Current Affairs Quiz: 31 May 2021

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as fastest woman to climb Mt. Everest, new interim President of Mali and PM-CARES for Children scheme among others. 

Created On: May 31, 2021 15:52 ISTModified On: May 31, 2021 15:52 IST
Current Affairs Quiz

31 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 fastest woman to climb Mt. Everest, new interim President of Mali and PM-CARES for Children scheme among others. 

1. Who has become the world's fastest woman to scale Mount Everest?
a) Tsang Yin-hung
b) Bena Thang
c) Phunjo Jhangmu Lama
d) Tenzin Chuney

2. Under PM-CARES for Children scheme, the government has set aside how much amount each for children orphaned due to COVID-19?
a) Rs 10 lakh
b) Rs 5 lakh
c) Rs 1 lakh
d) Rs 2 lakh

3. Which state government has increased the punishment for hospitals charging an excessive fee?
a) Odisha
b) Telangana
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Uttar Pradesh

4. Which state will include disaster and pandemic management in the school and college curriculum?
a) Odisha 
b) Jharkhand
c) West Bengal
d) Bihar

5. Which nation has allowed couples to have three children, ending its two-child policy?
a) Japan
b) India
c) China
d) Pakistan

6. Who has been announced as the new interim President of Mali?
a) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
b) Bah Ndaw 
c) Moctar Ouane
d) Assimi Goita

7. When is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed?
a) May 27th
b) May 28th
c) May 29th
d) May 30th

8. Which nation will host the suspended 14th IPL edition?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) UAE
c) South Africa
d) Sri Lanka

Answers

1. (a) Tsang Yin-hung
Tsang Yin-hung has created a new world record by climbing the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest in just 25 hours and 50 minutes, becoming the fastest woman to scale the peak. 

2. (a) 10 lakh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 29, 2021 approved a slew of measures for children orphaned due to COVID under the PM-CARES for Children scheme. The measures include free education and to create Rs 10 lakh corpus for each child, which will be given to them on attaining the age of 23, among others

3. (d) Andhra Pradesh
The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government on May 28, 2021 increased the punishment of private hospitals for charging excessive fee from patients. Such hospitals will levied 10 times the additional amount and repeated offenders will be prosecuted.

4. (a) Odisha
Odisha's Council of Ministers on May 29, 2021 adopted a resolution to include disaster and pandemic management as a part of the curriculum in every high school and college. 

5. (c) China
China has decided to allow each couple to have up to three children, ending its strict two-child policy. This comes after China's population data over the past decade showed the slowest population growth in decades.

6. (d) Assimi Goita
Mali’s constitutional court in Bamako on May 28, 2021 announced Colonel Assimi Goita as the new interim President of the nation. He is the interim Vice President of Mali and leader of the military junta that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August 2020. 

7. (c) May 29th
The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is observed every year on May 29 to pay tribute to the military and civilian personnel for their invaluable contribution to the UN peacekeeping work around the world.

8. (b) UAE
The United Arab Emirates will host the remaining matches of the suspended 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between September 15 and October 15. This was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on May 29, 2021.

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