Current Affairs Quiz 19th May 2021 : Daily GK Update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 19th May 2021 Quiz:

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Q.1. According to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, India’s annual rate of WPI Inflation for April 2021 was ____________.

उद्योग और आंतरिक व्यापार संवर्धन विभाग के अनुसार, अप्रैल 2021 के लिए भारत की WPI मुद्रास्फीति की वार्षिक दर ____________ थी.

(a) 7.35%

(b) 8.21%

(c) 10.49%

(d) 11.74%

(e) 12.50%

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade recently released Wholesale Price in India for the month of April 2021. The annual rate of inflation for the month of April 2021 was 10.49%.

The WPI for the month of April 2021 stood at 128.1. The base year in calculating WPI is fixed as 2011-12.

Q.2. Which Telecom operator has joined global consortium to build largest international undersea cable network with submarine cable supplier Subcom?

पनडुब्बी केबल सप्लायर सबकॉम के साथ सबसे बड़ा अंतरराष्ट्रीय अंडरसी केबल नेटवर्क बनाने के लिए कौन सा टेलीकॉम ऑपरेटर ग्लोबल कंसोर्टियम में शामिल हुइ है?

(a) Vi / वि आई

(b) BSNL / बी.एस.एन.एल.

(c) Airtel / एयरटेल

(d) Reliance Jio / रिलायंस जिओ

(e) Both a and b / ए और बी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(d)

Exp. Telecom operator Reliance Jio is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centred on India with global partners and submarine cable supplier Subcom to cater to increased data demand.

The two submarine cable systems which the company plans to deploy will connect India with Asia Pacific markets (Singapore, Thailand & Malaysia) and others with Italy & Africa.

Q.3. Which of the following company has announced to buy SoftBank-backed SB Energy in $3.5 billion deal?

निम्नलिखित में से किस कंपनी ने 3.5 बिलियन डॉलर के सौदे में सॉफ्टबैंक समर्थित एसबी एनर्जी को खरीदने की घोषणा की है?

(a) Tata Power SED / टाटा पॉवर SED

(b) Adani Green Energy / अदानी ग्रीन एनर्जी

(c) Rockwell Collins / रॉकवेल कॉलिंस

(d) Reliance Power / रिलायंस पॉवर

(e) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited / भारत हैवी इलेक्ट्रिकल्स लिमिटेड

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. Indian renewable energy company Adani Green Energy Ltd (ADNA.NS) said on 19th May it would buy SoftBank Group Corp-backed (9984.T) SB Energy Holdings Limited for an enterprise value of $3.5 billion.

It would buy the 80% stake held by SoftBank Group Capital Limited and the rest owned by Indian conglomerate Bharti Global Limited in a cash deal. The deal would allow Adani Green to achieve its targeted renewable portfolio of 25 gigawatts (GW) four years ahead of its expected timeline.

Q.4. What was the rank of India in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index on impressive show by solar PV segment?

सौर पीवी खंड द्वारा प्रभावशाली प्रदर्शन पर EY के अक्षय ऊर्जा देश आकर्षण सूचकांक में भारत का स्थान क्या था?

(a) 3

(b) 7

(c) 12

(d) 18

(e) 21

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. India has moved a notch higher at the third spot on EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index due to an exceptional performance on the solar photovoltaic (PV) front.

“India has moved one position above (3rd) from the previous index (4th), this is primarily because of the exceptional performance on the solar PV front.

The US retains top position on RECAI 57, China has remained a buoyant market and maintains the second position.

India also committed to setting up 450 GW for renewable energy power capacity (installed) by 2030 in the recent climate summit hosted by the US.

Q.5. Which country has topped the EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index?

EY के अक्षय ऊर्जा देश आकर्षण सूचकांक में कौन सा देश शीर्ष पर है?

(a) Italy / इटली

(b) France / फ्रांस

(c) Australia / ऑस्ट्रेलिया

(d) Spain / स्पेन

(e) USA / यूएसए

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(e)

Exp. India climbs to 3rd spot on EY index on impressive show by solar PV segment. India has moved a notch higher at the third spot on EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index due to an exceptional performance on the solar photovoltaic (PV) front.

