Current Affairs May 18 2019

18 May, 2019
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  • Question 1: __ is hosting Sudirman Cup 2019 ?
  • Explanation: India will continue their hunt for an elusive medal when top shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal spearhead the Indian challenge at the prestigious Sudirman Cup which gets underway in Nanning, China tomorrow. The Sudirman Cup is a mixed team Badminton Championship held every two years. There are 12 elite teams that will take part in the tournament. Each group comprises of three teams, with the top two qualifying for the quarterfinals.
  • Question 2: Pakistani rupee has tumbled to a fresh life-time low of Rs___ per dollar amid rising demand for the greenback?
  • Explanation: The deterioration of the rupee followed a USD 6 billion assistance package by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under strict conditions, including allowing more space to market forces to determine the exchange rate. The weaker rupee had a domino impact on the stock market. The Pakistan Stock Exchange 100 index lost 804.5 points to close at 33,166, registering a 2.4 per cent downfall.
  • Question 3: Which state has decided to amend the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018 ?
  • Explanation: Maratha students have welcomed the Maharashtra government's decision to amend the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018 to provide reservation to them in post-graduate medical courses. Maharashtra Cabinet today gave its approval to promulgate an ordinance in this connection.
  • Question 4: Veteran __ actor Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao has passed away?
  • Explanation: Veteran Telugu actor Rallapalli Venkata Narasimha Rao passed away at a private hospital in Hyderabad last evening following a cardiac arrest. He was 74. Rallapalli began his acting career in theater at a young age and subsequently entered films. He had also worked as a staff artiste in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • Question 5: ___ to pay 2.7 million euros in Greenpeace ship settlement?
  • Explanation: The Netherlands and Russia have settled a long-running dispute over the seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest in 2013, with Moscow expected to pay 2.7 million euros in compensation.
  • Question 6: US has reached a deal with Canada, Mexico to lift tariffs on ...?
  • Explanation: United States has reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum and the corresponding retaliatory tariffs. This move is likely to ease trade tensions between the three North American countries. Elimination of these tariffs is expected to remove a significant barrier to passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The 1.4 trillion dollar in North American trade supports more than 12 million American jobs.
  • Question 7: Recently, US has approved missile sales to
  • Explanation: United States has approved more than 600 million dollar in sales of air defense missiles to South Korea and Japan as tensions return with North Korea. The State Department yesterday said it had approved 94 SM-2 missiles used by ships against air threats, along with 12 guidance systems for a total cost of 313.9 million dollar.
  • Question 8: Bhaderwah is a place in...?
  • Explanation:NSD LogoJammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has condemned the loss of precious life in an unfortunate incident at Bhaderwah in Doda district of Jammu Division. He has urged the people not to take law and order in their hand and co-operate with the law enforcement agencies.
  • Question 9: Indian short film ___ has won Nespresso Talents award in Cannes?
  • Explanation: Indian filmmaker, Achyutanand Dwivedi's film, - Seed Mother won the third prize in the international section of Nespresso Talents 2019 in Cannes last night. The three-minute film celebrates the exceptional spirit of Rahibai Soma Popere, a woman who champions the use of local seeds and traditional methods of farming in villages of Maharashtra.
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