- Who has been named the Most Valuable Player in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL-11)?
ANSWER – Correct Answer: C [Sunil Narine]
Notes: Chennai Super Kings has won the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL-11) after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final by 8 wickets in Mumbai on May 27, 2018. It is their 3rd IPL title. Shane Watson’s whirlwind century helped Chennai to defeat Hyderabad with 9 balls to spare.
Man of the Match Watson hit 11 fours and 8 sixes during his unbeaten knock of 117 off 57 balls.
Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders was named Most Valuable Player, also known as Man of the Series, while Rishabh Pant of Delhi Daredevils was named the Emerging Player of the Tournament.
Among other awards, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson (735 runs) got the Orange Cap while Kings XI pacer Andrew Tye (24 wickets) got the Purple Cap.
Kiwi Trent Boult got the Perfect Catch award for his stunning one handed catch of Royal Challenges Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli.
- Who has been appointed as the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan?
ANSWER – Correct Answer: D [Nasir Ul Mulk]
Notes: Nasir Ul Mulk, the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (retd), has been appointed as the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan until general elections are held on July 25, 2018.
The announcement was made by Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah at a press conference in Islamabad on May 28 following a meeting between himself and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Earlier, Mulk also served as the acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.
- Which state government has launched the ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to promote organic farming?
ANSWER – Correct Answer: A [Himachal Pradesh ]
Notes: The Himachal Pradesh government has launched the ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ to enhance agricultural income by adopting low-cost climate-resilient Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system.
Under the scheme farmers would be provided training, necessary equipments, bio-pesticides, bio-insecticides, etc. The purpose of the scheme is to promote organic farming in a big way and plans to adopt an integrated approach for promoting organic and zero budget natural farming system.
At present, 39,790 farmers have already switched over to organic farming ensuring production of healthy food grains, free from harmful chemical ingredients.
A state-level committee headed by the chief minister would monitor the implementation and progress of the ZBNF system.
- Who has won the girls’ singles title at the All India Junior U-19 badminton tournament 2018?
Correct Answer: A [Aakarshi Kashyap]
Notes: Aakarshi Kashyap from Chhattisgarh has won the girls’ singles title at the Yonex Sunrise All India Junior U-19 badminton tournament 2018 in New Delhi on May 27, 2018. In the final, she defeated S Kavipriya.
In the boys’ singles final, Priyanshu Rajawat of Madhya Pradesh scored an upset victory over fifth seeded Kiran George of Kerala to win title.
Beside this, the duo of Krishna Sai Podile and Sristhi Jupudi registered a hard-fought 21-17, 21-16 victory over the pair of Edwin Joy and Nafeesah Sara Siraj in 35 minutes to win the mixed doubles title.
The tournament doubled up as selection event for 2018 Junior Asian Team Championship slated to be held in Indonesia in July.
- Which IIT institute to develop prototypes for self-piloted Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft?
Correct Answer: B [IIT Kanpur]
Notes: The Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) has signed a Rs 15 crore-Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the VTOL Aviation Pvt Ltd to develop prototypes for self-piloted Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft.
These prototypes will be used as air taxis for civilians. The VTOL technology equips the aircraft to perform manoeuvres that are impossible with traditional aircraft, and also comes across as a big advantage for air combat and rescue.
Other features like an ability to carry enough payload and minimal readiness time make it handy in emergency situations like rapid deployment of ground troops, precise location hovering for delivery of supplies. These aircraft will also be very useful for rapid medical evacuation of troops from difficult terrains. VTOL aircraft can be used for surveillance, rescue mission, combat situations, paramedics, and civil aviation.
These aircrafts could be operated in both steered and pilotless modes from any trivial base like helipads or any ground surface.