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Current Affairs Quiz: 13 May 2016

May 13, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like world’s most polluted city in terms of air quality, agreement enabling automatic sharing of country-by-country reporting and Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent among others.

1.    As per a survey conducted by WHO, which city was declared the world’s most polluted in terms of air quality?
a)    New Delhi
b)    Zabol
c)    Gwalior
d)    Beijing

2.    Which of the following is not a part of six countries that in May 2016 signed a Multilateral Competent Authority agreement for the automatic exchange to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs)?
a)    India
b)    Iran
c)    Canada
d)    Iceland

3.    Name the state that on 12 May 2016 declared drought in over 29000 villages of the state.
a)    Uttar Pradesh
b)    Haryana
c)    Telangana
d)    Maharashtra

4.    Name the Indian-American engineer who was appointed as the member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by President Barack Obama.
a)    Manjit Singh
b)    Frank Islam
c)    Geeta Pasi
d)    Nandita Bakhshi

5.    
Name the famous Indian music composer who on 12 May 2016 agreed to be the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent?
a)    Himesh Reshammiya
b)    Pritam
c)    AR Rahman
d)    Vishal Dadlani

6.    Who of the following Indian wrestler on 12 May 2016 earned the Olympic quota from India in 74-kg category?
a)    Dharamvir Singh
b)    Brijbhushan Singh
c)    Narsingh Yadav
d)    Sushil Kumar

7.    Name the newly nominated member of the Rajya Sabha whose resignation was accepted by Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari.
a)    Mary Kom
b)    Pranav Pandya
c)    Salim Khan
d)    Rajat Sharma

8.    Which country on 11 May 2016 granted final parliamentary approval to a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions?
a)    Norway
b)    France
c)    Portugal
d)    Italy

9.    Who in the second week of May 2016 was appointed the Senior Vice President and Head of Digital of Mphasis?
a)    Yesh Subramanian
b)    Vinayak Sen
c)    Dinesh Venugopal
d)    Rajat Kapadia

10.    Identify the two Harbour Defence Systems that were commissioned at Vizag to enhance the Navy's surveillance capability and response to security threats on 11 May 2016.
a)    IUHDSS & MWDC
b)    SPS & UIS
c)    SPS & IUHDSS
d)    UIS & MWDC

11.   Name the Parliamentary Committee that recommended an authority on Ganga Rejuvenation with Prime Minister as its head on 11 May 2016.
a)    Public Accounts Committee
b)    Public Undertakings Committee
c)    Business Advisory Committee
d)    Estimates Committee of Parliament

12.    Name the community in the western part of India which has the roots of Jewish as per the study from Tel Aviv University that was published on 10 May 2016.
a)    Bene Israel
b)    Luso-Indian
c)    British Indian
d)    Indo people

13.    Identify the awards that were given by Union Health Ministry to mark the meritorious services of nursing professionals in India on 12 May 2016.
a)    Florence Nightingale Awards 2016
b)    Indian Nursing Awards 2016
c)    Medical Service Awards 2016
d)    Mother Teresa Awards 2016

14.    On Which day the world celebrates International Nurses Day?
a)    10 May
b)    12 May
c)    15 March
d)    13 April

15.    SEBI on 12 May 2016 received Union Cabinet’s approval to sign MoU for mutual co-operation and technical assistance with which country?
a)    Bangladesh
b)    Sri Lanka
c)    Abu Dhabi
d)    United Arab Emirates

ANSWERS
1. (b) Zabol
2. (b) Iran
3. (d) Maharashtra
4. (a) Manjit Singh
5. (c) AR Rahman
6. (c) Narsingh Yadav
7. (b) Pranav Pandya
8. (d) Italy
9. (a) Yesh Subramanian
10. (a) IUHDSS & MWDC
11. (b) Estimates Committee of Parliament
12. (a) Bene Israel
13. (a) Florence Nightingale Awards 2016
14. (b) 12 May
15. (c) Abu Dhabi

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