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NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

Government of which state has constituted a state Animal Welfare Board? Haryana
Which state of India notified its separate state symbols post-split and creation of Telangana in 2014? Andhra Pradesh
Which Indian cartoonist won the award in the best caricature category at the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards 2018? Thomas Antony
With which telecom company Patanjali has tied up to launch Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM cards?
Initially, only the employees and office bearers of Patanjali will be able to avail the benefits of the SIM card.
BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited)
Government of which state ordered the permanent closure of Sterlite Copper Plant?
The plant is based in Tuticorin.
Tamil Nadu
Which city will host the main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations on 21 June 2018? Dehradun
Which Indian airport was recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the world's first fully solar energy-powered airport? Cochin International Airport Limited
The Gaj Yatra was rolled out from which North-eastern state by Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI)?
The event involves taking an elephant mascot across districts frequented by jumbo herds for generating awareness among the people.
Meghalaya
Who won the International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards held in Mumbai on 28th May 2018? Virat Kohli
Who was appointed as the Governor of Mizoram? Kummanam Rajasekharan
Who was appointed as the first Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Reserve Bank of India? Sudha Balakrishnan
The first edition of Global Wind Summit will be held in which country from 25th to 28th September 2018? Germany (City - Hamburg)
On which date the National Anti Terrorism Day is celebrated in India every year? 21st May
Name the oldest Indian woman who scaled the Mount Everest at the age of 53? Sangeeta Bahl
Which city is hosting the 3-day Smart Cities India 2018 Expo? New Delhi
The first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by Indian Navy's all-women crew was done by which Vessel?
The all-women crew completed the expedition in 8 months.
INSV Tarini
Who was appointed as the Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi? Uttam Pacharne
Who was appointed as the Governor of Odisha? Ganeshi Lal
In which country India has launched its second IT corridor to cash in on the burgeoning Chinese software market? China
India's first national sports university will be set up in which state? Manipur
Name the steel company which through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Limited (BNPL), has acquired a controlling stake in the debt-laden Bhushan Steel by acquiring 72.65 percent stake?
Under this acquisition, Tata Steel acquired 79 crore share at Rs 2 each.
Tata Steel
Which city was named as the India’s cleanest city as per Swachh Survekshan-2018? Indore
The deadly Nipah (NiV) virus, a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, has been detected in which Indian state? Kerala
The Supreme Court has approved Centre's draft scheme on the management of which river's water? Cauvery
Name the Intellectual Property mascot that was launched recently by India? IP Nani
Who was appointed as the independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC)? Shashank Manohar
The first-ever all-woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) began operations in which city? Phagwara (Punjab)
Who was appointed as the Chief Minister of Karnataka? H D Kumaraswamy
Who was awarded the DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award 2017? V K Saraswat
Name the the founder of Sulabh International who was awarded the 2018 Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan? Bindeshwar Pathak
Which IIM institute launched USD 25 million Bharat Inclusion Initiative for startups? IIM-Ahmedabad
Who appointed as the new Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting? Rajyavardhan Rathore
Name the bank which was barred by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from extending fresh loans, under it’s prompt corrective action (PCA) framework, after the lender fell short of minimum capital adequacy ratio (CAR) requirement? Allahabad Bank
Who was conferred with the 'Excellent Woman of Excellence' award at the Women Economic Forum (WEF) 2018? Nisha Bhalla
Name the popular electronic wallet application in India, which has launched in-app automatic recurring payments 'My Payments' feature for making recurring, high-value payment and other monthly expenses in an instant? Paytm
India celebrates National Technology Day on which date?
It is celebrated to mark the historic feat of test-firing its very first nuclear-capable missile back in 1998.
11th May
Name the US company which acquired 77 per cent stake in Flipkart? Walmart
Name the nuclear weapon that was successfully tested at Pokhran Test Range on 1th May 1998? Shakti-I
Name the Bollywood playback singer and singer of a band known as 'Silk Route' who has been nominated as the Green Ambassador for Sikkim? Mohit Chauhan
Name the co-founder of Flipkart quit after acquisition of 77 per cent stake in the company by Walmart? Sachin Bansal
Which North-eastern state launched 'Go To Village' Mission recently? Manipur
Which city will host the International children's theatre festival in June 2018? Kolkata
India's tea industry reported the highest-ever production during fiscal year 2017-18. How much tea was produced during the yearr 2017-18? 1,325.05 million kg
In which State, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for NTPC's Patratu Super Thermal Power Project? Jharkhand
In which city ASEAN Indian Film Festival 2018 was held from 25 to 30 May? New Delhi
Name the former Bollywood actress who has been conferred BRICS Business Forum Leadership Award for lifetime achievement in Indian cinema? Sridevi
Which railway station in Assam has become the first in the country to run on solar power? Guwahati
Name the US based Kathak dancer who has been awarded the Sri Jaydev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018? Anindita Aanam
Name the city of Jharkhand where setting up of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has been approved by the Union Cabinet? Deoghar
Name the noted poet, lyricist and former Rajya Sabha MP who passed away on 13th May 2018? Balkavi Bairagi
Who won the Indian Premier League 2018 by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final? Chennai Super Kings
Who was awarded Player of the series (Most Valuable Player) in the Indian Premier League 2018? Sunil Naraine (KKR)

INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS

On which date the World No Tobacco Day is observed across the world? 31st May
Who won the prestigious 2018 Man Booker International Prize for fiction for her novel 'Flights'? Olga Tokarczuk
International Day of UN Peacekeepers was observed on which date?
The 2018 theme was UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice.
29th May
Name the South-African cricketer who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 23rd May 2018?
For his exceptional batting and fielding skills he is also known as Mr 360.
AB de Villiers
Which country won the 5th Women's Asian Champions Trophy 2018 (Hockey)? South Korea
World Turtle Day was observed on which date? 23rd May
Which country has launched the world's first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov? Russia
International Day for Biological Diversity was observed on which date?
The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 was celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity.
22nd May
Who has been appointed as the first female director of Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) of USA? Gina Haspel
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed every year? 17th May
Which comprehensive plan was launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to eliminate trans fat in foods by 2023? REPLACE
Who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia? Mahathir bin Mohamad
Which country has announced withdrawal from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran? United States of America
Which country will host the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS-2018) on 10th to 12th May 2018?
The theme of the summit was 'Telling our Stories- Asia and More'.
India
Name the former Chief Justice of Pakistan who has been named the interim Prime Minister until the general elections in July 2018? Nasir ul Mulk
Name the former Australian cricketer who has been appointed the coach of Australian cricket team in place of Darren Lehmann, who resigned following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa? Justin Langer
Which country won the Thomas Cup badminton tournament (men's) for the 10th time defeating Japan in the final? China
Which country won the Uber Cup badminton tournament (women's) defeating Thailand in the final?
The country won this title for the first time after 1981.
Japan
Name the Nobel laureate from Bangladesh who has been awarded the 11th Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences Humanatarian Award 2018? Muhammad Yunus

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