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Current Affairs Questions 08 May, 2019 | Daily GK Questions

1. Which State  Assembly Passes Act to Allow Shops & Businesses Remain Open 24X7?
A Madhya Pradesh
B Uttar Pradesh
C Gujarat
D Andhra Pradesh
2. Global payments giant  ___________ plans to invest $1 billion in its India operations over the next five years.
A Paytm
B Ingenico
C Mastercard
D Goggle Pay
3. Tiger Woods receives highest civilian honour in the US from Donald Trump. What is the name of Highest Civilian honour of US?
A The Presidential Medal of Freedom
B The Presidential Medal of Victory  
C The Presidential Medal of Unity
D The Presidential Medal of civilian
4. May 7th observed as World Asthma Day. What is the theme of World Asthma Day 2019?
A Save world from Asthma
B STOP for Asthma
C Better air better breathing
D Save life with air
5. Microsoft unveils its own Blockchain-based service. Who is the CEO of Microsoft?
A Satya Nadella
B Anupama Nadella
C Steve Ballmer
D Paul Allen
6. ____________directs banks to enhance housing loan limits for eligibility under priority sector lending.
A RBI
B SBI
C NABARD
D PNB
7. In which City, India-U.S. Bilateral Trade meeting held recently?
A New Delhi
B Bangalore
C Mumbai
D Kolkata
8. Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress?
A Sarojini Naidu
B Annie Besant
C Indira Gandhi
D None of these
9. World Asthma Day is observed on which day/Date?
A 4 May
B 7 May
C 2 May
D 1 May
10. Which Bollywood Actor receives honorary doctorate from The University of Law in London?
A Salman Khan
B Shah Rukh Khan
C Ranbir Kapoor
D Ranveer Singh
 
Answers With Explanation:-
 
Ans1(C) Gujarat
The Gujarat state Assembly has passed a new Act ‘Gujarat Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2019’ that will allow shops and other businesses in the state to operate 24 hours.The act, passed by the state Assembly in February, was notified on May 1, a government release.
 
Ans2(C) Mastercard
Global payments giant Mastercard plans to invest $1 billion in its India operations over the next five years.Mastercard is expected to invest the remaining amount to grow locally and to expand the team that services its overseas operations.
 
Ans3(A) The Presidential Medal of Freedom
Tiger Woods, who stunned the sports world when he won his fifth Masters title last month, received his country's highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from U.S. President Donald TrumpTrump, an avid golfer, described the 15-times major champion as a "a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and drive".
 
Ans4(B) STOP for Asthma
World Asthma Day 2019 is observed on May 7. Asthma is referred to a chronic disease of airways - which transport air from the lungs.The theme of this year is “STOP for Asthama”
 
Ans5(A) Satya Nadella
Microsoft has unveiled fully-managed Azure Blockchain Service that would simplify the formation, management and governance so that businesses can focus on workflow logic and application development.Microsoft has also announced a partnership with J.P. Morgan to make "Quorum"the first ledger available in Azure Blockchain Service.
 
Ans6(A) RBI
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks to enhance the housing loan limits for eligibility under priority sector lending (PSL) to Rs 35 lakh in metropolitan centres (with population of ten lakh and above) and Rs 25 lakh in other centres.In order to bring the RRBs and SFBs at a level playing field with other Scheduled Commercial Banks, it has now been decided to enhance the housing loan limits for eligibility under PSL.
 
Ans7(A) New Delhi
India and the United States held the India-U.S. Bilateral Trade meeting in New Delhi.Both sides agreed to deepen economic cooperation and bilateral trade by ensuring greater cooperation amongst stakeholders, including Government, businesses and entrepreneurs.
 
Ans8(A) Sarojini Naidu
 
Ans9(B) 7 May
World Asthma Day 2019 is observed on May 7. Asthma is referred to a chronic disease of airways - which transport air from the lungs.The theme of this year is “STOP for Asthama”
 
Ans10(B) Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan received yet another honorary doctorates from The University of Law (London) in Philanthropy. He was awarded the merit during a graduation ceremony for more than 350 students.

     

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