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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 13 May to 18 May 2019

The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Vision 2021 document, IPL 2019 and new coach of men's football among others.

May 18, 2019 14:52 IST

13 May to 18 May 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise at ease. The week's updated quizzes cover the topics such as Vision 2021 document, IPL 2019 and new coach of men's football 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 team has won IPL 2019 title?

a) Kolkata Knight Riders
b) Kings XI Punjab
c) Mumbai Indians
d) Chennai Superkings

3. Which of the following players has won the Purple Cap in IPL season 2019?

a) KL Rahul
b) Shubhman Gill
c) Andre Russell
d) ImranTahir

4. Which aerial vehicle was flight tested successfully by DRDO?

a) LAKSHYA
b) ABHYAS
c) APACHE
d) RUSTOM

5. Which country was recently chosen as Co-chair of Consultative Group of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery?

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

6. The ISIS has announced the establishment of a new province in which among the following Indian states?

a) Jammu and Kashmir
b) West Bengal
c) Jharkhand
d) Chhattisgarh

7. Who among the following retired Supreme Court judges has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji?

a) Jagdish Singh Khehar
b) Arjan Kumar Sikri
c) Madan Bhimrao Lokur
d) Kurian Joseph

8. Who was backed by India for the position of next President of the United Nations General Assembly?

a) Syed Akbaruddin
b) Maria Fernanda Espinosa
c) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
d) Andreas Mavroyiannis

9. Which extinct bird has recently re-appeared after revaluation process?

a) White-throated rail
b) Big head plum
c) Brown beak crow
d) Celestial peacock

10. Who was appointed as head coach of the Indian men’s senior football team?

a) Igor Stimac
b) Ante Rebic
c) Alen Halilovic
d) Ivan Perisic

11. Which sportsperson received the Knighthood on May 16, 2019?

a) Sir Alex Ferguson
b) Sir Kenny Dalglish
c) Sir Andy Murray
d) Sir Alex Scott

12. Which nation has banned headscarf in primary schools?

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

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. c) Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad yesterday to become the IPL champions for the record fourth time. The CSK, who were chasing a score of 150 set by Mumbai Indians, were restricted to 148 for 7 in the stipulated 20 overs.  

3. d) Imran Tahir

Mumbai Indians won the 2019 Indian Premier League after defeating Chennai Super Kings by 1 run. While CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL with 132 dismissals, the team’s spinner Imran Tahir won the coveted Purple Cap for taking the highest number of wickets.

4. (b) ABHYAS

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT), ABHYAS. The flight test was conducted from the Interim Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha.

5. (c) India

India was chosen as the Co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020.  The move came after India expressed its interest to Co-chair the Group during its last meeting in October 2018.

6. (a) Jammu and Kashmir

The ISIS has claimed to have established its new province in India’s Jammu and Kashmir, called "Wilayah of Hind". The first of its kind announcement comes after clashes between militants and security forces in Kashmir on May 10.

7. (c) Madan Bhimrao Lokur

Retired Supreme Court Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji’s non-resident panel for the duration of three years.  Justice Lokur received the appointment letter for the same on December 31, 2018, a day after he retired from the Supreme Court of India.

 8. (c) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande

India backs Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande as the next President of the United Nations General Assembly. The election to the post of UNGA’s President will be held in June 2019.

9. (a) White-throated rail

Study published in zoological journal explained that an extinct bird came back from the dead after a process called ‘iterative evolution’ twice.

10. (a) Igor Stimac

Croatian World Cupper Igor Stimac was appointed head coach of the Indian men's senior football team for a two-year term. Stimac has experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring, and developing football and players back home, and internationally.

11. (c) Sir Andy Murray

Sir Andy Murray on May 16, 2019 received the Knighthood by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his services to tennis and charity.

12. (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.