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Current Affairs Quiz: May 18, 2024

  1. What strategic move did India announce at the World Hydrogen Summit 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to address global demand?
    A) Launch of a global hydrogen research center
    B) None of these
    C) Expansion of its solar energy capacity
    D) Installation of a green hydrogen production facility
    E) Partnership with European countries for nuclear energy development
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, Bhupinder Singh Bhalla addressed the World Hydrogen Summit 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands , highlighting India’s strategic vision and capabilities in the domain of renewable energy and green hydrogen production.
  2. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, what significant step did Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports Network take for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024?
    A) Implementing closed captioning in multiple languages
    B) Introducing an Indian Sign Language feed and audio description
    C) Providing wheelchair-accessible viewing areas in stadiums
    D) Launching a dedicated sports channel for people with disabilities
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (May 16), Disney Star in association with India Signing Hands (ISH), announces the availability of an Indian Sign Language (ISL) feed for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, starting June 2.
    This will be applicable for 10 matches including the India matches, semi-finals and finals. The company will also support an audio descriptive feed, along with the ISL feed on Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports Network.
  3. Who handed over the first set of citizenship certificates under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, in New Delhi?
    A) Narendra Modi
    B) Ajay Kumar Bhalla
    C) S. Jaishankar
    D) Nirmala Sitharaman
    E) Piyush Goyal
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla handed over certificates under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 to the first 14 people in New Delhi. Digitally signed certificates are also being issued to other applicants through email.
  4. Which UK-based institution has AIIMS New Delhi partnered with to enhance medical research, innovation, and education?
    A) University of Oxford
    B) University of Cambridge
    C) University of Bolton Institute of Medicine
    D) Imperial College London
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    AIIMS New Delhi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK based University of Bolton Institute of Medicine to collaborate in the field of medical research, innovation and education.
  5. Which bilateral cooperation project between India and Sri Lanka was recently announced by State Minister of Defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon?
    A) Joint naval exercises
    B) Intelligence sharing agreement
    C) Development of a joint defense strategy
    D) Establishment of a small arms manufacturing unit
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sri Lanka is engaged with India to set up a small arms manufacturing unit in the country in the wider ambit of defence cooperation between the two nations, State Minister of Defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon.
  6. How long has the Indian government extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)?
    A) Two years
    B) Three years
    C) Four years
    D) Five years
    E) None of the above
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    The Centre has extended the ban on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for further five years.
  7. Who recently became the first Indian woman to break into the top 25 of the world Women’s singles rankings in table tennis?
    A) Pooja Sahasrabudhe
    B) Mouma Das
    C) Manika Batra
    D) Madhurika Patkar
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India’s ace women’s table tennis player Manika Batra became the first Indian woman paddler to break into the top 25 of the world Women’s singles rankings. She rose to her career-best ranking of 24, following her success in the Saudi Smash, last week.
  8. In which sport did Abha Khatua achieve a national record and win a gold medal at the National Federation Cup Athletics Competition in Bhubaneswar, Odisha?
    A) Shot Put
    B) Javelin Throw
    C) Long jump
    D) None of these
    E) Discus Throw
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Abha Khatua has set a national record and won gold medal in Women’s Shot Put with a massive throw of 18.41 metres at National Federation Cup Athletics Competition in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  9. Who recently assumed the role of Director General of Akashvani?
    A) Ramesh Kumar
    B) Maushumi Chakravarty
    C) Sunil Sharma
    D) None of these
    E) Priya Singh
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    Senior Indian Information Service officer, Maushumi Chakravarty assumed the charge as Director General of Akashvani.
  10. Which Indian state recently announced the implementation of an Artificial Intelligence-driven traffic management system?
    A) Assam
    B) Sikkim
    C) Gujarat
    D) Kerala
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Sikkim transport department announced the launch of an Artificial Intelligence-driven traffic management system across the state from May 25.
  11. What was the total value of India’s exports in the financial year 2023-24?
    A) USD 776.3 billion
    B) USD 800 billion
    C) USD 778 billion
    D) USD 755 billion
    E) USD 655 billion
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    India registered record exports in the just concluded financial year 2023-24 at USD 778 billion, commerce ministry said. In the financial year 2022-23, the combined value of exported goods and services stood at USD 776.3 billion.
  12. In which year did FIFA officially announce the scheduled dates for the inaugural Women’s Club World Cup tournament?
    A) 2026
    B) 2028
    C) 2027
    D) None of these
    E) 2030
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    FIFA has officially announced the scheduled dates for the inaugural Women’s Club World Cup tournament, slated to take place in January and February of 2026. The tournament’s first edition is expected to feature 16 teams.
  13. Where was the 13th IMF-Japan High-Level Tax Conference for Asian Countries held, where the IMF Deputy Managing Director Okamura discussed Asia’s role in global economic recovery?
    A) Tokyo
    B) Beijing
    C) New Delhi
    D) Singapore
    E) None of the above
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    Asia continues to power ahead as the engine of the global economy, with the region expected to contribute a massive 60% to world growth in 2024, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official stated.
    Speaking at the 13th IMF-Japan High-Level Tax Conference for Asian Countries in Tokyo, IMF Deputy Managing Director Okamura highlighted Asia’s lead role in driving global economic recovery post-pandemic citing the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook projections.
  14. Which entity has Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. (AIC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with for the nationwide distribution of retail cattle insurance?
