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1
According to recent news, which one of the following has recently registered its new secretive cryptocurrency firm Libra Networks LLC in Geneva, Switzerland?
» Explain it
C
According to a Reuters report, Facebook registered a new company, Libra Networks, in Geneva on May 2. This coincides with the slow roll-out of their internal cryptocurrency that will define the company’s first foray into blockchain technology.

Facebook Global Holdings is a stockholder in the new company and it will, according to Reuters, “provide financial and technology services and develop related hardware and software, plans submitted on the Swiss register reveal.”

Facebook’s march towards crypto has been slow and steady. The company’s latest move, the hiring of two Coinbase compliance managers, happened on May 14.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

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https://www.coindesk.com/facebook-registers-secretive-libra-cryptocurrency-firm-in-switzerland
2
Which of the sculptors has recently topped the first edition of the Hurun India Art List?
» Explain it
D
With sales estimated at ₹168.25 crore, contemporary sculptor Anish Kapoor has topped the first edition of the Hurun India Art List.

He is followed by artists Akbar Padamsee and Krishen Khanna, whose works were sold for ₹45.84 crore and ₹9.48 crore respectively. The Hurun Research Institute has ranked the top 50 Indian artists alive based on the sales of their works at public auction from April 2018 to March 2019.

Hurun Report India in association with ArtPrice.com on Wednesday unveiled the first edition of its India Art List, in which 24% of artists listed were women.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/art/sculptor-anish-kapoor-ranks-first-on-hurun-india-art-list/article27141716.ece
3
The 2019 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was recently observed on which of the following dates?
» Explain it
C
Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, recognizing the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.”

With the adoption in September 2015 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations, and the Resolution A/C.2/70/L.59 (link is external) on Culture and Sustainable Development adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2015 , the message of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is more important than ever. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals can best be achieved by drawing upon the creative potential of the world’s diverse cultures, and engaging in continuous dialogue to ensure that all members of society benefit from sustainable development.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

For the complete information kindly visit given link:

https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/culturaldiversityday
4
Which of the following companies has recently launched a scheme named 'HeART' to Mentor Real Estate Technology Companies?
» Explain it
D
HDFC Capital Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HDFC Ltd, launched a new initiative called 'HDFC Affordable Real Estate and Technology Program (HeART). It aims to mentor, partner and invest in real estate technology companies that drive innovation and efficiencies within the affordable housing ecosystem.

In a statement, HDFC Capital Advisors said that as part of the HeART initiative, it will provide a platform to real estate technology companies with innovative products aimed at creating efficiencies and lowering costs in each part of the development cycle of real estate projects.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

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https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/real-estate/hdfc-capital-launches-heartto-mentor-real-estate-tech-cos/article27157773.ece
5
ISRO has recently announced to conduct _____________ mega missions over next 10 years
» Explain it
B
Space Agency ISRO, which is gearing up for the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 this July, has loftier plans ahead. It’s planning to accomplish six other mega missions over the next 10 years, apart from Chandrayaan-2. Of these, only two have been defined — XPoSat and Aditya-L1 missions.

The four other undefined missions, which are in the planning stage, are: Mangalyaan-2, Venus mission, Lunar Polar Exploration and Exoworlds. The XPoSat, or the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite, is a dedicated mission to study polarisation. “It is scheduled for launch next year,” ISRO chairman K Sivan told Express.

Hence the correct answer is option B.

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http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/may/18/isro-plans-to-conduct-seven-mega-missions-over-next-10-years-1978338.html


Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers: 27th May 2019
 
1. Facebook registered its new secretive cryptocurrency firm Libra Networks LLC in Geneva, Switzerland.
(Important Current Affairs Questions and Answers of 27th May 2019)

According to a Reuters report, Facebook registered a new company, Libra Networks, in Geneva on May 2. This coincides with the slow roll-out of their internal cryptocurrency that will define the company’s first foray into blockchain technology.

Facebook Global Holdings is a stockholder in the new company and it will, according to Reuters, “provide financial and technology services and develop related hardware and software, plans submitted on the Swiss register reveal.”

Facebook’s march towards crypto has been slow and steady. The company’s latest move, the hiring of two Coinbase compliance managers, happened on May 14.

2. Anish Kapoor topped the first edition of the Hurun India Art List.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 27th May 2019)

With sales estimated at Rs. 168.25 crore, contemporary sculptor Anish Kapoor has topped the first edition of the Hurun India Art List.

He is followed by artists Akbar Padamsee and Krishen Khanna, whose works were sold for Rs. 45.84 crore and Rs. 9.48 crore respectively. The Hurun Research Institute has ranked the top 50 Indian artists alive based on the sales of their works at public auction from April 2018 to March 2019.

