Top Current Affairs Quiz: 22 May 2019

22 May 2019: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover the topics like Forbes' Billionaires List, Nari Shakti award and International Women's Day among others.

1. The lawmakers of which nation amended the penal code on May 21 to introduce life sentence without parole?

a) Serbia
b) Georgia
c) Armenia
d) Poland

2. Which nation’s opposition has submitted no confidence motion against the ruling government?

a) Malaysia
b) Sri Lanka
c) Indonesia
d) Australia

3. Who among the following, who is a three-time Formula One world champion, passed away on May 20?

a) Niki Lauda
b) Graham Hill
c) James Hunt
d) Mike Hawthorn

4. Who was appointed as Pakistan High Commissioner to India?

a) Mueenul Haq
b) Sohail Mehmood
c) Imtiaz Ahmad
d) Zaheer Ali

5. Who won the Man Booker International Prize 2019?

a) Annie Ernaux
b) Jokha Alharthi
c) Olga Tokarczuk
d) Alia Trabucco

6. Google announced suspension of its services with which technology giant?

a) Huawei
b) Baidu
c) Xiaomi
d) Alibaba

7. The voting for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 was held in how many constituencies of Uttar Pradesh?

a) 62
b) 80
c) 91
d) 100

8. Which institution recently announced creation of a specialised supervisory and regulatory structure for commercial banks, urban cooperative banks and NBFCs?

a) Finance Ministry
b) SEBI
c) RBI
d) FICCI

9. The joint exercise IMCOR is being held between India and which country?

a) Maldives
b) Mauritius
c) Malaysia
d) Myanmar

10.
When is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development observed every year?

a) 19th May
b) 20th May
c) 21st May
d) 22nd May

ANSWERS


1. (a) Serbia


The Serbian lawmakers on May 21, 2019 amended the penal code to introduce a life sentence without parole, despite concerns voiced by the Council of Europe. Until now, the maximum sentence in Serbia, which seeks to join the European Union, was 40 years in prison.

2. (b) Sri Lanka

The opposition party in Sri Lanka has submitted a no confidence motion against the ruling government over Easter Sunday attacks as several programmes were organized to mark one month of the incident which killed over 250 people including 45 foreigners.

3. (a) Niki Lauda


Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda passed away on May 20, 2019. He was 70.  One of the best-known figures in motor racing, Lauda took the title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984. He is also remembered for his remarkable recovery and return to racing after being badly burned in a crash in the 1976 German Grand Prix.

4. (a) Mueenul Haq

Pakistan appointed Mueenul Haq as the High Commissioner to India. Haq succeeds Sohail Mehmood. Haq, a career diplomat, is currently serving as Ambassador to France.

5. (b) Jokha Alharthi


Oman author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious ‘Man Booker International Prize 2019’ for her novel “Celestial Bodies”. The “Celestial Bodies” novel is the story of three sisters Mayya, Asma, and Khawla. The novel confronts Oman’s history of slavery, which was abolished in the country only in 1970.

6. (a) Huawei

Google has suspended all business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services and cancelled its Android license.

7. (b) 80

The seven-phased 2019 Lok Sabha Elections in Uttar Pradesh concluded on May 19, 2019 for 80 constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 parliamentary constituencies, of which, 17 are reserved for a candidates belonging to scheduled caste.

8. (c) RBI

The RBI’s central board approved creation of a specialised supervisory and regulatory structure for commercial banks, Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and urban cooperative banks.

9. (d) Myanmar

The Indo-Myanmar coordinated patrol (IMCOR) began on May 20, 2019 at Andaman and Nicobar Command. For this purpose, Myanmar Navy Ship UMS King TabinShweHtee (773) and UMS Inlay (OPV-54) arrived at Port Blair.

10. (c) 21st May

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed on May 21, 2019 every year  to deepen understanding of the values of cultural diversity, as three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension.

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