Current Affairs Quiz – 17 May 2019

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  1. What is the name of the mutual fund app launched by BSE?
    A) BSE SuN MF

    B) BSE SkY MF
    C) BSE MoON MF
    D) BSE StAR MF
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    BSE has launched‘ BSE StAR MF’ app to enable more participation in mutual funds and help mutual fund distributors process transactions faster.
  2. The World Hypertension Day is observed on_____________
    A) May 17

    B) May 16
    C) May 15
    D) May 18
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 every year to increase the awareness of hypertension or high blood pressure. The theme of World Hypertension Day 2019 is “Know your numbers.”
  3. Nitin Chugh has been named to be the new MD & CEO of which bank?
    A) Jana Small Finance Bank

    B) AU Small Finance Bank
    C) Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
    D) ESAF Small Finance Bank
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has announced that Nitin Chugh will take over as the MD and CEO of the bank w.e.f December 01, 2019 for a term of 3 years. 
  4. Name the first Asian country to legalize the same sex marriage
    A) Nepal

    B) Malaysia
    C) Thailand
    D) Taiwan
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Parliament of Taiwan has passed a law on May 17, 2019 to legalize same-sex marriage. With this, Taiwan has also become the first country in Asia to do so. 
  5. The official song for the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 features which band?
    A) Eagles

    B) Rudimental
    C) Metallica
    D) Aerosmith
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the official song for the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019 titled‘Stand By’. The song is a collaboration between the artist LORYN and the band Rudimental. 
  6. When is the World Telecommunication Day and Information Society Day celebrated?
    A) May 17

    B) May 16
    C) May 15
    D) May 14
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The World Telecommunication Day and Information Society Day is celebrated on May 17 every year globally. The theme for this year of World Telecommunication Day ‘Bridging the standardization gap.
  7. HeART is an affordable housing initiative launched by ______________
    A) Godrej Properties

    B) Reliance Capital
    C) HDFC Capital Advisors
    D) Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    HDFC Capital Advisors has announced the launch of a new initiative named HDFC Affordable Real Estate and Technology Programme (HeART) that seeks to mentor, partner and invest in real estate technology companies that drive innovation and efficiencies within the affordable housing ecosystem.
  8. Which of these is the first Indian state to issue Masala Bond?
    A) Madhya Pradesh

    B) Kerala
    C) Gujarat
    D) Maharashtra
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board is the first state-owned entity to issue masala bonds. Kerala is also the first state in India, to issue masala bonds.
  9. Name the first Indian to feature in top 10 list of TIME’s Next Generation Leaders 2019?
    A) Sanam Puri & Partners

    B) Kabita Singh
    C) Tanmay Bhat
    D) Ajey Nagar
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    Ajey Nagar, an Indian YouTuber, has been named by Time magazine among the list of top 10‘TIME’s Next Generation Leaders 2019’.The list includes 10 young people from around the world who are forging new paths in politics, music and other spheres.
  10. Which of these Indian Coast Guard Ships has been decommissioned recently?
    A) ICGC Vigraha

    B) ICGS Samarth
    C) ICGS Vaibhav
    D) ICGS Saubhagya
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Vigraha was decommissioned at the coast guard jetty in Visakhapatnam on May 15, 2019 
  11. Which of these is the first Indian state owned entity to issue Masala Bond on LSE?
    A) Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation

    B) Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board
    C) Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited
    D) Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited
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    Option B
    Explanation:
    Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board is the first state-owned entity to issue masala bonds. 
  12. Ieoh Ming Pei who passed away recently was a renowned ________________
    A) Journalist

    B) Scientist
    C) Architect
    D) Painter
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, passed away on 16 May 2019, at the age of 102. I M Pei is regarded as one of the world’s leading designers of civic centers and cultural institutions. 
  13. The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on____________
    A) May 17

    B) May 16
    C) May 15
    D) May 14
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17. The theme for 2019 is Justice and Protection for All
  14. What is the title of the official song of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2019?
    A) United All

    B) Stand By
    C) Get Together
    D) Here We Go
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    Option B
  15. The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Vigraha was built by____________
    A) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers

    B) Hindustan Shipyard Limited
    C) Cochin Shipyard Limited
    D) Mazagaon Dock Limited
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The ship was the seventh offshore patrol vessel built by the Mazagaon Dock Limited, Mumbai and  commissioned on April 12, 1990.

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