Current Affairs 11th May 2021 Quiz
Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 11th May 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: International Day of Argania, Permanent Structured Cooperation, Kami Rita, Himanta Biswa Sarma, DRDO’s anti-Covid drug 2-DG.
The Current Affairs section constitutes a major part of General Awareness section in a competitive examination and plays an instrumental role. To supplement your preparation for the General Awareness Section of the upcoming exams like IBPS PO/Clerk Mains, SBI PO Mains and SEBI Grade A Prelims, we are providing you Current Affairs Quiz of 11th May 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: International Day of Argania, Permanent Structured Cooperation, Kami Rita, Himanta Biswa Sarma, DRDO’s anti-Covid drug 2-DG.
Q1. London-based property consultant Knight Frank has ranked ______and ______ in 32nd and 36th positions respectively in the Global Prime Residential Index.
(a) New Delhi and Mumbai
(b) Bengaluru and Mumbai
(c) Bengaluru and New Delhi
(d) New Delhi and Kanpur
(e) Kanpur and Bengaluru
Q2. An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic drug called drug2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) is developed by________________________.
Q3. Recently, who scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time?
(a) Junko Tabei
(b) Kami Rita
(c) Achille Compagnoni
(d) Reinhold Messner
(e) Lino Lacedelli
Q4. Who among the following will be sworn in as Assam’s 15th Chief Minister?
(a) Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin
(b) N Rangasamy
(c) Sarbananda Sonowal
(d) Himanta Biswa Sarma
(e) Pinarayi Vijayan
Q5. PM Modi has participated in the European Council meeting. Which country hosted the India-European Union Leaders’ Meeting in 2021?
Q6. Which country’s participation in the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence initiative has been approved by the European Union recently?
(c) United States
(d) All of the above
(e) Both a & c
Q7. Who among the following has won the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix?
(a) Max Verstappen
(b) Lewis Hamilton
(c) Valtteri Bottas
(d) C. Leclerc
(e) S. Perez
Q8. Name the author of the book “Elephant In The Womb”.
(a) Vidya Balan
(b) Anushka Sharma
(c) Kalki Koechlin
(e) Rani Mukerji
Q9. Who has been named “Sportswoman of the Year” at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards?
(a) Venus Williams
(b) Serena Williams
(c) Maria Sharapova
(d) Billie Jean King
(e) Naomi Osaka
Q10. In tennis, __________ of Belarus has won the 2021 Madrid Open women’s singles title?
(a) Katerina Siniakova
(b) Barbora Krejcikova
(c) Aryna Sabalenka
(d) Gabriela Dabrowski
(e) Demi Schuurs
Q11. Who among these won the Best Actor award at the New York City International Film Festival?
(a) Naseeruddin Shah
(b) Anupam Kher
(c) Pankaj Kapur
(d) Pankaj Tripathi
(e) Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Q12. Name the 1st Parsi on the Indian cricket team since 1975, has been picked in the Indian Test squad for the World Test Championship final.
(a) Phiroze Edulji Palia
(b) Shiamak Unwalla
(c) Rustomji Jamshedji
(d) Arzan Nagwaswalla
(e) Nariman Jamshedji Contractor
Q13. In 2021, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed ___________ the International Day of Argania.
(a) 06 May
(b) 07 May
(c) 08 May
(d) 09 May
(e) 10 May
Q14. In the men’s category, who won the 2021 “Laureus Sportsman of the Year” title?
(a) Rafael Nadal
(b) Andre Agassi
(c) Novak Djokovic
(d) Roger Federer
(e) Jimmy Connors
Q15. Where is the headquarters of the European Union situated?
(a) Athens, Greece
(b) Zürich, Switzerland
(c) Brussels, Belgium
(d) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(e) Munich, Germany
Sol. London-based property consultant Knight Frank has ranked New Delhi and Mumbai in 32nd and 36th positions respectively in the Global Prime Residential Index.
Sol. An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic drug developed by DRDO called drug2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been given emergency approval by the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for Coronavirus patients in the country.
Sol. Nepalese climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time, breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world’s highest peak.
Sol. Himanta Biswa Sarma would be sworn in as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam at a simple ceremony on May 10.
Sol. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to take part in the European Council on May 8,2021. The India-European Union Leaders’ Meeting is to be hosted by Portugal. Portugal currently holds the chair of the grouping.
Sol. The European Union recently approved the requests of Norway, Canada and United States to participate in Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence initiative.
Sol. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) won the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, held on 09 May 2021. This win is the fifth successive Spanish Grand Prix title of Lewis Hamilton and the third win of this season.
Sol. Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin is making her debut as an author, with her first book titled “Elephant In The Womb”.
Sol. World number two tennis player Naomi Osaka of Japan has been named “Sportswoman of the Year” at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards.
Sol. In tennis, the world number seven, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, defeated world number one Ashleigh Barty of Australia to win the 2021 Madrid Open women’s singles title.
Sol. Anupam Kher won the Best Actor award for his performance in the short film Happy Birthday at the New York City International Film Festival.
Sol. Arzan Nagwaswalla, a 23-year-old left-arm seamer from Gujarat, has been picked as a reserve player in the Indian Test squad named for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton.
Sol. In 2021, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 10 May the International Day of Argania. The resolution, submitted by Morocco, was co-sponsored by 113 member states of the United Nations and adopted by consensus.
Sol. In the men’s category, World number two Rafael Nadal of Spain won the 2021 “Laureus Sportsman of the Year” title. This is the second title for Nadal, who also claimed the prestigious award in 2011.
Sol. The European Union (EU) is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
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