Current Affairs Quiz – 26 May 2019

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  1. The Government of India has planned to merge its statistics organ NSSO and CSO as a single unit under the name ________________
    A) National Survey Office 
    B) National Statistical Office
    C) National Statistical Survey Office
    D) National Survey Supervisory Office
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has decided to merge the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) to form a new body called National Statistical Office (NSO). 
  2. Name the Indian player to win the women’s 10m air rifle event at 2019 ISSF Munich World Cup?
    A) Apurvi Chandela
    B) Anjum Moudgil
    C) Heena Sidhu
    D) Manu Bhaker
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela beat Wang Luyao of China to win gold in women’s 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup in Munich on May 25, 2019. 
  3. Name the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea who has resigned from the post recently?
    A) Michael Somare

    B) Peter O’Neill
    C) Mekere Morauta
    D) James Marape
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill, has resigned from the post. The 54-year-old Mr O’Neill had been the prime minister for seven years. 
  4. Who among the following has recently been appointed as the Vice President of Badminton Asia Council (BAC)?
    A) Pijush Hazarika

    B) Siddhartha Bhattacharya
    C) Akhil Gogoi
    D) Himanta Biswa Sarma
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The Badminton Asia Council (BAC) has elected the President of Badminton Association of India (BAI), Himanta Biswa Sarma, as the Vice-President of BAC. 
  5. Name the Indian who has been awarded the ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’?
    A) Baba Ramdev

    B) Jaggi Vasudev
    C) Acharya Balkrishna
    D) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Acharya Balkrishna, the Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurved Limited has received the prestigious ‘UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award’ on behalf of Patanjali Group of Institutions in Geneva on May 25, 2019. 
  6. Who among the following has clinched the 2019 Sekisui Open?
    A) Mahesh Mangaonkar

    B) Ramit Tandon
    C) Saurav Ghosal
    D) Harinder Pal Sandhu
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Professional Indian Squash player Mahesh Mangaonkar has defeated Spain’s Bernat Jaume to clinch the 2019 Sekisui Open title in Kriens, Switzerland on May 25, 2019. 
  7. When is the World Thyroid Day observed?
    A) May 24

    B) May 25
    C) May 26
    D) May 23
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The World Thyroid Day is celebrated every year on May 25 to promote awareness and understanding of thyroid health and the advances made in treating thyroid diseases. 
  8. Name the Indian who has recently been posthumously honored with the Dag Hammarskjold medal by UN  for sacrificing his life in the line of duty.
    A) Rakesh Garg

    B) Atul Sambhav
    C) Sujit Singh
    D) Jitendra Kumar
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honoured an Indian police officer Jitendra Kumar posthumously the Dag Hammarskjold medal. Jitendra Kumar is among the 119 men and women to be awarded the medal for their courage and sacrifice in the line of duty. 
  9. Kalpana Dash who passed away recently was an Indian mountaineer from which state?
    A) Odisha

    B) West Bengal
    C) Assam
    D) Bihar
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    Odisha based mountaineer Kalpana Dash passed away in an unfortunate incident while descending world’s highest peak, the Mt. Everest on May 23. She was the first Odia mountaineer to scale Mount Everest in 2008.
  10. Which country has won the Sudirman Cup 2019?
    A) Japan

    B) South Korea
    C) China
    D) Malaysia
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    China beat Japan in the 16th edition of the Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning, China by 3-0 to win the tournament. They beat Japan in men’s doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles to clinch the title for an 11th time. 

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