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Q.1. Malerkotla has been announced to be the 23rd District of which of the following state/UT?

मलेरकोटला को निम्नलिखित में से किस राज्य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश का 23वां जिला घोषित किया गया है?

(a) Haryana / हरियाणा

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली

(c) Punjab / पंजाब

(d) Odisha / ओडिशा

(e) Both a & b / दोनों ए और बी

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on 14th May announced the creation of Malerkotla, a new district in his state.

It has been carved out of the state’s only Muslim-majority town, 35 km from Sangrur district. Adjoining Amargarh and Ahmedgarh will also be part of Punjab’s 23rd district.

Q.2. Name the cyclone that has hit Gujarat coast, Maharashtra, Goa etc. recently.

उस चक्रवात का नाम बताइए जिसने हाल ही में गुजरात तट, महाराष्ट्र, गोवा आदि को प्रभावित किया है।

(a) Taukate / तौकाते

(b) Gati / गति

(c) Vyom / व्योम

(d) Prabhanjan / प्रभंजन

(e) Ambud/ अम्बुद

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Cyclone Taukate has obtained its maximum intensity in the wee hours of Sunday and has now become a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (wind speed of 118 to 166 km / hr).

The latest cyclone alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that this storm would reach close to Gujarat coast, Maharastra,Goa. Light to moderate intensity rainfall is expected to continue over coastal Karnataka and Kerala till Monday.

Q.3. Who among the following has been appointed as the PM of Nepal?

निम्नलिखित में से किसे नेपाल के प्रधान मंत्री के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli / खड्ग प्रसाद शर्मा ओलि

(b) Bidhya Devi Bhandari / विद्या देवी भंडारी

(c) Agni Prasad Sapkota / अग्नि प्रसाद सपकोटा

(d) Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana / चोलेंद्र शमशेर जेबी राणा

(e) Pushpa Kamal Dahal / पुष्प कमल दहल

Answer & Explanation

Exp. KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the third time on 14th May, days after he lost a vote of confidence in Parliament.He was reappointed to the post on 13th May as the Opposition parties failed to secure majority seats in Parliament to form a new government.

He previously served as prime minister from October 11, 2015 to August 3, 2016 and again from February 15, 2018 to May 13, 2021.

Q.4. Which Payments Bank has launched “Digigold” in partnership with SafeGold, a provider of digital gold?

किस पेमेंट बैंक ने डिजिटल गोल्ड प्रदाता सेफगोल्ड के साथ साझेदारी में “डिजीगोल्ड” लॉन्च किया है?

(a) Paytm Payments Bank / पेटीएम पेमेंट्स बैंक

(b) Airtel Payments Bank / एयरटेल पेमेंट्स बैंक

(c) Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank / आदित्य बिरला आइडिया पेमेंट्स बैंक

(d) Fino Payments Bank / फिनो पेमेंट्स बैंक

(e) Jio Payments Bank / जिओ पेमेंट्स बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Airtel Payments Bank has launched “DigiGold”, a digital platform for customers to make investments in gold. This has been rolled out in partnership with SafeGold, a provider of digital gold.

With DigiGold, Airtel Payments Bank’s saving account customers can invest in 24K gold using the Airtel Thanks app. Customers can also gift DigiGold to their family and friends, who have a savings account with Airtel Payments Bank.

Q.5. RBI has recently excluded which of the following banks from the second schedule of the RBI Act?

RBI ने हाल ही में निम्नलिखित में से किस बैंक को RBI अधिनियम की दूसरी अनुसूची से बाहर रखा है?

(a) Yes Bank / यस बैंक

(b) RBL Bank / आरबीएल बैंक

(c) Lakshmi Vilas Bank / लक्ष्मी विलास बैंक

(d) Karur Vysya Bank / करूर वैश्य बैंक

(e) DBS Bank / डीबीएस बैंक

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said it has excluded Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) from the Second Schedule of the RBI Act after it was merged with DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL) last year.

LVB is the second private sector bank after Yes Bank which has run into rough weather during this year. In March, capital-starved Yes Bank was placed under a moratorium. The government rescued Yes Bank by asking the state-run State Bank of India to infuse Rs 7,250 crore and take a 45 percent stake in the bank.

Q.6. Who among the following has topped the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021, released by Fortune Magazine?

