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Current Affairs Quiz: 12 May 2016

May 12, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council, Parliamentary panel headed by Murali Manohar Joshi and nod to develop nearly 200-km long bicycle highway among others.

1.    Who of the following was elected as the independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council on 12 May 2016?
a)    Sharad Pawar
b)    Shashank Manohar
c)    Adnan Zaidi
d)    Mustafa Kamal

2.    A Parliamentary panel headed by Murali Manohar Joshi in its report on rejuvenating River Ganga has recommended for an overarching authority headed by
a)    Minister of Environment & Forest
b)    Minister of Finance
c)    Prime Minister
d)    Minister of Water Resource

3.    How many drug formulations ceiling price was fixed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority on 11 May 2016?
a)    22
b)    37
c)    54
d)    71

4.    Name England’s women cricket team captain, who on 11 May 2016 announced her retirement from international cricket.  
a)    Sarah Taylor
b)    Katherine Brunt
c)    Natalie Sciver
d)    Charlotte Edwards

5.    The Uttar Pradesh government on 11 May 2016 gave its nod to develop nearly 200-km long bicycle highway from
a)    Agra to Etawah
b)    Agra to Mathura
c)    Kanpur to Lucknow
d)    Aligarh to Agra

6.    What was the theme of National Technology Day that was observed across the nation on 11 May 2016?
a)    Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan
b)    Technology and Skill Development
c)    Technology and Farmer Welfare
d)    Technology Enablers of Startup India

7.    Name the Indo-American woman teahcer who was honored by US President Barack Obama for her excellent work in the field of education on 11 May 2016.
a)    Nina Davuluri
b)    Mira Nair
c)    Sheetal Sheth
d)    Revathi Balakrishnan

8.    Who of the following is the author of the book The Drowned Detective?
a)    Charlie Jane Anders
b)    Emily Henry
c)    Neil Jordan
d)    Amber Sparks

 Name the country with which India signed a protocol to amend the convention for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes capital gains on 10 May 2016.
a)    Sri Lanka
b)    Mauritius
c)    Japan
d)    China

10.    Who of the following was recommended by Hockey India for Arjuna Award on 11 May 2016?
a)    Ritu Rani
b)    VR Raghunath
c)    Sardara Singh
(a)    and (b) both

11.    Who of the following was named NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight year on 10 May 2016?
(b)    Russell Westbrook
(c)    Stephen Curry
(d)    Kawhi Leonard
(e)    LeBron James

12.    Name the famous West Indian commentator who died on 11 May 2016 in Barbados.
(a)    Tony Cozier
(b)    Johny Cozier
(c)    Anthony Matthews
(d)    Clive Tony

13.    The International Cricket Council on 11 May 2016 lifted the provisional suspension on which of the following Sri Lankan cricketer?
(a)    Angelo Mathews
(b)    Kusal Perera
(c)    Lasith Malinga
(d)    Thisara Perera

   Who is the author of the book titled Chaos and Caliphate: Jihadis and the West in the Struggle for the Middle East?
(a)    Osama Alomar
(b)    Khalaf Ali Alkhalaf
(c)    Patrick Cockburn
(d)    Oliver Goldsmith

15.    A group of scientists on 11 May 2016 claimed that they have unearthed a fragment of the world’s oldest known ground edge axe. It was found in which of the following countries?
(a)    Australia
(b)    The United States of America
(c)    South Africa
(d)    China

1.    (b) Shashank Manohar
2.    (c) Prime Minister
3.    (c) 54
4.    (d) Charlotte Edwards
5.    (a) Agra to Etawah
6.    (d) Technology Enablers of Startup India
7.    (d) Revathi Balakrishnan
8.    (c) Neil Jordan
9.    (b) Mauritius
10.    (d) (a) and (b) both
11.    (b) Stephen Curry
12.    (a) Tony Cozier
13.    (b) Kusal Perera
14.    (c) Patrick Cockburn
15.    (a) Australia

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