“India has moved one position above (3rd) from the previous index (4th), this is primarily because of the exceptional performance on the solar PV front.

The US retains top position on RECAI 57, China has remained a buoyant market and maintains the second position.

India also committed to setting up 450 GW for renewable energy power capacity (installed) by 2030 in the recent climate summit hosted by the US.

Q.6. Which country has developed its Most Powerful Supercomputer “Simorgh”?

किस देश ने अपना सबसे शक्तिशाली सुपर कंप्यूटर “सिमोरघ” विकसित किया है?

(a) Sri Lanka / श्री लंका

(b) United Arab Emirates / संयुक्त अरब अमीरात

(c) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरब

(d) Iran / ईरान

(e) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(d)

Exp. Iran has unveiled a new supercomputer named ‘Simorgh’, which is 100 times more powerful than the previous supercomputer of the country to date.

The supercomputer has been developed indigenously by Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT). It has been named after a mythical Phoenix-like bird ‘Simurgh’.

Q.7. Who among the following has become the first Indian-origin fighter to win MMA title?

निम्नलिखित में से कौन एमएमए खिताब जीतने वाले पहले भारतीय मूल के फाइटर बन गए हैं?

(a) Vijender Singh / विजेंदर सिंह

(b) Arjan Bhullar / अर्जन भुल्लार

(c) Jinder Mahal / जिंदर महल

(d) Dalip Singh Rana / दलीप सिंह राणा

(e) Ritu Phogat / रितु फोगट

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. Arjan Bhullar became the first Indian-origin fighter to win a world title in a top-level MMA promotion when he beat Brandon Vera to become the heavyweight world champion at the Singapore-based One Championship.

By defeating Vera, Bhullar ended the Filipino-American’s five-year championship-winning run. Bhullar had won the commonwealth games gold medals in 2010 and 2012.

He became the first Indian-origin freestyle wrestler to represent Canada at the Olympics.

Q.8. Renowned Sahitya Akademi award winning writer and novelist Ki Rajanarayan passed away recently. He was a writer of which language?

प्रसिद्ध साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार विजेता लेखक और उपन्यासकार की राजनारायण का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह किस भाषा के लेखक थे?

(a) Telugu / तेलुगू

(b) Tamil / तमिल

(c) Kannada / कन्नड़

(d) Konkani / कोंकणी

(e) Malayalam / मलयालम

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.(b)

Exp. Eminent Tamil writer, novelist, and Sahitya Akademi award winning writer Ki Rajanarayan died at the age of 98 at Puducherry on May 17, 2021 due to age related health-issues. Popularly known as Ki Ra.

In 1991, he was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Gopallapurathu Makkal’.

Q.9. Chaman Lal Gupta passed away recently. He was a/an ________________.

चमन लाल गुप्ता का हाल ही में निधन हो गया। वह एक _________ थे।

(a) Ex-union minister / पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री

(b) BJP leader / भाजपा नेता

(c) Social Activist / सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता

(d) Both a and b / ए और बी दोनों

(e) Both b and c / बी और सी दोनों

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(d)

Exp. Veteran BJP leader and former union minister Chaman Lal Gupta died after a prolonged illness at his Gandhi Nagar residence here on 18th May.

He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha from Udhampur constituency of Jammu in 1996 and re-elected to 12th and 13th Lok Sabha in 1998 and 1999. Chaman Lal Gupta was Union Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation between October 13, 1999 and September 1, 2001.

Q.10. What is the base year fixed for calculating the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in India?

भारत में थोक मूल्य सूचकांक (WPI) की गणना के लिए निर्धारित आधार वर्ष क्या है?

(a) 2011-12

(b) 2014-15

(c) 2012-2014

(d) 2016

(e) 2018

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.(a)

Exp. The base year in calculating WPI is fixed as 2011-12.

Q.11. What is the currency of Iran?

ईरान की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Lira / लीरा

(b) Euro / यूरो

(c) Pound / पौंड

(d) Rial / रियाल

(e) Dinar / दीनार

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11.(d)

Exp. Capital: Tehran

Currency: Iranian rial

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