Current Affairs 10 May 2019
The Current Affairs Quizzes section aims to enhance your General Awareness. The questions are framed from the various newspaper. These quizzes will help aspirants of SSC, Banking, Railway, CLAT, MBA entrance exams, State Civil Services examinations, and other examination.
1. Which of the following countries has imposed stricter sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, copper and aluminium industry?
Correct Answer:C. USA
US President Donald Trump imposed tougher-than-ever sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum and copper sectors, a move aimed at stopping Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and intercontinental ballistic missiles and to counter its “malign influence” in the Middle East.
2. Which of the following countries has passed a new bill to combat fake news?
Correct Answer:B. Singapore
Singapore’s parliament has passed a sweeping “anti-fake news” bill despite concerns raised by journalists, academics and global technology companies over free speech and abuse of power to demand corrections, order the removal of content, or block websites deemed to be propagating falsehoods contrary to the public interest. Penalties for not complying with orders include steep fines and jail time.
3. Who among the following was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom 2019?
A. Krish Cric
D. None of these
Correct Answer:B.Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods, fresh off his epic comeback victory in the Masters, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump. Presidential Medal of Freedom, country’s highest civilian honour.presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private.
4. Which of the following countries was built INS Ranjit that is recently decommissioned by Indian Navy?
Correct Answer:B. USSR
INS Ranjit, an Indian Navy destroyer built by erstwhile USSR.It is the first of the five Rajput class destroyer to go out of service ending one of the finest chapters in Indian naval history.The destroyer was built as Yard 2203 in the 61 Communards shipyard in Nikolev in Ukraine in the late 1970s.Its original Russian name is “Lovkly” meaning “agile”.
5.Who is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Mali?
A.Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga
B.Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
D. None of these
Correct Answer:C.Boubou Cisse
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed finance minister Boubou Cisse as prime minister, days after the government resigned following pressure to respond to the vigilante massacre of about 160 Fulani herders which shocked the nation.
6.When is the World Thalassemia Day 2019 observed?
Correct Answer: B.8th May
Thalassaemia Day, celebrated on May 8 every year is a commemoration day in honour of all patients with thalassaemia and their wards who never gave up despite all odds.The theme for International Thalassaemia Day 2019 (ITD2019) is ‘Universal access to quality thalassaemia healthcare services: Building bridges with and for patients.’
7. When is the world asthma day observed?
A. first Sunday of May
B.first Tuesday of May
C. last Sunday of April
D. first Friday of May
Correct Answer: B.first Tuesday of May
World Asthma Day is being observed on May 7 this year. The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) observes World Asthma Day on the first Tuesday of May every year to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.
8. Which of the following cities has chosen as the centre by Facebook for rolling out WhatsApp Pay globally?
A. New Delhi
D. New York
Correct Answer:C. London
Facebook picks London to drive Whatsapp mobile payments globally.Facebook Inc intends to drive a global expansion of mobile payments on WhatsApp from London, accelerating its efforts to make money off the popular messaging service.
9.Indian scientist carried out genetic study for the first time on people of which of the following Islands?
Correct Answer:C. Lakshadweep
Scientists carry out genetic study on people of Lakshadweep Islands.Lakshadweep is an archipelago of 36 islands, scattered over approximately 78,000 square km of the Arabian Sea, 200-440 kms off the south-western coast of India, with population of approximately 65,000. Genetic studies done on the people of the archipelago by a team, led by K. Thangaraj at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), for the first time have shown that a majority of human ancestry in Lakshadweep.
10.Who among the following is the US Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee?
D.All the above
Correct Answer: D.All the above
The prestigious award, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, was areceived by other golfers Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Charlie Sifford.