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Current Affairs Quiz: May 26 2019

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Questions Based on Current Affairs May 26 2019

  1. Which two institutions are merged to create new statistical body National Statistical Office (NSO) under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI)?
    i. Central Statistical Organisation(CSO)
    ii. National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)
    iii. National Statistical Organisation (NSO)
    1) Option i & ii
    2) Option i & iii
    3) Option ii & iii
    4) All the above options
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Option i & ii
    Explanation:
    Central government has decided to merge two institutions the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) to create new statistical body National Statistical Office (NSO) under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). The objective is to streamline and strengthen the statistical system. This restructuring is in line with the proposed National Policy on Official Statistics which was floated last year. The proposed NSO would be headed by MoSPI secretary.

  2. Who headed the National Statistical Commission which has suggested to create new statistical body National Statistical Office (NSO) by merging Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)?
    1) Amitav Ghosh
    2) M. Narasimham
    3) C Rangarajan
    4) I. G. Patel
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) C Rangarajan
    Explanation:
    Central government has decided to merge two institutions the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) to create new statistical body National Statistical Office (NSO) under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). The objective is to streamline and strengthen the statistical system. This restructuring is in line with the proposed National Policy on Official Statistics which was floated last year. The proposed NSO would be headed by MoSPI secretary.The decision has taken on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)’s 2005 tenure, which was based on recommendations of the report of the National Statistical Commission, headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor C Rangarajan.

  3. Which country is set to host World Leaders Conference to Combat Anti-Semitism in October 2020?
    1) India
    2) Swedan
    3) Russia
    4) U.S.
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Swedan
    Explanation:
    On May 24, 2019, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that Sweden will host an International Conference against Anti-Semitism in memory of the Holocaust in October 2020. It will be held in Malmo, Southern Sweden, on October 27 and 28, 20 years after the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust and 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

  4. Who is the head of the SEBI constituted panel that suggested significant changes to Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) Regulations recently ?
    1) M Narasimham
    2) Dr. Y V Reddy
    3) S Venkitaramanan
    4) R Khan
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) R Khan
    Explanation:
    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) constituted panel suggested significant changes to Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) Regulations including simplified registration requirements for certain categories and barring entities that fail to furnish beneficial ownership details. It has sought the comments from the public on this regard till June 14, 2019. The working group on SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014 headed by former RBI deputy governor R Khan after consultations with various stakeholders had submitted the report.

  5. RBI modified the norms on VRR investment recently, VRR stands for _____________?
    1) VRR – Volatile Retention Rate
    2) VRR – Voluntary Retention Route
    3) VRR – Voluntary Route Rate
    4) VRR – Volatile Rate for Radical business
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) VRR – Voluntary Retention Route
    Explanation:
    Reserve Bank of India has modified the norms on Voluntary Retention Route (VRR) investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) by fixing the investment limit at Rs. 54,606.55 crores.

  6. Which multi-port operator, will set up its first container terminal outside India in Myanmar?
    1) PSA International
    2) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone(APSEZ)
    3) Hutchison Port Holdings
    4) Reliance port operator
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone(APSEZ)
    Explanation:
    India’s largest private multi-port operator, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone(APSEZ) will set up its first container terminal outside India in Myanmar at an estimated cost of USD 290 million (over Rs 2,000 crore).After the implementation, APSEZ will become the first Indian company to set up a container terminal outside India.The Project is constructed in two phases. The BOT (build, operate, transfer)/ lease agreement is signed for 50 years and extendable twice for ten years each.

  7. Name the global internet technology and financial services provider which collaborated with India to issue Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.
    1) Steinhoff International
    2) Evotec A.G.
    3) Comdirect
    4) Wirecard
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Wirecard
    Explanation:
    Wirecard, a German Payments Company announced that it would work with India to simplify the process of issuing tax identity cards which required for opening bank accounts, transfer money and complete business transactions. The deal between Wirecard and state company UTI Infrastructure Technology and Financial Services, seeks to widen the distribution of Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.

  8. Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has to permit bio-fuel imports like ethyl alcohol, bio-diesel and petroleum oils.DGFT works under which ministry?
    1) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    2) Ministry of Finance
    3) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
    4) Ministry of Home Affairs
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
    Explanation:
    Recently, the central government has decided to restrict the bio-fuel imports which include ethyl alcohol, bio-diesel, and petroleum oils for all-purpose and their import will require an import license from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Till now, the import was only allowed for non-fuel purposes subject to actual user condition.The new restrictions announced by the government will affect import of ethyl alcohol and other spirits, petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals and bio-diesel.

