- Question 1: RBI has extended RTGS timings from 4:30 pm to ___ pm ?
Explanation: To facilitate high-value fund transfers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced an extension of timings for customer transactions through Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) by one and half hours from 4:30 PM to 06 PM.
- Question 2: Who is the author of the book - Bread, Cement, Cactus'
Explanation:Indian writer Annie Zaidi was announced as the 2019 winner of Nine Dots Prize.
The 100,000 US dollars award is a prestigious book prize created to award innovative thinking that addresses contemporary issues around the world.
Mumbai-based Zaidi, a freelance writer won for her entry ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus' - combining memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India.
- Question 3: Nepal has been observing the day as International Everest Day since ....?
Explanation: International Everest Day is being observed on May 29th. Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand's Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day in 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat.
Nepal decided to observe the day as International Everest Day since 2008, when the legendary climber Hillary passed away.
Everest Day is observed on May 29 every year in memory of the first summit of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
- Question 4: Divij Sharan is related with...?
Explanation:In French Open Tennis, India's Divij Sharan moved to the next round of Men's Doubles in Paris.
Divij pairing with Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil beat the duo of Swedish R.Lindstedt and Hungarian M.Fucsovics 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the round of 64.
- Question 5: Criiio.com has been launched by...?
Explanation:The ICC has launched the criiio campaign on the eve of the men's World Cup, bringing together 460 million people playing cricket globally to celebrate the magnificent diversity of cricket.
The ICC asked the fans to join the social cricket tribe by sharing pictures and videos of where and how they play cricket across the world using the newly launched hashtag #criiio and visiting the site criiio.com.
- Question 6: Rani Rampal is related with...?
Explanation: Hockey India today named an 18-member Indian team for the upcoming FIH Women's Series Finals starting in Hiroshima, Japan on the 15th of next month.
- Question 7: In __ Goa became the 25th state of the Indian Union?
Explanation: Goa celebrates its statehood day today. It was on this day in 1987 Goa became the 25th state of the Indian Union.
Before this, Goa, along with Daman and Diu, was a union territory.
Achieving statehood was a long and cherished dream of the people of Goa, which paved the way to providing a distinct identity to the state.
- Question 8: Nepal celebrated its 12th Republic Day on...?
Explanation:Nepal is celebrating its 12th Republic Day today. A number of programmes are being organised in different parts of the country to mark the occasion.
The main function was held at Army Pavilion in Kathmandu, which was attended by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli, cabinet ministers, senior government officials, heads and representatives of various diplomatic missions and other dignitaries.
- Question 9: The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is observed...?
- Question 10: ___ has removed India from its currency monitoring list?
Explanation: The Trump administration removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. It cited certain developments and steps being taken by New Delhi which address some of its major concerns.
Switzerland is the other nation that has been removed by the US from its currency monitoring list. The list includes other countries like China, Japan and Germany.