15 May

Current Affairs will be an area to watch out for in the upcoming SBI Probationary Officer and Combined Graduate Level Exam to be conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. In these exams, your overall marks can be much higher if you score well on questions from this area. In fact, it won’t be an over statement that your level of preparedness for such questions can be the difference between success and failure.

Thus, Vidya Guru Faculty members who are known for offering the Best SSC Coaching in Delhi keep coming up with the most relevant GK content in the form of regular quizzes. The latest quiz covering May 2018 events has been provided below.

Current GK May 2018

Question 1. Mario Abdo Benitez was recently elected President of
a. Argentina
b. Uruguay
c. Paraguay
d. Chile

Answer: Paraguay

Question 2. World Press Freedom Index is published annually by Reporters without Borders. India’s rank on the World Press Freedom Index 2018 is
a. 133rd
b. 138th
c. 141st
d. 142nd

Answer: 138th

Question 3. Who among the following was recently announced winner of Saraswati Samman for 2017?
a. Sitanshu Yashaschandra
b. Krishna Sobti
c. Padma Sachdev
d. Mamta Kalia

Answer: Sitanshu Yashaschandra

Question 4. Which of the following countries was ranked first on the World Press Freedom Index 2018?
a. The Netherlands
b. Sweden
c. New Zealand
d. Norway

Answer: Norway

Question 5. Harimau Shakti 2018, a bilateral military exercise, was conducted recently between India and
a. Mauritius
b. Malaysia
c. Nepal
d. Bhutan

Answer: Malaysia

Question 6. Van Dhan Scheme for increasing the income of tribal people through value addition was launched recently by which of the following ministries?
a. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
b. Ministry of Rural Development
c. Ministry of Tribal Affairs
d. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Answer: Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Question 7. Pawan Chamling recently became the longest serving Chief Minister of India. He is the Chief Minister of
a. Manipur
b. Meghalaya
c. Sikkim
d. Nagaland

Answer: Sikkim

Question 8. Name the country that will be hosting the first-ever meeting of female foreign ministers of the world.
a. France
b. Japan
c. Germany
d. Canada

Answer: Canada

Question 9. Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0, which involves institutions of higher education to contribute towards development of rural India, has been launched by
a. Ministry of Human Resource Development
b. Ministry of Rural Development
c. Ministry of Labour & Employment
d. Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Answer: Ministry of Human Resource Development

Question 10. Name the 1st female lawyer in India to be directly appointed as a Supreme Court judge
a. Leila Seth
b. Indu Malhotra
c. Fathima Beevi
d. Indira Jaising

Answer: Indu Malhotra

Question 11. Name India’s 1st smart city that will run on 100 percent renewable energy during the day.
a. Indore
b. Ahmadabad
c. Pune
d. Diu

Answer: Diu

Question 12. When is the World Telecom & Information Society Day observed annually?
a. 15th May
b. 17th May
c. 21st May
d. 22nd May

Answer: 17th May

Question 13. Mahathir Bin Mohamad has recently become the Prime Minister of
a. Oman
b. Indonesia
c. Iran
d. Malaysia

Answer: Malaysia

Question 14. Which of the following ministries has launched “Adopt a Heritage” scheme?
a. Ministry of Home Affairs
b. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
c. Ministry of Tourism
d. Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Answer: Ministry of Tourism

Question 15. Dmitry Medvedev has been reappointed Prime Minister of which of the following countries?
a. Armenia
b. Russia
c. Ukraine
d. Belarus

Answer: Russia

Question 16. When is the World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day observed annually?
a. 2nd May
b. 3rd May
c. 8th May
d. 12th May

Answer: 8th May

Question 17. Name the city that will host the 2019 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations.
a. Jaipur
b. Hyderabad
c. Bhopal
d. Varanasi

Answer: Varanasi

Question 18. Where did the informal meeting of finance ministers of SAARC countries take place recently?
a. Manila, Philippines
b. Kathmandu, Nepal
c. Islamabad, Pakistan
d. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Answer: Manila, Philippines

Question 19. Who among the following was recently appointed Chairman of IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India)?
a. Subhash Chandra Khuntia
b. Bhanu Pratap Sharma
c. Hemant Contractor
d. Ajay Tyagi

Answer: Subhash Chandra Khuntia

Question 20. Name the nationwide workshops that were launched recently under Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan for the purpose of increasing famers’ income through new technology.
a. Krishi Vikas Karyashala
b. Kisan Kalyan Karyashala
c. Kisan Vikas Karyashala
d. Krishi Kalyan Karyashala

Answer: Kisan Kalyan Karyashala

Question 21. Who among the following was appointed Chief Coach of Indian men’s hockey team?
a. Ramandeep Singh
b. Pargat Singh
c. Harendra Singh
d. Dilip Tirkey

Answer: Harendra Singh

Question 22. World Press Freedom Day is observed annually on
a. 1st May
b. 3rd May
c. 9th May
d. 10th May

Answer: 3rd May

Question 23. Who was adjudged best actor at the latest Dadasaheb Phalke Awards given by Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation?
a. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
b. Aamir Khan
c. Irrfan Khan
d. Akshay Kumar

Answer: Akshay Kumar

Question 24. The best actress award at the latest Dadasaheb Phalke Awards ceremony was bagged by
a. Bhumi Pednekar
b. Priyanka Chopra
c. Vidya Balan
d. Alia Bhatt

Answer: Bhumi Pednekar

Question 25. With which of the following tech giants has NITI Aayog signed a Statement of Intent to boost the growth of Artificial Intelligence ecosystem in India?
a. Microsoft
b. Amazon
c. Google
d. Facebook

Answer: Google

Question 26. Carlos Alvarado was recently sworn-in as the President of
a. Brazil
b. Costa Rica
c. Mexico
d. Argentina

Answer: Costa Rica

Question 27. India recently signed a $200 million loan agreement with World Bank for POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) which aims to reduce stunting in children in the 0-6 age group. ‘POSHAN’ stands for
a. PM’s Open Scheme for Holistic Nutrition
b. PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition
c. PM’s Open Scheme for Holistic Nourishment
d. PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment

Answer: PM’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment

Question 28. Nobel Prize in which of the following fields will not be awarded in 2018?
a. Literature
b. Peace
c. Economics
d. Physics

Answer: Literature

Question 29. Under the Government’s ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme, which of the following business houses has adopted the Red Fort?
a. Adani Group
b. Mahindra & Mahindra
c. Essel Group
d. Dalmia Bharat Group

Answer: Dalmia Bharat Group

Question 30. The world’s largest E-commerce deal recently took place between
a. Amazon and Ali Baba
b. E-Bay and Amazon
c. Flipkart and Walmart
d. JD.com and Ali Baba

Answer: Flipkart and Walmart

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