Current Affairs Quiz - May, 2023
21. Which country hosted the First China-Central Asia Summit?
Correct Answer: A [China]
The inaugural edition of the China-Central Asia summit will be hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are expected to take part in this summit. The 2022 China-Central Asia summit was held virtually.
22. ‘Project-SMART’, which was seen in the news, is associated with which Union Ministries?
[A] Ministry of Urban Affairs- Railways
[B] Ministry of Agriculture- Rural Development
[C] Ministry of MSME- Commerce and Industry
[D] Ministry of Cooperation- Jal Shakti
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Urban Affairs- Railways]
Union Urban Affairs and Railways Ministries have signed an MoU with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for ‘Station Area Development along Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail’ (Project-SMART).
The proposed project seeks to develop surrounding areas of Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Railway (MAHSR) Stations.
23. ‘MiG-21 Jet’ was designed by which country?
Correct Answer: B [Russia]
The Mikoyan-Gurevich ‘MiG-21’ is a supersonic jet fighter and interceptor aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.
The aircraft that was inducted in India in early 1960s. The Indian Air Force is currently planning to phase out the remaining 3 squadrons of these fighter jets after numerous crashes and accidents.
24. ‘YUVA PRATIBHA’ event will be launched by MyGov in collaboration with which Union Ministry?
[A] Ministry of MSME
[B] Ministry of Culture
[C] Ministry of External Affairs
[D] Ministry of Tourism
Correct Answer: B [Ministry of Culture]
YUVA PRATIBHA– Singing Talent Hunt will be launched by MyGov in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Culture.
It is a unique opportunity for citizens across India to display their singing talent and skills and to gain national recognition.
25. ‘PMJJBY, PMSBY and APY’ were launched in which year?
Correct Answer: A 
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) have completed eight years. They were launched in 2015.
Till date, PMJJBY recorded more than 16 crore enrolments, PMSBY recorded more than 34 crore enrolments and APY recorded around 5 crore subscribers.
26. India Post and Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) partnered to operationalise which portal?
[A] Craft India
[B] Bharat EMart
[C] India Mart
[D] Bharat Store
Correct Answer: B [Bharat EMart]
Recently, the India Post, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and Tripta Technologies entered into an agreement to facilitate the operationalization of the Bharat EMart Portal.
This portal will provide the facility to pick up consignments from the premises of the traders and ensure the door-step delivery for the consignees across India.
27. ‘Seventeen-Point Agreement’ is associated with which country?
Correct Answer: C [Tibet]
Tibet Matters March is a month-long march that is being organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) since April 29.]Its purpose is to mark the forced signing of the “Seventeen-Point Agreement” by Tibetan delegates and Chinese representatives in 1951.
28. Which city hosted the ‘National Conference on “Land Governance in North Eastern States’?
[A] New Delhi
Correct Answer: B [Guwahati]
The National Conference on “Land Governance in North Eastern States” was held recently in Guwahati.
It was jointly organized by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and Department of Land Resources with the support of Assam Government’s Revenue Department.
29. Fossil remains of a giant pilosaur was discovered in which country recently?
Correct Answer: C [England]
Fossil remains of a giant pilosaur was discovered in England recently. Pilosaur is a marine reptile that was a distant cousin of modern turtles.
Fossilised bones from the gigantic sea creature that lived 150 million years ago have been found in a drawer at Oxfordshire’s Abingdon County Hall Museum.
30. ‘Big Ben’ is the famous clock located in which country?
Correct Answer: B [UK]
Big Ben is the nickname given to the Great Bell of the Great Clock of Westminster, United Kingdom. It had failed to bong on May 10, when the dials of the clock on top of the Elizabeth Tower briefly stopped.
For hundreds of years, it was called the Clock Tower, and was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
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