Current Affairs Quiz: May 20 2018

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  1. CSTT has adopted the acronym “AYUSH” as a word, both in the English and Hindi languages, for scientific and technical purposes. Expand CSTT?
    1.Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology
    2.Council for Scientific and Technical Terminology
    3.Council for Scientific and Technical Terms
    4.Commission for Scientific and Technological Terminology
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology
    Explanation:
    CSTT took this decision based on a proposal of the Ministry of AYUSH. “AYUSH” is an acronym for five traditional systems of medicine — Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. Following adoption by CSTT, the word “AYUSH” will now refer to traditional and non-conventional systems of healthcare and healing, which includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy etc.
  2. On May 19, 2018, the chief minister of which state flagged off the ‘Krishi Mahabhiyan-cum-Beej Vikas Vahan Rath’ to create awareness among farmers about government schemes for them during Kharif season?
    1.Assam
    2.Bihar
    3.Maharashtra
    4.Uttar Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Bihar
    Explanation:
    Mr. Nitish Kumar flagged off two Raths for each district at a function in Patna on the occasion of ‘Kharif Mahabhiyan-cum-Mahotsav 2018’. Of the two raths, one is ‘Kharif Mahabhiyan-cum-Mahotsav Rath’ that would travel to blocks, gram panchayats and villages to tell the farmers about the schemes being run during kharif season. The other Rath is ‘Beej (Seed)Vahan Vikas Rath’ which would have Kharif seeds and pesticides for the treatment of kharif crop.
  3. Where will “Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)”, India’s Next Generation Defence Aircraft be built?
    1.Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2.Sulur, Tamil Nadu
    3.Nagpur, Maharashtra
    4.Indore, Madhya Pradesh
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Sulur, Tamil Nadu
    Explanation:
    The next gen aircraft is called Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)is for the first time being built by inviting private players . The is also the firsttime that any defence project is being built outside Bangaluru. It will be built in Sulur, Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. The private players will be required to manufacture, assemble and equip two fighter aircraft, develop design, manufacture and transport them to the Flight Test Facility.
  4. On 20th May, which state Government announced that 10% of all police force will be reserved for women?
    1.Assam
    2.Goa
    3.Kerala
    4.Tripura
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Tripura
    Explanation:
    This decision was taken with close observation to Supreme Court’s decision with the Nirbhaya gang rape case of 2012 and will be subjected to increase in future if necessary. In the state at present out of 26,000 police personnel there are 1,200 women. Seven all-women police stations across the state, including two in Agartala has been set up. Apart from this a PRAYAAS committeein every police station consisting of former policemen, veterans and politicians has been formed to deal with policing.
  5. On 20th May, Government of India’s e-Visa scheme has fetched ____ as revenue?
    1.Rs. 1000 crore
    2.Rs. 1400 crore
    3.Rs. 1200 crore
    4.Rs. 4500 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rs. 1400 crore
    Explanation:
    This scheme was launched in 2014. In 2017 , 19 lakh tourists have availed this facility and 25 lakh more touristsare expected to join in on 2018. This scheme is under the Ministry of Home Affairs and has improved the efficiency and transparency of various services being provided to foreign nationals. This scheme can be used for medical services , business purposes also apart from tourism.
  6. On 19th May 2018, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the first phase of a massive tree plantation initiative along which river by initiating pit-digging work for the campaign?
    1.Rihand River
    2.Rispana River
    3.Tapti River
    4.Musi River
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Rispana River
    Explanation:
    Trivendra Singh Rawat said that, Mission Rispana to Rishiparna is not a government programme, it is a social initiative. Each individual has to contribute to it. Under the Rishiparna rejuvenation mission, a goal of digging nearly 2.5 lakh pits from Landhaur Shikhar Fall to Motharwala-Daudwala area by the end of June 2018 has been fixed. Over 40 government and non-government organisations, and more than 8,000 volunteers, school students and people participated in the pit-digging event.
  7. According to AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review 2018, which is the sixth wealthiest country in the world?
