Weekly Current Affairs Quiz: 24 May to 30 May 2021 for Competitive Exams

Current Affairs

1. New CBI Director

Senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal was on May 25, 2021 appointed as the new CBI director for two years, as per the personnel ministry order. A three-member selection committee led by PM Narendra Modi on May 24, 2021, had shortlisted Jaiswal’s name for the position of director, Central Bureau of Investigation.


2. CNR. Rao

Bharat Ratna Professor CNR Rao was honoured with the International ENI Award 2020, also known as Energy Frontier Award 2020, for his research in renewable energy sources and energy storage. He has been working on hydrogen energy as the only source of energy for the benefit of all mankind


3. Amartya Sen conferred Spain’s Top Award in Social Science


Amartya Sen has been conferred which Spain’s highest prize in social science category for called “Princess of Asturias Award”. It comprises of a Joan Miro sculpture as a symbol, an insignia, a diploma, and a cash prize of 50,000 Euros. His candidature was forwarded by Director General of Casa Asia (Barcelona), Javier Parron

4. Sanjeevani Pariyojana

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on May 24, 2021 launched ‘Sanjeevani Pariyojana’, a supervised home care initiative to largely help people with mild to moderate symptoms in rural areas to access quick medical care at home. 

5. Internet Explorer

Microsoft on May 19, 2021, announced that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop browser will be retired on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. Microsoft stated that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.

6. Hockey India

Hockey India was honoured prestigious Etienne Glichitch Award on May 21, 2021, for its contribution and work towards the growth and development of Hockey in India. The award was announced by the governing body of the game International Hockey Federation (FIH) during the HockeyInvites conference held virtually as part of its 47th FIH Congress.

7. Drake

Drake won the Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The hip-hop artist brought along his three-year-old son Adonis on stage to accept his award. The artist who dropped his debut album, Thank Me Later, a little over 10 years, has slowly climbed to the top in rap music, becoming one of the most successful rappers in Billboard history. 

8. World Menstrual Hygiene Day

World Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on May 28 across the world. The theme for this year is: “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health.”
The day aims to change the social stigma associated with menstruation. The date May 28 was chosen to represent the menstrual cycle of 28 days and the menstruation period of 5 days. The day was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013.

9. PharmEasy has acquired Medlife for an undisclosed amount, the e-pharmacy unicorn said on Tuesday. The deal will make PharmEasy the largest player in the domestic online pharmacy sector, with the combined entity set to serve 2 million customers a month.

10. Vesak , also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Puṇṇamā and Buddha Day, is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists and Hindus in South and Southeast Asia as well as Tibet and Mongolia.The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment , and death of Gautama Buddha in Theravada Tibetan Buddhism and Navayana.

Current Affairs Quiz

1. “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health” is the theme of which special day celebrated on May 28?

[A] World Menstrual Hygiene Day
[B] World Women Health Day
[C] World Personal Health Day
[D] World Hygiene Day

2. Which Indian economist has been conferred with Spain’s top Princess of Asturias Award?

[A] Amartya Sen
[B] Urjit Patel
[C] Manmohan Singh
[D] Montek Singh Ahluwalia

3. PharmEasy – the online pharmacy, is set to acquire which company, which would make it the largest online pharmacy of India?

[A] Medplus
[B] Apollo Pharmacy
[C] Medlife
[D] Medicure

4. Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the sacred day of which religion?

[A] Sikhism
[B] Jainism
[C] Buddhism
[D] Islam

5. Who has been appointed as the new CBI Director?
a) Rakesh Asthana
b) YC Modi
c) Subodh Jaiswal
d) SS Deswal

6. Which vaccine manufacturer has said its vaccine has been found to be 100 percent in prevent COVID-19 among adolescents?
a) Moderna 
b) Pfizer
c) J&J
d) Sputnik

7. Which state government has launched Sanjeevani Pariyojana?
a) Gujarat
b) Rajasthan
c) Haryana
d) Madhya Pradesh 

8. Which animal will be re-introduced in India after being declared extinct in 1952?
a) Sumatran rhinoceros
b) Pink-headed Duck
c) Indian Aurochs
d) Cheetah

9. Mount Nyiragongo erupted after almost two decades on May 22, 2021. The active volcano is located within which nation?
a) Democratic Republic of Congo
b) Rwanda
c) Nigeria
d) Niger

10. Which internet browser will be retired for certain versions of Windows 10 by June 2022?
a) Mozilla Firefox
b) Internet Explorer
c) Opera
d) Google Chrome

11. The Military junta of which nation has arrested the President, Prime Minister and Defence Minister?
a) Zambia
b) Mali 
c) Ethiopia
d) Eritrea

12. Which nation forced landed a flight carrying a dissident journalist?
a) Latvia
b) Belarus
c) Lithuania
d) Greece

13. Which Indian sports federation was honoured with the prestigious Etienne Glichitch Award on May 21st?
a) All India Tennis Association 
b) All India Football Federation
c) Badminton Association of India
d) Hockey India

14. Who won Artist of the Decade Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards?
a) Lady Gaga
b) Taylor Swift 
c) The Weeknd
d) Drake

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