Daily Current Affairs : 18th May 2020 | Daily GK update Quiz

Daily Current Affairs 18th May 2020 Quiz:

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Q.1. Benjamin Netanyahu has sworn-in as Prime Minister for the 5th time. He is the PM of which of the following country?

बेंजामिन नेतन्याहू ने 5 वीं बार प्रधानमंत्री के रूप में शपथ ली है। वह निम्न में से किस देश के प्रधानमंत्री हैं?

(a) Iraq / इराक़

(b) Algeria / अल्जीरिया

(c) Israel / इज़राइल

(d) Lebanon /लेबनान

(e) Saudi Arabia / सऊदी अरबिया

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.(c)

Exp. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally swore in his new government on 17 May for the fifth time. The ceremony of the swearing-in of Israel’s new government, the Knesset, was held in accordance with coronavirus social distancing directives.

Netanyahu will be in power until 13 November 2021. This ended the 18-month political crisis in the country. Benny Gantz will serve in the specially created role of alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister.

Q.2. For which state NABARD has sanctioned Rs. 1500 crores to ensure continuous credit flow to farmers through state cooperative banks?

किस राज्य के लिए, नाबार्ड ने राज्य सहकारी बैंकों के माध्यम से किसानों को निरंतर ऋण प्रवाह सुनिश्चित करने के लिए 1500 करोड़ रुपये मंजूर किए हैं?

(a) Tamil Nadu / तमिल नाडू

(b) Karnataka / कर्नाटक

(c) Gujarat / गुजरात

(d) Uttar Pradesh / उत्तर प्रदेश

(e) Punjab / पंजाब

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.(e)

Exp. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for Punjab to ensure continuous credit flow to farmers, through state cooperative banks, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Nabard has sanctioned a sum of Rs 1,500 crore, out of which an amount of Rs 1,000 crore has been sanctioned to Punjab State Cooperative Bank and Rs 500 crore to Punjab Gramin Bank.

This is part of Nabard”s Rs 25,000 crore nationwide special liquidity facility (SLF), which has been made available to state cooperative banks, regional rural banks, and microfinance institutions (MFIs), to ensure flow of credit to farmers for agricultural operations during COVID-19 pandemic, a release said.

Q.3. Who is appointed the head of the Five-member panel formed by Andhra Pradesh government to probe Vizag gas leak and to submit the report in one month?

विजाग गैस रिसाव की जांच करने और एक महीने में रिपोर्ट सौंपने के लिए आंध्र प्रदेश सरकार द्वारा गठित पांच सदसीय पैनल का प्रमुख किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Rajiv Kumar / राजीव कुमार

(b) Neerabh Kumar Prasad / निरभ कुमार प्रसाद

(c) Vivek Yadav / विवेक यादव

(d) Chandra Shekhar / चन्द्र शेखर

(e) Abid Hussain / आबिद हुसैन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.(b)

Exp. The Andhra Pradesh government on 16th may constituted a five-member High-Power Committee to probe into the causes behind the leakage of styrene gas from the LG Polymer plant at RR Venkatapuram in Visakhapatnam, which claimed 12 lives, and take stock of the recovery steps being initiated. It will be submitting its final report within one month.

The committee will be headed by Neeraj Kumar Prasad, Special Chief Secretary (EFS and T department) and will have Karikal Valaven, Special Chief Secretary (Industries), Vinay Chand (Visakhapatnam district collector), RK Meena (Visakhapatnam Commissioner of Police) as members and Vivek Yadav (Member Secretary, AP Pollution Control Board) as member convenor.

Q.4. Who has been appointed as the new managing director of Jammu and Kashmir Bank?

जम्मू और कश्मीर बैंक के नए प्रबंध निदेशक के रूप में किसे नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Zubair Iqbal / जुबैर इकबाल

(b) Sanjeev Srinivasan / संजीव श्रीनिवासन

(c) R K Chibber / आर के छिब्बर

(d) Sanjeev Nautiyal / संजीव नौटियाल

(e) Vibha Padalkar / विभा पाडलकर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4.(a)

Exp. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on 15th May approved the appointment of senior vice president of HDFC Bank Zubair Iqbal as the new managing director of Jammu and Kashmir Bank. Iqbal will have a three-year tenure.

Q.5. Who has been re-appointed as the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank?

जम्मू और कश्मीर बैंक के अध्यक्ष के रूप में किसे फिर से नियुक्त किया गया है?