फॉर्च्यून पत्रिका द्वारा जारी 2021 के लिए “विश्व के 50 महानतम नेताओं” की सूची में निम्नलिखित में से कौन शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Kamala Harris / कमाला हैरिस

(b) Adar Poonawalla / अदार पूनावाला

(c) Dan Schulman / डैन शुलमैन

(d) John Nkengasong / जॉन नेकेंगासोंग

(e) Jacinda Ardern / जैसिंडा अर्डर्न

Answer & Explanation

Exp. New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has topped the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021, released by Fortune Magazine.

The ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list for 2021 is the eighth edition of the annual list which celebrates leaders, some well-known and others who aren’t so familiar, who made a difference amid the “truly unprecedented times” of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Q.7. Which day is observed as the International Day of Families by the United Nations?

संयुक्त राष्ट्र द्वारा किस दिन को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय परिवार दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है?

(a) 12 May/ 12 मई

(b) 13 May/ 13 मई

(c) 14 May/ 14 मई

(d) 15 May/ 15 मई

(e) 16 May/ 16 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. May 15 is observed as the International Day of Families by the United Nations. The International Day of Families was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 so as to dedicate the whole day to families and appreciate their importance. Since 1994, May 15 is celebrated as Family Day.

Q.8. What was the theme for International Day of the Family 2021?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय परिवार दिवस 2021 की थीम क्या थी?

(a) Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing+25

(b) Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13

(c) Families and inclusive societies

(d) Families and New Technologies

(e) Families, education and well-being

Answer & Explanation

Exp. May 15 is observed as the International Day of Families by the United Nations. The International Day of Families was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 so as to dedicate the whole day to families and appreciate their importance. Since 1994, May 15 is celebrated as Family Day.

Theme 2021: “Families and New Technologies.”

Q.9. The International Day of Living Together in Peace is observed on _______________________ every year.

“शांति में एक साथ रहने का अंतर्राष्ट्रीय दिवस” हर साल _______________ को मनाया जाता है।

(a) 15 May/ 15 मई

(b) 16 May/ 16 मई

(c) 17 May/ 17 मई

(d) 18 May/ 18 मई

(e) 19 May/ 19 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The International Day of Living Together in Peace is held on 16th May every year since 2018.

The Day speaks about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize and respect others and promote peace, moderation, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.

Q.10. On which date, International Day of Light is observed?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रकाश दिवस किस तिथि को मनाया जाता है?

(a) 14 May/ 14 मई

(b) 15 May/ 15 मई

(c) 16 May/ 16 मई

(d) 17 May/ 17 मई

(e) 18 May/ 18 मई

Answer & Explanation

Exp. 16th May: International Day of Light. The International Day of Light celebrates the role light plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.

The celebration will allow many different sectors of society worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrates how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – building the foundation for peaceful societies.

Q.11. In which country Women’s Rugby World Cup 2022 will be held?

महिला रग्बी विश्व कप 2022 किस देश में आयोजित किया जाएगा?

(a) New Zealand / न्यूजीलैंड

(b) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(c) England / इंग्लैंड

(d) West Indies / वेस्ट इंडीज

(e) South Africa / दक्षिण अफ्रीका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The dates for next year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand have been announced with the Tournament to run from October 8 to November 12, 2022.

The 12-team Tournament which was due to be held this year in Auckland and Whangarei was postponed due to Covid-19.

Q.12. Name the Times Group chairperson who has passed away recently.

टाइम्स समूह के अध्यक्ष का नाम बताइए जिनका हाल ही में निधन हो गया है।

(a) Bansi Kaul / बंसी कौल

(b) Indu Jain / इंदु जैन

(c) Bhagwati Singh / भगवती सिंह

(d) Digvijaysinh Zala / दिग्विजयसिंह जला

(e) Radheshyam Khemka / राधेश्याम खेमका

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Chairperson of The Times Group and The Times Foundation, Indu Jain passed away.

She was 84. She became the chairperson in 1999 and was lauded for her charismatic style of leadership and innovative ideas that took the group to new heights of success. In 2016, she was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

Q.13. What is the capital of New Zealand?

न्यूजीलैंड की राजधानी क्या है?

(a) Auckland / ऑकलैंड

(b) Christchurch / क्राइस्टचर्च

(c) Wellington / वेलिंगटन

(d) Hamilton / हैमिल्टन

(e) Hastings / हेस्टिंग्स

Answer & Explanation

Exp. Currency: New Zealand dollar ($) (NZD)

Prime minister: Jacinda Ardern

Capital: Wellington

Q.14. Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in which state?

अबोहर वन्यजीव अभयारण्य किस राज्य में स्थित है?

(a) Gujarat / गुजरात

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation

Exp. The Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Fazilka District of Punjab.

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