  9. How much percent of vote was casted thus becoming the highest vote turnout during the 2019 Lok Sabha Election ?
    1) 83.27%
    2) 78.27%
    3) 67.47%
    4) 77.77%
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) 67.47%
    Explanation:
    Highest-ever voter turnout in the 2019 Lok Sabha Election with 67.47% vote turnout in the election, which is 1.03% more than the 2014 Lok Sabha Election.BJP’s vote share stood at 37.41%, compared with 19.51% of the Congress and 4.07% of the Trinamool Congress.Of the total 61.30 crore votes polled, the winning candidates got 32.29 crore votes, amounting to 52.67%.

  10. Who was appointed as the new force commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)?
    1) Devraj Anbu
    2) Shailesh Tinaikar
    3) I.S. Ghuman
    4) Anil Kumar Bhatt
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Shailesh Tinaikar
    Explanation:On May 24, 2019, The commandant of the Indian Army Infantry School, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar, aged 57, has been appointed as the new force commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He will succeed Lieutenant General Frank Kamanzi of Rwanda. He will command over 16,000 peacekeepers which include nearly 2,400 from India.

  11. Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill of which country resigned recently?
    1) Papua New Guinea
    2) Thailand
    3) Singapore
    4) New Zealand
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) Papua New Guinea
    Explanation:
    On May 26, 2019, the prime minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill resigned following a series of high-level defections. He had been in power since 2011. He handed over the leadership of the country to former PM Julius Chan, who had served the nation twice from 1980 to 1982 and 1994 to 1997.Peter O’Neill had served the nation for almost 8 years. He was under pressure over a range of issues including a multi-billion-dollar gas project signed earlier this year with French company Total and the US firm ExxonMobil.

  12. Where was the Sekisui Open Squash 2019 held recently?
    1) New Delhi, India
    2) Beijing, China
    3) Geneva, Switzerland
    4) Kriens, Switzerland
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4) Kriens, Switzerland
    Explanation:
    The Sekisui Open Squash 2019 was held in Kriens, Switzerland.

  13. Mahesh Mangaonkar was in news recently, he belongs to which sport ?
    1) Tennis
    2) Badminton
    3) Squash
    4) Judo
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) Squash
    Explanation:
    The Sekisui Open Squash 2019 was held in Kriens, Switzerland. India’s Mahesh Mangaonkar had defeated Bernat Jaume of Spain in the final to win the title for the second time. This was Mahesh’s 8th PSA (Professional Squash Association) title.

  14. Name the eminent artist, who passed away recently in Hyderabad, telengana.
    1) Kanu Desai
    2) Surya Prakash
    3) M.F.Husain
    4) Manjit Bawa
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2) Surya Prakash
    Explanation:
    Surya Prakash, an Eminent artist passed away at the age of 79 in Hyderabad in his home following a heart attack. He hailed from Madhira of Khammam district of Telangana. The artist is known for his abstract landscapes, which showcased his love for nature.He was appointed ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), a national research laboratory.His painting stands out in Hyderabad in LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).

  15. What is the name of the former World War II Navajo Code Talker and longest serving senator of the New Mexico state, who passed away recently in Gallup, New Mexico, USA?
    1) John Pinto
    2) Howard A. Wooten
    3) Ezekia Smith
    4) Robert Askew
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1) John Pinto
    Explanation:
    On May 24, 2019, Former World War II Navajo Code Talker, Lawmaker John Pinto passed away aged 94 due to various illnesses at Gallup, New Mexico, USA. Pinto was the longest-serving senator in the state, first elected in 1977 and served until his death on May 24, 2019.He was born on December 15, 1924, at Lupton, Arizona, US. He was graduated with a bachelor’s in elementary education at the age of 39 and received his master’s, becoming a teacher and a truancy officer in Gallup.

  16. World Thyroid Day is celebrated annually on _____________?
    1) May 23
    2) May 24
    3) May 25
    4) May 26
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3) May 25
    Explanation:
    World Thyroid Day is celebrated annually on May 25. It is observed to educate public on checking thyroid function regularly, awareness of the disease and to initiate precautionary action. This day was celebrated for the first time in 2008 by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the European Thyroid Association (ETA).The focus of this year is on the children with or at risk of developing thyroid diseases due to the rising incidence of thyroid disease including pediatric thyroid cancer.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the Capital and Currency of Swedan?
    Capital: Stockholm & Currency: Swedish Krona

  2. Who is the chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) ?
    Ajay Tyagi

  3. Where is the headquarter of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) located ?
    Juba, South Sudan

  4. Who is the chairman of European Thyroid Association(ETA) ?
    Peter Smyth

  5. What is the Capital and Currency of Papua New Guinea?
    Capital: Port Moresby & Currency: Papua New Guinean Kina