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  1. On May 7, 2018, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) approved its ____ annual budget, focusing on expansion of sewage and water supply networks in the uncovered areas?
    1.Rs 5137-crore
    2.Rs 4567-crore
    3.Rs 1547-crore
    4.Rs 4537-crore
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Rs 5137-crore
    Out of Rs. 5137 crore, Rs 2350 crore is for plan and Rs 2787.6 crore is for non-plan expenditures for 2018-19. In addition to new sewage lines, old sewer lines will also be replaced in certain areas including south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park and Saket. Besides, a fund of Rs 102.23 crore has been set aside for repairing peripheral sewers in Uttam Nagar, Moti Nagar and adjoining areas in northwest and west Delhi. For better water supply, DJB has approved proposals for laying feeder mains and various sizes of distribution mains for underground reservoirs and booster pumping stations in certain areas.

  2. Where was the 19th edition of TOONZ Animation Masters Summit held on 4th and 5th May, 2018?
    1.Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    3.Mumbai, Maharashtra
    4.Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    The summit was organised by Toonz Media Group. It provided information about new trends in animation domain with an objective to inspire creators to use modern technology and take advantage of fresh opportunities. On May 4, 2018, Ashish Kulkarni – Chairman of FICCI for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics Forum inaugurated the summit. During the Summit, V G Samant, pioneer of Indian animation and creator was honoured with the ‘Legend of Animation’ award for his contributions to the animation industry. Nearly, 400 individuals associated with animation and media industry in India and abroad, attended this summit.

  3. Where was the 3rd edition of the United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP) inaugurated on May 7, 2018?
    3.New Delhi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.New Delhi
    The course in geared to build and enhance the capacity of the African Troop Contributing Countries to the UN. It is being conducted by the Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping in India (CUNPK) in partnership with the US. During the course of this training, sessions covering various topics viz. operational and logistical matters, thematic topics, humanitarian issues, table top exercises and mission briefs would be conducted. The 3rd edition of UNPCAP will conclude on May 25, 2018. It is to be noted that first and second editions of the course were also held in New Delhi, in 2016 and 2017.

  4. Which country will host the 15th Asia Media Summit from 10th to 12th May, 2018?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.India
    The summit will be jointly hosted by the Information and Broadcasting (I-B) Ministry, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and public sector firm Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd (BECIL). This is the first time that India is hosting the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), Kuala Lumpur. Theme of the summit will be ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More’. The inaugural ceremony of the summit will be presided over by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani. Over 200 foreign delegates representing 39 countries and over 100 Indian delegates would participate in this Summit.

  5. On May 8, 2018, which State Government launched India’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for all seven smart cities of the state?
    3.Madhya Pradesh
    4.Andhra Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 3.Madhya Pradesh
    The centre was inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri. The ICCC will enable State authorities to monitor the status of various smart civic amenities in real-time through the sensors connected to it. ICCC is a cloud-based Universal Internet of Things (UIoT) platform. It has been developed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Cities of Madhya Pradesh that have been selected under Smart Cities Mission are Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Satna, and Sagar.

  6. On May 8, 2018, which State Cabinet decided to provide Rs 3 subsidy for every litre of milk to the co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder?
    2.Tamil Nadu
    4.Andhra Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Maharashtra
    On May 8, 2018, Maharashtra State Cabinet decided to provide Rs 3 subsidy for every litre of milk to the co-operative and private producers to manufacture milk powder. This decision is aimed at encouraging production of milk powder from surplus milk. It will further help balance the demand-and-supply of milk and producers in Maharashtra will get Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 27 per litre. In context of this news, it is important to note that Milk production in Maharashtra is at peak since past few days. By end of March 2018, the state had surplus 26506 tonnes of milk powder.

  7. On 8th May 2018, Hardeep Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs inaugurated the ‘First Apex Conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities’ in ___?
    1.Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    2.Bengaluru, Karnataka
    3.Hyderabad, Telangana
    4.Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    The conference is held for 2 days till 9th May 2018. It is organized for offering a platform for cross learning and knowledge sharing among the Smart City CEOs. The conference will let the CEOs learn from the experiences of all city leaders. The plenary sessions will have panel discussions and presentations by Smart City CEOs. It will focus on high impact projects. The way forward for the city level project implementation will also be discussed. An exhibition displaying various projects undertaken by Cities under Smart Cities Mission is held. This Conference also offers an opportunity for the Smart City CEOs to visit and appreciate smart city projects implemented by Bhopal Smart City Limited.

