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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 May 2016

May 19, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like BJP’s first win in Kerala, world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant and Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act among others.

1. Name the former Union Minister from BJP who opened the account for BJP in the Assembly Election 2016 for the first time in the Kerala.
a) S Sreesanth
b) Kunnam Rajasekharan
c) O Rajagopal
d) Pinnrayi Vijayan

2. Name the Indian state that inaugurated the world’s largest single rooftop solar power plant with capacity of 11.5 MegaWatt (MW).
a) Haryana
b) Gujarat
c) Punjab
d) Tamil Nadu

3. Which of the following state was not the part of meeting that was called by Prime Minister to access drought and water scarcity situations?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Jharkhand

4. The United States (US) Senate on 18 May 2016 approved a bipartisan emergency funding of what amount to combat the Zika virus in 2016 and 2017?
(a) 1.9 billion US dollar
(b) 1.1 billion US dollar
(c) 1.2 billion US dollar
(d) 2.5 billion US dollar

5. Who was recently appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of IndiGo?
a) Aditya Ghosh
b) Pankaj Madan
c) Adam David
d) Rohit Philip

6. The revision of the rehabilitation of bonded labour scheme that will be made a Central Sector Scheme will replace Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act of
a) 1952
b) 1967
c) 1976
d) 1991

7. Who was recently appointed the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change?
a) Christiana Figueres
b) Noeleen Heyzer
c) Patricia Espinosa Cantellano
d) None of the above

8. The Indian 4x100m women's relay team recently broke the 18-year-old national record at IAAF World Challenge. The event was held in which of the following cities?
a) Amsterdam
b) Beijing
c) Antwerp
d) Berlin

9. Which state government recently decided to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students?
a) Odisha
b) Bihar
c) Maharashtra
d) Assam
 
10. Who was recently appointed as Barco’s Managing Director for India?
a) Rajiv Bhalla
b) Raghunath Roy
c) Pankaj Madan
d) Rohith Philip

11. Who became the first woman Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucknow?
a) Manzil Saini
b) Usha Gupta
c) Deepali Yadav
d) Mamta Goyal

12. Which Mobile app platform signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to benefit Safai Karamcharis?
a) FlipKart
b) Ola
c) Amazon
d) Uber

13. The World Cities Report 2016, Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures was released by which organisation?
a) World Health Organisation
b) United Nations economic and social council
c) UN-Habitat
d) Population Council

14. Which Indian car model failed the crash tests conducted by Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP)?
a) Honda Amaze
b) Hyundai Eon
c) Maruti Brezza
d) Nissan Sunny

15. Which platform was launched by Income Tax (IT) department to fast track taxpayer grievances?
a) e-suraksha
b) e-nivaran
c) e-sewa
d) e-kalyan

ANSWERS

1. (c) O Rajagopal
2. (c) Punjab
3. (a) Tamil Nadu
4. (b) 1.1 billion US dollars
5. (d) Rohit Philip
6. (c) 1976
7. (c) Patricia Espinosa Cantellano
8. (b) Beijing
9. (a) Odisha
10. (a) Rajiv Bhalla
11. (a) Manzil Saini
12. (b) Ola
13. (c) United Nations economic and social council
14. (b) Hyundai Eon
15. (b) e-nivaran

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