Current Affairs Quiz – 15 May 2019

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  1. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA)?
    A) Justice Madan Lokur
    B) Justice Ashok Bhushan
    C) Justice A.K. Sikri
    D) Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Justice A.K. Sikri has been appointed Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). He is a former judge of Supreme Court of India. 
  2. India has been selected to co chair the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) in which year?
    A) 2019
    B) 2020
    C) 2021
    D) 2022
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    India has been unanimously chosen as co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020.
  3. Paytm has tied up with which bank to launch its Paytm First Card?
    A) Citibank
    B) State Bank of India
    C) American Express
    D) HDFC Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Indian digital wallet company Paytm has tied up with American card company Citibank to launch a credit card called the Paytm First Card. The card will offer minimum assured one percent “universal unlimited cashback” on all transactions to customers along with no restrictions on earning categories.
  4. RBI has appointed the former Deputy Governor R Gandhi as the additional director on the board of which bank?
    A) ICICI bank
    B) HDFC bank
    C) Yes bank
    D) Axis bank
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed R Gandhi, former Deputy Governor of RBI as Additional Director on the board of private sector lender YES Bank for a period of two years with effect from May 14, 2019 to May 13, 2021 or till further orders, whichever is earlier. 
  5. Who has been named to be honored by the Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) in India and European Union as part of Europe Day celebrations 2019 in India?
    A) Amitabh Bachchan
    B) Aamir Khan
    C) Dilip Kumar
    D) Anil Kapoor
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Bollywood Actor Anil Kapoor will be felicitated by the Council of European Chambers of Commerce (CEUCC) in India and European Union delegation as part of the Europe Day celebrations in Mumbai on May 17, 2019.
  6. Ola has partnered with which bank to launch Ola Money Credit Card?
    A) SBI
    B) Punjab National Bank
    C) ICICI Bank
    D) HDFC Bank
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Cab aggregator Ola has launched Ola Money Credit Card in partnership with State Bank of India. The Ola Money Credit Card is powered by Visa.
  7. Name the mountaineer who has recently created world record by climbing the Mt Everest maximum number of times?
    A) Apa Sherpa
    B) Kami Rita
    C) Phurba Tashi Sherpa
    D) Keithair Misquitta
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Kami Rita, a 49-year-old veteran Nepali sherpa has scaled Mount Everest for the 23rd time, the maximum by anyone. He broke his own record of 22 climbs.
  8. Who among the following has become the first head of India’s first tri-services Special Operations Division?
    A) Raheel Sharif
    B) Harsh Kakkar
    C) SP Sinha
    D) AK Dhingra
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Major General AK Dhingra has been appointed as the first head of India’s first tri-services Special Operations Division. It comprises of commandos from all three services i.e Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The Armed Forces Special Operations Division has been set up by the government to undertake joint operations by three services. 
  9. The ‘Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue (CDAC)’ was held in which city?
    A) Kuala Lumpur
    B) New Delhi
    C) Beijing
    D) Bangkok
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The Chinese Ministry of Education organised the ‘Conference on Asian Civilizations Dialogue (CDAC)’ on 15 May 2019 in collaboration with UNESCO in Beijing. The theme of the event is Exchanges and Mutual Learning among Asian Civilizations and a Community with a Shared Future. 
  10. The International Day of Families is held on which date?
    A) May 13
    B) May 15
    C) May 14
    D) May 12
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.
  11. Who has been appointed as the head coach of the men’s National Football Team of India?
    A) Igor Stimac
    B) Robert Prosinecki
    C) Davor Suker
    D) Miroslav Blazevic
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Igor Stimac of Croatia has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s football team. 
  12. Who among the following has become the first ever women of the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in LSA?
    A) Durba Banerjee
    B) Bhawana Kanth
    C) Aarohi Pandit
    D) Saarah Hameed Ahmed
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Mumbai based 23 year old pilot, Captain Aarohi Pandit, has become the world’s first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA) christened as ‘Mahi’. 
  13. The Paytm First Card credit card will offer guaranteed universal unlimited cashback of __________
    A) 2 percent
    B) 1 percent
    C) 3 percent
    D) 4 percent
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The card will offer minimum assured one percent “universal unlimited cashback” on all transactions to customers along with no restrictions on earning categories. Paytm First Card will have an annual fee of Rs. 500, with the facility of full waiver of annual fee on spends exceeding Rs 50,000 per year. 
  14. When is the Europe Day held globally?
    A) May 9
    B) May 10
    C) May 15
    D) May 17
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    Option A
  15. The Ola Money SBI Credit Card is powered by ______________
    A) UnionPay
    B) American Express
    C) Mastercard
    D) Visa
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    Option D

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