Hurun Report India in association with ArtPrice.com on Wednesday unveiled the first edition of its India Art List, in which 24% of artists listed were women.

3. The 2019 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was observed on May 21.
(Most Important Current Affairs Quiz of 27th May 2019)

Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, recognizing the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.”

With the adoption in September 2015 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations, and the Resolution A/C.2/70/L.59 (link is external) on Culture and Sustainable Development adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2015 , the message of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is more important than ever. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals can best be achieved by drawing upon the creative potential of the world’s diverse cultures, and engaging in continuous dialogue to ensure that all members of society benefit from sustainable development.

4. HDFC Capital launched a scheme named 'HeART' to Mentor Real Estate Technology Companies.
(Daily Current Affairs PDF of 27th May 2019)

HDFC Capital Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HDFC Ltd, launched a new initiative called 'HDFC Affordable Real Estate and Technology Program (HeART). It aims to mentor, partner and invest in real estate technology companies that drive innovation and efficiencies within the affordable housing ecosystem.

In a statement, HDFC Capital Advisors said that as part of the HeART initiative, it will provide a platform to real estate technology companies with innovative products aimed at creating efficiencies and lowering costs in each part of the development cycle of real estate projects.

5. ISRO has recently announced to conduct 7 mega missions over next 10 years.
(Today’s Current Affairs in Short of 27th May 2019)

Space Agency ISRO, which is gearing up for the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 this July, has loftier plans ahead. It’s planning to accomplish six other mega missions over the next 10 years, apart from Chandrayaan-2. Of these, only two have been defined — XPoSat and Aditya-L1 missions.

The four other undefined missions, which are in the planning stage, are: Mangalyaan-2, Venus mission, Lunar Polar Exploration and Exoworlds. The XPoSat, or the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite, is a dedicated mission to study polarisation. “It is scheduled for launch next year,” ISRO chairman K Sivan told Express.

6. Social media star Grumpy Cat has died aged seven.
(Daily Current Affairs in Short of 27th May 2019)

Social media star Grumpy Cat has died aged seven, her owners revealed on Twitter.

The cat was also known as Tardar Sauce and was renowned for her permanently “grumpy” facial expression, which prompted millions of memes across the internet.

The famous feline had more than 2.4m followers on Instagram and 1.5m followers on Twitter.

According to a statement posted on Friday, Grumpy Cat passed away on Tuesday 14 May “at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha.”

7. Rafael Nadal won 2019 Italian Open Tennis tournament.
(Latest Current Affairs Quiz of 27th May 2019)

Rafael Nadal finally has a title in 2019.

Nadal, the No. 2 player in the world, beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1, to win the Italian Open on Sunday in Rome for his first win of the season and his ninth title at the event. It was Nadal's first clay court final win over Djokovic since the 2014 French Open. It was the 54th meeting between the two rivals, and Djokovic now leads 28-26.

This was their eighth meeting in Rome, and their fifth in the final. Nadal now leads Djokovic 5-3 in Rome, and 3-2 in finals there.

The only tournaments Nadal has won more often than the Italian Open are the French Open, Barcelona and Monte Carlo -- all of which he has won 11 times.

8. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) partnered with google for expanding its WiFi footprint.
(Top 10 Objective Current Affairs of 27th May 2019)

On the occasion of World Telecom Day on Friday, state-run telecom major BSNL has partnered with Google to increase access to its WiFi footprint in the country. With the launch of this service, people across the country will be able to enjoy BSNL's free WiFi services. This initiative will allow customers use BSNL's high speed internet services on WiFi.

BSNL is also taking steps to increase the rural WiFi footprint, promoting the government's 'Digital India' initiative. "We have been partnering with various technology companies upgrading our platform and increasing our customer reach in this era of ever-increasing demand of high speed internet", BSNL Director (CFA) Vivek Bansal said.

9. Mueenul Haq appointed as Pakistan's High Commissioner to India.
(Current Affairs in Short of 27th May 2019)

Pakistan on Monday announced career diplomat Mueenul Haq as its new High Commissioner to India.

"New Delhi, India, is very important...After consultation, I have decided to appoint Mueenul Haq, the current ambassador in France, who will be sent to (New) Delhi, and I hope that he (Haq) will deliver," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a video statement.

Haq was appointed after Sohail Mehmood left the High Commissioner's post to join as Pakistan's foreign secretary, reported Express Tribune.

Qureshi has expressed hope that Haq would perform his "new job with the best of his abilities."

10. Joko Widodo has been elected as the President of Indonesia.
(Top 10 MCQs on Current Affairs of 27th May 2019)

Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia's president after last month's vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto.

The result was released a day ahead of schedule in the early hours of Tuesday, amid fears of unrest.

Around 32,000 security personnel were deployed across the capital Jakarta, AFP news agency reports.
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