  8. On 8th to 11th May 2018, where is the first edition of 2018 Bi-annual Naval Commander’s Conference held?
    4.New Delhi
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.New Delhi
    Navy will review its new Mission-Based Deployments philosophy to ensure peace and stability, during the conference. The new deployment philosophy, in furtherance of the Prime Minister’s vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR), aims to attain sustained, peaceful and responsive presence of Indian Naval ships in critical areas and choke points. Combat Efficiency and Materiel Readiness, and upkeep of 131 ships and submarines has been the Navy’s focus in the past year. Various measures taken to improve Combat Efficiency, like new Transition Cycle for ships for transition from maintenance periods through a training phase and full scale operations will be reviewed at the conference.

  9. On 8th May 2018, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launched the official ____ App in the Collector’s conference held at Amaravati?
    1.’NCBN’ (Nara Chandrababu Naidu) App
    2.’NCBN’ (New Chandrababu Naidu) App
    3.’MCBN’ (Mass Chandrababu Naidu) App
    4.’ICBN’ (Interact with Chandrababu Naidu) App
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.’NCBN’ (Nara Chandrababu Naidu) App
    The ‘NCBN’ (Nara Chandrababu Naidu) App has been launched to implement effective governance in Andhra Pradesh. The app will notify people in real-time with news updates. It will be a direct platform for the common people to interact with the government. The NCBN app is available at present on Android and Apple app stores for download.

  10. On May 4, 2018, where did Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launch ‘Star Khel Mahakumbh’?
    1.Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
    2.Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    3.Shillong, Meghalaya
    4.Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
    The aim of th€e event is to attract participation from at least 100000 youngsters from Anurag Thakur’s Hamirpur constituency. The Khel Mahkumbh will have competitions in volleyball, cricket, basketball, football, kabaddi and athletics. The event seeks participation from youth across 5000 villages and 800 panchayats, including the most remotest ones. Anurag Thakur has stated that over Rs 1 crore will be invested in this project over the period of next five years.

  11. What is the rank of India out of 25 nations on the Asia Power Index released by Lowy Institute (a Sydney-based Think Tank)?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.4
    Asia Power Index ranks 25 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific region in terms of their overall power. The countries are assessed on 114 indicators placed under eight broad measures of power viz. economic resources, resilience, military capability, future trends, diplomatic influence, economic relationships, defence networks and cultural influence. India has ranked fourth on the parameters of economic resources, military capability, diplomatic influence, fifth on resilience, third on cultural influence and future trends. Overall, India has been referred to as a “giant of the future”. However, it has ranked lower on the measures of economic relationships (ranking 7th) and in defense networks (ranking 10th). US is the most significant power in the Asia-Pacific region.

  12. What is the position of India globally in the business optimism index for the first quarter of 2018, as per Grant Thornton’s quarterly global business survey released on May 8, 2018?
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.6
    The survey findings also revealed that Indian businesses consider red tape, availability of skilled workforce, lack of information communication and technology (ICT) infrastructure and shortage of finance as biggest constraints to growth.
    Biz Optimism Index – Top 5:
    1 Austria
    2 Finland
    3 Indonesia
    4 Netherlands
    5 US

  13. Name the North Korean leader ____ who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian, on May 8 2018?
    1.Kim Jong Moon
    2.Kim Jong Un
    3.Kim Yong Un
    4.Kim Pyong Yong
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Kim Jong Un
    The summit was held in the port city of Dalian , barely weeks after the two leaders took part in historic talks in China’s capital city Beijing in March 2018. China backs Pyongyang’s adherence to the denuclearization of the peninsula, and advocates the dialogue and consultation between the North Korea and the United States (US) for resolving the peninsula issue.

  14. On 7th May 2018, the second phase of the Indian and Malaysian armies’ joint military exercise ____ began in Hulu Langat forest of Malaysia?
    1.Varuna Shakti
    2.Harimau Shakti
    3.Nari Shakti
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Harimau Shakti
    The Harimau Shakti exercise was held under harsh and humid conditions. During the field training exercise, combat engineers of Indian Army deactivated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The sappers team from 3 Engineer regiment of the Indian Army are training with the Malaysian Army combat engineers as a part of their first joint exercise. The joint exercise will be conducted till 13th May 2018. It aims to share the expertise of Indian and Malaysian contingents in conducting counterinsurgency operations in a forest area.

