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Current affairs MCQs of 17th May 2021
Q.1 Who has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian Women’s National Cricket Team?
a. Munaf Patel
b. Vinod Kambli
c. Wasim Jaffer
d. Ramesh Powar
Q.2 Who has been chosen as the “People’s Advocate” of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)?
a. Louis Theroux
b. Steve Backshall
c. Trevor McDonald
d. David Attenborough
Q.3 Who has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award?
a. Amrita Pritam
b. Jhumpa Lahiri
c. Khaled Hosseini
d. Tahera Qutbuddin
Q.4 Which social media platform has rolled out the Tip-Jar feature for the content creators?
Q.5 Which Indian-origin expert has recently been awarded the 2021 World Food Prize?
a. Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilstad
b. Dr. Sushma Singh Thilstad
c. Dr. Sanjita Shimmat Histar
d. Dr. Sangeeta Bajwa
Q.6 Which of the following will become the 1st Indian state to join the Global COVAX Alliance?
Q.7 The Christchurch Call was an initiative of which country?
b. New Zealand
Q.8 Kundoli Proposed Reserve Forest, where 18 elephants have recently died, is situated in which state?
b. Himachal Pradesh
Q.9 Which company has been conferred with the “Green Urja Award”?
Q.10 Which organization has developed 3 cost-effective ventilators, oxygen concentrators named Prana,Vayu and Svasta?
Q.2 d) Sir David Attenborough has been named as the “People’s Advocate” of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which is scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November 2021, under the Chairmanship of the United Kingdom.
Q.3 d) Dr. Tahera Qutbuddin has become the first person from India to win the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award. The Mumbai-born professor won the honour for her book ‘Arabic Oration: Art and Function’, which was published by Brill Academic Publishers of Leiden in 2019.
Q.4 a) Twitter has rolled out the Tip-Jar feature for the content creators to earn cash for tweets. This will enable the viewers to provide financial support to the talented content creators.
Q.5 a) Indian-origin expert Dr. Shakuntala Hark Singh Thilstad has recently been awarded the 2021 World Food Prize. He has developed a nutrition-sensitive approach to aquaculture and food systems on small native species of fish in his research in Bangladesh.
Q.6 d) Punjab will become the 1st Indian state to join the Global (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access) COVAX Alliance. This will enable Punjab to cope up with vaccine shortage and procure them at the best price.
Q.8 c) On the night of May 12, as many as 18 elephants died in the Bamuni hillock in the Kundoli Proposed Reserve Forest under the Kathiatoli range, Assam. Initial findings from the post mortem indicate that the reason for the death was a lightning strike. The samples have been sent to laboratories for further microbiological and toxicological examination.
Q.9 c) The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd has been conferred with “Green Urja Award” for being the Leading Public Institution in Financing Institution for RE this year by Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Q.10 c) The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram has developed three different types of ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.