Current Affairs Quiz – May 22, 2019

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Current Affairs Quiz – May 22, 2019

2019 Daily & Monthly Current Affairs

International Day for Biological Diversity observed on which date?

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. 2019 Theme – Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

Who is the President of Indonesia?

Indonesia's Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the country, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general.

Which country recently amended penal code to introduce life sentence without parole ?

In Serbia, lawmakers today amended the penal code to introduce a life sentence without parole, despite concerns voiced by the Council of Europe. Until now, the maximum sentence in Serbia, which seeks to join the European Union, was 40 years in prison.

Who was appointed as High Commissioner to India by Pakistan?

Pakistan has appointed career diplomat Mueenul Haq as the High Commissioner to India. Haq, the current ambassador to France, has previously served as chief of protocol at the Foreign Office.

RISAT-2B was launched by which PSLV Series?

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the 72 nd  launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 36 th  launch from the First Launch pad.

Which Bank’s Central Board has decided to create a specialized supervisory and regulatory cadre?

The Reserve Bank of India’s Central Board has decided to create a specialized supervisory and regulatory cadre. The cadre is being created with a view to strengthening the supervision and regulation of commercial banks, urban cooperative banks and nonbanking financial companies.

Who won the Man Booker International Prize 2019?

Oman author Jokha Alharthi, has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for "Celestial Bodies", the story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.

Who won the Japanese award "the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star's to to elevate Japan-India relationship?

The Government of Japan announced that it will confer 72-year-old Saran, 'the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star'. Saran, who was India's Foreign Secretary during 2004-2006, has played an important role to elevate Japan-India relationship to strategic partnership, the Embassy of Japan said in a statement.

SCO Foreign Ministers meet was held in which country?

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend the meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The meeting will exchange views on topical issues of international and regional importance.  This is the second Council of Foreign Ministers meeting that India is attending as a full member of SCO.

BCCI election is going to held on Which date?

The Committee of Administrators said that the much awaited BCCI elections will be held on October 22. The CoA announced the elections date after due consultation with the apex court appointed amicus curiae P.S. Narsimha.

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