May 12, 2019

General Studies Current Affairs Useful for Bank and Other Exams

1. Geological sites Mawmluh cave and Therriaghat cave were in news recently. These are located in which State?
1) Maharashtra
2) Manipur
3) Mizoram
4) Meghalaya

2. Which mountain pass has been opened for the 14th edition of Sino-Indian(China-India) border trade?
1) Mana Pass, Uttarakhand
2) Baralacha La, Himachal Pradesh
3) Nathu La, Sikkim
4) Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh

3. To commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of which spiritual icon Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu has released a postage stamp?
1) Manavala Mamunigal
2) Sri Vedanta Desikan
3) Yamunacharya
4) Nathamuni

4. Which country has suggested the name "Fani" Cyclone means Snake that hits Odisha and West Bengal recently?
1) Maldives 
2) Myanmar
3) Oman 
4) Bangladesh

5. Under which mission Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has distributed 1 lakh bee-boxes that produced 246 metric tonnes of honey so far?
1) Honey Mission
2) Honey Bee Mission
3) Madhur Mission
4) Apiculture Mission

6. Who was designated as "global terrorist" by 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently?
1) Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh
2) Masood Azhar
3) Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar
4) Moulana Mohammad Azhar

7. Which country’s parliament has become the first national legislative body in the world to declare the Environment and Climate Emergency?
1) UK 
2) Netherlands
3) Japan 
4) Sri Lanka

8. Where was the 16th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue(ACD) held recently?
1) Moscow, Russia
2) New Delhi, India
3) Doha, Qatar
4) Jakarta, Indonesia

9. Where was the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ Meeting 2019 held?
1) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
2) Beijing, China
3) Dushanbe,Tajikistan
4) Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

10. Which country is set to host the 45th G7 summit in August, 2019?
1) Japan 
2) Italy
3) France 
4) Canada

11. Where was the G7 Environment Ministers Meeting held to discuss about climate crisis?
1) Rome, Italy
2) Metz, France
3) Ottawa, Canada
4) Paris, France

12. Which Politician s Life and works is set to be filmed jointly by India and Bangladesh?
1) Obaidul Quader
2) Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
3) Kazi Nazrul Islam
4) Hussain Muhammad Ershad

13. Where was the 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held?
1) Lappi Areena, Rovaniemi, Finland 
2) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3) Bergen, Oslo, Norway
4) Nacka, Stockholm, Swedan

14. Which country was re-elected as an observer to Arctic Council?
1) Russia 
2) USA
3) India 
4) Sri Lanka

15. Which Indian firm has signed a MoU with Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) for implementing different projects related to e-mobility?
1) Bharat Electricals Limited
2) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
3) NTPC Limited 
4) Gail

16. Which former Chief Justice of Madras and Kerala High Courts, who passed away recently?
1) Justice Subhashan Reddy
2) Justice M. Patanjali Sastri
3) Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan
4) Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea

17. What is the growth projection of Asia-Pacific region in the year 2019, as per the Asian Development Bank?
1) 6.5% 
2) 6.2%
3) 5.9% 
4) 5.7%

18. Which country has emerged as the top most country to attract Indian FDI with 52 projects in the year 2018?
1) USA 
2) UK
3) China 
4) Saudi Arabia

19. Where was the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB s Board of Governors held during which they launched the Action Plan for Healthy Oceans?
1) Frankfurt, Germany
2) Nadi, Fiji
3) Manila, Philippines
4) Yokohama, Japan


20. What is the name of the product imported from Indonesia for which Anti Dumping Duty has been imposed by Government of India recently?
1) Splenda 
2) Saccharin
3) Stevia 
4) Isomalt

21. What is the name of the Blockchain based service launched by tech giant, Microsoft?
1) Azure Blockchain Service
2) Abra Blockchain Service
3) Ardor Blockchain Service
4) Bitswift Blockchain Service

22. Where was the country’s biggest sculpture, stucco figurine from buddhist site excavated by Indian archaeologists recently?
1) Belegali in Hubli, Karnataka
2) Phanigiri in Suryapet, Telangana
3) Maniyoor in Kannur, Kerala
4) Chandur in Belgaum, Karnataka

23. What is the name of the giant asteroid that will fly past Earth on 13th April 2029 ?
1) 101955 Bennu
2) 4179 Toutatis
3) 99942 Apophis 
4) 2062 Aten