    A) National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
    B) National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED)
    C) CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. (CSC)
    D) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. (AIC) is now extending its services to the Livestock Insurance segment as well. In view of widening the reach of AIC’s innovative cattle insurance product, “Sampoorna Pashudhan Kawach”, the Company has entered into a strategic partnership by signing MoU with CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd(CSC) which is a government owned entity facilitating digital access to various services across rural India.
  15. Which organizations collaborated to launch new employment-oriented courses in Lucknow?
    A) HCL Technologies and TCS
    B) Wipro and Infosys
    C) HCL Technologies and UPDESCO
    D) Cognizant and Tech Mahindra
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    A workshop was organized at HCLTech, Lucknow by HCLTech and UPDESCO to launch new employment-oriented courses. Approximately 70 training centers from various districts of the state, listed under UPDESCO, participated in the workshop.
  16. Who has been approved as the Whole Time Director on the Board of IDFC FIRST Bank by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?
    A) Ravi Venkatesan
    B) Pradeep Natarajan
    C) Deepak Parekh
    D) Vishwavir Ahuja
    E) None of the above
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Pradeep Natarajan as Whole Time Director on the Board of IDFC FIRST Bank for a period of three years.
  17. Who has been appointed as the new Chief of Measurement Science & Analytics at the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India?
    A) Ramesh Iyer
    B) Neha Sharma
    C) None of these
    D) Rajesh Khanna
    E) Bikramjit Chaudhuri
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has announced the appointment of Bikramjit Chaudhuri as its new Chief of Measurement Science & Analytics.
  18. Which organization received the Geospatial World Forum (GWF) Leadership Award for “Public Policy: Enabling Industry Development” at the 2024 event in Rotterdam, Netherlands?
    A) ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)
    B) IN-SPACe (Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre)
    C) DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation)
    D) BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) has been honoured with the Geospatial World Forum (GWF) Leadership Award for “Public Policy: Enabling Industry Development” at the 2024 event in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  19. In a recent strategic move, which sports organization did Puma India officially sign up as the official kit sponsor?
    A) Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
    B) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
    C) Athletics Federation of India (AFI)
    D) All India Football Federation (AIFF)
    E) None of the above
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    In a strategic move, Puma India has signed up as the official kit sponsor of sports body, Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
  20. Who has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Wipro following the resignation of Amit Choudhary?
    A) Srini Pallia
    B) Sanjeev Jain
    C) Rishad Premji
    D) Abidali Neemuchwala
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Within a week, IT major Wipro has seen its second senior-level exit under new CEO Srini Pallia with its Chief Operating Officer (COO) Amit Choudhary stepping down. The company has appointed Sanjeev Jain as the Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. Jain will report to Pallia and will continue to be a member of Wipro’s Executive Committee.
  21. How much financing has the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provided to HDFC Bank for extending microloans to underserved women in rural and semi-urban India?
    A) $100 million
    B) $250 million
    C) $500 million
    D) $750 million
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    International Finance Corporation (IFC) has provided $500 million loan to HDFC Bank for extending microloans to “underserved women” in rural and semi-urban India.HDFC Bank said it would use IFC’s financing for on-lending as microloans to self-help groups (SHGs) and joint liability groups (JLGs) enrolled in the Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative (SLI).
  22. What significant changes has fintech major Razorpay made to its employee health insurance policy?
    A) Exclusion of coverage for vital medical treatments
    B) Reduction in coverage for employees’ siblings
    C) Introduction of coverage for employees’ siblings and vital treatments like those for HIV/AIDS
    D) Decrease in insurance costs by 3 to 5 per cent
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    Fintech major Razorpay has introduced a new employee health insurance policy, under which coverage will be provided to employees’ siblings as well as for vital treatments like those for HIV/AIDS. The new policy has also raised the company’s insurance costs by 3 to 5 per cent.
  23. Which companies have collaborated to accelerate the adoption of generative AI (GenAI)?
    A) Tech Mahindra and Google
    B) IBM and Infosys
    C) Tech Mahindra and IBM
    D) IBM and TCS
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    IT company Tech Mahindra said it has collaborated with IBM to assist businesses worldwide in responsibly accelerating the adoption of generative AI (GenAI).
  24. Which country will host the 2027 Women’s World Cup, as declared at the FIFA Congress?
    A) Brazil
    B) Belgium
    C) Netherlands
    D) Germany
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Brazil was declared the host of the 2027 Women’s World Cup at the FIFA Congress, beating the joint bid of Belgium, Netherlands and Germany to become the first South American country to hold the tournament.
  25. How does the partnership between EaseMyTrip.com and Google Wallet aim to transform the travel landscape?
    A) By providing exclusive discounts on travel bookings
    B) By offering personalized travel recommendations
    C) By integrating all booking necessities into a single, user-friendly wallet
    D) By introducing virtual reality experiences for destination exploration
    E) None of the above
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    EaseMyTrip.com announced its partnership with Google Wallet to integrate its booking necessities into a single wallet. This collaboration aims to revolutionise the travel landscape by offering travellers a seamless journey through the integration of all booking necessities into a single, user-friendly wallet.

  26. Why has World Championships Bronze medalist Parveen Hooda been provisionally suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)?
    A) For using banned substances
    B) For involvement in match-fixing
    C) None of these
    D) For violating whereabouts rules
    E) For unsportsmanlike conduct
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Championships Bronze medalist Parveen Hooda has been provisionally suspended for 18 months by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), for accumulating three whereabouts failures in a year between April 2022 and March 2023.

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