Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 13th to 19th May 2019

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Indian Affairs

Q.1         When the final phase of the Lok Sabha General Elections 2019was concluded?

Q.2         According to exit polls which party is leading to be the biggest party in the Lok Sabha?

Q.3         Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently announced its mission for how many years?

Q.4         When the result of  Lok Sabha General Elections 2019 will be released?

Q.5         The Indian Air Force has recently got a new helicopter, what is its name and which country manufactures it?

International Affairs

Q.6         International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on which day?

Q.7         When the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will hold its 5-day long 2020 high-level conference?

Q.8         As per the Global air passengers right expert Airhelp which Indian airport has been ranked in one 10 best airports of the world?

Q.9         Which airport is the best airport in the world according to Global air passengers right expert Airhelp?

Q.10       India has agreed with which country for collaboration in the fields of Indo-Pacific cooperation, climate change, disaster resilience, development in third world countries amongst other areas?

Q.11       Which country has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph)?

Banking Affairs

Q.12       What is the title of vision document released by RBI for e-payment system?  

Q.13       What is the name of Indian brothers who topped No. 1 rank on the Sunday Times Rich List 2019?

New Appointees

Q.14       Who has been appointed as the new chairman of ITC Group?

Q.15      Who has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea?

Q.16       Who has been appointed as the CEO of Cairn Oil & Gas?

Q.17       What is the name of retired Supreme Court judges who has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji?

Sports

Q.18       Who has won the Madrid Open 2019 in Men’s singles?

Q.19       Who has become the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL?

Q.20      Who won the Madrid Open 2019 in Women’s singles?

Answers

Ans.1     The voting for the final phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019 was conducted on 19 May 2019. In this phases approx 67% of voters cast their vote to elect the Member of Parliament from their area. This final phase of Loksabha election was held across 8 states and Union Territories.

Ans.2     All the exit polls are predicting about the return of PM Modi for the second tenure as the PM of India. These exit polls made the opposition leaders worried and they are denying the accuracy of these polls.

Ans.3     ISRO has announced its mission for 10 years. In these 10 years, ISRO will launch India’s second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2.

Ans.4     The result of the Lok Sabha Election 2019 will be released on 23 May 2019.

Ans.5     IAF received 22 Apache Guardian attack helicopters at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona, the US. The United State manufactures Apache and it has been modified as per the requirement if Indian Air Force.

Ans.6     International Nurse Day is celebrated on around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Ans.7     The General Assembly of UN has decided to convene a high-level conference in Lisbon from 2 to 6 June 2020. This meeting will be held to bring the focus of all the countries on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ans.8     Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has scored the 8th position in the list of10 best airports of the world, published by Global air passengers right expert Airhelp.

Ans.9     Global air passengers right expert Airhelp announced Hamad International Airport, Qatar as the best airport in the world.

Ans.10  India has agreed with the United Kingdom for collaboration in the fields of Indo-Pacific cooperation, climate change, disaster resilience, development in third world countries amongst other areas

Ans.11  Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train. This train will be capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph).  

Ans.12  The title of RBI’s vision document is ‘Payment And Settlement Systems In India: Vision 2019 – 2021’. RBI released this document to ensure a more convenient, affordable, quick, safer and secure e-payment system as it is expecting that digital payment will increase four times in the country in coming time.

Ans.13  Indian-origin Hinduja brothers positioned on the 1st rank of the annual rich list of Britain’s wealthiest.  Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja topped this list with 1.35 billion pounds jump in their fortunes over the previous year.

Ans.14  Sanjiv Puri has been appointed as the chairman of ITC by the Board of Directors after the demise of YC Deveshwar, the chairman and non-executive director of the diversified conglomerate. Mr. Puri was working earlier with ITC as a director on the board of the company since 2015 and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in February 2017.

Ans.15  Shri Subhash Chand, working as the Deputy High Commissioner in the High Commission of India, Abuja, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Eritrea.

Ans.16  Ajay Dixit has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Vedanta Cairn Oil & Gas.

Ans.17  Justice (retired) Madan B Lokur has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Fiji as a judge of its non-resident panel.

Ans.18  Novak Djokovic wins Men’s Singles Title in Madrid Open Tennis. He defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece to win men’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis. 

Ans.19  MS Dhoni has become the most successful wicket-keeper in the history of IPL with 132 dismissals in the popular tournament. 

Ans.20  Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands wins finals to win women’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis. She beats Simona Halep of Romania in the finals.

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