Current Affairs 8 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. Recently,India- U.S. bilateral trade meeting held in
D. New Delhi
Correct Answer: D. New Delhi
India and the United State held the India- US bilateral trade meeting in New Delhi on 6 May 2019. This meeting will bring together distributors, representative and partners enable them to increase sales by talking part business to business meeting.
2. Who has conferred VK Krishna Menon award 2019 in United Kingdom?
A. Ankit Menon
B. G D Robert Govender
C. Ravish Kumar
D. Arnab Goswami
Correct Answer: B. G D Robert Govender
G D ‘Robert’ Govender, an Indian-origin journalist in South Africa, has been honoured in the UK with 2019 V K Krishna Menon award for his outstanding contribution as a pioneer of decolonised journalism.Menon served as India’s first High Commissioner to London.
3.Which agency has launched Dragon spacecraft on a cargo mission for NASA to ISS?
A.Israel Space Agency
Correct Answer: D.SpaceX
SpaceX successfully has launched a Dragon spacecraft on a cargo mission for NASA to International Space Station (ISS).carries 2,500 kilograms of research, supplies and hardware for astronauts living and working on ISS as part of the CRS-17 mission (17th resupply mission).
4. who among the following won gold at the 36th Feliks Stamm International boxing tournament 2019?
A. Manish Kaushik & Gaurav Solanki
B. Naman Tanwar
C. Abdul Bari & Anroop
D.None of these
Correct Answer: A. Manish Kaushik & Gaurav Solanki
Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik bagged a gold each as Indian boxers finished with a rich haul of six medals at the 36th Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.The 22-year-old Solanki out-punched England’s William Cawley 5-0 in 52 kilogram on his way to the coveted yellow metal.
5. Rama Rao passed away recently, he was a/an
Correct Answer: B. Singer
Rama Rao passed away while undergoing treatment for a heart related ailment in Hyderabad.He was a popular folk singer and activist .
6. Who has been appointed recently as the head of marketing for India and South Asia by Visa.
A. Sujatha V Kumar
B. Poonam Pandey
C. Gurmeet Singh
D. None of these
Correct Answer: A. Sujatha V Kumar
Visa, the global leader in digital payments technology, today announced the appointment of Sujatha V Kumar as Head of Marketing for India and South Asia. She will be driving overall marketing strategy and execution including consumer, retail and digital marketing initiatives for India and the emerging markets of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and the Maldives.
7. Which of the following country honoured 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War hero Lt. Gen JFR Jacob.
Correct Answer: D. Israel
Israel honoured Lt. Gen. (retd) Jack Farj Rafael (JFR) Jacob, who negotiated the historic surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka after the 1971 Bangladesh’s liberation war, with a plaque on the Wall of Honour at the Ammunition Hill .
8.IBSA Sherpas meet concluded in which of the following City?
Correct Answer:C. Cochin
The IBSA (India, Brazil & South Africa) Sherpas’ Meeting, following the 9th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Meeting, was held in Cochin from May 3-5, 2019.Secretary (Economic Relations) in Ministry of External Affairs, Shri T.S. Tirumurti led the Indian delegation.
9. Which of the following radar imaging satellite is set to launch by ISRO from Sriharikota?
Correct Answer: B.RISAT-2BR1
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its Radar Imaging Satellite, the RISAT-2BR1, on May 22 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The RISAT, a remote sensing satellite, provide all-weather surveillance using synthetic aperture radars (SAR).
10.Which of the following scheme is introduced by the government to boost the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in the country?
A.FAME II scheme
B.Vehicle Swap Scheme
C.Auto Swap Scheme
Correct Answer: A.FAME II scheme
The government notified the second phase of the FAME India scheme with a Rs 10,000-crore outlay to encourage adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles. “The scheme is proposed to be implemented over a period of three years, with effect from April 1, 2019, for faster adoption of electric mobility and development of its manufacturing ecosystem in the country.