Current Affairs Quiz : May 24 2021


In May 2021, Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics 2021. Palak Kohli is the world’s youngest player to represent in Paralympics in which sport?

   A.) Badminton
   B.) Archery
   C.) Cycling
   D.) Athletics

Answer: Option 'A'


Indian women’s pair of Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar have qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics 2021. They are the first Indian para shuttlers to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics. Palak Kohli is ranked no.11 in the world and she is becoming the youngest para-badminton player in the world to qualify for Tokyo 2021 Paralympics.


Annually, ________ is observed as World Thyroid Day to create awareness about Thyroid disease caused by the hormonal imbalance in the _________ shaped gland present in the neck.

   A.) 24th May, Oval
   B.) 24th May, Leaf
   C.) 25th May, Butterfly
   D.) 23rd May, Butterfly

Answer: Option 'C'

25th May, Butterfly

World Thyroid Day is annually observed across the globe on 25th May to create awareness about the importance of Thyroid and educate about the prevention and treatment of Thyroid diseases.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the gland produces too much thyroid hormone leading to swelling of the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck.


Which state government approved implementation of 3 Welfare projects – “Lakshmi Bhandar Project”, “Student credit card initiative”, and “Duare Ration”?

   A.) Kerala
   B.) West Bengal
   C.) Tamil Nadu
   D.) Karnataka

Answer: Option 'B'

West Bengal

The West Bengal (WB) Cabinet headed by Mamata Banerjee approved 3 Welfare projects for implementation are Lakshmi Bhandar Project, a student credit card initiative, and ‘Duare Ration’.
i.Lakshmi Bhandar Project – Basic Income scheme for Female heads of households.
ii. Student Credit Card initiative – Low-interest Student loans up to INR 10 Lakh for higher education
iii.Duare Ration – Free doorstep delivery of monthly ration


Which Indian hockey stadium was renamed as “Olympian Balbir Singh Senior International Hockey Stadium” to mark the contribution of India’s 3 time Olympics champion Balbir Singh Senior?

   A.) Raipur International Hockey Stadium
   B.) Vidarbha Hockey Association Stadium
   C.) Bangalore Hockey Stadium
   D.) Mohali International Hockey Stadium

Answer: Option 'D'

Mohali International Hockey Stadium

The Government of Punjab has officially renamed the Mohali International Hockey Stadium Sector 63 phase 9, Mohali, Punjab, after the 3 time Olympics champion, Padma Shri Balbir Singh Senior. The stadium will be officially known as Olympian Balbir Singh Senior International Hockey Stadium.


Which country launched “UNITE AWARE”, a new mobile app for improving the safety & security of the UN Peacekeeping Force?

   A.) China
   B.) Germany
   C.) France
   D.) India

Answer: Option 'D'


India will launch ‘UNITE AWARE’, a mobile tech platform for the United Nations Peacekeepers to improve their safety and security in the line of duty. It will be launched during India’s United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Presidency term in August 2021.
i.UNITED AWARE will increase the situational awareness of the peacekeepers by providing terrain-related information.


“Pockets” became the 1st in India in the Digital Wallet sector to link e-Wallet with UPI network. The Digital Wallet “Pockets” belongs to which bank?

   A.) HDFC Bank
   B.) ICICI Bank
   C.) State Bank of India
   D.) City Union Bank

Answer: Option 'B'


In collaboration with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), ICICI Bank has launched a facility for linking a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) ID with its digital wallet, ‘Pockets’ and became the 1st one in the industry to link e-wallet with UPI Network.


Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima is annually celebrated across the globe on the full moon day of the Hindu Month Vaisakha. Buddha Purnima marks which event of Buddha’s life?

   A.) Birth
   B.) First Sermon
   C.) Death/Nirvana
   D.) Great Renunciation

Answer: Option 'A'


Vesak Day also known as Buddha Purnima, the birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is annually celebrated across the globe on the full moon day of the Hindu Month Vaisakha.
Buddha Purnima 2021 falls on 26th May 2021.


India opened up imports of 3 pulses – Tur, Moong & Urad, by amending them from restricted to open category. Which Ministry is responsible for the amending the rules?

   A.) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
   B.) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
   C.) Ministry of Finance
   D.) Ministry of External Affairs

Answer: Option 'B'

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

The government of India has opened up the import of pulses like tur (arhar), moong and urad pulses as the Ministry of Commerce has amended the import coverage of these 3 pulses by transferring them from restricted to open category.


Which bank (in May’21) implemented TransUnion’s Onboarding solution for digitising onboarding of its credit card customers?

