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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 29 May 2019

The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as latest ICC player rankings, team rankings, ICC World Cup and International Day of UN Peacekeepers among others.

May 29, 2019 18:50 IST
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29 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 latest ICC player rankings, team rankings, ICC World Cup and International Day of UN Peacekeepers among others.

1. Which senior BJP leader has opted out of the new Modi Government?

a) Sushma Swaraj
b) Rajnath Singh
c) Piyush Goyal
d) Arun Jaitley

2.
India is ranked at which position in the latest ICC ODI Team Rankings?

a) Second
b) First
c) Third
d) Fourth

3. Which Indian bowler leads the ICC ODI Player rankings for bowlers?

a) Kuldeep Yadav
b) Yuzvendra Chahal
c) Jasprit Bumrah
d) Ravichandran Ashwin

4. The first match of ICC World Cup 2019 will be held between which two nations?

a) England vs South Africa
b) South Africa vs Australia
c) Pakistan vs England
d) Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

5. Who among the following will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

a) K.P. Sharma Oli
b) Maithripala Sirisena
c) Sooronbay Jeenbekov
d) Shiekh Hasina

6. The United States recently removed which country from its currency monitoring watchlist?

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

7. When is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed every year?

a) 27th May
b) 28th May
c) 29th May
d) 30th May

8. How many total matches will be held in ICC World Cup 2019?

a) 42
b) 45
c) 48
d) 50

9. Which country recently signed tripartite agreement between India and Japan?

a) Russia
b) China
c) Sri Lanka
d) United States

10. Scott Morrison has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of which nation?

a) New Zealand
b) Australia
c) United Kingdom
d) Germany

Answers

1. (d) Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, former Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister, in a letter to Modi has recused himself from any responsibility in the new NDA government, citing health challenges.

2. (a) Second

In the ICC ODI team rankings, World Cup hosts England lead the table with 125 points closely followed by India at the second position with 121 points and South Africa at the third position with 115 points.

3. (c) Jasprit Bumrah

As per the latest ICC player rankings, India’s Virat Kohli leads the batting ranking table, while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah leads the bowling rankings chart.

4. (a)  England vs South Africa

The ICC World Cup 2019 will begin on May 30 with the opening match between England and South Africa.

5. (d) Shiekh Hasina

The oath-taking ceremony will be attended by the leaders of the BIMSTEC Member Countries; Sooronbay Jeenbekov, the President of Kyrgyzstan; and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina will not be able to attend the ceremony as she will be on a three-nation visit at the time to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland.

6. (b) India

The United States recently removed India from its currency monitoring watchlist. The US placed India, China, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and South Korea in the bi-annual currency watch list in October 2018.

7. (c) 29th May

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed every year on May 29 to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of civilian personnel and to honour over 3,800 peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives while rendering peacekeeping services.

8. (c) 48

There would be 48 matches in total in the World Cup. Of the total 48 matches of the world cup 2019, 45 will be in the Group Stage where each team will play nine Group Stage matches.

9. (d) United States


Sri Lanka signed a tripartite agreement with India and Japan for development of eastern terminal of Colombo port. Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) will hold 51 percent majority stake in the port; while Japan and India will have combined stake of 49 percent.

10. (b) Australia

Scott Morrison has been sworn in as the Australia's Prime Minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country's general election. He was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth's official representative in Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, at a ceremony in Canberra. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was also sworn in.

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