Current Affairs Quiz: 17 May 2021

Current Affairs Quiz

17 May 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Aspirant IAS Academy aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Miss Universe 2020,  anti-Covid drug 2-DG and People’s Advocate of COP26 for Climate Change among others. 

1. Who has been crowned Miss Universe for the year 2020?
a) Adline Castelino
b) Andrea Meza
c) Julia Gama
d) Janick Maceta

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(b) Andrea Meza

Explanation

Mexico’s Andrea Meza has been crowned Miss Universe 2020 at the 69th edition of the pageant on May 16, 2021. The 26-year-old was crowned by her predecessor South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi, who had won the pageant in 2019.

2. Miss India finished at which spot at the 69th Miss Universe pageant?
a) Third
b) Fourth
c) Fifth
d) Tenth

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(b) Fourth

Explanation

Miss India Adline Castelino was the third runner-up at the 69th Miss Universe pageant. She finished fourth behind Peru’s Janick Maceta who was third, Brazil’s Julia Gama who was second and the winner Andrea Meza from Mexico. 

3. Who has developed the new anti-Covid drug 2-DG?
a) DRDO
b) Bharat Biotech
c) ISRO
d) ICMR

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(a) DRDO

Explanation

The new anti-COVID drug 2-DG has been developed by DRDO’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL). The 2-DG drug comes in a sachet in powder form and it can be taken orally by dissolving it in water. It helps in faster recovery and also reduces oxygen dependency among COVID patients. 

4. Who has been appointed as People’s Advocate of COP26 for Climate Change?
a) David Attenborough
b) Priyanka Chopra
c) Greta Thunberg
d) Leonardo DiCaprio

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(a) David Attenborough

Explanation

Sir David Attenborough, a natural historian and a world-renowned broadcaster, was appointed on May 10, 2021 as the People’s Advocate of the COP26 for the UK’s Presidency of the UN Climate Change summit to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.

5. As per new directives, the 2nd dose of the Covishield vaccine will now be given after how many days?
a) 60 days
b) 84 days
c) 70 days
d) 75 days

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(b) 84 days

Explanation

The Union Health Ministry announced on May 16, 2021 that the second dose of the Covishield vaccine will be given after 84 days now. The requisite changes have been done in the Co-WIN digital portal. However, the already booked online appointments for the 2nd dose of Covishield will remain valid and will not be cancelled. 

6. Which country has become the second one in the world to send a rover to Mars?
a) Russia
b) France
c) China
d) India

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(c) China 

Explanation

Tianwen-1, China’s uncrewed spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15, 2021. The landing of the spacecraft has made the country only the second in the world to send a rover for exploring the Red Planet.China’s ‘Zhurong’ Rover was onboard the lander and the rover will soon be deployed to study the Martian geology and atmosphere. 

7. When will the 43rd GST Council meeting take place?
a) May 25th
b) May 26th 
c) May 27th
d) May 28th

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(d) May 28th 

Explanation

The 43rd Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting will take place on May 28, 2021 through video conference and it will be chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. 

8. Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav passed away on May 16, 2021 due to COVID-19 complications. He was a member of which political party?
a) INC
b) BJP
c) SP
d) BSP

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(a) INC

Explanation

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav passed away from COVID-19 complications on May 16, 2021. The 46-year-old was All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Gujarat. He had also earlier served as the President of the Indian Youth Congress.

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