Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 14th May 2021

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Created On: May 14, 2021 10:05 IST
Modified On: May 15, 2021 16:05 IST

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  1. Which holy site of Muslims is located on the controversial land of Israel and Palestine?
  1. Mecca 
  2. Medina 
  3. Al- Asqa
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: Al- Asqa Mosque is situated on the land that is the reason for the Israel Palestine conflict. 

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  1. Choose the correct statement about Palestine from below.

i) It is divided into Gaza and West Bank 

ii) West Bank is situated on the east of the Dead sea. 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. a

Explanation: Palestine is divided into Gaza strip and West Bank( situated west of dead sea). 

  1. Which statement about the holy city of Jerusalem stands true?

i) After the Israeli War-1 Jerusalem was divided between Israel and Jordan 

ii) Israelis got the eastern part of Jerusalem and Jordanians got western Jerusalem as their part. 

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above

Ans. a

Explanation: The first Arab-Israeli war, in 1948, left Jerusalem divided into Israeli (west Jerusalem) and Jordanian (East Jerusalem) sectors.

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  1. What is the E-2025 initiative associated with?
  1. Swine Flu
  2. Malaria
  3. COVID 19
  4. Heart health

Ans. b

Explanation: E-2025 initiative was launched to halt the transmission of Malaria in 25 countries selected by 2025.

  1. Who has launched E-2025 Initiative 
  1. United Nations
  2. World Health Organization
  3. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare India
  4. BRICS 

Ans. b

Explanation: World Health Organization has launched E-2025 initiative to fight against malaria in 25 selected countries till the year 2025.  What is E-2025 initiative

  1. Choose the correct statement in accordance with World Malaria Report 2020

i) India is among the countries with the highest number of Malaria cases

ii) India has been the only high endemic country to report a decline of 17.6% in 2019 compared to previous years

  1. Only i 
  2. Only ii
  3. Both i and ii
  4. None of the above 

Ans. c

Explanation: As per the World Malaria Report 2020, India has been the only high endemic country that reported a decline of 17.6% in 2019 compared to previous years. It is also listed among the countries most affected by the disease. Go through the entire World Malaria Report and check Important Points from exam point of view here. 

  1. When is Earth Day observed?
  1. March 5
  2. May 22
  3. April 22
  4. April 5

Ans. c

Explanation: The Earth Day is observed on 22 April every year. 

  1. Who is the founder of Earth Day?
  1. Gaylord Nelson
  2. Abraham Lincon
  3. William Windsor
  4. Nelson Mandela

Ans. a

Explanation: Gaylord Nelson, the American senator is the founder of Earth Day. This day was observed for the first time on April 22, 1970

  1. Which country would be the most populous country by 2027?
  1. China 
  2. Russia
  3. India
  4. Japan

Ans. c

Explanation: The UN report of 2019 stated that India would cross China in population by 2027 and would also remain the most populated country through the end of the current century.

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  1. The Wildlife Institute of India conducted a monkey census in which state recently?
  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Haryana 
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Maharashtra

Ans. b

Explanation: Recently, Wildlife Institute of India recently launched a Monkey Census in Haryana. 

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