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Top Current Affairs Quiz: 15 May 2019

15 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 Environmental emergency and Women’s Singles Title in Madrid Open among others.

May 15, 2019 17:36 IST
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15 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 Environmental emergency and Women’s Singles Title in Madrid Open among others.

1. Which international agency described that Moon is shrinking and shaking from millions of years?

a)    ISRO
b)    NASA
c)    Roscosmos
d)    CNSA


2. Which extinct bird has recently re-appeared after revaluation process?

a)    White-throated rail
b)    Big head plum
c)    Brown beak crow
d)    Celestial peacock


3. A species of which snake have discovered in the eastern part of Odisha recently?

a)    King Cobra
b)    Kraits
c)    Vine
d)    Python


4.  Which car manufacturing company has announced to abandon combustion engines by 2039?

a)    BMW
b)    Toyota
c)    Maruti Suzuki
d)    Mercedes-Benz


5. Who has been appointed as Yes Bank’s Additional Director by RBI?

a)    G Prasad
b)    R Gandhi
c)    M Mahesh
d)    P Pandey


6. Which city recently declared environmental emergency after the City’s air quality sharply worsened as a result of a series of wildfires?

a)    London
b)    Navotas City
c)    Kabul
d)    Mexico City


7. Who won the Women’s Singles Title in Madrid Open tennis?

a)    Kiki Bertens
b)    Simona Halep
c)    Serena Williams
d)    Petra Martic


8. The United Nations recently imposed sanctions on which terror group?

a)    ISIS-Khorasan
b)    ISIL-Libya
c)    Kurdistan Communities Union
d)    Mujahidin Indonesia Timur


9. Which country was recently chosen as Co-chair of Consultative Group of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery?

a)    China
b)    Japan
c)    India
d)    France


10. Which institution directed 18 states, 2 UTs to submit action plan on utilisation of treated wastewater?

a)    Supreme Court
b)    NGT
c)    Ministry of Environment
d)    Namami Gange



ANSWERS

1. (b) NASA


NASA claims that as per first evidence these faults of shrinking is still active and producing moonquakes today as the Moon continues to gradually cool.

2. (a) White-throated rail

Study published in zoological journal explained that an extinct bird came back from the dead after a process called ‘iterative evolution’ twice.

3. (c) Vine

A species of new vine snake have discovered in the eastern part of Odisha. This new species have found after a century because last discovery was made about vine snake in year 1906.

4. (d) Mercedes-Benz


Mercedes-Benz recently announced that company would stop selling traditional combustion engine cars by 2039 and plans for its new vehicles sold worldwide by that time to be carbon-neutral.

5. R Gandhi

RBI appoints former deputy governor R Gandhi on board of Yes Bank. It is rare for the RBI to make a special board appointment.

6. (d) Mexico City


Mexico City recently declared environmental emergency after the City’s air quality sharply worsened as a result of a series of wildfires. Smoke from nearby wildfires pushed pollution of the city to levels deemed potentially harmful to human health.

7. (a) Kiki Bertens


Kiki Bertens of The Netherlands won the Women’s Singles Title in Madrid Open tennis, defeating Simona Halep. With this victory, Bertens became first woman ever to win Madrid singles title championship without dropping a set.

8. (a) ISIS-Khorasan

UN imposed sanctions on terror group ISIS-Khorasan for its links with Al-Qaeda and involvement in several attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The group was formed in 2015 by a Pakistani national.

9. (c) India

India was chosen as the Co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020.  The move came after India expressed its interest to Co-chair the Group during its last meeting in October 2018.

10. (b) NGT

NGT directed 18 States and 2 Union Territories to submit their respective action plans on utilisation of treated wastewater to reduce pressure on the groundwater resources across the country.

 

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