Current Affairs Quiz: May 20, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 20 May 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 20 May 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  19 May 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 20 May 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 19 May 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of May 19, 2017

  1. India’s longest river bridge will be inaugurated in which state in the last week of May 2017?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Sikkim
    C) Madhya Pradesh
    D) Assam
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :
  2. Name the India’s longest river bridge that will be inaugurated in Assam in the last week of May 2017.
    A) Diphu-Dhola bridge
    B) Diphu-Nazira bridge
    C) Dhola-Sadiya bridge
    D) Dhola-Sonari bridge
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Points to Remember: (i) Name of bridge?- Dhola-Sadiya bridge
    (ii) State?- Assam
    (iii) Built on?- Brahmaputra
  3. The target to end TB in India is _____
    A) 2022
    B) 2025
    C) 2030
    D) 2035
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : While representing India in the 29th board meeting of ‘Stop TB’ programme coordination committee in Berlin, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda declared that the government would eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025.
    Points to remember: (i) Year when TB will end?
    (ii) Year when other disease mentioned in Union Budget will end?
    (iii) WHO- Ending tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 is a target of the Sustainable Development Goals and the goal of the WHO End TB Strategy.
  4. What is India’s rank in healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index of The Lancet?
    A) 162
    B) 154
    C) 131
    D) 133
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Points to remember: (i) Rank of India- 154 out of 195 countires
    (ii) Top- Switzerland
    (iii) Name of Report and published by?- Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD)- published by The Lancet
  5. Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh has decided to name a forested area in Durg region after late Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave. Who is the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh?
    A) Raghubar Das
    B) Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    C) Raman Singh
    D) Trivendra Singh Rawat
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has announced that a 41 hectare forested land in the Durg region of the state would be named after late Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave.
  6. Which of the following authority has announced a ban on open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna river?
    A) NITI Aayog
    B) DMC
    C) NGT
    D) NCF
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Points to Remember: (i) Who has put the ban on what?- NGT on open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna river
    (ii) Fine?- Rs 5,000
    (iii) NGT Chiarperson- Justice Swatanter Kumar
  7. Who has won the Green Oscars 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
    The award is called- Whitley Awards. Green Oscar is the informal name
  8. Name the Indian Origin businessman who won the CEO of the Year Award at the prestigious Platts Global Metals Awards in London.
    A) Asha Khemka
    B) Ranjit Boparan
    C) Sajjan Jindal
    D) Sanjeev Gupta
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Britain’s Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has bagged a top global award ‘CEO of the Year’ award for his successful acquisitions and his drive to transform the steel industry in the UK, India and beyond.
  9. Which Bank has got a position in top 5 in the India’s 100 most valuable brands list of Brand Finance?
    A) ICICI Bank
    B) Axis Bank
    C) State Bank of India
    D) Yes Bank
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : SBI at 5th
    Points to remember: (i) Top?- Tata Group (ii) SBi at?- 5th
  10. Digital Service Innovator of the Year Award by TM Forum has been given to?
    A) Google India
    B) Microsoft India
    C) NPCI
    D) Reliance Jio
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Reliance Jio has received TM Forum’s ‘Digital Service Innovator of the Year Award’ 2017. TM Forum is the industry association driving digital business transformation of the communications industry. Reliance Jio got this award by acquiring 90 million customers in four months.
  11. Who has won the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament?
    A) Parimarjan Negi
    B) R.R. Laxman
    C) Abhijeet Gupta
    D) Abhijit Kunte
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Grand Master R.R. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory has won the All India Open Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament.
  12. Who will receive the 2017 Mark Twain Prize?
    A) Bill Murray
    B) Ellen DeGeneres
    C) David Letterman
    D) Carol Burnett
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : David Letterman has been named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American humour, the award granted annually by the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
  13. Start-up India Summit will be held in which city of UAE in May 2017?
    A) Abu Dhabi
    B) Dubai
    C) Sharjah
    D) Masdar
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : CGI Dubai and Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi in partnership with iSPIRIT, a nonprofit think tank and supported by TiE, Dubai will host a two day “Start up India Summit” in UAE on 23rd and 24th of May 2017.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (20 May 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. Name the first private airline to get a licence to fly under UDAN Scheme.
    A) IndGo
    B) SpiceJet
    C) GoAir
    D) Turbo Megha Airways
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Turbo Megha Airways. UDAN (Uday Desh Kaa Aaam Naagrik)
  2. Who is the author of the book titled “Metaphysics, Morals and Politics”?
    A) Sridhar Venkata Ramaswamy
    B) Anil Kumar Tripathi
    C) Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay
    D) Sujoy Bandhopadhya
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay
  3. When is World AIDS Vaccine Day observed?
    A) May 15
    B) May 17
    C) May 18
    D) May 19
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : May 18;
  4. The first Tejas Train will run from _____ to ______ on May 22, 2017.
    A) Mumbai to Bengaluru
    B) Bengaluru to Goa
    C) Mumbai to Goa
    D) Goa to Pune
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : coaches are manufactured at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. Semi high speed train

 

 

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8 Thoughts to “Current Affairs Quiz: May 20, 2017”

    1. Yes this was expected after merger. But pta ni who has spread the news that May me aaengi vacancies

      1. jazzzz

        Sbi recruit clerks alternate years… No chances for sbi clerk….

        1. yes this is also correct
          Someone spread the NEWS that clerical recruitment announcement will be in this May

          1. jazzzz

            Yes they are fake

  1. princess(@@@@)

    16/17

  2. sachin shukla Banker of 2017

    ty))))

  3. jaga

    thank u suraj sir 🙂

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