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Current Affairs Quiz: 18 May 2016

May 18, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like Committee on FRBM, Draft National Policy for Women and Maritime Security Dialogue among others.

1.    Name the person who will head the five member committee that was constituted by government to give recommendations on the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) roadmap for the future.
a)    Sumit Bose
b)    Arvind Subramanian
c)    Urijit Patel
d)    NK Singh

2.    Which of the following point is not true in context of Draft National Policy for Women that was unveiled for consultation by Union government?
a)    Create eco-systems to encourage entrepreneurship amongst women
b)    Create a society in which women attain their full potential
c)    Replace National Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2011
d)    Guide Government action on Women’s issues over next 15-20 years

3.    Name the Indian-American who won the one of two Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of 50000 US dollar for developing a low-cost electronically aided knee brace.
a)    Rajeev Jha
b)    Syamantak Payra
c)    Swetha Revanur
d)    Prashant Godishala

4.    India held the first round of Maritime Security Dialogue with which country?
a)    Japan
b)    China
c)    United States
d)    Bangladesh

5.    State-run power producer NTPC Limited formed Joint Venture with which company to revive plants of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL)?
a)    Oil India Corporation
b)    Coal India Limited
c)    Indian Oil Corporation Limited
d)    Engineer India Limited

6.    Himalayan brown beers came into news after being sighted for the first time after 1999 in
a)    Kargil
b)    Tundah
c)    Dachigam
d)    Kupwara

7.    Which of the following football clubs won La Liga Champions Parade 2016?
a)    Deportivo
b)    Real Madrid
c)    Barcelona FC
d)    Granada

8.    Who of the following is the first Chief of Air Staff to fly the indigenously designed and produced Light Combat Aircraft Tejas?
a)    Pradeep Vasant Naik
b)    Arup Raha
c)    Norman Anil Kumar Browne
d)    Fali Homi Major

9.    Name the athlete who created history by breaking the national record in women's 3000m steeplechase event.
a)    Anjum Chopra
b)    Sudha Singh
c)    Lalita Babar
d)    Geeta Singh

10.    Identify one of the discoverers of Neptune's rings who died recently.
a)    Andre Brahic
b)    William Hubbard
c)    Zard William
d)    None of the above

11.    The SBI proposed to merge which public sector bank with itself along with its 5 associate banks?
a)    Bharatiya Mahila Bank
b)    Andhra Bank
c)    Bank of Baroda
d)    Union Bank of India

12.
    Which bank launched the SmartUp platform to offer banking and payment solutions to start-ups?
a)    ICICI Bank
b)    HDFC Bank
c)    State Bank of India
d)    Axis Bank

13.    Researchers of which American university developed world’s first zika virus clone?
a)    University of Pennsylvania
b)    Harvard University
c)    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
d)    University of Texas

14.    Which Indian artist won prize at the 2016 UN poster contest on N-disarmament?
a)    Neelima Mehta
b)    Anjali Chandrashekar
c)    Rani Sharma
d)    Sudesh Naik

15.    What was the theme of World Hypertension Day(WHD) that was observed across the world on 17 May 2016?
a)    Take care of your Heart!
b)    Note your pulse rate
c)    Know your numbers
d)    None of the above

ANSWER

1. (d) NK Singh
2. (c) Replace National Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2011
3. (b) Syamantak Payra
4. (c) United States
5. (b) Coal India Limited
6. (a) Kargil
7. (c) Barcelona FC    
8. (b) Arup Raha
9. (b) Sudha Singh
10. (a) Andre Brahic
11. (a) Bharatiya Mahila Bank
12. (b) HDFC Bank
13. (d) University of Texas
14 .(b) Anjali Chandrashekar
15. (c) Know Your Customer

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