Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 6th to 12th May 2019

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Indian Affairs

Q.1         Which state passed an Act to Allow Shops & Businesses Remain Open 24X7?

Q.2         In which Indian state a species of reddish brown pit viper was recently discovered?

Q.3         In which international forum India is re-elected as an observer?

Q.4         Which state has deployed its 1st Anti-Naxal Women Commando Unit?

Q.5         When the National Technology Day is observed in India?

International Affairs

Q.6         Which Country passed ‘Fake News Law’?

Q.7         According to digital marketing platform SEMrush’s reports who is the most followed politician globally? 

Q.8     Which country’s flight carrier operated the world’s first zero-waste commercial flight?

Q.9         Which country will host a World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting of developing nations?

Q.10       After Britain which country has declared climate emergency?

Banking Affairs

Q.11       RBI Imposes Fines on which PPIs for violating norms in May 2019?

Q.12       As per the official announcement how much investment the Master card will do in India?

Q.13       How much the bank credit grows in n the financial year 2018-19 as compared to 10.3% in the previous financial year, mainly aided by loans to services and retail sector?

Q.14       How much the long term rating of YES bank has downgraded?

New Appointees

Q.15       Who has been appointed as Head of Marketing for India and South Asia in Visa the global leader in digital payments technology?

Q.16       Who is appointed as the new coach of Indian Volleyball Team?

Q.17       Which Indian actress has been appointed as Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocates in UN?

Q.18       Who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High court?

Sports

Q.19      What is the name of the new book launched for women cricket?

Q.20       Which team won IPL 2019?

Answers

Ans. 1    Gujarat government passed an act to keep the shop open for 24*7. Gujarat Assembly passed this new act and replaced the Establishments Act, 1948 which prevented shops and other businesses from operating between 12 to 6 a.m. 

Ans. 2    The new species of reddish brown pit viper was recently discovered in India’s Arunachal Pradesh. This new species of reddish brown pit viper is venomous like all its family members and with a unique heat sensing system.

Ans. 3    Indian has been re-elected as ‘observer’ of the Arctic Council – an intergovernmental forum on exploring the strategically important Arctic region.

Ans. 4    Chhattisgarh has deployed first ever anti-Naxal women’s commando unit.

Ans. 5    Every year on 11 May India celebrates Technology Day. This day \ was coined by late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as 11 May act as a reminder of India’s technological advancements. On this day in 1998, India conducted Pokhran II, a series of five tests of nuclear bomb explosions.

Ans. 6    Singapore’s Parliament passed a law to curb the spread of fake news. According to this law, any person may face up to 10-year jail or fines of up to S$1 million (over Rs 5.12 crore) for offending this law.  

Ans.    Barack Obama, the former US President is the world’s most followed politician. He has a total following of 182.7 million. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the second most followed politician globally.

Ans.    Australian flight carrier, Qantas operated the world’s first zero-waste commercial flight. This flight carrier, QF739 has traveled from Sydney to Adelaide. 

Ans. 9    India will host the two-days World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting of developing nations.

Ans. 10 Ireland has announced the Climate Emergency after Britain did so.

Ans. 11 RBI has imposed the fine on five prepaid instrument issuers for violation of regulatory guidelines. These PPIs are Vodafone, m-pesa, Phone pe, Western Union Financial services and MoneyGram.

Ans. 12 Mastercard will invest $ 1 billion in India in the next 5 years.

Ans. 13 Bank credit grew by 13.2% in the financial year 2018-19 as compared to 10.3% in the previous financial year.

Ans. 14 YES bank’s long-term rating has been decreased to ‘IND AA-’ with a negative outlook.

Ans. 15 VISA has appointed  Sujatha V Kumar as head of marketing for India and South Asia.

Ans. 16 Serbian Dragan Mihailovic is appointed as the head coach of the men’s national Volleyball team.

Ans. 17 Dia Mirza has received the honor to be appointed as Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocates in the UN.

Ans. 18 Justice AK Oka of the Bombay High Court be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.

Ans. 19 Criczone is the exclusive women cricket magazine, it is recently launched in India.

Ans. 20 Mumbai Indian wins the IPL 2019 after defeating Chennai Super Kings with 1 run.

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