per cent in the financial year 2019-20 from the 0.7 per cent estimated for FY19. The low food prices have been one of the prime factors which has aided the RBI to be more accommodatory in its rate setting recently.

  4. Recently India Ratings downgraded which bank ratings to AA minus?
    A)Yes Bank
    B)HDFC Bank
    C)ICICI Bank
    D)IDBI Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation:
    India Ratings has downgraded Yes Bank‘s long-term issuer rating from ‘IND AA plus’ to ‘IND AA minus’ with a negative outlook. Recently, Rating agency ICRA had downgraded the bank’s tier-I bond from ‘AA-minus’ to ‘A’ and tier-II bonds from ‘AA’ to ‘AA minus.’

  5. Which country has been re-elected as observer to forum Arctic Council?
    A)china
    B)India
    C)Japan
    D)Russia
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    India has been re-elected as an observer to intergovernmental forum Arctic Council. The Arctic Council promotes cooperation, coordination and interaction among Arctic states, the region’s indigenous communities and other inhabitants on common issues, particularly on sustainable development and environmental protection.

  6. Who has been elected as Vice President of International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association?
    A)Varsha Chaturvedi
    B)Rakesh Sharma
    C)R Mittal
    D)Swati Singh
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Auto industry body SIAM said Bajaj Auto Executive Director Rakesh Sharma has been elected as Vice-President of Geneva-based International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA).

  7. Recently Baidyanath Mishra passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Actor
    B)Social Activist
    C)Economist
    D)Philosopher
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    Option C
    Explanation:
    Renowned economist Baidyanath Mishra passed away at his residence in Bhubaneswar. He was 99. Mishra had started his career as a lecturer in Ravenshaw University in Cuttack in 1949. He later worked at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). He was vice-chancellor of OUAT from 1981 to 1985.

  8. Recently Mrinal Mukherjee passed away.He was related to which field?
    A)Social Activist
    B)Poet
    C)Singer
    D)Actor
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Veteran television and film actor Mrinal Mukherjee passed away. He was 74. Mrinal Mukherjee made his debut with the 1955 film Dui Bon. He featured in many commercially successful films such as Golpo Holeo Sotti, Nayika Sangbad, Chuti, Shriman Prithviiraj, among others.

  9. What is the theme of this year’s World Red Cross Day?
    A)#Love and Need
    B)#Love for People
    C)#Red
    D)#Love
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:
    World Red Cross Day, also known as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day which is observed every year on May 8 is a gentle nod to all the volunteers who have made unparalleled contribution to people in duress or need.

  10. What is the theme of this year’s International Thalassemia Day 2019?
    A)Thalessimia-Documenting Progress and Patients
    B)Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients
    C)Get inspired Get involved
    D)Thalessimia :Past Present and Future-Country practices
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    The International Thalassaemia Day, celebrated on May 8 every year is a commemoration day in honour of all patients with thalassaemia and their wards who never gave up despite all odds. The day is a further nod to the researchers who are striving to create an improved quality of life for people with thalassaemia across the world. The theme for International Thalassaemia Day 2019 (ITD2019) is “Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients.”

STATIC GK BASED ON CURRENT AFFAIRS

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

  2. Where is the HQ of Goldman Sachs?
    A)Paris
    B)london
    C)New York
    D)Washington DC
    View Answer
    Option C

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