(a) Hirdesh Kumar / हिरदेश कुमार

(b) Sanjeev Srinivasan / संजीव श्रीनिवासन

(c) R K Chibber / आर के छिब्बर

(d) Ajay Bhushan Pandey / अजय भूषण पांडे

(e) Vibha Padalkar / विभा पाडलकर

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.(c)

Exp. R K Chibber will continue as the Jammu and Kashmir bank’s chairman for the next three years.

Q.6. India’s space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has directed the startups to develop tools and machines for its maiden human space flight Gaganyaan-1 mission. Where is the Headquarter of ISRO?

भारत की अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी भारतीय अंतरिक्ष अनुसंधान संगठन (ISRO) ने स्टार्टअप्स को अपनी पहली मानव अंतरिक्ष उड़ान गगनयान -1 मिशन के लिए उपकरण और मशीन विकसित करने का निर्देश दिया है। ISRO का मुख्यालय कहाँ है?

(a) Mumbai / मुंबई

(b) New Delhi / नई दिल्ली  

(c) Bengaluru / बेंगलुरु

(d) Hyderabad / हैदराबाद

(e) Pune / पुणे

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.(c)

Exp. Headquarters: Bengaluru

India’s space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has directed the startups to develop tools and machines for its maiden human space flight Gaganyaan-1 mission.

 ISRO focuses to potentially help them build products and solutions that they can exploit commercially. The move is expected to open up opportunities for new types of companies to come up in India.

Amid lockdown, ISRO has identified a set of 17 technologies that to develop locally at lower costs for use in its Gaganyaan missions.

 ISRO has opened up its facilities to companies like Larson & Toubro and HAL to build its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV).

Q.7. Who is the author of the Book titled “Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City”?

“वुहान डायरी: डिस्पैचेस फ्रॉम ए क्वारंटाइन्ड सिटी” नामक पुस्तक के लेखक कौन हैं?

(a) Carlos Bulosan / कार्लोस बुलोसन

(b) Fang Fang / फैंग फैंग

(c) David Henry Hwang / डेविड हेनरी ह्वांग

(d) Chi Li / ची ली

(e) Jhumpa Lahiri / झुम्पा लाहिरी

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.(b)

Exp. The much-talked about ‘Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City’ by well-known Chinese literary writer Fang Fang, has released in India in the ebook format.

Published by HarperNonFiction, the audio will follow on May 26. The book, which will be translated into 15 languages is a compilation of the author’s diary entries and social media posts that document 60 days of lockdown during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Q.8. _____________________________ is celebrated as International Museum Day every year.

_____________________________को हर साल अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संग्रहालय दिवस के रूप में 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
Ans.8.(e)

Exp. 18th May: International Museum Day 2020.

Every year, all the museums across the globe are invited to participate in the International museum day to promote the role of museums.

International museum day was first held in 1977 and it gained attention since. In 2009, almost 20,000 museums participated in the International Museum Day. The events were held in more than 90 countries that year.

Q.9. What is the theme for International Museum Day 2020?

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संग्रहालय दिवस 2020 के लिए विषय क्या है?

(a) Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion

(b) Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums

(c) Hyper connected museums: New approaches, new publics

(d) New challenges and new inspirations

(e) Museums and Cultural Landscapes

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.(a)

Exp. Theme 2020: Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.

Q.10. World’s AIDS Vaccine Day is celebrated on ______________ each year.

विश्व का एड्स वैक्सीन दिवस प्रत्येक वर्ष ______________ 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
Ans.10.(e)

Exp. Every year that is known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and World Aids Vaccine Day. This day is celebrated on May 18.

As well as raising awareness of the need for a vaccine it also celebrates those that work towards this goal. All those who have helped the victim of the infection also receive praise on this particular day.

Q.11. National Dengue Day is observed every year in India on _________________.

भारत में हर साल _________________ को राष्ट्रीय डेंगू दिवस 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
Ans.11.(c)

Exp. India observes Nation Dengue Day on May 16 as suggested by the Union Health Ministry to create awareness about the disease. Measures to prevent and preparing to control the spread of dengue are among a few things that are discussed and shared on this day.

Q.12. What is the currency of Israel?

इज़राइल की मुद्रा क्या है?

(a) Złoty / ज़्लॉटी

(b) Toman / टोमन

(c) Ruble / रूबल

(d) New shekel / नई शेकेल

(e) Krone / क्रोन

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12.(d)

Exp. The Israeli new shekel also known as simply the Israeli shekel is the currency of Israel.

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