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Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 6 May to 12 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 like Lok Sabha Elections 2019, PM Narendra Modi featured in Time magazine cover and Ayodhya dispite case among others.

May 12, 2019 13:31 IST
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6 May to 12 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 like Lok Sabha Elections 2019, PM Narendra Modi featured in Time magazine cover and Ayodhya dispite case among others.

1. The fifth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 saw polling in how many constituencies?

a) 51
b) 75
c) 99
d) 105

2. Which institution recently rejected plea by 21 opposition parties for 50% VVPAT verification?

a) Election Commission of India
b) Supreme Court
c) Delhi High Court
d) Central Government

3. India’s new species of reddish brown pit viper was recently discovered in which state?

a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Meghalaya
c) Arunachal Pradesh
d) Uttarakhand

4. Which magazines recently released its cover featuring image of PM Narendra Modi with headline ‘India’s Divider in Chief’?

a) Cosmopolitan
b) Bloomberg
c) Forbes
d) TIME

5. India recently was re-elected as Observer to which international forum?

a) Arctic Council
b) World Bank
c) United Nations Mission in South Sudan
d) United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

6. As per the report released by digital marketing platform SEMrush, who is the most followed politician globally?

a) Narendra Modi
b) Barack Obama
c) Donald Trump
d) Vladimir Putin

7. Which city was chosen as the centre by Facebook for rolling out WhatsApp Pay globally?

a) New York
b) New Delhi
c) Toronto
d) London

8. Which institution passed a landmark law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory?

a) Catholic Church
b) United Nations
c) Hollywood
d) Indian Film Industry

9. The Supreme Court has refused to regularise the pay of contractual teachers belonging to which state?

a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Jharkhand
c) Odisha
d) Bihar

10. The Supreme Court has granted how much time to the Ayodhya mediation panel to come to a solution?

a) 3 months
b) 2 months
c) 1 month
d) 5 months

ANSWERS

1. (a) 51

The voting for fifth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 was held on May 6, 2019 in 51 constituencies spread over seven states. The polling was held for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 each in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, 5 in Bihar and 4 in Jharkhand. In Jammu and Kashmir, polling was held in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag and Ladakh constituencies.

2. (b) Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on May 7, 2019 rejected the review petition filed by 21 opposition parties seeking 50 percent verification of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during counting of votes in Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The petition was filed after the conclusion of third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 by leaders of 21 Opposition political parties led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

3. (c) Arunachal Pradesh


A new species of venomous reddish-brown pit viper was discovered in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh by a team of herpetologists led by Ashok Captain.

 4. (d) TIME

TIME magazine features Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the headline ‘India’s Divider in Chief’ in its May 20, 2019 edition. The headline pertains to the story "Can the World's Largest Democracy Endure Another Five Years of a Modi Government?" by journalist Aatish Taseer.

5. (a) Arctic Council

On May 7, 2019, India was re-elected as an Observer to the Arctic Council. India first got the Observer status to the Council in the year 2013 during the Kiruna Ministerial meeting held in Sweden.

6. (b) Barack Obama

Former US President Barack Obama is the world’s most followed politician with a total following of 182.7 million, as per the report released by digital marketing platform SEMrush on May 7, 2019. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the second most followed politician globally.

7. (d) London


Facebook chose London as the base for rolling out WhatsApp Pay globally. WhatsApp Pay is the digital payments service available on the messaging platform. The company is currently working on to launch WhatsApp Pay in India.

8. (a) Catholic Church

Catholic Church head, Pope Francis released ‘Motu Proprio’ declaring that those, who suspect sexual abuse in the Catholic Church or have a hint about it, are obliged to report it promptly to the church authorities.

9. (d) Bihar

The Supreme Court has set aside the order of the Patna High Court, in which it had ruled that contract teachers in the state are entitled to a salary that is at par with the regular permanent teachers. The 3.5 lakh contractual teachers had demanded that they should also be given the same salary and benefits as the regular teachers as they were doing the same work and had the same educational qualification.

10. (a) 3 months

The Supreme Court has granted time extension to the Ayodhya mediation panel to come up with an amicable solution in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case till August 15, 2019. The decision was taken by a five-judge constitution bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer.

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