Current Affairs Quiz: May 21, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 21 May 2017

Current Affairs Quiz 21 May 2017. This Quiz is divided into two parts. First part contains questions from Current Affairs of  20 May 2017. The Second Part contains Current Affairs Questions from various newspaper of today i.e 21 May 2017. Read our Current Affairs and Newspaper daily to excel in General Awareness section of competitive exams.

Quiz from Current Affairs 20 May 2017 of A2ZClick Here to Read Current Affairs of May 20, 2017

  1. Who is the head of the committee formed by Ministry of Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation to prepare guidelines for desiltation of river Ganga?
    A) Mahendra Chitale
    B) Manohar Chitale
    C) Manish Chitale
    D) Madhav Chitale
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Committee headed by Madhav Chitale on Desiltation of Ganga has recommended a slew of measures which include study of reach wise sediment transport processes along with establishing annual sediment budgets to guide de-silting activities, Preparation of annual reports (Sand registry) describing the previous de-silting/ dredging activity, etc.

  2. What is India’s rank in the International Tourist Arrivals (ITAs) list of UNWTO Barometer for March 2017?
    A) 41
    B) 40
    C) 24
    D) 26
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : As per the latest UNWTO Barometer for March 2017, Rank of India in International Tourist Arrivals in both 2014 and 2015 is 24 as against the previous rank of 41 and 40 in the year 2014 and 2015, respectively.

  3. Chinna Raju Srither is related to which sports/event?
    A) Football
    B) Hockey
    C) Archery
    D) Boxing
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The Indian men’s compound team has won gold on the penultimate day of the archery World Cup stage 1 championship in Shanghai, China. India were represented by Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh.

  4. Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise named ‘Karavali Karunya’ began in which state?
    A) Maharashtra
    B) Rajasthan
    C) Andhra Pradesh
    D) Karnataka
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise began on 18 May 2017 at Naval Station Karwar, Karnataka. Named as ‘Karavali Karunya’, the exercise is being conducted by Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command.

  5. Who has been elected as the 12th President of Iran?
    A) Ali Khamenei
    B) Hassan Rouhani
    C) Ebrahim Raisi
    D) Mostafa Mir-Salim
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected as Iran’s 12th President with a thumping majority.
  6. When is World Metrology Day observed?
    A) May 15
    B) May 17
    C) May 19
    D) May 20
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : May 20

  7. What was the theme of World Metrology Day 2017?
    A) Measurements for development
    B) Measurements for transport
    C) Measurements for transformation
    D) Measurements for people
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : Theme of 2017 World Metrology Day: “Measurements for transport”.

  8. Recently Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, released a two-part book series on Dr. M.S. Swaminathan titled – M.S. Swaminathan: The Quest for a world without hunger. Who is the author of Volume 2 of the book titled M. S. Swaminathan: Legend in Science and Beyond?
    A) M. S. Swaminathan
    B) P. C. Kesavan
    C) D.N. Kesarvani
    D) M.A. Trimurthi
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The series has 2 books: Volume 1 is titled ” 50 Years of Green Revolution: An Anthology of Research Papers “- This is authored by M. S. Swaminathan. The second volume is titled: ” M. S. Swaminathan: Legend in Science and Beyond ” and is authored by P. C. Kesavan

  9. Who among the following has won 2017 Banga Samman?
    A) Saurabh Ghosh
    B) Subhajit Ghosh
    C) Shubham Baruri
    D) Soumitra Chatterjee
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee and India’s longest serving boss Y.C. Deveshwar have been conferred with the Banga Samman, West Bengal’s highest civilian award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Current Affairs Quiz from Today’s Newspaper (21 May 2017) – The Indian Express

  1. G20 Labour & Employment Ministers was held in which country (May 2017)?
    A) Mexico
    B) Germany
    C) Russia
    D) Australia
    View Answer
    Option B

  2. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed on?
    A) May 17
    B) May 18
    C) May 20
    D) May 21
    View Answer
    Option D

  3. Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary is located in which state?
    A) Punjab
    B) Uttarakhand
    C) Himachal Pradesh
    D) Haryana
    View Answer
    Option D

 

 

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