Current Affairs Quiz: 28 May 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, world's largest museum, Energy Frontier Award 2020 and Sputnik V vaccine price among others. 

Created On: May 28, 2021 18:44 ISTModified On: May 28, 2021 18:49 IST

28 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 Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, world's largest museum, Energy Frontier Award 2020 and Sputnik V vaccine price among others. 

1. Guillermo Lasso has taken oath as first right-wing President of which nation in 14 years?
a) Venezuela 
b) Colombia
c) Peru
d) Ecuador

2. Which nation recently honoured Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen with its top award in social sciences?
a) Denmark
b) France
c) Spain
d) Germany 

3. Who has been conferred with Energy Frontier Award 2020?
a) Swapan Kumar Datta
b) Ratan Kumar Sinha
c) B Sesikeran
d) C.N.R. Rao

4. Which drug maker has sought DCGI's approval for clinical trials for monoclonal antibody therapy?
a) Zydus Cadila
b) Bharat Biotech 
c) Novavax
d) J&J

5. Which nation will begin vaccinating children aged above 12 years from June 7?
a) France
b) Germany
c) UK
d) US

6. Which among the following is the largest museum in the world?
a) Metropolitan Museum of Art
b) Louvre
c) State Hermitage Museum
d) Victoria and Albert Museum

7. Sputnik V vaccine will be rolled out by which hospital group in India from June second week?
a) Apollo 
b) Fortis 
c) Max 
d) Hinduja 

8. What will be the price of the Sputnik V vaccine in India?
a) Rs 1200
b) Rs 1500
c) Rs 800
d) Rs 1195

Answers

1. (d) Ecuador 
Guillermo Lasso was sworn in on May 24, 2021 as Ecuador's first right-wing president in 14 years. He won Ecuador’s Presidential Elections 2021 with over 52 percent of votes against Andres Arauz.

2. (c) Spain 
Indian economist and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen was awarded Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences category on May 26, 2021. This was informed b the Spanish Prize Foundation.

3. (d) CNR. Rao
Bharat Ratna Professor CNR Rao was honoured with the International ENI Award 2020, also known as Energy Frontier Award 2020, for his research in renewable energy sources and energy storage. He has been working on hydrogen energy as the only source of energy for the benefit of all mankind. 

4. (a) Zydus Cadila
Zydus Cadila has announced on May 26, 2021, that the company will be seeking approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct clinical trials of its monoclonal antibody therapy ZRC-3308 (COVIMAB) that can neutralize COVID-19.

5. (b) Germany 
Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on May 28, 2021, that Germany will begin giving coronavirus vaccine doses to children aged above 12 years from June 7, 2021. The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 12 to 15-years-old on May 28, 2021. 

6. (b) Louvre
The Louvre, which is located in Paris, France, is the world's largest museum. The museum got its first female president in 228 years when Art Historian Laurence des Cars were appointed to the post on May 28, 2021. 

7. (a) Apollo
Apollo Group of Hospitals has announced that it will begin the rollout of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, across its hospitals in India from June second week at an estimated price of Rs 1,195 per dose.

8. (d) Rs 1195
Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will be available in India at Apollo Group of Hospitals at an estimated price of Rs 1,195 per dose. The hospital group said that it will be charging Rs 995 for the vaccine and Rs 200 would be administration charges.

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