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Exercise : Daily Current Affairs
  • May 18, 2022 Current Affairs
1.
World Hypertension Day is being celebrated on which date?
May 16
May 17
May 15
May 14
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World Hypertension Day is celebrated on May 17 every year. It is observed annually to raise awareness about the symptoms of hypertension.

2.
The International Day of Light is being celebrated on which date?
May 16
May 15
May 14
May 17
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The International Day of Light is being celebrated on 16 May each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.

3.
Which has become the world's most valuable company, overtaking Apple?
Microsoft
Amazon
Saudi Aramco
Alibaba
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Saudi petro company Aramco has overtaken Apple in this matter.

4.
RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 59 lakh on KEB Hana Bank for non-compliance with the certain norms related to what?
Capital Adequacy Ratio
Interest rate on deposits
KYC norms
Priority sector lending
Answer: Option
Explanation:
RBI said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 59 lakh on KEB Hana Bank for non-compliance with the certain norms related to 'interest rate on deposits'.

5.
Who is the first Indian layman to be declared Saint by The Vatican?
Devasahayam Pillai
Filip Anthony
Jakob Lorso
Monte Paullu
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Devasahayam Pillai has been declared Saint by Pope Francis at The Vatican.

6.
In which place was the 'Rural Tribal Technical Training' project inaugurated?
Patna
Pune
Bhopal
Guwahati
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Skills of Tribal Youth - Pilot Project for Rural Tribal Technical Training was launched at Center for Research and Industrial Staff Performance Crisp, Bhopal.

7.
Which team won the Thomas Cup title 2022 for the first time with a stunning 3-0 win over powerhouse Indonesia in the final?
China
Bangladesh
USA
India
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India's men's badminton team wins the Thomas Cup title for the first time with a stunning 3-0 win over powerhouse Indonesia in the final.

8.
'Technology Pioneers Community' is an initiative of which institution?
IMF
WEF
World Bank
NITI Aayog
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The World Economic Forum said 100 new startups, including five from India, have joined its Technology Pioneers Community.

9.
National Dengue Day is being celebrated on which date?
May 15
May 17
May 14
May 16
Answer: Option
Explanation:
National Dengue Day is being celebrated in India every year on May 16.

10.
Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima is being celebrated on which day in 2022?
May 17
May 15
May 16
May 14
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This year Vesak Day or Buddha Purnima is celebrated on 16 May 2022.

11.
Which tennis player has won the Italian Open 2022 women's single title?
Iga Swiatek
Simona Halep
Naomi Osaka
Ashleigh Barty
Answer: Option
Explanation:
World No.1 Iga Swiatek won her fifth consecutive WTA Tour title, defeating No.7 player in straight sets to win the Italian Open 2022.

12.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been appointed President of which country?
UAE
Turkey
Iran
Saudi Arabia
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Supreme Council of the Union elected Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as President of the UAE.

13.
In which Indian city has the COP-15 been organized?
Kolkata
Chennai
Mumbai
New Delhi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification was held in New Delhi, and India is the current chair of the organisation.

14.
Which is the venue of the first IIICC held in 2022?
Kolkata
Mumbai
Goa
Vishakhapatnam
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Union Tourism Minister, G. Kishan Reddy inaugurated the first Incredible India International Cruise Conference (IIICC) in Mumbai.

15.
Which company has acquired table reservation platform Dineout for an undisclosed amount?
Fasoos
Swiggy
Zomato
Foodpanda
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Food delivery major Swiggy has acquired table reservation platform Dineout for an undisclosed amount.

16.
Inter Milan won the 'Italian Cup' 2022 by defeating whom?
SS Lazio
Parma FC
ACF Fiorentina
Juventus
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Inter Milan defeated Juventus 4-2 in the extra-time final to win the Italian Cup football tournament title. Ivan Perisic scored two goals in extra time for Inter.

17.
Who has been appointed as the chairperson of the CBSE?
V. Krishnaswamy
Manoj Ahuja
Indrajit Mahanty
Nidhi Chibber
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Senior bureaucrat Nidhi Chibber has been appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.

18.
Which country's Anna Qabale Duba has won the $250,000 Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award for fighting female genital mutilation?
Kenya
Uganda
Tanzania
Rwanda
Answer: Option
Explanation:
A Kenyan nurse Anna Qabale Duba, who campaigns against early marriage and female genital mutilation crowned the world's best nurse.

19.
World Bank report on migration and development, which country has topped the foreign remittance recipient list by receiving USD 89 billion?
India
Russia
Mexico
China
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India topped the list in the world receiving USD 89 billion in remittance followed by Mexico at USD 54 billion, and China at USD 53 billion last year. The officially recorded remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are expected to increase by 4.2 percent this year to reach USD 630 billion.

20.
Which band has won the most Billboard Music Awards in history?
Bruno Mars
Jonas Brothers
BTS
Destiny's Child
Answer: Option
Explanation:
BTS has become the group with the most wins at Billboard Music Awards after winning three awards this year, taking the total tally to 12. BTS has now overtaken Destiny's Child to become the group to win the most Billboard Music Awards in history.