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Current Affairs Quiz: 20 May 2016

May 20, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like first female president of Taiwan, Centre for Environmental Health and 27th series of CORPAT among others.

1.    Who of the following was sworn-in as the first female president of Taiwan?
a)    Eric Chu
b)    Tsai Ing-wen
c)    Ma Ying-jeou
d)    Wu Po-hsiung

Name the cyclonic storm over the west central Bay of Bengal that will strike Andhra Pradesh coast.
a)    ROANU
c)    Lehar
d)    HUDHUD

3.    The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda launched Centre for Environmental Health. The centre is a joint initiative between which two foundations?
a)    Public Health Foundation of India and the FICCI
b)    Public Health Foundation of India and the Teri University
c)    Public Health Foundation of India and the Tata Institute of Social Science
d)    FICCI and the Tata Institute of Social Science

4.    President Pranab Mukherjee launched a software solution named Intelligent Operations Centre in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The software is designed by
a)    Accenture
b)    IBM
c)    Wipro
d)    None of the above

5.    Which of the following political parties emerged triumphant in the 2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Election?
a)    AIADMK
b)    DMK
c)    INC
d)    BJP

6.    The 27th series of CORPAT was conducted between the Indian Navy and
a)    Sri Lankan Navy
b)    Japanese Navy
c)    French Navy
d)    Indonesian Navy

7.    Who has been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology?
a)    Virendra Singh
b)    Jagmohan Sharma
c)    Rakesh Kumar Mishra
d)    None of the above

8.    Name the Indian journalist who was elected unanimously as the Deputy Mayor of Loughton town in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2016.
a)    V K Krishna Menon
b)    Omana Gangadharan
c)    Raj Rajendran
d)    Philip Abraham

9.    Name the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer who was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Romania.
a)    Ashok Chauhan
b)    AVS Ramesh Chandra
c)    Rupesh Tiwari    
d)    Sagar Rajora

10.    Name the Noted Gujarati folk singer and Padma award winner who passed away in May 2016.
a)    Bhikhudan Gadhvi
b)    Diwaliben Bhil
c)    Sudhir V Shah
d)    Dahyabhai Shastri

11.    Name the Indian-American biotechnologist who was awarded with the University of Houston’s Distinguished Leadership in Teaching Excellence Award in 2016?
a)    Rita nair
b)    Nazeeba Abraham
c)    Rupa Iyer
d)    Sheela Sharda

12.    Which Union Territory released the draft bill on granting Statehood status to it?
a)    Chandigarh
b)    Puducherry
c)    NCT Delhi    
d)    Andaman & Nicobar Islands

13.    Nokia Technologies entered into a 10-year brand-licensing deal with which company to market Nokia-branded phones and tablets?
a)    HMD Global Oy
b)    FIH Mobile Limited
c)    Alca-Lucent
d)    Siemens Technology and Services

14.    In which city Apple Inc. will be setting up an iOS App Design and Development Accelerator?
a)    Bengaluru
b)    Hyderabad
c)    Mumbai
d)    Kolkata

15.    In this city Apple Inc. opened a Development Office to develop Maps for Apple products?
a)    Chennai
b)    Hyderabad
c)    Thiruvananthapuram
d)    New Delhi

1. (b) Tsai Ing-wen
2. (a) ROANU
3. (c) Public Health Foundation of India and the Tata Institute of Social Science
4. (b) IBM
5. (a) AIADMK
6. (d) Indonesian Navy
7. (c) Rakesh Kumar Mishra
8. (d) Philip Abraham
9. (b) AVS Ramesh Chandra
10. (b) Diwaliben Gadhvi
11. (c) Rupa Iyer
12. (c) NCT Delhi
13. (a) HMD Global Oy
14. (a) Bengaluru
15. (b) Hyderabad

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