    1.Russia
    2.India
    3.China
    4.Germany
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.India
    Explanation:
    Top 10 Wealthiest Countries:
    Rank Country Total Wealth
    1 US $62,584 billion
    2 China $24,803 billion
    3 Japan $19,522 billion
    4 United Kingdom (UK) $9,919 billion
    5 Germany $9,660 billion
    6 India $8,230 billion
    7 Australia $6,142 billion
    8 Canada $6,393 billion
    9 France $6,649 billion
    10 Italy $4,276 billion
  8. Three Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi shall be making a port call at Tien Sa Port, Danang, in _____ from 21st to 25th May, 2018?
    1.Indonesia
    2.Vietnam
    3.China
    4.Phillippines
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Vietnam
    Explanation:
    This port call is part of ongoing operational deployment of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet ships to South East Asia and North West Pacific region. Objective of this visit is to enhance maritime cooperation between Indian and Vietnamese Navies, strengthen bonds of friendship between the two countries and contribute to security and stability in the region and the world at large. During the course of this visit, personnel of both the navies will engage in professional interaction. Both the navies would also be undertaking a joint exercise.
  9. On 20th May, Reserve Bank of India slapped a penalty of ____ on South Indian Bank?
    1.Rs. 5 crore
    2.Rs. 3 crore
    3.Rs. 2 crore
    4.Rs. 4 crore
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Rs. 5 crore
    Explanation:
    This penalty was levied due to non- compliance of Income Recognition and Asset Classification(IRAC) norms, Know-Your-Customer (KYC) norms and treasury functionand also for deficiencies in its compliance function and compliance culture. This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(c)with Section 46(4)(i) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
  10. NLC India Limited (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation) and which entity may invest over USD 26 million for setting up an research & development (R&D) facility for developing innovative technologies in iron and steel making?
    1.NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation)
    2.Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
    3.Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
    4.Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.NMDC (National Mineral Development Corporation)
    Explanation:
    NMDC’s and NLC’s investment for this purpose will be through a joint R&D agreement with an Australian company named Environmental Clean Technologies Limited (ECT). ECT is an expert in commercialising leading-edge coal and iron-making technologies. The agreement envisages creation of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) upon completion of the R&D phase, in which ECT will hold 49 per cent stake while NLC and NMDC will hold 25.5 per cent stake each.
  11. According to the Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations, 2018, notified by the CBEC, unique identity number Aadhaar and PAN is mandatory for persons seeking a customs broker licence. What does “E” represent in CBEC?
    1.External
    2.Excise
    3.Export
    4.Entity
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Excise
    Explanation:
    Customs broker is a person licensed to act as an agent on behalf of importer/exporter for transaction of business relating to entry or departure of conveyances or goods at any customs station. Every year, in April, Directorate General of Performance Management, invites applications for conducting examination and subsequent grant of licence to act as customs broker. This licence is issued with a validity for 10 years. A customs broker is obliged to verify identity of the client and functioning at the declared address by using authentic documents and reliable information.
  12. Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has received environment clearance for the expansion and optimisation of its petrochemical complex at Nagothane in Raigad district of which state?
    1.Tamil Nadu
    2.Madhya Pradesh
    3.Maharashtra
    4.Gujarat
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Maharashtra
    Explanation:
    The expansion and optimisation of this petrochemical complex will be carried out at an estimated cost of Rs 2338 crore. Work to be carried out in this regard is the expansion of gas cracker and downstream plants by way of debottlenecking, expansion and change of fuel in captive power plant (CPP) along with expansion and rebuilding of residential township. It has been specified that no additional land and manpower is required to carry out this expansion and optimisation work.
  13. On 20th May, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) announced that an LPG bottling plant is being set up in Balkhani, Balangir district in ____?
    1.Kerala
    2.Uttarakhand
    3.Uttar Pradesh
    4.Odisha
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4.Odisha
    Explanation:
    This is the second time BPCL has launched bottling plant in Odisha after the Khurda plant. This project will costRs. 103 crore. The foundation stone will be laid by Petroleum Minister Shri.Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Justice Minister Mr. Thaawarchanad Gehlot on May 21. The LPG will be built across 23 acres of land of Barkhani village , 12 kms from the Balagir railway station.
  14. Who won the Palm d’OR award in the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival that was held from 8th to 19th May 2018 in Cannes, France?
