10 May 2021: The Current Affairs Quizzes section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise the day at ease. The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Forest Ponds, ICC Men’s Player of the Month and fastest nation to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses among others.
1. Which country has become the fastest to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses?
2. Which nation’s Prime Minister lost the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives on May 10th?
a) Sri Lanka
3. Which state has been building ‘Forest Ponds’ to harvest rainwater?
c) Himachal Pradesh
4. Who has got the Home and Health & Family Welfare portfolio in West Bengal?
a) Subrata Saha
b) Mamata Banerjee
c) Partha Chatterjee
d) Amit Mitra
5. Which nation plans to create a Covid-19 ‘separation line’ on Mt Everest?
6. As per the latest report, which nation’s greenhouse gas emissions exceed all developed nations combined?
7. Who has been named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for April?
a) Virat Kohli
b) Rohit Sharma
c) Steve Smith
d) Babar Azam
1. (d) India
India has become the fastest country in the world to administer 17 crore COVID vaccine doses. The nation has taken 114 days to achieve this landmark coverage, while China took 119 days and the US took 115 days. India has administered over 17 crore one lakh vaccine doses so far.
2. (c) Nepal
The Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli has lost the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives on May 10, 2021. The decision has come as a major setback to the premier who was seeking to tighten his grip on the power after the CPN (Maoist Centre), which is led by Pushpakamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, withdrew support to Oli’s government. The Nepal PM could only secure 93 votes in the Lower House of the Parliament during a special session that was convened on the orders of the Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
3. (c) Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh Government has been building ‘Forest Ponds’ in order to check the depletion of the groundwater and to harvest the rainwater. The state government under the Parvat Dhara Scheme has initiated the rejuvenation of the water resources and recharging aquifers through the Forest Department with a cost of Rs. 20 crores.
4. (b) Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will keep the portfolios of Home and Hill Affairs, Personnel and Administration, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms and Refugee and Rehabilitation, Information and Cultural Affairs and North Bengal Development.
5. (a) China
China has decided to create a line of separation at the Mt Everest summit to prevent Chinese climbers from mingling with those climbing the world’s tallest mountain from Nepal. This decision comes after a number of Covid-19 cases were diagnosed among climbers ascending the mountain from Nepal.
6. (c) China
According to a new report by think tank Rhodium Group, China emits greenhouse gas pollution more than the 37 member nations of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report was published on May 6, 2021.
7. (d) Babar Azam
The ICC Men’s Player of the Month for April was awarded to Pakistan skipper Babar Azam for his outstanding performances across all formats in the series against South Africa. Australia’s Alyssa Healy bagged the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for April.