Current Affairs 9 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 country has appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings?
C. Sri Lanka
Correct Answer:C. Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena appealed to the international community, including India, to lift travel the warnings issued after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, as the country’s tourist arrivals dipped 7.5 per cent last month. President Sirisena urged the diplomatic community in Sri Lanka to lift the travel warnings since security in the country has been strengthened, Colombo Gazette reported. The US, China, the UK, India and Australia were among the countries which issued travel warnings on Sri Lanka.
2.58th Venice Biennale 2019 held in
Correct Answer:D. Italy
World’s oldest Biennale Art event to be held in Venice, Italy for 6 months period from 11 May 2019 till 24 November 2019.Theme for Biennale 2019 is ‘Our Time for a Future Caring’.
3.Who has been elected as the President of Panama?
A.Juan Carlos Varela
Correct Answer: D.Laurentino Cortizo
General elections were held in Panama on 5 May 2019. Due to constitutional term limits, Incumbent President Juan Carlos Varela is ineligible for a second consecutive term. Businessman and politician Laurentino Cortizo won the election with around 33% of the vote.
4. India Bangladesh agreed to jointly produce the film based on the life and works of
A. Narendra Modi
B. Sheikh Hasina
C. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
D. Ziaur Rahman
Correct Answer:C. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
India and Bangladesh will co-produce a film on the life and works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a documentary on Bangladesh Liberation War. The movie will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal who, along with writer of the movie Atul Tiwari, was also present during the meeting.
5. Mrinal Mukhopadhyay passed away recently. he was a/an
D. Sports person
Correct Answer:B. Actor
Veteran Bengali actor Mrinal Mukherjee dies at the age of 74 after suffering from cancer. The actor breathed his last in Kolkata on May 7.
6. Who among the following are among 115 UN peacekeepers and staff honoured by UN for their sacrifice?
A. Shikha Garg
B. Jitendra Kumar
C. Raju Singh
D. Both A and B
Correct Answer:D. Both A and B
Police Officer Jitender Kumar serving in the UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and Shikha Garg, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) consultant attached with India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change are among 115 UN peacekeepers and staff honoured by UN for their sacrifice.
7. When is the world Red Cross day observed?
A. 7th May
B. 8th may
C. 9th May
10. 6th May
Correct Answer:B. 8th may
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828.
8.Which of the following is to be named as Kerala’s state amphibian?
A.Variegated golden frog
Correct Answer: B.Purple Frog
Purple frog is to be named as Kerala’s state amphibian.The purple frog is a frog species belonging to the family Sooglossidae. It can be found in the Western Ghats in India. Names in English that have been used for this species are purple frog, Indian purple frog, or pignose frog.It’s Scientific name is Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis.
9. India recently was re-elected as Observer to which international forum?
A. Arctic Council
B. World Bank
C. United Nations Mission in South Sudan
D. United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Correct Answer:A. Arctic Council
India has been re-elected as an observer to intergovernmental forum Arctic Council, officials said Tuesday. The Arctic Council promotes cooperation, coordination and interaction among Arctic states, the region’s indigenous communities and other inhabitants on common issues, particularly on sustainable development and environmental protection.
10.Which Indian journalist has won the 2018 ACJ Award?
B. Neha Dixit
C. Sunaina Paul
D. None of these
Correct Answer:A.Nileena MS
Journalist Nileena MS, whose story titled “Coalgate 2.0” published in The Caravan magazine, won the ACJ Award for Investigative Journalism 2018. The award is given by the Asian College of Journalism with the support of the Media Development Foundation “to recognise and encourage the best works of investigative journalism produced for Indian readers, viewers and audiences in order to promote journalism in the public interest”.