Current Affairs 18th May 2019: Quiz

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  1. When will be the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 held?

(a) 18 May

(b) 19 May

(c) 20 May

(d) 21 May

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1. (b)

Exp.The Indian General Elections 2019 are drawing to a close with the final round of voting on May 19, 2019. The 7-phased elections began on April 11, 2019 to elect people’s representatives in all Parliamentary constituencies across the country for the 17th Lok Sabha.

  1. When will the Election Commission declare the results of 2019 General Elections?

(a) May 23

(b) May 25

(c) May 27

(d) May 29

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2. (a)

Exp.The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are underway to elect people’s representatives from 543 constituencies for the 17th Lok Sabha. The election results will be declared on May 23, 2019. 

  1. Which sportsperson received the Knighthood on May 16, 2019?

(a) Sir Alex Ferguson

(b) Sir Kenny Dalglish

(c) Sir Andy Murray

(d) Sir Alex Scott

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3. (c)

Exp.Sir Andy Murray on May 16, 2019 received the Knighthood by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his services to tennis and charity.

  1. Who was awarded with the prestigious Sasakawa Award 2019?

(a) Narendra Modi

(b) Venkaiah Naidu

(c) Nripendra Misra

(d) Pramod Kumar Mishra

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (d)

Exp.The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction honoured Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the ‘Sasakawa Award 2019 for Disaster Risk Reduction’.

  1. When is the World Telecommunication Day observed every year?

(a) 16 May

(b) 17 May

(c) 18 May

(d) 19 May

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5. (b)

Exp.The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed on May 17, 2019 across the world with an aim to raise awareness that the use of Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring societies and economies together, bridging the digital divide.

  1. Who among the following cricket veterans has been named in the ICC’s list of commentators for ICC cricket World Cup 2019?

(a) Sachin Tendulkar

(b) Rahul Dravid

(c) Saurav Ganguly

(d) VVS Lakshman

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6. (c)

Exp.The International Cricket Council has released its list of commentators for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. The stellar line-up features three Indians including former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly. 

  1. Former Congress leader Kadavoor Sivadasan passed away on May 17. He was a five-time MLA from which Indian state?

(a) Kerala

(b) Tamil Nadu

(c) Karnataka

(d) Andhra Pradesh

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7. (a)

Exp.Kadavoor Sivadasan, former Kerala Minister and veteran Congress leader passed away due to age-related ailments early on May 17 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 87. 

  1. Which Indian actor has collaborated with American TV host David Letterman for a Netflix special?

(a) Ranveer Singh

(b) Anil Kapoor

(c) Anupam Kher

(d) Shahrukh Khan

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(d)

Exp.India’s Shahrukh Khan has collaborated with the veteran American talk show host David Letterman for a Netflix stand-alone special. The show will be all about in-depth conversations. 

  1. Which country has become the first in Asia to approve same-sex marriage?

(a) Indonesia

(b) Singapore

(c) Malaysia

(d) Taiwan

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp.Taiwan’s parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. The move marks a huge victory for the LGBT community of the island nation.

  1. Who was appointed as head coach of the Indian men’s senior football team?

(a) Igor Stimac

(b) Ante Rebic

(c) Alen Halilovic

(d) Ivan Perisic

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10. (a)

Exp.Croatian World Cupper Igor Stimac was appointed head coach of the Indian men’s senior football team for a two-year term. Stimac has experience of over 18 years in coaching, structuring, and developing football and players back home, and internationally.

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