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Current Affairs 20th May 2021 Quiz

Here is the Current Affairs Quiz of 20th May 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Prime Minister of Mali, Medicine from the sky, Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools, Simorgh, Reliance Jio.

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 20th May 2021 covering the following topics Headlines: Prime Minister of Mali, Medicine from the sky, Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools, Simorgh, Reliance Jio.

Q1. India’s First Agriculture Export Facilitation Centre has been unveiled in which city?
(a) Pune
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Gurugram
(d) Bengaluru
(e) New Delhi

Q2. Dr KK Aggarwal, who has passed away recently was related to which field of medicine?
(a) Gynaecology
(b) Neurology
(c) Oncology
(d) Cardiology
(e) Radiologist

Q3. The supercomputer named ‘Simorgh’ has been developed by which country recently?
(a) France
(b) Iran
(c) South Korea
(d) Finland
(e) United States

Q4. Former Union Minister Chaman Lal Gupta who has passed away was a senior BJP leader from which state/UT?
(a) Uttarakhand
(b) Gujarat
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh
(e) J&K

Q5. Which of the following telecom operator has recently been joined the global consortium to build an undersea cable network?
(a) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
(b) Bharti Airtel Limited
(c) Reliance Jio
(d) Vodafone Idea Limited
(e) All of the above

Q6. Which of the following state recently launched ‘Medicine from the sky’, the project involving the delivery of medicines through multiple drones?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Telangana
(c) Karnataka
(d) West Bengal
(e) Odisha

Q7. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and _______ signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the joint initiative for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools.
(a) Adobe
(b) IBM
(c) Google
(d) Intel
(e) Microsoft

Q8. Who has been elected the new president of Tibet?
(a) Penpa Tsering
(b) Tenzin Wangchuk
(c) Ngawang Rinchen
(d) Tsemonling Lama
(e) Dedruk Khyenrab

Q9. Which state has launched the mobile app ‘MOMA Market’ for home delivery of fresh vegetables?
(a) Manipur
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Meghalaya
(d) Madhya Pradesh
(e) Mizoram

Q10. India’s WPI Inflation surges to _______for April 2021.
(a) 08.49%
(b) 09.49%
(c) 10.49%
(d) 11.49%
(e) 12.49%

Q11. Moctar Ouane has been reappointed as the prime minister of which of the following country?
(a) Nigeria
(b) Mali
(c) Eritrea
(d) Sudan
(e) Yemen

Q12. The United Launch Alliance launched the _________ from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
(a) Atlas I rocket
(b) Atlas II rocket
(c) Atlas III rocket
(d) Atlas IV rocket
(e) Atlas V rocket

Q13. Who chaired the 26th meeting of the Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19?
(a) Harsh Vardhan
(b) S. Jaishankar
(c) Mansukh Mandaviya
(d) Nityanand Rai
(e) Hardeep S. Puri

Q14. Who became the first Indian-origin fighter to win a world title in a top-level MMA?
(a) Brandon Vera
(b) Saurav Gurjar
(c) Arjan Bhullar
(d) Jeet Rama
(e) Jinder Mahal

Q15. Renowned folklorist and acclaimed writer Ki. Rajanarayanan has passed away. He was from which state?
(a) Chhattisgarh
(b) Assam
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu
(e) Tripura

Solutions

S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. The Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture (MCCIA) has launched India’s first agro-export facilitation centre in Pune, in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Renowned cardiologist and former national president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr KK Aggarwal, has passed away battling with Covid.

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Iran has unveiled a new supercomputer named ‘Simorgh’, which is 100 times more powerful than previous supercomputer of the country till date.

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. Senior BJP leader and former union minister, Chaman Lal Gupta has passed away. He had an illustrious political career spanning over five decades, beginning with becoming a member of the J&K Legislative Assembly in 1972.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Telecom operator Reliance Jio is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centred on India with global partners and submarine cable supplier Subcom to cater to increased data demand.

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. The Telangana government has selected 16 primary healthcare centres (PHCs) spread around Vikarabad area hospital for pilot testing the ambitious ‘Medicine from the sky’, the first-of-its-kind project involving delivery of medicines through multiple drones.

S7. Ans.(e)
Sol. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Microsoft signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the joint initiative for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools. This includes the introduction of Ashram Schools and Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) in tribal areas.

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. The former speaker of Tibet’s parliament-in-exile, Penpa Tsering, has been elected the new president of the exile government.

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. In Manipur, Chief Minister, N Biren Singh launched a mobile application named ‘MOMA Market’ for home delivery of fresh vegetables, for day to day consumption, amid COVID pandemic.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade recently released Wholesale Price in India for the month of April 2021. The annual rate of inflation for the month of April 2021 was 10.49%.

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Mali’s Prime Minister Moctar Ouane resigned and was subsequently reappointed transitional president, the Malian presidency announced 15th May.

S12. Ans.(e)
Sol. The United Launch Alliance launched the Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Atlas V rocket carried SBRIS Geo-5 Missile Warning Satellite.

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired the 26th meeting of the Group of Ministers on COVID-19.

S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Arjan Bhullar became the first Indian-origin fighter to win a world title in a top-level MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) promotion when he beat Brandon Vera to become the heavyweight world champion at the Singapore-based One Championship.

S15. Ans.(d)
Sol. Noted Tamil folklorist and acclaimed writer Ki. Rajanarayanan has passed away after a brief illness. He was 98.Famously called by his Tamil initials as KiRa, he was known as the pioneer of ‘Karisal Literature’.

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