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Current Affairs MCQs of 11th May 2021
Q.1 Which nation plans to create a Covid-19 ‘separation line’ on Mt Everest?
Q.2 As per the latest report, which nation’s greenhouse gas emissions exceed all developed nations combined?
Q.3 Who has been sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Assam to replace Sarbananda Sonowal?
a. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta
b. Himanta Biswa Sarma
c. Atul Bora
d. Kailash Nath Sarma
Q.4 Who won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the New York City International Film Festival?
a. Irrfan Khan
b. Aamir Khan
c. Anupam Kher
d. Kailash Kher
Q.5 Vaishali S Hiwase, has been appointed as the first woman officer of which Central Armed Police Force?
Q.6 The Benin Bronzes are a group of sculptures, originally found in which present day country?
Q.7 Which institution has unveiled a collaborative project titled “Sustainable Livelihoods For Tribal Households in India”?
Q.8 The Network for Greening the Financial system (NGFS) was launched at which conference?
a. 1992 Rio Earth Summit
b. 2014 UN Climate Summit
c. 2017 Paris One Planet Summit
d. 2018 Global Climate Action Summit
Q.9 “Crew 1” is associated with which agency?
a. Indian Army
b. Space X
Q.10 Who has been appointed as the Acting Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?
a. S A Bobde
b. A K Sikri
c. P K Mishra
d. P C Pant
Q.1 a) China has decided to create a line of separation at the Mt Everest summit to prevent Chinese climbers from mingling with those climbing the world’s tallest mountain from Nepal. This decision comes after a number of Covid-19 cases were diagnosed among climbers ascending the mountain from Nepal.
Q.2 c) According to a new report by think tank Rhodium Group, China emits greenhouse gas pollution more than the 37 member nations of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report was published on May 6, 2021.
Q.4 c) Anupam Kher has won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the New York City International Film Festival. He received the award for his remarkable performance in the short film ‘Happy Birthday’ directed by Prasad Kadam.
Q.5 a) The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has appointed Vaishali S Hiwase as the first woman officer to command a Road Construction Company (RCC).
Q.6 b) The Benin Bronzes are a group of over a thousand metal plaques and sculptures which were placed in the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin, present-day Nigeria.Germany announced that it would start returning the artefacts known as the Benin bronzes that are held in its museums to Nigeria from next year. British soldiers seized thousands of the sculptures in 1897 during a raid on the Kingdom of Benin. They were then auctioned to many other countries.
Q.7 c) TRIFED is the nodal agency working for the empowerment of tribal people, under the aegis of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.TRIFED has entered into a collaborative project titled “Sustainable Livelihoods for Tribal Households in India”. The LINK Fund, a foundation which aims to eradicate poverty and mitigate the effects of climate change, is also joining hands with TRIFED for this project.
Q.8 c) The Network for Greening the Financial system (NGFS) was launched at the Paris One Planet Summit in December 2017.It is a group of Central banks and supervisors willing to share the best practices and contribute to the development of the environment and climate risk management in the financial sector. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently joined the NGFS Group as a Member.
Q.9 b) The Crew 1 Dragon capsule belonging to Space X, has successfully returned from outer space, from the International Space Station (ISS) to the Earth.