    1.Hirokazu Kore-eda
    2.Spike Lee
    3.Pawel Pawlikowski
    4.Alice Rohrwacher
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Hirokazu Kore-eda
    Explanation:
    Name of awardWinnerFilm
    Palm d’ORHirokazu Kore-edaShoplifters (Japan)
    Grand PrixSpike LeeBlacKkKlansman (US)
    Best DirectorPawel PawlikowskiCold War (Poland)
    Best Screenplay1.  Alice Rohrwacher
    2.   Jafar Panahi
    1.  Happy as Lazzaro (italy)
    2.   3 Faces (Iran)
    Best ActressSamal YeslyamovaAyka (Kazakhstan)
    Best ActorMarcello FonteDogman (Italy)
    Jury PrizeNadine LabakiCapernaum (Lebanon)
    Special Palm d’OrJean-Luc GodardThe Image Book (Frace, Switzerland)
  15. Who won the Best Actress award in the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival that was held from 8th to 19th May 2018 in Cannes, France?
    1.Alice Rohrwacher
    2.Priscilla Panahi
    3.Samal Yeslyamova
    4.Marcello Fonte
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Samal Yeslyamova
  16. On 20th May, which tennis player won the prestigious T.K. Ramanathan award for the year 2017-2018 at the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) annual day function at the SDAT tennis stadium?
    1.G Sathiyan
    2.Prajnesh Gunneswaran
    3.Sathish Ramanathan
    4.Anand Subramanian
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Prajnesh Gunneswaran
    Explanation:
    He received a cash prize of Rs. 30,000. Cash prizes were given to the winners and the runners-up of the Chennai City inter-club tennis leagues — the Sanmar-TNTA league, the Sanmar-TNTA 45+ and 60+ Veterans’ league, and the UCAL-TNTA mixed doubles championship. Representing India in the Davis Cup: V.M. Sandeep (Rs. 5000), Ramkumar Ramanathan (Rs. 7,500), N. Sriram Balaji (Rs. 7,500) and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (Rs. 7,500).
  17. Name the person who was appointed as the chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Coal India Limited (CIL), on 18th May 2018?
    1.Parineet Gupta
    2.Arun Gupta
    3.Anil Kumar Jha
    4.Arun Gupta
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Anil Kumar Jha
    Explanation:
    Anil Kumar Jha is currently the CMD of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. He has been appointed as the chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Coal India Limited till his superannuation on 31st January 2020. The order regarding his appointment was made by the Personnel Ministry. CIL is a state-owned coal mining company.
  18. On 19th May 2018, ____ resigned, 55 hours after taking oath as the Karnataka Chief Minister?
    1.Siddharamiah
    2.B S Yeddyurappa
    3.H D Kumaraswamy
    4.K Palaniswamy
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.B S Yeddyurappa
    Explanation:
    In the Karnataka state assembly elections held on 12th May 2018, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) had won 104 seats and emerged as the single largest party. Congress had won 78 seats and formed a post-poll alliance with the JDS (Janata Dal (Secular)) and claimed to form government in Karnataka. But Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala let BJP, which emerged as the single largest party, to form government and BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister on 17th May 2018.
  19. On 19th May 2018, the Haryana government said that, ____ , the principal secretary of Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department, was allotted the additional charge of Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) chairperson?
    1.Jasmeet Kaur
    2.Deepti Umashankar
    3.Jyoti Baskar
    4.Madan Mohan
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Deepti Umashankar
    Explanation:
    This has been done after HSSC chairperson B B Bharti was suspended on 17th May 2018. B B Bharti was suspended after an incident where aspiring junior engineers were questioned which one of the following is not a bad omen in Haryana, with options as: seeing an empty pot, a casket, a black Brahmin, a Brahmin girl.
  20. New York Police Department (NYPD) has inducted ____ as its first female turbaned Sikh auxiliary police officer?
    1.Preeti Singh
    2.Gursoach Kaur
    3.Harinder Kaur
    4.Mushina Amar
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Gursoach Kaur
    Explanation:
    Gursoach Kaur’s induction is expected to motivate others to join law enforcement and to create better understanding of Sikhism. Gursoach Kaur will join the New York Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO). She graduated from the New York City Police Academy recently. New York Police Department (NYPD) is United States’ first organisation to represent Sikh Officers in Law Enforcement.
