Current Affairs 17 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 states has 35 percent of the country’s Graphite deposits as per the Geological Survey of India (GSI)?
A. Arunachal Pradesh B. Andhra Pradesh C. Odisha D. Jharkhand
Correct Answer:A. Arunachal Pradesh
Explanation:The Geological Survey of India (GSI) in its report said that about 35% of India’s total Graphite reserves are found in Arunachal Pradesh. This is the highest found in the country. The GSI presented the said data during its annual interactive meeting with the Department of Geology and Mining & Industries, Government of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar.
2. Which of the following Nation recently blocked all editions of Wikipedia?
A. Iran B. Palestine C. North Korea D. China
Correct Answer:D. China
Explanation:Beijing has broadened its block of online encyclopedia Wikipedia to include all language editions, an internet censorship research group reported just weeks ahead of China’s most politically explosive anniversary.According to a report by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), China started blocking all language editions of Wikipedia last month.
Previously, most editions of Wikipedia – besides the Chinese language version, which was reportedly blocked in 2015 – were available.
3.Global Influence of Asian Civilizations Forum begun in which of the following cities?
A. New Delhi B. Beijing C. Islamabad D. Dhaka
Correct Answer:B. Beijing
Explanation:The opening ceremony of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations will be held in the China National Convention Center, Beijing.The Forum on Global Influence of Asian Civilizations is 1 of the 6 parallel forums of the “Conference of Dialogue on Asian Civilizations”. The theme of the forum was “Asian Values for the World.
4.Which country did not join the global initiative ‘Christchurch call to action’ to combat terrorism and extremism online?
A. China B. Pakistan C. India D. USA
Correct Answer:D. USA
Explanation:India has recently joined a major global initiative called ‘Christchurch call to action’ to combat extremism and terrorism online and make internet aa safe and secure place. It was signed by a group of governments and major tech companies at a summit in Paris.The United States declined to join the Christchurch call to action initiative. Following are the signatories Nations.
5. Which of the following countries has banned headscarf in primary schools?
A. UK B. Sri Lanka C. Australia D. Austria
Correct Answer: D. Austria
Explanation:The Austrian MPs on May 15, 2019 approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government.
6.Who among the following is the world’s first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA)?
A.Captain Aarohi Pandit B.Captain Keithair Misquitta C.Captain Avani Chaturvedi D.Captain Shweta Singh
Correct Answer:A.Captain Aarohi Pandit
Explanation:Captain Aarohi Pandit, a 23-year-old pilot from Mumbai became the world’s first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA), thrilling her family, friends and aviation circles in Mumbai
7.Which of the following institution recently launched the ‘Vision 2021’ document for e-payment system?
A. Paytm B. SBI C. Niti Aayog D. RBI
Correct Answer:D. RBI
Explanation:Aiming at a ‘cash-lite’ society, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a vision document for ensuring a safe, secure, convenient, quick and affordable e-payment system as it expects the number of digital transactions to increase more than four times to 8,707 crores in December 2021.
8.Which among the following US states has passed a stringent abortion law?
A.California B.Florida C.Texas D.Alabama
Explanation:Alabama’s Senate has approved a stringent abortion law, which would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison.
9. Which of the following has created naturally when cosmic rays interact with nitrogen in the atmosphere?
A.Radium-32 B.Carbon-14 C.Uranium-23 D.Bismuth
Explanation:Carbon-14 is a radioactive carbon that is created naturally when cosmic rays interact with nitrogen in the atmosphere.
10.When the National Dengue Day is observed?
A. 15th May B. 16th May C. 17th May D. 18th May
Correct Answer:D. 18th May