  15. Where is the 71st Cannes Festival held from 8th to 19th May 2018?
    3.United States
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.France
    Australian actress Cate Blanchett is the President of the Jury for the Main competition. The Official festival poster features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot le Fou. Out of the 21 films in contention, only 3 films have female directors. The 2018 Cannes Film festival will open with ‘Everybody Knows’, a psychological thriller movie.

  16. Russian President Vladimir Putin has nominated _____ again to be Russian prime minister in his new term?
    1.Gregor Medvedev
    2.Dmitry Medvedev
    3.Edward Philip
    4.Rob Hughman
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Dmitry Medvedev
    Dmitry Medvedev has been the Russian Prime Minister since 2012. Vladimir Putin secured a new six-year term winning the presidential election held on 18th March 2018. He was sworn in as Russian President for a new term on 7th May 2018.

  17. On 8th May 2018, who was elected as new prime minister of Armenia?
    1.Nikol Pashinyan
    2.Andrew Nicholas
    3.Pete Michael
    4.Julio Carey
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Nikol Pashinyan
    Armenia’s parliament elected Nikol Pashinyan as new prime minister in a 59-42 vote. His election comes after Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation as Prime minister of Armenia recently. Nikol Pashinyan is 42 years old. He is the leader of Civil Contract party. He is a former newspaper editor. He started a protest movement with a march of non-violence on 31st March 2018 demanding Serzh Sargsyan to reisgn.

  18. Panasonic India has appointed ____ as the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of its India business?
    1.Manish Misra
    2.Arun Subramian
    3.Karthik Nagarajan
    4.Joshua Rohit
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Manish Misra
    Manish Misra will be responsible for the strategic development of innovation and technology and will lead Panasonic’s innovation hub in India. As Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Manish Misra will report to Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India. Earlier, Manish Misra worked with HID Global as its India R&D Head and Vice President of Engineering and Innovation.

  19. Name the person who has been appointed as the country head for Google Cloud India?
    1.Ajay Ramanathan
    2.Nitin Bawankule
    3.Viay Shekhar Sharma
    4.Nitin Sharma
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.Nitin Bawankule
    Nitin Bawankule has been a part of Google’s India operations for more than six years. He will report to Google Cloud Managing Director (Asia Pacific) Rick Harshman. Nitin Bawankule has more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Dell, Motorola Mobility, Whirlpool and Godrej GE Appliances.

  20. Who has been appointed as Australia’s new ODI captain?
    1.Tim Paine
    2.Aaron Finch
    3.Steve Smith
    4.Michael Baron
    5.None of these
    Answer – 1.Tim Paine
    Tim Paine will lead the ODI side in the UK in the absence of banned former captain Steve Smith. Aaron Finch has been appointed as his one-day deputy captain for the five-match series. Aaron Finch will lead the T20 international team. Alex Carey has been appointed the vice-captain for a one-off T20 in England and a T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. The appointment of Tim Paine as ODI captain is temporary. A long-term captain will be appointed later.

  21. When was World Red Cross Day 2018 celebrated all over the world?
    1.May 7
    2.May 8
    3.May 6
    4.May 5
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.May 8
    World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8th May every year. This day marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828. He is the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is also the first recipient of Nobel Peace Prize.

  22. World Cartoonist’s Day was observed all over the world on ____?
    1.May 7
    2.May 8
    3.May 6
    4.May 5
    5.None of these
    Answer – 4.May 5
    World Cartoonist’s Day is celebrated every year on 5th May to honor all cartoonists. On 5th May 1895, the first colour cartoon “The Yellow Kid” that was created by Richard F Outcault was published.

  23. When was the Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War observed?
    1.May 7 and 8
    2.May 8 and 9
    3.May 9 and 10
    4.May 7 and 6
    5.None of these
    Answer – 2.May 8 and 9
    Through resolution 59/26 of 22 November 2004, the UN General Assembly declared 8 and 9 May as Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War. Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War is an annual observance on 8th and 9th May. This day is observed to make efforts to settle all disputes by peaceful means and in such a manner that international peace and security are not endangered.

STATIC GK based on Current Affairs

  1. Where is Mahabir Stadium located?

  2. Who is the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) of India?
    Admiral Sunil Lanba

  3. Which state houses the Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary?
    Andhra Pradesh

  4. Name the Indian city that is known as Silver City?
    Cuttack (Orissa)

  5. Where is Sanjay Gandhi National Park located?