Current Affairs Quiz – 20 May 2019

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  1. FSSAI has relaxed certification norms for small organic food producers with annual turnover of Rs _____________ to sell their produce directly to end consumers without certification
    A) Rs 12 lakh

    B) Rs 10 lakh
    C) Rs 15 lakh
    D) Rs 8 lakh
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Food safety regulator, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has permitted small organic food producers/organisations with an annual turnover of over Rs 12 lakh to sell their produce directly to end consumers without certification till April 2020. 
  2. NITI Aayog has proposed a plan worth _____________to create an institutional framework for artificial intelligence (AI).
    A) Rs 2,500 crore

    B) Rs 7,500 crore
    C) Rs 5,500 crore
    D) Rs 1,500 crore
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The NITI Aayog has proposed Rs 7,500 crore plan to create an institutional framework for artificial intelligence (AI) in the country. The policy think tank has proposed that new government should pump in Rs 7,500 crore over next three years 
  3. When is the World Metrology Day observed?
    A) May 18

    B) May 19
    C) May 20
    D) May 21
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    The World Metrology Day is held annually on 20 May to celebrate the International System of Units. The theme for World Metrology Day 2019 is The International System of Units – Fundamentally better. 
  4. Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as the new President of which country?
    A) Mozambique

    B) Bolivia
    C) Poland
    D) Ukraine
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    Option D
    Explanation:
    Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as the President of Ukraine on May 20 after landslide election victory with 73.22% of the vote against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
  5.  As per FSSAI’s new relaxed certification norms, what is the deadline set for small organic food producers/organisations who can sell their produce to end customers without certification?
    A) April 2020
    B) April 2019
    C) December 2020
    D) December 2019
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    Option A
  6. The blockchain based firm ‘Libra Networks’ has been established by which company in Geneva recently?
    A) Microsoft

    B) Facebook
    C) Google
    D) Amazon
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Facebook has set up a new financial technology company named ‘Libra Networks’ which was registered in Geneva, Switzerland on May 2, 2019. The cryptocurrency firm will focus on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing.
  7. When is the World Bee Day observed?
    A) May 18

    B) May 21
    C) May 20
    D) May 19
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    World Bee Day is celebrated every year on May 20 to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem. 2019 theme of World Bee Day is ‘Save the Bees’.
  8. What will be the name of the cloud computing platform proposed by NITI Aayog to boost AI framework in India?
    A) AIRAWAT

    B) SURYA
    C) MAYUR
    D) AAINA
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The policy think tank has proposed that new government should pump in Rs 7,500 crore over next three years for the creation of cloud computing platform called AIRAWAT as well as research institutes.  
  9. Who among the following has received the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award?
    A) Paul Ryan

    B) Nancy Pelosi
    C) Joe Biden
    D) Robert Mueller
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi was honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on May 19, 2019 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
  10. What should be the annual turnover of the aggregators or intermediaries who can sell the organic produce without certification till April 2020?
    A) Rs 10 lakh

    B) Rs 15 lakh
    C) Rs 25 lakh
    D) Rs 50 lakh
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The regulator has relaxed certification norms for aggregators or intermediaries having annual organic produce sales turnover not exceeding 50 lakh. 

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