Current Affairs Quiz: 14 May 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as PM-KISAN eighth installment, Whitley Awards 2021, African Swine Fever and Green Urja Award among others. 

Created On: May 14, 2021 17:51 ISTModified On: May 14, 2021 17:51 IST

14 May 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as PM-KISAN eighth installment, Whitley Awards 2021, African Swine Fever and Green Urja Award among others. 

1. Which state government has announced free education for children who lost their parents or guardians to COVID-19?
a) Jharkhand
b) Bihar
c) Chhattisgarh 
d) Kerala

2. The Prime Minister transferred how much amount into bank accounts of 10 crore farmers under the eighth installment under the PM-KISAN?
a) Rs 19,000 crores
b) Rs 18,000 crores
c) Rs 20,000 crores
d) Rs 21,000 crores

3. India's Y Nuklu Phom has been named the winner of ‘Whitley Awards 2021' for his conservational efforts in which Indian state?
a) Meghalaya 
b) Nagaland
c) Sikkim
d) Manipur

4. India has estimated to receive how many vaccine doses between August and December 2021?
a) 217 crore
b) 350 crore
c) 100 crore
d) 250 crore

5. Who has been reappointed as the Prime Minister of Nepal?
a) KP Sharma Oli 
b) Sher Bahadur Deuba 
c) Pushpakamal Dahal 
d) Madhav Kumar 

6. Which Indian state on May 12, 2021 reported resurgence of the African Swine Fever?
a) Madhya Pradesh
b) West Bengal
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Meghalaya 

7. Which Indian agency was conferred the Green Urja Award?
a) CERD
b) WPSI
c) WTI
d) IREDA

Answers

1. (c) Chhattisgarh 
The Chhattisgarh government has announced that it will pay for the education of children who lost their parents or guardians to corona. The government stated that it will also take care of the education of children in families whose earning member has died of COVID.

2. (a) Rs 19,000 crores
Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly transferred around Rs 19,000 crores to the bank accounts of 10 crore farmers across the country under the eighth installment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) on May 14, 2021.

3. (b) Nagaland
Nagaland Conservationist Y Nuklu Phom was named the winner of ‘Whitley Awards 2021', also known as the Green Oscar, donated by MAVA Foundation on May 12, 2021 for his efforts in establishing a biodiversity peace corridor in Nagaland.                                                                 

4. (a) 217 crore   
Union Government informed about its vaccination plan on May 13, 2021, stating that it planned to get around 217 crore vaccine doses between August and December 2021. The centre informed that around 51.6 vaccine doses have been ordered to fulfill the vaccine demand in the country by the month of July. 

5. (a) KP Sharma Oli
KP Sharma Oli was reappointed as the Prime Minister of Nepal by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari after the opposition parties failed to put together a coalition government by the 9 pm deadline on May 13, 2021. Oli would be taking the oath of office today.

6. (d) Meghalaya
Meghalaya on May 12, 2021, informed that the resurgence of the African Swine Fever (ASF) has killed over 300 pigs in the last month. The State’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department have confirmed the presence of the ASF in the districts of East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi, and the sub-division of Sohra.

7. (d) IREDA
The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on May 11, 2021, conferred the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) with the ‘Green Urja Award’. The agency has been awarded for being the leading public institution in financing institution for renewable energy.

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