   A.) YES Bank
   B.) ICICI Bank
   C.) Citibank
   D.) State Bank of India

Answer: Option 'A'

YES Bank

YES Bank digitises onboarding of credit card customers by implementing TransUnion’s Onboarding Solution. This solution will enable YES BANK to onboard its credit card customers seamlessly, efficiently, and quickly.
About YES Bank:
MD & CEO – Prashant Kumar
Tagline– Experience our Expertise
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra


Which country signed an MoU with WHO to set-up the 1st WHO BioHub Facility for rapid genome sharing of viruses & pathogens?

   A.) Canada
   B.) Switzerland
   C.) Norway
   D.) Sweden

Answer: Option 'B'


World Health Organization (WHO), and Switzerland signed an MoU to launch the first WHO BioHub Facility as part of the WHO BioHub System during the 74th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The facility will allow the rapid sharing of viruses and other pathogens genomes between laboratories and global partners.
About WHO:
Director-General – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland


FIFA World Cup winning footballer, Sami Khedira, retired from international football. Which country did he represent?

   A.) Germany
   B.) France
   C.) Portugal
   D.) Brazil

Answer: Option 'A'



Germany’s 2014 FIFA World Cup-winner Sami Khedira announced retirement, He began his football career at VfB Stuttgart and won the Bundesliga title in 2007.


Who was appointed (in May’21) as the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI)?

   A.) Radha Vinod Raju
   B.) Samant Goel
   C.) Subodh Kumar Jaiswal
   D.) Rakesh Asthana

Answer: Option 'C'

Subodh Kumar Jaiswal

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Subodh Kumar Jaiswal as the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) for a period of 2 years from the date of assumption of charge.


Annual average Global temperature is set to reach ______ above pre industrial levels in one of the years between 2021-25, as per the Annual Climate Update released by World Meteorological Organization and _________ Met Office.

   A.) 2° C, France
   B.) 1.5° C, United Kingdom
   C.) 1.5° C, France
   D.) 2° C, United Kingdom

Answer: Option 'B'

1.5° C, United Kingdom

According to the Annual Climate Update provided by the United Kingdom (UK) Met Office and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), there is a 40% possibility of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5° C(2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre industrial levels in one of the next 5 years (2021-25).
i.In the 2015 Paris Agreement, global leaders committed to limit global warming to 1.5° C and well below 2° C by the end of the century.


Which organisation announced (in May’21) to include risks related to Climate Change, inequality & demography in economic assessments?

   A.) International Monetary Fund
   B.) United Nations Development Programme
   C.) Reserve Bank of India
   D.) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Answer: Option 'A'

International Monetary Fund

In May 2021, the International Monetary Fund(IMF), plans to update the way it conducts economic assessments to report the risks related to climate change, inequality and demographics, as well as evolving digital technologies.
About IMF:
Establishment – 1944
Headquarters – Washington, D.C., United States
Managing Director – Kristalina Georgieva


MPEDA was established as a statutory body under which ministry?

   A.) Ministry of Commerce & Industry
   B.) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
   C.) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
   D.) Ministry of Jal Shakti

Answer: Option 'A'

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is a statutory body that was established in 1972 under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for promotion of export of marine products from India


In May 2021, 4 UN bodies formed a team of experts under ‘One Health High-Level Expert Panel’.
Identify the points that are correctly related to the initiative:
A) 4 UN bodies & WHO, UNEP, UN-World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) & International Labour Organization (ILO)
B) The panel will develop frameworks to prevent & prepare for Zoonotic outbreaks like Covid-19
C) ‘One Health High-Level Expert Panel’ initiative was proposed by India & South Africa in 2020

   A.) All A, B & C
   B.) Only A & C
   C.) Only B
   D.) Only B & C

Answer: Option 'C'

Only B

4 United Nation (UN) bodies viz, the World Health Organization(WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) formed a team of experts under ‘One Health High-Level Expert Panel’ to help develop a global plan of action to prevent the spread of diseases from animals to humans.
i.The panel will develop frameworks and establish good practices to prevent and prepare for Zoonotic outbreaks of diseases like Zika, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Ebola, COVID-19, etc.
ii.The ‘One Health High-Level Expert Panel’ initiative was proposed by Germany and France in 2020 at the backdrop of the outbreak of COVID-19.


In May 2021, Yuan Longping, the “Father of Hybrid Rice” passed away. Which country does he belong to?

   A.) China
   B.) South Korea
   C.) Taiwan
   D.) Japan

Answer: Option 'A'


The Chinese agricultural scientist, Yuan Longping, also known as the “Father of Hybrid Rice”, has passed away.
i.He developed the 1st hybrid rice varieties “Nan-you No. 2”, which transformed China into a grain surplus country.
ii.In 2004, he was honoured with the World Food Prize

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