Q1. When is the International Day of Living Together in Peace observed?
(a) May 14
(b) May 15
(c) May 16
(d) May 13
Q2. Name the newly elected Chief Executive Officer of the footwear company Bata India.
(a) Gunjan Shah
(b) Ashwani Windlass
(c) Sandeep Kataria
(d) Rajeev Gopalakrishnan
Q3. What was the profession of MS Narasimhan, who has passed away?
(b) Social Activist
(c) Agricultural scientist
Q4. What is the theme of the World Hypertension Day 2021?
(a) Measure your blood pressure…at home
(b) Know Your Number
(c) Know your Blood Pressure
(d) Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer
Q5. Which country has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars recently?
Q6. Famous environmental conservationist Nuklu Phom gets prestigious Whitley Awards 2021. He hails from which state?
(b) Arunachal Pradesh
Q7. The NBA has announced the creation of a new award for Social Justice Champion Award named after which player, to recognise players who are making strides in the fight for social justice?
(a) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(b) Wilt Chamberlain
(c) Bill Russell
(d) Magic Johnson
Q8. Name the cyclone that has hit Gujarat coast, Maharashtra, Goa etc. recently.
Q9. Indian-American _____________ has been appointed senior adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden.
(a) Mala Adiga
(b) Garima Verma
(c) Neera Tanden
(d) Gautam Raghavan
Q10. The International Day of Light (IDL) is observed annually on which day?
(a) 16 May
(b) 14 May
(c) 15 May
(d) 12 May
Q11. Who among the following is the author of the book “Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance”?
(a) Gadul Singh Lama
(b) Kazi Dawa Samdup
(c) Pawan Kumar Chamling
(d) Preet Mohan Singh Malik
Q12. What is the theme of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2021?
(a) Bridging the standardization gap
(b) Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times
(c) Connect 2030: ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(d) Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All
Q13. Which of the following state recently launched the ‘Ayush Ghar-Dwar’ program to keep the home isolated Covid-19 positive patients healthy by practising Yoga?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Q14. ____________ beat world number one Novak Djokovic to win a 10th Italian Open title.
(a) Rafael Nadal
(b) Stefanos Tsitsipas
(c) Matteo Berrettini
(d) Fabio Fognini
Q15. National Dengue Day is celebrated in India on which day?
(a) Third Sunday of May
(b) 16 May
(c) 17 May
(d) 15 May
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Sol. The International Day of Living Together in Peace is held on 16th May every year since 2018.
Sol. Footwear company Bata India has appointed Gunjan Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will join Bata in his new role from 21 June 2021, for a period of five years.
Sol. Noted Indian mathematician Professor MS Narasimhan has passed away. Professor Narasimhan, along with C. S. Seshadri, were known for their proof of the Narasimhan–Seshadri theorem.
Sol. World Hypertension Day (WHD) is celebrated on 17 May. The theme for World Hypertension Day 2021 is Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.
Sol. China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars. 6-wheeled Zhurong robot was targeting Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet’s northern hemisphere.
Sol. An environmentalist from Nagaland’s remote Longleng district has won this year’s Whitley Awards 2021, also known as the Green Oscar.
Sol. The NBA has announced the creation of a new award — the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award, to recognise players who are making strides in the fight for social justice. Each NBA team will nominate one player for consideration; from there, five finalists will be selected and ultimately one winner. Winning player will receive $100,000 for the charity of his choice
Sol. Cyclone Taukate has obtained its maximum intensity in the wee hours of Sunday and has now become a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (wind speed of 118 to 166 km / hr).
Sol. Indian-American Neera Tanden has been appointed senior adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden. She is currently the president and CEO of a progressive think-tank, Center for American Progress (CAP).
Sol. The International Day of Light (IDL) is celebrated on 16 May each year to mark the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.
Sol. The book “Sikkim: A History of Intrigue and Alliance”, published by HarperCollins India, released on May 16, which is celebrated as Sikkim Day. Former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik combines insights into the unique history of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim with the intriguing story of how it became India”s 22nd state in his new book.
Sol. The theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021 is “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”.
Sol. Himachal Government has launched the ‘Ayush Ghar-Dwar’ program to keep the home isolated Covid-19 positive patients healthy by practising Yoga. This program has been started by the Department of AYUSH in collaboration with the Art of Living organisation.
Sol. Rafael Nadal beat world number one Novak Djokovic to win a 10th Italian Open title. Second seed Nadal won through 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2hr 49min against the defending champion in the 57th career showdown between the pair.
Sol. In India, the National Dengue Day is observed every year on 16 May. The day is an initiative by the Ministry of Healthy and Family Welfare.