18th May, 2019 Current Affairs Questions and Answers

Day Wise Current Affairs Quiz Questions and Answers on 18th May, 2019
1. To which of the following states has the Centre issued a drought advisory in May 2019 asking them to use water judiciously?
[A] Uttar Pradesh
[B] Maharashtra
[C] Gujarat
[D] Both 2 and 3
[E] All are correct
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2. ________ announced that it has tied-up with HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company to co-create new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions.
[A] Accenture
[B] Cognizant
[C] Deloitte
[D] IBM India
[E] HCL Technologies
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3. Which of the following has signed a strategic partnership with GIC Pte Ltd to jointly invest around ₹4,000 crore over three years?
[A] Taj Hotels
[B] Club Mahindra
[C] Indian Hotels Co. Ltd
[D] Tata Group
[E] Make My Trip
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4. In which country is the Vesak festival being observed in May 2019?
[A] Nepal
[B] Bhutan
[C] Sri Lanka
[D] Myanmar
[E] Indonesia
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5. Which of the following is set to acquire Nature’s Basket Ltd for ₹300 crore?
[A] Spencer’s Retail Ltd
[B] Shoppers Stop
[C] Pantaloons Fashion & Retail
[D] Future Group
[E] Lifestyle
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6.

Read the following statements carefully:



1.Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop who is under investigation by local authorities.



2.The Vatican announced the resignation of Bishop Vilson Dias de Oliveira and named Archbishop Orlando Brandes of Aparecida as a temporary replacement.



3.de Oliveira is being investigated for extortion, illicit enrichment and the coverup of alleged cases of sexual harassment.



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
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7. As per data from the RBI, debit card swipes on Point of Sales (PoS) terminals jumped more than ________% in March 2019 compared to 2018.
[A] 12
[B] 17
[C] 25
[D] 27
[E] 35
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8. A Reserve Bank-appointed committee submitted its suggestions on promoting digital payments to Governor Shaktikanta Das. Who was the head of the committee?
[A] N. R. Narayana Murthy
[B] Salil Parekh
[C] Kris Gopalakrishnan
[D] Nandan Nilekani
[E] Vishal Sikka
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9.

Read the following statements carefully:



1.The Indian Navy conducted significant missile tests boosting its anti-air warfare capabilities.



2.The first cooperative engagement firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) or Barak-8 was held on the Western Seaboard.



3.The firing was undertaken on the western seaboard by the INS Kochi and the INS Ganga.



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
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10. ________ Cabinet approved to circulate an ordinance to amend the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018.
[A] Maharashtra
[B] Gujarat
[C] Madhya Pradesh
[D] Bihar
[E] Odisha
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