24. Which country’s Airborne Early Warning and Control Helicopter named "Kamov Ka-31" is set to be acquired by Indian Navy?
1) Israel 
2) Russia
3) USA 
4) France

25. Which country has launched its first private rocket named "Momo-3" into space recently?
1) Japan 
2) Israel
3) Russia 
4) USA

26. Which of the following Indian Navy’s frontline missile destroyer has been decommissioned after 36 years of service?
1) INS Tarangini
2) INS Kirpan
3) INS Nipat 
4) INS Ranjit

27. What is the name of the Indian Navy’s 4th Scorpene-class submarine, that was launched in Mazagon Dockyard, Mumbai?
1) INS Vela 
2) INS Khanderi
3) INS Karanj
4) INS Vagir

28. What is the name of the last captive white tiger that has died at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Borivali, Mumbai?
1) Sidharth 
2) Renuka
3) Bajirao
4) Avni

29. Which asteroid, is set to be hit by NASA with its spacecraft "Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)"?
1) Apollo 
2) Toutatis
3) Icarus 
4) Didymos B

30. Which Chemical can be used to treat neurological diseases, as per the study published in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)"?
1) Thyroxine 
2) Serotonin
3) Neurotransmitter
4) Adrenaline

31. Which Stock Exchange has appointed M Jayshree Vyas as its first independent woman director?
1) India International Exchange (INX)
2) Calcutta Stock Exchange
3) National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)
4) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

32. Who was appointed as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO)?
1) Tod D. Wolters
2) Jens Stoltenberg
3) Stuart Peach
4) General Andre Lanata

33. What is the name of the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) who has been included as the member of the Advisory Council to the 15th Finance Commission?
1) Sandeep Narayan Jha
2) Harish Singh
3) Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian
4) Santosh Mehta

34. Who won the presidential election in North Macedonia?
1) Stevo Pendarovski
2) Gjorge Ivanov
3) Nikola Gruevski
4) Zoran Zaev

35. Who was appointed as the Head of Marketing for India and South Asia in the digital payments technology, Visa?
1) Vasant M. Prabhu
2) Denise Morrison
3) Rajat Taneja
4) Sujatha V Kumar

36. Which of the following cricketer was appointed as the first nonBritish president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)?
1) Chris Gayle
2) Sachin Tendulkar
3) Kumar Sangakkara
4) Sunil Gavaskar

37. In which city 8th edition of Asian Youth Women Handball Championship 2019 is scheduled to be held?
1) Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2) Mumbai, Maharashtra
3) Kolkata, WestBengal
4) Jaipur, Rajasthan

38. Which Indian wrestler has won the Ali Aliev Wrestling Tournament, that held in Kaspiysk in Dagestan, Russia?
1) Sushil Kumar
2) Bajrang Punia
3) Yogeshwar Dutt 
4) Jeet Rama

39. What is the name of the autobiography of Shahid Afridi, former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team which is co-authored by journalist Wajahat S Khan?
1) Cricket As I See It
2) Cricket Delightful
3) Spinning Round The World
4) Game Changer

40. Where was the Asian Individual Squash Championship 2019 held?
1) Jakarta, Indonesia
2) New Delhi, India
3) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4) Beijing, China

41. To which country John Campbell and Shai Hope belongs to as they scored 365 runs and surpassed the Pakistan’s opening stand world record in ODI cricket?
1) New Zealand 
2) West Indies
3) Bangladesh 
4) South Africa

42. Which of the following cardiac surgeon and humanitarian was honoured with the 27th PC
Chandra Purashkaar recently?
1) Dr Naresh Trehan
2) Dr Devi Prasad Shetty
3) Dr Ramakanta Panda
4) Dr Amit Mittal

43. What was the theme of the International Day of the Midwife?
1) "Women and Newborns: The Heart of Midwifery"
2) "Midwives: Making a difference in the world"
3) "Midwives leading the way with quality care"
4) "Midwives: Defenders of Women’s Rights"

44. On which day World Athletics Day 2019 is observed annually?
1) May 5th 
2) May 6th
3) May 7th 
4) May 8th

45. What was the theme of the World Asthma Day 2019?
1) "Never too early, never too late. It’s always the right time to address airways disease"
2) "STOP for Asthma"
3) "Allergy and Asthma"
4) "You Can Control Your Asthma"

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