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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 16 May 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as 'Vision 2021' document, Ban on Headscarf and new merit-based immigration policy among others.

May 16, 2019 17:06 IST

16 May 2019: 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 'Vision 2021' document, Ban on Headscarf and new merit-based immigration policy among others.

1. Which institution recently launched the 'Vision 2021' document for e-payment system?

a) FICCI
b) RBI
c) NITI Aayog
d) SEBI

2. Which nation has banned headscarf in primary schools?

a) Australia
b) New Zealand
c) Sri Lanka
d) Austria

3. Which nation’s President has declared a national emergency to protect its computer networks?

a) Australia
b) United States
c) China
d) Japan

4. Which nation’s President is set to propose a merit-based immigration policy?

a) United States
b) United Kingdom
c) Japan
d) Australia

5. Which among the following US states has passed a stringent abortion law?

a) Florida
b) Oklahoma
c) Virginia
d) Alabama

6.
Which nation would be hosting the 2023 Asian Football Cup?

a) Malaysia
b) India
c) China
d) Russia

7. When the National Dengue Day is observed every year in India?

a) 15 May
b) 16 May
c) 17 May
d) 18 May

8. Which of the following countries did not join the global initiative 'Christchurch call to action' to combat terrorism and extremism online?

a) USA
b) France
c) India
d) Canada

9.
Which country recently blocked all editions of Wikipedia?

a) USA
b) China
c) Russia
d) Canada

10. Which state has 35 percent of the country's Graphite deposits as per the Geological Survey of India (GSI)?

a) Odisha
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Assam
d) Tamil Nadu

Answers

1. (b) RBI

The Reserve Bank of India released 'Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021' for safe, secure, quick and affordable e-payment system. The main agenda of the document is the 'no-compromise' approach towards safety and security of payment systems.

2. (d) Austria

The Austrian MPs on May 15, 2019 approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government.

3. (b) United States

US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect the US computer networks from foreign adversaries. The announcement was made through an executive order that effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms that are believed to pose a risk to the security of the nation.

4. (a) United States

US President Donald Trump is set to announce a new proposal to overhaul the legal immigration system to give preference to foreigners based on merit rather than family ties. The decision could largely benefit thousands of Indian professionals, who end up waiting for long to get the Green Card.

5. (d) Alabama

Alabama’s Senate has approved a stringent abortion law, which would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison.

6. (c)China

China would be hosting the Asian Cup Football tournament in 2023. Initially South Korea was also one of the bidders for the tournament, however, the Korean Football Associated decided to pull out to strategically focus on a joint bid with North Korea to host the Women's World Cup in the same year.

7. (b) 18 May

The National Dengue Day is observed on May 16 every year in India, with the recommendation of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The day aims to create awareness about dengue and calls to intensify preventive measures and preparedness for the control of disease.

8. (c) India

India recently joined the 'Christchurch call to action' initiative to combat terrorism and extremism online. The initiative was launched jointly by India, France, New Zealand, Canada and several other countries. However, the USA has declined to be a part of the initiative as of now.

9. (b) China

China blocked all the language editions of the online encyclopedia ‘Wikipedia’. China began the pro9cess of blocking language editions of Wikipedia in April 2019.

10. (b) Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh has 35 percent of the country's Graphite deposits as per the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The State could become a leading producer of graphite in the country in future.