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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 2 May 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as UN’s designation of Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist, Khel Ratna Award and 2019 footballer of the year among others.

May 2, 2019 17:12 IST

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 UN’s designation of Masood Azhar as Global Terrorist, Khel Ratna Award and 2019 footballer of the year among others.

1. The United Nations Security Council recently designated which organisation’s chief as a Global Terrorist?

a) Jaish-e-Mohammad
b) Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen
c) National Thawheed Jamath
d) Jamathei Milathu Ibrahim

2. Which Indian shooter has attained world number one position in 10m air rifle?

a) Apurvi Chandela
b) Anjum Moudgil
c) Manu Bhaker
d) Divyansh Singh Panwar

3. Who has been nominated by Hockey India for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?

a) Akashdeep Singh
b) PR Sreejesh
c) Deepika
d) Chinglensana Singh Kangujam

4. Which nation’s President has signed a controversial internet bill into law?

a) South Korea
b) China
c) Sri Lanka
d) Russia

5. Which nation has barred preaching religious, radical ideologies glorifying terrorism?

a) Australia
b) New Zealand
c) Sri Lanka
d) United Kingdom

6.
Who was named as first non-British President of the Marylebone Cricket Club?

a) MS Dhoni
b) Kumar Sangakkara
c) Brett Lee
d) Chris Gayle

7. The National Shooting Federation recently nominated whom for the 2019 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?

a) Jitu Rai
b) Abhinav Bindra
c) Apurvi Chandela
d) Heena Sidhu

8. Who was named as the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA)?

a) Virgil Van Dijk
b) Dele Alli
c) Raheem Sterling
d) John Stones

Answers

1. (a) Jaish-e-Mohammad

The 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council on May 1, 2019 designated Pakistan’s Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist. With the addition of Azhar to the Al‑Qaida Sanctions List, he will be subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo. The Sanctions List currently contains the names of 262 individuals and 83 entities.

2. (a) Apurvi Chandela

India’s Apurvi Chandela on May 1, 2019 became world number 1 in women’s 10m air rifle event, according to the latest rankings released by the International Shooting Sport Federation. In February 2019, Chandela shot a world record score of 252.9 to clinch gold at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in New Delhi.

3. (b) PR Sreejesh

Hockey India on May 1, 2019 nominated ace Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and three other players for the Arjuna Award. The player names recommended for the Arjuna Award include midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and forward Akashdeep Singh and women's team defender Deepika.

4. (d) Russia

President Vladimir Putin on May 1, 2019 signed a new measure into law that will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country's internet from the rest of the world and create a new national network. The ‘sovereign internet’ bill aims to expand government control over the Internet.

5. (c) Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Government has issued orders preventing any person from preaching religious, extremist or radical ideologies that glorify terrorism. The order also banned any foreigner from preaching any such ideology and few persons involved in it have been deported.

6. (b) Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lanka captain, Kumar Sangakkara was on May 1, 2019 appointed as the President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), England. With this, Sangakkara became the first non-British to head the Club.

7. (d)  Heena Sidhu

The National Shooting Federation on April 29, 2019 recommended pistol ace Heena Sidhu and trap shooter Ankur Mittal for the 2019 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the country's highest sporting honour.

8. (c) Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling was named as the 2019 footballer of the year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA). The Manchester City and England forward topped the poll of the 400-strong FWA membership as a clear winner, with 62 percent of the votes.