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Current Affairs Quiz : May 24 2021

1.

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.
 

2.

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
 

3.

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.
 

4.

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

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.
 

5.

“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'

ICICI Bank

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.
 

6.

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'

Birth

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.

7.

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.

8.

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

9.

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'

Switzerland

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

10.

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

 

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.

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