Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Current Affairs Today's Quiz - 27 May 2020

1. The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday, 27th May 2020, operationalised its no.18 Squadron, the “Flying Bullets”, at Sulur, equipping it with the fourth generation Mk1 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas. The indigenous tailless compound delta wing aircraft was inducted at an official ceremony in the presence of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria at the Sulur Air Force Station. The No.18 Squadron will be the second one to have the home-made Tejas. Which Squadron already has Tejas?

17 Squadron
25 Squadron
40 Squadron
45 Squadron
2. He is an Indian-American inventor, who has bagged the prestigious Inventor of the Year award in recognition of his pioneering work in advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence capabilities. He is a master inventor with more than 250 patented inventions in the US and works at the IBM Thomson Watson Research Center in New York. He was presented with the prestigious annual award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association early this month (May 2020) during a virtual awards ceremony. Can you name him?
Rajiv Joshi
Sanjeev Joshi
Nitin Sardana
Atul Gambhir
3. The external affairs ministry created a new Development Partnership Division (DPA-IV) in January to coordinate and undertake culture and heritage conservation projects abroad, including identification, planning and implementation of schemes in consultation with technical agencies. The new division will also act as a repository of all such projects being undertaken by India abroad, and be instrumental in dissemination of information of projects and cooperation in culture and heritage. A Shiv Linga - representation of the Hindu deity Shiva - dating back to the 9th century has been unearthed at Cham temple complex during restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Cham temple complex, part of the UNESCO world heritage site of My Son in Quang Nam province, was built in the 9th century AD during the reign of King Indravarman II, who was also responsible for the famous Dong Duong Buddhist monastery in the same region. In which country is Cham Temple?
Sri Lanka
4. Which company in May 2020 has acquired Amsterdam-based electric scooter manufacturer Etergo as it looks to launch its own two-wheelers globally next year?
Bajaj Scooters
Ola Electric
TVS Motors
Hero Motocorp
5. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday extended the PMVVY or Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana, a social security scheme for senior citizens, and fixed its annual rate of return at ___________ per cent for financial year 2020-21. That interest rate was lower compared to 8 per cent for the previous financial year, which ended on March 31, 2020. The extension was for a period of three years, till March 31, 2023.

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