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Current affairs MCQs of 19th May 2021
Q.1 Which state has decided to make a fixed deposit worth Rs 10 lakh each for the children orphaned due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
c. West Bengal
d. Andhra Pradesh
Q.2 India falls under which list in the UK’s Traffic Light System?
d. None of the Above
Q.3 Who has become the 1st fighter of India-origin to win a world title in a top level MMA Championship?
a. Sushil Kumar
b. Arjan Bhullar
c. Banti Vera
d. Yogeshwar Dutt
Q.4 Which Indian telecom has joined the global consortium to build an under-sea cable network?
a. Reliance Jio
b. Bharti Airtel
Q.5 Which country will host the 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship?
Q.6 Which organizations have stated that “Long working hours” have resulted in 7.45 lakh deaths per year around the globe?
a. WB and IMF
b. WHO and ILO
c. UNICEF and UNESCO
d. UN and UNCTAD
Q.7 Which animal has recently resurfaced in India, in Mizoram’s Pualreng sanctuary, after a gap of 108 years?
a. Snow leopard
c. Yamuna Dolphins
d. Doria’s foam-nesting tree frog
Q.8 Which Indian peacekeeper was honored by the UN Chief who lost his life in the line of duty in 2020?
a. Yuvraj Singh
b. Vikas Singroul
c. Vishal Sharma
d. Shekhar Singh
Q.9 Who has created a world record by scaling Mount Everest twice in the shortest span of time within a season?
a. Barry Bishop
b. Wang Fouzou
c. Mingma Tenji Sherpa
d. Lingma Sherpa
Q.10 Malerkotla has been announced as the 23rd district of which state?
Q.2 c) The United Kingdom on May 17, 2021 lifted the ban on overseas travel and lifted the ‘Stay in the UK’ regulation. However, international travel will be allowed to restart, governed by a new traffic light system. India has been listed under the red list of the UK’s traffic light system.
Q.3 b) Arjan Bhullar has become the 1st fighter of Indian-origin to win a world title in a top-level MMA Championship by defeating Brandon Vera. Arjan Bhullar has also won Gold medals in Commonwealth games in 2010 and 2012.
Q.4 a) Reliance Jio has joined the global consortium to build an under-sea cable network. It is currently setting up the largest international submarine cable system in collaboration with Subcom.
Q.5 c) Serbia will host the 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship. The tournament has been scheduled from 26th October to 6th November, 2021 at Belgrade.
Q.6 b) In a joint research publication by the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization, published in the Environment International journal, it is stated that Long working hours have killed close to 7.45 lakh people across the globe. Of them 3.98 lakh people died from stroke and 3.47 lakh died from heart disease. Also, it is found that work related disease burden is found to be more prominent in men.
Q.7 d) A team of zoologists belonging to Mizoram University have spotted Doria’s foam-nesting tree frog in the buffer area of Mizoram’s Pualreng Wildlife Sanctuary. This discovery was made by them in June 2020, which has now been published in a leading journal – Reptiles & Amphibians. This species has characters like changing skin shade and whipping up foam to protect eggs. It is believed that this frog has reappeared in India after 108 years.
Q.8 a) Yuvraj Singh an Indian peacekeeper has been honored by the UN Chief who lost his life in the line of duty in 2020.
Q.10 b) The Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced the creation of a new district of Malerkotla, carving the state’s only Muslim-majority town from Sangrur district.