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Current Affairs Quiz: 30 May 2016

May 30, 2016 19:00 IST

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1.    Name the Indian woman author who won the 'Scholastic Asian Book Award' for 32000-word manuscript "Codex: The Lost Treasure of the Indus".
a)    Rishi Nair
b)    Rupa Iyer
c)    Aditi Krishnakumar
d)    Syamantak payra

2.    Who of the following was adjudged as the player of the match in the final match of 2016 Indian Premier League?
a)    Chris Gayle
b)    Ben Cutting
c)    Virat Kohli
d)    Chris Gayle

3.    Who of the following was adjudged as the player of the series in the final match of 2016 Indian Premier League?
a)    Chris Gayle
b)    Ben Cutting
c)    Virat Kohli
d)    Chris Gayle

4.    Name the Indian-American scientist who received the prestigious Springer Theses award for his research in which he developed transgenic mice to study a critical tumor-suppressor called A20.
a)    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
b)    Ashok Das
c)    Arnab De
d)    Shiva Ayyadurai

5.    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated second submarine assembly workshop at
a)    Hindustan Shipyard
b)    Cochin Shipyard
c)    Mazagon Dock Limited
d)    Kattupalli Shipyard

6.    Nine-coach Spanish train Talgo’s trial run was conducted on which rail route?
a)    Bareilly-Moradabad route
b)    Mathura-Palwal route
c)    Mumbai-Delhi route
d)    Ranchi-Patna route

7.    Name the football club that won 2016 European Champions League.
a)    Real Madrid
b)    Atletico Madrid
c)    Barcelona
d)    Manchester United

8.    Name the discus thrower from India who recently qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016.
a)    Vikas Gowda
b)    Krishna Poonia
c)    Seema Punia
d)    Harwant Kaur

9.    Who was recently appointed the Ambassador of India to Romania?
a)    Jignesh Jadav
b)    Vitthal Kumar
c)    Romesh Chandra
d)    A V S Ramesh Chandra

10.    The 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championships will be held in which of the following countries?
a)    Vietnam
b)    Japan
c)    China
d)    Indonesia

11.    The President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Malti Devi Gyan Peeth Puraskar for the year 2016. The award is given in which of the following fields?
a)    Journalism
b)    Education
c)    Science
d)    Arts & Culture

12.    What was the theme of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2016 that is observed annually on 29 May?
a)    Honouring Our Heroes
b)    Together for Peace
c)    A Force for Peace. A Force for Change. A Force for the Future
d)    None of the above

13.    Which of the following is not part of the six regional languages in which the official website of Prime Minister's Office will be available to people?
a)    Gujarati
b)    Marathi
c)    Malayalam
d)    Maithili

14.    Name the person who won the world's highest marathon on Mount Everest.
a)    Bed Bahadur Sunuwar
b)    Robert Celinski
c)    Angtharkay
d)    Pasang Dawa Lama

15.    Name the first experimental inflatable room attached to the International Space Station that was successfully deployed by NASA in May 2016.
a)    Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)
b)    Mars orbiter Mission (MOM)
c)    Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN Mission (MAVEN)
d)    Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)


1. (c) Aditi Krishnakumar
2. (b) Ben Cutting
3. (c) Virat Kohli
4. (c) Arnab De
5. (c) Mazagon Dock Limited
6. (a) Bareilly-Moradabad route
7. (a) Real Madrid
8. (c) Seema Punia
9. (d) A V S Ramesh Chandra
10. (a) Vietnam
11. (b) Education
12.(a) Honouring Our Heroes
13. (d) Maithili
14. (a) Bed Bahadur Sunuwar
15. (d) Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)

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