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Current Affairs Quiz , 23 May 2019
- May 25, 2019
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Quizes
1) Which of the following countries has recently launched a permanent residency scheme called the “Gold Card” programme?
• The UAE’s recently-launched permanent residency scheme could be a game changer and provide a fillip to the real estate market by encouraging expatriates to invest in property and settle in the Gulf nation, industry experts said.
• The United Arab Emirates last week launched a permanent residency scheme to woo wealthy individuals and exceptional talents, a move that could attract more Indian professionals and businessmen to the country.
• The “Gold Card” programme unveiled by UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum is open to investors and “exceptional talents” such as doctors, engineers, scientists, students and artists.
2) World Health Assembly 2019 was recently held in
b) New York
• The 72nd WHA brought together delegates from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 194 Member States. The Assembly convened from 20-28 May 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.
3) Hooda document, recently seen in news, is related to
a) Environmental pollution
b) National security
c) Refugee crisis
d) None of the above
• Earlier this year Lt. Gen. (retd) D.S. Hooda, a former Northern Army Commander, was tasked to write a strategy document which it eventually endorsed and made part of its manifesto.
4) Who among the following became the first Indian woman fighter pilot to undertake missions by day?
a) Bhawana Kanth
b) Mohana Singh
c) Avani Chaturvedi
d) Hina Jaiswal
• Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became the first woman pilot of India to be qualified to undertake combat missions by day on a fighter aircraft
• Bhawana who is from the first batch of woman fighter pilots of the IAF joined the fighter squadron in Nov 2017 and flew the first solo on MiG-21 Bison in March 2018.
5) Trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11 has been banned under which of the following agreements?
a) Nagoya protocol
b) Basel convention
c) Washington convention
d) Montreal protocol
• China has been illegally emitting Trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11 — the banned ozone-depleting chemical — according to the research published in the journal Nature
• CFC-11 was phased out under the 1987 Montreal Protocol. Despite being the signatory to the Montreal Protocol, and agreeing to phase out production of CFC-11 in 2010, China continued to emit the polluting gas.