Current Affairs Quiz Set 50
Q1. Which of the following will host National Games 2022?
- Meghalaya will host the 2022 National Games, which is coinciding with its 50 years of statehood.
- Meghalaya State animal clouded leopard is chosen to be the mascot.
Q2. Which of the following country has launched Arctic train service?
- Russia launched the first tourist train named Zarengold (“The Tsar’s gold” in German) from Saint Petersburg through Petrozavodsk, the historic town of Kem and Murmansk.
- It travels through Russia’s Arctic region to Norway. At Murmansk, by far the largest city north of the Arctic Circle, the tourists will get off the train and continue by bus to Kirkenes in Norway before ending their journey with a boat trip to Oslo or by air to the island of Spitsbergen.
- The whole trip will take 11 days and allow passengers to discover areas difficult to access by other means.
Q3. Who among the following is the India’s most capped footballer?
- Baichung Bhutia
- Sunil Chhetri
- Shabbir Ali
- Climax Lawrence
Sunil Chhetri became the most-capped international player for India when he took the field against Curacao in the opening match of the King’s Cup 2019 with 108 international caps.
Q4. Which of the following has launched digital currency Libra?
- Facebook will launch its digital currency Libra. Calibra is the digital wallet of the same name for storing and exchanging the currency.
- It will not be run by Facebook, but rather by a nonprofit association supported by a range of companies and organizations.
Q5. Which of the following is the best airport of the world?
- Athens International Airport, Greece
- Tokyo International Airport, Japan
- Hamad International Airport, Qatar
- Afonso Pena International Airport, Brazil
- According to AirHelp, Hamad International Airport, Qatar is the best airport in the world and Lisbon Portela Airport, Portugal (LIS) is the worst airport in the world.
- India’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad has been ranked as the eighth best airport in the world.
Q6. Where was the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit 2019 held?
- The 2019 SCO summit was held from 13-14 June in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
- The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China).
- Member states of SCO are - the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of India and Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Q7. Where is India’s first UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendra located?
- Delhi and Vijaywada
- Pune and Vijaywada
- Delhi and Mumbai
- Mumbai and Lucknow
- The UIDAI has operationalised the first 'Aadhaar Seva Kendra' in Delhi and Vijayawada, setting in motion an ambitious plan to set up 114 such centres by the year-end.
- These Aadhaar centres, meant to facilitate enrolment, updation and other activities, will be UIDAI’s own and operate in addition to thousands of centres, currently being run by banks and post offices, and in government premises (offering similar Aadhaar services).
Q8. When will be Kargil Vijay Diwas observed?
- 26 July
- 28 July
- 27 July
- 22 July
- On 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. 26 July is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas. Kargil Vijay Diwas has been named after the success of Operation Vijay.
- This year, 20thanniversary of victory in ‘Operation VIJAY’ is being celebrated with the theme ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’.
Q9. Which country has conferred ‘Order of St. Andrew’ on PM Modi?
- Prime Minister Modi was honoured with the Order of Saint Andrew The Apostle for exceptional services in promoting special & privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India.
- It is the highest civilian honour of the Russian Federation.
Q10. Which of the following countries has been in news for breaching the permissible limits of enriched Uranium?
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
E- Iran announced that it had breached the limits for stockpiling low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal. This was the first time the Islamic Republic was violating the terms of the multilateral agreement, which had set a 300-kg cap for Iran’s enriched uranium stock.
Q11. Which of the following will be awarded with President’s Award For Excellent CSR In Recognition Ladli Scheme?
- Reliance Foundation
- Tata Trust
- National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna CPSE under Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, has been selected for the prestigious President’s Award for Excellent CSR.
- The Corporate Affairs Department, Govt of India, has selected NALCO for this award at the national level for introducing and implementing schemes like Nalco ki Ladli. The Scheme, provides adoption of poor girl students to enable them to study and settle in life.
Q12. Who among the following tables the Economic Survey in the parliament?
- RBI Governor
- Finance Secretary
- SEBI Chief
- Chief Economic Adviser
- The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) tables the Economic Survey in the parliament.
- The Economic Survey (2019-2020) was prepared by Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian.
- The Economic Survey is presented a day before Union Budget, every year. It is an annual document by the Finance Ministry and Government of India which reviews the economy of the country over the past year and current financial year.
Q13. Which of the following is the Capital market regulator of India?
- Finance Ministry
- SEBI stands for Securities and Exchange Board of India. It is the Capital Market regulator of India.
- The present chairman is Ajay Tyagi.
Q14. How many countries are members of NATO?
- NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. It is also called the North Atlantic Alliance
- At present, NATO has 29 members. In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the Alliance: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Q15. Where are the headquarters of WHO situated?
- New York
- Washington DC
- The headquarters of WHO are situated at Geneva, Switzerland.
- Tedros Adhanom is the Director General of WHO.