Current Affairs Quiz May 4 2017

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Current Affairs Questions for the day

Question 1: Yusra Mardini has been appointed as new Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR. She hails from which country?

A. Jordan
B. Germany
C. Syria
D. Turkey

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini, has been appointed by the UN Refugee Agency, as a Goodwill Ambassador. Since her selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mardini has worked closely with UNHCR,highlighting with her own inspiring performances the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team and the wider global refugee crisis. Her extraordinary survival with her elder sister and swimming for their lives across the Mediterranean Sea while escaping from Syria to sharing a pool with the likes of Olympic champion Michael Phelps,Yusra Mardini has become an extraordinary and inspiring voice for refugees around the world since her selection for last summer’s Olympic Games.

Question 2: Who is the winner of the 19th edition of Women’s Asian Individual Squash Championships?

A. Nouran Ahmed Gohar
B. Joshna Chinappa
C. Rachael Grinham
D. Laura Massaro

Answer and Explanation

Ans. B

The 19th edition of the Aisian Individual Squash Championship was held in Tamil Nadu from April 26 to 30, 2017. Joshna Chinappa scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win the Asian Squash title after defeating compatriot Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the women’s final in Chennai.

Question 3: Who has been appointed as the first woman President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)?

A. Shobana Kamineni
B. Preetha Reddy
C. Upasana Kamineni
D. Anushpala Kamineni

Answer and Explanation

Ans. A

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-governmental trade association,announced on Sunday that 56-year-old Shobana Kamineni, executive vice-chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd (AHEL), is the industry association’s new President for the year 2017-18. She takes over from Dr Naushad Forbes, co-chairman, Forbes Marshall Limited.

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Question 4: Who recently inaugurated the Patanjali Research Institute at Haridwar?

A. Arun Jaitley
B. Amarinder Singh
C. Narendra Modi
D. Navjot Singh Sidhu

Answer and Explanations

Ans. C

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Patanjali Research Institute at Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth , Haridwar. The institute aims to conduct research work on Drug Screening, pharmacognosy, drug discovery, pharmacology, chronic disease study, and much more. The institute which is a part of the Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, was founded in August 2010. The institute like its parent body Patanjali Yogpeeth has been named after sage Patanjal.

Question 5: Who has been awarded for the INSA Young Scientist Award 2017?

A. SS Gorthi
B. G Rajshekhar
C. Sanjay Pratihar
D. P Rastogi

Answer and Explanation

Ans. C

The prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for the Young Scientist Award for the year 2017 has been awarded to Sanjay Pratihar, a scientist at Tezpur University, in the Department of Chemical Sciences. He has been awarded for his excellent contribution to multi-metal complexes, theoretical understanding, selective sensing of Hq2+ions and important applications in agriculture, according to a release issued by the university said. Pratihar had earlier received ‘DST-INSPIRE Faculty’ award in July 2012 and had done his PhD in Organometallic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The award, consisting of a bronze medal and cash award of Rs. 25,000 will be given to him during INSA’s anniversary meeting scheduled in December. Instituted in 1974 by the Indian National Science Academy, the INSA medal for young scientists are awarded annually to honour talented young Indian scientists in recognition of their outstanding contributions in any branch of science or technology coming within the purview of the Academy.

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