Current Affairs Quiz :May 19 2017 Question And Answers
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1. Recently for which state Union Minister announces 24×7 DD Channel?
D. Arunachal Pradesh
Answer: A – Jharkhand – Explanation – Venkaiah Naidu a Union Information and Broadcasting Minister has announced a roundthe clock Doordarshan channel for Jharkhand.
2. Plastic Park will be set up in which city of Haryana?
Answer: B & C – Panipat and Karnal – Explanation – Two centers of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) will be set up in west and south Haryana. Plastic Park will be set up over a 75 acre land in Panipat at a cost of Rs 1,500 crore, while a Pharma Park will be set in over a 100 acre land in Karnal. It will generate employment opportunities for 30,000 plastic engineers and technicians.
3. Recently Indian Navy and _______________ has sign Memorandum of Understanding?
A. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
B. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre
C. Space Application Centre
D. Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Answer: C – Space Application Centre – Explanation – Indian Navy and Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Data Sharing and Scientific cooperation in the field of Meteorology and Ocean logy. The MoU was signed by Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM, Director General Naval Operations and Mr Tapan Misra, Director, Space Application Centre (SAC) on May 15, 2017 at SAC.
4. Name the Minister of State who launches EPFO’s Citizen’s Charter 2017 & e-court management system.
A. Rao Inderjit Singh
B. Bandaru Dattatreya
C. Rajiv Pratap Rudy
D. Vijay Goel
Answer: B – Bandaru Dattatreya – Explanation – Shri Bandaru Dattatreya the Minister of State for Labour& Employment(IC) has launched an EPFO’s Citizens’ Charter 2017 and ecourt management system in Bangalore.
5. In which city Country’s first ornamental fish park will be set up?
Answer: A – Chennai – Explanation – India’s first Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP) will be set up in Chennai.
6. Recently at the age of ________ veteran actress Reema Lagoo was died.
Answer: C – 59 – Explanation – Veteran actress Reema Lagoo died on 18 May 2017 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. She reportedly suffered a massive cardiac arrest. She was 59. Lagoo who appeared in several Hindi and Marathi films also acted in numerous television shows like Tu Tu Main Main and Shrimaan Shrimati.
7. Recently India has launched the process to export ‘Ujala’ to light up homes in _________________.
A. United Kingdom
Answer: A – United Kingdom – Explanation – India has launched the process to export ‘Ujala to the United Kingdom with affordable ‘Made in India’ LED bulbs. Ujala is globally one of the largest efficiency programmes and being run by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.
8. Which country backs India’s stand on China-Pak Economic Corridor?
B. Sri Lanka
Answer: B – Sri Lanka – Explanation – Sri Lanka, which was a participant of China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) conference in Beijing, on 16 May 2017, backed India’s concern about Kashmir. The two-day conference in Beijing brought together leaders from 29 countries. Speaking to PTI, Sarath Amanugama, Sri Lanka’s Minister on Special Assignment said, it is difficult for New Delhi to accept the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it goes through the heart of Indian interests. He also said, if it would have been some uncontested region, India would have negotiated its way out.
9. Which day is observed as World Hypertension Day?
A. 19 May
B. 18 May
C. 17 May
D. 16 May
Answer: C – 17 May – Explanation – Every year, 17 May is observed as World Hypertension Day (WHD) since 2005 to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic.
10. Recently who has breaks 400m National Record Qualifiers for World Championship?
A. Mohammad Anas
B. Anwar Ali
C. Rakesh Singh
D. None of these
Answer: A – Mohammad Anas – Explanation – Mohammad Anas from Kerala has breaked the national record in men’s 400m race and won a gold medal at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in New Delhi.
11. Recently who has wins MarkTwain Prize 2017 for American Humour?
A. David Letterman
B. Jimmy Scott
C. Ace Young
D. Howard McGillin
Answer: A – David Letterman – Explanation – David Letterman, who was the longest-running host of late-night TV shows in the United States, was on 17 May 2017 awarded with the Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour. With this, Letterman became the 20th humorist to receive the prize. He is also a past recipient of Kennedy Centre Honours for his influence on American culture.
12. Renowned wildlife biologist _____________________ was nominated for Whitley Awards.
A. Purnima Devi Sarkar
B. Purnima Devi Barman
C. Purnima Devi Das
D. Purnima Devi Malik
Answer: B – Purnima Devi Barman – Explanation – Renowned wildlife biologist, Dr Purnima Devi Barman, in May 2017 was nominated for the prestigious Whitley Awards. Barman has been nominated for her relentless eIorts and campaigns for the conservation of the Greater Adjutant Stork locally known as Haargila in Assam. The wildlife biologist has been working with the Dadara, Pachariya and Hingimari villages of Kamrup district to save the Greater Adjutant Stork. She is associated with Aaranyak, a Guwahati based NGO, which works for wildlife conservation.
13. Recently Dish TV India appoints whom as Group CEO?
A. Anil Dua
B. Bikash Sashtri
C. Tarun Kumar Arya
D. Manish Agarwal
Answer: A – Anil Dua – Explanation – Directtohome operator Dish TV India has appointed Anil Dua as group Chief Executive Officer. He is an alumnus of IITDelhi and IIMAhmedabad, has worked in several companies including Unilever, Gillette and Hero MotoCorp.
14. Recently IIM- Kozhikode launches Business Incubator___________________.
Answer: A – LIVE – Explanation – Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) has recently launched ‘LIVE’, a business incubator and entrepreneurship development centre. ‘LIVE’ stands for Laboratory for Innovation, Venturing and Entrepreneurship.
15. Which of the following Bank enables Block chain based trade financing operation?
A. Karur Vysya Bank
B. Kotak Mahindra Bank
C. Lakshmi Vilas Bank
D. Nainital Bank
Answer: B – Kotak Mahindra Bank – Explanation – In a first of its kind transaction in India, Kotak Mahindra Bank enabled end to end trade financing for one of its clients by applying the block chain technology