Current Affairs Quiz: 26 May 2021


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26 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 Mount Nyiragongo eruption, Doctor Helpline and  top hybrid rice scientist Yuan Longping among others. 

1. Which vaccine manufacturer has said its vaccine has been found to be 100 percent in prevent COVID-19 among adolescents?
a) Moderna 
b) Pfizer
c) J&J
d) Sputnik

2. Mount Nyiragongo erupted after almost two decades on May 22, 2021. The active volcano is located within which nation?
a) Democratic Republic of Congo
b) Rwanda
c) Nigeria
d) Niger

3. Which state’s Chief Minister inaugurated a drive-in COVID-19 vaccination centre on May 26th?
a) Telangana
b) Delhi 
c) Kerala
d) Rajasthan

4. AAP has launched ‘Doctor Helpline’ for information on COVID, Black Fungus in which state?
a) Punjab 
b) Delhi 
c) Gujarat
d) Haryana

5. Who has been appointed as the new CBI Chief?
a) Rakesh Asthana
b) YC Modi
c) Subodh Jaiswal
d) SS Deswal

6. Yuan Longping, a top hybrid rice scientist, passed away on May 22, 2021. He belonged to which nation?
a) Japan
b) China
c) South Korea 
d) Malaysia

Answers

1. (a) Moderna
Moderna announced on May 25, 2021 that various studies have shown that its COVID-19 vaccine is 100 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infection among adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years.

2. (a) Democratic Republic of Congo
Mount Nyiragongo erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 22, 2021 after almost two decades, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The lava destroyed more than 500 homes on the outskirts on Goma city but the city at large was saved. 

3. (b) Delhi 
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated a drive-in COVID19 vaccination centre in the national capital on May 26, 2021. The drive-in vaccination centre has been set up by the Delhi government in partnership with Akash Healthcare Super Hospital.

4. (b) Delhi 
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a ‘Doctor Helpline’ campaign on May 25, 2021 to deal with COVID-19 and Black Fungus (Mucormycosis) infections in Punjab. Under this campaign, the party has launched a helpline number -782-727-5743 through which one can get information about the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection.

5. (c) Subodh Jaiswal
Senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal was on May 25, 2021 appointed as the new CBI director for two years, as per the personnel ministry order. A three-member selection committee led by PM Narendra Modi on May 24, 2021, had shortlisted Jaiswal’s name for the position of director, Central Bureau of Investigation.

6. (b) China
Yuan Longping, a Chinese agriculture scientist, passed away on May 22, 2021, due to organ failure at a hospital in Changsha at 90. Longping was highly accredited as the ‘Father of Hybrid Rice’ that he had developed in the 1970s to save millions of people after a disastrous famine in China.



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