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Current affairs MCQs of 18th May 2021
Q.1 Who has been crowned Miss Universe for the year 2020?
a. Adline Castelino
b. Andrea Meza
c. Julia Gama
d. Janick Maceta
Q.2 Which country has become the second one in the world to send a rover to Mars?
Q.3 Who has developed the new anti-Covid drug 2-DG?
b. Bharat Biotech
Q.4 The National Digital Financial Infrastructure (NADI) is a next-generation Digital Financial Infrastructure, being built by body?
a. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
b. State Bank of India (SBI)
c. Niti Aayog
d. Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT)
Q.5 When is the ‘International Day of Living Together in Peace’ observed by the UN?
a. May 10
b. May 12
c. May 16
d. May 18
Q.6 Which state has launched the ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’ campaign for home isolated Covid-19 positive patients to keep them healthy by practicing Yoga?
c. Himachal Pradesh
Q.7 Name the Indian, who has recently won the Whitley Awards 2021?
a. Y. Nuklu Phom
b. Romulus Whitaker
c. Lokesh Ohri
d. Parbati Barua
Q.8 Corruption perception index (CPI) is released by
b. Transparency International
c. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Q.9 Competitiveness and Resilience Partnership (CoRe), recently seen in news is the initiative between
a. India and United States
b. United States and Japan
c. Japan and Australia
d. India, United States, Japan and Australia
Q.10 Which became the world’s first country to ban all synthetic cannabinoid substances?
Q.1 b) Mexico’s Andrea Meza has been crowned Miss Universe 2020 at the 69th edition of the pageant on May 16, 2021. The 26-year-old was crowned by her predecessor South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi, who had won the pageant in 2019.
Q.2 c) Tianwen-1, China’s uncrewed spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15, 2021. The landing of the spacecraft has made the country only the second in the world to send a rover for exploring the Red Planet.China’s ‘Zhurong’ Rover was onboard the lander and the rover will soon be deployed to study the Martian geology and atmosphere.
Q.3 a) The new anti-COVID drug 2-DG has been developed by DRDO’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL). The 2-DG drug comes in a sachet in powder form and it can be taken orally by dissolving it in water. It helps in faster recovery and also reduces oxygen dependency among COVID patients.
Q.4 d) The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) is building next-generation Digital Financial Infrastructure named National Digital Financial Infrastructure (NADI).
Q.6 c) The Himachal Pradesh government has launched a state-wide wellness programme called ‘AYUSH Ghar Dwar’ for home isolated Covid-19 positive patients, to keep them healthy by practicing Yoga.
Q.7 a) Nagaland-based conservationist, Y. Nuklu Phom has won Whitley Awards 2021, also known as the Green Oscar.
Q.9 b) Given China’s recent pledge to invest a mammoth $1.4 trillion in emerging technologies,
Q.10 a) China will become the world’s first country to ban all synthetic cannabinoid substances. The ban is likely to come into effect on July 1.