Current Affairs 11 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. Who among the following has created history by becoming the first woman to read recording Academy?
A. Jennifer Lopez
B. Deborah Dugan
D. None of these
Correct Answer:B. Deborah Dugan
Explanation:The Recording Academy has appointed Deborah Dugan as its new president and CEO, Variety reports. She will take the place of Neil Portnow, who will step down in July after helming the organization since 2002.Dugan is the first female president of the Recording Academy since its official inception in 1957. Her appointment follows a contentious period for the Grammys presenters.
2. Which of the following country currently holds the seat of the Vice Chairperson of Asia Pacific region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) ?
Correct Answer:A. India
Explanation:India has become the Vice-Chair (Regional Head) of the Asia Pacific Region of World Customs Organisation (WCO) for a period of two years, from July, 2018 to June, 2020. The WCO has divided its Membership into six Regions. Each of the six Regions is represented by a regionally elected Vice-Chairperson to the WCO Council.
3.What is the World Red Cross Day (WRCD) celebrated?
A. 8th May
B. 9th May
C. 10th May
D. 11th May
Correct Answer:A. 8th May
Explanation:World Red Cross Day, also known as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day which is observed every year on May 8 is a gentle nod to all the volunteers who have made unparalleled contribution to people in duress or need.The Theme This Year is #Love.
4.Which of the following Country announced to partially withdraw from Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA)?
A. Saudi Arabia
Correct Answer:C. Iran
Explanation:Iran announced it was partially withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal, marking a serious escalation in Tehran’s faceoff with the United States.The partial withdrawal would mean that Iran would stop exporting enriched uranium stocks as stipulated by the 2015 agreement.
5.Which country’s first privately developed rocket ‘Momo-3’ to reach space?
A. North Korea
Correct Answer:B. Japan
Explanation:A Japanese aerospace startup successfully launched a small rocket Saturday, making it the country’s first privately developed model to reach outer space.The unmanned MOMO-3, launched from its test site on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido, reached about 113 kilometers in altitude before falling into the Pacific Ocean after around eight minutes of flight time.
6.Which country reports first case of rare monkeypox virus?
Correct Answer:C. Singapore
Explanation:Singapore has reported its first ever case of monkeypox, brought in by a Nigerian man thought to have contracted the rare virus by eating bushmeat at a wedding. Symptoms in humans of monkeypox — which is endemic in parts of Central and Western Africa — include lesions, fever, muscle ache and chills. Transmission is usually via close contact with infected animals such as rodents and monkeys and is limited between people.
7.Which Indian actresses has been appointed by the UN as its SDG advocate?
A. Priyanka Chopra
B. Alia Bhatt
C. Hema Malini
D. Dia Mirza
Correct Answer:D. Dia Mirza
Explanation: Indian actress Dia Mirza and Alibaba chief Jack Ma are among the 17 global public figures appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the new advocates to drive action and solidify global political will for the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new class of ‘SDG Advocates’ are 17 influential public figures “committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition and pushing for faster action on the SDGs,” which were adopted by world leaders on September 25, 2015.
8.Who among the following is appointed member of Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal ?
A. Rakesh Mishra
B. Vishnu Menon
C.K S Radhakrishnan
D. None of these
Correct Answer:C.K S Radhakrishnan
Explanation: K S Radhakrishnan, former Supreme Court Judge, has been appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, London. He will render his services as a member of the Tribunal for a period of four years from 1st of June, 2019 to 31st of May, 2023. Justice (Retd.) K S Radhakrishnan served as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir High Courts before his term in Supreme Court from 2009-2014.
9. Which of the following state deployed the first ever anti-Naxal women’s commando unit?
A. West Bengal
D. Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer:C. Chhattisgarh
Explanation: The Chhattisgarh police for the first time has inducted women commandos in the District Reserve Guard, its frontline anti-Naxal force.
10.Who has been re-elected as the member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)?
A. Manoj Pathak
C. Nagendra Singh
D.None of these
Correct Answer:B.Jagjit Pavadia
Explanation: Jagjit Pavadia has been re-elected with the highest number of votes by the UN Economic and Social Council to a five-year term on International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), while China’s candidate lost.Pavadia polled 44 votes on Tuesday in the first round of voting in the 54-member Council facing a field of 15 candidates for the five seats up for election this year ensuring her continuance on the board.