Current Affairs 20th 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. Which nation’s President is set to propose a merit-based immigration policy?

(a) United States

(b) United Kingdom

(c) Japan

(d) Australia

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (a)

Exp.US President Donald Trump is set to announce a new proposal to overhaul the legal immigration system to give preference to foreigners based on merit rather than family ties. The decision could largely benefit thousands of Indian professionals, who end up waiting for long to get the Green Card.

  1. Which among the following US states has passed a stringent abortion law?

(a) Florida

(b) Oklahoma

(c) Virginia

(d) Alabama

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5. (d)

Exp.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.

  1. Which nation would be hosting the 2023 Asian Football Cup?

(a) Malaysia

(b) India

(c) China

(d) Russia

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation

Exp.China would be hosting the Asian Cup Football tournament in 2023. Initially South Korea was also one of the bidders for the tournament, however, the Korean Football Associated decided to pull out to strategically focus on a joint bid with North Korea to host the Women’s World Cup in the same year.

Q7. Which nation has appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings?

(a) New Zealand

(b) Sri Lanka

(c) Australia

(d) China

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7. (b)

Exp.Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings issued after the Easter Sunday attacks.India, United States, China, UK and Australia are among the countries which issued travel warnings after Easter attacks.

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.

Q10. Who among the following has been appointed as the head coach of the men’s national team?

(a) Hugo Conte

(b) Dindin Santiago

(c) Mariusz Wlazly

(d) Karch Kiraly

(e) Dragan Mihailovic

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Volleyball Federation of India appointed Serbian Dragan Mihailovic as head coach of the men’s national team in a move linked to the long term goal of Olympic Games qualification. Mihailovic has more than 25 years of experience as a coach.

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