17th May, 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 17th May, 2019

Read the following statements carefully:

1.Donald Trump has said he will replace the existing green cards with 'Build America' visa.

2.The US President unveiled a new merit and points-based immigration policy that seeks to increase the quota for highly-skilled workers.

33.Every year, the US issues nearly 1.1 million green cards, which gives foreign nationals life-time permission to live and work in US and a path to citizenship in 5 years.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All are correct
2. A data from United Nations showed that International aid to India for education has fallen by more than ________%, compared with a global downturn of 2%.
[A] 12
[B] 18
[C] 22
[D] 26
[E] 30
3. To which country did India hand over a pair of Mi-24 helicopters in May 2019?
[A] Nepal
[B] Bhutan
[C] Maldives
[D] Afghanistan
[E] Myanmar
4. Which country will offer a permanent residence scheme to certain expatriates through the 'Privileged Iqama' system?
[A] Egypt
[B] Saudi Arabia
[C] Morocco
[D] Libya
[E] Tunisia
5. A Nepalese Sherpa climber Kami Rita has scaled Mount Everest for ________ time, in May 2019.
[A] 15th
[B] 18th
[C] 21st
[D] 23rd
[E] 25th
6. Which bank reported a net profit of ₹252 crore for the quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of ₹3,969 crore in 2018?
[A] Bank of India
[B] Axis Bank
[C] Allahabad Bank
[D] HDFC Bank
[E] Bank of Baroda
7. Recently, Bob Hawke passed away. He was the Prime Minister of ________.
[A] Somalia
[B] Armenia
[C] Australia
[D] Egypt
[E] Turkey

Read the following statements carefully:

1. Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) introduced a weighting system for appointments under compassionate grounds.

2. It will be based on nine criteria like family income, dependents, remaining service period of the deceased, etc.

3. The main objective is to ensure objectivity, transparency, and uniformity in the selection process for appointments on the compassionate ground.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 and 2
[C] Only 1 and 3
[D] Only 2 and 3
[E] All of the above
9. Who among the following has been elected as the South African President in 2019?
[A] Mmusi Maimane
[B] Ace Magashule
[C] Cyril Ramaphosa
[D] Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
[E] David Mabuza
10. As per the latest Geological Survey of India, about 35% of India's total Graphite reserves are found in which state?
[A] Jharkhand
[B] Odisha
[C] West Bengal
[D] Arunachal Pradesh
[E] Assam