Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 29th to 5th May 2019

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weekly current affairs quiz

Here are the current affairs for 29th April to 5th May 2019. This current affairs quiz is the best way to revise your knowledge of the previous week’s national and international events.

Indian Affairs

Q.1         In Fourth phase of Lok Sabha Election, how many constituencies went to poll? 

Q.        A dangerous cyclone hit the Odisha, what is the name of the cyclone?

Q.3         Which state-owned telecom firm has become the first one to launch optical fiber-based high-speed broadband service in Pulwama?

Q.        Government has hiked how much customs duty on the wheat to curb imports and protect the domestic industry?

Q.        Which Ministry has constituted a committee to implement the National Clean Air Programme?

International Affairs

Q.6         Which country has announced the ban on ‘Burka’?

Q.        The President of which nation has signed on the controversial act on the use of the internet?

Q.8         Which Japanese emperor has decided to step down from the throne?

Q.9         The Parliament of which country has declared a climate change as an emergency?

Q.10       Which Pakistani terrorist has been observed as the Global Terrorist?

Banking Affairs

Q.11       Which Indian bank has linked the interest rate of large saving accounts to RBI’s repo rate?

Q.12       Recently Paytm has launched another banking service to its users on a digital subscription model. What it is?

Q.13       What is the early projection of the country’s growth for fiscal 2019 according to India Ratings & Research (A Fitch Group Company)?

New Appointees

Q.14       Who has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal?

Q.15       Who has become the first woman director of BSE?

Q.16       Who has been named as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?

Sports

Q.17       Who has become the 2019 Badminton Asia Championships winners?

Q.18       What was the medal score of India in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup?

Q.19       Who will become the first female umpire to officiate in a men’s one-day international at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two match?

Q.20       What is the name of first Indian to break into the top-25 of world rankings in Table Tennis?

Answers

Ans.1     The fourth phase of Lok Sabha election was conducted on 29 April 2019. In this phase, the election was conducted for 72 Lok Sabha Constituencies across 9 States. 

Ans.2     Cyclone Fani

Ans.3     BSNL has become the first operator to start optical fiber-based high-speed broadband service in Pulwama with the launch of ‘Bharat Fibre’.

Ans.4     The government has hiked the customs duty on wheat to 40% from 30% to curb imports and protect the domestic industry.

Ans.5     Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change has given the responsibility to implement the NCP.

Ans.6     Sri Lanka has announced the ban on Burka after the serial bomb blast on the duration of Easter in 2019.

Ans.7     Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a new measure that aims to expand government control over the Internet.

Ans.8     Akihito became the first Japanese Emperor to step down from the throne.

Ans.9     The UK parliament became the first national legislative body in the world to declare a climate change emergency.

Ans.10  Massod Azhar has been declared as a global terrorist by the UN.

Ans.11  State Bank Of India has moved to a new interest rate regime on large savings account deposits as well as short-term loans.

Ans.12  Paytm has launched a recurring payment service for merchants that use a digital subscription model.

Ans.13  Country’s growth forecast for the current fiscal is 7.3% as per India Ratings & Research (A Fitch Group Company).

Ans. 14  Senior IAS officer Dilip Kumar was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the office of Lokpal. At present, he is working as joint secretary, National Human Rights Commission.

Ans.15  BSE has appointed its first independent woman director Jayshree Vyas.

Ans. 16  Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been named as the next President of Marylebone.

Ans.17  2019 Badminton Asia Championships winners for  Men’s singles is Kento Momota, and for Women’s singles is Akane Yamaguchi.

Ans.18  India’s score in International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup is h a total of four medals, three golds, and a silver.

Ans.19  Australia’s Claire Polosak will be the first umpire of men’s one-day international at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two match.

Ans.20  India’s G Sathiyan has become the first Indian to break into the top-25 of world rankings in Table Tennis.

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