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• May 25, 2021 Current Affairs - Daily Current Affairs
1.

Credit Suisse has lowered its nominal GDP growth forecast for India to how much percent?

 A. 13-14% B. 14-15% C. 15-16% D. 10-11%

Explanation:

The Credit Suisse has lowered its nominal GDP growth forecast for India to 13-14%.

2.

When is National Endangered Species Day observed every year?

 A. 1st Friday of May B. 3rd Friday of May C. 2nd Monday of May D. 3rd Monday of May

Explanation:

The National Endangered Species Day is celebrated on the third Friday of May every year.

3.

Which organization has won the Etienne Glichitch award in May 2021?

 A. BCCI B. Hockey India C. All India Chess Federation D. All India Tennis Association

Explanation:

The Hockey India has recognized with the Etienne Glichitch Award by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) during the virtual conference organized as part of the 47th FIH Congress.

4.

The 2022 FIFA under-17 Women's World Cup will be held in which country?

 A. Australia B. China C. India D. USA

Explanation:

The 2022 FIFA under-17 Women's World Cup will be held in India from October 11 to 30, 2022.

5.

Which country has become the 3rd nation after Brazil, US to cross 3 lakh Covid deaths?

 A. France B. UK C. China D. India

Explanation:

India's COVID-19 death toll has crossed the 3 lakh mark, making it the 3rd country globally to cross the huge figure after the United States and Brazil.

6.

Who is the author of the book "Buddha in Gandhara"?

 A. Mohan Munda B. Vishal Thakur C. Monali Krishnan D. Sunita Dwivedi

Explanation:

Sunita Dwivedi, Silk Road traveller, photographer and independent researcher has released her latest book titled "Buddha in Gandhara".

7.

Who has received the prestigious 2021 Templeton Prize?

 A. Stuart James B. Beckam Franklin C. David Lily D. Jane GoodAll

Explanation:

The Jane GoodAll has received the prestigious 2021 Templeton Prize.

8.

Which bank has issued the first-ever foreign portfolio investor license to the GIFT IFSC alternative investment fund of True Beacon Global?

 A. HDFC Bank B. Kotak Mahindra Bank C. SBI D. Bank of Baroda

Explanation:

The Kotak Mahindra Bank has issued the first-ever foreign portfolio investor license to the GIFT IFSC alternative investment fund of True Beacon Global.

9.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is likely to contest by-election from which assembly constituency?

 A. Siliguri B. Bhawanipore C. Tollygunge D. Kamarhati

Explanation:

The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to contest by-election from the Bhawanipore Assembly Constituency.

10.

Which state government has launched Sanjeevani Pariyojana?

Explanation:

The Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has launched 'Sanjeevani Pariyojana', a supervised home care initiative to largely help people with mild to moderate symptoms in rural areas to access quick medical care at home.

11.

Which bank has launched digital banking solutions for its corporate customers named SmartServe?

 A. IDBI Bank B. HSBC C. DBS Bank D. ICICI Bank

Explanation:

The HSBC India has launched digital banking solutions for its corporate customers.

12.

The commonwealth day is celebrated on which day?

 A. 24 May B. 23 May C. 22 May D. 21 May

Explanation:

The commonwealth day is celebrated on 24 May every year.

13.

Which company signed an MoU with BSE to create an ecosystem for promoting aiding and fostering the growth of SMEs in the country?

 A. Bellatrous Limited B. Digital Solutions C. Dun and Bradstreet Information Services D. Fitch

Explanation:

Dun and Bradstreet Information Services have signed a MoU with BSE to create an ecosystem for promoting aiding and fostering the growth of SMEs in the country.

14.

Who has won the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards?

 A. The Weekend B. Drake C. Lady Gaga D. Taylor Swift

Explanation:

Drake has won the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

15.

Which animal will be reintroduced in India after being declared extinct in 1952?

 A. Sumatran rhinoceros B. Cheetah C. Indian Aurochs D. Pink-headed Duck

Explanation:

The world's fastest land animal, the Cheetah which was declared extinct in India in 1952, will be re-introduced in India in November 2021 at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

16.

The IRDAI Slapped Rs 24 Lakh Penalty on which company for Violating Advertisement Norm?

 A. ICICI B. Paisabazaar C. Policybazaar D. HDFC

Explanation:

The Insurance sector regulator Irdai has slapped a fine of Rs 24 lakh on policy aggregator Policybazaar for violating advertisement norms with regard to SMS sent to customers last year about increase in term insurance policy premiums.

17.

Which company announced its partnership with India's largest bank, SBI, for online customer on boarding amid Covid 19 pandemic?

 A. Hyperverge B. SuperCell C. HighTech Solutions D. Mphasis

Explanation:

To serve customers in the new normal times, the State Bank of India has launch a full power YONO Savings Account that can be opened instantly with Video KYC in 4 simple steps.

18.

Who topped Forbes' highest-paid athletes' list for 2021?

 A. Conor Mcgregor B. Lionel Messi C. Virat Kohli D. Sebastian Vettel

Explanation:

The Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor was the world's highest-paid athlete over the last year ahead of footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the annual Forbes list released.

19.

Who is the current acting Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation?

 A. SS Deswal B. YC Modi C. HC Awasthy D. Praveen Sinha

Explanation:

Praveen Sinha, a 1988-batch Gujrat cadre IPS officer is currently serving as the acting CBI chief after the term of former CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla.

20.

Which company announced a tie-up with Digital Swiss Gold (DSG) that will allow individuals to transact in gold digitally in Switzerland?

 A. Digisafe Solutions B. Upstox C. Zerodha D. Alankit Imaginations