  21. On 20th May , which firm acquired Bhushan Steel for an amount of Rs.35000 crore and settling two-thirds of the loan of the company?
    1.Reliance Industries Limited
    2.Tata Steel
    3.Essar Group
    4.Nagarjuna Steels
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Tata Steel
    Explanation:
    Tata steel also appointed three members to the board of Bhushan Steel namely Rajeev Singhal, Dibyendu Dutta, Anand Sen. Bhushan Steel owes Rs. 56,079crto the banks among which the shares are: State Bank of India( Rs. 12872 cr) , Punjab National Bank ( Rs. 4904 cr) and ICICI bank (Rs. 2449 cr). Bamnipal Steel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, will get a 72.65% stake in Bhushan Steel, while lenders will own 12.27% in it and the balance will be held by existing shareholders.
  22. Scientists have created the world’s smallest house that has been built on an area of ____ square micrometres, using a robotic system?
    1.200
    2.400
    3.300
    4.500
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.300
    Explanation:
    The robotic system can exactly assemble nanomaterials into tiny, desirable structures. The microhouse construction has been described in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. Researchers from the Femto-ST Institute in France, assembled the new microrobotics through several existing technologies. The micro-Robotex nanofactory creates microstructures in a large vacuum chamber and fixes components on optical fibre tips with nanometre accuracy.
  23. On 17th May 2018, the India Meteorological Department issued an advisory on cyclonic storm ____ to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago?
    1.Manas
    2.Pawar
    3.Sagar
    4.Surya
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3.Sagar
    Explanation:
    “Sagar” is centered over the Gulf of Aden, nearly 390 km east-northeast of Yemen’s Aden city and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. It is expected to get intense in the next 12 hours and to move west-southwestwards later. Fishermen have been advised not to enter Gulf of Aden and nearby areas of west central and southwest Arabian Sea in the next 48 hours.
  24. A new study has stated that, emissions of a banned chemical most responsible for the giant ____ ozone hole are on the rise?
    1.Arctic
    2.Antarctic
    3.Pacific
    4.Atlantic
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Antarctic
    Explanation:
    The study says that an international treaty on ending its production in 2010 is being violated. The study has been published in the journal Nature. Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, is the second-most abundant ozone-depleting gas in the atmosphere. It belongs to the family of chemicals most responsible for the giant hole in the ozone layer that forms over Antarctica in September every year. CFC-11 was earlier used as a foaming agent. Its production was phased out by the Montreal Protocol in 2010.
  25. Name the Chinese archaeologist who worked in discoveries of ancient Terracotta Warriors and died on 16th May 2018?
    1.Zhao Kangmin
    2.Rio Chao Ann
    3.Xi Miaunn
    4.Si Chao Min
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1.Zhao Kangmin
    Explanation:
    Zhao Kangmin was 82 years old. He was the first archaeologist to identify fragments of terracotta in 1974 as remains dating back to the Qin dynasty. He was also the first to excavate the site. China’s State Council recognised Zhao Kangmin as the discoverer of the terracotta soldiers, archers, and charioteers.
  26. Who has become the first person to be put on the ‘National No Fly List’ according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)?
    1.Madan Sudhakar
    2.Birju Kishore Salla
    3.Aman Quereshi
    4.Rajesh Gupta
    5.None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2.Birju Kishore Salla
    Explanation:
    A senior official of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has confirmed that a Mumbai-based jeweller, Birju Kishore Salla, who created a hijack scare onboard a Jet Airways flight last year, has become the first person to be put on the ‘National No Fly List.’

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  1. Who is the director general of India Meteorological Department headquartered in New Delhi?
    Answer
    Dr K J Ramesh
  2. What is the tag line of South Indian Bank?
    Answer
    Experience Next Generation Banking
  3. Where is Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary located?
    Answer
    Uttarakhand
  4. Which state houses the Tau Devi Lal Stadium?
    Answer
    Haryana
  5. Name the President of Vietnam?
    Answer
    Tran Dai Quang