Current Affairs and Static GK Session 1 – May 17: Please find below all the questions and answers discussed in the session conducted for TISSNET, IIFT, CMAT, XAT and any other exam where GK comes.

Current Affairs and Static GK Session 1

A. The task force on National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), projects total infrastructure investment of Rs 111 lakh crore during a 5-year span of FY 2019-20 to FY 2024-25. Name the person who heads the task force.

  1. Arun Goel
  2. Rajiv Kumar
  3. Atanu Chakraborty
  4. Ajay Kumar
  5. Subash Chandra

B. Name the Bank which has launched ‘Vikas Abhaya’ scheme to provide relief to MSME borrowers.

  1.  Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
  2.  Jharkhand Gramin Bank
  3.  Kerala Gramin Bank
  4.  Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
  5.  Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

C. Name the person who has been appointed as the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to Indian United Nations.

  1. Jaideep Mazumdar
  2. T S Tirumurti
  3. Piyush Srivastava
  4. Syed Akbaruddin
  5. Deepak Mittal

D. Which country has conferred Manipuri doctor, Thangjam Dhabali Singh with “Order of Rising Sun- Gold and Silver Rays”?

  1. Indonesia
  2. South Korea
  3. China
  4. Japan
  5. Thailand

E. Name the Indian state which topped the list of provide maximum employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) as per data of Rural development ministry.

  1. Chhattisgarh
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. West Bengal
  5. Maharashtra

F. India ranked 53rd in budget transparency and accountability as per 7th edition of ‘Open Budget Survey 2019’ conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP). Name the country which topped the list.

  1. Comoros
  2. Venezuela
  3. New Zealand
  4. Sweden
  5. South Africa

G. Name the person who authored the book named “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir”.

  1. Dana Vachon
  2. Alice Walker
  3. Kamin Mohammadi
  4. John Bolton
  5. Ralph Ellison

H. Name the 1stcompany to get nod from Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct clinical trials of Favipiravir antiviral tablets on mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.

  1. Cipla Limited
  2. Sun Pharmaceutical
  3. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  4. Lupin Pharma
  5. Cadila Healthcare Limited

I. National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) has allowed to use a part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve for coal mining recently. The Elephant reserve is located in which state?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Telangana
  3. Assam
  4. Goa
  5. Nagaland

J. Name the 1stIndian tennis player who has been nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia/Oceania Zone.

  1. Leander Paes
  2. Mahesh Bhupathi
  3. Vijay Amritraj
  4. Rohan Bopanna
  5. Sania Mirza

K. Scientists from Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), in the study, published in the Global and Planetary Changes journal revealed a 35 thousand-year history of river erosion in Ladakh Himalayas. Where is WIHG located?

  1. Jammu
  2. Dehradun
  3. Leh 
  4. Manali
  5. Shillong

L. What will be the financial grant that was approved by world bank for multi-year financial support to India to enhance and safeguard its coastal & marine resources (in USD)?

  1. 300 million
  2. 250 million
  3. 400 million
  4. 500 million
  5. 350 million

M. Name the 1stIndian state which has announced to provide free and cashless insurance protection to people.

  1. Punjab
  2. Maharashtra
  3. Haryana
  4. Odisha
  5. Kerala

N. Name the Indian state which has decided to launch ‘Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna’ for urban employment (120 days of employment).

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Goa
  4. Tamil Nadu
  5. Bihar

O. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Alumni Council has launched India’s first “COVID-19 test bus” in which Indian city?

  1. Indore
  2. Bhopal
  3. Mumbai
  4. New Delhi
  5. Lucknow

P. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a panel to frame standard professional indemnity policy for insurance intermediaries that was issued by all the insurers. Who heads the panel?

  1. Rajiv Kumar
  2. AS Mishra
  3. VK Paul
  4. Yegnapriya Bharat
  5. Tapan Roy

Q. The Scientists of S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) has developed Nanomedicine to alter oxidative stress to treat COVID-19. Where is SNBNCBS located?

  1. Chennai
  2. Kolkata
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Ranchi

R. Name the Indian PSU which signed MoU with NOCCA Robotics (the incubated start-up in IIT Kanpur) to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 treatment.

  1. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE)
  2. Airports Authority of India (AAI)
  3. Chennai Petroleum Corporation (CPCL)
  4. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
  5. Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)

S. Name the present Economic affairs secretary of India, who has been appointed as director on the central board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in May 2020.

  1. Tarun Bajaj
  2. Ajay Kumar Bhalla
  3. Rajeev Singh Thakur
  4. Atanu Chakraborty
  5. Rajiv Kumar

T. Name the ministry which has launched the Government Authorisation for Relief Using Drones (GARUD) portal.

  1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  2. Ministry of Culture
  3. Ministry of Labour and Employment
  4. Ministry of Science and Technology
  5. Ministry of Civil Aviation

U. Name the microwave steriliser which was developed by Pune-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), to disintegrate coronavirus by heating.

  1. Sara
  2. Sindhya
  3. Jackqueen
  4. Atulya
  5. Reema

V. Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) has directed Arunachal Pradesh to involve Chakmas, Hajongs tribes in COVID-19 relief plan. Who is the Minister of DoNER (MoS – I/C)?

  1. Jitendra Singh
  2. Jual Oram
  3. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
  4. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  5. Arjun Munda

W. The Sariska tiger reserve is located in which state?

  1. Madhya Pradesh
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Rajasthan
  5. Andhra Pradesh

X. Who is the 1stchairman of Lokpal in India (he is also the present chairman)?

  1. Sharad Arvind Bobde
  2. Ranjan Gogoi
  3. Dipak Misra
  4. Pinaki Chandra Ghose
  5. KK Venugopal

Y. Name the Indian Journalist who has won 2020 Pulitzer award in feature photography category.

  1. Dar Yasin
  2. Mukhtar Khan
  3. Channi Anand
  4. Both 1) and 2)
  5. All the 1), 2) and 3)

Answer Key: 

A. Atanu Chakraborty

B. Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

C. Syed Akbaruddin

D. Japan

E. Chattisgarh

F. New Zealand

G. John Bolton

H. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

I. Assam

J. Sania Mirza

K. Dehradun

L. 400 million

M. Maharashtra

N. Himachal Pradesh

O. Mumbai

P. Yegnapriya Bharat

Q. Kolkata

R. Bharat Dynamics Limited

S. Tarun Bajaj

T. Ministry of Civil Aviation

U. Atulya

V. Jitendra Singh

W. Rajasthan

X. Pinaki Chandra Ghose

Y. All of 1, 2 and 3