Current Affairs 14th May 2019: Quiz

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  1. The polling was conducted in how many constituencies in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha Elections, held on May 12?

(a) 63

(b) 72

(c) 45

(d) 59

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1. (d)

Exp.The sixth and second last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 was held on May 12, 2019 in 59 constituencies across six states and India’s capital Delhi. The phase will decide the fate of several Union ministers including Harshvardhan, Maneka Gandhi, Radha Mohan Singh and key opposition leaders such as SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress’ Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

  1. Which team has won IPL 2019 title?

(a) Kolkata Knight Riders

(b) Kings XI Punjab

(c) Mumbai Indians

(d) Chennai Superkings

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2. (c)

Exp.Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling final in Hyderabad yesterday to become the IPL champions for the record fourth time. The CSK, who were chasing a score of 150 set by Mumbai Indians, were restricted to 148 for 7 in the stipulated 20 overs.

  1. Which of the following players has won the Purple Cap in IPL season 2019?

(a) KL Rahul

(b) Shubhman Gill

(c) Andre Russell

(d) ImranTahir

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3. (d)

Exp.Mumbai Indians won the 2019 Indian Premier League after defeating Chennai Super Kings by 1 run. While CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL with 132 dismissals, the team’s spinner Imran Tahir won the coveted Purple Cap for taking the highest number of wickets.

  1. Which city is hosting the two-day WTO ministerial meeting?

(a) Bengaluru

(b) New Delhi

(c) Beijing

(d) Kuala Lumpur

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (b)

Exp.The two-day Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation began in New Delhi on May 13, 2019. The meeting will conclude on May 14. The participants include ministers from 16 developing nations and six least developed nations.

  1. The International Monetary Fund has agreed to bail out which cash-strapped nation with $6 billion worth fund?

(a) Bangladesh

(b) Afghanistan

(c) Pakistan

(d) Syria

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5. (c)

Exp.The International Monetary Fund and Pakistan have reached an agreement, under which the former would provide the latter with funds worth $6 billion. This is Pakistan’s 22nd bailout with the IMF. The nation is currently struggling to deal with its falling economy, triggered by low growth, soaring inflation and mounting debt.

  1. The ISIS has announced the establishment of a new province in which among the following Indian states?

(a) Jammu and Kashmir

(b) West Bengal

(c) Jharkhand

(d) Chhattisgarh

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6. (a)

Exp.The ISIS has claimed to have established its new province in India’s Jammu and Kashmir, called “Wilayah of Hind”. The first of its kind announcement comes after clashes between militants and security forces in Kashmir on May 10.

  1. Which nation has blocked social media platforms after attack on mosques?

(a) Pakistan

(b) Afghanistan

(c) Sri Lanka

(d) Bangladesh

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7. (c)

Exp.Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked several social media sites, following attacks on mosques and business establishments of Muslim community yesterday. An overnight curfew was imposed in several areas, around 80 km north of Colombo, as mobs gathered to target the community in the wake of the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday.

  1. What is the name of famous folk singer who was also known as ‘Birha Samrat’ recently passed away?

(a) Hiralal Yadav

(b) Ajay Kumar

(c) Shakuntal Sinha

(d) Arpan Das Mitra

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8. (a)

Exp.Padma Shri awardee ‘Birha Samrat’ Hiralal Yadav died at the age of 93 recently. He was felicitated with Padma Shri award this year also honoured with Yash Bharti award by the Uttar Pradesh government in 2015.

  1. What is the name of Kerala’s largest temple festival, which began on May 12, 2019?

(a) Thrissur Pooram

(b) Vishu

(c) Onam

(d) Aranmula Boat Race

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9. (a)

Exp.Temple festival of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram 2019 began on May 13 and it is scheduled to conclude on May 14. Thousands of devotees from across countries will attend the festivities in Vadakkunnathan Temple.

  1. The Indian Army is commemorating which among the following themes in the year 2019?

(a) Nation First

(b) Year of Next of Kin

(c) Martyrs of India

(d) No one can stop us

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10. (b)

Exp.The Indian Army is commemorating 2019 as the ‘Year of Next of Kin’ and plans to reach out to the next of kin of battle casualties.

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