Current Affairs Quiz: May 19, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 19 May 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 19 May 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  18 May 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 19 May 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 18 May 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of May 18, 2017

  1. As per the new guidelines released by Reserve Bank of India at least ____ per cent of of the total number of ‘Banking Outlets’ opened during a financial year should be opened in unbanked rural centres.
    A) 10
    B) 20
    C) 25
    D) 30
    View Answer
    Option C
  2. Which country will host the 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group?
    A) China
    B) Japan
    C) India
    D) Malaysia
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Points to Remember: (i) Host city and state- Ahmedabad, Gujarat
    (ii) Headquarters of AfDB- Côte d’Ivoire
    (iii) Theme of the event: “Transforming Agriculture for wealth creation in Africa”
    (iv) Who will inaugurate- Shri. Narendra Modi.
  3. Who has been given the additional charge of the Environment Ministry following the death of Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave?
    A) Harsh Vardhan
    B) Kalraj Mishra
    C) Ravi Shankar Prasad
    D) Anant Geete
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Points to Remember: (i) Who is the new minister now?
    (ii) Constituency of both the ministers? For Harsh Vardhan- Chandni Chowk
  4. Minister Anil Dave who passed away recently was a Member of Rajya Sabha from?
    A) Himachal Pradesh
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Gujarat
    D) Madhya Pradesh
    View Answer
    Option D
  5. Which organization has been presented with The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014?
    A) DRDO
    B) Indian Army
    C) ISRO
    D) BSF
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh presented the prize to ISRO chairman A. S. Kiran Kumar in the presence of Chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust Sonia Gandhi. The prize, which was announced in the year 2014 by the jury headed by the Vice President M. Hamid Ansari, consists of a trophy made of banded Haematite Jasper, with a portrait of the late Prime Minister in the tradition of Jaipur miniature paintings, a cash award of Rs. one crore and a citation.
  6. What is the name of bilateral naval exercise between India and the Republic of Singapore being held in 2017?
    A) INDSIM-17
    B) INDSIN-17
    C) SIMBEX-17
    D) RoSInD-17
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Points to remember: (i) Name of exercise- SIMBEX-17- Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises.
    (ii) Type of exercise- Naval (Between Navy of the two countries)
    (iii) Held where?- South China Sea and this is the 24th edition
  7. BSNL has partnered with which of the following to provide premium online gaming services to its mobile customers?
    A) Facebook
    B) Google
    C) Disney Land India
    D) EA Sports
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : BSNL signed MOU with Disney Land India to provide premium online gaming services to mobile customers of the telecom operator.
    Points to remember: (i) Name of two company- BSNL and Disney Land.
    (ii) Purpose
  8. BSNL has signed MoU with which of the following company to co-create a BSNL mobile wallet and “digital sale” of BSNL SIM cards?
    A) PayTm
    B) Zeta
    C) MobiKwik
    D) Amazon
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Points to remember: (i) Name of both company?- BSNL, MobiKwik
    (ii) Purpose of MoU?- Co-create mobile wallet and digital sale of BSNL Sim cards
  9. To commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, BSNL signed MOUs with three companies. Which among the following is not one of them?
    A) Facebook
    B) Mobikwik
    C) Disney Land India
    D) PayTm
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Points to remember: (i) MoU with whom and Purpose of all.
    (ii) With Facebook: Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Facebook, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will provide connectivity for the social network’s ‘Express Wi-Fi Program’.
  10. Ola has launched a Progressive Web App (PWA) in partnership with which company?
    A) Microsoft
    B) Google
    C) Facebook
    D) IBM
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Points to remember: (i) Launched in partnership with?- Google
    (ii) Ola becomes the first ride hailing app in the APAC region to use PWA technology.
  11. Who has fined Facebook, 110 million euros ($122 million) for providing incorrect or misleading information?
    A) USA
    B) UK
    C) European Union
    D) African Union
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The European Union (EU) has announced it will fine Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for providing incorrect or misleading information in connection with the 2014 purchase of mobile messaging service WhatsApp.
  12. When is International Museum Day observed?
    A) May 15
    B) May 16
    C) May 18
    D) May 19
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : May 18. Theme 2017: “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (19 May 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Which company has topped the most valuable Indian brands list of Brand Finance?
    A) LIC
    B) Bharti Airtel
    C) Tata Group
    D) Infosys
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Top- Tata Group; SBI was on 5th while LIC on 3rd
  2. Who has won the Whitley Awards 2017?
    A) Purnima Barman
    B) Sanjay Gubbi
    C) Narayan Srinivasan
    D) Both A) and B)
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Purnima Barman: Inspiring women to protect Assam’s greater adjutant and its habitat, India.
    Sanjay Gubbi: Reducing deforestation in Karnataka’s tiger corridors, India
  3. Who has won the Dan David Prize 2017?
    A) Srinivas Iyer
    B) Shrinivas Kulkarni
    C) Vikramditya Kulbhushan
    D) Sudeep Tripathi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Shrinivas Kulkarni- in the ‘Future’ category which is dedicated to astronomy. He will share the award with Andrej Udalski.
  4. 15th National Meeting of State Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities was held in which city?
    A) Mumbai
    B) Bengaluru
    C) Delhi
    D) Hyderabad
    View Answer
    Option C

 

 

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