Current Affairs Quiz – 31 May 2019

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  1. Who has been allocated the Union Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs in the 17th Lok Sabha?
    A) Piyush Goyal

    B) Raj Nath Singh
    C) Nirmala Sitharaman
    D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Nirmala Sitharaman is the first Indian female to be appointed as full-time Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs. 
  2. RBI has announced to observe the Financial Literacy Week 2019 from__________
    A) June 3-7

    B) June 8-12
    C) June 1-5
    D) June 6-10
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Reserve Bank of India will observe the Financial Literacy Week 2019 from June 3-7, 2019. The theme for 2019 is Farmers. 
  3. Who has been taken over as the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)?
    A) Girish Luthra

    B) Karambir Singh
    C) Harish Bisht
    D) G. Ashok Kumar
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Admiral Karambir Singh took over as the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) on May 31, 2019. He is the first helicopter pilot from the Indian Navy to become the CNS.
  4. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana, farmers would receive monthly pension of Rs __________ upon attaining the age of 60
    A) Rs 2500

    B) Rs 2000
    C) Rs 3000
    D) Rs 3500
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Upon attaining the age of 60, farmers will get a minimum fixed pension of Rs 3000 per month. Initially, the scheme will cover 5 crore farmers in the first 3 years. 
  5. When is the World No Tobacco Day celebrated?
    A) May 30

    B) May 31
    C) Last Friday of May
    D) Last Thursday of May
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed on 31 May annually to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.  The theme of 2019 WNTD is ‘Tobacco and Lung Health’.
  6. How many students have jointly won the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee?
    A) 10

    B) 4
    C) 6
    D) 8
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    In a historic win, six Indian-origin students were among eight co-champions who jointly won the prestigious 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
  7. FICCI expects the median GDP of India for 2019-20 to grow at ____________ percent
    A) 7.1 %

    B) 7.4%
    C) 7.0%
    D) 7.3%
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Industry body FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) expects the median GDP of India to grow at 7.1% in 2019-20 in its economic outlook survey released on May 30, 2019.  The GDP growth projection for the fiscal 2020-21 is 7.2 per cent. 
  8. The issuance under the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme 2019-20 will begin from __________
    A) September 2019

    B) June 2019
    C) July 2019
    D) August 2019
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    The Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds for 2019-20 starting from June 2019 to September 2019. 
  9. What is the minimum age of joining the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana?
    A) 35

    B) 20
    C) 18
    D) 30
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    Option C
    Explanation: 
    Indian Government, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved a new scheme called Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana on May 31, 2019. Minimum age to join the scheme- 18 and Maximum age – 40
  10. Who has been sworn in as the new Chairman of Chiefs of Staffs Committee (COSC)?
    A) Birender Singh Dhanoa

    B) Sam Manekshaw
    C) Shirish Baban Deo
    D) Bipin Rawat
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    Option A
    Explanation: 
    The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, has taken over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee (COSC). He succeeds outgoing Chairman COSC Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff,  whose tenure ends on May 31
  11. What was the name of the lone species of Orangutan in India which passed away recently?
    A) Poppy

    B) Silky
    C) Oozee
    D) Binny
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    Option D
    Explanation: 
    The only surviving species of Orangutan in India named Binny passed away at the age of 41 at the Nandan Kanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on May 29, 2019. 
  12. What will be the rate of scholarship per month provided to girls students in revised ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ under the National Defence Fund (NDF)?
    A) Rs 2000
    B) Rs 3000
    C) Rs 2500
    D) Rs 2200
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved an increase in the rates of scholarship in the ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ under the National Defence Fund (NDF). Rates of scholarship for boys increased from Rs. 2000 per month to Rs. 2500 per month. Rates of scholarship for girls increased from Rs. 2250 per month to Rs. 3000 per month for girls.
  13. Which of these portfolio has been allotted to Smriti Zubin Irani?
    A) Ministry of Women & Child Development and Textiles
    B) Ministry of Human Resource Development
    C) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    D) Ministry of External Affairs
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    Option A
  14. Under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme, the wards of martyred State Police officials will receive an annual scholarship of Rs ____________
    A) Rs 1000
    B) Rs 500
    C) Rs 1500
    D) Rs 2000
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    Option B
    Explanation: 
    Ambit of the Scholarship Scheme is extended to the wards of State Police officials who are/were martyred during terror/naxal attacks. Rate of scholarship for wards of state police officials will be 500 in a year. 
  15. Who is the new Defence Minister in the new Modi Cabinet?
    A) Nitin Jairam Gadkari

    B) Amit Shah
    C) Raj Nath Singh
    D) Ravi Shankar Prasad
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    Option C

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