As one of the most crucial sections from the perspective of Govt. Job Exams, Current Affairs presents you with an excellent opportunity to score some sure-shot marks. By and large, you have to focus on the national and international news events of the last six months to answer the questions from this section. Despite the syllabus being reasonably well defined, many students find it a challenging task.
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Current GK May 2021
Question 1. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Minister of Assam?
a. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta (Asom Gana Parishad)
b. Himanta Biswa Sarma (BJP)
c. Gaurav Gogoi (Indian National Congress)
d. Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP)
Answer: Himanta Biswa Sarma (BJP)
Question 2. Name the author of the book “Whereabouts”.
a. Arundhati Roy
b. Taslima Nasreen
c. Jhumpa Lahiri
d. Salman Rushdie
Answer: Jhumpa Lahiri
Question 3. Which operation was carried out by the Indian Navy for bringing Oxygen & Medical Supplies to India?
a. Operation Maitri
b. Operation Sanjeevani
c. Operation Sankalp
d. Operation Samudra Setu-II
Answer: Operation Samudra Setu-II
Question 4. Name the CEO of the newly formed National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd., also known as the Bad Bank.
a. Rajkiran Rai G.
b. Padmakumar M Nair
c. Dinesh Kumar Khara
d. Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Answer: Padmakumar M Nair
Question 5. SEBI has proposed a framework to set up exchanges for Gold trading. On these exchanges, trading in Gold will be done in the form of EGR. EGR stands for
a. Electronic Gold Receipts
b. Electronic Gold Repurchase
c. Electronic Gilt Receipts
d. Embedded Gilt Receipts
Answer: Electronic Gold Receipts
Question 6. Who among the following has been recently appointed as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu?
a. O Panneerselvam (AIADMK)
b. MK Stalin (DMK)
c. Edappadi K Palaniswami (AIADMK)
d. M Karunanidhi (DMK)
Answer: MK Stalin (DMK)
Question 7. Which of the pairs given below is correctly matched?
a. International Day of Families: 15th May
b. World Telecommunication & Information Society Day: 17thMay
c. National Anti-Terrorism Day: 21st May
d. All of the above
Answer: All of the above
Question 8. Name the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize.
a. Dr. Rattan Lal
b. Michael Houghton
c. Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
d. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
Answer: Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
Question 9. Who was re-appointed recently as the Chief Minister of Kerala?
a. Oommen Chandy (Indian National Congress)
b. P S Sreedharan Pillai (BJP)
c. Pinarayi Vijayan (CPI-M)
d. E. Sreedharan (BJP)
Answer: Pinarayi Vijayan (CPI-M)
Question 10. Name the new Chief Minister of Puducherry.
a. N Rangasamy (All India NR Congress)
b. Tamilisai Soundararajan (BJP)
c. V Narayanasamy (Indian National Congress)
d. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (YSR Congress)
Answer: N Rangasamy (All India NR Congress)
Question 11. Which of the below statements is incorrect in the context of IRDAI guidelines for Standard Domestic Travel Insurance Product to be offered by General and Health insurance firms?
a. The product is being called ‘Bharat Yatra Suraksha’.
b. Under this policy, the minimum and maximum cover for Hospitalization due to accident are Rs. 1 Lakh and Rs. 10 Lakh respectively.
c. The minimum and maximum Death Cover under this policy are Rs. 1 Lakh and Rs. 1 Cr. respectively.
d. None of the above
Answer: None of the above
Question 12. Which of the pairs given below is incorrectly matched?
a. National Technology Day: 11th May
b. World Thalassemia Day: 8th May
c. World No Tobacco Day: 31st May
d. None of the above
Answer: None of the above
Question 13. World Red Cross Day (WRCD), also known as the World Red Crescent Day, is observed annually on 8th May. What was the theme for WRCD 2021?
a. Reach out to the Needy
b. Relief for Humanity
c. Keep Clapping
Question 14. Name the author of the book “All-Time Favourites for Children”.
a. Ruskin Bond
b. Roald Dahl
c. Enid Blyton
d. Eric Carle
Answer: Ruskin Bond
Question 15. Mamata Banerjee has become the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the 3rd time. She is from which of the following political parties?
a. Communist Party of India (CPI)
b. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)
c. Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M)
d. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Answer: All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)
Question 16. Which of the following destinations is being redeveloped as a ‘spiritual smart hill town’?
Question 17. RBI is going to conduct the 2nd tranche of G-SAP 1.0 worth Rs. 35,000 Cr. What does G-SAP stand for?
a. Govt. Securities Acquisition Programme
b. Govt. Securities & Asset Purchase
c. Gold & Securities Asset Purchase
d. Gold & Securities Acquisition Programme
Answer: Govt. Securities Acquisition Programme
Question 18. Name the 1st player of Indian-origin to become an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) World Champion.
a. Asha Roka
b. Ritu Phogat
c. Arjan Bhullar
d. Gurdarshan Mangat
Answer: Arjan Bhullar
Question 19. With which of the following countries has India adopted the ‘Roadmap 2030’ and resolved to elevate bilateral ties to the level of ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’?
a. Unite States of America
b. United Kingdom
Answer: United Kingdom
Question 20. India-European Union Leaders’ meeting was hosted recently by the Prime Minister of Portugal
a. Ursula von der Leyen
b. Antonio Costa
c. Charles Michel
d. David Sassoli
Answer: Antonio Costa
Question 21. Name the 4th ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State / Union Territory after Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar.
a. Himachal Pradesh
Question 22. Govt. has allocated Rs. 25000 Cr. to SWAMIH fund for completion of stalled Housing projects. What does SWAMIH stand for?
a. Special Window to Assist Mid-Income Housing
b. Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Investment Housing
c. Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing
d. Special Window of Assistance for Mid-Investment Housing
Answer: Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing
Question 23. Name the 2nd country, after the United States of America, to land a Rover on Mars.
b. United Kingdom
Question 24. Name the 2021 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year.
a. Carolina Marin (Spain)
b. Naomi Osaka (Japan)
c. Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
d. Alex Morgan (United States of America)
Answer: Naomi Osaka (Japan)
Question 25. Name the Indian who has won the 2021 Whitley Award (Green Oscar) for his superlative work associated with the conservation of Amur Falcons.
a. Pramod Patil
b. Nuklu Phom
c. Sanjay Gubbi
d. Ananda Kumar
Answer: Nuklu Phom
Question 26. Super Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse event, was witnessed on
a. 24th May
b. 25th May
c. 26th May
d. 28th May
Answer: 26th May
Question 27. Name the joint initiative undertaken by UNICEF, CBSE, YuWaah and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to mobilize youth in tackling COVID-19 pandemic.
a. Young Warrior Movement
b. Covid Youth Brigade
c. Youth against Covid
d. Youth vs. Corona
Answer: Young Warrior Movement
Question 28. What is the maximum amount of unsecured loan that public sector banks are going to provide to individuals for COVID Treatment?
a. Rs. 1 Lakh
b. Rs. 2 Lakh
c. Rs. 5 Lakh
d. Rs. 8 Lakh
Answer: Rs. 5 Lakh
Question 29. 22nd May is observed annually as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD). What was the theme for IDBD 2021?
a. We’re the Preservers
b. Wildlife Conservation: A Collective Responsibility
c. Respecting Nature and Cherishing Biodiversity
d. We’re Part of the Solution
Answer: We’re Part of the Solution
Question 30. Name the winner of the 2021 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.
a. Rafael Nadal (Spain)
b. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
c. Kevin Durant (United States of America)
d. Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom)
Answer: Rafael Nadal (Spain)
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