General Knowledge and Current Affairs – Part II

General Knowledge and Current Affairs – Part II

June 4, 2018 Uncategorized 0

Continuing with our previous post, let us look at the main events in the second week of May 2018 (you may access our first post Here)

 

Week 2 – May 2018 (20 questions – 10 minutes)

 

  • 1) What is the India’s GDP growth rate for 2018-19, as per latest economic data by Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
  1. 7.3%
  2. 7.6%
  3. 7.0%
  4. 7.2%

 

  • 2) Which Indian squash player has won the 2018 Abu Dhabi Open squash title?
  1. Cyrus Poncha
  2. Ramit Tandon
  3. Mahesh Mangaonkar
  4. Saurav Ghosal

 

  • 3) Which country has successfully launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” into orbit?
  1. India
  2. China
  3. Japan
  4. USA

 

  • 4) What is the theme of 2018 World Red Cross Red Crescent Day (WRCRCD)?
  1. Everywhere for everyone
  2. Memorable smiles from around the world
  3. Get Together for the purpose of Humanity
  4. Less Known Red Cross Stories

 

  • 5) Who has been appointed the new Cabinet Secretary of India?
  1. Pradeep Kumar Sinha
  2. Ajit Seth
  3. Hasmukh Adhia
  4. M. Chandrasekhar

 

  • 6) The 2018 World Athletics Day (WAD) is observed on which date?
  1. May 4
  2. May 5
  3. May 6
  4. May 7

 

  • 7) India has signed how much amount of loan deal with World Bank for National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan)?
  1. $650 million
  2. $300 million
  3. $550 million
  4. $200 million

 

  • 8) Who has been named the new Prime Minister of Armenia?
  1. Nikol Pashinian
  2. Serzh Sargsyan
  3. Emma Khashmanyan
  4. Mike Minasyants

 

  • 9) Who has been sworn-in as the new President of Costa Rica?
  1. Fabricio Alvarado Munoz
  2. Carlos Alvarado
  3. Guillermo Solís
  4. Epsy Campbell Barr

 

  • 10) Who has been appointed as the country head for Google Cloud business in India?
  1. Shilpa Mathur
  2. Rick Harshman
  3. Nitin Bawankule
  4. Roopa Thakur

 

  • 11) Who is the author of the book “Across the Bench – Insight into the Indian Military Judicial System”?
  1. Sachin Singh Rawat
  2. Bipin Rawat
  3. Birender Singh Dhanoa
  4. Gyan Bhushan

 

  • 12) Who has been conferred with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018?
  1. Dalai Lama
  2. Muhammad Yunus
  3. N. Dash
  4. Alejandro Toledo

 

  • 13) What is the theme of the 2018 International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated on which date?
  1. Nurses: A voice to lead – Safe Motherhood
  2. Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right
  3. Nurses: Working with the Poor; Against Poverty
  4. Nurses: A Force for Change – A vital resource for health

 

  • 14) Which Bollywood personality has been honoured with the Swara Mauli award?
  1. Sridevi
  2. Rishi Kapor
  3. Asha Bhosle
  4. Lata Mangeshkar

 

  • 15) Which country to host the 2018 World Robot Conference (WRC)?
  1. China
  2. Russia
  3. Japan
  4. USA

 

  • 16) The 15th Finance Commission has constituted an Advisory Council to advise and assist the Commission. It will be headed by whom?
  1. Arvind Virmani
  2. Piyush Goyal
  3. Sanjeev Gupta
  4. Surjit S. Bhalla

 

  • 17) Who has become the new Prime Minister of Malaysia?
  1. Mahathir bin Mohamad
  2. Najib Razak
  3. Joko Widodo
  4. Yingluck Shinawatra

 

  • 18) Who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)?
  1. Ashish Bahuguna
  2. Pawan Kumar Agarwal
  3. Nidhi Tiwari
  4. K S Sharma

 

  • 19) The Dabhol Power Station is located in which state?
  1. Karnataka
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Uttar Pradesh

 

  • 20) Which of the following is the China’s first home-built aircraft carrier that recently started sea trials?
  1. Type 005A
  2. Type 001A
  3. Type 007A
  4. Type 009A

 

 

Answers:

 

1) 7.3%

Notes: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected India to remain the fastest growing Asian nation with 7.3% growth in 2018-19, and 7.6% in 2019-20. ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada has stated that India should not worry about not achieving 8% growth but focus on increasing domestic demand by reducing the income inequality.

 

2) Ramit Tandon

 

3) China

 

4) Memorable smiles from around the world

 

5) Pradeep Kumar Sinha

Notes: P.K. Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been given one year extension to the post of Cabinet Secretary. With this, he will continue as cabinet secretary till June 12, 2019 as against his current retirement date of 12th June 2018.

 

6) May 7

 

7) $200 million

 

8) Nikol Pashinian

Notes: He has been the leader of the ongoing 2018 Armenian non-violent protests which forced Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and his government to resign.

 

9) Carlos Alvarado

 

10) Nitin Bawankule

 

11) Gyan Bhushan

 

12) Muhammad Yunus

Notes: Prof. Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate and noted economist, has been conferred with the 11th KISS Humanitarian Award 2018 on May 11 for his unwavering commitment to eradicate global poverty and foster economic and social development.

 

13) Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right

 

14) Lata Mangeshkar

 

15) China

 

16) Arvind Virmani

 

17) Mahathir bin Mohamad

 

18) Pawan Kumar Agarwal

 

19) Maharashtra

 

20) Type 001A

 

 

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